07 June 2011 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 07 Jun 2011 [PDF]
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 06 Jun 2011
- NATO Pounds Tripoli In Rare Daytime Strike, Prompting Fury From Qaddafi RFE/RL 07 Jun 2011 -- NATO warplanes have unleashed an unprecedented daytime bombing assault.
- Libyan Leader Defiant Despite Intense NATO Airstrikes VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has vowed to fight to the end, after NATO aircraft pounded Tripoli.
- Gaddafi vows to 'fight to the death' RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2011 -- Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi pledged on Tuesday not to surrender despite deadly NATO air raids on his compound in Tripoli and other military targets.
- Daytime Airstrikes Rock Libyan Capital VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- A long series of explosions has rocked Libya's capital in what could be one of NATO's most intense daytime bombing missions over Tripoli.
- HMS Bangor en route to Libya UK MOD 07 Jun 2011 -- HMS Bangor left for the Mediterranean to relieve HMS Brocklesby in supporting NATO forces off the coast of Libya to enforce UN Security Council Resolution 1973.
- Obama: Gadhafi Must Step Down as 'Arab Spring' Resumes AFPS 07 Jun 2011 -- President Barack Obama reiterated the need for Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi to step down and hand over power to the Libyan people.
- Comanche Troop deploys to JSS Shield in anticipation of Baghdad demonstrations Army News 07 Jun 2011 -- Soldiers from Comanche Troop, 6-9th Cavalry deployed to Joint Security Station Shield, in eastern Baghdad.
- GREYWOLF, Ugandans side-by-side in U.S. base security Army News 07 Jun 2011 -- Soldiers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division work side-by-side with the Iraqi Army, Iraqi Police and the Department of Border Enforcement.
- Cycle at Al Tadreeb al Shamil closes Army News 07 Jun 2011 -- The U.S. mission in Iraq is to train Iraqi Security Forces in preparation for the upcoming U.S. departure.
- Savannah engineer team deploys to Iraq for construction support Army News 07 Jun 2011 -- A team of eight local professionals with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District deployed to Iraq June 4.
- Iraq: UN human rights official urges stronger action to protect civilians UN News Centre 07 Jun 2011 -- A senior UN official has called on the Iraqi Government to do more to protect civilians from violence.
- Afghan, Coalition Forces Nab Insurgent, Find Weapons AFPS 07 Jun 2011 -- Afghan and coalition troops found a weapons cache and detained one suspect during a security operation conducted in the Charkh district of Logar province.
- Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates at ISAF Joint Command DoD 07 Jun 2011
- Gates Says Coalition, Afghans Can Turn Corner in Conflict AFPS 07 Jun 2011 -- Defense Secretary Gates: “I leave Afghanistan today with the belief that if we keep this momentum up, we will deliver a decisive blow to the enemy and turn the corner on this conflict.”
- Gates Says NATO Forces Ready for Decisive Blow in Afghanistan VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says U.S.-led NATO forces in Afghanistan are on track to deliver a "decisive blow" against the Taliban.
- White House: Obama To Decide Soon On U.S. Afghanistan Troop Cut RFE/RL 07 Jun 2011 -- The White House says President Barack Obama expects to decide "fairly soon" on the number of U.S. troops that will be withdrawn from Afghanistan starting in July.
- Obama Thanks Germany for Work in Afghanistan AFPS 07 Jun 2011 -- President Barack Obama praised Germany for its role in helping ISAF in Afghanistan lay the groundwork to “turn a corner” in transitioning to an Afghan security lead there.
- DOD Civilians Assist Afghan Defense Agencies AFPS 07 Jun 2011 -- Civilians who work for the Defense Department are on the ground in Afghanistan, collaborating with counterparts there to build effective defense institutions.
- Afghanistan Wants 50 Taliban Off UN Blacklist VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- The Afghan government is asking the United Nations to remove 50 Taliban members from a U.N. blacklist.
- Afghan, Pakistan to formally launch Peace Commission IRNA 07 Jun 2011 -- Pakistan and Afghanistan will formally launch a Joint Commission on Reconciliation during the upcoming visit to Islamabad by Afghan President Karzai later this month.
- Pakistan can encourage Afghan Taliban for talks: UK IRNA 07 Jun 2011 -- UK ambassador to Afghanistan, William Patey, said Monday Pakistan can encourage Afghan Taliban to come to negotiation table.
- Abducted Afghan Politician Found Dead RFE/RL 07 Jun 2011 -- Afghan authorities say they have found the body of a provincial legislator after his kidnapping by unknown assailants in northern Afghanistan.
- Tens of thousands of displaced Pakistanis return home UN News Centre 07 Jun 2011 -- The UN refugee agency has helped 38,000 people displaced by fighting in Pakistan’s tribal areas return to their homes.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel in an Exchange of Toasts The White House 07 Jun 2011
- Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel in a Joint Press Conference The White House 07 Jun 2011
- Remarks by President Obama and Chancellor Merkel in Official Arrival Ceremony The White House 07 Jun 2011
- Fact Sheet: The United States and Germany -- Leaders for the 21st Century The White House 07 Jun 2011
- Fact Sheet: U.S.-Germany Security Cooperation The White House 07 Jun 2011
- Fact Sheet: U.S.-Germany Science and Technology Cooperation The White House 07 Jun 2011
- Obama Cites Value of U.S.-German Alliance AFPS 07 Jun 2011 -- President Barack Obama welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House, calling Germany one of the United States’ strongest friends.
- Obama, Merkel Talk Libya, Eurozone At White House RFE/RL 07 Jun 2011 -- U.S. President Barack Obama welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House today for talks on a wide array of pressing global issues.
- Obama, Merkel to Discuss Economic, Mideast Policy Differences VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Washington.
- Russia will counter any NATO missile defense - Russian envoy RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2011 -- Russia can develop missile systems capable of penetrating any missile defense deployed by NATO.
- U.S. Navy cruiser in Romania for missile shield project RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2011 -- The Monterey anchored in the Romanian Port of Constanta on the Black Sea within the NATO European missile shield project.
- Medvedev approves Russian-U.S. plutonium disposal deal RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2011 -- Russian President Dmintry Medvedev agreement with the US to dispose of excess weapon-grade plutonium.
- U.S. should improve its capabilities in Arctic - Pentagon RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2011 -- The US should take efforts to improve its command, control, communications and intelligence capabilities in the Arctic.
- Minju Joson on US Spy Satellite KCNA 07 Jun 2011 -- The United States putting GEO-1, an ultramodern spy satellite, into orbit to replace DSP which the U.S. Department of Defense operated for 30 years.
- Picatinny engineers deliver safer, more lethal gun mounts to helicopter crews Army News 07 Jun 2011 -- The M24E1 features a swinging arm to allow easier passage through the aircraft's openings, holds 400 rounds of ammunition and collects spent links and cases.
- Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Pocket Guide Mobile Application Now Available DoD 07 Jun 2011
- Burial of Defoliant by US Forces Is Insult to Korean Nation - Rodong Sinmun KCNA 07 Jun 2011 -- The burial of defoliant by the GIs in south Korea is a revelation of the United States' arrogance and extreme ethnocentrism and an intolerable insult to the Korean nation.
- Bush Makes Port Visit to Spain NNS 07 Jun 2011 -- USS George H.W. Bush anchored off the coast of Cartagena, Spain, June 6, marking the first time the nation's newest Nimitz-class aircraft carrier has visited mainland Europe.
- Training Enhances Versatility of ARGs NNS 07 Jun 2011 -- The Center for Security Forces announced the successful completion of an emergent training requirement designed to support and enhance the versitility and capabilities of Amphibious Ready Groups, June 7.
- Phoenix Express 2011 Begins At Sea Boarding Exercises NNS 07 Jun 2011 -- Phoenix Express 2011, a multi-national maritime exercise between U.S., North African and European naval forces, conducted the first day of at sea boarding exercises, June 7.
- Reservists complete combat aviation advisor training AFNS 07 Jun 2011 -- Training with their active-duty counterparts, five 919th Special Operations Wing reservists completed the baseline certification course that will lead to their recognition as combat aviation advisors.
- Continuing Promise Mission Team Lends a Hand in Colombian Town NNS 07 Jun 2011 -- Sailors, Soldiers, and Airmen embarked aboard USNS Comfort participated in a community relations project in Tumaco, Colombia, June 4-5.
- Navy Diver Southern Partnership Station Kicks Off in Barbados NNS 07 Jun 2011 -- The Barbadian coast guard hosted a welcoming ceremony for Mobile Dive and Salvage Unit 2 for Navy Diver-Southern Partnership Station 2011 in Bridgetown, Barbados, June 6.
- Wisconsin ANG pilot safe following aircraft accident AFNS 07 Jun 2011 -- A pilot from the Wisconsin Air National Guard 115th Fighter Wing here is safe after ejecting from an F-16 Fighting Falcon over Adams County June 7 during a routine training flight.
- USS Connecticut CO Relieved NNS 07 Jun 2011 -- The commanding officer of USS Connecticut was relieved of command June 6, by Commander, Submarine Development Squadron 5, due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.
- Ellsworth Airmen providing support to FEMA AFNS 07 Jun 2011 -- Airmen from the 28th Bomb Wing here are providing support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the federal response to recent flooding in South Dakota and surrounding states.
- Wind tunnels at NASA Langley being removed by Facilities Reduction Program Army News 07 Jun 2011 --Project to remove wind tunnels and supporting facilities at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
- NAVFAC Awards Small Business $7.5 Million to Build Facility NNS 07 Jun 2011 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas awarded a $7.5 million firm-fixed-price task order June 7 to Guam Pacific International LLC for construction of a combat communications operations facility at Andersen Air Force Base.
- Army MWR integrated into Installation Management Command Army News 07 Jun 2011 -- Ceremony marking the integration of the Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command into the Installation Management Command.
- Officials release new selective re-enlistment bonus list AFNS 07 Jun 2011 -- Enlisted members now have 77 Air Force specialties from which they can receive a selective re-enlistment bonus.
- Russia, NATO planes chase 'renegade' aircraft in anti-terror drill RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2011 -- Russian and NATO fighter aircraft started the operational phase of the joint Vigilant Skies 2011 anti-terrorism drills.
- Chinese top brass admits building aircraft carrier CNA 07 Jun 2011 -- China's Chief of the General Staff Chen Bingde has confirmed earlier news reports that Beijing is building its first aircraft carrier.
- Report: Iran Sends Submarines To Red Sea RFE/RL 07 Jun 2011 -- Iran's semi-official Fars news agency says Iran has sent submarines to the Red Sea in the first such deployment by the country's navy.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing, June 7, 2011 US Dept. of State 07 Jun 2011
- DoD News: Contracts for June 07, 2011
- Boeing Awarded Contract to Upgrade E-4B Cockpits Boeing 07 Jun 2011 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced it has been awarded phase one of the Communications Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) E-4B upgrade contract by the U.S. Air Force. The CNS/ATM upgrade, a Federal Aviation Administration requirement, will allow the E-4B National Airborne Operations Center to operate more efficiently at airports and in crowded airspace.
- Lockheed Martin Demonstrates JAGM Tri-Mode Seeker Against Moving Sea Targets in Captive Flight Tests Lockheed Martin 07 Jun 2011 -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) tri-mode seeker successfully acquired and tracked multiple moving maritime vessels during recent high-speed, captive flight tests.
- U.S. Air Force Selects Northrop Grumman for Mission Planning Enterprise Framework Contract Northrop Grumman 07 Jun 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a $19 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to enhance and maintain the Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) Framework.
- Unified Incident Command and Decision Support (UICDS) System Deployed to the Cloud SAIC 07 Jun 2011 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today that the Unified Incident Command and Decision Support (UICDS) system has been successfully deployed to the cloud. The deployment, in support of the 'UICDS Technology Showcase' during the National Level Exercise for 2011 (NLE 11), demonstrates UICDS applicability and compatibility with cloud-based technologies.
- ATK Announces TacSat-3 Satellite Has Exceeded Planned Mission Life, Reaching Two Year Anniversary On-Orbit ATK 07 Jun 2011 -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) joins the U.S. Air Force Space Command in observing the two year anniversary on-orbit for the Tactical Satellite-3 (TacSat-3). Originally designed for six months of operation with a one year goal, the spacecraft successfully transitioned from experimental to operational status last year, outliving its design life and surpassing original mission requirements.
- MEASAT orders latest satellite from Astrium EADS 07 Jun 2011 -- MEASAT Global Berhad ('MEASAT') has selected Astrium to build MEASAT-3b, a new satellite to augment its core Ku-band business in Malaysia, India and Indonesia.
- Raytheon Conducts Key Customer Review for Air and Missile Defense Radar Raytheon 07 Jun 2011 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) conducted its system requirements review (SRR) for Phase II of the U.S. Navy's Air and Missile Defense Radar program. This review marks a major milestone for AMDR, for which Raytheon is currently developing a technology demonstrator for the system's S-band radar and radar suite controller.
- Raytheon Completes Satellite Downlink in Antarctica for Critical Weather Systems Raytheon 07 Jun 2011 -- A Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) team successfully completed the third major communications upgrade at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in support of future scientific and environmental satellite missions. McMurdo is the largest of the three, year-round U.S.-Antarctic Program research stations.
- Spanish Space Technology for observation and intelligence missions Thales 07 Jun 2011 -- Thales Alenia Space España is awarded contracts worth more than 11 million Euros for the European Earth Observation MUSIS program.
- Thales Alenia Space España is awarded contracts worth more than 11 million Euros for the European Earth Observation MUSIS program Thales 07 Jun 2011 -- The Spanish Company leads the national market in optical observation instruments and is at the foremost position in technology for observation and science missions
- Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 7 June 2011 United Nations 07 Jun 2011
- Security Council highlights role of UN peace missions in global AIDS response UN News Centre 07 Jun 2011 -- The Security Council today underlined the continuing need for urgent and coordinated global action to curb the impact of HIV and AIDS in conflict and post-conflict situations.
- China, Russia Make Contacts With Libyan Rebels RFE/RL 07 Jun 2011 -- China says Libya's foreign minister is in China to discuss the need for a political solution to the Libyan crisis.
- Libyan Minister Visits Beijing After China Talks With Rebels VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- China is taking a more active diplomatic role in Libya, where it is pushing for a political resolution to that country’s crisis.
- Moscow against leading role in Libyan mediation says foreign minister RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2011 -- Moscow will not play the role of main mediator in resolving the Libyan conflict as it believes this role should be played by the African Union.
- Russia ready to mediate Libya solution - envoy RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2011 -- Mikhail Margelov, Russia's special envoy to Africa, says Moscow is ready to mediate between rebels and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
- Obama, Merkel Expect Gadhafi To Leave VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- President Barack Obama and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel both say they believe it is inevitable that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi will step down.
- Thousands of sub-Saharan Africans Remain Stranded in Libya VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- Many sub-Saharan migrants remain stranded in Libya as the conflict there continues.
- Libya: UN trip to conflict areas finds displacement, violence and humanitarian need UN News Centre 07 Jun 2011 -- The UN refugee agency said today that its officials in Libya have visited both Government and opposition-controlled areas.
- People in Battle-Torn Libya Facing Critical Shortages VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- The UN refugee agency reports tens of thousands of people on both sides of the battle lines in Libya are facing critical shortages of essential goods.
- Yemen's Interim Leadership Rules out Transition Deal for Now VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- Political wrangling is underway in Yemen's capital as President Ali Abdullah Saleh receives treatment in Saudi Arabia.
- Fierce Fighting in S. Yemen as Clashes Kill 19 VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- Clashes in Yemen's south have killed at least 19 people, as the violence and unrest that has engulfed the nation for months shows no signs of ending.
- Thousands Call For Saleh To Stay In Exile Amid Reports He's Seriously Injured RFE/RL 07 Jun 2011 -- Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Yemen's capital, Sanaa, on June 7 to demand that President Ali Abdullah Saleh stay in exile.
- Saleh suffers burns on 40% of body, collapsed lung after presidential palace attack RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2011 -- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh suffered burns on 40 percent of his body and a collapsed lung after being injured in an attack.
- Sudan: Number of people displaced from Abyei rises to nearly 100,000 UN News Centre 07 Jun 2011 -- The number of people displaced as a result of conflict in the disputed Sudanese area of Abyei has risen to nearly 100,000.
- 100,000 Sudanese Displaced from Abyei VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- The UN refugee agency said more civilians are fleeing Sudan’s Abyei region.
- UN: 100,000 Flee Sudan's Abyei Region VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- The United Nations refugee agency says the number of people who have fled Sudan's disputed Abyei region has reached 100,000.
- Three abducted UN air service crew members released in Darfur UN News Centre 07 Jun 2011 -- The UN World Food Programme confirmed the release of three Bulgarian crew members who were abducted in January in Darfur.
- UN envoy calls for 'forceful' action by Israel after attack on West Bank mosque UN News Centre 07 Jun 2011 -- The top UN envoy in the Middle East deplored desecration of a mosque in the occupied West Bank.
- Israeli Settlers Suspected of Setting Fire in West Bank Mosque VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- Officials say suspected Israeli settlers have set fire to a tire inside a mosque in the West Bank.
- Clinton skeptical about French-proposed Middle East conference RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2011 -- U.S. Secretary of State Clinton: A peace conference aimed at bringing the Israelis and Palestinians back to negotiating table is unlikely to be "productive."
- Condemning killing of Golan Heights protesters, UN rights chief calls for inquiries UN News Centre 07 Jun 2011 -- The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemned the killing this week of civilian protestors in the occupied Golan Heights.
- Countdown To Karabakh Conflict Talks In Kazan RFE/RL 07 Jun 2011 -- "Basic Principles" are intended to serve as the blueprint for a comprehensive Nagorno-Karabakh peace agreement.
- CAMBODIA-THAILAND: Border dispute hits de-mining efforts IRIN 07 Jun 2011 -- Cambodia's ongoing border dispute with Thailand is undermining mine-clearance activities inside the country, specialists say.
- Parties to Western Sahara conflict conclude UN-backed informal talks in New York UN News Centre 07 Jun 2011 -- Parties to the conflict in Western Sahara continued to deepen their discussions on the electoral mechanisms for self-determination.
- The International Community Needs To Stay Focused on Bosnia and Herzegovina US Dept. of State 07 Jun 2011
- Serbia Unfreezes Mladic's Military Pension RFE/RL 07 Jun 2011 -- Serbian authorities unfroze the military pension of Bosnian Serb war crimes indictee Ratko Mladic after he was handed over to The Hague war crimes tribunal last week.
- UN-backed court for Sierra Leone war crimes charges five with contempt UN News Centre 07 Jun 2011 -- The UN-backed court in Sierra Leone charged five people with contempt of court for allegedly interfering with prosecution witnesses who testified in two separate trials.
- Russian foreign minister warns against UN action in Syria RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2011 -- Ongoing conflicts in Syria and other countries in the region should be resolved by political means.
- France to Push for UN Vote to Condemn Syrian Violence VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- France says it will push for a vote in the U.N. Security Council on a resolution condemning a government crackdown on protesters in Syria.
- Fears Of Syria Crackdown After 'Armed Attack' Report RFE/RL 07 Jun 2011 -- Opposition activists in Syria say they fear a brutal onslaught in the northern town of Jisr al-Shughour.
- Syrians Brace For Government Backlash Over Killings VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- Syrians in Jisr al-Shughour are braced for possible retribution for what government says was a massacre of soldiers and police.
- Rights Groups Ask Hague Court To Probe Syria Killings RFE/RL 07 Jun 2011 -- Syrian and international human rights groups called on the ICC to investigate the deaths of more than 1,000 civilians during protests.
- Readout of the President's Meeting With His Highness Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain The White House 07 Jun 2011
- Secretary Clinton Remarks With Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa US Dept. of State 07 Jun 2011
- Bahrain agrees in principle to visit by UN human rights mission UN News Centre 07 Jun 2011 -- UN human rights office: Government of Bahrain has agreed in principle to a UN mission to the country to look into reported violations.
- Egypt Declares Muslim Brotherhood Legal VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- Egypt has declared the Muslim Brotherhood political movement legal, ending a ban on the group that had been in place for decades.
- Muslim Brotherhood's party officially registered in Egypt RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2011 -- The Egyptian commission for political parties has officially registered the Freedom and Justice Party created by Muslim Brotherhood.
- Saudi women to get limited voting rights RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2011 -- The consultative Shura Council has advised the Saudi government to allow women to vote in municipal elections under Islamic law.
- Iran Denounces IAEA Comments on Nuclear Program VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says report from the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency "lacks legal credibility."
- President: West uses Iran nuclear issue as a pretext IRNA 07 Jun 2011 -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday that western states use Iran’s nuclear issue as a political pretext.
- Iran says building new generation of centrifuges ISNA 07 Jun 2011 -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday the country is building new generation of centrifuges.
- President: Bushehr nuclear plant to become operational soon IRNA 07 Jun 2011 -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said here on Tuesday that construction of Bushehr nuclear power plant is complete and will start operation in the near future.
- Soltaniyeh advises Amano to fulfill IAEA's pledges IRNA 07 Jun 2011 -- Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) advised IAEA Director General Yukio Amano about fulfillment of his agency's pledges.
- EU Team Visits North Korea to Assess Food Aid Needs VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- A team of European officials is traveling in North Korea to assess the need for food aid to the impoverished but nuclear-armed country.
- LIBERIA: Refugees watch and wait IRIN 07 Jun 2011 -- Liberian officials at Bahn refugee camp prefer residents to play down their political affiliations, and discourage the wearing of partisan T-shirts or the holding of political meetings.
- Armenia rejects opposition call for early elections RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2011 -- There will be no early parliamentary or presidential elections in Armenia, presidential chief of staff Karen Karapetyan said.
- Food Outlook Improved but Future Remains Uncertain VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- A new report shows an improved world food outlook but uncertainty about the future.
- Climate Change Threatens World Food Production VOA 07 Jun 2011 -- Higher temperatures and changing rainfall patterns resulting from global climate change will threaten food production in many parts of the world.
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