Archive: January, 2010

Jan. 29, 2010

TF Steel employs successful counter-insurgency strategy

The Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division have been implementing COIN successfully since February 2009. For the past 11 months Soldiers from Task Force Steel have conducted daily joint patrols with the Afghan border police.

Jan. 27, 2010

NATO names new senior civilian in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (January 26, 2010) — NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced his decision to appoint Ambassador Mark Sedwill as the new Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan.

Jan. 26, 2010

US, UK share values, history in Afghanistan

LONDON (Jan. 26, 2010) – “The United States has no closer ally than the United Kingdom,” Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said here Monday.

Jan. 26, 2010

I MEF Marines meet Afghan allies

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (Jan. 22, 2010) — A delegation of Afghan National Army officers visited 1st Marine Expeditionary Force recently to observe Marine training programs and provide valuable insight as the partnering force to the U.S. effort in Afghanistan.

Jan. 26, 2010

Marines transfer Anbar command, exit Iraq

RAMADI (Jan. 25, 2010) – A major indicator of the responsible drawdown of U.S. forces from Iraq occurred here, Jan. 23, when the II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) transferred authority of Iraq's largest province to the U.S. Army’s 1st Armored Division, United States Division - Center.

Jan. 25, 2010

Afghan commando honored for bravery in Kabul attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 25, 2009) – Less than five days after he helped stop one of the largest insurgent attacks on Kabul since October, a member of the Afghan National Army 6th Kandak commando unit was recognized for his bravery by the ANA Chief of Staff.

Jan. 25, 2010

Australian, Afghan soldiers see progress in Uruzgan

URUZGAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Jan. 25, 2010) - A major operation being conducted by Australian and Afghan National Army (ANA) Forces is being hailed as the start of a bright future for the people of the Mirabad Valley Region in Uruzgan Province.

Jan. 22, 2010

Pentagon to supply Shadow UAVs to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Jan. 22, 2010) – The United States plans to provide Pakistan RQ-7 Shadow unmanned aerial vehicles to support their fight on extremists, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates confirmed today during a roundtable session with Pakistani reporters.

Jan. 21, 2010

Gates visits Pakistan, assures enduring U.S. support

ISLAMABAD (Jan. 21, 2010) – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived here in the Pakistani capital today to personally deliver assurances of the United States’ long-term commitment to Pakistan, with what he expects to be frank, open talks about violent extremism and other shared security concerns.

Jan. 20, 2010

Soldiers give poor Iraqis economic alternatives

PB HAMIYAH (Jan. 20, 2010) – One-by-one, they filtered into the small room, Jan. 12, filled with hope and carrying sad stories in their hearts.