04 June 2011 Military News
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 03 Jun 2011
- NATO attack helicopters increase pressure on Qadhafi regime NATO 04 Jun 2011 -- Attack helicopters under NATO command were used for the first time on 4 Jun 2011 in military operations over Libya as part of Operation Unified Protector.
- Apaches conduct operations over Libya UK MOD 04 Jun 2011 -- Apache Attack Helicopters, flying from HMS Ocean, conducted their first operational sorties over Libya last night as part of NATO's Operation Unified Protector to protect civilians under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.
- Afghanistan at Important Point in Struggle, Gates Says AFPS 04 Jun 2011 -- The conflict against the Taliban in Afghanistan has reached an important inflection point in the struggle for the future of the country, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.
- Karzai Stresses End to Civilian Casualties During Gates' Farewell Afghan Tour VOA 04 Jun 2011 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to Kabul Saturday with a mixture of praise for his commitment to Afghanistan and frustrated rhetoric ordering an end to coalition-caused civilian casualties. Gates is in the country on a previously unannounced farewell tour before he leaves office later this month.
- Gates Travels to Kabul for Talks With Leaders, Troops AFPS 04 Jun 2011 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived here today for his final visit to Afghanistan as defense secretary.
- Joint Press Conference with Secretary Gates and President Karzai from Kabul, Afghanistan DoD 04 Jun 2011 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai
- UK soldier killed on patrol in Afghanistan IRNA 04 Jun 2011 -- A soldier from The Royal Regiment of Scotland has become the latest victim of Britain's involvement in the 10-year-old war in Afghanistan, according to the Ministry of Defence.
- US drone kills 7 in Pakistan IRNA 04 Jun 2011 -- A US pilotless aircraft fired missiles into Pakistan's South Waziristan tribal region and killed at least seven people, officials said on Saturday.
- Pakistan confirms death of top militant leader IRNA 04 Jun 2011 -- Pakistan Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, has confirmed reports that a senior al-Qaeda-linked militant Ilyas Kashmiri has died in a US drone strike in South Waziristan tribal region.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Impact of bin Laden's Death Still Unknown, Gates Says AFPS 04 Jun 2011 -- It is too early to see if the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden will have an effect on the fighting in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.
- Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates at International Institute for Security Studies (Shangri-La Dialogue) DOD 04 Jun 2011
- Gates Answers Questions for Security Conference Delegates AFPS 04 Jun 2011 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates explained U.S. policy toward China, the future in Afghanistan and the threat posed by cyber attacks and anti-access capabilities during a question-and-answer session at the Shangri-La Dialogue security summit here today.
- Gates: US 'Putting Money Where Mouth Is' in Asia VOA 04 Jun 2011 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has promised Washington's allies in Asia that America will honor its commitments in the region, regardless of domestic and international pressures.
- Navy Welcomes William P. Lawrence to the Fleet NNS 04 Jun 2011 -- The Navy welcomed guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) into the fleet during a commissioning ceremony in Mobile, Ala., June 4.
- First Army cases colors and departs Atlanta Army News 04 Jun 2011 -- First Army cased its colors Friday at Fort Gillem, Ga. in a ceremony signifying the headquarters relocation to Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.
- Shark Tank 2011 Exercise Begins off California Coast NNS 04 Jun 2011 -- Navy Reserve Sailors from Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadrons (MSRON) 1 and 11 commenced the field training exercise 'Shark Tank 2011' on San Clemente Island, Calif., June 2.
- Rescuers put out fire at Urals arms depot after three-day efforts RIA Novosti 04 Jun 2011 -- Rescuers have extinguished fire, which broke out at an arms depot in a Urals republic on Thursday night, causing blasts and injuring at least 78 people, a defense official said on Saturday.
- Pakistan: Armed With Power, Perks, And Privileges RFE/RL 04 Jun 2011 -- It has been a turbulent month for the Pakistani military.
- NATO strikes on Libya amount to land operation - Moscow RIA Novosti 04 Jun 2011 -- NATO's actions in Libya are gradually evolving into a land operation, Russia's foreign minister warned on Saturday.
- Japan freezes $4.4 bln worth of Gaddafi regime assets RIA Novosti 04 Jun 2011 -- Japanese government has frozen $4.4 billion on financial accounts of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his supporters, Japan Today said on Saturday.
- British Foreign Secretary Visits Libyan Rebels VOA 04 Jun 2011 -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague has arrived in Libya for talks with opposition leaders in the rebel stronghold, Benghazi.
- Yemen: President in Sana'a, Others Wounded Treated in Saudi Arabia VOA 04 Jun 2011 -- Yemen's state media say that several officials wounded in Friday's attack on the presidential compound are being treated in Saudi Arabia, but officials denied a report that President Ali Abdullah Saleh is among them.
- Injured Yemeni President Arrives in Saudi Arabia VOA 04 Jun 2011 -- Saudi officials said Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh has arrived in Saudi Arabia for treatment of injuries he received in a rocket attack on Friday.
- Palestinians Accept French Proposal for Mideast Talks VOA 04 Jun 2011 -- There is a new effort to restart the stalled Middle East peace process-this time through European mediation.
- UN Condemns Sudan For Taking Over Abyei VOA 04 Jun 2011 -- The U.N. Security Council is condemning Sudan's government for seizing control of the oil-rich Abyei region last month.
- DR Congo: UN official calls for more aid to remote eastern areas UN News Centre 04 Jun 2011 -- United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners need to scale up aid to remote eastern and north-eastern areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations official said today, warning that as many as 1.7 million people remain displaced from their homes and in fear of daily attacks from armed groups.
- Ban welcomes progress towards possible peace agreement in Darfur UN News Centre 04 Jun 2011 -- Welcoming the progress made during peace talks aimed at resolving the eight-year conflict in Sudan's Darfur region, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on the parties to the fighting to now make the necessary compromises to secure a lasting peace.
- 22nd demise anniversary of late Imam Khomeini starts in Tehran IRNA 04 Jun 2011 -- Ceremonies marking the 22nd demise anniversary of the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini started at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum attended by several million Iranian mourners, foreign and domestic personalities in southern Tehran on Saturday.
- Supreme Leader: Regional revolutions are Islamic, popular, anti-US IRNA 04 Jun 2011 -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that the regional revolutions are distinguished by Islamic, popular and anti-American features.
- Secretary-General stresses human rights during meeting with top Bahraini officials UN News Centre 04 Jun 2011 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reiterated his call on Bahrain's Government and security forces to uphold international human rights standards, days after authorities in the Middle East country lifted a state of emergency following months of unrest.
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