The chief of staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia and other high ranking AFL officials are set to testify today in the economic sabotage trial against Brownie Samukai.
The Senate Committee on Defense and Intelligence has recommended that the general body reject President George Weahâ€™s nominee, Tarplah Davis, for the position of deputy defense minister for operations.
The Armed Forces of Liberia could not practically repel attacks mounted by Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, or other regional countries, not to mention countries with highly equipped militaries. Think about this â€“ if Liberia were to be attacked right now by another country, we would not, in all seriousness, depend on our army to protect us. Instead, we would appeal to the United States, ECOWAS, or the United Nations, to help us or levy sanctions against that country.
The Ministry of National Defense has issued a statement distancing the Armed Forces of Liberia from a warning issued by the Liberia Airport Authority that it had reached an agreement with the AFL ordering soldiers to shoot at sight anyone attempting to steal navigational equipment at the Roberts International Airport.
The first presidential debate to feature top candidates concluded with Alexander Cummings of the Alternative National Congress emerging as the clear winner.
The Ministry of National Defense has described a call by the Liberty Party standard bearer Charles Walker Brumskine to recruit so-called zogos into the Armed Forces of Liberia as a violation of the new defense act.
The executive officer of the 23rd Infantry Brigade at Camp Schieffelin, Captain Francis Gbodi, has apologized to citizens of Wainsue for what he said was brutality meted against them by members of the Armed Forces of Liberia on Saturday.
The James Spriggs Payne Airfield was a scene of sorrow on Thursday following the arrival of the remains of Corporal Ousmane Sheriff of the Liberian contingent serving with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali.