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01 January 2016 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Putin declares NATO 'threat' to Russian security Press TV 01 Jan 2016 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new defense strategy document that declares the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) a threat to Russia's national security.
  • It's (Finally) Official: China Creates Cyberwarfare Military Branch Sputnik 01 Jan 2016 -- China has long been rumored to possess cyberwarfare capabilities, and now the country's military has kicked off 2016 by creating a new military branch focused on the digital battleground.
  • China inaugurates PLA Rocket Force as military reform deepens Xinhua 01 Jan 2016 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping conferred military flags on the general command for the Army of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), the PLA Rocket Force and the PLA Strategic Support Force at their inauguration ceremony held Thursday in Beijing.
  • No worry necessary over China's second aircraft carrier: expert Xinhua 01 Jan 2016 -- A military expert said construction of China's second aircraft carrier is normal and the scale of China's aircraft carrier development is much smaller than that of the United States and even India.
  • Iran draws red line on missile program Press TV 01 Jan 2016 -- Iranian officials have lined up to underline the country's push to buttress missile capabilities after reports that the US administration planned new sanctions on the Islamic Republic in spite of a nuclear accord.
  • Iran to Boost Missile Program in Accordance With National Interests Sputnik 01 Jan 2016 -- Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan said that because of the current situation in the region of the Middle East, peace and security could only be provided with the existence of strong military forces.
  • Premier Abe vows to keep Japan out of war Press TV 01 Jan 2016 -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to keep his nation out of war following the introduction of a controversial new law that would allow the military to engage in wars overseas.

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Other Conflicts

  • Yemeni missiles kill 24 Saudi troops in Jizan: Report Press TV 01 Jan 2016 -- As part of their retaliatory campaign against Saudi Arabia, Yemeni allied forces have targeted a military base in the kingdom's southwestern province of Jizan with missiles, killing 24 Saudi soldiers and injuring 37 others, reports say.
  • Fresh Saudi airstrikes leave 17 civilians dead in Yemen Press TV 01 Jan 2016 -- At least 17 Yemeni civilians, including women and children, have been killed and a number of others wounded in the fresh wave of Saudi air raids against its impoverished neighbor.
  • Syria army advances against militants in several areas Press TV 01 Jan 2016 -- Syrian army troops have carried out fresh military operations against Takfiri groups on several fronts, liberating more militant-held areas and inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists.
  • Syrian Army Attacks Daesh in Damascus and Deir Ezzur Sputnik 01 Jan 2016 -- Syrian government forces have killed scores of terrorists in attacks on Daesh and Jabhat al-Nusra positions in Damascus and in eastern Syria, reported Iran's news agency FARS.
  • Syrian Army Advances on Islamist Militants Near Golan Heights Sputnik 01 Jan 2016 -- The Syrian troops and the National Defense Forces have reportedly managed to regain control of a strategic village from militants in the country's southwestern province of Quneitra, most of which is located in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
  • What the Death of a Top Syrian 'Moderate' Jihadi Really Means Sputnik 01 Jan 2016 -- Last week, Syrian officials announced that an airstrike had killed Zahran Alloush, the leader of the powerful terrorist group Jaysh al-Islam. With much of the Western media rolling out bizarre eulogies to the 'moderate' jihadist, Israeli daily newspaper Maariv, thankfully, took a more balanced approach.
  • Iraqi forces continue clean-up operation in Ramadi Press TV 01 Jan 2016 -- Iraqi forces continue the clean-up operation in Ramadi, western province of Anbar, inflicting more losses on the Daesh Takfiri terrorists.
  • UN says 980 killed in Iraq in December Press TV 01 Jan 2016 -- The United Nations says nearly 1,000 people were killed by violence in the Arab country in December 2015.
  • Ukrainian Police Blame Second Crimean Power Outage On Sabotage RFE/RL 01 Jan 2016 -- Ukrainian police are blaming saboteurs yet again for blowing up an electricity pylon that shut down electricity for at least one-quarter of the residents of Crimea.
  • President touts cross-strait peace as his crowning achievement CNA 01 Jan 2016 -- President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said the peaceful, prosperous and sustainable development of cross-Taiwan Strait relations has successfully turned the strait from a flash point into a peace avenue.
  • Cameroon Welcomes US Assistance Against Boko Haram VOA 01 Jan 2016 -- Cameroon President Paul Biya welcomed the engagement of U.S. troops in his country's fight against Boko Haram insurgents. But many Cameroonians do not yet understand the role of the troops in the war.

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