11 August 2012 Military News
- Three U.S. Soldiers Killed By Afghan On NATO Base RFE/RL 11 Aug 2012 -- An Afghan civilian employed at a NATO base in southern Afghanistan has killed three U.S. soldiers, the latest in a spate of rogue attacks in the country that have left seven U.S. troops dead this week.
Defense Policy / Programs
- No Injuries in Strait of Hormuz Collision NNS 11 Aug 2012 -- No one was hurt Sunday morning when a U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer and a large Japanese-owned merchant vessel collided near the Strait of Hormuz.
- PP12 Unveils New Addition to Medical Center, Cambodia NNS 11 Aug 2012 -- Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12) engineers unveiled a new addition to a Cambodian medical center in Sihanoukville Aug. 10.
- USS James E. Williams Transfers Rescued Mariners to Iranian Vessel NNS 11 Aug 2012 -- Guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams transferred 10 Iranian mariners rescued from a burning dhow Aug. 8 to an Iranian vessel in the Gulf of Oman Aug. 10.
- USS George Washington Holds Change of Command NNS 11 Aug 2012 -- The U.S. Navy's forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) held a change of command ceremony Aug.11.
- Russian Warships Hold Drills in Mediterranean RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2012 -- A Russian joint naval task force on a training mission in the Mediterranean has conducted two-day tactical exercises with live-firing drills, the Defense Ministry said.
- Poland Wants to Build Missile Defense System with France, Germany RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2012 -- Poland wants to cooperate with France and Germany on the establishment of its own missile defense system, Polish Press Agency reported on Saturday, quoting Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak as saying.
- China's 1st aircraft carrier more symbolic than substantive: lawmaker CNA 11 Aug 2012 -- The launch of China's first aircraft carrier will be more important symbolically than substantively, a Taiwanese lawmaker said Saturday.
- Clinton: U.S., Turkey Considering Syria No-Fly Zones RFE/RL 11 Aug 2012 -- The United States and Turkey are considering imposing no-fly zones and other measures to help rebel forces in strife-torn Syria.
- Ban Ki-Moon Backs UN Presence in Syria RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2012 -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has urged UN Security Council to support a continued UN presence in Syria as it would facilitate a peaceful resolution to the political crisis in the violence-torn country.
- Turkey, US to Work Closely on Syria VOA 11 Aug 2012 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Turkey and the U.S. will increase cooperation in support of Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad.
- Iranian Official Says 150 Dead In Earthquake RFE/RL 11 Aug 2012 -- Two strong earthquakes followed by several aftershocks have killed at least 150 people in northwestern Iran, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.
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