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19 March 2016 Military News

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  • Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 19 Mar 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 steps up bombing campaign in Afghanistan: Report Press TV 19 Mar 2016 -- The United States has significantly stepped up its bombing campaign in Afghanistan to roll back the Daesh terrorists who have expanded their territory outside of Iraq and Syria, according to a report.

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  • US to put rotational forces in 5 Philippine bases Press TV 19 Mar 2016 -- The United States and Philippine have reached an agreement that allows for rotational deployment of US military forces at five bases, amid an ongoing standoff with China over the South China Sea.
  • New Defense Pact Allows US to Increase Troop Presence in Philippines Sputnik 19 Mar 2016 -- Amid escalating tensions in the South China Sea, the US and the Philippines have formalized a new defense pact that specifies five military bases where American forces will be allowed to operate.
  • DA Announces Deployment of Fort Bragg-Based Units DoD 19 Mar 2016 -- The Department of the Army announced today the deployment of two Fort Bragg, North Carolina-based units assigned to the XVIII Airborne Corps. Late this summer, the XVIII Airborne Corps headquarters will deploy about 450 soldiers to Kuwait and the 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division will deploy about 400 soldiers to South Korea.
  • Arctic Version of Mi-8AMTSh Helicopter Joins Russian Air Force Sputnik 19 Mar 2016 -- The first Mi-8AMTSh-VA helicopter, adapted for freezing Arctic weather conditions, has been delivered to the Russian Armed Forces by the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant in southeastern Russia, Zvezda TV reported on Friday.
  • Armored Buildup: Russia to Turn T-72 Tank Into Advanced War Machine Sputnik 19 Mar 2016 -- While the world has kept its eyes on Russia's military successes in Syria Moscow has continued modernization of its military forces with full force.
  • Fearing Beijing and Pyongyang, Tokyo to Extend Surveillance Capabilities Sputnik 19 Mar 2016 -- Citing threats from both China and North Korea, Japan has announced plans to extend its surveillance operations in the East China Sea.
  • Britain Expected to Sign 15-Year Defense Deal With Ukraine Sputnik 19 Mar 2016 -- The United Kingdom will sign a 15-year defense treaty with Ukraine providing for an increase in the number of joint training missions and British military instructors, Ukraine Presidential Administration spokesman on military operations Andriy Lysenko said Saturday.

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