28 October 2015 Military News
- Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Casualty Update 28 Oct 2015 [PDF]
- Coalition Airstrikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Iraq AFPS 28 Oct 2015 -- U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
- Inherent Resolve Spokesman Updates Iraq, Syria Operations AFPS 28 Oct 2015 -- The coalition fighting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq has conducted 7,712 airstrikes since operations began, the majority in Iraq, an Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said today.
- Department of Defense Press Briefing by Colonel Warren via teleconference in the Pentagon Briefing Room from Baghdad, Iraq DoD 28 Oct 2015 -- Colonel Steve Warren, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman
- Taliban militants overrun district in northeastern Afghanistan Press TV 28 Oct 2015 -- Members of the Taliban militant group have taken control of a district in Afghanistan's northeastern province of Takhar.
Defense Policy / Programs
- AF leaders testify on F-35 progress AFNS 28 Oct 2015 -- Leaders in the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office and the Air Force F-35 Integration Office testified on the fifth-generation aircraft's development before a House Armed Services subcommittee Oct. 21 on Capitol Hill.
- Joint Press Briefing with Secretary Carter and Minister Ya'alon in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room DoD 28 Oct 2015-- Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon
- Lincoln Takes on Noise-Induced Hazards NNS 28 Oct 2015 -- As simple as it may sound, noise is one of the most common health hazards to Sailors in the Navy. Whether serving aboard an aircraft carrier during its Refueling and Complex Overhaul (RCOH) or conducting operations in the middle of the Gulf, Sailors are exposed to noise every day.
- Air Force set to launch next-to-last GPS IIF satellite AFNS 28 Oct 2015 -- Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile Systems Center and its mission partners are scheduled to launch the 11th Boeing-built Global Positioning System IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 launch vehicle Oct. 30 from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.
- British, US Marines improve intelligence cooperation during exercise USMC News 28 Oct 2015 -- U.S. Marines with 2nd Intelligence Battalion and British forces began an exercise enhancing intelligence cooperation and gathering tactics between the two nations, Oct. 25, 2015.
- Trident Juncture 15 at Sea: NATO and partners put to the test NATO 28 Oct 2015 -- Nineteen NATO nations are contributing navy and marine forces to Trident Juncture 2015, the Alliance's biggest and most ambitious exercise in more than a decade. More than 70 ships and submarines, maritime patrol aircraft and 3,000 marines are taking part in the maritime portion of the exercise taking place off the coast of Portugal, Spain and Italy and at NATO's Maritime Command in the United Kingdom.
- NATO and the New Arc of Crisis - Speech by NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow at the Conference on NATO and the New Arc of Crisis, Fundación Botín, Madrid NATO 28 Oct 2015
- US, allies sending up to 4,000 more troops to Russia's doorstep Press TV 28 Oct 2015 -- The United States and its allies are said to be increasing troops stationed in countries bordering Russia by deploying up to 4,000 more forces.
- Putin urges dollar to be ditched in oil deals Press TV 28 Oct 2015 -- President Vladimir Putin has raised the ante in Russia's bid to cut dependence on the dollar, urging greater use of the national currency, the ruble, in oil deals.
- Russian Defense Chief Shoigu Accused Of Owning $18 Million Mansion RFE/RL 27 Oct 2015 -- Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has long been one of Russia's most-popular government figures, due in part to years of lavish state television coverage of him as emergency situations minister, a ministry he headed for nearly two decades.
- Danish F-16 fighter jet crashes into North Sea People's Daily 28 Oct 2015 -- A Danish F-16 fighter jet crashed into North Sea on Tuesday afternoon and the pilot was ejected without serious injuries, local media reported.
- South Korea 'to boost defense' amid North 'threats' Press TV 27 Oct 2015 -- South Korean President Park Geun-Hye has pledged to strengthen her country's defense capabilities against possible future "provocations" by neighboring North Korea.
- October 28, 2015 - U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 28 Oct 2015
- Press Gaggle Aboard Air Force One en route Andrews AFB, 10/28/15 The White House 28 Oct 2015
- 28 October 2015 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 28 Oct 2015
- U.S. Pacific Commander to Visit China to Discuss South China Sea Dispute People's Daily 28 Oct 2015 -- While China angers over U.S. warship USS Lassen illegally entering waters near Zhubi Reef, part of China's Nansha Islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday, the Head of the U.S. Pacific Command Harry B. Harris Jr., who gave the order to send the warship, is to visit Beijing on November 2 to discuss the South China Sea disputes.
- White House tried to stall Pentagon's mission in South China Sea: Report Press TV 28 Oct 2015 -- The US State Department and White House resorted to 'repeated stalling' of a mission to send a nuclear-powered warship close to a Chinese island in the South China Sea under months of pressure from the Pentagon, apparently in an effort to avoid provoking Beijing, a new report indicates.
- Saudi jets continue bombing Yemen's Sa'ada province Press TV 28 Oct 2015 -- Saudi jets have continued bombing different parts of Yemen's northwestern Sa'ada province, causing more loss of life and destroying more homes in the impoverished country.
- Iran, Russia stress intra-Syrian dialogue ISNA 28 Oct 2015 -- Iran and Russia underlined the need to take all key regional players on board by promoting an intra-Syrian dialog to settle the four-and-a-half-year crisis gripping the Arab country.
- Family Buries Russian Soldier Who Died In Syria, Doubt Suicide RFE/RL 28 Oct 2015 -- Relatives of the first Russian soldier to be confirmed dead in Syria buried the 19-year-old man, as more doubts emerged about the exact cause of his death.
- Iran calls on US to stop nurturing terrorists in Syria ISNA 28 Oct 2015 -- Iran called on the US to stop grooming terrorists to wreak havoc in Syria, saying the Arab state's crisis stems from Washington's instrumentalization of terrorists groups.
- Number of anti-terrorist strikes hit record high in Syria: Russia Press TV 28 Oct 2015 -- Russia says its fighter jets have hit 118 targets belonging to terrorists across Syria over the past 24 hours, recording the highest daily tally since the Kremlin began its anti-terror air campaign in the Arab state.
- 13.5 million people require humanitarian aid in Syria: UN Press TV 28 Oct 2015 -- The ongoing conflict in Syria has left at least 13.5 million people in need of humanitarian aid, says the United Nations.
- Kerry: Vienna Talks Best Hope Of Saving Syria From 'Hell' RFE/RL 28 Oct 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the upcoming multilateral talks on Syria will not find an immediate political solution but represent the best hope available.
- Russia Demands That Envoys Document Syrian Civilian Deaths RFE/RL 28 Oct 2015 -- Russia is demanding that foreign embassies in Moscow document what authorities called 'outrageous' Western media reports that Russian air strikes have caused civilian deaths in Syria.
- UN food relief agency boosts value of vouchers for Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon UN News 28 Oct 2015 -- Extremely vulnerable Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon will now receive higher-value electronic vouchers from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), with an average value of $21 per person per month, or 80 per cent of the full intended value of the vouchers.
- Iraqi troops kill over 20 Daesh terrorists in Anbar Press TV 28 Oct 2015 -- Iraqi army troops have managed to kill over 20 Daesh Takfiri militants in the western province of Anbar, as they push ahead with their anti-terror military operations.
- Luhansk Separatists Lift Ban On UN Humanitarian Agencies RFE/RL 28 Oct 2015 -- Russian-backed separatists in Ukraine's Luhansk region have agreed to lift a ban on humanitarian aid deliveries by UN agencies, an official with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said October 27.
- Forced cannibalism, blood drinking in South Sudan conflict: Report Press TV 28 Oct 2015 -- A report has uncovered evidence of forced cannibalism, blood drinking, rape, and dismemberment carried out by both warring sides in South Sudan.
- Nigeria rescues 338 people held hostage by Boko Haram Press TV 28 Oct 2015 -- Nigerian soldiers have rescued over 330 people, mainly women and children, held hostage by Takfiri Boko Haram terrorist group in a large military operation in the country's troubled northeastern state of Borno.
- Egypt extends state of emergency in parts of Northern Sinai Press TV 28 Oct 2015 -- The Egyptian government has extended the state of emergency in parts of Northern Sinai in a bid to curb the militancy in the volatile region.
- 'Fear must be eclipsed by wisdom' to end violence between Israelis and Palestinians - UN rights chief UN News 28 Oct 2015 -- At a special meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council today, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights stressed that Israeli-Palestinian violence will draw "closer to a catastrophe" if not stopped immediately, while President Mahmoud Abbas called for creation of a "special protection" regime for the Palestinian people, amid roiling tensions in the region.
- Central African Republic: deploring recent violence, UN envoy says 'dialogue is only way out of this crisis' UN News 28 Oct 2015 -- Following a series of incidents earlier this week in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital of Bangui, the top United Nation official in the crisis-riven country strongly deplored the use of violence to resolve differences and had called on all Central Africans to exercise restraint "to avoid an increase of violence with serious consequences."
- Amid 'unpredictable' situation in Darfur, senior UN peacekeeping official urges political settlement UN News 28 Oct 2015 -- Warning of an "unpredictable" political and security situation in Darfur, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council today that a comprehensive resolution of the Darfur conflict, which would allow for the return of over 2.6 million displaced persons, required first and foremost a political settlement between the Government and the armed movements.
- Ivory Coast President Ouattara wins second term Press TV 28 Oct 2015 -- Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara has swept to victory for a second term in a key vote aimed at drawing a line at years of violence and the 2011 civil war.
- Security Council urges Burundian parties to pursue dialogue, 'spare their people and country further suffering' UN News 28 Oct 2015 -- Renewing its call for all stakeholder Burundian stakeholders to engage in dialogue "and to spare their country and its people further suffering," the United Nations Security Council today voiced its deep concerns about the growing insecurity, the continued rise in violence, and the persisting political impasse there.
- DPR Korea: UN rights expert 'deeply regrets' unchanged human rights situation UN News 28 Oct 2015 -- The international community was strongly urged today by a UN rights expert to maintain effective and meaningful efforts to address the continued dire human rights situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
- Pakistan quake: new building codes largely unenforced IRIN 27 Oct 2015 -- Pakistan added detailed seismic provisions to its national building code in 2007, two years after an earthquake in the disputed Kashmir region killed more than 80,000 people and destroyed countless constructions. They have gone largely unenforced, compounding the destruction from Monday's 7.5-magnitude quake.
- 'Terrorism is on the march' Ban tells global dialogue in Madrid, urging unified response to end scourge UN News 28 Oct 2015 -- Despite the world's best efforts, "terrorism is on the march" and the violent ideas that fuel it are spreading, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today, telling delegations gathered for a global dialogue in Madrid that a unified, multi-dimensional and rights-based response is required to wipe out the scourge.
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