11 September 2012 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 11 Sep 2012 [PDF]
- Forces Confirm Deaths of 2 Taliban Leaders AFPS 11 Sep 2012 -- Afghan and coalition forces today confirmed the death of two senior Taliban leaders, including the suspected mastermind of an August 2008 ambush that left numerous French soldiers dead and 21 wounded, military officials reported.
- Afghans, coalition forces conduct medical exercise USMC News 11 Sep 2012 -- Coalition service members, led by the 215th Corps Advisor Team, conducted a simulated mass casualty training exercise, Sept. 9.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Author Broke Promise to Country, Panetta Says AFPS 11 Sep 2012 -- Military personnel who take part in sensitive operations like the one that took out Osama bin Laden must stand by the promises they made to the United States, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said during an interview broadcast on 'CBS This Morning'.
- Exercise confirms depot's capability to outload ammunition Army News 11 Sep 2012 -- Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) leaders say the performance of employees in the recently concluded Mobilization Exercise has demonstrated that the depot is capable to outload, in accordance with the 2012 Installation Outloading Capability Collection (IOCC) report.
- Air Force continues pollution prevention efforts AFNS 11 Sep 2012 -- The Air Force joins the nation for Pollution Prevention Week on Sept. 17-24.
- Chief of Naval Personnel Visits Pacific Northwest Sailors NNS 11 Sep 2012 -- Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) conducted multiple all hands calls in the Pacific Northwest Region, Sept. 10-11.
- USS New York Commemorates 9/11 on Maiden Deployment NNS 11 Sep 2012 -- USS New York (LPD 21) Sailors and Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) held a remembrance ceremony honoring the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks while on the ship's maiden deployment, Sept. 11.
- Expeditionary Strike Group Five Commander Visits USS Iwo Jima NNS 11 Sep 2012 -- The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) hosted newly appointed Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Five (ESG 5) Sept. 7-9.
- Fabrication Begins on the Future USS John Finn NNS 11 Sep 2012 -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) marked the start of fabrication on the future USS John Finn (DDG 113), Sept. 10, signifying the first 100 tons of steel cut for the Navy's latest ship in the Arleigh Burke guided-missile destroyer program.
- First F-35 training commander: 'this jet is our future' AFNS 11 Sep 2012 -- Five months of flying the Air Force's newest fighter jet has left one Airman convinced of the aircraft's substantial combat capability.
- Security forces Airmen train with British counterparts AFNS 11 Sep 2012 -- Airmen from the 100th Security Forces Squadron joined ranks with British counterparts from 15 Squadron, RAF Honington; No. 2 Tactical Police Squadron, RAF Henlow; and No. 7 Force Protection Wing Headquarters, RAF Coningsby Aug. 28 to Sept. 6 at Stanford Training Area, more commonly known as STANTA, near Thetford.
- USS Farragut Makes French Connection NNS 11 Sep 2012 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Farragut (DDG 99) departed La Rochelle, France, following a four-day visit, Sept. 10.
- Naval Base Guam Completes Typhoon Readiness Exercise NNS 11 Sep 2012 -- U.S. Naval Base Guam (NBG), U.S. Naval Hospital Guam, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Commander, Submarine Squadron 15 and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Guam, Marianas participated in a tsunami exercise Sept. 5.
- September 11, eleven years of war against Islam IRNA 11 Sep 2012 -- What US has done after the 9/11 terrorist attacks have been a war against Islam rather than a war against terrorism, wrote an Iranian daily on Tuesday on the occasion of the anniversary of the terrorist attacks against US twin trade towers in New York in 2001.
- U.S. Marks 11th Anniversary Of September 11 Attacks RFE/RL 11 Sep 2012 -- The United States is marking the 11th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.
- Obama: Americans Resilient 11 Years After Attacks VOA 11 Sep 2012 -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama participated in observances at the White House and the Pentagon marking the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 al-Qaida terrorist attacks on the United States.
- Former Nuke Sub Facility Chief Sentenced For Fraud RIA Novosti 11 Sep 2012 -- The former head of a Russian nuclear submarine repair plant has been given a three-year suspended sentence for embezzling 29 million rubles ($916,000) in company funds.
- Kyrgyzstan Revises Agreements on Russian Military Bases RIA Novosti 11 Sep 2012 -- The Kyrgyz parliament has started hearings on the revision of agreements determining the status and maintenance of Russian military facilities located on the territory of the Central Asian state.
- Top military unit showcases air combat skills CNA 11 Sep 2012 -- An Air Force tactical fighter group, which was selected as a model military unit, showcased its combat readiness and flight skills Tuesday at an air base in Taichung.
- Armed forces confident about security of Tiaoyutais CNA 11 Sep 2012 -- The armed forces of the Republic of China have programs in place to defend the airspace over the Tiaoyutai Islands, which are the country's territory, a military source said Tuesday.
- September 11, 2012 - U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 11 Sep 2012
- 11 September 2012 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 11 Sep 2012
- SYRIA: Ten things to watch out for IRIN 11 Sep 2012 -- As the world focuses on daily fighting in Syria and the flight of refugees to neighbouring countries, the humanitarian situation inside Syria continues to be under-reported. Here are 10 pressing issues you may have missed:
- Russia Calls for Syrian Ceasefire RIA Novosti 11 Sep 2012 -- Russia calls for an immediate halt to all violence in Syria and for the conflicting sides to maintain the ceasefire, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.
- Syrian Rebels Get Little Support for No-Fly Zone VOA 11 Sep 2012 -- As Syrian rebels look to the skies, they see a battlefield out of their reach.
- SOUTH SUDAN: Disarmament and rebellion in Jonglei IRIN 11 Sep 2012 -- A massive disarmament operation has netted thousands of weapons in South Sudan's Jonglei state, but security in what is one of the country's most marginalized states is now being jeopardized by a rebel leader on a recruitment drive.
- Countering Japan's purchase of islets, Taiwan makes historical case CNA 11 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan's government reiterated Tuesday that the Tiaoyutai Islands are part of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and outlined its historical case supporting the claim to counter Japan's efforts to nationalize the archipelago.
- Taiwan recalls envoy to Japan to protest Tokyo's island plan CNA 11 Sep 2012 -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday recalled Taiwan's representative to Japan in response to Japan's decision to nationalize the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands.
- Taiwan summons Japan envoy to protest Tiaoyutai deal CNA 11 Sep 2012 -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday summoned Japan's representative to Taiwan to protest Japan's move to nationalize the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands.
- Trading of Tiaoyutais 'unauthorized': premier CNA 11 Sep 2012 -- Premier Sean Chen said Tuesday that any selling or buying of the disputed Tiaoyutai Islands is an 'unauthorized disposition' because under Republic of China law, the island chain in the East China Sea is the property of the ROC.
- MOFA asks for participation in code of conduct for South China Sea CNA 11 Sep 2012 -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked claimants to the disputed South China Sea Tuesday to invite Taiwan to join in discussions on formulating a code of conduct for the region.
- Japan 'misappropriating' Tiaoyutais: President CNA 11 Sep 2012 -- Japan has 'misappropriated' the Tiaoyutai Islands, which belong to the Republic of China, a fact that cannot be altered by Japan's purchase of the islands from their so-called landlord, President Ma Ying-jeou said at a conference of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Tuesday.
- China Warns Japan Over Purchase of Disputed Islands RIA Novosti 11 Sep 2012 -- China has again strongly criticized the purchase of three disputed islands in the East China Sea by Japan and threatened Tokyo with 'serious consequences' caused by this 'illegal unilateral decision.'
- Security Council condemns latest wave of deadly attacks in Iraq UN News Centre 11 Sep 2012 -- The Security Council today strongly condemned the wave of terrorist attacks that occurred across Iraq over the weekend and which caused numerous deaths and injuries, as well as damage to the French honorary consulate premises in Nasiriyah.
- Despite progress, Liberia still grappling with post-conflict tasks, Security Council told UN News Centre 11 Sep 2012 -- Liberia has made remarkable progress in rebuilding its institutions, economic recovery and consolidating its democratic processes since the end of its civil war, but it needs to focus on remaining challenges such as strengthening the rule of law, security sector reform and national reconciliation, the Security Council heard.
- Upcoming polls can help consolidate Sierra Leone’s hard-won peace, say UN officials UN News Centre 11 Sep 2012 -- Sierra Leone is making steady progress in rebuilding after a devastating civil war, United Nations officials told the Security Council, adding that forthcoming elections are an opportunity to further consolidate peace and the achievements of the past decade.
- UN envoy welcomes Lebanon’s commitment to unity after recent tensions UN News Centre 11 Sep 2012 -- In a meeting with Lebanon’s Speaker of Parliament, a United Nations senior official welcomed security developments in the country while emphasizing the need for political stability in a time of regional turmoil.
- UN Backs Neutral Force for Great Lakes, Says Peacekeeping Chief VOA 11 Sep 2012 -- The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations says the U.N. is ready to help with the deployment of an neutral military force along the border between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda. The DRC has accused Rwanda of supporting the rebel group M23 in North Kivu province, a charge Rwanda denies.
- US Official Killed in Protest in Libya VOA 11 Sep 2012 -- Demonstrators angered over an amateur American-made film that mocks and insults Islam's Prophet Muhammad shot at and set fire to the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi Tuesday, killing a State Department officer.
- U.S. 'Helped Cover Up' Soviet Role In Katyn RFE/RL 11 Sep 2012 -- New evidence appears to lend weight to the belief that the U.S. administration helped cover up Soviet guilt for the 1940 Katyn massacre of Polish officers.
- Iran sets conditions in 1st day of IAEA Board of Governors meeting IRNA 11 Sep 2012 -- The first day of the meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was held while Iran set two conditions for reaching an agreement with the UN nuclear watchdog on a new modality.
- Mehmanparast: Talks with IAEA to be followed up within legal framework IRNA 11 Sep 2012 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said here on Tuesday that talks with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be followed up within the legal and technical frameworks.
- Iran's insurance industry defeats western sanctions IRNA 11 Sep 2012 -- Iran's insurance industry has defeated US sanctions despite Washington's will to give a crushing blow to Tehran, Director of Iran's Central Insurance Mohammad Karimi said Tuesday.
- Israel Has Right to Act Independently Regarding Iran - PM RIA Novosti 11 Sep 2012 -- The international community has no moral right to restrict Israel in its actions toward Iran until it sets 'do not cross' lines for the Iranian nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.
- Netanyahu Steps Up Israeli Threats Against Iran VOA 11 Sep 2012 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stepped up threats to attack Iran over its nuclear program, which he says is being used to develop nuclear weapons.
- China's Silence on Xi Jinping Fuels Speculation VOA 10 Sep 2012 -- The Chinese government's refusal to comment on the health and status of the country's leader in waiting - Vice President Xi Jinping - is fueling a wide range of rumors about his well-being, as well as speculation about the country's leadership transition.
- Absence of China's next leader prompts rumors CNA 11 Sep 2012 -- Mounting speculation is surrounding China's vice-president, Xi Jinping, the man in line to become China's next leader, after he unexpectedly canceled a series of public engagements and was last seen in public over a week ago.
- Five Dead as Yemen Defense Minister Survives Bombing RIA Novosti 11 Sep 2012 -- Yemen's defense minister survived a car bomb attack on Tuesday, but the blast killed at least five of his bodyguards, regional media said on Tuesday.
- Senior Al-Qaeda Commander Killed in Yemen RIA Novosti 11 Sep 2012 -- The second in command of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been killed by government troops in Yemen, SABA news agency reported citing military officials.
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