26 November 2010 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 26 Nov 2010 [PDF]
- Reports: British Spy Agency Paid Taliban Impostor VOA 26 Nov 2010 -- British intelligence is refusing to comment on reports that it paid and courted an impostor that agents believed was a top Taliban commander but ended up being a shopkeeper. A British Foreign Office spokeswoman said Friday she could neither "confirm or deny" operational details.
- US Presence in Afghanistan as Long as Soviet Union's VOA 26 Nov 2010 -- The United States has now been fighting in Afghanistan as long as the Soviet Union did before it withdrew in 1989. Friday marks nine years and 50 days that U.S. forces have been fighting in Afghanistan.
- NATO Helicopters Didn’t Fly into Pakistan AFPS 26 Nov 2010 -- NATO’S International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan confirmed through operational reporting and the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan that no ISAF aircraft crossed the border into Pakistan today and that there have been no reports of injuries, military officials reported.
- More Ups than Downs in Afghan Counterinsurgency Fight AFPS 26 Nov 2010 -- A counterinsurgency campaign is a lot like a roller coaster with many ups and downs, said Army Lt. Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command and deputy commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan.
- ScanEagle keeps eyes in sky across Afghanistan USMC News 26 Nov 2010 -- Edinburgh is a small forward operating base, which lies surrounded by mountains and conflict in the northern region of Helmand province.
- No Honeymoon For NATO's 'Enduring Partnership' In Afghanistan RFE/RL 26 Nov 2010 -- Hopes of finding a peaceful resolution to the Afghan conflict remain distant, despite the highly touted successes of NATO's recent Lisbon summit.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Evolution of the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round Army News 26 Nov 2010 -- Perhaps no subject is closer to the hearts of Soldiers than their weapons and ammunition. For decades, this intense interest in "guns and ammo" has sparked sharp debate over the best weapons and ammunition on the battlefield, a debate that continues to the present day.
- Southern Partnership Commander, Medical Team Visit Chilean Hospital Navy NewsStand 26 Nov 2010 -- Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2011 Mission Commander and his medical detachment visited Naval Hospital Talcuhuano Nov. 23 for a tour of the facility and information exchange.
- OEF-bound Soldiers train on Raven Army News 26 Nov 2010 -- In May, the Army marked over one million flight hours on unmanned aerial systems. At Camp Atterbury, Soldiers are training now to operate the Raven UAS and will add to that Army milestone next year when they fly missions over Afghanistan.
- China criticizes upcoming U.S.-S.Korean naval drills RIA Novosti 26 Nov 2010 -- China strongly opposes any foreign states' military maneuvers in its exclusive economic zone, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said citing the upcoming U.S.-South Korean naval drills in the Yellow Sea.
- Russian military plans to contract reservists RIA Novosti 26 Nov 2010 -- The Russian Defense Ministry is planning to place reservists on contract from 2016, Deputy Chief of the General Staff Vasily Smirnov said on Friday.
- Russian military has no plans to recruit foreign officers RIA Novosti 26 Nov 2010 -- The Russian Defense Ministry has no plans to recruit foreign nationals to fill officer ranks, Deputy Chief of the General Staff Vasily Smirnov said on Friday.
- Russian Defense Ministry eyes R&D agency RIA Novosti 26 Nov 2010 -- The Russian Defense Ministry has proposed creating an agency to promote cutting-edge research and development (R&D) projects in the interests of national security, presidential aide Arkady Dvorkovich said on Friday.
- Presidential aide named South Korea's new defense minister RIA Novosti 26 Nov 2010 -- The South Korean President has appointed his security aide Lee Hee Won as defense minister, Yonhap reported on Friday.
- South Korea Names New Defense Minister after North Korean Artillery Attack VOA 26 Nov 2010 -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has named a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as his new defense minister.
- Successful interception of a Ballistic Missile by a SAMPT system Thales 25 Nov 2010 -- On 18 October 2010 at 11.49, the SAMP/T Surface-to-Air Medium Range missile system intercepted its first ballistic target at the DGA Missile Launch Test Centre (CELM) in Biscarosse.
- North Korea Warns War Games Take Region To 'Brink Of War' RFE/RL 26 Nov 2010 -- Tensions on the Korean Peninsula were ratcheted up further today when North Korea warned the United States and South Korea that they would push the region to "the brink of war" if they went ahead with planned military exercises.
- North Koreans leave Russia's Far East to protect homeland - paper RIA Novosti 26 Nov 2010 -- North Korean citizens working in Russia's Far East rushed home after the recent military skirmish between North and South Korea, Russian popular daily Moskovsky Komsomolets said on Friday.
- Inter-Korean dialogue crucial for resolving human rights concerns, says UN expert UN News Centre 26 Nov 2010 -- An independent United Nations human rights expert today stressed the need for a quick resumption of dialogue between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to resolve issues such as the reunion of separated families and the situation of asylum-seekers.
- North Korea Condemns US-South Korean Naval Exercises VOA 26 Nov 2010 -- North Korea is accusing the United States and South Korea of pushing the Korean peninsula to the brink of war if the two countries go ahead with planned military exercises this week. Tensions in the region remain high on Friday as sounds of artillery fire were heard in the North near the South Korean island that came under a deadly artillery attack from North Korea on Tuesday.
- Fresh Artillery Fire; New Warnings on Korean Peninsula VOA 26 Nov 2010 -- The sound of new artillery fire is rattling the Korean peninsula, sparking a series of fresh warnings as tensions rise between the North and South. Residents on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong reported hearing the sound of shelling from nearby North Korea Friday.
- Cut in Humanitarian Aid Latest Fallout from North Korean Shelling of South Korea VOA 26 Nov 2010 -- South Korea is further limiting the little assistance it allows to go to North Korea. The move comes after a barrage of artillery shells was fired at Yeonpyeong Island Tuesday. Two South Korean marines and two civilians died in the North Korean attack.
- Ivory Coast's Presidential Rivals in Final Day of Campaigning VOA 26 Nov 2010 -- Ivory Coast's presidential rivals are in their final day of campaigning leading up to Sunday's runoff election.
- UN agency welcomes Serbia-Croatia agreement on refugee, return issues UN News Centre 26 Nov 2010 -- The United Nations refugee agency today welcomed an agreement reached between Croatia and Serbia to resolve their mutual refugee and return issues, and called on the two nations to ensure that it is translated into concrete action.
- Nepal: UN reports progress in rehabilitating child soldiers from civil war UN News Centre 26 Nov 2010 -- A Security Council working group today reported significant progress on the release and reintegration of thousands of Nepalese child soldiers who fought in the decade-long civil war between the then-royalist government and Maoist insurgents.
- Curfew in Srinagar parts after assault on Mirwaiz IRNA 26 Nov 2010 -- Kashmir’s Chief Priest, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, was heckled and roughed up by activists of an extremist Hindu organization during a seminar in northern Indian city of Chandigarh on Thursday.
- Saudi Interior Ministry Says 149 Terror Suspects Arrested VOA 26 Nov 2010 -- The Saudi interior ministry has announced the arrests of 149 terror suspects belonging to 19 different groups and that the operation disrupted at least 10 terror plots.
- EU to Ask US to Lift 'Terrorist' Label on Iranian Exile Group VOA 26 Nov 2010 -- The European Union's parliament is stepping up efforts to persuade the U.S. to remove the People's Mujahedeen Organization of Iran from its list of terrorist organizations.
- Pakistan condemns U.S. court notice to intelligence officials IRNA 26 Nov 2010 -- Pakistan on Thursday dismissed as preposterous the US court decision to summon the officials of the country’s intelligence agency in the 2008 attacks in the Indian commercial city of Mumbai.
- Soltanieh: IAEA mulls its Iran, Syria reports IRNA 26 Nov 2010 -- Iran’s permanent IAEA envoy Ali-Asghar Soltanieh said here that the IAEA held a session on Thursday to provide technical justifications on its two Iran and Syria reports.
- United Kingdom supports ICC effort to re-locate witnesses in Kenyan post-election probe UN News Centre 26 Nov 2010 -- The International Criminal Court (ICC) today received a donation from the United Kingdom for a fund to help relocate witnesses who may be at risk in Kenya, where the Court’s prosecutor is investigating the 2007-2008 post-election violence.
- Haiti: going to vote will not spread cholera, UN says as efforts mount to stem disease UN News Centre 26 Nov 2010 -- Going forward with elections in Haiti this Sunday is not expected to increase the spread of cholera, a top official at the regional arm of the United Nations health agency has said, while adding that cases of the epidemic have now been confirmed in all 10 of the country’s departments, or administrative regions.
- Soyuz spacecraft to deliver New Year gifts to ISS RIA Novosti 26 Nov 2010 -- The Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft will bring New Year presents to the International Space Station (ISS), commander Dmitry Kondratyev said on Friday.
- Russian commission approves new ISS crew RIA Novosti 26 Nov 2010 -- A Russian governmental commission has approved the main and back-up crews for a new expedition to the International Space Station (ISS).
- Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft lands in Kazakhstan RIA Novosti 26 Nov 2010 -- The Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft with a crew of three landed safely in Kazakhstan on Friday morning, the Mission Control Center said.
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