21 July 2011 Military News
- OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 21 Jul 2011 [PDF]
- Afghan-led Force Kills Insurgents, Detains Suspect AFPS 21 Jul 2011 -- A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed several insurgents and detained a suspected insurgent while searching for a Taliban leader in Laghman province.
- Afghan Forces Take Over Security Responsibilities In Herat RFE/RL 21 Jul 2011 -- NATO troops in Herat have transferred responsibility for security operations to Afghan forces for the western city.
- U.S. Looks at New Ways to Supply Troops in Afghanistan AFPS 21 Jul 2011 -- The US must study ways to resupply troops in Afghanistan if Pakistan closes the supply corridor through that country.
- NATO considering to provide air support in Afghanistan after 2014 IRNA 21 Jul 2011 -- The British government is considering its future relations with Afghanistan after ending ground combat operation in 2014.
- Marine Corps Osprey squadrons transfer authority in Afghanistan USMC News 21 Jul 2011 -- Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264 transferred responsibility in southwestern Afghanistan to VMM-162.
- Two Britons Detained In Afghanistan RFE/RL 21 Jul 2011 --Authorities in London have confirmed that British armed forces have detained two British nationals in Afghanistan.
- 'Two British Taliban' captured in Afghanistan IRNA 21 Jul 2011 -- Two insurgent suspects, believed to be dual nationals with British passports, have been captured by the British special forces in Afghanistan in what could be the first confirmed case of its kind.
- Musharraf: Bin Laden's Death Won't Weaken al-Qaida VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says he does not think al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden's death will weaken the terrorist group.
- US diplomats illegally visit NW Pakistan IRNA 21 Jul 2011 -- US embassy officials have been spotted visiting Pakistan's northwest without proper permission as visiting the area requires special permission.
- Senior US spy official in Pakistan for trust gap talks IRNA 21 Jul 2011 -- A senior American spy official has arrived in Pakistan for talks with his counterparts to bridge the trust gap betweenthe two countries.
- Pakistan Protests US Arrest of Alleged Agent VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- The Pakistani government is protesting the arrest in the United States of a man accused of acting as a Pakistani agent.
- Bomb Kills At Least Three Employees Of Pakistani Energy Firm RFE/RL 21 Jul 2011 -- Police in southwestern Pakistan's Baluchistan say a bomb has exploded near a vehicle.
- In Pakistan's Tribal Areas, Organized Sports Have All But Collapsed RFE/RL 21 Jul 2011 -- Decades of radicalization and conflict have riven the tribal areas since the 1980s.
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 20 Jul 2011
- RAF and Navy continue to strike at Gaddafi regime UK MOD 21 Jul 2011 -- The RAF and Royal Navy have been involved in a number of precision attacks to protect Libyan civilians.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Winnefeld: Military Must Prepare for Range of Conflicts AFPS 21 Jul 2011 -- Nominee to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: The U.S. military must be ready to address a broad range of potential future conflicts.
- Odierno: Army Must Remain Force of Decisive Action AFPS 21 Jul 2011 -- Choice to be the next Army chief of staff: The United States must ensure the Army remains “our national force of decisive action” for the security of the nation.
- Army, Air Force Conduct First Energy Forum AFPS 21 Jul 2011 -- The Army and Air Force convened their first joint energy forum here this week to demonstrate that they are making responsible and efficient energy development a priority.
- TRANSCOM, AFMC commanders shed light on energy conservation, measurements AFNS 21 Jul 2011 -- Military senior leaders provided their perspective on operational energy and its associated metrics during the Army Air Force Energy Forum.
- Army to reap major fuel savings from new generation of tactical generators Army News 21 Jul 2011 -- The U.S. Army will soon produce and deploy its next generation of tactical generators to Afghanistan, a move expected to save 300,000 gallons of fuel each month.
- Navy Tests LCS Minesweeping System NNS 21 Jul 2011 -- The Navy announced the successful completion of shore-based and at-sea integrated system tests on the prototype Unmanned Influence Sweep System.
- First Army uncases colors at Rock Island Arsenal Army News 21 Jul 2011 -- First Army officially completed a long but seamless transition to its new location in an uncasing of unit colors ceremony.
- Patriot Brigade unfurls, welcomes new commander Army News 21 Jul 2011 -- In a formal ceremony on Sharp Field, the 174th Infantry Brigade, along with its First Army higher headquarters and Joint Base mission partners, gathered to unfurl the brigade colors.
- EODMU 11 Moves to Southern California NNS 21 Jul 2011 -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit 11 changed homeports from Whidbey Island, Wash., to Naval Outlying Field Imperial Beach, Calif., June 24.
- Joint Base Fuelers Keep Aircraft Ready AFPS 21 Jul 2011 -- Air Force’s 87th Logistics Readiness Squadron has taken jointness to a new level keeping their broad mix of aircraft fueled.
- Anniston Army Depot overhauls M16s for FMS Army News 21 Jul 2011 -- Anniston Army Depot’s Small Arms Repair Facility recently overhauled more than 24,000 M16A2 rifles to be sold through foreign military sales contracts.
- Airdrop ideas, techniques shared as part of International Airdrop Symposium AFNS 21 Jul 2011 -- Ideas and the outlook at how several countries and the U.S. perform and utilize airdrops for their missions was shared among 200-plus participants.
- Navy Divers Exchange Expertise in Jamaica NNS 21 Jul 2011 -- Navy divers assigned to Mobile Dive and Salvage Unit 2 Company 23 came together with divers from Jamaica, Bahamas, Canada and Guatemala during an opening ceremony for a joint subject matter exchange in Port Royal, Jamaica.
- Air Force Scientific Advisory Board to conduct study of aircraft oxygen generators AFNS 21 Jul 2011 -- The Air Force continues a review of all of the service's aircraft equipped with oxygen generation systems, according to Air Force officials.
- Post-Deployment Health Reassessment is Critical Army News 21 Jul 2011 -- The Army Post-Deployment Health Reassessment is a critical Army and commander’s tool that promotes the health and well-being of Soldiers and DA civilians.
- Seabees Build Up Berm At Kuwait Naval Base NNS 21 Jul 2011 -- Seabees assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.2, helped improve the readiness of joint forces training at Kuwait Naval Base by reinforcing a sand berm, making it safe to conduct weapons training at the 300-meter range, July 5-10.
- New buildings meet Net Zero goals Army News 21 Jul 2011 -- In 2008, Fort Carson became the first installation in the Army to build a facility that met U.S. Green Building Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification standards.
- Air Force officer gets suspended sentence over MiG-31 crash RIA Novosti 21 Jul 2011 -- A court martial in northern Russia’s Arkhangelsk has given a two-year suspended jail sentence to an Air Force officer.
- NATO probes Anonymous hackers' claims IRNA 21 Jul 2011 -- NATO is investigating claims by the computer hacking group Anonymous that it has broken into NATO servers and released confidential documents on its website.
- Hackers Claim Breach of NATO Documents VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- Computer hackers are claiming they have breached a vast collection of NATO documents.
- Hackers Claim To Have Accessed NATO Computer Server RFE/RL 21 Jul 2011 -- The computer hacker group Anonymous says it has broken into NATO computer servers.
- India test-fires new short range missile RIA Novosti 21 Jul 2011 -- India successfully test-fired its new quick reaction, short range Prahaar missile.
- Pakistan Navy inducts first squadron of indegenous drone aircraft IRNA 21 Jul 2011 -- Pakistan Navy on Wednesday formally inducted the first squadron of its indegenous unmanned spy aircraft in its fleet.
- Taiwan has no plans for military exchanges with China CNA 21 Jul 2011 -- Taiwan has no intention of beginning talks with China regarding a confidence-building mechanism or military exchange program.
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 7/21/2011 The White House 21 Jul 2011
- DoD News: Contracts for July 21, 2011
- Boeing F/A-18E/F IRST System Advances to Next Development Phase Boeing 21 Jul 2011 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Infrared Search and Track (IRST) program received a Milestone B Acquisition Decision Memorandum from the U.S. Navy on July 13. This allows the program to advance to its next development phase -- Engineering and Manufacturing Development.
- Boeing, US Navy Mark Harpoon Missile System's 40th Anniversary Boeing 21 Jul 2011 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Navy recognized the 40th anniversary of the Harpoon Missile System today at a ceremony near the company's St. Charles facility.
- Lockheed Martin's Infrared Search and Track Sensor System Achieves Critical Development Milestone Lockheed Martin 21 Jul 2011 -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] Infrared Search and Track (IRST™) sensor system for the U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F achieved critical Milestone B approval to proceed into the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development phase. Lockheed Martin's IRST sensor system augments aircrews' ability to search, track and engage targets in dense threat environments.
- First EURO HAWK(R) Unmanned Aircraft System Touches Down in Germany Northrop Grumman 21 Jul 2011 -- EURO HAWK®, the first high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE), signals intelligence (SIGINT) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) based on the RQ-4 Global Hawk produced by Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) for the German Bundeswehr, successfully touched down in Manching, Germany.
- Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 21 July 2011 United Nations 21 Jul 2011
- Libyan Rebels Ask France for Weapons to March on Tripoli VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- Libyan rebel leaders visiting France say they have asked President Nicolas Sarkozy for military aid to enable them to march on Tripoli.
- Yemeni Forces Fire on Protesters VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- Medical officials in Yemen say security forces have opened fire on anti-government protesters in the southern city of Taiz, killing at least one person.
- Yemen Says Senior Local Al-Qaeda Member Killed RFE/RL 21 Jul 2011 -- Yemen says a senior leader of the country's Al-Qaeda branch was killed during a battle in the south of the country this week.
- UN officials visit West Bank village where home demolitions by Israel have risen UN News Centre 21 Jul 2011 -- Two senior United Nations officials visited a Bedouin community in the occupied Palestinian territory.
- OPT: Israeli restrictions ensure slow pace of Gaza reconstruction IRIN 21 Jul 2011 -- The housing crisis in the Gaza Strip is not going to be resolved any time soon.
- Press Conference by United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon on Security Council Resolution 1701 (2006), 21 July 2011 United Nations 21 Jul 2011
- Lebanon: UN resolution respected but no progress on final ceasefire – envoy UN News Centre 21 Jul 2011 -- The UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon told the Security Council that the resolution that ended the 2006 war between Israel and Hizbollah has largely been respected.
- Lebanese Worry About Confrontation Over Hariri Tribunal VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- In Lebanon, the quest to find out who killed former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has split the country into two political factions.
- Access to Al-Shabab-Dominated Somalia Difficult VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- The United Nations says it needs to “scale up” relief efforts in two famine-stricken areas of Somalia.
- Horn of Africa: UN steps up efforts to bring urgent relief to millions in need UN News Centre 21 Jul 2011 -- The UN World Food Programme will start airlifts within days to get vital supplies into Somalia.
- UN to Open New Routes to Somalia's Famine-Stricken Areas VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- The UN World Food Program says it will soon open new routes to famine-stricken parts of Somalia where the presence of militants has made it hard to reach starving people.
- UN Launches Largest Ever Famine Relief Effort RFE/RL 21 Jul 2011 -- The UN is preparing its largest ever relief effort to combat hunger in Somalia's southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle regions.
- When a food security crisis becomes a famine UN News Centre 21 Jul 2011 -- For many months UN aid agencies have warned of an impending crisis in the Horn of Africa.
- Vietnam Pledges China Sea Defense as Legislative Session Opens VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- Vietnam's deputy PM pledged to defend the country's territorial claims in the South China Sea.
- Japan, South Korea At Odds Again Over Territorial Dispute VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- South Korean government officials say they will react with unspecified but various “countermeasures” if a group of conservative Japanese lawmakers attempts to visit a disputed small island.
- Pakistan, India FMs to talk on July 27 IRNA 21 Jul 2011 -- Pakistan's Foreign Minister Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar will travel to New Delhi on July 27 for talks with her Indian counterpart, Shri S.M. Krishna.
- Condemning Lord’s Resistance Army atrocities, Security Council demands surrender UN News Centre 21 Jul 2011 -- The Security Council today strongly condemned the persistent attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army across Central Africa.
- Turkey's PM Warns Against Cyprus EU Presidency VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- Turkey's PM Erdogan warned that his country's relations with the EU "will be completely frozen" if Cyprus assumes the bloc's presidency.
- Secretary Clinton Statement on Arrest of Goran Hadzic US Dept. of State 21 Jul 2011
- Hadzic Could Head for Hague War Crimes Tribunal Friday VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- The former leader of Croatia's ethnic Serbs, Goran Hadzic, could be handed over to the U.N. War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands as early as Friday.
- EU Enlargement Official Pushes For More Serbian Reforms RFE/RL 21 Jul 2011 -- European Union Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele has hailed Serbia's arrest of fugitive war crimes suspect Goran Hadzic.
- Syrian Activists Report Intense Gunfire in Homs VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- Syrian forces using tanks and other weaponry intensified their crackdown on anti-government protesters in the central city of Homs.
- Egypt Swears in New Cabinet, Protests Continue VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- Egypt’s top military ruler presided over a ceremony to swear in a new civilian Cabinet, in an effort to placate protesters.
- Ahmadinejad: Reciprocal Steps Could Resolve Nuclear Dispute VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- President Ahmadinejad says Iran is prepared to take steps to resolve its nuclear dispute with the West.
- Ahmadinejad: Tehran has already taken one step toward IAEA IRNA 21 Jul 2011 -- President Ahmadinejad stressed that Iran has already taken one step toward the International Atomic Energy Organization.
- ASEAN Supports Talks to Resolve N. Korean Nuclear Dispute VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- Foreign ministers meeting at a key regional security conference want to see an early resumption of the six-party talks.
- China Develops New Breakthrough in Nuclear Technology VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- China says it has made a breakthrough in its nuclear technology, testing for the first time an experimental fast neutron reactor.
- In wake of attack in Guinea, UN envoy presses for dialogue UN News Centre 21 Jul 2011 -- A senior UN envoy called on the President of Guinea to pursue dialogue with opposition political parties.
- New Nigerian Cabinet Faces High Expectations VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan says his new Cabinet is facing high expectations from Nigerians who want a stronger economy and better security.
- Senegal Bans Political Protests Ahead of Rally VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- Senegal has banned political protests in key public areas, two days ahead of a planned rally against President Abdoulaye Wade and his government.
- Cameroon Electoral Board Prepares for Diaspora Vote VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- The chairman of Cameroon’s electoral board, Samuel Fonkam, says his organization is implementing measures that will enable citizens abroad to vote in the October general elections.
- 8 Killed in Malawi Anti-Government Protests VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- Malawi's president has appealed for calm after at least eight people were killed in clashes between police and anti-government protesters.
- Mugabe Supporters Disrupt US Ambassador's Meeting VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- The U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe, Charles Ray, was unable to address a meeting in central Zimbabwe as rowdy members of President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party disrupted the gathering.
- Amnesty: Torture Widespread in Gambia After 17 Years of Jammeh VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- Gambians on Friday mark 17 years since Yahya Jammeh took power in a military coup.
- Kenyans to Sue Britain Over Torture Claim VOA 21 Jul 2011 -- Four Kenyans, three men and one woman, plan to take legal action against the British government over alleged colonial-era atrocities.
- Mau Mau Kenyans allowed to sue UK for 'colonial atrocities' IRNA 21 Jul 2011 -- Four elderly Kenyans won a 'historic' ruling to take them one step nearer to winning damages from the UK government over alleged colonial atrocities during the Mau Mau uprising over 50 years ago.
- Russia's 2012 presidency scheduled for March 4 RIA Novosti 21 Jul 2011 -- Russia's 2012 presidential elections will be held on March 4, Central Election Committee member Maya Grishina said.
- Remains of Rudolf Hess, Hitler's deputy, cremated in Germany RIA Novosti 21 Jul 2011 -- The remains of Nazi criminal Rudolf Hess were cremated so his ashes could be scattered over a lake to prevent his grave from becoming a neo-Nazi shrine.
- Rudolf Hess's Grave Destroyed RFE/RL 21 Jul 2011 -- The grave containing the remains of Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess has been destroyed to end it being used as a pilgrimage site.
- Nazi criminal Rudolf Hess' remains to be cremated, buried at sea RIA Novosti 21 Jul 2011 -- The remains of Nazi criminal Rudolf Hess will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered at sea to prevent his grave from becoming a neo-Nazi shrine.
- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Bids Farewell to the Space Shuttle Program, Encourages Plan for Future Human Spaceflight Pratt & Whitney 21 Jul 2011 -- Space Shuttle Atlantis touched down at NASA Kennedy Space Center, officially bringing an end to the nation's space shuttle program and a 30-year legacy of boosting astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS).
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