10 June 2011 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 10 Jun 2011 [PDF]
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 09 Jun 2011
- Press briefing on Libya by NATO Spokesperson Oana Lungescu and Mike Bracken, Spokesperson for the Operation Unified Protector NATO 10 Jun 2011
- UK troops continue to destroy Gaddafi assets UK MOD 10 Jun 2011 -- UK Armed Forces were again in action over Libya, with RAF Tornado and Typhoon aircraft destroying four of Colonel Gaddafi's main battle tanks near Zlitan.
- Norway To Withdraw From Libya Campaign RFE/RL 10 Jun 2011 -- Norway's government says it will scale down its fighter jet contribution in Libya from six to four planes and withdraw completely from the NATO-led operation by August 1.
- U.S. Troops Look Set To Stay In Iraq Beyond 2011 RFE/RL 10 Jun 2011 -- Signs are mounting that some U.S. forces could remain in Iraq after President Barack Obama's declared December 31 full withdrawal date.
- Iraq Clashes Reported Over Government Reform Plans VOA 10 Jun 2011 -- Witnesses say supporters and opponents of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's reform actions clashed in Baghdad.
- STT Enforcer applies line of effort concept to police planning Army News 10 Jun 2011 -- The goal of stability operations is to strengthen Iraqi Security Forces and posture them as the premier force in Iraq. Successful application of the four lines of effort (LOEs) can quickly realize this critical goal.
- 'Saber' Squadron assumes authority in Wasit Province Army News 10 Jun 2011 -- On June 15, 2nd 'Sabre' Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, United States Division - South transferred authority of their operating environment in Wasit Province, Iraq to 6th 'Saber' Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Division - South in a ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Delta.
- ISAF plans for Afghanistan on course and unchanged UK MOD 10 Jun 2011 -- Major General Nick Pope, who has recently taken over as the Chief of the Defence Staff's Strategic Communications Officer, briefed members of the media yesterday on the situation in Afghanistan.
- Knowledge is power: Marines train Afghan troops in generator maintenance USMC News 10 Jun 2011 -- They say knowledge is power, and in Afghanistan's Helmand province, U.S. Marines are giving Afghan forces the knowledge of power.
- Semper FiPad: Marine Corps aviators use popular tablet in Afghanistan USMC News 10 Jun 2011 -- Marine Corps aviators in Afghanistan are using one of the hottest electronic devices on the market to help keep Afghan civilians and coalition ground troops safe.
- Afghan, Coalition Force Captures Haqqani Insurgents AFPS 10 Jun 2011 -- A combined Afghan and coalition force captured a Haqqani network leader, a Haqqani facilitator and several of their associates during a security operation in Paktika province.
- Kunar border police station opens, improves security Army News 10 Jun 2011 -- The Khas Kunar II Afghan Border Patrol Station in Khas Kunar district, Afghanistan, opened June 4, 2011.
- Doors open for Afghan Uniformed Police District HQ in Zhari Army News 10 Jun 2011 -- The Zhari District of Kandahar province has seen its share of clashes since the war against al-Qaida and the Taliban began in late 2001.
- Mobility Airmen take C-5M on first direct Arctic overflight to Afghanistan AFNS 10 Jun 2011 -- Fourteen mobility Airmen teamed together to fly a C-5M Super Galaxy on a direct, non-stop mission from Dover Air Force Base, Del., here June 5 and 6, 2011.
- Do Pakistan And Afghanistan Really Trust Each Other? RFE/RL 10 Jun 2011 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Islamabad on a mission to speed up the peace process in Afghanistan and to strengthen his country's relationship with Pakistan.
- Karzai Urges Pakistan Role in Afghan Peace Process VOA 10 Jun 2011 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai is calling on Pakistan to help his country achieve stability.
- Karzai Urges Pakistan To Help End Taliban Insurgency RFE/RL 10 Jun 2011 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai repeated his call for Pakistan today to help end a 10-year Taliban insurgency.
- Afghan President in Pakistan for Talks on Taliban VOA 10 Jun 2011 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has arrived in Pakistan for talks that are expected to focus on what role Islamabad can play as the Afghan government tries to broker peace with the Taliban.
- Afghan President arrives in Islamabad IRNA 10 Jun 2011 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Islamabad on Friday on a two-day visit to Pakistan to discus reconciliation efforts in the war-ravaged country.
- Suicide Bomber Hits Memorial For Slain Afghan General, Killing At Least Four RFE/RL 10 Jun 2011 -- At least four policemen have been killed after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside a mosque in the northern Afghan province of Konduz.
- Two Kidnapped Tajik Boys Freed In Afghanistan RFE/RL 10 Jun 2011 -- Two Tajik schoolboys kidnapped and taken to neighboring Afghanistan last week have been released and returned to Tajikistan without a ransom being paid.
- Pakistan, US satisfied at joint intelligence force IRNA 10 Jun 2011 -- The Sec. Clinton and PM Gilani have expressed satisfaction over the establishment of Joint Task Force between respective Intelligence Agencies.
- Most US Military Advisors Have Left Pakistan VOA 10 Jun 2011 -- Most of the U.S. experts sent to Pakistan to help train the country's military in counterinsurgency have left the country at Pakistan's request.
- US military personnel reduce presence in Pakistan IRNA 10 Jun 2011 -- The US embassy said that the number of US military personnel in Pakistan has been reduced following a request from the government of Pakistan.
- Pakistan army drastically cut down US troops IRNA 10 Jun 2011 -- Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has been informed that the army has ?drastically cut down the strength of US troops’ stationed in the country.
- Pakistan drastically cut down US troops IRNA 10 Jun 2011 -- Pakistan's top military commanders were informed on Thursday that the army has ?drastically cut down the strength of US troops’ stationed in the country.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Secretary Gates: The Security and Defense Agenda (Future of NATO) DoD 10 Jun 2011
- Gates: NATO Has Become Two-tiered Alliance AFPS 10 Jun 2011 -- NATO has turned into a two-tiered alliance of members who consume security and those who produce it, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.
- U.S., U.K. Military Relationship Essential, Mullen Says AFPS 10 Jun 2011 -- The military relationship between the US and the UK is second to none in terms of strength and is without parallel in terms of shared sacrifice and commitment to similar ideals.
- Army Secretary visits U.S., Philippine forces during Pacific tour Army News 10 Jun 2011 -- Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines and the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Mindanao Command June 7, 2011, to discuss strategic Philippine/US partnerships, and the importance of the '3Ds approach' -- diplomacy, development, and defense 'to combating terrorism, and promoting peace and stability, in southern Mindanao.
- Military task force proposed for disasters Army News 10 Jun 2011 -- A quiet plane cabin quickly turned chaotic with the sounds of clinking chains and barked orders as Airmen and Soldiers worked together to secure a truck to the cargo floor in preparation for take-off on McChord Field, Wash., May 25, 2011.
- Smart phones increase 'SPOT' reporting in Army evaluations Army News 10 Jun 2011 -- The Army is finding the use of smart-phone devices such as an Android or iPhone leads to an increase in 'SPOT' reports, wherein Soldiers share tactically relevant information across the force in real-time, service officials said.
- First Marine Corps EA-6B Prowler makes final flight USMC News 10 Jun 2011 -- In early 1977 the Marine Corps received its first EA-6B Prowler, tail number 160432 and marked with the number 000 by Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 2 of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.
- Black Sea Marines, U.S. Air Force Bring 'Thunder Over the Black Sea' USMC News 10 Jun 2011 -- Crowds of Romanian locals, tourists and groups of U.S. military personnel gathered here on June 8 to watch the 'Thunder Over the Black Sea' air show that was put on by the Romanian Ministry of Tourism.
- Marines enhance egress skills USMC News 10 Jun 2011 -- Marines attached to Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, practiced escaping the cabin of an Amphibious Assault Vehicle during Submerged Vehicle Egress training on Camp Hansen June 2.
- USS Mitscher Completes Successful Port Call in Albania NNS 10 Jun 2011 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) departed Durres, Albania, after completing a successful three-day port visit, June 6.
- Navy Regional Maintenance Center Becomes Newest NAVSEA Command NNS 10 Jun 2011 -- Navy Regional Maintenance Center (NRMC) was officially established on Naval Station Norfolk during a signing ceremony at Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Headquarters on board Washington Navy Yard, June 9.
- CNO Addresses Naval War College Graduates NNS 10 Jun 2011 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead encouraged U.S. Naval War College (NWC) graduates to use their knowledge and international relationships to answer the challenges of a rapidly changing world, during a commencement ceremony in Newport, R.I., June 10.
- Gettysburg Departs Benidorm, Spain after Successful Port Visit NNS 10 Jun 2011 -- The guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) departed Benidorm, Spain, June 9, after a three-day port visit.
- USS Gettysburg Conducts COMREL in Benidorm, Spain NNS 10 Jun 2011 -- Guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) participated in its first community relations (COMREL) project of the ship's 2011 deployment during a port visit to Benidorm, Spain, June 8.
- Navy Ships Arrive in Portland for 104th Annual Rose Festival NNS 10 Jun 2011 -- The guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), and Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates USS Ingraham (FFG 61) and USS McClusky (FFG 41) arrived in Portland, Ore. to celebrate the 104th annual Rose Festival, June 9.
- Republic of Korea Recovers, Returns U.S. Mine Hunting Equipment NNS 10 Jun 2011 -- A Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) effort led to the recovery U.S. Navy mine hunting equipment June 9, in waters south of Chinhae, Republic of Korea.
- Annual 'Mega Rust' Conference Seeks Tools, Processes to Curb Corrosion NNS 10 Jun 2011 -- Military, government and industry experts convened for the seventh consecutive year to discuss the latest technologies and preventative methods to combat damaging rust at the annual Mega Rust Corrosion Conference in Norfolk, Va., June 6-9.
- Pope C-130 crew chiefs achieve zero-defect checklist AFNS 10 Jun 2011 -- Two crew chiefs from the 440th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group both acheived perfect checklist for their aircraft.
- Third Army uncases colors at new Patton Hall Army News 10 Jun 2011 -- Third Army Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Vincent K. Brooks unfurled the Third Army colors formally marking Third Army's command presence and symbolizing the start of operations in South Carolina.
- ARRTC cases colors at Fort McCoy, moves to Fort Knox Army News 10 Jun 2011 -- To conclude its 35 years as a tenant activity at Fort McCoy, Wis., the Army Reserve Readiness Training Center (ARRTC) held a flag-casing ceremony June 3.
- DOD Seeks Input From Employers of Guardsmen, Reservists AFPS 10 Jun 2011 -- Defense Department officials want to hear in a survey intended to measure the impact of service members on the civilian workplace.
- India developing indigenous artillery guns for armed forces IRNA 10 Jun 2011 -- The Defence Research and Development Organisation has started developing an indigenous 155 mm 52 calibre howitzer.
- Taiwan happy with French court ruling on frigate deal penalty CNA 10 Jun 2011 -- Taiwan's MND is pleased with a French court ruling that rejected an appeal by the French defense giant Thales against payment of damages.
- France to pay Taiwan penalty over warship deal CNA 10 Jun 2011 -- The French government and defense giant Thales will pay Taiwan a court-ordered fine of 630 million euros after losing an appeal in a case involving bribes.
- June 10, 2011 - U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 10 Jun 2011
- DoD News: Contracts for June 10, 2011
- Boeing Delivers UAE Air Force and Air Defence's 2nd C-17 Boeing 10 Jun 2011 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered a second C-17 Globemaster III airlifter to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force and Air Defence today at the C-17 program's final assembly facility in Long Beach.
- General Dynamics to Develop Open Architecture Back-End Processor for U.S. Air Force General Dynamics 10 Jun 2011 -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems a $7.8 million contract to develop an Open System Architecture (OSA) common back-end digital processor for the entire family of Air Force radio frequency (RF) electronic devices, to include radars, SIGINT sensors, electronic-warfare and communication systems. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
- 10 June 2011 - Daily Press Briefing by the Offices of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General and the Spokesperson for the General Assembly President United Nations 10 Jun 2011
- Qaddafi Forces Kill 22 Rebels In Misurata Shelling RFE/RL 10 Jun 2011 -- Medical officials and witnesses say forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi shelled the outskirts of the rebel-held city of Misurata.
- New Airstrikes Target Libyan Capital VOA 10 Jun 2011 -- A new round of suspected NATO airstrikes shook the Libyan capital early Friday.
- Russia to present Libya roadmap after Tripoli visit RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2011 -- Russia's special envoy to Africa, Mikhail Margelov, is preparing for a visit to Tripoli.
- Rival Rallies Unfold in Politically-Charged Yemen VOA 10 Jun 2011 -- Rival rallies are unfolding across Yemen where supporters of President Ali Abdullah Saleh are cheering his reported recovery from injuries while opponents are calling for government without him.
- Pro- and Anti-Saleh Yemenis Hold Rival Rallies RFE/RL 10 Jun 2011 -- An estimated 100,000 people have protested in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, demanding that wounded President Ali Abdullah Saleh be removed from power.
- Russia to send 2 planes for evacuation of its nationals from Yemen RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2011 -- Russia's Ministry of Emergency Situations will send two planes to Yemen to evacuate Russian nationals willing to leave the country.
- US Sudan Envoy Says Khartoum's Belligerence Threatens North-South Talks VOA 10 Jun 2011 -- The US Special Envoy to Sudan says Khartoum’s belligerent actions are threatening delicate negotiations on border issues and revenue sharing.
- Sudan: UN reports 'extremely worrying' attacks on civilians in Southern Kordofan UN News Centre 10 Jun 2011 -- The UN human rights office received “extremely worrying” reports of civilian casualties and massive displacement of people.
- Sudanese Border Battles Put Thousands on the Run VOA 10 Jun 2011 -- Tens of thousands of people are fleeing from intense fighting along the undefined border region between northern and southern Sudan.
- Israeli Police, Palestinians Demonstrators Clash at Jerusalem Holy Site VOA 10 Jun 2011 -- Israeli police briefly entered Jerusalem's holy mount complex to disperse Palestinian demonstrators who Israeli authorities say were hurling rocks.
- Israel arrests Hamas leader RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2011 -- Israeli security forces in the West Bank arrested on Friday Hamas leader Wasfi Kabha, who served as minister for prisoner affairs in the Hamas government in 2006.
- China Urged to Encourage N. Korea to Resume Talks with Seoul VOA 10 Jun 2011 -- A senior US diplomat visiting Asia says China did not expect North Korea to abruptly cut-off dialogue with South Korea last week.
- Somali Official: Female Suicide Bomber Kills Interior Minister VOA 10 Jun 2011 -- A Somali government official says a female suicide bomber has killed Interior Minister Abdi Shakur Sheikh Hassan Farah.
- Somali Minister Killed In Blast RFE/RL 10 Jun 2011 -- Somalia's interior minister died today after he was wounded in an explosion at his home in the capital, Mogadishu.
- With stalemate broken, Ban urges Somalis to focus on completing transition UN News Centre 10 Jun 2011 -- Secretary-General Ban urged the Somali parties to move forward with key transitional tasks.
- China demands Vietnam stop business in Spratly archipelago RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2011 -- China demanded that Vietnam stop all business activities on the contested Spratly archipelago in the South China Sea and allow Chinese fishermen to work there.
- Major terrorist attack prevented in Russian North Caucasus RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2011 -- Russia's Anti Terrorism Committee said on Friday it prevented a major terrorist attack in the volatile southern republic of Kabardino-Balkaria by killing six militants.
- Six militants killed in Russia's North Caucasus RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2011 -- A total of six suspected militants were killed in the southern Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria during a special operation.
- Senior UN official urges Syria to end repression UN News Centre 10 Jun 2011 -- Head of the UN agency that promotes access to information voiced concern at the escalating violence in Syria.
- Brother of Syrian President Reportedly Leads Military Crackdown VOA 10 Jun 2011 -- Maher al-Assad is the younger brother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
- More Than 30 Syrians Reported Killed By Troops In Retaliatory Strikes RFE/RL 10 Jun 2011 -- Activists and witnesses say at least 32 people have been killed in Syria.
- At Least 28 Killed in Syria Clashes VOA 10 Jun 2011 -- Syrian security forces have shot and killed at least 28 people in crackdowns on anti-government protests and a confrontation in a northwestern province.
- Eight dead as Syrian army clamps down on restive north - TV RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2011 -- At least eight people were killed on Friday as Syrian government troops clamped down on protestors in the restive town of Jisr al-Shughour.
- Demonstrations Flare, Refugees Flee as Syrian Crackdown Intensifies VOA 10 Jun 2011 -- The Syrian government says it has begun an assault on the western town of Jisr al-Shughour.
- Syrian army begins crackdown in restive northern town RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2011 -- The Syrian army began a military operation against anti-government protestors in to the restive town of Jisr al-Shughour.
- Russian envoy to Africa to meet Syria opposition in Moscow RIA Novosti 10 Jun 2011 -- Mikhail Margelov, Russia’s special envoy to Africa, said he would soon meet with a delegation from the Syrian opposition in Moscow.
- Jordanians Rally for Government Reforms VOA 10 Jun 2011 -- Protesters have rallied in cities across Jordan, where some demonstrators called for government reforms while others called for the resignation of PM al-Bakhit and his cabinet.
- Alleged Iranian Agent Infiltrated Opposition RFE/RL 10 Jun 2011 -- Iran's Intelligence Ministry has claimed it infiltrated the Iranian opposition outside the country.
- UNSC extends mandate of DPR Korea sanctions panel UN News Centre 10 Jun 2011 -- The Security Council extended for a third term the mandate of the expert body dealing with UN sanctions imposed on the DPRK.
- Côte d'Ivoire: UN-appointed probe finds serious rights abuses after elections UN News Centre 10 Jun 2011 -- Serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law were committed following last November’s presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire.
- UN Reports on Murder and Rape in Ivory Coast VOA 10 Jun 2011 -- UN investigators have found evidence that crimes against humanity may have been committed in Ivory Coast by forces loyal to both Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara.
- UN rights office cites continued lack of justice for victims of Kyrgyz violence UN News Centre 10 Jun 2011 -- A year after ethnic violence in Kyrgyzstan killed hundreds and displaced thousands, justice has not prevailed.
- In Osh, Kyrgyz President Calls For Harmony As Anger, Bitterness Are On Display RFE/RL 10 Jun 2011 -- Kyrgyzstan's President Roza Otunbaeva has marked the first anniversary of deadly ethnic violence in her country.
- Thai Royalists Urge People Not to Vote in July Election VOA 10 Jun 2011 -- In Thailand, the political campaign season is fully under way ahead of next month’s closely contested national elections.
- Kurdish Politician Urges Turkey to Heed 'Our Demands' VOA 10 Jun 2011 -- As in every general election in Turkey in the past two decades, the country’s Kurds are again trying to circumvent an unusually high constitutional barrier to send their folks to the parliament in Ankara.
- Croatia Wins Green Light For EU Membership RFE/RL 10 Jun 2011 -- Croatia has taken a step toward European Union membership by getting the green light from Brussels to join in mid-2013.
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