Archive: 2010

Oct. 7, 2010

Iraqi SWAT teams learn to train own

BASRAH, Iraq (Oct. 7, 2010) — Ten Iraqi SWAT team members went to the Normandy Range Complex to practice training their fellow Iraqis on close quarters combat tactics, Oct. 3.

Oct. 6, 2010

Helmand province sees improvements

WASHINGTON (Oct. 5, 2010) — Britain’s senior representative in southern Afghanistan said today that she sees “significant progress” in the former Taliban stronghold of Helmand province.

Sept. 30, 2010

Agreement green-lights ESC efforts in Kyrgyzstan

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. (Sept. 29, 2010) — A delegation reached agreement with Kyrgyzstani government officials last week on efforts that will benefit the mountainous Asian nation and U.S. operators who rely on the Manas Transit Center there.

Sept. 29, 2010

Petraeus discusses future of Afghan detainees

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Sept. 28, 2010) — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan toured the U.S. Detention Facility here yesterday, and discussed his vision for detention operations in Afghanistan.

Sept. 28, 2010

Afghan students connect online with U.S. soldiers

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Sept. 26, 2010) — Female students from a Jalalabad high school recently spent a morning chatting online with three female soldiers here.

Sept. 27, 2010

Recon Marine who survived sniper attack earns purple heart

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — Sgt. David Fresenius was lying on a rooftop in Helmand province on the morning of June 21. His machine gunner and radio operator, Cpl. Greg Harris, was by his side, providing over-watch security for their unit.

Sept. 22, 2010

National security major piece to Afghan human rights puzzle

CAMP EGGERS, Afghanistan (Sept. 22, 2010) — Everything, to include human rights progress, hinges on the ability of the Afghan government to provide security for the nation.

Sept. 21, 2010

Attacks down, voting up in Afghan elections

WASHINGTON (Sept. 20, 2010) — Insurgent attacks during Afghanistan’s Sept. 18 parliamentary elections were down from the 2009 presidential election.

Sept. 20, 2010

Insurgents severely wound children during attack

PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Sept. 20, 2010) — An Election Day mortar incident that injured two children lead to U.S. and Afghan doctors trying to save their lives.

Sept. 18, 2010

Afghan elections show courage and vision

KABUL, Afghanistan (Sept. 18, 2010) — The commander of international forces in Afghanistan and the NATO senior civilian representative today praised those who participated in, organized and secured the nation's parliamentary elections.