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OP-ED: Does Liberia Really Need an Army?

OP-ED: Does Liberia Really Need an Army?

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 – 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.

Defense Ministry Distances Army From Airport Shooting Order

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.

Analysis: Cummings Surges as Clear Winner in Debate

The first presidential debate to feature top candidates concluded with Alexander Cummings of the Alternative National Congress emerging as the clear winner.

After Soldiers Assault Citizens in Wainsue, AFL Apologizes

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.

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