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DefenseNews Post Afghanistan USAF Changes Jolly Green II Helicopter Purchase Plans

Post-Afghanistan, US Air Force Changes Jolly Green II Helicopter Purchase Plans

The U.S. Air Force wants to cut the total number of new combat rescue helicopters it plans to buy by one-third, a sign of how it is adjusting to a post-Afghanistan threat…

Missiles in front of Iranian flag

How Iran is Winning, One Attack at a Time. 

This week, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) issued a statement confirming that “U.S. forces at Al Dhafra Air Base, near Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), engaged two inbound…


US Troop Level Reduction in Middle East Likely as Focus Shifts Elsewhere

The U.S. military is likely to reduce the number of troops it keeps in the Middle East and Central Asia while remaining engaged in those regions to counter Iran and…

CNN Amanpour And Co Votel On Afghan Withdrawal

Amanpour and Company: Gen. Joseph Votel (Ret.) on Afghanistan Withdrawal

To understand how the U.S. withdrawal could have been handled differently, and what needs to happen most urgently to improve the situation on the ground, Bianna speaks with retired General…

USNews From 300k To Few Hundred Afghanistans Army

From 300,000 to a Few Hundred: What Happened to Afghanistan’s Army

President Joe Biden told the American people on July 8 that the U.S. and its partners in Afghanistan had “trained and equipped nearly 300,000 current serving members of the military”…

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General Joseph Votel on US Military Challenges in the Middle East

MEI Distinguished Senior Fellow Joseph Votel, a retired four-star general in the Army and former commander of U.S. Central Command, joins host Alistair Taylor to discuss the challenges facing American…