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NATO-led Mission in Afghanistan to Continue Beyond 2016 as Voted by Foreign Ministers

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Resolute Support foreign ministers have agreed to continue the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan beyond 2016 to assist in the stabilization efforts of the country through political, military and financial support. Ministers had also reviewed the financial support to the Afghan security forces with $1.4 billion U.S. dollars in the Afghan National …

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Marine Corps Engineer School Updates Counter-IED Curriculum to Address Troop Readiness Requirements

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The U.S. Marine Corps‘ engineer school has developed a new curriculum to train warfighters to counter improvised explosive device threats, Marine Corps Times reported Tuesday. Matthew Schehl writes that USMC looks to provide units with hands-on field training and tailored intelligence based on the geographic area the squads are assigned to, using lessons …

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JIDA Aims to Detect Suicide Bombers Through New System

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The Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Agency has funded the development of a platform that works to detect improvised explosive devices, the Army website reported Sunday. C. Todd Lopez writes the Standoff Suicide Bomb Detection System consists of a terahertz imager and long-wave and mid-wave infrared imaging sensors to screen individuals for IEDs. …

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Theresa Marie Whelan: US Should Leverage Geospatial Intell-SFO Relationship

A Pentagon official has said that counterterrorism efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq have resulted in a “hand-in-glove” relationship between geospatial intelligence and special operations forces, DoD News reported Tuesday. Theresa Marie Whelan, principal deputy assistant defense secretary for special operations and low-intensity conflict, told an audience at the GEOINT Symposium she believes it is …

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