26 September 2009 Military News
- Sept. 25 airpower summary: KC-135s fuel fighters AFNS 26 Sep 2009 -- Coalition airpower integrated with ground forces in Iraq and ISAF in Afghanistan during operations.
- US Drone Crashes in Northern Iraq VOA 26 Sep 2009 -- The US military says an American drone has crashed in northern Iraq, hitting the offices of one of Iraq's largest political parties.
- Obama: Destroying Al Qaeda Remains U.S. Goal in Afganistan AFPS 26 Sep 2009 -- President Obama: Overriding US goal in Afghanistan is to dismantle the al Qaeda network.
- Taliban destroy cell phone tower in north Afghanistan RIA Novosti 26 Sep 2009 -- Taliban militants have destroyed a cell phone tower in the northeast Afghan province of Kapisa, some 80 miles from the capital Kabul, police said.
- UN Warns Afghan Vote Results Could Spark More Violence VOA 26 Sep 2009 -- United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon is warning that the announcement of Afghanistan's presidential election results could spark more violence in the country.
- Time for Afghan leaders to advance on several fronts, Canada tells UN debate UN News Centre 26 Sep 2009 -- Afghanistan’s political leaders need to step up and make progress on multiple fronts, from good governance to economic growth to regional cooperation, to ensure the country is on the path to self-sufficiency after decades of war and misrule, Canada’s Foreign Minister told the General Assembly tonight.
- Death toll from Pakistan car bomb attacks reaches 16 RIA Novosti 26 Sep 2009 -- At least 16 people were killed in northwest Pakistan in two suicide car bombings, local police said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Carrier Strike Group 3 Change of Command Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2009 -- Commander, Carrier Strike Group 3 (CCSG 3) held a change of command during a ceremony on board USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Sept. 25.
- Use of force against Iran still an option - Obama RIA Novosti 26 Sep 2009 -- US President Obama: He does not rule out the use of force against Iran but prefers diplomatic methods to resolve the nuclear problem.
- Britain's Miliband refuses to rule out military action on Iran RIA Novosti 26 Sep 2009 -- British FS Miliband has refused to exclude the possibility of a military strike against Iran.
- Moscow reiterates readiness for equal-basis cooperation with NATO RIA Novosti 26 Sep 2009 -- The Russian foreign minister said on Saturday that Moscow is still ready to cooperate with NATO, but only on equal-rights basis.
- Medvedev decides against Iskander missiles in Kaliningrad RIA Novosti 26 Sep 2009 -- Russian President Medvedev: Decided against deploying Iskander missiles in Russia's Kaliningrad Region.
- Arab leaders urge Israel to do more to resolve Middle East conflict UN News Centre 26 Sep 2009 -- FMs of 3 Arab countries accused Israel of failing to show the necessary political will to resolve its long-running conflict.
- Lavrov, Abbas discuss Moscow Mideast conference plans RIA Novosti 26 Sep 2009 -- Russia's FM has held discussions with the Palestinian leader in New York on plans for holding a Mideast peace conference in Moscow.
- Sri Lanka poised to deal with post-conflict tasks, leader tells UN UN News Centre 26 Sep 2009 -- Having recently declared victory in its decades-long conflict with Tamil rebels, Sri Lanka is committed to tackling issues of long-term peace and development, including resettlement of displaced civilians and reconciliation, its Prime Minister said at the United Nations today.
- Ensuring respect for Geneva treaties on conduct in war still a challenge, says Ban UN News Centre 26 Sep 2009 -- The landmark principles adopted in 1949 to protect individuals in time of war were a major advance in human rights, but the challenge even today is to ensure they are respected and enforced, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
- Gadhafi Meets Lockerbie Family Members VOA 26 Sep 2009 -- Libyan leader Gadhafi has held a brief meeting with two Americans whose relatives were killed in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
- Ousted Honduran President Alleges Toxic Gas in Brazilian Embassy VOA 26 Sep 2009 -- Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, who has taken refuge in Brazil's Embassy in Tegucigalpa, has accused the interim government of using toxic gas to poison those inside the embassy.
- Madagascar President Prevented from Addressing UN General Assembly VOA 26 Sep 2009 -- The U.N. General Assembly annual debate was disrupted late Friday when some African leaders voiced their strong objections to the president of Madagascar making his address.
- Delegates Prevent Madagascar Leader from Addressing UN General Assembly VOA 26 Sep 2009 -- Several African leaders addressed the U.N. General Assembly Friday as the annual debate continued for a third day.
- Gabon handling post-election period with maturity, Foreign Minister tells UN debate UN News Centre 26 Sep 2009 -- The Gabonese people have shown maturity and responsibility in the way they have handled the difficult period following recent presidential elections.
- Burundi pledges at UN to step up support to ensure elections are peaceful UN News Centre 26 Sep 2009 -- Burundi's Government is committed to ensuring that highly awaited presidential, parliamentary and local polls take place peacefully and successfully.
- Ban stresses vital role of South-East Asian nations regarding Myanmar UN News Centre 26 Sep 2009 -- Secretary-General Ban stressed the important role of South-East Asian nations in encouraging Myanmar to do what is in the best interests of its people and of the wider region.
- Burma Embassy Protesters Mark 2nd Anniversary of Military Crackdown VOA 26 Sep 2009 -- Protesters have demonstrated in front of the Burmese Embassy in Bangkok to mark the second anniversary of the military crackdown on Buddhist monk-led calls for democracy.
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