Archive: July, 2010

July 21, 2010

Marines, sailors provide care for Afghan women, children

MARJAH, Afghanistan (July 21, 2010) — Afghan cultural sensitivities can make medical treatment for women extremely difficult, forcing them to travel for care.

July 19, 2010

World's fastest helicopter boosts battle against insurgents

KABUL (July 19, 2010) — The latest version of the world’s fastest helicopter is bringing a vital boost to the UK’s battlefield helicopter capability in the arid deserts of Afghanistan.

July 16, 2010

Artillerymen in Afghanistan use innovation to reduce collateral damage

WARDAK PROVINCE, Afghanistan —In combat, sometimes a small adjustment can mean preserving innocent life.

July 15, 2010

Life returns to Tangye thanks to Afghan and UK troops

TANGYE, Afghanistan (June 29, 2010) — The little town of Tangye, at the foot of Kajaki Dam here, has stood empty for nearly five years. But people are beginning to trickle back.

July 14, 2010

Provincial official helps thwart insurgent attack

WASHINGTON (July 12, 2010) – Afghan National Police and the subgovernor of Ghazni province thwarted an insurgent attack in Gahzni’s Khwajah Omari district yesterday, military officials reported.

July 13, 2010

Agriculture, livestock on mend after Afghans oust Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan (July 11, 2010) – In the village of Daridam here, agriculture is on the mend after an Afghan-led force ousted a large Taliban presence.

July 12, 2010

Marine gets blown up, walks away unfazed

SOUTHERN SHORSURAK, Afghanistan (July 12, 2010) — Few people survive stepping on an improvised explosive device. Even fewer walk away the same day.

July 9, 2010

Marines provide Afghan police with lifesaving skills

Marines and sailors from the police mentor team, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, convoyed to each Afghan National Police checkpoint surrounding Hazer Joft, July 5, to provide the police with tourniquets, bandages and combat lifesaving skills.

July 6, 2010

U.S. on track to end combat mission in Iraq

BAGHDAD (July 3, 2010) – The United States in on track or ahead of schedule to end its combat mission in Iraq this summer

July 2, 2010

Petraeus: Effort, unity of purpose crucial in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (July 1, 2010) – Unity of purpose in Afghanistan is essential to winning the counterinsurgency fight in the country, the new commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan said Thursday.