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22 February 2013 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 22 Feb 2013 [PDF]
  • Africa Command Deploys 100 Service Members to Niger AFPS 22 Feb 2013 -- President Barack Obama notified congressional leaders today that the last of 100 U.S. military specialists have deployed to Niger to support intelligence efforts in the region.
  • Letter from the President - Concerning Niger The White House 22 Feb 2013 -- On February 20, 2013, the last elements of a deployment of approximately 40 additional U.S. military personnel entered Niger with the consent of the Government of Niger. This deployment will provide support for intelligence collection and will also facilitate intelligence sharing with French forces conducting operations in Mali, and with other partners in the region.
  • Obama Sends Troops, Drones to Niger to Spy on Islamists RIA Novosti 22 Feb 2013 -- President Barack Obama announced Friday that around 100 US troops have been deployed in the West African nation of Niger in what officials said was the establishment of a new drone base there to spy on Islamist fighters in the Sahara and support French forces in the region.

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News Reports

  • UN hopes China will exert influence on DPR Korea, says Deputy Secretary-General UN News Centre 22 Feb 2013 -- Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today said the United Nations hopes that China will exert its influence on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to de-escalate tensions after the recent nuclear test but was also aware of the limits of that influence.
  • Iran ready for talks with US based on logic not pressure: Envoy IRNA 22 Feb 2013 -- Iran is ready for negotiations with the US based on a logical approach and not under pressure, Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad Khazaei said on Friday.
  • Iran committed to continue talks with IAEA: Envoy IRNA 22 Feb 2013 -- Iran is committed to continue talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) to resolve the remaining issues, Iran's Ambassador to the IAEA Ali Asghar Soltanieh said on Thursday.
  • Iran committed to cooperation with IAEA: Iranian envoy Iran Press TV 22 Feb 2013 -- The Iranian ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again expressed Iran's commitment to resolving issues pertaining to its nuclear energy program with the UN agency.
  • Enemies must stop threat, intimidation against Iran: IRGC cmdr. Iran Press TV 22 Feb 2013 -- The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has urged enemies to stop the policy of threat and intimidation against Iran and instead take up strategies commensurate with the power of the Islamic Republic.
  • Iran endorses talks if not pressured, threatened: Khazaei Iran Press TV 22 Feb 2013 -- Iran's permanent envoy to the UN says Tehran would engage in direct talks with Washington based on mutual respect and not under pressure and threats from the US.
  • New Pressure On Iran After UN Report RFE/RL 22 Feb 2013 -- Iran is facing renewed pressure from world powers after a new United Nations report said Iran has begun installing advanced centrifuges at its main uranium-enrichment plant.
  • Pakistan army denies links with killers of Shia Muslims Iran Press TV 22 Feb 2013 -- Pakistan's army has denied any links to a terrorist group that claimed responsibility for a series of bomb attacks that have killed over 180 Shia Muslims in the country in the past few weeks.
  • Pakistan nabs leader of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi militant group Iran Press TV 22 Feb 2013 -- Pakistan has arrested Lashkar-e-Jhangvi's leader Malik Ishaq following the militant group carried out two deadly bombings, mainly targeting Shia Muslims.
  • India Placed on Heightened Security Alert VOA 22 Feb 2013 -- In India, the death toll in the twin blasts that devastated the southern city of Hyderabad has risen to 16, and more than 100 people have been wounded. The entire country has been placed on a heightened security alert, as questions have been raised about the government's failure to respond to warnings of a possible attack.
  • Taiwan hopes to join planned U.S. cyber security exercises CNA 22 Feb 2013 -- Taiwan has stepped up cyber security cooperation with the United States and intends to take part in planned U.S. cyber security exercises, a senior Taiwanese official stationed in Washington, D.C. said Thursday.
  • Progress Freighter Resets Space Station Orbit RIA Novosti 22 Feb 2013 -- The engines of a Russian Progress M-17M space freighter were fired on Friday to readjust the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS), a Russian space agency spokesman said on Friday.
  • Police Carry Out Searches in Space Firm Fraud Case RIA Novosti 22 Feb 2013 -- Police have conducted searches as part of an investigation into alleged fraud at a satellite communications company, the Interior Ministry's Moscow branch said on Friday, but did not give further details.
  • Looming food crisis in the Central African Republic IRIN 22 Feb 2013 -- Humanitarian agencies are warning of a looming food crisis in parts of the Central African Republic (CAR), a result of the insecurity that has displaced thousands of people and disrupted cultivation and trade.
  • UN concerned about refugees crossing 'deadliest stretches of water' to flee homes UN News Centre 22 Feb 2013 -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is calling for urgent action to prevent the rising numbers of people killed trying to cross the Indian Ocean in smugglers' boats, particularly the increasing numbers of women and children from the stateless Rohingya community.

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