17 April 2010 Military News
- Medic: Hemorrhage greatest risk to service members Army News 17 Apr 2010 -- Every week, the 2nd Squadron, 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) hosts a combat lifesaver course at its headquarters building.
- Afghanistan: UN envoy recommends release of international funds for elections UN News Centre 17 Apr 2010 -- The highest United Nations official in Afghanistan today recommended the release of international assistance for parliamentary elections to be held later this year, following a meeting with President Hamid Karzai and other Afghan officials in which new senior election commission members were appointed and a question about women candidates clarified.
- Afghanistan Names New Elections Chief VOA 17 Apr 2010 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has appointed a new election commission chief, after the previous head resigned following reports of widespread fraud during the presidential vote.
- Only 27 percent of Germans back Afghan military mission: survey IRNA 17 Apr 2010 -- Only 27 percent of Germans support the military mission in Afghanistan in the wake of rising German military deaths in the war-stricken country, according to an opinion poll published by the daily Welt on Saturday.
- US drone strike kills 4 in Pakistan IRNA 17 Apr 2010 -- A US drone aircraft killed at least four people in a Pakistani tribal region on Friday, tribesmen said.
- UN agency condemns attack on refugee site in Pakistan UN News Centre 17 Apr 2010 -- The United Nations humanitarian agency strongly condemned today a twin suicide bombing at a UN registration point for internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing the trial violence in northwest Pakistan, and temporarily suspended critical services in the area.
- 41 Killed in Twin Suicide Bomb Attacks in NW Pakistan VOA 17 Apr 2010 -- Pakistani authorities say two suicide bombers exploded in the middle of a crowd of displaced people in northwest Pakistan on Saturday as the civilians lined up to register for aid. Police say the attack killed at least 41 people and wounded more than 60 others.
- Pakistan army chief apologizes over civilian deaths IRNA 17 Apr 2010 -- Pakistan army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has offered his apology over the deaths of civilians in air strikes at a tribal region near the Afghan border, the army said Saturday.
Defense Policy / Programs
- General Schwartz delivers first Super Herc to Dyess AFNS 17 Apr 2010 -- The Air Force's top military leader flew and delivered a new C-130J Super Hercules here April 16 from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.
- Enterprise Departs for Sea Trials Navy NewsStand 17 Apr 2010 -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) departed Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard April 17 to conduct sea trials.
- Blue Ridge Returns to Pattaya Navy NewsStand 17 Apr 2010 -- USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked 7th Fleet staff Sailors arrived in Pattaya, Thailand on Apr. 17 for a port visit during its spring cruise.
- New Inspection Program Seeks Greater Safety, Savings Navy NewsStand 17 Apr 2010 -- The Navy announced new pipe-weld inspection techniques April 7 which are expected to save millions of dollars.
- Training Up With First Romeo Simulator on East Coast Navy NewsStand 17 Apr 2010 -- The first MH-60R Seahawk simulator on the East Coast was installed April 13 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville.
- EODMU 11 Returns to NAS Whidbey Island Navy NewsStand 17 Apr 2010 -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 11 returned home to Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, April 12 to 16, from missions in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Kuwait and Djibouti.
- Navy Exchange System Does Its Part to Protect the Environment Navy NewsStand 17 Apr 2010 -- Navy Exchange Command (NEXCOM)'s initiatives to protect the environment and conserve energy are having a positive impact on the bottom line, a NEXCOM official said.
- Pyongyang denies involvement in sinking of S.Korean vessel RIA Novosti 17 Apr 2010 -- North Korea denied on Saturday it was involved in the sinking of a South Korean warship near the two countries' disputed sea border last month.
- Military Commentator Denies Involvement in Ship Sinking KCNA 17 Apr 2010 -- A military commentator Saturday issued an article disclosing the truth about the "story about linkage with the north" floated by the south Korean group of traitors.
- China: No country should use nuclear weapons IRNA 17 Apr 2010 -- Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Cheng Guoping said on Saturday that no country in the world is authorized to use nuclear weapons against others.
- Disposal of enriched uranium beneficial for Ukraine - minister RIA Novosti 17 Apr 2010 -- Ukraine's decision to dispose of its all highly enriched uranium is beneficial for the country both from the scientific and political point of views, the Ukrainian foreign minister said.
- Observers Criticize Sudanese Elections VOA 17 Apr 2010 -- Election officials are still counting ballots in Sudan, where people are waiting to find out who won the country's first multi-party elections in 24 years. Several opposition groups have already lodged complaints, and now international observers say the voting itself has come up short.
- Observers: Sudan Election Failed to Meet International Standards VOA 17 Apr 2010 -- International observers say Sudan's first multi-party elections since 1986 were marred by logistical problems and by voter intimidation.
- UN chief talks Abkhazia, S.Ossetia with top Georgian diplomat RIA Novosti 17 Apr 2010 -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Georgia to expand dialogues with its former republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia and to ensure methods of trust in the region.
- N. Korea launches $120 bln economic reconstruction program RIA Novosti 17 Apr 2010 -- North Korea has launched a $120 billion project to rebuild the economy, the top executive of a state-run investment group said on Saturday.
- Salehi: NPT might lose its efficiency IRNA 17 Apr 2010 -- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi said on Saturday that if existing unjust policies and dual standards in dealing with nuclear energy continue, the NPT will lose its efficiency in near future.
- Strengthening NPT only way to disarmament, non-proliferation IRNA 17 Apr 2010 -- Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili called Saturday for strengthening of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as the only way to stop nuclear proliferation.
- FM spokesman: US threats no different from terrorists’ acts IRNA 17 Apr 2010 -- Spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry Ramin Mehman-Parast said the US threats against some countries was in no way different from the terrorists’ acts targeting defenseless people.
- Soltaniyeh stresses Iran's will for world nuclear disarmament IRNA 17 Apr 2010 -- Iran’s Permanent Envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency Ali-Asghar Soltaniyeh said here on Saturday that the ongoing Tehran disarmament conference is an indication to Iran’s will for global nuclear disarmament.
- Army Chief: Obama virtually committed suicide with his recent remark IRNA 17 Apr 2010 -- Armed Forces Chief of Staff Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said US President Barack Obama virtually committed suicide by his recent remarks on nuclear issues.
- 1st int’l disarmament confab kicks off in Tehran IRNA 17 Apr 2010 -- The 1st International Conference on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation started here Saturday morning with the participation of officials from about 60 countries.
- Nuclear arms use, religiously forbidden: Supreme Leader IRNA 17 Apr 2010 -- The use of nuclear arms is Haram (religiously forbidden) and it is incumbent on all to protect humankind from the grave disaster, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution said Saturday.
- Mottaki: Tehran confab seeking to promote int’l coop on disarmament IRNA 17 Apr 2010 -- Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said the ongoing international conference on disarmament and non-proliferation is the beginning of a process to promote cooperation among world nations on the issue of nuclear disarmament.
- Iran Calls For New Body To Oversee Nuclear Disarmament RFE/RL 17 Apr 2010 -- Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has opened a sparsely attended two-day nuclear disarmament conference in Tehran with a call for a new global body to oversee the process.
- Jailed Iranian Baha'is Refuse To Attend Closed Trial RFE/RL 17 Apr 2010 -- Seven Baha'i religious leaders in Iran who have been detained since 2008 remain in prison after refusing to appear in a Tehran court earlier this week, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.
- Tehran wants U.S. expelled from IAEA RIA Novosti 17 Apr 2010 -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday nuclear powers such as the United States should be expelled from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
- Iran Calls for US, Other Nuclear Armed States to be Ousted from IAEA VOA 17 Apr 2010 -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for the United States to be suspended from the International Atomic Energy Agency.
- Iraqi FM urges inspecting Israeli nuclear installations IRNA 17 Apr 2010 -- Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari here on Saturday called for inspecting Israeli nuclear installations by international bodies.
- OIC chief: Israel should instantly sign NPT IRNA 17 Apr 2010 -- Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu said here on Saturday the Zionist regime should immediately sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
- Syrian FM: Zionist regime biggest nuclear threat in region IRNA 17 Apr 2010 -- Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Al-Muallem said the Zionist regime was the biggest nuclear threat in the Middle East.
- Kyrgyzstan's Interim Government Plans to Put on Trial Deposed President VOA 17 Apr 2010 -- Kyrgyzstan's interim government is planning to put on trial the deposed president, some members of his family and former officials following the violence earlier this month that toppled the Bakiyev administration and left more than 80 protesters dead.
- Bakiyev supporters seize provincial TV station RIA Novosti 17 Apr 2010 -- Supporters of deposed Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev on Saturday took control of a provincial television station in the city of Jalalabad in southern Kyrgyzstan.
- New protests break out in Kyrgyzstan RIA Novosti 17 Apr 2010 -- More protests broke out in Kyrgyzstan on Saturday, ten days after the outbreak of violent uprisings that left at least 84 dead and around 1600 injured.
- "Serious questions" for CIS countries providing refuge to Kyrgyz Bakiyev RIA Novosti 17 Apr 2010 -- The Kyrgyz interim government will have "serious questions" to ask of any CIS country that provides refuge to ousted Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Deputy Prime Minister of the interim government Azimbek Beknazarov said.
- New Kyrgyz draft constitution to be presented on Monday RIA Novosti 17 Apr 2010 -- The Kyrgyz interim government will present on Monday a new draft constitution for public consultation, interim Deputy Prime Minister Omurbek Tekebayev said on Saturday.
- U.S. to assist Kyrgyzstan in development of democracy, economy RIA Novosti 17 Apr 2010 -- The United States will be assisting Kyrgyzstan in the establishment of democracy and in development of social, economic and security bodies, the U.S. Department of State said.
- Kyrgyz Launch Hundreds Of Criminal Probes, Prepare Extradition Requests RFE/RL 17 Apr 2010 -- Interim authorities in Kyrgyzstan has opened hundreds of criminal cases into possible wrongdoing under exiled President Kurmanbek Bakiev and say they are preparing extradition requests for former officials who fled to neighboring Kazakhstan, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service and news agencies report.
- Uzbekistan Tightens Security In Andijon RFE/RL 17 Apr 2010 -- Authorities in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijon are imposing stringent security measures on residents in the aftermath of last week's uprising that ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reports.
- Musharraf’s spokesman rejects UN Benazir report IRNA 17 Apr 2010 -- A Spokesman for former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has dismissed as a “pack of lies” the UN inquiry commission for the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, blaming Musharraf's government of negligence.
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