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19 May 2013 Military News

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  • Afghan MPs want foreign spies out of presidential palace Iran Press TV 19 May 2013 -- Afghan lawmakers say President Hamid Karzai should not allow the country's enemies to have any place in the presidential palace.
  • Small unit with a big mission Army News 19 May 2013 -- The 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 'Allons' deployed to Paktika Province, Afghanistan in early January. The 'Allons' Battalion is the organic artillery battalion under the 2nd Brigade Combat Team 'Commandos' (2/10 SFAB), 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum, N.Y.
  • Medical Matters Army News 19 May 2013 -- The 2/10 Security Forces Assistance Brigade deployed several U.S. Army medical personnel as part of the Security Force Advisory Teams in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 13.

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • Russia to Leave T-90S Tank in Peru for Trials RIA Novosti 19 May 2013 -- Russia has decided to leave a prototype T-90S battle tank in Lima, Peru, for trials by the Peruvian military, following its participation there in the SITDEF Peru 2013 arms exhibition last week, Russian state arms corporation Rosoboronexport said on Sunday.
  • Russia Ready to Develop Long-Range Air Defense System with Turkey RIA Novosti 19 May 2013 -- Russia is ready to develop jointly with Turkey a long-range air defense complex based on S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, state arms seller Rosoboronexport head Sergei Ladygin said on Sunday.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Amano: IAEA ready to settle Iran's nuclear dossier IRNA 19 May 2013 -- Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano said the agency stands ready to settle Iran's nuclear dossier.
  • Iranians should play role in global management, President IRNA 19 May 2013 -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that the Islamic Republic of Iran should play a role in global management.
  • Guardian Council may approve up to 40 Iranian presidential hopefuls: Spokesman Iran Press TV 19 May 2013 -- Iran's Guardian Council Spokesman Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei says the supervisory body might approve as many as 40 presidential hopefuls for the June 14 election.
  • 'CIA spy' Fogle leaves Russia: TV Iran Press TV 19 May 2013 -- US diplomat Ryan Fogle, who was accused of spying for the CIA in Moscow, has left Russia, Russian television has reported.
  • 'Unprecedented' CIA Moscow Chief Leak Puzzles Ex-Spies RIA Novosti 18 May 2013 -- Russia's decision to publicly identify a purported top US spy in the country is an "unprecedented" move in relations between Moscow and Washington with no clear indication of how the United States will react, former US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officers and security experts told RIA Novosti on Friday.
  • Alleged Unmasked CIA Agent Leaves Moscow RIA Novosti 19 May 2013 -- Ryan Fogle, the man Russia's security services claimed to have captured last week as he tried to recruit a Russian to spy for the United States, left Russia on Sunday, NTV television reported.
  • UN Chief Ban Ki-moon Calls on North Korea to Return to Six-Party Talks RIA Novosti 19 May 2013 -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday he was concerned over North Korea's latest short-range missile launches and called on Pyongyang to return to six-party talks on its controversial nuclear program.
  • Space Capsule Returns Cosmic Rodents to Earth after Month-Long Flight RIA Novosti 19 May 2013 -- The returnable capsule of a biological research satellite has landed in the Russian Orenburg Region near the border with Kazakhstan, bringing mice, Mongolian gerbils, geckos and various microorganisms and plants back to Earth after their month-long flight, Mission Control said on Sunday.
  • Astronomers Awaiting Comet ISON's Year-End Spectacular VOA 19 May 2013 -- Excitement has been growing in recent months over the approach of Comet ISON. Like other comets, this chunk of rock and ice is following a long, elliptical orbit around the Sun, and like other comets, when it nears the Sun later this year, its trailing stream of dust and vapor will catch the sunlight and become a long, luminous, tail. Many astronomers are predicting that when this celestial traveler sweeps by us later this year, it could turn out to be 'the comet of the century.'

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