17 November 2010 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 17 Nov 2010 [PDF]
- Iraqi President Will Not Sign Aziz Execution Order VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani says he will not sign an execution order for former foreign minister Tariq Aziz.
- Iraq President Says Will Not Sign Aziz Execution Order RFE/RL 17 Nov 2010 -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has said he will not sign an execution order for Tariq Aziz, the former deputy of Saddam Hussein.
- Iraq president refuses to sign execution order for Aziz RIA Novosti 17 Nov 2010 -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said he would not sign an execution order for former foreign minister Tariq Aziz.
- Partnership takes flight in Anbar Army News 17 Nov 2010 -- U.S. Soldiers are training alongside their Iraqi counterparts as part of Operation New Dawn's mission to advise and assist the Iraqi Security Forces.
- RIVRON 3 Prepares for Deployment Navy NewsStand 17 Nov 2010 -- Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3 Sailors began a two-week long pre-deployment certification Oct 25., in the Top Rack Marina in Chesapeake, Va.
- Riverine Squadron 1 Returns Home Navy NewsStand 17 Nov 2010 -- Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1 returned to Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Nov. 13, following a deployment to Iraq.
- Coalition, Afghans Whittle Down Insurgent Leadership AFPS 17 Nov 2010 -- Coalition and Afghan forces are increasing their efforts to remove insurgent leaders from the fight in Afghanistan.
- Commander: Night Raids Designed to Protect Afghans AFPS 17 Nov 2010 -- Nighttime raids in Afghanistan are conducted only under strict guidelines and approval authorities, with stringent attention paid to preventing civilian casualties.
- Marine engineers build outpost after clearing insurgents from town USMC News 17 Nov 2010 -- Engineers with 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Forward), were sent to build a new guard post to maintain security in the area.
- Marines, Afghan soldiers launch clearing operation to inspire confidence USMC News 17 Nov 2010 -- Afghan National Army soldiers and Marines with I/3/5th Marines joined forces for an operation to clear a local area of IEDs and Taliban hideouts.
- French Defense Minister: Afghanistan 'A Trap' VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- France's new defense minister is warning Afghanistan is "a trap" for allied troops.
- Guardsman Works to Develop Afghan Army AFPS 17 Nov 2010 -- Many South Dakotans are aware of the contributions South Dakota Army National Guard units have made in supporting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Marne Air's colors return to Hunter Army Airfield Army News 17 Nov 2010 -- 200 Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade returned from their year-long deployment to Afghanistan.
- U.S., Uzbekistan agree on security cooperation RIA Novosti 17 Nov 2010 -- The U.S. Central Command and Uzbekistan's Defense Ministry have signed a security cooperation program, the US Embassy in the country said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Sec. Clinton Remarks on the New START Treaty US Dept. of State 17 Nov 2010
- Fact Sheet: An Enduring Commitment to the U.S. Nuclear Deterrent The White House 17 Nov 2010
- Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, 11/17/2010 The White House 17 Nov 2010
- Obama Administration Scrambles As Hope Fades For Quick START Vote RFE/RL 17 Nov 2010 -- US President Obama's hopes of winning quick ratification of a treaty with Russia have suffered a major blow.
- White House Vows to Pass START This Year VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- The White House says US President Obama will continue to push for ratification of a nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia by the end of the year.
- Clinton calls on U.S. Senate to ratify new arms reduction treaty RIA Novosti 17 Nov 2010 -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged the Senate to endorse a new U.S.-Russian strategic arms treaty.
- Biden Warns START Delays Harming National Security RFE/RL 17 Nov 2010 -- US VP Biden says a failure by the U.S. Senate to quickly ratify a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia will endanger national security.
- Berlin expects US Congress to ratify New START Treaty IRNA 17 Nov 2010 -- Germany expects the US Senate to ratify a new nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia, a top German government official said.
- Russia hopes strategic arms treaty with U.S. to be ratified by year-end RIA Novosti 17 Nov 2010 -- Moscow hopes that the new Russian-U.S. strategic arms reduction deal will be ratified by the end of this year.
- Medal of Honor Ceremony, Sergeant Salvatore Giunta DoD 17 Nov 2010
- Giunta Salutes U.S. Troops' Service, Sacrifices AFPS 17 Nov 2010 -- Medal of Honor recipient Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta refused to take sole credit for his actions in October 2007 on a remote mountainside in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan.
- Giunta Joins Pentagon's Hall of Heroes AFPS 17 Nov 2010 -- Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore A. Giunta’s decision to risk his life so others could live placed him “squarely among the most magnificent of those worthy of this honor.”
- Sec. Clinton Remarks With U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague After Their Meeting US Dept. of State 17 Nov 2010
- Navy to Commission Guided Missile Destroyer Gravely DoD 17 Nov 2010
- Air Force Announces Criteria for Basing of MQ-1/9 Ground Control Stations DoD 17 Nov 2010
- Air Force Announces Criteria for Basing Light Mobility Aircraft DoD 17 Nov 2010
- Recounting the lineage of 91st Missile Wing AFNS 17 Nov 2010 -- Nov. 10 marked a birthday, the 62nd anniversary of Air Force Global Strike Command's 91st Missile Wing, a wing with lineage dating all the way back to before the Korean War.
- Navy Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of First SSBN Deterrent Patrol Navy NewsStand 17 Nov 2010 -- When the USS George Washington departed Charleston, S.C., 50 years ago, it marked the beginning of a new era in strategic deterrence.
- Navy to Commission Guided-Missile Destroyer Gravely Navy NewsStand 17 Nov 2010 -- The Navy will commission its newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, Gravely, during an 11 a.m. EST ceremony Nov. 20 in Wilmington, N.C.
- White House Details U.S. Goals at Lisbon Summit AFPS 17 Nov 2010 -- President Obama’s goals in attending the NATO Summit are to reinvigorate the alliance and to discuss the way forward in Afghanistan.
- Secretary Donley lauds Air Guard's capability, reach AFNS 17 Nov 2010 -- The secretary of the Air Force spoke to approximately 2,000 attendees at the Air National Guard's 2010 Senior Leadership Conference here Nov. 16.
- 25th CAB, Army Sustainment Command pioneer aircraft redeployment Army News 17 Nov 2010 -- Since late July, mission capable helicopters have been arriving by air and sea for transport from Hickam Air Force Base and Pearl Harbor Naval Base to Wheeler Army Airfield.
- Remote device to monitor health on battlefield AFNS 17 Nov 2010 -- Pararescuemen and other medical technicians will be able to remotely determine a warfighter's health status on the battlefield with sensors designed to be worn and ingested.
- Eighth Army deploys for exercise Autumn Breeze Army News 17 Nov 2010 -- Eighth Army deployed Nov. 15 to this training range near the Korean Demilitarized Zone for exercise Autumn Breeze 2010.
- Hickam aircrew participates in training opportunities AFNS 17 Nov 2010 -- A 535th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III aircrew trained during a five-day training mission here Nov. 12 through 17.
- Top US, Israeli Military Leaders Meet Amid Iran Controversy VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- The top U.S. and Israeli military officers met amid some disagreement among senior leaders of the two countries on how best to pressure Iran to abandon its alleged nuclear weapons program.
- Mullen Praises Israeli General for Improving Military Ties AFPS 17 Nov 2010 -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today praised his Israeli counterpart for improving U.S.-Israeli military-to-military contacts during his term of office.
- Partnership makes for expanded air refueling capabilities AFNS 17 Nov 2010 -- A 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker crew participated in air refueling training here with a C-17 Globemaster III crew from the Heavy Airlift Wing at Papa Air Base, Hungary.
- Navy Divers Train With Pakistan Navy Navy NewsStand 17 Nov 2010 -- Navy divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit participated in dive training with Pakistani navy divers and Special Service Group sailors.
- Contracting support during Eager Light exercise Army News 17 Nov 2010 -- 412th Contracting Support Brigade tasked the 900th Contingency Contracting Battalion to support the U.S. Army Central Eager Light exercise 10-01.
- USS Essex Visits Hong Kong Navy NewsStand 17 Nov 2010 -- USS Essex (LHD 2) arrived in Hong Kong for a port visit Nov. 16.
- Joint Base Elmendorf F-22 wreckage found, pilot still missing AFNS 17 Nov 2010 -- Alaska Air National Guard search and rescue crews have found the apparent wreckage of an F-22 Raptor Nov. 17 that was assigned to the 3rd Wing here.
- Joint Base Elmendorf F-22 missing AFNS 17 Nov 2010 -- An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 3rd Wing here lost contact with air traffic control at 7:40 p.m. local time while on a routine training mission Nov. 16.
- Cyber Attacks Present 'Huge' Threat, Gates Says AFPS 17 Nov 2010 -- Defense Secretary Gates: Leaders are taking steps to bring defense industrial and domestic partners under an umbrella of protection from cyber attacks.
- Russian naval task force heads to Gulf of Aden RIA Novosti 17 Nov 2010 -- A Pacific Fleet's task force left the Far Eastern port of Vladivostok to join the international anti-piracy mission off the horn of Africa.
- NATO Relevance Questioned Ahead of New Strategic Concept RFE/RL 17 Nov 2010 -- NATO's first new strategic concept in a decade will aim to strengthen the alliance by broadening its global outlook and making cyber defense and a new missile defense shield among its top priorities.
- Russian President to Meet NATO Leaders VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will meet NATO leaders in Lisbon, Portugal, as they attend their annual summit 19 Nov and 20 Nov.
- UK defence cuts 'manageable,' armed forces chief insists IRNA 17 Nov 2010 -- The loss of Britain's military capability from defence budget cuts will pose risks but will be manageable.
- Iran calls for global dismantlement of WMDs IRNA 17 Nov 2010 -- Iran: Global dismantlement of weapons of mass destruction is the only way to keep such arms away of terrorists and non-governmental players.
- Iran Reports Mock Foreign Flyovers During War Games VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- Iranian media is reporting that the country's armed forces have staged a mock interception of six foreign planes.
- Iran Military Stages Mock Warplane Interception RFE/RL 17 Nov 2010 -- Iran staged a mock interception of enemy warplanes attacking its nuclear facilities as part of its biggest military exercises.
- DoD News: Contracts for November 17, 2010
- Royal Navy Takes First Delivery of BAE Systems' Q-Sight Helmet-Mounted Display for Lynx Helicopters BAE Systems 17 Nov 2010 -- BAE Systems has delivered the first order of a new helmet-mounted optical sighting system to the Royal Navy, addressing a mission-critical need for increased air door gunner situational awareness on helicopters. BAE Systems, prime contractor for the Lynx PT, earlier this month delivered 12 Q-Sight™ Gunner Remote Sighting Systems (GRSS) that are qualified for use on the Lynx Mk8 helicopter.
- Raytheon Awarded $240 Million for Aegis Production Raytheon 17 Nov 2010 -- The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) $240 million for production and delivery of critical components of the Aegis weapons system for the Arleigh Burke class of destroyers.
- U.S. Air Force Awards Raytheon $5 Million Defense Acquisition Challenge Contract Raytheon 17 Nov 2010 -- The U.S. Air Force awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $5 million Defense Acquisition Challenge contract for the company's Quiet Eyes Laser Turret Assembly (QELTA). Quiet Eyes is a key component of Raytheon's Directed Infrared Countermeasures (DIRCM) aircraft protection system.
- Remarks of S. Korean Chief Executive KCNA 17 Nov 2010 -- ROK chief executive: Resumption of the six-party talks will be possible only when the north shows by action its will to abandon its nuclear program.
- US Pushes to Keep Middle East Peace Talks Alive VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- The Middle East peace talks remain at a standstill as Israel considers a U.S. plan to extend a freeze on West Bank settlements.
- Arab Residents Protest Israeli Pullout from Village on Lebanon Border VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- Arab residents of a village on Israel's border with Lebanon are protesting an Israeli Cabinet decision for Israeli forces to withdraw from a part of the town they have occupied since 2006.
- Fighting Kills 17 in Somali Capital VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- A medical official in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, says at least 17 people have been killed in fighting between Islamist militants and government forces.
- Oil Firm Says 5 People Killed in Cameroon Boat Attack VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- A French oil firm says gunmen attacked a boat off the coast Cameroon, killing five people, including three Cameroonian guards for Perenco's offshore oil field.
- Japanese PM says considering visit to Kuril Islands RIA Novosti 17 Nov 2010 -- Japanese PM Kan said that a possible visit to the disputed Kuril Islands, called the Northern Territories by Japan, deserved careful consideration.
- Alleged Russian Arms Dealer Claims Innocence In U.S. Court RFE/RL 17 Nov 2010 -- Viktor Bout pleaded not guilty in a federal court in New York City today and was ordered held without bail.
- Next hearing on Viktor Bout case due in January RIA Novosti 17 Nov 2010 -- The next hearing on the case of alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout is due in Manhattan federal court on January 10, 2011.
- Viktor Bout faces 25 years to life - U.S. attorney RIA Novosti 17 Nov 2010 -- Russian alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout faces 25 years to life in prison if found guilty, Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
- Bout taken to temporary detention center in Manhattan RIA Novosti 17 Nov 2010 -- Suspected Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout has been taken to a temporary detention center adjacent to New York's Southern District Federal Court.
- Alleged Russian arms dealer Bout arrives in U.S. RIA Novosti 17 Nov 2010 -- A plane with alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, extradited from Thailand, landed in the United States.
- Bout extradition will not harm Russian-U.S. ties - State Dept RIA Novosti 17 Nov 2010 -- The US strictly complies with international legal norms in the case of alleged Russian arms dealer Victor Bout.
- UN: Millions of North Koreans Continue to Face Food Shortages VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- The UN is warning of continued food shortages in North Korea where one-third of the population is not receiving adequate nutrition.
- Settlement of Japan's Crimes Demanded KCNA 17 Nov 2010 -- The Japanese fabricated the Ulsa Five-Point Treaty and forced the Korean nation to serve as their colonial slave for nearly half a century.
- Kim Jong Il Inspects Industrial Establishments in Changsong KCNA 17 Nov 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to various industrial establishments in Changsong County, North Phyongan Province.
- Burma's Freed Democracy Leader Seeking Role in Politics VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- Burma's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is seeking a return to politics just days after her release from house arrest.
- Clashes Erupt at Trial for Ousted Kyrgyz Leader VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- Relatives of those killed in an April uprising in Kyrgyzstan clashed with police and called for revenge at the start of a trial for former Kyrgyz president Kurmanbek Bakiyev and 27 of his top allies.
- Kyrgyzstan Opens Trial Against Ousted President RFE/RL 17 Nov 2010 -- Hundreds of victims and relatives of those killed and injured during violent protests last April fought with police at the opening of a trial against former President Kurmanbek Bakiev in Bishkek.
- Trial Opens Against Ousted Kyrgyz President RFE/RL 17 Nov 2010 -- A court in Kyrgyzstan has begun hearing the trial of ousted president Kurbanbek Bakiev and 27 of his aides in connection with the deadly shooting of a crowd of protesters in April.
- ECOWAS Calls for Peace in Guinea VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- The West African regional bloc will continue to work with political leaders in Guinea to ensure peace and stability ahead of a Supreme Court ruling to certify the results of last week’s presidential run-off vote.
- Guinea Army Declares State of Emergency VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- The head of Guinea's army has declared a state of emergency, as rival ethnic groups clash in the capital following the disputed presidential election.
- Ex-Madagascar PM Calls for Dialogue to Resolve Crisis VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- Madagascar’s former prime minister has called for another round of peace talks between embattled President Andry Rajoelina and all stakeholders.
- Madagascar President Says Still in Charge After Soldiers' Mutiny VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- Madagascar's president says he is still in charge of the country after a group of dissident soldiers said they had seized power on the island nation.
- Madagascar's Rajoelina Vows Not to Resign VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- Madagascar's president says he will not step down, defying military officers who say they have seized power on the island nation.
- Military Announces Takeover as Madagascar Votes on New Constitution VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- A group of military officers in Madagascar say they have taken control of the country and have dissolved all political institutions.
- Voting Underway For Madagascar's Constitution Referendum VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- Voting is underway in Madagascar on a new constitution that could extend President Andry Rajoelina's rule.
- Côte d'Ivoire: UN envoy holds talks on upcoming presidential run-off UN News Centre 17 Nov 2010 -- The UN envoy in Côte d'Ivoire met with the country's top election official to discuss challenges ahead of the presidential run-off.
- Haiti violence hampering cholera response, UN and partners warn UN News Centre 17 Nov 2010 -- The UN and its humanitarian partners in Haiti are urging an end to the violent demonstrations in Cap Haitien.
- Haitian President, UN Urge Halt to Cholera Violence VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- Haiti's president and international humanitarian officials are calling for an end to violent demonstrations linked to Haiti's cholera epidemic.
- PAKISTAN: Sindh flood victims "forgotten" IRIN 17 Nov 2010 -- Like tens of thousands of others in the southern province of Sindh, Ghulam Uddin and his family of eight are all but marooned.
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