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25 June 2014 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 25 Jun 2014 [PDF]
  • Feeding Camp Leatherneck USMC News 25 Jun 2014 -- Marines and sailors with 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, work a lot of hard hours while deployed to Camp Leatherneck, Helmand province, Afghanistan. However, there are some Marines who have taken on a task so large and demanding, some may think they have bitten off more than they can chew.
  • ISAF Foreign Ministers finalise plans for the NATO-led post 2014 mission NATO 25 Jun 2014 -- NATO Foreign Ministers and their counterparts from ISAF partner nations met with the Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Ershad Ahmadi on Wednesday (25 June 2014). They reviewed progress in the ISAF mission, took stock of the ongoing election process and finalised operational plans for the launch of a new NATO-led mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces after 2014.
  • Gripped by electoral crisis, Afghanistan needs 'statesmanship, not brinksmanship' - UN envoy UN News Centre 25 Jun 2014 -- Amidst challenges that are testing Afghanistan's electoral, institutional and legal frameworks, together with the maturity of its political leaders, the top United Nations official in the country underscored today the vital need for the Afghan political class to act decisively to manage these events and "avoid any slippery slope to civil disorder and instability."
  • Taliban Launches Helmand Offensive; More Than 160 Killed RFE/RL 25 Jun 2014 -- Afghan officials say more than 800 Taliban fighters have launched an offensive in Helmand Province aimed at retaking territory that was recently transferred to the control of Afghan government forces by departing U.S. troops.
  • Interview: NATO Chief Counting On Afghan Election Authorities RFE/RL 25 Jun 2014 -- NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has faith in the Afghan election authorities, is confident in the ability of the country's security forces, and says Kabul should take the lead in negotiations with the Taliban.
  • Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby on the Departure of M/V Cape Ray DoD 25 Jun 2014
  • Removal of Syrian chemical weapons UK MOD 25 Jun 2014 -- HMS Diamond has begun the next phase of the operation to destroy chemical weapons materials removed from Syria.
  • USS Vandegrift Halts Smuggling in Central America NNS 25 Jun 2014 -- The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48) and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET), intercepted approximately two tons of cocaine being smuggled aboard two fishing vessels while on routine patrol off the coast of Central America.
  • USS Ingraham Intercepts 793 Kilograms of Cocaine NNS 25 Jun 2014 -- USS Ingraham (FFG 61) with Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 Detachment 2 and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) disrupted approximately 793 kilograms of cocaine while conducting counter narcotic operations in the 4th Fleet Area of Responsibility in June.

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