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07 June 2015 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

Current Operations

  • Airstrikes damage ISIL positions in Syria and Iraq AFPS 07 Jun 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.
  • Afghan Troops Battle Taliban Forces in Yamgan VOA 07 Jun 2015 -- Intense fighting is raging in northeastern Afghanistan where officials say a counteroffensive is underway to retake control of a remote district Taliban insurgents captured the Saturday.

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • U.S. begins flight testing advanced missile defense interceptor Raytheon 07 Jun 2015 -- The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) conducted the first flight test of the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-3 Block IIA. The interceptor's bigger rocket motors and more capable kill vehicle will engage threats sooner and protect larger regions from short- to intermediate-range ballistic missile threats.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Turkey AKP loses absolute majority in parliament Press TV 07 Jun 2015 -- In a setback for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has failed to win a majority in parliamentary elections, partial results show.
  • Support Slips For Turkey's Ruling Party RFE/RL 07 Jun 2015 -- Preliminary results from Turkey's parliamentary election suggest the ruling party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could lose its simple majority in Parliament.
  • Turkey Voters Reject Erdogan Bid for More Power VOA 07 Jun 2015 -- Turkey's ruling AK Party lost its absolute majority in parliamentary elections on Sunday - a stunning defeat for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bid to rewrite the nation's constitution and create a presidential democracy. The results will force Erdogan's party to form a coalition government for the first time since he took power in 2002.
  • Obama, Merkel Say Russia Sanctions Should Stay In Place RFE/RL 07 Jun 2015 -- The White House says President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have both agreed that economic sanctions against Russia should remain until the 'full implementation' of the Minsk II peace accord and until Moscow respects Ukraine's sovereignty.
  • Dy FM: Time limit not the case for comprehensive nuclear deal IRNA 07 Jun 2015 -- Deputy Foreign Minister for Euro-American Affairs said on Sunday that there is no time pressure in nuclear talks to reach a comprehensive agreement.
  • Suu Kyi's upcoming China trip reflects common wish for better ties People's Daily 07 Jun 2015 -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will visit China this week at the invitation of the Communist Party of China (CPC). The news has attracted attentions among observers of China-Myanmar relations, and it is believed the upcoming trip reflects a common wish of the two nations to improve ties.
  • Sudan's Omar al-Bashir selects new cabinet members Press TV 07 Jun 2015 -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has formed a new government, a month after he secured a landslide victory in elections boycotted by the opposition and marred by allegations of fraud.
  • Indian Prime Minister Seals Border, Other Deals with Dhaka VOA 07 Jun 2015 -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sealed a landmark agreement with Bangladesh to exchange tiny enclaves where thousands of people from both countries have been trapped for decades. The two countries signed several other agreements during the two-day visit, which is part of the Indian leader's outreach to neighboring countries - intended to reduce China's influence in the South Asian region.
  • G7 Summit Kicks Off With Focus on Russia Sanctions VOA 07 Jun 2015 -- The leaders of seven major industrialized democracies are meeting for their annual summit, with the first day devoted to the global economy and talks to liberalize trade rules. But the meeting will also focus on the continued fighting in Ukraine and sanctions on Russia, which U.S. and German leaders agreed should remain in place.

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