Archive: October, 2009

Oct. 7, 2009

Petraeus cites need to reverse insurgency

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 7, 2009 – As the president reassembles his national security team today as part of his ongoing review of the strategy for Afghanistan, the commander of U.S. Central Command said the decision is likely to hinge on one of three approaches to reversing the insurgency’s gains.

Oct. 6, 2009

Iraqi troops disrupt kidnappers, save boy

RAMADI, Iraq (Oct. 6, 2009) – Iraqi forces disrupted a kidnapping organization and saved a young kidnapping victim in Iraq in recent days, military officials reported.

Oct. 5, 2009

Gates: Decisions on Afghanistan most important of presidency

WASHINGTON (Oct. 5, 2009) – President Barack Obama’s decisions on the next phase of the Afghan war will be among the most important of his presidency, said Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who vowed to faithfully execute his orders.

Oct. 4, 2009

Kansas Guardsmen, Afghan farmers explore poppy alternatives

{mosimage}LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Oct. 2, 2009 – The Kansas National Guard agribusiness development team here, along with local and provincial officials, participated in a ceremony to introduce a profitable crop to area farmers at the Laghman Agricultural Research and Development Center in Mehtar Lam district, Sept. 29.