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09 October 2012 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 09 Oct 2012 [PDF]
  • NATO Partners to Discuss Afghan Successes, Challenges AFPS 09 Oct 2012 -- When NATO defense ministers meet here tomorrow with representatives of six non-NATO nations that contribute to the International Security and Assistance Force, the topic will be Afghanistan's successes, its challenges and its future.
  • Afghan, ISAF police disrupt narcotics smuggling with help from hounds Army News 09 Oct 2012 -- The recent threat of insider attacks temporarily slowed partnered activities here recently, but the Soldiers of 563rd Military Police Company reunited with their Afghan Uniform Police partners for the highly-successful Operation Clean Sweep conducted in districts throughout Kandahar City, Oct. 3.
  • Marines aid Afghan, soldiers secure area USMC News 09 Oct 2012 -- Entering the Trek Nawa District of Helmand province, Afghanistan, Marines with Weapons Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 6, made a bold military presence absent to the region for nearly a year.
  • Afghanistan on track to building post-2014 future, says UN envoy UN News Centre 09 Oct 2012 -- Despite the impending drawdown of international forces and chronic challenges in governance and security, Afghanistan remains on the path to a hopeful future, the United Nations envoy to the country said today.
  • Outgoing ICRC head warns of humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan IRNA 09 Oct 2012 -- The outgoing head of the delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Afghanistan, Reto Stocker, declared in Kabul Monday that for ordinary Afghans the armed conflict in the country has taken a turn for the worse.
  • Afghan-led Force Arrests Taliban Facilitator AFPS 09 Oct 2012 -- An Afghan-led security force, supported by coalition troops, arrested a Taliban facilitator and improvised explosive device producer in Afghanistan's Kandahar province today, military officials reported.

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  • Extradited Terror Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in US Court VOA 09 Oct 2012 -- The extradited Muslim cleric known as Abu Hamza al Masri pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he conspired to establish a terrorist training camp in the United States. Abu Hamza was arraigned in U.S. federal court in New York.
  • North Korean Charged in Kim Jong-il Son Plot RIA Novosti 09 Oct 2012 -- South Korean prosecutors have pressed charges against a North Korean national tasked with injuring the eldest son of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, reports said on Tuesday.
  • US seeking MKO revival, defense minister IRNA 09 Oct 2012 -- Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said the US is seeking revival of the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) which is declining.
  • ICC Debates Trial Venue for Gadhafi's Eldest Son VOA 09 Oct 2012 -- Libya on Tuesday made its case before the International Criminal Court (ICC) to try the son of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi at home rather than at The Hague-based tribunal.
  • Israeli Political Parties VOA 09 Oct 2012
  • Security tightened in Pakistani capital IRNA 09 Oct 2012 -- Security of Islamabad have been tightened after intelligence reports warned of terrorists attacks at a five-star hotel, some sensitive installations and political personalities, a media report said Monday.
  • SIERRA LEONE: Bracing for a 'watershed election' IRIN 09 Oct 2012 -- Sierra Leone's international partners and citizens are paying close attention to possible threats to peace ahead of presidential, parliamentary and local elections scheduled for 17 November, which it is hoped will consolidate stability a decade after the end of a civil war and lead to improved living standards.
  • Saakashvili Vows Peaceful Transfer After Meeting With Ivanishvili RFE/RL 09 Oct 2012 -- Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has said the transition of power to Georgia's new government will be peaceful in an effort to further ease fears ratcheted up ahead of this month's national elections.
  • News Analysis: Ivanishvili And The Russians RFE/RL 09 Oct 2012 -- According to Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, the beginning of the end of his relations with Russian leader Vladimir Putin came at their first face-to-face meeting in February 2004..
  • Patrick Airmen support first Space X launch for NASA's commercial resupply services AFNS 09 Oct 2012 -- Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) completed a successful launch of their Falcon 9 Dragon spacecraft, called Dragon C3, from Space Launch Complex 40 Oct. 7 at 8:35 p.m. EDT here.The launch went off with stellar safety and range support provided by service members assigned to the 45 Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base.

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