05 February 2011 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- New Start won't keep Russia from developing Bulava missiles - deputy PM RIA Novosti 05 Feb 2011 -- The New START arms reduction treaty will not shift Russia's plans to continue developing Bulava submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) and Yars RS-24 missiles, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Saturday.
- Russia looks for revival of CFE Treaty- Lavrov RIA Novosti 05 Feb 2011 -- Russia does not deem an adapted Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE Treaty) irrelevant and expects NATO to accept it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.
- Russia, U.S. complete new START ratification RIA Novosti 05 Feb 2011 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Saturday exchanged the instruments of ratification for the New START arms reduction treaty and the document came into effect.
- New START treaty 'lays foundation' for Russia-U.S. cooperation - Lavrov RIA Novosti 05 Feb 2011 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the ratification of the New START arms reduction treaty will increase international stability and promote Russian-U.S. cooperation.
- US-Russia START Treaty Gore Into Effect VOA 05 Feb 2011 -- The New START nuclear weapons treaty between the United States and Russia has taken effect. The agreement will reduce both countries’ stockpiles of strategic arms, and will reinstate mutual inspections.
- Navy Bids Farewell To Trailblazing USS Los Angeles NNS 05 Feb 2011 -- Feb. 4 marked the end of an era for the "Silent Service" as USS Los Angeles (SSN 688), the first of the world's largest class of nuclear-powered submarines, underwent her final decommissioning at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.
- UCAS-D Completes Successful First Flight NNS 05 Feb 2011 -- An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator (UCAS-D) completed its first flight Feb. 4, an essential step in the Navy's ground-breaking effort to design, develop and integrate an autonomous unmanned air system on an aircraft carrier.
- USS Jacksonville Welcomes Aboard New CO During Change of Command NNS 05 Feb 2011 -- USS Jacksonville (SSN 699) held a change of command ceremony at the submarine piers aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Feb. 4.
- USS Harry S. Truman Dons Battle "E" for Sixth Time in Twelve Years NNS 05 Feb 2011 -- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) was named the 2010 Battle Efficiency, or Battle "E", award winner by Commander, Naval Air Forces Atlantic, Feb. 2.
- Explosion Ordnance Disposal Training, Evaluation Unit 2 Earns Alfred P. Sloan Award NNS 05 Feb 2011 -- The commander of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) presented Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Training and Evaluation Unit (EODTEU) 2 with the 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility at an awards ceremony in Virginia Beach, Va., Feb. 4.
- USS Gary Deploys in Support of Counter Illicit-trafficking NNS 05 Feb 2011 -- Guided-missile frigate, USS Gary (FFG 51) departed San Diego for an independent deployment to the 4th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) in the Eastern Pacific Ocean Feb. 4.
- JLFT-7 trains for missions to Iraq Army News 05 Feb 2011 -- Effective training is the cornerstone of operational success. Through training, leaders, Soldiers, and units achieve the tactical and technical competence that builds confidence and agility. These characteristics allow Army forces to conduct successful operations across the spectrum of conflict, according to Field Manual 7-0, Training for Full Spectrum Operations.
- Lavrov says missile defense projects should not 'upset parity' RIA Novosti 05 Feb 2011 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has stressed Moscow's position to preserve the strategic parity in the sphere of missile defense.
- Clinton says U.S. open to missile defense cooperation with Russia RIA Novosti 05 Feb 2011 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reaffirmed Washington's readiness to cooperate with Russia on missile defense.
- Another Soldier Deserts Infamous Russian Military Unit RFE/RL 05 Feb 2011 -- Another young soldier has deserted an infamous Russian military unit near St. Petersburg after allegedly being abused, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
- Regional tensions underscore need to expedite Israeli-Palestinian talks – UN and partners UN News Centre 05 Feb 2011 -- Recent developments in Egypt and elsewhere in the region underscore the need for Israel and the Palestinians to immediately resume peace talks, the United Nations and its partners said on Saturday, adding that any further delay will be detrimental to regional peace and security.
- At Munich forum, Ban stresses vital link between security and development UN News Centre 05 Feb 2011 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday stressed the vital link between security and development, telling a global forum in Germany that recent events in the Middle East highlight the fact that one cannot exist without the other.
- Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood not to nominate presidency candidate IRNA 05 Feb 2011 -- IRNA correspondent here quoted dispatches as reporting Egypt’s Islamic Brotherhood says it will have no candidates for upcoming September presidential election.
- Protests Continue In Egypt As Crisis Talks Take Place Behind The Scenes RFE/RL 05 Feb 2011 -- Egyptian state television says the senior executive committee of the country's ruling National Democratic Party has resigned, including Gamal Mubarak, the son of embattled President Hosni Mubarak.
- German secret service agents arrested in Cairo: German TV IRNA 05 Feb 2011 -- Seven Germans, among them members of the secret service BND, were briefly arrested in the wake of the ongoing unrest in Egypt, the German television station ARD reported Saturday.
- Former U.S. Ambassador To Cairo: 'We Knew Egypt Was A Cauldron' RFE/RL 05 Feb 2011 -- Daniel Kurtzer served as U.S. ambassador to Egypt from 1997 to 2001 before becoming the U.S. envoy to Israel. RFE/RL correspondent Richard Solash asked him about the U.S. response to the uprisings in Egypt and what it means for Washington's foreign policy approach to the region.
- Mixed Reports On Cause Of Blast At Egyptian Gas Terminal RFE/RL 05 Feb 2011 -- An explosion has rocked a gas terminal in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula, forcing operators to shut off the flow of gas to neighboring Jordan and Egypt.
- Egypt crisis talks should include 'all political forces' - Lavrov RIA Novosti 05 Feb 2011 -- The dialogue on overcoming the crisis in Egypt should involve all the political forces in the country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.
- Anti-Mubarak protests continue, president refuses to resign RIA Novosti 05 Feb 2011 -- Egypt's capital of Cairo saw hundreds of thousands gather at central Tahrir Square to continue demands for President Hosni Mubarak to step down, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported on Saturday.
- Top Egyptian Ruling Party Leadership Quits VOA 05 Feb 2011 -- Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak appears to have taken one more step toward relinquishing power, with Egyptian state television reporting the top leadership of his National Democratic party has resigned.
- US Supports Egyptian Reform Plans VOA 05 Feb 2011 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed support for a political transition in Egypt headed by the new vice president, but the U.S. special envoy to Egypt said President Hosni Mubarak must remain in office to make the transition work.
- Lukashenko may face same fate as Mubarak, U.S. senator says RIA Novosti 05 Feb 2011 -- Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko may follow the same unfavorable destiny as his embattled Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak, senior U.S. senator John McCain said on Friday.
- 'Army well-prepared to suppress enemy aggression': Army commander IRNA 05 Feb 2011 -- Islamic Republic of Iran Army Commander Major-General Ataollah Salehi said on Saturday that the army is well-prepared to suppress any aggression by the enemies.
- Mashaei: Recognizing Iran’s nuclear rights, key to continuation of talks with G5+1 IRNA 05 Feb 2011 -- Presidential Advisor and chief of staff Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei said on Saturday that recongnition of Iran’s nuclear rights will prepare grounds for continuation of talks with the western side on global developments.
- Russian FM urges 'road map' for resolving Iranian nuclear deadlock IRNA 05 Feb 2011 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday called for a 'road map' geared at overcoming the impasse over Iran's nuclear program.
- Russia's Lavrov warns against new sanctions on Iran RIA Novosti 05 Feb 2011 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called against possible introduction of new sanctions on Iran.
- WikiLeaks founder seeks protection from Australian premier RIA Novosti 05 Feb 2011 -- The founder of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has called on Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard to bring him home, Sydney Morning Herald reported on Saturday.
- Cuba seeks 20-year jail term to accused U.S. 'spy' RIA Novosti 05 Feb 2011 -- Cuban prosecutors have requested a 20-year prison term for a U.S. citizen accused of 'spying,' the Communist Party newspaper Granma has reported.
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