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23 September 2012 Military News

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  • 316th Manas Team Beats Deadline Army News 23 Sep 2012 -- The number of U.S. Troops in the Afghanistan now stands at 68,000, Secretary of State Leon E. Panetta told reporters. The troop count is down from the peak of 101,000 U.S. forces last year and marks the end of a critical phase in President Barack Obama's war strategy.

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  • Commander addresses military training investigation report AFNS 23 Sep 2012 -- Gen. Edward A. Rice, Jr., commander of Air Education and Training Command, released a statement Sept. 21 about the scope of ongoing criminal investigations at Air Force Basic Military Training as well as the external Commander Directed Investigation he ordered in June:
  • US, Nepal build relationships, improve lives AFNS 23 Sep 2012 -- A multinational team led by U.S., Nepalese, and Australian military members and civilians treated more than 4,100 villagers, repaired and renovated three schools, and shared expertise Sept. 10-15, during Operation Pacific Angel 12-4 in Nepal.
  • Fort Worth Commissioned in Galveston NNS 23 Sep 2012 -- USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) commissioned at the Port of Galveston in Galveston, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 22.
  • Top Chinese Security Official Makes Surprise Visit To Afghanistan RFE/RL 23 Sep 2012 -- Chinese state media say the country's top security official has made the first high-level trip to Afghanistan by a senior Chinese leader in nearly 50 years.
  • Two-day military exercises to be staged in Shahr-e-Rey IRNA 23 Sep 2012 -- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) will hold 15,000-man strong maneuver in Shahr-e-Rey district of Tehran Province for two days from September 27-28, commander said on Sunday.

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