No U.S. military support is planned in connection with the ongoing crisis in the Central African Republic, where hundreds of French troops are being deployed as part of an international effort to stem an outbreak of sectarian bloodshed, U.S. officials said.
NATO’s Arrcade Fusion 13 exercise, a multinational event aimed at ensuring that the alliance’s first rapid deployment headquarters is ready to respond to a potential crisis, concluded Friday in southwest England.
The Air Force is eliminating selective reenlistment bonuses for 46 career fields and cutting retraining opportunities for hundreds of airmen in over-manned specialties as the service prepares to trim the force by as many as 25,000 airmen over the next several years.
At the U.S. Army’s training grounds in Hohenfels, Syria-bound weapons inspectors are getting a crash course in combat zone safety courtesy of U.S. troops, who are advising the civilian inspectors on the range of threats they could encounter in the war-torn country.
Iceland is trendy these days. Its powerful loneliness and mighty features can be ideal for exotic film locations — so parts of "Game of Thrones," "Batman Begins," "Prometheus," and the 2014 version of "Noah" were filmed here.
Berlin's tourist boom has led many locals to rent out their apartments to visitors for short-term stays. Now the Berlin senate, amid soaring rents, has passed a law banning the practice. Critics, however, are unsure of how effective it will be.
Bamiyan, a picturesque but deeply impoverished province in north-central Afghanistan, has remained largely peaceful since international forces left earlier this year, but now a neighbor’s instability is making life difficult for residents.
Less than an hour’s drive from the sleepy city of Bamiyan, with its giant Buddhas, nascent tourism industry, and zero foreign troops, this rugged mountain district in what many consider the safest province in the country has quietly become a tense battleground between government forces and insurgents. It may provide a peek at what Afghanistan faces in a post-NATO world.
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