14 November 2010 Military News
- Karzai: US Should Cut Back Afghan Military Operations VOA 14 Nov 2010 -- Afghanistan's president says he wants the United States to reduce the visibility and intensity of its military operations in his country.
- Holbrooke: US Combat Troops to be Phased Out of Afghanistan by 2014 VOA 14 Nov 2010 -- The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, says U.S. and NATO combat forces will be phased out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and the handover to Afghan security forces will begin in the middle of next year. Holbrooke's remarks came during a discussion with a group of journalists in Pakistan.
- Communications Marines keep service members connected in Afghanistan USMC News 14 Nov 2010 -- Without the sophisticated communications systems necessary for messages to securely travel long distances, many Marines and sailors would simply be lost in the fog of war. These systems need to be assembled and maintained though, which is where communications Marines come in.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Obama Ends Asia Tour, Says New START Treaty 'Can Reduce Tensions' RFE/RL 14 Nov 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has left Japan to return to Washington after a 10-day tour of Asia that also included visits to India, Indonesia, and South Korea.
- Obama Presses for US-Russia Nuclear Pact VOA 14 Nov 2010 -- Republican senators continue to express misgivings about a new nuclear-arms reduction treaty between the United States and Russia. The comments follow President Barack Obama's assurances to his Russian counterpart that Senate ratification of the New START treaty will be a top priority in an end-of-year session of the U.S. Congress.
- US Army Alaska, Indian Army mark success of Yudh Abhyas 2010 at closing ceremony Army News 14 Nov 2010 -- US Army Alaska and the Indian Army celebrated the end of Yudh Abhyas 2010.
- GTMO Assists Iwo Jima During Port Visit Navy NewsStand 14 Nov 2010 -- The amphibious ship USS Iwo Jima (LPD 7) made a port visit to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Nov. 11-13.
- Russian, U.S. presidents to discuss missile shield at NATO summit RIA Novosti 14 Nov 2010 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Sunday that he planned to discuss issues concerning European missile defense with U.S. President Barack Obama at a NATO summit in Lisbon on November 20.
- Russian military delegation to visit NATO college RIA Novosti 14 Nov 2010 -- A Russian military delegation will arrive on Sunday to the NATO Defense College in Rome on a five-day exchange of education mission, the Defense Ministry said.
- Russia, Bulgaria address illegal production of Soviet-era weaponry RIA Novosti 14 Nov 2010 -- Russia and Bulgaria have agreed to resolve issues related to unlicensed production of Soviet-era weaponry and equipment by Bulgarian companies, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.
- Pakistan gets Chinese AWACS aircraft IRNA 14 Nov 2010 -- Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Saturday received four Chinese Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft, the PAF said.
- Rafael Introduces ImiLite ISR Exploitation System Rafael 14 Nov 2010 -- Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., developer and manufacturer of leading air, sea, and land defense solutions, announces Imilite, a new, multi-sensor, multi-platform intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) Exploitation System.
- Aung San Suu Kyi Seeks Reconciliation With Military Rulers VOA 14 Nov 2010 -- Newly freed Burmese democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi is offering an olive branch to the country's military regime that kept her confined for most of the last two decades.
- Rangoon Diary: Democracy First on Suu Kyi’s Agenda for Burma VOA 14 Nov 2010 -- This is a special report from a journalist inside Rangoon, who has been covering Burma’s political developments for VOA despite the threat of deportation. For safety reasons, the journalist’s identity is being withheld. These are the reporter’s notes from the field.
- Freed Suu Kyi Calls For Unity Among Myanmar's Splintered Opposition RFE/RL 14 Nov 2010 -- Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has made her first major political speech since being freed on November 13 from seven years of house arrest.
- Israeli Cabinet Considers Extension of Settlement Moratorium VOA 14 Nov 2010 -- Israel is considering a new proposal aimed at breaking the deadlock in the Middle East peace process.
- U.S.A. offers Israel fighters in exchange for 90-day settlement freeze RIA Novosti 14 Nov 2010 -- The United States have offered Israel to put a 90-day halt on its settlement construction activities in exchange for 20 fighter jets worth $3 billion and support in the UN, the Jerusalem Post said on Sunday.
- UN panel monitoring Sudan referenda arrives on eve of voter registration UN News Centre 14 Nov 2010 -- The United Nations panel tasked with monitoring the upcoming referenda on self-determination in Sudan has arrived in the country ahead of the start of voter registration for the vote on the status of Southern Sudan.
- Implementation of Inter-Korean Joint Declarations Called for KCNA 14 Nov 2010 -- The June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration are landmarks of national reunification.
- KCNA on US Policy KCNA 14 Nov 2010 -- The US is still dreaming of dominating the world by force and its wild ambition for the world domination are creating instability in its various parts.
- Korean People Called on to Hold Higher Banner of Juche KCNA 14 Nov 2010 -- The revolutionary idea, the Juche idea founded by President Kim Il Sung is the unique guiding idea of the Workers' Party of Korea.
- FBI takes Russia spy ring traitor under protection - TV RIA Novosti 14 Nov 2010 -- The FBI has taken under its protection Russian Foreign Intelligence Services (SVR) colonel who has allegedly betrayed Russian spy ring in the United States, the NBC reported on Sunday.
- Mehmanparast: Iran backs accords between Iraqi political wings IRNA 14 Nov 2010 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said on Sunday that the Islamic Republic of Iran backs the accords made by the Iraqi political wings on formation of a national broad-based government in Iraq.
- President felicitates Iraqi premier on re-election, renews support IRNA 14 Nov 2010 -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Saturday felicitated Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on formation of new Iraqi government, terming it a great victory for Iraqi government, nation, parliament as well as the country’s political parties.
- Russia's Silicon Valley Dreams May Threaten Cybersecurity RFE/RL 14 Nov 2010 -- There's little obviously unusual about the drab Moscow suburb Arnold Schwarzenegger visited last month. That's because Skolkovo has only just been selected as the planned site for a new Russian Silicon Valley, the crown jewel of a vaunted project President Dmitry Medvedev promises will modernize his oil-dependent country.
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