01 September 2015 Military News
- Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Casualty Update 01 Sep 2015 [PDF]
- Airstrikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq AFPS 01 Sep 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
- 'Good Listener, Neat Dresser' - Taliban Publishes Biography Of New Leader RFE/RL 01 Sep 2015 -- Little is known about new Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansur.
- New US drone strike kills five in northern Pakistan Press TV 01 Sep 2015 -- A fresh US assassination drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal region has claimed the lives of at least five people, Pakistani security officials say.
- Pakistan Suicide Blast Kills 4, Wounds Dozens VOA 01 Sep 2015 -- A suicide bomber killed at least four people and wounded around 50 others Tuesday in northwestern Pakistan.
- Airmen share knowledge, experience to better Afghanistan’s air force AFNS 01 Sep 2015 -- Airmen assigned to the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing recently traveled to Hamid Karzai International Airport.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Guantanamo inmates must remain locked up indefinitely: Pentagon chief Press TV 01 Sep 2015 -- US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said about half the detainees at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba need to be imprisoned "indefinitely" and cannot be released to other nations.
- Next Gen B-3 Bomber Will Cost $25Bln More Than US Air Force Thought Sputnik 01 Sep 2015 -- The Air Force this year estimated the cost of the new Long Range Strike Bomber (LRSB) to be $58.2 billion for the next 10 years, up from the previous year’s estimate of $33.1 billion.
- New ACC program begins, aimed to improve MQ-1/9 community AFNS 01 Sep 2015 -- The initial stage of Air Combat Command's new program is designed to take place across 12 Air Force active-duty, Reserve and Guard bases.
- Polish, US forces improve interoperability at Lask AB AFNS 01 Sep 2015 -- Four F-16 Fighting Falcons, two F-22 Raptors and a C-130 Hercules arrived at Lask Air Base Aug. 31.
- MQ-1s test deployment capability in Latvia AFNS 01 Sep 2015 -- Two MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft and approximately 70 Airmen deployed to Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, to test the unit's ability to forward deploy.
- Remarks by Secretary Carter in a Worldwide Troop Talk at the Defense Media Activity DoD 01 Sep 2015
- Carter Fields Questions During Televised Global Troop Talk AFPS 01 Sep 2015 -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter crossed continents and engaged with the services via television and across social media platforms in an unprecedented live, worldwide troop talk at Fort Meade, Maryland.
- Speech: American Legion National Convention DoD 01 Sep 2015
- Carter Addresses Legion Convention on Force of Future AFPS 01 Sep 2015 -- The desire to defend those who defend the nation shaped Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s commitments to the force, a national security strategy that meets this century’s needs and plans for the force of the future.
- Wave of the Future: ONR Forum Looks at Amphibious Operations NNS 01 Sep 2015 -- Senior leaders from the Navy and Marine Corps spoke to a packed house at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) on the topic of "Expeditionary and Irregular Warfare: The Amphibious High Water Speed Challenge."
- Unpeaceful ATOM: Russia Rolls Out Killer Armored Vehicle Sputnik 01 Sep 2015 -- Russia’s tracked vehicle manufacturer UralVagonzavod is preparing to unveil a heavy armored wheeled vehicle, which is being as eagerly awaited as Russia’s all-new Armata tank.
- Iran unveils radars that can detect stealth targets Press TV 01 Sep 2015 -- Iran has unveiled two domestically-manufactured state-of-the-art radar systems capable of detecting stealth targets at high altitudes.
- Karimov Says No Foreign Military Bases In Uzbekistan RFE/RL 01 Sep 2015 -- Uzbek President Islam Karimov has ruled out the establishment of any foreign military base in his country.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing, September 1, 2015 US Dept. of State 01 Sep 2015
- Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, 1 September 2015 United Nations 01 Sep 2015
- Russia rejects report of aircraft, troops deployment to Syria Press TV 01 Sep 2015 -- Moscow has rejected reports by Israeli media that it aims to deploy fighter jets and military personnel to Syria to help the Arab country in its battle against the Daesh Takfiri group.
- Daesh again uses mustard gas in Syria: Observatory Press TV 01 Sep 2015 -- Another suspected instance of mustard gas use in an attack by Takfiri Daesh group has been reported north of Syria.
- UN emergency relief coordinator appeals to donors as Syrian crisis enters fifth year UN News 01 Sep 2015 -- The needs of the 7.6 million people displaced by the war and the 4 million others who have sought refuge in neighbouring countries are “greater than ever.”
- Daesh kills 112 of own members in Iraq’s Mosul for ‘coup’ attempt Press TV 01 Sep 2015 -- The Daesh militant group has reportedly executed 112 of its own members in Iraq’s embattled northern province of Nineveh.
- ISIL Brandishes US Weapons in Iraq Sputnik 01 Sep 2015 -- US arms were delivered to Iraq to help combat the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist group, despite fears that the weapons could inadvertently land in the hands of extremists.
- Ukraine Protest Death Toll Rises to 3 VOA 01 Sep 2015 -- Two more Ukrainian National Guard officers have died from wounds caused by a grenade blast during Monday's violent demonstrations in the capital Kyiv, bringing the death toll to three.
- Death Toll Rises To Three From Grenade Attack Near Ukrainian Parliament RFE/RL 01 Sep 2015 -- Three members of Ukraine's National Guard have died from injuries sustained after a hand grenade exploded outside parliament.
- World Powers Condemn Violence, Urge Ukraine To Affirm Reforms RFE/RL 01 Sep 2015 -- World powers have condemned deadly violence outside Ukraine's parliament.
- UN refugee agency delivers aid to non-government controlled area in Ukraine for first time in weeks UN News 01 Sep 2015 -- The United Nations refugee agency announced that it managed to deliver humanitarian aid to non-Government-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine for the first time in several weeks.
- Yemen: UN warns of ‘untenable’ humanitarian situation and steep increase in civilian causalities UN News 01 Sep 2015 -- The UN human rights office said it is alarmed by the steep increase in the number of civilian casualties in Yemen’s Taiz governorate.
- UN Deplores Resumption of Executions in Chad VOA 01 Sep 2015 -- The U.N. Human Rights Office says it deplores the resumption of executions in Chad, where 10 people were put to death on Saturday under a newly enacted anti-terrorism law.
- 19 AU Soldiers Killed in Somali Al-Shabab Attack VOA 01 Sep 2015 -- Al-Shabab militants assaulted an African Union base in southern Somalia Tuesday, killing at least 19 soldiers and reportedly taking others hostage.
- UN: Palestinian Territory in Recession, Gaza Becoming Uninhabitable VOA 01 Sep 2015 -- A report by the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development says the occupied Palestinian territory is in recession for the first time in six years and that Gaza could become uninhabitable in less than five years.
- South Korea to Begin Survey on Separated Families VOA 01 Sep 2015 -- South Korea is launching a project to find out how many elderly citizens who once applied for reunions with their North Korean relatives are still alive or able to travel.
- Former Congolese Warlord Going on Trial in The Hague VOA 01 Sep 2015 -- Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda goes on trial at the International Criminal Court Wednesday to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
- Turkey Police Move Against Media Ahead of Poll VOA 01 Sep 2015 -- Turkish police launched a series of raids Tuesday on businesses owned by a major media company.
- Zuma Impeachment Bid Fails in South Africa VOA 01 Sep 2015 -- A motion to impeach South African President Jacob Zuma failed to get through the country’s parliament on Tuesday.
- IOM: 350,000 Migrants Have Fled to Europe This Year VOA 01 Sep 2015 -- The International Organization for Migration said that more than 350,000 migrants have made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean this year, fleeing turmoil and poverty in the Mideast and Africa in search of a better life in Europe.
- Malaysian PM’s Tenure Uncertain Following Finance Scandal VOA 01 Sep 2015 -- Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak is battling against calls for his resignation over a $700 million financial scandal.
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