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02 May 2015 Military News

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  • CP-15 Crew Completes Mission Stop in Guatemala NNS 02 May 2015 -- Military Sealift Command hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), departed Guatemala May 1 after completing a nine-day mission stop in support of Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15).
  • US worried about losing Yemeni base for special ops: General Press TV 02 May 2015 -- The commander of US special military operations is expressing "very great concern" about losing Yemen as a base for US counterterrorism efforts against al-Qaeda affiliates in the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Congress Orders Faster Repairs for US Navy Cruisers Sputnik 02 May 2015 -- US lawmakers are seeking to shorten the amount of time Navy cruisers can be taken out of service to receive upgrades. While ships are typically docked for four years to administer improvements, Congress is concerned that such a long time span could leave the US fleet vulnerable to perceived Russian and Chinese threats.
  • Russia to Unveil Brand New Military Hardware at Victory Day Parade Sputnik 02 May 2015 -- Cutting-edge artillery systems, famous fighter jets and intercontinental ballistic missiles will show their power during the victory parade in Moscow. Legendary T-34 battle tanks will drive alongside new-generation Armata tanks, considered the deadliest by experts.

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  • Colombia's ex-chief of security police given 14-year jail term Press TV 02 May 2015 -- The former head of Colombia's secret police has been sentenced to 14 years in jail for illegal wiretapping on politicians, judges and journalists.
  • German Spy Agency BND Used Data Collected for NSA – German Newspaper Sputnik 02 May 2015 -- Germany's foreign intelligence agency BND not only collected information on European politicians and companies for US intelligence but also used data obtained via spying and mass surveillance for its own purposes, according to the Bild newspaper.
  • 'Nepal is not alone,' UN and EU aid chiefs say, reaffirming commitment to assist quake-hit country UN News 02 May 2015 -- Wrapping up their visit to Nepal, the United Nations and European Union aid chiefs stressed that while relief teams are working around the clock to assist the thousands of people affected by the devastating earthquake that struck the tiny Himalayan nation one week ago today, aircraft and helicopters are urgently needed, as are emergency shelters, particularly for people in hard-hit rural areas.
  • Nepal Officials Slammed Over Aid Response VOA 02 May 2015 -- The United Nations and numerous non-governmental organizations seeking to assist quake-stricken Nepal are blaming the country's weak government, with a reputation for inefficiency and corruption, for hindering the massive relief effort.



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