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06 November 2014 Military News

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  • Obama Says He'll Work With Outgoing Congress On New War Powers RFE/RL 06 Nov 2014 -- U.S. President Barack Obama says he will work with the outgoing U.S. Congress on new war powers to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
  • Obama to Ask Congress to Authorize Fight Against Islamic State VOA 06 Nov 2014 -- When U.S. President Barack Obama meets Friday with congressional leaders about their legislative plans, he said he'll seek specific authorization for the airstrikes being conducted by a U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
  • Chairman Says People of Iraq, Syria Will Defeat ISIL AFPS 06 Nov 2014 -- The people of Iraq and Syria will reject and ultimately defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today.
  • Centcom Chief Notes 'Significant' Progress in ISIL Fight AFPS 06 Nov 2014 -- Three months after the United States began conducting airstrikes against terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the top U.S. military commander for the Middle East today described the progress made toward degrading and destroying the group as "significant."
  • US Targets Khorasan Group with Airstrikes VOA 06 Nov 2014 -- The American general leading the fight against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq says U.S. forces have carried out more strikes against a cell of al-Qaida militants known as the Khorasan group. The Pentagon has said the organization, which is also linked to another al-Qaida-affiliated group, the Nusra Front, was plotting attacks against Europe and the United States.
  • Airstrikes in Syria Target Khorasan Group Terrorist Network AFPS 06 Nov 2014 -- U.S. military forces conducted airstrikes last night against five Khorasan Group targets near Sarmada, Syria, U.S. Central Command officials reported today.
  • NATO and Afghanistan ready to open new chapter, NATO Secretary General stresses in Kabul NATO 06 Nov 2014 -- ISAF has achieved what it set out to do and NATO is now ready to open a new chapter in its relationship with Afghanistan, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said today [Thursday, 6 November] in Kabul, after meeting President Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul.
  • NATO Secretary General in Afghanistan to mark NATO's commitment beyond 2014 NATO 06 Nov 2014 -- The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is visiting Afghanistan to take stock of the progress made during the thirteen-year ISAF mission, which will be completed at the end of the year, to thank international and Afghan troops, and to reaffirm NATO's continued engagement, including through the launch of the new mission Resolute Support on January 1.
  • NATO Chief Vows Continued Support For Afghan Forces RFE/RL 06 Nov 2014 -- NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has vowed during a visit to Kabul that the alliance will continue to support Afghanistan after foreign combat troops withdraw by the end of the year.
  • NATO Chief Pledges Continued Support to Afghanistan RIA Novosti 06 Nov 2014 -- NATO's relationship with Afghanistan will enter a 'new chapter' as the alliance's ongoing mission in the country ends on December 31 and a new non-combat mission comes into force, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a joint press conference with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
  • NATO Chief to Afghans on Surprise Visit: 'You Will Not Stand Alone' VOA 06 Nov 2014 -- The new head of NATO made an unannounced visit to Kabul on Thursday, telling Afghans that the Western military alliance would continue supporting the country after foreign combat troops withdraw at the end of the year.
  • Pakistan summons US ambassador over report Iran Press TV 06 Nov 2014 -- Islamabad has summoned the US ambassador to Pakistan in protest against a recent report by the US Department of Defense that accuses Pakistan of providing a safe haven for militant groups in the region.
  • Pakistan Disputes US on Militant Sanctuaries VOA 06 Nov 2014 -- Pakistan has rejected as 'utterly baseless' U.S. allegations that it still has sanctuaries for militants that are detrimental to Afghan and regional stability.

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