11 June 2011 Military News
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 10 Jun 2011
- Explosions Rock Libyan Capital VOA 11 Jun 2011 -- Loud blasts from apparent NATO airstrikes have rocked the Libyan capital, while fierce fighting has erupted between government forces and rebels near a western oil port.
- Iraqi corrections officers train on maximum security policies, procedures Army News 11 Jun 2011 -- For the past several months Iraqi corrections officers have been working hand-in-hand with U.S. correctional specialists in order to learn the policies and procedures of the Cropper Theater Internment Facility, which houses detainees who are linked to terrorism and could potentially harm security forces.
- Pakistan, Afghanistan launch high level reconciliation commission IRNA 11 Jun 2011 -- Pakistan and Afghanistan on Saturday launched a high level reconciliation commission and Pakistani Prime Minister assured the visiting Afghan President of his country's full support to Afghan led peace efforts.
- Afghan, Pakistani Leaders Seek Path to Peace VOA 11 Jun 2011 -- The president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, wrapped up a two-day visit to Islamabad Saturday following talks on security issues, bilateral and regional relations and the question of how to end the almost 10-year-old war in his country.
- Dozens killed in series of blasts in Afghanistan RIA Novosti 11 Jun 2011 -- A series of bombs and explosions across Afghanistan killed at least 24 people on Saturday, officials said.
- Afghanistan: UN urges greater civilian protection after bloodiest month UN News Centre 11 Jun 2011 -- Last month was the most violent for civilians in Afghanistan in recent years as attacks by insurgents intensified, the United Nations mission in the country said today, reiterating its call for greater protection of civilians.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Crocker, Martin, challenge Army War College grads to lead in uncertain times Army News 11 Jun 2011 -- Ten months of readings, papers, exercises and complex seminar discussions paid off for the Army War College Class of 2011 as they graduated in front of friends, family, colleagues and international partners on the historic parade grounds of Carlisle Barracks.
- Clinton Backs Gates on NATO Burden-Sharing VOA 11 Jun 2011 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is backing Defense Secretary Robert Gates' warning to the NATO alliance that all member states must pay their fair share and participate in their own defense. Secretary Clinton took part in a forum on U.S. trade preferences.
- UN envoy condemns assassination of Somalia's interior minister UN News Centre 11 Jun 2011 -- The United Nations envoy for Somalia today expressed shock over the assassination of the country's Interior Minister and condemned the murder, saying that the violent minority must not be allowed to torpedo the peace process.
- Water Scarcity Root of Darfur Conflict VOA 11 Jun 2011 -- The conflict in Western Sudan's Darfur region erupted more than eight years ago. It has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and displaced an estimated two million people. Disputes over scarce water and grazing land between black African farmers and Arab pastoralist communities triggered the war. Lack of access to water remains one of the major drivers of the ongoing conflict in Darfur. An international conference in Khartoum at the end of June will focus on the critical issue of water and how the equitable use and management of this limited resource can help build peace in this troubled region.
- U.S. Condemns Syria Crackdown, Backs UN Draft Resolution RFE/RL 11 Jun 2011 -- The White House has strongly denounced what it calls the Syrian government's 'outrageous use of violence' and voiced support for a European-drafted proposed UN Security Council resolution condemning the crackdown and calling for its end.
- Syrian Forces Attack Demonstrators Near Turkish Border VOA 11 Jun 2011 -- Mourners across Syria laid to rest the bodies of dozens of people killed when government forces fired on anti-government demonstrators, and military units are continuing their crackdown against the town of Jisr al-Shughour, near the Turkish border. In Yemen, officials say at least 30 government soldiers and suspected militants have been killed in fighting in southern Abyan Province.
- CIA chief in Pakistan to remove mistrust IRNA 11 Jun 2011 -- The American CIA chief, Leon Panetta, has met Pakistan's army chief and intelligence head in a move to remove the mistrust caused by the US unilateral raid to kill Osama bin Laden in Abboatabad on May 2.
- In Age Of Arab Revolution, Iran's Election Anniversary Set To Go Off With A Whimper RFE/RL 11 Jun 2011 -- Two years ago, it threatened to trigger a wave of dissent that would reverberate around the Middle East and beyond. (...) Yet on June 12, with much of the region in a state of revolutionary ferment, the second anniversary of Iran's bitterly disputed presidential election is likely to pass off as little more than a footnote.
- Indian nuclear plant poses no health hazard: NPCIL IRNA 11 Jun 2011 -- There has been no increase in morbidity patterns due to radiation in any nuclear power plant in the country, including at Kaiga and the radiation dose to the public is well within AERB stipulations, authorities asserted in Karwar in Karnataka Saturday.
- Al-Qaida Leader in East Africa Killed in Somalia VOA 11 Jun 2011 -- Somali authorities say the man believed to be al-Qaida's leader in East Africa is dead, killed during a confrontation with police.
- Permanent arrest warrant for Musharraf issued IRNA 11 Jun 2011 -- An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan Saturday issued a fresh warrant for the arrest of the former President, Pervez Musharraf, in connection with the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, court officials said.
- India concerned over danger to Pak nukes from terrorists: minister IRNA 11 Jun 2011 -- India's Defence Minister, A K Antony voiced concern over the 'danger and threat' of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal falling into the hands of terrorists and said it is closely monitoring the situation in the neighbourhood.
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