Archive: 2010

Jan. 21, 2010

Gates visits Pakistan, assures enduring U.S. support

ISLAMABAD (Jan. 21, 2010) – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived here in the Pakistani capital today to personally deliver assurances of the United States’ long-term commitment to Pakistan, with what he expects to be frank, open talks about violent extremism and other shared security concerns.

Jan. 20, 2010

Soldiers give poor Iraqis economic alternatives

PB HAMIYAH (Jan. 20, 2010) – One-by-one, they filtered into the small room, Jan. 12, filled with hope and carrying sad stories in their hearts.

Jan. 14, 2010

Afghan elders, officials gather to discuss concerns

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Jan. 12, 2010 – Fifty-six elders gathered to represent their villages during a Jan. 3 meeting held in the Dey Yak District Center here with district government officials, the provincial police chief, and coalition forces representatives.

Jan. 12, 2010

Afghan ministers accept responsibility of Parwan detention facility

KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 10, 2009) – Afghan government officials signed a memorandum of understanding recently that will guide the process for the Ministry of Defense to take the lead on assuming responsibility for the newly-completed U.S. Detention Facility in Parwan.

Jan. 12, 2010

Petraeus: Aid to Yemen likely to double in 2010

WASHINGTON (Jan. 11, 2010) – The U.S. counterterrorism approach to Yemen likely will entail doubling the amount of aid there, but does not include deploying American troops, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus said.

Jan. 11, 2010

New task force assumes control of detainee operations in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 8, 2010) – A new Joint Task Force created to assume control of detention operations in Afghanistan became operational this week. The new unit, based in Kabul, will play an important role in the counterinsurgency campaign in Afghanistan.

Jan. 8, 2010

Afghan soldiers join Marine infantry units

The full company of Afghan National Army soldiers, fresh out of boot camp, was being integrated directly into Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment.

Jan. 7, 2010

Report criticizes intelligence gathering practices in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Jan. 6, 2010) – A report this week from a top U.S. military intelligence official criticizing the state of intelligence in Afghanistan is a “candid self-assessment” that enriches debate on U.S. strategy, the Pentagon press secretary said Wednesay.

Jan. 6, 2010

McChrystal, Karzai visit Helmand

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai and ISAF Commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal spent Saturday in Helmand.

Jan. 4, 2010

Petraeus puts Al-Qaida threat in Yemen in perspective

WASHINGTON (Jan. 1, 2010) – The U.S. Central Command chief put the Al-Qaida threat in Yemen in perspective during a news conference in Baghdad Friday.