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15 April 2012 Military News

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Current Operations

  • Attacks Grip Afghan Capital And Other Cities RFE/RL 15 Apr 2012 -- Afghan intelligence officials say security forces have repelled a wave of militant attacks in the capital and elsewhere.
  • Taliban Attack Afghan Parliament, NATO Bases, and Western Embassies VOA 15 Apr 2012 -- Taliban militants launched a series of attacks on as many as seven sites across the Afghan capital and in three other cites Sunday, targeting NATO bases, the parliament and Western embassies. A Taliban spokesperson said the coordinated attacks were the beginning of a major spring offensive.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Galaxy rising: Positioning C-5 crews increases flight efficiency, saves fuel, money AFNS 15 Apr 2012 -- It's been said that 'flexibility is the key to airpower.' It's because of that 'flexibility' that Air Mobility Command officials are saving money by the millions and fuel in hundreds of thousands of gallons by positioning crews for C-5 Galaxy missions where they are needed without the expense of a permanent move.
  • 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit 'Raven' flies the skies of Morocco USMC News 15 Apr 2012 -- Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit demonstrated the capabilities of the MEU's unmanned aerial system assets for members of the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces, April 12, at Inezgane Airfield.
  • IAF facing critical shortages: Parliamentary Panel told IRNA 15 Apr 2012 -- The Indian Air Force (IAF) is facing 'critical deficiency' of trainer aircraft and simulators, fighter squadrons are depleting and some airfields do not have certain landing facilities, a parliamentary panel has been informed.
  • Four Pacific Fleet's Warships Leave Russia for China RIA Novosti 15 Apr 2012 -- Four Russian warships from the Pacific Fleet, as well as support vessels, warplanes, helicopters and naval infantry, will leave Vladivostok on Sunday for a joint exercise with Chinese naval forces, a spokesman for the fleet said.

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

  • Syrian Government Forces Shell Homs Before UN Visit RIA Novosti 15 Apr 2012 -- Syrian government forces have shelled the besieged city of Homs just hours before a team of UN observers visit Damascus, Sky News reported on Sunday, referring to Syrian activists.
  • UN Chief Concerned by Fresh Violence in Syria VOA 15 Apr 2012 -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern Sunday over the continuing violence in Syria, urging the government to do everything possible to maintain the fragile cease-fire.
  • McCain Presses for Arming Syrian Rebels VOA 15 Apr 2012 -- A high-ranking U.S. senator is again calling for arming Syrian rebels as part of a more robust effort to oust President Bashar al-Assad. Republican Senator John McCain spoke on U.S. television as an advance team of unarmed U.N. observers was due to arrive in Syria.
  • 'Huge' Attack Frees Hundreds Of Pakistani Prisoners RFE/RL 15 Apr 2012 -- An early morning attack on a jail in northwestern Pakistan has freed nearly 400 prisoners, including many men scheduled for execution.

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