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03 March 2015 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

Current Operations

  • Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Casualty Update 03 Mar 2015 [PDF]
  • Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq AFPS 03 Mar 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Striking the heart of the enemy AFNS 03 Mar 2015 -- Since November 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has suffered the loss of at least a dozen senior leaders due to coalition airstrikes. Airmen in the Strike Aircraft Maintenance Unit are doing their part to remind the world that arguably no one performs these missions better than the F-15E Strike Eagle.

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • PM Netanyahu's Speech in Congress Israel - Prime Minister's Office 03 Mar 2015
  • Netanyahu's US Speech Draws Mixed Response in Israel VOA 03 Mar 2015 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's warning to the U.S. Congress that a nuclear deal with Iran would threaten Israeli and world security has elicited a mixed reaction at home.
  • Obama: Nothing New in Netanyahu Speech VOA 03 Mar 2015 -- President Barack Obama was critical of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech Tuesday before the U.S. Congress, saying the Israeli leader offered no new alternatives on dealing with Iran and its nuclear ambitions.
  • Kerry Seeks to Ease Gulf Concerns About Iran Nuclear Deal VOA 03 Mar 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling Wednesday to Saudi Arabia, where he will try to assure Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members that an Iran nuclear deal would not lead to regional instability.
  • Netanyahu to US: Don't negotiate 'bad deal' with Iran Iran Press TV 03 Mar 2015 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called on the United States not to negotiate "a very bad deal" with Iran over its nuclear energy program.
  • Netanyahu Warns U.S. Over Iran RFE/RL 03 Mar 2015 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned in an address to the U.S. Congress that Iran is a threat to the region and the world, and that a potential nuclear deal with the regime would not stop it from getting a nuclear weapon.
  • Israeli PM: Iran Nuclear Talks Are 'Very Bad Deal' VOA 03 Mar 2015 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said negotiations underway between the United States and Iran would "guarantee" that Tehran would get nuclear weapons, a threat not only to the Middle East but to the world.
  • Zarif: Iran not to yield to greedy demands IRNA 03 Mar 2015 -- Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran will not yield to the greedy demands of the parties involved in the talks over its peaceful nuclear program.
  • Kerry, Zarif Continue Nuclear Talks VOA 03 Mar 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are meeting for a second day in Switzerland to discuss the status of Tehran's nuclear program.
  • Obama Urges Iran to Freeze Nuclear Program for Ten Years Sputnik 03 Mar 2015 -- Iran should bring its nuclear program to a verifiable halt for at least ten years, US President Barack Obama said during an interview with Reuters.
  • Obama Defends Iran Nuclear Talks Ahead Of Netanyahu Speech RFE/RL 03 Mar 2015 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has said Iran should agree to at least a decade-long freeze on its nuclear activity for a landmark deal to be reached.
  • Russia Opposition Leader Laid to Rest VOA 03 Mar 2015 -- Thousands of mourners paid respects to Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, the fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin gunned down late last week just steps from the Kremlin.
  • Russian Opposition Leader Nemtsov Laid To Rest In Moscow RFE/RL 03 Mar 2015 -- Slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov has been laid to rest following an emotional farewell ceremony attended by thousands of mourners.
  • EU Commission Ponders Neighborhood Policy, Closer Ties With Russia RFE/RL 03 Mar 2015 -- The European Commission is questioning whether to drop its European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) and appears open to the possibility of closer cooperation with Russia.
  • Ukrainian President Sets Up Commission to Amend Constitution Sputnik 03 Mar 2015 -- Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree to set up a commission to amend the country's constitution, his press service said Tuesday.
  • Former CIA Director Petraeus Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges Sputnik 03 Mar 2015 -- a criminal information, a plea agreement and a statement of facts – were filed today in the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina's Charlotte Division in the case of United States v. David Howell Petraeus. The criminal information charges the defendant with one count of unauthorized removal and retention of classified material…. The plea agreement and corresponding statement of facts, both signed by the defendant, indicate that he will plead guilty to the one-count criminal Information.'
  • US Metadata Collection Expiration Will Increase Security Risk - Intelligence Sputnik 03 Mar 2015 -- Failure to renew the telephone metadata collection program, referred to as Section 215, would deprive the US intelligence community of a tool to thwart threats to national security, US Director of National Intelligence (NDI) James Clapper said at the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • North Korea Ends Ebola-Related Travel Restrictions Sputnik 03 Mar 2015 -- Pyongyang has announced the lifting of Ebola-related travel and tourism restrictions which have been in force since last October.
  • Cyber War Rages Between Iran, US VOA 03 Mar 2015 -- A newly published report indicates Iran and the United States have increased their cyber attacks on each other, even as their top diplomats are working toward an agreement to guarantee Iran does not develop a nuclear weapon and to free Iran from international sanctions. The development is part of a growing global trend.
  • Ebola: UN tells Brussels meeting world must 'stay on course' to get to, remain at zero cases UN News 03 Mar 2015 -- Representatives of United Nations organizations engaged in the response against Ebola today pledged their support to the worst-affected West African countries in "each stage of this journey; the drive to zero, the early recovery, the medium and longer term development."

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