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13 August 2014 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 13 Aug 2014 [PDF]
  • Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby DoD 13 Aug 2014 -- As part of the ongoing humanitarian efforts ordered by President Obama, today a team of U.S. military personnel, accompanied by USAID, conducted an assessment of the situation on Mt. Sinjar and the impact of U.S. military actions to date
  • Speed Necessary for Iraq Assessments, DoD Spokesman Says AFPS 13 Aug 2014 -- Though no timeline is established for the work of about 130 additional Defense Department personnel who arrived in Erbil, Iraq, yesterday to assess the situation there, rapid assessment is necessary, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told reporters today.
  • U.S. Provides Aid to Yezidis, Strikes ISIL Mortar Position AFPS 13 Aug 2014 -- The U.S. military conducted a sixth airdrop last night of food and water for thousands of Iraqi citizens threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Mount Sinjar, Iraq, U.S. Central Command officials said.
  • President Sends 130 More Assessors to Iraq AFPS 13 Aug 2014 -- President Barack Obama has ordered 130 new assessors to deploy to Iraq, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said yesterday at Camp Pendleton, California.
  • UK steps up aid for Northern Iraq UK MOD 13 Aug 2014 -- International Development Secretary Justine Greening has confirmed a third round of successful UK aid drops, including much-needed shelter, to help thousands of people on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq.
  • Ghani Casts Doubt On Afghan Power-Sharing Deal RFE/RL 13 Aug 2014 -- Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani has cast fresh doubt over a power-sharing deal with his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, saying the accord is ambiguous and needs clarification.
  • Northcom Provides Update on Firefighting Effort AFPS 13 Aug 2014 -- U.S. Northern Command officials today provided updated facts and figures on the Defense Department's assistance to wildfire-suppression efforts in the West.

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News Reports

  • Iran's Supreme Leader Dismisses Value Of Direct Talks With U.S. RFE/RL 13 Aug 2014 -- Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran's interaction with the United States should be limited to 'very rare and specific' cases such as nuclear talks.
  • Supreme Leader: Iran prioritizes interaction with all countries except US and Zionist regime IRNA 13 Aug 2014 -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that interaction with all countries except the US and Zionist regime is on the agenda of Iranian diplomatic missions abroad.
  • Ebola: UN health agency says more than 1 million people affected by outbreak UN News Centre 13 Aug 2014 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today convened a United Nations system-wide coordination meeting in response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which is now affecting more than 1 million people in the so-called "hot zone of disease transmission" on the borders of the three countries most impacted by the disease.
  • WHO: Kenya a High Risk for Transmission of Ebola VOA 13 Aug 2014 -- The World Health Organization classified Kenya as a high-risk area for transmission of the deadly Ebola virus on Wednesday.
  • Ebola Spreads Throughout Sierra Leone VOA 13 Aug 2014 -- As Ebola virus outbreaks continue to spread in Sierra Leone, humanitarian agencies such as the International Rescue Committee (IRC) work to contain the disease and educate communities about how to prevent contamination.
  • Food security alarm for east, central Africa IRIN 13 Aug 2014 -- Some 20 million people are facing acute food insecurity in eastern and central Africa, with most of them being at "crisis" and "emergency" levels, according to aid agencies. This figure compares unfavorably with 15.8 million people in July 2013.
  • Is Former NSA Contractor Snowden a Traitor? VOA 13 Aug 2014 -- The Russian government recently granted former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden a three-year residency permit. He is wanted in the United States on espionage charges after revealing key intelligence documents.



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