Military of Afghanistan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28516/all en NATO, Russia dispute over Crimea disrupts Afghan cooperation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140402/nato-russia-dispute-over-crimea-disrupts-afghan-cooperation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Adrian Croft</p> <p>BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO's decision to suspend cooperation with Russia will affect their cooperation in countering the flow of Afghan opium and keeping Afghan military helicopters flying, a NATO official said on Wednesday.</p> <p>NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Tuesday that the alliance was suspending military and civilian cooperation with Moscow after its forces occupied Ukraine's Crimea region.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140402/nato-russia-dispute-over-crimea-disrupts-afghan-cooperation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business International relations Military Military of Afghanistan North Atlantic Treaty Organization War Thomson Reuters Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:21:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6111836 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghan war movie probes German historical angst, self-image http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140211/afghan-war-movie-probes-german-historical-angst-self-image <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gareth Jones</p> <p>BERLIN (Reuters) - Frustration with a lack of open discussion in Germany over its involvement in Afghanistan and over Berlin's treatment of Afghans helping its troops there spurred the making of the film "Inbetween Worlds" by director Feo Aladag.</p> <p>The movie's premiere on Tuesday at the Berlin International Film Festival coincided with signs that Germany - long wary of overseas military entanglements due to its Nazi past - is becoming keener to play a more active global role in keeping with its wealth and size.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140211/afghan-war-movie-probes-german-historical-angst-self-image" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Military of Afghanistan War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:05:58 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6067531 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghan army defuses 17 bombs within day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131207/afghan-army-defuses-17-bombs-within-day <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Afghan army defuses 17 bombs within day</p> <p>KABUL, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Afghan army specialists on Saturday defused 17 improvised bombs, said the Defense Ministry.</p> <p>"Afghan National Army bomb disposal teams discovered and defused 17 improvised explosive devices (IED) across the country," the ministry said in a statement.</p> <p>Two Taliban insurgent local leaders were wounded and one Taliban leader was arrested in western Farah and southern Kandahar province, it said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131207/afghan-army-defuses-17-bombs-within-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghan National Army Asia Military of Afghanistan War Xinhua News Agency Sat, 07 Dec 2013 15:14:36 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6012725 at http://www.globalpost.com 6 Afghan soldiers killed in blasts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131127/6-afghan-soldiers-killed-blasts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>6 Afghan soldiers killed in blasts</p> <p>KABUL, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Six Afghan army soldiers were killed and six others wounded in separate roadside bomb attacks over the last 24 hours, said the country's Defense Ministry on Wednesday evening. "Four Afghan National Army (ANA) personnel were martyred and two others wounded in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack in Arghandab district, southern Zabul province," the ministry said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131127/6-afghan-soldiers-killed-blasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghan National Army Asia Military of Afghanistan War Xinhua News Agency Wed, 27 Nov 2013 16:01:02 +0000 Xinhua News Agency 6001758 at http://www.globalpost.com Pentagon cancels plans to buy Russian helicopters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131113/pentagon-cancels-plans-buy-russian-helicopters-senator <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Warren Strobel</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon no longer will buy Russian helicopters for the Afghan Air Force from Rosoboronexport, a state-owned arms exporter that also sells weapons to the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, U.S. defense officials and a leading Senate opponent of such deals said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The switch in Pentagon policy appears to end, at least for now, its plans to buy an additional 15 Russian Mi-17 helicopters for $345 million, sources familiar with the matter said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131113/pentagon-cancels-plans-buy-russian-helicopters-senator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Military helicopters Military of Afghanistan War War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Nov 2013 23:20:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5988553 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghan soldier opens fire on NATO partners http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131026/afghan-soldier-opens-fire-nato-partners <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Afghan soldier on Saturday opened fire on his NATO partners in Kabul, wounding a NATO soldier in the latest in a series of "insider" attacks on alliance forces, officials said. </p> <p>Attacks in which Afghan forces turn their guns on their international partners have killed scores of NATO-led troops, breeding mistrust and undermining efforts to train local forces before NATO combat troops withdraw next year.</p> <p>"An Afghan army soldier opened fire on NATO troops in Kabul, wounding a NATO soldier on his leg," defence ministry spokesman general Zahir Azimi told AFP. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131026/afghan-soldier-opens-fire-nato-partners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghan National Army Military of Afghanistan North Atlantic Treaty Organization War War in Afghanistan AFP Sat, 26 Oct 2013 15:05:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5971653 at http://www.globalpost.com Raw recruits on parade at new Afghan officer academy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131024/raw-recruits-parade-at-new-afghan-officer-academy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Until a few weeks ago, Mohammed Naweid was a tailor, but now his days are filled with drill parade and marching practice after he won a prized place among the first students at Afghanistan's new army officer training academy.</p> <p>About 270 young men were selected from 10,000 applicants to join the course, which will knock raw recruits into military leaders as the Afghan army takes over the burden of fighting Taliban insurgents from the departing US-led NATO coalition.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131024/raw-recruits-parade-at-new-afghan-officer-academy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Military of Afghanistan Technology War in Afghanistan AFP Thu, 24 Oct 2013 06:18:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5969237 at http://www.globalpost.com US audit finds waste in spare parts for Afghan army http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131016/us-audit-finds-waste-spare-parts-afghan-army <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US-led effort to supply spare parts to the Afghan army is plagued by waste and potential fraud because of Kabul's shoddy record-keeping, according to a report issued Wednesday.</p> <p>Much of the $370 million spent by the United States and its allies on spare parts for Afghan National Army (ANA) vehicles between 2004 to 2012 "cannot be accounted for," said a report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131016/us-audit-finds-waste-spare-parts-afghan-army" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghan National Army Asia Military of Afghanistan AFP Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:01:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5962777 at http://www.globalpost.com Afghan in uniform shoots at U.S. soldiers in country's east http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131013/afghan-uniform-shoots-at-us-soldiers-countrys-east <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan man wearing an Afghan army uniform shot at U.S. soldiers in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least one serviceman on Sunday, local officials and the NATO-led coalition said.</p> <p>The so-called "insider attack" in Paktika province is the fourth in less than a month and is likely to strain already tense ties between coalition troops and their allies, with most foreign troops scheduled to withdraw by the end of next year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131013/afghan-uniform-shoots-at-us-soldiers-countrys-east" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghan National Army Asia Military of Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Oct 2013 14:45:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5959777 at http://www.globalpost.com Shot killed British soldier in Afghanistan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130924/shot-killed-british-soldier-afghanistan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A British soldier killed by a rogue member of the Afghan army as he played in a Remembrance Day football match died instantly from a gunshot wound to the chest, an inquest heard Tuesday.</p> <p>Captain Walter Barrie died when gunman Mohammad Ashraf fired around 10 shots at players competing in the match between British forces and members of the Afghan National Army (ANA) at a base in the restive Helmand province, Oxford Coroner's Court heard.</p> <p>Ashraf, who was wearing a full ANA uniform, used an M16 rifle during the attack, which took place on November 11 last year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130924/shot-killed-british-soldier-afghanistan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghan National Army International Security Assistance Force Military of Afghanistan AFP Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:31:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5943516 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. general sees problems, progress in developing Afghan air force http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130920/us-general-sees-problems-progress-developing-afghan-air-force <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrea Shalal-Esa</p> <p>NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland (Reuters) - The U.S.-led effort to train the Afghan air force faces big challenges ranging from security threats to possible repercussions from a new review of infrastructure and equipment projects, the U.S. general in charge said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130920/us-general-sees-problems-progress-developing-afghan-air-force" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Military of Afghanistan War War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Fri, 20 Sep 2013 23:57:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5940373 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian trainers to begin Afghan withdrawal next month, finishing in March 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130904/canadian-trainers-begin-afghan-withdrawal-next-month-finishi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - Canadian troops will begin a phased withdrawal from Afghanistan next month, leaving fewer than 100 soldiers on the ground by the time the training mission officially comes to end in March.</p> <p>But questions remain about whether the Afghan force Canadians have been training will be capable of fending off the continued onslaught of insurgents.</p> <p>Maj.-Gen. Dean Milner, who's in charge of Canadian troops and is deputy commander of the NATO training mission, expressed confidence the Afghan National Army and police will be able to meet the challenges.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130904/canadian-trainers-begin-afghan-withdrawal-next-month-finishi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Military of Afghanistan War War in Afghanistan The Canadian Press Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:01:11 +0000 The Canadian Press 5924540 at http://www.globalpost.com British PM handed 70,000-name Afghan interpreters petition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130814/british-pm-handed-70000-name-afghan-interpreters-petition <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Winston Churchill's great-grandson on Wednesday delivered a petition with more than 70,000 signatures to Prime Minister David Cameron's office, demanding action to protect Afghan interpreters who have served with British troops.</p> <p>Alexander Perkins, a former soldier who has served two tours in Afghanistan himself, said Britain owed the interpreters a "huge debt" and they would be "sent to their deaths" if they were not offered asylum.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130814/british-pm-handed-70000-name-afghan-interpreters-petition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghan National Army Asia Business Labor Law Military of Afghanistan Politics Technology AFP Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:17:33 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5909881 at http://www.globalpost.com US air strike accidentally kills five Afghan police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130801/us-air-strike-accidentally-kills-five-afghan-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US air strike killed five Afghan policemen during a joint operation against insurgents, officials said Thursday, in an incident likely to further strain ties between the allies.</p> <p>Afghan and US forces called for aerial support while fighting in the eastern province of Nangarhar, the US-led NATO coalition said, with local officials reporting special forces were reacting to an insurgent attack on a police post.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130801/us-air-strike-accidentally-kills-five-afghan-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghan National Police International Security Assistance Force Military of Afghanistan AFP Thu, 01 Aug 2013 15:34:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5900022 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. watchdog raps Pentagon for buying aircraft for Afghan unit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130628/us-watchdog-raps-pentagon-buying-aircraft-afghan-unit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Alexander</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A government watchdog criticized the Pentagon on Friday for forging ahead with controversial helicopter purchases from a Russian arms dealer despite warnings the Afghan special forces unit due to receive the aircraft could not fly or maintain them.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130628/us-watchdog-raps-pentagon-buying-aircraft-afghan-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghan National Army Business Environment Health Military of Afghanistan Politics War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Fri, 28 Jun 2013 06:32:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5870061 at http://www.globalpost.com