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‘Obama’s Wars’ disclosures on Afghanistan Exit Strategy

In Afghanistan, Military, NATO, Obama, USA on September 23, 2010 at 9:44 am

Obama’s Wars is a new book by Bob Woodward, one of the reporters whose revelations in TheWashington Post about the Watergate scandal brought down President Richard Nixon in 1974………

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Security Alert Ahead of Afghan Vote

In Afghanistan, Military, NATO, Politics, Taliban, USA on September 17, 2010 at 10:51 am

Afghan Police has set up extra checkpoints across the country on Friday to scan for suicide bombers and insurgents a day ahead of parliamentary polling that will test the government’s ability to hold a legitimate election after last year’s disastrous presidential vote……….

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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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WikiLeaks to release final 15,000 Secret Afghan War Files

In Afghanistan, Military, NATO, USA on August 14, 2010 at 2:37 pm

WikiLeaks  Julian Assange has said that his organisation is preparing to release the rest of the secret Afghan war documents it has on file.

The Pentagon, who seems to have fair idea about the contents of these documents, has warned that this disclosure will be more damaging…….

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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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Hiroshima memorial

In Military, NATO, nuclear, Obama, USA, World on August 6, 2010 at 8:39 am

The site of the world’s worst atomic bomb attack echoed with choirs of schoolchildren and the solemn ringing of bells on Friday. Hiroshima was the target of atomic bomb attack on 6th August 1945 in which 140000 lives were lost….

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Existing ROE to continue in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, Army, NATO, USA, World on August 5, 2010 at 5:56 am

General David Petraeus has reaffirmed the Rules Of Engagement (ROE) ordered by his predecessor, Stanley McChrystal.

The General has updated the existing ROE.He writes that,

“We must continue – indeed, redouble – our efforts to reduce the loss of innocent civilian life to an absolute minimum. Every Afghan civilian death diminishes our cause. Subordinate commanders are not authorized to further restrict this guidance without my approval…..

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Israel-Lebanon Border Clash

In 2010, Army, Israel, Military, NATO, Politics, World on August 4, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Rising tension along the Israeli-Lebanese border erupted into a military confrontation on Tuesday. An Israeli colonel, three Lebanese soldiers and a Lebanese journalist were killed in this clash.

The Israeli military said its forces came under fire from Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) while carrying out routine maintenance in Israeli territory. As per them the work was co-ordinated with Unifil.

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