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12 March 2011 Military News

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  • AMC forces poised to support humanitarian operations in Japan AFNS 12 Mar 2011 -- Air Mobility Command forces are poised to support relief operations in Japan after the earthquakes and resulting tsunamis that have struck the nation, according to AMC officials.
  • Marines conducts emergency actions in wake of earthquake, tsunami USMC News 12 Mar 2011 -- Marines and sailors stood up an emergency operations center to facilitate the evacuation of U.S. service members living in low-lying areas around Okinawa, March 11.
  • US Delivers Aid in Disaster-Stricken Japan VOA 12 Mar 2011 -- The U.S. military is mobilizing humanitarian relief efforts in Japan, after the government there requested foreign assistance to help those in need following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
  • USS Blue Ridge readies to provide aid to Japan NNS 12 Mar 2011 -- Seventh Fleet command flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) Sailors and embarked 7th Fleet staff members are preparing for humanitarian aid and disaster relief support operations while sailing toward the eastern coast of mainland Japan March 13.

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  • Arab League votes for no-fly zone over Libya RIA Novosti 12 Mar 2011 -- Arab League foreign ministers voted on Saturday to ask the UN Security Council to impose a no-fly zone over Libya.
  • Libyan rebels council asks Arab League recognition RIA Novosti 12 Mar 2011 -- Libya's National Transitional Council set up by anti-Gaddafi rebels as a ruling body in the east of the country has asked the Arab League to recognize it as a legitimate authority, Egyptian media said on Saturday.
  • Russia opposes foreign military intervention in Libya RIA Novosti 12 Mar 2011 -- Foreign military intervention in Libya is inadmissible in any form, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
  • UN humanitarian official arrives in Libya to discuss aid delivery UN News Centre 12 Mar 2011 -- The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Libya, Rashid Khalikov, arrived in Tripoli today for discussions with authorities that will focus on access for aid workers who need to travel across the country to assess the requirements of those affected by the unrest and ensure that assistance is delivered to them.
  • Libyan Government Closes in on Former Rebel Strongholds VOA 12 Mar 2011 -- Libyan government forces are advancing on the city of Misurata, one of the few western regions to remain under rebel control.
  • Arab League Wants Libyan 'No-Fly' Zone VOA 12 Mar 2011 -- Arab League foreign ministers meeting in Cairo Saturday ended a closed door session by calling on the U.N. Security Council to impose a no-fly zone over Libya.
  • UN Commission to Investigate Abuse in Libya VOA 12 Mar 2011 -- The United Nations Human Rights Council has appointed three high-level experts to investigate alleged human rights violations during the ongoing political turmoil in Libya. The Council adopted a resolution to launch an international independent investigation during a special session on Libya last month, which also suspended Libya’s membership in the Council.

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