29 May 2011 Military News
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 28 May 2011
- Afghan governor: NATO airstrike killed 14 civilians IRNA 29 May 2011 -- Afghan governor said Sunday that a NATO airstrike targeting Taliban fighters killed 14 civilians, all of them women and children, in the southern province of Helmand on Saturday night.
- Karzai Warns NATO After 14 Civilians Killed in Afghanistan Airstrike VOA 29 May 2011 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has issued what he calls his 'last warning' to U.S. and NATO forces about civilian casualties, after officials said a NATO airstrike in southern Afghanistan killed 14 people.
- NATO air strike kills 16 civilians in south Afghanistan RIA Novosti 29 May 2011 -- A NATO air strike has killed 16 and wounded another six civilians in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, an employee of the provincial governor's press service who preferred to stay anonymous told RIA Novosti on Sunday.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Greek Special Forces Instructor Brings Experience to Phoenix Express 2011 NNS 29 May 2011 -- Phoenix Express 2011 (PE-11), a three-week exercise bringing together 13 different countries that began May 23, combines a vast array of military training and knowledge from all participants in an effort to deter illicit trafficking at sea.
- US to modernize nuclear weapons arsenal in Europe: report IRNA 29 May 2011 -- The United States is to refurbish its nuclear weapons stockpile in Europe, the Hamburg-based weekly Der Spiegel said Saturday.
- McCain: 'Gadhafi May Crack' VOA 29 May 2011 -- U.S. Senator John McCain says he would prefer to see a greater U.S. military role in the Libyan conflict, and he expressed concern American support for U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan is waning.
- Libya's strongman Gaddafi sets terms for relinquishing power - paper RIA Novosti 29 May 2011 -- Libya's strongman Muammar Gaddafi is ready to relinquish power on condition that he and his family are given guarantees of immunity from prosecution, the Arab newspaper Al Sharq Al Awsat reported on Sunday.
- Mladic to be extradited to The Hague early next week RIA Novosti 29 May 2011 -- A former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic who is facing trial on war crimes and genocide charges, will be extradited to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague on Monday or Tuesday, French TF1 TV channel cited a tribunal's judge, Mehmet Guney as saying.
- Israel Seeks to Tighten Grip on Jerusalem VOA 29 May 2011 -- With the Middle East peace process faltering, Israel is seeking to tighten its grip on Jerusalem.
- Welcoming extension of Nepalese parliament, Ban urges progress on constitution UN News Centre 29 May 2011 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday welcomed the agreement reached by the parties in Nepal to extend the Constituent Assembly, which was tasked with adopting a new constitution by 28 May, and the reaffirmation of their commitment to complete the peace process.
- Charges against recently arrested fugitives must expose sexual crimes – UN envoy UN News Centre 29 May 2011 -- Welcoming the recent arrests of two men long sought for their roles in the Balkans conflicts and the Rwandan genocide, a top United Nations official today stressed the need to ensure that the crimes of sexual violence they both stand accused of are exposed in the legal process under way.
- Syrian Tanks Attack 3 Central Towns That Held Protests VOA 29 May 2011 -- Syrian rights activists say government troops backed by tanks have attacked three towns in central Syria, killing five people as part of a crackdown on a two-month old opposition uprising.
- Yemen Opposition Accuses President of Handing City to al-Qaida VOA 29 May 2011 -- Top Yemeni opposition leaders are accusing embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh of handing the provincial capital of Zinjibar to al-Qaida militants, after fighters from the group seized the town overnight.
- Supreme Leader calls for preparedness to thwart enemy conspiracies IRNA 29 May 2011 -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday called for preparedness to thwart conspiracies of the enemies.
- Pakistan army says unaware of US list IRNA 29 May 2011 -- Pakistan army says it is unaware about any list of the most wanted al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders that U.S. media said was handed over to the government by the U.S. Secretary of State during her visit to Islamabad on Friday.
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