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08 January 2013 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 08 Jan 2013 [PDF]
  • Obama, Karzai Plan Afghanistan Talks at White House AFPS 08 Jan 2013 -- The centerpiece of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's visit here this week will be meetings Jan. 11 at the White House, where he and President Barack Obama can discuss the changes in Afghanistan and how the United States can work with the country in the future.
  • Combined Team Ready First uncases colors in Afghanistan Army News 08 Jan 2013 -- The Combined Team Ready First assumed battle space responsibility from 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, 'Lancers,' from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Jan. 7. The ceremony was held at Camp Nathan Smith, Afghanistan, and hosted multiple Afghan dignitaries, as well as Maj. Gen. Robert 'Abe' Abrams, RC-South commander.
  • White House: No US Troops an Option For Afghanistan VOA 08 Jan 2013 -- Three days before Afghanistan's president, Hamid Karzai, meets with President Barack Obama in Washington, White House officials said Tuesday that the United States is considering all options, including potentially leaving no troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014 when foreign combat forces are to leave.
  • Deployed Airmen help Afghan police with security checkpoint AFNS 08 Jan 2013 -- At a busy intersection in Parwan Province near Bagram Airfield, adults and children alike stopped to watch as a crane lofted what looked like a shipping container above the heads of Afghan and American servicemembers Jan. 7.
  • U.S., Afghan Forces Arrest Taliban Facilitator AFPS 08 Jan 2013 -- A combined Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban facilitator today in the Pul-e Khumri district of Afghanistan's Baghlan province, military officials reported.
  • Afghan 'Insider Attack' Kills ISAF Soldier RFE/RL 08 Jan 2013 -- The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) says a British soldier serving with the NATO-led force in Afghanistan has been killed in the latest of several 'insider attacks.'
  • ISAF: Security Transfer to Afghan Forces on Track VOA 08 Jan 2013 -- ​NATO civilian and military officials said that by the middle of 2013, Afghanistan's national security forces will be leading security operations throughout the country. They also have dismissed suggestions that so-called "green-on-blue" attacks could undermine the 2014 drawdown plan.
  • U.S. spy aircraft kills 8 in NW Pakistan IRNA 08 Jan 2013 -- American spy aircraft rained down missiles into Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal early Tuesday and killed at least eight people, residents said.
  • U.S., NATO Patriots Deploy to Augment Turkish Air Defenses AFPS 08 Jan 2013 -- With advance elements of two U.S. Patriot missile batteries already on the ground in Turkey, additional defenders are prepared to deploy tomorrow in support of NATO's missile defense mission there.

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