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29 November 2012 Military News

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  • US Lawmakers Continue to Probe Benghazi Attack VOA 29 Nov 2012 -- U.S. lawmakers investigating the September terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya said they are troubled by inadequate security measures at the consulate as well as the lack of U.S. military intervention during the assault that killed four Americans. The Senate's Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs received a four-hour classified briefing from federal officials on Thursday.
  • Obama's Possible Choice For Secretary Of State Fights For Senate Support RFE/RL 29 Nov 2012 -- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice spent a second day on November 28 trying to win the support of Republican senators who have threatened to block her confirmation if President Barack Obama nominates her to succeed retiring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
  • Egypt's Draft Constitution to Retain Islamic Law VOA 29 Nov 2012 -- A conservative-dominated panel writing Egypt's new constitution has retained the principles of Islamic law as the main source of legislation, hastily rushing through the approval process despite an opposition boycott and a deepening political crisis.
  • Election Observers Readying Report on Somaliland VOA 29 Nov 2012 -- International election observers are gathering data following Wednesday's municipal elections in Somaliland. They hope to present their preliminary findings to the National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Monday. The observers were stationed at about 20 percent of the polling stations.
  • Dy IRGC Chief: Resistance Economy best way to pass thru sanctions intact IRNA 29 Nov 2012 -- Deputy Commander in Chief of Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) said here Wednesday paying due attention to resistance economy norms is the best strategy and work plan for annulment of effects of sanctions and passing thru them intact.
  • Iran's strategy based on rational interaction with world: Larijani IRNA 29 Nov 2012 -- Iran's human rights strategy is based on rational and wise interaction with the world, Mohammad Javad Larijani,Secretary General of the High Council for Human Rights Coucil of Judiciary Force said here Wednesday night.
  • Amano: IAEA ready to reach agreement with Iran on new modality IRNA 29 Nov 2012 -- IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said on Thursday that IAEA expects to reach an agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran on the new modality plan proposed by the country to help resolve nuclear dispute.
  • IAEA Chief Hopes Tehran Meeting Will Aid Diplomatic Efforts RFE/RL 29 Nov 2012 -- The UN's nuclear watchdog agency says it hopes a meeting in Tehran next month with Iranian officials will strengthen diplomatic efforts to end the nuclear crisis.
  • Burma's Suu Kyi Offers to Mediate Mine Dispute VOA 29 Nov 2012 -- Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has offered to mediate a dispute involving villagers and monks opposed to the expansion of a Chinese-backed copper mine in the country's northwest.
  • Rights Group Criticizes S. Korean Security Law VOA 29 Nov 2012 -- The human rights group Amnesty International says a South Korean law that is meant to stop the spread of pro North Korean propaganda, limits freedom of speech. Thursday, the rights group released a report condemning the long-standing National Security Law and urging Korean politicians to abolish it. But, South Korea's next president will be unlikely to do so.
  • S. Korea Carrier Rocket Launch Canceled RIA Novosti 29 Nov 2012 -- South Korea canceled the launch of its KSLV-1 carrier rocket on Thursday due to problems in its second stage, the Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said.
  • New Crew of Space Station to Perform Two Spacewalks RIA Novosti 29 Nov 2012 -- International Space Station Expedition 34, which is to take off from the Baikonur Space Center in December, will perform two spacewalks under the Russian and US space programs.

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