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Scaling back contractors

The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan said Friday that the coalition depends too much on private-sector contractors, and insisted his forces are keeping close watch on the flow of Taliban fighters who are training in Iran. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, during a four-day visit to France, said the coalition in Afghanistan has become too dependent on private contractors in the effort to stabilize the country.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , NATO , Afghanistan , Stanley McChrystal , France

Monday - 04/19/2010, 11:13am EDT

Taliban unraveling linked to secret meeting

The Afghan Taliban continues to to fall apart. Two top Taliban leaders have been arrested in the past few weeks and many foot soldiers have been killed in air strikes. So why is all this happening suddenly? A secret meeting in January might be the reason.

Tags: security , Afghanistan , JJ Green

Monday - 03/01/2010, 06:45am EST
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The Hunt: Taliban leader arrested

Pakistan on Wednesday confirmed for the first time that it has the Afghan Taliban's No. 2 leader in custody, and officials said he was providing useful intelligence that was being shared with the United States. In this week's edition of The Hunt with Federal News Radio National Security Correspondent JJ Green, former CIA Senior Field Commander Gary Berntsen explains just how important Baradar's arrest was.

Tags: The Hunt , security , JJ Green , Gary Berntsen , CIA

Wednesday - 02/17/2010, 09:08am EST
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Taliban's top military commander arrested

National Security Correspondent J.J. Green has details.

Tags: newscast , national security , homeland security , J.J. Green

Tuesday - 02/16/2010, 04:30pm EST
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The Taliban pre-empting the surge

Intelligence suggested the Taliban were not going to wait for the spring thaw to intensify their operations.

Tags: J.J. Green , national security ,

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 07:23pm EST

FSS Part 3 - Future Internet Challenges

Charles Lee, Verizon Federal &
Casey Dunlevy, BAE Systems

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Thursday - 03/19/2009, 01:44pm EDT
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