Monthly Archives: March 2011

In Eastern Afghanistan, Czech Reconstruction Team Gets Mixed Reception

For such a short journey, it sure did cover a lot of ground. Continue reading

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The Afghan Agribusiness Strategy

by DAVID AXE Eighty-five percent of Afghans work in agriculture. In Logar, a wheat- and fruit-growing province 50 miles south of Kabul, the percentage is even higher. When NATO forces arrived in strength in Logar two years ago, commanders quickly … Continue reading

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Offiziere.ch macht Pause

Werte Leser, aus beruflichen Gründen werde ich voraussichtlich bis Ende Oktober 2011 im Ausland weilen. Die Vorbereitung dieses Auslandaufenthaltes – und vermutlich auch die dort zu erwartenden Aufgaben – zwingen mich meine Aktivitäten auf offiziere.ch erhebliche einzuschränken. Wie gewohnt wird … Continue reading

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XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System

This article is also available in English. Im November 2010 wurden 800 Stück des Hightech-Granatwerfers XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement System (es finden sich verschiedene Bezeichnungen, im folgenden Artikel wird die Bezeichnung “XM25” verwendet) von Heckler & Koch (Granatwerfer), Alliant … Continue reading

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Libyan Air Force Powerless to Resist No-Fly Zone

The U.S. and Great Britain are arguing for the international community — with U.N. or NATO approval — to establish a no-fly zone over Libya in order to protect anti-regime protesters in their two-week-old campaign against dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Libya’s air force, while potentially devastating against undefended protesters, would be powerless against the Western aerial armada that’s already assembling off the Libyan coast. Continue reading

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