16 July 2011 Military News
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 15 Jul 2011
- Lone Star Battalion probes for enemy during Operation Frank Jr. USMC News 16 Jul 2011 -- Marines with the Houston-based Lone Star Battalion, 1st Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, Task Force Belleau Wood, pushed through south Habib Abad in Nad' Ali District, Helmand province, and linked up with troops from Task Force Helmand during Operation Frank Jr., July 13
Defense Policy / Programs
- KCNA on US Submarine to S. Korea KCNA 16 Jul 2011 -- The U.S. forces in south Korea recently opened to the public the nuclear submarine Texas belonging to the U.S. 7th Fleet which they brought to Pusan Port.
- US Marines, Australian Defence Force personnel grapple to strengthen bonds during Talisman Sabre 2011 USMC News 16 Jul 2011 -- Australian Defence Force troops and U.S. Marines went head-to-head at Camp Rocky in Rockhampton during Talisman Sabre 2011.
- USS La Jolla Returns from Deployment NNS 16 Jul 2011 -- Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS La Jolla (SSN 701) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam July 15, completing a six-month deployment in which they split their time between the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility and the western Pacific.
- Taiwan needs U.S. weapons to gain leverage with China: official CNA 16 Jul 2011 -- Taiwan needs U.S. weapons to maintain a balance with China despite warming relations across the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan's Information Minister Philip Yang said Friday in Washington D.C.
- Military denies key to Taiwan's secrets sold to China CNA 16 Jul 2011 -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) denied a report Saturday claiming that former Army major general Lo Hsien-che sold a scrambler used by Taiwan's intelligence services to China while he was posted in Thailand from 2002 to 2005.
- More Suicides in S. Korean Army KCNA 16 Jul 2011 -- Suicides are increasing in the south Korean army.
- 2nd Boeing GPS IIF Satellite Sends 1st Signals from Space Boeing 16 Jul 2011 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received the first on-orbit signals from the second of 12 Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellites it is building for the U.S. Air Force. GPS IIF-2, renamed SVN-63, is functioning normally and ready to begin on-orbit maneuvers and operational testing.
- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Again Demonstrates its Large-Payload Lift Capability by Boosting Latest Navigation Satellite Pratt & Whitney 16 Jul 2011 -- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne again demonstrated its large payload lift capabilities by successfully boosting the second GPS- IIF2 navigation satellite for the U.S. government launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force station, Fla. The satellite was onboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV-Medium rocket, powered by a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RS-68 booster engine and an RL10B-2 upper-stage engine. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company.
- Gaddafi rejects international recognition of rebels RIA Novosti 16 Jul 2011 -- Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi has rejected the recognition by 40 countries and other world powers of the rebel Transitional National Council as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people.
- Libyan Rebels Breach Brega VOA 16 Jul 2011 -- Libyan rebels say they breached the strategic town of Brega overnight, after dozens of countries gave rebels a political boost by officially recognizing Libya's rebel Transitional National Council as the legitimate authority of the North African nation.
- US and S. Korean Authorities Accused of Spawning Nuclear Issue KCNA 16 Jul 2011 -- Rodong Sinmun carries a by-lined commentary on U.S. arming its forces in south Korea with nuclear weapons.
- Syrian Opposition Mulls Government Transition VOA 16 Jul 2011 -- Leading Syrian opposition figures and organizations have met in Istanbul to look for ways to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad's regime. The meeting follows Friday's deadly crackdown by Syrian security forces on opposition protests.
- Iran lawmakers reject Russia's nuclear proposals RIA Novosti 16 Jul 2011 -- Iranian lawmakers on Saturday dismissed Russia's 'step-by-step' approach on Iran's nuclear program as a bid to revive Moscow's own political influence in the region, Press TV reported.
- Russia launches 2 foreign satellites into orbit RIA Novosti 16 Jul 2011 -- Russia launched early on Saturday a Proton-M rocket carrying a Kazakh and a U.S. communications satellites from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan, Russian Space Agency Roscosmos said.
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