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24 February 2015 Military News

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  • Dempsey: Coalition Gains Put ISIL in 'Difficult Position' AFPS 24 Feb 2015 -- Strategic and tactical gains by coalition partners have made a difference in the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.
  • New Zealand Signals Readiness to Join Anti-ISIL Mission Sputnik 24 Feb 2015 -- New Zealand's government has said it would send soldiers to help train Iraq's armed forces to fight Islamic State militants, but would not be involved in combat operations, news reports said.
  • Taliban reject reports of talks with Kabul Iran Press TV 24 Feb 2015 -- The Taliban militants in Afghanistan have rejected recent reports suggesting that they agreed to hold preliminary peace talks with the government in Kabul.

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  • CIA to expand cyber spying capabilities: Report Iran Press TV 24 Feb 2015 -- The Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan intends to expand the agency's cyber-espionage capacity, including employing foreign officials as informants, current and former US officials said.
  • CIA Planning Major Expansion of Cyber-Espionage Capabilities Sputnik 24 Feb 2015 -- that's God," James Clapper, – then being considered for his current position as head of the NSA – was quoted as saying in a 2010 investigation by the Post which exposed the extent to which the intelligence community had grown post-9/11.
  • US Immigration Dispute Threatens Security Agency Shutdown VOA 24 Feb 2015 -- Another political dispute is threatening to shut down part of the U.S. government, this time over funding President Barack Obama's immigration policies and the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Kerry rebukes Netanyahu over Iran 'deal' Iran Press TV 24 Feb 2015 -- US Secretary of State John Kerry has criticized officials who are speaking against a potential nuclear agreement with Iran, saying they don't "know what the deal is" amid the ongoing talks over Tehran's nuclear energy program.
  • Progress Reported At Iran Nuclear Talks RFE/RL 24 Feb 2015 -- Negotiators in talks on Iran's nuclear program have reported some progress but said a lot of work remains to secure a deal.
  • Report: Mossad Was Less Alarmed Than Netanyahu On Iran RFE/RL 24 Feb 2015 -- A leaked cable suggests Israel's spy agency did not share Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's view in 2012 that Iran was months away from producing enough weapons-grade uranium for making a nuclear bomb.
  • UN nuclear chief meets Iranian minister to boost understanding, move towards agreement UN News Centre 24 Feb 2015 -- The head of the UN atomic watchdog held a meeting in Vienna this morning with the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister to follow-up on talks held earlier this month.
  • Moscow threatens to cut gas flow to Kiev Iran Press TV 24 Feb 2015 -- Russia's gas giant Gazprom has threatened to halt its natural gas flow to Ukraine with a full shutdown within two days, if Kiev fails to pay for deliveries.
  • Gazprom Threatens To Cut Supplies To Ukraine RFE/RL 24 Feb 2015 -- Russian natural-gas giant Gazprom is threatening to cut off supplies to Ukraine entirely as early as February 26, a move the Russian company says could result in a suspension of supplies to Europe.
  • Russia Not Considering Restructuring Ukraine's Debt Sputnik 24 Feb 2015 -- Russia is currently not reviewing the possible restructuring of Ukraine's debt because Moscow has not received any official requests, Russian Deputy Finance Minister Sergei Storchak said Tuesday.
  • Three words of advice for WHO Africa's new chief IRIN 24 Feb 2015 -- The World Health Organization says the death toll from Ebola has risen for the second time in two consecutive weeks, despite earlier announcements that the transmission rate was on the decline.

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