Archive: 2010

July 23, 2010

Soldiers deliver prosthetic limbs to Baghdad hospital

BAGHDAD (July 23, 2010) — Soldiers recently delivered boxes of prosthetic limbs to Adamiyah Hospital here.

July 23, 2010

Statement by U.S. Army Lt. Gen. David M. Rodriguez, ISAF Joint Command Commander:

KABUL (July 23, 2010) — We commend the Afghan National Security Forces and National Directorate of Security for their successful planning and execution of security measures for the Kabul International Donor Conference here in Kabul.

July 22, 2010

Drawdown in Iraq on schedule, Odierno says

WASHINGTON (July 22, 2010) — The military is meeting its drawdown goals in Iraq, the commanding general of U.S. forces in Iraq said July 21.

July 21, 2010

Marines, sailors provide care for Afghan women, children

MARJAH, Afghanistan (July 21, 2010) — Afghan cultural sensitivities can make medical treatment for women extremely difficult, forcing them to travel for care.

July 19, 2010

World's fastest helicopter boosts battle against insurgents

KABUL (July 19, 2010) — The latest version of the world’s fastest helicopter is bringing a vital boost to the UK’s battlefield helicopter capability in the arid deserts of Afghanistan.

July 16, 2010

Artillerymen in Afghanistan use innovation to reduce collateral damage

WARDAK PROVINCE, Afghanistan —In combat, sometimes a small adjustment can mean preserving innocent life.

July 15, 2010

Life returns to Tangye thanks to Afghan and UK troops

TANGYE, Afghanistan (June 29, 2010) — The little town of Tangye, at the foot of Kajaki Dam here, has stood empty for nearly five years. But people are beginning to trickle back.

July 14, 2010

Provincial official helps thwart insurgent attack

WASHINGTON (July 12, 2010) – Afghan National Police and the subgovernor of Ghazni province thwarted an insurgent attack in Gahzni’s Khwajah Omari district yesterday, military officials reported.

July 13, 2010

Agriculture, livestock on mend after Afghans oust Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (July 11, 2010) – In the village of Daridam here, agriculture is on the mend after an Afghan-led force ousted a large Taliban presence.

July 12, 2010

Marine gets blown up, walks away unfazed

SOUTHERN SHORSURAK, Afghanistan (July 12, 2010) — Few people survive stepping on an improvised explosive device. Even fewer walk away the same day.