28 May 2011 Military News
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 27 May 2011
- Air Strikes, Russian Pressure Squeeze Qaddafi RFE/RL 28 May 2011 -- NATO warplanes have bombed targets in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, for a fifth night in a row.
- USF-I enlisted leadership aims to strengthen Iraqi NCO corps Army News 28 May 2011 -- Command Sgt. Maj. Earl L. Rice, senior enlisted advisor to the deputy commanding general for operations, United States Forces - Iraq and commander, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, N.C., met with Iraqi army Command Sgt. Maj. Nasser Abd Hasan Johai, senior enlisted advisor, 12th Iraq Army Division, May 19, to discuss military training standards and upcoming events.
- Suicide Bomber Kills Northern Afghanistan Police Commander VOA 28 May 2011 -- A suicide bomber has struck a governor's compound in northern Afghanistan, killing at least seven provincial officials and NATO coalition soldiers.
- Two British marines killed in Afghan explosion IRNA 28 May 2011 -- Two Royal Marines have been killed in an explosion in the Nad Ali district of Helmand province in Afghanistan, Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced Saturday.
- Afghan president reacts to civilian deaths, bans NATO's night raids IRNA 28 May 2011 -- The Afghan president on Saturday banned foreign troops night time raids blamed for civilian deaths and said that only Afghan forces may carry out special operations and night raids, not NATO troops.
- Taliban suicide attack kills two German soldiers in Afghanistan IRNA 28 May 2011 -- Two German soldiers were killed and a top German general was injured Saturday in a Taliban suicide blast in the northern Afghan city of Taleqan, according to German media reports.
- North Dakota National Guard responds in force to combat rising waters Army News 28 May 2011 -- Nearly 250 North Dakota Guardsmen reported for duty in Bismarck May 25 to respond to flood emergencies generated by the high water levels on the Missouri River.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Stennis Strike Group Completes COMPTUEX NNS 28 May 2011 -- The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG) completed a successful Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) May 27 off the coast of Southern California.
- Seventh Fleet Ships Sortie for Typhoon Songda NNS 28 May 2011 -- Five ships forward deployed to Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka were ordered to sortie Saturday to avoid Typhoon Songda.
- West to have 80,000 cruise missiles by 2020 - interview RIA Novosti 28 May 2011 -- Russian military experts forecast that Western nations will have 80,000 cruise missile by 2020, a deputy commander of the Russian General Staff said on Saturday.
- Obama invites Russia to participate in missile defense plans in Europe RIA Novosti 28 May 2011 -- The United States President Barack Obama during his visit to Poland has invited Moscow to participate in missile defense plans in Europe, world media reported.
- 50 people return home after ammunition depot fire in Urals RIA Novosti 28 May 2011 -- Fifty people have returned to their undamaged houses in a Urals village after fire brigades put out conflagration at a local ammunition depot, a spokesman for the emergencies services said on Saturday.
- Lockheed Martin Customer, Program And Employee Data Secure Lockheed Martin 28 May 2011 -- On Saturday, May 21, Lockheed Martin detected a significant and tenacious attack on its information systems network. The company's information security team detected the attack almost immediately, and took aggressive actions to protect all systems and data. As a result of the swift and deliberate actions taken to protect the network and increase IT security, our systems remain secure; no customer, program or employee personal data has been compromised.
- Indian defense minister says India wants dialogue with Pakistan IRNA 28 May 2011 -- Indian Defence Minister, A K Antony Saturday said on Saturday that the Indian government wants continued dialogue with Pakistan.
- Egypt Eases Restrictions on Gaza Border Crossings VOA 28 May 2011 -- Egypt has eased restrictions on border crossings for pedestrians from the Gaza Strip. Palestinians see it as a big step toward ending a four-year-old blockade that Israel and Egypt have imposed on the enclave.
- North, South Sudanese Envoys Start Abyei Talks VOA 28 May 2011 -- Representatives from north and south Sudan are meeting Saturday to discuss the disputed Abyei region that was seized by northern forces a week ago.
- Tensions Remain High in Refugee Camp Near Tunisia-Libya Border VOA 28 May 2011 -- The U.N. refugee agency is appealing to international donors to step up aid for thousands of refugees and migrant workers caught up in deadly disturbances over the past week at a camp near the Tunisia-Libya border. The UNHCR is also urging countries to resettle refugees who cannot safely return to their home countries.
- Mladic urges public to refrain from bloodshed, unrest RIA Novosti 28 May 2011 -- Former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic detained in Serbia for war crimes has urged public to refrain from bloodshed and unrest, Serbian news agency Tanjug cited his lawyer Milos Saljic as saying.
- In Poland, Obama Raps Belarus, Ukraine And Reaches Out To Russia RFE/RL 28 May 2011 -- In Poland to wrap up a weeklong European tour, U.S. President Barack Obama has called for Russian participation in a European missile-defense shield while stressing NATO's primacy on any plan to defend its member states.
- Obama: Poland A Model for New Democracies VOA 28 May 2011 -- President Barack Obama, in Warsaw Saturday, praised Poland as an example for aspiring democracies in the Middle East and elsewhere. The president also reassured Poles about the U.S. commitment to ensuring their security.
- Yemen President, Tribal Chief Agree to End Clashes VOA 28 May 2011 -- A mediator says Yemen's president and the country's most powerful tribal leader have agreed to end five days of urban gunbattles that threatened to push the country into civil war.
- Iran to continue cooperation with IAEA IRNA 28 May 2011 -- Iran's Ambassador to IAEA, in a conference here on Friday, underlined continuation of cooperation of Iran with IAEA in the framework of Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
- Lavrov reiterates Russian position against UN Security Council resolution on Syria RIA Novosti 28 May 2011 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated Russian position against a United Nations Security Council resolution on Syria, the ministry said in a statement.
- Endeavor Prepares to Fly Home from Final Mission VOA 28 May 2011 -- Astronauts on board the Space Shuttle Endeavour are making preparations to return to Earth on the spacecraft's final flight. One of the astronauts says being in space has shown him the fragility of the Earth's environment.
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