Military Operations

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.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The government in Panama has launched an investigation into the US invasion in 1989 that overthrew military strongman General Manuel Noriega. The commission is expected to determine how many people died during the operation, and to identify them. It will also assess whether relatives of the victims deserve compensation.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Burundi has sent fresh new military troops into Somalia today. These troops replaced the forces currently station in Somalia, and contribute to the African Union peacekeeping force.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Rwanda is threatening to go it alone and fight the Hutu rebels in eastern Congo, outside a United Nations-backed Great Lakes initiative.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower and its strike group launched jets on their first strikes against ISIS from the Persian Gulf on Friday, as they continue the campaign to destroy the militants sowing chaos in Iraq and Syria. Ike and its embarked Carrier Air Wing 3 have been deployed for nearly two months and earlier carried out ISIS strikes from the Mediterranean Sea.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
A small group of U.S. troops helped Iraqi forces build a bridge across the Tigris River last week that will support Iraq's campaign to retake Mosul from the militant group Islamic State, a U.S. military spokesman said on Wednesday. This was the first time American forces accompanied the Iraqi army closer to the front lines of battle since U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in April that they would be allowed to do so.
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 07:01
Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter said Thursday that the United States had “missed an opportunity” when it chose to shift air support from covering a group of U.S.-backed rebels attempting to seize a key border town in Syria to striking a large Islamic State convoy in Iraq.
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 06:45
U.S.-backed fighters advanced further into the Islamic State-held city of Manbij in Syria on Thursday, as part of a campaign to drive the group from areas near the Turkish border, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 06:41
During two years in office, Egypt’s general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has sought to impose a military-style discipline to end years of turmoil and has turned to the armed forces to help rebuild the deeply damaged economy to a degree unseen in more than 50 years.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 06:51
The Chilcot inquiry has delivered a damning verdict on the decision by former prime minister Tony Blair to commit British troops to the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

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