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06 March 2012 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 06 Mar 2012 [PDF]
  • Socom Commander Discusses Progress in Afghanistan AFPS 06 Mar 2012 -- Afghan forces now are leading all of the night raids U.S. special operations forces conduct with them in Afghanistan, the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command told senators today.
  • Combined Force Captures Taliban Insurgents AFPS 06 Mar 2012 -- Afghan and coalition security forces captured a Taliban weapons supplier during an operation in the Aliabad district of Afghanistan's Kunduz province today, military officials reported.
  • Mattis Defends Afghan Strategy, Warns of Iran, Al-Qaida Threats AFPS 06 Mar 2012 -- The commander of U.S. Central Command staunchly defended the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan before Congress today, saying that, despite recent violence over the Quran-burning incident, he believes it is bearing fruit.
  • Marine MPs provide security, keep engineering operations safe USMC News 06 Mar 2012 -- Whether the Marines of 9th Engineer Support Battalion are building bridges or roads or constructing new structures on patrol bases throughout Helmand province, the Marines provide tactical logistics support so that other units have what they need to accomplish their mission. However, completing these tasks takes not only the hard work of combat engineers, motor transport operators and heavy equipment operators, but military police Marines to provide security to ensure the mission is accomplished in the safest environment possible.
  • 9th ESB Marines defy challenges, complete construction mission USMC News 06 Mar 2012 -- It's 7 o'clock on a Sunday night. The sky is pitch black, and it is starting to rain again. The gunner strains his eyes to look for any moving figures illuminated by the frequent flashes of lightning across the sky.
  • Bulk fuel Marines keep Afghanistan operations moving USMC News 06 Mar 2012 -- Fuel is critical for almost all missions Marines conduct. Whether in garrison or forward deployed, fuel keeps operations moving. Without fuel, combat logistics patrols cannot get supplies to units in need, aircraft cannot patrol the skies and generators cannot provide power to electronic equipment.
  • Afghan Leader Says Progress Made On Long-Term U.S. Deal RFE/RL 06 Mar 2012 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai says some progress has been made in negotiations with the United States on the terms of a long-term strategic partnership agreement.
  • Karzai: US-Afghan Strategic Deal Makes Progress VOA 06 Mar 2012 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai says there has been some progress on a deal that would outline the U.S. role in Afghanistan after international combat troops leave the country in 2014.

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