Archive: 2010

June 6, 2010

Gates thanks Azerbaijan for help in Afghanistan

BAKU, Azerbaijan (June 6, 2010) – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived here today to express U.S. gratitude to this former Soviet republic on the western shore of the Caspian Sea for its contributions to the coalition’s efforts in Afghanistan.

June 3, 2010

Afghan army on way to meeting quality, growth goals

WASHINGTON (June 2, 2010) – Just six months after activating the NATO Training Mission- Afghanistan, one of the command’s deputy commanders said that changes to the training program have produced marked improvements in the quality of troops entering the Afghan National Army.

June 2, 2010

Forces seize Taliban 'shadow governor' in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (June 2, 2010) – The newly appointed Taliban shadow governor of Baghlan province was captured May 31 by an Afghan-international force as he prepared to leave for Pakistan.

June 1, 2010

Pakistan navy inducts two U.S.-provided maritime patrol planes

KARACHI, Pakistan (June 1, 2010) – In an induction ceremony held today at PNS Mehran, Karachi, U.S. and Pakistani officials commemorated the delivery of two P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft to the Government of Pakistan from the United States. The aircraft will enhance the Pakistan Navy’s maritime patrol operations.

May 31, 2010

ISAF, governor develop priorities for women in Farah

KABUL, Afghanistan (May 30) — Farah Provincial Governor Rahool Amin and the Female Engagement Team (FET) assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Farah met to develop a priority agenda for the women of province, Tuesday.

May 31, 2010

Navy ship disrupts two pirate attacks in one week

GULF OF ADEN (June 1, 2010) — USS San Jacinto disrupted nine Somali pirates from attacking a Maltese-flagged motor vessel May 31, bringing the cruiser's weekly total to 22 pirates interdicted.

May 26, 2010

CENTCOM HQ construction passes milestone

MAC DILL AFB, Fla. (April 26, 2010) – Construction of the new U.S. Central Command headquarters reached a significant milestone last week as the last steel beam was set in place, completing the structural frame.

May 25, 2010

June bringing command-and-control split to RC South

LONDON (May 25, 2010) — The North Atlantic Council, in consultation with non-NATO ISAF Troop Contributing Nations, has given final authorization for the reorganization of ISAF’s Regional Command South and the establishment of an additional Regional Command South-West.

May 24, 2010

Airborne brigade returning to familiar ground in Afghanistan

FORT POLK, La. (May 24, 2010) — For troops seeking the most realistic training experience possible before deploying to Afghanistan, most wouldn’t expect to find it within the pine forests of western Louisiana.

May 23, 2010

Petraeus praises Saudi fatwa condemning terror financing

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2010 – Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. Central Command, praised Saudi Arabia’s religious leaders for taking a major step toward promoting broader counterterrorism cooperation by their recent rejection of financing terrorism as un-Islamic.