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18 May 2013 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

Current Operations

  • ANSF plans security for 2014 national election Army News 18 May 2013 -- Representatives from across the Afghan National Security Forces attended an update brief at the Operations Coordination Center - Regional East at Forward Operating Base Thunder May 13.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • USS Fitzgerald Arrives in Shimoda for Black Ship Festival NNS 18 May 2013 -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), with a crew of approximately 300 Sailors, anchored in Shimoda, May 16 to participate in the city's 74th annual Black Ship Festival.
  • 'N Korea fired into eastern waters' Iran Press TV 18 May 2013 -- South Korea says North Korea has fired three short-range missiles into its eastern waters amid tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
  • France to buy US-made Reaper drones for use in Mali: Report Iran Press TV 18 May 2013 -- France has plans to purchase US-made unarmed Reaper surveillance drones in a bid to back up its military operations against fighters in the crisis-hit African country, Mali, a report says.
  • US Military Officials Call Sex Abuse In Ranks Serious Problem VOA 18 May 2013 -- Top U.S. military officials have vowed to root out sexual abuse, a persistent problem in all branches of the armed forces. The victims of sexual battery, harassment and stalking are mostly female members of the military, but gay men and others also have reported assaults. In some cases, the perpetrators turned out to be officers tasked with preventing abuse.

Defense Industry

  • Peru Mulls Deals to Buy Russian Helicopters, Tanks - Rostec RIA Novosti 18 May 2013 -- Peru is interested in buying 700 Kamaz trucks and a new batch of Mi-8/17 helicopters from Russia, as well as testing the T-90S tank that is currently on display at a defense technology exhibition in Lima, the head of Russia's delegation to the show said on Saturday.
  • Russia Seeks New Arms Deals on Growing Latin American Market RIA Novosti 18 May 2013 -- Russia will actively seek new deals on the Latin American arms market, which it expects to reach a value of $50 billion in the next ten years, the head of a Russian Technologies (Rostec) high-tech state corporation delegation said on Saturday.

Other Conflicts

  • S.Korea on Standby After North Launches 3 Missiles - Seoul RIA Novosti 18 May 2013 -- North Korea launched three short-range guided missiles into the waters off its eastern coast on Saturday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported, citing its country's Defense Ministry.
  • US Criticizes Russian Anti-Ship Missile Delivery to Syria RIA Novosti 18 May 2013 -- The United States' top military officer and leading US lawmakers on Friday criticized Russia's delivery of advanced anti-ship cruise missiles to the Syrian government, as first reported by The New York Times.
  • U.S. Criticizes Russia On Missiles To Syria RFE/RL 18 May 2013 -- The top U.S. military officer has denounced Russia for providing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime with antiship missiles, saying the weapons will only worsen the Syrian war.
  • US Criticizes Russian Missile Sale to Syria VOA 18 May 2013 -- The top U.S. military officer says Russian missile shipments to Syria are 'ill-timed' and 'very unfortunate.'
  • Ma urges early resolution to dispute with Philippines CNA 18 May 2013 -- President Ma Ying-jeou said Saturday that an ongoing row between Taiwan and the Philippines over the May 9 shooting death of a Taiwanese fisherman in disputed waters should be resolved as soon as possible, emphasizing that a joint investigation is needed, according to Garfie Li, spokeswoman of the Presidential Office.
  • Taiwan pushing its case aggressively in row with Manila: MOFA CNA 18 May 2013 -- Taiwan has been aggressive in making its case to the global community in its dispute with the Philippines over the recent killing of a Taiwanese fisherman by Philippine Coast Guard personnel, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Saturday.
  • France plans to remain in Mali: Minister Iran Press TV 18 May 2013 -- France has planned to keep a military presence in Mali indefinitely, the country's defense minister says.
  • Israel plans to legalize 4 settler units in occupied West Bank Iran Press TV 18 May 2013 -- An Israeli court document shows that the Tel Aviv regime is planning to legalize four housing settlements already built in the occupied West Bank.
  • Nigeria Imposes Curfew in Military Campaign VOA 18 May 2013 -- Nigeria's military has imposed a 24-hour curfew in parts of the northeastern city of Maiduguri, as security forces continue to pursue suspected Islamist militants in the region.
  • Mau Mau Veterans in Kenya Expect Impending Settlement VOA 18 May 2013 -- Thousands of elderly Kenyans are awaiting reparations for colonial-era abuses as their lawyers enter the final stages of negotiations with the British Foreign Office.

News Reports

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