26 November 2014 Military News
- OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 26 Nov 2014 [PDF]
- US Commandos Take Part in Yemen Rescue Mission VOA 26 Nov 2014 -- A day after the Pentagon refused to comment, a defense official told VOA that the U.S. military 'supported and cooperated with Yemeni forces' in an operation that freed Yemeni hostages and an Ethiopian.
- Airstrikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 26 Nov 2014 -- U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria yesterday and today using bomber and fighter aircraft to conduct 10 airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported.
- LATEST: air strikes in Iraq UK MOD 26 Nov 2014 -- British forces have continued to conduct air operations to assist the Iraqi government in its fight against ISIL.
- Afghanistan not to become proxy war field: Ghani Iran Press TV 26 Nov 2014 -- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has warned that he will not allow other countries to wage a "proxy war" in Afghanistan following the planned withdrawal of US-led foreign forces by the end of 2014.
- UK Merlins deliver aid to continue Ebola effort UK MOD 26 Nov 2014 -- Royal Navy helicopters have delivered essential materials to Northern Sierra Leone as the part of the UK's ongoing efforts to tackle Ebola.
Defense Policy / Programs
- US Plans to Deploy 150 Tanks in Eastern Europe Sputnik 26 Nov 2014 -- The US army plans to station about 150 tanks and other armored vehicles in Eastern Europe next year, a top American general Ben Hodges said.
- Air Force identifies nickel-free material for F-35 aircraft systems AFNS 26 Nov 2014 -- Nickel-based materials are used in several components of today's fighter aircraft; however, working with these materials can be dangerous for installers and requires special handling procedures.
- USS Mississippi Welcomed as Newest Member of Pacific Submarine Force NNS 26 Nov 2014 -- The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) was welcomed to the Pearl Harbor waterfront at an aloha ceremony Nov. 25, as the newest submarine permanently assigned to Submarine Squadron 1 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
- US and Korean Submariners Deepen Understanding During 40th SWCM NNS 26 Nov 2014 -- Commander, Submarine Group (COMSUBGRU) 7 conducted bilateral talks with the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) Nov. 24-26 at Chinhae, Republic of Korea (ROK).
- CENTCOM Commander Visits Carl Vinson NNS 26 Nov 2014 -- Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander, U.S. Central Command, spoke to the crew of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an all-hands call held in the ship's hangar bay, Nov. 25.
- ASEAN army chiefs meet in Vietnam for further cooperation People's Daily 26 Nov 2014 -- Army chiefs from Southeast Asian countries gathered here Wednesday for discussion focused on increasing the coordination capacity among their armies in response to non-traditional challenges.
- Iran Navy unveils several new achievements IRNA 26 Nov 2014 -- Iran Navy unveiled several of its domestically-manufactured state-of-the-art achievements in a ceremony on Wednesday.
- 26 November 2014 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 26 Nov 2014
- NATO Commander Warns of Crimea 'Militarization' VOA 26 Nov 2014 -- The top U.S. general in Europe said he is alarmed at the Russian militarization of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea and by provocative Russian military flights in NATO airspace.
- Russia troops still operating in east Ukraine: NATO commander Iran Press TV 26 Nov 2014 -- NATO's top military commander says Russian troops are still operating in the volatile eastern parts of Ukraine.
- Syria militants trained on Qatari soil: Report Iran Press TV 26 Nov 2014 -- According to a new report, militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria are being covertly trained on the Qatari soil with the help of the United States.
- NATO not working on 'no-fly zone' in Syria Iran Press TV 26 Nov 2014 -- NATO currently has no plans to put up a 'no-fly zone' in northern Syria as requested by Turkey to lessen security and humanitarian pressures on its southeastern borders, a top general of the military alliance says.
- Christians stand fast against ISIL terror in Syria's Aleppo Iran Press TV 26 Nov 2014 -- Tens of thousands of Christians have escaped from Syria's city of Aleppo while many others intend to stand firm against ISIL terrorists, a local official says.
- Turkey criticizes US for 'impertinence' on Syria crisis Iran Press TV 26 Nov 2014 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed the United States over what he called its 'impertinence' on the Syrian conflict, further exposing the extent of divisions between Ankara and Washington on the foreign-sponsored militancy in Syria.
- 'Profoundly concerned' over violence in Libya, Security Council warns of possible sanctions UN News Centre 26 Nov 2014 -- The Security Council today expressed its "profound concern" over the deteriorating situation in Libya and its impact on regional peace and stability, warning of the possibility of sanctions.
- Iraqi farmers suffer as land seized by militants IRIN 26 Nov 2014 -- November is usually a busy month for farmers in the Iraqi town of Jurf al-Sakhar as they sow their seeds ahead of the bitter winter months. Yet this year fields lie unplanted and untethered goats and cows wander aimlessly among slayed palm trees.
- Colombia's FARC releases two soldiers to revive peace talks Iran Press TV 26 Nov 2014 -- The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have released two government soldiers, who had been captured a few weeks ago, in a bid to resume stalled peace talks with the government.
- Hamas warns Israel over Judaization law Iran Press TV 26 Nov 2014 -- Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has warned Israel over a bill that seeks to Judaize the occupied Palestinian territories, describing the move as very dangerous.
- Five People Killed in Clashes in Yemeni Sanaa Sputnik 26 Nov 2014 -- Five people were killed in clashes between Shi'ite Houthi fighters and Sunni tribal opponents in Sanaa early on Wednesday, in some of the worst violence in Yemen's capital since it was seized by the Houthi movement in September, reports Reuters.
- Tribesmen blow up main oil pipeline in central Yemen Iran Press TV 26 Nov 2014 -- Tribal sources and oil industry officials say heavily armed tribesmen have blown up a major crude oil pipeline in Yemen's central province of Ma'rib.
- DR Congo: Security Council condemns massacres of civilians, attacks on peacekeepers UN News Centre 26 Nov 2014 -- The United Nations Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the massacres perpetrated against civilians on 20 November near the city of Beni in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as well as the ongoing attacks targeting peacekeepers.
- Hostages Freed by Rebels in CAR Receiving Treatment in Cameroon VOA 26 Nov 2014 -- Cameroon's Information Minister Issa Tchiroma says President Paul Biya has ordered the Health Ministry to care for the 16 hostages freed from the neighboring Central African Republic.
- Damage Assessed After Daghestan Operation Displaces Hundreds RFE/RL 26 Nov 2014 -- Complaints by displaced residents have prompted Russian authorities to assess damage inflicted by military and security forces during an operation targeting suspected militants in the North Caucasus region of Daghestan.
- UN rights experts urge US President Obama to release report on CIA torture allegations UN News Centre 26 Nov 2014 -- The United States must rise to meet the high human rights standards it has set for itself and others around the world, a group of United Nations human rights experts urged today, as they called on President Obama to support "the fullest possible release" of a report detailing Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) interrogation practices.
- Russia no threat to anyone, Putin says Iran Press TV 26 Nov 2014 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow poses no threat to anyone, but will not budge on its stance to defend its sovereignty and integrity and ensure the security of its allies.
- Putin Says Russia 'Not Threat To Anyone,' Not Involved In 'Geopolitical Games' RFE/RL 26 Nov 2014 -- President Vladimir Putin has said Russia poses 'no threat to anyone' and does not intend 'to get involved in any geopolitical games or intrigues.'
- Merkel Says Russia Trampling On International Law RFE/RL 26 Nov 2014 -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Russia's actions in Ukraine are a violation of international law and a threat to peace in Europe, but warned that the West will need 'patience and staying power' to deal with the problem.
- Putin: Russia Will Not Be Drawn Into Geopolitical Conflicts Sputnik 26 Nov 2014 -- President Putin said that Russia would defend its sovereignty and integrity, while ensuring security of its allies.
- EU extends sanctions relief on Iran ISNA 26 Nov 2014 -- The EU has released a statement extending suspension of sanctions on Iran by June 2015.
- China hunts for corrupt officials with strengthened cross-border cooperation People's Daily 26 Nov 2014 -- As the deadline China sets for economic crime fugitives to return home looms, the country is calling for more international cooperation.
- Ebola: UN crisis response mission opens new office in Mali UN News Centre 26 Nov 2014 -- The newest outpost of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) became operational today, while a new head of its Guinea office was named and the World Health Organization reported that the number of cases had stabilized in Guinea, had stabilized or declined in Liberia but may still be on rise in Sierra Leone.
- US-Saudi Oil Price War Takes Toll on Nigeria Sputnik 26 Nov 2014 -- Dropping oil prices have taken a toll on Nigeria, a major oil producer whose central bank has had to raise the interest rate and devalue the naira in order to sustain the nation's ability to meet debt payments.
- South Asian Summit in Nepal Overshadowed by India-Pakistan Tensions VOA 26 Nov 2014 -- South Asian leaders meeting in Nepal for a summit called for closer integration of the region. As always, that goal was hampered by the decades-old hostility between India and Pakistan.
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