Archive: July, 2010

July 30, 2010

Afghan troops save 2,000 civilians from flood

KABUL, Afghanistan (July 30, 2010) - Afghan and coalition troops teamed up Wednesday and Thursday to rescue more than 2,000 Afghans from flooding.

July 29, 2010

CENTCOM names service members of the quarter

MAC DILL AFB, Fla. (June 25, 2010) — U.S. Central Command’s Junior and Senior Service Members of the Quarter were announced during a ceremony here July 22.

July 29, 2010

Canadian cowboy 'Mantracker' trains Brits to spot IEDs

ALBERTA, Canada (July 29, 2010) — The Canadian cowboy and reality TV star Mantracker is training British soldiers how to spot IEDs when they're in Afghanistan.

July 27, 2010

Petraeus, officials discuss transfer of detainee ops

CAMP PHOENIX, Afghanistan (July 26, 2010) – The top commander in Afghanistan met with senior officials from Afghanistan and the United States here July 24 to discuss the transition of detention operations in this country including the Detention Facility in Parwan.

July 26, 2010

Mullen discusses Afghan development, security

KABUL, Afghanistan (July 25, 2010) — Adm. Michael Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discussed developing a secure and stable Afghanistan.

July 26, 2010

Former detainees released to families, tribal elders

PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan (July 21, 2010) – Fifteen former detainees were released from the Detention Facility in Parwan here July 17 after confirming their commitment to a peaceful way of life.

July 25, 2010

Statement of National Security Advisor Gen. James Jones on Wikileaks

The United States strongly condemns the disclosure of classified information by individuals and organizations which could put the lives of Americans and our partners at risk, and threaten our national security. Wikileaks made no effort to contact us about these documents - the United States government learned from news organizations that these documents would be posted. These irresponsible leaks will not impact our ongoing commitment to deepen our partnerships with Afghanistan and Pakistan; to defeat our common enemies; and to support the aspirations of the Afghan and Pakistani people.

July 23, 2010

Statement by U.S. Army Lt. Gen. David M. Rodriguez, ISAF Joint Command Commander:

KABUL (July 23, 2010) — We commend the Afghan National Security Forces and National Directorate of Security for their successful planning and execution of security measures for the Kabul International Donor Conference here in Kabul.

July 23, 2010

Soldiers deliver prosthetic limbs to Baghdad hospital

BAGHDAD (July 23, 2010) — Soldiers recently delivered boxes of prosthetic limbs to Adamiyah Hospital here.

July 22, 2010

Drawdown in Iraq on schedule, Odierno says

WASHINGTON (July 22, 2010) — The military is meeting its drawdown goals in Iraq, the commanding general of U.S. forces in Iraq said July 21.