19 July 2011 Military News
- OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 19 Jul 2011 [PDF]
- Combined Security Force Detains Taliban Leader AFPS 19 Jul 2011 -- A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban leader and killed several armed insurgents in the Zharay district of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province.
- New Study Asserts Taliban Faction Closely Linked to al-Qaida VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- A new study says a key faction of the Taliban has been far closer to al-Qaida than some previous analyses have suggested.
- Junkyard Dogs keep Apaches in the air Army News 19 Jul 2011 -- A call for the quick reaction force to support Task Force Bronco Soldiers hits the Task Force Shooter Tactical Operations Center at Forward Operating Base Fenty.
- Sarkozy: French Troops Killed in Afghanistan Fought Taliban's 'Tyranny' VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy has paid tribute to seven French soldiers killed last week in Afghanistan.
- Transit Center Airman raises the bar, pumps 5 million gallons of gas AFNS 19 Jul 2011 -- Many people establish goals they want to accomplish during their deployments as a way to help pass the time.
- Division West demobilizing 34th ID Soldiers Army News 19 Jul 2011 -- In July and August, nearly 3,000 Iowa National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division will return from Afghanistan and demobilize.
- Iran and Afghanistan to cooperate on campaign against terrorism IRNA 19 Jul 2011 -- Presidents of Iran and Afghanistan in a phone talk expressed disgust against terrorism, emphasizing need for cooperation to solve the problem.
- Iran, Afghanistan emphasize confronting terrorism ISNA 19 Jul 2011 -- Iran and Afghanistan stressed joint cooperation to confront terrorism.
- U.S. Promotes New Plan To Battle Drug Trade RFE/RL 19 Jul 2011 -- Counternarcotics officials in Washington have unveiled a plan to help combat the flow of drugs from Afghanistan, through Central Asia, and into Russia.
- Afghan Policeman Poisons, Shoots Dead Seven Fellow Officers RFE/RL 19 Jul 2011 -- An Afghan official says that a policeman in southern Afghanistan has killed seven of his fellow officers.
- Crooked policeman poisons, shoots 7 fellow officers in Afghanistan RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2011 -- An Afghan policeman poisoned seven of his fellow officers and then shot them dead in the southern city of Lashkargah.
- US Charges 'Pakistani Agents' with Conspiracy VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- The US has charged two men with conspiracy, saying they lobbied the US without disclosing they were funded by the Pakistani government.
- Pakistan Appoints First Female Foreign Minister RFE/RL 19 Jul 2011 -- Pakistan has appointed its first ever female foreign minister.
- Gunmen Kidnap Eight Pakistani Aid Workers In Balochistan RFE/RL 19 Jul 2011 -- Police in Pakistan say gunmen have kidnapped eight Pakistani aid workers after stopping their vehicles in the southwest of the country.
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 18 Jul 2011
- Press briefing on Libya by Oana Lungescu, the NATO Spokesperson and Colonel Roland Lavoie, Operation ‘’Unified Protector’’ military spokesperson NATO 19 Jul 2011
- Iraq will need sustained support to face pressing challenges UN News Centre 19 Jul 2011 -- Iraq can be proud of the progress made in recent years but it still faces considerable challenges.
- Sustainment Soldiers head to Kuwait to prep for drawdown in Iraq Army News 19 Jul 2011 -- Group of Soldiers traveled to Camp Buehring, Kuwait, to establish mission capability for the 310th ESC to facilitate the continuing re-posturing of forces from Iraq.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Secretary Clinton Joint Press Availability with Indian External Affairs Minister Shri S. M. Krishna US Dept. of State 19 Jul 2011
- Secretary Clinton Remarks at the Opening Session of the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue US Dept. of State 19 Jul 2011
- US, India Press Pakistan on Terrorist Safe Havens VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Indian Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday urged Pakistan to do more to eliminate terrorist safe-havens on its territory.
- Clinton Calls For Deeper Ties With India During New Delhi Visit RFE/RL 19 Jul 2011 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pushed for nuclear deals and deeper security cooperation with India during a visit to New Delhi.
- Presidential Memorandum - Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act The White House 19 Jul 2011
- Carter Updates Industrial Leaders on ‘Better Buying Power’ AFPS 19 Jul 2011 -- The official who leads the Pentagon’s plan to ensure better value to taxpayers and warfighters from the Defense Department’s budget provided an update on progress to industrial leaders.
- Remarks at the U.S.A.F.-U.S. Army Energy Forum DoD 19 Jul 2011
- Lynn: Defense Department Seeks Energy Revolution AFPS 19 Jul 2011 -- Advances in energy technology that increase warfighter capability not only help the Defense Department protect the nation, but also accomplish two other important objectives.
- Defense, Energy Departments’ Partnership Pays Off, Lynn Says AFPS 19 Jul 2011 -- The Defense Department’s year-old partnership with the Energy Department is paying off, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said.
- Army, Air Force will power fight with alternative fuels Army News 19 Jul 2011 -- More than 400 Soldiers, Airmen, industry partners and government staffers attended the first joint Army - Air Force Energy Forum July 19, 2011, to join the fight with DoD in reducing the need for imported oil.
- DOD Space Program Broadens Industry, Foreign Partnerships AFPS 19 Jul 2011 -- The DoD is expanding partnerships with spacefaring companies and nations to maintain the strategic advantage it gains in space.
- KCNA on Japan's Ambition to Stage Comeback to Korea KCNA 19 Jul 2011 -- Japan is set to lay a groundwork for the advance of the Japan "Self-Defence Forces" into the Korean Peninsula according to a diplomatic cable of the U.S. embassy in Tokyo disclosed by WikiLeaks.
- US Forces' Stockpile of Depleted Uranium Shells in S. Korea Disclosed KCNA 19 Jul 2011 -- It has been recently disclosed that the U.S. forces in south Korea stockpiled depleted uranium shells in their base in Chunchon.
- Soldiers benefit from lighter, easier to maintain mortar systems Army News 19 Jul 2011 -- Mortar crews have started receiving new lightweight 60mm mortar systems that are approximately 20 percent lighter than previous versions.
- George H.W. Bush Departs Bahrain, Returns to Sea NNS 19 Jul 2011 -- George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group resumed underway operations July 14, after completing a four-day port visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain.
- USS Gettysburg Visits Bahrain NNS 19 Jul 2011 -- USS Gettysburg departed Manama, Bahrain, July 14, after a port visit to the city.
- USS Samuel B. Roberts arrives in Mombasa NNS 19 Jul 2011 -- USS Samuel B. Roberts along with embarked staff arrived in Mombasa, Kenya, July 19, to begin their involvement with Africa Partnership Station East's 2011 Kenyan hub.
- Mobility Airmen gather for international airdrop symposium AFNS 19 Jul 2011 -- Mobility Airmen from 26 countries are participating in the 2011 International Airdrop Symposium here July 19 to 21.
- Air Force officials host first international aeromedical evacuation conference AFNS 19 Jul 2011 -- Hundreds of aeromedical evacuation professionals will gather here July 20 to 21 for the first, U.S.-led international symposium on in-flight medical care.
- NMCB 74 Detail Macedonia supports MEDCUER 11 NNS 19 Jul 2011 -- Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74, Detail Macedonia, completed another phase of their humanitarian and civic assistance mission in Demir Kapija.
- U.S. Army Africa conducts deployment capability training in Burundi Army News 19 Jul 2011 -- U.S. Army Africa’s Africa Deployment Assistance Partnership Team conducted a deployment capability training event with uniformed members of the Burundian Defense Forces.
- 1st Rwandan Pandemic Disaster Response Exercise Takes 'Whole of Society Approach' AFRICOM 19 Jul 2011 -- Rwanda hosted its first pandemic disaster response tabletop exercise on the shores of Lake Kivu July 11-15, 2011.
- Shinseki: VA Task Force Improves Care of Women Vets AFPS 19 Jul 2011 -- The newly formed VA Task Force on Women Veterans will go a long way in addressing key benefits gaps to female veterans, according to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.
- Walter Reed, Bethesda on track for BRAC realignment Army News 19 Jul 2011 -- The transfer of Walter Reed Army Medical Center’s functions to Bethesda, Md., and a new hospital on Fort Belvoir, Va., is expected to finish on schedule.
- VAQ-141 Commanding Officer Relieved NNS 19 Jul 2011 -- The commanding officer of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141 was relieved by Commander, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 while operating in the Gulf of Oman July 19.
- Russia, Britain plan to improve military ties RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2011 -- Russia and Britain are planning to expand significantly their bilateral military cooperation after a long period of strained relations.
- Tajik-Russian Military Talks Fail To Yield Agreement RFE/RL 19 Jul 2011 -- Tajik Foreign Minister Hamrokhon Zarifi says Tajikistan and Russia have not yet agreed on the continued presence of a Russian military base and use of an air base in Tajikistan.
- Pakistani PM to meet British leaders in UK visit IRNA 19 Jul 2011 -- Pakistani PM Gilani left here for London on a five-day private visit, but will also have a series of official engagements aimed at enhancing Pak-UK bilateral relations.
- Drone aircraft of Pakistan Navy crashes near Karachi IRNA 19 Jul 2011 -- A spokesman for Pakistan Navy said Tuesday that an unmanned aircraft of the Navy crashed in the port city of Karachi. There was no casualty.
- UAV crashes near oil refinery in Pakistan city of Karachi RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2011 -- A Pakistan Navy Uqab unmanned air vehicle (UAV) crashed on Tuesday in Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi.
- German army testing Leopard combat tanks in UAE IRNA 19 Jul 2011 -- The German army is testing Leopard 2A7+ battle tanks in the United Arab Emirates.
- Indian Naval ship foils piracy bid IRNA 19 Jul 2011 -- Indian Navy's warship INS Godavari has successfully foiled an attempt by Somali pirates to hijack a Greek ship in the Gulf of Aden.
- Iran has strong presence in int’l waters- commander IRNA 19 Jul 2011 -- Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that the dispatch of 14 Iranian fleets to international waters during the past two years indicated the great strength of the Islamic Republic’s naval forces.
- Stolen Romanian Warheads Recovered VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- Dozens of old rocket warheads stolen from a train carrying military equipment from Romania to Bulgaria were recovered Monday near a railway station in the southern Romanian town of Chitila.
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 7/19/2011 The White House 19 Jul 2011
- DoD News: Contracts for July 19, 2011
- Boeing P-8A Poseidon Production Aircraft Completes 1st Flight Boeing 19 Jul 2011 -- The first Boeing [NYSE: BA] P-8A Poseidon production aircraft completed its first flight on July 7, taking off from Renton Field and landing three hours later at Boeing Field in Seattle. The P-8A is the first of six low-rate initial production (LRIP) aircraft Boeing is building for the U.S. Navy as part of a $1.6 billion contract awarded in January.
- Lockheed Martin Team Performs First U.S. Navy Demonstration of Joint Tactical Radio Network Lockheed Martin 19 Jul 2011 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] performed its first successful Joint Tactical Radio network demonstration for the U.S. Navy, transmitting Internet-Protocol enabled data and video communications Using a Joint Tactical Pre-Engineering Development Model (pre-EDM) radio, the team extended the Navy's existing network via wireless communications.
- Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Improved Aircraft Survivability and Digital Interoperability Northrop Grumman 19 Jul 2011 -- Technology developed as part of Northrop Grumman's (NYSE:NOC) Rotorcraft Avionics Innovation Laboratory (RAIL) took flight for the first time aboard the U.S. Navy's T-Rex UH-1N test bed aircraft to demonstrate improved aircraft survivability, increased situational awareness and digital interoperability.
- Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 19 July 2011 United Nations 19 Jul 2011
- Libyan Forces, Rebels Continue Battle for Brega VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- Clashes have intensified in Libya's eastern oil port of Brega.
- Landmines Hinder Libyan Rebel Battle for Oil Port VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- Libyan rebels say they are being hampered by land mines as they continue their push to gain full control of the eastern oil port of Brega.
- Libya Says Qaddafi Government Held Talks With U.S. RFE/RL 19 Jul 2011 -- A Libyan government spokesman says that representatives of Muammar Qaddafi's have held face-to-face talks with U.S. officials.
- Medvedev Says Compromise Possible In Libya RFE/RL 19 Jul 2011 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says he believes compromise between Libyan rebels and the government is "achievable."
- Russian foreign minister to meet Libyan counterpart in Moscow RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2011 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet his Libyan counterpart, Abdul Ati al-Obeidi, in Moscow.
- Yemeni Opposition Forms 2nd National Council VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- Yemen's mainstream opposition coalition has announced a new alliance that it says will unite all forces seeking to oust longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh and end months of violence.
- Israel Intercepts Solo Vessel Trying to Run Gaza Blockade VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- International activists trying to sail in a French yacht to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip have been intercepted by the Israeli Navy.
- Israel Seizes Pro-Palestinian Flotilla Vessel VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- Israeli naval commandos have seized control of a yacht carrying pro-Palestinian activists who were trying to break Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip.
- Israeli Navy Boards French Ship On Way To Gaza RFE/RL 19 Jul 2011 -- The Israeli Navy has boarded a French yacht carrying pro-Palestinian activists who were trying to sail through an Israeli blockade to reach the Gaza Strip.
- Israeli marines board Gaza-bound boat RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2011 -- Israeli marines boarded a French yacht headed for the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and forced it to change course and go to the Israel port of Ashdod.
- Israeli Navy orders Gaza-bound boat to change course RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2011 -- Israeli marines ordered the crew of a French yacht headed for the Gaza Strip on Tuesday to change course and leave the area.
- Erdogan Plans Possible Gaza Strip Visit VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he would like to visit the Gaza Strip after his upcoming trip to Egypt.
- Jerusalem Part 3, Why It Matters to Christians VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- Jerusalem’s new light rail system runs entirely outside of the old city, bypassing the holy sites.
- OPT: NGOs in standoff over Hamas audit demand IRIN 19 Jul 2011 -- Various international NGOs have questioned a demand by the Hamas government in the Gaza Strip to audit their books.
- UN Accuses Sudan of Possible War Crimes in South Kordofan VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- A leaked UN report accuses Sudan's army and police of possible war crimes in the state of Southern Kordofan.
- Pakistan, India vow to continue talks IRNA 19 Jul 2011 -- Pakistan and India expressed satisfaction at the resumption of dialogue process and said they attach importance to the upcoming talks of foreign ministers in New Delhi.
- ASEAN Ministers Urged to Pursue Early Agreement on China Sea VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- Southeast Asian foreign ministers were urged to speed up talks with China on a binding code of conduct for the South China Sea.
- Taiwan MND rules out cooperation with China on Spratlys CNA 19 Jul 2011 -- Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense ruled out the possibility of cooperating with China over the disputed Spratly Islands.
- Taiwan Report Warns of Growing Chinese Military Advantage VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- Taiwan says it is falling further behind in its race to keep up with China's rapidly expanding military capability.
- Man Pleads Guilty to Aiding Somali Militants VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- A man has pleaded guilty to helping recruit young Somali-American men from the northern U.S. state of Minnesota to return to their homeland in an effort to overthrow the Somali government.
- UN steps up aid to victims of drought in Somalia UN News Centre 19 Jul 2011 -- The UN refugee agency said that with the increasing gravity of the situation in Somalia it was stepping up assistance with aid distributions across the country’s central and southern parts.
- Somali President Declares Famine VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- Somalia's president has declared a famine in his drought-stricken country and called for more international help to deal with the crisis.
- IRGC: Guard Corps operations to continue till Pejak’s full annihilation IRNA 19 Jul 2011 -- Islamic Republic Guard Corps Infantry Commander emphasized IRGC pursuit and suppression operations against Pejak will continue till their full annihilation.
- Iran says it pursues, punishes PJAK terrorist cell ISNA 19 Jul 2011 -- The commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said pursuit and punishment of PJAK terrorist cell would continue.
- EU Says Serbia-Kosovo Meeting Canceled RFE/RL 19 Jul 2011 -- A meeting between Serbian and Kosovo negotiators scheduled for July 20 has been canceled, according to an RFE/RL correspondent in Brussels.
- UN’s Balkan war crimes tribunal upholds contempt conviction against ex-staffer UN News Centre 19 Jul 2011 -- The UN tribunal set up to deal with crimes committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s dismissed the appeal of a former staff member against her conviction for contempt of court.
- Activists: Pro-Assad Forces Kill 13 People in Central Syria VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- Syrian rights activists and witnesses say pro-government forces have shot and killed at least 13 people in the central city of Homs.
- Syrian Violence Leaves At Least 10 More Dead in Homs VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- Witnesses and anti-government activists in Syria say at least 10 people were killed when security forces fired on civilians in the city of Homs.
- Swearing-in Delayed for Reshuffled Egyptian Cabinet VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- Egypt's military-backed interim government has postponed the swearing-in of a reshuffled Cabinet until Prime Minister Essam Sharaf's health improves.
- Senior UN official discusses democratic transitions in Tunisia and Egypt UN News Centre 19 Jul 2011 -- The top UN political official wrapped up a four-day visit to Tunisia and Egypt, where he discussed the two North African countries’ democratic transitions.
- Chinese VP Pledges Accelerated Development in Tibet VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping pledged to speed up the economic development of Tibet.
- Iran Says It Is Installing 'Speedier' Nuclear Centrifuges RFE/RL 19 Jul 2011 -- Iran says it is installing new centrifuges with "better quality and speed" to enrich uranium at its nuclear facilities.
- FM spokesman: Iran installing new generation of centrifuges IRNA 19 Jul 2011 -- FM spokesman Mehmanparast said Iran was installing a new generation of centrifuges in its nuclear facilities.
- Iran says it informed IAEA of installing new centrifuges ISNA 19 Jul 2011 -- Iranian FM Spokesman Mehmanparast said the country had informed the IAEA of installing new centrifuges.
- Iran to investigate Lavrov's nuclear offer: FM Spokesman ISNA 19 Jul 2011 -- Iranian FM Spokesman Mehmanparast said the country would investigate Sergei Lavrov's proposal upon receiving.
- Japan Claims Success in Cooling Damaged Nuclear Reactors VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- Japan says it has succeeded in the first stage of a plan to stably cool damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima-Daiichi.
- Ban strongly condemns attack on residence of Guinea’s President UN News Centre 19 Jul 2011 -- Secretary-General Ban condemned the attack on the residence of the President of Guinea.
- Guinea's President Calls for Calm After Assassination Attempt VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- Guinea's president is calling for calm following an overnight attack on his home in a suburb of the capital, Conakry.
- Controversial Osh Mayor Publishes Book On Kyrgyz-Uzbek Clashes RFE/RL 19 Jul 2011 -- The controversial mayor of Kyrgyzstan's southern city of Osh has published a book on the deadly interethnic clashes that occurred there last summer.
- Thai Panel Certifies Yingluck Election VOA 19 Jul 2011 -- Thailand's election commission endorsed the election to parliament of Pheu Thai leader Yingluck Shinawatra, Tuesday, clearing the way for her to become the nation's first female prime minister.
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