12 September 2009 Military News
- Sept. 11 airpower summary: F-15Es provide air support AFNS 12 Sep 2009 -- Coalition airpower integrated with ground forces in Iraq and ISAF troops in Afghanistan during operations.
- At Least 9 Killed in Bomb Attacks in Iraq VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- Iraqi officials say at least nine people have been killed in bomb attacks, one of which targeted the car of the leader of a Sunni government-backed militia.
- Ceremony Opens New Life-Support Facilities at Camp Mejid MNF-I 12 Sep 2009 -- Al Asad Location Command here opened an $8 million improvement to its life-support facilities in a Sept. 10 ceremony
- Senator Calls for More Afghan Forces, Not US Troops VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- President Obama is facing growing dissent within his own party on plans to commit more troops to the war in Afghanistan, even as American commanders say the situation on the ground has deteriorated.
- Karzai leads with 54% of votes in Afghan presidential elections RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2009 -- Afghanistan's incumbent leader Hamid Karzai is leading with 54.27% of votes in presidential elections in Afghanistan, after 92,82% of ballots have been counted, the country's electoral authorities said on Saturday.
- Afghanistan's Karzai Holds Firm Lead in Disputed Vote VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- Nearly complete but still preliminary - and controversial - results show Afghanistan's incumbent as the winner in the country's presidential election. However, President Hamid Karzai is going to have a difficult time claiming a legitimate victory and his closest challenger is not ready to concede.
- Spate of Attacks Across Afghanistan Kills Dozens VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- More than forty civilians, police and militants have been killed since Friday night in a spate of violence across Afghanistan.
- Pakistan Kills 22 Militants in Khyber Region VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- A paramilitary group in Pakistan's Khyber region says Pakistani forces have killed 22 insurgents near the Afghan border.
Defense Policy / Programs
- New Chain Gun Installation Aboard USS Ingraham Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2009 -- USS Ingraham (FFG 61), of Destroyer Squadron 9 welcomed a new addition in July with the installation of the MK38 MOD II 25mm chain gun.
- U.S. 2nd Fleet Enhances MOC Capabilities with NMCI Transition Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2009 -- U.S. 2nd Fleet (C2F) successfully transitioned from its legacy network to the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) in late August, as an effort to enhance cyber security and collaboration.
- USS Sentry Moves to San Diego Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2009 -- USS Sentry (MCM 3) arrived at its new homeport, Naval Base San Diego Sept. 9, as part of a homeport change from Naval Station (NS) Ingleside, Texas.
- San Diego Naval Base Bachelor Quarters Modernized with Recovery Act Funds Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2009 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest awarded Stronghold Engineering Inc. of Riverside, Calif. a $9.3 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funded contract Aug. 31 for bachelor quarters modernization of Angelley Hall at Naval Base San Diego (NBSD).
- Opening Ceremony Kicks off FA Panamax 2009 Navy NewsStand 12 Sep 2009 -- More than 4,500 personnel from 20 countries began a 12-day exercise Sept. 11 to train in a joint, multinational effort to ensure the security of the Panama Canal.
- Chavez says Venezuela to get Russian missiles RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2009 -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said that Caracas is to receive Russian short-range missiles.
- Venezuela Buys Rockets from Russia VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he has signed an arms deal with Russia for short range missiles.
- Pakistani air force plane crashes during training, one dead RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2009 -- A pilot was killed when a Pakistani air force plane crashed during a training flight on Saturday, national media said.
- US Envoy Mitchell Heads to Mideast on Peace Mission VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- U.S. President Barack Obama's point man in the Middle East is heading to the region for a new peace mission.
- UN Accuses Congo of Possible War Crimes VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- The United Nation's Human Rights chief, Navi Pillay, condemns human rights abuses in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and says government forces and rebel groups are possibly guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
- Iran ready for nuclear talks with West RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2009 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Saturday that negotiations with the West on Iran's nuclear program are a "possibility", with account for Tehran's recent proposals of international discussions on security issues, Israel's Haaretz daily reported.
- US Aims to Focus on Nuclear Issue in Iran Talks VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- The United States says it plans to focus on Iran's nuclear program in upcoming talks with Tehran, despite Iran's refusal to discuss the subject.
- U.S. says ready for bilateral talks with North Korea RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2009 -- The U.S. Department of State has voiced its readiness to begin bilateral talks with North Korea in order to bring the reclusive communist state back to nuclear negotiations within the six-party format.
- Space Shuttle Discovery Lands in California VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- The U.S. space shuttle Discovery has successfully landed at its backup site in California after bad weather prevented its return to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
- Burma's Veteran Opposition Leader Detained for Questioning VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- Authorities in Burma interrogated veteran opposition leader U Win Tin Saturday, days after he published an article criticizing Burma's military leaders and the election scheduled for next year.
- US Revokes Visa for Interim President of Honduras VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- The interim president of Honduras says the United States has revoked his visa in an attempt to help restore ousted President Manuel Zelaya.
- EU-Mugabe Meeting Fails to Resolve Sanctions Issue VOA 12 Sep 2009 -- President Robert Mugabe has met with a European Union delegation, the first such meeting since 2002 when the EU imposed sanctions on Mr. Mugabe and senior individuals in his party and government for alleged human rights abuses. The parties failed to agree on the lifting of sanctions as demanded by the Zimbabwean government.
- Turkmenistan Grabs Energy Spotlight As Caspian Leaders Gather RFE/RL 12 Sep 2009 -- The presidents of Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkmenistan, and host Kazakhstan are continuing two days of informal talks in hopes of moving forward on the eventual allocation of the Caspian Sea's rich oil and gas resources
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