02 September 2011 Military News
- OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 02 Sep 2011 [PDF]
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 01 Sep 2011
- Analysts Debate Success of NATO Mission in Libya VOA 02 Sep 2011 -- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has been a big factor in helping anti-Gadhafi forces gain the upper hand in Libya.
- RAF and Navy take further action against pro-Gaddafi forces UK MOD 02 Sep 2011 -- The Royal Navy and RAF took further action against pro-Gaddafi forces in Libya to enforce UN Security Council Resolution 1973.
- Interview with General John R. Allen, Commander ISAF NATO 02 Sep 2011
- ISAF Commander sets his priorities for successful Transition in Afghanistan NATO 02 Sep 2011 -- General John Allen is six weeks into his command of ISAF and US troops in Afghanistan.
- Combined Force Captures Taliban Leader AFPS 02 Sep 2011 -- A combined Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban leader and an associate during an operation in the Marjah district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province.
- Regional Leaders In Dushanbe Discuss Drugs, Security, Trade RFE/RL 02 Sep 2011 -- Presidents of Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan discussed how to prevent illegal drugs moving through the region.
- Militants Kidnap 30 Pakistani Boys in Afghanistan VOA 02 Sep 2011 -- Local Pakistani officials say suspected Taliban militants have abducted more than 30 Pakistani boys who mistakenly crossed into neighboring Afghanistan.
- Officials: Taliban Take 30 Pakistani Children Hostage In Afghanistan RFE/RL 02 Sep 2011 -- Pakistani officials say Taliban militants in Afghanistan have taken hostage around 30 Pakistani children who crossed the border by mistake.
- 30 Pakistani children held hostage in Afghanistan IRNA 02 Sep 2011 -- Militants have held 30 Pakistani children hostage in Afghanistan, a senior official said on Friday.
- Deciphering Mullah Omar's Eid Message RFE/RL 02 Sep 2011 -- In what could be considered the Taliban's "state-of-the-union" address, Mullah Mohammad Omar marked the end of Ramadan with a message of moderation.
- U.S. Says Forces Coordinate With Iraq, Turkey On Rebel Attacks RFE/RL 02 Sep 2011 -- A senior US military official says American forces jointly patrol with the Iraqi Army and Kurdistan Regional Government forces in disputed areas and coordinate with Iraq and Turkey about crossborder attacks by Kurdish rebels.
- Iraq Renews Probe Into Deadly US Raid VOA 02 Sep 2011 -- Iraq has renewed an investigation into a U.S. raid in 2006 that resulted in the deaths of at least 10 civilians.
- Iraq's Main Blocs Urged To Hold Talks To Resolve Problems RFE/RL 02 Sep 2011 -- An Iraqi political party has called on the country's main blocs to meet urgently to discuss Iraq's long-standing political crisis.
- New York Army National Guard Soldiers Clear Roads, Contain Floodwaters Army News 02 Sep 2011 -- New York National Guard Soldiers are helping residents weather flooding and other damages caused by Hurricane Irene.
- CNRSE Supports Island Evacuation NNS 02 Sep 2011 -- Commander, Navy Region Southeast assisted in the evacuation of 350 people from Andros Island Aug. 23-27 in response to Hurricane Irene.
- Army Engineers Projects Minimize Irene's Effects Army News 02 Sep 2011 -- Tropical Storm Irene caused severe flooding and other storm related damages in the Northeast.
- NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Assists with Hurricane Irene Recovery NNS 02 Sep 2011 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic and Public Works Department Norfolk engaged in a team effort that began Aug. 28 to clear the waterfront at Naval Station Norfolk.
- Amphibious Force Returns from Hurricane Relief Preps NNS 02 Sep 2011 -- Norfolk-based Sailors returned home Sept. 2 after preparing to provide humanitarian assistance in areas that were devastated by the effects of Hurricane Irene.
- NEPLOs Deploy During Hurricane Irene NNS 02 Sep 2011 -- Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officers (NEPLO) deployed to 11 states in support of Hurricane Irene Aug. 27.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Test of new U.S. interceptor missile results in failure RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2011 -- A modernized version of the SM-3 missile has failed to intercept a ballistic missile target during a test over the Pacific Ocean.
- Turkey To Host NATO Missile-Defense Radar RFE/RL 02 Sep 2011 -- Turkey says it has reached agreement on the deployment of a radar on its territory as part of NATO's missile-defense system.
- Anti-missile radar to be deployed in Turkey - Foreign Ministry RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2011 -- An early warning radar system will be deployed in Turkey within the NATO missile defense program.
- Russian NATO envoy to discuss Iranian missiles in Tehran RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2011 -- Russia's ambassador to NATO announced plans to travel to Iran later this month to discuss its ballistic missile program and the U.S.-led missile shield in Europe.
- Laying the Groundwork for the Army of 2020 Army News 02 Sep 2011 -- As we near the end of our involvement in Iraq and begin the drawdown in Afghanistan, the Army is approaching a strategic transition.
- Sharp Cites Strength of U.S.-South Korea Alliance AFPS 02 Sep 2011 -- The former commander of U.S. forces in Korea lauded those who contributed toward U.S. and South Korea efforts to maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
- U.S. Development of Bunker Buster KCNA 02 Sep 2011 -- The U.S. is stepping up the production of Bunker Buster. Its air force has already put an order for it with munitions industry.
- Blue Angels Use Biofuel at Patuxent Air Show AFPS 02 Sep 2011 -- The Blue Angels’ F/A-18 Hornet aircraft are using a biofuel blend during their performances at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., Air Expo.
- South Pole airdrop delivers critical medical supplies in total darkness AFNS 02 Sep 2011 -- Airmen with the 304th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron airdropped urgently needed medical supplies Sept. 1 at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica.
- Brooks' last Air Force unit completes inactivation ceremony AFNS 02 Sep 2011 -- The Air Force ended nearly 95 years of service, research and training here Aug. 31, 2011, when the last unit inactivated in a ceremony.
- 3rd MarDiv, Camp Schwab prepared for UDP to resume USMC News 02 Sep 2011 -- Maj. Gen. Peter J. Talleri received a tour here Aug. 19 by Col. Stephen M. Neary to observe preparations being made to facilitate the arrival of infantry units to the island.
- NEMTI Redefines Operational Medical Training for Deploying Medical Personnel NNS 02 Sep 2011 -- Navy medical professionals deploying to the Role 3 Hospital at Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan are scheduled to receive a new pre-deployment training course as early as February 2012.
- MP Support Company prepares for upcoming deployment USMC News 02 Sep 2011 -- Marines with Military Police Support Company conducted convoy operations and mounted patrols here Aug. 30-31 to prepare for future deployments to Afghanistan.
- USS Russell Departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam NNS 02 Sep 2011 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Russell (DDG 59) departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Sept. 1 for a seven-month independent deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
- Senior Defense Leaders Meet in Chile AFPS 02 Sep 2011 -- Military and civilian defense leaders from a dozen Western Hemisphere nations met to discuss future military support for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions in the region.
- USNS Comfort to Arrive in Norfolk After Humanitarian Mission to Caribbean, Central and South America NNS 02 Sep 2011 -- USNS Comfort is scheduled to arrive in Norfolk, Va., Sept. 2, after completing a five-month humanitarian assistance deployment.
- Comfort Bids Haiti Farewell, Completes Continuing Promise 2011 NNS 02 Sep 2011 -- USNS Comfort departed Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the ninth and final mission stop of the Continuing Promise 2011 mission Aug. 29.
- USNS Comfort Completes Humanitarian Mission AFPS 02 Sep 2011 -- Another chapter comes to a close aboard the USNS Comfort when it docks at Norfolk, Va., after five months at sea supporting the Continuing Promise 2011 humanitarian assistance mission.
- Expeditionary Medical Facility is always ready for deployment USMC News 02 Sep 2011 -- The EMF program was established in 1978 as standardized, modular units created to provide shore-based medical support to the Navy and Fleet Marine Forces.
- U.S. Naval Hospital holds pandemic shot exercise USMC News 02 Sep 2011 -- The exercise, which lasted 48 hours, used actual vaccinations during the scenario and simulated the response to an island-wide pandemic.
- Russia to extend lease of Tajikistan military base RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2011 -- The presidents of Russia and Tajikistan agreed to prepare in early 2012 an agreement extending Russia's lease of a military base in Tajikistan by 49 years.
- S. Korean Navy Stages Anti-Submarine Exercise KCNA 02 Sep 2011 -- The 1st Fleet of the navy of south Korea staged an anti-submarine exercise on Thursday in the East Sea of Korea.
- Moratorium no substitute for treaty banning nuclear tests UN News Centre 02 Sep 2011 -- International moratorium on testing nuclear weapons should not delay the full implementation of the treaty calling for a ban on such tests.
- Iran urges total ban on nuclear weapons RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2011 -- Iran's envoy to the UN urged the international community to reject nuclear weapons and impose a total ban on nuclear tests.
- Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 2 September 2011 United Nations 02 Sep 2011
- Libya Turns From Africa to the West VOA 02 Sep 2011 -- Moammar Gadhafi’s Libya was known for cultivating support in Africa and tangling with Europe, the United States and moderate Arab governments.
- Britain opposes death penalty for Gaddafi RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2011 -- Britain is against the execution of Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, but his fate should be decided by the Libyan people.
- Russia Plays Damage Control In To Save Business Interests In Libya RFE/RL 02 Sep 2011 -- Russia's belated recognition of Libya’s provisional leadership on September 1 carried a hint of desperation.
- Russia to protect economic interests in Libya RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2011 -- Russia will protect the interests of its national companies in Libya under the country’s new leadership.
- Russia invites Libyan rebel officials to Moscow RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2011 -- Russia has invited the Libyan National Transitional Council's officials to Moscow.
- Foreign Oil Companies Resume Operations in Libya VOA 02 Sep 2011 -- Libya's provisional authority says five international energy firms are resuming operations in the country.
- Libya: UN official arrives in Tripoli to set up humanitarian operations UN News Centre 02 Sep 2011 -- A senior UN official has arrived in Libya accompanied by an inter-agency humanitarian team to re-establish the UN presence in the capital, Tripoli.
- Aid Agency: Africans Stranded in Tripoli in Peril VOA 02 Sep 2011 -- The International Organization for Migration says an increasing number of migrants in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, are in need of assistance and protection.
- Algeria moves Gaddafi's family to capital RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2011 -- The Algerian authorities have decided to move members of toppled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's family to the capital, Algiers, over safety concerns.
- UN chief receives report of panel of inquiry into Gaza flotilla incident UN News Centre 02 Sep 2011 -- Secretary-General Ban received the report of the independent panel of inquiry examining the May 2010 incident involving a flotilla headed for Gaza.
- Turkey-Israel Relations Hit New Low As Ankara Expels Ambassador RFE/RL 02 Sep 2011 -- Turkey's already troubled relationship with Israel has plunged to a new low as Ankara announced it was expelling Tel Aviv's ambassador.
- Turkey Cuts Military Ties Over UN Report VOA 02 Sep 2011 -- Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced Ankara's expulsion of the Israeli ambassador, along with a suspension of all military agreements with Israel.
- Turkey Expels Israeli Ambassador Over UN Report VOA 02 Sep 2011 -- Turkey has expelled Israel's ambassador to Ankara and suspended all military agreements after details emerged of a United Nations report into raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish ship.
- Israel says no official apology to Turkey over flotilla deaths in 2010 RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2011 -- Israel will not send an official apology to Turkey over the deadly Gaza flotilla raid in 2010 that left nine Turkish activists dead.
- No confrontation between Indian Naval ship and Chinese vessel IRNA 02 Sep 2011 -- India’s Ministry of External Affairs ruled out confrontation between an Indian Navy ship and a Chinese vessel off the coast of Vietnam in July 2011.
- Taiwan will not cooperate with China on Tiaoyutais CNA 02 Sep 2011 -- President Ma: Government will not collaborate with mainland China in dealing with sovereignty disputes over the Tiaoyutai Islands.
- Upcoming meeting in Mogadishu critical for restoring stability in Somalia UN News Centre 02 Sep 2011 -- The upcoming meeting of Somali leaders in Mogadishu will be “hugely significant” for restoring peace and stability.
- UN to Announce Somalia Famine Spreading to New Region VOA 02 Sep 2011 -- The United Nations is planning to announce Monday that the famine in Somalia has now spread to the Bay region of the south-central area of the country.
- Blue Nile State Conflict Could Have Multiple Effects VOA 02 Sep 2011 -- A long time Sudan observor said the escalation of fighting in Blue Nile state could have serious and multiple effects in other parts of Sudan.
- Sudan: Ban urges end to fighting in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states UN News Centre 02 Sep 2011 -- Secretary-General Ban called for an immediate end to the fighting in Sudan’s Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
- Clashes Erupt in Key Border State in Sudan VOA 02 Sep 2011 -- The Sudanese army says it has battled rebels aligned with newly independent South Sudan in a key border state.
- Ethiopian Forces, Rebels Clash in Ogaden Oil Exploration Region VOA 02 Sep 2011 -- Ethiopia and rebels in the restive Ogaden region have confirmed a deadly clash this week in an area where a Chinese firm is exploring for oil.
- Human Rights Watch: Turkey, Iran Killing Civilian Kurds VOA 02 Sep 2011 -- Human Rights Watch: Turkey and Iran are not doing enough to protect civilians while carrying out strikes against Kurdish separatists in Iraq.
- Serb, Kosovo Officials Resume EU-Mediated Talks RFE/RL 02 Sep 2011 -- Top officials from Serbia and Kosovo have resumed EU-mediated talks to resolve practical problems arising from Serbia's refusal to recognize Kosov.
- Khmer Rouge Tribunal Judge Criticizes Media Coverage VOA 02 Sep 2011 -- A judge at the United Nations-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal in Cambodia has criticized media coverage of the ongoing war crimes trials.
- US, Britain Call for Tougher Sanctions on Syria VOA 02 Sep 2011 -- The US and Britain are demanding new strict international sanctions to force Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from office.
- EU Steps Up Syria Sanctions RFE/RL 02 Sep 2011 -- The European Union has agreed to step up sanctions on Syria by banning imports of its oil amid the continuing crackdown on antigovernment protests there.
- At Least 13 Killed at Syria Protests VOA 02 Sep 2011 -- Activists say Syrian security forces killed at least 13 people in anti-government protests.
- Tehran voices concern over foreign intervention in Bahrain IRNA 02 Sep 2011 -- FM spokesman Mehmanparast voiced concern over foreign forces’ act and martyrdom of a youth in Bahrain on the Eid-ul-Fitr.
- UN Voices New Concerns Iran's Nuclear Program VOA 02 Sep 2011 -- The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog agency says it is becoming "increasingly concerned" that Iran is secretly developing a nuclear payload for a missile.
- Iran: UN report document peaceful nature of Iran nuclear program IRNA 02 Sep 2011 -- Soltaniyeh: UN Nuclear Watchdog Chief Yukia Amano’s new report is a document on peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program.
- China urges increased diplomatic efforts in Iran nuclear issue IRNA 02 Sep 2011 -- China called on relevant parties to enhance diplomatic efforts in resolving the Iranian nuclear issue.
- Daghestan's Silovik With A Human Face RFE/RL 02 Sep 2011 -- In most of Russia's 83 federation subjects, the second most powerful man is the prime minister or the parliament speaker.
- UN human rights chief lauds conviction of high-level Bolivians for serious crimes UN News Centre 02 Sep 2011 -- The UN human rights chief welcomed the decision by Bolivia’s top court to convict several high-level officials for their part in the deaths of over 60 people during anti-government protests in 2003.
- Somare Says He Is Still PM of Papua New Guinea VOA 02 Sep 2011 -- Papua New Guinea's ailing former leader Sir Michael Somare says he is still the country's prime minister despite being ousted by parliament.
- New Japan Cabinet Convenes; Serious Challenges Ahead VOA 02 Sep 2011 -- Japan’s new PM and his cabinet were installed Friday at an Imperial Palace ceremony.
- Tackling quake aftermath top priority says Japanese PM RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2011 -- Dealing with the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March will be the priority task for the new government.
- Belarus Pledge To Release Political Prisoners RFE/RL 02 Sep 2011 -- Four Belarusian activists jailed in connection with last year's contentious presidential election have been freed.
- Belarus' Lukashenko vows to free all election protesters RIA Novosti 02 Sep 2011 -- Belarus' authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko has said he will pardon all people jailed for taking part in mass protests.
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