10 April 2010 Military News
- Rough Terrain Container Handler operators manage container yard Army News 10 Apr 2010 -- Some Soldiers use video games to pass the time in Iraq, but one Soldier said he actually gets to play them at work.
- Soldiers train to save lives in combat Army News 10 Apr 2010 -- During a training exercise, a simulated improvised explosive device hit a convoy, forcing Soldiers to use combat life saver skills to react to an extreme situation with casualties, during a CLS course April 1 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.
- Soldiers track trailers at transfer point Army News 10 Apr 2010 -- The Trailer Transfer Point at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, opened for business March 15.
- Mechanics maintain standard of safety for traveling Soldiers Army News 10 Apr 2010 -- A breakdown off base in a war zone stops an entire convoy, creating an opportunity for the enemy to attack.
- 1/6 Cav joins Taji firefighters for mock aircraft accident drill Army News 10 Apr 2010 -- It is considered routine to see aircraft and Soldiers working on the flight-line at Camp Taji; it is not routine to see the flashing lights of fire trucks and men and women in flame-retardant outfits scrambling toward an aircraft.
- USS Ashland Captures Pirates Navy NewsStand 10 Apr 2010 -- At approximately 5:00 a.m. local time, the USS Ashland (LSD 48), was fired upon by a skiff manned by suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden, approximately 330 nautical miles off the coast of Djibouti.
Defense Policy / Programs
- USS Ingraham Returns from Deployment Navy NewsStand 10 Apr 2010 -- The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Ingraham (FFG 61) will return to Everett, Wash., April 10 following an independent seven-month deployment in the U.S. 3rd, 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AOR).
- Landfill Helps Keep GTMO Clean Navy NewsStand 10 Apr 2010 -- Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (NAVSTA GTMO) is affectionately known as the Navy's largest gated community. Within the 45 square miles that makes up the base, land management is important when processing consumer waste produced by base residents.
- Bremerton Dedicates New Bachelor Enlisted Quarters Navy NewsStand 10 Apr 2010 -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the opening of the brand new, environmentally conscious Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton bachelor enlisted quarters (BEQ) April 7.
- AIMD Uses AIRSpeed Speed in Effort to Save Time, Money Navy NewsStand 10 Apr 2010 -- USS Abraham Lincoln's (CVN 72) Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment (AIMD) recently began implementing a system to help reduce the cost of shipboard maintenance while simultaneously decreasing the time it takes for parts to get from the shop back to the squadrons.
- Web-based Tools Allow Sailors to Maintain Personnel Records Navy NewsStand 10 Apr 2010 -- As the Navy phases out enlisted field service records, Sailors can utilize tools such as their Electronic Service Record (ESR) and the Web-Enabled Record Review (WERR) to look over their records to determine if anything is missing or out-of-date.
- Sudanese polls must be peaceful and credible, UN chief stresses UN News Centre 10 Apr 2010 -- Tomorrow's historic presidential and parliamentary elections in Sudan must be conducted peacefully and credibly, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging the country's Government, electoral authorities and political parties to play their part to ensure the polls take place free of violence or intimidation.
- Sudanese Head to Polls As Southern Independence Vote Looms VOA 10 Apr 2010 -- Sudanese head to the polls Sunday for what is the first democratic vote in in the country in over two decades. The vote is the final major milestone in a 2005 peace agreement before South Sudan votes on whether to form an independent state.
- Polish President Dies In Plane Crash RFE/RL 10 Apr 2010 -- Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife Maria, and several top government officials have been killed when a plane carrying 96 people crashed in thick fog on its approach to Smolensk airport in western Russia.
- Obituary: Anti-Communist Fighter And President Lech Kaczynski Dies Aged 60 RFE/RL 10 Apr 2010 -- To many Poles, Lech Kaczynski, who has died in a plane crash at the age of 60, was the epitome of steadfastness. He was a dedicated Catholic and staunch advocate of moral clarity in public life.
- Statement by President Obama on the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and those traveling with him The White House 10 Apr 2010
- DoD News: Statement by Secretary Gates on the death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and the military leadership traveling with him DoD 10 Apr 2010 -- "Today, I want to express my deepest and sincere condolences to Polish Minister of Defense Bogdan Klich and the Polish military on the tragic deaths of their Commander in Chief as well as their Armed Service Chiefs and other military personnel who were traveling to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre."
- Ban pays tribute after Polish leader and dozens of others are killed in plane crash UN News Centre 10 Apr 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced his shock and sadness after learning of today's plane crash in western Russia that has killed the Polish President, his wife and many senior Government officials.
- Indian Prez condoles death of Polish Prez in a plance crash IRNA 10 Apr 2010 -- India’s President, Mrs. Pratibha Devisingh Patil condoled the death of the President of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Lech Kaczynski and his wife Mrs. Maria Kaczynska, who were killed in a plane crash earlier Saturday.
- Iran voices condolence on death of Polish president in plane crash IRNA 10 Apr 2010 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast on Saturday expressed condolences on death of Polish President Lech Kaczynski and his entourage in a plane crash on Saturday.
- Dead flown to Moscow after Polish president's plane crashes RIA Novosti 10 Apr 2010 -- The bodies of the 97 people who died when a plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski crashed in thick fog in west Russia on Saturday morning are being flown to Moscow.
- Katyn claims new victims as Polish president's plane crashes RIA Novosti 10 Apr 2010 -- An ageing aircraft taking Polish President Lech Kaczynski to honor the Poles killed in a Soviet-era massacre in west Russia's Katyn forest crashed on Saturday morning. There were no survivors.
- Polish president's death - world reaction RIA Novosti 10 Apr 2010 -- World leaders have been paying tribute to Polish President Lech Kaczynski, who died in a plane crash in west Russia on Saturday.
- UN Secretary General shocked by Polish president's death RIA Novosti 10 Apr 2010 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he was shocked by the news of the death of the Polish president in a plane crash in western Russia on Saturday.
- Polish president's plane had 97 people on board - emergencies ministry RIA Novosti 10 Apr 2010 -- A total of 97 people died when a plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife, and a delegation of senior officials crashed in west Russia on Saturday, Russia's Emergencies Ministry said.
- Biography of Polish President Lech Kaczynski killed in plane crash in western Russia RIA Novosti 10 Apr 2010 -- Polish President Lech Kaczynski and up to 131 people traveling with him to commemorate the mass killing of Polish officers during World War Two died on Saturday when his plane crashed on landing in western Russia.
- Polish President, 96 Others Killed in Plane Crash VOA 10 Apr 2010 -- Russian officials say Polish President Lech Kaczynski has died in a plane crash in western Russia.
- Poland Mourns President VOA 10 Apr 2010 -- Poles are mourning their president Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria who were among those killed in a plane crash in Western Russia. The speaker of parliament has taken over presidential duties in preparation for what will be early elections.
- World Leaders React to Polish President's Death VOA 10 Apr 2010 -- World leaders Saturday expressed their sorrow at the loss of Poland's president, his wife and a host of senior government officials in a plane crash in western Russia.
- At Least 10 Killed, More than 500 Wounded in Thai Clashes VOA 10 Apr 2010 -- Thai security forces have launched a major crackdown against anti-government protesters in a bid to end ongoing demonstrations. At least ten people were killed and more than 500 people have been injured as protesters prepare to fight against efforts to disperse them from rally sites.
- Thai PM: Soldiers Withdrawn After 10 Die in Clashes VOA 10 Apr 2010 -- Thailand's Prime Minister says soldiers have ended their operation after at least 10 people were killed in clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters in Bangkok.
- Kyrgyz interim government may bring charges against president RIA Novosti 10 Apr 2010 -- Kyrgyzstan's provisional government may begin the process of bringing criminal charges against President Kurmanbek Bakiyev as early as Saturday evening, the ex-Soviet republic's temporary premier said.
- Interim Kyrgyz government holds first talks with President Bakiyev RIA Novosti 10 Apr 2010 -- The Kyrgyz provisional government has held its first talks with President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who fled the capital after violent protests, a OSCE special envoy said on Saturday.
- OSCE Envoy Says Kyrgyz 'Interim Government' Has Talks With Bakiev RFE/RL 10 Apr 2010 -- While Kyrgyzstan mourned its dead today, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) envoy has said that the country's interim government has held negotiations with President Kurmanbek Bakiev on ways to end the political crisis in the country.
- Kyrgyzstan 'Interim' Leaders Promise to Re-Establish Parliamentary System of Government VOA 10 Apr 2010 -- The self-proclaimed interim leaders of Kyrgyzstan are promising to re-establish the country's Parliament following the violent clash earlier in the week that led to the President fleeing the capital. The opposition leaders spoke Saturday at a funeral for some of the 79 demonstrators killed in the violence.
- Clinton: New START Pact Could Boost China Support For Iran Sanctions RFE/RL 10 Apr 2010 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the new nuclear disarmament treaty signed this week by the United States and Russia could help strengthen Chinese support for sanctions against Iran over the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
- Pakistan supports Iran right to nuclear technology: spokesman IRNA 10 Apr 2010 -- Pakistan Saturday reiterated its longstanding policy to support Iran’s right to use nuclear technology for peaceful means.
- Army commander: No enemy dares to target Iran IRNA 10 Apr 2010 -- Commander of the Islamic Republic Army Major General Ata’ollah Salehi said on Saturday that the Iranian armed forces are in full combat readiness and enemies do not dare to target the country.
- Tehran to pave way for global nuclear disarmament: FM official IRNA 10 Apr 2010 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast on Saturday stressed that Tehran is trying to pave the way for global nuclear disarmament with the help of other independent states.
- MP: US is angry at Iran’s new nuclear achievements IRNA 10 Apr 2010 -- Reacting to recent hostile statements by US officials against Iran, head of majlis national security and foreign policy commission said US is angry at Iran’s progress and new achievements in nuclear technology.
- Russia may offer Ukraine $6 billion 'nuclear' loan - Putin RIA Novosti 10 Apr 2010 -- Russia may offer Ukraine a loan of between $5 billion and $6 billion for construction of the third and fourth units of the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant, Russian Prime Minster Vladimir Putin said on Saturday.
- Nuclear Security Summit will focus on legitimate concerns: Indian PM IRNA 10 Apr 2010 -- India’s Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh has expressed the hope that the Nuclear Security Summit will focus on nuclear terrorism and proliferation of sensitive nuclear materials and technologies.
- Pakistan's PM to participate in US Nuclear Security Summit IRNA 10 Apr 2010 -- Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani will lead Pakistan's delegation at Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington on 12-13 April on invitation of President Barack Obama, Foreign Ministry said Friday.
- Pakistan PM leaves for U.S. to attend nuclear summit IRNA 10 Apr 2010 -- Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani Saturday left for Washington to lead the Pakistan delegation at the Nuclear Security Summit to be held in Washington from 12-13 April, officials said.
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