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27 June 2012 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • DoD News: Contracts for June 27, 2012
  • New Containerized Missile System on Show RIA Novosti 27 Jun 2012 -- Russia's Morinformsistema-Agat has unveiled a containerized system of its Club-K missile system using a new Kh-35UE cruise missile with a highly advanced target acquisition and seeker system, company representative Rostislav Atkov said on Wednesday at the Technology in Machine-Building 2012 exhibition at Zhukovsky near Moscow.
  • Russian Helicopters, Turbomeca Sign Engine Service Deal RIA Novosti 27 Jun 2012 -- Russian Helicopters, which designs and manufactures civil and military rotorcraft, and France's helicopter engine maker Turbomeca signed an agreement on Wednesday to service and repair Turbomeca engines in Russia.

Other Conflicts

  • Clashes Near Damascus After Assad Admits 'State Of War' RFE/RL 27 Jun 2012 -- Amid continued fighting between rebel forces and Syrian government troops, at least seven people have been reported killed in an attack on a pro-government television station..
  • Assad: Syria in 'State of War' RIA Novosti 27 Jun 2012 -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday his country is in 'a state of war' and ordered his new cabinet to spare no effort in crushing the 15-month-old uprising against his rule, al Jazeera television reported.
  • Head of UN panel urges concerted action amid escalation in Syria violence UN News Centre 27 Jun 2012 -- Citing a dramatic escalation in the fighting in Syria and ongoing human rights violations, the head of a United Nations-backed inquiry today urged the international community to act to put an end to the violence in the Middle Eastern country.
  • UN-Arab League Envoy: Action Group for Syria to meet on Saturday UN News Centre 27 Jun 2012 -- The Action Group for Syria will convene in Geneva, at the ministerial level, this Saturday, the Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab States on the Syrian Crisis, Kofi Annan, said today.
  • Gunmen Attack Pro-Assad Syrian TV Station VOA 27 Jun 2012 -- Syria says rebel gunmen have stormed the headquarters of a pro-government television station, killing seven employees, while international envoy Kofi Annan announced a ministerial-level meeting later this week in Geneva that aims to end the escalating violence.
  • UN: Human Rights Violations in Syria Escalating VOA 27 Jun 2012 -- U.N. investigators say the situation in Syria 'is dangerously and quickly deteriorating.' They say gross violations of human rights, including torture and summary executions, are escalating and being committed by both sides. The investigators also presented their findings about a massacre in the Syrian town of Houla in May.
  • Mandate of UN peacekeeping force in DR Congo extended for another year UN News Centre 27 Jun 2012 -- The Security Council today extended the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for another year, and urged national authorities to reform their security sector and end armed insurgencies and human rights abuses in the country.
  • United Nations and Myanmar sign plan to prevent child recruitment in armed forces UN News Centre 27 Jun 2012 -- The United Nations and the Government of Myanmar today signed an action plan to prevent the recruitment and use of children by Myanmar's armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, and allow for the release of under-age recruits.
  • UN official stresses need to continue dialogue in Lebanon UN News Centre 27 Jun 2012 -- In a meeting with Lebanon's Prime Minister today, a United Nations senior official today stressed the need to continue the dialogue between the country's different political movements.
  • Security Council extends UN force in Golan Heights for six more months UN News Centre 27 Jun 2012 -- The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations force monitoring the ceasefire in the Golan Heights between Israel and Syria until 31 December 2012.
  • MOFA summons Japanese officials over Tiaoyutais dispute CNA 27 Jun 2012 -- Foreign Minister Timothy Yang reiterated Wednesday Taiwan's sovereignty over the Tiaoyutai Islands and said his ministry has summoned Japanese officials stationed in Taiwan to stress Taiwan's stance.
  • Analysis: Tracking down Liberia's mercenaries IRIN 27 Jun 2012 -- More than a year after the end of the conflict in neighbouring Côte d'Ivoire, the Liberian government has pledged to deal once and for all with longstanding complaints of its nationals being party to military operations and serious human rights violations on the other side of its western border.
  • COTE D'IVOIRE: Stuck between refuge and risk IRIN 27 Jun 2012 -- Intermittent violence and widespread insecurity have left thousands of villagers in western Côte d'Ivoire stuck between fleeing their villages for the greater safety of refuge with host families in bigger towns, and the risk of being attacked if they return to the farms where they earn their livelihood.
  • YEMEN: Landmines stall IDP returns in south IRIN 27 Jun 2012 -- When Yemen's Defence Ministry announced in mid-June that militants of the Ansar al-Sharia group, which had controlled the southern governorate of Abyan since May 2011, had been routed, 40-year-old Saleh Salim Abu Khalil decided to go and check on his home in al-Kood District.
  • MYANMAR: Kachin refugees in China in need IRIN 27 Jun 2012 -- A sea of mud that was once a pathway leads up to Mui Hpu Kaw's bamboo hut in the refugee camp of La Ying, in China's Yunnan Province, near the Burmese border. Heavy rain pelts down on the plastic sheeting that serves as a roof of the temporary shelter while she boils a pot of rice on an open fire for her seven grandchildren.
  • Practical Concerns, Not Ideology, May Keep Egypt-Israel Peace VOA 27 Jun 2012 -- Egypt's president-elect Mohamed Morsi has pledged to honor the peace treaty with Israel, but that has not dampened concern the Islamist leader will try to shift the cornerstone of U.S. policy in the region.

News Reports

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