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Malaria eradication no vague aspiration, says Gates

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Eradicating malaria is not a vague, unrealistic aspiration but a tough, ambitious goal that can be reached within the next few decades,...

Outgoing US defence chief weighs toll of war

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Robert Gates, in his final interview as US defence secretary, grew quiet as he tried to articulate the heavy toll his job...

Obama weighed military, political risk for Afghan plan

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President Barack Obama's plan for pulling US troops from Afghanistan will intensify risks in the thick of next year's fighting season, but...

Pentagon says worst arms programmes already cut

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The Pentagon has already cut its most troubled weapons programmes and others that are no longer needed, and may be able to...

Firing generals

Defence ministers everywhere – in fact all political leaders worldwide – can take a leaf from US Defence Secretary Robert Gates. He...

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...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...