15 July 2012 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Little Rock gets electronic flight bags, saves paper, money AFNS 15 Jul 2012 -- Airmen at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., received 721 iPads to be used as electronic flight bags for C-130 Hercules aircrews July 2, as part of Air Mobility Command's effort to reduce paper waste and costs by replacing flight bags and loads of paperwork they hold with the electronic tablets.
- Locklear Arrives in Manila for Security Talks AFPS 15 Jul 2012 -- The senior U.S. commander in the Pacific region arrived here today to reaffirm the strength of the U.S.-Philippines Mutual Defense Treaty and to explore how the United States can support efforts to boost Philippine military capacity.
- Taiwan to hold computer-aided war games CNA 15 Jul 2012 -- Taiwan will hold a five-day computer-aided war game beginning Monday as the second part of the Han Kuang series of exercises to test the country's defense capabilities amid the growing military threat from China.
- UN observers confirm latest attack after visit to Syrian village of Tremseh UN News Centre 14 Jul 2012 -- United Nations observers who entered the Syrian village of Tremseh on Saturday confirmed that an attack took place there two days ago, involving the use of artillery, mortars and small arms.
- Attack on Syrian village appears targeted at defectors and activists – UN mission UN News Centre 15 Jul 2012 -- United Nations observers who returned to the Syrian village of Tremseh on Sunday said that, based on what they saw and on witness accounts, the attack there three days ago was targeted at army defectors and activists.
- Syrian Government Denies Attack on Village VOA 15 Jul 2012 -- The Syrian government denied Sunday that it used tanks and helicopters to attack the village of Tremseh in Hama province on Thursday. Activists reported mass killings in the village, but a government spokesman said only two civilians and 37 armed individuals were killed in what Damascus said was a defensive operation. The U.N. observers were at Tremseh on Sunday investigating events.
- Syria Denies Tremseh 'Massacre' While Kremlin Signals Support for Peace Plan RFE/RL 15 Jul 2012 -- The regime of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has denied using tanks and helicopters in the deadly Tremseh assault that activists have described as a "massacre."
- UN-African Union cooperation vital for today's challenges, says Eliasson UN News Centre 15 Jul 2012 -- Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today stressed the importance of close and active coooperation between the United Nations and the African Union in tackling a range of critical issues, from the instability in Mali to the food crisis in the Sahel region.
- AU Seeks Regional Response to Conflicts VOA 15 Jul 2012 -- An African Union summit opened in Addis Ababa Sunday with calls for the AU to play a more active role in settling regional conflicts. The AU plans to support military interventions in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali.
- Chinese Navy Ship Floated off Disputed Shoal VOA 15 Jul 2012 -- A Chinese navy ship that ran aground Wednesday in disputed waters near the Philippines was refloated Sunday and is heading home. A statement from China's defense ministry said its personnel are safe and the ship sustained light damage.
- Clinton Talks Democracy With Egyptian Military Chief VOA 15 Jul 2012 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Egypt's military should follow through on commitments to ensure a successful transition to freely-elected civilian rule.
- Egypt to Continue Iranian Oil Transit Despite EU Embargo RIA Novosti 15 Jul 2012 -- Egypt will not stop transporting Iranian oil through the Suez Canal and internal pipelines despite the EU embargo on oil exports, Egypt's Al Ahram newspaper reported on Sunday quoting a source.
- New Space Station Crew in Orbit RIA Novosti 15 Jul 2012 -- A Russian Soyuz spacecraft with three new crewmembers, launched from the Baikonur Space Center to the International Space Station (ISS), departed successfully from the carrier rocket and reached intermediate orbit, Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos reported on Sunday.
- Russia to Start Testing New Soyuz Rocket by Yearend RIA Novosti 15 Jul 2012 -- Russia's Space Forces will begin test launches of an advanced light-class Soyuz-2.1V launch vehicle from the Plesetsk space center in northwestern Russia, the Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
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