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06 August 2016 Military News

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  • US Releases More Details of Policy on Drone Attacks VOA 06 Aug 2016 -- The White House has released an edited version of President Barack Obama's once-secret policy on using drone aircraft to combat terrorists around the world, the American Civil Liberties Union said Saturday.
  • Declassified file reveals key role of Obama, his staff in drone hits Press TV 06 Aug 2016 -- A newly declassified document reveals that the US president and his national security staff play a central role in choosing overseas targets for assassination drone strikes conducted by the CIA and the military.
  • US Releases 'Edited' Version of Deadly Drone Strike Policy Sputnik 06 Aug 2016 -- The US authorities released a redacted version of the paper outlining the government's policy framework for drone strikes outside the United States and in "areas of actual hostilities," the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said Saturday.
  • USS Bonhomme Richard Begins Patrol NNS 06 Aug 2016 -- The Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7 flagship, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), departed Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo for a scheduled patrol, Aug. 6.
  • Obama to reinforce Pentagon's Cyber Command Press TV 06 Aug 2016 -- US President Barack Obama's administration is planning to reinforce the Pentagon's Cyber Command in order to repel cyber attacks and punish intruders of American computer networks, a new report shows.
  • Russia's Almaz-Antey Presents New-Generation Air-Defense Missiles Sputnik 06 Aug 2016 -- Russian Navy will be eqipped by the Almaz-Antey arms manufacturer`s newly-introducied air-defence missiles, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Saturday.
  • Stay vigilant to Japan's "China Threat" People's Daily 06 Aug 2016 -- Once again, in its latest defense white paper, Japan has shamelessly accused China of jeopardizing regional peace and stability, playing up the "China Threat" for its own right-wing agenda.
  • Chinese Fighter Jets Patrol Disputed Islands in South China Sea Sputnik 06 Aug 2016 -- Defense Ministry's spokesman said that Chinese fighter jets made a patrol flight over the disputed Spratly Islands, also known as the Nansha Islands.
  • On anniversary of Hiroshima bombing, Ban urges all States to 'galvanize global will for disarmament' UN News 06 Aug 2016 -- With global tensions rising and progress on nuclear disarmament hard to find, "the world needs the Hibakusha spirit more than ever," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, citing the determination and perseverance of those survivors of the 1945 Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb attacks as an example for championing peace and a seeking a better future for all.

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