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06 July 2016 Military News

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  • Dai Bingguo: China not to be intimidated, even if U.S. sends 10 aircraft carriers to South China Sea People's Daily 06 Jul 2016 -- The Chinese people would not be intimidated by the U.S. actions, not even if the U.S. sends all its ten aircraft carriers to the South China Sea, said Dai Bingguo, former state councilor of China, on Tuesday at the dialogue on South China Sea between Chinese and U.S. think tanks in Washington, D.C.
  • China warns US over meddling in territorial disputes Press TV 06 Jul 2016 -- A top Chinese newspaper has warned that the US would have to pay a "price" if it continues to interfere in territorial disputes between Beijing and its neighbors over the South China Sea.
  • Philippine president: talks with Beijing after ruling People's Daily 06 Jul 2016 -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he wants to talk with China over the South China Sea issue after the ruling from an international tribunal.
  • Hadi loyalists dislodge militants from army base in Yemen's Aden airport Press TV 06 Jul 2016 -- Forces loyal to the resigned Yemeni president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, have managed to push militants out of the army headquarters at the international airport of the southern port city of Aden following an hours-long firefight.
  • Syrian Arab Coalition Builds Advantage South of Manbij AFPS 06 Jul 2016 -- The Syrian Arab Coalition has made substantial gains in the southern area of Manbij in Syria in an ongoing effort to liberate the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's control, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
  • Russia, US to intensify Syria coordination: Kremlin Press TV 06 Jul 2016 -- The Kremlin has announced that Russia and the US are prepared for better coordination efforts on dealing with Takfiri terrorism in Syria.
  • Syrian army declares 72-hours nationwide truce Press TV 06 Jul 2016 -- The Syrian army has declared a unilateral 72-hour truce across conflict-stricken Syria on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
  • Barzani hopes for vote on Iraqi Kurdistan independence Press TV 06 Jul 2016 -- President of Iraq's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Masoud Barzani has expressed hope that a vote would be held on the autonomous northern region's secession from the mainland.
  • Five Killed in South Sudan Road Ambushes VOA 06 Jul 2016 -- Five people were killed and at least three others injured in two separate incidents when unidentified gunmen attacked passenger vehicles Monday and Tuesday along the Torit-Kapoeta Road, according to state officials in the South Sudanese town of Torit.
  • North Korea Releases Dam Water Into South Without Warning VOA 06 Jul 2016 -- North Korea released water from a dam near its border with the South without warning early Wednesday morning, increasing fears of floods in areas already hit by heavy rainfall in recent days.

News Reports

  • Defenders, Critics Stand Their Ground Following British Iraq Report VOA 06 Jul 2016 -- Western reaction to Britain's 6,000-page report on the Iraq war reflects the remorse of hindsight, but leaders who played a part in going to war are standing by their decisions.
  • Blair says to "take full responsibility" for any mistakes over Iraq war People's Daily 06 Jul 2016 -- Former British prime minister Tony Blair said he will "take full responsibility for any mistakes without exception or excuse" over the Iraq war, after the publication of a long-awaited inquiry into the war on Wednesday.
  • Invasion of Iraq made world 'a better place': Blair Press TV 06 Jul 2016 -- Former British prime minister Tony Blair has defied the findings of an scathing inquiry into his decision to assist the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, saying the war has made the world a "better place."
  • Invasion of Iraq based on false perceptions: Cameron Press TV 06 Jul 2016 -- UK Prime Minister David Cameron has responded to the Chilcot Inquiry into Britain's role in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, saying Britain must never repeat the mistakes of the Iraq war.
  • Chilcot Inquiry: Iraq war 'unnecessary,' military action 'not last resort' Press TV 06 Jul 2016 -- A long-delayed inquiry into Britain's role in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq has offered a scathing critique of the military intervention, slamming former British prime minister Tony Blair for being too eager to support then US president George W. Bush.
  • British Inquiry Finds Iraq War 'Went Badly Wrong' VOA 06 Jul 2016 -- The invasion of Iraq 13 years ago by an American- and British-led coalition was "unnecessary" and Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein represented "no imminent threat" to Britain or the Western powers, according to a long-awaited official report into Britain's involvement in the Iraq War.
  • Statement by Sir John Chilcot: 6 July 2016 Iraq Inquiry 06 Jul 2016 -- "In 2003, for the first time since the Second World War, the United Kingdom took part in an invasion and full-scale occupation of a sovereign State. (...) We have concluded that the UK chose to join the invasion of Iraq before the peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted. Military action at that time was not a last resort."
  • U.K.'s Chilcot Inquiry Issues Damning Findings On Iraq War 06 Jul 2016 -- A seven-year public inquiry ordered by the British government into the circumstances and "lessons" of the 2003 invasion of Iraq has concluded that the country's leadership went to war "before the peaceful options for disarmament had been exhausted" and based on flawed intelligence and "wholly inadequate" planning.
  • US imposes sanctions on Kim Jong-un over rights abuses Press TV 06 Jul 2016 -- The United States has sanctioned North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the first time over claims that he resorts to "notorious abuses of human rights."
  • For First Time, US Sanctions Kim Jong Un for Human Rights Abuses VOA 06 Jul 2016 -- For the first time, the United States put North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the U.S. sanctions list for human rights abuses.
  • South Korea to double loudspeakers along border with North Press TV 06 Jul 2016 -- South Korea's military plans to double its loudspeakers along the border with North Korea to increase its broadcast of anti-Pyongyang messages.
  • Daesh vows to launch more attacks on Bangladesh Press TV 06 Jul 2016 -- The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group has vowed to launch further terror attacks on Bangladesh, almost a week after it claimed that it carried out a deadly siege in the capital Dhaka, which killed 20 people.
  • The Saudi Bombings And The Legacy Of Bin Laden RFE/RL 06 Jul 2016 -- Osama bin Laden may be dead but if the July 4 bombings in Saudi Arabia demonstrate anything to a global audience forcibly becoming, if not numbed, then wearily resigned to the horrors of jihadist violence, it's that his playbook is still in full effect - albeit with some major alterations.

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