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09 January 2013 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 09 Jan 2013 [PDF]
  • Airmen bring wealth of experience to PRT nerve center AFNS 09 Jan 2013 -- What do you get when you put an Air Force vehicle operator, water fuels system maintainer, bioenvironmental engineer technician, and airfield systems technician together? According to the leadership at the Zabul Provincial Reconstruction Team, you get one of the most efficiently run tactical operations centers in Afghanistan.
  • 'Golden Gate' bridges strategic Afghan crossing Army News 09 Jan 2013 -- Army, Navy and Marine engineers of Joint Task Force Empire took the mission literally as they conducted Operation Golden Gate near Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan, through the months of November and December.

Defense Policy / Programs

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News Reports

  • Venezuelan Supreme Court Upholds Delay Of Chavez Inauguration RFE/RL 09 Jan 2013 -- Venezuela's Supreme Court has upheld an indefinite delay of President Hugo Chavez's inauguration to a new six-year term, saying his current administration can continue in office as an interim administration.
  • Chavez Granted Inauguration Delay RIA Novosti 09 Jan 2013 -- Venezuela's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled to postpone President Hugo Chavez's inauguration until after he completes a course of treatment for cancer.
  • Venezuela Court Rules in Favor of Chavez Inauguration Delay VOA 09 Jan 2013 -- Venezuela's Supreme Court says President Hugo Chavez can legally delay his upcoming inauguration.
  • If IAEA recognizes Iran's rights, talks will bring positive outcome- AEOI chief IRNA 09 Jan 2013 -- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereydoun Abbasi Davani said Wednesday that the future talks will enjoy positive outcome if representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency recognize Iran's rights.
  • Iran Willing to Resume Nuclear Talks as Sanctions Bite Hard VOA 09 Jan 2013 -- Iran says it is prepared to return to talks, possibly later this month, with major world powers over its nuclear program. As the country's uranium enrichment program continues, Western countries have tightened economic sanctions against Tehran.
  • China to Give Belarus $16 mln Chernobyl Aid RIA Novosti 09 Jan 2013 -- China is to donate some $16 million to Belarus to support children in areas hit by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the Belarusian government said on Wednesday.
  • US Offers $10 Million for Sudanese Terror Suspects VOA 09 Jan 2013 -- The U.S. government is offering a $10 million reward for information leading to the capture of two Sudanese nationals accused of killing a U.S. diplomat and his driver.
  • The Man Behind Pakistan's Democracy March RFE/RL 09 Jan 2013 -- Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is best known internationally for an antiterrorism fatwa he issued in 2010. The influential Islamic scholar declared in his 600-page religious ruling that no Muslim has the right to shed the blood of civilians in the name of religion.
  • Security a Concern Ahead of Kenya Presidential Election VOA 09 Jan 2013 -- Kenyan presidential hopeful Musalia Mudavadi says the conflict in Somalia has created new security challenges for Kenya as the country prepares for elections in March. In an interview with VOA Wednesday, the deputy prime minister said the country's security agencies will have to be extra vigilant to ensure a peaceful vote.
  • Rift Between Ugandan President, Parliament Widens VOA 09 Jan 2013 -- The death of a member of parliament in Uganda has sparked anger against the president, with several MPs accusing his government of murder. The dead woman's boyfriend has been charged with manslaughter, and an inquest is due to begin soon.
  • MALAWI: 'A long and hard road ahead' IRIN 09 Jan 2013 -- International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde urged Malawians to stick with tough economic reforms during a recent three-day visit to the country, but measures recommended by the Fund and implemented by President Joyce Banda have been deeply unpopular with many citizens who can no longer afford basic goods and services.
  • 'Doomsday Asteroid' Bigger Than Estimated – ESA RIA Novosti 09 Jan 2013 -- New observations made by Herschel space observatory show that asteroid Apophis, which is considered the most serious 'space' threat to Earth, is bigger than first estimated, the European Space Agency said on its website on Wednesday.
  • Recovered Russian Satellite Ready for Operation – Thales RIA Novosti 09 Jan 2013 -- A wayward Russian telecoms satellite that has reached the designated orbit using its own engines has successfully passed the In Orbit Acceptance Review and is ready to become operational, the satellite's manufacturer said on Wednesday.

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