Military

Friday, December 5, 2014 - 09:30

The U.S. House of Representatives passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Nigeria demanded that the U.S. halt training a battalion of Nigerian soldiers. The Latin American Public Opinion Project’s (LAPOP) bi-annual survey of Latin American citizen’s attitudes released this week showed increasing concern over security in the region. After Azerbaijani police detained foreign journalists, the country has come under increased scrutiny for its treatment of civil society.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 14:01

A hearing of the House Committee on Armed Services regarding the National Defense Panel Assessment of the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 06:42
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure, the first cabinet-level casualty of the collapse of President Obama’s Democratic majority in the Senate and the struggles of his national security team amid an onslaught of global crises.
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 06:51
Pakistan and Russia signed a “milestone” military cooperation pact on Thursday aimed at bringing peace and stability to the region, Islamabad’s defence ministry said. The agreement was signed during a visit by Russian Defence Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu with Pakistani Defence Minister Khawaja Asif.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 07:08
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu arrived on a day-long visit to Pakistan on Thursday which is aimed at discussing bilateral defence cooperation with the Pakistani leadership. During his short stay in Islamabad, the Russian defence minister would meet Prime Minister Nawaz at his official residence in the federal capital and discuss issues related to security and defence cooperation between Pakistan and the Russia.
Friday, November 14, 2014 - 09:04
The last time a Pakistani army chief visited Washington, he got an earful from U.S. leaders worried that he was not a reliable partner in efforts to combat militant groups responsible for devastating attacks in Afghanistan.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 08:02
When U.S. Marines withdrew from Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan’s Helmand province last month, they faced a task that was something like cleaning out a stuffy attic covering 10 square miles. In a series of multibillion-dollar decisions, the Marines and Pentagon planners decided what stayed, what went and what got tossed into the trash or burned.
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 12:19
Afghanistan’s Pol-i-Charkhi Prison has had a reputation for brutality virtually since it was first constructed in 1973. The Soviets are believed to have tortured Afghan detainees there, and it was the site of a wild riot in 2006 in which hundreds of prisoners, including al-Qaeda fighters, seized part of the facility.
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 07:18
Yet, as OCO spending has declined under the Obama Administration, the passage of the Budget Control Act has created competing pressure to use the OCO account to fund other Defense Department activities.
Friday, November 7, 2014 - 06:23
U.S. commanders are weighing a delay in the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan after the country’s protracted election set back preparations for the transition, Washington defense officials said Wednesday.

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