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DG ISPR Tweets (Pakistan Military Release)


Written and Compiled by George McGinn
Daily Defense News Organization

Rawalpindi, 12 Oct 2015:

COAS arrives Turkey for 3 days official visit. visited, Laid wreath at Kamal Ata Turk Mausoleum at Ankara-1

COAS visited, was presented guard of honor at Turkish Land Forces HQ. Our brotherly relation is time tested, eternal -2

COAS expressed heartfelt condolences on Ankara terrorist blast. We understand enormity of your challenges & stand by you -3

Interaction with Turkish Army Chief; COAS discussed enhanced coop in Fd of Ctr terrorism Trg, Ctr IED & int domain -4

Pak & Turkey facing daunting challenges. I am sure we will surmount them with a common & coherent apch. We assure you our unflinching support -5

COAS was awarded Turkish Legend of Merit for services for regional peace, courageously handling terrorism menace..-6

Clarity in direction & sense of purpose in leading Pak Army and fighting barbarian terrorists successfully in an exemplary way -7

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Pakistan’s Daily Security Briefs: May 4, 2015

The Pakistan Daily Security Briefs for May 4, 2015, have been compiled by Iqtidar Kahn, assistant editor of The Bureau of Investigative ReportingThey are made available at 4:00pm local time.

I include them here as this news most-likely will not be reported by US-based media. Information here have been collected by Kahn, including articles that have appeared in foreign press.

Enjoy reading the other side’s perspective, what is important to them, and about conflicts that you just won’t find anywhere else.

Editorial Snapshot

Polio watch: A three day polio campaign will begin in certain sensitive Union Councils (UCs) of Karachi from today. Fingers crossed for no casualties.

Senate, the upper house of parliament, to meet today:  The Senate session, which was summoned by the President last Thursday, is going to meet today at 16:00 hours local time.

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Daily Security Briefs Published from Islamabad, Pakistan – March 12, 2015

March 12th, Pakistan Security Note

Editorial Snapshot

Trouble in Toronto: A Pakistani man arrested in Toronto, Ontario for his alleged links with a terrorist group was plotting to blow up the US consulate and other buildings in the financial district located in downtown Toronto. The suspect was also in touch with Al-Qaeda leader Anwar Awlaki – who was killed in a drone strike in 2011 – in the past.

Death row controversy: A 23 year old man convicted of murder (of a seven year old boy) when he was 14 is set to get executed on March 19th. The development has stirred controversy about juvenile law in Pakistan, and in a country used to teenage suicide bombers, led to the difficult debate of how young does a person have to be before he/she can be termed a terrorist, legally.

Frankly, my dear Indian foreign ministry, I don’t give a damn: In response to the recent criticism from India about the meeting between the Pakistani envoy to New Delhi Abdul Basit and the hardliner Kashmiri separatist leader, Syed Ali Geelani (which led to a cancellation of talks last summer between India and Pakistan) the Pakistani Foreign Office on Wednesday said that the meeting was a long standing practice and will continue in the future despite India’s objection.

Islamabad supports Rangers raid on MQM: Following the raid of the Rangers in the citadel of Karachi’s largest political party, MQM, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday absolved the paramilitary force of any wrongdoing and instead hailed the act as a “step in the right direction”. The statement was backed by the visit of the area’s top military commander to Rangers headquarters today in a show of solidarity. Meanwhile, no mainstream political party has come to the aid of the MQM since yesterday’s raid, with major players preaching due process for prosecuting the suspects arrested from the party’s offices and buildings.

India’s Unwelcome Daughter: The Delhi High Court has upheld the ban on the ‘rape documentary’, but the court is set to resume hearing about the ban on Wednesday.

Nabbed: Militant responsible for the deaths of several military and paramlitary officials, including a general, has been detained in Pakistan’s northwestern Upper Dir district.

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DoD Identifiess Air Force Casualty in Operation Inherent Resolve – Death Under Investigation

Note: This photo has not been identified as the dceased. (Photo Provided by U.S. Airforce)
Release No: NR-125-15
April 14, 2015



DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Tech. Sgt. Anthony E. Salazar, 40, of Hermosa Beach, California, died April 13, at an air base in southwest Asia in a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.

He was assigned to the 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force Squadron, 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group, U.S. Air Forces Central Command.

Col. Edward Sholtis, a spokesman for U.S. Air Forces Central Command told Air Force Times Salazar was a mechanical systems repairman, whose job was to ensure facility operations at an air base in the Gulf region that is supporting operations against Islamic State militants.

For more information, media may contact the 452nd Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs Office at 951-655-4138.


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Defense Early Bird Briefs – April 14, 2015

Welcome to Defense and Military Times” all new Early Bird Brief, the mos comprehensive roundup of national and international headlines compiled by the world’s largest independent newsroom covering the global defense industry and military affairs. Please share your thoughts direectly with Early Bird Editor Oriana Pawlyk:

Today’s Top 5
    Iraqi leader arrives in Washington at turning point in ISIL battle
(Politico) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is visiting Washington Tuesday at a crucial moment in the war against the Islamic State. 
    Putin Lifts Ban on Russian Missile Sales to Iran
(New York Times) President Vladimir Putin on Monday approved the delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran, potentially complicating negotiations on Tehran’s nuclear program and further straining ties with Washington. 
    VA whistleblowers allege continued attacks, failures
(Military Times) Last July, when Dr. Christian Head testified before Congress about improper record keeping at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Health Care system, he also detailed what department whistleblowers typically face when they speak out: isolation, defamation, and aggressive attacks. 
    The sequestration monster myth
(Politico) Defense Secretary Ash Carter warns that sequestration will make the nation “less secure.” Sen. John McCain says it will set the military “on a far more dangerous course.” And Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey says it will prompt “a dramatic change in how we protect our nation.” There’s just one problem: The sequestration monster lurking around the corner isn’t really coming. 
    Best for Vets: Employers 2015 rankings are out

(Military Times) With the unemployment rate for the latest generation of veterans routinely running below 7 percent, companies across all industries have realized how vets can boost bottom lines – and they’re fighting to bring people like you onboard. 


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