Armed Forces

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 07:15
A newly established Marine Corps task force is intended to improve the Defense Department’s response to crises in the Middle East and South and Central Asia, Pentagon Spokesman Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby announced today.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 07:22
The Colombian Navy has completed the first firings of DART (Driven Ammunition Reduced Time of flight) guided ammunition from the 76/62 Strales inner-layer defence system fitted to its modernised FS 1500 Padilla-class frigates.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 06:05
Barack Obama's special envoy to central Africa has warned an armed group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that it has months to surrender or face "the military option".
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 06:24
South Sudan rebels and government troops battled Monday over the strategic town of Nasir, the United Nations said, with rebels launching their largest offensive since an oft-broken May truce.
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 07:02
France said Sunday its military offensive that freed northern Mali from the grip of Islamists would be replaced by an operation spanning the wider, largely lawless Sahel region to combat extremist violence.
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 06:39
Embattled South Sudan President Salva Kiir has set new conditions for the withdrawal of Ugandan troops from the country, which potentially complicates an already protracted search for a settlement to the eight-month old conflict.
Monday, June 9, 2014 - 07:27
Authorities in Mali have arrested an army officer and a number of associates suspected of plotting against President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita.
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 09:13
Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue II relinquished command of U.S. Army Africa to Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams today during a ceremony on Hoekstra Field. Gen. David M. Rodriguez, Commanding General of U.S. Africa Command presided over the change of command ceremony.
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 07:13
The security forces nowadays have torture chambers in Mogadishu. These days, the number of such houses where security forces take their victims are on the rise.
Monday, August 12, 2013 - 09:01

This post first appeared as an op-ed in Colombian newspaper El Espectador on August 11, 2013, as Secretary of State John Kerry met with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. It was written by Lisa Haugaard, Executive Director of the Latin America Working Group.