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16 August 2014 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

Current Operations

  • U.S. Military Conducts Airstrikes Near Sinjar, Irbil AFPS 16 Aug 2014 -- U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Iraq yesterday, with remotely piloted aircraft successfully conducting airstrikes on two armed vehicles south of the village of Sinjar.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Dempsey Favors Building Vietnamese Naval Capabilities AFPS 16 Aug 2014 -- If the United States lifts the embargo against the sale of lethal weapons to Vietnam, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey would recommend providing materials for the Peoples' Navy, he said during a news conference in Ho Chi Minh City today.
  • US and ROK Navies Sign ASW Charter to Increase Cooperation and Interoperability NNS 16 Aug 2014 -- Senior leaders from the U.S. and Republic of Korea navies signed a charter August 16 pledging to increase cooperation in future anti-submarine warfare training.
  • USS Preble, USS John Paul Jones Join Pearl Harbor Ohana NNS 16 Aug 2014 -- The U.S. Middle Pacific Naval Fleet received two new additions as the guided-missile destroyers USS Preble (DDG 88) and USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) arrived to their new homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) August 14 and 15 from San Diego.
  • 7th Fleet Maintenance and Sustainment Summit Expands on Deployed Capabilities NNS 16 Aug 2014 -- More than 20 participants, both military and civilian, attended 7th Fleet Maintenance and Overseas Sustainment Summit hosted on board the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) in Santa Rita, Guam, Aug. 11 through Aug. 13.
  • Zephyr Puts Pause on Patrols NNS 16 Aug 2014 -- The Cyclone-class coastal patrol ship USS Zephyr (PC 8) was lifted out of the water at Colonna's Shipyard Aug. 8 to undergo a projected 347-day, dry-docking phased maintenance availability.
  • Riverine Training: The Next Generation NNS 16 Aug 2014 -- The Center for Security Forces is working towards developing a new training continuum for the Coastal Riverine Force, in response to new training requirements identified by the fleet last December.
  • Reservists Play Major Role in PANAMAX 2014 NNS 16 Aug 2014 -- Navy Reservists from across the country played a major role in PANAMAX 2014, filling 161 billets on the Combined Forces Maritime Component Commander (CFMCC) staff at Naval Station Mayport and 52 billets at Multi-National Forces South (MNFS) headquarters at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
  • Prime Minister Commissions INS Kolkata India MoD 16 Aug 2014 -- The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, commissioned INS Kolkata into the Indian Navy at a glittering ceremony held today at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Kenya Announces Border, Flight Restrictions to Prevent Ebola VOA 16 Aug 2014 -- Kenya has closed its borders to travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the country's health ministry said Saturday, an indication of growing fears about the Ebola outbreak afflicting growing regions of West Africa.
  • Pakistan's Khan Vows Protests Until PM Quits RFE/RL 16 Aug 2014 -- Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan says he will lead protests in Islamabad along with tens of thousands of his supporters until Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif steps down.
  • Electric Engines Keep Many Satellites in Orbit VOA 16 Aug 2014 -- Among the challenges of deep-space travel is the amount of fuel needed for long flights. One of the solutions could be the electrical engine, powered by electricity from solar panels. Such engines already are in use aboard many satellites.

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