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01 October 2015 Military News

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  • Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group Successfully Completes COMPTUEX NNS 01 Oct 2015 -- The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) completed Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX), Sept. 30, in preparation for a future deployment.
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Command Stands Up NNS 01 Oct 2015 -- The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Philadelphia Division stood up as a separate echelon four Division within NSWC, Oct. 1.
  • USNS Comfort Returns Home from Continuing Promise 2015 Mission NNS 01 Oct 2015 -- The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returned to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk, Sept. 30, officially completing Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15), the six-month humanitarian and civil assistance mission to Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
  • T-2C Buckeye Ends 56-Year Navy Career NNS 01 Oct 2015 -- The Navy's last flying T-2C Buckeye made its final flight at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland, Sept. 25, capping 56 years of the aircraft type's service to the fleet.
  • US Aircraft Carrier Ronald Reagan Arrives in Japan Sputnik 01 Oct 2015 -- During her transit across the Pacific Ocean, the Ronald Reagan completed a blue water certification, replenishment at sea, day and night flight operations and damage control and medical drills.
  • USS Ronald Reagan Pivots to Japan in Show of Support VOA 01 Oct 2015 -- The United States implemented a key element of its strategic shift toward Asia Thursday with the arrival in Japan of the Navy's nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the USS Ronald Reagan.
  • GPS III launch services proposal request released AFNS 01 Oct 2015 -- The Air Force released a final request for proposal on Global Positioning System III launch services Sept. 30 to cover launch vehicle production, mission integration and launch operations for the satellite mission set to start in 2018. Proposals are due back to the Air Force by Nov. 16 in accordance with solicitation instructions.
  • 'Irreproachable' Air Strikes: Russian Media Spin The Syria Offensive RFE/RL 01 Oct 2015 -- Russia may have taken the world by surprise when it launched air strikes in Syria, but the media back home in Moscow were more than ready
  • Russian Forces to Get 80,000 Sets of 'Future Soldier' Gear Till Year End Sputnik 01 Oct 2015 -- The Russian military will get about 80,000 sets of the Ratnik 'future soldier' gear before the end of 2015, Russian Land Forces' commander Col. Gen. Oleg Salyukov told journalists on Thursday.
  • Defence Secretary visits Oman UK MOD 01 Oct 2015 -- The Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has unveiled plans to look at developing a British presence at Oman's major Duqm port.
  • Senior leader stresses military's role in Xinjiang stability People's Daily 01 Oct 2015 -- Top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng on Wednesday highlighted the role of the Chinese military in Xinjiang stability, saying troops should play a bigger role in fighting separatism, terrorism and extremism.
  • Ex-Military Leader Under Investigation People's Daily 01 Oct 2015 -- Ex-political commissar of People's Liberation Army Air Force Guangzhou Base is reported under investigation for graft crimes on Wednesday, becoming another senior military figure brought down in President Xi Jinping's campaign against corruption.

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  • General Behind Burkina Faso Coup Surrenders VOA 01 Oct 2015 -- The general behind last month's failed coup in Burkina Faso has surrendered to the country's transitional government.
  • Is Burkina Faso's elite guard still a threat? IRIN 01 Oct 2015 -- Burkina Faso's interim government adopted a decree last week dissolving the Presidential Security Regiment, which mounted a short-lived coup two weeks ago. But despite promises to disarm and subsequent interventions by the army, some RSP members still refuse to give up their weapons, leaving many to wonder if the elite force will continue to pose a threat to the transition to democracy.
  • Netanyahu Slams Iran Nuclear Deal at UN VOA 01 Oct 2015 -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered a blistering condemnation of the deal between Iran and major world powers aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear program in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly Thursday in New York.
  • Russia's Syrian Strikes May Fuel Global Jihad, Experts Say VOA 01 Oct 2015 -- The start of Russian airstrikes to prop up embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government could trigger a new wave of foreign fighters, strengthening jihadists across the region, experts say.
  • Even minor provocation can 'freeze' north-south relations on peninsula, DPR Korea leader tells UN UN News 01 Oct 2015 -- Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Ri Su Yong, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) denounced the United States for abusing its powers at the UN Security Council and thereby violating the 'sovereignty, dignity, peace and security of our nation.'
  • Chinese City Rocked by 15 Explosions, 7 Dead, Police Claim No Terrorist Act Sputnik 01 Oct 2015 -- A small city in southern China experienced a series of massive blasts on Wednesday, resulting in seven deaths and over fifty injuries, according to authorities and state-run media.
  • Israeli rock-shaped spying device discovered in Lebanon Press TV 01 Oct 2015 -- A highly camouflaged Israeli espionage device has been discovered in southern Lebanon, the country's army says.
  • Turkish gag order hits arms-to-Syria trial Press TV 01 Oct 2015 -- A Turkish court has issued a secrecy order for the proceedings of the trial of former officials accused of intercepting arms which were being transferred in 2014 from the country to the militants fighting the Syrian government.
  • Fears Over Turkey Media Freedom Grow VOA 01 Oct 2015 -- A prominent Turkish columnist and television news anchor, Ahmet Hakan, has been beaten up outside his Istanbul home. The attack on Hakan, who faced threats over reporting that has been critical of the ruling AK Party, comes as concern grows nationally and internationally over media freedom in Turkey ahead of the November election.
  • Burundi leader focuses on recent polls, upcoming dialogue in address to UN Assembly UN News 01 Oct 2015 -- The Vice-President of Burundi, Joseph Butore, addressed the General Assembly today, focusing on the elections that took place in his country this year and the upcoming dialogue there.
  • At UN, President of Montenegro urges broader respect for human rights UN News 01 Oct 2015 -- Addressing the General Assembly today, President Filip Vujanoviÿ of Montenegro spoke about his country's intensification in efforts to improve human rights for all and to combat rights violations when they occur.
  • European leaders at UN urge concerted action amid 'unprecedented' humanitarian crises UN News 01 Oct 2015 -- Several European leaders took to the podium today at the UN General Assembly's annual debate, highlighting that the world is again living in restless times, especially in light of the unprecedented scale of humanitarian crises, including the migrant and refugee crisis.
  • In UN address, Kyrgyzstan pledges full commitment to combat against terrorism UN News 01 Oct 2015 -- Addressing a range of issues before the United Nations General Assembly today, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan, Erlan Abdyldayev, welcomed the new 2030 Agenda, stressed the right of each State to development and underscored the need to combat terrorism and violent extremism.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina, in UN address, calls for comprehensive strategy against terrorism UN News 01 Oct 2015 -- Terrorism and violent extremism are without any doubt, the most serious of all challenges facing the world today, Dragan Covic, Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina told the United Nations General Assembly, saying that strategies to tackle the twin scourges musty go beyond military responses and include actions that address the root causes.
  • At UN Assembly, Georgian leader warns of region's security threats UN News 01 Oct 2015 -- In his address at the 70th United Nations General Assembly, Irakli Garibashvili, Georgia's Prime Minister said his country is building democracy even in the face of security threats in the region, and condemned Russia's ongoing annexation of its territories.
  • Future of Europe cannot be built on 'ever-higher walls,' Greek Prime Minister tells UN UN News 01 Oct 2015 -- Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Alexis Tsipras, the Prime Minister of Greece, said his country is striving to bolster regional security and supporting all efforts promoting peace and stability, even as it copes with three complex challenges – an economic crisis, unprecedented migration flows, and huge numbers of refugees from outside the region.

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