14 May 2011 Military News
- US used stealth technology to avoid Pakistan's detection IRNA 14 May 2011 -- Pakistan's intelligence chief Friday informed the in-camera session that the U.S. had used stealth technology on its helicopters that could not be detected by the radars when they raided a compound and killed Osama bin Laden.
- Pakistan parliament condemns US Osama raid IRNA 14 May 2011 -- Pakistani parliament early Saturday adopted a unanimous resolution, strongly condemning the U.S. unilateral raid on a compound to kill Osama bin Laden and said such action is amount to violation of the country's sovereignty.
- Pakistan's top military general cancels US visit IRNA 14 May 2011 -- Pakistan Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shamim Wyen has cancelled his visit to the United States as relationship between the two allies are under stress after the U.S. killed al-Qaeda chief in a unilateral raid in Pakistan.
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 13 May 2011
- Flag raising brings Afghan control to FOB outside Kabul Army News 14 May 2011 -- surrounding the FOB. Plus, there are eight guard towers and one main entry control point which consists of one steel panel access gate and one drop-down gate.
- Pakistan Taliban bombers kill 80 security men IRNA 14 May 2011 -- Two Pakistani Taliban bombers Friday struck a training center of security forces in the country's northwest and killed nearly 80 people and wounded over 100 more, a provincial minister said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- 'You, Too, Can Shape History,' Gates Tells Graduates AFPS 14 May 2011 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates took his message of public service to graduates of North Dakota State University today and the University of Oklahoma yesterday, urging young people to 'consider a life of service.'
- Stennis Prepares for Deployment, Conducts Simulated Strait Transit NNS 14 May 2011 -- John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group simulated a strait transit May 13 off the coast of southern California.
- Frank Cable Visits Hong Kong NNS 14 May 2011 -- Submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) anchored off the coast of Hong Kong to provide tended support to USS Hampton (SSN 767) during a port visit May 14.
- New Russian radar to be tested near Kaliningrad by end of 2011 RIA Novosti 14 May 2011 -- Russia's Space Forces commander said on Saturday that a new radar being built near the Baltic port of Kaliningrad would be tested by the end of the year.
- Europe missile shield must be safe for Russia - Medvedev RIA Novosti 14 May 2011 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sent a letter to the Russia-NATO Council asking for guarantees that the European missile defense project would be safe for Russia, the Kremlin press service said on Saturday.
- Iran enjoys most developed marine facilities - Navy commander IRNA 14 May 2011 -- Navy Commander Rear-Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said here on Saturday that the Islamic Republic of Iran enjoys the most developed marine technologies, installations and facilities in the region.
- Greece to send humanitarian aid to Benghazi RIA Novosti 14 May 2011 -- Greece will send a humanitarian aid ship to Libyan rebel's stronghold of Benghazi, Greek Foreign Minister, Dimitris Droutsas said on Saturday.
- U.S. views Libyan rebel government as 'legitimate' - security advisor RIA Novosti 14 May 2011 -- The United States views Libya's Transitional National Council (TNC) as a legitimate interlocutor of the Libyan people, a White House advisor said at a meeting with the head of Libya's rebel government.
- International prosecutor to seek warrant for Gaddafi RIA Novosti 14 May 2011 -- The International Criminal Court (ICC) would seek warrants for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his son on Monday, an ICC prosecutor told Spain's Cadena Ser radio.
- Top UN humanitarian official hits out at forced displacement of Palestinians UN News Centre 14 May 2011 -- The United Nations humanitarian chief today called for an end to the forced displacement of Palestinians from Jerusalem and parts of the West Bank, saying Israeli planning rules were having an unacceptable impact on Palestinian communities.
- Six Individuals Charged for Providing Material Support to the Pakistani Taliban US Dept. of Justice 14 May 2011 -- Six individuals located in South Florida and Pakistan have been indicted in the Southern District of Florida on charges of providing financing and other material support to the Pakistani Taliban, a designated foreign terrorist organization.
- Britain, France seek for sanctions against Syrian president RIA Novosti 14 May 2011 -- Britain and France are seeking to impose a EU travel ban and asset freeze on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and four officials, close to him, Syrian D-press news web site reported on Saturday.
- Japan shuts down Hamaoka NPP over unfavorable quake forecast RIA Novosti 14 May 2011 -- The last two operating reactors of Japan's Hamaoka nuclear power plant were shut on Saturday down over fears of a major earthquake, the Kyodo news agency said.
- Former Belarusian Presidential Candidate Sentenced To Five Years In Prison RFE/RL 14 May 2011 -- A Belarusian court has sentenced former presidential candidate Andrey Sannikau to five years in a maximum-security prison on charges of organizing mass protests following last year's disputed presidential election.
- Belarusian court jails ex-presidential candidate for 5 years RIA Novosti 14 May 2011 -- A Belarusian court sentenced on Saturday a former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov to five years in prison for organizing mass unrest.
- Pakistan spy chief offers resignation IRNA 14 May 2011 -- Chief of Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Lt. Gen. Ahmad Shuja Pasha Friday apologized to the nation over the failure to get information about the presence of Osama bin laden and to detect intrusion by the U.S. military helicopters.
- Iran says Bushehr facility operates in safe nuclear situation ISNA 14 May 2011 -- The Head of Iranian nuclear safety system center Naser Rastkhah said the country's Bushehr nuclear plant is in safe and secure condition.
- Iranian Bushehr safe and secure - nuclear safety chief RIA Novosti 14 May 2011 -- Iranian Bushehr nuclear plant operates in safe and secure condition, ISNA news agency quoted on Saturday the Head of Iranian nuclear safety system center Naser Rastkhah as saying.
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