Military Operations

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 06:16
As Central Accord 2016 is underway, much speculation exists over whether or not the military exercise will spawn more similar training events with other African states.
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 06:13
U.S. forces supporting the Federal Government of Somalia, the Somali National Army and troop contributing nations to the African Union Mission in Somalia, provided defensive fire on four occasions in May, to protect U.S., SNA and AMISOM troops from imminent threats posed by the terrorist group al-Shabaab.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 06:35
As the war against the Islamic State in Iraq shows signs of fragile progress, U.S. military leaders there are preparing to ask President Obama for the one thing he is resisting above all else in his final months — the deployment of hundreds more U.S. troops.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 06:08
U.S. Africa Command will concentrate on building the capacity of nations to handle their own security and will continue to guard U.S. interests on the continent, President Barack Obama’s choice to lead Africom told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 06:26
Russia’s defense ministry on Sunday denied bombing US-backed rebels in southern Syria earlier this week.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 06:15
A new Kenya Air Force unit established last week will operate behind enemy lines to ensure no soldier is left behind in the battlefield, especially during the ongoing war against Al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia.
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 07:14
Russia said on Sunday it had reached an agreement with the United States to improve coordination between their military operations in Syria, where they are backing opposing sides of a civil war and launching air strikes.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 06:16
President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger called on Tuesday for France to strengthen military operations against West African Islamist militants, including Boko Haram after its fighters carried out a deadly attack on a Nigerien town.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 06:54
Special-Purpose Marine, Air, Ground Task Force-Southern Command (SPMAGTF-SC) is set to deploy to Central America over the next several weeks as the rapid response force assigned to the U.S. Southern Command’s area of responsibility.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 06:49
As Iraqi forces backed by U.S. support engage the Islamic State across multiple battlefronts in Iraq, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter announced Monday that American Apache helicopter gunships had been used in combat for the first time since President Obama authorized their use in April.