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What's ahead in Iraq

Expanding and improving the Afghan army and police is a key element in President Barack Obama's strategy for stabilizing Afghanistan so U.S. troops can begin to come home in July 2011.

Tags: Army , Steven Lanza , Stephen Lanza

Monday - 12/21/2009, 09:40am EST
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A place for pets

When a soldier goes to war, who will care for his or her four-legged friend? A non-profit group in Indiana - Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pet -- will find foster homes for the pets of servicemembers deployed, training, or experiencing hardship. Its founder learned of pets being left at shelters and rescue groups during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The pet stays in foster care until the safe return of the servicemember.

Tags: management , Armed Forces Report , Indiana , Afghanistan , Soldier

Monday - 08/24/2009, 01:25pm EDT

7/13/09 - Army pushes for Push-to-Talk

A more dialed in Iraq warfighter that's the idea behind the Army's new satellite communications "on the move" device. The solution will include a compact device that integrates land and satellite communications with a push-to-talk interface. This will enable the Army to utilize cross-band capabilities so personnel can take advantage of both communication links. Once deployed, the device will provide greater situational awareness and speed and flexibility to fast moving forces in Iraq.

Tags: technology , Interoperability Report , Army

Tuesday - 07/14/2009, 06:06pm EDT

Inside Government- May 22nd and 29th, 2009

Richard N. Haass
Author, "War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars"
Mark Roth
AFGE General Counsel
Darryl Moch
Executive Director, The Labor Heritage Foundation www.laborheritage.org

Tags: pay & benefits , Richard N. Haass , Mark Roth , AFGE , NSPS , Darryl Moch , Labor Heritage Foundation

Thursday - 05/21/2009, 01:49pm EDT

Pull Out Not Guaranteed

The Associated Press is reporting the top U.S. general in Iraq is hedging his bets about whether U.S. combat troops will pull out of the volatile city of Mosul on schedule next month. Gen. Raymond Odierno says U.S. and Iraqi forces are in the midst of a neighborhood-by-neighborhood sweep of Mosul ahead of a June 30 deadline to hand over security for the city to Iraqi forces.

Tags: pentagon , U.S. General ,

Sunday - 05/10/2009, 11:59pm EDT

"Sergeant Mom"

What happens when its Mother's Day...and Mom is in uniform serving in Iraq?If you're Army Sergeant Angela Amundson, you make the best of things.The Hastings, Minnesota native is deployed in Basra, and is away from stepson Alex and daughter BriAnna. Sergeant Amundson is planning a Mother's Day brunch with other moms deployed with her. She says being a mom is good training for being an n-c-o, and enjoys being a mother figure to her own kids...or her soldiers. I'm Max Cacas

Tags: Mothers Day ,

Thursday - 05/07/2009, 09:55pm EDT

Iraq: Not a Done Deal

A hiccup in Iraq. "We're supposed to have all combat forces out of the cities by June," says U.S. military spokesman General David Perkins. But the before that can happen, Al Qaida has to be dealt with. Perkins says "We have said before, for al Qaida to win they have to take Baghdad, but in order to win they have to hold on to Mosul." They are still holding on in Mosul. Perkins says to bring the conflict to an end, Iraq's neighbors, particularly Syria, are going to have to stop allowing foreign fighters to come into Iraq.

Tags: pentagon ,

Thursday - 04/23/2009, 12:35pm EDT
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