26 July 2011 Military News
- OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 26 Jul 2011 [PDF]
- Afghan-led Force Kills Taliban Insurgents AFPS 26 Jul 2011 -- An Afghan-led security force killed two Taliban insurgents during a search for a roadside bomb expert operating in Jowzjan province.
- NATO: Afghan Security Transition Represents Milestone AFPS 26 Jul 2011 -- Afghan forces’ assumption of the security lead in seven provinces and districts last week represents a significant step toward goal of seeing Afghans in the lead.
- Long-term Deal With US Must be on Afghan Terms, Says Karzai VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he will not negotiate his terms for a strategic partnership with the US that will lay out the long-term US role in Afghanistan.
- Civilians killed by NATO airstrike in eastern Afghanistan RIA Novosti 26 Jul 2011 -- At least three civilians including two schoolchildren died and six were injured following a NATO airstrike in Kunar province in eastern Afghanistan.
- Afghan Airmen expand C-27 medical evacuation support capability AFNS 26 Jul 2011 -- Afghan air force medics from Kandahar and Kabul worked together recently advancing greater medical evacuation support for Regional Command south and southwest.
- Sealed bidding expedites contract awards for AED-South Army News 26 Jul 2011 -- Sealed bidding employs competitive bids, public opening of bids, and a prompt contract award to the offeror with the lowest priced, responsive bid.
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 25 Jul 2011
- Press briefing on Libya by Carmen Romero, the NATO Deputy Spokesperson and Colonel Roland Lavoie, Operation ‘’Unified Protector’’ military spokesperson NATO 26 Jul 2011
- NATO: Libya's Gadhafi 'Cannot Wait Us Out' VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- A NATO spokeswoman says allied forces will continue military operations in Libya for as long as needed and that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi cannot "wait" them out.
- HMS Sutherland supporting Libya operations UK MOD 26 Jul 2011 -- Royal Navy Type 23 Duke class frigate HMS Sutherland has been re-tasked to NATO to support Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR.
- Libya Accuses NATO of Hospital Bombing VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- The Libyan government has accused NATO of bombing a hospital during an air raid, killing seven people.
- USS Anzio Disrupts Pirate Activity NNS 26 Jul 2011 -- USS Anzio, assigned Combined Task Force 151 flagship, intercepted a skiff July 22, successfully disrupting the activities of a group suspected of attempting acts of piracy.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Presidential Proclamation - National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2011 The White House 26 Jul 2011
- Dempsey: Joint Force Must Be Versatile, Affordable AFPS 26 Jul 2011 -- Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey: Work ahead for the U.S. military includes completing current conflicts and preparing for an uncertain future.
- Pentagon Streamlines Approval for Energy Projects AFPS 26 Jul 2011 -- A Defense Department clearinghouse for renewable energy projects has approved 229 of 249 projects proposed in 35 states and Puerto Rico.
- Command Streamlines Moves During Busy Season AFPS 26 Jul 2011 -- Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command officials are working hard to continually improve process for military families moving to new duty stations.
- Truman Celebrates Commissioning Anniversary NNS 26 Jul 2011 -- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Sailors past and present celebrated the ship's 13th anniversary of its commissioning July 25.
- Blue Ridge Arrives in Cairns, Australia NNS 26 Jul 2011 -- USS Blue Ridge and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff arrived in Cairns, Australia July 27 as part of the ship's summer patrol to foster positive relations with regional partners.
- Frank Cable Arrives in Subic Bay for Repairs, Support NNS 26 Jul 2011 -- USS Frank Cable arrived in the Republic of the Philippines for external repair work and to provide tended support a Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine during a port visit to Subic Bay, July 22.
- 60th GPC changes command, realigns to USAREUR Army News 26 Jul 2011 -- As of July 16th, the 60th GPC realigned from the 21 TSC to support USAREUR HQs as the unit moves its operation of theater assets to Wiesbaden, Germany.
- Depot provides training for prototype program Army News 26 Jul 2011 -- The program provides asset tracking for Army watercraft and an enhanced interface with other military forces and civilian operations.
- U.S. will make decision on F-16 sales by Oct. 1: Mullen CNA 26 Jul 2011 -- Highest-ranking officer in the U.S. Armed Forces: The United States is expected to make a decision on F-16 jet fighter sales to Taiwan by Oct. 1.
- Russia, U.S. to hold nuclear security drills in August RIA Novosti 26 Jul 2011 -- Russia and the United States will hold joint nuclear security drills under the auspices of the bilateral military cooperation committee.
- Operation against hijacked Taiwanese boat legal: U.S. Navy CNA 26 Jul 2011 -- US operation against a Taiwanese-flagged fishing vessel hijacked by Somali pirates was in accordance with existing rules of engagement and in compliance with international law.
- U.S., Danish Sailors Begin Second Hub in APS East NNS 26 Jul 2011 -- U.S. Sailors joined forces with the Danish to kick-off the second training hub to take place in Tanzania this year as part of Africa Partnership Station East, July 25.
- Joint, combined team make first-ever Pac Angel - Mongolia a success AFNS 26 Jul 2011 -- As part of the first Pacific Angel operation in Mongolia, U.S. Air Force and Mongolian army military engineers work side-by-side with local contractors to repair and renovate a clinic for Mongolian Armed Forces veterans and retirees.
- Putin urges prompt completion of 2011 state defense order RIA Novosti 26 Jul 2011 -- Russian PM Putin ordered to complete promptly the remaining 30% of contracts under the 2011 state arms procurement program.
- Russia, Azerbaijan Renegotiate Radar Station Lease RFE/RL 26 Jul 2011 -- Russian officials are in Baku to discuss the renewal of Moscow's lease for Azerbaijan's Qabala radar station.
- Govt plans armed men on merchant ships to fight piracy IRNA 26 Jul 2011 -- Indian government is considering to equip the Indian merchant vessels with armed security guards to fight piracy.
- 78 Killed in Moroccan Military Plane Crash VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- A Moroccan military transport plane has crashed in a southern region, killing at least 78 people.
- Military: 78 Dead In Morocco Plane Crash RFE/RL 26 Jul 2011 -- Morocco's military has said in a statement that 78 people were killed when one of its C-130 military planes crashed in a mountainous region in the southwest of the country.
- At least 78 killed in Morocco military plane crash RIA Novosti 26 Jul 2011 -- At least 78 people were killed and three injured when a Moroccan Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport aircraft crashed near Guelmine.
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 7/26/2011 The White House 26 Jul 2011
- DoD News: Contracts for July 26, 2011
- BAE Systems takes next step on strike fighter manufacturing journey BAE Systems 26 Jul 2011 -- BAE Systems has completed a successful Production Readiness Review (PRR) for manufacturing critical airframe components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program.
- Lockheed Martin F-35 Flight Test Progress Report Lockheed Martin 26 Jul 2011 -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] F-35 flight test program moves closer to achieving year-end milestones since the last update issued June 13. The F-35 Lightning II 5TH Generation multirole fighter conducted 107 test flights, bringing the total number of flights for the year to 518.
- ATK Selected as a Major Subcontractor for Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile Target Rockets ATK 26 Jul 2011 -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received a $48 million major subcontractor award from Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) to provide commercial solid rocket motors for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) target rocket program.
- SAIC Awarded U.S. Navy Supply Contract SAIC 26 Jul 2011 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it was awarded a multiple-award indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ)contract by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic) to help procure and deliver command and control (C2)equipment and services. The contract has a one-year base period of performance, four one-year options and a ceiling value of $500 million for all awardees. Work will be performed in Abingdon, Md., and Charleston, S.C.
- Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 26 July 2011 United Nations 26 Jul 2011
- Parties to Libyan conflict remain deeply divided on political solution UN News Centre 26 Jul 2011 -- Parties to the crisis in Libya remain deeply divided on how to reach a political solution to the conflict.
- Libyan PM: No Talks on Gadhafi Departure VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- Libya's prime minister says leader Moammar Gadhafi's departure is not up for discussion.
- UN envoy negotiates political solution to Libyan crisis RIA Novosti 26 Jul 2011 -- UN's special envoy to Libya Abdel-Elah Al-Khatib met with members of the Libyan rebel government in search of a political solution.
- Russia to fly food aid to Libya RIA Novosti 26 Jul 2011 -- A Russian Emergencies Ministry aircraft will deliver humanitarian aid to the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday.
- North Korea Seen Conducting Large-Scale Military Drill Soon VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- Reports from South Korea indicate a large-scale military exercise by North Korea appears to be imminent.
- DPRK Papers Reject Remarks of Chairman of U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff KCNA 26 Jul 2011 -- The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff about "threat" from the DPRK and "possibility of additional provocation".
- US to Oppose Palestinian Recognition at UN VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- The United States has made clear it will oppose a possible Palestinian bid for state recognition at the United Nations this September.
- UN envoy warns of profound deadlock in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks UN News Centre 26 Jul 2011 -- The political process to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is in “profound and persistent” deadlock, a senior UN envoy warned.
- SOMALIA: Aid agencies gain access to Al-Shabab areas IRIN 26 Jul 2011 -- Somalia's opposition Al-Shabab group has granted several aid organizations access to some of the south-central areas under its control.
- Number of famine-displaced Somalis seeking aid in Mogadishu swells to 100,000 – UN UN News Centre 26 Jul 2011 -- Up to 100,000 internally displaced people have arrived in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, over the last two months.
- Tens of Thousands of Starving Somalis Flee to Mogadishu VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- The UN refugee agency reports tens of thousands of Somalis displaced by drought and famine are fleeing to Mogadishu.
- Delays Hold Up UN Food Airlift to Horn of Africa VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- The U.N. World Food Program says an airlift of food to the drought-stricken Horn of Africa has been postponed until at least Wednesday.
- UN Aid Agency To Airlift Food To Somalia RFE/RL 26 Jul 2011 -- The UN World Food Program says it will begin airlifting food into Somalia today.
- UN Set to Begin Food Airlift to Horn of Africa VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- The U.N. World Food Program is due to begin an emergency airlift Tuesday of food to the drought-stricken Horn of Africa.
- KENYA-SOMALIA: Red tape adds to refugee woes in Dadaab IRIN 26 Jul 2011 -- Somali refugees who arrive at Dadaab camps in northern Kenya are met with delays and red tape.
- African Union Plans Long-Term Solution to Drought, Famine VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- An official of the African Union says there is a need for short, medium and long term approaches to resolving the drought and famine plaguing the Horn of Africa.
- India, Pakistan Search for Progress in Peace Talks VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- The foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan have met in New Delhi to lay the groundwork for higher level talks.
- Indo-Pak Foreign Secretaries hold “positive” talks IRNA 26 Jul 2011 -- The Foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan held 'positive' talks on key issues setting the stage for Wednesday's meeting between their Foreign Ministers.
- Pakistan foreign minister arrives in New Delhi IRNA 26 Jul 2011 -- Ms Hina Rabbani Khar, the first woman Foreign Minister of Pakistan on Tuesday arrived in New Delhi for talks with her Indian counterpart S M Krishna tomorrow.
- IAF chief warns against nuke attack on India IRNA 26 Jul 2011 -- Indian Air Force Chief Marshal P V Naik warned response would be 'very heavy' in the event of any nuclear attack.
- EU, U.S. Call For Calm In Kosovo RFE/RL 26 Jul 2011 -- The EU and the US have called for calm in Kosovo following a spike in tensions after Kosovo's ethnic Albanian-led government ordered forces to seize control of two contested border crossings with Serbia.
- Kosovo PM Defends Police Attempt to Seize Border Posts VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci is defending his police attempt to seize two border posts in a Serb area as a step to establish law and order in all of Kosovo.
- Kosovo Police Seize Control of Border Posts in Serb-Dominated North VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- Serbian President Boris Tadic is appealing for diplomacy after Kosovo police tried to seize control of two border posts in Kosovo's Serb-dominated north.
- Kosovo Deploys Police To Serbia Border Crossings RFE/RL 26 Jul 2011 -- Kosovo authorities have deployed special police units to two border crossings with Serbia in a bid to enforce a new ban by Kosovo on imports from Serbia.
- N.Kosovo calm as border standoff continues RIA Novosti 26 Jul 2011 -- The situation in Leposavic, northern Kosovo, remains tense but peaceful on Tuesday after local Serbs blocked the road on Monday.
- Explosion wounds five UN blue helmets in Lebanon UN News Centre 26 Jul 2011 -- An explosion earlier today has wounded five soldiers serving with the United Nations peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon, according to a UN spokesperson.
- Bomb in South Lebanon Wounds 5 UN Peacekeepers VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- A bombing in southern Lebanon has wounded five U.N. peacekeepers, the second blast to target a U.N. convoy in as many months.
- Iraqi Kurdistan denies cooperating with PJAK ISNA 26 Jul 2011 -- Iraqi Patriotic Union of Kurdistan envoy in Iran Nazem Dabbagh said Kurdistan's region has not given permission to PJAK terrorist group to remain.
- Deaths Reported in Fighting Between Iran, Kurd Rebels VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- Iran says an unspecified number of militants with the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan have been killed, following clashes along the Iraqi border.
- IRGC launches fresh offensive operation against Pjak terrorists IRNA 26 Jul 2011 -- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps announced that units of IRGC ground forces launched fresh offensive against Pjak terrorist group.
- Some Chechen Commanders Reaffirm Loyalty To Umarov RFE/RL 26 Jul 2011 -- Several of the senior Chechen commanders who one year ago split with Umarov have reaffirmed their allegiance to him.
- One Escaped Prisoner Killed, One Recaptured In Tajikistan RFE/RL 26 Jul 2011 -- Another one of the 25 convicts who escaped last year from a high-security Tajik prison has been recaptured while a second one has been killed.
- Syrian Activists Say Government Planning Raids Outside Damascus VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- Syrian activists say the government is sending more troops to areas outside of the capital, Damascus.
- Thousands Rally in Bahrain for Reform VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- Thousands of Bahrainis have rallied for reform in Bahrain as an international panel set up by the king began to investigate Shi'ite-led protests and a government response that left more than 30 people dead.
- Medical Officials: Mubarak Weak, Refusing to Eat VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- Egyptian medical officials say the country's deposed president, Hosni Mubarak, is weak and is refusing solid food.
- Iran's Supreme Leader Names Mediator In Power Struggle RFE/RL 26 Jul 2011 -- Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is said to have appointed a mediator to resolve disputes within the government.
- Iranian Activists Decry Violence Against Women Amid Reported Gang Rapes RFE/RL 26 Jul 2011 -- Iranian women's rights activists and their supporters have issued a statement calling on authorities to put an end to "systematic violence against women."
- Bushehr power plant hoped to become operational by late August IRNA 26 Jul 2011 -- Spokesman of the FM Mehmanparast expressed hope that Iran’s first nuclear power plant would be operational by the end of August.
- Iran says is in talks with Russia over plant launch date ISNA 26 Jul 2011 -- Iranian FM Spokesman Mehmanparast: Country is in talks with Russia to set a time for launch of Bushehr power plant.
- Iran says no suspect of student terror act arrested ISNA 26 Jul 2011 -- Iran has not arrested any suspect involved in assassination of the master student so far.
- South Korean Groups Send Truckloads of Flour Into North VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- For the first time in more than a year, South Korean civic groups Tuesday sent hundreds of tons of flour across the border to North Korea.
- National Meeting Celebrates War Victory Day in DPRK KCNA 26 Jul 2011 -- A national meeting took place at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium to celebrate the 58th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War.
- Report on Results of Local Election in DPRK Released KCNA 26 Jul 2011 -- The Central Election Guidance Committee of the DPRK released a report on the results of the election of deputies to local people's assemblies.
- Rodong Sinmun Anniversary of Work Marked KCNA 26 Jul 2011 -- Rodong Sinmun devotes a bylined article to the 15th anniversary of general secretary Kim Jong Il's work "The Juche Philosophy Is an Original Revolutionary Philosophy".
- Guinea Arrests 38 in Conde Attacks VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- The government of Guinea has arrested 38 people in connection with two attacks last week on the home of President Alpha Conde.
- Guatemala 1982 Massacre Trial Begins VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- Four Guatemalan soldiers proclaimed their innocence on the opening day of trial Monday for a 1982 massacre that claimed at least 250 lives.
- US Agency Puts Aid to Malawi 'On Hold' VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- The United States has put a $350 million aid package to Malawi on hold, following clashes between police and protesters in the southern African country.
- Norway Police Begin Releasing Names of Attack Victims VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- Norwegian police have begun releasing the names of those killed in last week's bombing and massacre.
- Lawyer says Norway Gunman Appears 'Insane' VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- The lawyer of a man charged with killing at least 76 people in Norway says his client appears to be insane.
- Defense Lawyer Says Norway Terror Suspect Appears Insane VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- The defense lawyer for Norwegian terror suspect Anders Behring Breivik says the case suggests his client is insane.
- Belarus And Norway Reflected In The Mirror Of Terrorism RFE/RL 26 Jul 2011 -- Only about one-third of Belarusians, according to opinion polls, believe one man carried out the Minsk attack, in which 15 people were killed.
- Norway Killer Hints At 'Cells' Abroad; Police Response Defended RFE/RL 26 Jul 2011 -- The defense lawyer for the man thought to be behind attacks in Norway says the suspect has suggested there are collaborators.
- Breivik had accomplices in Norway and abroad - lawyer RIA Novosti 26 Jul 2011 -- A lawyer for Anders Behring Breivik said his client confessed to him of having two accomplices in Norway and several more abroad.
- Erroneous linking of Norwegian attacks to Islam ‘revealing’ UN News Centre 26 Jul 2011 -- UN human rights expert on freedom of religion: Media reports on mass murder in Norway which implied a possible connection with Islamist terrorism were “revealing” and “embarrassing” examples of prejudice.
- EU to speed up chemicals sales restrictions after Norway attacks RIA Novosti 26 Jul 2011 -- The European Commission will speed up the introduction of new regulations on chemicals sales after a Norwegian extremist killed 76 people.
- EU to set up extremism warning system RIA Novosti 26 Jul 2011 -- The European Commission is building a security system to issue early warnings on threats of extremism, xenophobia and other forms of radicalism.
- Armenian Government, Opposition To Hold More Talks RFE/RL 26 Jul 2011 -- Representatives of Armenia's political leadership and leading opposition forces vowed to hold a second meeting on July 26 in their talks aimed at easing political tensions.
- Cuba Urges Patience on Free-Market Reforms VOA 26 Jul 2011 -- Cuba has marked the 58th anniversary of the failed attack on army barracks that sparked the beginning of the overthrow of the government of U.S.-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista.
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