AU, Somali forces sharpen skills to curb threats posed by explosive devices

The African Union Mission and Somali National Army (SNA) military officers wrapped up a five-day training course aimed at enhancing joint capabilities in mitigating the threat posed by improvised explosive devices (IEDs). Gerbi Kebede Regassa, AMISOM deputy force commander in Read More …

NATO Secretary General attends opening of UN General Assembly

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined world leaders at the opening of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday (21 September 2021). This year’s General Assembly marks the sixth that Mr Stoltenberg has Read More …

Salaknib ’21; U.S. and Philippine Army Strengthen Partnership

Fort Magsaysay, PHILIPPINES – Approximately 60 soldiers from U.S. Army Pacific Command, led by the 5th Security Force Assistance Brigade, trained side by side with the Philippine Army’s 1st Brigade Combat Team from July 9-31, 2021 at Fort Magsaysay as Read More …

Kentucky Guard engineers conduct Djibouti SPP training

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti – Kentucky National Guard engineers with the 577th Sapper Company and 123rd Airlift Wing traveled more than 15,000 miles to train with the Djiboutian military demining company as part of the State Partnership Program (SPP) Aug.19–29. For Read More …

Australia: Man charged after suitcase of detonators, explosives found in Sydney

A 22-year-old man allegedly stalked and intimidated residents of a home over two days in Sydney’s south-east, where police say they also found a suitcase containing detonators and explosives with “wires protruding”. Eastern suburbs police were called to the property Read More …

Selected Police personnel in Africa trained in explosives combat

Selected Police personnel from 11 African countries have undergone explosive recognition and awareness training to combat explosive-related threats by terrorists and extremists. The two-week training dubbed: “Explosives Hazards Awareness Training (EHAT) of Trainers,” drew participants from Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Read More …

UK and Kenya sign new Defence Cooperation Agreement to tackle shared threat from Al-Shabaab

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Defence Dr Monica Juma signed the deal after agreeing to step up UK support for the key security partner The UK is stepping up its counter-terrorism and military support to Kenya Read More …