Archive: November, 2009

Nov. 25, 2009

President provides glimpse of Afghanistan strategy

WASHINGTON – President Obama said he will announce his decision on the strategy and troop request for Afghanistan “shortly after Thanksgiving.”

Nov. 23, 2009

Iraqi engineers prepare to work independently

BASRA, Iraq – Abrahim M. Oda al-Timimi leads six other Iraqi engineers hired to take over the work of the U.S. Air Force’s facilities engineering team.

Nov. 20, 2009

Clinton cites opportunity in Karzai's second term

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2009 – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton praised Afghan President Hamid Karzai today in Kabul for the renewed commitment he expressed in his second-term inaugural address to end government corruption and set the stage to decrease the international military footprint in Afghanistan.

Nov. 19, 2009

Obama: Upcoming decisions will pave way to war's end

WASHINGTON (Nov. 18, 2009) – A range of decisions still remain for President Barack Obama and his administration to finalize the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, the president said in Beijing today.

Nov. 17, 2009

Airmen speed delivery of vital vaccine

Sherry Davis, a Lockheed Martin contractor from McDonough, Ga., packs H1N1 vaccines inside a medical logistics warehouse at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Nov. 4. The Lockheed Martin contractors were preparing the first H1N1 influenza vaccine shipment in the Central Command area of operations.SOUTHWEST ASIA (Nov. 16, 2009)  – Airmen in the 8th

Nov. 16, 2009

Afghan leaders discuss reconciliation

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Nov. 13, 2009 – Four provincial governors and a 21-member executive committee from the eastern Afghanistan peace and development jirga – a group of elders -- met in the Nangarhar governor’s compound Nov. 10 to discuss the group’s charter and its top priorities.

Nov. 13, 2009

Task force to focus on Afghan IED threat

OSHKOSH, Wis. (Nov. 12, 2009) – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has created a new task force to enhance existing department efforts to counter the threat from roadside bombs, the No. 1 killer in Afghanistan.

Nov. 12, 2009

Biden honors Stryker Soldiers killed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden delivered condolences for seven soldiers killed in an attack in southern Afghanistan last month.

Nov. 10, 2009

Marines shuttering major base as Iraq mission draws to close

CAMP TAQADDUM (Nov. 3, 2009) — Marine Corps participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom is drawing to a close, and Marines and Sailors are preparing equipment for shipment back home or to other parts of the world.

Nov. 9, 2009

Afghan farmers learn new techniques

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Nov. 6, 2009 – Civil affairs members of the provincial reconstruction team hosted an Afghan-led agricultural training event in the Bermel district here.