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05 February 2015 Military News

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  • Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Casualty Update 05 Feb 2015 [PDF]
  • Airstrikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq AFPS 05 Feb 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria, using bomber, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct three airstrikes, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • US Will Look to China, Japan for Help Against IS VOA 05 Feb 2015 -- In his trip to Asia next week, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to discuss with Beijing and Tokyo ways they can help degrade and defeat the Islamic State extremists, a senior State Department official said.
  • US moving more military equipment into Iraq to fight ISIL Iran Press TV 05 Feb 2015 -- The United States is deploying more military equipment into Iraq as part of the strategy to fight the ISIL terrorist group and to be better positioned in the event of downed planes, US officials said.
  • Senator Faults US Plan for Military Exit From Afghanistan VOA 05 Feb 2015 -- The United States should not make a hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan as it did in Iraq, and instead should keep current troop levels through 2017, a newly elected influential Republican senator said Thursday.

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • British Spies Threaten to End Cooperation With Germany Over NSA Probe Sputnik 05 Feb 2015 -- The British intelligence agency GCHQ has warned their German colleagues they will break off contact if the German parliament continues its inquiry into the NSA dragnet surveillance program, Germany's online news magazine FOCUS said Thursday.
  • New Snowden Docs: Western Spy Agencies Rely on Hackers Sputnik 05 Feb 2015 -- The US, UK and Canadian governments have been exploiting the information stolen by the same hackers they vilify and aggressively prosecute, according to documents leaked by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.
  • Iran to up number of centrifuges in case of new US sanctions IRNA 05 Feb 2015 -- A senior Iranian foreign ministry official promised Iran will increase the number of uranium enrichment centrifuges if the United States imposes new sanctions.
  • Rouhani: Chains of arbitrary sanctions should be torn out IRNA 05 Feb 2015 -- President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that the chains of the arbitrary sanctions imposed on Iran in contravention of the International Law should be torn out thanks to national solidarity.
  • Mousavian: US should select Netanyahu or NPT IRNA 05 Feb 2015 -- Former deputy head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council for foreign policy Hossein Mousavian said on Thursday that the US should choose Netanyahu or NPT in nuclear talks with Iran.
  • Iran's missile program non-negotiable: Cmdr. Iran Press TV 05 Feb 2015 -- A senior Iranian commander has dismissed as "meddlesome" the recent US claims that Tehran's defense might would be part of the nuclear talks with six world powers, saying Iran's missile capability is non-negotiable.
  • 'Last mile in fight against Ebola will be the hardest,' says senior UN relief official UN News Centre 05 Feb 2015 -- The international community's mobilization in the global Ebola response has been "very impressive and effective" but efforts to reach zero cases must continue unabated, a top United Nations humanitarian official has confirmed.
  • Unbalanced media power skews espionage war People's Daily 05 Feb 2015 -- A Chinese doctoral candidate who had been working on a wind power project at the University of Agder over the past two years was recently ordered by Norwegian police to leave the country before January 23.
  • Chinese Official Warns Hong Kong Activists Not to Protest VOA 05 Feb 2015 -- China's top official in Hong Kong vowed the central government will not allow any rejection of its authority as pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to continue their campaign for free and direct elections of the city's leader.
  • One more H7N9 case reported in China's Guangdong People's Daily 05 Feb 2015 -- The number of H7N9 human cases in south China's Guangdong Province reached 34 since the start of the year with one more case reported, local health authorities said on Thursday.

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