UNITED24 - Make a charitable donation in support of Ukraine!


17 June 2015 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

Current Operations

  • Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Casualty Update 17 Jun 2015 [PDF]
  • ISIL Tactical Losses Continue in Iraq, Syria AFPS 17 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.
  • Success Against ISIL Requires Time, Partners, Dempsey Says AFPS 17 Jun 2015 -- Time and regional partners are required for long-term success in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist organization, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the House Armed Services Committee today.
  • Carter Vows Lasting Defeat of ISIL Forces AFPS 17 Jun 2015 -- Vowing to achieve a lasting defeat of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces, Defense Secretary Ash Carter outlined the Defense Department's counterterrorism strategy today in testimony before the House Armed Services Committee.
  • Afghan forces kill more than 80 Taliban in 24 hours Press TV 17 Jun 2015 -- Afghan security forces have killed over 80 Taliban militants and injured more than 100 others during a series of operations across Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, the country's Defense Ministry says.
  • Nepal final report: AF support for Operation Sahayogi Haat AFNS 17 Jun 2015 -- Since the May 26 deactivation of the Nepal earthquake response task force, Joint Task Force-505, the scope of the Air Force's contribution to Operation Sahayogi Haat reveal the magnitude of Pacific Air Force's role in the response.

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Iran rejects report of US Congress approval of nuclear deal before UN action ISNA 17 Jun 2015 -- A senior member of Iran's nuclear negotiating team dismissed a Reuters report that the UN Security Council will lift sanctions against Tehran after the US Congress gives its green light.
  • US signals first ever U-turn on Iran sanctions Press TV 17 Jun 2015 -- Secretary of State John Kerry has acknowledged for the first time that a final nuclear deal would not require Iran to detail its past activities in order to lift sanctions on the country.
  • U.S. No Longer Demanding Disclosure Of Iran's Past Nuclear Work RFE/RL 17 Jun 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said that Washington would no longer insist that Iran fully disclose its past nuclear activities as part of a nuclear pact with Tehran.
  • EU Agrees To Extend Sanctions On Russia RFE/RL 17 Jun 2015 -- European Union ambassadors have voted to extend economic sanctions against Russia to the end of January and prolong an investment ban on Crimea for another year.
  • EU Agrees to Extend Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine VOA 17 Jun 2015 -- European Union governments have reached preliminary agreement to extend sanctions against Russia for six months for its role in the Ukraine crisis, triggering Kremlin warnings that Moscow will retaliate.
  • Hong Kong Braces for Key Vote on Beijing-backed Reforms VOA 17 Jun 2015 -- Hong Kong lawmakers are expected to vote as early as Thursday on a contentious electoral reform bill backed by Beijing but rejected by the territory's pro-democracy groups.
  • Two more senior PLA officials investigated People's Daily 17 Jun 2015 -- The Chinese military on Tuesday announced that two more senior military officials are under investigation for serious disciplinary violations.
  • What's Next for China's Anti-Corruption Drive? VOA 17 Jun 2015 -- China's secret trial and sentencing of former security chief Zhou Yongkang to life in prison marks the beginning of a new phase in the country's anti-corruption drive. But where Chinese leader Xi Jinping will take the campaign next is unclear. Some analysts say there are already signs that the administration may dramatically ratchet down the anti-graft campaign.

Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list