10 April 2015 Military News
- Coalition Airstrikes Support Operation Inherent Resolve AFPS 10 Apr 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
- Taliban Suffers 'Heavy Casualties' In Badakhshan RFE/RL 10 Apr 2015 -- Police say Afghan security forces have killed at least 18 Taliban militants, including foreign fighters in the northeastern province of Badakhshan.
- Base defense, emergency response tested at Bagram Airfield Army News 10 Apr 2015 -- Base defense and emergency response systems were tested here today in a base-wide force protection exercise.
Defense Policy / Programs
- TF 2-7 IN demonstrate Abrams power in Lithuania Army News 10 Apr 2015 -- Four M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks conducted a live-fire demonstration for the Lithuanian Minister of Defense, members of the Lithuanian army and civilians showcasing the 120mm main gun, 240B 7.62mm and M2A1 .50 caliber machine guns April 9.
- Future is in Asia-Pacific Region, Carter Says AFPS 10 Apr 2015 -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter thanked U.S. troops at Osan Air Base, South Korea, for their service and spoke to them about the importance of the Asia-Pacific region.
- Readout between Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Republic of Korea President Park Geun-hye. DoD 10 Apr 2015
- Readout of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter meeting with Republic of Korea National Security Advisor Director Kim Kwan-jin. DoD 10 Apr 2015
- Republic of Korea Sailor Embarks Aboard USS Chief for Foal Eagle NNS 10 Apr 2015 -- Republic of Korea (ROK) Lt. j.g. Gyeong Min Lee, operations officer of ROK Ship Hae Nam (MSH 573), embarked aboard mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) to further cooperation between the U.S. and ROK navies during Exercise Foal Eagle, April 5-11.
- Pentagon Promises to Deploy 'Best' US Weapons to Asia Sputnik 10 Apr 2015 -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter vowed that the US will deploy state of the art weapons to Asia, including the latest stealth bombers and cyberwarfare units, to deter threats posed by North Korea.
- Undersea Rescue Command, Contractors Work to get Pressurized Rescue Module Recertified NNS 10 Apr 2015 -- Crew members from Undersea Rescue Command (URC) and contractors from Phoenix International commenced the recertification of pressurized rescue module Falcon (PRM-1) aboard surface support ship Hornbeck Offshore Services Dominator, April 2-7.
- VFA 27 Royal Maces Receives 2014 NAVAIRPAC Battle 'E' Award NNS 10 Apr 2015 -- The 'Royal Maces' of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 based at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi were recently recognized by Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific (COMNAVAIRPAC) as the recipients of the 2014 COMNAVAIRPAC Battle 'E' award.
- Tabletop Exercise Kicks Off Mayport Hurricane Preparations NNS 10 Apr 2015 -- Rear Adm. George Ballance, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet, spoke to shipboard personnel who participated in a Destructive Weather Table Top Exercise (TTX) April 6 at Naval Station Mayport, in preparation for the 2015 Hurrex-Citadel Gale (CG) training exercise.
- Army equips first Shadow UAS v2 unit Army News 10 Apr 2015 -- The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office has completed equipping the 1/501st Aviation Battalion, 1st Armored Division's Combat Aviation Brigade, from Fort Bliss, Texas, with the RQ-7Bv2 (Tactical Common Data Link) Shadow Unmanned Aircraft System, or UAS.
- No consultation on THAAD during S. Korea, U.S. defense ministers' talks People's Daily 10 Apr 2015 -- No consultation was made Friday about the deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), on the Korean Peninsula during talks between South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo and visiting U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.
- Carter: No Plans Yet to Deploy Advanced Missile System in South Korea VOA 10 Apr 2015 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, on a visit to South Korea, said the U.S. military is preparing to deploy new weapons in the region, including stealth fighters and different classes of naval vessels, but is not yet prepared to discuss deployment of an advanced missile defense system.
- Moscow accuses US, NATO of trying to invent new grounds for missile shield in Europe TASS 10 Apr 2015 -- The United States and NATO refuse to take into consideration the progress in resolving the crisis over Iran's nuclear program in deployment of the missile defense shield in Europe, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
- Russian Navy to Order New Warships to Strengthen Positions in Global Ocean Sputnik 10 Apr 2015 -- The new vessels will have the same weapons and military equipment as a small missile ship usually has, Navy Commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov said. However, 'they will be a bit different in the specifications of ocean and sea navigation,' he added.
- Russian Defense Ministry to order batch of ocean-going corvettes soon TASS 10 Apr 2015 -- The Russian Defense Ministry plans to order a batch of smaller ocean-going corvettes soon, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov has told the media on Friday.
- North Caucasus drills involve over 1,000 troops, 200 pieces of military equipment TASS 10 Apr 2015 -- More than 1,000 troops and around 200 pieces of equipment have taken part in artillery drills in Russia's North Caucasus and the South Ossetia republic, the press service of the Southern Military District said on Friday.
- Russia Doubts Ratification of Central Asia Nuclear Weapon Treaty by US Sputnik 10 Apr 2015 -- In 2014, Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, China and France signed the protocol to the CANWFZ treaty, which legally prohibits the use or the threat to use nuclear weapons against other treaty parties.
- Nordic Nations Agree On Defense Cooperation Against Russia RFE/RL 10 Apr 2015 -- Five Nordic nations have agreed to work more closely on defense after declaring Russia the 'biggest challenge to European security.'
- Indian PM Modi Requests Urgent Delivery of 36 Rafale Jets From France Sputnik 10 Apr 2015 -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on France Friday to urgently deliver 36 Rafale jets.
- UK to Increase Military Supplies to Ukraine - Defense Minister Fallon Sputnik 10 Apr 2015 -- The United Kingdom will increase the supply of non-lethal equipment to Ukraine, Defense Minister Michael Fallon said in London on Friday.
- Ukrainian Fleet Should Be Compatible With NATO Systems - Poroshenko Sputnik 10 Apr 2015 -- Ukrainian Navy ships should be domestically-built, modern and compatible with the NATO infrastructure, spokesperson Svyatoslav Tsegolko quoted President Petro Poroshenko as saying Friday.
- Anger as Merkel Sells German Sub to Israel Without Consulting EU Sputnik 10 Apr 2015 -- Germany's Federal Security Council has approved the export of a fifth submarine to Israel.
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes | Panama City, Panama The White House 10 Apr 2015
- April 10, 2015 - U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 10 Apr 2015
- 10 April 2015 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 10 Apr 2015
- UN Warns Yemen Situation Continues to Deteriorate VOA 10 Apr 2015 -- The United Nations is calling for an immediate humanitarian pause to allow more life-saving aid to be brought into Yemen by air and sea.
- Pakistani Lawmakers Oppose Yemen Intervention VOA 10 Apr 2015 -- Pakistan's parliament on Friday unanimously approved a resolution promising the country will stay neutral in the conflict in Yemen, despite Saudi requests for Islamabad to participate in the coalition fighting Shi'ite Houthi rebels.
- Four reasons the crisis in Yemen is so dire IRIN 10 Apr 2015 -- Warnings about the scale of the humanitarian disaster unfolding in Yemen are becoming graver with each passing day.
- Over 1,000 killed in Saudi war on Yemen Press TV 10 Apr 2015 -- A Yemeni army spokesperson says at least 1,000 people, including 200 children, have been killed in Saudi air attacks against its southern neighbor over the past two weeks.
- Saudi warplanes batter Yemen with most intense raids Press TV 10 Apr 2015 -- Saudi-led warplanes have battered southern Yemen overnight in the most intense air raids since the launch of a campaign against the impoverished country last month, local residents say.
- Yemen crisis 'getting worse by the hour' - UN humanitarian official UN News 10 Apr 2015 -- The humanitarian situation in Yemen is "getting worse by the hour," the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the country warned today, saying that the escalating conflict has put millions of people at risk of physical injury or death.
- UN Warns of Potential Massacre in Syria's Yarmouk Refugee Camp VOA 10 Apr 2015 -- The United Nations is appealing for action to head off what could be a potential massacre in Yarmouk refugee camp in the Syrian capital, Damascus, where thousands of Palestinians have been trapped since Islamic State militants overran the camp earlier this week.
- UN agency voices 'deep concern' as violence in Yarmouk refugee camp intensifies UN News 10 Apr 2015 -- The violence in Yarmouk camp is intensifying, plunging the Palestinian refugee camp into the "lower reaches of hell" amid running battles between armed groups, a spokesperson for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) said today.
- 71 Chadian soldiers killed fighting Boko Haram militants Press TV 10 Apr 2015 -- The Chadian army says 71 soldiers from the Central African country's units of government forces have been killed and 416 others injured during the two-and-a-half months of fighting with Nigeria-based Boko Haram Takfiri militants.
- Somalia offers bounty for chief al-Shabab leaders Press TV 10 Apr 2015 -- Somalia's government has issued bounties for 11 top leaders of the al-Shabab group as the militants continue to wreak havoc across the troubled East Africa region.
- Mali: Security Council welcomes political agreement as 'historic' step towards peace UN News 10 Apr 2015 -- The members of the United Nations Security Council today welcomed a peace and reconciliation accord between the Malian Government, armed groups and an international mediation team in what the body described as an "historic opportunity" for resolving the African country's ongoing political and security crisis.
- DRC Red Cross Denies Involvement in Mass Burial VOA 10 Apr 2015 -- The Red Cross in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is denying that it handed over some of the bodies buried in a mass grave near Kinshasa last month. The organization told VOA it did not hand over any of those bodies and was not involved in the burial.
- Israel's use of administrative detention against Palestinians draws concern of UN rights office UN News 10 Apr 2015 -- The United Nations Human Rights Office (OHCHR) today expressed concern by the continued and increasing use of administrative detention by Israeli authorities against Palestinians, who are being held without charge or trial, often on the basis of secret evidence, for periods of up to six months.
- Will A Nuclear Deal Bring The U.S. And Iran Together? RFE/RL 10 Apr 2015 -- Iran is doing it and we're at least indirectly supporting them in the process.'
- Analysts: Iran Deal Offers Chance to Rehabilitate Foreign Relations VOA 10 Apr 2015 -- The tentative framework on Iran's nuclear program agreed to this month is in renewed doubt over when Western sanctions should be lifted. But many analysts say the progress made offers an opportunity for both Tehran and the West to tackle other burning issues in the region, such as the conflicts in Syria and Yemen.
- Can Iran Nuclear Deal Survive Many Hurdles Ahead? VOA 10 Apr 2015 -- U.S. and Iranian negotiators are working to transform a recent interim deal to limit Tehran's nuclear ambitions into a final agreement. But analysts say there are obstacles to a final accord.
- Pakistan Frees Suspected Mumbai Attack Mastermind VOA 10 Apr 2015 -- A Pakistani court has freed on bail a man who allegedly masterminded the 2008 attacks on the Indian port city of Mumbai that killed 166 people.
- Somali Remittances Suspension Raise Concerns VOA 10 Apr 2015 -- Fifteen aid agencies are expressing concern over Kenya suspending the licenses of Money Remittance Providers or MRPs.
- Ebola outbreak still a global emergency despite significant drop in cases - UN health agency UN News 10 Apr 2015 -- A meeting convened by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa still poses a threat to international peace and security, despite a major fall-off in in case incidence and geographic distribution in the most-affected countries Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
- DPRK announces personnel changes in military leadership People's Daily 10 Apr 2015 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday announced personnel changes in the country's National Defense Commission.
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