07 October 2012 Military News
- Pakistan Military Blocks Anti-US Protest From Tribal Region VOA 07 Oct 2012 -- The Pakistani military has prevented a convoy of thousands of people with the goal of protesting U.S. drone strikes common in the country's tribal areas from reaching South Waziristan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- In Uruguay, Panetta Meets With Regional Counterparts AFPS 07 Oct 2012 -- In advance of the 10th Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas to occur here tomorrow, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta held bilateral meetings with counterparts from the region.
- PELARG, 15th MEU Enters 7th Fleet Area of Operations NNS 07 Oct 2012 -- The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (PEL ARG) arrived in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations Sept. 30 as part of a scheduled deployment.
- S Korea Reaches New Missile Range Deal with U.S. RIA Novosti 07 Oct 2012 -- South Korea has reached a new missile deal with the United States, allowing Seoul to develop longer-range ballistic missiles capable of striking all of North Korea with stronger warheads, Yonhap news agency reported on Sunday.
- India Successfully Test Fires BrahMos Cruise Missile RIA Novosti 07 Oct 2012 -- The Indian Navy has successfully test-fired a BrahMos supersonic cruise missile launched from a warship off the western Goa coast, India's Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) reported on Sunday.
- Russian Military Pay Rises, But Draft to Remain - Chief RIA Novosti 07 Oct 2012 -- Although salaries for members of the armed forces are rising fast, Russia will continue to rely on conscription in coming years, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said in an interview with the newsweekly Itogi to be published on Monday.
- At Least 13 Killed in Sudan Military Plane Crash RIA Novosti 07 Oct 2012 -- At least 13 people were killed when a Sudanese military transport plane crashed west of Omdurman near the capital Khartoum, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday, citing security sources.
- Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jay Carney en route Los Angeles, California The White House 07 Oct 2012
- Car Bomb Kills One in Syrian Capital VOA 07 Oct 2012 -- A powerful car bomb has killed at least one person near police headquarters in Syria's capital.
- Philippines and MILF Propose Peace Deal VOA 07 Oct 2012 -- The Philippine government has reached a preliminary peace agreement with the country's largest Muslim rebel group, in hopes of putting to rest a 40-year insurgency that has left more than 120,000 dead.
- Sudan Orders Borders Reopened With S. Sudan VOA 07 Oct 2012 -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has ordered land and river border crossings with South Sudan reopened, after agreements signed last month that eased tensions between the neighboring states.
- Japan to resume fishery talks with Taiwan by year-end: media CNA 07 Oct 2012 -- Japan will resume long-stalled fishery talks with Taiwan by the end of the year to keep Taiwan from aligning with China in the territorial dispute over the Diaoyutai Islands, the Japanese-language Yomiuri Shimbun reported Sunday.
- Chavez Wins Venezuela's Presidential Election VOA 07 Oct 2012 -- Venezuelan election officials say President Hugo Chavez has won re-election, taking more than 54 percent of the votes in Sunday's polling.
- Venezuelan Voters Wait in Long Lines for Presidential Election VOA 07 Oct 2012 -- There are long lines at Venezuelan polling stations as voters wait to cast their ballots in the tightly contested presidential election between President Hugo Chavez and his opponent Henrique Capriles, a former state governor.
- Afghan Human-Rights Campaigner Answers Her Critics RFE/RL 07 Oct 2012 -- A recently awarded Afghan human rights campaigner has found herself on the defensive as critics have questioned her organization's failure to publish its report on grave human rights violations committed in Afghanistan over the past three decades.
- SpaceX Rocket Prepares for Launch to Space Station RIA Novosti 07 Oct 2012 -- SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with Dragon capsule has been rolled to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in preparations for the first commercial launch to the International Space Station, NASA said on its website.
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