27 September 2009 Military News
- Sept. 26 airpower summary: HH-60Gs transport wounded warriors AFNS 27 Sep 2009 -- Coalition airpower integrated with ground forces in Iraq and ISAF in Afghanistan during operations.
- Ban and Iraqi leader discuss request for probe into deadly terror attacks UN News Centre 27 Sep 2009 -- Secretary-General Ban discussed Iraq's request for the UN to set up commission to probe deadly attacks that have struck the country since 2008.
- McChrystal: Conventional Strategy Won't Win in Afghanistan AFPS 27 Sep 2009 -- Top US military commander in Afghanistan ardently believes that conventional military thinking and actions won’t win the counterinsurgency war there.
- Afghanistan Assessment Sparks Renewed Debate in Washington VOA 27 Sep 2009 -- Publication of the secret assessment by US and NATO commander in Afghanistan has sparked a fresh round of debate about the coalition strategy.
- Gates: McChrystal is 'The Very Best' Officer to Command in Afghanistan AFPS 27 Sep 2009 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates gave his unequivocal vote of confidence to the senior U.S. military officer in Afghanistan.
- US Defense Secretary Defends Review of Afghanistan Strategy VOA 27 Sep 2009 -- US Defense Secretary Robert Gates denied a rift between the Obama administration and America's military commanders on Afghanistan.
- Afghan minister escapes suicide bomb attack, 4 people killed RIA Novosti 27 Sep 2009 -- At least four people have been killed and another 17 injured in a suicide blast targeting Afghanistan's energy minister.
- Afghan Energy Minister Survives Deadly Explosion VOA 27 Sep 2009 -- Afghan police say the country's energy minister has survived an explosion that killed four people in the western city of Herat.
- As Germany Votes, Afghan Mission Gets Growing Attention RFE/RL 27 Sep 2009 -- Germany has 4,500 troops in Afghanistan, and yet for years there has been almost no discussion about the topic in election debates.
- Death Toll Rises in Pakistan Bombings VOA 27 Sep 2009 -- Pakistani authorities have discovered more victims of two suicide bombings in the country's northwest, raising the death toll to 24.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Secretary Gates Interview on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos DoD 27 Sep 2009 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
- Connecticut Invests $7.65 Million in SUBASE Improvements Navy NewsStand 27 Sep 2009 -- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell marked the state's $7.65 million investment in upcoming infrastructure improvements at Naval Submarine Base New London.
- Police disperse Palestinian rioters at Jerusalem holy site RIA Novosti 27 Sep 2009 -- Israeli police used stun grenades to disperse Palestinian rioters at a Jerusalem sensitive religious site.
- Israelis, Palestinians Clash in Jerusalem Ahead of Yom Kippur VOA 27 Sep 2009 -- Israelis and Palestinians clashed Sunday at a Jerusalem shrine ahead of a Jewish High Holy Day.
- Cuba, PNA sign three cooperation agreements RIA Novosti 27 Sep 2009 -- Cuba and the Palestinian National Authority have signed agreements on cooperation in education, sport and culture.
- Sri Lankan Troops Fire on Fleeing War Refugees VOA 27 Sep 2009 -- The Sri Lankan military says its soldiers fired on a group of displaced Tamil civilians trying to escape from a government camp in the island's north.
- Yemeni Military Says Dozens Killed in Fighting With Rebels VOA 27 Sep 2009 -- Military sources in Yemen say dozens of people have been killed in new clashes between government troops and Shi'ite rebels.
- Estonian Signatory Mart Laar Champions 'Stand Up For Georgia' Letter RFE/RL 27 Sep 2009 -- Earlier this month, 12 prominent European thinkers and former leaders issued an open letter titled "Europe Must Stand Up For Georgia."
- Merkel Wins Another Four Years as German Chancellor VOA 27 Sep 2009 -- Preliminary results from the German elections show that Angela Merkel will retain power, but likely form a new coalition government.
- Merkel wins German elections RIA Novosti 27 Sep 2009 -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced victory for a new coalition of her conservative Christian Democrats and pro-business Free Democrats.
- German parties to clash in Sunday's parliamentary election RIA Novosti 27 Sep 2009 -- Germany will hold parliamentary elections, with Christian Democratic Union and the center-left Social Democrats being the main challengers.
- European ambassadors return to Honduras RIA Novosti 27 Sep 2009 -- European ambassadors have returned to Honduras to demonstrate support for ongoing talks to reinstate ousted leader Manuel Zelaya.
- Honduras de facto govt. briefly reintroduces curfew RIA Novosti 27 Sep 2009 -- Honduras's de facto government briefly reintroduced curfew in the country in response to ousted leader Manuel Zelaya's calls for civil disobedience actions.
- Turkey, Armenia To Establish Ties VOA 27 Sep 2009 -- Turkish officials say the country will soon establish diplomatic ties with Armenia after decades of cold relations.
- Swine flu cases in Russia hit 457 - top sanitary official RIA Novosti 27 Sep 2009 -- The number of people diagnosed with the swine flu in Russia has risen to 457.
- Gabon to Recount Presidential Ballots VOA 27 Sep 2009 -- Gabon's constitutional court has ordered that all presidential ballots be recounted, following complaints from opposition candidates that the results are fraudulent.
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