25 June 2010 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 25 June 2010 [PDF]
- Airpower Summary: June 23 AFNS 25 Jun 2010
- Iraqis Arrest Several Terrorism Suspects AFPS 25 Jun 2010 -- Iraqi forces working with U.S. advisors arrested several terrorism suspects in recent operations in Iraq.
- Forces in Afghanistan Kill, Capture Insurgents AFPS 25 Jun 2010 -- An Afghan-international security force killed several insurgents, including Faizullah, a Taliban subcommander near Kandahar City in Afghanistan.
- Grisly Attack on Civilians Reported in Southern Afghanistan VOA 25 Jun 2010 -- Afghan police say they have found the mutilated bodies of 11 civilians in a field in the southern part of the country.
- Petraeus Appointment Greeted with Praise, Uncertainty in Afghanistan VOA 25 Jun 2010 -- US President Obama's announcement comes during NATO's deadliest month in the war torn country.
- Will Washington Again Weigh Its Strategy In Afghanistan? RFE/RL 25 Jun 2010 -- When US President Barack Obama dismissed General McChrystal, he made it clear he was switching military leaders, not strategies, in Afghanistan.
- US takes Pakistan into confidence on McChrystal's removal IRNA 25 Jun 2010 -- US VP Biden, rang up Pakistan PM Gilani to take him into confidence over the change of Command of American Forces in Afghanistan.
- 500th MI Brigade welcomes home 205th MI Bn Multi-Functional Team Army News 25 Jun 2010 -- Twelve Soldiers from the 205th Military Intelligence Battalion, 500th MI Brigade, were welcomed home at a ceremony on Takata Field, here, June 15.
- Pakistan renews Afghan army training offer IRNA 25 Jun 2010 -- Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday reiterated his country’s offer to train Afghan army and police.
- New Australian PM Reassures US on Afghanistan VOA 25 Jun 2010 -- New Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has reassured the White House that Canberra intends to maintain its military deployment in Afghanistan.
- UK compensation for Afghan civilian deaths triples IRNA 25 Jun 2010 -- Compensation payments to relatives of Afghan civilians killed in error by British forces have tripled over the past year.
- UK detention policy in Afghanistan ruled 'unlawful' IRNA 25 Jun 2010 -- Britain’s policy of transferring prisoners detained by its forces in Afghanistan to the Afghan National Directorate of Security was ruled to be “unlawful.”
- Afghanistan Pledges 'Transparency' in Minerals Contracts VOA 25 Jun 2010 -- Afghanistan's mining minister is vowing transparency in the awarding of contracts to exploit what he says is the country's nearly $3 trillion in untapped mineral wealth.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Officials: Treaty Would Give Best Look at Russian Weapons AFPS 25 Jun 2010 -- Ratification of the new arms control treaty would give the US the most-detailed look possible into Russia's strategic nuclear forces.
- DoD News: Army Announces Conversion of Brigade to Stryker Configuration DoD 25 Jun 2010
- RDECOM launches alliance to study network science Army News 25 Jun 2010 -- A new Army-led alliance launched this week to better understand how Soldiers can use all kinds of networks to prevent or dominate conflict.
- Fort Bliss tests new moving target system Army News 25 Jun 2010 -- Soldiers from 1st Engineer Battalion got their chance June 16 to participate in the first "proof of principle" live-fire exercise on a moving target.
- Fort Hood Army Internal Review Team Army News 25 Jun 2010 -- The Fort Hood Army Internal Review Team was convened by the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli as a result of the Nov. 5, 2009, shootings.
- Navy Supply Corps Conference Emphasizes Maritime Strategy Navy NewsStand 25 Jun 2010 -- Supply Corps flag officers and senior executives discussed the critical role the Navy Supply Corps plays in supporting nation's Maritime Strategy during a two-day conference held at the Naval Heritage Center June 22-23.
- Mission rehearsal exercise final exam for deploying Soldiers at Fort McCoy Army News 25 Jun 2010 -- National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers are deploying to a war zone in a week or two, but they still must take a final exam.
- Exercise Javelin Thrust 2010 Comes To An End USMC News 25 Jun 2010 -- The final training event of exercise Javelin Thrust 2010 ended June 24, bringing the largest Marine Corps Reserve exercise of the year to a close.
- Clearing a path: Engineers train on new combat excavators at Grafenwoehr Army News 25 Jun 2010 -- Soldiers from the 535th Engineering Support Company, 54th Engineering Battalion, stationed in Bamberg, Germany, train with the HMEE.
- Route clearing training crucial for deploying engineers Army News 25 Jun 2010 -- Army Soldiers ready for their route clearance mission at a range in Grafenwoehr Training Area in Grafenwoehr, Germany, May 22, 2010.
- Train the trainer: Learning new mine detection techniques at JMTC Army News 25 Jun 2010 -- The Joint Multinational Training Command provided a class in mine detection in order to raise the awareness of one of the most dangerous threats in Afghanistan.
- Polish military police train with MRAPs at Grafenwoehr Army News 25 Jun 2010 -- Trainers signal as Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles lumber around bright orange cones on a rainy day in the Grafenwoehr Training Area May, 24, 2010.
- Belgian Air Component participates in first Red Flag-Alaska AFNS 25 Jun 2010 -- Twenty-seven members from the Belgian Air Component participated in their first Red Flag-Alaska exercise here.
- U.S. 4th Fleet Admiral Highlights Humanitarian Response, Partnerships in the Americas Navy NewsStand 25 Jun 2010 -- Commander, US Naval Forces Southern Command and U.S. 4th Fleet spoke with various DOD Press Corps June 25.
- FISC Yokosuka Fuels, Supplies, Supports Pacific Partnership 2010 Navy NewsStand 25 Jun 2010 -- Humanitarian assistance teams based aboard USNS Mercy tapping into the theater-wide logistics network of US Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Yokosuka, Japan.
- The United States Government's Haiti Earthquake Response The White House 25 Jun 2010
- National Guard battles flood waters in four states AFNS 25 Jun 2010 -- This week almost 300 National Guard members from four states are helping to prepare for future floods and recover from past flood damage.
- Russia admits it needs to modernize its Navy RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2010 -- Russia's reviewed plans for naval modernization include the supply of 15 new warships to the Black Sea Fleet by 2020.
- Russian Servicemen Demand Military Reforms Be Suspended RFE/RL 25 Jun 2010 -- Some 300 demonstrators gathered in the town of Pskov to protest ongoing reforms of the Russian military.
- Russian naval task force returns to homeport from Gulf of Aden RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2010 -- Russian Pacific Fleet commander presented sailors with three roast piglets symbolizing a successful mission completion.
- Russia set to use naval pilot training facilities in Ukraine RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2010 -- Russia will use facilities on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula for naval pilot training in the next few years.
- Kyrgyz Official Says Russia Has Not Mentioned New Military Base RFE/RL 25 Jun 2010 -- A Kyrgyz interim government official says Russian authorities have not discussed possibility of opening a military base in Osh.
- Court clears six former navy officers of corruption charge CNA 25 Jun 2010 -- Six former Navy officers who were charged with corruption in 1991 frigates purchase were found not guilty.
- Military Attaches Corps Visits War Museum KCNA 25 Jun 2010 -- The military attaches corps here visited the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum Friday on the occasion of the June 25-July 27 month of anti-U.S. joint struggle.
- Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Aboard Air Force One en route Toronto, Canada, 06/25/10 The White House 25 Jun 2010
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing - 25 June 2010 US Dept. of State 25 Jun 2010
- DoD News: Contracts for June 25, 2010
- Boeing Accepts Delivery of Key Component for US Army's High Energy Laser Technology Demonstrator Boeing 25 Jun 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] on June 24 took delivery of the beam director assembly for the U.S. Army's High Energy Laser Technology Demonstrator (HEL TD) program, moving the system another step closer to its 2011 testing schedule.
- First India C-130J in Full Color Lockheed Martin 25 Jun 2010 -- The first Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] C-130J Super Hercules for India has completed painting at the company's Marietta, Ga., facility. The aircraft now enters flight test in preparation for delivery at the end of the year. The program for India includes six C-130Js, training of aircrew and maintenance technicians, spare parts, and ground support and test equipment. Also included is India-unique operational equipment designed to increase Special Operations capabilities.
- Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - 25 June 2010 United Nations 25 Jun 2010
- Israel Marks 4th Year of Soldier's Captivity in Gaza VOA 25 Jun 2010 -- Israel is marking the 4th anniversary of the capture of soldier Gilad Shalit, held by the ruling Islamic militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
- Somali Militants Warn Somaliland's People Not to Vote VOA 25 Jun 2010 -- An al-Qaida-inspired Somali militant group has warned people in the northern breakaway republic of Somaliland not to vote in Saturday's presidential elections.
- Analysis: Somaliland poll fuels recognition hopes IRIN 25 Jun 2010 -- Voters in Somaliland rooting for one outcome regardless of political or clan affiliation.
- Aid Agencies Curtail Operations in Darfur VOA 25 Jun 2010 -- An increase in attacks against humanitarian workers is forcing aid agencies to curtail efforts in Darfur.
- New Southern Sudan Cabinet Boasts Senior Figures of the Ruling Party VOA 25 Jun 2010 -- This week, the president of the Government of Southern Sudan, Salva Kiir, named a new 32-member cabinet.
- Abkhazia 'Temporarily Suspends' Participation In Geneva Talks RFE/RL 25 Jun 2010 -- Abkhazia will not attend the next round of talks scheduled for July 27 in Geneva on security issues.
- No impunity for crimes committed during conflict in Georgia, ICC Prosecutor says UN News Centre 25 Jun 2010 -- Prosecutors at the ICC stressed that there must be no impunity for any serious crimes committed during the 2008 conflict in South Ossetia.
- Pakistan, India agree to restore confidence IRNA 25 Jun 2010 -- Top Pakistani and Indian diplomats agreed to work towards restoring confidence and trust with a view to making it possible to have substantive dialogue.
- Pakistan, India open bilateral talks IRNA 25 Jun 2010 -- Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan on Thursday opened bilateral talks to remove misunderstanding and chalk out steps to counter terrorism.
- India releases four Pakistani prisoners IRNA 25 Jun 2010 -- India’s Home Minister Chidamabaram, ahead of his Pakistan visit, ordered the release of four Pakistani prisoners lodged in various jails in Gujarat.
- Secretary Clinton on Passage of Iran Sanctions Legislation US Dept. of State 25 Jun 2010
- Analysts Say Iran-Russia Relations Worsening VOA 25 Jun 2010 -- Russia has voted for tougher U.N. sanctions on Iran and has frozen a deal to send anti-aircraft missiles to that country.
- Russia, U.S. agree on sanctions against Iran, N.Korea RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2010 -- Russia and the US agreed that sanctions against Iran and North Korea should be boosted.
- Hojj. Sediqi: UN does not exist; UNSC is Anti-Security Council IRNA 25 Jun 2010 -- Substitute Friday prayers leader of Tehran Hojjatoleslam Kazem Sediqi condemned the UN Security Council's anti-Iran resolution.
- Iran's Musavi Tiptoes Across The Rubicon - Maybe RFE/RL 25 Jun 2010 -- He has been accused of weak, indecisive leadership of Iran's political opposition and of harboring a naive sentimental loyalty.
- Wife Of Missing Scientist Calls For International Help To Bring Him Home RFE/RL 25 Jun 2010 -- Iran has aired a report that includes an interview with wife of scientist who Iran says has been kidnapped.
- Diplomat asks Lebanese govt. to probe into case of 4 kidnapped Iranians IRNA 25 Jun 2010 -- Iran’s Ambassador to Beirut Ghazanfar Roknabadi called on Beirut to probe seriously into the case of four Iranians kidnapped in north Lebanon in 1982.
- Pyongyang Army-People Rally against US Held KCNA 25 Jun 2010 -- A Pyongyang army-people rally against the United States took place at Kim Il Sung Square on Friday on the occasion of "June 25, the day of struggle against the U.S. imperialists".
- Papers Observe Lapse of Six Decades since US Provocation of Korean War KCNA 25 Jun 2010 -- Leading papers Friday carry editorials in connection with the lapse of six decades since the U.S. imperialists provoked the Korean War.
- Legacy of Unresolved Korean Conflict Plagues US Policy VOA 25 Jun 2010 -- The end of the Korean War in 1953 did not end the hostilities between North and South Korea, or with the United States.
- South Korea Marks 60 Years Since Start of Korean War VOA 25 Jun 2010 -- South Korea marks the 60th anniversary of the three-year war with the North.
- No plans to send peacekeepers to Kyrgyzstan - Russia's Medvedev RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2010 -- Russia is not planning to send peacekeepers to Kyrgyzstan, where deadly inter-ethnic clashes claimed hundreds of lives.
- OSCE police mission arrives in Kyrgyz capital RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2010 -- Police assessment mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has arrived in the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek.
- Post-Soviet security bloc's working group heads to Kyrgyzstan RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2010 -- The head of the Collective Security Treaty Organization and its working group will head to Kyrgyzstan to assess the situation there.
- International efforts needed to quell Kyrgyzstan violence - Obama RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2010 -- The situation in Kyrgyzstan should be settled through international efforts, US President Barack Obama said.
- Russia, U.S. vow to support democracy in Kyrgyzstan RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2010 -- Russia and the US pledged to continue their support of the economic development of Kyrgyzstan and will assist the Central Asian state in the fight against terrorism and drug-trafficking.
- Kyrgyzstan To End Curfew Amid UN Warning Of Risk Of Violence RFE/RL 25 Jun 2010 -- Kyrgyzstan is preparing to lift a state of emergency imposed in the wake of ethnic violence in its south, amid UN concerns about the risk of fresh tensions in the area.
- Some 170 international observers to monitor Kyrgyz referendum RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2010 -- Kyrgyz interim PM Otunbayeva: Around 170 international observers will monitor the referendum on a new Kyrgyz Constitution.
- Ousted Kyrgyz president's nephew admits involvement in ethnic clashes RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2010 -- The nephew of ousted Kyrgyz President Bakiyev has admitted his involvement in sparking interethnic violence.
- Bakiev Relative Accused Over Unrest Arrested In Kyrgyzstan RFE/RL 25 Jun 2010 -- Kyrgyz security forces have detained a nephew of ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiev whom they accuse of playing a key role in recent ethnic unrest.
- KYRGYZSTAN: Who's who? IRIN 25 Jun 2010 -- A controversial referendum on 27 June to decide on a new constitution for Kyrgyzstan, which some fear could lead to fresh violence.
- Mass returns of civilians reported amid tense but improving situation in Kyrgyzstan - UN UN News Centre 25 Jun 2010 -- UN agencies reported that the situation in Kyrgyzstan is relatively calm but still tense.
- Thousands of Uzbek Refugees Return Home VOA 25 Jun 2010 -- UN aid agencies report tens of thousands of Uzbek refugees are returning to the homes they fled after ethnic clashes broke out in Kyrgyzstan.
- Russia continues humanitarian aid deliveries to Kyrgyzstan RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2010 -- Russia is sending two more cargo planes with medical supplies and humanitarian aid to help Kyrgyzstan.
- U.S. to send additional $32 million in aid to Kyrgyzstan RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2010 -- The US intends to allocate an additional $32 million in aid to Kyrgyzstan to help the country deal with the aftermath of recent inter-ethnic riots.
- UN opens new courtroom to try pirate suspects in Kenyan port UN News Centre 25 Jun 2010 -- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and Kenya opened a new high-security courtroom to try suspects in the port town of Mombasa.
- Despite Boost In U.S. Support, Russia's WTO Bid Still Faces Opposition In Georgia RFE/RL 25 Jun 2010 -- Addressing reporters, US President Barack Obama and Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev spoke of beef and chicken.
- Russia could join WTO in 2011 - chief negotiator RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2010 -- Chief WTO negotiator Maxim Medvedkov: Russia could join the World Trade Organization in 2011.
- Medvedev asks Minsk to honor gas contract, avoid conflicts RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2010 -- Russia hopes Belarus will behave responsibly, avoid conflicts and fulfill its obligations under Russian gas transit contracts.
- Belarus gives Russia 24 hours to pay gas debt or face transit shutdown RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2010 -- Belarusian President Lukashenko: Russia had 24 hours to pay off its gas transit debt or Minsk would restrict oil and gas transit through its territory.
- Belarus Threatens To Cut Russian Energy Supplies To Europe RFE/RL 25 Jun 2010 -- Belarus has threatened to suspend Russian oil and gas deliveries to Europe unless Russia pays what Minsk says is a $32 million debt in gas transit fees.
- Analysis: Guineans to choose leader "for the first time ever" IRIN 25 Jun 2010 -- “Democracy has begun in Guinea,” said Mamadou Diallo, 47, who is regaining the use of his hand severed in the September 2009 bloody military crackdown.
- UN human rights expert warns of violations ahead of Burundian polls UN News Centre 25 Jun 2010 -- Independent UN expert warned of potential violence and human rights violations, citing a number of recent worrisome developments.
- BURUNDI: Opposition parties now boycott all polls IRIN 25 Jun 2010 -- An alliance of opposition parties in Burundi have announced they are also boycotting parliamentary elections to be held on 23 July.
- Libya allows UN refugee agency to resume operations UN News Centre 25 Jun 2010 -- UN refugee agency has been allowed to resume operations in Libya, nearly 3 weeks after authorities in the North African country ordered the agency to stop work and close its offices.
- Hong Kong Government Splits Democrats in Reform Vote VOA 25 Jun 2010 -- Hong Kong enjoys considerable political independence from Beijing.
- G8 & G20: Can World Leaders Agree On Strengthening Economic Recovery? RFE/RL 25 Jun 2010 -- Leaders of the G8 and the G20 countries, who are meeting back-to-back in Canada over these three days, do not usually hold their summits at the same time.
- Thales Alenia Space’s spaceborne explorers of climate change Thales 25 Jun 2010 -- For the last 15 months a new generation of European satellites has been exploring our planet to help us better understand the different factors that influence climate change. GOCE, SMOS and Cryosat/Siral are the first members in the family of “Earth Explorer” missions deployed by the European Space Agency (ESA). Thales Alenia Space played a decisive role in the development and production of these three extraordinary satellites.
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