Armed Forces

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.
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.