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22 May 2012 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 22 May 2012 [PDF]
  • Combined Force Detains Haqqani Facilitator AFPS 22 May 2012 -- An Afghan and coalition security force detained a Haqqani facilitator and several additional insurgents during an operation in the Bak district of Afghanistan's Khost province today, military officials reported.
  • US Envoy to Afghanistan to Step Down VOA 22 May 2012 -- U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker is stepping down from his position in the coming months, even as the United States and its NATO allies work their way out of the costly war.
  • U.S.-Pakistan Agreement 'Critical to Both,' Official Says AFPS 22 May 2012 -- Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari didn't meet formally but did have a brief conversation during the Chicago NATO summit, the Pentagon press secretary said today.

Defense Policy / Programs

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News Reports

  • US: Tehran Must Follow Through on IAEA Deal VOA 22 May 2012 -- International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano says he and Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili have made a 'decision to reach an agreement' on access to Iranian nuclear sites 'quite soon.'
  • Salehi, Amano call the atmosphere of talks constructive IRNA 22 May 2012 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and visiting IAEA Director General, Yokia Amano here Monday evenng called the atmosphere of nuclear talks constructive.
  • Iraqi FM: Outcome of Iran-G5+1 talks important to region, world IRNA 22 May 2012 -- Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari says outcome of the Iran-G5+1 talks is important to both the region and the world.
  • IAEA Chief Says Iran Agrees In Principle To Probe RFE/RL 22 May 2012 -- The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency says Iran has agreed in principle to an international probe of its alleged nuclear weapons projects.
  • U.S. Approves New Iran Sanctions RIA Novosti 22 May 2012 -- The U.S. Senate has unanimously approved a bill imposing a raft of new economic sanctions against Iran in a renewed bid to force it to halt its controversial nuclear program, the BBC reported on Tuesday.
  • Israel Warns 'Iran Six' Against Concessions to Tehran RIA Novosti 22 May 2012 -- Iran continues to pose a nuclear threat to Israel and world powers should not make any concessions to Tehran at the upcoming talks in Baghdad, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
  • Iran Deal Near, Says IAEA VOA 22 May 2012 -- The head of the United Nations nuclear agency says he expects Iran to sign an agreement 'quite soon' to allow inspections of facilities suspected of being used in a covert nuclear weapons program.
  • UN Condemns Yemen Terrorist Attack RFE/RL 22 May 2012 -- The UN Security Council has condemned "in the strongest terms" the terrorist attack in Yemen claimed by a local affiliate of Al-Qaeda.
  • Yemen Soldiers Hold Somber Ceremony After Suicide Attack VOA 22 May 2012 -- Yemeni soldiers somberly marched in a National Day parade on Tuesday, one day after a suicide bomber killed at least 96 troops and wounded more than 200 during a rehearsal for the parade.
  • Private Spacecraft Heads to ISS VOA 22 May 2012 -- The private U.S. company Space Exploration Technologies, known as SpaceX, successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket and reusable Dragon space capsule from Cape Canaveral in Florida before dawn Tuesday.
  • First Private Rocket Blasts Off To Space Station RFE/RL 22 May 2012 -- An unmanned commercial rocket has blasted off from Florida on a test flight to the International Space Station (ISS).
  • SpaceX Launches Dragon Space Freighter RIA Novosti 22 May 2012 -- The launch vehicle Falcon 9 with the Dragon spacecraft was launched on Tuesday to the International Space Station (ISS) from Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in the United States. The start is being broadcast live on NASA's website.
  • Sechin Cannot But Have Role in Russia's Politics – Putin Spokesman RIA Novosti 22 May 2012 -- Igor Sechin, a close ally of Vladimir Putin who was one of the most influential members of his cabinet, will continue playing a role in policy-making, Putin’s spokesman said on Tuesday.
  • Chinese official wants smooth cross-strait relations CNA 22 May 2012 -- A visiting high-ranking Chinese official involved with Taiwan affairs declined to comment Tuesday on President Ma Ying-jeou's inaugural speech, but expressed hope that relations between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait can progress smoothly.
  • UN envoy to Libya welcomes successful voter registration as a 'milestone' achievement UN News Centre 22 May 2012 -- Describing it as a 'milestone' achievement, the United Nations envoy to Libya today welcomed the successful conclusion of voter registration ahead of the country's legislative election scheduled for next month.
  • Secretary-General condemns beating of Mali's interim president UN News Centre 22 May 2012 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned today an attack against Mali's interim President Dioncounda Traoré, which reportedly left the leader with head injuries.
  • Attack on Mali's Interim President Sparks Condemnation VOA 22 May 2012 -- Mali residents are expressing shock at an attack on the country's interim president by protesters unhappy with an agreement to let him stay in office for a year. West African leaders have condemned the attack and threatened sanctions on those it finds responsible for trying to block a return to civilian government, two months after a military coup.
  • In Brief: Bangladesh border killings continue unabated IRIN 22 May 2012 -- The number of Bangladeshi citizens killed by Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) this year shows no decline, activists say.
  • YEMEN: Struggling to get by IRIN 22 May 2012 -- A devastating suicide bomb in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, may have grabbed international media headlines and highlighted known security problems, but ordinary people are quietly fighting more mundane battles to make ends meet.

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