Archive: February, 2010

Feb. 14, 2010

Clearing operations begin in central Helmand

KABUL (Feb. 13, 2010) – Key military clearing operations for Operation Moshtarak have begun in the central part of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Afghan government officials announced Saturday.

Feb. 14, 2010

Initial key objectives of Operation Moshtarak achieved

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanstan (Feb. 14, 2010) — The initial key objectives of Operation Moshtarak have been achieved in a short space of time and with minimal interference from the Taliban, according to UK military spokesman Major General Gordon Messenger.

Feb. 12, 2010

Navy divers, EOD salvage plane crash

USNS GRAPPLE, Mediterranean Sea (Feb. 10, 2010) - U.S. Navy Sailors and civilian mariners attached to USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53) aided in the recovery of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409.

Feb. 11, 2010

U.S. transfers three bases to Iraqi government in Ninawa

NINAWA PROVINCE, Iraq (Feb. 11, 2010) – United States Forces transferred three bases to the Government of Iraq in Ninawa province Feb. 9, signaling a ready, secure and stable Iraq.

Feb. 10, 2010

SecDef on Fox: Iraq on track, Afghan strategy 'bearing fruit'

NGTON (Feb. 9, 2010) – Noting signs that the new strategy in Afghanistan “is beginning to bear fruit,” Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates also said during an interview aired last night that the effort to build up Iraq’s security forces and move forward with the U.S. drawdown plan there remains on track.

Feb. 9, 2010

Gates in Paris: Nuclear Iran puts entire Middle East in danger

PARIS, Feb. 8, 2010 – Iran’s continuing nuclear development program only serves to put the Middle East in danger of nuclear weapons proliferation, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.

Feb. 9, 2010

ANSF leads response to floods, avalanches

KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 9, 2010) — Afghan National Security Forces displayed well-coordinated procedures in rapidly responding to several natural disasters over the last two days, including avalanches and flooding, as ISAF forces provided assistance.

Feb. 8, 2010

Gates: Iran's nuke program a threat to Middle East

ANKARA, Turkey (Feb. 6, 2010) – Iran’s nuclear program continues to put security in the Middle East at risk despite international pressure to halt its efforts, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Saturday.

Feb. 5, 2010

McChrystal notes progress in Afghanistan

ISTANBUL (Feb. 4, 2010) – Although he stopped short of saying the worst is over for troops as they prepare to surge into some of the toughest Taliban-held areas, the top NATO and U.S. commander in Afghanistan said here today that conditions no longer are deteriorating.

Feb. 4, 2010

Guardsmen set up radio stations for Afghan villagers

Georgia Army National Guardsmen of 1st Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment are giving the Shinwari and Muhmandari Mountain border villagers of Afghanistan their own voice through the gift of radio.