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12 January 2012 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 12 Jan 2012 [PDF]
  • Panetta Orders Investigation of Video, Vows Accountability AFPS 12 Jan 2012 -- Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta released a statement today strongly condemning the actions of a small group of Marines depicted in a video that began circulating online yesterday.
  • Top U.S. Officials Condemn Afghan Corpse Abuse Video RFE/RL 12 Jan 2012 -- Top U.S. officials have condemned as "utterly deplorable" a video depicting what appears to be U.S. Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters.
  • US Defense Chief Condemns Alleged US Abuse of Taliban Corpses VOA 12 Jan 2012 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is promising a full investigation after seeing a video that shows four men dressed in U.S. Marine uniforms urinating over what appear to be the bodies of dead Afghans.
  • Afghan leader condemns urinating-Marines video RIA Novosti 12 Jan 2012 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday strongly condemned an online video appearing to show US Marines urinating on the bloodied corpses of several Taliban fighters, world media said.
  • Combined Force Seizes Suspects, Explosives, Weapons AFPS 12 Jan 2012 -- A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained seven suspected insurgents and seized weapons caches while searching for a Taliban leader in the Khugyani district of Afghanistan's Ghazni province today, military officials reported.
  • Taliban 'ready' to resume peace talks RIA Novosti 12 Jan 2012 -- The Taliban is ready to restart peace talks to end the violence in Afghanistan, the militant group said on Thursday.
  • Taliban Ready For Afghan Peace Talks VOA 12 Jan 2012 -- The Taliban says its political wing is ready to enter peace talks to end the war in Afghanistan, but that it will not give up its armed struggle against international forces.
  • MPs ready for mission Army News 12 Jan 2012 -- The 42nd Military Police Brigade's Headquarters and Headquarters Company cased its colors Jan. 4 in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan.
  • Six die in US drone strike in NW Pakistan IRNA 12 Jan 2012 -- A U.S. spy aircraft Thursday fired missiles on a vehicle in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region and killed at least six people.
  • 16 Pakistan soldiers killed in bomb attack, firing IRNA 12 Jan 2012 -- At least 16 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers were killed in a bomb attack and firing in the volatile southwestern Balochistan province, officials said Thursday.
  • Last logistics battalion returns from Iraq Army News 12 Jan 2012 -- Soldiers from the 275th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion deployed to Iraq last March on a historic 10-month mission.

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