02 September 2012 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- ISAF Deputy: Operations Continue, Relations Remain Strong AFPS 02 Sep 2012 -- Suspension of training for about 1,000 recruits in the Afghan Local Police program has no operational impact for Afghan police and other security forces.
- U.S. Suspends Afghan Local Police Training for Further Vetting AFPS 02 Sep 2012 -- In light of a recent rise in insider attacks against coalition forces, U.S. Forces Afghanistan officials have suspended the training of about 1,000 Afghan Local Police recruits.
- US Special Forces Suspend Training of Afghans VOA 02 Sep 2012 -- The U.S. military in Afghanistan says it has temporarily halted the training of Afghan Local Police in order to redo the vetting of current members after a string of attacks by Afghan soldiers and police on their international allies.
- Afghans Terrorized By Border Shelling As Blame Game Goes On RFE/RL 02 Sep 2012 -- Kabul has accused the Pakistani Army of indiscriminately shelling Afghan villages in order to further destabilize the already restive regions.
- Local Militia Kills Eight Afghan Civilians RFE/RL 02 Sep 2012 -- Pro-government militiamen in northern Afghanistan have shot dead at least eight civilians after mistakenly blaming villagers for a Taliban attack.
- Clinton Facing Deadline on Terrorist Designation for Haqqani VOA 02 Sep 2012 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is facing a Congressional deadline for deciding whether the Pakistani Haqqani network meets the definition of a terrorist organization.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Joint Statement of the U.S.-Iraq Political and Diplomatic Joint Coordination Committee US Dept. of State 02 Sep 2012
- USS Vicksburg Completes Bahrain Port Visit NNS 02 Sep 2012 -- Guided-missile cruiser USS Vicksburg (CG 69) departed Bahrain Aug. 24 following a regularly-scheduled port visit.
- Group Says SCO 'Vehicle' For Rights Abuses RFE/RL 02 Sep 2012 -- A report by an international human rights group says the Shanghai Cooperation Organization is being used by its members as a "vehicle for human rights violations."
- Chinese Defence Minister arrives on a five-day visit to India IRNA 02 Sep 2012 -- The Defence Minister of China, General Liang Guanglie arrived in Mumbai on a five-day visit to India.
- Brahimi: 'Urgent' Change Needed In Syria RFE/RL 02 Sep 2012 -- The new international envoy for Syria says change is both "urgent" and "necessary" and that it must meet the needs of the Syrian people.
- UNICEF: 1,600 Killed in Syria's Civil War Last Week VOA 02 Sep 2012 -- The U.N. children's fund UNICEF says Syria's civil war killed 1,600 people last week, making it the deadliest seven-day period of the 18-month conflict.
- Arab Invasion in Syria ‘Not an Option’ – UN Envoy RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2012 -- A military intervention in Syria by Arab forces is not on the cards, Lakhdar Brahimi, United Nations’ new envoy to the war-torn country, said.
- New UN Envoy on Syria Rules Out Foreign Military Interference RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2012 -- Foreign military interference into the ongoing conflict in Syria is not an option and the government of the country should be the first to end the violence, Al Arabiya news agency reported citing a new UN envoy on Syria.
- Report: Four Killed In Damascus Attack RFE/RL 02 Sep 2012 -- Syrian state television said four people were killed in an explosion in Damascus on September 2 in an attack it described as "terrorism."
- Taiwan voices 'concern' over Tokyo officials' visit to Tiaoyutais CNA 02 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan does not recognize any move by the Japanese government to nationalize the Tiaoyutai Islands.
- Israel Evacuates West Bank Settler Outpost VOA 02 Sep 2012 -- Israel has evacuated Jewish settlers from an outpost in the occupied West Bank after a long legal case.
- Netanyahu Urges International 'Red Line' To Stop Iran RFE/RL 02 Sep 2012 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged major world powers to set "a clear red line" for Iran's nuclear program.
- North Korea, Iran Vow Stronger Ties RFE/RL 02 Sep 2012 -- North Korea and Iran have taken a vow to strengthen ties and increase science and technological cooperation.
- MOU Signed between DPRK and Iran KCNA 02 Sep 2012 -- MOU on cooperation in science, technology and education between the governments of the DPRK and Iran was signed in Tehran.
- Talks Held between Kim Yong Nam and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad KCNA 02 Sep 2012 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, held talks with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran, at the Presidential Palace.
- Bahrain Demands Apology From Iran For Translation Error RFE/RL 02 Sep 2012 -- Bahrain has demanded an apology from Iran for an incorrect translation of a speech that appeared to list the island nation as one of the Arab states to have experienced a revolution in the past year.
- Pakistani Police Arrest Cleric In Christian Girl's Blasphemy Case RFE/RL 02 Sep 2012 -- Authorities in Pakistan have arrested a Muslim cleric who allegedly framed a young Christian girl arrested last month under the country's controversial blasphemy law.
- Ethiopia's 'Visionary' Leader Meles Zenawi Laid to Rest VOA 02 Sep 2012 -- Ethiopia has laid to rest Prime Minister Meles Zenawi who led the country for more than 20 years before his death, announced last month.
- Angola Says Dos Santos' Ruling Party Has Big Election Lead VOA 02 Sep 2012 -- Angola's electoral commission says the ruling party of President Eduardo dos Santos has a big lead with most of the votes counted after Friday's national election, effectively extending his 33 years in power.
- Ghana’s Opposition Splits over Presidential Candidate VOA 02 Sep 2012 -- In Ghana, the presidential candidate of the opposition United Front Party has denied reports he has been removed as leader of the party ahead of the December general election.
- Romania Announces Parliamentary Polls RFE/RL 02 Sep 2012 -- Romania's government has set parliamentary elections for December 9.
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