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US program to train Syrian rebels losing ground

...on condition of anonymity."We have set the bar very high on vetting," said Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman.Maj. Gen. Michael Nagata, the Central Command special operations commander who is heading the program, wants volunteers...
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Former Boko Haram captives still held - by Nigerian military

...extremists last month being forced to remain in custody - held this time by the Nigerian military.The Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, claimed Thursday that they were moved to get "proper medical attention and psycho-social...
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Saudis foil embassy attack, arrest 93

...oil-producing nations. Saudi Arabia is also home to Islam's holiest sites in Mecca and Medina.Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki told The Associated Press that Saudi Arabia's security forces are better prepared than ever...
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Rumors of talks with Taliban are premature

...Taliban leaders and the Pakistani military clearly have no love, or trust, for each other. The Pakistani army spokesman, Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas, pulled out a thick, stapled sheaf of papers listing 434 Afghan Taliban who have been arrested...


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