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Left to right: 1 Brigade Commander, Brigadier Michael Krause; Timor Leste Battle Group V Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Jake Elwood; Regimental Sergent Major Battle Group V, Warrant Officer Class 1, Craig Howe; Commander 1 Division, General Richard Wilson; HQ 1 Div RSM, WO 1 Wayne Giddings; and 1 Brigade RSM, WO1 Donald Spinx. www.defence.gov.au Hires
(L-R) Corporal Ben Candy, Captain Ed Stokes, Major Guy Bernard, Sergeant Mel Price and Flight Sergeant Linda Brown take turns reading Christmas postcards sent from the residents of Manning NSW. The postcards included many school children who took the time to wish the men and women serving overseas a very safe and merry Christmas. www.defence.gov.au Hires
SAN DIEGO -- BM2 Aaron Insko enjoys time with his family during the Coast Guard Port Security Unit's family day on Sunday. The Families and members of PSU311 gathered at Coast Guard Air Station San Diego for a picnic prior to their deployment. Photo by Tina M. Epperson Hires
In this image released by the Coast Guard, a 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Tillamook Bay, Ore., and an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Astoria, Ore., search the waters near Tilamook for two men who fell overboard when the 42-foot crab boat Network capsized Friday, November 28, 2008. (U.S. Coast Guard/Air Station Astoria) Hires
President-elect Barack Obama has called for an increase in troops in Afghanistan, but military experts caution that reinforcements are unlikely to lead to the sort of rapid turnaround that occurred after the troop surge in Iraq.
Left, a joint foot patrol between Afghan and American troops to clear a mountain ridge near the Pakistani border. Photo: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times
U.S. soldiers responded to insurgent mortar and small-arms fire with their own mortar barrage in October.
"Afghanistan may be the 'good war,' but it is also the harder war," said David J. Kilcullen, a former officer in the Australian Army who recently left his job as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's senior adviser on counterinsurgency issues. Photo: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times
The story and the rest of the pics http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/02/wo...ref=multimediaViewed through night-vision equipment, American soldiers unloaded supplies in the dark from a Chinook helicopter in October at an Army combat outpost in northeastern Afghanistan. Photo: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times
Members of the Philippine National Police wear Santa Claus hats during the launch of the "Santa Cop 2008" initiative outside a mall in Manila December 2, 2008. Around 200 policemen wearing Santa Claus hats will be deployed from Tuesday in malls and other crowded areas to enhance the visibility of their patrols and crime prevention efforts during the holiday season, a police officer said. *******/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES)
NATO military vehicles patrol a newly opened bridge at Bala Morghab, Badghis province in Afghanistan November 30, 2008. Building bridges in Afghanistan requires more than bricks-and-mortar. It requires deft diplomacy and an appreciation of tribal politics, especially if the bridge in question is to survive sabotage attempts by the Taliban. Picture taken on November 30 2008. To match feature AFGHAN-BRIDGE/ *******/Golnar Motevalli (AFGHANISTAN)