01 November 2015 Military News
- Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Targets in Syria, Iraq AFPS 01 Nov 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 in releases today and yesterday.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Ballistic Missile Defense System Demonstrates Layered Defense While Conducting Multiple Engagements in Operational Test MDA 01 Nov 2015 -- The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA), Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Operational Test Agency, Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, U.S. European Command, and U.S. Pacific Command conducted a complex operational flight test of the BMDS demonstrating a layered defense architecture.
- Dunford Discusses Progress With South Korean Counterpart AFPS 01 Nov 2015 -- North Korea is just 35 miles away from Seoul, a world capital with more than 20 million inhabitants.
- Carter: South Korean Alliance 'Ironclad' in Face of Constant Danger AFPS 01 Nov 2015 -- The United States remains committed to a denuclearized Korean Peninsula and continues to call on North Korea to maintain peace and stability in the region, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today.
- Media Availability with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the Demilitarized Zone, South Korea DoD 01 Nov 2015 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter
- U.S. Marines join in NATO exercise Trident Juncture USMC News 01 Nov 2015 -- Exercise Trident Juncture 15, the largest NATO exercise in the past 10 years, came ashore recently to demonstrate NATO's new increased level of ambition in joint modern warfare and will showcase a capable, forward leading Alliance equipped with the capacity to meet present and future security challenges.
- Indo-Russian Cruise Missile Launched From Advanced Warship, Hits Mach 2.8 Sputnik 01 Nov 2015 -- A BrahMos supersonic cruise missile has successfully been test-fired from the state-of-the-art Indian stealth destroyer INS Kochi.
- US accuses Beijing of military activities in S China Sea Press TV 01 Nov 2015 -- US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has accused China of conducting military activities at "an unprecedented rate" in the South China Sea.
- Saudi warplanes pound Yemen's capital, Sa'ada Province Press TV 01 Nov 2015 -- The regime in Riyadh continues its military aggression against Yemen as Saudi warplanes carry out new airstrikes on areas in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a, and the northern province of Sa'ada.
- Yemen peace talks expected to begin by mid-November: UN Press TV 01 Nov 2015 -- The United Nations special envoy to Yemen says negotiations between conflicting parties are expected to begin by mid-November amid Saudi incessant airstrikes on the impoverished Arab state.
- Scores of militants killed in Syria army operations Press TV 01 Nov 2015 -- Scores of militants have been killed across Syria as government forces carry out fresh large-scale operations against terrorist groups.
- Syria recognizes importance of Vienna talks statement: Foreign minister Press TV 01 Nov 2015 -- Syria says it recognizes the importance of many points included in the final statement of the recent high-profile talks held in Vienna for the restoration of peace in the war-ravaged country.
- Iraq army forces enter Daesh-held Ramadi Press TV 01 Nov 2015 -- In their latest advance against Daesh militants, Iraqi army troops backed by volunteer forces have entered the city of Ramadi, which is currently under the control of the Takfiri group.
- Iraq forces kill senior members of Daesh terrorists Press TV 01 Nov 2015 -- Iraq's army forces, backed by volunteer fighters, have killed senior members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the northern and western parts of the country.
- 11 civilians injured in attempted Boko Haram attack on Chadian army post Press TV 01 Nov 2015 -- Military forces in Chad have repelled an attack by Takfiri Boko Haram militants on an army post in the country's Lake Chad region.
- South Sudan: UN mission secures safe release of all personnel taken hostage in Upper Nile state UN News 01 Nov 2015 -- The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) today successfully carried out an extraction operation securing the release of 13 UNMISS contractors, who were taken hostage and detained by the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in Opposition soldiers on 26th October.
- UN Security Council strongly condemns terrorist attack against Somali hotel UN News 01 Nov 2015 -- The United Nations Security Council today condemned "in the strongest terms" the attacks carried out today against the Sahafi hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia by Al-Shabaab, resulting in a number of deaths and injuries.
- Al-Shabab Claims Responsibility for Attack on Mogadishu Hotel VOA 01 Nov 2015 -- The Somali militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on a hotel in Mogadishu Sunday, leaving at least 12 people dead, including the owner of the hotel, a military commander and two lawmakers.
- Turkey ruling AKP party regains parliamentary majority Press TV 01 Nov 2015 -- Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has regained its parliamentary majority which it lost five months ago.
- Erdogan's AKP Wins Parliamentary Majority In Turkey RFE/RL 01 Nov 2015 -- Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has hailed the results from November 1 parliamentary elections as a 'day of victory' for his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) after a nearly complete vote count shows it won a majority of seats in the legislature.
- Turkey's Ruling AK Party Pulls Off Surprise Victory at Polls VOA 01 Nov 2015 -- With 98 percent of ballots counted, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) pulled off a surprisingly big election victory in Sunday's parliamentary polls - the second in five months, prompting accusations of voting irregularities from some opposition politicians.
- China, Japan, S. Korea Agree to End Diplomatic Stand-Off VOA 01 Nov 2015 -- In Seoul Sunday leaders from China, Japan and South Korea met for the first time in three-and-a-half years to restart stalled regional cooperation and end their diplomatic standoff over the contentious issues that divide them.
- China, Japan, South Korea 'completely restore' cooperation Press TV 01 Nov 2015 -- The leaders of China, Japan and South Korea say their trilateral cooperation has been 'completely restored' following their first meeting in more than three years.
- JCPOA expected to be implemented early in January: Araqchi IRNA 01 Nov 2015 -- The nuclear agreement reached between Tehran and the six world powers is expected to be implemented early in January, a senior lawmaker quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi as saying.
- UK govt. backpedals on plan to snoop on Internet users Press TV 01 Nov 2015 -- The British government has abandoned a controversial plan to allow the police and security services full access to people's Internet browsing history.
- New UK Surveillance Bill Stops Short of Fully Banning Data Encryption Sputnik 01 Nov 2015 -- New British contentious surveillance bill seeks to expand the role of security services but stops short of fully banning data encryption, Home Secretary Theresa May said Sunday.vv
- Kerry Meets Karimov, Central Asian Foreign Ministers RFE/RL 01 Nov 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry mixed courtship of Central Asian nations with efforts to prod their authoritarian governments on democracy and human rights during a visit to the strategic, mostly Muslim region neighboring Afghanistan.
- Kerry Meets Uzbek President, Central Asian Leaders VOA 01 Nov 2015 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday met Uzbekistan's autocratic ruler and officials from other Central Asian states accused of being among the world's worst human rights offenders.
- Azerbaijan's Ruling Party Claims Win In Poll Boycotted By Opposition RFE/RL 01 Nov 2015 -- President Ilham Aliyev's ruling New Azerbaijan Party (YAP) has claimed a landslide victory in the country's November 1 parliamentary elections -- a vote that was boycotted by Europe's largest monitoring agency and all of Azerbaijan's established opposition parties.
- Georgia's Ruling Coalition Increasingly At Odds RFE/RL 01 Nov 2015 -- Ever since it lost power in the October 2012 parliamentary election, Georgia's United National Movement (ENM) has consistently and systematically sought to portray the Georgian Dream (GD) coalition that defeated it as having abandoned the ENM's pro-Western and pro-democracy orientation and as pursuing a witch hunt against blameless former government officials from the ENM with the aim of discrediting that party irrevocably, and thus facilitating a repeat victory for GD in the parliamentary ballot due in October 2016.
- Moldova's Mega-Heist May Have Just Ended Country's Path to EU Integration Sputnik 01 Nov 2015 -- On Thursday, Moldova's pro-EU government was forced to resign after losing a no-confidence vote, following months of street protests over the theft of over $1 billion from the country's banks last year. Plunged further into political crisis, some analysts now suggest that this may mark the end of the country's march toward European integration.
- DRC Government Spokesman Denies Election Delay Report VOA 01 Nov 2015 -- The Democratic Republic of Congo's information minister is denying a report that one of his colleagues said DRC elections, slated for next year, will have to be delayed up to four years.
|Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list|