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Friday, August 16, 2013 - 11:47

A round-up of some of the top articles and news highlights from around Central Eurasia over the last week:

Central Asia:

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 11:41
Marines and Sailors with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 13 recently completed a four-week logistics operations engagement with more than 80 Burundi National Defense Force soldiers in preparation for future deployments supporting the African Union Mission in Somalia, an active, regional peacekeeping mission operated by the African Union with the approval of the United Nations in Somalia.
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 12:07

The annual multilateral Steppe Eagle military exercise in Kazakhstan began Saturday, August 10. The exercise, cosponsored by the United States and Kazakhstan, involves around 1,600 military personnel from eight countries – Kazakhstan, Britain, Italy, Lithuania, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and the United States – and will last for about two weeks.


Monday, August 12, 2013 - 10:10
The Pentagon is considering a major overhaul of its geographical combatant commands, possibly realigning oversight within hot-button areas of the world and eliminating thousands of military and civilian positions, according to defense sources..
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 12:15

* Note: This piece originally ran in US News & World Report on 08/08/2013. *

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 11:54
Gulf of Guinea nations held a planning conference July 23-25 to set in motion objectives and initial concepts for what will be the fourth iteration of Obangame Express, a multinational maritime exercise which is set to take place in spring 2014.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 09:40
The Commander of U.S. Africa Command General David Rodriguez traveled to South Africa to observe training events, which took place August 1-2, 2013, as part of Shared Accord 13.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 13:54
Georgia Guardsmen and USAREUR representatives will facilitate a table-top exercise simulating the first 72-hours of a disaster response and command post exercise that will carry the exercise forward six weeks after the initial incident.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 12:18

On Wednesday, July 31, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel confirmed that Operation Bright Star in Egypt will still be held in September, despite ongoing debate over other aspects of U.S. security assistance to Egypt. Co-sponsored by the Egyptian military and U.S.

Monday, August 5, 2013 - 10:58
How can Georgia both improve relations with Russia while remaining on the path to NATO membership? That's been the fundamental question for Georgia's new government, which has promised to pursue both those seemingly contradictory strategic goals.