06 November 2010 Military News
- Afghan Soldier May Have Killed NATO Troops VOA 06 Nov 2010 -- NATO says it is investigating whether an Afghan National Army soldier has killed several coalition service members in southern Afghanistan.
- Controversial Madrasah Builds Iran's Influence In Kabul RFE/RL 06 Nov 2010 -- Sometimes Iran's role in Afghanistan is open and transparent, sometimes it is secret, and at other times -- as in the case of the madrasah -- it is somewhere in between.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Australia-U.S. Summit Sets Stage for Closer Defense Cooperation AFPS 06 Nov 2010 -- Enhanced military-to-military activities, closer cooperation in space and cybersecurity, and possibly a larger U.S. military presence in Australia are expected to be on the agenda as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Navy Adm. Mike Mullen head to Melbourne, Australia.
- Gates: U.S. Seeks Stronger Security Relationships in Asia AFPS 06 Nov 2010 -- Arriving here this morning for a summit aimed at strengthening the U.S.-Australia alliance, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates called it part of a broader, inclusive U.S. effort to strengthen security relationships throughout the region.
- Newest Virginia-Class Submarine Christened Navy NewsStand 06 Nov 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation christened the eighth submarine of the Virginia class, California (SSN 781), at the company's Shipbuilding sector in Newport News, Va. on Nov. 6.
- U.S. and Japanese military work to build a stronger team Army News 06 Nov 2010 -- Since World War II concluded, the United States has worked to build a better relationship with Japan.
- Guantanamo Assumes Condition of Readiness IV After Threat of Tomas Passes Navy NewsStand 06 Nov 2010 -- Naval Station (NAVSTA) Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, assumed condition of readiness (COR) 4 at approximately 6 p.m. Nov. 5.
- Fleet Weather Center San Diego Established Navy NewsStand 06 Nov 2010 -- Fleet Weather Center San Diego (FWCSD) officially stood up following an establishment ceremony held at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., Nov. 5.
- Press Briefing on the President's Visit to India Aboard Air Force One en route Ramstein, Germany The White House 06 Nov 2010
- Northrop Grumman Christens Virginia-Class Submarine, California (SSN 781), Touting "Silence is Golden" Northrop Grumman 06 Nov 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) christened the eighth submarine of the Virginia class, California (SSN 781), at the company's Shipbuilding sector in Newport News, Va.
- Ivory Coast Opposition Candidate Ouattara Call for Recount VOA 06 Nov 2010 -- Former Ivory Coast Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara has joined other opposition candidates in calling for a recount of the nation's October 31 election.
- UN humanitarian chief urges better protection of civilians in south Sudan UN News Centre 06 Nov 2010 -- The head of the United Nations humanitarian office today called for better protection of civilians in southern Sudan when visiting thousands of people who have fled their homes over the past three years because of persistent attacks on villages by members of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).
- US Prez arrives Saturday in Mumbai on a 3-day India visit IRNA 06 Nov 2010 -- The US President, Barack Obama, Saturday arrived in Mumbai, the business capital of India, on a three day India visit at the invitation of the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh.
- Obama in Mumbai Calls India Market of the Future VOA 06 Nov 2010 -- President Barack Obama says further opening India's markets to U.S. exports is crucial to job growth in the United States, and to economic progress for both countries. Mr. Obama spoke to American and Indian business executives on the first day of a three-day visit to strengthen economic, political and security ties with India, as part of a 10-day Asian tour.
- Burma's Elections Dominated by Military-Backed Political Parties VOA 06 Nov 2010 -- Burma's elections Sunday, the first in two decades, will be dominated by parties that favor military rule. The main opposition party is boycotting the polls, because of unfair rules, but a splinter party and smaller opposition parties are contesting and still hold out hope for change.
- Mottaki rules out talks on nuclear swap deal with G5+1 IRNA 06 Nov 2010 -- Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not talk about nuclear swap deal with G5+1 as the issue had already been discussed with the Vienna group.
- Leading Russian Journalist In Coma After Assault RFE/RL 06 Nov 2010 -- A leading Russian journalist has been severely injured in a brutal attack that his editor believes was linked to his work.
- Obama Says US And India United Against Terrorism RFE/RL 06 Nov 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has said India and Washington stand united to guard the "torch of freedom" as he visits Mumbai on the first stop of a 10-day Asian tour.
- Obama: US and India 'United' Against Terrorism VOA 06 Nov 2010 -- President Obama is in Mumbai, India's commercial capital, at the start of a three-day visit to elevate U.S.-India economic relations. Before diving into business and economic issues, the president paid tribute to victims of the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai.
- Al-Qaeda's Yemen branch claims responsibility for mail bomb plot, Dubai plane crash RIA Novosti 06 Nov 2010 -- Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has claimed responsibility for an international mail bomb plot uncovered last week and the crash of a UPS cargo plane in Dubai in September.
- Al-Qaida Claims Mail Bomb Plot VOA 06 Nov 2010 -- The United Arab Emirates aviation authority says it is investigating a claim by the Yemen-based wing of al-Qaida that it was behind the September crash of a United Parcel Service plane in Dubai.
- Yemeni Judge Orders 'Forcible' Arrest of US-Born Cleric VOA 06 Nov 2010 -- A Yemeni judge has issued an arrest warrant for militant U.S.-born Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki during a trial related to the killing of a French oil worker last month.
- Boeing Launches 4th Earth-Observation Satellite for Italy Boeing 06 Nov 2010 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] on Nov. 5 successfully launched the last in a series of four SkyMed spacecraft for the Italian Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation (COSMO).
- Saudi Arabia, Ukraine to hold joint space explorations RIA Novosti 06 Nov 2010 -- Saudi Arabia and Ukraine have signed an agreement to cooperate in peaceful space exploration, the website of the Space Agency of Ukraine said on Saturday.
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