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09 August 2017 Military News

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  • FBI Raided Trump Campaign Chief's Home Last Month VOA 09 Aug 2017 -- U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided the home of President Donald Trump's former campaign chief in the pre-dawn hours late last month, intensifying their probe of Russian interference in last year's presidential election.
  • As Caliphate Crumbles, Islamic State Turns to Old-Fashioned Crime VOA 09 Aug 2017 -- There's an increasing convergence between criminal and jihadist milieus in European countries – notably France and the Low Countries, generally Belgium and the Netherlands. Radicalization experts say they expect the crime-terror nexus to grow as Islamic State tries to find new sources of revenue to replace those it is losing as its caliphate shrinks, and to mount attacks in Europe to demonstrate its continued relevance.
  • North Korea Threatens Attack Plan for Guam by Mid-August VOA 09 Aug 2017 -- North Korean state media on Wednesday quoted General Kim Rak Gyom as saying Pyongyang was "about to take" military action targeting the U.S. western Pacific territory of Guam, home to sizable U.S. Air Force and Navy facilities.
  • UN Diplomats Mull Options on North Korea VOA 09 Aug 2017 -- On Saturday, August 5, the U.N. Security Council unanimously increased international pressure on North Korea, imposing the toughest sanctions to date on the rogue nation to compel it to stop pursuing nuclear and ballistic weapons.
  • Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis DoD 09 Aug 2017
  • DPRK releases jailed Canadian man People's Daily 09 Aug 2017 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Wednesday released on humanitarian grounds a Canadian man who was serving life sentence for alleged anti-DPRK activities, according to Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
  • DPRK warns of preemptive strikes against Guam after Trump threatens "fire and fury" People's Daily 09 Aug 2017 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has warned of making preemptive strikes against the U.S. military base of Guam in the Pacific, after two U.S. strategic bombers were sent again Tuesday to South Korea to stage mock nuclear bomb droppings on DPRK strategic targets, the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Wednesday.
  • China warns against escalation in North Korea dispute Press TV 09 Aug 2017 -- China has warned parties to the dispute on North Korea's weapons program that any escalation in rhetoric could further complicate the situation.
  • Tillerson, In Guam, Urges Calm On North Korea, Says No Imminent Threat RFE/RL 09 Aug 2017 -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged calm after North Korea and President Donald Trump traded threats, saying Americans should have "no concerns."
  • US-North Korea Showdown Comes With Catastrophic Risk VOA 09 Aug 2017 -- In the best case scenario, a limited U.S. pre-emptive strike on a North Korean missile launch site or nuclear facility would not seriously degrade its capabilities, but may convince the country's leader, Kim Jong Un, to seek dialogue rather than risk a war he knows he cannot win, analysts say.
  • North Korea Releases Canadian Pastor VOA 09 Aug 2017 -- North Korea has released a Canadian pastor who had been serving a life sentence since 2015 over allegations of crimes against the state, North Korean state media reported.
  • North Korea 'Examining Plans' to Launch Missile Strikes Against US Bases on Guam VOA 09 Aug 2017 -- Elected officials in Guam are reassuring constituents that the U.S. territory is safe following North Korea's claim that it is examining its plan for "making an enveloping fire" around the strategically important Pacific island.
  • US officials warn Trump on Iran deal withdrawal IRNA 09 Aug 2017 -- Forty-eight US former and incumbent officials in a statement warned US President Donald Trump over political and security consequences of withdrawing from Iran nuclear deal also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the National Interest Website reported.
  • Rohani Names Two Women Vice Presidents, But None In Cabinet RFE/RL 09 Aug 2017 -- Iranian President Hassan Rohani has named two women as vice presidents, a day after proposing a government that included no women in cabinet positions.
  • Observers: China's New Base in Djibouti to Aid Economic Expansion in Africa VOA 09 Aug 2017 -- China's new military and logistical base in Djibouti has put other foreign powers on edge, but observers believe China's strategy in the region is more about economic growth than military might.
  • Suspect Arrested After Car Rams Paris Counterterror Troops RFE/RL 09 Aug 2017 -- French police have shot and arrested a suspect following a highway chase after a car rammed into soldiers outside a barracks in a Paris suburb, injuring six.
  • Police Arrest Man Suspected of Car Attack on French Soldiers Near Paris VOA 09 Aug 2017 -- French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has confirmed the arrest of the man suspected of ramming a car into a group of French soldiers Wednesday in a suburb of Paris, injuring six of them in what authorities say was a deliberate attack.
  • Maduro Says Venezuela Open for Regional Dialogue Based on Mutual Respect Sputnik 09 Aug 2017 -- Nicolas Maduro stated that Venezuela is open for dialogue with other regional states, which should be based on mutual respect.
  • Maduro urges 'respect' for Venezuela Press TV 09 Aug 2017 -- Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has called for regional "dialog" and "respect" for his country, amid strong criticism of his government by a number of countries in the region.
  • Kenyatta Appears Headed for Re-election as Opposition Claims Fraud VOA 09 Aug 2017 -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta appeared late Wednesday to be headed for re-election, while his opponent was charging that massive fraud had occurred in voting the day before.
  • Kenya Opposition Leader: Don't Accept Election Results VOA 09 Aug 2017 -- The usually busy streets of Nairobi were quiet Wednesday as results of Tuesday's presidential poll continued to flow into Kenya's national electoral counting center, and then to the public as they were tabulated.
  • Kenyatta Ahead in Kenya Vote as Opposition Disputes Count VOA 09 Aug 2017 -- Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said Wednesday hackers carried out "massive and extensive" fraud against the election commission's computer system, resulting in what he asserts are fraudulent vote totals showing him trailing well behind President Uhuru Kenyatta.



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