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30 January 2016 Military News

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Current Operations

  • Military Strikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 30 Jan 2016 -- 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.
  • US Air Force Spending Over $271Mln to Expand Balad Base in Iraq Sputnik 30 Jan 2016 -- The US Air Force has given Sallyport Global Holdings in Virginia a $271.8 million contract to run security and life support operations at Balad Air Base in Iraq.
  • Taliban Became Even Stronger Since US Invaded Afghanistan Sputnik 30 Jan 2016 -- Washington's 14-year efforts to defeat the Taliban and bring peace and stability to the country are nearing failure, stoking growing concerns about US President Barack Obama's pledge to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, a report by a government watchdog revealed Friday.

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • UN's Ban Presses African Union for Peacekeepers in Burundi VOA 30 Jan 2016 -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told African Union heads of state Saturday that peacekeepers were needed to stem escalating violence in Burundi, despite repeated warnings from the Bujumbura government that any AU units on its territory would be considered an invasion force.
  • In Central Asia, The Bad Times Have Arrived RFE/RL 30 Jan 2016 -- The writing has been on the wall for Central Asia for months now - an economic crisis was coming to Central Asia and there was no way of avoiding it. There were unfortunately all too few ideas about how to mitigate it.
  • Former CIA director will not be demoted over scandal: Pentagon Press TV 30 Jan 2016 -- The Pentagon has decided not to demote retired US Army General David Petraeus and former CIA Director for leaking classified information to his biographer while still serving in uniform.
  • US: 22 Clinton Emails Included 'Top Secret' Material VOA 30 Jan 2016 -- The U.S. State Department, for the first time, is saying that former secretary of State Hillary Clinton's unsecured home computer server contained 22 emails with top secret information and said those emails would not be released to the public.
  • German Intelligence Services 'Recruit Asylum Seekers as Informants' Sputnik 30 Jan 2016 -- German secret services have reportedly been trying to get intelligence information from asylum seekers for many years. Some refugees have received protected status in exchange for their cooperation, German magazine Spiegel Online wrote.
  • Iraq will cooperate with any production-cutting decisions: oil minister IRNA 30 Jan 2016 -- Iraq's oil minister said on Saturday his country was ready to accept a decision by OPEC and non-OPEC members to cut crude production and was preparing to revive its national oil company, moves aimed at boosting profits amid dropping prices.
  • Russia Successfully Puts European Communications Satellite Into Orbit Sputnik 30 Jan 2016 -- Russian Proton-M carrier rocket successfully put European Eutelsat 9B communications satellite into orbit, a spokesperson for Russian Roscosmos state corporation said Saturday.



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