Defense

May 31, 2012

U.S., Pakistan military coordination improves

Tags:
by Claudette Roulo
American Forces Press Service

Navy Capt. John Kirby, Pentagon spokesman, briefs the press at the Pentagon, May 31, 2012.

In a sign of improving coordination between the United States and Pakistan, two U.S. military liaison officers recently returned to Pakistan, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. John Kirby told reporters May 31.

The officers returned to Pakistan at the request of the Pakistani government, Kirby said.

The posting is part of the effort to improve tactical and operational coordination between the International Security Assistance Force and the Pakistani military, Kirby said. The purpose is to “increase and improve communication between the two militaries along that border,” he added.

The liaison officers left Pakistan following last November’s cross-border incident, Kirby said.

Inadequate coordination was cited as one cause in a DOD review of the incident in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed after coalition troops operating in Kunar province, Afghanistan, were fired upon from border positions within Pakistan.

Based in Peshawar, Pakistan, the liaison officers are working with the headquarters staff of the Pakistani army’s 11th Corps, Kirby said.

The 11th Corps’ area of responsibility, he said, includes the border region that matches up with Regional Command East on the Afghanistan side.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

F-35 aircraft costs drop, report shows

A recent account of F-35 Lightning II aircraft program costs shows decreases, the Air Force’s F-35 program executive officer told reporters in a media roundtable March 24. Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan, citing this year’s selected acquisition report on the aircraft, called the roundtable to clarify cost and performance facts in the latest...
 
 
Army photograph

First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

Army photograph An RQ-7B Shadow v2 prepares to launch. Manned-unmanned operations using helicopters linked with unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, have been used by the Army for a number of years. However, no single unit has ev...
 
 
Navy photograph

U.S. Naval Test Pilot School celebrates 70 years

Navy photograph Army Lt. Col. Gregory Fortier, commanding officer of U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS) describes the school’s milestones and accomplishments since instruction began 70 years earlier at Naval Air Statio...
 

 
Army photograph by SSgt. Michael Nasworthy

Armed Aerial Scout still valid requirement, Army says

Army photograph by SSgt. Michael Nasworthy The M113 armored personnel carrier, shown above, is to be replaced by the new armored multi-purpose vehicle fleet. Despite cancelling its quest for an Armed Aerial Scout, or AAS, aircr...
 
 

Sequestration threatens Americaís airpower advantage

Air Force senior leaders testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee Subcommittee on Airland March 19, and said with the return of sequestration-level funding, America’s airpower advantage is increasingly at risk. We are the greatest Air Force in the world and remain so, said Dr. William LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi

AF leaders: End sequestration or lose tomorrowís fight

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James gives her opening statement during a House Armed Services Committee hearing Mar.17, 2015, on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. The committee convene...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>