25 June 2011 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 24 Jun 2011
- NATO Responds to Libya Claim that Strikes Killed 15 Civilians VOA 25 Jun 2011 -- NATO officials have responded to Libyan claims that alliance forces struck a restaurant and bakery in the eastern city of Brega, killing 15 civilians, saying its aircraft hit 'legitimate military targets.'
- Suicide Bomber Strikes Medical Facility in Eastern Afghanistan VOA 25 Jun 2011 -- A suicide car bomb blew up outside a hospital in eastern Afghanistan Saturday, killing at least 20 people, including women and children. Dozens more were wounded.
- Suicide bomber kills 60, wounds 120 at Afghanistan hospital IRNA 25 Jun 2011 -- A suicide car bomber set off a huge blast Saturday at a hospital in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 60 people, Afghan officials said.
- Supreme Leader: US major hurdle to Afghanistan security IRNA 25 Jun 2011 -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that continued presence of US forces in Afghanistan prevents restoration of security to the war-torn country.
- Commentary: Abandoning Afghanistan Is Not A Solution RFE/RL 25 Jun 2011
- Minot flood update AFNS 25 Jun 2011 -- The mayor of the city of Minot held a press conference here June 24 to provide important updates on the flooding situation, which currently is affecting some 11,000 residents and more than 1,000 Airmen and their families.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Lynn Speaks on Advanced Manufacturing at Carnegie Mellon AFPS 25 Jun 2011 -- Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III gave the defense perspective on advanced manufacturing yesterday while attending the launch of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
- USS Port Royal Deploys to Western Pacific, Middle East NNS 25 Jun 2011 -- More than 300 Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled seven-month deployment, June 24.
- Spill Exercise US-CAN Salish Sea 2011 Conducted at NAS Whidbey Island NNS 25 Jun 2011 -- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island hosted the full-scale, government led, multi-agency exercise, US-CAN Salish Sea 2011 National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (NPREP), aboard Seaplane Base, Wash., June 22-23.
- UK challenged over failure to revoke arms exports to Saudi Arabia IRNA 25 Jun 2011 -- The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has launched legal proceedings against the government's failure to revoke any licences for the export of military equipment to Saudi Arabia used against protesters in Bahrain.
- Air force to take delivery of upgraded IDF jet fighters CNA 25 Jun 2011 -- Taiwan will receive a boost to its air defense capability once the Air Force takes delivery of a first batch of upgraded Ching-kuo indigenous defense fighters (IDFs) late this month, military sources said Saturday.
- Israel Seeks Freedom for Soldier Held in Gaza Since 2006 VOA 25 Jun 2011 -- Israelis are calling for the release of one of their soldiers held captive in Gaza for the past five years. The soldier's freedom has become an urgent public cause in the Jewish state.
- Armenia And Azerbaijan Blame Each Other For Peace Talks Failure RFE/RL 25 Jun 2011 -- Talks on June 24 in the Russian Volga River city of Kazan were billed as crucial for trying to resolve the decades-long conflict surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh, the mountainous, mostly Armenian-populated region inside Azerbaijan.
- Ma's cross-strait strategy strengthens Taiwan sovereignty: ex-AIT head CNA 25 Jun 2011 -- Former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman Richard Bush said in Taipei Saturday that the various cross-Taiwan Strait agreements made since President Ma Ying-jeou took office have been helpful in consolidating Taiwan's sovereignty.
- Hundreds of Syrians Flee into Lebanon VOA 25 Jun 2011 -- Hundreds of Syrians have fled across the border into neighboring Lebanon to escape escalating violence in their homeland.
- Egypt extends custody of Israeli spy suspect for 15 days RIA Novosti 25 Jun 2011 -- Egyptian court extended for 15 days the custody of Ilan Grapel, a US-Israeli citizen suspected of espionage on behalf of Israel, Egyptian news agency MENA said on Saturday.
- Supreme Leader: Fight against terrorism 'unavoidable responsibility' IRNA 25 Jun 2011 -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolutioin Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday that the fight against the 'evil phenomenon of terrorism is an unavoidable responsibility' for all countries.
- Afghan president calls for int'l cooperation to fight terrorism IRNA 25 Jun 2011 -- Afghan president Hamid Karzai on Saturday called for international cooperation to fight terrorism.
- Jalili calls for regional vigilance against interference IRNA 25 Jun 2011 -- Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili here on Saturday called on regional nations to remain vigilant against the interference of meddling forces in the region.
- Iran's President Ahmadinejad Could Face Impeachment RFE/RL 25 Jun 2011 -- In a single day earlier this week, the Iranian parliament dealt three blows to the presidency of Mahmud Ahmadinejad, who has become a political punching bag as the result of a continuing power struggle with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
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