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December, 2013

Dec. 18, 2013

JFSC teaches strategic planning concepts to Afghan government officials

Instructors at the Joint Forces Staff College recently returned from a trip to Afghanistan where they taught Afghan government officials how to develop national strategy and conduct strategic planning.

Dec. 16, 2013

CENTCOM helps partners confront growing WMD threat

Recognizing the growing threat of an attack in the Middle East and Central Asia involving weapons of mass destruction, officials at U.S. Central Command are working closely with partner nations across the region to prevent one and, if it occurs, to be able to respond quickly to mitigate the consequences.

Dec. 10, 2013

NCTF-52 Begins Mine Countermeasures Exercise

Commander, Task Force (CTF) 52 began a mine countermeasures (MCM) exercise with Royal Navy forces in the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 8.

Dec. 9, 2013

Hagel outlines U.S. posture, way ahead in Middle East

In a speech before the Manama Dialogue security conference here Dec. 7, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel emphasized the strength of America’s presence in the Middle East and called for closer cooperation with the Gulf states.

Dec. 9, 2013

Hagel, King of Bahrain discuss regional security issues

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with His Majesty King Hamad al Khalifa of Bahrain at Safria Palace in Bahrain and the two leaders exchanged views on shared regional security challenges, including Iran and the signed joint plan of action between the P5+1 and Iran, Assistant Pentagon Press Secretary Carl Woog said in a statement issued Dec. 6.