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18 August 2014 Military News

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  • US, Poland train for humanitarian missions to Iraq AFNS 18 Aug 2014 -- Loadmasters from the U.S. and Poland began training together, Aug. 11, to sharpen the skills necessary to conduct humanitarian missions to Iraq.
  • New Mexico maintainers keep the future of the Air Force in the sky AFNS 18 Aug 2014 -- Recently, the mission here has transformed from projecting combat airpower to training the next generation of combat pilots and among its many aircraft, Holloman Air Force Base is the premier training base for the MQ-1B Predator and the MQ-9 Reaper.
  • Breedlove Discusses Russian Threats in Europe AFPS 18 Aug 2014 -- NATO is examining additional ways it can reassure alliance members who feel threatened by Russia's on-going actions in Ukraine, including positioning forces in new locations, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe told a German newspaper.
  • 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit visits Iwo To during transit through U.S 7th Fleet USMC News 18 Aug 2014 -- Marines and sailors with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Amphibious Squadron 5 were afforded a rare opportunity to visit Iwo To (formally known as Iwo Jima) while transiting through the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility Aug. 16, 2014.
  • 15th MEU completes PANAMAX 2014 USMC News 18 Aug 2014 -- Every day U.S. forces train with partner nations to combat global threats. The relationships built through these exercises allow the Marine Corps and its allies to function as a global force in readiness.
  • Medical experts train counterparts in Mongolia AFNS 18 Aug 2014 -- The sounds of agony filled the air near the wooded back lot of the Central Armed Forces Hospital, or CAFH, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, as an interpreter encouraged accident victims to 'ham up' their performances during mass casualty response training, as part of Operation Pacific Angel 14-4 Mongolia.
  • NMCB-133 Takes Charge of Camp Covington NNS 18 Aug 2014 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 turned over duties to NMCB-133 during a change of charge ceremony at Camp Covington on U.S. Naval Base Guam Aug. 15.
  • USS Vella Gulf Arrives in Batumi, Georgia NNS 18 Aug 2014 -- The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) arrived in Batumi, Georgia, for a scheduled port visit, Aug. 18.
  • Rogers: Cybercom Defending Networks, Nation AFPS 18 Aug 2014 -- U.S. Cyber Command continues to expand its capabilities and capacity, Navy Adm. Mike Rogers said Aug. 14.
  • NATO Seeking Long-Term Military Presence in Eastern Europe RIA Novosti 18 Aug 2014 -- NATO's leadership implore the leaders of its member-states to approve the long-term deployment of troops to Eastern Europe during its September summit in Wales, NATO's leaders wrote in an article published by The Wall Street Journal.
  • Danish Inspectors to Conduct Observation Flight over Russia RIA Novosti 18 Aug 2014 -- A military delegation from Denmark will conduct an observation flight over Russia under the Open Skies Treaty, an official at Russia's Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
  • Russian Baltic Fleet Holds Artillery Exercises RIA Novosti 18 Aug 2014 -- More than 400 Russian servicemen are taking part in the coastal artillery exercises of the Russian Baltic Fleet in Kaliningrad Region, which involve over 60 units of combat equipment, the fleet's press service reported Monday.
  • Army asked to follow Xi's order People's Daily 18 Aug 2014 -- A military leader has asked the army to firmly obey the command of President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
  • Tanks need more power, experts say People's Daily 18 Aug 2014 -- China's tanks have advanced weapons, armor and automation systems, but their engines need to be improved, according to military officers and experts.
  • Kazakh troops reach SCO anti-terror drill site People's Daily 18 Aug 2014 -- Eight Russian MI-8MT helicopters landed at the Zhurihe training base in north China's Inner Mongolia on Sunday night to participate in joint anti-terror drills scheduled for Aug. 24-29.
  • Fateh submarine to join Navy fleet early December: Commander IRNA 18 Aug 2014 -- Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Monday that the indigenous Fateh (Conqueror) submarine will join the Navy fleet in early December.
  • Iran to launch indigenous submarine in November: Navy cmdr. Iran Press TV 18 Aug 2014 -- Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the country plans the launch of an indigenously-manufactured submarine in the near future.
  • August 18, 2014 - U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 18 Aug 2014

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News Reports

  • Iran, G5+1 to take voluntary steps to prove goodwill about nuclear agreement IRNA 18 Aug 2014 -- Legal Advisor to Foreign Ministry Jamshid Momtaz said on Monday that the Joint Plan of Action, the interim nuclear deal signed on November 24, 2013, is not an international treaty and the two sides will voluntarily take actions in six months or six plus four months to show their goodwill.
  • Iran not to agree with G5+1 'at any cost' ISNA 18 Aug 2014 -- A member of Iranian nuclear negotiating team Majid Takhte Ravanchi reiterated that the country would start negotiations with the six power, but it would not agree with the countries 'at any cost'.
  • No nuclear deal with Sextet unless UNSC bans lifted: Iran FM Iran Press TV 18 Aug 2014 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says there will be no agreement with the six world powers over Tehran's nuclear energy program unless the UN Security Council's sanctions against Iran are repealed.
  • IAEA expects progress over Iran's nuclear issue: Amano Iran Press TV 18 Aug 2014 -- Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano says he expects progress will be made over Iran's nuclear energy program within the next week.
  • P5+1 must make tough decisions: Iran negotiator Iran Press TV 18 Aug 2014 -- A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says the six world powers in talks with Tehran must make "tough decisions" to pave the way for the resolution of the standoff over Iran's nuclear energy program.
  • Ebola: UN health agency requests exit screening of travellers leaving affected countries UN News Centre 18 Aug 2014 -- The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today said any persons with an illness consistent with Ebola should not be allowed to travel by air, sea or land from affected countries unless it is part of a medical evacuation, as it also expressed concern over the threats and harassment of health workers in West African countries developing into a "worry element."
  • Nigeria Makes Gains in Efforts to Contain Ebola VOA 18 Aug 2014 -- The health situation could be turning the corner in Nigeria, nearly a month after an Ebola-infected air traveler from Liberia brought the disease to Lagos.
  • Anti-Government Protesters March to Islamabad's 'Red Zone' VOA 18 Aug 2014 -- Political tensions are set to come to a head in Pakistan, where an opposition politician says his party's lawmakers will resign from parliament and he will lead thousands of protesters into the capital's heavily fortified "Red Zone," despite stern government warnings.
  • Anti-government protesters hold ground in Pakistan's capital Iran Press TV 18 Aug 2014 -- Pakistan has plunged further into a political crisis as anti-government protesters hold their ground in the capital, Islamabad, to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
  • 6,017 officials punished for violating rules in July People's Daily 18 Aug 2014 -- A total of 6,017 people were punished for breaches of anti-bureaucracy rules in July, the Communist Party of China (CPC)'s discipline agency said Sunday.
  • Wikileaks' Assange Seeks Exit From Ecuador London Embassy VOA 18 Aug 2014 -- Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he may leave the embassy of Ecador in London where he has sought political asylum for the past two years.
  • Russian Cosmonauts Carry Out Science-Oriented Spacewalk Outside Space Station RIA Novosti 18 Aug 2014 -- Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev on Monday ventured outside the International Space Station (ISS) to conduct a planned six-hour and 15-minute spacewalk focused on scientific experiments and routine maintenance work, Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos told RIA Novosti.

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