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Philip Breedlove, former commander of NATO Allied Command Operations. Photo: Leli Blagonravova/EPRC
Interview
20 Sep 19
Former US general praises army’s capacity and “absolutely superior” soldiers.
Soldiers with the Afghan National Army at an outpost in Momand Valley. (Photo: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images)
Investigation
8 Mar 18
Access to benefits is a key incentive to undertake perilous military service.
28 Feb 18
Recent strikes led by special ops teams deemed a success.
The new campaign is the latest in a series of joint US-Afghan counter-narcotics operations in Helmand. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
8 Jan 18
Tactic signals fresh effort to eliminate insurgents’ income from narcotics.
A member of the Afghan Air Force stands in the doorway of a hangar in Kandahar. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
31 Jan 17
Social prejudice and limited facilities makes life tough for the handful of female students at the country’s aviation academy.
Nigerian soldiers. (Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
Investigation
8 Sep 16
Corruption and mismanagement leaves army ranks woefully under-resourced.
(Photo: Georgia's Ministry of Defence)
19 Jul 16
Fresh cooperation with the United States gives Tbilisi the opportunity to improve its armed forces.
Tajik army soldiers. (Photo: Shodmon Holov)
7 Jul 16
Dushanbe wants to boost its defence forces, but people simply don’t want to join up.
The Noble Partner training exercise held recently in Georgia. (Photo: Georgian ministry of defence)
20 Jun 16
Tbilisi continues to dream, but membership remains a long way off.
Airshow of the Russian Aerobatic Team at the Erebuni military airport, Yerevan. (Photo: Photolure Agency)
19 Jun 16
Fears that Moscow cannot be trusted as a guarantor of national security.

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