15 August 2010 Military News
- Afghanistan Progress Must Be Extended, Petraeus Says AFPS 15 Aug 2010 -- Growing pockets of security progress in Afghanistan must be extended and linked to fully root out the Taliban and other extremist organizations, and that will take time, the top U.S. and NATO commander there said in a prerecorded interview aired today.
- Analysis: Probing war crimes in Afghanistan IRIN 15 Aug 2010 -- The rising number of civilian casualties and the leaking of thousands of confidential war papers by whistleblower website Wikileaks have prompted fresh calls to bring alleged war criminals in Afghanistan to book.
- Afghan Clerics: Peace Process Stalled Until Shari'a Implemented RFE/RL 15 Aug 2010 -- Afghanistan's largest gathering of clerics has called for the revival of strict Islamic law as a way to achieve reconciliation with the Taliban, RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan reports.
Defense Policy / Programs
- KPA Warning on US-S. Korea War Maneuvers KCNA 15 Aug 2010 -- A spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army Sunday released a statement in connection with the fact that the provocative joint naval exercises staged by the U.S. imperialist warmongers and the Lee Myung Bak group of traitors in the East and West Seas of Korea is to be led to all-out war maneuvers codenamed Ulji Freedom Guardian to be launched from August 16 to 26.
- US, South Korea to Stage Another Military Exercise VOA 15 Aug 2010 -- The United States and South Korea will hold a massive joint military exercise this week aimed, at deterring aggression.
- USS Peleliu Commanding Officer Relieved Navy NewsStand 15 Aug 2010 -- The commanding officer of the San Diego-based amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5), Capt. David A. Schnell, was relieved of command Aug. 15 by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. Navy 5th Fleet, Vice Adm. Mark I. Fox, due to "loss of confidence" in his ability to command.
- Naval Base Coronado Breaks Ground on New $60 Million Barracks Complex Navy NewsStand 15 Aug 2010 -- Military leaders, government officials and construction contractors broke ground Aug. 14 aboard Naval Base Coronado on a new $60 million Combined Bachelor Housing complex.
- Mozambicans, Marines end historic exercise with cultural ceremony USMC News 15 Aug 2010 -- “Excellencies, allow me to present the closing ceremony of Exercise Shared Accord 2010, and thank you for your presence.”
- Israel approves U. S. 5G fighters deal RIA Novosti 15 Aug 2010 -- Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Sunday approved purchase of U. S. fifth-generation F-35 fighters, the ministry's press service said.
- New Russian-Armenian Defense Pact 'Finalized' RFE/RL 15 Aug 2010 -- A diplomatic source told RFE/RL's Armenian Service that the Russian and Armenian governments have finalized a far-reaching agreement that will prolong and upgrade Russia's military presence in Armenia.
- New training center to lead counter-explosives education Army News 15 Aug 2010 -- The Iraq Ministry of Interior's Counter Explosives Directorate unveiled its new training center under construction at Salman Pak, Aug. 8, during a presentation at the MoI's Officers Club.
- Patrol craft training leads to opportunity for future joint operations Army News 15 Aug 2010 -- The initial elements of the Iraqi Navy patrol fleet, including new ships and trained crews, are the latest tangible evidence of the efforts of the Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Navy at Umm Qasr, Iraq.
- South Korea proposes three-stage reunification with Communist North RIA Novosti 15 Aug 2010 -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has proposed a three-stage reunification with North Korea, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday.
- South Korean President Proposes 'Unification Tax' VOA 15 Aug 2010 -- The South Korean president has made specific comments on ways to achieve re-unification with the North. It is the first time the president has commented on the subject since the sinking of one of his navy's warships in late March.
- Indian Prime Minister Appeals for Calm in Kashmir VOA 15 Aug 2010 -- India's leader has used part of his Independence Day address to call for an end to violence in Kashmir.
- Bushehr nuclear power plant to come on stream on September 16 IRNA 15 Aug 2010 -- Majlis Energy Commission spokesman, Emad Hosseini, said on Sunday that Iran will officially load fuel into Bushehr nuclear power plant on September 16.
- MP: Tehran mulls talks with Vienna Group IRNA 15 Aug 2010 -- An Iranian lawmaker said here Sunday that Vienna Group is eager to continue talks with Iran and it is something under investigation.
- Russian company reaffirms civilian nature of Bushehr power plant IRNA 15 Aug 2010 -- Russian atomic energy agency, Rosatom, on Sunday reaffirmed civilian nature of Bushehr power plant.
- Iran, US not on same path: Speaker IRNA 15 Aug 2010 -- Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said here on Sunday that Iran and the US are not on the same path to hold talks.
- Iran to continue enrichment: MP IRNA 15 Aug 2010 -- Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi said on Sunday the continuation of uranium enrichment is inevitable because Iran does not have confidence in the western states.
- Roadside Bombs, Shootings Kill 10 in Iraq VOA 15 Aug 2010 -- A series of bombings and drive-by shootings in Iraq has killed at least 10 people and wounded more than 20 others.
- UN Secretary-General arrives in floods-hit Pakistan IRNA 15 Aug 2010 -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Islamabad to see for himself the Pakistan’s flood-hit areas and demonstrate the support of the UN and the international community for the people and Government, a UN spokesperson said.
- UN SG says world behind floods-hit Pakistan IRNA 15 Aug 2010 -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who arrived in Islamabad on Sunday to see the flood-hit areas, said that the whole world is behind Pakistan in the hour of trial.
- UN Chief Urges Quickening Of Aid To Flood-Hit Pakistan RFE/RL 15 Aug 2010 -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on international donors to speed up aid to Pakistan following catastrophic floods that have ravaged large parts of the country and affected an estimated 20 million people.
- In Pakistan, UN chief urges rapid assistance for flood-stricken communities UN News Centre 15 Aug 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday called for the rapid delivery of assistance for millions of people in flood-stricken Pakistan, as he saw for himself the devastation wrought by the recent disaster.
- UN Leader: Pakistan Floods Worst He Has Seen VOA 15 Aug 2010 -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he has never seen a disaster as bad as the flooding in Pakistan. He says the unprecedented floods demand unprecedented global support to help Pakistan deal with the humanitarian crisis. The United Nations chief spoke to reporters after meeting with Pakistani leaders and after flying over the worst hit areas in the southern and central parts of the country.
- Passions Remain High Over Proposed New York City Mosque VOA 15 Aug 2010 -- Debate continues about a proposed Muslim mosque and community center near ground zero of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City. Prominent U.S. Senators are the latest to join the fray.
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