12 June 2010 Military News
- Airpower Summary: June 10 AFNS 12 Jun 2010
- Top UN envoy calls for sustaining momentum of recent Afghan peace forum UN News Centre 12 Jun 2010 -- It is essential that the momentum of the recent peace jirga held in Afghanistan is maintained and utilized to advance dialogue towards development and stability in the country, the top United Nations official there said today.
- US drone strike kills 10 people in Pakistan IRNA 12 Jun 2010 -- US drone aircraft struck Friday a house in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region killing at least 10 people, tribesmen in the region said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- 26th MEU Marines, EOD blast through training USMC News 12 Jun 2010 -- "If you put this charge along the beams of a bridge, you can weaken the bridge. The first time a tank rolls over it … kurplunk … now you’ve taken out a bridge and the tank."
- Pacific Partnership 2010 Concludes Vietnam Visit Navy NewsStand 12 Jun 2010 -- Pacific Partnership 2010 (PP10) departed Quy Nhon, Vietnam, June 12 after 13 days of working along side the people of Binh Dinh Province to deliver a variety of humanitarian and civic assistance programs ashore and on board USNS Mercy (T-AH 19).
- EODMU 3 Conducts Change of Command Ceremony Navy NewsStand 12 Jun 2010 -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 held a change of command ceremony June 11 at Naval Base Coronado, Calif.
- UCT 1 Holds Change of Command Ceremony Navy NewsStand 12 Jun 2010 -- Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 1 held a change of command ceremony on board Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Ft. Story, Va., June 11.
- Russian, Norwegian warships to visit Severomorsk port on Sat. RIA Novosti 12 Jun 2010 -- Russian and Norwegian warships will call at the port of Severomorsk in northern Russia on Saturday as they complete Pomor-2010 naval exercises, a spokesman for the Russian Northern Fleet said.
- U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Leadership Join Forces to Christen the Northrop Grumman-built San Diego (LPD 22) Northrop Grumman 12 Jun 2010 -- The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today christened the sixth LPD 17 class amphibious transport dock ship San Diego (LPD 22) in front of more than 1,000 guests at the company's Shipbuilding sector facilities in Pascagoula, Miss.
- KPA General Staff Issues Crucial Declaration KCNA 12 Jun 2010 -- The General Staff of the Korean People's Army on Saturday issued the following crucial declaration:
- North Korea Threatens South VOA 12 Jun 2010 -- North Korea's military has threatened to destroy propaganda facilities such as loudspeakers South Korea has placed along their border.
- Spain Urging EU Opposition to Gaza Blockade VOA 12 Jun 2010 -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero says his country will try to persuade the European Union to take a stronger stance against Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip.
- Islamist Militants Behead 2 Civilians in Philippines VOA 12 Jun 2010 -- Philippine officials said Saturday that Islamist militants have beheaded at least two civilian men on a remote southern island.
- Suspect in Dubai Assassination Plot Arrested in Poland VOA 12 Jun 2010 -- German prosecutors say Polish authorities have arrested a suspected Israeli intelligence agent wanted in connection with the assassination of a Palestinian militant in Dubai.
- Suspected Mossad agent arrested in Warsaw for role in Dubai killing IRNA 12 Jun 2010 -- A suspected Mossad agent who is on the German wanted list for his role in murder of a Hamas official in Dubai in January, has been arrested earlier this month at Warsaw airport upon entering the country, the weekly Der Spiegel reported Saturday.
- Iranian Opposition Leader Pledges to Continue Struggle VOA 12 Jun 2010 -- A planned rally in Tehran has been called off by opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi on the anniversary of last June's disputed presidential election. However, there have been reports of protesters in the streets of the Iranian capital and clashes between protesters and police.
- MP: Iran to consider lowering level of cooperation with IAEA IRNA 12 Jun 2010 -- Majlis Representative from Isfahan Hamid-Reza Fouladgar said on Saturday that the Iranian Majlis is to consider lowering the current level of cooperation with IAEA on Sunday.
- Iran warns West not to put itself more in nuclear slatemate IRNA 12 Jun 2010 -- Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Ali-Akbar Salehi warned the West on Saturday against putting itself more in a stalemate regarding the way it was dealing with Iran’s peaceful nuclear issue.
- On Election Anniversary, Iran Opposition Hints At Change Of Tactics RFE/RL 12 Jun 2010 -- Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Musavi today hinted at a change of tactics and vowed to continue the fight against the country’s hard-line government on the anniversary of last year’s bitterly disputed presidential election.
- Iran marks one year since disputed presidential polls RIA Novosti 12 Jun 2010 -- Iran marks on Saturday the first anniversary of disputed presidential elections that brought Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a new term and led to the biggest protests since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
- Iranian Opposition Marks Election Anniversary, Refuses to Give Up VOA 12 Jun 2010 -- An Iranian opposition leader says the movement will continue its struggle against the government.
- Kyrgyzstan Appeals For Outside Help As Death Toll Rises RFE/RL 12 Jun 2010 -- Kyrgyzstan has appealed for outside help to quell rioting and interethnic violence that has claimed at least 51 lives in the south of the country.
- Kyrgyz interim government declares state of emergency, curfew in southern city of Jalalabad RIA Novosti 12 Jun 2010 -- The Kyrgyz interim government lifted a state of emergency and curfew in the country's southern city of Jalalabad, the deputy head of the interim government said on Saturday.
- Kyrgyzstan asks Russia to restore order as death toll rises RIA Novosti 12 Jun 2010 -- Kyrgyzstan’s interim leader appealed to Russia on Saturday to send troops to the south of the country as ongoing clashes between Kyrgyz and Uzbek groups left over 60 dead.
- Kyrgyzstan Appeals to Russia for Help, But Moscow Says No VOA 12 Jun 2010 -- Kyrgyzstan's interim president says she has asked Russia to send troops to quell ethnic riots that have killed at least 60 people and wounded hundreds.
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