03 September 2010 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 03 Sep 2010 [PDF]
- USAF transfers northern airspace to Iraq AFNS 03 Sep 2010 -- The Air Force handed over the Kirkuk sector of airspace, 15,000 feet and above, to the Iraq Civil Aviation Authority Sept. 1.
- State Department Set To Increase Presence In Iraq RFE/RL 03 Sep 2010 -- With the US military presence continuing to thin out, thousands of civilians are moving in to carry out US-led foreign reconstruction program.
- Press Availability with Secretary Gates from COP Senjaray, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan DoD 03 Sep 2010
- 'Grey Eagle' weaponized UAS slated for Afghanistan Army News 03 Sep 2010 -- Army unmanned aircraft systems officials said success was so great with the integration and testing of the Hellfire missile aboard the Grey Eagle UAS that the Army would begin deployment of four weaponized systems to Afghanistan in the fall.
- Coalition, Afghan Forces Rescue Prisoners AFPS 03 Sep 2010 -- A combined Afghan-coalition force was pursuing a senior Taliban leader when it found and rescued seven imprisoned Afghan citizens.
- Mullen Gets Afghanistan Updates in Kabul AFPS 03 Sep 2010 -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed progress and challenges in Afghanistan with top military and diplomatic officials during a three-hour visit.
- General Seeks to Build Professional, Sustainable Afghan Forces AFPS 03 Sep 2010 -- Building Afghan security forces that are capable, professional and sustainable is going to take a long time, but also is key to long-term success.
- Progress in Kandahar Will be Gradual, General Says AFPS 03 Sep 2010 -- Progress in Afghanistan must be gradual and slow to ensure it becomes permanent, Army Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez said here today.
- Petraeus Explains Afghanistan Strategy AFPS 03 Sep 2010 -- Progress in Afghanistan has been faster than expected in some respects, and not as far along in others, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus said.
- Gates Confident Afghan Strategy Working, But Outcome Not Assured VOA 03 Sep 2010 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates ended a two-day visit to Afghanistan Friday saying he is encouraged.
- Gates Sees 'Positive Direction' in Afghanistan AFPS 03 Sep 2010 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he is encouraged by what he saw during a visit with troops here today.
- US Defense Chief Sees Progress In Tour Of Afghan South RFE/RL 03 Sep 2010 -- Defense Secretary Gates has said he saw and heard evidence that the US counterinsurgency strategy is taking hold in Kandahar Province.
- US Defense Secretary Visits Afghan Taliban Birthplace VOA 03 Sep 2010 -- US Defense Secretary Gates visited U.S. troops in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, the spiritual homeland of the Taliban.
- Navy, Marine Corps Team Moves to Southern Pakistan Navy NewsStand 03 Sep 2010 -- The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps team, partnering with the Pakistani government, is moving from Ghazi to a southern location at Pano Aqil Air Base, near Sukkur, Pakistan, to support relief operations as flood waters move south.
- Suspected U.S. Drone Strike Kills At Least Six In Pakistan RFE/RL 03 Sep 2010 -- Pakistani security officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed at least six people in Pakistan's northwestern tribal belt.
- UN chief deplores deadly attacks against Pakistan's Shiite Muslims UN News Centre 03 Sep 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban condemned the bombings which struck the Pakistani cities of Lahore and Quetta.
- Bombings Target Pakistan Religious Minorities RFE/RL 03 Sep 2010 -- Police in Pakistan say more than 50 people were killed today in two suicide bomb attacks targeting religious minorities in separate cities.
- Suicide Bombing at Pakistan Shi'ite Rally Kills 53 VOA 03 Sep 2010 -- A suspected suicide bomber struck a pro-Palestinian rally in southwestern Pakistan, killing at least 50 people and wounding scores of others.
- Suicide Blast Hits Pakistan Minority Mosque RFE/RL 03 Sep 2010 -- There are reports of several dead and many other casualties after a suicide attacker struck at a mosque belonging to a minority sect.
- Suicide Bombing at Pakistan Shi'ite Rally Kills 43 VOA 03 Sep 2010 -- Pakistani officials say a suicide bombing killed at least 43 people in the second attack on the country's Shi'ite minority this week.
- Deadly Bomb Blast Hits Shi'ite Rally In Pakistan RFE/RL 03 Sep 2010 -- A deadly bomb blast has hit a Shi'ite rally in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta.
- Mullen: News Can't Convey Scope of Pakistan Floods AFPS 03 Sep 2010 -- Media coverage is inadequate to convey the scope of the floods that have ravaged Pakistan for more than a month, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- US may ratify arms reduction treaty by yearend RIA Novosti 03 Sep 2010 -- Senior Russian lawmaker: The US is likely to ratify a new strategic arms reduction treaty with Russia by the end of this year.
- Third Army hosts EOD exchange with Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan Army News 03 Sep 2010 -- A visit to the Naval School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) at Fort Walton Beach, Fla., was a key part of Third Army/U.S. Army Central's (Third Army) EOD information exchange held between Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Third Army's EOD team Aug. 16 through 20.
- TASM-E nears completion of Dutch FMS reset mission Army News 03 Sep 2010 -- The Theater Aviation Sustainment Manager - Europe is nearing completion of a Foreign Military Sales reset mission for the Dutch military.
- Army publishes civil support operations field manual Army News 03 Sep 2010 -- The Army recently released Army Field Manual 3-28 which follows FM 3-0 and expands on the fourth element of full-spectrum operations: civil support.
- First CCP load exercise prepares new unit for rapid deployments Army News 03 Sep 2010 -- The U.S. Army, Pacific, Contingency Command Post, the first unit of its kind in the U.S. Army, successfully conducted a load exercise with the U.S. Air Force 535th Airlift Support Squadron, 15th Air Wing, at Hickam Air Force Base, Sept. 1.
- 75th Ranger Regiment streamlines selection process Army News 03 Sep 2010 -- The 75th Ranger Regiment has refined its assessment and selection process to expand the training and evaluation windows for potential candidates.
- USS Hawaii Arrives in Yokosuka Navy NewsStand 03 Sep 2010 -- Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) arrived at Yokosuka Naval Station in Yokosuka, Japan, Sept. 3, marking the very first time in U.S. 7th Fleet's history that a Virginia-class submarine visited the region.
- Coast Guard unit recognized in counter-drug operation success USMC News 03 Sep 2010 -- The Coast Guard Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team was awarded the United States Interdiction Coordinator Award at the bay View Restaurant, here, Aug. 19. Patrick Ward, acting deputy director for supply reduction and United States interdiction coordinator, presented the PACTACLET the award for their success in counter-drug operations in 2009.
- Third Fleet Hosts Standard Task Force Structure Workshop Navy NewsStand 03 Sep 2010 -- Navy fleet representatives gathered at Commander, 3rd Fleet Headquarters in San Diego Aug. 31 to attend the Standard Task Force Structure (STFS) Workshop.
- Normandy Conducts Change of Command Navy NewsStand 03 Sep 2010 -- USS Normandy (CG 60) conducted their change of command ceremony in Jebel Ali, U.A.E., Aug. 31.
- Sailors, Marines Help Costa Rican Communities During Continuing Promise 2010 Navy NewsStand 03 Sep 2010 -- Approximately 400 Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) participated in community relations projects Aug. 21-29 as part of Continuing Promise 2010 (CP10) in Puerto Limon and Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.
- Pacific Partnership 2010 Arrives in Papua New Guinea Navy NewsStand 03 Sep 2010 -- A contingent of Australian Defence Force and U.S. Pacific Partnership 2010 participants aboard HMAS Tobruk (L50) arrived in Port Moresby Aug. 31 on its way to Rabaul in East New Britain in support of Pacific Partnership 2010.
- Continued Promises Kept in Costa Rica Navy NewsStand 03 Sep 2010 -- Continuing Promise 2010 (CP10) team wrapped up its 10-days of Humanitarian Civic Assistance (HCA) in Limon, Costa Rica Aug. 31.
- Pacific Partnership 2010 Marks Opening in Papua New Guinea with Ceremony Navy NewsStand 03 Sep 2010 -- An opening ceremony in support of Pacific Partnership 2010 was held at the Malaguna Technical High School Sept. 3.
- C-17 conducts flight test with biofuel AFNS 03 Sep 2010 -- The Air Force's ongoing alternative fuels certification efforts reached a new milestone Aug. 27 when a C-17 Globemaster III from flew on all engines using blended jet fuel.
- Final F-15 departs Langley, 71st FS prepares to inactivate AFNS 03 Sep 2010 -- The last two operational F-15 Eagles left here Sept. 1 for Portland, Ore. The 71st Fighter Squadron is scheduled to be inactivated Sept. 30.
- 1st Global Hawk lands in Guam AFNS 03 Sep 2010 -- In a stride forward for the RQ-4B Global Hawk remotely piloted aircraft program, the first aircraft landed at 9th Operations Group Det. 3 at Andersen Air Force Base.
- 2nd ANGLICO Marines train with Army for Afghanistan deployment USMC News 03 Sep 2010 -- Marines from 2nd ANGLICO, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group trained with Army soldiers at the Army's National Training Center.
- Border Mission 'Not Unique' for Guardsmen AFPS 03 Sep 2010 -- Almost 1,100 National Guard members are on duty on the Southwest border performing a mission that is very familiar to many of them.
- Russia to resume test launches of troubled Bulava missile Sept. 9-12 RIA Novosti 03 Sep 2010 -- Test launches of Russia's Bulava ballistic missile will resume between September 9 and 12.
- Russia, EU to establish defense and security coordination group - General Staff RIA Novosti 03 Sep 2010 -- Russia and the EU are set to establish a joint defense and security working group.
- Russian-Mongolian military exercises begin in South Siberia RIA Novosti 03 Sep 2010 -- Joint Russian-Mongolian antiterrorism exercises have begun in the southern Siberian Republic of Buryatia.
- Medvedev to discuss customs union, nuclear issues in Kazakhstan RIA Novosti 03 Sep 2010 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will pay a visit to Kazakhstan on September 6-7.
- Taiwan to help would-be soldier resolve dual nationality problem CNA 03 Sep 2010 -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs promised to help a new university graduate who wants to serve in the military.
- DoD News: Contracts for September 03, 2010
- BAE Systems awarded contract to enhance capability of Finnish Air Force BAE Systems 03 Sep 2010 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to provide a Link 16 network management system to the Finnish Air Force. Supporting the operation of Finland's F-18 aircraft, the system will enable ground command and control operators to connect to, and maintain contact with, their fast jets across the entire country.
- Arab Views of Peace Talks Tend Toward Pessimistic VOA 03 Sep 2010 -- The relaunching of peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Washington has been greeted with a fair degree of skepticism in the Arab world.
- Analysts Pessimistic on Chances of Mideast Talks Success VOA 03 Sep 2010 -- US sponsored peace talks between the Israeli and Palestinian leaderships are under way again after a two-year hiatus.
- Russia urges compromise from Israel, Palestinian Authority RIA Novosti 03 Sep 2010 -- Moscow called on Israel and the Palestinian Authority to come to complicated compromises to reach a settlement of Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
- Israeli, Palestinian leaders agree to continue contacts RIA Novosti 03 Sep 2010 -- The Israeli and Palestinian leaders agreed at a US-mediated meeting in Washington to continue direct peace negotiations.
- Palestinian armed groups vow more attacks on Israel RIA Novosti 03 Sep 2010 -- Leaders of more than a dozen of Palestinian armed groups told a news conference they would step up attacks against Israel.
- Palestinian Militants Protest Peace Talks VOA 03 Sep 2010 -- Israeli and Palestinian leaders have wrapped up the first round of their newly relaunched direct peace talks and may now have to confront opposition from the region.
- Iran Blasts Israeli-Palestinian Talks VOA 03 Sep 2010 -- Iranian President Ahmadinejad has criticized the relaunched direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, saying the talks are doomed to fail.
- Ahmadinejad Denounces Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks RFE/RL 03 Sep 2010 -- Iranian President Ahmadinejad has dismissed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks as "stillborn" and "doomed" in an annual speech in Tehran.
- Mottaki: Washington peace talks are "puppet show, illegal IRNA 03 Sep 2010 -- FM Mottaki: compromise talks held in Washington on Palestine issue are “a puppet show and illegal.”
- Iran: Compromise talks doomed IRNA 03 Sep 2010 -- President Ahmadinejad referred to compromise talks as stillborn and said that until the time no attention is paid to the rights of Palestine and regional realities, the talks will fail.
- UN reports thousands more displaced by fighting in Somali capital UN News Centre 03 Sep 2010 -- Continuing fighting in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, has caused the displacement of at least 22,000 more civilians.
- Crisis Group Says Sudan Border Dispute Complicating Peace Agreement VOA 03 Sep 2010 -- According to a recent report by the Brussels-based International Crisis Group, stalled negotiations to define Sudan's north-south border are fueling mistrust and tension just five months before a referendum which could split the country in two.
- South Sudan acquires first military aircrafts ahead of secession vote VOA 03 Sep 2010 -- South Sudan’s military is in the process of acquiring 10 Russian-made helicopters.
- UN mission opens first base ahead of referendum in southern Sudan UN News Centre 03 Sep 2010 -- The UN peacekeeping mission set up after the end of the north-south civil war has opened its first field office.
- Darfur Rebels Say Dozens Killed in Army Attacks VOA 03 Sep 2010 -- Rebels in Sudan's Darfur region say dozens of people have been killed in attacks by the Sudanese army.
- More than 20 children among hundreds raped in eastern DR Congo - UN UN News Centre 03 Sep 2010 -- More than two dozen children were among the hundreds of civilians recently raped by members of armed groups.
- India conveys concern to China over presence in PoK IRNA 03 Sep 2010 -- India conveyed its concerns to China over its presence in Pak-occupied Kashmir and its activities in that region.
- Medvedev calls for greater efforts to resolve Karabakh dispute RIA Novosti 03 Sep 2010 -- Russian President Medvedev called for Azerbaijan and Armenia to intensify efforts to reach a settlement over Nagorny Karabakh.
- Kadyrov offers $326,000 for info about attackers on his home village RIA Novosti 03 Sep 2010 -- Chechen President Kadyrov said he was ready to pay ten million rubles for true information about the militants who attacked his home village.
- Abkhaz Leader Says Georgian Refugee Return 'Currently Impossible' RFE/RL 03 Sep 2010 -- The de facto prime minister of Abkhazia says the return of Georgian refugees to Abkhazia is not possible in the current political circumstances.
- Announcement of Japanese Autonomous Sanctions on Iran US Dept. of State 03 Sep 2010
- British Man Accused of Selling Missile Parts To Iran VOA 03 Sep 2010 -- A British man has appeared in court in London, accused of trying to sell missile parts to Iran in breach of international sanctions.
- Iranian Pro-Government Demonstrators Turn Out for Jerusalem Day VOA 03 Sep 2010 -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad condemned Israel and the US in a rally marking the annual Quds, or Jerusalem Day.
- Fidel Castro urges nuclear disarmament in first speech since 2006 RIA Novosti 03 Sep 2010 -- Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro made his first public speech since 2006.
- Fidel Castro Gives Major Public Speech VOA 03 Sep 2010 -- Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has delivered a major public speech, warning students at the University of Havana that the world stands at the brink of nuclear war.
- Fidel Castro to deliver first public speech since 2006 RIA Novosti 03 Sep 2010 -- Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro will deliver his first public speech since 2006, during a meeting with students of the Havana University.
- Press Conference by Pakistan on Flood Relief Effort United Nations 03 Sep 2010
- Conditions in flood-stricken Pakistan still desperate, UN agency cautions UN News Centre 03 Sep 2010 -- Although flood waters are receding, conditions in the thousands of camps are still desperate.
- IMF Promises $450 Million to Flood Ravaged Pakistan by End of Month VOA 03 Sep 2010 -- The International Monetary Fund has announced it will increase its funding for flood-hit Pakistan just as the United Nations warns that international relief aid is lagging significantly.
- Equatorial Guinea Defends Execution of 4 Would Be Assassins VOA 03 Sep 2010 -- Equatorial Guinea is defending the execution of four men found guilty of trying to assassinate the president.
- Guinea Presidential Candidates Pledge Peaceful Campaign VOA 03 Sep 2010 -- The two candidates in Guinea's run-off presidential election have signed an agreement to run "peaceful" campaigns and respect the official election results.
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