05 June 2011 Military News
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 04 Jun 2011
- NATO Attacks Intensify Pressure on Gadhafi Forces in Libya VOA 05 Jun 2011 -- NATO warplanes and attack helicopters have struck more targets in Libya, ratcheting up pressure against forces loyal to embattled leader Moammar Gadhafi. Rebel fighters have also made small gains in the Nafousa mountains, not far from the capital Tripoli.
- Secretary Discusses Drawdown Decisions With Troops AFPS 05 Jun 2011 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today discussed the upcoming drawdown in Afghanistan with troops doing the heavy lifting in the country.
- Gates Thanks Troops for Afghan Service AFPS 05 Jun 2011 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, paying his final visit to Afghanistan before his June 30 retirement, told troops on the front lines today that it's tough for him to say goodbye.
- Media Availability with Secretary Gates at Forward Operating Base Dwyer, Afghanistan DoD 05 Jun 2011 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates
- Remarks by Secretary Gates During Troop Visit at Forward Operating Base Walton, Afghanistan DoD 05 Jun 2011 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates
- Gates Shares Emotional Goodbye with US Troops in Southern Afghanistan VOA 05 Jun 2011 -- In southern Afghanistan, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates visited members of the American armed services fighting in the traditional stronghold of the Taliban. These visits are part of his multi-day farewell tour of the country before he steps down as defense secretary at the end of this month.
- Drone Strike Kills Top Pakistani Terrorist VOA 05 Jun 2011 -- Just hours after Pakistan said one of the country's most wanted terrorist leaders had been killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike, a bomb blast in the northwest region of the country has killed six people.
Defense Policy / Programs
- USS George H.W. Bush Completes First Deployed Replenishment-at-Sea NNS 05 Jun 2011 -- USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) completed its first replenishment-at-sea of its first overseas deployment, June 4.
- US and S. Korea to Stage Maneuvers KCNA 05 Jun 2011 -- The US and South Korea are planning to stage combined tactical exercises in Kyonggi Province from June 7 to 10.
- Russia's Urals arms depot blasts leave 95 people injured RIA Novosti 05 Jun 2011 -- The number of people injured in blasts that shook an ammunition depot in Russia's Urals republic of Udmurtia has risen to 95 people, the republican health ministry said on Sunday.
- Moscow alarmed over NATO's disproportionate use of force in Libya - vice-premier RIA Novosti 05 Jun 2011 -- Moscow is alarmed over NATO's disproportionate use of force in Libya and the alliance's clear support for one side in the Libyan conflict, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said on Sunday.
- Yemen's Wounded President Saleh in Saudi Arabia VOA 05 Jun 2011 -- Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh is in Saudi Arabia for treatment of injuries sustained in a rocket attack Friday, raising further uncertainty in his country, where many are seeking his ouster.
- Embattled Yemeni President Goes Abroad For Medical Treatment RFE/RL 05 Jun 2011 -- Antigovernment protesters are gathering in Sanaa's Tagheer Square to celebrate the departure of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who left for Saudi Arabia to be treated for wounds received in a June 3 rocket attack on the presidential palace.
- Yemeni VP takes over as acting president - media RIA Novosti 05 Jun 2011 -- Yemen's Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has assumed the role of acting president and supreme commander of the armed forces, Al Jazeera reported citing anonymous sources.
- Israeli Troops Fire at Protesters at Golan Heights Border VOA 05 Jun 2011 -- Israeli troops have opened fire on pro-Palestinian demonstrators who allegedly tried to cross the fence separating Syria from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Syrian state media report at least 20 people were killed. Among those reported killed were a woman and child. The incident was part of a wave of Palestinian demonstrations marking the 44th anniversary of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
- 12 Arabs killed for violating ceasefire line in Golan Heights RIA Novosti 05 Jun 2011 -- Israeli military killed 12 Arabs, including a child, and wounded at least 220 when they tried to storm a ceasefire line on Sunday marking 44 years of the Six-Day Arab-Israeli War, the Syrian state television said.
- Gaza authorities ban Palestinians from approaching Israel border RIA Novosti 05 Jun 2011 -- Police in Gaza had to set up checkpoints on the border with Israel on Sunday to prevent Palestinian demonstrators marking the 1967 Six-Day War anniversary from clashing with Israeli military, Palestinian media said.
- North Sudan Dismisses UN Call For Abyei Withdrawal VOA 05 Jun 2011 -- North Sudan's government has rejected a call from the U.N. Security Council to pull its troops out of the disputed Abyei region.
- Rodong Sinmun Calls on S. Korea's Confrontation KCNA 05 Jun 2011 -- All the patriotic forces at home and abroad should firmly unite under the banner of the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration.
- KPA on Lee Myung Bak and ROK Policy KCNA 05 Jun 2011 -- The General Staff of the Korean People's Army clarified its strong stand regarding Lee Myung Bak.
- Papers on Development of DPRK-China Friendship KCNA 05 Jun 2011 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il's visit to China in May clearly proved the unreserved support, firm solidarity and true relations of cooperation.
- China Irks Neighbors as Tensions Rise in South China Sea VOA 05 Jun 2011 -- Tensions in the South China Sea over territorial disputes are rising once again with China clashing with Vietnam and the Philippines recently. The disputes come as the United States and ASEAN try to help those with claims in the resource rich waters resolve their differences through dialogue and avoid the use of force or threats.
- Iraq: UN envoy welcomes national human rights conference UN News Centre 05 Jun 2011 -- A major conference tasked with drafting a national action plan to improve human rights in Iraq offers a critical chance for the country's citizens to ensure that their voices are heard, a senior United Nations official said today.
- Russia, Ukraine reach breakthrough in sea border talks - Lavrov RIA Novosti 05 Jun 2011 -- Russia and Ukraine have reached a breakthrough in their talks on maritime border delimitation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday.
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