07 November 2010 Military News
- Motor Transport keeps Marines in the fight USMC News 07 Nov 2010 -- The Marines and sailors of Combat Logistics Battalion 3, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) arrived here last month in support of I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).
- Wing Marines fly through convoy operations USMC News 07 Nov 2010 -- Convoys provide vital lifelines for troops, supplies and vehicles across Afghanistan; however, it requires an immense amount of teamwork, dedication and proficiency to keep these assets moving across the vast desert terrain.
- UN-backed polio immunization campaign under way in Afghanistan UN News Centre 07 Nov 2010 -- A United Nations-supported national campaign to immunize an estimated 7.8 million children in Afghanistan against polio kicked off today in an effort to eradicate the contagious viral disease which causes paralysis.
- Two US Drone Attacks Kill Nine Militants in Pakistan VOA 07 Nov 2010 -- Pakistani intelligence officials say nine suspected militants have been killed in two U.S. drone attacks in the country's North Waziristan tribal region.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Congress Should Welcome Defense Efficiencies, Gates Says AFPS 07 Nov 2010 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates expressed confidence that the new split-party Congress will support his efficiency initiatives, while expressing hope the lame-duck Congress will pass the new arms reduction treaty and repeal the law prohibiting gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.
- Mullen: United States Stands Firm on Stable Pacific Region AFPS 07 Nov 2010 -- Navy Adm. Mike Mullen has called the 21st century the “Pacific century,” and U.S. interests in the region will be underscored here tomorrow when he and other leaders hold talks as part of the annual Australian-U.S. Ministerial.
- U.S.-Australia Alliance Never More Important, Gates, Clinton Write AFPS 07 Nov 2010 -- Asia’s security environment presents a new and complex mix of challenges that make the U.S.-Australia alliance as critical today as any time in its history, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton wrote in a jointly by-lined opinion article published in an Australian newspaper today.
- Media Availability with Secretary Gates en route to Melbourne, Australia DoD 07 Nov 2010-- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates
- What You Can't See, Can Hurt You Army News 07 Nov 2010 -- The Missouri National Guard's 1st Battalion, 138th Infantry Regiment Sniper Team, trained with soldiers from the 26th Infantry Regiment, Northern Army, Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces.
- CP10 Marines, Sailors assess Hurricane Tomas impact USMC News 07 Nov 2010 -- Marines and sailors aboard the USS Iwo Jima flew over Haitian soil to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Tomas.
- Battle of San Jacinto Army News 07 Nov 2010 -- On the morning of November 11, 1899, the men of the 33rd Regiment U.S. Volunteer Infantry moved south toward San Jacinto. In their path was a series of irrigation ditches, water features, and rice paddies dissected by a road through the middle. As the men began crossing the muddy quagmire, gunfire erupted from the trenches and trees in front of them.
- Ukrainian warship joins NATO anti-terror operation in Mediterranean RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2010 -- The corvette Ternopol of the Ukrainian Navy has sailed off from the Black Sea port of Sevastopol to join the NATO's Active Endeavour mission in the Mediterranean, the press office of Ukraine's Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
- Turkey opposed to missile shield plan against Iran IRNA 07 Nov 2010 -- Turkey’s public TV declared on Saturday that Ankara is opposed to using NATO missile shield plan against its neighbors, especially Iran.
- Israeli Police Demolish Bedouin Mosque Rahat VOA 07 Nov 2010 -- Tensions are rising between Israeli Jews and Arabs after the demolition of a Muslim house of worship.
- Netanyahu Begins Five-Day US Visit in New Orleans VOA 07 Nov 2010 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is beginning a five-day visit to the United States, meeting first with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in the southern city of New Orleans, Louisiana, and then on Monday addressing the annual meeting of the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America.
- Ivory Coast Court Sets Date for Presidential Run-Off VOA 07 Nov 2010 -- Ivory Coast's Constitutional Court has overruled the challenges from last Sunday's presidential poll and set the second round run-off between President Laurent Gbagbo and former prime minister, Alassane Ouattara, for November 21st.
- Angola-DR Congo: Senior UN official calls for probe into reported rape of expellees UN News Centre 07 Nov 2010 -- A senior United Nations official has urged the national authorities in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to investigate reports that women were raped when large numbers of people were expelled from Angola and forced to return to the DRC recently.
- Darfur: UN humanitarian chief urges authorities to facilitate aid delivery UN News Centre 07 Nov 2010 -- The United Nations top humanitarian official today urged the local administration in Sudan's conflict-affected region of Darfur to show stronger commitment to facilitating the delivery of aid to those in need without political or ethnic considerations.
- Obama, Indian Prime Minister to Hold Formal Bilateral Talks VOA 07 Nov 2010 -- On the final day of his three-day stay in India, President Barack Obama will hold formal bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and address a joint session of India's parliament. Indian media have been full of discussion about Mr. Obama's remarks about Pakistan during a Town Hall-style meeting with students in Mumbai.
- Burma Voting Ends Amid Growing Criticism VOA 07 Nov 2010 -- Voting has ended in military-ruled Burma's first elections in two decades. Critics say the results were engineered long ago. The military is widely expected to remain in power, though some analysts say the polls could allow for gradual progress. Outside journalists are banned from Burma.
- Myanmar Holds Elections Widely Criticized As Undemocratic RFE/RL 07 Nov 2010 -- The people of military-ruled Myanmar voted today in the country's first national elections for 20 years.
- President Ahmadinejad criticizes 'American behavior' IRNA 07 Nov 2010 -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Sunday criticized what he referred to as the 'American behavior' towards independent countries.
- FM: Iran agrees to talk with G5+1 in Turkey IRNA 07 Nov 2010 -- Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said Sunday that Iran has agreed to hold talks with the 5+1 Group member states in Turkey.
- Turkish ministry confirms Iran's plans to resume talks with West RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2010 -- Turkish Foreign Ministry confirmed Teheran's plans to resume talks with the group of six international mediators over its controversial nuclear program on the territory of Turkey.
- Prosecutors to appeal district court's ruling on Chen case CNA 07 Nov 2010 -- The Special Investigation Panel (SIP) prosecution team vowed Sunday to appeal the verdict handed down by the Taipei District Court to acquit former President Chen Shui-bian of bribe-taking charges in connection with two major bank mergers during his second term in office.
- Azerbaijan's Ruling Party Set To Cement Power In Polls, Amid Reports Of Election Fraud RFE/RL 07 Nov 2010 -- Parliamentary elections have ended in Azerbaijan amid reports of widespread violations.
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