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19 June 2011 Military News

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  • Fiscal Crisis Requires Responsible Approach, Lynn Says AFPS 19 Jun 2011 -- A fiscal crisis that's putting the squeeze on defense budgets and related industries requires difficult choices for leaders and a responsible approach that manages the spending slowdown while retaining military effectiveness, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said here today.
  • Lynn: Spending Slowdown Must Preserve Industrial Base AFPS 19 Jun 2011 -- As defense spending slows in the face of a financial crisis, preserving the industrial base that produces military capabilities is critical, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said here today.
  • GW, Carrier Air Wing 5 Squadron Complete Super Hornet Fighting Force NNS 19 Jun 2011 -- Strike Fighter Squadron 195 returned to the USS George Washington after completing the transition to the F/A-18E Super Hornet.
  • 1/401 AFSB receives M142 HIMARS launchers Army News 19 Jun 2011 -- The 1st Battalion, 401st Army Field Support Brigade, has received the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System to add to the Army Prepositioned Stock - 5 Fires Brigade in Qatar.
  • Barry Concludes Gaeta, Italy Port Visit NNS 19 Jun 2011 -- Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG 52) concluded its stay in Gaeta, Italy, June 17, after a five-day port visit to the city.
  • 'Cement Sentinels' stand silent guard Army News 19 Jun 2011 -- For the past several years, security barriers have been used as protection for U.S. troops and civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • British observers to conduct Open Skies Treaty flights over Russia RIA Novosti 19 Jun 2011 -- A group of British observers on board of a Swedish SAAB-340 aircraft will make a series of inspection flights over the Russian territories under the Open Skies Treaty on June 20-24, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said.

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  • Final stage of Fatah-Hamas talks put on halt RIA Novosti 19 Jun 2011 -- The final round of talks between leaders of the recently reconciled Fatah and Hamas movements, Mahmoud Abbas and Khaled Mashaal, scheduled for June 21 in the Egyptian capital of Cairo, was postponed for unidentified period of time, Egypt's news agency MENA said.
  • Somali Prime Minister Resigns, Reversing Pledge to Stay VOA 19 Jun 2011 -- Somalia's prime minister says he is resigning, reversing a pledge he made last week to stay in office after an outpouring of support by Somalis opposed to his departure.

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