03 July 2011 Military News
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 02 Jul 2011
- Combat marksmanship course graduates, Afghan army utilizes skills in field USMC News 03 Jul 2011 -- Twelve Afghan National Army soldiers graduated from the first Combat Marksmanship Training Course to be taught at the Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest, here, June 30.
- Britain to Pull Some Troops From Afghanistan VOA 03 Jul 2011 -- British newspapers say Prime Minister David Cameron this week will announce the withdrawal of at least 500 troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2012.
- Pakistani PM: US drones don't use air bases IRNA 03 Jul 2011 -- Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Sunday said that his government has never allowed the United States to use Pakistani air bases for strikes by its spy aircraft in the tribal regions.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 Develops Roll On/Roll Off Discharge Facility Capabilities NNS 03 Jul 2011 -- Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 conducted Roll On/Roll Off Discharge Facility and Lift On/ Lift Off exercises in support of Pacific Horizon and Dawn Blitz Feb. 22-March 16.
- USS Ford Arrives in Vladivostok, Russia NNS 03 Jul 2011 -- The USS Ford arrived in Vladivostok, Russia for a port visit July 2.
- Energy and Environmental Projects Highlighted to Assistant Secretary of the Navy NNS 03 Jul 2011 -- Major projects in support of critical infrastructure and environmental protection at Naval Support Facility Indian Head were discussed in-depth.
- Russia-NATO Council meeting 'to focus' on Libya RIA Novosti 03 Jul 2011 -- The Libya crisis will be top of the agenda at the Russia-NATO Council meeting on July 4, the Kremlin said on Sunday.
- German gov't mum on controversial Saudi tank deal IRNA 03 Jul 2011 -- The German government refused to comment on a report in the weekly Der Spiegel, saying Berlin had allowed the sale of 200 Leopard tanks to Saudi Arabia after decades of blocking heavy arms sales to the authoritarian regime.
- Canada plans huge rehearsal in Arctic region RIA Novosti 03 Jul 2011 -- Canadian Defense Minister Peter McKay has announced that his country is preparing to send more than 1,000 troops on a huge Nanook exercise in the High Arctic in August, the website of Montreal Gazette paper said on Sunday.
- IRGC Navy equipped with modern equipment: Commander IRNA 03 Jul 2011 -- Commander of the Second Naval Region of the Islamic Revolution's Guards Corps (IRGC), Brigadier General Ali Razmjuo, said on Sunday that the IRGC forces are equipped with modern military equipment with the purpose of increasing Iran's defense capabilities.
- Islamization A Catch-22 For Pakistani Military RFE/RL 03 Jul 2011
- Turkey Recognizes Libyan Rebels, Offers Another $200 Million in Aid VOA 03 Jul 2011 -- Rebels fighting to end the 42-year rule of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi have received a diplomatic boost by winning recognition from regional power Turkey.
- Libyan Rebels Reject African Union Peace Plan VOA 03 Jul 2011 -- Libyan rebels are rejecting an African Union peace plan because it does not demand the immediate resignation of Moammar Gadhafi. The African Union wants a multi-national peacekeeping force for Libya.
- Vietnamese Protesters Denounce China in Maritime Dispute VOA 03 Jul 2011 -- About 100 people rallied in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, Sunday to protest China's recent actions in disputed regional waters.
- Rights Activists: Syrian Troops Deploy Around Hama, Make Arrests VOA 03 Jul 2011 -- Syrian rights activists and residents say government tanks have deployed around the central city of Hama as part of a crackdown on protests against President Bashar al-Assad.
- Thai Opposition Wins Election VOA 03 Jul 2011 -- Thailand's early election results indicate the opposition Pheu Thai party led by Yingluck Shinawatra, and backed by her brother, former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, has won a majority. Pheu Thai defeated the ruling Democrats of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and, although official results are not expected until Monday, Abhisit accepted defeat and congratulated his rival.
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