May 6, 2010

Petraeus describes changes in Army structure, doctrine

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2010 – The Army’s conversion to a modular combat brigade structure in the years immediately preceding the surge of forces into Iraq was a key factor in the strategy’s success, the commander of U.S. Central Command said here yesterday.

May 6, 2010

FAST Marines train with Lebanese Armed Forces

BEIRUT (Aprill 30, 2010) - U.S. Marines assigned to the Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team, U.S. Central Command, recently headed to Lebanon to participate in a familiarization and information-sharing engagement with soldiers in the Lebanese Armed Forces, 1st Intervention Regiment.

May 5, 2010

Top-level Afghan delegation to visit Washington

WASHINGTON (May 6, 2010) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai and several members of his Cabinet will visit Washington next week for several days of sessions focused on ensuring success of the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and strengthening the two countries' long-term partnership, defense officials confirmed today.

May 5, 2010

Policy chief 'cautiously optimistic' about Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (May 5, 2010) – The Pentagon’s top policy official told Congress today she’s “cautiously optimistic” about progress in Afghanistan as the new strategy there begins to show signs of success.

May 3, 2010

Afghan, Australian troops improve security in Uruzgan

URUZGAN, Afghanistan (May 4, 2010) — About 300 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and Australian soldiers from the 1st Mentoring Task Force (MTF1) have conducted a targeted security operation through the Southern Baluchi Valley over the past two weeks to better facilitate Afghan government development opportunities.

May 2, 2010

Pakistan Navy accepts two P-3C Orion aircraft

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 30, 2010) — The U.S. Navy transferred two P-3 Orion aircraft to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in a ceremony at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., April 30 as part of the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Program.

April 29, 2010

Entire 101st Airborne headed to Afghanistan within year

WASHINGTON (April 28, 2010) — Throughout 2010 and 2011, more than 20,000 Soldiers from Fort Campbell's 101st Airborne Division will deploy to Afghanistan, the first time an entire Army division has deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom within one year.

April 27, 2010

Gates satisfied with U.S. plans to counter Iran

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today expressed satisfaction with the level of planning by the Defense Department and other elements of the U.S. government to counter threats from Iran.

April 26, 2010

Afghan civilians, government join forces to defeat and remove Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (April 27, 2010) - Gizab district, locked centrally in the Hazarajet region of Afghanistan, recently was the scene of community resolve and determination when citizens took action to remove a Taliban threat from their village.

April 26, 2010

Dakota the bomb-sniffing dog survives firefight

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – The black labrador retriever named Dakota, laid on the floor with a blood-seeped gauze taped to her hip, letting out a melancholic cry when her handler moved out of her sight.