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Army general officer killed in Afghanistan

The reality of losing an American general in Afghanistan is setting in. "Even our generals are out there, many of whom have served many tours of duty both in Afghanistan and Iraq, leading America's sons and daughters, and that's something we should all think about from time to time," says RET. Army LT. General Harold Swan. Army MAJ. Harold Greene was killed in an insider attack yesterday in Kabul City, Afghanistan.

Tags: Army , attack , Harold Swan , Harold Greene , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Wednesday - 08/06/2014, 11:40am EDT

Afghan soldier kills US general, wounds about 15

Maj. Gen. Harold Greene was on his first deployment to a war zone and was involved in preparing Afghan forces for the time when U.S.-coalition troops leave at the end of this year. He was the deputy commanding general, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan.

Tags: Harold Greene , DoD ,

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 06:05pm EDT

Russian sanction could be "catastrophic"

A day after the U.S. hit several Russian arms companies with sanctions over the Ukraine conflict, a top U.S. general is warning that congressional efforts to cut off dealings with Moscow's main weapons exporter could be "catastrophic" for U.S. forces. Marine General Joseph Dunford, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said 88 Russian helicopters the Pentagon is buying for Afghan security forces were critical for protecting U.S.troops that remain in the country after the end of this year.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , sanctions , Russia , Joseph Dunford ,

Friday - 07/18/2014, 08:40am EDT

Work: DoD to experience 'trough' of readiness as it resets force

Robert Work, the new deputy defense secretary, told members of the House Armed Services Committee that the Defense Department will experience a two-year trough in readiness as it resets its force,

Tags: DoD , OCO , Robert Work , James Winnefeld , readiness , counterterrorism , budget , Michael OConnell , House , House Armed Services Committee

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 05:22pm EDT

Air Force engineers develop lifesaving, IED-detecting technology

Sean C. Young and Benjamin J. Tran, two electronics engineers with the Air Force Research Lab created an aerial sensor that has helped U.S. service members to find and destroy dangerous improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Afghanistan.

Tags: Sean Young , Benjamin Tran , Air Force , DoD , Air Force Research Laboratory , technology , IEDs , drones , Sammies , Service to America Medals , people

Monday - 07/07/2014, 01:45pm EDT

Investigation begins into Bergdahl kidnapping

The Army has initiated its investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the disappearance and capture of Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl from Combat Outpost Mest-Lalak in Paktika Province, Afghanistan on or about June 30, 2009. The Army has appointed as the investigating officer Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, an Army officer with Afghanistan combat experience. The Army says the primary function of its investigation, as in any other investigation, is to ascertain the facts. With that being said, the Army's top priority remains Sgt. Bergdahl's health and reintegration.

Tags: Bowe Bergdahl , Army , investigation , kidnapping , Kenneth Dahl

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 05:57am EDT

Stability, development, and security during the Afghanistan transition

How has USAID sought to promote stability and order in Afghanistan? What is USAID's three-fold transition strategy? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Larry Sampler, Assistant to the Administrator & Director, Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs, USAID.

Tags: Business of Government Hour , IBM Center for the Business of Government , Michael Keegan , Larry Sampler , USAID ,

Friday - 06/06/2014, 04:02pm EDT

Former contractor pleads guilty to fraud scheme

Former contract employee was charged with allegedly defrauding the United States in connection with a contract to provide reconstruction-related services in Afghanistan.

Tags: Crime of the Week , contracting , industry , PAE Inc. , Ciera Crawford

Thursday - 05/29/2014, 04:47pm EDT

Afghanistan drawdown announced

President Barack Obama has announced that 9800 troops will be left behind next year when all combat troops pull out of Afghanistan. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said in a statement, "I strongly support the president's decision to maintain a limited U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan after our combat mission ends there later this year." Hagel said the move will do two things: "it will help ensure that al-Qaida cannot reconstitute itself in Afghanistan, and it will help us sustain the significant progress we have made in training and equipping the Afghan national security forces."

Tags: Barack Obama , Chuck Hagel , troops , withdrawal , al-Qaida , Afghan national security forces

Wednesday - 05/28/2014, 10:20am EDT
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