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Fallen General returning home

As the body of an American General arrives back in the U.S. after being killed in Afghanistan. Afghan officials say that the soldier who killed General Harold Green came from a part of Afghanistan with a long history of Haqqani network fighters living there. The Haqqani network has strong links to the Taliban and has carried out significant attacks against U.S. forces.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green , Harold Greene , Afghanistan , Haggani ,

Thursday - 08/07/2014, 08:34am EDT

Navy SEAL killed in rescue was from Pennsylvania

A Navy SEAL killed during a weekend rescue mission in Afghanistan was identified by the Pentagon on Monday as Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque of Monroeville, Pa.

Tags: Navy , DoD , Seal Team Six , Afghanistan

Monday - 12/10/2012, 07:01pm EST

The first casualties of WikiLeaks

The U.S. military in Afghanistan has been compromised by the leak of thousands of documents. Those who have been put in the most danger are Afghan civilians who are helping to U.S. campaign.

Tags: Afghanistan , WikiLeaks , Michael Hayden , al-Qaida , David Rittgers , Cato Institute , CIA , J.J. Green

Thursday - 08/05/2010, 12:38am EDT

Baitullah Mehsud: 90% Dead

U.S. officials think he's 100% dead but they don't have any proof.

Tags: security , CIA , NSA , James Jones , Baitullah Mehsud ,

Thursday - 08/13/2009, 06:54am EDT
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Gifts for Pakistan

The Pentagon say it will give Pakistan another ten-million dollars in military assistance. Spokesman Geoff Morrell says the U.S. is also sending military assets to the region. The goal he indicated was to help alleviate suffering. Along those lines, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the United States was sending $110 million in emergency humanitarian aid to Pakistan as part of the administration's new hearts and minds strategy to turn people away from the Taliban.

Tags: management , Pentagon , Pakistan , Geoff Morrell , Hillary Rodham Clinton ,

Thursday - 05/21/2009, 11:49am EDT

Taliban Looking For A Swap

There are reports the Taliban threatening to kill captured US soldier Bowe Bergdahl if US doesn't agree to swap for prisoners including Pakistani scientist Dr. Aafia Siddiqui & others on list previously given to US officials in Afghanistan. Pakistanis shouted anti-American slogans and burned the Stars and Stripes last week in protest of a New York jury's conviction of Siddiqui. Siddiqui who is linked to Al Qaida tried to kill Americans while detained in Afghanistan.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , Al Qaida

Sunday - 02/07/2010, 10:54pm EST

What's Next?

Whether he's dead or alive Baitullah Mehsud's death is unlikely to change the landsacape in Pakistan. There are those who think that his death will close the door on a violent chapter in Pakistan and lead to peace, but experts remind us that similar claims were made about the killing of Nek Mohammad, another Waziristan-based pro-Taliban Pashtun commander who led an insurgency against security forces in the tribal belt. Nek was killed in June 2004 in a US air strike, but fundamental change did not follow.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , Baitullah Mehsud , Pakistan , Nek Mohammad ,

Monday - 08/10/2009, 06:58pm EDT

Pakistani Military Requests Expedited

During a week of intense talks here in Washington about security and cooperation in Pakistan, officials from that country have come away with at least one positive thing. The U.S. has agreed to expedite request for military equipment. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in his own words they agreed to fast-track the requests, that have been pending for months and years, on the transfer of military equipment to Pakistan. Experts say the recent success at capturing a killing key Taliban and Al Qaida operatives help.

Tags: Pentagon and Beyond , Pentagon , J.J. Green , Pakistan , Al Qaida

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 10:59am EDT

Misson Success Increases

The Pentagon is investigating allegations that official money was used to create an under-the-table group of spys to hunt down terrorists in Afghanistan. In the meantime the list of top al Qaida and Taliban operatives killed or captured continues to grow. Predator drones have been the principle weapon, but human intelligence has been a key as well. Previously, many drone strikes have missed the mark, because of weak or faulty intelligence, the success is appearing to improve.

Tags: technology , Pentagon and Beyond , Pentagon , Al Qaida , Afghanistan

Wednesday - 03/17/2010, 08:38pm EDT
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