07 November 2012 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF/OND Casualty Update 07 Nov 2012 [PDF]
- Combined Force Arrests Taliban Facilitator AFPS 07 Nov 2012 -- An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban attack facilitator during a security operation in Afghanistan’s Logar province.
- British sappers lay 'Golden Egg' in Afghanistan UK MOD 07 Nov 2012 -- Royal Engineers from 21 Engineer Regiment have replaced an important bridge to assist the local population of Nahr-e Saraj, in Afghanistan's Helmand province.
- Romford welcomes home the Vikings UK MOD 07 Nov 2012 -- Hundreds of people lined the streets of Romford yesterday, 6 November, to welcome home the soldiers of 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment.
- Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills 7 In Pakistan, Including Senior Police Officer IRNA 07 Nov 2012 -- A senior police investigator, at least three other police officers, and two civilians have been killed by a suicide bomber.
- Suicide Bomber Targets Pakistan Market VOA 07 Nov 2012 -- A suicide bomber has attacked a senior police officer in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least five people.
- Readout of Presidential Briefing on Sandy Recovery Efforts The White House 07 Nov 2012
- Update on the DoD and National Guard Response to Hurricane Sandy DoD 07 Nov 2012
- Army Sustainment Command provides help in Superstorm Sandy relief operations Army News 07 Nov 2012 -- The 406th Army Field Support Brigade has deployed personnel and equipment to support relief operations for Superstorm Sandy.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Rodong Sinmun Blasts U.S. and S. Korean Moves for Missile Shield KCNA 07 Nov 2012 -- South Korean "Defence Minister" Kim Kwan Jin was reported to have discussed the purchase of PAC-3 at the south Korea-U.S. annual security consultative meeting.
- U.S. Purpose of Introducing Nukes into Turkey Disclosed KCNA 07 Nov 2012 -- Recently the U.S. stockpiled about 70 B-61 nuclear bombs in a U.S. air force base in Turkey.
- PCU Anchorage Visits Naval Station Guantanamo Bay NNS 07 Nov 2012 -- Pre-Commissioning Unit Anchorage visited Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Nov. 6.
- Presidential Inaugural Support Remains Vital Military Mission AFPS 07 Nov 2012 -- The U.S. military takes great pride in the centuries-old tradition of supporting the presidential inauguration and recognizing the president as commander in chief, the deputy for inaugural support said here today.
- 'Iron Brigade' helps test new equipment for the Army of tomorrow Army News 07 Nov 2012 -- Soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, started the testing and evaluation phase of Network Integration Evaluation 13.1 at McGregor Range Complex, N.M., Oct. 29.
- Soldiers participate in NIE 13.1 Army News 07 Nov 2012 -- Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, are testing the next evolution of communication advancements during Network Integration Evaluation 13.1 at Doña Ana Base Camp, N.M., Oct. 15 to Nov. 19.
- Rifleman radio completes key operational test at NIE Army News 07 Nov 2012 -- An advanced lightweight radio that will connect troops on the front lines to the Army's tactical communications network has completed its operational test.
- Iron Brigade soldiers combine dirt bikes, ATVs with tanks Army News 07 Nov 2012 -- Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, swapped their heavily armored tank for a different vehicle altogether.
- Upgrades to the UAV Shadow in evaluation stage Army News 07 Nov 2012 -- Soldiers are flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with new upgrades as part of Network Integration Evaluation 13.1.
- Do more with less: NIE 13.1 explores smart energy use Army News 07 Nov 2012 -- NIE 13.1 tests systems in austere tactical environments to gain knowledge of soldier usage of energy efficient equipment that increases self-sustaining ability of the war-fighter.
- More than 100 trained Reapers ready to support mobilization Army News 07 Nov 2012 -- More than 100 Reaper Brigade Solders completed their culminating training event and graduated as trainer/mentors from the 10-day First Army Training Academy.
- Navy Reservists Build Operational Planning Skills through Exercise Urgent Provider NNS 07 Nov 2012 -- More than 100 Navy Reservists from four East Coast units participated in the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief exercise Urgent Provider Nov. 2-3 hosted by U.S. 4th Fleet.
- AF senior leaders approve doctrine restructure AFNS 07 Nov 2012 -- Officials at the LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., announce that by next fall, Air Force doctrine will be restructured, streamlined and accessible.
- DOD Issues Request for New Mobility Applications, Devices AFPS 07 Nov 2012 -- Service members could be downloading applications for government BlackBerrys, iPhones, Androids and other “mobility devices” by the beginning of next year.
- Cherry Point begins resurfacing runways: Air Station begins project that may save lives USMC News 07 Nov 2012 -- Facilities maintenance personnel are currently working on a $10.4 million project to renovate two of the air station’s runways.
- Couriers Ensure Prompt, Secure Delivery of Classified Materials AFPS 07 Nov 2012 -- With a heritage dating back to the Military Postal Express Service that moved highly classified and sensitive mail abroad during World War I, the Defense Courier Division remains true to its original mission.
- Russia’s 'Nuclear Briefcase' Handed over to Shoigu RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2012 -- Anatoly Serdyukov has handed over Russia’s "nuclear briefcase" to Sergei Shoigu.
- New Fraud Found at Russian Defense Company RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2012 -- A fresh investigation into fraud involving at least 240 million rubles ($7.7 million) has been launched into Russian Defense Ministry property management company Oboronservis.
- Ukraine to Build Medevac Helicopter RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2012 -- Ukrainian gas turbine maker Motor Sich plans to produce its own six-ton class medical evacuation helicopter within five years.
- Republic of Seychelles Conviction of Pirates US Dept. of State 07 Nov 2012
- Police, Civilians Trained for African Standby Force VOA 07 Nov 2012 -- The African Union has finished a week of training in Ethiopia for members of its new African Standby Force.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing, November 7, 2012 US Dept. of State 07 Nov 2012
- Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 7 November 2012 United Nations 07 Nov 2012
- Syrian Rebels Target Assad Palace Near Capital VOA 07 Nov 2012 -- Syrian rebels made a new push into Damascus.
- Britain Authorizes Talks with Armed Syrian Opposition VOA 07 Nov 2012 -- Britain says it will begin talks with Syrian armed opposition groups in an effort to find a political solution to the country's crisis.
- Syrian Rebels Attack Pro-Assad Area In Damascus RFE/RL 07 Nov 2012 -- Syrian rebels have launched an assault on a Damascus district that is home to President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite minority.
- On visit to region, UN food relief agency chief praises Lebanon for support of Syrian refugees UN News Centre 07 Nov 2012 -- The head of the United Nations food relief agency expressed her thanks to the people and Government of Lebanon for their support of Syrians seeking refuge from the violence affecting their country.
- Taiwan gives priority to sovereignty claim over talks with Japan CNA 07 Nov 2012 -- Taiwan has given priority to its sovereignty claim in a territorial dispute rather than seek a fishery agreement with Japan or cooperation with China.
- Minister denies snag in Taiwan-Japan fishery talks preparations CNA 07 Nov 2012 -- Taiwan and Japan continue to hold consultations on the schedule and agenda of a new round of bilateral fishery talks in hopes that a preliminary session can be held by the end of November.
- Secretary-General discusses Mali crisis in meetings with foreign officials UN News Centre 07 Nov 2012 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed the ongoing crisis in Mali in a meeting with Germany’s top foreign affairs official.
- Blast Rocks Somali Parliament VOA 07 Nov 2012 -- One soldier is dead after an explosion that went off outside the Somali parliament building in Mogadishu Wednesday.
- SOMALIA: A snapshot of humanitarian challenges IRIN 07 Nov 2012 -- After two decades of civil war, Somalia is finally seeing hope for lasting peace.
- UN-African Union envoy urges Sudanese Government to ‘swiftly’ investigate events in Sigili village UN News Centre 07 Nov 2012 -- The acting head of the joint UN-AU mission in Darfur has called on the Government of Sudan to “swiftly” proceed with its investigation into violence which reportedly affected the village of Sigili.
- Uganda Demands UN Retract Congo Accusation VOA 07 Nov 2012 -- Ugandan officials met this week with members of the U.N. Security Council, refuting a U.N. report that accused Uganda of supporting rebels in Congo, and threatening to pull Ugandan peacekeepers out of Somalia.
- Turkish Commandoes Raid Kurdish Bases In Iraq RFE/RL 07 Nov 2012 -- Turkey's NTV news channel has reported that Turkish commandoes have conducted a raid into Iraq to strike Kurdish rebels.
- Turkish Commandos Raid Northern Iraq RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2012 -- Turkish commando troops have conducted a cross-border ground raid on suspected bases of the separatist Kurdistan Workers’ Party in northern Iraq.
- ICC prosecutor calls on Libyan authorities to ensure no impunity UN News Centre 07 Nov 2012 -- The prosecutor of the ICC called on Libya’s authorities to ensure that justice is served in relation to any crimes committed during the overthrow of the regime of former leader Muammar al-Qadhafi.
- ICC Prosecutor Urges Libya Not to Grant Amnesty VOA 07 Nov 2012 -- The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has urged Libya’s new government not to grant an amnesty for serious crimes committed during last year’s revolution.
- Cross-strait political issues must be faced: China official CNA 07 Nov 2012 -- Both sides of the Taiwan Strait will have to face cross-strait political issues "sooner or later," a spokesman for the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China said.
- Timor-Leste: Security Council praises country’s progress, reaffirms continued UN support UN News Centre 07 Nov 2012 -- On an official visit to the Timor-Leste this week, members of the Security Council praised the “historic milestones” achieved by the southeast Asian nation since it restored independence in 2002.
- EU To Host Serbia, Kosovo Meeting RFE/RL 07 Nov 2012 -- The prime ministers of Serbia and Kosovo are expected to join European Union foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton for fresh talks over normalizing ties between Belgrade and the former province.
- Remarks by the President on Election Night The White House 07 Nov 2012
- Will Obama Now Take A New Line On Iran? RFE/RL 07 Nov 2012 -- U.S. President Barack Obama returns to office after an election campaign in which Iran's nuclear program often dominated foreign-policy debates.
- Afghans Reflect on Obama Win VOA 07 Nov 2012 -- As Americans celebrate the re-election of President Barack Obama, citizens in Afghanistan - a country deeply affected by U.S. policy - are expressing their feelings about the outcome.
- China Congratulates Obama on Election Victory VOA 07 Nov 2012 -- China's Communist leaders have congratulated U.S. President Barack Obama on his re-election victory, even as Beijing turns its focus toward its own political transition that gets underway this week.
- Obama And The Russians: Moving On To The 'Post-Reset' RFE/RL 07 Nov 2012 -- By most accounts, the Kremlin was hoping U.S. President Barack Obama would win a second term.
- Asia Welcomes Obama Re-Election VOA 07 Nov 2012 -- Countries across Asia are welcoming the re-election of President Barack Obama and many have responded to the election results by voicing their desire to improve ties with Washington.
- Africans Expecting More From Obama in Second Term VOA 07 Nov 2012 -- Africans around the continent have joyously welcomed the re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama, a man many have hailed as a “son of Africa.”
- Ex-Communist Nations Nudge Obama Amid Feelings of Neglect VOA 07 Nov 2012 -- Ex-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe are closely watching how the re-election of U.S. President Barack Obama will impact them amid uncertainty about their economic future.
- U.S. Election Provokes Excitement, Indifference In Serbia And Kosovo RFE/RL 07 Nov 2012 -- There are few areas of the world in which pro- and anti-American sentiments exist side by side as they do in Serbia and Kosovo.
- International Community Welcomes Obama Win RFE/RL 07 Nov 2012 -- Political leaders in many parts of the world have welcomed the reelection of U.S. President Barack Obama to a second four-year term.
- Obama Faces Immediate Spending, Tax Issues VOA 07 Nov 2012 -- Newly re-elected U.S. President Barack Obama faces an immediate confrontation with Congress over key tax and spending issues even before he is sworn in for a second term in January.
- Four More Years: Obama's Unfinished Business RFE/RL 07 Nov 2012 -- U.S. President Barack Obama campaigned for reelection by asking Americans to give him another term so he could “finish what we started” in 2008.
- Americans Give Obama More Time VOA 07 Nov 2012 -- President Barack Obama has won election to a second term in the White House after a hard-fought campaign against Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
- Obama Wins Reelection, Urges Americans To 'Sustain' Hope RFE/RL 07 Nov 2012 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has won reelection for a second four-year term, defeating Republican rival Mitt Romney and vowing that he is "more determined and more inspired than ever."
- Obama Tells Supporters: ‘Task of Perfecting Our Union Moves Forward’ RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2012 -- US President Barack Obama delivered a rousing victory speech to a raucous crowd of supporters following his reelection early Wednesday morning.
- Obama Reelected President of the United States RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2012 -- US President Barack Obama of the Democratic Party was reelected to a second term on Tuesday.
- Int’l Election Observers: US Must Respect the Rules RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2012 -- The United States must respect its own commitments to facilitate international observers during its elections, the head of an election monitoring group from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) told RIA Novosti on Tuesday.
- FM dismisses British PM's vain, untrue anti-Iran claims IRNA 07 Nov 2012 -- Foreign Ministry on Wednesday condemned anti-Iran claims of British Prime Minister David Cameron.
- Mother, 3 Monks Burn in Anti-China Protests VOA 07 Nov 2012 -- A young, single mother and three young monks are the latest Tibetans to set themselves on fire to protest Chinese policies in Tibet.
- Russia To Finance Vietnam's First Nuclear Power Plant RFE/RL 07 Nov 2012 -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced that Russia is to lend Vietnam some $10 billion to build that country's first nuclear power plant.
- Former Georgian Defense Minister, Chief Of General Staff Arrested RFE/RL 07 Nov 2012 -- Bacho Akhalaia, who served as Georgia’s defense minister from September 2009 to July 2012, has been arrested after being questioned for four hours on November 6 in connection with alleged abuse of office.
- Russian Court Keeps Activist in Custody VOA 07 Nov 2012 -- A Russian Court has upheld a decision to keep in custody an opposition activist who said he was kidnapped in Ukraine and forced to confess to plotting a coup.
- Russian Opposition Activist's Drug-Related Sentence Upheld RFE/RL 07 Nov 2012 -- A court in the western Russian region of Smolensk has upheld the sentence of an opposition activist.
- Outcry as Russian Opposition Activist’s Appeal Rejected RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2012 -- Human rights workers slammed a decision by a west Russia court to reject a former opposition activist’s appeal against an eight-year jail sentence labeled as “harsh” by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
- Ukrainian PM Denies Ballot Rigging in Parliamentary Polls RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2012 -- Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, whose Party of Regions claimed victory in October 28 elections, has denied allegations that the voting was rigged.
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