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20 December 2011 Military News

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  • NATO rejects criticism over Libya; says operation 'saved lives' RIA Novosti 20 Dec 2011 -- NATO defended its mission in Libya on Tuesday, saying it saved lives and was strictly in line with the UN mandate.
  • Senior Officials Welcome Troops Home From Iraq AFPS 20 Dec 2011 -- President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, welcomed the final group of U.S. troops home from Iraq here today.
  • USS John C. Stennis Launches Navy's Final Air Mission over Iraq NNS 20 Dec 2011 -- John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCS CSG) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 launched the Navy's final air sortie over Iraq Dec. 18, effectively ending naval support for Operation New Dawn.
  • US Iraq Forces Home For Good VOA 20 Dec 2011 -- The U.S.-led war in Iraq is officially over, marked by a solemn and symbolic ceremony at a military post just outside Washington.
  • Departure of US forces from Iraq a chance to foster a better future – Ban UN News Centre 20 Dec 2011 -- The completion of the withdrawal of United States troops from Iraq opens a new chapter in the country's recent history, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, adding that he strongly believes it is an opportunity for Iraqi leaders to demonstrate their capacity to steer the nation towards a better future.
  • Combined Force Seizes Weapons Cache AFPS 20 Dec 2011 -- A combined Afghan and coalition security force discovered a weapons cache during a patrol in the Deh Yak district of Afghanistan's Ghazni province yesterday, military officials reported.
  • DOD Takes Southern Border Support to Air AFPS 20 Dec 2011 -- Defense Department and National Guard support to southwest U.S. border security will change in the next few months from a ground effort to primarily air, Defense and Homeland Security officials said today.

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  • Kim Jong Il's Wish KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- Leader Kim Jong Il dedicated himself to the happiness of the people all his life.
  • Kim Jong Il, Great Father of People KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- At noon of December 19 a woman TV announcer of the DPRK informed with tears the saddest news that leader Kim Jong Il passed away of a sudden.
  • Kim Jong Il's Field Guidance Associated with Loving Care for People KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- Leader Kim Jong Il died on a train from great mental and physical strain caused by his ceaseless journey of field guidance for building a prosperous and powerful country.
  • Kim Jong Il's Preoccupation KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- The Korean people find it hard to repress bitter grief upon hearing the news that leader Kim Jong Il passed away of a sudden disease on a running train for field guidance.
  • Kim Jong Il's Feats for National Reunification KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- Leader Kim Jong Il, father of the nation and lodestar of national reunification, devoted all his life to guiding all Koreans to the road of independence and great national unity.
  • Kim Jong Il Was Defender of Justice KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- Leader Kim Jong Il passed away to the people's grief before seeing the victory of the cause of building a thriving nation, reunification of the country and accomplishment of the revolutionary cause of Juche. The feats he performed by winning a victory after victory with his Songun politics, however, are recorded in the history of the country.
  • Kim Jong Il's Life, One of Heroic Great Man KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- The DPRK has turned into the sea of tears and grief.
  • Country, Veritable Sea of Mourners KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- No sooner had the sad news of the demise of leader Kim Jong Il been reported than every worksite, family, street and village associated with his footprints turned into a veritable sea of mourners.
  • Korean People's Wailing Voices Rock Heaven and Earth KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- People's wailing voices are rocking heaven and earth in the DPRK after the release of the news that leader Kim Jong Il passed away from sudden illness in the middle of his tour for field guidance.
  • Brilliant Life of Peerless Patriot KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- The Korean people are stricken with indescribably bitter grief at the sad news of the sudden demise of leader Kim Jong Il.
  • People in S. Hamgyong Province Grieve over Loss of Father of Nation KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- The people in South Hamgyong Province are now stricken with deep grief, upon hearing the sad news that leader Kim Jong Il passed away of a sudden illness on his way to field guidance.
  • Korean People in Grief at Loss of Their Leader KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- People in North Hwanghae Province of the DPRK are ardently calling leader Kim Jong Il, father of the nation, in bitter sorrow over his sudden demise.
  • People in Jagang Province Vow Loyalty to Kim Jong Un KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- The land of Jagang is stricken with deep grief at the loss of leader Kim Jong Il who devoted all his life to the freedom and happiness of the people, reunification of the nation and human cause of independence.
  • Korean People Overcome Sorrow with Courage KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- The Korean people are in bitter grief and sorrow over the sad news of the sudden demise of leader Kim Jong Il on Dec. 17, Juche 100 (2011).
  • Employees of Kwangbok Area Supermarket Grieve over Demise of Kim Jong Il KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- All Koreans are lamenting over the unexpected demise of leader Kim Jong Il, the great loss to the nation.
  • North Hamgyong Province Grieves over Demise of Kim Jong Il KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- People in North Hamgyong Province are overwhelmed with grief over the sudden demise of leader Kim Jong Il.
  • Yearning for Leader Grows Stronger in DPRK KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- One day has passed after the sad news that leader Kim Jong Il passed away.
  • Local Inhabitants of DPRK Express Resolve to Remain True to Kim Jong Il′s Intention KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- People in South Hwanghae Province of the DPRK are visiting the statue of President Kim Il Sung with bitter sorrow at the demise of leader Kim Jong Il.
  • Portraits of Smiling Kim Jong Il Displayed in Various Parts of Pyongyang KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- Portraits of smiling leader Kim Jong Il were displayed at Kim Il Sung Square, the plaza of the April 25 House of Culture, the Party Founding Memorial Tower, the plaza of the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium and other places of Pyongyang Tuesday.
  • Kim Jong Un Mourns over Demise of Kim Jong Il (Flash) KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- A solemn ceremony took place in Pyongyang Tuesday to mourn before the bier of Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army at a time when the whole country is in the bitter sorrow at the unexpected sad news of his demise.
  • Kim Jong Un Pays Condolences to Bier of Kim Jong Il KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- A solemn ceremony took place in Pyongyang Tuesday to mourn before the bier of Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army at a time when the whole country is in the bitter sorrow at the unexpected sad news of his demise.
  • Kim Jong Un Is Mental Mainstay of Korean People KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- Upon hearing the important report that leader Kim Jong Il passed away so suddenly to their regret, the Korean people now pledge themselves to remain true to the leadership of General Kim Jong Un while overcoming the greatest sorrow of the nation and displaying redoubled strength and courage.
  • Young Koreans Vow to Be Loyal to Kim Jong Un KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- 'General Kim Jong Un is the prominent leader of our party, army and people. We will remain faithful to his leadership under whatever circumstances with deep trust in him only.'
  • People Mourn Demise of Kim Jong Il KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- Officials of party, armed forces and power bodies, working people's organizations, ministries and national institutions, servicepersons of the Korean People's Army and the chief of the Pyongyang Mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front expressed profound condolences to the bier of leader Kim Jong Il on Tuesday.
  • People of DPRK Mourn over Demise of Their Leader KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- Upon hearing the sad news of sudden demise of leader Kim Jong Il, servicepersons, working people from all walks of life and school youth and children of the DPRK have visited mourning sites across the country to express deep condolences in the bitterest grief.
  • At Least Five Million Pyongyangites Mourn Demise of Kim Jong Il KCNA 20 Dec 2011 -- From noon on Dec. 19 when the sad news of leader Kim Jong Il's demise was reported to the noon next day a total of more than five million citizens of Pyongyang visited the statues and portraits of the peerlessly great persons and mosaics depicting them and other places to mourn his demise.
  • S. Korea Offers Condolences to North VOA 20 Dec 2011 -- South Korea has offered its condolences to the North Korean people a day after the world learned of the death of ruler Kim Jong Il. The Seoul government was caught off guard by the news of his passing, amounting to what some say is an intelligence failure. The South is scrapping plans to turn on provocative Christmas lights along the demilitarized zone.
  • China Recognizes Kim Jong Un as North Korea's Next Leader VOA 20 Dec 2011 -- Kim Jong il's son Kim Jong Un joined top North Korean officials visiting his father's glass casket in Pyongyang Tuesday. Stephanie Ho reports from Beijing that as North Koreans mourned the elder Kim, China formally recognized his designated heir as the country's next leader.
  • Kim Jong Il's Son Pays Last Respects at Open Casket VOA 20 Dec 2011 -- North Korea's apparent new leader Kim Jong Un visited Pyongyang's presidential mausoleum Tuesday to pay his respects to his father, Kim Jong Il, whose death on Saturday sparked an enormous public outpouring of grief in the closed communist nation.
  • Panetta Says Nuclear-Armed Iran 'Unacceptable' AFPS 20 Dec 2011 -- A nuclear-armed Iran is 'unacceptable' to the United States and no option to prevent that from happening is off the table, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told CBS News.
  • Europeans are decieved about Iran's nuclear activities: Soltaniyeh IRNA 20 Dec 2011 -- It is European people's right to know reality of Iran's nuclear activities, Iran's permanent representative to the IAEA Ali-Asghar Soltaniyeh said here Monday.
  • Defense Min: Invasion against Iran a US psychological war tactic IRNA 20 Dec 2011 -- Minister of Defense and Logistical Support for Armed Forces said here Monday subject of invading Iran is a type of psychological operation launched by Americans as an escape goat from their own nation's public opinion.
  • Iran envoy says dominance over spy drone 'heavy blow to U.S intelligence' ISNA 20 Dec 2011 -- Iranian envoy to Beirut Ghazanfar Rokn-Abadi said Iran's dominance over the U.S. spy drone was a 'heavy blow to the U.S. intelligence might.'
  • Iran UN envoy: Airspace breach by U.S. drone severely condemned ISNA 20 Dec 2011 -- Iranian ambassador to the United Nations condemned violation of the country's airspace by the U.S. spy drone.
  • Iran pursues airspace violation by U.S. drone ISNA 20 Dec 2011 -- Iran's Judiciary Spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei said Iran's judiciary legally pursues breach of Iranian airspace by the U.S. spy drone.
  • Iraqi Vice President Denies Terror Charges RFE/RL 20 Dec 2011 -- Iraq's Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, the country's highest-ranking Sunni official, has denied charges he ordered hit squads to kill government officials.
  • Iraqi VP Denies Terrorism Charges VOA 20 Dec 2011 -- Iraq's Sunni Muslim vice president, Tariq al-Hashemi, has denied charges that he was behind a plot to kill government officials.
  • Opposition Accuses Kremlin In Release Of Nemtsov's Phone Conversations RFE/RL 20 Dec 2011 -- Russian opposition activists are accusing the authorities of seeking to sow discord in their ranks after a pro-Kremlin website posted recordings of their telephone conversations just days before mass antigovernment protests.
  • Russia, Europe plan joint mission to Jupiter RIA Novosti 20 Dec 2011 -- The head of Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos Vladimir Popovkin and European Space Agency's (ESA) Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain held a meeting in Moscow and decided to proceed with Moon research mission and flight to Jupiter, Roscosmos said on Tuesday.
  • YEMEN: Changing the narrative IRIN 20 Dec 2011 -- Aid workers in Yemen, the Middle East's poorest country, appear to have made some headway in broadening the mainstream narrative to include the deepening humanitarian crisis.
  • EGYPT: Police brutality focuses minds IRIN 20 Dec 2011 -- One of the key moments in the build-up to the 25 January uprising and the overthrow of Egypt's former President Mubarak was the alleged beating to death of a young man, Khaled Said, by police in Alexandria - an event which galvanized Egyptians around the issue of police brutality.



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