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NATO Special Forces Deployed to Kunduz After Taliban Seize the Strategic...

NATO special forces have reached Kunduz to bolster Afghan troops after the Taliban seized the strategic northern city, the military coalition said Wednesday. "Coalition special forces are on the ground in Kunduz advising their Afghan counterparts," a NATO spokesman said. The forces are comprised of US, British and German troops, a Western military source told AFP on condition of anonymity, without specifying the number.

Fall of Government Base Marks First Win for Taliban in the...

Authorities in northeastern Afghanistan confirmed Sunday the Taliban has captured a key military base in Tirgaran, at the Badakhshan province in the mountainous region of northeastern Afghanistan, bordering China and Tajikistan. The fall of the base happened after more than 100 Afghan security forces surrendered to the Taliban overnight, following three days of fighting. Badakhshan has been the scene of major clashes between Taliban and Afghan security forces in recent weeks.

US: Taliban Attack Didn’t Compromise Pakistani Nukes

Despite rumors that nuclear weapons were stored at the base, US officials said that the country's nuclear stockpile were never in danger of falling into Taliban hands. Pakistani military officials also confirmed there were no nuclear weapons being housed at Minhas.

Challenging Times for UAV Operations over Pakistan

In a step further deteriorating relations between Pakistan and NATO, Islamabad announced today its air defense forces will shoot down any aircraft, manned or unmanned, penetrating its borders, turning the airspace over Waziristan along the Pakistan-Afghanistan borderline into a 'contested access' airspace for aircraft, helicopters and UAVs.

Coalition Forces Kill Taliban Insurgents Responsible for Killing 38 Troops in...

Following an ‘exhaustive manhunt’ after the Taliban operatives that fired the RPGs that downed the Chinook helicopter earlier this week, killing 38 soldiers on...

38 U.S., Afghan Military Personnel Lost in a Helicopter Crash in...

38 U.S and Afghan military personnel were killed tonight when a U.S. Army A Special Operations MH-47G Chinook was downed in Eastern Afghanistan. The tragedy is the worst combat loss event related to aviation operations, recorded in the Afghan war since 2001.

Psyops and the Battle for Marjah

Photo above: F Company (Fire Support) 1 Royal Welsh in position in the area of west of Gorbay Noray, as part of Operation Moshtaraq....

Winning Afghanistan – A Realistic Objective?

Can ISAF forces really 'win the hearts and minds of the Afghans'? The Dutch contingent controlling parts of Uruzgan in central Afghanistan are demonstrating...

Changing Strategy for Afghanistan

Few coalition or Afghan government forces have been in Helmand province, sofar considered a stronghold of the Taliban. Coalition presence in this area consisted...
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