25 April 2010 Military News
- 53rd IBCT Transfer of Authority Ceremony Army News 25 Apr 2010 -- Wyoming's 115th Fires Brigade, handed over command to Florida's 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, in a Transfer of Authority ceremony here March 27.
- IRR to Augment the 53d IBCT Army News 25 Apr 2010 -- As a standard procedure for most deployments, units often receive recalled Inactive Ready Reserve Soldiers to supplement their mission. The 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team recently received over 200 IRR Soldiers for the 2010 deployment in Kuwait.
- Host Nation Chemical Training with 62nd Chemical Company Army News 25 Apr 2010 -- The 62nd chemical company from Ft. Lewis, Washington, completed a Host Nation training exercise with the Kuwait National Guard at the Sea Point of Debarkation/Embarkation here, April 14.
- NATO Probes Remote Afghan Valley VOA 25 Apr 2010 -- Nearly nine years into the Afghan war, many small valleys in mountainous eastern Afghanistan remain mostly off limits to NATO and Afghan troops. In their absence, smugglers, isolationists and religious extremists dominate. The U.S. Army recently launched a mission to re-establish a presence in one dangerous valley.
- NATO: Joint Force Captures Taliban Sub-Commander in Afghanistan VOA 25 Apr 2010 -- NATO says a joint Afghan and international security force has captured a Taliban sub-commander and killed several insurgents.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Obama Commemorates Elbe River Meeting AFPS 25 Apr 2010 -- President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev issued a joint statement today to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the meeting of Soviet and American troops at Elbe River during World War II. Here is the statement in its entirety:
- Joint Warrior 10-1 Wraps Up, Highlights Multinational Relationships Navy NewsStand 25 Apr 2010 -- Exercise Joint Warrior 10-1 concluded April 23, culminating with a visit by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 24 to the Brazilian Navy frigate Independencia (F44).
- South Korea Says Torpedo Likely Cause of Warship Sinking VOA 25 Apr 2010 -- South Korean PM Chung Un-chan, left, arrives to hold a press conference as Defense Minister Kim Tae-young follows him at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, 25 Apr 2010
- Great Prophet V Maneuver poses threat to US: commander IRNA 25 Apr 2010 -- Deputy commander of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) Naval Force said here on Sunday that the Great Prophet V War Games posed a threat to the very foundation of the US by demonstrating Iran’s capabilities.
- IRGC launches final stage of maneuver IRNA 25 Apr 2010 -- The final phase of the IRGC war game code-named “Holy Prophet 5” started on Sunday in the Persian Gulf region with five advanced cruise missiles being launched.
- IRGC military drill shows no one can ever think of harming Iran IRNA 25 Apr 2010 -- A senior parliamentarian said Sunday that the ongoing military exercise of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ naval force has proved that no one could ever act against Iran’s interests.
- Night operation carried out against hypothetical warships in PG IRNA 25 Apr 2010 -- Speed boats of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps naval force carried out a night operation against warships of the hypothetical enemy in Persian Gulf’s waters in the wee hours of Sunday.
- Final stage of IRGC maneuver starts IRNA 25 Apr 2010 -- The final phase of the IRGC war game dubbed “Holy Prophet 5” started on Sunday in the Persian Gulf region.
- Volunteers, modern tacticts two features of military manouver IRNA 25 Apr 2010 -- Head of Defense Propaganda Headquarters said that comprehensive use of volunteers as well as employing modern war tactics were among most important features of the Great Prophet V military maneuver.
- New smart bullets tested in third phase of military maneuver IRNA 25 Apr 2010 -- On the third stage of Great Prophet V war game in the Persian Gulf and east of Hormuz Strait new smart bullets were tested.
- Mitchell Ends Mideast Peace Mission, No Breakthrough VOA 25 Apr 2010 -- U.S President Barack Obama's point man in the Middle East has little to show for his latest peace mission.
- Abbas wants U.S. to "impose" Mideast peace solution RIA Novosti 25 Apr 2010 -- PNA leader Mahmound Abbas has called on the U.S. administration to "impose a solution" to the Middle East conflict instead of waiting for the results of the two-party negotiations.
- Tribal Chief: Clashes in Sudan Kill at Least 55 VOA 25 Apr 2010 -- A tribal chieftain in Sudan's Darfur region says at least 55 people have been killed and more than 80 others wounded in fighting between the south Sudan army and Darfuri Arab tribes.
- Mottaki: Failed sanctions should not be repeated IRNA 25 Apr 2010 -- Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Sunday that the failed polices of economic sanction on Iran should not be repeated.
- IAEA chief terms talks with Iran foreign minister 'constructive' IRNA 25 Apr 2010 -- Director General of International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano on Sunday described his talks with the Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on the fuel swap as ‘constructive and positive’.
- Austrian foreign minister demands Iran to change course in nuclear program RIA Novosti 25 Apr 2010 -- Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger has called for Iran to a change its course in nuclear and human rights fields.
- Ugandan President to seek clarification from USA on sanctions against Iran RIA Novosti 25 Apr 2010 -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will not make a decision on sanctions against Iran until he gets better explanation from the U.S. government on the sanctions to better understand the dispute over Iranian controversial nuclear program, CNN said.
- Iran foreign minister holds talks with UN nuclear watchdog chief RIA Novosti 25 Apr 2010 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki is holding talks with head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano in Vienna on the Iran controversial nuclear program, the Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Sunday.
- Israeli Official: Iranian Nuclear Expert Requests Asylum in Israel VOA 25 Apr 2010 -- An Israeli official says an Iranian academic with ties to Iran's nuclear program has requested asylum in Israel.
- Iranian Foreign Minister Calls Talks With IAEA Chief "Constructive" VOA 25 Apr 2010 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaqi says discussions are continuing with the International Atomic Energy Agency over a stalled uranium swap deal with the West. Mottaqi met Sunday with IAEA chief Yukiya Amano in Vienna.
- Former Saddam Hussein deputy captured in Iraq RIA Novosti 25 Apr 2010 -- Former Saddam Hussein deputy and the most wanted fugitive in Iraq has been captured in a special operation on al-Qaeda in Iraq, Sify News information agency said.
- Iraqi al-Qaeda confirms deaths of its two senior leaders RIA Novosti 25 Apr 2010 -- Al Qaeda in Iraq has confirmed that two of its senior leaders had been killed a week ago by the U.S. and Iraqi troops, U.S. media reported on Sunday.
- Thailand's Red-Shirted Protesters Change Colors To Avoid Arrest RFE/RL 25 Apr 2010 -- Thailand's red-shirted protesters started dressing in different colors today to avoid being arrested, as the government tried new measures to stop the protests from growing.
- Thai PM Dismisses Offer by Anti-Government Protesters VOA 25 Apr 2010 -- Thailand's Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has ruled out a compromise offer by anti-government protest leaders for parliament to be dissolved with elections to be held in 90 days.
- Obama again fails to call Armenian mass killings 'genocide' RIA Novosti 25 Apr 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama again did not use the word "genocide" in his statement to mark the 95th anniversary of the mass killings in Armenia, leaving both Turks and Armenians dissatisfied.
- UN humanitarian chief in West Africa to focus on food crisis UN News Centre 25 Apr 2010 -- The United Nations top humanitarian official is visiting the Sahel region of West Africa to draw attention to the plight of an estimated 10 million people facing a food and nutritional crisis as a result of poor harvests caused by long dry spells in the mostly arid part of the continent.
- Russia's Proton rocket takes U.S. satellite to orbit RIA Novosti 25 Apr 2010 -- Russia's Proton-M carrier rocket, launched on Saturday from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, took a U.S. telecommunications satellite to orbit after a nine-hour flight, a spokesman for Russia's federal space agency said on Sunday.
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