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19 July 2012 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 19 Jul 2012 [PDF]
  • UN mission in Iraq needed 'more than ever' to complete transition, Security Council told UN News Centre 19 Jul 2012 -- Addressing the Security Council today, the top United Nations envoy in Iraq today highlighted the key role played by the UN Mission in the country, stressing that there is still much to be done to improve the political, economic, and social situation in the Middle Eastern nation.
  • Combined Force Detains Several Suspected Insurgents AFPS 19 Jul 2012 -- An Afghan and coalition security force detained several suspected insurgents during an operation to detain a Taliban leader in the Andar district of Afghanistan's Ghazni province today, military officials reported.
  • British PM Warns Taliban against Attempts to Destabilize Afghanistan RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2012 -- British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday warned the Taliban that it would be totally erroneous to believe that its insurgent forces can destabilize Afghanistan after NATO troops withdraw from the country in 2014.
  • David Cameron visits troops in Afghanistan UK MOD 19 Jul 2012 -- David Cameron has travelled to Helmand province in Afghanistan to talk to troops and find out more about the transfer of security responsibility to Afghan forces.
  • Puget Sound Sustainers Transfer Authority at Camp Arifjan Army News 19 Jul 2012 -- The 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, a U.S. Army Reserve unit from Marysville, Wash., transferred its mission to the 316th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, an Army Reserve unit from Pittsburgh, Pa., in a ceremony here July 18.
  • Washington Army Reserve Unit Back in the States Army News 19 Jul 2012 -- More than 250 soldiers of the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, a U.S. Army Reserve unit from Marysville, Wash., returned to the states July 15 after a yearlong deployment to Kuwait.
  • 14th Engineer Battalion homecoming flights begin Army News 19 Jul 2012 -- Approximately 150 Soldiers assigned to the 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade, reunited with Family and friends at a 'homecoming' ceremony July 17, at the Wilson Sports and Fitness Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Lewis North.
  • MH-53 Helicopter Crashes Near Oman AFPS 19 Jul 2012 -- An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron-15 crashed 58 miles southwest of Muscat, Oman, today while conducting heavy lift support operations, according to a U.S. Naval Forces Central Command news release issued today.
  • US navy ship did not warn Indian fishermen before opening fire IRNA 19 Jul 2012 -- Dubai's police chief rejected the US claim that its navy ship had forewarned the Indian fishermen before opening fire and killing one of them.

Defense Policy / Programs

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Other Conflicts

  • 19 July 2012 - Press Conference by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson at United Nations Headquarters United Nations 19 Jul 2012
  • Syrian Regime Responsible for Chemical Stockpile Security, Official Says AFPS 19 Jul 2012 -- Responsibility for security of chemical stockpiles in Syria rests upon the regime, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters here today.
  • Defense Min: Iran certain about Syrian army's power of restoring security IRNA 19 Jul 2012 -- Minister of Defense Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said on Thursday that Iran is confident about Syrian army's power of restoring security.
  • Was The Damascus Bombing A Game Changer? RFE/RL 19 Jul 2012 -- For months, Syria's rebels have appeared to lack a coherent strategy as they have fought firefights with the far more powerful forces of President Bashar Assad's regime.
  • Russia, China Block West's UN Resolution on Syria RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2012 -- Russia and China vetoed on Thursday a Western-backed UN resolution on Syria over fears that it could lead to foreign military intervention in the violence-wracked Middle East country.
  • Tension Simmers in the Syrian Capital RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2012 -- A day after a deadly blast killed top Syrian defense and security officials the situation remains tense in Damascus, as government forces clash with armed groups in the city.
  • Security Council fails to adopt Syria resolution UN News Centre 19 Jul 2012 -- Despite the appeals for united and concerted action to help end the escalating violence in Syria, the Security Council today failed to adopt a resolution that would have threatened sanctions on Damascus, owing to the negative votes of permanent members Russia and China.
  • China, Russia Veto UN Resolution on Syria VOA 19 Jul 2012 -- Russia and China on Thursday vetoed a U.S.-backed U.N. Security Council resolution that would have imposed non-military sanctions on the Syrian government, putting the future of diplomacy in limbo as fighting continues in Syria.
  • Syria: ahead of Security Council meeting, Ban urges 'collective and effective' action UN News Centre 19 Jul 2012 -- Ahead of Security Council deliberations on Syria today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hopeful the 15-member body will take action to resolve the crisis in the Middle Eastern country, according to his spokesperson.
  • Security Council extends UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus until early 2013 UN News Centre 19 Jul 2012 -- The United Nations Security Council today extended the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) until 31 January 2013, and reiterated its call for the leadership of the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities to accelerate the pace of talks aimed at reunifying the divided Mediterranean island nation.
  • DRC Army Takes Over North Kivu Town from Rebels VOA 19 Jul 2012 -- The spokesman for the U.N. Peacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) says that country's national army has re-taken Walikale, a town in the North Kivu Province, from a rebel group.
  • DRC Government Says UN Could Provide Neutral Force VOA 19 Jul 2012 -- More details have been revealed of an agreement to station a neutral armed force along the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda. The agreement, which was signed last weekend by the presidents of the DRC, Rwanda and nine other Great Lakes region countries, is intended to help eradicate negative forces destabilizing the region.
  • China Impacts ASEAN Unity on Sea Disputes VOA 19 Jul 2012 -- Analysts say continued efforts to unify Southeast Asian nations on the issue of territorial disputes in the South China Sea are being complicated by Beijing's rising influence in the region.
  • COTE D'IVOIRE-LIBERIA: 'There is no way I could go back' IRIN 19 Jul 2012 -- Like most of his fellow refugees in Grand Gedeh county in the far east of Liberia, 'Da Tatouwa' is from the Guéré ethnic group, and fear of an 'anti-Guéré genocide' made him flee his home town of Bloléquin in the far west of Côte d'Ivoire in March 2011, as forces loyal to incoming President Alassane Ouattara overran the region. 'What we are still waiting for is for Ouattara to offer his own mea culpa [admission that it is his fault], to account for what his allies did to us… Then we might think about going back.'
  • Nagorno-Karabakh Goes to Presidential Polls RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2012 -- Presidential elections started on Thursday in the unrecognized republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, the fifth since the republic broke away from Azerbaijan in the late 1980s.
  • Security Council emphasizes need for Israel and Lebanon to tackle outstanding issues UN News Centre 19 Jul 2012 -- The Security Council said it is encouraged by the stability that continues to prevail across the so-called Blue Line separating Israel and Lebanon, and emphasized the need to move forward on all outstanding issues regarding the implementation of relevant resolutions.
  • Post-Ceasefire, No Signs of Peace in Burma's Kachin VOA 19 Jul 2012 -- A year has passed since a cease-fire collapsed between ethnic Kachin forces and Burma's government troops and there are still there are no signs of peace. Tens of thousands people have fled as the Kachin Independence Organization, or KIO, fights for greater autonomy and control over their resources.

News Reports

  • Bushehr Nuclear Plant to Run at Full Capacity in August RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2012 -- The Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, Iran's first, is scheduled to run at full capacity in August, the chief of the main contractor said on Thursday.
  • Iranian armed forces to establish cyber defense headquarters IRNA 19 Jul 2012 -- Deputy Chief of Staff in Mobilization Force and Defense Culture Affairs Brigadier Seyyed Mas'oud Jazayeri here Wednesday evening informed about near future establishment of armed forces cyber defense headquarters.
  • Pyongyangites Meet to Congratulate Kim Jong Un KCNA 19 Jul 2012 -- A meeting of Pyongyang citizens took place at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium Thursday to extend congratulations to the dear respected Kim Jong Un on his holding of the title of the DPRK Marshal.
  • KPISF Service Personnel Vow to Display Its Might under Leadership of Kim Jong Un KCNA 19 Jul 2012 -- Service personnel of the Korean People's Internal Security Forces (KPISF) met Wednesday to extend the highest glory and congratulations to Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un on his holding of the title of the DPRK Marshal, and vow to uphold his leadership with loyalty.
  • Dancing Parties of Youth and Students Held KCNA 19 Jul 2012 -- Youth and students Thursday had dancing parties at the gymnasiums of Kim Il Sung University, Kim Chaek University of Technology and the Central Youth Hall in celebration of the historic event of awarding the title of DPRK Marshal to the dear respected Kim Jong Un.
  • Servicepersons Offer Glory to Marshal Kim Jong Un KCNA 19 Jul 2012 -- The servicepersons of the Korean People's Internal Security Forces (KPISF) offer highest glory and warm felicitations to Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un on having received the title of Marshal of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • DPRK People Optimistic about Nation's Rosy Future KCNA 19 Jul 2012 -- The people in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea are now very excited with the happy news that the dear respected Kim Jong Un was awarded the title of DPRK Marshal.
  • Netanyahu Blames Hezbollah, Iran for Bulgaria Bombing VOA 19 Jul 2012 -- Israel is mourning after a suicide bomber in Bulgaria killed five Israelis in an attack on a tourist bus Wednesday. Israel's leader is talking tough.
  • IR Iran rejects the Zionist regime's claim IRNA 19 Jul 2012 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman, Ramin Mehmanparast, strongly rejected the recent allegations by Zionist regime's officials on attributing the explosion of a bus carrying Israeli tourists in a Bulgarian airport.
  • Bulgaria Blames Suicide Bomber For Burgas Attack; Iran Denies Role RFE/RL 19 Jul 2012 -- Officials in Bulgaria are blaming a suicide bomber for an attack on a bus of Israeli tourists that left at least seven people dead and say they are working with U.S. law-enforcement and intelligence services to determine who was responsible.
  • Iran Rejects Israeli Accusations over Bus Blast Links RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2012 -- Iran rejected Israeli claims of Tehran's involvement in Wednesday's bus blast in Bulgaria which killed six Israelis, Iran's Al-Alam TV channel reported on Thursday, quoting Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast as saying.
  • UN and Middle East partners condemn 'brutal attack' on Israeli tourists in Bulgaria UN News Centre 19 Jul 2012 -- The United Nations and its diplomatic partners in the search for peace in the Middle East today strongly condemned yesterday's deadly bombing attack on a bus carrying Israeli tourists in Bulgaria.
  • Ethiopian Government Says Meles 'on Sick Leave' VOA 19 Jul 2012 -- Ethiopia says Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is taking 'sick leave' but will remain in power while he deals with an unspecified illness.
  • China Announces $20 Billion in Africa Loans VOA 19 Jul 2012 -- China has announced $20 billion in loans to Africa over the next three years. The package was announced during the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Beijing.

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