10 November 2012 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Petraeus Quits After FBI Found Evidence of Extramarital Affair VOA 10 Nov 2012 -- Retired U.S. General David Petraeus, the man credited with helping turn around the second Iraq War, has resigned as chief of the Central Intelligence Agency, citing an extramarital affair.
- DOD Releases Detailed Timeline for Benghazi Response AFPS 10 Nov 2012 -- The Defense Department released a detailed timeline yesterday of the Pentagon's response to the September attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.
- Iraq Denies Cancellation of $4.2 Bln Arms Deal with Russia RIA Novosti 10 Nov 2012 -- Iraq's acting Defense Minister Sadun Al-Dulaymi has denied reports that Bagdad is annulling a $4.2 billion arms deal with Russia over concerns about possible corruption, Al-Jazeera reported on Saturday.
- Iraq Rethinks Russian Arms Deal VOA 10 Nov 2012 -- A spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki announced the suspension Saturday of a $4.2 billion arms deal between Baghdad and Moscow. A spokesman for Maliki, Ali Moussawi, told Iraqi state TV that the prime minister had decided to re-examine the arms deal with Russia, after discovering apparent graft and corruption.
- Iraq: $4.2 Bln Russian Arms Deal 'Canceled' RIA Novosti 10 Nov 2012 -- Iraq is annulling a $4.2 billion arms deal with Russia it reached earlier this year over concerns about possible corruption, an Iraqi government spokesman said.
- Confusion Over $4.2 Billion Iraqi Arms Deal With Russia RFE/RL 10 Nov 2012 -- The Iraqi official who negotiated an arms deal with Russia is denying the agreement has been canceled.
- New Syria Council Chief 'Disappointed' In International Support For Uprising RFE/RL 10 Nov 2012 -- The newly elected leader of what is currently Syria's main opposition bloc says he is disappointed in foreign supporters of the Syrian uprising.
- Syrian National Council Elects Leader RIA Novosti 10 Nov 2012 -- The opposition Syrian National Council (SNC) has elected George Sabra, a Christian former Communist, as its leader following talks in Qatar, world media reported.
- Twin Bombings Kill Syrian Forces, Opposition Seeks Unity VOA 10 Nov 2012 -- Two suicide bombers have detonated explosives near a Syrian military camp, as the country's fractured opposition grapples with plans to reorganize and unite.
- Iran confirms new round of talks with IAEA to be held in Tehran IRNA 10 Nov 2012 -- Permanent Ambassador of Iran to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh on Saturday confirmed new round of talks with the Agency would be held in the Iranian capital on December 13.
- Nahavandian: Sanctions cannot stop Iranian exports and economy IRNA 10 Nov 2012 -- President of Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Mine Mohammad Nahavandian said on Saturday enemies sanctions and economic pressures could not stop Iran's exports and economy.
- Ukraine's Ruling Party Gets 72 Seats in New Parliament RIA Novosti 10 Nov 2012 -- Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's ruling Party of Regions has gained 72 seats in the new parliament following the October 28 elections, the country's central election commission said on Saturday.
- Medics Urge Tymoshenko to Stop Hunger-Strike RIA Novosti 10 Nov 2012 -- Ukrainian doctors who conducted a regular medical examination of jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko asked her to stop a hunger-strike, the country's penitentiary service said on Saturday.
- US Justice Department Denies Russia Bout Transfer Request RIA Novosti 10 Nov 2012 -- The US Department of Justice has refused to transfer convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout to Russia for him to serve his prison time at home.
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