13 February 2011 Military News
- Pakistan Confident US Tri-Lateral Talks on Afghanistan Will Resume Soon VOA 13 Feb 2011 -- A day after the United States postponed a key meeting with Pakistani and Afghan officials to discuss the war in Afghanistan, Islamabad says it is confident the tri-lateral talks will be re-scheduled soon.
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- USS Ronald Reagan Strike Group Underway for Exercise, Deployment NNS 13 Feb 2011 -- The Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group (CSG) departed San Diego Feb. 2 for a training exercise and scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.
- USS Ronald Reagan Celebrates Namesake's 100th Birthday NNS 13 Feb 2011 -- Sailors and Marines aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) celebrated what would have been President Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday Feb. 6 while underway for a joint task force excersise.
- SECNAV Visits Naval Special Warfare Command NNS 13 Feb 2011 -- The secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) visited Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Command, Feb. 11, for the first time since taking office in June 2009.
- Thai forces, 31st MEU conduct raid from air USMC News 13 Feb 2011 -- The Marines hymn describes the Marine Corps ability to “fight our countries battles in the air on land and sea.” The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, has been training to ensure the Marine Corps retains the ability to do just that.
- Army Reserve Gears Up For Mass Attack Army News 13 Feb 2011 -- Army Reserve Soldiers flooded into the Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center to participate in Vibrant Response.
- Israeli government appoints new army chief RIA Novosti 13 Feb 2011 -- The Israeli government on Sunday approved Maj.- Gen. Benny Gantz the Israel Defense Forces' 20th chief of General Staff.
- Israel Gets New Military Chief VOA 13 Feb 2011 -- The Israeli cabinet on Sunday approved the appointment of a new armed forces chief at a time when Israel is forced to deal with political uncertainty in the Middle East.
- HMS Queen Elizabeth Steps Out Into The Lime Light BAE Systems 13 Feb 2011 -- Construction of the first of the two new aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy, HMS Queen Elizabeth, took a huge step forward today as workers at BAE Systems' Govan yard moved two giant sections of the hull together for the first time.
- Military Dissolves Parliament, As Egypt Prepares For Post-Mubarak Era RFE/RL 13 Feb 2011 -- Egypt's military authorities say they are dissolving parliament and suspending the constitution.
- Ousted President Mubarak remains in Egypt - prime minister RIA Novosti 13 Feb 2011 -- Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq said on Sunday Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak remains in his residence in Sharm el-Sheikh, denying rumors that he possibly fled the country.
- Egypt's military leadership dissolves parliament, suspends constitution RIA Novosti 13 Feb 2011 -- Egypt's military leadership said in a statement on Sunday it dissolved both houses of the country's parliament and suspended the constitution.
- Egypt's Military Dissolves Parliament, Suspends Constitution VOA 13 Feb 2011 -- Egypt’s military says it has dissolved parliament and suspended the constitution. During the first full day of business since President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, soldiers scuffled with hold-out protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, and police also demonstrated over their wages.
- Egyptian Ambassador Expects Suspension of Emergency Rule VOA 13 Feb 2011 -- Egypt’s ambassador to the United States says he expects emergency rule to be suspended in his country at some point while a military-led caretaker government prepares for presidential and parliamentary elections later this year. Sameh Shoukry spoke on U.S. television two days after President Hosni Mubarak resigned from office.
- Egypt's Army Prodding a Return to Normalcy After Weeks of Protests VOA 13 Feb 2011 -- Egypt’s army is prodding pro-democracy demonstrators to put down their placards and get back to work Sunday, on the first full day of business since President Hosni Mubarak’s ouster.
- Muslim Brotherhood Spokesman: Egypt Not Iran VOA 13 Feb 2011 -- A prominent member of Egypt’s officially-banned Muslim Brotherhood’s Guidance Council has “sharply” denied his organization wants an Iranian-style administration, after anti-government demonstrations forced long-time President Hosni Mubarak to step down following 18-days of protests.
- Leaders expect 'domino effect' in Middle East after Egypt riots RIA Novosti 13 Feb 2011 -- Leaders of the Middle East believe revolts are likely to continue in the region following the recent uprising in Egypt, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and envoy to the region Alexander Saltanov said on Sunday.
- Uncertainty In Arab Countries After Protests Dispersed In Algeria, Yemen RFE/RL 13 Feb 2011 -- Antigovernment protesters have clashed with Yemeni police as they attempted to reach the capital's central square in the third straight day of protests to rock the small Arab state.
- Commentary: Charting A New Way Forward In The Middle East RFE/RL 13 Feb 2011 -- the Iraqi franchise of Al-Qaeda -- It's not difficult to imagine Al-Qaeda leaders Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri huddling together listening to Arabic-language broadcasts inside some nondescript house in a teeming Pakistani city. Like their enemies in the West, they are probably grappling with one fundamental question: how to manipulate the popular revolt on the 'Arab Street'?
- Yemeni opposition agrees on national dialogue with government RIA Novosti 13 Feb 2011 -- Yemeni opposition parties announced on Sunday their plans to hold national dialogue with the government of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) has reported.
- Washington urges 'restraint' over protests in Algeria RIA Novosti 13 Feb 2011 -- The United States called on the Algerian authorities on Sunday to respect human rights and show restraint amid anti-government protests, the State Department spokesman said in a statement.
- European Parliament chief urges Algeria to refrain from violence RIA Novosti 13 Feb 2011 -- European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek has called on Algerian authorities to refrain from violence, immediately release protesters and respect freedom of assembly.
- Algeria's Opposition Praises Protesters for Evading Police Blockade VOA 13 Feb 2011 -- Algeria's opposition is praising a rare anti-government demonstration in Algiers, which went forward despite the presence of tens of thousands of police.
- President appoints new atomic energy chief IRNA 13 Feb 2011 -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday appointed Fereydoun Abbasi as vice-president and the new head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.
- Iran Opposition Moves Ahead with Rally Plan, Despite Warnings VOA 13 Feb 2011 -- Iranian opposition leaders are moving forward with plans to hold a rally Monday in Tehran in support of successful anti-government uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.
- Aid Materials Donated by Chinese Ministry of Public Security KCNA 13 Feb 2011 -- The Chinese Ministry of Public Security donated aid materials to the Ministry of People's Security of the DPRK.
- Agreement Signed between Security Organs of DPRK and China KCNA 13 Feb 2011 -- An agreement on coop between the DPRK Ministry of People's Security and the Chinese Ministry of Public Security was signed.
- Reception Given for Chinese Minister of Public Security KCNA 13 Feb 2011 -- The DPRK Ministry of People's Security hosted a reception at the Mansudae Assembly Hall for the Chinese minister of Public Security.
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