Archive: August, 2009

Aug. 11, 2009

Kuwaitis foil attack on U.S. logistical hub

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2009 – U.S. military officials are crediting Kuwaiti security services with foiling a planned terrorist bombing aimed at a major U.S. logistical hub and staging operation in Kuwait and several other Kuwaiti sites.

Aug. 10, 2009

Jones: Strategy boosts Afghan army, police

WASHINGTON (Aug. 10, 2009) – Ramping up the numbers of Afghan soldiers and police is part of President Barack Obama’s multi-pronged Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy, National Security Advisor James L. Jones said Sunday.

Aug. 5, 2009

Iraqi women take business into their own hands

BASRA, Iraq – More than fifty Iraqi women met with Soldiers and contractors recently at the Basra Airport to discuss opportunities in business development and business contracting.

Aug. 4, 2009

Insurgent activity declines along Afghan-Pakistani border

WASHINGTON (Aug. 4, 2009) – Insurgent activity across the Afghanistan and Pakistan borders has declined as a result of complementary operations in the region, a U.S. commander said Tuesday.

Aug. 3, 2009

Pre-election operation disables enemy in Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Aug. 3, 2009 – Afghan and U.S. forces completed an operation July 31 aimed at improving security for Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential election.

Aug. 2, 2009

Officials identify Gulf War pilot's remains

WASHINGTON (Aug. 2, 2009) – Remains found last month in Iraq’s Anbar province are those of Navy Capt. Michael Scott Speicher, who was shot down flying a combat mission in an F/A-18 Hornet on Jan. 17, 1991, and whose fate until now had been uncertain, Defense Department officials reported Sundday.