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Pakistanis describe 'hell' of Bagram base detention

Aljazeera.com - ‎20.07.2016‎
Hamidullah Khan was 14 when he was captured by Afghan forces and handed over to the US military, which put him in a cage and held him for more than five years at Bagram Air Base, north of Kabul. "Bagram was a hell for us and we could not forget what ...

Der tötende Polizeiroboter von Dallas war kein Killerroboter

Ingenieur.de - Das Nachrichtenportal für Ingenieure - ‎12.07.2016‎
Der Roboter, der am vergangenen Donnerstag einen Polizistenmörder in Dallas tötete, war kein so genannter Killerroboter. Eigentlich wurde der eingesetzte Roboter für die Bombensuche konstruiert. Hersteller ist der amerikanische Wehrtechnikkonzern ...
Echtzeit-Berichte

The US Air Force Is Short 700 Fighter Pilots. Here's Our Plan to Fix That.

Defense One - ‎14.07.2016‎
And the Air Force is not alone. The Navy and Marine Corps are facing parallel challenges as the commercial airline industry embarks on a prolonged hiring wave fueled by many of its senior pilots hitting mandatory retirement age.
Echtzeit-Berichte

Dunford Says Aviation Brings 'Asymmetric Advantage' to Afghan Force

Department of Defense - ‎21.07.2016‎
Eng A. Shafi, during an assessment of the Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air (TAAC-Air), at Bagram Air Field, July 16th, 2016.
Echtzeit-Berichte

US commander: Progress in fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan

USA TODAY - ‎18.07.2016‎
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan - The top U.S. commander here said the expanded military authorization granted by President Obama last month has led to more aggressive targeting of insurgent leaders by U.S.
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Guantanamo Bay memoirist is cleared for release

Washington Post - ‎20.07.2016‎
After eight months in custody, he was flown in July 2002 to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan and then moved the following month to Guantanamo Bay.
Echtzeit-Berichte

Obama visited Micah Johnson's army base two years before he murdered cops during protest

Daily Mail - ‎10.07.2016‎
Johnson, a 25-year-old black Army veteran, has been serving in Afghanistan in 2014 when his unit was detailed to assist in preparations for 'a surprise thank you visit' by the President to Bagram Air Base. Obama gave a speech to the troops at the base ...
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Defense Secretary Carter in Afghanistan to meet troops

CNN - ‎12.07.2016‎
Carter, who was in Baghdad on Monday, flew into Bagram Air Base near Kabul and later met with Resolute Support Mission Commander Gen.

Skiatook Native Named 'Airman Of The Year'

News On 6 - ‎19.07.2016‎
Crawford recently completed a deployment to Afghanistan, where he helped recover an F-16 pilot who crashed during a takeoff near Bagram Airfield in March. That pilot was uninjured, Crawford said. BartlesvilleRadio.com says Crawford is the godson of ...

Catholic military chaplains sometimes find peace in a war zone

Pittsburgh Catholic - ‎18.07.2016‎
"That part was revolting and exhilarating at the same time," said Father Reutemann, who is currently serving as a chaplain at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana. "Here I am, a Catholic priest, an American chaplain, landing in the cobra's den.

Extract from Isabel Buchanan's Trials: 'Risk of assassination is high'

The Guardian - ‎16.07.2016‎
What was once a solely capital-defence practice grew to represent casualties of America and Britain's war on terror: the Pakistani men (and boys) detained without trial at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, and their families and neighbours in the northern ...
Echtzeit-Berichte

Afghan Forces Give Enemy Incentive to Reconcile, Resolute Support Chief Says

Department of Defense - ‎16.07.2016‎
Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, leaves Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 16, 2016. Dunford met with key leaders and received briefings about the progress of the Afghan air force and its partnership with the Resolute Support train ...
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9 things to know today: July 18

HollandSentinel.com - ‎18.07.2016‎
"We've seen peaks and valleys with the Taliban before, but certainly on the ground right now the Afghan forces have the momentum," he said, speaking aboard an Air Force C-17 transport plane en route from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to Stuttgart, ...
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U.S. to base hundreds of troops outside Afghanistan

Military Times - ‎12.07.2016‎
BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Tuesday that "some hundreds" of U.S. forces - in addition to the 8,400 that President Obama announced would stay in the country last week - will be based outside ...
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Lone-Wolf Terrorism: the Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost

CounterPunch - ‎15.07.2016‎
After graduating from high school in 2009, he joined the Amy Reserve and served in the 420th Engineer Brigade based at Seagoville, TX, where he was a carpentry and masonry specialist; in 2013 he was deployed to Bagram air base in Afghanistan.

Military Weekend – A Flurry of Visits

The Moderate Voice - ‎18.07.2016‎
Lead photo: U.S. and Spanish military leaders renders honors to President Barack Obama as Air Force One arrives at Naval Station Rota.

Two airmen receive Bronze Stars with Valor

AirForceTimes.com - ‎11.07.2016‎
Two airmen responsible for saving the lives of fellow service members during a suicide bombing in December in Afghanistan received Bronze Stars with Valor on Friday at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Master Sgt. Aaron B. Frederick and Staff Sgt. Bradley ...

UNSUNG HEROES: After Suicide Ambush, Airmen Ignored Their Wounds To Save The Team

Task & Purpose - ‎14.07.2016‎
21, 2015, Master Sgt. Aaron B. Frederick and Staff Sgt. Bradley D. Mock, both from the 824th Base Defense Squadron, were on a patrol roughly three miles north of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, when a man approached on a motorcycle laden with explosives.

US, NATO Agree to $5 Billion in Annual Funding for Afghan Forces

Military.com - ‎10.07.2016‎
The "flexible regional approach" meant the organization would maintain a presence in Kabul and at the huge Bagram air base north of the capital, and at existing coalition bases in Jalalabad in the southeast, at Kandahar in the southwest, at Herat in ...

Oscar-winning filmmaker exposes the dark underbelly of Australia's refugee policies

The Times of Israel - ‎14.07.2016‎
In 2007 she produced “Taxi to the Dark Side” which investigated the killing of an innocent Afghan taxi driver who was horrifically tortured to death by American soldiers in Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. She won the Academy Award for best documentary ...
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