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05 July 2012 Military News

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Defense Industry
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Current Operations

  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 05 Jul 2012 [labeled as 04 Jul 2012] [PDF]
  • Combined Force Detains Taliban Weapons Supplier AFPS 05 Jul 2012 -- An Afghan and coalition security force detained a Taliban weapons supplier in the Chimtal district of Afghanistan's Balkh province today, military officials reported.
  • Reopened Supply Routes Mean Cost Savings, Spokesman Says AFPS 05 Jul 2012 -- Pakistan's decision to reopen ground supply routes on its border with Afghanistan will allow the Defense Department to save tens of millions of dollars transporting material in and out of Afghanistan, a senior Pentagon spokesman said here today.
  • First NATO Supply Trucks Cross Into Afghanistan From Pakistan RFE/RL 05 Jul 2012 -- The first trucks carrying NATO supplies have entered Afghanistan from Pakistan following a resumption of operations after a seven-month blockade.
  • Pakistani cabinet approves restoration of NATO supplies IRNA 05 Jul 2012 -- Pakistan Federal Cabinet on Wednesday endorsed the decision of reopening of NATO supply routes after the US apologized for killing 24 Pakistani soldiers in a NATO airstrike in November, officials said.
  • Pakistani alliance to protest against NATO supply line reopening IRNA 05 Jul 2012 -- Leaders of Islamic parties in Pakistan Wednesday announced to chalk out a protest plan against the the government's decision to reopen supply routes for NATO forces in Afghanistan.
  • Pakistan: Resumed NATO Shipments Crossing Into Afghanistan VOA 05 Jul 2012 -- Pakistani officials say the first trucks carrying NATO supplies have crossed into Afghanistan, following a U.S.-Pakistani deal announced this week that ended Islamabad's months-long blockade.
  • Continued military, police presence in Afghan town brings out community Army News 05 Jul 2012 -- The continued presence of Afghan National Army, American Soldiers and Afghan Local Police in the small town of Pankilla, Afghanistan has emboldened civilians to come out of their homes to engage in commerce and community.
  • NORTHCOM spends 'Fourth' fighting blazes AFNS 05 Jul 2012 -- Six Department of Defense C-130 aircraft equipped with U.S. Forest Service Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems (MAFFS) and under the command and control of U.S. Northern Command are assisting in the efforts to control fires in the Rocky Mountain region and western United States at the request of the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise, Idaho.
  • Military C-130 Crews Continue Firefighting Efforts AFPS 05 Jul 2012 -- In 123 airdrop missions since they were called into action to battle fires in the Rocky Mountain region and other western locales, Defense Department C-130s equipped with the U.S. Forest Service's Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System had discharged more than 320,000 gallons of retardant as of early today, U.S. Northern Command officials reported.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • NATO to Strengthen Ability to Act with Global Partners AFPS 05 Jul 2012 -- NATO seeks to assume a more global perspective, play its part globally and strengthen its ability to act with partners around the globe, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in London yesterday.
  • Underwood Completes Passing Exercise with Colombian Navy NNS 05 Jul 2012 -- The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Underwood (FFG 36) completed a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the Colombian navy, July 4.
  • Navy Medicine Support Command to Reorganize NNS 05 Jul 2012 -- The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery's (BUMED) sole point of accountability for Navy Medicine education, training, public health, and human-resource management for Sailors and Marines around the world will be reorganized July 15 in response to a BUMED initiative to streamline operations.
  • Counter IED Experts Train Royal Thai Army for Deployment Army News 05 Jul 2012 -- Trainers from the Asia Pacific Counter Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Fusion Center helped prepare soldiers from the Royal Thai Army for future deployment to the southern provinces of Thailand where a guerrilla war has raged for years.
  • Transition, resilience, re-commitment - SEAC visits Afghanistan Army News 05 Jul 2012 -- Paying special attention to the details, Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman (SEAC) of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the most senior of non-commissioned officers in the U.S. Armed Forces, spent the week touring the major commands here getting a firsthand look at the progress of the transition and delivering the Chairman's message to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines.
  • US Military Faces Balancing Act in Asia VOA 05 Jul 2012 -- As the United States steps up efforts to increase its military allies in Asia, it is revealing more details about plans to shift forces to the region. Analysts say the rebalancing effort, as the Pentagon calls it, will also be a balancing act.
  • Tinker Reservists to participate in Navy fleet exercise AFNS 05 Jul 2012 -- Four 507th Air Refueling Wing KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft and more than 135 Air Force Reservists will join forces with the U.S. Navy during July to support a U.S. Pacific Fleet exercise.
  • Commander qualifies in the F-22, confident in Raptor AFNS 05 Jul 2012 -- Air Combat Command's senior Airman completed F-22 Raptor pilot qualification recently, reinforcing his personal stake in the Air Force's efforts to identify the root cause of unexplained physiological incidents involving a small number of Raptor crews.
  • Africom Promotes Humanitarian Response Readiness in Africa AFPS 05 Jul 2012 -- As the worst drought in six decades grips the Horn of Africa, displacing millions of people and creating a severe humanitarian crisis, the United States has stepped up its emergency assistance.
  • Commander, Task Force 67 Changes Hands in Sigonella NNS 05 Jul 2012 -- Commander, Task Force (CTF) 67 held a change of command ceremony at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, July 5.
  • NAVCENT Commander Visits Lincoln Strike Group NNS 05 Jul 2012 -- The commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command visited Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9 ships in the Arabian Sea, July 4-5.
  • Future Reserve Forces 2020 UK MOD 05 Jul 2012 -- Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has announced that the Government accepts the broad thrust of the six recommendations made in the review of the United Kingdom's Reserve Forces published on 18 July 2011.
  • CGS outlines rationale behind today's Army 2020 announcement UK MOD 05 Jul 2012 -- Writing in The Times newspaper, Chief of the General Staff General Sir Peter Wall has outlined the thinking behind the changes to be made to the Army in today's Army 2020 announcement.
  • Army 2020: transforming the British Army for the future UK MOD 05 Jul 2012 -- Today the Secretary of State announced the outcome of the Army 2020 review setting out how the Army will transform to become a smaller, integrated and more adaptable army than it is today.
  • Secretary General praises Slovenian commitment to NATO missions NATO 05 Jul 2012 -- Slovenia was commended for its commitment to Smart Defence, as well as to NATO missions in Kosovo and Afghanistan by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen during talks with Slovenian leaders on Thursday (5 July).
  • 'Stalin's Dogs' Join Russian Army RIA Novosti 05 Jul 2012 -- The Russian military will begin employing a breed of dog created in the Red Army kennels in the mid-20th century and known in English as 'Stalin's dogs,' a military spokesman said on Thursday.
  • Indian defence research organization in the process of developing robotic soldiers IRNA 05 Jul 2012 -- India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is in the process of developing robotic soldiers, which would take a final shape soon, a top official said Thursday in Coimbatore.
  • Taiwan close to sealing F-16 A/Bs upgrade deal with U.S. CNA 05 Jul 2012 -- Taiwan will send back a proposal by the United States to overhaul the country's aging F-16 A/B jet fighters to seal the arms sales deal by the end of next week, Taiwan's military said Thursday.
  • Iran Demands $4 Bln From Russia Over Canceled Missile Deal RIA Novosti 05 Jul 2012 -- Iran's Defense Ministry and The Aerospace Industries Organization have launched a $4 bln law suit against Russia's state arms corporation Rosoboronexport in an international court in Geneva over a deal to buy missiles suspended by Russia, Rosoboronexport said in its annual report.
  • July 5, 2012 - U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 05 Jul 2012
  • Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jay Carney en route Ohio, 7/5/12 The White House 05 Jul 2012

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Amnesty: Chinese Crackdown on Uighurs Continues VOA 05 Jul 2012 -- Amnesty International says China continues to silence ethnic Uighurs who speak out about human rights abuses allegedly committed three years ago, during deadly riots in the western province of Xinjiang.
  • Panel: Fukushima Nuclear Disaster 'Man-Made' VOA 05 Jul 2012 -- TOKYO — A parliamentary report in Japan concludes the meltdowns last year at the Fukushima nuclear power plant were clearly a man-made disaster, and that the facility was vulnerable to earthquakes.
  • Sanctions not to force Iran to step back from legitimate nuclear rights: Abbasi IRNA 05 Jul 2012 -- Iran would never step back from its legitimate nuclear rights and its right for making peaceful use of nuclear energy as a signatory to the Non-Proliferations Treaty, Head of Iran Atomic Energy Organization Fereydoun Abbasi said Wednesday.
  • Secretary-General salutes Libyans ahead of first free elections in decades UN News Centre 05 Jul 2012 -- Ahead of Libya's first free elections in decades this weekend, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today saluted its people, and reaffirmed the support of the United Nations as the North African country progresses along the 'road to democracy.'
  • Romanian Parliament Moves To Impeach President RFE/RL 05 Jul 2012 -- Romania's ruling majority is opening procedures to suspend President Traian Basescu after parliament speakers were sacked and the powers of top judges were curbed.
  • Six Arrested Over London Olympic Terror Plot RIA Novosti 05 Jul 2012 -- Five men and a woman were arrested on Thursday in London on suspicion of taking part in terrorist activity in an on-going Scotland Yard operation in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic Games, the British police said.
  • British Police Nab Six in Anti-Terror Raids VOA 05 Jul 2012 -- LONDON -- Police arrested five men and one woman on suspicion of preparation, instigation, or commission of acts of terrorism in the east, west, and north parts of the city early Thursday.

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