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Op-Ed: As Green Berets enter northern Iraq U.S. more deeply involved

Baghdad - Increases in the number of U.S. troops has always been accompanied by claims that they are advisers or defenders of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and U.S. interests in the area. However, now troops have been sent north to Iraqi Kurdistan.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

U.S special forces in Jordan to train Iraqi and Jordanian forces

More United States special forces are in Jordan to train Jordanian and Iraqi security forces tactics in counter-terrorism operations.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 1 comment

United States sends military advisers back to Somalia

Mogadishu - The U.S. has sent a few military advisers to Somalia to bolster the African Union force. The deployment is the first of U.S troops to Somalia since 1993 when two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down and 18 U.S troops killed in the capital Mogadishu.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Special Forces investigated for killing civilians in Afghanistan

Kabul - The US Army's Criminal Investigation Command(CID) has started a criminal probe into allegations that US troops were involved in killing civilians in Wardak province in Afghanistan during the period from November 2012 to February 2013.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

US weapons and armored vehicles stolen in Libyan raids

Tripoli - US military equipment, that had been used by US Special Forces stationed in Libya was stolen over the summer in raids in late July and early August.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Afghan protesters demand justice for torture and killings

Kabul - Afghans are protesting in Wardak Province. The protesters carried the exhumed bodies of three victims the protesters claim were tortured and killed by special forces.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Op-Ed: US is involved militarily directly or advising in 74 countries

Washington - While combat troops have been withdrawn from Iraq, and the Afghan war now involves less US troops all the time, the US is still involved in either fighting or helping some struggle thought to be useful in the "war on terror" in numerous countries.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Afghanistan success is an illusion - Soviet similarities

Kabul - As the war winds down in Afghanistan, there are similarities with the Soviet withdrawal in 1979. While politicians and military brass emphasize the defeat of the Taliban and the ability of Afghan Security Forces. This defies the reality of Afghanistan.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Afghan deal on withdrawal from Wardak shows that the US is boss

Kabul - Karzai had ordered all US special forces out of Wardak province within two weeks on February 24th. Now more than three weeks later, an agreement has been reached but only to withdraw from one district of the province.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Wardak protesters demand US special forces leave province

Kabul - Hundreds of residents from Wardak province came to Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, to protest in front of the parliament, demanding that Karzai enforce his order that US Special Forces pull out of the province.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 5 comments

Op-Ed: US admits rosy picture of Afghan situation wrong

Kabul - NATO claims of progress in Afghanistan were buttressed with false figures showing that Taliban attacks were decreasing. Pentagon officials blamed the Afghan military for what they call a "clerical error".
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 4 comments

Op-Ed: ISAF claims no evidence for troop misconduct in Afghan province

Kabul - More information about the alleged abuses by US special forces in Wardak province of Afghanistan is now coming to light.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 3 comments

Karzai bans US Special Forces from Eastern Afghan Province

Kabul - Accusing US Special Ops of furthering insecurity and instability, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered that these forces leave Maidan Wardak within two weeks. Karzai has often complained of the number of civilian casualties attributed Allied forces.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 16 comments

Op-Ed: Karzai orders American special forces leave Wardak province

Kabul - The President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, has ordered US Special Forces to leave Wardak province following allegations of mistreatment of civilians both by US troops and linked Afghans.
In the Media by Isabel Ivanescu

Op-Ed: Afghan president Karzai orders US troops out of Wardak province

Kabul - Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered US troops to withdraw from Wardak Province within two weeks. He accused US Special Forces in the province of producing "instability and insecurity".
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 3 comments

Op-Ed: U.S. Special Operations Forces to grow even with budget cuts

Washington - Speaking at Duke University on November 29, Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said that even as military spending is cut that Special Operations Forces spending will grow.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 3 comments

Op-Ed: U.S. Special Forces may be overused or misused

Aspen - Eric Olson former chief of the U.S. Special Operations Forces worries that the highly trained forces may be overused or misused. The forces have been used successfully in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as killing Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 1 comment

Video: U.S. special forces search for LRA leader Joseph Kony

U.S. special forces, in collaboration with Central African Republic troops and Ugandan soldiers, have intensified search for LRA leader Joseph Kony, believed to be hiding somewhere deep in the forest of the Central African Republic, north of Obo.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus

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