Training for 1,000 Afghans seeking to join the country’s security forces was suspended this week after a series of “green-on-blue” attacks from Afghan security personnel against coalition forces. “While we have full trust and confidence in our Afghan partners, we believe this is a necessary step to validate our vetting process and ensure the quality […]
A helicopter crash in Southern Afghanistan Thursday left two coalition soldiers dead, according to ISAF. The Taliban has taken responsibility for the crash, but the ISAF reports that there was no enemy activity in the area at the time of the incident. The cause of the crash is under investigation. Thursday’s incident marks the second […]
General Martin Dempsey’s plane was hit by rocket shrapnel early Tuesday morning during the the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff’s trip to Afghanistan. According to White House Deputy Press Secretary, Dempsey was in his quarters and was not harmed. 2 Air Force maintainers were mildly injured, according to the American Forces Press Service. […]
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney comments on an ISAF helicopter crash that killed eleven U.S. troops yesterday in Afghanistan. (2:22)
An ISAF helicopter crashed in Southern Afghanistan Thursday, killing 11 on board. According to ISAF, the cause for the crash has not yet been identified, but the Taliban has claimed responsibility. The victims include four International Security Assistance Force members and three United States Forces-Afghanistan as well as three members of the Afghan security force […]
Appearing at the graduation ceremony for the Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta emphasized that Americans hope for the best, but must ultimately fight to achieve it.
The Defense Department announced Monday that Lt. General Patrick O’Reilly will be replaced at the Missile Defense Agency following the release of an Inspector General report that claimed O’Reilly “engaged in a leadership style that was inconsistent with standards expected of senior Army.” Navy Rear Admiral James Syring has been nominated to take the reins […]
The Department of the Interior and the Department of Defense announced an agreement that will open up 16 million additional acres of government land for solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass energy investment in the coming years.
Speaking with reporters in Cairo, Egypt Tuesday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that he felt confident following his meeting with newly elected Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. “I was convinced that President Morsi is his own man and that he is the president of all the Egyptian people and that he is truly committed to implementing […]
Speaking with reporters in Cairo, Egypt Tuesday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that in his upcoming talks with Israeli leaders, he will discuss contingency plans for dealing with Iran rather than plans for a direct attack.