13 October 2012 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Intel experts converge for 2012 GEOINT Symposium AFNS 13 Oct 2012 -- In addition to the exhibitions, GEOINT, which is in its ninth year, hosted several keynote speakers, panel discussions and breakout sessions by government, military and private sector leaders.
- USS Nimitz: Always Vigilant NNS 13 Oct 2012 -- The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68), along with the ships of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11, are conducting force protection exercises (FPX) that include similar scenarios built around the terrorist attack on USS Cole (DDG 67).
- SPAWAR Expert Discusses Getting Ahead of the Growing Cyber Threat NNS 13 Oct 2012 -- The Navy must beef up its arsenal to protect today's warfighters from the growing menace of cyber attacks, said Kevin McNally, one of Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command's (SPAWAR) program managers, at a symposium Oct. 10-11 in San Diego.
- Navy fleets to demonstrate Iran's power in free waters: Commander IRNA 13 Oct 2012 -- Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyri said on Saturday that navy fleets will further demonstrate Iran's might through their presence in free waters.
- U.S. Says Moscow 'Morally Bankrupt' On Syria RFE/RL 13 Oct 2012 -- The Obama administration has accused Russia of pursuing a "morally bankrupt" policy on Syria.
- US Blasts Russian Stance on Syria as 'Morally Bankrupt' RIA Novosti 13 Oct 2012 -- The US State Department on Friday accused Russia of a 'morally bankrupt' policy in Syria, two days after Turkey intercepted a Syrian passenger jet headed from Moscow to Damascus over suspicions it had military equipment on board.
- Syria Ready to Ease Tensions with Turkey – Foreign Ministry RIA Novosti 13 Oct 2012 -- Syria is ready to start direct dialogue with Turkey to ease tensions between the two countries, Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement circulated by local media on Saturday.
- Syrian Rebels Capture Government Air Base - Activists RIA Novosti 13 Oct 2012 -- Syrian rebels on Friday seized a state air defense base east of the northern city of Aleppo, as government forces fought militants across the country, Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera quoted activists as saying.
- Turkey Condemns UN for Inaction in Syria VOA 13 Oct 2012 -- Turkey's prime minister lashed out against the U.N. Security Council Saturday for inaction in Syria.
- UN Security Council Paves Way for Possible Mali Intervention RIA Novosti 13 Oct 2012 -- The UN Security Council on Friday said it could soon endorse an international military force to restore the unity in Mali, the UN said on its website.
- As Sanctions Bite, West And Tehran Play Risky Game RFE/RL 13 Oct 2012 -- Western sanctions are moving Iran's economy into unknown territory as they press Tehran to give up controversial nuclear activities.
- Iran to Consider Outsourcing Uranium Enrichment RIA Novosti 13 Oct 2012 -- Iran does not rule out handing enrichment of uranium for its nuclear reactor in Tehran over to some other country if it gets firm guarantees of fuel supplies, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry said.
- Iran Ready to Face Any Attack – Supreme Leader RIA Novosti 13 Oct 2012 -- Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that based on Islamic principles Iran has no aggressive intents but its armed forces are ready to protect the nation against 'the aggressive illusions of the enemies,' Press TV reported.
- Russia Orbits Two European Galileo-IOV Navigation Satellites RIA Novosti 13 Oct 2012 -- A Russian Soyuz-ST-B carrier rocket, launched on Friday evening from the Kourou space center in French Guiana, has orbited two Galileo-IOV (In-Orbit Validation) communications satellites, Russian space agency Roscosmos said.
- Egypt Prosecutor Rejects Calls For Resignation RFE/RL 13 Oct 2012 -- In the face of street protests and mounting clashes in Egypt between pro-presidential supporters and his critics, Prosecutor-General Abdel Maguid Mahmud has repeated his vow not to leave office, saying the constitution does not give the president power to fire him.
- Donations urgently needed for UN efforts to aid millions of Pakistani floods victims UN News Centre 12 Oct 2012 -- With nearly five million Pakistanis hit by floods that have already claimed some 400 lives, ruined tens of thousands of houses and vast swathes of crops, and left hundreds of thousands living in camps or simply under tarpaulins, the United Nations today appealed for more donations to bolster relief efforts.
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