01 September 2011 Military News
- OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 01 Sep 2011 [PDF]
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 31 Aug 2011
- NATO operations in Libya to continue – Sarkozy RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2011 -- Participants of a conference on the reconstruction of Libya approved the continuation of NATO air operations.
- RAF delivers cash to Libya UK MOD 01 Sep 2011 -- An RAF C-17 transport aircraft delivered 280 million Libyan dinars (£140m) in cash to the Central Bank of Libya in Benghazi last night.
- HMS Liverpool escorts Free Libya Forces flagship into Tripoli UK MOD 01 Sep 2011 -- HMS Liverpool has escorted the Al Hani - flagship of the Free Libya Forces - into Tripoli harbour.
- August 2011 Deadliest Month for US in Afghanistan VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- August was the deadliest month for the U.S. military so far in the decade-long war in Afghanistan.
- U.S. Marines Train Afghan National Police AFPS 01 Sep 2011 -- Marine Corps instructors at the Joint Sustainment Academy Southwest at Camp Leatherneck here are training an elite group of Afghan police in a first-of-its-kind program.
- MRAP teams enable USACE to deliver quality construction Army News 01 Sep 2011 -- MRAP, or mine-resistant, ambush-protected, vehicles offer protection from roadside bombs and other explosives.
- Russian, Afghan, Pakistani, Tajik presidents to discuss Afghanistan RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2011 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will discuss the Afghan peace process on Friday at a four-nation summit.
- 117th Space team arrives home again Army News 01 Sep 2011 -- The six Soldiers of the 117th Space Battalion's Army Space Support Team 22 were welcomed back home here Aug. 19.
- PAKISTAN: Many Afghan refugees may opt to stay on IRIN 01 Sep 2011 -- Abdullah Jan, 28, has lived as a refugee in Nowshera, a town in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Province, since he was two.
- German gov't to face lawsuit over deadly Kunduz bombing IRNA 01 Sep 2011 -- A German-based Afghan lawyer is to file a lawsuit against the German government on behalf of the families of the victims of a devastating NATO bombing in Afghanistan in fall 2009.
- Two Killed, Some 14 Hurt In Northwest Pakistan Suicide Bombing RFE/RL 01 Sep 2011 -- Two people were killed and some 14 others wounded on September 1 when a suicide bomber blew up his car in northwestern Pakistan.
- DOD News Briefing with Col. Winski via Teleconference from Iraq DoD 01 Sep 2011
- Commander Says Iraq Transition on Track AFPS 01 Sep 2011 -- Iraqi security forces in the north are prepared to manage internal security and external defense, a U.S. brigade commander posted in Iraq said.
- August Marks First Fatality-Free Month for US Military in Iraq VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- The U.S. military says no American service members died in Iraq in August, making it the first month without any U.S. troop fatalities in the country since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.
- U.S. Military Has First Fatality-Free Month In Iraq RFE/RL 01 Sep 2011 -- For the first time since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003, a month passed without a single U.S. military fatality in the country.
- Falcon brigade takes flight in support of Hurricane Irene Army News 01 Sep 2011 -- In the wake of Hurricane Irene, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade deployed nearly 70 Marne Air Soldiers, nine UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and with support equipment.
- New York Guard aviators respond to Hurricane Irene Army News 01 Sep 2011 -- New York Army National Guard Aviation units have logged 150 hours of flight time and transported 60,000 pounds of food and water to isolated mountain towns and central distribution centers.
- New York Army National Guard Engineer Soldiers Walk Through the Flood to Rescue Residents Army News 01 Sep 2011 -- New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 1156th Engineer Company drove and sometimes waded through floodwaters to rescue Windam N.Y. residents and deliver medical supplies.
Defense Policy / Programs
- US Afghan War Commander Takes Helm at CIA VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- In his previous job as the U.S. commander in Afghanistan General David Petraeus had some familiarity with CIA operations and analysis.
- FM Lavrov: U.S. could threaten Russian strategic nuclear forces RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2011 -- The United States continues to refuse to guarantee that the European missile defense shield will not be directed at Russia.
- Leaders Praise Sharp at Retirement Ceremony AFPS 01 Sep 2011 -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Army’s senior officer celebrated the career of Army Gen. Walter L. “Skip” Sharp.
- Blue Angels to Soar on Biofuel During Labor Day Weekend Air Show NNS 01 Sep 2011 -- The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron is slated to perform their flight demonstration with every aircraft powered by a biofuel blend.
- Army developing new self-propelled Howitzer Army News 01 Sep 2011 -- The U.S. Army is developing a next-generation howitzer able to fire precision rounds, accommodate additional armor protections and power more on-board electrical systems.
- Naval Submarine Support Center Consolidates With Submarine Squadron 6 NNS 01 Sep 2011 -- Two waterfront Norfolk, Va.- based submarine commands consolidated Sept. 1 during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.
- Spruance Begins Maiden Voyage NNS 01 Sep 2011 -- The USS Spruance sailed away from the Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine Sept. 1 on its maiden voyage to her commissioning site in Key West, Fla.
- NMCB 133 Seabees, Korean Counterparts Train at Ulchi Freedom Guardian NNS 01 Sep 2011 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133's Detail Chinhae worked side-by-side with Republic of Korea Seabees.
- USS Samuel B. Roberts Departs Mozambique NNS 01 Sep 2011 -- USS Samuel B. Roberts departed Mozambique after a four-day goodwill port visit in support of theater security cooperation efforts in the region, Aug. 29.
- Seabees, Marines Wrap Up Humanitarian Mission in Haiti NNS 01 Sep 2011 -- A team of 17 Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 28 and five U.S. Marines from the 8th Engineer Support Battalion wrapped up a five-month humanitarian assistance mission with a final project in Port-au-Prince, Haiti Aug. 29.
- Army Awards CHS-4 Contract Army News 01 Sep 2011 -- The Army Contracting Command - Aberdeen Proving Ground has awarded the Common Hardware Systems-4 contract.
- Ceremonies recognize BRAC completion, post transformation Army News 01 Sep 2011 -- Aberdeen Proving Ground marks the formal completion of the Base Realignment and Closure process and acknowledges the transformation of the installation's missions.
- Navy Celebrates Renovation of San Diego Barracks NNS 01 Sep 2011 -- Naval Base San Diego celebrated the completion of a $10.06 million Recovery Act funded renovation of Angelley Hall barracks to LEED Silver standards with a ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 30.
- Vets Get $2.2 Billion in Agent Orange Benefits AFPS 01 Sep 2011 -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced that more than $2.2 billion in retroactive benefits already has been paid to about 89,000 Vietnam veterans and their survivors.
- Russia calls for end to ambiguity in UN peacekeeping resolutions RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2011 -- Moscow will insist that future UN resolutions on peacekeeping and peacekeeping operations in any country will have no ambiguity regarding the use of force.
- Lavrov says EU, CIS integration compatible RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2011 -- Integration programs within the post-Soviet Commonwealth of Independent States should not be viewed as incompatible with European integration.
- Russia signs off 2011 arms procurement deals RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2011 -- Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said he has signed all deals under an ambitious weapons procurement program except for one.
- Missing For A Decade, Russian Soldier Claims He Was Held As Slave RFE/RL 01 Sep 2011 -- Looking thin and haggard and aged beyond his 30 years, a Russian soldier who went missing more than a decade ago recently walked into his hometown and knocked on his mother's door.
- Indian Army's plans to acquire Howitzers hits another hurdle IRNA 01 Sep 2011 -- Indian Army's plans to acquire Ultra Light Howitzers for its artillery units has again hit a hurdle.
- Taiwan sends clarifying statement over Chinese infiltration CNA 01 Sep 2011 -- The Government Information Office sent a clarifying statement to the Wall Street Journal regarding a recent op-ed piece.
- Iran air defense system ready to save country: Commander IRNA 01 Sep 2011 -- Commander of northeastern Iran air defense System: Country’s air defense systems are at maximum preparedness.
- Rodong Sinmun on Japan's Constitution KCNA 01 Sep 2011 -- Shortly ago, a Japanese conservative politician remarks that "there is not yet any environment where the SDF can act within the framework legitimately stipulated by the Constitution".
- Press Conference by Preparatory Commission for Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, 1 September 2011 United Nations 01 Sep 2011
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 9/1/2011 The White House 01 Sep 2011
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing, September 1, 2011 US Dept. of State 01 Sep 2011
- DoD News: Contracts for September 01, 2011
- CACI Awarded Prime Position on $40 Million Program to Support National Air and Space Intelligence Center CACI 01 Sep 2011 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) announced today that it has been awarded one of three prime positions to support the National Air and Space Intelligence Center's (NASIC) Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Engineering Support Services II (SESS II) initiative for enhanced analysis and information technology capabilities.
- BAE Systems Awarded U.S. Navy Contract for 57-mm Ammunition for Mk 110 Gun Systems BAE Systems 01 Sep 2011 -- The U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center awarded BAE Systems a $23.3 million contract to provide 57-mm Mk 295 and Mk 296 ammunition for the Mk 110 gun system. This is the fourth contract awarded to BAE Systems by the Navy to deliver 57-mm ammunition and calls for 2,400 Mk 295 and 3,000 Mk 296 ammunition projectiles.
- General Dynamics Awarded $900 Million for Joint Global Broadcast Service Program from the U.S. Air Force General Dynamics 01 Sep 2011 -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a contract from the Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Joint Program Office at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts for the production of approximately 1,500 Transportable Ground Receive Suites (TGRS) and 1,110 retrofit kits for systems already in the field. The competitively awarded, five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a total potential value of $900 million if the maximum number of units is ordered.
- Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 1 September 2011 United Nations 01 Sep 2011
- Secretary Clinton Press Availability on Libya US Dept. of State 01 Sep 2011
- Libya - Challenges on Road Toward Democracy VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- It seems official: the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) will lead Libya into democracy.
- International Conference Pledges Support for Libya VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- Senior officials from 63 countries pledged continuing support for Libya's revolution during a conference in Paris.
- Paris Conference Contemplates Libya's Future VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- Leaders of Libya's uprising were in Paris with delegates from 60 countries and world bodies to discuss a roadmap for Libya's humanitarian, political and economic future.
- At Paris conference, Ban pledges UN support for democratic and stable Libya UN News Centre 01 Sep 2011 -- Secretary-General Banpledged the continued assistance of the United Nations in helping Libya tackle its challenges.
- Qaddafi Vows To Fight As International Conference Gets Underway RFE/RL 01 Sep 2011 -- Libya's former leader Muammar Qaddafi says he will continue to fight his enemies.
- World Powers Ponder Post-Gadhafi Libya VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- Representatives from 60 countries have gathered in Paris to discuss a Libya without Moammar Gadhafi.
- Libyan Rebels Gain Recognition As Qaddafi Vows To Fight On RFE/RL 01 Sep 2011 -- Russia has recognized Libya's National Transitional Council as the legitimate acting leadership of the country.
- South Africa Boycotts Meeting on Libya's Future VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- South African President Jacob Zuma says he is boycotting a Paris conference on Libya's future because he is "not happy" with NATO's military intervention.
- China Sending Envoy to 'Friends of Libya' Meeting in Paris VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- China is participating in “Friends of Libya” meeting in Paris, although Beijing still has not recognized the National Transitional Council.
- Moscow recognizes Libyan rebel council - Foreign Ministry RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2011 -- Russia has recognized the Libyan National Transitional Council as the only legitimate power in the country, the Foreign Ministry said.
- Dutch government releases two billion euros of Libya's assets IRNA 01 Sep 2011 -- Dutch PM Rutte released two billion euros worth of Libyan assets, frozen when fugitive Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi began his brutal crackdown.
- France to release Gaddafi's 1.5 bln euro assets to rebels RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2011 -- France will release 1.5 billion euros of Libya's assets in French banks and give them to the rebels.
- Libyan Women Give Hidden Backing to Uprising VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- Images of Libya’s uprising are overwhelmingly of men - typically rebel fighters firing their Kalashnikovs.
- Gaddafi vows to fight on RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2011 -- Libya's deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi has said he will carry on fighting, in an audio message aired on a loyalist TV channel on Thursday.
- Thousands of Sub-Saharan Africans in Hiding in Libya VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- Thousands of sub-Saharan Africans may be too scared to leave Libya.
- LIBYA: Overstretched health service needs sustained support IRIN 01 Sep 2011 -- Recent fighting in Libya, especially in the capital Tripoli, has taken a toll on medical services.
- Fighting in Southern Yemen Kills 15 Militants, 3 Soldiers VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- Yemeni authorities say fighting between Yemeni troops and al-Qaida-linked militants in the country's south killed at least 18 people.
- UN Panel Says Israel Use of Force 'Excessive' in Gaza Flotilla Raid VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- A long-awaited U.N. panel report on the Israeli raid of a Turkish aid ship bound for the Gaza Strip was leaked by the New York Times.
- Indian Army officer killed as Pak troops violate ceasefire twice IRNA 01 Sep 2011 -- An Indian Junior Commissioned Officer and three Pakistani soldiers were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in Keran sector in north Kashmir.
- Pakistan Says Three Soldiers Killed By Indian Troops RFE/RL 01 Sep 2011 -- Pakistan's army says Indian forces fired across the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir, killing three Pakistani soldiers.
- Indian Navy denies reports on confrontation with Chinese warship IRNA 01 Sep 2011 -- The Indian Navy denied reports that a Chinese warship had confronted its assault vessel after it left Vietnamese waters in late July in the disputed South China Sea.
- Suspected Chinese spy ship near Indian Islands detected IRNA 01 Sep 2011 -- A suspected Chinese spy ship apparently camouflaged as a fishing trawler has been detected by the Navy near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- Analysis: Sapping the strength of DRC militias IRIN 01 Sep 2011 -- Peter Nhimiyimana, 17, knew the risks of deserting the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda.
- Azerbaijani Official Says Sarkisian Statements 'Nonsensical' RFE/RL 01 Sep 2011 -- A top adviser to Azerbaijani President Aliyev says statements by Armenian President Sarkisian about Nagorno-Karabakh are "nonsensical" and "unpresidential".
- Nepal Maoists agree to hand over weapons to special committee IRNA 01 Sep 2011 -- The Maoist party in Nepal agreed to hand over the keys of its armed wing's arsenal to a special committee.
- Cambodia: UN-backed court wraps up fitness hearing for accused in genocide trial UN News Centre 01 Sep 2011 -- A UN-backed tribunal has wrapped up three days of hearings in to help determine whether two of the most senior surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime are fit enough to stand trial.
- Cambodian Tribunal Challenges VOA News Report VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- Cambodia's U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal says it has begun contempt proceedings against VOA's Khmer service for disclosing confidential documents about the prosecution of Khmer Rouge defendants.
- EU Candidacy Drives Serbia to Improve Kosovo Relations VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- The recent violence at the border between Serbia and northern Kosovo brought to a head what could be the biggest stumbling block for Serbia in its bid for European Union membership.
- Beslan siege remembered seven years on RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2011 -- Russia marks the seventh anniversary of the start of the Beslan school siege.
- Impact of Beslan Massacre Still Felt 7 Years Later VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- September 1 marks the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attack at School Number One in Beslan, a town in North Ossetia.
- Syria: Restraint in the Face of Repression VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- Many analysts were not surprised last week when discouraged protesters in Syria began carrying placards and banners advocating for foreign intervention.
- Official Resigns Over Syrian Crackdown VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- The attorney general in the central Syrian city of Hama says he has resigned because of the government's deadly crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.
- Senior Syrian Official Says He Has Defected RFE/RL 01 Sep 2011 -- The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may have suffered its first high-profile defection during the five-month uprising.
- 'Five Killed' as Violence In Syria Continues RFE/RL 01 Sep 2011 -- Activists say security forces have killed at least five more people in Syria.
- Syrian opposition provoked into dialogue boycott - Lavrov RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2011 -- A group of states is provoking the Syrian opposition into boycotting discussions on "quite realistic" reforms proposed by President Bashar Assad.
- Britain Warns of 'Real Prospect' of EU Ban on Syrian Oil VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague says EU officials are preparing to discuss sanctions on Syria's oil sector.
- Crackdown Hurts Syria's Economy VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- The bloody crackdown ordered by President Bashar al-Assad against protesters throughout Syria is having an effect on the nation's economy.
- Dying Lake Gives New Life To Iran's Antigovernment Protests RFE/RL 01 Sep 2011 -- Iran's largest lake is dying, but it's giving new life to antigovernment protests along its receding shores.
- WikiLeaks Blames Newspaper for Uncensored Cable Leak VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- The anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks has confirmed reports of a breach that has led to a massive amount of cables being released.
- UN refugee chief urges scale-up of aid for displaced Somalis UN News Centre 01 Sep 2011 -- The UN refugee chief has called for a rapid increase in aid for Somalis uprooted by drought, famine and conflict.
- Dozens Of Kyrgyz Presidential Candidates Seeking Registration RFE/RL 01 Sep 2011 -- Kyrgyz presidential candidates must pay a 100,000 som ($2,200) registration fee before taking a mandatory Kyrgyz-language test that all candidates must pass.
- Ex-ministers Face World Crimes Court Over Kenya Bloodshed VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- The International Criminal Court has opened hearings against three of six prominent Kenyans accused of orchestrating deadly post-election violence in their country.
- Displaced Kenyans Hope ICC Hearings Bring Justice VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- Kenyans displaced by violence following the disputed 2007 presidential elections say they are still waiting for justice.
- Turkish Police, Kurds Clash in Istanbul VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- Turkish police in Istanbul clashed with scores of stone-throwing Kurdish protesters, after a peace rally organized turned violent.
- Kazakh President Calls For Tighter Control Of Religious Groups RFE/RL 01 Sep 2011 -- Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev has called for tighter control over religious groups, saying it was necessary to protect the state from extremism.
- Clinton Praises US-Vietnamese Relations VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is hailing the U.S. relationship with Vietnam in a national day message to the people of the Southeast Asian country.
- Liberian Voters Reject Proposed Referendum VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- Liberian voters have rejected four proposed changes to the constitution, including one that would have delayed next month's presidential poll.
- In Uganda, Planned Opposition Rally in Doubt VOA 01 Sep 2011 -- Activists for Change, a Ugandan political pressure group, is scheduled to hold a news conference o announce its next step after they failed to reach agreement with the police on a rally originally scheduled for that day.
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