counterinsurgency

Come clean on military ties with US: CPI-M


March 3rd, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) The CPI-M Saturday asked the government to come clean on military ties with the US after an Amercian commander claimed that US special forces were ... Read more...

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Pentagon says US special forces in India; Delhi denies (Second Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) The US special forces are based in India and four other South Asian countries, a Pentagon commander has said. But India promptly denied it, saying ... Read more...

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US says its special forces in India; Delhi says ‘no’ (Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) US special forces are based in India and four other South Asian countries, a Pentagon commander has said. India quickly denied hosting American troops on ... Read more...

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US special forces helping India to contain LeT


March 2nd, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 2 (IANS) The US and India are working together to contain Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, with US special forces present in India ... Read more...

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Aid freeze no big deal: US to Pakistan (Second Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) Downplaying a US move to freeze close to $700 million in aid to Pakistan, the Obama administration sought to assure its estranged ally that the ... Read more...

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Aid freeze can be waived: US assures Pakistan (Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) The US has sought to assure its estranged ally Pakistan that a legislation that freezes $700 million for Pakistan merely includes a reporting requirement and ... Read more...

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Aid ‘freeze’ to Pakistan can bve waived: US


December 16th, 2011 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) As the US Congress agreed to freeze close to $700 million in aid to Pakistan, the Obama administration sought to assure its estranged ally that ... Read more...

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Support to cut Pakistan funding growing in US


May 18th, 2011 - 10:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 18 (IANS) Support for cutting off some US aid to Pakistan because leaders there turn a blind eye to terrorists who go after US targets is growing ... Read more...

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Experts express doubt about US’s Afghan ‘hearts and minds’ strategy


March 16th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 16 (ANI): Some analysts have said that US development aid, aimed at winning the "hearts and minds" of the Afghan people, is not helping the coalition military forces win the ... Read more...

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Tripura troopers deployed for poll duty


March 9th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, March 9 (IANS) Tripura State Rifles (TSR) troopers will provide security during the upcoming assembly polls, a top official said Wednesday."Twelve companies of India Reserve Battalions of the TSR ... Read more...

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Obama proposes 3.1-bn-dollar US aid to Pak in fiscal year 2012


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16(ANI): The Obama administration has proposed a staggering amount of 3.1-billion-dollars, as financial assistance to Pakistan in the 2012 budget, despite its standoff with the Asian nation on double murder-accused ... Read more...

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Pakistan to get $3.1 bn in US aid in 2012


February 15th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's 2012 budget proposes $3.1 billion financial assistance to Pakistan as part of $5.3 billion "in core assistance and diplomatic support to ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s terrorist sanctuaries “rich hunting ground” for US: NYT


January 18th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18(ANI): Pakistan's refusal to launch a military operation in North Waziristan to hit the terrorist sanctuaries on its northwest border may have created a magnet there for hundreds of Islamic ... Read more...

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Former soldier puts up his Military Cross on eBay


January 17th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) A former British soldier is selling his Military Cross, awarded for his heroics in Afghanistan, on the auction website eBay.Ranger Alan Owens, who served with the Royal Irish ... Read more...

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Holbrooke’s death leaves major void in Obama’s Afghan strategy


December 14th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 14 (ANI): A major void has been created in U.S. President Barack Obama's strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan with the death of his Special Envoy for these two countries, ... Read more...

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5-year time span eclipses US’ ‘conditional’ 2bn-dollar military aid offer to Pak


October 23rd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): On the final day of the latest US-Pakistan strategic dialogue, the United States announced a 2 billion-dollar military aid package designed to prod Pakistan into taking a ... Read more...

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Flood relief efforts force Pakistan Army to alter plans against terrorists


September 14th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kalam, Sept 14 (ANI): Pakistani military officials have said that the flood relief effort undertaken by the country's armed forces have forced the army to alter plans to combat Taliban and ... Read more...

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Grunts, not technology, win wars: Historian


August 1st, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): The "grunts"- American troops on the ground-have been better than technology in winning wars, says military historian John C. McManus in a new book about America's ground forces.The ... Read more...

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US budgets $4.5 mn for India for fighting terror


April 15th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) The Obama administration has asked the Congress to double its anti-terrorism budget to India to $4.5 million for the fiscal 2011 for higher-level training in the aftermath of ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban no.2 Baradar “singing like a male canary” : Pak official


March 12th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.11 (ANI): The arrest of Taliban's second-in command Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar is proving to be of great value to officials as he has revealed several vital pieces of information ... Read more...

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Peacekeeping and counterinsurgency can learn from each other


February 28th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A new study has indicated that despite the differences between peacekeeping and counterinsurgency, both these operations can actually learn from each other.On the surface, peacekeeping and counterinsurgency have ... Read more...

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Real challenge of Marja offensive lies ahead: Top NATO commander


February 21st, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Marja (Afghanistan), Feb. 21 (ANI): Even as thousands of US and Afghan troops remain engaged in the first phase of the gruelling fight against Taliban in southern Marja, top commanders believe ... Read more...

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Taliban softens image to win local favour: NATO officials


January 21st, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Jan 21 (IANS) The Taliban has adopted a new strategy to counter the anti-insurgency mission through a propaganda campaign, overhauling its brutal image to win support of the locals in ... Read more...

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US House of Representatives approves 1.5bn dollar aid to Pak


December 14th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 14 (ANI): The US House of Representatives has approved 1.459-billion-dollar economic aid for Pakistan for the financial year 2010.The assistance, which will be spent under the Kerry-Lugar legislation, was approved ... Read more...

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Obama close to making decision on next steps for Afghanistan


October 15th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.15 (ANI): After five intense meetings on his war-fighting strategy in Afghanistan, US President Barack Obama is assessing all the options and is now "in the decision-making phase," White House ... Read more...

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KL Bill explanatory note ‘old wine in new bottle’


October 15th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.15 (ANI): The United States has attached a separate memo with the Kerry Lugar Bill to clarify the conditions mentioned in the legislation, however, the new document too mentions that Pakistan ... Read more...

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Local Pakistani contractors not reliable for receiving US aid: Expert


October 12th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.12 (ANI): Amid the wide spread discontent over the Kerry Lugar Bill which would triple non-military aid to Pakistan, US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Hollbrooke is pushing to ... Read more...

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Kerry Lugar Bill ‘conditions’ were drafted with Pak Army’s acquiescence: Berman


October 10th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.10 (ANI): While the Pakistan Army has been raising questions over some of the conditionalities attached with the Kerry-Lugar Bill, saying it is against nation's sovereignty and integrity, a top US ... Read more...

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US House puts tough ‘no terror’ conditions on Pakistan aid


October 1st, 2009 - 7:44 am ICT by IANS
By Arun KumarWashington, Oct 1 (IANS) The US Congress has passed a bill to triple non-military aid to Pakistan to $7.5 billion in the next five years, but with stringent conditions ... Read more...

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Afghanistan Government too corrupt to consolidate US military’s efforts


September 28th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sep 28(ANI): Though the US commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley McChrystal, has urged the US to repeat an Iraq-style surge in Afghanistan, the Obama administration thinks all the efforts will come ... Read more...

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Afghanistan assessment, a catalyst for Obama


September 22nd, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep.22 (ANI): The 66-page assessment report provided to U.S. President Barack Obama by his top military commander in Afghanistan, General Stanley A. McChrystal could be read in two possible ways. ... Read more...

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Afghan insurgency being fuelled by Taliban leaders in Pakistan: Gen. McChrystal


September 21st, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep. 21 (ANI): The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan warns in an urgent, confidential assessment of the war that while the insurgency is predominantly Afghan, it "is clearly ... Read more...

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US to open new intelligence training centre focusing on Pakistan, Afghanistan


August 25th, 2009 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.25 (ANI): The United States is planning to set-up a training centre at the Central Command to train military officials and secret agents to focus more on Afghanistan and Pakistan.According to ... Read more...

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ISAF troops in Afghanistan need to get rid of their seige mentality


August 13th, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug.13 (ANI): For the vast majority of troops at the International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF) headquarters, Afghanistan remains an enigma, a threatening land lying beyond the concertina wire of ... Read more...

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Army’s success in Swat upsetting Pakistan’s ‘fragile’ internal balance of power


July 22nd, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): While the Pakistan government has been raising concerns over the expanding Taliban threat, it was the Army which ultimately took the challenge and succeeded in crushing the ... Read more...

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