09 January 2010 Military News
- Airpower Summary: January 6 AFNS 09 Jan 2010
- Airpower Summary: January 7 AFNS 09 Jan 2010
- Camp Taji unveils new rotary passenger terminal Army News 09 Jan 2010 -- Command elements from the 49th Transportation Battalion, 155th Heavy Brigade Combat Team garrison command and 1st Air Cavalry Brigade took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 5, celebrating the opening of the Capt. Edward "Too Tall" Freeman Rotary Wing Passenger Terminal at Camp Taji, Iraq.
- 724th Transportation Company adapts to changing mission Army News 09 Jan 2010 -- Soldiers with the 724th Transportation Company came to Iraq to carry out a mission unlike any they had done before, and find themselves adapting as their mission changes once again in the middle of their year-long deployment.
- CIA Chief Defends Agency after Afghan Attack VOA 09 Jan 2010 -- The head of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is defending his organization from charges that agency negligence led to the deaths of seven CIA officers in a suicide attack last month in Afghanistan.
- Afghanistan to Take Over Bagram Prison VOA 09 Jan 2010 -- Afghan officials are set to take over responsibility for the U.S.-run detention facility at Bagram Air Base.
- Afghan President Proposing New Cabinet for 2nd Time VOA 09 Jan 2010 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai is again trying to fill his Cabinet, hoping a second set of nominees will win the approval of lawmakers.
- Afghan President Unveils New List Of Cabinet Picks RFE/RL 09 Jan 2010 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has submitted a new list of cabinet nominees to parliament in his second bid to form a government, RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan reports
- Armenia sends 36 peacekeepers to Afghanistan RIA Novosti 09 Jan 2010 -- A send-off ceremony for Armenian peacekeepers in Afghanistan was held in Yerevan on Saturday.
- Afghan President Karzai set to present new list of cabinet members RIA Novosti 09 Jan 2010 -- Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai is set to present a new list of his cabinet members on Saturday, local TV station Tolo reported.
- German gov't split over Afghan strategy ahead of London confab IRNA 09 Jan 2010 -- The German government is deeply divided over its future strategy in Afghanistan ahead of the international Afghan conference, scheduled to be held in London on January 28.
- Russia supports US, west military expedition in Afghanistan IRNA 09 Jan 2010 -- Russian ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations on Friday, by supporting US and its allies' military expedition to Afghanistan said that such an action has special importance.
- UK may cede control in Helmand outposts to US IRNA 09 Jan 2010 -- British troops may be on the verge of leaving such government outposts as Sangin in Helmand province as thousands of American reinforcements pour into Afghanistan, it was reported Saturday.
- U.S to continue drone attacks in Pakistan: John McCain IRNA 09 Jan 2010 -- U.S drones strike in the Pakistani tribal regions will continue despite disagreement with Pakistan on the issue, senior American senator John McCain said on Friday.
- Pakistani Militant Chooses Death over Arrest VOA 09 Jan 2010 -- Pakistani officials say a militant commander has blown himself up with a grenade to escape capture during a police raid.
- Explosion kills 8 in Karachi IRNA 09 Jan 2010 -- An explosion in a house killed at least 6 suspected militants in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Friday, police chief said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- US Military Denies Plane Entered Venezuela Airspace VOA 09 Jan 2010 -- The U.S. military is denying a claim by Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez that a U.S. military plane entered his country's airspace.
- Air Force secretary visits Lackland, addresses priorities AFNS 09 Jan 2010 -- The secretary of the Air Force toured Lackland Air Force Base and presided over the latest Basic Military Training graduation here Jan. 8.
- USS Louisville Holds Change of Command Navy NewsStand 09 Jan 2010 -- A change of command ceremony was held for the Los Angeles-class submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) at Naval Station Pearl Harbor Jan. 8.
- U.S. army official says no military presence plans for Yemen RIA Novosti 09 Jan 2010 -- The U.S. Armed Forces plans no military presence in Yemen as there was no request at all from an interested party, a senior military official said.
- Special Operations aviation eyes faster transport Army News 09 Jan 2010 -- Army Special Operations aviation needs faster helicopters to meet the speed and range requirements needed to conduct operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the 160th SOAR commander.
- EADS North America delivers UH-72A Lakota Helicopters to the Alabama Army National Guard EADS 09 Jan 2010 -- The Alabama Army National Guard’s ability to perform homeland security operations and carry out support missions within the state will be significantly enhanced with the introduction of four UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters delivered by EADS North America.
- India: Militants from Pakistan waiting to cross into Kashmir IRNA 09 Jan 2010 -- Voicing concern over reports that a large number of militants from Pakistan are waiting to cross the LoC into Kashmir, Defence Minister A K Antony Saturday said almost all terrorist groups are "still active" in Pakistan.
- Pakistani forces fire four rockets in Indian territory IRNA 09 Jan 2010 -- Pakistani forces have fired four rockets in villages around the Attari border in Amritsar, drawing retaliation from India’s Border Security Force (BSF).
- Success of Sudan peace pact requires redoubled efforts by all, Ban says on anniversary UN News Centre 09 Jan 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon used today's fifth anniversary of the peace pact that ended more than 20 years of civil war in Sudan to urge the parties to redouble their efforts towards reconciliation and the successful completion of remaining benchmarks.
- Togo Football Team Withdraws from Africa Cup after Attack VOA 09 Jan 2010 -- Togo's national football (soccer) team decided Saturday to withdraw from the African Cup of Nations in Angola after its team was attacked by gunmen. At least two people were killed and at least six others were wounded in the attack.
- Supreme Leader: Three branches of gov't must uphold law and order IRNA 09 Jan 2010 -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that the three branches of government are expected to fulfill their obligation to uphold law and order.
- Iran's Supreme Leader Demands Strong Action Against Protesters VOA 09 Jan 2010 -- Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is once again calling on government security forces and the judiciary to act decisively against anti-government demonstrators. The call echos similar pleas by other regime officials in recent days.
- Call to Exclude Top Iraqi Sunni Leader from March Polls Provokes Row VOA 09 Jan 2010 -- A group of top Iraqi Sunni-Arab political leaders are protesting the preliminary decision by an Iraqi parliamentary committee to exclude Sunni leader Salah al-Mutlak from participating in March parliamentary elections. More than a dozen political parties could also be excluded from the elections for alleged ties to former leader Saddam Hussein's Baath Party.
- Second Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to NYC Terror Charges VOA 09 Jan 2010 -- The second of two men arrested on Friday in connection with an alleged terrorism plot has pleaded not guilty to the charges in a New York federal court.
- UN Security Council takes on five new members IRNA 09 Jan 2010 -- Five new members of the UN Security Council have started their 2-year term, while three countries of the five are Muslim states.
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