08 May 2011 Military News
- No countries seek bin Laden's relatives extradition - Pakistani ministry RIA Novosti 08 May 2011 -- Osama bin Laden's wives and children still remain in custody and no country had sought their extradition so far, Pakistani Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.
- US Releases Bin Laden Videos from His Pakistani Hideout VOA 08 May 2011 -- The United States has released several videos seized by U.S. forces from al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden's Pakistani hideout that show him watching himself on television and rehearsing to make statements to the world.
- US Asks Pakistan for Access to Bin Laden's Wives VOA 08 May 2011 -- The United States says it wants to question three wives of Osama bin Laden who have been in Pakistani custody since May 2, when U.S. special forces raided a Pakistani compound where they were hiding with the al-Qaida leader.
- US Discusses Initial Conclusions From Recovered bin Laden Material VOA 08 May 2011 -- The Obama administration says material recovered from Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan show the terrorist leader was concerned about the image he projected to the world, and that he remained active in al-Qaida operations nearly 10 years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 07 May 2011
- Afghanistan: Forces Close to Eliminating Taliban Cell in South VOA 08 May 2011 -- Afghan officials said Sunday government troops backed by NATO forces were close to eliminating a cell of Taliban fighters who launched attacks on government buildings in the southern city of Kandahar a day earlier.
- Commentary: Bin Laden Is Gone - But Afghanistan Can Still Be Lost RFE/RL 08 May 2011 -- The Afghans have an old proverb: 'The world will not find rest just by saying 'peace.'' They should know. They've been suffering war for so long that they are probably justified in wondering whether the death of Osama bin Laden will really mean an end to the fighting that has been tearing their country apart.
- S. Korean Troops in Afghanistan Attacked KCNA 08 May 2011 -- The south Korean puppet troops in Afghanistan were attacked by rocket launchers on May 5.
- Completion of $10 million in Afghan security forces projects Army News 08 May 2011 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers celebrated the completion of two multi-million dollar projects in support of the Afghan national security forces this week.
Defense Policy / Programs
- 'Green bullet' as effective as M855 round - consistently Army News 08 May 2011 -- Since June, the Army has fielded about 30 million of its new 5.56 M855A1 'Enhanced Performance Round' in Afghanistan.
- Bataan Conducts Amphibious Training NNS 08 May 2011 -- Sailors aboard USS Bataan, Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 4, ACU-2 and embarked Marines from 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, conducted full-scale amphibious operations training.
- US Scheme for War against DPRK Flayed KCNA 08 May 2011 -- US planning to stage joint military exercises with south Korean forces on Paekryong Island in July under the pretence of "coping with the provocation of local war".
- Iraqi personnel graduate basic interrogator, instructor courses Army News 07 May 2011 -- The Joint Interrogation and Debriefing Detachment - Iraq graduated 22 Iraqi intelligence agency students from the basic interrogation and interrogator instructor, also known as Train-the-Trainer, courses May 1 at Camp Victory.
- S. Korea Plans to Stage Military Drills in MDL Area KCNA 08 May 2011 -- The 30th Division of the south Korean army is planning to stage field mobile drills in areas of Koyang, Phaju, Ryonchon, Tongduchon and Phochon of Kyonggi Province.
- African Union Official Urges Political Solution to Libyan Crisis VOA 08 May 2011 -- The African Union says its roadmap for peace is the best option for settling Libya's political crisis.
- Gadhafi Forces Bear Down on Western Libya VOA 08 May 2011 -- Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi are intensifying their shelling of towns in the country's western mountains, where support for anti-Gadhafi rebels is high.
- Conflict and Controversy Overshadow Unity at ASEAN Summit VOA 08 May 2011 -- The prime ministers of Cambodia and Thailand exchanged heated words over their border conflict at the ASEAN summit and Burma received an endorsement in principle to head the organization in 2014, despite its poor human-rights record.
- Sudan Ruling Party Official Rejects Critical Think Tank Report VOA 08 May 2011 -- Sudan's ruling party has rejected an International Crisis Group report critical of the government, according to Rabie Abdelati Obeid of the National Congress Party.
- Japan to continue use of nuclear power despite Fukushima nuke crisis - govt RIA Novosti 08 May 2011 -- Japan will maintain nuclear power despite the ongoing nuclear crisis caused by radiation leaks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant crippled after a powerful earthquake and tsunami in March this year, a top government official said on Sunday.
- Leakage of Radioactive Substances Goes on in Japan KCNA 08 May 2011 -- Radioactive substances are continuing to leak from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.
- Egypt to Use 'Iron Hand' for Security After Deadly Sectarian Violence VOA 08 May 2011 -- Bloody sectarian clashes erupted overnight after a crowd of Islamic extremists massed in front of a Coptic Christian church in the Cairo suburb of Imbaba, claiming that a woman who had allegedly converted to Islam was being held inside the church. Twelve people were killed and dozens wounded in the violence, while two churches were also set ablaze.
- A total of 12 die, 232 injured in clashes between Muslims, Christians in Cairo RIA Novosti 08 May 2011 -- A total of 12 people died, with another 232 were injured in clashes between Muslims and Christians outside a church near the Egyptian capital Cairo, Egypt's Health Ministry reported on Sunday.
- Syrian authorities continue military crackdown on protesters RIA Novosti 08 May 2011 -- Syrian authorities are continuing military crackdown on protesters in several cities as an effort to tightened a grip in the main parts of the country where massive pro-democracy protests are ongoing, an official military source said.
- Rights Groups: Syrian Forces Raid More Cities VOA 08 May 2011 -- Syrian rights groups say security forces have stormed at least three more cities, detaining more than 200 people in the coastal city of Banias and killing a young boy in the central city of Homs.
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