Military Operations

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 06:21
France will end its military intervention in the Central African Republic this year as it has achieved its objectives of restoring security to the country after three years of communal violence, the French defence minister said Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 06:52
Turkmenistan's armed forces are conducting unprecedented large-scale, unannounced exercises, an indication of the growing importance the country's government is placing on its defense.
Monday, March 28, 2016 - 06:48
The Pentagon will likely send more troops into Iraq in the coming weeks to support operations against Islamic State militants in Mosul, the military's top officer said Friday.
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 06:57
About 500 soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division will deploy to Afghanistan this summer, the Army announced Tuesday.
Friday, March 25, 2016 - 06:25
China has launched an unusual charm offensive to explain its first overseas naval base in Djibouti, seeking to assuage global concerns about military expansionism by portraying the move as Beijing's contribution to regional security and development.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 06:52
After Sept. 11, the U.S. military rushed to establish its first base dedicated to counterterrorism, and Djibouti was about the only country in the neighborhood that wasn’t on fire.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 06:19
Africa is a continent suffused with problems and possibilities. The U.S. military footprint there ought to be smaller, not bigger. And that’s precisely why we need the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). Done right, AFRICOM can help the next president keep the American military role in regional affairs appropriately scoped.
Monday, March 21, 2016 - 06:07
The U.S. is sending a detachment of Marines to Iraq following a deadly attack on a coalition base in northern Iraq that left one Marine dead and eight more injured.
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 06:37
The challenge of traveling across Europe, including in convoys of heavy armored vehicles, is an issue senior Army leaders in Europe have grappled with at least since the launch of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which sends soldiers across Eastern Europe to train with and reassure US allies in the face of Russian aggression.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 06:41
On March 7 the Pentagon announced that it had killed 150 members of the Al-Shabaab guerrilla movement in a bombing operation in Somalia.These military actions are part and parcel of a broader United States foreign policy strategy to dominate the Horn of Africa.