Military Operations

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 07:33
While Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fumes at Baghdad for excluding Turkey from the operation to liberate Mosul, Ankara has sent a team to the Iraqi capital to continue negotiating a role for Turkey.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 07:24
It's not clear how close U.S. forces will get to the fight in Mosul, but they are allowed to embed at the lowest levels with Iraqi and Kurdish peshmerga commandos, who are expected to be carrying out the bulk of the fight.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 07:00
The U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish YPG militia will be removed from the Syrian town of Manbij after Islamic State fighters are driven from the nearby town of al-Bab, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday.
Monday, October 17, 2016 - 07:34
The Obama administration has intensified a clandestine war in Somalia over the past year, using Special Operations troops, airstrikes, private contractors and African allies in an escalating campaign against Islamist militants in the anarchic Horn of Africa nation.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 07:54
Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has sharply criticised new authorities giving the U.S. military greater freedom to fight Taliban insurgents, saying they were a further erosion of the country's sovereignty.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 06:56
According to a report released this month “the onerous nature” of its seven current peace support operations means the African Union has to rely on contributions from troop contributing countries and external partners to implement most peace support operations and, with the exception of AMISOM, has often had to transfer responsibility for its missions to the United Nations “typically within 12 to 26 months”.
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 06:44
The Spokesperson of South Sudan President Salva Kiir angrily reacted on Friday to a resolution of the United Nations Security Council authorizing deployment of up to 4000 troops to protect civilians at risk of extreme violence and to help in the implementation of peace agreement.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 06:46
The White House wanted the United States military to monitor the 2010 massacres in Osh, Kyrgyzstan, with a drone, and the military's failure to do so had negative ramifications for future U.S. military operations in Sudan, Libya, and Syria, a new book reports.
Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 06:32
Beginning in April, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and the White House announced a number of tactics to accelerate the campaign to retake Mosul from ISIS, but few have been implemented, a U.S. military spokesman said Wednesday.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The African Union (AU) plans to operationalize its Peace Fund to the tune of over $320 million a year through a levy on what it terms “eligible imports” to fund its peace and security operations on the continent.