10 July 2014 Military News
- Abdullah Holds Powerful Cards In Afghan Election Crisis RFE/RL 10 Jul 2014 -- As disappointed Abdullah Abdullah supporters label Afghanistan's early election results a 'coup d'etat,' there is every reason to take seriously their threats to form a parallel government rather than accept one led by rival candidate Ashraf Ghani.
- U.S. Envoy: Afghans Should Form Unity Government RFE/RL 10 Jul 2014 -- The U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, James Dobbins, says Afghanistan's feuding presidential candidates should form a unity coalition government in order to prevent the country from splintering.
- Campbell: ISAF 'Brought Hope' to Afghan People AFPS 10 Jul 2014 -- NATO's international security force has done much to help the people of that beleaguered country, Army Gen. John F. Campbell, President Barack Obama's choice to become the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
- Pakistani Offensive Empties Largest Town in North Waziristan VOA 10 Jul 2014 -- Pakistani military commanders said the army's ongoing offensive against terrorist groups in North Waziristan is "progressing well," but also that they have found signs of foreign operatives working in the area.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Media Availability with Secretary Hagel at Eglin AFB, Florida DoD 10 Jul 2014 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
- Votel Pledges Support for Special Operations Forces AFPS 10 Jul 2014 -- Army Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Votel said he understands why some people believe special operations forces are feeling pressure from extended wartime service, adding that if he's confirmed as the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command he'll work to mitigate such issues.
- Kendall: Initiative Aids DoD Acquisitions Culture Change AFPS 10 Jul 2014 -- The undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics told Congress today that numerous attempts to improve the acquisitions process over the years have had little discernible impact.
- Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Phone Call with Czech Minister of Defense Martin Stropnicky DoD 10 Jul 2014
- Readout of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's Phone Call with Members of the Council of Governors DoD 10 Jul 2014
- Remarks by Secretary Hagel at a Troop Event, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida DoD 10 Jul 2014 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel
- VP-8 Fighting Tigers Return Home after Seven-month Deployment NNS 10 Jul 2014 -- Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 'Fighting Tigers' returned home to eagerly awaiting families and friends at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville after a seven month multi-site deployment to the 4th and 5th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AOR) July 8.
- Hagel Discusses Nuclear Deterrence, Modernization AFPS 10 Jul 2014 -- During a visit to the East Coast homeport for six Ohio-class fleet ballistic-missile and two guided-missile submarines here yesterday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with 14 female submariners, toured the ballistic-missile submarine USS Tennessee, and took questions at an event with 180 sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.
- U.S. Military Helps Colombia Fight IED Threat AFPS 10 Jul 2014 -- Miles away from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, improvised explosive devices are wreaking havoc in other parts of the world. Colombia, Pakistan, India and Syria rank high on a list of countries where this "invisible enemy" is leaving a trail of deaths and injuries.
- US Scales Back Counter-terrorism Help in S. Philippines VOA 10 Jul 2014 -- The United States military is scaling back its counter-terrorism assistance program in the southern Philippines after more than a decade of regular rotations. The move comes despite persisting security threats in the region.
- US, China Wrap Up Day 2 of Talks VOA 10 Jul 2014 -- The second day of high-level talks between the United States and China concluded Thursday in Beijing and the two sides appeared to make little headway on a range of security and economic issues.
- China, US Discuss Economy, Cyber Security VOA 10 Jul 2014 -- The United States and China vowed to make progress on disagreements over cyber hacking and economic disputes as they wrapped up two days of high-level talks in Beijing.
- New Claims of Hacking as US, China Discuss Cybersecurity VOA 10 Jul 2014 -- China is facing fresh allegations of cyber spying against the U.S. following discussion of the issue during high-level talks in Beijing this week.
- China issues white paper on foreign aid People's Daily 10 Jul 2014 -- China on Thursday issued its second white paper on foreign aid, elaborating how the nation helps other developing countries reduce poverty and improve livelihood without imposing political conditions.
- This historic tragedy must not be repeated People's Daily 10 Jul 2014 -- 77 years ago, on July 7 1937, Japanese military planes bombed the city of Wanping. On that day, Japan launched its war of aggression against China, and that was the day on which the Chinese nation began its courageous resistance against the aggressors. This war, involving a degree of savagery unprecedented in history, caused an awakening and a vigorous popular uprising against the invader, and represented the first blow in the battle against fascism in the east.
- Chinese military tightens auditing People's Daily 10 Jul 2014 -- The People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday introduced a 17 article auditing regulation to step up the fight against corruption in the Chinese military.
- Press Availability in Beijing, China US Dept. of State 10 Jul 2014
- Remarks With Chinese President Xi Jinping US Dept. of State 10 Jul 2014
- Remarks at Opening of CEO Roundtable US Dept. of State 10 Jul 2014
- Remarks at Strategic Track Plenary Session US Dept. of State 10 Jul 2014
- Remarks at the Consultation on People-to-People Exchange Plenary Session US Dept. of State 10 Jul 2014
- Russia's Iskander-E Missile System Ready for Deliveries to Other Countries RIA Novosti 10 Jul 2014 -- Iskander-E mobile theater ballistic missile systems are ready for export, awaiting a decision by state authorities, the head of the Russian delegation to arms and military exhibition MILEX-2014 Valery Varlamov said Thursday.
- Russian Air Force Boosts Presence in Arctic RIA Novosti 10 Jul 2014 -- Russian long-range aviation bases are increasing their presence in the Arctic, the press service of the Eastern Military District reported Thursday.
- India boosts military spending by 12% Iran Press TV 10 Jul 2014 -- India has boosted its military spending by 12 percent for 2014-15 compared to the previous year.
- £300 million upgrade for defence rehabilitation services UK MOD 10 Jul 2014 -- World-class medical services for injured military personnel are to be relocated to a new base in Loughborough.
- Kim Jong Un Guides Tactical Rocket Firing Drill of Units of KPA Strategic Force in Western Sector of Front KCNA 10 Jul 2014 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, again provided field guidance to the tactical rocket firing drill of the units of the KPA Strategic Force in the western sector of the front.
- Gaggle by the Press Secretary Josh Earnest in Austin, Texas, 07/10/14 The White House 10 Jul 2014
- July 10, 2014 - U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 10 Jul 2014
- 10 July 2014 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 10 Jul 2014
- Gaza Death Toll Rises; Israel Strikes Escalate VOA 10 Jul 2014 -- Israel is pressing an offensive against militants in the Gaza Strip for a third day, carrying out deadly airstrikes in a campaign it says is aimed at halting rocket attacks from Gaza.
- Fear and loathing in Israel, Palestine IRIN 10 Jul 2014 -- With dozens killed in Israeli air raids on Gaza and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warning that the situation is "on a knife-edge", relations between Palestinians and Israelis are disintegrating.
- Hamas retaliates deadly Israeli airstrikes on Gaza Iran Press TV 10 Jul 2014 -- The Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas in the besieged Gaza Strip has fired more than 200 rockets targeting Israeli towns and cities in retaliation for Tel Aviv's deadly attacks on the enclave.
- Middle East: Appealing for ceasefire, Ban urges Israel, Palestinians to find common ground UN News Centre 10 Jul 2014 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today warned the United Nations Security Council of the "risk of an all-out escalation in Israel and Gaza" and made an urgent appeal for maximum restraint, saying his "paramount concern is the safety and well-being of all civilians, no matter where they are."
- UN Security Council To Meet On Israeli-Palestinian Conflict RFE/RL 10 Jul 2014 -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on July 10 will brief the Security Council on the escalating Israeli-Palestinian hostilities as the death toll in the conflict continues to rise.
- UN Chief Warns of Risk of 'All-Out Escalation' in Gaza VOA 10 Jul 2014 -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned of the risk of an "all-out escalation" in Israel and the Gaza Strip during an emergency meeting Thursday of the U.N. Security Council.
- Death toll in Gaza Strip rises to 80, air raid sirens and blasts in Tel Aviv VoR 10 Jul 2014 -- The death toll in Israel's intense bombardments of the Gaza Strip has reached 80 missile fire between the Israeli military and Gaza militants escalating. For the second day in a row, rockets fired by Palestinian militants reached the seaside metropolis of Tel Aviv, the country's financial capital.
- Iraq Requests Outside Help After ISIL Seizes Nuclear Materials VOA 10 Jul 2014 -- The Iraqi government has asked for international assistance after Sunni militants from the group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) seized nuclear material from a university in Mosul, Iraq's second-biggest city, which they overran in June. But weapons experts are playing down any major threat from the seizure.
- Hagel: All Assessments Needed for Full Picture in Iraq AFPS 10 Jul 2014 -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey are seeing initial assessments submitted daily from teams in Iraq, but only the full range of assessments seen as a whole will tell the story in Iraq, Hagel said here yesterday.
- Erdogan urges ISIL to free kidnapped Turks in Ramadan Iran Press TV 10 Jul 2014 -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Takfiri ISIL militants in Iraq to free 49 people kidnapped from the Turkish consulate in Mosul.
- Kurdish ministers to boycott Iraq Cabinet meetings Iran Press TV 10 Jul 2014 -- Iraqi Kurds say they will withdraw their ministers from the Cabinet and suspend their participation in the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in protest at his remarks.
- Kurdish Authorities Recall Ministers from Iraq's Cabinet - Report RIA Novosti 10 Jul 2014 -- The Kurdish authorities have recalled their representatives from Iraq's Cabinet and suspended their participation in the country's government, The Associated Press wrote Thursday.
- Uranium Seized by ISIS Militants in Iraq Harmless - IAEA RIA Novosti 10 Jul 2014 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced that uranium from an Iraqi lab recently seized by ISIS militants is supposedly low-grade and does not pose any threat, Reuters reported Thursday.
- More Ukrainian Soldiers Killed; France, Germany Press Putin VOA 10 Jul 2014 -- Ukrainian forces regained more ground but sustained further casualties on Thursday in clashes with separatists, while two Western allies urged Russia's Vladimir Putin to exert more pressure on the rebels to find a negotiated end to the conflict.
- 3 Ukrainian soldiers killed in clashes Iran Press TV 10 Jul 2014 -- Three Ukrainian army troops have been killed and 27 others wounded during the latest clashes between pro-Russia protesters and Kiev soldiers in the country's east.
- Conflict Between Ukraine And Russia Comes To Russian Courts RFE/RL 10 Jul 2014 -- From the beginning, the conflict between Ukraine and Russia has been a hybrid, waged simultaneously on many fronts from the cities of eastern Ukraine to the airwaves of the world, from social media to the banking system.
- Moscow Ready for International Monitoring on Border With Ukraine RIA Novosti 10 Jul 2014 -- Russia agrees to international monitoring of its border with Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry's spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, said Thursday.
- Ukrainian Army Claims Taking Over Two-Thirds of Donetsk, Luhansk Regions RIA Novosti 10 Jul 2014 -- Ukrainian troops control 13 out of 18 districts of the Donetsk region and 10 out of 18 regions of Luhansk region, the National Security and Defense Council's press service announced Thursday, citing the organization's secretary Andriy Parubiy.
- Clashes Between Independence Supporters, Ukrainian Army Continue All Night RIA Novosti 10 Jul 2014 -- The clashes between militia forces and Ukrainian troops continued last night in different districts of Donetsk Region, representatives of the independence supporters told RIA Novosti Thursday.
- Kiev plans to complete military operation in eastern Ukraine within a month VoR 10 Jul 2014 -- The Ukrainian army and special forces of the National Guard will successfully complete the operation of taking under control Donetsk and Lugansk within a month, adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Stanislav Rechinsky, said on the air of the Ukraine TV channel.
- South Sudan warring leaders urge peace talks Iran Press TV 10 Jul 2014 -- Leaders of the warring parties in South Sudan have expressed readiness for peace talks as thousands fall victim to the conflict in the world's youngest nation.
- Rights Group Calls for CAR Atrocities Investigation VOA 10 Jul 2014 -- Amnesty International has published the names of people suspected to have committed human rights violations and war crimes in the Central African Republic. The human rights group says these individuals must be investigated and held accountable in order for the country to begin a peace and reconciliation process.
- Nigeria Police Chief Sees Security Improvement VOA 10 Jul 2014 -- Nigeria's Inspector General of Police says the police and other security agencies are in control of the security situation, in spite of criticisms that they have failed to prevent violence carried out by Islamist militant group, Boko Hara.
- Kiev Needs Gas For Winter, Wants to Buy It From Russia - Ukrainian Deputy Premier RIA Novosti 10 Jul 2014 -- Ukraine still needs 6-7 billion cubic meters of gas to survive the cold season and expects to buy it from Russia, Ukraine's deputy prime minister said Thursday.
- Germany expels top US Intel. official Iran Press TV 10 Jul 2014 -- German government has expelled the top US intelligence official in Berlin, amid undercover agent investigation.
- US: Cooperation with Germany Important Despite Spying Fallout VOA 10 Jul 2014 -- The White House said on Thursday it was essential that the United States and Germany continue to cooperate after Germany took the unusual step of expelling the top U.S. intelligence official in Berlin, a highly unusual rebuke to one of its closest allies in the midst of allegations that Washington hired German operatives to sell it secret documents.
- Scottish Ministers 'Disappointed' Over Introduction of UK Emergency Surveillance Law RIA Novosti 10 Jul 2014 -- The Scottish Government has expressed its "disappointment" about UK Government proposals to rush through legislation that will allow Britain's intelligence services to continue to carry out mass surveillance of the population.
- Asians need to keep guard against MERS: WHO Iran Press TV 10 Jul 2014 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on Asian countries to remain vigilant regarding the spread of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS, although the virus is unlikely to spread to the region.
|Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list|