01 December 2012 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Navy's Next Ford-Class Aircraft Carrier to be Named Enterprise DoD 01 Dec 2012-- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced today via video message at the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) inactivation ceremony that the third Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier will be named Enterprise.
- Enterprise, Navy's First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier, Inactivated NNS 01 Dec 2012 -- Nearly 12,000 past and current crewmembers, family and friends attended the inactivation of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Dec. 1, 2012, at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
- US Lawmakers Approve Ban on Russian Arms Exporter, Foreign Ministry Reacts RIA Novosti 01 Dec 2012 -- Russia reacted Saturday on the US move that would bar the Pentagon from purshasing anything from Russia's arms export firm by saying that it might impair a 'positive' cooperation.
- North Korea Announces December Missile Test RIA Novosti 01 Dec 2012 -- North Korea said on Saturday it will launch a 'working satellite' later this month, sparking protests from neighboring South Korea.
- US Critisizes N.Korean Launch Plan RIA Novosti 01 Dec 2012 -- The United States condemned on Saturday North Korea's plan to launch its rocket calling it 'provocative'.
- US Condemns North Korean Rocket Launch Plan VOA 01 Dec 2012 -- The United States has responded to North Korea's announcement that it plans to launch a long-range rocket, saying the act would be 'highly provocative' and would threaten peace and security in the region. It said any such launch using ballistic missile technology would be in direct violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions adopted earlier this year.
- Russia To Hold 60 Joint Events with Foreign Armies in 2013 RIA Novosti 01 Dec 2012 -- Russian servicemen will hold over 60 joint events with their foreign colleagues in 2013, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry has said.
- Syrian Forces Shell Damascus Outskirts; Phone Services Resume VOA 01 Dec 2012 -- Syrian forces shelled the outskirts of Damascus Saturday, as the country's telephone and Internet services resumed after a two-day blackout.
- U.S. Condemns New Israeli Settlement Plan RFE/RL 01 Dec 2012 -- The United States has condemned as "counterproductive" Israel's plan to build thousands more Jewish settler homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.
- US to Provide Assistance to Palestinian Authority RIA Novosti 01 Dec 2012 -- The United States will provide financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority (PA) despite the PA's new UN status, US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said on Friday.
- New Israeli Settlements Set Back Peace, Clinton Says VOA 01 Dec 2012 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Israeli plans for new settlements near East Jerusalem do not help efforts to bring about a two-state solution to the Palestinian crisis.
- Rebel Soldiers in Congo Leave Goma VOA 01 Dec 2012 -- Soldiers from the M23 rebel movement in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have withdrawn from the city of Goma after reaching an agreement with the Congolese government. Tensions remain high as citizens await the return of Congolese forces to the city.
- DR Congo: UN welcomes withdrawal of M23 armed group from Goma, calls for stability to be maintained UN News Centre 01 Dec 2012 -- The United Nations has welcomed the withdrawal of the 23 March Movement (M23) armed group from Goma, a provincial capital in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), while also calling for stability be maintained in order to allow for humanitarian aid to reach those in need.
- UN Security Council welcomes continued cooperation between Iraq and Kuwait UN News Centre 01 Dec 2012 -- The United Nations Security Council welcomes the continued cooperation of the Governments of Iraq and Kuwait, the 15-member said today in a press statement today.
- Philippines Condemns China's Plan to Search, Seize Vessels in South China Sea VOA 01 Dec 2012 -- The Philippines says a plan by China's Hainan province to stop and search foreign ships deemed to be illegally in the South China Sea is a 'gross violation' of international law and hampers freedom of navigation.
- Malawi President Considers Closing Refugee Camp VOA 01 Dec 2012 -- Malawian President Joyce Banda says her country is considering closing down its main refugee camp situated in the central district of Dowa. The president says doing so would be the best option for addressing an influx of illegal immigrants in the southern African country, most of whom come from war-torn countries.
- Côte d'Ivoire: UN official calls for justice in wake of human rights violations, warns of renewed violence UN News Centre 01 Dec 2012 -- At the end of a visit to Côte d'Ivoire, a senior United Nations human rights official today warned that failure to quickly bring perpetrators of serious human rights crimes to justice could lead to recurrent violence in the West African nation.
- Egypt's Islamists Hold Rival Rally In Support Of President RFE/RL 01 Dec 2012 -- Thousands of Egyptians have gathered in Cairo for a mass rally in support of President Muhammad Morsi and a controversial draft constitution approved by his Islamist allies.
- Thousands of Islamists Back Morsi in Cairo Protest RIA Novosti 01 Dec 2012 -- Thousands of Islamist protesters took to the streets near Cairo University on Saturday in support of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's unilateral Constitutional Declaration last week.
- Thousands Rally in Support of Egypt's Morsi VOA 01 Dec 2012 -- A large crowd of supporters of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi turned out to demonstrate in his favor Saturday in Cairo and other towns and cities across the country. The rally was in a different part of the capital, away from Tahrir Square, where an around-the-clock protest rally against Morsi and his actions is now in its ninth day.
- Foreign forces in region, source of insecurity- defense minister IRNA 01 Dec 2012 -- Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Saturday that presence of western forces in the region is the cause of insecurity.
- Jazayeri: Soft war headquarters established by Iranian Armed Forces IRNA 01 Dec 2012 -- Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Cultural Affairs and Defense Publicity Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri on Saturday announced that the soft war headquarters has been established at the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces.
- Larijani: IAEA's attitude towards Iranian nuclear program, political IRNA 01 Dec 2012 -- Majlis Speaker Ali Jarijani said on Saturday International Atomic Energy Agency deals with Iranian nuclear program in a political manner.
- Iran condemns unfair restrictions on commercial shipping industry IRNA 01 Dec 2012 -- Representative of Ports & Maritime Organization and Deputy Permanent Representative of Iran to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ali Akbar Marzban condemned unfair restrictions on commercial shipping industry.
- Mexico's New President Takes Power VOA 01 Dec 2012 -- Mexico's Enrique Peña Nieto has taken over as the nation's new president, bringing the old ruling party back to power for the first time in 12 years.
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