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22 January 2013 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 22 Jan 2013 [PDF]
  • Combined Force Arrests Haqqani Network Facilitator AFPS 22 Jan 2013 -- A combined Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Haqqani network facilitator in the Pul-e Alam district of Afghanistan's Logar province today, military officials reported.
  • New Afghan Uniformed Police District HQ completed in Kushk Army News 22 Jan 2013 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delivered a newly-completed Afghan Uniformed Police District Headquarters to Afghan authorities Jan. 20 in Kushk District, Herat Province.
  • Medical training prepares Afghan police for sustainability Army News 22 Jan 2013 -- Afghan Uniformed Police members received training on field medical techniques from Soldiers with Security Force Assistance Team Tombstone at the Spin Boldak District Police Headquarters, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 19.
  • Pakistan Unhappy Over Reports US Drone Strikes Will Continue VOA 22 Jan 2013 -- Leaders in Pakistan are outraged at reported U.S. plans to continue controversial drone strikes against suspected al-Qaida-linked sanctuaries on Pakistani soil. They are calling it 'close to a perpetual war,' and say it is exactly opposite to what President Barack Obama stated in his inaugural speech on Monday.
  • DOD Provides Airlift Support to Algeria Attack Victims AFPS 22 Jan 2013 -- The United States has provided airlift support to the Algerian government in the wake of recent terrorist attacks at a natural gas plant, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters here today.
  • Pentagon Spokesman Commends France's Efforts in Mali AFPS 22 Jan 2013 -- Pentagon Press Secretary George Little praised French allies and said the United States will continue providing intelligence and airlift support against an al-Qaida-affiliated group in Mali.

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  • Security Council sharpens sanctions on DPR Korea in wake of ballistic missile launch UN News Centre 22 Jan 2013 -- Reiterating its condemnation of a December 2012 missile launch by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations Security Council more sharply targeted sanctions on that country, while again demanding an end to its nuclear and ballistic tests.
  • UN Security Council Rebukes N. Korea, Tightens Sanctions VOA 22 Jan 2013 -- The U.N. Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution expanding and strengthening sanctions against North Korea. Tuesday's action was a response to Pyongyang's launch of a long-range rocket last month - a violation of existing U.N. resolutions.
  • Security Council Poised to Tighten Sanctions against North Korea VOA 22 Jan 2013 -- The United Nations Security Council is expected, within the next several days, to tighten sanctions on North Korea. The action would be in response to Pyongyang's rocket launch last month, which violated a ban on the country using ballistic missile technology.
  • Iran Detains Slovak for Suspected Espionage RIA Novosti 22 Jan 2013 -- A Slovakian national was detained in Iran on suspicion of espionage, the TASR-Slovakia news agency reported on Tuesday.
  • Larijani: Iran will give crushing response to any attack on nuclear installations IRNA 22 Jan 2013 -- Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Tuesday that since Iran's peaceful nuclear program is of indigenous origin, it cannot be destroyed by any attack and Iran will give a crushing response to any aggression.
  • West used US elections as pretext to stall Iran talks: Soltanieh IRNA 22 Jan 2013 -- The West used the US presidential elections as a ''pretext'' to stall the P5 plus 1 talks with Tehran, Iran's Ambassdor to the International Átomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali-Asghar Soltanieh said here Monday evening.
  • Analysts Predict More Active Algerian Anti-terrorism Policy VOA 22 Jan 2013 -- Algeria's aggressive response to the hostage crisis at a remote Sahara natural gas plant came as no surprise to those who remember the nation's bloody civil war against Islamist fighters in the 1990s. Now analysts are predicting that the military operation, which killed dozens of people, could open the way for improving relations with former colonial power France and a more active stance against terrorism.
  • Safety paramount for operation of 4th nuclear power plant: president CNA 22 Jan 2013 -- Taiwan's fourth nuclear plant will not begin operating before the most rigid safety standards have been met, President Ma Ying-jeou said Tuesday.
  • Clinton Prepares for Benghazi Testimony VOA 22 Jan 2013 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is preparing to testify before Congress Wednesday on security failures associated with last September's attack on the U.S. mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
  • Russia to Sign Final Mars Probe Deal in March RIA Novosti 22 Jan 2013 -- Russia's space agency Roscosmos and its European counterpart the European Space Agency (ESA) will sign a final agreement on March 15 on the ExoMars project, whose goal is to send unmanned probes to Mars, Roscosmos spokeswoman Anna Vedisheva said on Tuesday.
  • Tymoshenko Killed MP Over Gas Market Feud - Prosecutor RIA Novosti 22 Jan 2013 -- The 1996 killing of Ukrainian businessman and lawmaker Yevhen Shcherban was caused by a conflict of interests in the country's natural gas market, the Prosecutor General's Office said on Tuesday.
  • Aid agencies launch Yemen appeal IRIN 22 Jan 2013 -- Yemen needs a major boost in humanitarian support if the transition to political stability is to stand a good chance of succeeding, said aid workers at today's launch of the 2013 Humanitarian Response Plan.
  • Widespread flooding hits Southern Africa IRIN 22 Jan 2013 -- Several Southern African countries are dealing with the effects of flooding following heavy rains over much of the region in the past week.
  • African Union Sees Less Chance of Violence in Kenya Election VOA 22 Jan 2013 -- A visiting African Union (AU) delegation says it is satisfied with the steps Kenya's government and civil society have taken to avoid violence in the March 4 general election. The vote of confidence comes despite reports of political tension and clashes in parts of the country during last week's party primaries.

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