10 July 2011 Military News
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 09 Jul 2011
- Panetta Arrives in Baghdad for Talks with Leaders AFPS 10 Jul 2011 -- Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta arrived here today for meetings with senior Iraqi and American officials.
- Remarks by Secretary Panetta During Troop Visit at Forward Operating Base Dwyer, Afghanistan DoD 10 Jul 2011 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta
- Marines Discuss Counterinsurgency Successes in Helmand AFPS 10 Jul 2011 -- Progress is undeniable in Helmand province where three districts that were once the heartland of the Taliban saw an 80 percent reduction in enemy activity since August 2010, Marine commanders said here today.
- Pakistani press asks US to leave airbase IRNA 10 Jul 2011 -- Pakistani media and analysts are unanimous to ask the United States to vacate a key air base, which reports suggest is being used by spy aircraft for strikes in the country's tribal regions.
- Splinter Taliban group issue death orders IRNA 10 Jul 2011 -- A Taliban faction, which has signed a peace deal with the government, has issued orders for the killing of those militants who launch attacks from marketplaces and houses in North Waziristan tribal region.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Panetta Vows to Continue Fighting Taliban, al-Qaida AFPS 10 Jul 2011 -- Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told Marines, sailors, soldiers and airmen based here today that the 'most important thing to do now is to continue this fight' against the Taliban and al-Qaida.
- Mullen Urges China to Become Global Security Partner AFPS 10 Jul 2011 -- Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, urged China during a speech in Beijing today to use its strength and influence to become a global partner in addressing security challenges in the region and beyond.
- Mullen Lauds Progress in U.S.-China Partnership AFPS 10 Jul 2011 -- The top U.S. military officer called upcoming military engagements between the United States and China an encouraging sign that the two countries are beginning to build a relationship that advances both their interests and their ability to confront common challenges.
- US Suspends $800 Million in Military Aid to Pakistan VOA 10 Jul 2011 -- A top White House official says the United States is suspending some $800 million in military aid to Pakistan, a move some analysts say is being made to pressure the Pakistani military to step up cooperation. The decision comes as ties between the two countries are under intense strain in the wake of the U.S. raid on a compound in Pakistan that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
- U.S. suspends funding Pakistani army RIA Novosti 10 Jul 2011 -- The United States suspended a $800 million aid to Pakistan amid the 'complicated relationship' between the two countries, White House Chief of Staff , William Daley said on Sunday.
- Pakistan army rejects US paper allegations IRNA 09 Jul 2011 -- Pakistan's chief military spokesman Saturday rejected allegations by the New York Times against the chief of the country's premier intelligence agency, the ISI and described them as baseless and mischievous.
- US accused of rolling back Pakistan's nuclear programme IRNA 10 Jul 2011 -- A former senior Pakistan's army general has accused the United States of conspiring to rollback the Pakistan's nuclear programme by defaming the country's agencies and retired generals.
- First 4 Black Hawk copters for Taiwan to be built by 2013 CNA 10 Jul 2011 -- A United States company has been awarded a US$48.6 million contract to build four Black Hawk helicopters for Taiwan, the Department of Defense announced.
- Tragic Cases Occur in S. Korean Puppet Army KCNA 10 Jul 2011 -- A south Korean army soldier shot his several colleagues to death at a Kanghwado coastal post of the Second Division of the Marine Corps.
- Libya: Visiting Tripoli, UN envoy stresses need to heed calls for democracy UN News Centre 10 Jul 2011 -- The Secretary-General's special envoy for Libya, Abdul Elah al-Khatib, has had talks in the country's capital, Tripoli, with both the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister, stressing the need for a political solution to the ongoing conflict to spare the people of further suffering.
- Nations Move to Recognize South Sudan VOA 10 Jul 2011 -- Nations are moving quickly to recognize South Sudan, which became the world's newest independent country on Saturday.
- Syrian authorities, opposition to discuss future national dialog RIA Novosti 10 Jul 2011 -- Leaders of Syria's ruling party and opposition will meet in Damascus on Sunday for two-day consultations on the format of the national dialog, a forum to discuss future political reforms.
- Syrian VP Calls for Democratic Transition as Opposition Boycotts Talks VOA 10 Jul 2011 -- Syria's vice president has opened a national dialogue on political reforms with a call for a transition to democracy in response to months of opposition protests against the autocratic rule of President Bashar al-Assad.
- Pakistan army seeks US intelligence on Zawahiri IRNA 10 Jul 2011 -- Pakistan army Sunday asked the United States to share information about the presence of the al-Qaeda Chief Ayman al-Zwahiri.
- UN Asks Senegal to Reconsider Repatriating Former Chadian Leader Habre VOA 10 Jul 2011 -- The United Nations is asking Senegal to reconsider its decision to send home former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre, who has already been sentenced to death in Chad for the torture and killing of political opponents. Senegal says it will extradite Habre on Monday.
- US Official Meets Yemen's Saleh, Urges Signing of Transition Plan VOA 10 Jul 2011 -- U.S. counterterrorism chief John Brennan has met with Yemen's wounded President Ali Abdullah Saleh to urge him to agree on a plan that requires him to step down as part of a transition to democratic rule.
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