19 September 2009 Military News
- Sept. 18 airpower summary: C-130s continue to deliver throughout theater AFNS 19 Sep 2009 -- Coalition airpower integrated with ground forces in Iraq and ISAF in Afghanistan during operations.
- Afghan President Calls on Taliban to Join Peace Process VOA 19 Sep 2009 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has marked the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr with a call for peace.
Defense Policy / Programs
- USNS Safeguard Completes First Navy Voyage Repairs in Vietnam Navy NewsStand 19 Sep 2009 -- USNS Safeguard (T-ARS-50) transited down the Saigon River on Sept. 12, quietly making history as the first U.S. Navy Military Sealift Command ship to utilize a Vietnamese shipyard for voyage repairs.
- San Diego Shore Support Trainer Facility Uses Recovery Act to Modernize Navy NewsStand 19 Sep 2009 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southwest awarded Hal Hays Construction Inc., of Riverside, Calif., a $3.8 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funded contract Sept. 1 for the repair and modernization of a Shore Support Trainer (SST) Facility at Naval Base San Diego.
- Russia scraps plans for missiles near Poland - defense official RIA Novosti 19 Sep 2009 -- The Defense Ministry confirmed Russia set to scrap plans to deploy missiles near Poland.
- Russia Scraps Missile Deployment After Obama Cancels Missile Shield VOA 19 Sep 2009 -- Russia has scrapped plans to deploy missiles in a region near Poland.
- Russian defense min. confirms talks on purchase of French warship RIA Novosti 19 Sep 2009 -- A senior Russian military official confirmedcountry's Defense Ministry was in talks to buy a Mistral class ship.
- Ukraine's ex-PM proposes finishing missile cruiser with Russia RIA Novosti 19 Sep 2009 -- Ukraine's former premier proposed finishing the construction of a missile cruiser stalled for almost 15 years.
- US Hits UN Gaza Report for Excess Focus on Israel VOA 19 Sep 2009 -- US criticized as deeply unbalanced against Israel a UN Human Rights Council report.
- Israeli and Palestinian Leaders to Meet Obama at UN VOA 19 Sep 2009 -- Israeli and Palestinian leaders have accepted invitation from President Obama for meeting on sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
- Pope Announces Special Meeting of Bishops on Middle East VOA 19 Sep 2009 -- Pope Benedict has announced a special meeting of bishops to discuss Middle East peace efforts.
- Nigerian Oil Activist Campaign for Legal Option over Armed Struggle VOA 19 Sep 2009 -- A leading Nigerian lawyer and Niger Delta activist has appealed to militants to lay down their arm.
- Yemen, Rebels Accuse Each Other of Breaking Ceasefire VOA 19 Sep 2009 -- Yemen's government and the Shi'ite rebels it is battling have accused each other of breaking a conditional ceasefire.
- Tbilisi drops charges against RIA Novosti bureau chief RIA Novosti 19 Sep 2009 -- Georgian authorities dropped criminal charges against RIA Novosti's Tbilisi bureau chief Besik Pipia.
- Clinton Sees Need For 'Global Architecture Of Cooperation' RFE/RL 19 Sep 2009 -- US Secretary of State Clinton: World needs a "global architecture of cooperation" in a speech previewing US goals for the 64th United Nations General Assembly.
- Russian investigators say no compromising cargo on board Arctic Sea RIA Novosti 19 Sep 2009 -- Investigators have not found any 'compromising' cargo on board the Arctic Sea vessel.
- Las Palmas refuses to accept Arctic Sea vessel RIA Novosti 19 Sep 2009 -- Spain has again refused to accept the Arctic Sea vessel in the port of Las Palmas.
- Vietnam's Prime Minister Declares All Properties Belong to Government VOA 19 Sep 2009 -- Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung says his government will not accept demands from the Vatican to return confiscated properties.
- 'Godfather' of US Neoconservatism Irving Kristol Dead at 89 VOA 19 Sep 2009 -- Irving Kristol, the political writer and publisher known as the "godfather" of American neoconservatism, died Friday at the age of 89.
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