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26 March 2012 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 26 Mar 2012 [PDF]
  • DOD News Briefing with Gen. Allen from the Pentagon DoD 26 Mar 2012-- Presenter: General John Allen, Commander, International Security Assistance Force
  • Top US Commander Examines Leadership Issues in Afghan Killings VOA 26 Mar 2012 -- The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Marine Corps General John Allen, said Monday he is looking into possible leadership failures that might have led to the killing of 17 Afghan villagers, allegedly by a U.S. soldier this month.
  • Afghans, Coalition Work to Avert 'Insider' Attacks AFPS 26 Mar 2012 -- Afghan and coalition leaders are working to limit 'insider threat' killings in Afghanistan, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces there told reporters here today.
  • Allen: Speculation About Bales Case 'Serves No Purpose' AFPS 26 Mar 2012 -- Criminal and administrative investigations continue following charges announced March 23 against Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the NATO International Security Assistance Force commander said here today.
  • Regional engagement crucial as Afghan transition gathers pace – Ban UN News Centre 26 Mar 2012 -- As Afghanistan's transition picks up pace, regional engagement becomes even more important, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as the country's partners met in neighbouring Tajikistan.
  • Afghan Air Force, Army CAB brush up on sheet metal repair Army News 26 Mar 2012 -- At the Afghan maintenance hangar, airmen with the Afghan Air Force received some critical training in aircraft structural repair maintenance from their counterparts in the U.S. Army.
  • USACE supports O&M at Joint Regional Afghan National Police Center Army News 26 Mar 2012 -- If you were looking to illustrate 'challenge,' operating and maintaining a large installation in Afghanistan could serve as a prime example. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District-South meets that challenge every day, as they oversee the national O&M contract for the Joint Regional Afghan National Police Center, near Kandahar Airfield.
  • Afghan Security Forces Improving Quickly, Allen Says AFPS 26 Mar 2012 -- Afghan forces are improving faster than coalition leaders or they themselves anticipated, the commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said here today.
  • UN lacks clear strategy on Afghanistan: Ahmadinejad IRNA 26 Mar 2012 -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday regretted that the United Nations lacks specific and transparent strategy on Afghanistan's affairs.
  • Iran deplores NATO intervention in Afghanistan creating crisis IRNA 26 Mar 2012 -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday deplored NATO intervention in Afghanistan as the root-cause of the current humanitarian crisis in the country.
  • Two British Soldiers Killed By Afghan In Uniform RFE/RL 26 Mar 2012 -- NATO-led forces in Afghanistan say a man wearing an Afghan Army uniform has shot and killed two British soldiers inside a NATO base in southern Afghanistan.
  • AAF achieves first fixed-wing UPT flights in 30 years AFNS 26 Mar 2012 -- Afghan maintenance crews marshaled a team of three U.S. instructors paired with three Afghan students as they took to the morning skies in three separate Cessna 183 aircraft, marking the first undergraduate pilot training sorties in over 30 years in Afghanistan, March 24, 2012
  • Conn. ANG engineer BEEFs up projects in Afghanistan AFNS 26 Mar 2012 -- Building a bunker wall at an Afghan base in northern Afghanistan may seem like a typical engineering task, but this was no ordinary project for Staff Sgt. Arthur Mitchell, a civil engineer with the 577th Expeditionary Prime BEEF (Base Emergency Engineer Force) Squadron. This project was an opportunity to partner with Afghan Soldiers, a highlight of his recent deployment to northern Afghanistan.
  • Architects of the AOR's air picture AFNS 26 Mar 2012 -- The massive golf-ball looking object perched on the tee-like tower at Kandahar Airfield isn't just a useless landmark; instead the information obtained from it helps provide higher headquarters and tactical commanders pertinent information about Afghanistan's air space.
  • Combined Force Detains 2 Insurgents AFPS 26 Mar 2012 -- An Afghan-coalition security force detained two insurgents during an operation to capture an Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan leader in the Shirin Tagab district of Afghanistan's Faryab province today, military officials reported.
  • Analysis: Why the aid drawdown in Afghanistan could be a good thing IRIN 26 Mar 2012 -- One hillside in Pashtun Kot District in the northern Afghan province of Faryab stands out. Dotted with graves, it is the final resting place for the victims of underdevelopment: Villagers travel from far-off mountains by donkey to bury their dead here - people whose demise was hastened by chronic hunger, undernutrition and lack of access to health care.

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