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27 December 2011 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

Current Operations

  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 27 Dec 2011 [PDF]
  • Combined Force Captures Taliban Facilitator AFPS 27 Dec 2011 -- An Afghan-led and coalition-supported security force captured a Taliban facilitator during an operation in the Pul-e 'Alam district of Afghanistan's Logar province today, military officials reported.
  • 'Black Knights' produce mission critical systems Army News 27 Dec 2011 -- The Search and Recovery section of Company B, 204th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, mass produces Culvert Intrusion Denial Systems, a defense against improvised explosive devices, at Forward Operating Base Walton, here.
  • Nato supply wouldn't be restored free of cost: Minister IRNA 27 Dec 2011 -- Pakistan's Defence Minister, Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar on Tuesday said that Nato supply would not be restored free of charge, local media reported.

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

  • Arab League monitors arrive to Syria RIA Novosti 27 Dec 2011 -- A group of Arab League monitors arrived to Syria late on Monday on a mission to check whether the peace plan is being observed, Al Jazeera reported.
  • Syrian Forces Fire Tear Gas in Homs as Monitors Visit VOA 27 Dec 2011 -- Activists say Syrian security forces have fired tear gas at thousands of protesters who rallied in Homs on Tuesday as Arab League monitors visited the flashpoint city to track the government's crackdown on dissent.
  • Medvedev Says Karabakh Peace 'Still Possible' RFE/RL 27 Dec 2011 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says the conflict over the breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh could still be resolved in the near future despite the current impasse in Armenian-Azerbaijani peace talks, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.
  • Israeli Lawmakers Debate Recognizing Armenian Genocide RFE/RL 27 Dec 2011 -- Israeli lawmakers have ignored government objections and discussed the possibility of recognizing the 1915 mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.
  • Ban deplores use of force to settle differences in Guinea-Bissau UN News Centre 27 Dec 2011 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the use of force to settle differences in Guinea-Bissau and called for the respect of the lawful civilian authorities in the West African country.

News Reports

  • China, South Korea Hold Talks on North VOA 27 Dec 2011 -- China and South Korea held strategy talks in what they promise will be increased communication aimed at ensuring the peninsula's stability. And two South Korean delegations have returned home after delivering personal condolences in Pyongyang to new North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for the death of his father Kim Jong Il.
  • US spy goes on trail at Tehran Revolutionary Court IRNA 27 Dec 2011 -- Detained US spy Amir Mirzaei Hekmati went on trial in the branch 15 of Tehran Revolutionary Court on Tuesday.
  • Iran begins CIA spy trial session ISNA 27 Dec 2011 -- Iran started trial session of Amir Mirza Hekmati Tuesday, a CIA spy arrested inside the country on espionage allegations.
  • Iraq: Ban welcomes deal on voluntary relocation of Iranian exiles UN News Centre 27 Dec 2011 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed an agreement between the United Nations and the Iraqi Government that provides for the voluntary relocation of residents of a camp hosting Iranian exiles, saying the pact lays the foundation for a peaceful and durable solution to the issue.
  • Sadrists Call for New Elections in Iraq VOA 27 Dec 2011 -- The Iraqi political bloc led by anti-American Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has issued a call to dissolve Iraq's parliament and hold early elections, in a move that could escalate the country's growing sectarian crisis.
  • Russia's Putin Accuses Opposition of Lacking Goals, Leaders VOA 27 Dec 2011 -- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says the opposition lacks goals and leaders, and he has rejected demands for a rerun of Russia's recent parliamentary elections.
  • SOMALIA: US bank move highlights importance of remittances IRIN 27 Dec 2011 -- The welfare of hundreds of thousands of Somalis who depend on financial assistance from the diaspora is at risk following a decision by a US bank to close down accounts of Somali money transfer companies in the state of Minnesota by 30 December, according to local and international sources.
  • Boko Haram Seen Linked to Other African Terror Groups VOA 27 Dec 2011 -- The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has again demonstrated its capacity to inflict fear and terror on the people of Nigeria, with a series of bomb attacks that killed at least 39 people this past weekend. Analysts suspect the group also is working with other terrorist organizations in Africa, but it is not clear to what degree.
  • Pakistani PM rejects rumors of army, intelligence chiefs' removal IRNA 27 Dec 2011 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has rejected rumours about the removal of the country's army and intelligence chiefs and said that he was satisfied with the performance of both.
  • Extremist al-Qaeda-linked groups planned Benazir's murder: report IRNA 27 Dec 2011 -- Pakistan's top intelligence agency had informed the Interior Ministry about the assassination plan of two times Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto 17days before she was killed in firing and suicide bomb attack in 2007, a report said Tuesday.
  • Conspiracy Warnings Fly on Anniversary of Bhutto Assassination VOA 27 Dec 2011 -- Pakistan's ruling party is warning the country's fragile democracy is at risk, delivering the dire message on the fourth anniversary of the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
  • Inquiry blames Fukushima operator and authorities for nuclear disaster RIA Novosti 27 Dec 2011 -- An independent commission investigating the causes of the Fukushima nuclear disaster criticized the nuclear power plant's operator and the Japanese nuclear safety agency for being unprepared to such a scenario, Japanese media said.
  • YEMEN: Yemen malnutrition data should 'shock' IRIN 27 Dec 2011 -- Aid workers hope 'shocking' new malnutrition figures from a survey conducted in western Yemen will help highlight the serious humanitarian situation in the country and prompt donors to act immediately.

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