16 November 2014 Military News
- US forces start training Iraqi troops: Dempsey Iran Press TV 16 Nov 2014 -- America's top military officer General Martin Dempsey says US forces have already started training Iraqi troops in the western part of the country.
- US Forces Start Training Iraqi Army in Anbar Province Sputnik 16 Nov 2014 -- American forces would eventually start training the Iraqi army's Seventh division, which suffered major setbacks during the Islamic State's advances across the country this summer, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
- Karzai Accuses U.S. Of 'Dual Policy' Toward Afghanistan RFE/RL 16 Nov 2014 --Afghanistan's former President Hamid Karzai has accused the United States of pursuing a 'dual policy' toward his country that has led to the expansion of extremism in the region.
- Ex-President Karzai Blames US for Expansion of Extremism in Afghanistan Sputnik 16 Nov 2014 -- Former Afganistan's president noted that the US was 'both encouraging the thief to steal and the house owner to safeguard his house', pursuing a dual policy promoting only its own interests.
- 1,200 militants killed in Pakistan army operations in tribal region Iran Press TV 16 Nov 2014 -- The Pakistani army's operations against militant hideouts in a northwestern tribal region near the border with Afghanistan have so far killed more than 1,200 militants, a senior Pakistani army officer says.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Remarks by Secretary Hagel During a Troop Event at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California DoD 16 Nov 2014 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
- Media Availability with Secretary Hagel Conducted at Fort Irwin, California DoD 16 Nov 2014 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
- Germantown Participates in Exercise Keen Sword with Japanese Forces NNS 16 Nov 2014 -- The amphibious dock landing ship, USS Germantown (LSD 42) and the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion (AAB), 2nd Marine Division (MARDIV), operated with Japanese Self Defense Forces (JSDF) during exercise Keen Sword, Nov. 11-12.
- Fiscal Crisis, Threats Test DoD Strategy, Readiness AFPS 16 Nov 2014 -- The threat of sequestration and an era that has produced simultaneous global crises is challenging future military readiness and may prompt Defense Department leaders to rethink core strategies going forward, senior DoD civilian and military officials said yesterday.
- Greenert Discusses Innovation at Defense Forum AFPS 16 Nov 2014 -- Connecting with researchers and getting personnel involved in projects are ways to encourage innovation, the Navy's top officer said at the Reagan National Defense Forum here yesterday.
- Japan's Okinawa Elects Governor Opposed to US Air Base VOA 16 Nov 2014 -- Residents of Japan's Okinawa on Sunday elected a governor opposed to relocating a controversial air base, home to a bulk of the U.S. military forces in the country, local news media reported.
- Air force commander: Combat readiness of armed forces thwarts military threats IRNA 16 Nov 2014 -- Air Force Commander Brigadier General Hassan Shahsafi said on Sunday that the combat readiness of the Iranian armed forces thwarted the military threats of the enemy.
- Obama Confirms Death of American by IS Group VOA 16 Nov 2014 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has confirmed the death of American hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig, saying the aid worker was killed 'in an act of pure evil'' by Islamic State militants.
- Senior Kurdish Leader Claims Islamic State Army Numbers 200,000 Sputnik 16 Nov 2014 -- The chairman of the Luhansk People's Council said that Poroshenko's recent decree on the economic blockade of Donbas proved again that Ukraine's participation in the peace process was a 'cynical imitation and deception.'
- 6 ISIL militants killed in armed clashes in Syria's Raqqa Iran Press TV 16 Nov 2014 -- At least six militants have been killed during armed infighting in Syria's northern province of Raqqa among members of the ISIL Takfiri group operating in the Arab country.
- Graphic Video Shows Beheaded U.S. Aid Worker Kassig, 'Syrian' Captives RFE/RL 16 Nov 2014 -- A graphic video purportedly released by the militant Islamic State (IS) group shows that the Sunni extremist group has beheaded U.S. aid worker Peter Kassig, also known as Abdul Rahman Kassig, and more than a dozen men described as Syrian soldiers.
- I am not afraid of war with Russia: Poroshenko Iran Press TV 16 Nov 2014 -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Kiev is ready for a "total war" with Russia as clashes continue in the eastern part of the country.
- MH17 wreckage removal begins in eastern Ukraine Iran Press TV 16 Nov 2014 -- The process of removing the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has started in eastern Ukraine, where the plane mysteriously crashed four months ago.
- Poroshenko's Decree on Donbas Marks Kiev's Withdrawal From Minsk Talks: LPR Sputnik 16 Nov 2014 -- In an interview, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow was concerned by the risk of ethnic cleansing in Ukraine, adding that Kiev should stop using force in southeastern regions and create conditions for a political dialogue.
- Putin: Poroshenko's Decree on Donbas Economic Blockade Is 'Mistake' Sputnik 16 Nov 2014 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin told journalists Sunday that the decree issued by his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, which set up an economic blockade of Donbas (Ukraine's southeastern regions), is a mistake and an untimely move.
- MH17 Wreckage Removal Begins in E. Ukraine VOA 16 Nov 2014 -- Local emergency workers recovered human remains and aircraft parts Sunday from the site where Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine, four months after the plane was downed, killing 298 people.
- G20 Leaders Rebuke Putin Over Ukraine VOA 16 Nov 2014 -- The G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, has ended, capping a week of summits that saw several awkward encounters between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
- S Korea Claims Pyongyang Intensifies Activities Near Border: Reports Sputnik 16 Nov 2014 -- According to an unnamed government source, South Korea has broadcast warning messages toward the North on 'about 60 occasions' this year. South Korean troops did not fire a warning shot across the border in 2013, but had to so 'five to six times' in 2014.
- South Sudan warring rivals in Ethiopia for peace talks Iran Press TV 16 Nov 2014 -- Representatives of South Sudan's warring parties are in Ethiopia for talks aimed at putting an end to the civil war that has been going on in the country for almost 11 months, Press TV reports.
- Nigerian army recaptures Chibok from Boko Haram Iran Press TV 16 Nov 2014 -- The Nigerian army has recaptured the northeastern town of Chibok from Boko Haram Takfiri militants.
- Nigerian Army Retakes Northeastern Town From Boko Haram: Reports Sputnik 16 Nov 2014 -- Community leader in the town of Chibok said that the operation was conducted together with the Civilian Joint Task Force, a local group of militants fighting Boko Haram in northeastern regions.
- Criticized Over Ukraine's Crisis, Putin Leaves G20 Summit Early RFE/RL 16 Nov 2014 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin flew out of Australia on November 16 before the end of the G20 summit after facing harsh criticism from world leaders over Russia's role in the Ukrainian crisis.
- Russia Said To Expel Latvian On Spy Charge RFE/RL 16 Nov 2014 -- A former member of the Latvian parliament has expressed surprise over Russian media reports that said he was expelled from Russia for spying.
- Dutch poultry destroyed over bird flu traces Iran Press TV 16 Nov 2014 -- Dutch authorities say birds kept at a farm in the central village of Hekendorp are being destroyed following the discovery of bird flu.
- Bird Flu Confirmed in Netherlands Sputnik 16 Nov 2014 -- A highly contagious strain of bird flu has been detected in a Dutch chicken farm, forcing the country's authorities to prohibit poultry and eggs supplies across the country, according to Reuters.
- Liberia Sets December 25 Goal: No New Ebola Cases VOA 16 Nov 2014 -- The hardest hit of the West African nations facing the deadly Ebola outbreak, Liberia, has set a national goal of recording no new cases by Christmas, December 25.
- Sierra Leone to Set Up Local Care Centers for Ebola Victims VOA 16 Nov 2014 -- The U.N. Children's Fund said it will open 10 new Ebola Community Care Centers this week in Sierra Leone, describing the move as part of an effort to bring Ebola treatment closer to where people live.
- ESA: Comet Probe Is 'Game Changer' VOA 16 Nov 2014 -- Hundreds of millions of kilometers from earth, a European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully landing on the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet - an audacious first designed to answer big questions about the universe.
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