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30 March 2013 Military News

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  • US-led airstrike kills 11, injures 8 in Afghanistan Iran Press TV 30 Mar 2013 -- At least 11 people, including two children, have been killed and eight others have been injured in an airstrike carried out by US-led forces in eastern Afghanistan, Press TV reports.
  • Afghanistan's Karzai Arrives For Talks In Qatar RFE/RL 30 Mar 2013 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has arrived in the Qatari capital Doha.
  • Afghanistan, Pakistan Trade Accusations VOA 30 Mar 2013 -- Relations between neighbors Afghanistan and Pakistan have taken another downturn with each side blaming the other of hindering the already fragile peace process in Afghanistan. The tensions come at a critical time, as foreign forces prepare to leave Afghanistan in less than two years.

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  • MEU Benefits From Regional Expertise USMC News 30 Mar 2013 -- At Sea -- The Marine Corps believes in the theory of the, "strategic corporal," which is a belief that senior Marines are not the only Marines who make decisions that could potentially affect the course of forward-deployed and at-home missions.
  • Final Hull Section of Ex-Guardian Removed From Reef NNS 30 Mar 2013 -- U.S. Navy and contracted salvage personnel embarked onboard the U.S. Navy contracted crane vessel M/V Jascon 25 completed on March 30th the removal of the grounded mine countermeasures ship Ex-Guardian from the Tubbataha Reef.
  • Stockdale VBSS and Coast Guard AIT Team Up to Fight Piracy NNS 30 Mar 2013 -- Members from U.S. Coast Guard Advanced Interdiction Team 2 embarked with the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) to train the ship's visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team and to conduct maritime law enforcement operations.
  • Navy fleet set to dock in Guatemala on friendship visit CNA 30 Mar 2013 -- The Taiwanese Navy's fleet of friendship will pay a three-day visit to Guatemala early next month to boost the friendship between the two countries.
  • Taiwan commissions two new CGA ships to safeguard territorial claims CNA 30 Mar 2013 -- President Ma Ying-jeou on Saturday vowed to safeguard the nation's sovereignty and fishing rights as he presided over the commissioning of two new ships of the Coast Guard Administration in southern Taiwan Saturday.
  • Georgia Voices Concern over Russia's Recent Military Drills RIA Novosti 30 Mar 2013 -- The Georgian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday that Tbilisi was concerned with Russia's military drills in the country's southern Black Sea region this week.

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