Feb 25

Obama eyes 2010 Iraq withdrawal: report 
    (AFP)

AFP – President Barack Obama is close to issuing an order to withdraw the bulk of US military forces from Iraq by August 2010, the New York Times reported Wednesday, citing senior administration officials. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Iraqis ready soon to take over from US force: general 
    (AFP)
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Feb 25

US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 584 
    (AP)

AP – As of Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at least 584 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. The department last updated its figures Friday at 10 a.m. EST. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

UAE orders at arms fair top 4 bln dlrs, defying gloom 
    (AFP)
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Feb 24

GAO: Military aid for Pakistan short of money 
    (AP)

AP – The Defense Department effort to help Pakistan secure its border with Afghanistan and root out Taliban fighters is underfunded by as much as 73 percent — a budget shortfall so severe that it could slow down operations next month, according to a report released Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

US military deaths in Afghanistan region at 581 
    (AP)

AP – As of Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at least 581 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to the Defense Department. The department last updated its figures Thursday at 10 a.m. EST. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

US military role in Pakistan no secret: Pentagon 
    (AFP)

AFP – The US Defense Department on Monday confirmed it has a team of military advisers training the Pakistani army in counter-insurgency operations but said the program has been openly discussed for months, rejecting a newspaper report suggesting it was a “secret” project. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

UAE in talks to buy Lockheed Martin military jets 
    (AFP)

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Feb 23

Extra US troops to be deployed fast to Afghanistan: NATO 
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Feb 22

Baghdad's infamous Abu Ghraib prison reopens 
    (AFP)

AFP – Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison, made notorious by graphic pictures of abuse of inmates by US jailers, has reopened with top-of-the-range facilities and a new name, the justice ministry said on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

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