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16 January 2015 Military News

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  • CIA Insists White House Knew About Spying on Senate Committee Sputnik 16 Jan 2015 -- A report by the CIA's Office of the Inspector General, released on Wednesday, reveals that the White House failed to take measures to prevent the CIA from gaining access to the computer drive used by the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating the CIA's torture program, despite being aware of its intentions, the Huffington Post reported on Thursday.
  • Kerry Visits Paris As European Antiterrorism Raids Launched RFE/RL 16 Jan 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed solidarity with the French people, hours after security forces in France, Belgium, and Germany carried out dozens of raids against suspected members of Islamist militant cells.
  • Across Europe, Terror Raids Follow Paris Attacks VOA 16 Jan 2015 -- In cities across Europe, police are conducting raids and making arrests, striving to ease tensions that have risen exponentially since attacks in and near Paris last week claimed 17 victims.
  • Kerry: US, France Will Persevere Against Terrorism VOA 16 Jan 2015 -- The United States and France will persevere together against terrorism, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday in Paris during a series of solemn tributes honoring victims of last week's attacks and showing solidarity with America's 'oldest ally.'
  • US General Says Islamic State Recruiting Fighters in Afghanistan, Pakistan Sputnik 16 Jan 2015 -- A top military commander for NATO's Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan says that the Islamic State militant group is conducting a recruitment drive in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the Army Times reports.
  • President Announces Expanded Cooperation with UK on Cyberthreats AFPS 16 Jan 2015 -- President Barack Obama announced his intent to expand cooperation with the United Kingdom in battling cyberthreats during a joint media availability today with U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House.
  • US, Britain to Establish Joint 'Cyber Cell' VOA 16 Jan 2015 -- U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have pledged to increase cooperation on a number of issues facing their two nations, including cybersecurity.
  • Third avian flu virus strain detected in Taiwan Iran Press TV 16 Jan 2015 -- A third highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza has been detected in southern Taiwan.
  • US, Britain Oppose New Iran Sanctions VOA 16 Jan 2015 -- U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron say they oppose any new sanctions on Iran, saying they would jeopardize ongoing talks on Tehran's nuclear program.
  • PLA officers placed under investigation People's Daily 16 Jan 2015 -- Liu Zheng, deputy head of the People's Liberation Army's General Logistics Department, is under investigation for suspected legal violations, the PLA said on Thursday.
  • China Anti-Graft Probe Puts Chief Spy in the Spotlight Sputnik 16 Jan 2015 -- Ma Jian, a top Chinese intelligence is being investigated by China's top anti-graft agency, the South China Morning Post reported.
  • Violence, arrests and mistrust ahead of Burundi polls IRIN 16 Jan 2015 -- A fortnight after a five-day battle took place in northwest Burundi, very few details have emerged about the armed group which entered the country and was eventually defeated by the army. With elections due later in May or June amid a climate of mistrust between the government and opposition, the fighting and information scarcity has fuelled anxieties.
  • Space Corporation Says Russia Could Export 30 More Rocket Engines to US Sputnik 16 Jan 2015 -- Russian rocket manufacturer Energia is currently in talks with US space launch provider United Launch Alliance (ULA) over a contract to deliver 30 additional RD-180 rocket engines, Energia head Vladimir Solntsev said Friday.
  • Russia, US Sign $1Bln Contract on RD-181 Rocket Engine Deliveries Sputnik 16 Jan 2015 -- Russian rocket producer Energiya has signed a $1 billion contract with US Orbital Sciences Corporation for the delivery of 60 RD-181 engines, the company's press service said Friday in a statement.
  • NASA New Horizons Spacecraft Begins Encounter With Pluto Sputnik 16 Jan 2015 -- NASA's New Horizons spacecraft's long-awaited encounter with Pluto has recently begun after a voyage of more than 3 billion miles, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
  • European Space Agency: Missing Beagle-2 Mars lander found after over 10 years Iran Press TV 16 Jan 2015 -- The European Space Agency (ESA) says it has found the Beagle-2 Mars lander, which has been missing on the planet for more than ten years.



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