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15 November 2012 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 15 Nov 2012 [PDF]
  • Oil supply to NATO to resume before December: Report IRNA 15 Nov 2012 -- Oil supply for the US-led NATO forces in Afghanistan is expected to resume through Pakistan's land routes by the end of this month following a year-long break and a test run conducted last week, a media report said on Thursday.
  • Pakistan agrees to release Afghan Taliban prisoners: Official IRNA 15 Nov 2012 -- Pakistan has agreed to release Afghan Taliban prisoners, a member of an Afghan peace delegation said in Islamabad on Thursday after concluding talks with Pakistani leaders.
  • Combined Force Arrests Taliban Bomb Facilitator AFPS 15 Nov 2012 -- A combined Afghan and coalition security force in Afghanistan's Kandahar province today arrested a Taliban leader suspected of distributing bomb components to insurgents and facilitating ambushes and attacks, military officials reported.
  • Airmen repair, save aircraft amid enemy mortars AFNS 15 Nov 2012 -- A seven-man mission recovery team assigned to 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron deployed to forward operating base Shank in the remote Logar province of Eastern Afghanistan to complete repairs and recover a downed C-17 Globemaster III.
  • Dunford Cites Progress, Challenges in Afghanistan Mission AFPS 15 Nov 2012 -- Declaring the U.S. and coalition goals in Afghanistan 'within reach,' President Barack Obama's nominee to take command of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force and U.S. forces in Afghanistan told the Senate Armed Services Committee today he'll work to complete a successful security transition there if confirmed.
  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers aid Hurricane Sandy relief effort Army News 15 Nov 2012 -- Hurricane Sandy, the second-costliest hurricane in American history, hit the Northeast in late October, resulting in more than $50 million in damage. In response to the catastrophic storm, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Soldiers deployed to New York City and New Jersey, where they have been working around the clock to support refueling operations throughout the impacted area.
  • Defense Logistics Agency Center Aids Sandy Relief Efforts AFPS 15 Nov 2012 -- As Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast more than two weeks ago, Defense Logistics Agency team members in the Joint Logistics Operations Center increased the intensity of their work.
  • USS Gary Boards Two Suspected Drug Smuggling Vessels, Sinks One NNS 15 Nov 2012 -- The U.S. 4th Fleet guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) with embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) boarded and searched two suspicious vessels, sinking one, of being involved in illicit cargo trafficking Nov. 7 as part of Operation Martillo.

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  • China ushers in new era under new leadership CNA 15 Nov 2012 -- The era of Xi Jinping arrived Thursday after he took over as the Communist Party of China's (CPC's) general secretary and the party's all-powerful Central Military Commission earlier in the day.
  • Xi Jinping Officially Becomes China's Leader RFE/RL 15 Nov 2012 -- China's Communist Party has officially appointed Xi Jinping to be the party's general secretary, taking over from Hu Jintao.
  • As Chinese Leadership Changes, Economic Challenges Loom Large RFE/RL 15 Nov 2012 -- China is changing its leadership at a time when its old economic model that produced double-digit growth has run into big problems.
  • Xi Jinping Elected New Head of China's Communist Party RIA Novosti 15 Nov 2012 -- Xi Jinping has been named general secretary of China's Communist Party Central Committee, succeeding outgoing President Hu Jintao in the post.
  • Xi Confirmed as China's New Leader VOA 15 Nov 2012 -- After months of speculation and a messy political scandal, China's Communist Party leaders have selected a new group of seven men to be the country's core leaders and set its agenda for the coming decade.
  • Petraeus to Testify About Benghazi Attack VOA 15 Nov 2012 -- Former CIA Director David Petraeus will testify before a congressional committee this week about the deadly September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
  • Report: US Power Grid 'Inherently Vulnerable' to Terror Attacks RIA Novosti 15 Nov 2012 -- The electrical power grid in the United States is vulnerable to terror attacks that could cause more damage to the system than natural disasters, costing hundreds of billions of dollars and blacking out large regions of the country, according to a report made public Wednesday by the National Research Council (NRC), an independent think-tank on public policy.
  • N.Korea Builds Dome Over Nuclear Reactor - Reports RIA Novosti 15 Nov 2012 -- North Korea has built a dome-shaped roof covering a light water reactor in Yongbyon, South Korea's KBS TV channel reported on Thursday.
  • China's new leadership likely to keep current Taiwan policy: MAC CNA 15 Nov 2012 -- Beijing is likely to continue its policy toward Taipei in the short term despite China's leadership transition, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said Thursday.
  • Reusable Rocket Makes Highest Test 'Hop' RIA Novosti 15 Nov 2012 -- A prototype of a reusable space rocket has made its highest 'hop' yet as part of testing to determine whether it can return from space flight and land back on the ground intact, the specialist website space.com reported Thursday.
  • SIERRA LEONE: Ethnicity trumps policy in upcoming polls IRIN 15 Nov 2012 -- Supporters of the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) will today take to the streets of the capital Freetown for the last time before presidential, parliamentary and local elections on 17th November.
  • Sierra Leone elections must be carried out peacefully to ensure progress – Ban UN News Centre 15 Nov 2012 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today strongly encouraged Sierra Leoneans to ensure that national elections on Saturday are carried out peacefully to build on the progress made since the end of the country's civil war ended a decade ago.
  • Briefing: Ethiopia's Muslim protests IRIN 15 Nov 2012 -- Tensions have been simmering over several months between Muslims and the government, with thousands holding demonstrations in protest at the government's alleged interference in religious affairs; the government has blamed the protests on a small group of extremists.
  • UGANDA: Fresh Ebola outbreak burdens health system IRIN 15 Nov 2012 -- Uganda's Ministry of Health says a fresh outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever - the second in the country this year - is straining an already over-stretched health system.
  • Arms Dealer Bout Says 'Expected' Extradition Denial RIA Novosti 15 Nov 2012 -- Convicted Russian international arms dealer Viktor Bout said he had expected the US Department of Justice's decision last week to turn down Moscow's request to repatriate him to Russia.
  • Burma Issues Prisoner Amnesty Ahead of Obama Visit VOA 15 Nov 2012 -- Activists dismissed the Burmese government's latest move to release hundreds of prisoners, saying it is a ploy to gain political support ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to the country.

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