Archive: March, 2010

March 31, 2010

Mullen: U.S.-Afghan partnership stronger than ever

KABUL, March 31, 2010 – After visits to U.S., coalition and Afghan forces in Afghanistan’s Helmand and Kandahar provinces, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today that “never has our partnership … been stronger, or the challenges we face, clearer.”

March 30, 2010

ISAF, Afghans celebrate Nowruz

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (March 21, 2010) – Spring is here. The snow is melting, the trees are blooming and days are getting longer. And here in Afghanistan, spring marks the beginning of the Afghan New Year, Nowruz.

March 29, 2010

Operations in Kandahar complex, require subtlety

CAMP EGGERS, Afghanistan, March 29, 2010 – More than 96 percent of the people of Afghanistan oppose the Taliban, but that doesn’t mean the Afghan government and the coalition are home free.

March 27, 2010

Obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — In a visit that wasn't announced until he arrived, President Barack Obama is in Kabul today, March 28, where he met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

March 24, 2010

Mullen, Gates press Congress for Afghanistan funding

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2010 – The stakes in Afghanistan are “too high for failure,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress today as he urged quick passage of funding legislation that supports operations there.

March 24, 2010

Pakistan's Chief of Naval Staff visits CENTCOM

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (March 23, 2010) — Pakistan's Chief of Naval Staff Adm. Noman Bashir met with U.S. Central Command Commander, Gen. David Petraeus in Tampa, Fla., Mar. 23, to reaffirm the strategic partnership between Pakistan and the United States.

March 23, 2010

Talks aimed at strengthening ties between U.S., Pakistan

WASHINGTON (March 23, 2010) – Talks between Pakistani and American officials seek to strengthen, broaden and deepen the ties between the two countries, Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said here today.

March 21, 2010

Commanders apply Marjah lessons to other regions

WASHINGTON (March 19, 2010) – The Marjah operation has served as proof of principle for operations in Afghanistan, and commanders are working to adopt the principles in other areas in the country, a senior military official said.

March 21, 2010

Photographer documents Iraq's economic growth since 2003

WASHINGTON (March 20, 2010) – A former White House staff photographer who started photographing Iraq in 2003 said Thursday that comparing old images to recent ones presents a picture of staggering economic growth there.

March 17, 2010

McChrystal discusses progress in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (March 17, 2010) – The commander of NATO and U.S. troops in Afghanistan said today he is pleased with the progress in the country so far while acknowledging that much more needs to be done.