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06 February 2014 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 06 Feb 2014 [PDF]
  • Camp Pendleton-based unit assumes command in southwest Afghanistan USMC News 06 Feb 2014 -- Marines and sailors of II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward) handed over responsibility as the command element of Regional Command (Southwest) to the Marines and sailors of Marine Expeditionary Brigade – Afghanistan during a transfer of authority ceremony aboard Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, Feb. 5.
  • Afghanistan Counternarcotics Efforts Continue, Official Says AFPS 06 Feb 2014 -- The United States has made an extraordinary investment in both blood and treasure to eradicate terrorist safe havens and narcotics production in Afghanistan, the Defense Department's principal director for counternarcotics and global threats told a House Foreign Affairs Committee panel yesterday.
  • Pakistan wants complete halt to US drone attacks: spokesperson IRNA 06 Feb 2014 -- Pakistan said Thursday it wants complete halt to the American drone attacks instead of decreasing the frequency.
  • Pakistani Government, Taliban Hold Landmark Talks VOA 06 Feb 2014 -- The talks were to have taken place this past Tuesday but were postponed after the government sought clarification on who was on the Taliban negotiating team. Thursday's meeting, which lasted some three hours, was aimed at charting a roadmap for future peace talks to end the militants' bloody insurgency.
  • Pakistan govt., Taliban militants begin secret talks Iran Press TV 06 Feb 2014 -- The first secret meeting between the representatives of the Pakistani government and Taliban negotiators has begun at an undisclosed location.
  • Pakistan govt. ends first round of talks with Taliban Iran Press TV 06 Feb 2014 -- Preliminary controversial peace talks between the Pakistani government and pro-Taliban militants have ended in Islamabad.
  • Pakistani Government, Taliban Open Talks VOA 06 Feb 2014 -- Government peace negotiators on Thursday opened preliminary talks with representatives of the Pakistani Taliban in an attempt to end more than a decade of violent militancy in the country.

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  • US Points to Russian Role in Allegedly Leaked Ukraine Phone Call VOA 06 Feb 2014 -- The U.S. State Department is firing back at Russia for its role in the alleged leak of an apparently bugged telephone conversation, about Ukraine, between two senior American diplomats, in which they are said to make disparaging comments about the European Union.
  • Russian official accuses US of fueling Ukraine crisis Iran Press TV 06 Feb 2014 -- The US government has been accused by an advisor to Russian President Vladimir Putin of funding and arming what he described as Ukrainian militants.
  • US Diplomat Arrives in Ukraine for Talks VOA 06 Feb 2014 -- U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland arrived in Ukraine Thursday for talks with President Viktor Yanukovych and with supporters of the political opposition.
  • Iran, Russia discuss building 2nd unit in Bushehr NPP Iran Press TV 06 Feb 2014 -- Russia's Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation says Tehran and Moscow are negotiating the construction of a second unit at Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in southern Iran.
  • S. Korea Urged to Clarify Its Ulterior Design before Whole Nation KCNA 06 Feb 2014 -- The spokesman for the Policy Department of the National Defence Commission (NDC) of the DPRK issued a statement on Thursday in view of the very disturbing grave situation in south Korea.
  • North Korea Threatens to Cancel Family Reunions VOA 06 Feb 2014 -- North Korea is threatening to cancel its just-announced family reunions with the South if Seoul and Washington go ahead with upcoming joint military drills.
  • China reports 11 new H7N9 human cases People's Daily 06 Feb 2014 -- Eleven Chinese people were confirmed to be infected with the H7N9 bird flu on Wednesday in four regions, with 8 in critical condition, according to local health authorities.
  • US Warns of Explosives in Toothpaste Tubes Ahead of Sochi Games RIA Novosti 06 Feb 2014 -- US security officials have warned airlines flying to Winter Olympics host Russia that terrorists may use toothpaste and cosmetic tubes to carry explosives to conduct terrorist attacks on the Games.
  • Russian Space Cargo Vehicle Docks with ISS RIA Novosti 06 Feb 2014 -- A Progress-M resupply craft that launched Wednesday evening from the Baikonur cosmodrome has successfully docked with the International Space Station, delivering 2 ½ tons of fuel and other supplies.



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