Military Cooperation

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is in Afghanistan to meet with U.S. commanders in the wake of a pledge by NATO allies to keep troop levels stable as they battle a resilient Taliban.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Chinese military involvement in Africa has undergone a rapid shift since 2012, a trend that is likely to continue and see China take a more active security role on the continent.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
From August to May, a mixed brigade led by 18th Field Artillery Brigade commander Col. John Rafferty Jr. fired precision missiles at Islamic State targets. To that end, they had to get artillery units from different components — and different countries — to work together.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
While the multi-national joint task force against Boko Haram has been successful in significantly weakening Boko Haram, internal divisions are preventing the coalition from fully accomplishing its objective.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Marking the first day of U.S. Army Africa’s annual exercise, Eastern Accord 2016, the opening ceremony brought combined and joint military senior leaders together to the Tanzanian Peacekeeping Training Centre, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on July 11.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Members of the US military's Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa communications team recently worked with Burundian National Defense Force’s communications unit to share best practices for installing, operating, and maintaining their newly refurbished African Data Sharing Network (ADSN) satellite terminal, June 8-17.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Camp Grafton recently welcomed two soldiers from the Ghanaian Army as part of the Army National Guard’s State Partnership Program.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
As top Russian and US officials try to hash out a new agreement for combating the Islamic State group in Syria, the Pentagon’s two top officials are emphasizing that they can work with Russia even while not trusting them.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06

The security situation in Afghanistan has been deteriorating over the last two years. In particular, several northern provinces have been under pressure from various militant groups. In some cases, battles between government and militant groups occurred close to Afghanistan’s border with the Central Asian states.

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Officials in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday welcomed news that their region would become a focus of new U.S. efforts to target the Taliban.

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