LCS Conducts Counter-illicit Trafficking Operations

05/31/2010
This slide show focuses on the littoral combat ship USS Freedom conducting joint counter-illicit trafficking operations with the guided-missile frigate USS McInerney in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. [slidepress gallery='lcs-conducts-counter-illicit-trafficking-operations'] Credit: US Navy Visual Service, Pacific Ocean, At Sea, March 30th, 2010 All photos show the USS Freedom…

Commando Training

05/31/2010
This slide shows focuses upon a key training effort of US forces as they prepare to depart Iraq.  Commando training is a key element of building up relevant capabilities for Iraqi forces to provide for domestic security. [slidepress gallery='commando-training'] CreditL Joint Combat Camera Center Iraq, March 2010 In the first…

Filling The Vacuum: Getting Closer To A Nuclearized Saudi Arabia?

05/28/2010
By Franck Znaty (fz@sldinfo.com) In light of Iran’s determined drive to acquire nuclear weapons, what options remain on the table for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia? While the question of Saudi Arabia acquiring nuclear weapons has been raised many times in the past, news reports announced that Saudi Arabia was…

Eurosatory 2010 Paris Land, Airland, Homeland Defence and Security Week

05/21/2010
[caption id="attachment_8842" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A New Theme At Eurosatory This Year : Operational Medecine (Credit photo: 1er Régiment, Thomas Samson, French Ministry of Defense, ECPAD, Moselle, November 1997)"][/caption] Retaining the same successful mixture of outdoor and indoor stands as in previous sessions, Eurosatory 2010 will include a full program of…

A Training Readiness Mission at the Al Sahra Air Base

05/21/2010
A key element of the transition in Iraq is training Iraqis for the missions they will need to fulfill in providing for internal security and self defense.  This slide show focuses upon USAF and Iraqi training to build up Iraqi AF capabilities. [slidepress gallery='a-training-readiness-mission-at-the-al-sahra-air-base'] Credit: Joint Combat Camera Center Iraq,…

US Army and Afghan Forces Conduct a Joint Patrol

05/21/2010
This slide shows gives us a sense of the US Army working with the Afghan forces in shaping a common security capability. [slidepress gallery='us-army-and-afghan-forces-conduct-a-joint-patrol'] Credit : Joint Combat Camera Afghanistan, Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, March 18th, 2010 Location: The first photo shows an Afghan speaking with an Afghan National…