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30 November 2015 Military News

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  • DA Announces Upcoming Rotational Deployment DoD 30 Nov 2015 -- The Department of the Army announced today the 1st Cavalry Division's 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team will deploy with approximately 4,500 soldiers to the Republic of Korea in early 2016. This deployment is part of a regular rotation of forces in support of U.S. Forces Korea.
  • Groundbreaking round: New artillery round brings promise of more bang, less buck USMC News 30 Nov 2015 -- The successful test of a new artillery round brings the promise of more explosions and reduced costs for the artillery community after the Marines of 1st Battalion, 10th Marine Regiment tested the new M1122 practice round at Camp Lejeune, Nov. 19, 2015.
  • Navy in Hawaii Makes Strides Toward Energy Security in 2015 NNS 30 Nov 2015 -- Using innovation, ingenuity and incentivized strategies, Navy Region Hawaii and its partners are achieving greater energy efficiency. The latest milestone will be recognized Dec. 15, as USS Preble wins an energy conservation award.
  • Bulkeley Enters Mediterranean NNS 30 Nov 2015 -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) entered the Mediterranean Sea, Nov. 29, after transiting the Strait of Gibraltar.
  • Bulkeley's Wolfpack Visits Spain NNS 30 Nov 2015 -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) pulled into Malaga, Spain, Nov. 29, to enhance U.S.-Spain relations as the two nations work together for a stable, secure and prosperous Europe.
  • US European Command, EU Military Sign Data Sharing Deal Sputnik 30 Nov 2015 -- European Union Military Staff (EUMS) director general, Lt. Gen. Wolfgang Wosolsobe and United States European Command (EUCOM) commander, Gen. Philip Breedlove signed an administrative arrangement today to facilitate the exchange of information and cooperation between both organizations, according to press release.
  • NATO Ministers Expected to Endorse Membership Push by Montenegro VOA 30 Nov 2015 -- NATO ministers are expected on Wednesday to endorse efforts by the tiny Balkan state of Montenegro to join the 28-nation Western military alliance - a membership many analysts say could further strain military and diplomatic ties with Russia.
  • NATO Works to Bolster Turkey's 'Assurance Measures' Sputnik 30 Nov 2015 -- NATO is working on further assurance measures to support Turkey, the NATO ally who is on the frontline of a volatile region bordering Iraq and Syria, according to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
  • Afghanistan, relations with Russia, Montenegro dominate busy NATO Foreign Ministerial NATO 30 Nov 2015 -- Afghanistan, challenges from the south, relations with Russia, support for Ukraine and Montenegro's bid to join the Alliance will dominate the agenda of the two-day meeting of NATO Foreign ministers which starts on Tuesday (1 December 2015). "We face unprecedented security challenges both at home and abroad. NATO is responding to these challenges and I expect Foreign Ministers to take important decisions to further enhance our security," Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
  • U.S. Equipment to Arrive in Romania for Operation Atlantic Resolve AFPS 30 Nov 2015 -- About 70 pieces of U.S. military equipment will arrive in Romania from Germany tomorrow to support Operation Atlantic Resolve, a Pentagon spokesman said today.
  • NATO Secretary General discusses key security challenges with Turkish Prime Minister NATO 30 Nov 2015 -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu met on Monday (30 November 2015) to discuss a wide range of pressing international issues, including the crisis in Syria and last week's incident which led to the downing of Russian Air Force aircraft.
  • Upgraded Tu-160M2 Bomber to Get Brand New Weapons Control Systems Sputnik 30 Nov 2015 -- Russia's Tupolev Tu-160M2, a modernized variant of the legendary Tu-160 supersonic strategic bomber, is expected to become 'an entirely new aircraft,' with all-new components more than doubling its effectiveness. Now, developers involved in the plane's modernization have announced that they will be installing brand new weapons control systems.
  • Germany Shells Out €134 mln to Join Anti-Daesh Coalition Sputnik 30 Nov 2015 -- The German government is preparing to join the fight against Daesh (the Islamic State) and has estimated the cost at €134 mln ($142 mln) in 2016; German political scientist Alexander Rahr told Sputnik that Germany wants to show solidarity with neighboring France after the Paris terror attacks.
  • UK-led joint force launched to tackle common threats UK MOD 30 Nov 2015 -- The UK will be at the forefront of a high-readiness force allowing seven nations to meet new challenges in an uncertain world.
  • Britons Divided Over Bombing IS VOA 30 Nov 2015 -- Britons are divided as to whether their nation should join U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria. British lawmakers are expected to vote on the issue later this week.
  • PLA's aircraft fly beyond First Island Chain People's Daily 30 Nov 2015 -- People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force's aircraft including the H-6K bombers flew over the Miyako Strait and performed a long-distance drill far into the western Pacific Ocean, reaching more than 1,000 km beyond the First Island Chain, according to Shen Jinke, a spokesperson for the PLA Air Force last Friday.
  • China's Power Play in Djibouti: First Step to Great Naval Power Status? Sputnik 30 Nov 2015 -- China's plans to open a military facility in Djibouti have been giving US pundits the chills, with commentators suggesting that Beijing may be attempting to 'edge out Western influence' in Africa and the Middle East. Russian experts suggest that the base is, more than anything, a sign that China is ready to emerge as a great naval power.
  • India to Diversify Air Force With Local, Russian Aircraft - Air Staff Chief Sputnik 30 Nov 2015 -- New Delhi will purchase Russian-developed Su-30MKI aircraft and Indian-made TejasMK-II planes as well as French-built Rafale fighters for Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said.
  • Japan Submits Joint Submarine Development Proposal to Australia Sputnik 30 Nov 2015 -- Tokyo has submitted to Canberra a proposal for the joint development of submarines for the Royal Australian Navy, local media reported Monday.
  • Turkey ceases violation of Greek airspace Press TV 30 Nov 2015 -- Turkish warplanes have stopped their frequent violations of the Greek airspace in the wake of downing a Russian fighter jet less than a week ago, Greek officials say.
  • November 30, 2015 - U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 30 Nov 2015
  • Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes The White House 30 Nov 2015

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  • Kaboré Wins Burkina Faso Presidency VOA 30 Nov 2015 -- In Burkina Faso, former prime minister Roch Marc Christian Kaboré won Sunday's presidential elections on the first round with a clear majority of the vote. He becomes the first new president of the country in almost three decades.
  • US, S. Korea, Japan to Meet on N. Korea Nuclear Issue VOA 30 Nov 2015 -- Representatives of the United States, South Korea, and Japan will meet in Washington this week to discuss the North Korean nuclear issue, a senior official in Seoul said on Monday.
  • Europeans Back Tougher Action Against IS VOA 30 Nov 2015 -- Support is growing in European Union countries for more military action against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq and for security services to be given greater access to personal communications data in order to combat terrorism.
  • US Tightens Visa Waiver Program After Paris Attacks VOA 30 Nov 2015 -- The United States tightened its visa waiver program Monday in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, adding new screening for travelers headed to the U.S. from 38 countries around the world who now are allowed to enter the country without a visa.
  • Lawyers Appeal Turkish Court Ruling Against Journalists RFE/RL 30 Nov 2015 -- Lawyers for a Turkish opposition newspaper have appealed a court ruling to detain two journalists on spying charges over a report that suggested Ankara had shipped weapons bound for rebels in Syria.
  • Concerns Grow About Turkey-EU Agreement VOA 30 Nov 2015 -- Human rights groups and opposition parties in Turkey are expressing concern over a multi-billion-euro deal reached Sunday between Ankara and the European Union to stem migrant flows.
  • Myanmar Opposition to Meet with President, Army Chief VOA 30 Nov 2015 -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet this week with President Thein Sein and Military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing following her party's landslide victory in general elections.
  • Reactions Mixed in DRC to President's Call for Dialogue VOA 30 Nov 2015 -- In the Democratic Republic of Congo, there has been a mixed response Monday from opposition parties and civil society to President Joseph Kabila's call for a political dialogue to sort out election issues.
  • Baeedinejad: Now it is turn of IAEA to prove itself IRNA 30 Nov 2015 -- Iranian Foreign Ministry Director General for Political and International Affaris Hamid Baeedinejad said on Monday that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should prove itself taking unbiased stance prior to releasing its final report.

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