23 July 2011 Military News
- USACE creates a new opportunity for joint U.S. military, Afghan police cooperation Army News 23 Jul 2011 -- Whenever the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers travels to project sites in Afghanistan, a security team accompanies them.
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 22 Jul 2011
Defense Policy / Programs
- Lincoln Maintains Combat Readiness with Carrier Qualifications NNS 23 Jul 2011 -- Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 pilots flew aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), underway in the Pacific Ocean, for carrier qualifications (CQ), July 18.
- NSTF Yorktown Welcomes New Commanding Officer NNS 23 Jul 2011 -- Cmdr. Eugene D. Lacoste relieved Cmdr. Michael Dargel as commanding officer of Naval Submarine Torpedo Facility Yorktown during a change of command ceremony, a time-honored product of the Navy's rich naval heritage, July 22.
- Night Flight Training of U.S. Air Force Unit in S. Korea Planned KCNA 23 Jul 2011 -- The U.S. forces in south Korea are set to stage a night flight training in Kunsan from July 25.
- Germany to provide 100-million euro loan to Libyan rebels: daily IRNA 23 Jul 2011 -- The German government is to provide up to 100 million euros in loans to Libyan rebels orchestrating the overthrow of Libyan dictator Moammar Qadhafi, the daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung said in a report to hit the newsstands Sunday.
- South, North Korean FMs meet for first time in 3 years RIA Novosti 23 Jul 2011 -- South and North Korean foreign ministers, Kim Sung-hwan and Pak Ui-chun, held a brief meeting on Saturday on the sidelines of an ASEAN forum in Bali, Indonesia, Yonhap said.
- Two UN-AU peacekeepers injured after ambush in Darfur UN News Centre 23 Jul 2011 -- Two peacekeepers serving with the joint United Nations-African Union force in Darfur (UNAMID) have been injured after they were ambushed yesterday by unidentified gunmen in the west of the troubled Sudanese region.
- UN humanitarian fund gives millions for food aid across Horn of Africa UN News Centre 23 Jul 2011 -- The United Nations-managed humanitarian fund has allocated more than $51 million to deliver food aid to thousands of needy people across the Horn of Africa, which has been ravaged by a drought so severe that parts of southern Somalia are now experiencing famine.
- Somalia Central Government Condemns Militants' Famine Denial VOA 23 Jul 2011 -- Somalia's U.N.-backed central government is condemning the decision by al-Qaida-linked militants to keep international aid workers out despite a worsening famine.
- Abbas: UN Statehood Recognition Is Only Choice VOA 23 Jul 2011 -- President Mahmoud Abbas says Palestinians had no choice but to seek statehood recognition through the United Nations after negotiations with Israel stalled.
- Terrorists assassinate a scientist in Tehran IRNA 23 Jul 2011 -- Terrorists gunned down a scientist here on Saturday afternoon and injured his wife.
- Iran summons German Chargé d'Affaires ISNA 23 Jul 2011 -- Iran summoned German Chargé d'Affaires due to acts of PJAK terrorist group's mastermind in the European country.
- Iranians to push back any military, political power: Supreme Leader IRNA 23 Jul 2011 -- The Iranian natioin would push back any political and military power forcing them to withdraw, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Saturday.
- Iran denies reports on shooting down US drone ISNA 23 Jul 2011 -- Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) rejected reports that it had shot down a US drone over the under-construction Fordo nuclear site in central part of the country.
- Dozens Injured in Egyptian Clashes VOA 23 Jul 2011 -- Egyptian security forces fired shots into the air after clashes broke out between protesters and gangs of armed men Saturday.
- At Least 92 Dead After Norway Explosion, Shooting Rampage RFE/RL 23 Jul 2011 -- Norway is slowly coming to terms with the fact that the twin shooting and bomb attacks there on July 22 have killed at least 92 people.
- Suspect confesses to Norwegian camp mass killing RIA Novosti 23 Jul 2011 -- A 32-year old ethnic Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik, suspected of killing over 80 people on the Utoya Island, confessed on Saturday in the mass killing, Dagbladet paper said citing Oslo police.
- Norway: Security Council deplores deadly terrorist attacks UN News Centre 23 Jul 2011 -- Security Council members today strongly condemned the twin terrorist attacks in Norway that have killed more than 90 people, including many young people, and left numerous others injured.
- Norway Shooting-Bombing Suspect Recently Bought Six Tons of Fertilizer VOA 23 Jul 2011 -- The Norwegian man suspected in Friday's horrific bombing and shooting rampage recently bought six tons of fertilizer, a product sometimes used in bomb-making.
- 'Right Wing' Man Charged in Norway Massacre VOA 23 Jul 2011 -- Norwegian police are questioning the suspected gunman who shot and killed at least 85 people at a youth summer camp hours after he allegedly set off a bomb blast that killed seven people in the capital, Oslo. Police are also investigating the possibility there might have been a second gunman involved in the attack.
- ASEAN Cites Progress on N. Korea, South China Sea VOA 23 Jul 2011 -- North and South Korean leaders met for a second time on Saturday, the final day of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' (ASEAN) security forum in Bali. ASEAN leaders cite facilitating the talks between the Koreas and the adoption of guidelines they hope will lead to a resolution to disputes in the South China Sea as major achievements of the conference.
- Philippines Says Freedom of Navigation in South China Sea Under Threat VOA 23 Jul 2011 -- The Philippines foreign affairs secretary warned freedom of navigation in the South China Sea faces a potential threat, if China continues to claim ownership of the entire sea.
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