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Germany: Chancellor Merkel on visit to Afghanistan

Germany says its leader is in Afghanistan to on a surprise visit to the nation's troops serving with NATO's force in a war against Taliban insurgents.


A decade of war proved women's mettle for combat

The policy change is a reflection of reality on the ground, military officials say.


U.S. will send 400 troops to Turkey

The U.S. will send two batteries of Patriot missiles and 400 troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Turkish territory from potential Syrian missile attack, the Pentagon said Friday.


Britain deploys 1,200 more troops for Olympics

2012 Olympics

Britain's government opted Tuesday to deploy 1,200 more troops to protect Olympic venues -- a move that reflects a lack of confidence that private security contractor G4S can deliver all it promised for the games.


'Down with America': Pakistanis protest deadly strike

Thousands gathered outside the American Consulate in Karachi on Sunday to protest against a NATO cross-border air attack that killed 24 Pakistani troops.


US says no decision on keeping troops in Iraq

The Obama administration favors keeping a smaller military force in Iraq beyond this year than U.S. commanders believe is necessary, officials said Wednesday, although even a relatively tiny U.S. contingent may be too big for White House advisers who are worried about the slumping U.S. economy and the president's re-election chances....


Russia: NATO 'one step' from land war in Libya

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov says NATO is "one step" from sending troops into Libya in a bid to help rebels remove Moammar Gadhafi from power....


Some soldiers prefer amputations rather than damaged limbs, now that prosthetics are so good

Some soldiers prefer amputations rather than damaged limbs, now that prosthetics are so good

Wounded troops are making choices that predecessors from earlier wars never had: whether to trade poorly functioning limbs for microprocessor-driven ...


Troops open fire on Yemeni protesters

Security forces and plainclothes gunmen opened fire on crowds of Yemenis marching through a southern city Monday in an intensifying crackdown against the uprising.


British PM eyes 2011 Afghan pullback, U.S. reviews war

British Prime Minister David Cameron, on an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, said on Tuesday he was confident British troops could start leaving early next year when a gradual transition to Afghan forces begins.


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