What was the Mutual Defence Assistance Act (1949)?

Introduction The Mutual Defence Assistance Act (MDAA) was a United States Act of Congress signed by President Harry S. Truman on 06 October 1949. For US Foreign policy, it was the first US military foreign aid legislation of the Cold War era, and initially to Europe. The Act followed Truman’s signing of the Economic Cooperation… Read More

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What is the Adapted Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty?

Introduction The Adapted Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty is a post-Cold War adaptation of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), signed on November 19, 1999, during the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) 1999 Istanbul summit. The main difference with the earlier treaty is that the troop ceilings on… Read More

What is the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe?

Introduction The original Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) was negotiated and concluded during the last years of the Cold War and established comprehensive limits on key categories of conventional military equipment in Europe (from the Atlantic to the Urals) and mandated the destruction of excess weaponry. The treaty proposed equal limits for… Read More

What is an Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team?

Introduction Operational Mentoring and Liaison Teams (OMLTs) were the NATO equivalent of the United States’ Embedded Training Teams and were active in Afghanistan. Countries Teams from several countries provided training and operational support to the Afghan national forces. This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article < https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operational_Mentoring_and_Liaison_Team >; it is used under the… Read More

What is the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe?

Introduction The original Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) was negotiated and concluded during the last years of the Cold War and established comprehensive limits on key categories of conventional military equipment in Europe (from the Atlantic to the Urals) and mandated the destruction of excess weaponry. The treaty proposed equal limits for… Read More

A Brief Overview of US Military Bases, Units and Personnel in the UK

Introduction The US military has had a long association with the UK, retaining a range of military bases and personnel since World War II. What are the Locations of Military Bases and Installations Operated by the US Military? RAF Mildenhall: Suffolk, UK. RAF Lakenheath: Suffolk, UK. RAF Feltwell: Norfolk, UK. RAF Alconbury: Cambridgeshire, UK. RAF… Read More

What was Operation Herrick (2002-2014)?

Introduction Operation Herrick was the codename under which all British operations in the War in Afghanistan (2001-2021) were conducted from 2002 to the end of combat operations in 2014. It consisted of the British contribution to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), and support to the American-led Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), within the central… Read More