March 2013

March 2013

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs)

Pfc. Bradley E. Manning’s Statement for the Providence Inquiry

1 st March 2013

This statement below was read by Private First Class Bradley E. Bradley at a providence inquiry for his formal plea of guilty to one specification as charged and nine specifications for lesser included offenses. He pled not guilty to 12 other specifications.

Pakistan Security Brief

1 st March 2013

TTP expresses confidence in conclusion of APC conference; Pakistan will begin construction of Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline on March 11; Malik says LeJ involved in 80 percent of terrorist attacks in Pakistan; Lahore police issues most wanted terrorist list; Several dead in Karachi; Eight militants killed in Orakzai agency

Iraqi police arrest 6 ‘Islamic State of Iraq’ gunmen in al-Tharthar

3 rd March 2013

Police, with support from the Iraqi army, have arrested six gunmen from the al-Qaeda-affiliated “Islamic State of Iraq” in Al-Tharthar basin, south of Samarra. A special unit from the Samarra police carefully planned an attack after it received intelligence about the presence of an al-Qaeda cell at a residential building in an agricultural area in al-Tharthar.

UPI News Track Top News

3 rd March 2013

Sunday’s clash outside an Egyptian prison where a group of condemned soccer fans is being held left at least 157 people injured, a source told al- Masry al-Youm . A crowd of relatives of the inmates at the Port Said penitentiary stormed the facility with rocks and Molotov cocktails and had to be beaten back by police with tear gas.

Budget Cuts Threaten Defense Industrial Base, Official Says

4 th March 2013

Large and sudden U.S. spending cuts and an unstable budget environment promise long-term damage to a critical segment of the defense industrial base, the Defense Department’s top maintenance official recently told a congressional panel.

Watch the French Army Fight Islamists In Mali

4 th March 2013

The French forces that have been fighting in Mali against Islamist militants since intervening Jan. 11 have kept a tight lid on the media. No journalists are embedded with the troops sent to North Africa for Operation Serval, as the expedition is called.

Wounded warriors return to Leatherneck

4 th March 2013

How bad is your life,” asked Army Lt. Col. Ronald Walker, the U.S. Contingent officer-in-charge at the Camp Bastion Role 3 Hospital. For the retired and active-duty service members who sat at the front table of Camp Leatherneck’s Town Hall here March 2, life has been more than difficult since their early departures from Afghanistan

Pakistan Security Brief

4 th March 2013

Car bomb targeting Shia community in Karachi kills 40, injures another 150; Interior Minister says prior intelligence warning of imminent attack was disseminated; Witnesses in Benazir Bhutto assassination case threatened by TTP; Pakistani security forces kill 15 militants in Khyber and Orakzai agencies;

Read More: NPR March 2013

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