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08 October 2012 Military News

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  • Report: Afghanistan Headed For Crisis RFE/RL 08 Oct 2012 -- A new report is warning that Afghanistan is moving toward a potentially devastating political crisis as NATO-led combat forces withdraw and the Afghan government prepares to take control of security responsibilities in 2014.
  • Afghanistan's Transition Meltdown International Crisis Group 08 Oct 2012-- Afghanistan is hurtling toward a devastating political crisis as the government prepares to take full control of security in 2014.
  • Report: Afghanistan 'Far From Ready' for 2014 Transition VOA 08 Oct 2012 -- The International Crisis Group says the Afghan government is 'far from ready' to assume security responsibility when U.S. and NATO forces withdraw in 2014.
  • Task Force Hurricane makes a dent in Afghanistan Army News 08 Oct 2012 -- Camp John Pratt construction reached another milestone this week as the 875th Engineer Company (Horizontal) completed the large earthen dining facility pad and started excavation of the storm water retention pond.

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  • Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Ruppersberger Warn American Companies Doing Business with Huawei and ZTE to 'use another vendor' US House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 08 Oct 2012 -- The Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers (R-MI) and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), today released a report recommending to U.S. companies considering doing business with Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE to find another vendor.
  • US Warns Two Chinese Companies Pose Security Risk VOA 08 Oct 2012 -- U.S. companies considering doing business with Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE are being warned to find another vendor. A U.S. House of Representatives report said the companies pose a long-term corporate and national security threat.
  • China Rejects US Charges Telecoms Pose Security Threat VOA 08 Oct 2012 -- China has rejected a U.S. Congressional report accusing two major Chinese telecommunications companies of posing a security threat to the United States.
  • Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Wins Re-Election Bid VOA 08 Oct 2012 -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez won his re-election bid Sunday with 54 percent of the vote, defeating former state governor Henrique Capriles.
  • Venezuela's President Chavez Aims for 20 Years in Office VOA 08 Oct 2012 -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez emerged victorious Sunday from the presidential election. If he completes his six-year term, the South American leader will have held the reins of power in the oil-rich country for 20 years.
  • Chavez Declared Winner Of Venezuelan Vote RFE/RL 08 Oct 2012 -- Election authorities in Venezuela have declared incumbent Hugo Chavez the winner of the presidential election.
  • Study: Iran Could Produce Enough Uranium for Bomb in 2 Months VOA 08 Oct 2012 -- A U.S. security institute that advises Washington policy makers says Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium for a nuclear bomb in as little as two months from now, but would need additional time to make the device itself.
  • Georgian Election Winner Names Cabinet Picks RFE/RL 08 Oct 2012 -- Georgian Dream coalition leader Bidzina Ivanishvili has named candidates for his prospective cabinet, one week after voters in the fractious and strategically significant Transcaucasus state dealt a blow to President Mikheil Saakashvili and his ruling party.
  • Ivanishvili Names New Georgian Cabinet RIA Novosti 08 Oct 2012 -- Georgian billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, leader of the Georgian Dream coalition that won October 1 parliamentary elections, named his candidates to the key posts in a new Georgian government on Monday.
  • Mau Mau Ruling Sets Legal Precedent VOA 08 Oct 2012 -- A British High Court ruling that colonial atrocities in Kenya are not bound by a time limit has a legal precedent.
  • Dragon Lifts Off for First Commercial Resupply Mission RIA Novosti 08 Oct 2012 -- The Falcon 9 carrier rocket with the Dragon cargo resupply spacecraft has lifted off from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, NASA reported.
  • China visit boosts Hsieh's confidence in Taiwan CNA 08 Oct 2012 -- Frank Hsieh, a senior figure in the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), said Monday after returning from a five-day trip to China that his contacts with senior Chinese officials have boosted his confidence in Taiwan.
  • EASTERN AFRICA: Floods affect tens of thousands IRIN 08 Oct 2012 -- Above-average seasonal rains in parts of the East and Horn of Africa have affected tens of thousands of people, displacing families and restricting access to many in need, say humanitarian officials. The rains, coming ahead of a possible El Niño event, have prompted fears of further flooding.

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