26 June 2011 Military News
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 25 Jun 2011
- Libyan Rebels Claim Advances in Western Mountains VOA 26 Jun 2011 -- Rebels in Libya's western mountains say they have advanced and are battling leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces in a strategic town 80 kilometers southwest of the capital, Tripoli.
- S. African President Zuma Warns NATO Against Killing Gadhafi VOA 26 Jun 2011 -- South African President Jacob Zuma has warned NATO not to use its military power to kill Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
- 151st Expeditionary Signal Battalion Conducts Transfer of Authority Ceremony in Iraq Army News 26 Jun 2011 -- The 151st Expeditionary Signal Battalion (ESB), Task Force Palmetto, cased their colors June 20, marking the ceremonial completion of their mission in Iraq during a Transfer of Authority (TOA) to 50th Signal Battalion (Expeditionary).
- Pakistani Taliban infighting claims 12 lives IRNA 26 Jun 2011 -- Clashes between two commanders of Pakistani Taliban claimed lives of 12 people in Orakzai tribal region, officials and a Taliban spokesman said on Saturday.
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards $64 million contract for Afghanistan National Army Brigade Army News 26 Jun 2011 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $64.2 million contract for the design and construction of an Afghanistan National Army garrison for the 3rd Brigade 203rd Corps of the Afghanistan National Army in Deh Yak District, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan.
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards $18 million in contracts for Afghanistan National Army Army News 26 Jun 2011 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded two contracts totaling more than $18 million to design and construct new facilities in support of the Afghanistan National Security Forces this week.
- River cresting nears in Minot, N.D., fight continues AFNS 26 Jun 2011 -- In the mayor's June 25 press conference here, he provided important updates on the flooding situation, which currently is affecting some 11,000 residents and more than 1,100 Airmen and their families.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Ballistic Underwear Make Their Way to Marines in Afghanistan USMC News 26 Jun 2011 -- Once you get past the humor of 'ballistic underwear,' the threat it helps mitigate is real and the protection is necessary.
- EOD Mobile Unit 11 Unveils New Facilities, Memorial NNS 26 Jun 2011 -- Nearly 1,000 Sailors and family members attended the 3rd Annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group One All-Family Picnic at Naval Outlying Landing Field (NOLF), Calif., June 24.
- Military doctors share breakthrough findings in mental health and brain injury treatment Army News 26 Jun 2011 -- Among all the injuries servicemembers sustain during a combat deployment, the most common are concussions, post-traumatic stress and other difficult to detect behavioral health issues.
- Bulava launches to resume June 28 - source RIA Novosti 26 Jun 2011 -- A new test launch of Russia's troubled Bulava missile will be staged on June 28, a Russian Defense Ministry source said on Sunday.
- Pakistan army slams US media for baseless news IRNA 26 Jun 2011 -- Pakistan chief military spokesman has lashed out at major American newspapers for publishing baseless news to damage the reputation of the country's military and its leadership.
- IRGC to launch military maneuver on Monday IRNA 26 Jun 2011 -- Aerospace Commander of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that IRGC's missile maneuver of Great Prophet Mohammad-VI will start on Monday.
- Israel warns journalists against joining second Gaza flotilla RIA Novosti 26 Jun 2011 -- Israel on Sunday threatened to ban foreign journalists from the country for 10 years if they travel with an aid flotilla due to sail to the Gaza Strip next week.
- Israel Begins Dismantling Section of West Bank Barrier VOA 26 Jun 2011 -- After a long Palestinian struggle, Israel on Sunday began changing the route of its security fence near a West Bank village.
- Syria vows to 'overcome protests' within two months RIA Novosti 26 Jun 2011 -- The anti-government uprising in Syria will be overcome within two months, parliament speaker Mahmoud al-Abrash said on Sunday.
- Tens of Thousands of Yemenis Call for Saleh's Sons to Leave Yemen VOA 26 Jun 2011 -- Tens of thousands of Yemenis have rallied in the capital, Sana'a, and other cities to demand that the two powerful sons of wounded President Ali Abdullah Saleh leave the country.
- Shadow Of 'Kurdish Spring' Threatens To Spoil Erdogan's Victory Parade RFE/RL 26 Jun 2011 -- Less than two weeks after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party was reelected in a landslide, Turkey faces the prospect of being plunged into political crisis after the country's main Kurdish party vowed to boycott the new parliament.
- Chinese Dissident Released From Prison VOA 26 Jun 2011 -- Prominent Chinese dissident Hu Jia has been reunited with his family after serving a three-and-a-half-year prison sentence for inciting subversion. But his wife says she fears an existing health condition may have worsened because of his long jail term.
- No comment on spy report on China's ex-finance minister CNA 26 Jun 2011 -- Two government agencies declined to comment Sunday on an American Broadcasting Company (ABC) report that former Chinese Finance Minister Jin Renqing's sudden resignation in 2007 might have been linked to a woman spy from Taiwan.
- States must take effective measures to prevent torture – UN chief UN News Centre 26 Jun 2011 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today exhorted States to take effective legislative, administrative and judicial measures to prevent torture, calling the practice a brutal attempt to destroy a victim's sense of dignity and sense of human worth that can never be justified.
- Former Ukraine PM to Stand Trial for Abuse of Power Charges VOA 26 Jun 2011 -- Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko will stand trial in Kyiv on Wednesday, charged with abuse of power.
- US tactics clear manifestation of terrorism: Jalili IRNA 26 Jun 2011 -- Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili said that the US which is trying to intimidate nations using military, economic and media tactics is a clear manifestation of a terrorist.
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