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08 June 2012 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 08 Jun 2012 [PDF]
  • Combined Force Detains Taliban Leader AFPS 08 Jun 2012 -- An Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban leader during an operation in the Wali Muhammad Shahid Khugyani district of Afghanistan’s Ghazni province.
  • On the cusp of durable success in Helmand UK MOD 08 Jun 2012 -- Recently returned from Helmand, Brigadier Patrick Sanders says the years of effort and sacrifice are producing results.
  • Allen Visits Afghan Officials, Families of Dead AFPS 08 Jun 2012 -- The commander of International Security Assistance Forces today visited Afghan officials and the families of civilians reportedly killed during a June 6 airstrike and issued an apology for the attack.
  • NATO Commander Apologizes For Afghan Civilian Deaths RFE/RL 08 Jun 2012 -- The U.S. commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan has apologized over the deaths of up to 18 civilians in a coalition air strike on June 6.
  • Dozen Escape In Taliban Prison Break RFE/RL 08 Jun 2012 -- Afghan officials said at least 14 criminals, including Taliban fighters, escaped after a bomb blew a hole in a wall at a prison in the country's north.
  • Russia May Supply Ammunition for ISAF Troops in Afghanistan RIA Novosti 08 Jun 2012 -- Five U.S. defense firms have invited Russia for the first time to become a subcontractor on the delivery of Russian-made ammunition for coalition forces in Afghanistan.
  • Kyrgyz Prosecutors Want To Clarify Manas Bribe Claim RFE/RL 08 Jun 2012 -- The Kyrgyz Prosecutor-General's Office has asked the U.S. ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, to explain his claim that Russian officials in 2009 paid bribes to Kurmanbek Bakiev in an attempt to shut down the U.S. military complex at Manas.
  • China Pledges 'Selfless Help' to Afghanistan VOA 08 Jun 2012 -- China's president pledged "selfless help" to Afghanistan on Friday, as the leaders of the two countries agreed to upgrade their trade, aid, investment and security relations.
  • Beijing, Kabul Sign Cooperation Pact RFE/RL 08 Jun 2012 -- Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai, have moved to strengthen ties between their nations, pledging closer cooperation as NATO-led forces prepare to withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014.
  • Military Remains Focused on Finding Missing Soldier AFPS 08 Jun 2012 -- The Defense Department remains focused on efforts to return the only U.S. service member known to be in Taliban captivity to his family.
  • E-Mails By U.S. Taliban Hostage Express 'Shame' At Being American RFE/RL 08 Jun 2012 -- A U.S. magazine has published e-mails written by an American soldier being held hostage by the Taliban that suggest he was considering deserting the U.S. military even before his capture three years ago.
  • U.S. POW in Afghanistan ‘Ashamed to Be American’ RIA Novosti 08 Jun 2012 -- A 26-year-old U.S. Army sergeant, Bowe Bergdahl, who is currently a prisoner of the Afghan Taliban, said in an e-mail sent to his parents shortly before his capture in 2009 that he was “disillusioned” by the U.S. war in Afghanistan.
  • UN rights official questions U.S. drones IRNA 08 Jun 2012 -- A top United Nations human rights official has questioned legality of the American drone strikes in Pakistan and called for a probe into the attacks and civilian casualties.
  • Blast kills 14, injures over 48 other people in SW Pakistan IRNA 08 Jun 2012 -- A bomb blast near a religious seminary killed 14 people and injured nearly 48 others in the Pakistani city of Quetta.
  • Blast near Gov't bus kills 21 in Pakistan IRNA 08 Jun 2012 -- A bomb blast near a bus of government employees killed at least 21 people, including women and children, in the northwest Pakistan.
  • Pakistan Bus Bomb Kills 19 VOA 08 Jun 2012 -- A bomb has blown up a bus full of government employees in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing at least 19 people, Pakistan's second lethal blast in as many days.

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News Reports

  • UN: Meeting with Iran ‘disappointing’ UN News Centre 08 Jun 2012 -- The United Nations atomic watchdog said that no progress was made today during a meeting with Iranian officials.
  • UN Watchdog, Iran Fail to Make Progress on Nuclear Issue VOA 08 Jun 2012 -- Representatives from the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog and Iran hit an impasse in talks on providing inspectors possible access to a military site that is key to Iran’s controversial nuclear program.
  • Iran, UN Watchdog Meet Over Disputed Military Site VOA 08 Jun 2012 -- Representatives from the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog met with the Iranian envoy to the agency, Ali Asghar Soltanieh to discuss possible access to a military site.
  • Iran, IAEA Hold Talks In Vienna RFE/RL 08 Jun 2012 -- A fresh round of talks between the United Nations nuclear watchdog and Iran has been taking place at the International Atomic Energy Agency's headquarters in Vienna.
  • Egypt to Vote on Constitution Ahead of Presidential Runoff RIA Novosti 08 Jun 2012 -- Both houses of the parliament of Egypt will consider setting up a commission to form the country’s new constitution on June 12 ahead of the presidential runoff later in the month.
  • Egyptian Expats in US Vote for Mubarak Successor VOA 08 Jun 2012 -- Egyptian Americans holding Egyptian citizenship started voting at Egypt’s diplomatic missions around the United States this week to help choose a president for their ancestral homeland 10,000 kilometers away.
  • Israel to Hold Illegal Immigrants in Tent Camps RIA Novosti 08 Jun 2012 -- The Israeli authorities plan to build tent camps for 20,000-25,000 illegal immigrants from Africa before the end of the year, the Israeli Defense Ministry said in a press release.
  • Ugandan President’s Achievements Challenged VOA 08 Jun 2012 -- The leader of Uganda’s opposition Forum for Democratic Change said he will not participate in any future elections organized by President Yoweri Museveni unless fundamental changes are made in the country’s electoral laws.
  • Serbian Foreign Minister Wins Top UN Post After Bitter Fight RFE/RL 08 Jun 2012 -- Serbia's Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic has won a vote to become the UN General Assembly president after a hard-fought diplomatic tussle with a Lithuanian candidate.
  • Japanese PM Wants Nuclear Plant Reopened VOA 08 Jun 2012 -- Japan's prime minister has called for the reopening of an idle nuclear plant, saying Japan cannot do without atomic energy.

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