12 September 2011 Military News
- OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 12 Sep 2011 [PDF]
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 11 Sep 2011
- RAF Tornados conduct more long-range strikes in Libya UK MOD 12 Sep 2011 -- British aircraft have again conducted long-range strikes against some of Colonel Gaddafi's remaining military bases, as NATO continues with Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR to enforce United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.
- Third Army prepares for USF-I repositioning Army News 12 Sep 2011 -- As the Dec. 31 deadline nears for the repositioning of U.S. service members in Iraq, Third Army/ARCENT Soldiers stand ready to assist with their transition.
- Forces Detain 3 Suspects, Find Cache AFPS 12 Sep 2011 -- Afghan and coalition forces detained three suspects and seized a weapons cache yesterday during operations in the Regional Command East region of Afghanistan, military officials reported.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Army announces greatest inventions Army News 12 Sep 2011 -- Army officials announced the winners of its greatest inventions competition Aug. 23. Earlier this summer a panel of combat veteran Soldiers reviewed and voted for the most innovative advances in Army technology.
- ANCA makes last delivery to ANCDF Army News 12 Sep 2011 -- Anniston Chemical Activity (ANCA) employees achieved their most significant milestone today. They delivered the last chemical agent-filled artillery shells in ANCA storage igloos to the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (ANCDF).
- C4ISR Center of Excellence meets BRAC deadline, celebrates arrival of last moving truck to APG Army News 12 Sep 2011 -- The last moving truck carrying C4ISR Center of Excellence equipment arrived at Aberdeen Proving Ground Sept. 1, signifying the completion of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure move from Fort Monmouth to APG.
- Reserve streamlining plans will adjust manpower in 3 states AFNS 12 Sep 2011 -- Air Force Reserve officials announced plans to streamline unit structures and adjust manpower in California, Georgia and Texas by fiscal 2012.
- Civil engineers start construction project on Wake Island AFNS 12 Sep 2011 -- Three 611th Civil Engineering Squadron members arrived here recently from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson to begin building the second of three Sprung Instant Structure buildings.
- The art of anti-armor warfare: 3/3 'Missile Marines' prepare for enemy by shooting TOW, Javelin missiles USMC News 12 Sep 2011 -- Cloaked by darkness in a silent wilderness, two teams of anti-tank missilemen itched with anticipation to reign destruction from afar.
- Fueled by firepower: 3/3 India Marines perform company attack to prepare for Afghanistan deployment USMC News 12 Sep 2011 -- Tucked behind a rocky mountainside, a company of Marines spread out by platoons along its base. After a countdown, an explosion growled beyond the thick shield of rocks. As vibrations coursed through the ground, the infantrymen rushed through a breached concertina wire obstacle to begin their assault.
- Countdown Begins for Launch of Navy Communications Satellite NNS 12 Sep 2011 -- The Department of the Navy began counting down the final days to a Sept. 27 launch of its new joint tactical satellite, which will bring on-the-go communications to the battlefield.
- USCG, Whidbey Island Team Up To Fight Piracy NNS 12 Sep 2011 -- An elite U.S. Coast Guard unit joined the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team on amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) to conduct counter-piracy and maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden.
- USS Samuel B. Roberts Departs Mauritius NNS 12 Sep 2011 -- USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) departed Mauritius after an eight-day goodwill port visit as part of their involvement with Africa Partnership Station (APS) East's hub, Sept. 12.
- Clinton, Panetta to Attend Australia-U.S. Ministerial AFPS 12 Sep 2011 -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta will travel to San Francisco this week to attend the Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today.
- Winnefeld Praises National Guard AFPS 12 Sep 2011 -- Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr., the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, praised the National Guard at the 133rd General Conference of the National Guard Association of the United States.
- For Some Returning U.S. Veterans, It's A Hard Road Back RFE/RL 12 Sep 2011 -- The United States has now been at war for the longest period in its history; nearly 11 years in Afghanistan and more than eight years in Iraq.
- Russia's new attack submarine goes for sea trials RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2011 -- Russia's first Graney class nuclear-powered attack submarine set course on Monday for scheduled sea trials, the Sevmash shipyard said.
- Defence cuts diluting UK influence, warns former Navy chief IRNA 12 Sep 2011 -- The British government should stop pretending that the country can remain a big international player without proper investment in defence, says former Navy chief and security minister Lord West.
- Syria may buy more Russian air defense systems RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2011 -- Syria has shown interest in buying a whole range of advanced Russian air defense systems, a source in the Russian defense industry told RIA Novosti on Monday.
- Taiwan needs defensive weapons: Ma's aide CNA 12 Sep 2011 -- Taiwan definitely needs to acquire weapons systems to secure its self-defense, King Pu-tsung, President Ma Ying-jeou's top campaign officer, said Sunday.
- September 12, 2011 - U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 12 Sep 2011
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney and OMB Director Jack Lew, 9/12/2011 The White House 12 Sep 2011
- DoD News: Contracts for September 12, 2011
- General Dynamics Awarded $3.7 Billion Contract for Common Hardware Systems-4 Program from the U.S. Army General Dynamics 12 Sep 2011 -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a contract for the Common Hardware Systems-4 (CHS-4) program from the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. The competitively awarded 5-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has a maximum potential value of $3.7 billion if all options are exercised. The first delivery order issued under the contract is worth $5.3 million. General Dynamics received the first CHS contract in 1995.
- Lockheed Martin Awarded $84.3 Million to Provide New Training Technology for the U.S. Air Force C-130J Program Lockheed Martin 12 Sep 2011 -- ORLANDO, Fla., September 12, 2011 – The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] an $84.3 million contract to provide the first phase of the C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System (MATS) II program.
- Lockheed Martin Submits Proposal to U.S. Navy to Consolidate Shipboard Computer Networks Lockheed Martin 12 Sep 2011 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] submitted its proposal for the Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program that will consolidate complex network systems into one modern shipboard computing system for the U.S. Navy.
- Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Fifth Generation IRCM System Northrop Grumman 12 Sep 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has announced the successful demonstration of the company's fifth generation infrared countermeasures (IRCM) system specifically designed to protect military rotary-wing platforms.
- Republic of Korea Navy Awards Raytheon $65.5 Million for Phalanx Raytheon 12 Sep 2011 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) signed a $65.5 million contract to deliver five Phalanx Block 1B Close-In Weapon Systems to the Republic of Korea Navy for the new Ulsan-1 class FFX ship program.
- 12 September 2011 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General and the Spokesperson for the General Assembly President United Nations 12 Sep 2011
- Press Conference by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs United Nations 12 Sep 2011
- UN pushes for more preventive diplomacy ahead of high-level meeting UN News Centre 12 Sep 2011 -- The United Nations today further highlighted the need for preventive diplomacy to nip crises in the bud before they become more intractable and deadly, as it prepared for a high-level discussion next week to enhance the tools at hand.
- Libya's Interim Leader Calls for State Based on Rule of Law, Islam VOA 12 Sep 2011 -- The head of Libya's interim government urged thousands of cheering supporters in the capital, Tripoli, late Monday to support a civil, democratic state that incorporates Islamic law into its principal legislation.
- Civilian Volunteers Brace War-Crippled Libya VOA 12 Sep 2011 -- Adel Ahmed, a strongly built, bearded man in a brown cap and t-shirt, commands a coterie of guards at a security checkpoint along the road between Misrata and Sirte.
- As Major Battle Brews At Desert Town, Top Qaddafi Loyalists Flee To Niger RFE/RL 12 Sep 2011 -- Dozens of cars and pickup trucks - crammed with families and their belongings - were fleeing the Libyan town of Bani Walid amid fears of a major battle there..
- Pro-Gadhafi Forces Attack Oil Refinery Guards in Coastal City VOA 12 Sep 2011 -- Fighters with Libya's National Transitional Council say forces loyal to former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi have killed at least 15 guards in an attack outside a key oil refinery in the coastal city of Ras Lanuf.
- Sierra Leone: UN envoy praises stability and urges calm ahead of polls next year UN News Centre 12 Sep 2011 -- Sierra Leone remains on track to become a stable democracy with a viable economy, but recent violent incidents between rival political groups have highlighted the potential for unrest, the United Nations envoy for the West African country told the Security Council today.
- Taiwan not excluding any possibilities for cross-strait peace: Ma aide CNA 12 Sep 2011 -- Taiwan would not rule out any possibilities that could lead to peace across the Taiwan Strait, as long as they are in the country's interests, President Ma Ying-jeou's top campaign aide said in the U.S. on Sunday.
- ECOWAS Officials to Assess Liberia Security Ahead of Elections VOA 12 Sep 2011 -- Top security officials in six West African countries are scheduled to meet in the Liberia capital, Monrovia today (Tuesday).
- Ceremony held to mark preliminary commissioning of Bushehr plant IRNA 12 Sep 2011 -- An inaugural ceremony marking the preliminary commissioning of Bushehr nuclear power plant was held in presence of several high-ranking Iranian and Russian officials here on Monday .
- Bushehr plant; symbol of peaceful use of nuclear energy: Kiriyenko IRNA 12 Sep 2011 -- Bushehr nuclear power plant is a symbol of peaceful use of nuclear energy in the world, the head of Rosatom company Sergei Kiriyenko said on Monday.
- Bushehr plant will fully join nat'l power gird by year end IRNA 12 Sep 2011 -- Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant would entirely join the national power grid by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2012), a top Iranian nuclear official said on Monday.
- Iran, Russia ink MoUs on nuclear cooperation IRNA 12 Sep 2011 -- Iranian and Russian nuclear officials inked two memoranda of understanding (MoU) here on Monday.
- Iran officially launches Bushehr N-plant ISNA 12 Sep 2011 -- Iranian Bushehr nuclear power plant, the first one in the country, officially joined the national grid on Monday.
- Rosatom Chief: N-plant launch, symbol of Iran-Russia cooperation in hard political time ISNA 12 Sep 2011 -- Russian Rosatom Chief Sergei Kiriyenko said Monday launch of Bushehr nuclear power plant is a symbol of Iran-Russia cooperation in hard political circumstances.
- Russian minister: We are proud of unique Bushehr N-project ISNA 12 Sep 2011 -- Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko said the country is proud of Bushehr nuclear power plant's project and is interested in boosting cooperation with Iranian corporations on oil and gas fields.
- Iran says it hails Russian phased approach on nuclear plan ISNA 12 Sep 2011 -- Iran said it hails Russian step-by-step approach since its shows the country's goodwill.
- IAEA Chief Says Iran's 'Greater Transparency' Not Enough RFE/RL 12 Sep 2011 -- The director-general of the UN nuclear agency said today that Iran had demonstrated 'greater transparency' lately.
- Iran launches Bushehr nuclear power plant RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2011 -- Iran held on Monday the official opening ceremony of its first nuclear power plant completed after long delay with Russia's assistance.
- UN Human Rights Council appoints experts to probe Syrian violence UN News Centre 12 Sep 2011 -- The United Nations Human Rights Council today appointed three experts to probe alleged abuses in Syria, where the number of people killed since the start of the Syrian Government's crackdown on protesters earlier this year has now reportedly reached at least 2,600.
- Medvedev: No Need for Additional Pressure on Syria VOA 12 Sep 2011 -- Russia has rejected calls from the United States and Western Europe for greater sanctions against Syria for its violent crackdown on protesters.
- Russia ready to support 'balanced' UN resolution on Syria - Medvedev RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2011 -- Russia would be willing to support a 'tough' but 'balanced' UN Security Council resolution on Syria, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday after talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron.
- UN: At Least 2,600 Dead in Syrian Uprising VOA 12 Sep 2011 -- The United Nations says at least 2,600 people have been killed in Syria during the anti-government uprising that has swept the country since mid-March.
- French Nuclear Site Explosion Kills One, Injures Four RFE/RL 12 Sep 2011 -- An explosion at a nuclear plant in southern France has killed at least one person and injured four, one of them seriously.
- U.K. PM Says Litvinenko Case No Barrier To Russia Trade Ties RFE/RL 12 Sep 2011 -- British Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain and Russia can overcome stumbling blocks in their political relations and boost trade ties.
- Cameron denies sacrificing Litvinenko issue for trade RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2011 -- British Prime Minister David Cameron dismissed suggestions on Monday that the U.K. had 'parked' the issue of the death of Alexander Litvinenko for trade relations.
- Lugovoi to demand Litvinenko autopsy results RIA Novosti 12 Sep 2011 -- Former KGB officer Andrei Lugovoi, the chief suspect in the 2006 killing of Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko, has said he will demand Litvinenko's autopsy results from British police.
- US Envoy Offers Burma Road Map for Lifting Sanctions VOA 12 Sep 2011 -- The U.S. special envoy to Burma says he has held discussions with the new government in Naypyitaw about conditions under which American sanctions could be lifted.
- MYANMAR: Exiles cautious on return offer IRIN 12 Sep 2011 -- Human rights activists and exiles have expressed caution over an invitation by Burmese President Thein Shein to return home.
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