14 April 2010 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 14 Apr 2010 [PDF]
- Airpower Summary: April 13 AFNS 14 Apr 2010
- Airpower Summary: April 12 AFNS 14 Apr 2010
- 28th CSH welcomes Iraqi doctors to military base Army News 14 Apr 2010 -- Iraqi medical professionals at Yarmouk Hospital had to cut short a tour for U.S. doctors and Soldiers when an Iraqi Army soldier suffering from a gunshot wound was suddenly brought into their ward.
- NATO Troops Leave Eastern Afghanistan Valley VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- NATO troops have pulled out of the remote Korengal Valley in eastern Afghanistan, a strategic shift they say allows troops to focus their efforts on protecting higher population areas.
- AED-N holds battle drill to test response readiness Army News 14 Apr 2010 -- The Afghanistan Engineer District - North held a Special Teams Battle Drill on the Qalaa House compound in Kabul March 24.
- USACE in Afghanistan keeps up with troop surge demands Army News 14 Apr 2010 -- Bagram Army Air Field is the hub for U.S. Servicemembers who in-process for the Operation Enduring Freedom troop surge. The permanent population at this massive installation northwest of Kabul continues to rise, and the transient population hovers around 3,000.
- Troops in Afghanistan Detain Militants, Find Weapons AFPS 14 Apr 2010 -- Afghan and international forces detained several suspected militants and seized weapons stockpiles in recent Afghanistan operations, military officials reported.
- Georgian battalion deploys as first wave of GDP-ISAF USMC News 14 Apr 2010 -- Lt. Gen. Richard F. Natonski, Commander of Marine Forces Command; Brig. Gen. Paul W. Brier, Commander of U.S. Marine Forces Europe and U.S. Marine Forces Africa; and senior leadership from Marine Corps Training and Advisory Group (MCTAG) recently traveled here to participate in a farewell ceremony for the Georgia’s 31st Infantry Battalion, which is deploying to Afghanistan to support the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and I Marine Expeditionary Force, Forward.
- AFGHANISTAN: Justice action plan heading for oblivion IRIN 22 Apr 2010 -- President Hamid Karzai has refused to extend an action plan for transitional justice which expired in March 2009 but failed to achieve most of its targets, according to human rights groups.
- Pakistani Officials: US Missiles Kill 4 in Pakistan VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed at least four militants in the country's restive northwest tribal region.
- Seabee Progress in Haiti Saving Lives Navy NewsStand 14 Apr 2010 -- Work performed by Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7's Air Detachment is having a significant and immediate impact saving Haitian lives at Camp Petionville in Port-au-Prince.
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD News: Army Releases March Suicide Data DoD 14 Apr 2010 -- The Army released suicide data today for the month of March.
- US Defense Chief in Peru for Anti-Drug Talks VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his Peruvian counterpart, Defense Minister Rafael Rey, say they did not discuss the controversial possibility of establishing an American military base in Peru during talks in Lima on Wednesday. But they did discuss other ways to expand military cooperation, particularly in the fight against illegal drug trafficking.
- Joint Press Conference with Secretary Gates and Peruvian Defense Minister Rey from Lima, Peru DoD 14 Apr 2010 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Peruvian Defense Minister Rafael Rey
- Gates Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to Peru AFPS 14 Apr 2010 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates declared his meeting here today with Peruvian Defense Minister Rafael Rey a positive step toward deepening a bilateral security arrangement that “is vitally important to both of us.”
- Gates Arrives in Colombia to Expand on Security Successes AFPS 14 Apr 2010 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived here this evening to offer congratulations and support for Colombia’s progress in the fight against its insurgency and the lessons it is sharing with its neighbors in the region.
- Internet-Based Capabilities enhanced on U.S. Army Europe networks Army News 14 Apr 2010 -- Internet-Based Capabilities, to include Social Media Web sites such as Facebook and Myspace, can now be accessed from U.S. Army Europe Nonsecure Internet Protocol Router Network computers.
- Army Preparing for Mountainous, Battalion-Sized Test Army News 14 Apr 2010 -- The U.S. Army is planning a rigorous, large-scale Limited User Test of its Increment 1 Early Brigade Combat Team (EIBCT) technologies at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., later this year. The evaluation will test robots, sensors, UAVs and a battlefield network in Afghan-like mountainous terrain.
- Head Hunters train new troops in MOUT Army News 14 Apr 2010 -- Soldiers assigned to A Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division tested their cordon and search skills, here, at a military operations on urban terrain (MOUT) training site April 10.
- Sanitation training a must for deploying units Army News 14 Apr 2010 -- Good field sanitation can be a key part of keeping a unit combat effective, especially a deployable unit.
- Battle command network to be tested at WSMR Army News 14 Apr 2010 -- Members of the Program Executive Office for Integration and the Future Force Integration Directorate are preparing for an extensive test mission on White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss that will see the use of new tactical and communications equipment.
- Lynn Details Defense Department’s Space Strategy AFPS 14 Apr 2010 -- From the commander in chief in the White House to a private manning an observation tower on Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan, space is the domain that ties them together.
- Lynn Discusses Budget Priorities for Space AFPS 14 Apr 2010 -- Military space operators and their private-sector partners are going to have to find ways to grow capabilities while operating in a fiscally-constrained environment, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said here today.
- WSMR support invaluable in Airborne Laser intercept Army News 14 Apr 2010 -- The Airborne Laser Testbed will be used as a pathfinder for the nation's directed energy program following the successful shoot-down of a ballistic missile in its boost phase Feb. 11 in California.
- First P-8A Poseidon Arrives at NAS Patuxent River Navy NewsStand 14 Apr 2010 -- The first P-8A Poseidon test aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, April 10.
- Navy's Newest Littoral Combat Ship Arrives in Norfolk Today Navy NewsStand 14 Apr 2010 -- Littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) arrives at Naval Station Norfolk April 14, ending her maiden voyage.
- Sailors Celebrate Opening of Albuquerque Armed Forces Reserve Center Navy NewsStand 14 Apr 2010 -- Full-time support staff at the Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Albuquerque along with Marines and Soldiers attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 8 for the new Armed Forces Reserve Center at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque.
- MCPON Testifies before Congress on Quality of Life Navy NewsStand 14 Apr 2010 -- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) and senior enlisted leaders from all the services testified before Congress April 14. They appeared before the House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Military Construction.
- Navy Medicine in Vietnam - A History of Service Beginning to End Navy NewsStand 14 Apr 2010 -- The Naval History and Heritage Command has released the third in a series of historical treatments about the war in Vietnam. The latest addition is "Navy Medicine in Vietnam: Passage to Freedom to the Fall of Saigon," by Jan K. Herman, Historian at the Bureau of Navy Medicine.
- Misawa maintainers keep F-16s flying AFNS 14 Apr 2010 -- Six engineers from the Air Force Engineering and Technical Services team here provide technical support to maintainers and aircrew for F-16 Fighting Falcon troubleshooting.
- Luke Airmen train for combat AFNS 14 Apr 2010 -- Twelve Airmen from various career fields began a three-week military combative training course taught by Marine Corps instructors April 1 here.
- Air Force officials reduce Palace Chase obligation AFNS 14 Apr 2010 -- Air Force officials here recently reduced the Reserve commitment for officers and enlisted members participating in Palace Chase temporarily as part of Air Force management measures to balance the force while meeting a congressionally mandated end strength.
- Military’s Top Doctors Discuss Centers of Excellence AFPS 14 Apr 2010 -- The military’s top doctors were on Capitol Hill yesterday to give their assessment of the Defense Department’s Medical Centers of Excellence, four hospital centers they say are on their way to becoming the best in the world for research and treatment.
- U.S. warship arrives in Georgia for joint training RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2010 -- A U.S. frigate has arrived in Georgia's territorial waters to take part in joint Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) exercises with the Georgian Coast Guard, a Georgian official said on Wednesday.
- US Concerned About Alleged Syrian Missile Transfer VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- The United States has voiced concern about allegations that Syria has transferred long-range Scud missiles to the Lebanese-based militant group Hezbollah.
- Russia's last plutonium producing reactor to be closed April 15 RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2010 -- Russia will shut down on Thursday its last plutonium reactor, which has been producing weapon-grade plutonium at a formerly closed town in Siberia for more than 46 years.
- Russian, U.S. lawmakers to discuss arms pact ratification in Washington RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2010 -- A Russian-U.S. inter-parliamentary group will meet in Washington on April 18-22 to discuss the ratification of a new strategic arms reduction treaty, a senior Russian lawmaker said on Wednesday.
- Russian nuclear cruiser makes port call in Syria RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2010 -- Russia's nuclear-powered missile cruiser Pyotr Veliky has arrived in Syria's Mediterranean port of Tartus ahead of Russian Navy drills in the Indian Ocean.
- Army guarantees defending Iran against any threat: Commander IRNA 14 Apr 2010 -- Iran’s Army is ready today to defend the country’s territorial integrity stronger than ever, Army Commander Major General Ata’ollah Salehi said Wednesday.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 14 Apr 2010
- Briefing by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, 4/14/10 The White House 14 Apr 2010
- DoD News: Contracts for April 14, 2010
- UAS Dynamics Successfully Demonstrates STORM’s Data Link During Flight Test General Dynamics 14 Apr 2010 -- UAS Dynamics, LLC, validated the performance of the Ku-band Common Data Link (CDL) on its STORM unmanned aerial system (UAS) during flight testing conducted in late March at the Yuma Proving Grounds in Yuma, Ariz. The flight tests also validated features of STORM’s system architecture that enable data from the on-board payloads to be accessed by remote users in real-time over a secure Ethernet connection to the ground control station.
- Lockheed Martin Completes Work On First U.S. Air Force Advanced EHF Satellite Lockheed Martin 14 Apr 2010 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has completed all factory testing of the first satellite in the Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) program and the spacecraft is ready for delivery to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be prepared for a mid-2010 liftoff aboard an Atlas V launch vehicle.
- BAE Systems To Support And Service Aircraft Countermeasures For UK Ministry Of Defence BAE Systems 14 Apr 2010 -- BAE Systems will support and service aircraft countermeasures systems under a £16 million urgent-needs contract with the UK Ministry of Defence. The AAR-57 Common Missile Warning System, or CMWS, integrates electronic warfare sensors to detect and defeat infrared-guided missiles. It has been credited with saving multiple aircraft from infrared-guided missiles.
- IMI Delivers the last of 170 Upgraded M-60A1 to the Turkish Army Israeli Military Industries 14 Apr 2010 -- On April 7, 2010, the Turkish Army presented the last of 170 upgraded Turkish M-60A1 tanks at a ceremony held in the Kayseri depot - the location in which the tanks underwent upgrading work in recent years. IMI is the prime contractor for the $687.5 million project, considered to be one of the world's largest tank upgrade programs, bringing the M60A1 tank to level of the world's leading main battle tanks.
- Aselsan selects cooperation with Thales for Turkey’s ATAK T129 helicopter programme Thales 14 Apr 2010 -- Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) selected Aselsan to develop and produce the Helmet Integrated Cueing System (HICS) for the Turkish T129 tactical reconnaissance and attack helicopter. Used for situational awareness and weapon cueing, the HICS system will incorporate latestgeneration image intensifier tubes for tactical night flight. The wide-field (40°) binocular cueing system will display flight and targeting data, as well as symbology, on the pilot’s visor, and will project images from other sensors, such as high-resolution FLIRs.
- Boeing Awarded Additional Contract for F/A-18 Technical Publication Services Boeing 14 Apr 2010 -- Boeing Defence Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], has signed a three-year contract worth AU$4.5 million to provide the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) with support for F/A-18 Hornet aircraft technical publications.
- Navy Awards General Dynamics $10 Million For Submarine Maintenance and Modernization Work General Dynamics 14 Apr 2010 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $10.2 million contract modification to perform maintenance and modernization work on the USS Miami (SSN-755), a Los Angeles-class attack submarine. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
- Lockheed Martin Completes Design Review for Tactical Reconnaissance and Counter-Concealment Enabled Radar Lockheed Martin 14 Apr 2010 -- A synthetic aperture radar system with the capability to operate in all types of weather, day or night, is one step closer to providing warfighters with high resolution reconnaissance imagery. A recent review has concluded that the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Tactical Reconnaissance and Counter-Concealment Enabled Radar (TRACER) system is acceptable for integration onto manned and unmanned aerial platforms.
- Daily Press Briefing by the Offices of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General and the Spokesperson for the General Assembly President United Nations 14 Apr 2010
- UN envoy to Lebanon voices support for effort to develop defence strategy UN News Centre 14 Apr 2010 -- The top United Nations envoy to Lebanon today met with the minister in charge of administrative reform and voiced support for the country’s national dialogue, a reconciliation process, which will meet tomorrow to discuss developing a national defence strategy.
- Israel must freeze settlements, Security Council hears UN News Centre 14 Apr 2010 -- The top United Nations political official today reiterated the world body’s calls on Israel to freeze its settlement activity in the West Bank, saying that while a partial restraint on construction is welcomed, it is insufficient and fuels a crisis of confidence that has kept talks between the parties from resuming.
- Hamas Shuts Gaza Smuggling Tunnels VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- Hamas ordered all smuggling tunnels along the Gaza border with Egypt to be immediately closed, cutting the flow of critical goods into the Gaza strip.
- Sudan Election Should Not Legitimize Bashir, Says Ambassador Frazer VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- The former U.S Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs says Sudan’s general election scheduled to end Thursday reinforces the status quo which will allow President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir and his National Congress Party (NCP) to further dominate the country’s politics.
- Peace Accord Helps Transform South Sudan’s Educational System VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- In Sudan, the accord between north and south that ended decades of civil war, has also brought about social changes.
- The UN Provides Logistical Support for Elections, Security in Sudan VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- A top official of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) says the world body is supporting the full implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), an effort supported by the government in Khartoum and its former adversaries, the southern-based Sudan People’s Liberation Movement.
- Carter to VOA: Sudan Vote Key for Peace VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- Sudan's first multiparty vote in 24 years has been marred by opposition boycotts and allegations of vote rigging. But former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says that elections in Sudan, though flawed, are an important step in the peace process between north and south Sudan.
- Sudan's Ruling Party Invites Opposition into Government VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- Sudan's ruling party says it will invite opposition groups to join the government if it wins the ongoing elections.
- Rights Activists Describe Sudanese Elections as Rigged, say U.S. Not Tough Enough VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- Human rights activists sharply criticized the Obama administration’s efforts in Sudan Wednesday and described the ongoing Sudanese elections as rigged and a sham.
- U.N. Humanitarian Official says Somali Civilian Casualties Rise VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- The U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia says he’s “dismayed” over the increase in civilian casualties in the capital city, Mogadishu.
- NEPAL: Reintegration challenges for Maoist female ex-combatants IRIN 22 Apr 2010 -- Former female Maoist combatants in Nepal are facing a new fight - reintegrating into their communities and returning to civilian life, specialists say.
- SOMALIA: Broadcasters mock music ban with gunfire, frogs and cocks IRIN 22 Apr 2010 -- Broadcasters in Mogadishu have responded to a ban imposed by Islamist insurgents on airing any form of music with a bitter sense of irony: where once there were songs and jingles, now there is recorded gunfire, a sound with which the battle-scarred capital's residents have become all too familiar.
- US Attorney General: Unlikely that Bin Laden will be Captured Alive VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- Attorney General Eric Holder says that the United States still intends to capture al-Qaida terrorist leader Osama bin Laden - alive, if possible. Holder testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, defending President Barack Obama's detainee policies.
- N.Korea blows off Russian-U.S. strategic arms reduction treaty RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2010 -- North Korea shrugged off the importance to the new U.S.-Russian arms reduction treaty signed in Prague in early April, the central North Korean Rodong Sinmun newspaper said on Wednesday.
- North Korea sees U.S. trust as solution to nuclear issues RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2010 -- North Korea sees the building of trustful relations with the United States as an immediate solution to its nuclear concerns, North Korean state run newspaper Rodong Sinmun said.
- UN Diplomats Hold 'Constructive' Talks on Iran Sanctions VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- Discussions among diplomats of the five permanent U.N. Security Council members plus Germany intensified Wednesday in New York, where one diplomat said that they are starting to negotiate on the substance of possible new sanctions against Iran for its suspected nuclear weapons program.
- Gates Expresses Confidence in U.N Progress on Iran AFPS 14 Apr 2010 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates expressed confidence today in progress being made toward passing a U.N. Security Council resolution that would ratchet up sanctions against Iran for refusing to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
- Policy Chief Describes U.S. Approach on Iran AFPS 14 Apr 2010 -- The U.S. approach on Iran focuses on preventing that country from obtaining nuclear weapons and on countering its influence in the Middle East, the Pentagon’s policy chief said here today.
- World Leaders Discuss Fresh Iran Sanctions RFE/RL 14 Apr 2010 -- World leaders have discussed the possibility of fresh sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.
- Iran Opposition Leader Slams President's Obama Remarks RFE/RL 14 Apr 2010 -- Former Iranian presidential candidate and opposition leader Mehdi Karrubi has criticized Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad's recent comments about U.S. President Barack Obama, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.
- Mottaki says Obama’s remarks means playing with fire IRNA 14 Apr 2010 -- Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said the recent remarks of the US President Barack Obama which entailed atomic threats against Iran were totally false and immature and were in fact sort of playing with fire.
- Iran condemns US groundless allegations against its nuclear program IRNA 14 Apr 2010 -- Iran’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mohammad Khazaee, in a letter to the UN Security Council, condemned the US groundless allegations against Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.
- Sanctions no threat to Iranian nuclear plant launch - Russian MP RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2010 -- Possible new sanctions against Iran should not affect the launch date for the country's first nuclear power plant, a senior Russian member of parliament said on Wednesday.
- Russia discussing Iran sanctions with partners - Medvedev RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2010 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Russia is discussing sanctions against Iran with its partners.
- UN Diplomats to Hold Talks on Iran Sanctions VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- Diplomats from six world powers are set to meet at the United Nations as the U.S. continues to push for another round of sanctions against Iran's nuclear program.
- Iran to Host Own Nuclear Summit Saturday VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- The Iranian government is hosting a nuclear conference Saturday and Sunday in Tehran, in counterpoint to the Washington summit this week to which it was not invited. The meeting comes as the U.S. pushes for a fourth set of sanctions over Tehran's disputed nuclear program, a drive that appears to be gaining momentum.
- Kyrgyz Interim Government Receives Offers Of Help, As Situation Still Tense RFE/RL 14 Apr 2010 -- Visiting U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake has said Washington is prepared to help Kyrgyzstan's interim government formed in the aftermath of bloody antigovernment protests last week.
- Russia to provide $50 mln in financial aid to Kyrgyzstan RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2010 -- Russia will give Kyrgyzstan a $20 mln grant and a $30 mln concessional loan to help stabilize the economic situation in the ex-Soviet republic after recent riots, Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin said on Wednesday.
- U.S. to help stabilize situation in Kyrgyzstan - U.S. envoy RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2010 -- The U.S. is ready to help the Kyrgyz interim government to stabilize the political and economic situation in the country, US Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake said during his visit to Bishkek on Wednesday.
- Kyrgyz interim government says talks with Bakiyev possible RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2010 -- Kyrgyz interim Prime Minister Roza Otunbayeva does not rule out the possibility of talks with the deposed Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who earlier said he would resign if the interim government guarantees his and his family's security and order in the country.
- US, Kyrgyzstan Holding Talks Amid Political Crisis VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- An American envoy is holding talks in Bishkek with the leadership that replaced Kyrgyzstan's president last week and has now stripped him of his immunity. Forces loyal to President Kurmanbek Bakiev fired on anti-government demonstrators last Wednesday. Authorities say 84 deaths have been confirmed and hundreds more who were wounded are still hospitalized. That has emotions remaining high in one of the poorest countries of the former Soviet Union.
- New UN study urges sustained momentum to tackle human, animal influenza threats UN News Centre 14 Apr 2010 -- While there has been substantial global progress towards pandemic preparedness in recent years, it is vital to maintain that momentum to respond effectively to existing and possible future threats, according to a new study by the United Nations and the World Bank.
- Press Conference on Upcoming Ministerial Conference on Animal and Pandemic Influenza United Nations 14 Apr 2010
- WHO Committee Investigates H1N1 Flu Response VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- The World Health Organization has wrapped up a three-day review process of the world's response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic. A committee of 29 independent experts has set the agenda for a forthcoming year-long probe into how well the first flu pandemic of the 21st century has been managed.
- Thai Government Vows to Track Down Armed Protesters VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- The Thai government says its priority now is to arrest the men it says fired on police during recent clashes with anti-government protesters. The government remains under pressure to call elections to ease political tensions.
- UN chief calls for keeping nuclear materials from terrorists IRNA 14 Apr 2010 -- Building on US President Barack Obama’s nuclear security summit in Washington, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday proposed a series of high-level conferences to flesh out efforts to prevent terrorists from getting their hands on nuclear materials.
- On heels of nuclear security summit, UN atomic watchdog seeks more funding UN News Centre 14 Apr 2010 -- The United Nations agency that plays a leading role in trying to stop terrorists getting their hands on nuclear materials is seeking greater funding to carry out its task following this week’s Washington summit on nuclear security.
- Russian President Warns Of Kyrgyz Civil War, Urges START Ratification RFE/RL 14 Apr 2010 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has warned that Kyrgyzstan may be plunged into a civil war if the standoff between embattled President Kurmanbek Bakiev and the self-declared interim government is not resolved soon.
- Russian President To Make First-Ever Visit To Argentina RFE/RL 14 Apr 2010 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is set to make the first visit by a Russian president to Argentina, where he will be received by his Argentinian counterpart, Cristina Kirchner.
- China Rushes Aid to Victims of Powerful Earthquake VOA 14 Apr 2010 -- Western China has been rocked by a powerful earthquake and strong aftershocks, which have claimed more than 400 lives. More than 10,000 people have been injured and many more people may be trapped in damaged buildings.
|Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list|