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27 March 2012 Military News

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  • Combined Force Captures Taliban Leader AFPS 27 Mar 2012 -- A combined Afghan and coalition security force captured a Taliban leader during an operation in the Maidan Shar district of Afghanistan's Wardak province today, military officials reported.
  • Dempsey: Afghans Must Prevent 'Green-on-Blue' Violence AFPS 27 Mar 2012 -- The United States will do more to prevent attacks on coalition personnel by members of Afghanistan's security forces, but ultimately it will be up to Afghans to stop these tragedies from happening, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here yesterday.
  • Allen: Spring, Summer Operations Will be 'Unique' AFPS 27 Mar 2012 -- Spring and summer will offer 'unique operational conditions' in Afghanistan as the security transition there gains momentum, the commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said here yesterday.
  • British soldiers deliver transition to Nad 'Ali UK MOD 27 Mar 2012 -- British troops in Nad 'Ali have helped Afghan forces take on more of the burden for security in the region, facilitating the process of transition.
  • Pakistani Taliban asks MPs not to restore NATO supplies IRNA 27 Mar 2012 -- Pakistani Taliban have warned members of parliament against restoration of supply line for NATO troops in Afghanistan and said they would target MPs and their leaders if they recommended restoration of supplies.
  • JTF-North deploys Soldiers to support Border Patrol in N.M., Ariz. Army News 27 Mar 2012 -- Active-duty Soldiers from Fort Hood and Fort Bliss deployed in mid-February to southern New Mexico and southern Arizona to support U.S. Customs and Border Protection border security efforts.

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  • World Leaders Call For More Nuclear Security Cooperation RFE/RL 27 Mar 2012 -- World leaders gathered for a nuclear security summit in Seoul, South Korea, have pledged tough action to combat the threat of nuclear terrorism but have agreed no new concrete measures.
  • At Seoul summit, Ban outlines steps to defuse global nuclear threat UN News Centre 27 Mar 2012 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today outlined five areas that deserve greater attention as the world community strives to ensure nuclear security, from curbing terrorism financing to stricter control over fissile materials.
  • Nuclear Summit Produces Few Significant Outcomes VOA 27 Mar 2012 -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday sat with the leaders of China, India, Russia and top officials from nearly 50 other countries to try to reduce the threat of nuclear terrorism at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Pyongyang Vows to Go Ahead with Satellite Launch RIA Novosti 27 Mar 2012 -- North Korea will not abandon plans to launch an Earth observation satellite in April, the Korean Central News Agency said.
  • FSB Accuses West over Cyber Security RIA Novosti 27 Mar 2012 -- Western special services are trying to compromise Russia's cyber security, Army Gen. Sergei Smirnov, first deputy director of the Federal Security Service (FSB), said on Tuesday.
  • President vows continued efforts to improve U.S. ties CNA 27 Mar 2012 -- President Ma Ying-jeou said Tuesday his administration will continue working hard to improve relations with the United States while pursuing peace and prosperity in its engagements across the Taiwan Strait.
  • Chernobyl Cover Construction to Start in April RIA Novosti 27 Mar 2012 -- Ukraine will begin the construction of a new sarcophagus at the Chernobyl nuclear plant on April 26, the 26th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear disaster, the country's president Viktor Yanukovych said.
  • UN atomic agency releases report of new Japan nuclear safety measures UN News Centre 27 Mar 2012 -- The United Nations atomic energy agency today delivered its review of Japan's revised nuclear safety assessment process a year after the country was shaken by one of the world's worst nuclear accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.
  • SUDAN: Feeling the pinch IRIN 27 Mar 2012

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