05 September 2009 Military News
- DoD News: DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Sept. 4 airpower summary: Enemy firing positions eliminated AFNS 05 Sep 2009
- Iraq deploys police reinforcements on border with Syria RIA Novosti 05 Sep 2009 -- Iraq has sent additional units of interior troops to its border with Syria "to prevent terrorists from infiltrating the Iraqi territory," Al Jazeera television said on Saturday.
- Predator crashes in Afghanistan AFNS 05 Sep 2009 -- An Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft crashed in eastern Afghanistan Sept. 4 at approximately 8:45 p.m. Kabul time
- McChrystal Promises Afghans Full Accounting of Kunduz Air Strike AFPS 05 Sep 2009 -- The commander of the International Security Assistance Force promised Afghans a full accounting of the air strike in Kunduz province Sept. 3.
- US General Visits Airstrike Site in Northern Afghanistan VOA 05 Sep 2009 -- The commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan is inspecting the site of a recent airstrike in Kunduz province that local officials say killed civilians.
- Afghan Presidential Challenger Warns of Vote Fraud Consequences VOA 05 Sep 2009 -- Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah says partial election results show blatant evidence of "state-engineered" vote fraud, such as polling districts in which every vote was cast for President Hamid Karzai.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Kiribati President Gives 'Resounding Applause' for Pacific Partnership Navy NewsStand 05 Sep 2009 -- Pacific Partnership 2009 departed Kiribati Sept. 4 after 14 days of working alongside the I-Kiribati delivering a variety of humanitarian civic assistance programs.
- NAVFAC Contracting Tools Improve Process, A/E Contract Awarded Navy NewsStand 05 Sep 2009 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $7.5 million indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) Architect/Engineering (A/E) contract Aug. 26 to HDR Engineering, Inc. of Colorado Springs, Colo.
- Joint Reception Center Chinhae Supports Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2009 Excercise Navy NewsStand 05 Sep 2009 -- Sailors assigned to the Joint Reception Center (JRC) at Commander, Fleet Activities Chinhae (CFAC) are working hard to move Navy Sailors into the Republic of Korea for Ulchi Freedom Guardian (UFG) 2009 excercise.
- Russia, U.S. begin specific work on new arms reduction treaty RIA Novosti 05 Sep 2009 -- Russia and the United States have started working on a new strategic arms reduction treaty, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday.
- Military exercises to include disaster response training: MND CNA 05 Sep 2009 -- Disaster rescue operations, including mobilizing specialized equipment and operating diving and salvage missions, will be included in next year's combined services Han Kuang military exercises for the first time, the Ministry of National Defense said in a statement Friday
- High-Level Talks on Israel-Hamas Prisoner Swap VOA 05 Sep 2009 -- There is new momentum in negotiations on a prisoner exchange between Israel and the Islamic militant group Hamas that controls the Gaza Strip.
- Cyprus Talks to Resume Next Week VOA 05 Sep 2009 -- Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders are due to resume U.N.-sponsored peace talks next week. The talks were canceled after a border-spat between Turkish Cypriot police and Greek Cypriot pilgrims. If successful, these peace talks, which have been running since last September, could formally end the 35-year division of the island.
- Somali Militant Leader says Fighting Will Continue Despite Civilian Casualties VOA 05 Sep 2009 -- The leader of a Somali Islamist militant group told VOA Somali Service in an exclusive interview Saturday that his militants will keep fighting, even though the conflict has recently led to about 2,000 civilian deaths, and turned half-a-million Somalis into refugees in their own country.
- New Clashes Kill 25 in Southern Sudan VOA 05 Sep 2009 -- Military officials in southern Sudan say fresh clashes in the oil-rich Upper Nile region killed 25 people, including a tribal chief and his family.
- Clashes Continue Between Yemen Government, Shi'ite Rebels VOA 05 Sep 2009 -- Security officials in Yemen say fighting is continuing between rebels and government soldiers in the north of the country.
- Astronauts Complete 7-Hour Spacewalk VOA 05 Sep 2009 -- The U.S. space agency NASA says two astronauts have completed a 7-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station.
- Controversial Decision By U.S. Publisher Sparks Debate On Free Speech, Censorship RFE/RL 05 Sep 2009 -- The decision by a major U.S. publisher to quash the publication of a controversial article in the Russian edition of one its magazines has sparked a lively debate in the United States about self-censorship and freedom of expression
- Iran's Mousavi Calls for Continued Protests VOA 05 Sep 2009 -- Defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi has called for continued protests against the results of Iran's disputed presidential election.
- Chavez Meets with Ahmedinejad to Discuss Peaceful Nuclear Partnership VOA 05 Sep 2009 -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez met with his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmedinejad as a part of his two-day visit to Tehran. Upon his arrival, he said there is no proof that Iran is building a nuclear bomb and he hopes to build a nuclear partnership with the Islamic republic.
- US, South Korea Hold Talks on North Korean Nuclear Program VOA 05 Sep 2009 -- Top nuclear envoys from the United States and South Korea held talks Saturday on ways to bring North Korea back to disarmament negotiations, a day after the North claimed to have succeeded in enriching uranium.
- China Fires City Leader Following Protests VOA 05 Sep 2009 -- Chinese leaders fired the Communist Party chief of the restive city of Urumqi and the regional police chief Saturday following deadly protests that inflamed ethnic tensions.
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