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07 April 2019 Military News

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  • US-Led Afghan Peace Effort Gains Momentum VOA 07 Apr 2019 -- Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has established a new leadership council comprising government officials, opposition politicians and civil society representatives that will manage national peace efforts and put together an "effective" team of negotiators for possible talks with the Taliban insurgency.
  • Germany Grounds Military Flights to Afghanistan – Reports Sputnik 07 Apr 2019 -- Germany has grounded military flights to a training camp in Afghanistan until the end of April after Azerbaijan closed airspace to NATO planes, Spiegel said Sunday.

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  • Berlin's Military Budget Endangers NATO - German MP Sputnik 07 Apr 2019 -- Earlier in April, US President Donald Trump rebuked Germany for "not paying their fair share" to NATO as Berlin now plans to spend 1.25 per cent of its gross domestic product on the alliance's needs by 2024, which is lower than the two per cent guideline.
  • Iran, Iraq to cooperate in air defense area ISNA 07 Apr 2019 -- "We may feel some air threats along western borders which was discussed in a meeting with Iraq's army chief of staff and we planned to have bilateral cooperation in air defence area to reach a better coordination," Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Bagheri said.
  • Iran, Iraq 'agree on aerial defense cooperation' Press TV 07 Apr 2019 -- Iran's top military commander says the country and its neighbor Iraq have agreed to cooperate in the area of air defense to fend off the challenges facing their respective air spaces.
  • Iran, Iraq to Boost Air Defence Ties as Khamenei Urges Swift US Troop Exit Sputnik 07 Apr 2019 -- The Iraqi commander also pledged that Baghdad would take stricter control of the US' military presence on Iraqi soil. This comes a day after Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei called on Baghdad to ensure that US troops leave Iraq "as soon as possible".
  • India Looks to Roll Out More Space Weaponry After Satellite-Killer Test Sputnik 07 Apr 2019 -- The successful test of India's brand new anti-satellite weapon last month has drawn criticism from NASA and Pakistan, but New Delhi does not plan to stop yet. The capabilities under development include directed-energy and laser weapons - arms that have been popularised by video games but have not been seen in real life yet.

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