Armed Forces

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 07:54


To receive testimony on the current state of readiness of U.S. forces in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2016 and the Future Years Defense Program.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 07:21
Sierra Leone's army chief on Monday ordered soldiers to remain in their barracks and warned them to steer clear of a political crisis that has erupted following the controversial dismissal of the West African nation's vice-president.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 06:31
A new ranking of Africa’s military capabilities puts Egypt’s forces as the most formidable in among 30 African countries ranked. The Global Fire Power Index makes use of over 50 factors to determine each nation’s Power Index score; it allows small, technologically advanced countries to compete with larger, less-developed ones.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 07:36
The Afghan Army lost more than 20,000 fighters and others last year largely because of desertions, discharges and deaths in combat, according to figures to be released Tuesday, casting further doubt on Afghanistan’s ability to maintain security without help from United States-led coalition forces.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 07:25
In January, General John F. Campbell, the top American military commander in Afghanistan, abruptly classified a number of key data points connected to the capabilities of the Afghan army that had been public for years. He might have had good reason to hide the numbers: now that the data has been released, it’s clear the Afghan army is far weaker than originally thought.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 07:04
The top watchdog for U.S. efforts to stabilize Afghanistan is seeking details on the prospective size of Afghan security forces, at a time when the Obama administration is reportedly considering slowing the removal of U.S. troops from that war-torn country. Newly sworn in Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter visited Afghanistan Saturday to assess the situation there.
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 06:49
The protection of human rights in the armed forces was the focus of an OSCE-supported roundtable discussion today bringing together representatives of the Office of President of Kyrgyzstan, Parliament, the General Staff of the Armed Forces and the Defence Council, military judges and prosecutors, as well as international and non-governmental organizations and media.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 07:23
The Honduran Armed Forces are once again signing up boys and girls for its social outreach youth program, "Guardians of the Nation." The goal of the program, is to provide juveniles skills they would otherwise not have access to and opportunities to become mentally, physically, and emotionally stronger.
Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:47
The Georgian Defense Minister, Mindia Janelidze, spent New Year’s Eve with the Georgian troops in Afghanistan, the Georgian defense ministry told Trend Jan.3. It is reported that the Deputy Defense Minister Gocha Ratiani and deputy chief of staff of the Georgian armed forces Col. Roman Jokhadze arrived in Afghanistan together with the defense minister.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 06:37
Authorities at a penal colony in Kazakhstan have refused to let inmates' relatives see their loved ones following reports that the armed forces put down a prison riot.