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Late July 2014 saw the final evaluatoion of the first Croatian Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment – AVPD, which is to be deployed to EU NAVFOR SOMALIA – OPERATION ATALANTA by the end of the year. The responsible unit is the Croatian Navy, whose members have successfully participated in the operation at officer posts in the ATALANTA Headquarters in Northwood and aboard the ships deployed in the area. The first Croatian AVPD team will be composed of ten members, commanded by Lieutenant (N) Nenad Kontri.
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Joint endeavour towards security and peace in Afghanistan
The 23rd HRVCON to ISAF comprises some twenty soldiers assigned to a number of posts in Kabul, among whom the Croatian representatives to the International Joint Command (IJC), located at the KAIA. The IJC monitors all activities in ISAF and controls all troops movements and activities in the field. During our visit to the Croatian soldiers in the IJC, we took the opportunity to talk to Major General Antonio Satta, Deputy IJC Commander, an officer from the Italian Armed Forces, with an extensive experience from the international missions and operations (served in Lebanon, Somalia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan).
Published in Hrvatski vojnik No 451 ( 4.July 2014)
In short about article: written during journalist visit Afghanistan and Croatian soldiers deployed there. Croatian soldiers take care about few poor villages and during our visit they delivered supplies to local school. It was impressive to see so many contrasts in all Afghanistan, poverty on one side and wealth on the other, as well as warm welcome to our soldiers on each step…
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On 17 December 2010, around midday, a young grocer, desperate because of frequent harassment by administration and police and a hopeless social situation, was seen pouring petrol over his body and setting himself on fire in front of the governor’s office in the Central-Tunisian town of Sidi Bouzid. The self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi was the trigger for the events that are known today as “Arab Spring”. After that, the country was gradually taken in by a wave of strikes, demonstrations and riots, despite all efforts of long-term President Ben Ali to pacify the masses. However, it was too late. By the time of Bouazizi’s agonising death in a Tunis hospital on 4 January 2011, the revolution was already in full swing.
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Editor-in-Chief of the MoD magazine Odbrana Radenko Mutadzic talked to General Frank Grass, Chief of the US National Guard Bureau, during his recent stay in Belgrade, Serbia