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17 December 2011 Military News

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  • Dempsey Thanks Kuwaiti Leaders for Help in Iraq AFPS 17 Dec 2011 -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff took time on a multicountry USO holiday tour this week to thank Kuwaiti officials for that nation's critical help to U.S. Forces Iraq over the past eight years and now, as the mission is ending.
  • UK Government challenged over complicity in CIA drone attacks IRNA 17 Dec 2011 -- The British government is being challenged to clarify what the UK's policy is on providing intelligence used by the US in its 'targeted killing' campaign.

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  • Eight Dead in Second Day of Egypt Clashes VOA 17 Dec 2011 -- Clashes between security forces and protesters in Cairo raged for a second straight day Saturday. At least eight people were killed and more than 300 wounded.
  • US spy working for CIA arrested in Iran: Intelligence Ministry IRNA 17 Dec 2011 -- A US spy working for Central Intelligence Agency was identified and arrested in Iran, the Intelligence Ministry said on Saturday.
  • Iran arrests CIA spy ISNA 17 Dec 2011 -- Iranian Intelligence Ministry said it has arrested a CIA spy.
  • Defense minister: Iran very serious on real battlefield IRNA 17 Dec 2011 -- Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic of Iran by downing US drone proved that is very serious in confronting enemies on the real battlefields.
  • State Of Emergency In Restive Kazakh Town RFE/RL 17 Dec 2011 -- Kazakhstan's president has issued a decree enforcing a state of emergency and a curfew in Zhanaozen, a western Kazakh town where at least 11 people were shot dead amid a protest by striking oil workers on December 16.
  • Medvedev tells off Obama over U.S. criticism of Russian polls RIA Novosti 17 Dec 2011 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in a Friday's telephone conversation with his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama said that Washington's comments over Russia's allegedly rigged parliamentary polls were inadmissible, Russian president said on Saturday.
  • Russian poll protests continue RIA Novosti 17 Dec 2011 -- Protests over alleged mass electoral fraud at the December 4 parliamentary elections continued in Moscow on Saturday, as more than a thousand people attended a rally near the Kremlin.
  • Soyuz rocket launches six satellites RIA Novosti 17 Dec 2011 -- A Russian Soyuz rocket took off on Saturday from Europe's space base in French Guiana, carrying six military satellites.
  • Pleiades 1A in orbit! Thales 17 Dec 2011 -- Pleiades 1A, the first new-generation observation satellite operated by French space agency CNES was orbited today by Arianespace on-board a Soyuz launcher from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana.



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