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afghanistanChina helps Afghanistan set up a counterterrorism base

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China is helping Afghanistan to set up a mountain brigade in Afghanistan to boost counterterrorism efforts. Afghanistan said there would be no Chinese military personnel of any kind on Afghan soil at any time. Sources close to the Chinese military …

afghanistanDefense Secretary Gates messed up F-22 stealth fighter and other military procurement

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Retired Air Force Chief of Staff General Norton Schwartz has stated in his new memoir that F-22 production was axed after building less than half the required number so that the flying force could get then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates …

afghanistanCessna’s with Hellfire missiles dominates the skies of Iraq and Afghanistan

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A turboprop Cessna with Hellfire missiles is appropriate technology for air superiority and close air support in Afghanistan. The Cessna 208 Caravan is an American single-engined turboprop, fixed-tricycle landing gear, short-haul regional airliner and utility aircraft that is built by …

afghanistanWinning – ISIS in Syria and Iraq has no land, US planes are shifting to Afghanistan, Taliban has asked for peace talks

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President Trump has delegated more authority to the US military. The US has pushed the Taliban back from several district centers and two provincial capitals. Col. Stephen “Joker” Jones is commander of the 451st Air Expeditionary Group, in charge of …

afghanistanFit soldiers = Fitness Apps = Massive security leak

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Australian student Nathan Ruser noticed that trails from Strava users in certain countries made it possible to identify military bases and other facilities operated by countries, including the U.S., in locations such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Syria. Strava released …

afghanistanUS has more aggressive strategy to win in Afghanistan

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The new permissions available thanks to the South Asia strategy mean the campaign is on the “path to a win,” the commander of NATO’s Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan told Pentagon reporters today. Army Gen. John W. …

afghanistanAlmost 26000 US troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria and similar number of contractors

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The U.S. has almost 26,000 troops deployed total in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, according to a new DOD report, far exceeding the Pentagon’s previously acknowledged troop levels overseas. The U.S. has 8,892 forces in Iraq, 15,298 troops in Afghanistan and …

afghanistanUS Dept of Defense estimate of war costs per taxpayer

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The US department of Defense reported to congress on the total incremental cost of the post-2001 wars per tax payer. Their lowball calculation is $7740 and continuing to increase by $200-300 per year. It does not include all the increased …

afghanistanUS in Afghanistan at US-Korea troop level and duration is now the good scenario

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The United States has maintained at least 28,000 American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines in South Korea since the Korean War started in 1950. The US will have had a Korean war and postwar presence in Korea for 67 years. …

afghanistanFuture State: The End of Killing #gsummit

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Patrick (Rick) Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of Axon Enterprise, a company he originally founded as TASER International in a Tucson garage in 1993 with the mission to make bullets obsolete. Rick graduated from Harvard in three years with …