Military Training

Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 06:22

The Malawi Defence Force Senior NCO Course is a four-month long course of instruction that focuses on Leadership Fundamentals, Communication Skills and Operations. Each class holds 30 students and the course is currently offered twice a year.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 – 06:09

U.S. troops in Iraq are setting up a train-advise-and-assist team at a forward operating base near the Islamic State group’s front lines outside of Mosul, not far from the site of recent chemical weapons attacks.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – 09:19

Hundreds of Marines have been quietly deploying over the past 16 months to assist the Iraqis fighting to retake territory, hard won by U.S. troops over the past decade or more, from brutal ISIS militants.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – 06:14

The United States is training the Cameroon military in techniques of detecting and counteracting landmines and explosive devices. The training comes due to the increasing use of landmines and suicide bombings by Boko Haram militants.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 – 06:07

Trying to stay a step ahead of terrorist and illicit smuggling networks that are pushing deeper into West Africa, Senegal created a new riverine commando squad last year to help patrol the Senegal River that delineates a 500-mile border with Mauritania to the north.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 – 06:37

African forces began a U.S.-led counter-terrorism training programme in Senegal on Monday amid what a U.S. commander said were rising signs of collaboration between Islamist militant groups across north Africa and the Sahel.

Friday, February 5, 2016 – 06:30

The ability to train and advise the still green Afghan security forces will be constrained if the U.S. troop level is cut to 5,500 as President Barack Obama has proposed, the senior American commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 – 06:18

The U.S. and Lithuanian soldiers training a platoon of Ukrainian army soldiers on a cold, blustery day near the border with Poland were preparing the Ukrainians for their first “live fire” exercise.

Friday, January 29, 2016 – 07:20

The U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) published an audit of the Afghan National Engineer Brigade (NEB) that found despite U.S. training efforts and the expense of millions of dollars, the brigade is incapable of operating independently.

Thursday, January 28, 2016 – 06:24

U.S.-led coalition forces training Iraqi soldiers to fight Islamic State are applying lessons from last month’s recapture of Ramadi to prepare the army to retake the northern city of Mosul later this year.