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Stratfor: Situational awareness – how everyday citizens can help make a...

Last week's Security Weekly discussed the important role that grassroots defenders practicing situational awareness play in defending against terrorist attacks by individuals...

Five US troops killed in Afghanistan, Pentagon says

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A roadside bomb killed five US troops in southern Afghanistan a Pentagon official told Reuters, less than a week after 30 American...

General McChrystal to retire from US Army: official

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General Stanley McChrystal, who President Barack Obama fired last week as the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan, has informed the...

From war to peace: Obama to accept Nobel Prize

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US President Barack Obama arrived in the Norwegian capital today to accept his Nobel Peace Prize amid criticism he does not deserve...

Troop surge to aid intelligence companies

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The US Defence Department's plan to send 30 000 additional troops into Afghanistan is likely to prove a boon to Defence contractors...

Italy to send 1000 more troops to Afghanistan

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Italy will send around 1000 additional soldiers to Afghanistan as part of US President Barack Obama's planned troop surge, Italian Defense Minister...

US troop surge to increase defense orders

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The US plans to send 30 000 more US troops to Afghanistan and this should generate niche orders for some defense companies...

Logistics plays a key role in war effort in Afghanistan

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Infrastructure to support US military efforts in Afghanistan is already strained, posing challenges to the troop surge announced by President Obama   "You just...

Obama to send 30 000 troops to Afghanistan

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President Barack Obama said he is sending 30 000 more US troops to Afghanistan by next summer to speed the battle against...

Obama to lay out long-awaited Afghan plan

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President Barack Obama plans to announce today that he will send about 30 000 more US troops to Afghanistan in a long-awaited...

UK to send 500 extra troops to Afghanistan

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Britain will send 500 more soldiers to Afghanistan in December as part of a broader surge in NATO-led troop levels to tackle...

German military chief resigns over Afghan air strike

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The head of Germany's armed forces and a senior Defense Ministry official were forced to resign over reports the military withheld details...

Foreign helicopter missing in Afghanistan

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A cargo helicopter chartered by a military contractor has gone missing in Afghanistan and NATO forces are helping search for it, a...

India, China and Russia seek role in Afghan policy

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The foreign ministers of Russia, China and India said that the world must remain engaged in Afghanistan, with Moscow seeking a greater...

Germany may review Afghan troop levels in 2010

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Germany is likely to stick with its 4500 troop ceiling for Afghanistan when it renews a parliamentary mandate in December but could...

UK troops in Afghanistan could be cut by 2014: general

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British troop numbers in Afghanistan could be scaled back in five years as the Afghan army is strengthened, though some will have...

NATO “a corpse” fumes former Canada military boss

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The splits inside NATO over the Afghan war have turned the alliance into a rotting corpse that will be virtually impossible to...

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