10 August 2015 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Casualty Update 10 Aug 2015 [PDF]
- Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 10 Aug 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
- Air Force F-16s Arrive in Turkey to Join ISIL Fight AFPS 10 Aug 2015 -- Six U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter aircraft and about 300 personnel arrived yesterday at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey.
- Afghan President Warns Pakistan After Surge in Terrorist Attacks VOA 10 Aug 2015 -- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is accusing Pakistan of fostering the recent spike in deadly insurgent attacks in Afghanistan.
- Taliban Claims Responsibility For Kabul Bombing RFE/RL 10 Aug 2015 -- A Taliban spokesman has claimed responsibility for a major explosion that struck a checkpoint outside the entrance to the Kabul airport.
- Ghani blames Islamabad for deadly Kabul attacks Press TV 10 Aug 2015 -- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has blamed Islamabad for the recent deadly terrorist attacks in the Afghan capital of Kabul.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Statement by the Press Secretary on the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit The White House 10 Aug 2015
- Georgia conflict case of 'strategic surprise,' says expert Army News 10 Aug 2015 -- Russian intervention in Georgia in 2008 took the West by surprise in its rapidity and intensity, said Col. Bob Hamilton, who was there as chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation from 2006 to 2008.
- USS George Washington Has Record Breaking Fueling-at-Sea NNS 10 Aug 2015 -- The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) conducted a record breaking fueling-at-sea (FAS) with the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) July 31.
- Hull Swap Begins: George Washington Arrives in San Diego NNS 10 Aug 2015 -- The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) arrived in San Diego to conduct a 10-day hull swap with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as part of a force structure change, Aug. 10.
- Beijing Slams US Militarization of Disputed Territories in South China Sea Sputnik 10 Aug 2015 -- After being accused last week of restricting movements in the South China Sea, Beijing on Monday said that freedom of navigation does not mean allowing foreign warships and military jets to violate sovereignty and security.
- Japanese gov't forced to suspend relocation work for U.S. base in Okinawa People's Daily 10 Aug 2015 -- The Japanese government suspended all preparatory work for land reclamation and other construction plans connected to the relocation of a controversial U.S. airbase within the country's southernmost prefecture of Okinawa.
- Marines Help with Typhoon Relief in Saipan AFPS 10 Aug 2015 -- U.S. Marines and sailors have been helping local and federal agencies in Saipan with relief efforts since Aug. 7, after Typhoon Soudelor struck the island.
- Ashland and 31st MEU Transport Water into Saipan NNS 10 Aug 2015 -- The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland arrived in Saipan on Aug. 8 and is providing disaster relief in the wake of Typhoon Soudelor.
- Soldier Missing From Korean War Accounted For DoD 10 Aug 2015
- Worn-Out Warriors? ONR Looks at Importance of Sleep to Warfighters NNS 10 Aug 2015 -- The Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Department of Defense's Human Performance Optimization Advisory Committee on Aug. 4 held a workshop titled the "Restorative Effects of Sleep."
- Maldives Reassures India, Says 'No' to Chinese Bases VOA 10 Aug 2015 -- The Indian Ocean island country of Maldives has told India it will not allow China to set up military bases on its territory.
- China ramps up joint military exercises People's Daily 10 Aug 2015 -- A joint military drill that started in late July entered a live fire stage on Monday in a plateau area in southwest China's Sichuan Province.
- Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 10 August 2015 United Nations 10 Aug 2015
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing, August 10, 2015 US Dept. of State 10 Aug 2015
- Iraqi Parliament Examines Reform Proposals VOA 10 Aug 2015 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi's proposal has received mixed reviews from Iraq's politicians.
- 49 Daesh terrorists slain in Iraqi army airstrikes Press TV 10 Aug 2015 -- More than four dozen Daesh terrorists have been killed during separate operations by the Iraqi air force.
- Minorities in Iraq's Kurdistan Push for Greater Political Voice VOA 10 Aug 2015 -- Christian and Turkmen minority lawmakers threw their voices behind a proposal that would set up political councils to enshrine the rights of ethnic and religious minorities.
- Iraq: UN agency forced to cut critical food aid amid funding shortfall UN News 10 Aug 2015 -- A severe funding shortfall in Iraq is pushing the United Nations World Food Programme to cut the amount of aid it delivers to nearly one million displaced people in the war-torn country.
- US Man Charged with Supporting Islamic State VOA 10 Aug 2015 -- A U.S. man has been arrested and charged with conspiring and attempting to join Islamic State militants.
- Anti-Houthi Coalition Closes in on Yemeni Capital Sanaa Sputnik 10 Aug 2015 -- Fighters loyal to the exiled Yemeni government are continuing a northward advance against Iran-allied Shi’ite Houthi rebels, and are closing in on recapturing the group’s stronghold in the capital city of Sanaa.
- Yemeni forces kill dozens of Saudi soldiers Press TV 10 Aug 2015 -- Dozens of Saudi soldiers have died after Yemeni army troopers, backed by fighters from popular committees, launched an attack against a military camp in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern region of Najran.
- Kyiv, Separatists Report Armored Clash Despite Cease-Fire RFE/RL 10 Aug 2015 -- One Ukrainian soldier was killed and nine injured in the latest clashes between Ukrainian armed forces and Russia-backed separatists in the Donetsk region.
- Fighting in Eastern Ukraine Intensifies VOA 10 Aug 2015 -- Fighting between government forces and separatists intensified in eastern Ukraine.
- Ukraine claims repelled tank assault by pro-Russians Press TV 10 Aug 2015 -- The Ukrainian government says its forces have repelled a recent tank assault by pro-Russia fighters in troubled eastern Ukraine.
- Seoul Vows to Retaliate Against N. Korea for Planting Deadly Landmines VOA 10 Aug 2015 -- Seoul Monday accused the North Korean military of illegally crossing into the South Korean side of the demilitarized zone.
- S Korea warns North of ‘harsh price’ for border landmine blasts Press TV 10 Aug 2015 -- South Korea has vowed to make North Korea pay a “harsh price” for a landmine explosion that injured two soldiers.
- Activists: Now is Time to Press LRA, Kony Fight VOA 10 Aug 2015 -- Activists gathered on Capitol Hill gathered in Washington on Monday to plead for more U.S. engagement in efforts to suppress the Lord’s Resistance Army in East Africa and capture its leader Joseph Kony.
- Israeli settlement expansion ‘root cause’ of growing violence in Occupied Palestinian Territories – UN experts UN News 10 Aug 2015 -- A United Nations human rights committee has completed its annual evaluation of the situation affecting millions of people living in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
- Claire McCaskill: Under No Pressure in Iran Nuclear Debate VOA 10 Aug 2015 -- Missouri Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill said she does not believe she and other uncommitted U.S. lawmakers feel under any pressure from either side as Congress weighs its support of the Iran nuclear agreement.
- Lawyer for Washington Post Reporter Expects Iran Trial Verdict Soon VOA 10 Aug 2015 -- A lawyer for Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian said a verdict in his espionage trial in Iran could come within a week.
- U.S. Journalist Back In Court In Iran On Spy Charges RFE/RL 10 Aug 2015 -- A Washington Post journalist accused of espionage is back in court in Tehran for the fourth hearing of his case.
- Mixed Reviews for ASEAN Stance on Maritime Dispute VOA 10 Aug 2015 -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is getting mixed reviews for its communique on the South China Sea issue.
- Report: China Hacked Emails of US Officials VOA 10 Aug 2015 -- A U.S. media outlet is reporting that Chinese hackers have been accessing the private emails of top U.S. administration officials since at least 2010.
- Political Violence Rages as Turkish Snap Poll Looks Likely VOA 10 Aug 2015 -- Talks to form a coalition government in Turkey appear to be making little progress and a snap parliamentary election looks increasingly likely.
- Turkey Attacks Hit Police, US Consulate VOA 10 Aug 2015 -- At least six police and soldiers were killed in a series of attacks in Turkey, while another shooting struck the U.S. consulate in the country's largest city.
- Assailants open fire on US consulate in Istanbul: Report Press TV 10 Aug 2015 -- Two assailants have opened fire at the US Consulate building in the Turkish city of Istanbul, causing a gunfight with the police.
- Egypt court sentences 10 to death on terror charges Press TV 10 Aug 2015 -- An Egyptian court has handed down preliminary death sentences to ten defendants on charges of forming and running a terrorist cell connected with the global militant organization al-Qaeda, Press TV reports.
- Roundup: Abe's anni. statement remains unclear on whether to offer apology People's Daily 10 Aug 2015 -- Japanese media reported contradictorily over whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's planned statement will include keywords of "aggression and colonial rule" and "apology."
- Age of Walls: Latvia Mulls Wall With Russia to Keep Illegal Immigrants Out Sputnik 10 Aug 2015 -- Some Eastern European countries have once again begun floating the idea of building up walls in Europe, this time to keep people out.
- Kenya, Uganda Agree on Route for Oil Pipeline VOA 10 Aug 2015 -- Kenya and Uganda have agreed on the route of a planned pipeline that would carry crude from Ugandan oilfields to the Kenyan coast.
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