09 October 2011 Military News
- NATO and Libya - Operational Media Update: 08 Oct 2011
- U.S. officials redraw Iraq troops training plan RIA Novosti 09 Oct 2011 -- U.S. officials are urgently redrawing a 2012 military training plan for Iraqi troops after Iraq's leaders announced they would not grant immunity to troops who remain after the December 31 deadline for withdrawal, The Washington Post reported on Sunday.
- Seabees Enhance Quality of Life in Afghanistan NNS 09 Oct 2011 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 began construction of the Musa Qal'eh low water crossing in September.
Defense Policy / Programs
- US Consul General to Okinawa Visits USS Essex NNS 09 Oct 2011 -- The U.S. Consulate General to Okinawa Raymond Greene, and a Japanese delegation from Okinawa visited forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Oct. 8.
- Virus hits U.S. drone control system - media RIA Novosti 09 Oct 2011 -- A computer virus was detected in the U.S. drone remote control system, the Wired.com news portal said.
- Russia relaxed about its security despite missile defense odds with NATO - Lavrov RIA Novosti 09 Oct 2011 -- Russia has its own defense projects that leave the country relaxed about its security despite the controversy with NATO over the European missile defense shield, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday.
- Military commander: NATO missile defense shield is good for nothing IRNA 09 Oct 2011 -- Deputy Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri, said on Sunday that NATO missile defense shild in Turkey is good for nothing and the Turkish government should explain the reasons for supporting the Zionist regime.
- Iran's 15th fleet warships back home IRNA 09 Oct 2011 -- Iran's 15th fleet warships returned home Saturday from extraterritorial mission after successfully conducting counter-piracy operations abroad, the commander of the 15th fleet of Iranian warships, Captain Alahyar Majdi said on Sunday.
- Navy commander: Iran plays active role in open seas IRNA 09 Oct 2011 -- Commander of Iran's Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Sunday that under the decree of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revoltion, Iran's navy force is to play an active role in open seas.
- Iran's 'Jamaran' destroyer heads to Gulf of Aden IRNA 09 Oct 2011 -- Iran's 'Jamaran' warship left the deck here in southern Iran heading to waters of Gulf of Aden Sunday morning during a ceremony attended by Commander of Iran's Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari.
- U.S. lawmakers reiterate support for arms sales to Taiwan CNA 09 Oct 2011 -- The Taiwan caucus in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives have sent congratulatory letters to President Ma Ying-jeou on the eve of the Republic of China's National Day.
- Anti-Qaddafi Forces Seize Strategic Complex, University In Sirte RFE/RL 09 Oct 2011 -- Forces of Libya's interim government say they have seized control of two strategic areas in the city of Sirte, opening the way for an advance into the city center against fighters loyal to ousted Libyan ruler Muammar Qaddafi.
- NTC Fighters Capture Parts of Gadhafi Stronghold of Sirte VOA 09 Oct 2011 -- Fighters loyal to Libya's National Transitional Council captured some strategic places inside the Gadhafi stronghold of Sirte Sunday.
- Mideast Quartet Discusses Way Forward on Peace Process VOA 09 Oct 2011 -- Two weeks after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas formally applied for statehood recognition at the United Nations, envoys of the so-called Middle East peace Quartet met in Brussels Sunday to plot a way forward. The talks came as one U.N. agency appears to be heading toward recognizing full Palestinian membership.
- Leaders of Sudan and South Sudan Agree to End Disputes VOA 09 Oct 2011 -- The president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, has ended a two day visit to Khartoum where he and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir discussed issues that continue to produce tensions between the two countries.
- Damascus warns against recognizing rebel council RIA Novosti 09 Oct 2011 -- Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem has threatened with 'strict measures' against any country that would recognize the 'illegitimate' Syrian opposition council.
- Syrian Foreign Minister Warns Against Recognizing Opposition VOA 09 Oct 2011 -- Syria's foreign minister on Sunday threatened 'tough measures' against any country that recognizes a newly formed opposition council. Meanwhile, government forces killed 13 people as bloodshed continued throughout the country.
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