05 January 2013 Military News
- Nato, Afghan transit transporters go on strike IRNA 05 Jan 2013 -- Transporters that carry Nato supplies and Afghan Transit Trade (ATT) cargo have suspended their operations for an indefinite period, a media report said on Saturday.
- Pakistan, U.S. to solve the drone strikes issue, spokesman IRNA 05 Jan 2013 -- Pakistan said Friday that it wants to resolve the issue of the American drone attacks in the country's through bilateral talks with the United States.
- U.S. Missile Troops Deploy In Turkey RFE/RL 05 Jan 2013 -- U.S. troops have begun deploying in Turkey to operate Patriot missile-launch batteries to defend against threats from the conflict in Turkey's neighbor Syria.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Air Force to provide dedicated legal counsel to sexual assault victims AFNS 05 Jan 2013 -- A new Air Force pilot program designed to provide legal assistance to victims of sexual assault will begin later this month.
- European Airbus bags multi-crore deal to supply six refuelling aircraft to IAF IRNA 05 Jan 2013 -- European Airbus has bagged a deal worth around rs 8,000 crore to supply six mid-air refueling tanker aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF), which will deploy them to extend the striking range of its fighter jets deployed along the Indo-China border in the Northeast.
- Russia's Caspian Flotilla to Get 5 Assault Ships RIA Novosti 05 Jan 2013 -- The Russian Caspian Flotilla will get two newest small-size missile ships and three Serna amphibious assault ships, a spokesman for the South military district said.
- Russia, Sweden to Conduct Sub Rescue Drills RIA Novosti 05 Jan 2013 -- Russian and Swedish naval forces will hold a joint submarine rescue exercise, a Baltic Fleet spokesman said on Saturday.
- Taiwan's new early warning radar system covers as far as 3,000 nautical miles CNA 05 Jan 2013 -- Taiwan's new early warning radar system covers nearly 360 degrees and a reconnaissance distance as far as 3,000 nautical miles that helped Taiwan detect North Korea's rocket launch even minutes earlier than Japan, a source with the Air Force has said.
- Japan scrambles a Chinese plane flying near disputed islands CNA 05 Jan 2013 -- Japanese fighter jets scrambled a Chinese plane flying near islands at the center of a territorial dispute between Tokyo and Beijing, the Japanese Defense Ministry said Saturday.
- Japan Scrambles Jets over Islands Dispute RIA Novosti 05 Jan 2013 -- Japan scrambled fighter jets on Saturday to intercept a Chinese plane that flew near a chain of islands claimed by both Tokyo and Beijing, NHK Television reported.
- UN Urges End to Violence in Central African Republic RIA Novosti 05 Jan 2013 -- The UN Security Council has voiced concern over the continuing violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) and urged rebels to halt their military offensive.
- Sudans Agree to Begin Implementation Process VOA 05 Jan 2013 -- Sudan and South Sudan agreed on Saturday to start implementing all outstanding agreements immediately at the close of a two-day summit in Addis Ababa between Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir.
- Reports: C.A.R. Rebels Seize New Territory VOA 05 Jan 2013 -- Reports from the Central African Republic say a rebel coalition has captured at least one more town just days before they are set to begin negotiations with C.A.R. government officials.
- North Korea Eyes Foreign Investment RIA Novosti 05 Jan 2013 -- North Korea is preparing to open up the country's economy to foreign investors and has invited German economic and legal experts for consultations, German media reported on Saturday.
- Chavez Inauguration May be Postponed – Venezuelan VP RIA Novosti 05 Jan 2013 -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez could be sworn in at a later date if he fails to take the oath of office on January 10 at the National Assembly, Venezuela's vice president said.
- Venezuela: V.P. Says Chavez Can Continue RFE/RL 05 Jan 2013 -- Venezuela's vice president says Hugo Chavez can continue as president - even if he is unable to be sworn in for a new term on January 10 because of his struggle to recover from cancer surgery in Cuba.
- Close Chavez Ally Re-elected as Venezuelan Assembly Speaker VOA 05 Jan 2013 -- Venezuela's National Assembly has re-elected Diosdado Cabello as speaker. He is a close ally of ailing President Hugo Chavez and could take over as caretaker leader if Chavez steps down or dies.
- Libya Confirms Gaddafi Son's Trial in February RIA Novosti 05 Jan 2013 -- Saif al-Islam, the second son of Libya's late leader Muammar Gaddafi, will go on trial within the next month, Justice Minister Salah Maraghni said on Libyan national television.
- Karzai: Iran-Afghanistan relations in an excellent level IRNA 05 Jan 2013 -- President Hamid Karzai in a meeting with Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili said that relations between the two countries in recent years have deepened and are in an excellent level now.
- Jalili: Iran-Afghanistan relations consolidated IRNA 05 Jan 2013 -- Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili in a meeting with President Hamid Karzai here on Saturday afternoon called mutual relations consolidated based on deep historical friendship in the days of happiness and sadness.
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