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1 Bulgarian Ranger in Coma after Taliban Rocket Attack

One of the four Bulgarians injured during a Taliban rocket attack on the NATO base near Afganistan's Kandahar Sunday night is in a coma.

Politics » Defense | January 24, 2010, Sunday // 23:39 | Viewed: 3063

Rocket Attack Hits Kandahar NATO Base, 4 Bulgarians Injured

A rocket attack on the NATO base near Kandahar in Afghanistan has left four Bulgarians injured, during the visit of Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Mladenov to the base.

Politics » Defense | January 24, 2010, Sunday // 22:56 | Viewed: 6291

Bulgaria Defense Minister Visits Kabul Troop Headquarters

Bulgarian Minister of Defense Nikolay Mladenov has visited the Kabul headquarters of the Bulgarian NATO military contingent, as part of his five-day visit to Afghanistan.

Politics » Defense | January 23, 2010, Saturday // 11:42 | Viewed: 2319

Minister Proposes Uniting Bulgarian Military Units in Afghanistan

Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Mladenov has suggested that the three Bulgarian military units serving in Afghanistan should all be based in the city of Kandahar.

Politics » Defense | January 21, 2010, Thursday // 15:24 | Viewed: 1868

Who Is Who: Bulgaria New Defense Minister Gen. Anyu Angelov

Reserve Lieutenant General, Anyu Angelov, was born on 22 December 1942 in the southern Bulgarian city of Haskovo.

Politics » Defense | January 20, 2010, Wednesday // 13:55 | Viewed: 4160

Bulgarian Govt to Send 3 Military Experts to Afghan NATO Office

It is expected that the Bulgarian government will approve to send three specialized servicemen to Afghanistan at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Politics » Defense | January 19, 2010, Tuesday // 18:58 | Viewed: 1338

NATO Salutes Eventual Bulgarian Help in Fighting Somali Pirates

The participation Bulgaria’s frigate “Drazki” (Intrepid) in operations against Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden would be of great help to the NATO mission in the area.

Politics » Defense | January 9, 2010, Saturday // 14:31 | Viewed: 4761

Defense Minister: Bulgaria Frigate Won't Join Pirate Mission

Bulgaria Defense Minister Nikolay Mladenov has stated that the "Drazki" ("Intrepid") frigate will not be sent to the Gulf of Aden to participate in operations against Somali pirates due to a lack of money.

Politics » Defense | January 6, 2010, Wednesday // 13:04 | Viewed: 2464

Bulgaria Ready to Send 'Intrepid' Frigate to Tackle Somali Pirates

Bulgaria’s frigate “Drazki” (ie “Intrepid”) could participate in operations against Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden.

Politics » Defense | January 4, 2010, Monday // 13:04 | Viewed: 2336

Bulgaria Govt Confirms Extra Troops for Afghanistan Mission

The Bulgarian cabinet has confirmed that up to 30 extra Bulgarian soldiers will join the ISAF operation in Afghanistan in early 2010, at its last regular meeting of the year.

Politics » Defense | December 30, 2009, Wednesday // 12:26 | Viewed: 2651

The Bulgaria 2009 Review: Defense

Bulgaria Celebrates 5 Years as NATO Member, 60th NATO Birthday

Politics » Defense | December 30, 2009, Wednesday // 07:57 | Viewed: 3440

Bulgaria Afghanistan Mission to Be Consolidated in Kandahar

Bulgaria's Defense Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, informed Tuesday the commanding officers in Kabul and Kandahar that the country's contingent will be consolidated in Kandahar.

Politics » Defense | December 22, 2009, Tuesday // 19:23 | Viewed: 3032

Bulgaria Set to Increase Troop Numbers in Afghanistan

Bulgaria Defense Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, stated Friday that Bulgaria is considering sending an extra 20-30 troops to join the Bulgarian force guarding Kandahar Airport.

Politics » Defense | December 18, 2009, Friday // 16:25 | Viewed: 2073

Bulgaria Remembers 13 Soldiers Killed in Iraq

A mass will be served on Friday for the thirteen Bulgarian soldiers, who have been killed in Iraq, where the country's troops have been stationed in crucial central provinces around Shia holy towns including Karbala.

Politics » Defense | December 18, 2009, Friday // 11:38 | Viewed: 1940

5 Bulgarian Officers Join EU Afghanistan Police Mission

Bulgaria is sending 5 officers to assist the EU police mission in Afghanistan, the Defense Ministry informs Tuesday.

Politics » Defense | December 9, 2009, Wednesday // 13:30 | Viewed: 1421

Bulgaria President Calls for Tighter Control on Army Spending

Bulgaria President Georgi Parvanov has called for tighter controls on Bulgarian army spending "that have probably not been in place during the transition years.

Politics » Defense | December 8, 2009, Tuesday // 09:02 | Viewed: 1532

Bulgaria Confirms Afghanistan Commitment

Bulgaria has deposited EUR 100 000 in the NATO fund for the strengthening of the Alliance’s Afghanistan mission.

Politics » Defense | December 5, 2009, Saturday // 11:56 | Viewed: 2034

Bulgarian Delegates to NATO Stranded over Delayed Allowances

Almost 70 Bulgarians working at the country's delegation to NATO in Brussels, and at the military headquarters in Mons, Belgian, are in a dire situation.

Politics » Defense | December 1, 2009, Tuesday // 08:00 | Viewed: 2285

Bulgaria Defense Minister: We Might Up Afghanistan Mission

Bulgaria's Defense Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, stated Thursday there is a strong possibility that the country will increase its military contingent in Afghanistan.

Politics » Defense | November 26, 2009, Thursday // 10:54 | Viewed: 1675

Bulgaria Defense Minister: Millions Drained through Public Procurement Loophole

Bulgaria's Defense Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, said Thursday that a minor "loophole" in the Public Procurement Act allowed large-scale violations.

Politics » Defense | November 26, 2009, Thursday // 08:39 | Viewed: 1535

Bulgarian Army Scraps Russian Arms, Goes Western

The Bulgarian Army is entering a phase in which it will get rid of its Russian-made weaponry, and will gradually replace it with Western arms.

Politics » Defense | November 25, 2009, Wednesday // 15:16 | Viewed: 3728
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