Archive for the ‘Army’ Category

Fateh 110 Missile for Revolutionary Guards of Iran

In Army, Iran, Military, Technology on September 21, 2010 at 8:49 am

Iran successfully test-fires Fateh 110 missile

Iran’s defense minister she country’s powerful Revolutionary Guards has received its first batch of new missiles with enhaays tnced guidance systems to hit ground targets……….

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Iraq was ‘failure of strategic thinking’

In Army, Britain, Military on September 17, 2010 at 10:42 am

Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, chief of the defence staff

Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, the British chief of defence staff, has told MPs that British soldiers in Iraq  were “dying for no strategic benefit” because Tony Blair’s government did not appreciate what it was taking on when it planned the invasion………

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“Stingray” to destroy IEDs

In Afghanistan, Army, Defense, Military, USA on September 14, 2010 at 1:33 pm

A US bomb disposal expert uses the Stingray

A device that shoots a blade of water capable of penetrating steel is to be used in Afghanistan to help soldiers disable improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.………

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Robert Blackwill recommends partition of Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, Army, Military, NATO, USA on September 13, 2010 at 10:17 am

Robert Blackwill, who was Condolezza Rice’s deputy as National Security Adviser in 2003 to 2004, will use a speech at the International Institute of Strategic Studies think tank in London on Monday to call on President Barack Obama to make drastratic changes in the war’s objectives. He told The Daily Telegraph that the surge of forces launched last year to stabiliseAfghanistan was “high likely” to fail and that the death toll in the conflict was too high a price to pay……….

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Debate on Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in J&K

In Army, India, Military, Politics on September 12, 2010 at 8:37 am

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), was passed on 11 September 1958 by the Parliament of India.It conferred special powers upon armed forces in what the language of the act calls “disturbed areas” in the states of Arunachal PradeshAssamManipur,MeghalayaMizoramNagalandand Tripura. It was later extended to Jammu and Kashmir as the The Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, 1990 in July 1990………

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Pakistan Government’s Flood Response risks Military Takeover ?

In Army, Military, Politics on August 14, 2010 at 9:03 am

Asif  Zardari and Pakitan Govt’s utter failure in dealing with the worst ever floods have given way to speculations of being overthrown  possibly through an intervention by the army……

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General Fonseka found guilty

In Army, Military, Politics on August 14, 2010 at 7:16 am

General (retd) Sarath Fonseka

A Sri Lankan court martial has found General (retd) Sarath Fonseka guilty of dabbling  in politics while in uniform, and recommended him for a ‘dishonourable discharge from rank.’….

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Significance of July 2011

In Afghanistan, Army, Military, NATO, USA on August 13, 2010 at 5:30 am

July 2011 is the date President Barack Obama has set to begin reducing the number of US troops in Afghanistan, however its exact meaning continues to be a difficult question which is yet to be answered clearly…..

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The Sons of Iraq

In Army, Military, Terrorism on August 11, 2010 at 7:52 am

“The Sons of Iraq” were born as a result of disgruntlement and  mini-rebellions against militants associated with al-Qaida  in late 2006. They soon grew into a success story in Iraq that was capitalised  by General David Petraeus, the then commander of US Forces in Iraq. He employed them in the role of counter terrorists to quell the insurgency. Each member was being paid a $300 monthly salary…..

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Israeli Drone Video Feeds Hacked by Hezbollah ?

In Army, Defense, Israel, Military, Technology on August 11, 2010 at 5:18 am

Hezbollah leader Hasan Nasrallah has claimed yesterday that Israel was behind the 2005 bombing that killed Lebanese prime minister, Rafiq Al Hariri. Nasrallah produced some  still photos and video feed taken in 1997 from Israeli aerial drones hovering above Hariri’s home.These evidences might not be sufficient to implicate Israel, but it does show that Hezbollah was able to intercept Israeli drone feeds way back in 1996…..

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