12 July 2014 Military News
- Kerry Urges Patience in Afghanistan VOA 12 Jul 2014 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai for a second time since Friday, in an attempt to end a crisis over the presidential election just months before international troops are scheduled to leave the country.
- Kerry Says Kabul Talks Reach Deal On Afghan Vote Audit RFE/RL 12 Jul 2014 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says two days of talks in Kabul with Afghanistan's presidential candidates have led to an agreement on an internationally supervised audit of the ballots.
Defense Policy / Programs
- AF moves forward with future bomber AFNS 12 Jul 2014 -- The U.S. Air Force released its Long Range Strike Bomber, or LRS-B, request for proposal to industry July 9 with a contract award expected in spring 2015.
- Submarine USS San Francisco Deploys NNS 12 Jul 2014 -- USS San Francisco (SSN 711) deployed from Naval Base Point Loma for a scheduled six-month Western Pacific deployment, July 10.
- USS Anchorage Departs for RIMPAC, San Diego NNS 12 Jul 2014 -- Amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage (LPD 23) set sail to participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014, July 10.
- USS Oscar Austin Participates in Royal Navy Exercise NNS 12 Jul 2014 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) participated in a U.K.-led maritime exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, July 10.
- Spokesman for NDC Policy Department Denounces U.S., S. Korean Authorities for Reckless Military Moves KCNA 12 Jul 2014 -- The spokesman for the Policy Department of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK Saturday released the following statement:
- Israeli Rockets Hit Mosque as Gaza Offensive Continues VOA 12 Jul 2014 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expressing alarm at the continuing violence between Israelis and Palestinians and demanding both sides take immediate steps to end the fighting.
- Iraq Sends Volunteer Force to Ramadi VOA 12 Jul 2014 -- Iraqi government TV reported that the 4,000 volunteers were being airlifted to Ramadi from the country's mostly Shi'ite regions of Karbala, Baghdad, Najaf and Basrah. It said Anbar province governor Ahmed Khalaf al-Dulaimi made the announcement in a statement Saturday.
- Rights Group: Iraqi Forces Execute 255 Prisoners VOA 12 Jul 2014 -- A global human rights group is accusing Iraqi security forces and militias associated with the government of unlawfully executing at least 255 prisoners in the last month.
- UN warns of chaos in Iraq if no progress made to form govt. Iran Press TV 12 Jul 2014 -- The UN special envoy to Iraq has warned that the Arab country could plunge into chaos if the Iraqi parliament fails to move forward on forming a new government.
- Iraq army repels ISIL attack on town of Haditha Iran Press TV 12 Jul 2014 -- Iraqi military soldiers backed by thousands of tribal fighters have repelled a fresh assault by ISIL terrorists on the strategic town of Haditha.
- Top Ukrainian Separatists Hit With EU Sanctions RFE/RL 12 Jul 2014 -- The European Union has added 11 so-called officials of the self-declared separatist republics in eastern Ukraine to its list of individuals subject to travel bans and asset freezes over the Ukraine crisis.
- 130K Rohingya Muslims to return home Iran Press TV 12 Jul 2014 -- Thailand and Myanmar have agreed to ''facilitate the safe return'' of 130,000 displaced Rohingya Muslims to their homeland, said a top Thai military official.
- Boko Haram Takfiris attack military post in Cameroon Iran Press TV 12 Jul 2014 -- Boko Haram Takfiri militants based in Nigeria have carried out a hit-and-run raid on a military post in northern Cameroon.
- Germany limits cooperation with US over spy scandal Iran Press TV 12 Jul 2014 -- The German Chancellery has ordered the country's intelligence services to limit their cooperation with the United States amid the recent spy scandal, a media report says.
- Background Briefing on P5+1 Negotiations US Dept. of State 12 Jul 2014
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