01 October 2012 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 01 Oct 2012 [PDF]
- Attack May Have Included Insurgent Fire, Officials Say AFPS 01 Oct 2012 -- A Sept. 29 exchange of gunfire in Afghanistan’s Wardak province may have involved insurgent fire.
- Suicide Bomber Kills 20 in Afghanistan VOA 01 Oct 2012 -- A suicide bomber has attacked a joint Afghan-NATO patrol in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 20 people.
- Afghan Suicide Attack Kills 14, Including Civilians And Troops RFE/RL 01 Oct 2012 -- NATO and Afghan officials say a suicide attack in eastern Afghanistan has killed at least 14 people, including six civilians as well as Afghan and international troops.
- Afghanistan Suicide Bomber Kills 10 - Report RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- Ten people were killed and more than 60 were injured on Monday morning in a suicide bombing in the eastern Afghan city of Khost.
- Allen Discusses Insider Attacks in ‘60 Minutes’ Interview AFPS 01 Oct 2012 -- Commander of US and coalition forces in Afghanistan said he takes his mission personally and is angered by insider attacks by Afghan security forces and militants wearing Afghan uniforms.
- Missions, Capabilities Will Top NATO Conference Agenda AFPS 01 Oct 2012 -- NATO defense ministers and partners will meet next week to discuss the alliance’s defense capabilities and missions in Kosovo and Afghanistan, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said today in Brussels.
- U.S. Military Death Toll In Afghanistan Hits 2,000 RFE/RL 01 Oct 2012 -- A checkpoint shooting in eastern Afghanistan has taken the U.S. military's death toll in the 11-year-old conflict past 2,000.
- U.S. Military Death Count in Afghanistan Hits 2,000 RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- The U.S. military’s death count in the war in Afghanistan has hit 2,000 as a U.S. soldier and a contractor were killed in a checkpoint shooting in eastern Afghanistan.
- Armoured engineer squadron returns from Afghanistan UK MOD 01 Oct 2012 -- Soldiers from 8 Armoured Engineer Squadron, part of 26 Engineer Regiment, have returned to Perham Down after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan.
- NMCB 11 Returns Home after Seven Months in Afghanistan NNS 01 Oct 2012 -- Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11 were welcomed home by family and friends Sept. 21 after a successful seven-month deployment to Afghanistan.
- At Least Two Killed In Drone Attack In Pakistan RFE/RL 01 Oct 2012 -- Pakistani security officials say a suspected U.S. missile strike has killed at least two men in the country's northwest near the Afghan border.
Defense Policy / Programs
- U.S. Ospreys Deployed to Futenma Base in Okinawa RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft were deployed to the U.S. Futenma airbase in southern Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture despite strong public opposition.
- Marine Corps Installations Pacific Command reaches full operational capability USMC News 01 Oct 2012 -- After a year of transition during its initial operating capability period, Marine Corps Installations Pacific achieved full operational capability Oct. 1.
- Remarks by Vice President Biden, Deputy Secretary of Defense Carter and MRAP Task Force Executive Director Shaffer at the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Program Transition Ceremony DoD 01 Oct 2012
- Biden, Carter Applaud ‘Team MRAP’ as Production Ends AFPS 01 Oct 2012 -- Vice President Joe Biden today joined Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter at a Pentagon ceremony marking the end of production of the mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle.
- Taken Question: Taiwan Defense Industry Event US Dept. of State 01 Oct 2012
- Jacoby Salutes Northcom’s Decade of Protecting Homeland AFPS 01 Oct 2012 -- The commander of U.S. Northern Command commemorated its 10th anniversary, lauding the joint, interagency and international partners.
- Northcom Marks 10 Years Protecting U.S. Homeland AFPS 01 Oct 2012 -- Ten years ago today, still stinging from the devastating 9/11 terror attacks, the United States stood up U.S. Northern Command with one sole mission.
- Army receives go-ahead to field WIN-T Increment 2 Army News 01 Oct 2012 -- The Army has received approval to continue with limited further production and fielding of a key upgrade to its tactical communications network backbone, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 2.
- Picatinny secures four of the Army's 2011 top ten inventions Army News 01 Oct 2012 -- Four more Picatinny Arsenal products have been added to the 2011 list of inventions chosen by Soldiers to be named "Army Greatest Inventions."
- Exercise Joint Warrior Begins Off the Coast of Scotland NNS 01 Oct 2012 -- Joint Warrior, a two-week exercise, designed and led by the Joint Tactical Exercise Planning Staff in the United Kingdom, is the largest military exercise in Europe and began off the coast of Scotland, Oct. 1.
- Army's new ACUs combat insect-borne diseases Army News 01 Oct 2012 -- Beginning this month, Soldiers in the United States can purchase new fire-retardant, Army Combat Uniforms treated with insect repellent that will help fight insect-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease and West Nile Virus.
- Navy Legal Office Names Change, Services Remain Intact NNS 01 Oct 2012 -- The Naval Legal Service Command realigned its offices Oct. 1, but its legal services to the fleet did not change.
- Dempsey: Americans Will Shape Image of Modern Vet AFPS 01 Oct 2012 -- Now is when the image of today’s generation of veterans is being formed, and Americans need to have a dialogue on what that image will be, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
- Navy Wounded Warrior Program Moves to Commander, Navy Installations Command NNS 01 Oct 2012 -- The Navy Wounded Warrior - Safe Harbor program will realign from Total Force Requirements Division to Commander, Navy Installations Command effective Oct. 1.
- Russian Military Rejects Court Ruling on Flights Suspension RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- The Russian military will appeal a court ruling that deemed combat jet flights over the city of Chelyabinsk illegal.
- Russian Court Grounds Military Jet Flights Over Noise RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- A regional court in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk ordered a temporary suspension of flights by Sukhoi Su-24 aircraft from a nearby base.
- Prosecutors Want Steeper Fines for Draft Dodgers RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- The Chief Military Prosecutor’s Office has proposed raising fines for young men shirking compulsory military service, CMPO department head Alexander Nikitin said.
- Turkish Inspectors Set for Surveillance Flight over Russia RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- Inspectors from Turkey and Norway will conduct an inspection flight over Russia under the Open Skies Treaty, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
- Monthly press briefing by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen NATO 01 Oct 2012
- Monthly press briefing by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen - Opening remarks NATO 01 Oct 2012
- Detecting biological weapon use NATO 01 Oct 2012 -- The DHSC's mission is to contribute to enhanced protection of NATO's deployed forces against the threats of infectious diseases and bioterrorist attacks.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing, October 1, 2012 US Dept. of State 01 Oct 2012
- Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 01 October 2012 United Nations 01 Oct 2012
- Threat posed by chemical weapons remains serious global concern, says Ban UN News Centre 01 Oct 2012 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the continuing global threat posed by chemical weapons.
- At UN General Assembly, African leaders call for reform to tackle war, poverty UN News Centre 01 Oct 2012 -- Speaking on the last day of General Assembly’s high-level debate, a range of African leaders and government officials called for greater United Nations help in combating the twin scourges of war and poverty.
- Stop managing Middle East crisis and seek solution, Omani minister tells UN debate UN News Centre 01 Oct 2012 -- In his remarks to the General Assembly today, Oman’s Foreign Minister, Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, called on the United Nations to switch from managing the Middle East conflict to actively seeking a solution.
- Global crises severely straining humanitarian resources, warns UN refugee chief UN News Centre 01 Oct 2012 -- A combination of major new conflicts and unresolved ones around the world are increasingly straining humanitarian resources at unprecedented levels.
- Range of key international issues covered in Secretary-General’s meetings with foreign ministers UN News Centre 01 Oct 2012 -- The United Nations General Assembly wrapped up the last day of its General Debate at UN Headquarters in New York.
- UN Chief Criticizes Syria For Killings, Abuses RFE/RL 01 Oct 2012 -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has criticized the Syrian government for killings, rights abuses, and failing to curb military attacks.
- No peace possible in Syria without end to arming of ‘terrorist groups,’ minister tells UN UN News Centre 01 Oct 2012 -- Attempts to bring peace to Syria will need other countries to stop providing weapons to armed groups in the Middle Eastern country’s ongoing conflict, the Syrian Deputy Prime Minister, Walid Al-Moualem, told the United Nations General Assembly.
- Syria Calls for Dialog with Opposition RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem on Monday called on the opposition to come to the negotiating table, adding that it was critical for neighboring countries to end their support for the opposition.
- At UN General Debate, European officials stress need for action on Syrian crisis UN News Centre 01 Oct 2012 -- Today’s global challenges, such as the ongoing violence in Syria, demand that the United Nations step up and take the lead.
- Bombing Kills 21 in Northern Syria, Activists Say VOA 01 Oct 2012 -- Syrian government warplanes have bombed a northern town near the Turkish border, killing 21 people, as heavy fighting spread within Aleppo's historic old city.
- Russia Rejects Link to Turkish Jet Shoot-Down RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- Claims concerning Russia’s involvement in the downing of a Turkish combat jet by Syrian air defense in June are utter nonsense, the Foreign Ministry said.
- UNESCO chief voices alarm at destruction of Syrian heritage site UN News Centre 01 Oct 2012 -- Both sides of the Syrian conflict must do all they can to prevent the destruction of Aleppo’s ancient network of markets.
- Taiwan, Japan coast guards spar in waters near Diaoyutais CNA 01 Oct 2012 -- Coast guard vessels from Taiwan and Japan sparred in waters near the disputed Diaoyutai Islands over their countries' conflicting claims to the uninhabited island chain in the East China Sea.
- Resolving Diaoyutais dispute through ICJ will be difficult: envoy CNA 01 Oct 2012 -- It will be difficult for Taiwan to resolve a territorial dispute involving Japan through the International Court of Justice because Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations, Shen Ssu-tsun, Taiwan's representative to Japan, said.
- Government Forces Move Into al-Shabab Stronghold VOA 01 Oct 2012 -- Witnesses in Kismayo confirm to VOA that Somali government forces have entered the city and are taking control of former al-Shabab bases.
- US Backs African Intervention Force in Mali VOA 01 Oct 2012 -- The United States wants soldiers in Mali to accept an African outside intervention force to help fight al-Qaida affiliated terrorists in the north.
- In Brief: MSF may suspend operations in South Sudan’s Pibor over escalating violence IRIN 01 Oct 2012 -- Medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières says some 160,000 people in the South Sudanese county of Pibor, in Jonglei State, could be left without any healthcare.
- Annual UN Meeting Wraps Up in New York VOA 01 Oct 2012 -- The week of speeches and meetings focused largely on problems in the Middle East and Africa, including Islamophobia, the conflict in Syria, Iran’s nuclear program and the effort to send military help to Mali’s government.
- Addressing UN General Debate, Indian minister calls for international convention on terrorism UN News Centre 01 Oct 2012 -- India’s Minister of External Affairs, S. M. Krishna, used his address before the United Nations General Assembly today to call for universal rejection of acts of terror and piracy.
- Amid challenges to global peace, Canadian Foreign Minister urges UN to focus on results UN News Centre 01 Oct 2012 -- The United Nations must focus on achieving results rather than process, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird, told the UN General Assembly.
- Iran Reiterates Readiness for More Talks RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- Iran's envoy to Moscow Seyyed Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi reaffirmed Tehran’s readiness to hold constructive talks with the P5+1.
- Ahmadinejad's Cameraman Seeks Asylum In U.S. RFE/RL 01 Oct 2012 -- A cameraman who was accompanying Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad to the United States for the UN General Assembly in New York last week has defected.
- Plunging Currency Adds to Iran's Woes VOA 01 Oct 2012 -- The long, steady decline of the Iranian rial took a precipitous turn Monday, with the currency falling more than 17 percent in trading.
- Iran's Currency Tumbles On Forex Markets RFE/RL 01 Oct 2012 -- Iran's rial currency plunged more than 7 percent in open-market trading on October 1, falling to a new all-time low of 32,250 rial to the U.S. dollar.
- The Deauville Partnership with Arab Countries in Transition Chair's Summary of the Foreign Ministers Meeting US Dept. of State 01 Oct 2012
- Kim Jong Un Greets Chinese Party, State Leaders KCNA 01 Oct 2012 -- Kim Jong Un together with Kim Yong Nam and Choe Yong Rim, sent a message of greeting to Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, and Wen Jiabao.
- Japan’s Prime Minister Reshuffles Cabinet RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced the makeup of the new government that reshuffles 10 of 18 Cabinet positions.
- Rule of law critical for migrant issues, nuclear non-proliferation, Southeast Asian officials tell UN UN News Centre 01 Oct 2012 -- The importance of the rule of law was a key topic in the addresses of two Southeast Asian officials addressing the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate.
- Georgian Political Rivals Both Claim Victory VOA 01 Oct 2012 -- Leaders of both opposing forces in Georgia claimed victory shortly after polls closed, setting the stage for a tense political standoff in one of the few democracies in the former Soviet space.
- Both Georgia's Ruling Party, Opposition Claim Election Win RFE/RL 01 Oct 2012 -- Both the ruling United National Movement of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili and the opposition Georgian Dream coalition of tycoon-turned-politician Bidzina Ivanishvili are claiming victory in key parliamentary elections.
- Georgia Opposition Celebrate Election "Victory" RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- Thousands of opposition supporters flooded the center of Georgia's capital of Tbilisi to celebrate as exit polls put their Georgian Dream coalition ahead in Monday's crucial parliamentary elections.
- Exit Polls Point To Opposition Win In Georgia's Parliamentary Vote RFE/RL 01 Oct 2012 -- Exit polls indicate that the opposition Georgian Dream coalition has received more than 50 percent of the votes in the October 1 parliamentary elections.
- Georgia Casts Ballots in Test of Democracy VOA 01 Oct 2012 -- Georgians voted under sunny skies in a parliamentary election seen as a political crossroads, for this former Soviet republic, a rare democracy in the region.
- Georgia Votes in ‘Historic’ Elections Amid Rising Tensions RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- Georgia votes in hotly-contested parliamentary polls amid heated rhetoric from the two main political forces and fears of post-election violence.
- Georgian Opposition Leader Refuses to Vote RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- Georgia's billionaire opposition coalition leader, Bidzina Ivanishvili, has refused to vote in the country's parliamentary elections.
- Pakistan’s Anti-Blasphemy Laws Applied to Muslim-Hindu Clashes VOA 01 Oct 2012 -- Pakistan’s Hindu minority is using the country’s controversial anti-blasphemy laws against a group of Muslims that attacked a Hindu temple.
- Bangladesh Braces for More Muslim Attacks on Buddhist Sites VOA 01 Oct 2012 -- Bangladesh has increased security in the south east after Muslim protesters set fire to Buddhist temples and homes.
- New Bounty Offered In Pakistan For Anti-Islam Filmmaker RFE/RL 01 Oct 2012 -- Former Pakistani legislator Ikramullah Shahid has offered to pay $200,000 to anyone who kills the maker of an anti-Islam video that has angered Muslims around the world.
- Moscow Court Declares 'Innocence of Muslims' Extremist RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- Moscow's Tverskoi Court declared the American anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims" extremist, the latest in a series of legal moves against it in Russia.
- ZIMBABWE: Security sector reform key to peaceful elections IRIN 01 Oct 2012 -- An attack on a political rally by uniformed soldiers is stoking fears of a reprise of state-sponsored violence against NGOs, human rights activists and parties opposed to President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF.
- Belarus President to Cut Government by 30% RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- The state and government administration in Belarus will be downsized by 25 to 30 percent, President Alexander Lukashenko said.
- Moscow Court Postpones Jail Sentence Appeal by Punk-Rock Band VOA 01 Oct 2012 -- An appeal by three punk-rock musicians convicted of hooliganism for protesting the rule of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been postponed by a Moscow court.
- Russian Court Delays Pussy Riot Defendants' Appeal RFE/RL 01 Oct 2012 -- A Russian court has opened and then adjourned for more than a week the appeal hearing for three members of the punk collective Pussy Riot.
- Pussy Riot Appeal Delayed Amid Confusion RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- Confusion descended upon a Moscow city court in what’s become a tradition in the courtroom proceedings of feminist punk group Pussy Riot.
- Russian PACE Delegation Fights Stricter Monitoring RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- Russia’s delegation to the current session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe opposes imposition of stricter monitoring of Russia’s PACE commitments.
- USAID Stops Operations in Russia RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- The United States Agency for International Development, which has funded Russian non-governmental organizations, stops its operations in Russia from Monday.
- Romney Slams Obama on Middle East Policy RIA Novosti 01 Oct 2012 -- Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney on Monday attacked President Barack Obama over U.S. policy in the Middle East, arguing that Obama’s lack of “resolve” in the region made conflict more likely and put U.S. security at risk.
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