Afghan Military Faces Surge in Roadside Bombs It had been planted not just to kill ... or improvised explosive devices. "Fighting them face-to-face is not a problem for us; our weakness is mines, we have some weakness countering mines," Jan said. After 12 years of war, roadside bombs are the No ... 10/3/2013 - 7:22 am | View Link
Afghan Taliban kill 4 police in checkpoint attacks The U.S.-led military coalition ends its mission next year ... 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. The Taliban have littered many of the country's roads with improvised bombs that often kill civilians instead of security forces. An explosion from ... 06/1/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Afghan improvised bombs kill fewer U.S.-led troops WASHINGTON – U.S.-led troop deaths from makeshift bombs in Afghanistan are dropping sharply even though the number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by insurgents are near record levels, Pentagon data show. Now, less than half of troop ... 06/26/2012 - 2:06 pm | View Link
U.N.: U.S.-led forces killed fewer Afghan civilians last year KABUL, Afghanistan — The number of civilians killed by U.S.-led forces and their Afghan allies dropped ... Taliban suicide attacks killed 237, the U.N said, and roadside bombs, known as Improvised Explosive Devices, or IEDs, caused 904 deaths. 03/8/2011 - 2:34 pm | View Link
Afghan Deaths Threaten Support For U.S. Offensive "There were some unfortunate casualties, and we have determined that, yes, we did kill ... another U.S.-led offensive is under way. Farnoudi says it appears to be a trend occurring throughout the country. "There is more IEDs and improvised bombs and ... 04/21/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Rantburg Security forces detain 6 in Herat: The Afghan Intelligence operatives have arrested a group of six militants involved in major terrorist activities in western Herat ... 03/27/2017 - 7:26 am | View Website
PSYOP AGAINST THE ISLAMIC STATE PSYOP AGAINST THE ISLAMIC STATE. SGM Herbert A. Friedman (Ret.) Note: Text and/or images from this article have been used with permission by a Military Information ... 03/27/2017 - 1:21 am | View Website
Military intervention against ISIL Military intervention against ISIL; Part of the Syrian Civil War, Spillover of the Syrian Civil War, Iraqi Civil War (2014–present), Libyan Civil War (2014 ... 03/26/2017 - 6:12 pm | View Website
Gates of Vienna After being taken down twice by Blogger within a single week, we got the message: It’s Time To Go. Gates of Vienna has moved to a new address: 03/26/2017 - 2:12 am | View Website
Michael Porter Jr. is aware of the skepticism surrounding the heralded forward's decision to play at Missouri, a struggling program that is hiring his father as an assistant coach.
Porter, ranked as the nation's No. 1 prospect in his class by multiple recruiting services, is a featured attraction at the McDonald's All-American Game that takes place Wednesday night in Chicago.
Jerry Meyer, the director of basketball scouting for 247Sports, says Porter is "one of the more talented prospects that I've scouted in my 15 years in the business."
NCAA rules permit schools to hire the family members of prospects for coaching positions.
Schools are prohibited from hiring relatives of recruits for non-coaching staff positions for the two years before that prospect's enrollment and after his arrival.
Danny Manning and Mario Chalmers played on national championship teams at Kansas and had fathers on the coaching staff during their college careers.
The elder Porter's coaching background includes six years on the Missouri women's basketball staff — three as director of basketball operations and three more as an assistant coach.
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Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's pick to lead a massive North Carolina department overseeing Medicaid, mental health services and other programs is likely to get some tough questions from Senate Republicans scrutinizing her appointment.
The confirmation process is new this year after the Republican-controlled legislature passed a law subjecting the Democratic governor's Cabinet choices to scrutiny by the Senate.
Shrouded in mist and cloud, the twin volcanoes of the lushly forested Gunung Gede Pangrango national park are the brooding guardians of nature's last stand on teeming Java island. Indonesia's overflowing, polluted capital is a couple of hours north, and with Trump-branded properties being built next to this protected area, Jakarta may soon feel even closer.
The U. K. is set to make official its planned exit from the EU, starting on an unprecedented path to reshape its relationship with its closest allies in some of the most complex negotiations the country has ever undertaken.
Mountaineering expedition organizers in Nepal are sending huge trash bags with climbers on Mount Everest during the spring climbing season to collect trash that then can be winched by helicopters back to the base camp