19 June 2010 Military News
- Airpower Summary: June 17 AFNS 19 Jun 2010
- Brigade transfer of authority marks reduction in forces Army News 19 Jun 2010 -- A transfer-of-authority ceremony between the 17th Fires Brigade and 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division was held June 17, 2010.
- 203rd MP Battalion ends mission in southern Iraq Army News 19 Jun 2010 -- An end of mission ceremony for 203rd Military Police Battalion June 6 marked the end of more than ten months of operations in southern Iraq.
- Border conference opens lines of communication Army News 19 Jun 2010 -- Lines of communication were opened and concerns addressed as Iraqi and U.S. military leaders met to discuss border security in Iraq.
- Iraqi Army graduates first class of field artillery officers Army News 19 Jun 2010 -- 152 day course gave the officers the fundamentals of field artillery doctrine, tactics and organization.
- UN Alarmed By Mounting Afghan Violence RFE/RL 19 Jun 2010 -- The United Nations says violence in Afghanistan has increased dramatically since the beginning the year.
- UN Secretary-General: Afghan Violence Up Significantly VOA 19 Jun 2010 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says violence in Afghanistan is getting worse.
- US missile strike kills 15 in Pakistan IRNA 19 Jun 2010 -- A suspected U.S. drone aircraft fired two missiles in Pakistan's North Waziristan region and killed at least 15 people, local tribesmen said.
- Pakistan warns lack of money may harm anti-terror war IRNA 19 Jun 2010 -- Pakistani Premier Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani warned Saturday that public support to the anti-terror war could be badly affected if the international community failed to deliver on their pledges to help Pakistan provide relief to people hit by terrorism.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Royal Saudi Navy Director of Training Sees Benefits of U.S. Navy Training Navy NewsStand 19 Jun 2010 -- Supporting the U.S. Navy's training mission to help build partnerships with allied nations, the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) and AEGIS Training and Readiness Center (ATRC) hosted the head of training for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces May 27.
- Klakring Sailors Make Friends During COMREL in Coquimbo, Chile Navy NewsStand 19 Jun 2010 -- Task Group 40.0 Sailors partnered with the Chilean Navy in a recent community relations (COMREL) project at Padre Alberto Hurtado School in Parte Alta de Coquimbo, Chile June 14, during its 2010 Southern Seas deployment.
- Pakistan enjoys strong defense ties with China IRNA 19 Jun 2010 -- Pakistan enjoys strategic close relations with China and the defense ties between the two has often been regarded by the leaders of both countries as all weather and time tested.
- U.S to provide $11.1m in assistance to conflict-affected Pakistan IRNA 19 Jun 2010 -- The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan,Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Saturday pledged an additional $11.1 million in humanitarian assistance for Pakistanis affected by the conflict in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa , the U.S embassy said Saturday.
- Vahidi: Iran’s missiles power of deterrent nature IRNA 19 Jun 2010 -- Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said on Saturday that Iran’s missile capability is of deterrent nature and poses no threats to others.
- Turkey Troops, Kurdish Rebels Clash Near Iraq Border VOA 19 Jun 2010 -- Turkish military planes have launched air raids against suspected Kurdish rebel positions inside northern Iraq after clashes between soldiers and militants killed at least 20 people.
- Kyrgyz Leader Says All is Calm Now But Hundreds May be Dead VOA 19 Jun 2010 -- The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, says $71 million in emergency aid is needed in Kyrgyzstan as thousands have been displaced and thousands of people have fled the country following ethnic clashes in the country's south. Meanwhile, The leader of the Kyrgyz interim government, Roza Otunbayeva on a visit to the area, said the situation in the south of the country is under full control but she also wants an investigation into who caused the unrest.
- Humanitarian Crisis Deepens In Kyrgyzstan RFE/RL 19 Jun 2010 -- The United Nations has called on governments around the world to provide $71 million to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Kyrgyzstan.
- UN Presses Israel for International Probe of Gaza Flotilla Raid VOA 19 Jun 2010 -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he welcomes Israel's decision to ease its blockade of the Gaza Strip but still wants an international panel to investigate a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
- Insurgents Attack Yemeni Government Security Headquarters in Aden VOA 19 Jun 2010 -- Insurgents, possibly belonging to al-Qaida, attacked the main Yemeni police intelligence headquarters in the Southern Yemeni capital of Aden Saturday, killing at least 11 people and wounding at least nine others. Eyewitnesses report that a number of prisoners were also set free during the bloody shootout.
- Deadly Protest in Iraq VOA 19 Jun 2010 -- Iraqi security officials opened fire on demonstrators protesting electricity shortages Saturday, killing one person and wounding at least two.
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