Iraqi President Marks Invasion Anniversary

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 21/03/2008 - 10:18:15

Iraqi President Marks Invasion Anniversary

Armed Forces International has already given some coverage to the comments made by Iraq’s President, Jalal Talabani, on the fifth anniversary of the invasion of his country by allied forces.Since our previous coverage, more has emerged on t...

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Browne Announces New UK Armed Forces Bonuses

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 20/03/2008 - 17:36:34

Browne Announces New UK Armed Forces Bonuses

On the 19th March, Des Browne, Defence Secretary, announced details of a pair of new incentives designed to encourage members of the UK armed forces to continue serving their country.The new measures include a retention bonus payment increa...

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Russian Air Force Su-25 Crash Grounds Fleet

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 20/03/2008 - 16:53:13

The Russian Air Force’s fleet of Sukhoi Su-25 strike aircraft has been grounded after the crash of an example occured on the 20th March. The accident claimed the life of the Su-25’s pilot.Confirming the incident, a spokesman for the air for...

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Bush, Talabani Speak On Iraq War Five Years On

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 20/03/2008 - 14:29:46

Bush, Talabani Speak On Iraq War Five Years On

The War in Iraq has now moved into its sixth year.Yesterday, Armed Forces International reported on the keenly-anticipated speech made by US President George W. Bush, in which he referred to the conflict as one that ”we can and must win”.Bu...

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Nearly 4,000 US Soldiers Killed in Iraq

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 20/03/2008 - 13:46:00

Nearly 4,000 US Soldiers Killed in Iraq

As the War in Iraq moves into its sixth year, the most recently-available death statistics detail how, since 2003, nearly 4,000 members of the US armed forces have lost their lives whilst serving there.The latest death occurred on the 18th ...

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RAF Tornado Squadrons Set for Iraq Deployment

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 19/03/2008 - 18:02:13

RAF Tornado Squadrons Set for Iraq Deployment

The Royal Air Force announced on the 19th March that three squadrons of Tornado GR4 bombers are to be sent to Iraq in coming weeks.The deployment of these three squadrons — all of which are based at RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland — will take pla...

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Afghan Civilians Killed During Allied Raid

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 19/03/2008 - 15:43:34

Allied forces in Afghanistan are responsible for the deaths of six civilians, according to local sources.The raid in which the six deaths occurred took place in the Afghan province of Khost, a spokesman for the area’s governor said.The alli...

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President Bush Speaks on Iraq Five Years After Invasion

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 19/03/2008 - 15:02:32

President Bush Speaks on Iraq Five Years After Invasion

During a hotly-anticipated speech, US President George W. Bush referred to the War in Iraq — five years old today — as a conflict that ”we can and must win”."Removing Saddam Hussein from power was the right decision", he said.He c...

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Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile Trial

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 19/03/2008 - 14:43:29

Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile Trial

A missile launch trial has recently taken place in Sweden in which the Meteor Missile — intended for use by the Eurofighter Typhoon — made a successful hit on its unmanned target.Launched from a Saab Gripen combat jet of the Swedish Air For...

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Air Force Chief Announces Events for RAF Anniversary

Posted by Paul Fiddian on 19/03/2008 - 10:45:41

Air Force Chief Announces Events for RAF Anniversary

Tuesday 18th March saw the launch of a series of events commemorating the 90th anniversary of the Royal Air Force.The Royal Air Force was formed on the 1st April 1918. Over the course of the 90 ensuing years, its equipment may have changed ...

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