24 June 2010 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 24 June 2010 [PDF]
- Danger Remains in Iraq, Austin Says AFPS 24 Jun 2010 -- Iraq has been transformed, but dangers remain, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead US forces there said.
- Nine Killed in Iraq Attacks VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- Gunmen and suicide bombers across Iraq killed at least nine people.
- Combined Forces Conduct Operations in Kandahar AFPS 24 Jun 2010 -- Afghan and international forces in southern Afghanistan conducted several operations in and around Kandahar over the last two days.
- Obama confirms U.S. plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama confirmed US intentions to start withdrawing troops from Afghanistan in July 2011.
- New US Commander for Afghanistan No Stranger to Counterinsurgency VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- General David Petraeus, who is set to take over as US and NATO commander in Afghanistan, is no stranger to counterinsurgency.
- DOD News Briefing with Secretary Gates and Adm. Mullen from the Pentagon DoD 24 Jun 2010
- Defense Chief Reiterates US Commitment to Afghan Mission VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- US Defense Secretary Gates: Fully supports President Barack Obama's decision to replace the commander of NATO and American forces in Afghanistan.
- Gates, Mullen Cite Progress in Afghanistan AFPS 24 Jun 2010 -- Although it has come more slowly than expected, progress is, nonetheless, being made in Afghanistan.
- Gates, Mullen Comment on McChrystal Situation AFPS 24 Jun 2010 -- Judgment and civilian control of the military were at the heart of President Barack Obama’s decision to accept Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s resignation.
- NATO Says No Change In Afghan Strategy RFE/RL 24 Jun 2010 -- NATO Secretary-General Rasmussen has said that the alliance's strategy in Afghanistan "will not miss a beat" despite the dismissal of top general.
- Current Afghan Strategy to Continue Under New Military Command VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- NATO Secretary General Rasmussen: Counter-insurgency strategy for Afghanistan will not be altered by resignation of General McChrystal.
- US Military Chief Voices Full Support for Command Switch in Afghanistan VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- The US military's top officer fully supports President Obama's decision to replace the general leading the US war effort in Afghanistan.
- Top U.S. MiIitary Officer Supports Change In Afghan Command RFE/RL 24 Jun 2010 -- The U.S. military's top officer today said he supports President Barack Obama's decision to replace the country's military commander in Afghanistan.
- Departure Of A Trusted U.S. Commander Leaves Afghans Even More Uncertain RFE/RL 24 Jun 2010 -- General Stanley McChrystal had some unlikely supporters in his corner.
- Deadliest Month for International Troops in Afghanistan VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- June has become the deadliest month for international troops in Afghanistan since the conflict began.
- Four British Soldiers Die In Aghan Auto Accident RFE/RL 24 Jun 2010 -- Britain's Defense Ministry says four British soldiers have been killed in a vehicle accident in southern Afghanistan.
- Four UK soldiers killed in 'incident' near Afghan checkpoint IRNA 24 Jun 2010 -- British casualties in Afghanistan continued to mount with four more soldiers killed in an unspecific 'vehicle incident.'
- Group Develops Afghan Forces' Health System AFPS 24 Jun 2010 -- A medical advisory group is working to develop health care capabilities and create medical and health care training programs for Afghanistan’s security forces.
- Security Council wraps up visit with pledge of sustained support for Afghanistan UN News Centre 24 Jun 2010 -- Members of the Security Council wrapped up their visit to Afghanistan, voicing their continued support for the country.
- Pakistan PM for Afghan-led reconciliation process IRNA 24 Jun 2010 -- PM Gilani reaffirmed in meeting visiting British Foreign Secretary Pakistan ’s position that Afghan society needs to reestablish its own equilibrium.
- Afghan militants behind interethnic clashes in Kyrgyzstan - national security chief RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2010 -- Kyrgyz national security chief: Afghan militants sent to organize interethnic clashes in the Jalalabad and Osh regions.
- Second UK soldier jailed after refusing to go to Afghanistan IRNA 24 Jun 2010 -- A second British soldier was reported Thursday to have been jailed for being absent without leave after refusing to be sent to Afghanistan.
- Final statement of international forum RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2010 -- RIA Novosti hosted an international anti-drugs forum from June 9-10.
- Moscow forum delegates say strong ties key to fighting Afghan drugs RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2010 -- Delegates at an international forum held in Moscow are satisfied with its results.
- New Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan could hamper drugs flow RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2010 -- The creation of a Russian military base near Osh would contribute to the struggle against Afghan drug trafficking.
- Defining 'Victory' In Pakistan's War On The Taliban RFE/RL 24 Jun 2010 -- Although army security operations are under way in almost all Pakistan's tribal areas.
- UK to increase aid for Pakistan to 665 million pounds: Hague IRNA 24 Jun 2010 -- British Foreign Secretary Hague: United Kingdom will increase development aid for Pakistan to 665 million pounds over next 4 years.
- Pakistan to continue anti-terror war, Zardari tells British FM IRNA 24 Jun 2010 -- Pres. Asif Ali Zardari: Anti-terror war would continue ... till complete elimination of this cancer.
- US envoy, Pakistani President discuss security IRNA 24 Jun 2010 -- US Special Representative for Afghanistan Holbrooke met Pakistani President Zardari and discussed security situation in region and war against terror.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia at Joint Press Conference The White House 24 Jun 2010
- Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia at the U.S.-Russia Business Summit The White House 24 Jun 2010
- Medvedev says hopes arms reduction treaty with U.S. ratified soon RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2010 -- Russian President Medvedev expressed hope that Moscow and Washington would ratify new arms treaty in near future.
- DoD News: Navy To Christen USNS Howard O. Lorenzen DoD 24 Jun 2010
- Odierno to Use Combat Lessons to Develop Joint Doctrine AFPS 24 Jun 2010 -- President Obama’s nominee for the top US Joint Forces Command post said he will utilize the lessons he has learned during 3 combat command tours in Iraq.
- Brigade completes move to Fort Sill Army News 24 Jun 2010 -- When the 6th ADA gets a new commander today, it will be another chapter in the history of the unit that uncased it colors at Fort Sill almost a year ago to the day.
- Delivery of New F-16s to Pakistan Shows Deepening Relations AFPS 24 Jun 2010 -- USAF set to deliver the first of 18 new F-16 Fighting Falcon jet fighters to the Pakistani air force.
- 'Internet Crunch' Won't Impact Defense Networks AFPS 24 Jun 2010 -- The Department of Defense is looking ahead to discern how it can take advantage of more advanced web protocols to enhance its mission.
- New AU course teaches Picatinny engineers about foreign weapons Army News 24 Jun 2010 -- The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center's Armament University has added a new foreign weapons course to its schedule.
- NAVSEA Providing Corrosion Control Assistance to Norfolk-based Ships Navy NewsStand 24 Jun 2010 -- As part of the Navy's ongoing effort to improve service life of in-service surface ships, the Naval Sea Systems Command has developed a pilot program to defend the Navy from one of its most insidious enemies -rust.
- Marines end Romania deployment with ceremony, prepare for move to Bulgaria USMC News 24 Jun 2010 -- Ceremony at Romania's Mihail Kogalniceanu Airfield officially ended the first deployment of Black Sea Rotational Force Marines and Sailors to Romania.
- Multi-National Submarines Participate in RIMPAC 2010 Navy NewsStand 24 Jun 2010 -- The ROKS Lee Eokg arrived in early June, and the JMSDF submarine Mochishio arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
- NSWC Port Hueneme Readies USS Benfold for RIMPAC Navy NewsStand 24 Jun 2010 -- Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme completed a six-day assessment June 17 of USS Benfold's systems.
- USS Typhoon and Lebanese Sailors Share Techniques Navy NewsStand 24 Jun 2010 -- Sailors aboard costal patrol ship USS Typhoon played host to commissioned officers from the Lebanese navy June 14-18, while conducting Maritime Security Operations in the Arabian Gulf.
- International Security Protection for U.S. Navy Sailors Navy NewsStand 24 Jun 2010 -- USS Mount Whitney continued to maintain force protection with the help of 40 German navy sailors.
- 13th AF hosts international engineering exchange summit AFNS 24 Jun 2010 -- The 13th Air Force hosted seven civil engineers from countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region during a subject matter expert exchange summit called Pacific Unity here June 3 through 17.
- Lynn: Intrepid Center Will Be Hub of Brain Treatment AFPS 24 Jun 2010 -- The new National Intrepid Center of Excellence in Bethesda, Md., will constantly improve the ability of military and civilian health care providers to treat traumatic brain injuries and psychological disorders in war veterans.
- Truck deliveries pioneer BRAC relocation Army News 24 Jun 2010 -- First in a massive series of deliveries as part of a contract to relocate and enable the functions now performed at Fort Monmouth, Fort Belvoir, and Eatontown to be performed in the future at Aberdeen Proving Ground.
- National Guard troops to deploy to Southwest border Army News 24 Jun 2010 -- About 1,200 National Guard troops will support the Department of Homeland Security in enhancing the security of the nation's Southwest border.
- Guard building coastal barriers to keep out oil Army News 24 Jun 2010 -- Construction of 8.5 miles of wall barriers by the Louisiana National Guard's 225th Engineer Brigade continues along the coast of Cameron Parish.
- Florida Army Guard aviators assist experts in documenting oil spill in Gulf of Mexico Army News 24 Jun 2010 -- Fish and Wildlife experts have taken to the air with Florida National Guard aviators to spot oil.
- Russian military to receive first An-70 transport planes by 2012 RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2010 -- Russia may start receiving its first An-70 military transport planes as early as in 2012.
- IRGC Navy's reaction to inspection of Iranian ships to be very special IRNA 24 Jun 2010 -- Islamic Republic of Iran Navy Commander: “This force is mighty and capable of reacting very especially and very appropriately to inspection against Iranian ships.”
- New Deputy IRGC Navy Commander appointed IRNA 24 Jun 2010 -- New Deputy Commander of Islamic Republic of Iran Guard Corps Ali-Reza Tangsiri was appointed.
- Ukraine plans to have fully professional army by 2015 RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2010 -- Ukraine must have a fully professional army by 2015.
- Kyrgyz tragedy: A trial for the CSTO RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2010 -- The tragedy in Kyrgyzstan following the April revolt attracted international media attention.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing - 24 June 2010 US Dept. of State 24 Jun 2010
- DoD News: Contracts for June 24, 2010
- Boeing C-130 Avionics Modernization Program to Enter Production Boeing 24 Jun 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that the U.S. Air Force has granted the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) approval to begin low-rate initial production (LRIP) following a successful Defense Acquisition Board Milestone C production review.
- Boeing Receives C-40A Support Contract from US Navy Boeing 24 Jun 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has received a five-year, $80.9 million C-40A Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) contract from the U.S. Navy.
- Raytheon to Develop Cooling System Technology for the U.S. Navy Raytheon 24 Jun 2010 -- The Office of Naval Research has awarded a contract to Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) to develop next-generation phase-change cooling system technology for the U.S. Navy.
- Department of Defense Awards Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Services Contract to SAIC SAIC 24 Jun 2010 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced that it has been awarded a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) by the U.S. Department of Defense to continue to provide substance abuse counseling services to adolescent family members of active duty U.S. military personnel. The single-award BPA has a six-month base period of performance, four one-year options and a ceiling value of $80 million. Work will be performed in the U.S. and at military facilities overseas.
- Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - 24 June 2010 United Nations 24 Jun 2010
- Jerusalem Plan to Demolish Palestinian Homes Raises Tensions VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- Israeli authorities say they are moving ahead with plans to demolish more than 20 homes in Silwan, an Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem.
- Ban voices deep concern at municipal plan to demolish homes in East Jerusalem UN News Centre 24 Jun 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban has voiced deep concern at the news that the municipality of Jerusalem has advanced planning for the demolition of existing homes.
- Darfur: UN-African Union mission urges calm after reported tribal clashes UN News Centre 24 Jun 2010 -- Joint AU-UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur received reports of tribal clashes in the west of the region.
- Flaws in South Sudan Soldier Reintegration Could Jeopardize Stability VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- Report warns that the current Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration strategies in Southern Sudan are falling short.
- Report Says Uganda's Elusive LRA Rebel Almost Caught Last Year VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- Report says the elusive leader of the Ugandan rebel Lord's Resistance Army was nearly caught last year by the Ugandan army.
- Outgoing UN envoy reflects on gains and remaining challenges in DR Congo UN News Centre 24 Jun 2010 -- Much of the Democratic Republic of the Congo currently enjoys a measure of peace.
- YEMEN: Northern rebels accuse president of reneging on promises IRIN 24 Jun 2010 -- Leader of rebels in Saada has accused the government of reneging on amnesty promises.
- India, Pakistan Discuss Improving Ties VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir represented their countries at the meeting, the second such interaction between them since they first met in New Delhi four months ago.
- Russian Official Sees Chance To Solve Transdniester Conflict RFE/RL 24 Jun 2010 -- A senior Russian official says he is hopeful that a recent Russian-German joint security initiative could help solve the frozen conflict on Moldova's eastern border.
- Moldova Orders Russia To Withdraw Troops From Transdniester RFE/RL 24 Jun 2010 -- Moldova has ordered Russia to withdraw 1,500 troops stationed in a separatist eastern region for the past two decades.
- Armenian Leaders Visit Karabakh, Azerbaijan Conducts Military Exercises RFE/RL 24 Jun 2010 -- Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian and Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian have visited Nagorno-Karabakh.
- Iran Opposes Any U.S. Peacekeeping Role For Karabakh RFE/RL 24 Jun 2010 -- Iran is strongly opposed to US involvement in a multinational peacekeeping force that would be deployed around Nagorno-Karabakh in the event of a peace accord.
- Strasburg's criticism of Russian legislation unbiased - official RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2010 -- Russian Justice Minister: Criticism of Russian legislation made by the European Court on Human Rights is unbiased.
- President: Iran to set conditions for future talks with West IRNA 24 Jun 2010 -- President Ahmadinejad: Islamic Republic of Iran will set conditions for future talks with the European states on national nuclear program.
- Iran to set conditions for nuclear talks RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2010 -- Iran will announce new conditions for international talks on its nuclear program to the Iran-6 group of international mediators next week.
- Iran supports nuclear disarmament in Central Asia - FM IRNA 24 Jun 2010 -- Iran's FM Mottaki: Islamic Republic of Iran supports nuclear disarmament across the world, particularly in the Central Asia.
- Iran, Turkmenistan eager to promote global disarmament: Mottaki IRNA 24 Jun 2010 -- Iran's FM Mottaki: International disarmament conference an indication to the two countries will to promote the issue of disarmament worldwide.
- Report: Iran Seized US Hikers in Iraq VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- New report indicating Iranian forces arrested the hikers in neighboring Iraq raises "deeply troubling questions" about the arrest.
- Application of Wartime Law to American Prisoner under Examination KCNA 24 Jun 2010 -- US campaign to put international pressure upon the DPRK while antagonizing the DPRK over the "Cheonan" case.
- US Urges N. Korea to Free Captive US Citizen VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- The U.S. government is again calling for the release of a U.S. citizen sentenced to eight years of hard labor in North Korea.
- Pentagon Marks 60th Anniversary of the Korean War AFPS 24 Jun 2010 -- Flanked by Korean War veterans, defense officials commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Korean War.
- KCNA and Moves for Second Korean War KCNA 24 Jun 2010 -- Moves of Lee Myung Bak to escalate the confrontation with the DPRK are a dangerous adventure.
- S. Korea Accused of Shifting Blame for Collapse of Inter-Korean Relations KCNA 24 Jun 2010 -- Spokesman for the ROK Ministry of Unification: "it was not the south but the north that defiled the spirit of the June 15 joint declaration."
- DPRK Committees Release Joint Statement on 60 Years after Korean War KCNA 24 Jun 2010 -- Public a joint statement on June 24 as regards the lapse of six decades since the U.S. imperialists provoked the Korean War.
- KCNA on Tremendous Damage Done to DPRK by US KCNA 24 Jun 2010 -- The Korean Central News Agency released report to expose all forms of crimes the US imperialists committed against the Korean people up to now since their occupation of south Korea.
- US Becomes More Pronounced in Anti-DPRK Moves KCNA 24 Jun 2010 -- The U.S. imperialists ignited a war against the newly founded Democratic People's Republic of Korea on June 25, 1950.
- KCNA Memorandum Discloses US True Nature as Provocateur of Korean War KCNA 24 Jun 2010 -- The Korean Central News Agency released a memorandum laying bare the truth about how the U.S. imperialists launched the Korean War of aggression.
- Rodong Sinmun Brands US Imperialists as Provoker of Korean War KCNA 24 Jun 2010 -- The Korean war that broke out in June 1950 was obviously a product of the US deliberate and premeditated scenario for aggression.
- Rodong Sinmun Calls for Play to Transparent Anti-imperialist Awareness KCNA 24 Jun 2010 -- The Korean people's transparent class awareness that has grown stronger in the crucible of the protracted struggle is now given fuller play in the on-going march for a great surge.
- Russia has no plans to send peacekeepers to Kyrgyzstan RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2010 -- Russia is not planning to send peacekeepers to Kyrgyzstan, where deadly inter-ethnic clashes claimed hundreds of lives earlier this month.
- UN official warns Security Council that ethnic tensions remain high in Kyrgyzstan UN News Centre 24 Jun 2010 -- Ethnic tensions and rumours of impending violence persist in Kyrgyzstan, and refugees and displaced persons who have started to return home.
- Death toll in Kyrgyz ethnic violence rises to 261 RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2010 -- The death toll in the southern Kyrgyz ethnic clashes has risen to 261 people, Kyrgyzstan's health ministry said Thursday.
- Kyrgyz Refugees Returning Home from Uzbekistan Camps VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- Tens of thousands of refugees who fled the ethnic clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan are returning home in droves, as violence subsides.
- Kyrgyzstan Accuses Former President's Son of Financing Violence VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- Security officials in Kyrgyzstan claim the son of former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev offered to pay $30 million to militant groups.
- Kyrgyz Security Chief: Bakiev Family, Islamic Militants Behind Ethnic Clashes RFE/RL 24 Jun 2010 -- Head of Kyrgyzstan's State Security Service accused relatives of ousted President Bakiev of planning and instigating recent ethnic clashes.
- As Kyrgyzstan Prepares For Referendum, Government Faces Predictions Of Collapse RFE/RL 24 Jun 2010 -- There's deep uncertainty about how and why hundreds of people were killed in ethnic violence.
- Obama, Medvedev Say They Have Reset US-Russia Relations VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- US President Obama and Russian President Medvedev say they have succeeded in resetting their countries' relationship.
- Georgia Rethinks The 'Reset' RFE/RL 24 Jun 2010 -- Officials in Tbilisi were openly frustrated by the lack of U.S. support during the 2008 conflict, despite years of boosterism from then-President George W. Bush.
- Russia, Georgia to repair ties after Saakashvili quits - Medvedev RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2010 -- Russian President Medvedev: Moscow and Tbilisi will improve ties as soon as Georgian President Saakashvili leaves his post.
- Somaliland Prepares for Presidential Polls VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- Over one million eligible voters go to the polls on Saturday in the break-away enclave of Somalia, Somaliland.
- Burundi Opposition Party Denies Leader Fled to Congo VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- A Burundian opposition leader who criticized the government has dropped out of sight, less than a week before the presidential election.
- Security Council urges all parties in Burundi to participate in elections UN News Centre 24 Jun 2010 -- The Security Council has urged Burundi’s political parties to participate fully in the country’s legislative elections next month.
- Clash Breaks Out Before Guinea Elections VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- Fighting broke out between supporters of two Guinean political parties Thursday, three days before a landmark presidential election.
- GUINEA: Election raises hope for change IRIN 24 Jun 2010 -- Several people in southeastern Guinea were hurt in road accidents during recent election campaigning.
- New Nigeria Elections Chief Vows to Resist Pressure from Politicians VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- New head of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission: Will not succumb to pressure from powerful politicians.
- Russia, Belarus Gas Dispute Closer to Resolution VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- A dispute between Russia and Belarus over payments for gas supplies moved closer to resolution.
- Russia Resumes Gas Supplies To Belarus RFE/RL 24 Jun 2010 -- Gazprom says Belarus has transferred the full amount of $187 million that it was demanding for past gas deliveries to the Belarusian domestic network.
- Minsk acknowledges receipt of Gazprom's transit fee payment RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2010 -- Minsk acknowledged the receipt of Gazprom's $228 million transit fee payment after Russia resumed full gas supplies to Belarus.
- Obama, Hu to Discuss Chinese Currency VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- US President Barack Obama is expected to discuss Chinese currency practices when he meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao.
- Rudd Dumped as Gillard Becomes Australia's First Female PM VOA 24 Jun 2010 -- A dramatic 24 hours has seen Kevin Rudd step down as Australia's prime minister after losing the support of his party colleagues.
- Medvedev says may run in 2012 elections RIA Novosti 24 Jun 2010 -- Russian President Medvedev might run in the 2012 presidential elections in Russia, if he manages to secure population support.
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