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02 October 2011 Military News

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  • Panetta Visits Middle East, NATO to Reaffirm Relationships AFPS 02 Oct 2011 -- In his first visit as defense secretary, Leon E. Panetta will meet with Israeli, Palestinian and Egyptian leaders and will travel to NATO headquarters this week to reaffirm the Defense Department's security relationships, he said tonight.
  • NAVCENT Holds Maritime Infrastructure Protection Symposium NNS 02 Oct 2011 -- U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) hosted the three-day Maritime Infrastructure Protection Symposium (MIPS), held every 18 months, Sept. 20-22.
  • Harriers prove vital to 31st MEU USMC News 02 Oct 2011 -- Long range strikes and real-time reconnaissance footage are capabilities the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit gains from Marine Attack Squadron 214, and the 31st MEU would not have these capabilities without the unique characteristics of the AV-8B Harrier.

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  • Egypt's military unveils schedule of power transfer to civilian government RIA Novosti 02 Oct 2011 -- Egypt's ruling military council has unveiled a schedule of power transfer to a civilian government, with schedule details published by Egyptian media on Sunday.
  • Syrian Opposition Groups Create National Council to 'Overthrow' Assad VOA 02 Oct 2011 -- Syria's major opposition groups have created a national council aimed at unifying their efforts to overthrow the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
  • US Faces Dilemma with Anti-Terror Ally Yemen VOA 02 Oct 2011 -- The killing of extremist cleric Anwar al Awlaki in a U.S. drone attack in Yemen last week highlights the close ties between Washington and Sana'a. President Ali Abdullah Saleh has cast his leadership as critical to U.S. counter-terrorist efforts, and warned of chaos should his numerous opponents force him from power. But the U.S. may still have potential allies in Yemen if Saleh were to leave the scene.



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