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02 August 2012 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 02 Aug 2012 [PDF]
  • Alabama Guard Soldiers tackle Afghanistan convoy missions Army News 02 Aug 2012 -- The roads of Afghanistan present many challenges, whether it's driving through a rocky mountainous terrain, a crowded intersection or looking for hidden improvised explosive devices by the roadside.
  • Afghan Intelligence Says Foreign Spy Rings Busted In Government RFE/RL 02 Aug 2012 -- The Afghan intelligence service claims to have arrested senior government officials who spied for neighboring countries.
  • Combined Force Detains Several Suspected Insurgents AFPS 02 Aug 2012 -- An Afghan and coalition security force conducted an operation to arrest a Taliban leader in the Andar district of Afghanistan's Ghazni province today, military officials reported.
  • Afghan Forces Foil Taliban Attack RIA Novosti 02 Aug 2012 -- At least eight Taliban fighters have been killed in a seven-hour gun battle in Kabul launched as the insurgents planned an attack in the capital, Aljazeera said on Thursday, citing Afghan officials.
  • Major Differences Persist for Pakistan, US VOA 02 Aug 2012 -- The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, General John Allen, met Thursday with Pakistan's top military commander General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. The two countries continue to disagree about how to deal with militants based along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
  • Allen Meets With Pakistani Military Chief AFPS 02 Aug 2012 -- Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, met in Islamabad, Pakistan, today with Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Pakistan's chief of army staff.
  • Task Force Stems Chemical Trafficking in Asia-Pacific AFPS 02 Aug 2012 -- A little-known organization with U.S. Pacific Command is bringing together military and law-enforcement capabilities to combat drug-related transnational crime in the Asia-Pacific region that has a direct impact on U.S. security.

Defense Policy / Programs

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  • Basij fully prepared to confront enemies: IRGC's chief commander IRNA 02 Aug 2012 -- Commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolution's Guard Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said that a new formation within the Basij (volunteer forces) known as Salehins' circles is a way for all-out confrontation with the enemies of the country.
  • Defense Min dismisses US Republican candidate's anti-Iran rhetoric as misleading public opinion IRNA 02 Aug 2012 -- Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi on Thursday said US Republican Presidential candidate's anti-Iran rhetoric as misleading public opinion from US internal problems.
  • U.S. Congress Passes New Sanctions Against Iran RIA Novosti 02 Aug 2012 -- The U.S. Congress nearly unanimously passed on Wedneday a new package of sanctions against Iran punishing insurance and shipping companies and banks which help Iran to export its oil.
  • UN Chief Urges Iranian Exiles To Move From Iraqi Camp RFE/RL 02 Aug 2012 -- The United Nations chief has urged 1,200 Iranian exiles to follow an order to leave a camp in northern Iraq and resettle at a new camp near Baghdad.
  • Spain Arrests 3 Suspected al-Qaida Members VOA 02 Aug 2012 -- Spain has arrested three alleged members of the al-Qaida terrorist network. Madrid says the suspects may have been plotting an attack in Spain or in another European country.
  • Suspected Al-Qaeda Members Arrested in Spain RIA Novosti 02 Aug 2012 -- Spanish police arrested three suspected members of the al-Qaeda terrorist group on Wednesday, confiscating explosives and poisonous substances that could be used in terrorist attacks, Spain's Interior Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
  • Egypt Names Cabinet, Keeps Veteran Defense Minister VOA 02 Aug 2012 -- Egypt's incoming Prime Minister Hisham Qandil announced the formation of his 35-member Cabinet Thursday. Veteran defense minister and head of Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, will retain his post in the new government.
  • Roscosmos Announces Tender for Moon Rocket Design RIA Novosti 02 Aug 2012 -- The Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) announced a ten-million ruble ($300,000) tender on Thursday to develop a blueprint of a heavy rocket-carrier that would be capable of carrying manned spacecraft to the moon, according to the official website that tracks state purchases.
  • SOUTH SUDAN: Preparing for Ebola - or not IRIN 02 Aug 2012 -- South Sudan is worried about the spread of Ebola, an incurable disease which has killed 16 people in neighbouring Uganda over the past few days.
  • UGANDA: Containment worries as Ebola numbers rise IRIN 02 Aug 2012 -- Health officials in Uganda's western Kibaale District are struggling to deal with an outbreak of Ebola, as the number of suspected cases stretches local health systems.

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