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22 May 2014 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 22 May 2014 [PDF]
  • Afghan Run-Off Campaigns Kick Off in Kabul VOA 22 May 2014 -- The two top vote-getters in the first round of Afghanistan's presidential election have begun campaigning for the June 14 runoff, which Taliban insurgents have again pledged to disrupt.
  • Success of Elections Shows Taliban Losing the Afghan People AFPS 22 May 2014 -- The Afghan Taliban's ability to reach a peace agreement with the government in Kabul will continue to erode over time, especially after April's elections in which Afghans demonstrated they were not going to be intimidated by threats from the militants to boycott the vote, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today.
  • Pakistan army launches another attack in N Waziristan Iran Press TV 22 May 2014 -- The Pakistani armed forces have launched a second day of military action against pro-Taliban militants in the country's tribal areas, officials say.
  • Pakistan Military Denies Reports of New Offensive VOA 22 May 2014 -- The Pakistani military is denying reports it has begun a new ground offensive targeting militants in the country's northwest.
  • DOD Sends UAV, 80 Airmen to Help Nigerian Search AFPS 22 May 2014 -- The Defense Department's addition of an unmanned aerial vehicle and 80 Air Force troops to U.S. efforts supporting Nigeria's search for over 200 missing schoolgirls has turned the mission into an air operation, Army Col. Steve Warren, director of Pentagon Press Operations, said today.
  • US Drone Flying from Chad in Search for Missing Nigerian Girls VOA 22 May 2014 -- One day after being deployed, members of the U.S. Air Force are in Chad, flying a Predator drone to aid in the search for the more than 250 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram.

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