14 September 2012 Military News
- OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 14 Sep 2012 [PDF]
- DOD Sends Marine Team to U.S. Embassy in Yemen AFPS 14 Sep 2012 -- A Marine Corps fleet antiterrorism security team, called a 'FAST team' is now on the ground in Yemen to help with security at the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today.
- Defence Secretary on progress in Afghanistan UK MOD 14 Sep 2012 -- In a wide ranging interview published in today's Guardian, the Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond, restated why UK Forces are operating in Afghanistan and the tangible progress they are making.
- Afghan development needs must be focus of global assistance efforts - UN official UN News Centre 14 Sep 2012 -- A top United Nations humanitarian official today stressed the need to keep global attention focused on Afghan human development needs, as part of the wider international engagement with and support for the country.
- Amphib Assists Distressed Vessel NNS 14 Sep 2012 -- A Virginia-based amphibious dock landing ship operating in the Virginia Capes Sept. 12, discovered and rendered aid to distressed sailing vessel.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Defense Department Background Briefing on the Secretary's Upcoming Trip to Asia DoD 14 Sep 2012
- USNS Mercy Returns Following Humanitarian Mission in SE Asia NNS 14 Sep 2012 -- Seventy civil service mariners, and approximately 400 Navy, Army and non-governmental organization (NGO) personnel aboard Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 20) returned to San Diego Sept. 14.
- NSSA 2M Lab's Quick Fix Keeps USS Montpelier Operational NNS 14 Sep 2012 -- Norfolk Ship Support Activity's (NSSA) Miniature/Micro-Miniature (2M) Electronic Repair Lab completed the restoration of two AN/WLR-8 (V) circuit cards essential to the Electronic Warfare (EW) System aboard USS Montpelier (SSN 765), Sept. 5.
- A Golden Age of Seapower Emphasized at Expeditionary Warfare Conference NNS 14 Sep 2012 -- The Under Secretary of the Navy, the Honorable Robert O. Work, spoke at the 17th annual National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Expeditionary Warfare Conference at Panama City, Fla., Sept. 12.
- Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Changes Leadership NNS 14 Sep 2012 -- U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) held a change-of-command ceremony aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Sept. 14 in port Naval Station Norfolk.
- Readout of Secretary Panetta's Conversation with Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi DoD 14 Sep 2012'
- Budget Uncertainty Hinders DOD Accountability Effort AFPS 14 Sep 2012 -- Budget uncertainty is hindering the Defense Department's efforts to achieve budget auditability by 2014, a senior defense official told Congress today.
- Air Force, NASA leaders review F-22 findings, fixes with congressional subcommittee AFNS 14 Sep 2012 -- Air Force and NASA leaders testified Sept. 13 before the House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces about the F-22 Raptor.
- PBCA cases colors as mission ends Army News 14 Sep 2012 -- Since 1995, the Pine Bluff Chemical Activity's mission has been concerned with chemical stockpile storage and transport on Pine Bluff Arsenal.
- Dempsey Arrives in Romania for NATO Talks AFPS 14 Sep 2012 -- Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey arrived here today to participate in NATO Military Committee talks.
- USS Fort Worth Departs Mayport for Commissioning NNS 14 Sep 2012 -- The Navy's newest Littoral Combat Ship, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), sailed away from Naval Station Mayport, Fla., Sep. 13, beginning the final leg of its maiden voyage to its commissioning site in Galveston, Texas.
- Russian Navy Plans to Revamp Its Fleet of Auxiliary Ships RIA Novosti 14 Sep 2012 -- The Russian Navy is planning to receive over 100 new auxiliary ships by 2020 to satisfy the need for logistics support of its expanding combat fleet, Deputy Defense Minister Gen. Dmitry Bulgakov said.
- West Midlands Soldiers prepare to keep peace in Cyprus UK MOD 14 Sep 2012 -- Soldiers from the West Midlands have been completing their training to join the UN peacekeeping mission in Cyprus.
- 14 September 2012 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 14 Sep 2012
- Syria No-Fly Zone Proposal Lacks Support VOA 14 Sep 2012 -- For months, Syrian opposition forces fighting government troops have been calling - with very little success - for foreign military intervention.
- UN Peace Envoy to Talk With Assad VOA 14 Sep 2012 -- The new U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, is set to talk with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad later Friday in Damascus as he continues his first official visit to the war-torn country. He also plans to hold talks with members of the Syrian opposition who are fighting to overthrow Assad.
- Taiwan urges China, Japan to show restraint in Diaoyutais row CNA 14 Sep 2012 -- Taiwan urged China and Japan Friday to refrain from actions that would further fuel tensions in the East China Sea after both sent ships to waters near the Diaoyutai Islands to defend their claims of sovereignty over the island chain.
- Chinese Patrol Ships Enter Disputed Japanese Waters RFE/RL 14 Sep 2012 -- Six Chinese surveillance ships have sailed into waters around disputed islands in the East China Sea, the latest move in a bitter territorial dispute between China and Japan.
- Japan: Chinese Patrol Ships Leave Disputed Waters VOA 14 Sep 2012 -- All six Chinese surveillance ships have left Japanese-controlled waters after briefly conducting a patrol mission near a group of disputed islands.
- Six Chinese Vessels Enter Japan Waters near Disputed Islands RIA Novosti 14 Sep 2012 -- A total of six Chinese surveillance vessels entered on Friday the territorial waters of Japan near the disputed Senkaku islands, Kyodo news agency reported citing the Japan Coast Guard.
- Taiwan will protect fishing rights in Diaoyutai waters: Ma CNA 14 Sep 2012 -- President Ma Ying-jeou said Friday that Taiwan will not sit idly by if its fishermen's operations in waters surrounding the disputed Diaoyutai Islands are disrupted following Japan's controversial nationalization of the island group.
- Military keeping close tabs on Diaoyutai waters: spokesman CNA 14 Sep 2012 -- The Republic of China armed forces have a full grasp of the situation in the waters surrounding the disputed Diaoyutai Islands in the East China Sea and have various contingency plans in place, military spokesman Luo Shou-he said Friday.
- PAKISTAN: Sectarian violence slipping out of control in Balochistan IRIN 14 Sep 2012 -- Ethnic and religious minorities in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan have faced increasing intimidation and violence since 2009, according to a recent fact-finding mission by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP).
- Russian Army Mistakes School for Militant Base, Bombs It RIA Novosti 14 Sep 2012 -- An army unit that pelted a Dagestani school with mortar rounds was aiming for insurgents hiding elsewhere in the area, the Investigative Committee said on Friday.
- UN and partners working to control spread of Hepatitis E in refugee camps in South Sudan UN News Centre 14 Sep 2012 -- The United Nations is working with the Government of South Sudan and other partners to control the spread of Hepatitis E, which has killed 16 refugees in three camps in the country's Upper Nile state.
- Prosecutors at UN-backed court want conditions placed on Khmer Rouge leader's release UN News Centre 14 Sep 2012 -- Prosecutors at the United Nations-backed Cambodia genocide court today appealed the decision to unconditionally release Ieng Thirith, a former senior member of the Khmer Rouge who was found unfit to stand trial, stating that certain restrictions should be placed on her freedom.
- Remarks on the Deaths of American Personnel in Benghazi, Libya US Dept. of State 14 Sep 2012
- Remarks by the President at Transfer of Remains Ceremony for Benghazi Victims The White House 14 Sep 2012
- State Department Identifies More Americans Who Died in Libya AFPS 14 Sep 2012 -- The State Department has identified the two security officers who died Sept. 11 in Benghazi, Libya, while helping to protect their colleagues.
- Top U.S. Officials Honor Americans Who Died in Libya AFPS 14 Sep 2012 -- As they touched down for the last time on U.S. soil, four Americans killed during attacks this week at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were honored with eulogies today by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
- Anti-Islam Film Protests End Peacefully in Pakistan, Afghanistan VOA 14 Sep 2012 -- Scattered protests around areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan over an American-made anti-Islamic video ended Friday without major incident.
- Violence Over Anti-Islam Video Enters Day 4 VOA 14 Sep 2012 -- Demonstrations continued for a fourth day across the Muslim world over an amateur American-made anti-Islamic video. U.S. and other foreign missions have stepped up security following violent attacks that began Tuesday.
- U.S. Braces For More Protests Over Anti-Islamic Film RFE/RL 14 Sep 2012 -- U.S. diplomatic missions in the Islamic world are bracing for a possible fourth day of protests against a privately made film that ridicules the Prophet Muhammad.
- Ban disturbed by violence in Libya and the Middle East, calls for restraint UN News Centre 14 Sep 2012 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is 'deeply disturbed' by the recent violence in Libya and elsewhere in the Middle East and has called for calm and restraint to end hostilities, according to his spokesperson.
- Libya Makes Arrests Over U.S. Embassy Attack RIA Novosti 14 Sep 2012 -- Authorities in Libya have arrested four men in connection with the attack on the U.S. consulate, in which the U.S. ambassador and three embassy staff were killed, al Jazeera television reported.
- Anti-Putin Lawmaker Expelled From Duma RFE/RL 14 Sep 2012 -- Deputies in the Russian State Duma have voted to expel lawmaker Gennady Gudkov after prosecutors accused him of engaging in illegal commercial activity while in parliament.
- Tymoshenko's Strange Week In Jail RFE/RL 14 Sep 2012 -- It's been a trying week for jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko.
- Analysis: Kenya's deadly mix of frustration, politics and impunity IRIN 14 Sep 2012 -- Recent deadly clashes in Kenya stem from widespread economic frustration, chronic impunity and the ambitions of politicians seeking office, according to analysts and activists.
- Air Force begins testing newest AEHF satellite AFNS 14 Sep 2012 -- Following a four-month journey, the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite reached geosynchronous orbit Aug. 27.
- Atlas V lifts off from Vandenberg AFB AFNS 14 Sep 2012 -- Team Vandenberg launched a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-3 here Sept. 13 at 2:39 p.m.
- Japan's Space Freighter Set to be Buried in Pacific Ocean RIA Novosti 14 Sep 2012 -- A Japanese cargo freighter, which undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) two days ago, will be de-orbited and sunk in the Pacific Ocean on Friday morning, a spokesman for the Mission Control said.
- ATV-3 Spacecraft Raises Space Station's Orbit by Two Km RIA Novosti 14 Sep 2012 -- Europe's ATV-3 unmanned resupply spacecraft raised the International Space Station (ISS) orbit to over 424 kilometers, a mission control spokesman said on Friday.
- Russia Readies to Launch European Satellite RIA Novosti 14 Sep 2012 -- A Russian Soyuz-2.1a rocket carrying a European weather satellite was delivered on Friday morning to a launch pad at the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan in preparation for launch on September 17, Russia's space agency Roscosmos said.
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