07 February 2010 Military News
- Fort Bragg "Red Devils" open joint training range with IA partners Army News 07 Feb 2010 -- Sharp gunfire cracked the mid-morning silence at Camp Hamza Jan. 21 as U.S. paratroopers from 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, tested their skills at a new firing range.
- Regional coop is key to achieving peace in Afghanistan: Karzai IRNA 07 Feb 2010 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday said regional cooperation was crucial for establishing peace and security in his war-stricken country.
- Planned Afghan Assault To Send 'Strong Signal' RFE/RL 07 Feb 2010 -- The biggest news at this year’s Munich Security Conference came in the dead of night.
- Holbrooke: US Not In Direct Talks With Afghan Taliban VOA 07 Feb 2010 -- A senior U.S. envoy says the United States is not in direct talks with the Taliban but supports the Afghan government's effort to persuade insurgents to stop fighting.
- Pakistan Army Recaptures NW Militant Stronghold VOA 07 Feb 2010 -- Pakistan's army says its forces have recaptured a key Taliban stronghold in a region near the Afghan border.
- USS Nassau ARG/24th MEU Depart Haiti Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2010 -- The USS Nassau Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) with embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed Haiti Feb. 7, continuing on its originally scheduled deployment to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR).
- Bataan Amphibious Relief Mission Commodore Visits Fort McHenry Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2010 -- Capt. Thomas Negus, commodore, USS Bataan (LHD 5) Amphibious Relief Mission visited Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) off the coast of Haiti, Feb. 5.
- CTF-41 visits Carter Hall Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2010 -- Rear Adm. David M. Thomas, commander, Task Force (CTF) 41, visited the crew of USS Carter Hall (LSD 50) Feb. 4 while the ship was conducting operations off the coast of Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response.
- Prime Minister of Haiti Visits Bataan Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2010 -- The prime minister of Haiti visited the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) Feb. 6, to take a firsthand look at the ship's capabilities and express gratitude for Bataan's support to Operation Unified Response.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Joint Press Conference with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Italian Defense Minister Ignazio La Russa DoD 07 Feb 2010 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates
- Lincoln Underway for Flight Deck Certification Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2010 -- USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) left San Diego Feb. 7 to begin flight deck certification with Carrier Airwing (CVW) 2 off the coast of Southern California.
- USS George H.W. Bush Personnel Division Prepares for FSR Phase-Out Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2010 -- In response to a recent Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN 04/10) detailing the Navywide phase-out of Enlisted Field Service Records (FSRs) by the end of September, the Sailors of USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Administration Department's Personnel Division have been preparing for the change.
- Nimitz Visits Kuala Lumpur Navy NewsStand 07 Feb 2010 -- The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group arrived in Kuala Lumpur for a four-day port call Feb. 7.
- India test fires nuclear-capable Agni-III missile IRNA 07 Feb 2010 -- India on Sunday successfully test fired long-range nuclear capable Agni-III missile from the Inner Wheeler Island at Dhamra, a launch site in Bhadrak district, about 200 km from Orissa capital Bhubaneswar.
- There is no Power Struggle in SPLM, Says Official VOA 07 Feb 2010 -- An official of the Southern Sudan government says the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) is not putting pressure on the party’s independent candidates for governor to withdraw ahead of the scheduled April general election.
- Tough Sanctions Could Still Work in Iran, Gates Says AFPS 07 Feb 2010 -- There is still time to toughen sanctions to pressure Iran into complying with international demands that it halt its nuclear program that many believe is geared toward developing a nuclear weapon, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.
- Mihman-Parast: 20% enrichment, fuel swap are separate issues IRNA 07 Feb 2010 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mihman-Parast said on Sunday that 20 percent uranium enrichment in Iran and fuel swap deal are two separate issues.
- Iran plans to produce 20% enriched uranium at Natanz site: Salehi IRNA 07 Feb 2010 -- Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi said on Sunday that Iran planned to produce 20 percent enriched uranium at Natanz nuclear site.
- Good nuclear news, Iran posseses laser enrichment technology IRNA 07 Feb 2010 -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's good nuclear news for the Iranian nation on Sunday was that the country possessed the laser uranium enrichment technology.
- President tells AEO to start 20 percent uranium enrichment IRNA 07 Feb 2010 -- Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the head of the Atomic Energy Organization (AEO) to start 20 percent uranium enrichment operations.
- Iranian President Orders Higher Enrichment Of Uranium RFE/RL 07 Feb 2010 -- Adding to Western anxieties over Tehran's disputed nuclear program, Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has ordered his country's nuclear agency today to begin enriching uranium to a higher level.
- Iran unveils two new anti-armor missiles RIA Novosti 07 Feb 2010 -- Iran has started production of two domestically-developed missiles with enhanced armor-penetration capability, the Iranian media has reported.
- Iran Orders Further Uranium Enrichment VOA 07 Feb 2010 -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ordered the further enrichment of his nation's uranium, just days after he said he was open to a U.N. plan to enrich the material abroad.
- Gates Says Still Time for Sanctions to Work on Iran VOA 07 Feb 2010 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says there is still time for sanctions and other pressures to convince Iran's leaders to abandon their alleged nuclear weapons program before the West will need to contemplate military action. Gates spoke in Rome, where he met Sunday with Italian Defense Minister Ignazio La Russa.
- Iran Arrests 7 Linked to US-Funded Radio VOA 07 Feb 2010 -- Iranian state media say Iran has arrested seven people linked to U.S.-funded Radio Farda and has accused some of working for U.S. spy agencies.
- Mottaki: Political will exists for fuel swap IRNA 07 Feb 2010 -- Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki in a press conference in Munich on Saturday evening said that necessary political will for fuel swap and reaching an understanding in this concern exists .
- Iran Detains Seven Suspected Of 'Spying' For U.S. RFE/RL 07 Feb 2010 -- Iran's state media says Tehran has arrested seven people allegedly linked to RFE/RL's Radio Farda and accused some of them of working for U.S. spy agencies.
- US Missionary Returns After 43 Days in Detention in North Korea VOA 07 Feb 2010 -- The family of an American activist has welcomed him home in Los Angeles, 43 days after he was detained in North Korea.
- Iraqi Parliament Debate on Candidates Postponed VOA 07 Feb 2010 -- In Iraq, a political dispute continued to simmer Sunday, as parliament put off debate on an appeals court verdict allowing hundreds of banned candidates with alleged ties to Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party to take part in national elections.
- White House Takes on Critics of Terror Policy VOA 07 Feb 2010 -- The White House is lashing out at Congressional critics of the administration's policy on terrorism. President Barack Obama's top counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan says these critics are playing politics with national security.
- Clinton: Islamic Extremist Groups Pose Greatest Security Threat to US VOA 07 Feb 2010 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says trans-national Islamic extremist networks pose greater threats to the United States than the nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea.
- Yanukovych Claims Win in Ukraine; Tymoshenko Won't Concede VOA 07 Feb 2010 -- Exit surveys indicate that Viktor Yanukovych has staged a remarkable political comeback by defeating Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko for the presidency of Ukraine. But Ms. Tymoshenko is alleging fraud in Sunday's election and says it is too early to declare a winner.
- Exit Polls Give Yanukovych Lead In Ukrainian Election RFE/RL 07 Feb 2010 -- Ukraine's opposition leader, Viktor Yanukovych, says the country has opened a "new page" in its history, after exit polls suggested he was on course to win the presidential election.
- Viktor Yanukovych pledges reforms to scale down crisis in Ukraine RIA Novosti 07 Feb 2010 -- Opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych who, according to exit polls and preliminary official data, narrowly won Sunday's presidential election runoff in Ukraine, has pledged to launch reforms to scale down the consequences of the crisis.
- Viktor Yanukovych wins Ukraine presidential election - exit polls RIA Novosti 07 Feb 2010 -- Opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych has narrowly won Ukraine's presidential election with different exit polls giving him from 48.7% to 50.26%.
- Too early to name Ukraine presidential election winner - Tymoshenko RIA Novosti 07 Feb 2010 -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who appears to have narrowly lost Sunday's presidential election runoff to rival opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych, said it was too early to name the winner, and pledged to defend each vote cast for her.
- Yanukovych's hard road to victory RIA Novosti 07 Feb 2010
- Ukrainians to feel shame for their election choice -Yushchenko RIA Novosti 07 Feb 2010 -- Ukrainians will feel shame for the results of the presidential elections, with opposition leader Viktor Yanukovych and Prime Minster Yulia Tymoshenko facing each other in the runoff, President Viktor Yushchenko said on Sunday.
- Ukraine Vote Begins With Uncertainty About Election Process VOA 07 Feb 2010 -- The presidential vote in Ukraine opened amid uncertainty over the election laws. Distrust between candidates Yulia Tymoshenko and Viktor Yanukovych has led to doubts about the electoral process.
- NASA delays space shuttle launch over poor weather RIA Novosti 07 Feb 2010 -- The launch of the U.S. space shuttle Endeavour has been delayed by 24 hours due to cloudy weather over the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA officials said on Sunday.
- Russia to track Glonass satellites from Antarctic station RIA Novosti 07 Feb 2010 -- The Academician Fyodorov scientific research vessel has arrived at the Russian Antarctic outpost of Bellingshausen on a mission to set up a station for tracking the GLONASS navigation satellites, the Voice of Russia reported.
- ECOWAS Wants Credible Togo Vote, Says Official VOA 07 Feb 2010 -- An official of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says the regional bloc will send at least 300 poll observers to monitor Togo’s upcoming election scheduled for February 28th.
- Costa Rica Votes in National Elections VOA 07 Feb 2010 -- Costa Ricans are voting in national elections Sunday, with polls indicating the country may elect its first female president.
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