01 January 2010 Military News
- Airpower Summary: December 29 AFNS 01 Jan 2010
- Airpower Summary: December 30 AFNS 01 Jan 2010
- Airpower Summary: December 31 AFNS 01 Jan 2010
- PRESS CONFERENCE: Gen. Petraeus, Gen. Odierno, Jan. 1, 2010 US Forces-Iraq 01 Jan 2010
- New Command Stands Up in Iraq, Marking Drawdown Milestone AFPS 01 Jan 2010 -- The new year brought a new command to Iraq as Multinational Forces Iraq furled its colors, replaced by U.S. Forces Iraq during a ceremony at the al-Faw Palace in Baghdad.
- Commanders: Iraq Progress Will Continue in U.S. Drawdown Year AFPS 01 Jan 2010 -- Progress in Iraq will continue as American forces draw down in the next year, U.S. commanders in Iraq said today.
- 509th Movement Control Team works to improve travel at Speicher Army News 01 Jan 2010 -- Although military travel is not known for its comfort, a group of Airmen at Contingency Operating Location Speicher, Iraq, work hard to make it a positive experience.
- NMCB 74 'Paves the Way to Victory' in Southern Afghanistan Navy NewsStand 01 Jan 2010 -- Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74 are improving some key convoy routes in Afghanistan's Helmand Province.
- Afghan security transfer should start this year: German FM IRNA 02 Jan 2010 -- German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said Saturday the turnover of responsibility for security to Afghanistan authorities should start this year.
- CIA Vows To Avenge Deadly Attack On Agents In Afghanistan RFE/RL 01 Jan 2010 -- Security has been tightened in the Afghan city of Khost after a suicide bomber killed seven CIA officers and an Afghan man inside a base in the city on December 30.
- CIA chief confirms deaths of 7 agents in Afghanistan RIA Novosti 01 Jan 2010 -- CIA chief Leon Panetta has confirmed in an official statement that seven CIA operatives were killed and six others were wounded in a recent terrorist attack in eastern Afghanistan.
- Reports: Taliban Suicide Bombing Hit CIA Nerve Center VOA 01 Jan 2010 -- U.S. media are reporting that the U.S. base targeted in this week's suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan was responsible for gathering intelligence along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
- German troop deaths up in Afghanistan in 2009 IRNA 01 Jan 2010 -- German military deaths in Afghanistan rose in 2009 compared with a year ago, the defense ministry confirmed Thursday a report published by the top-selling daily Bild.
- Suicide attack kills some 70 people in Pakistan: police IRNA 01 Jan 2010 -- A suicide bomber blew his explosives-packed car in a playground in Pakistan’s northwest Friday killing nearly 70 people, a regional police officer said.
- 5 die as Pakistani forces raided hospital IRNA 01 Jan 2010 -- Pakistani security forces raided a private hospital in the tribal region where suspected militants were thought to be treated and killed at least five people, locals and officials said Thursday.
- Pakistan forces kill 650 militants in three months: spokesman IRNA 01 Jan 2010 -- Pakistani security forces have killed some 650 militants in operation in South Waziristan tribal region in three months, the military said Thursday.
- Suicide Blast Kills At Least 88 at Pakistan Volleyball Game VOA 01 Jan 2010 -- A suicide bomber set off an explosive-laden vehicle on a field during a volleyball match in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 88 people. Authorities say scores of others were wounding and children are among the victims. Friday's attack is the third major militant activity in the country within a week leaving more than 120 people dead.
- KFOR 12 Aviation Trains with Greek Soldiers Army News 01 Jan 2010 -- Members of the Bravo Co., 2-147th Aviation Battalion, based out of Ky., trained with Greek Soldiers Tuesday.
- Kosovo Police and KFOR dog handlers make a great team in joint training Army News 01 Jan 2010 -- K9 forces from all areas of Kosovo conducted Joint Action Training here recently to share experiences, information and ideas.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Munich security confab to dwell on world powers' atomic disarmament IRNA 02 Jan 2010 -- Next month's Munich Security Conference is to focus on likely concrete steps for the nuclear disarmament of world powers, the head of the confab, Wolfgang Ischinger told a press conference in Berlin on Saturday.
- No proposal to sign nuclear ban treaty: Pakistan IRNA 01 Jan 2010 -- Pakistan says there is no proposal under consideration to sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).
- India, Pakistan exchange lists of nuclear installations IRNA 01 Jan 2010 -- India and Pakistan Friday exchanged the lists of their nuclear installations for the 19th consecutive time under an agreement which prohibits any kind of attack on such facilities.
- Pakistan angrily reacts to Indian army chief’s remarks IRNA 01 Jan 2010 -- Pakistan Thursday angrily reacted to Indian army chief statement that Indian military is ready to battle Pakistan and China at the same time.
- Bombardment Kills 18 Colombian Rebels VOA 01 Jan 2010 -- Colombian officials say an aerial bombardment has killed 18 rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
- UN envoy urges Sudan to work for stability, security in 2010 UN News Centre 01 Jan 2010 -- The top United Nations official in Sudan has called on all the people of the fractured African country to pull together towards a more peaceful 2010, the last full year of the accord which ended more than two decades of one of the continent's bloodiest civil wars.
- 2010 Brings New Push in Mideast Diplomacy VOA 01 Jan 2010 -- Middle East diplomacy is moving into high gear this month in a fresh effort to revive stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Cairo this week and proposed that Egypt host a three-way summit with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to help get the peace process back on track.
- Iran Opposition Leader Mousavi Not Afraid to Die for Reform VOA 01 Jan 2010 -- Top Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi says that he's not afraid to die for the cause of reform, and is offering the government a five-point plan for compromise.
- Speaker demands harshest possible punishment for Ashura rioters IRNA 01 Jan 2010 -- Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani on Friday demanded harshest possible punishment for the those involved in riots which took place on the Shiite mourning day of Ashura, Sunday December 27.
- Musavi Says Iran Is In 'Serious Crisis' RFE/RL 01 Jan 2010 -- Key Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Musavi said today that Iran is in "serious crisis" and called for the immediate release of supporters arrested after the June presidential vote.
- N. Korea urges dialogue on nuclear-free Korean Peninsula RIA Novosti 01 Jan 2010 -- North Korea stressed dialogue in improving relations with the United States as a key step toward a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula in a New Year's message on Friday, the Yonhap news agency reported.
- Iraq to Appeal Dismissal of Charges Against US Security Guards VOA 01 Jan 2010 -- Iraq says it will take steps to bring an American private security firm to justice after a U.S. judge dropped charges against five security guards accused of killing Iraqi civilians in 2007.
- Petraeus Puts Al-Qaida Threat in Yemen in Perspective AFPS 01 Jan 2010 -- The U.S. Central Command chief put the Al-Qaida threat in Yemen in perspective during a news conference in Baghdad today.
- Petraeus: Airline Bomb Plot Had Roots in Yemen VOA 01 Jan 2010 -- One of America's top military leaders says Yemen-based terrorists helped plan the Christmas Day, December 25, plot to blow up a U.S. bound airplane.
- British PM Calls for Meeting on Yemen Extremism VOA 01 Jan 2010 -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown will hold an international meeting in London on January 28 to find ways to fight extremism in Yemen.
- Major Foreign Affairs Challenges Of 2009, And What's In Store For 2010 RFE/RL 01 Jan 2010 -- with the inauguration of Barack Obama as U.S. president -- that Washington began to reformulate its strategy on Afghanistan.
- Lithuania Shuts Down Its Only Nuclear Power Plant VOA 01 Jan 2010 -- Lithuania's Soviet-built nuclear power plant was shut down late Thursday as part of an agreement with the European Union, ushering in a new era of energy uncertainty for the country.
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