Armed Forces

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 07:02
Burundi troops have killed two gunmen in separate clashes in recent days, the army said Wednesday, the latest unrest following the president's controversial re-election.
Friday, August 21, 2015 - 06:17
Apart from a few gruesome interludes, such as Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait or the nearly decade-long war it fought with Iran in the 1980s, the major Arab powers have not had to do much fighting since reaching peace deals or durable ceasefires with Israel after the war in 1973.
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 06:33
House lawmakers Wednesday strongly rejected a proposal to rapidly withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq, a move supporters say was designed to force public debate on America's 10 months of unauthorized military operations against Islamic militants in the region.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 06:56
The number of troops deployed at Russia’s 201st military base in Tajikistan will be increased 1.5-fold during the next five years. The 201st military base is considered Russia’s largest military contingent in Central Asia and one of the strongest military units in the region.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 07:54


To receive testimony on the current state of readiness of U.S. forces in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2016 and the Future Years Defense Program.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 07:21
Sierra Leone's army chief on Monday ordered soldiers to remain in their barracks and warned them to steer clear of a political crisis that has erupted following the controversial dismissal of the West African nation's vice-president.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 06:31
A new ranking of Africa’s military capabilities puts Egypt’s forces as the most formidable in among 30 African countries ranked. The Global Fire Power Index makes use of over 50 factors to determine each nation’s Power Index score; it allows small, technologically advanced countries to compete with larger, less-developed ones.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 07:36
The Afghan Army lost more than 20,000 fighters and others last year largely because of desertions, discharges and deaths in combat, according to figures to be released Tuesday, casting further doubt on Afghanistan’s ability to maintain security without help from United States-led coalition forces.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 07:25
In January, General John F. Campbell, the top American military commander in Afghanistan, abruptly classified a number of key data points connected to the capabilities of the Afghan army that had been public for years. He might have had good reason to hide the numbers: now that the data has been released, it’s clear the Afghan army is far weaker than originally thought.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 07:04
The top watchdog for U.S. efforts to stabilize Afghanistan is seeking details on the prospective size of Afghan security forces, at a time when the Obama administration is reportedly considering slowing the removal of U.S. troops from that war-torn country. Newly sworn in Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Afghanistan Saturday to assess the situation there.