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23 November 2012 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • SecAF visits Kadena AFNS 23 Nov 2012 -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley visited with Kadena Shoguns here Nov. 21 as part of a multi-day tour to the Pacific.
  • CNO and MCPON Visit Hue City NNS 23 Nov 2012 -- Chief Of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (AW/NAC) Michael D. Stevens visited guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66) Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22.
  • CNO and MCPON Visit Ike NNS 23 Nov 2012 -- The Chief of naval operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (AW/NAC) Mike D. Stevens visited USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) over the Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 22-23.
  • US Moves Osprey Drills from Okinawa to Guam RIA Novosti 23 Nov 2012 -- US and Japanese officials have agreed to move some exercises involving US Osprey transport aircraft from Okinawa to the Pacific island of Guam, the NHK public broadcaster reported.
  • Russia Reiterates Concern Over NATO Missiles in Turkey RIA Novosti 23 Nov 2012 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated on Friday Moscow's concern over the possible deployment of US Patriot air defense systems in Turkey.
  • New Kalashnikov Has 'Range of Defects' - Test Agency RIA Novosti 23 Nov 2012 -- The latest version of Russia's world-famous Kalashnikov assault rifle, the AK-12, has shown up a range of problems during initial testing, the head of the weapons-making agency responsible for trials of the new gun said on Friday.
  • Russian Troops Get Six Pantsir-S Air Defense Systems RIA Novosti 23 Nov 2012 -- Six Pantsir-S short-range air defense systems were handed over to air defense units of Russia's eastern military district, the head of air defense troops of Russia's Air Forces, Maj. Gen. Viktor Gumenny, said on Friday.
  • Russian Ex-Defense Ministry Official Charged With Fraud RIA Novosti 23 Nov 2012 -- Russia's ex-Defense Ministry official Yevgeniya Vasilyeva has been charged with large-scale fraud and placed under house arrest, Russia's Investigative Committee spokesman said on Friday.
  • India Tests Missile Interceptor RIA Novosti 23 Nov 2012 -- The Indian Army carried out a successful test on Friday of its Advanced Air Defense (AAD) anti-ballistic missile interceptor, IANS reported.
  • Fifty-one new Foxhound vehicles for the front line UK MOD 23 Nov 2012 -- The MOD is investing £46m in acquiring fifty-one new Foxhound patrol vehicles for soldiers serving on the front line in Afghanistan.
  • HMS Northumberland prepares for patrol UK MOD 23 Nov 2012 -- Sailors and Royal Marines from Royal Naval warship HMS Northumberland have carried out final boarding training in Crete for their upcoming maritime policing patrol in the Indian Ocean.
  • Ban offers UN help to extend reach of code of conduct to prevent spread of ballistic missiles UN News Centre 23 Nov 2012 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged the help of the United Nations to build on the achievements of a widely agreed code of conduct for preventing the spread of ballistic missiles.

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  • Egypt's Morsi Defends New Powers Amid Protests VOA 23 Nov 2012 -- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi addressed a crowd of supporters in front of the presidential palace Friday, insisting that his top priority is to achieve the goals of Egypt's 2011 revolution. The speech came as thousands demonstrated across the country in the wake of a new presidential decree announced Thursday giving Morsi sweeping powers.
  • Egyptian Protests Turn Violent VOA 23 Nov 2012 -- Protesters in several Egyptian cities have attacked the offices of the ruling Muslim Brotherhood, as rival pro- and anti-government groups demonstrate in Cairo about a new presidential decree.
  • Egypt's Morsi Defends New Powers RFE/RL 23 Nov 2012 -- who hails from the Muslim Brotherhood and was installed in June after a presidential election -- also said he was not against a 'real and strong' opposition in Egypt.
  • Egypt Opposition Protests 'Constitutional Declaration' RIA Novosti 23 Nov 2012 -- Egypt's democratic opposition took to the streets on Friday to protest President Mohamed Morsi's new constitutional declaration, which gives him sweeping new powers that critics say amounts to a coup.
  • Isolating ringleaders and financiers vital to combating piracy – UN official UN News Centre 23 Nov 2012 -- It is vital to isolate the ringleaders and financiers of piracy to effectively combat this scourge, the head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said, as he ended a 10-day mission to East Africa.
  • UN team to travel to Bahrain to discuss accountability for human rights abuses UN News Centre 23 Nov 2012 -- A United Nations assessment team will head to Bahrain in early December, at the invitation of the Government, to discuss the judicial system and accountability for present and past human rights abuses, it was announced today.

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