11 November 2010 Military News
- Coalition, Afghans Now Resourced to Succeed, Mullen Says AFPS 11 Nov 2010 -- After years of under-resourcing the war in Afghanistan, the coalition has put in place the pieces needed to win the counterinsurgency battle in the country, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here yesterday.
- Ex-Pakistani Leader Defends Role in Afghanistan VOA 11 Nov 2010 -- Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf discounts allegations that his country's powerful intelligence agency has been backing the Taliban. But he also says the Inter-Services Intelligence directorate, or ISI, must counter what he says are Indian plots against Pakistan hatched in Afghanistan.
- NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan marks year of progress Army News 11 Nov 2010 -- The NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan commander said Tuesday that since the standup of his organization just a year ago, he believes progress has been made toward enabling Afghan National Security Forces to take the lead by Dec. 31, 2014.
- Drone strike kills six Pakistani militants IRNA 11 Nov 2010 -- At least six suspected militants were klled in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region along Afghan borer on Thursday, security sources in the region said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Obama Pays Tribute to US Troops in Korea VOA 11 Nov 2010 -- On the U.S. Veterans Day holiday, the U.S.President Barack Obama traveled to the U.S.Army Garrison at Yongsan and addressed a gathering that included members of the 8th Army, 7th Air Force, U.S. Marines, and U.S. Navy forces.
- Mullen Looks to Congress to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask’, Ratify Arms Treaty AFPS 11 Nov 2010 -- Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said he agrees with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates that if the so-called Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell law is to be changed, it is much better changed by Congress than by the courts.
- All Americans Owe Thanks to Veterans, Biden Says AFPS 11 Nov 2010 -- Vice President Joe Biden honored servicemembers and veterans at a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery today, saying 100 percent of Americans owe their gratitude to the 1 percent who serve in the all-volunteer force.
- Chairman Works to Bridge Military-Civilian Gap AFPS 11 Nov 2010 -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on the eve of Veterans Day yesterday, asked the civilian world to reach out to veterans returning home from the wars.
- Obama Vows Unending Support for Veterans AFPS 11 Nov 2010 -- President Barack Obama marked Veterans Day in the Republic of Korea where he told U.S. troops they have his unending support.
- Chief of Navy Reserve Visits Bahrain Navy NewsStand 11 Nov 2010 -- Chief of Navy Reserve held an all-hands call aboard Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain Nov. 7.
- Modeling, Simulation Center Opens in Philadelphia Navy NewsStand 11 Nov 2010 -- Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) expanded its ship design capability Nov. 3 by opening a new modeling and simulation center at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division - Ship Systems Engineering Station (NAVSSES) in Philadelphia, Pa.
- Army civilian survey yields high response Army News 11 Nov 2010 -- For the first time in four years, the Army Civilian Attitude Survey, the Army's primary attitude and opinion poll of its civilians workforce, has opened up to employees worldwide.
- Pearl Harbor Exercise Assesses Navy, Air Force Joint Efforts Navy NewsStand 11 Nov 2010 -- Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) Emergency Management organized a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive (CBRNE) exercise, Nov. 9.
- Nimitz, Training Air Wing 1 Recognize Centennial of Naval Aviation Navy NewsStand 11 Nov 2010 -- A unique aircraft landed aboard USS Nimitz (CVN-68) for carrier qualifications Nov. 4. Training Air Wing 1 (TW-1) came aboard flying the T-45C Goshawk painted in honor of the Centennial of Naval Aviation.
- India, Myanmar to strengthen cooperation between forces IRNA 11 Nov 2010 -- India and Myanmar have agreed to further strengthen close cooperation between their security forces as neighbouring country assured New Delhi it would not allow its territories to be used for anti-India activities.
- Remarks by President Obama and President Hu of China Before Bilateral Meeting The White House 11 Nov 2010
- Remarks by President Obama and German Chancellor Merkel before Bilateral Meeting The White House 11 Nov 2010
- Lockheed Martin Leverages Development and Integration Expertise in Bid for Next-Generation Aegis Missile Contract Lockheed Martin 11 Nov 2010 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) submitted its proposal today to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency for the concept definition and program planning contract for the Next-Generation Aegis Missile.
- Northrop Grumman Enters Competition for Missile Defense Agency's Next-Generation Aegis Missile Northrop Grumman 11 Nov 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is highlighting its deep experience on early intercept of ballistic missile threats to compete for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) next-generation ballistic missile interceptor currently planned for fielding in 2020.
- Lockheed Martin Receives $97 Million Contract for Aegis Production Lockheed Martin 11 Nov 2010 -- The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $97M contract for the production of the Aegis Weapon System for the DDG-113 destroyer, plus advanced procurement funding for two additional systems for DDGs 114 and 115.
- Boeing Opens New P-8 Production Facility in Seattle Boeing 11 Nov 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today celebrated the opening of a new P-8 aircraft production facility near Boeing Field in Seattle. The refurbished factory gives Boeing and its P-8 teammates the space they need to install mission systems and conduct tests on aircraft for current and future customers.
- Northrop Grumman Submits Bid for Marine Corps Common Aviation Command and Control System Northrop Grumman 11 Nov 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has submitted its proposal for the demonstration contract for the U.S. Marine Corps Common Aviation Command and Control System (CAC2S) Phase 2 sensor data subsystem.
- SAIC Awarded $45 Million Task Order by Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division SAIC 11 Nov 2010 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a task order by the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) - Crane Division to provide technical and engineering services to the Spectrum Warfare Systems Department. The task order has a three-year base period of performance, two one-year award term periods, and a total value of more than $45 million, if all award term periods are exercised. Work will be performed at NSWC Crane in Crane, Ind. and other locations as required. The task order was awarded under the U.S. Navy's SeaPort-e contract.
- Orbital Successfully Test Fires First Stage Rocket Engine for Taurus II Rocket Orbital Sciences Corp. 11 Nov 2010 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB), one of the world’s leading space technology companies, today announced the successful test firing of the liquid fuel AJ26 engine that will power the first stage of the company’s Taurus® II space launch vehicle.
- 11 November 2010 - DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 11 Nov 2010
- Clinton Offers Netanyahu Security Pledge VOA 11 Nov 2010 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has assured Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Israel's security requirements will be fully taken into account in any future peace deal with the Palestinians.
- US, Israeli Leaders Meet Amid Settlement Tensions VOA 11 Nov 2010 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have begun talks on the Middle East peace process, amid tensions between Israel and the Palestinians over Israel's resumption of settlement construction.
- ISRAEL: Border barrier to keep asylum-seekers out IRIN 11 Nov 2010 -- Israel is building a 60km-long barrier on its southern border with Egypt aimed at physically keeping out African asylum-seekers amid a rising tide of intolerance towards people widely referred to as “illegal workers".
- Palestinians in Lebanon Hold Little Hope for Reconstruction VOA 11 Nov 2010 -- They call the temporary housing "barracks" or "containers." Some of the two-story blocks of rooms are made of concrete, and they are decorated. Others are made of tin.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina cannot afford continued stalemate, Security Council told UN News Centre 11 Nov 2010 -- The current situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina is marked by a political stalemate and stagnation on key reforms, and requires the continued attention of the international community, the Security Council was told today.
- NEWSMAKER: UN advocate calls sexual violence ‘cheap and silent’ weapon of war UN News Centre 11 Nov 2010 -- While the nature of war has changed over the years, the fact remains that civilians bear the brunt of today’s conflicts, with women and children paying a particularly heavy toll, says the United Nations envoy on sexual violence in conflict, who stresses that rape has become a tool to spread terror and exert control on communities.
- Iraq's Leaders Back Fragile Power-Sharing Deal VOA 11 Nov 2010 -- Iraq's president has asked Shi'ite incumbent Nouri al-Maliki to retain his position as prime minister and form a new government, but a dispute in parliament on a newly reached power-sharing deal prompted most of the Sunni-backed opposition to walk out, underscoring the agreement's fragility.
- Iraqi political leaders reach agreement on top gov't posts IRNA 11 Nov 2010 -- The Iraqi political leaders finally reached an agreement Wednesday evening on top posts for new government after an eight-month deadlock.
- Iraqi Politicians Seal Deal On New Government RFE/RL 11 Nov 2010 -- It's taken eight months, but the Iraqi parliament convened for a session to name a new speaker and two deputies, setting in motion the process of forming a new government.
- Iraqi Leaders Welcome Tentative Power Sharing Deal VOA 11 Nov 2010 -- Iraqi leaders have welcomed a tentative deal on a unity government that could end an eight-month political stalemate. A major hurdle appears overcome by including the Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc, but the potentially contentious division of cabinet posts still looms on the horizon.
- Bush: Mubarak Informed US that Iraq Had Biological Weapons VOA 11 Nov 2010 -- Former U.S. President George W. Bush says Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak informed the U.S. that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. He also spoke of other people who had influence on his decision to invade Iraq.
- Report: Russian Double Agent Helped Uncover U.S. Spy Ring RFE/RL 11 Nov 2010 -- A Russian newspaper reports today that a Russian spy ring in the United States was uncovered with the help of a double agent.
- Kommersant reveals biography of exposed Russian spook RIA Novosti 11 Nov 2010 -- A respected Russian business daily revealed on Thursday the biography of one of the 10 Russian spies arrested in the United States in June, Mikhail Vasenkov, aka Juan Lazaro.
- Something rotten in Russian spy kingdom - source RIA Novosti 11 Nov 2010 -- A retired senior officer of Soviet and Russian foreign intelligence told RIA Novosti that having an officer handling undercover spies in the United States betraying his network, as the Kommersant daily reported Thursday, is "bad news for the Russian intelligence community."
- Russia-U.S. spy scandal caused by intelligence officer betrayal - newspaper RIA Novosti 11 Nov 2010 -- This past summer's spy row between Russia and the United States was the result of a betrayal by a Russian intelligence officer, a leading business daily reported on Thursday.
- Obama Calls On North Korea To Show 'Seriousness Of Purpose' RFE/RL 11 Nov 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has today called on North Korea to show "seriousness of purpose" before the United States will agree to restart six-nation talks aimed at securing the North's nuclear disarmament.
- US selfishly rejects Turkey, Brazil joining to G5+1 talks with Iran IRNA 11 Nov 2010 -- US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has in a self-centered move rejected Turkey and Brazil's presence in the upcoming talks of the Western states with Iran.
- Iran's Expediency Council Accused Of Acting Unconstitutionally RFE/RL 11 Nov 2010 -- An aide to Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has criticized the work of a powerful advisory body as being inconsistent with the country's constitution, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.
- United States renews 1979 sanctions against Iran RIA Novosti 11 Nov 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has renewed the 1979 financial sanctions against Iran, the White House reported.
- Yemen Cargo Bomb Plot Sparks Stringent US Security Rules VOA 11 Nov 2010 -- British police say a cargo bomb found on board a plane originating from Yemen last month was timed to explode while the plane was over the United States. The incident has led to air cargo rules that could significantly affect businesses.
- Convicted ex-president to be stripped of all privileges CNA 11 Nov 2010 -- Security services for detained former President Chen Shui-bian will soon be stopped following his final corruption convictions handed down Thursday in two high-profile cases.
- Former first couple get long jail sentences in appeal to Supreme Court CNA 11 Nov 2010 -- Former President Chen Shui-bian and his wife Wu Shu-jen received lengthy prison terms from the Supreme Court on Thursday on bribe-taking and money-laundering charges.
- Taiwan's cross-strait policy wins worldwide recognition: President CNA 11 Nov 2010 -- President Ma Ying-jeou said Thursday that his administration's cross-Taiwan Strait policy, including signing of an Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) between the two sides, has won recognition worldwide.
- Pakistani cabinet resents U.S. on India UNSC seat IRNA 11 Nov 2010 -- Pakistani Cabinet Wednesday expressed serious concern and strong disappointment on US decision to support a permanent seat for India at UN Security Council.
- Obama's Latest Muslim Outreach Effort Fails To Echo Beyond The Land Of His Childhood RFE/RL 11 Nov 2010 -- His predecessor's robust defense of waterboarding as an interrogation tool for Muslim terrorist suspects was hardly the kindest segue into President Barack Obama's latest effort to persuade the Islamic world that the United States is friend rather than foe.
- Iraq Christian Killings Put Spotlight On Religious Minorities In Muslim Countries RFE/RL 11 Nov 2010 -- Two weeks ago, militants in Iraq laid siege to a church in Baghdad, in an attack that killed more than 50 Christians and prompted condemnation from around the world. That attack - along with a spree of targeted killings of Christians in Baghdad this week - also put a spotlight on the status of religious minorities throughout the broader Muslim world.
- George W. Bush's "Decision Points": An exercise in self-justification RIA Novosti 11 Nov 2010 -- All political memoirs are, to some extent, an exercise in self-justification, especially those by presidents and prime ministers - an obvious point, but true nonetheless. The original idea behind memoirs was to provide thoughtful reflection on past events and actions. Now they function more like a preemptive strike. Politicians use their memoirs to define their role in history before historians do it for them.
- Somalia: UN human rights experts condemn recent execution of teenage girls UN News Centre 11 Nov 2010 -- Several independent United Nations experts today condemned the recent public execution of two teenage girls in central Somalia, voicing deep concern that groups such as the Islamic militant Al-Shabaab are taking the Horn of Africa nation “back into the stone age.”
- Quick response to cholera saved lives in Haiti, but challenges remain – UN UN News Centre 11 Nov 2010 -- Timely response by the Government of Haiti and humanitarian agencies to the cholera outbreak in the country saved lives, with more than 11,000 patients having been treated in hospitals since cases were first reported last month, the United Nations said today.
- Burma's Supreme Court Rejects Democracy Leader's Appeal VOA 11 Nov 2010 -- Burma's Supreme Court has rejected democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's final appeal of her conviction and sentence last year. The ruling was made just two days before she is expected to be released. But some of her supporters fear the government will seek to keep her under arrest.
- Pakistan: UN forum stresses need for disaster risk reduction after recent floods UN News Centre 11 Nov 2010 -- Disaster risk reduction is crucial to strength Pakistan’s capacity to respond and withstand emergencies like the recent floods that killed nearly 2,000 people and caused $9.7 billion in damages to infrastructure, homes, crops and livestock, experts at a United Nations meeting have stressed.
- Deadly Car Bomb Strikes Pakistan's Commerical Capital, Karachi VOA 11 Nov 2010 -- Officials in Pakistan say a massive car bomb has ripped through a police building in the country's largest city, Karachi, killing at least 15 people.
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