Archive: 2010

Aug. 4, 2010

Gen. Petraeus updates guidance on use of force

KABUL (Aug. 4, 2010) — Gen. David Petraeus issued his updated guidance Aug. 1 on the use of force by U.S. military units operating in Afghanistan.

Aug. 3, 2010

Marines, corpsmen provide medical support

AYNAK SCHOOL, Afghanistan (Aug. 3, 2010) — Shopkeeper Mohammad Wali wondered what was happening, as he watched Marines and Afghan soldiers march past the line of stores.

Aug. 1, 2010

Taliban stands idle as Afghan Air Force rescues civilians

LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Aug. 1, 2010) — The Afghan Air Force is defying the Taliban, who are helpless against current flooding, to save countless civilians.

July 30, 2010

Afghan troops save 2,000 civilians from flood

KABUL, Afghanistan (July 30, 2010) - Afghan and coalition troops teamed up Wednesday and Thursday to rescue more than 2,000 Afghans from flooding.

July 29, 2010

Canadian cowboy 'Mantracker' trains Brits to spot IEDs

ALBERTA, Canada (July 29, 2010) — The Canadian cowboy and reality TV star Mantracker is training British soldiers how to spot IEDs when they're in Afghanistan.

July 29, 2010

CENTCOM names service members of the quarter

MAC DILL AFB, Fla. (June 25, 2010) — U.S. Central Command’s Junior and Senior Service Members of the Quarter were announced during a ceremony here July 22.

July 27, 2010

Petraeus, officials discuss transfer of detainee ops

CAMP PHOENIX, Afghanistan (July 26, 2010) – The top commander in Afghanistan met with senior officials from Afghanistan and the United States here July 24 to discuss the transition of detention operations in this country including the Detention Facility in Parwan.

July 26, 2010

Former detainees released to families, tribal elders

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (July 21, 2010) – Fifteen former detainees were released from the Detention Facility in Parwan here July 17 after confirming their commitment to a peaceful way of life.

July 26, 2010

Mullen discusses Afghan development, security

KABUL, Afghanistan (July 25, 2010) — Adm. Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed developing a secure and stable Afghanistan.

July 25, 2010

Statement of National Security Advisor Gen. James Jones on Wikileaks

The United States strongly condemns the disclosure of classified information by individuals and organizations which could put the lives of Americans and our partners at risk, and threaten our national security. Wikileaks made no effort to contact us about these documents - the United States government learned from news organizations that these documents would be posted. These irresponsible leaks will not impact our ongoing commitment to deepen our partnerships with Afghanistan and Pakistan; to defeat our common enemies; and to support the aspirations of the Afghan and Pakistani people.