18 September 2015 Military News
- Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq AFPS 18 Sep 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.
Defense Policy / Programs
- AFRL providing cost-effective inspection solutions for turbine engine aircraft AFNS 18 Sep 2015 -- Aircraft engine inspections are an essential part of maintaining a healthy and reliable fleet. However, the inspection process is often labor-intensive and challenging, and parts are often replaced before their serviceable life is over.
- DoD's Maritime Strategy Addresses Nation's Asia-Pacific Interests AFPS 18 Sep 2015 -- The Defense Department's rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region is a strategy that safeguards U.S. interests and military access, builds partner capabilities and preserves stability in that part of the world, the assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs told a Senate panel yesterday.
- Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Statement on the Nomination of Eric Fanning to be Secretary of the Army DoD 18 Sep 2015
- Readout of Secretary Carter's Call with Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoygu DoD 18 Sep 2015
- Ike Successfully Completes CART II NNS 18 Sep 2015 -- The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) completed the Command Assessment of Readiness and Training Phase Two (CART II) certification, Sept. 16.
- Cybersecurity Demands Culture Change, DoD Official Says AFPS 18 Sep 2015 -- A change in culture is needed to protect against threats in the rapidly changing cyber domain, the Defense Department's chief information officer said here yesterday.
- A New Defense for Navy Ships: Protection from Cyber Attacks NNS 18 Sep 2015 -- The U.S. Navy is developing the Resilient Hull, Mechanical, and Electrical Security (RHIMES) system, a cyber protection system designed to make its shipboard mechanical and electrical control systems resilient to cyber attacks, officials announced Sept. 17.
- September 18, 2015 - U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 18 Sep 2015
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, 9/18/2015 The White House 18 Sep 2015
- 18 September 2015 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 18 Sep 2015
- Is Yemen Europe's next migration crisis? IRIN 18 Sep 2015 -- Suddenly everyone knows about Syria as hundreds of thousands of refugees flee across Europe. But further south, another Middle Eastern country is also imploding, arguably at an even faster rate. Will refugees from Yemen now also start to flee to Europe?
- Israeli fighter jets pound northern Gaza Strip Press TV 18 Sep 2015 -- Israeli fighter jets have carried out a number of aerial attacks in the Gaza Strip in another act of aggression against the Palestinian coastal territory.
- Security Council voices 'grave concern' over recent violence around holy sites in Jerusalem UN News 18 Sep 2015 -- The United Nations Security Council expressed its "grave concern" over escalating tensions around holy sites in Jerusalem and called for the "immediate cessation of violence" and the restoration of calm, especially surrounding the Haram Al-Sharif/Temple Mount compound.
- Venezuela military aircraft crashes on Colombia border Press TV 18 Sep 2015 -- Caracas says a Venezuelan military plane has crashed near the border with Colombia while monitoring an illegal flight into the country, amid an ongoing border dispute between the two neighboring South American states.
- Lives in Ukraine being lost in accountability vacuum, warns UN rights expert UN News 18 Sep 2015 -- The Ukrainian Government and the armed groups operating in the country must implement a proper system of accountability to end the violence, an independent United Nations human rights expert warned today.
- Time running out for Europe to solve refugee crisis; children particularly vulnerable - UN UN News 18 Sep 2015 -- In the wake of yesterday's "mayhem" on the Serbian border with Croatia, which has now closed some of its entry points, and the dramatic situation on the Hungarian border this week, the United Nations is urging a coherent and united response to Europe's refugee crisis.
- Croatia Closes Border Crossings With Serbia To Stem Migrant Influx RFE/RL 18 Sep 2015 -- Croatia has closed seven of the country's eight border crossings with Serbia 'until further notice' following a massive influx of migrants and refugees, the Interior Ministry announced late September 17.
- Burkina Faso: Ban welcomes release of several leaders, demands others be freed immediately UN News 18 Sep 2015 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the release today of the Transitional President of Burkina Faso who was detained along with several other officials following this week's coup d'état, and reiterated his demand that all those being held be freed immediately.
- Burkina Faso Coup Leader: President, PM Safe VOA 18 Sep 2015 -- The head of Burkina Faso's new ruling council says the president and prime minister are safe in military custody and will soon be released.
- China committed to building major-country relations with U.S.: President Xi People's Daily 18 Sep 2015 -- President Xi Jinping on Thursday said that China is committed to working with the United States to build a new type of major-power relationship.
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