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11 January 2015 Military News

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  • Dempsey: Lack of Credibility Will Aid Terrorist Group ISIL's Collapse AFPS 11 Jan 2015 -- Though U.S. and coalition airstrikes are destroying facilities and equipment controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the terrorist group ultimately will fail because the people it's trying to control will reject its ideology, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in an interview broadcast today.
  • Sony Hacking Shows Need for Cyber Laws, Dempsey Says AFPS 11 Jan 2015 -- The recent hacking of Sony Pictures that the U.S. government has blamed on North Korea demonstrates a need for new cyber legislation that he has helped to champion for two years, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in an interview broadcast today.
  • Chairman: Sequestration Cuts Would Require Strategy Change AFPS 11 Jan 2015 -- Unless Congress changes the Budget Control Act, which now requires a return to sequestration-level spending cuts in 2016, the military will need to change its strategy, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in an interview broadcast today.
  • USS Forrest Sherman Conducts Live Fire Exercise NNS 11 Jan 2015 -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) conducted live fire-training, Jan. 10.
  • Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group Enters U.S. 5th Fleet NNS 11 Jan 2015 -- The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (IWO ARG) with embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) transited the Suez Canal Jan. 10, 2015 entering the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO).
  • USS Forrest Sherman Participates In COMPTUEX NNS 11 Jan 2015 -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) departed Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, Jan. 9, to participate in a scheduled Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG).
  • USS Normandy Sets Sail For COMPTUEX NNS 11 Jan 2015 -- Sailors aboard guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) set sea and anchor detail and heaved in all mooring lines for an early start to their beginning phases of deployment preparation, Jan. 7.
  • USS McFaul Completes Live-Fire Exercise NNS 11 Jan 2015 -- Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74) completed a live-fire exercise during composite training unit exercise (COMTUEX) with the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG), Jan. 9.
  • USS Kauffman Deploys for the Last Time NNS 11 Jan 2015 -- The guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59), departed Naval Station Norfolk today for the ship's final deployment and will operate in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility.
  • Amphibious Squadron Five/11th MEU Transits from U.S. 5th Fleet to U.S. 7th Fleet NNS 11 Jan 2015 -- After an extensive operational period with a variety of operations and exercises, two of the three ships of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), along with embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), departed the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) to the 7th Fleet, Jan. 9, 2015.
  • USS James E. Willams Returns from Deployment NNS 11 Jan 2015 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) returned to its homeport here today, following a nearly eight-month deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
  • USS Mahan Returns to Homeport NNS 11 Jan 2015 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) returned to Naval Station Norfolk today, following a five-month deployment in the U.S. 6th and 5th Fleet areas of operation.
  • AF, small business developing critical processors for satellites AFNS 11 Jan 2015 -- The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and a small business partner are developing technologies that they expect will enable successful use of high-power processors that operate on satellites with funding from the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.
  • Swedish Forces Admit Second Submarine Hunt Near Stockholm: Reports Sputnik 11 Jan 2015 -- A second, this time secret submarine hunt was launched in the Stockholm archipelago when a 'very credible' informant reported seeing a possible conning tower a week after Sweden called off the initial search operation, the Swedish Armed Forces said Sunday.
  • Russia's Strategic Missile Forces to Conduct Over 100 Drills in 2015 Sputnik 11 Jan 2015 -- The Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) of Russia are planning to conduct over 100 drills at various levels in 2015, SMF spokesperson Col. Igor Yegorov said Sunday.
  • Defense Minister stresses improved ability to ensure stability in Xinjiang People's Daily 11 Jan 2015 -- Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Chang Wanquan has called on the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) to contribute more to social stability in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
  • Chinese military to reshuffle grassroot officers People's Daily 11 Jan 2015 -- The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has ordered chief officers in charge of military and political work at the grassroots level to switch posts to strengthen the army.
  • Press Availability at Vibrant Gujarat US Dept. of State 11 Jan 2015
  • Background Briefing in Ahmedabad, India US Dept. of State 11 Jan 2015

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