11 June 2012 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 11 Jun 2012 [PDF]
- DOD News Briefing with Lt. Gen. Scaparrotti via Teleconference from Afghanistan DoD 11 Jun 2012
- Transition Continues, Haqqani Network Seeks Gains, Commander Says AFPS 11 Jun 2012 -- The Haqqani network’s top leaders still seek to re-establish some control in Afghanistan, but transition to Afghan-led security is proceeding well.
- NATO Agrees to Restrict Airstrikes on Afghan Homes VOA 11 Jun 2012 -- NATO says it has agreed to restrict the use of airstrikes in Afghan residential areas following last week's deadly strike in the east that Afghan officials say killed 18 civilians.
- Bragg paratroopers, Afghan soldiers disrupt insurgent safe havens in Ghazni Province Army News 11 Jun 2012 -- Insurgents are learning that U.S. and Afghan forces will go anywhere at anytime to disrupt and destroy their capabilities.
- UK soldiers hand over Nad 'Ali patrol base to Afghan Police UK MOD 11 Jun 2012 -- Members of 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment ('The Vikings') have handed over control of Patrol Base Silab in Nad 'Ali to the Afghan security forces.
- Work Continues Toward Opening Pakistan Supply Routes AFPS 11 Jun 2012 -- Though a team of U.S. negotiators is returning home after several weeks of discussing reopening ground supply routes in Pakistan, the talks are not mired.
- US Pulls Negotiators from Pakistan VOA 11 Jun 2012 -- The U.S. military says it is withdrawing negotiators from Pakistan after failing to secure an agreement from the Pakistanis to open supply routes to NATO forces in Afghanistan.
- Bomb Kills Pregnant Afghan Woman En Route To Hospital RFE/RL 11 Jun 2012 -- Officials say a roadside bomb has killed a pregnant Afghan woman who was being rushed to a hospital in an ambulance to deliver her baby.
- Karzai's Brother May Run For Afghan Presidency RFE/RL 11 Jun 2012 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai's elder brother, Abdul Qayum Karzai, is apparently planning to enter the race to be elected Afghanistan's next president.
- FOB Shank C-17 Accident Investigation Board complete AFNS 11 Jun 2012 -- Air Mobility Command released the results of its investigation into the Jan. 23, 2012, mishap involving a C-17A Globemaster III that landed at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Readout of Secretary Panetta's Meeting with Israel's President Shimon Peres DoD 11 Jun 2012
- Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush Visit CVN 77 NNS 11 Jun 2012 -- USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) hosted the ship's namesake, former President George H.W. Bush, and his son, former President George W. Bush, for a promotion and reenlistment ceremony off the coast of Kennebunkport, Maine, June 10.
- Priorities Set U.S. Africa Command’s Agenda AFPS 11 Jun 2012 -- After a year of significant change sweeping the African continent U.S. Africa Command is using the new defense strategic guidance to shape its engagement in the theater.
- Navy UAV Crashes; No Injuries or Property Damage NNS 11 Jun 2012 -- A Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator unmanned aircraft being tested by the U.S. Navy crashed June 11 at approximately 12:11 EST.
- Bayonet Brigade prepares for inactivation Army News 11 Jun 2012 -- As the 170th Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepares to inactivate in the fall it's not quite certain what will become of the millions of dollars of equipment the unit must turn in.
- Army returns first Wartime Replacement Aircraft to fight Army News 11 Jun 2012 -- The Army delivered the first OH-58D Kiowa Warrior upgraded under the Wartime Replacement Aircraft Program to the warfighter at a roll-out ceremony at Corpus Christi Army Depot, June 7, 2012.
- Operational US Army Reserve in action Army News 11 Jun 2012 -- In a clear testament of the operational nature of the US Army Reserve, engineers assigned to the 1st Mission Support Command are currently playing a critical role during the US Southern Command Theater Security Cooperation known as Beyond the Horizon (BTH).
- Unit mobilization provides stability for mission, Reserve Soldiers Army News 11 Jun 2012 -- Beginning November, the 174th Infantry Brigade will replace its' individually voluntary mobilized Soldiers with one of the brigade's six reserve battalions.
- Another First for USS New York During Maiden Deployment NNS 11 Jun 2012 -- USS New York transited the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Arabian Gulf for the first time June 10,during her maiden deployment.
- Michigan ANG in Estonia for Saber Strike 2012 AFNS 11 Jun 2012 -- The Michigan Air National Guard has landed in Estonia.
- 7th CSC Soldiers train with Bosnia-Herzegovina Armed Forces Army News 11 Jun 2012 -- Bosnia-Herzegovina Armed Forces participated in and hosted Shared Resilience 2012, an annual U.S. European Command civil-military disaster and crisis management training exercise.
- HSV 2 Swift Leaders Meet Head of Mozambique Navy During APS Visit NNS 11 Jun 2012 -- The civilian master of High Speed Vessel Swift and officer-in-charge of the military detachment on board, visited Mozambique's chief of the navy June 11.
- Malaria, dengue fever, leishmania rapid detection devices to be fielded Army News 11 Jun 2012 -- The leishmania assay, the third of a trio of arthropod vector rapid detection devices developed by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, received its individual national stock number Jun. 4, after a recommendation submitted by the Armed Forces Pest Management Board.
- Airmen retrieve fuel tanks from at Misawa AB AFNS 11 Jun 2012 -- Eight Airmen from the 35th Fighter Wing recovered two external fuel tanks from the Draughon Range bombing facility here June 1.
- Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade's $62 million campus opens Army News 11 Jun 2012 -- Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade's new $62 million campus to take care of the Army's wounded, injured and ill Soldiers is officially open.
- Ex-U.S. Army Commander Faces Bigamy Charges RFE/RL 11 Jun 2012 -- The former commander of a U.S. Army brigade that served in both Iraq and Afghanistan is on trial for bigamy.
- Russian Inspectors Begin Surveillance Flights Over Sweden, Finland RIA Novosti 11 Jun 2012 -- A group of Russian military observers begin a six-day inspection mission in the skies of Sweden and Finland under the Open Skies Treaty.
- French Warship De Grasse on Way to Russia for Naval Drills RIA Novosti 11 Jun 2012 -- French anti-submarine frigate, the De Grasse, will dock at the port of Severomorsk, in Russia’s northern Murmansk Region, for a five-day official visit and joint naval drills.
- British Army launches phase two of mental health awareness campaign UK MOD 11 Jun 2012 -- The Army has launched phase two of its 'Don't Bottle It Up' campaign which focuses on reducing the stigma surrounding mental health.
- Taiwan investigating case of missing laptop CNA 11 Jun 2012 -- The Ministry of National Defense said that it has formed a task force to investigate a recent case in which a laptop went missing from a missile boat.
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney, 6/11/12 The White House 11 Jun 2012
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing, June 11, 2012 US Dept. of State 11 Jun 2012
- Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 11 June 2012 United Nations 11 Jun 2012
- UN-Arab League envoy ‘gravely concerned’ over latest reports of violence in Syria UN News Centre 11 Jun 2012 -- The Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for the Syrian Crisis, Kofi Annan, is gravely concerned by the latest reports of violence.
- Syria: UN observers concerned over escalation of violence in city of Homs UN News Centre 11 Jun 2012 -- Amidst reports of heavy fighting, United Nations observers in Syria are concerned over the escalation of violence in the city of Homs, a Syrian opposition stronghold.
- Syrian Troops Pound Rebel Strongholds VOA 11 Jun 2012 -- Syrian forces are continuing to attack rebel-held areas across the country as international envoy Kofi Annan voices deep concern about the latest violence.
- Lavrov to Discuss Global Conference on Syria with Iran RIA Novosti 11 Jun 2012 -- Russian FM Sergei Lavrov will visit Iran on June 13 to discuss Russia’s proposal for convening an international conference on Syria.
- Syria’s Chemical Weapons May End Up in Terrorist Hands RIA Novosti 11 Jun 2012 -- The Syrian stockpiles of chemical weapons may end up in the hands of terrorists as the ruling regime and anti-government forces continue fierce fighting.
- Analysts Warn Northern Mali Could Become Jihad Base VOA 11 Jun 2012 -- Islamist militants appear to be in control of the vast lawless expanse of desert in northern Mali that they captured with other rebel groups in early April.
- ECOWAS Losing Patience with Malian Rebels VOA 11 Jun 2012 -- An official of the Economic Community of West African States says the sub-regional body is running out of time and patience for negotiating a settlement with Mali’s northern rebels.
- DRC Government Rules Out Talks With Rebels VOA 11 Jun 2012 -- The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has ruled out negotiations with rebel groups.
- Pakistan, India Hold Talks on 'World's Highest Battlefield' VOA 11 Jun 2012 -- Pakistan and India are holding talks on whether to demilitarize the Siachen glacier, known as the world's highest battlefield.
- Two Azerbaijani Officers Severely Injured By Mine Blast RFE/RL 11 Jun 2012 -- Azerbaijani military officials say a mine explosion along the border between Azerbaijan and its separatist ethnic Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh region severely injured two Azerbaijani officers.
- UN envoy concerned about delay in relocating Iranian exiles living in Iraq UN News Centre 11 Jun 2012 -- The United Nations top envoy in Iraq voiced his concern about the delay in the relocation of the residents of Camp New Iraq to a new location.
- Deaths Reported in Baghdad Mortar Attack Near Shi'ite Shrine RFE/RL 11 Jun 2012 -- At least four people have been killed and dozens wounded after mortars struck a square filled with Shi'ite pilgrims in Baghdad.
- MYANMAR: Kachin conflict continues one year on IRIN 11 Jun 2012 -- Sporadic attacks have continued over the last 12 months and the number of internally displaced persons has risen.
- Officials Claim Bombing Plot Foiled In Ingushetia RFE/RL 11 Jun 2012 -- Security forces in the troubled Russian North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia are claiming to have foiled a terrorist bombing plot.
- Russian Parliament Speaker Discusses Peace Treaty with Japan RIA Novosti 11 Jun 2012 -- Russian State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin who is on an official visit to Japan discussed the prospects of concluding a peace treaty between the two countries.
- Karadzic Asks Judges To Dismiss Genocide Charges RFE/RL 11 Jun 2012 -- Former Bosnian Serb wartime political leader Radovan Karadzic has asked judges at his genocide trial to dismiss the charges against him.
- Presidential Memorandum - Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 1245(d)(4)(B) and (C) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 The White House 11 Jun 2012
- Statement by the Press Secretary on the Presidential Determination Pursuant to Section 1245(d)(4)(B) and (C) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 The White House 11 Jun 2012
- Secretary Clinton Regarding Significant Reductions of Iranian Crude Oil Purchases US Dept. of State 11 Jun 2012
- Russian Foreign Minister To Visit Iran Ahead Of Moscow Talks RFE/RL 11 Jun 2012 -- Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is expected to visit Iran on June to discuss a range of issues.
- Mubarak’s Supporters Call For His Release RIA Novosti 11 Jun 2012 -- Supporters of the former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak urge to release him from jail and transfer to the military hospital because of poor health.
- Mubarak's Health Deteriorates Further, Defibrillator Used RFE/RL 11 Jun 2012 -- The health of Egypt's jailed former President Hosni Mubarak is reportedly continuing to deteriorate rapidly.
- Secretary Clinton Violence in Burma's Rakhine State US Dept. of State 11 Jun 2012
- Violence Escalates in Burma’s Rakhine State VOA 11 Jun 2012 -- Northwest Burma’s Rakhine state remains tense after President Thein Sein dispatched troops to try to end religious and ethnic violence.
- Burma Declares State of Emergency VOA 11 Jun 2012 -- Burma's president declared a state of emergency Sunday night for a riot-hit western state, wracked by deadly sectarian violence between Buddhists and Muslims.
- Top UN official welcomes new election date for Libya’s legislative polls UN News Centre 11 Jun 2012 -- The top United Nations envoy for Libya has welcomed the announcement that legislative elections will be held on 7 July.
- Libya Switches Vote to July 7 VOA 11 Jun 2012 -- Libya has postponed a landmark election until next month to give the nation more time to prepare for its first vote since last year's ouster of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
- ICC requests release of staff members detained in Libya UN News Centre 11 Jun 2012 -- Expressing concern over their safety, the International Criminal Court has requested the immediate release of four of its staff members who have been detained in Libya.
- Russian National Among ICC Team Detained in Libya RIA Novosti 11 Jun 2012 -- A Russian national, Alexander Khodakov, is among the team of four delegates from the International Criminal Court detained in Libya last week.
- ICC Envoys 'Detained' In Libya RFE/RL 11 Jun 2012 -- Libyan authorities have reportedly have put four International Criminal Court envoys in detention for 45 days while investigations into an alleged threat to national security continue.
- Rights Groups Protest Israeli Arrests of African Migrants VOA 11 Jun 2012 -- Israeli security officials have arrested 62 African migrants in the past two days as part of a new operation to deport illegal aliens.
- Israeli Authorities Detain Dozens of African Migrants VOA 11 Jun 2012 -- Israeli immigration authorities say they have detained dozens of African migrants as part of a new operation to deport illegal immigrants.
- Serbian President Nikolic Inaugurated Amid Boycott RFE/RL 11 Jun 2012 -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic has formally taken office in a ceremony boycotted by several of the Balkan country's neighbors.
- New Russian Presidential Office To Deal With CIS States, Georgia Separatist Regions RFE/RL 11 Jun 2012 -- President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree creating a new directorate in his office that will be responsible for Russia's social and economic relations with members of the CIS, as well Georgia's separatist-led regions.
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