03 April 2010 Military News
- Soldiers keep an eye on Mosul Army News 03 Apr 2010 -- The Base Defense Operations Center at Contingency Operating Base Marez, Iraq, acts as the eyes and ears of the base and surrounding areas, to ensure the safety of everyone within its walls.
- Corps of Engineers Gulf Region South furls flag Army News 03 Apr 2010 -- The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic Division completed its final transformation from three engineer districts in Iraq to one by casing the Gulf Region South District's colors during a discontinuation ceremony, March 29 in Tallil, Iraq.
- Fort Hood transportation unit heads home Army News 03 Apr 2010 -- The 49th Transportation Battalion, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) handed its mission over to the 14th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), during a transfer of authority ceremony April 3 at Morale,Welfare and Recreation center east at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.
- Iraqi officials say 24 people dead in al-Qaeda terror attack IRNA 03 Apr 2010 -- Iraqi officials said on Saturday gunmen have sprayed bullets on people in execution style killing 24 men and women in a village south of Baghdad.
- Gunmen kill 25 people in Baghdad RIA Novosti 03 Apr 2010 -- At least 25 people, including five women, were killed after gunmen wearing Iraqi military uniform attacked a village in southern Baghdad, an Iraqi Interior Ministry source said on Saturday.
- Iraqi Insurgents Kill 24 People With Ties to Pro-US Militia VOA 03 Apr 2010 -- At least 24 people were killed in a village south of Baghdad after apparently being tortured. Iraqi interior ministry officials are blaming al-Qaida for the slayings of the men and women who reportedly have connections to the local pro-U.S. Sahwa ("Awakening Council") militia. The attack was launched late Friday.
- German Troops Mistakenly Kill 6 Afghan Soldiers VOA 03 Apr 2010 -- NATO has vowed to investigate an incident in which German troops mistakenly killed as many as six Afghan soldiers in the northern province of Kunduz.
- German military deaths in Kunduz to revive debate over Afghan war IRNA 03 Apr 2010 -- A heated political debate over Germany's military mission in Afghanistan is expected to be rekindled after three German soldiers were killed and five seriously injured on Friday in a clash with Taliban insurgents in northern Afghanistan.
- Afghan Leader Attempts To Repair U.S. Ties After Controversial Comments RFE/RL 03 Apr 2010 -- Hamid Karzai has sought to repair ties with the United States after a strident anti-Western speech he delivered in Kabul sparked dismay in Washington.
- 6 Troops, 30 Militants Killed in Pakistan Offensive VOA 03 Apr 2010 -- The Pakistani military says its troops killed 30 militants in the country's northwest Saturday, in an operation that also killed six soldiers.
Defense Policy / Programs
- USS Lake Erie Returns from Deployment Navy NewsStand 03 Apr 2010 -- The Pearl Harbor based guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) returned from a four-month deployment in the Western Pacific April 1.
- US Navy Ends Search For Missing Aviator Navy NewsStand 03 Apr 2010 -- After an extensive search by military units, the Navy suspended search and rescue efforts at 6 p.m. (Zulu +4) April 2 for the fourth crew member from the E-2C Hawkeye that crashed March 31.
- Russia's Black Sea Fleet may lose all warships by 2015 RIA Novosti 03 Apr 2010 -- The majority of warships in the Russian Black Sea Fleet have been in service for over 30 years and would not be fit for sea missions by 2015, a Russian newspaper said.
- Russia pledges to continue arms deliveries to Venezuela RIA Novosti 03 Apr 2010 -- Russia will continue deliveries of military equipment to Venezuela to help the Latin American country boost its national defense, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Saturday.
- Transdnestr worried over Moldova, Romania military ties RIA Novosti 03 Apr 2010 -- Transdnestr is concerned about the strengthening of military cooperation between NATO member Romania and neutral Moldova, the foreign minister of Moldova's breakaway region said.
- Indo-Singapore Naval Exercise “Simbex 2010” begins Saturday IRNA 03 Apr 2010 -- The 2010 edition of the ‘SIMBEX’ series of annual bilateral exercises between the Indian Navy and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), begins Saturday in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal.
- Ban calls for a world free from landmine threats IRNA 03 Apr 2010 -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a planet free from the threats caused by landmines and explosive remnants of war.
- India willing to proceed with dialogue with Pakistan IRNA 03 Apr 2010 -- After the ice-breaking February 25 Foreign Secretary-level talks, India has conveyed to Pakistan its willingness to have the second round of parleys but is yet to get any response.
- JKLF Chief says Kashmiri patience running out IRNA 03 Apr 2010 -- Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Yasin Malik Saturday said Kashmiris have adopted a non-violent method to strive for their freedom and urged the world community to appreciate this transition.
- Sudan's Government Rejects Calls for Election Delay VOA 03 Apr 2010 -- The first general election in Sudan since 1986 will take place as scheduled in little more than a week, despite opposition demands for a delay and increasing threats of a boycott.
- Karadzic to attend Hague trial on April 13 - lawyer RIA Novosti 03 Apr 2010 -- The former Bosnian Serb president, Radovan Karadzic, will appear in court when his trial on war crimes charges resumes in The Hague on April 13, his lawyer said.
- New U.S. Airport Security Measures To Use 'Real-Time' Intelligence RFE/RL 03 Apr 2010 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has unveiled new airport security measures for all U.S.-bound flights aimed at catching passengers who might pose a terrorist threat before they board a flight.
- North Korean Train Arrival in China Sparks Kim Trip Rumors VOA 03 Apr 2010 -- Reports of a North Korean train arriving in a Chinese border city have rekindled speculation that reclusive leader Kim Jong Il is preparing to visit neighboring ally China.
- Iran urges nuclear states to disarm to help international peace IRNA 03 Apr 2010 -- The Islamic Republic of Iran on Saturday called on the nuclear states to disarm in a bid to bring about an atmosphere of peace and security in the international community.
- Interview: Former CIA Agent In Iran's Revolutionary Guard Says 'Regime Is After Nuclear Arms' RFE/RL 03 Apr 2010 -- Reza Kahlili (a pseudonym) claims to be a former member of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard who spied for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Iran for more than a decade following the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
- Ahmadinejad Warns Iran Sanctions Will Backfire VOA 03 Apr 2010 -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has rejected efforts by the United States to engage in diplomacy about its nuclear program, warning that additional sanctions will only make Tehran more determined.
- Yemen Court Upholds Death Sentence for Man Accused of Contacting Israel VOA 03 Apr 2010 -- On Saturday, a Yemeni appeals court upheld the death penalty against a man who once stood accused of being an Islamic Jihadist but now has been convicted of offering to work as an Israeli spy.
- Pakistan Attorney General quits over amnesty law controversy IRNA 03 Apr 2010 -- Pakistan Attorney General Friday resigned after a controversy emerged over the non-implementation of the Supreme Court order, which has called for revival of money laundering case against President Asif Ali Zardari.
- Russia Offers Venezuela Nuclear Help VOA 03 Apr 2010 -- Russia has agreed to help Venezuela draw up plans to build a nuclear power plant.
- Putin Holds Talks With Venezuelan, Bolivian Presidents RFE/RL 03 Apr 2010 -- Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has held talks in Caracas with the presidents of Venezuela and Bolivia to discuss deepening cooperation between Russia and the two South American nations.
- Venezuela, Russia agree plans for nuclear power plant project - Chavez RIA Novosti 03 Apr 2010 -- Venezuela and Russia have reached an agreement to draft plans on the construction of the first nuclear power plant in the Latin American country, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Saturday.
- Armenian Prime Minister Downplays Steep Inflation Rise RFE/RL 03 Apr 2010 -- Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian has called higher-than-expected inflation for the first quarter of the year an indication of the country's accelerating economic recovery, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.
- Opposition Rallies As UN Chief Visits In Kyrgyzstan RFE/RL 03 Apr 2010 -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has chided Kyrgyzstan for its worsening human rights records in a stinging rebuke to the country once regarded as Central Asia's most democratic state.
- Anti-Government Red Shirt Rallies Step up Pressure on Thai Government VOA 03 Apr 2010 -- Key shopping malls in tourist locations in central Bangkok were closed or disrupted as anti-government protesters moved to blockade several intersections in a bid to pressure Thailand's government to call fresh elections. The government was moving to impose the Internal Security Act and has asked protesters to leave the streets. Fears remain of potential violence while local business and civil society groups are calling for the rallies to end due to the impact on business and tourism.
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