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01 August 2014 Military News

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  • Press Conference by the President The White House 01 Aug 2014 -- "And when we engaged in some of these enhanced interrogation techniques, techniques that I believe and I think any fair-minded person would believe were torture, we crossed a line. And that needs to be -- that needs to be understood and accepted. And we have to, as a country, take responsibility for that so that, hopefully, we don't do it again in the future."
  • ACC commander: Readiness key to America's combat power AFNS 01 Aug 2014 -- Maintaining combat mission readiness in the midst of sequestration and budget cuts is a top concern for Air Combat Command and its commander Gen. Mike Hostage.
  • Department Defense Press Briefing by Admiral Kirby in the Pentagon Briefing Room DoD 01 Aug 2014 -- Presenters: Rear Admiral John Kirby, Press Secretary
  • US Not Discussing New Military Base in Uzbekistan RIA Novosti 01 Aug 2014 -- The United States Central Command is not holding negotiations with the Uzbek government on opening a new military base in the country's south, the CENTCOM press service said in a statement Friday.
  • Helicopter operations group stands up in Wyoming AFNS 01 Aug 2014 -- The newly-formed 20th Air Force helicopter operations group plants its roots at F.E. Warren Air Force Base Aug. 1.
  • Breedlove Visits U.S. Troops in Turkey AFPS 01 Aug 2014 -- Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe and the commander of U.S. European Command, visited U.S. Army soldiers here yesterday assigned to NATO-controlled Patriot missile units deployed to defend against possible attack from neighboring Syria.
  • USS Ross Departs Souda Bay NNS 01 Aug 2014 -- Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Souda Bay, Greece, following a scheduled port visit, July 29.
  • Fighting Seabees Depart Naval Station Newport NNS 01 Aug 2014 -- A final formation of Naval Station Newport-based 7th Naval Construction Regiment (7NCR), the Seabees, took place this morning in front of regimental headquarters as the unit officially closed down operations in Rhode Island following an active presence in the Ocean State since 1969.
  • US Accused of Reconnaissance in Chinese Waters, Airspace RIA Novosti 01 Aug 2014 -- China leveled accusations against the United States on Friday, saying that US naval ships and aircraft were conducting regular reconnaissance activities in Chinese territorial waters and airspace, a statement issued by the country's Defense Ministry said.
  • NATO ships arrive in Canada for task group exercises NATO 01 Aug 2014 -- Three ships from the Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) arrived in the port of Halifax, Canada for a scheduled port visit ahead of exercises with US and Canadian navies on Thursday (31 July 2014). The exercise in North America is to test the readiness of NATO's naval forces though joint training, said the Group Commander, Rear Adm. Brad Williamson. "I look forward to operating with the US, Canadian, German and Turkish units participating in this exercise," he said, adding that Task Group Exercise is one of many opportunities "to foster trans-Atlantic interoperability and further enhance the readiness of NATO forces."
  • Russia slams NATO over remark on nuclear treaty Iran Press TV 01 Aug 2014 -- Russia slams NATO's Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen for interfering in a Moscow-Washington dispute over a nuclear treaty.
  • No Plans Yet for Russian Airborne Troops Permanent Deployment in Arctic RIA Novosti 01 Aug 2014 -- A permanent presence of Russian airborne troops in the Arctic is not on the table so far, airborne troops commander Col. Gen. Vladimir Shamanov said on Friday.
  • Combat Aviation Alerted at Russian Far East Airfields – Russian Defense Ministry RIA Novosti 01 Aug 2014 -- Eastern Military District combat aviation crews at airfields in the Far East were unexpectedly alerted, Aleksander Gordeyev, the head of the Eastern Military District, said Friday.
  • Xi vows strike on military corruption People's Daily 01 Aug 2014 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged a harsh strike against military corruption as the People's Liberation Army (PLA) prepares for the 87th anniversary of its establishment on Friday.
  • China's military drills not targeted at other countries People's Daily 01 Aug 2014 -- Military exercises being carried out by China are not targeted at any other country, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Thursday, warning that parties should not overinterpret China's routine drills.
  • Despite doubts PLA still close to society People's Daily 01 Aug 2014 -- Friday marks the 87th anniversary of the founding of Chinese People's Liberation Army. Over the past year, negative news about the army seems to have been more common than at any time in recent years. The nation was shocked by the exposure of a few corrupt high-ranking military officers, especially Xu Caihou, the former vice chairman of China's Central Military Commission.e
  • 'Military drill isn't targeting any nation' People's Daily 01 Aug 2014 -- China rejected any suggestion on Thursday that its ongoing military exercises, believed to be some of the most extensive off its eastern seaboard, sent a message to any country.
  • Joint drills boost Chinese navy People's Daily 01 Aug 2014 -- The Chinese navy has been striving to hone its combat capability through joint drills and rigorous training since the start of the year.
  • China Voice: A cleaner, more transparent army is a stronger army People's Daily 01 Aug 2014 -- As the People's Liberation Army (PLA) grows stronger in equipment and personnel, the Chinese military is also working to build its capacity through cleanness and transparency.
  • China sends 18th escort fleet to Somali waters People's Daily 01 Aug 2014 -- A Chinese fleet departed for an escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and Somali waters on Friday
  • NPCK Spokesman Raps U.S. and S. Korean Warmongers' Projected Ulji Freedom Guardian KCNA 01 Aug 2014 -- The U.S. and south Korean war-like forces openly disclosed their plan to stage Ulji Freedom Guardian, nuclear war exercises targeted against the DPRK.

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