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14 May 2016 Military News

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  • Total force effort trains future KC-46 pilots AFNS 14 May 2016 -- A group of total force Airmen has been selected to participate in the initial operational test and evaluation of the KC-46 Pegasus as the Air Force prepares for the tanker's arrival here.
  • USS Stout Deploys NNS 14 May 2016 -- Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Stout (DDG 55) departed their Norfolk homeport May 14 for a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations.
  • Platinum Wolf 2016 kicks off USMC News 14 May 2016 -- The Marines of 4th Law Enforcement Battalion, Force Headquarters Group, Marine Forces Reserve, joined 3rd Civil Affairs Group, FHG, MARFORRES, and six other partner nations for the opening ceremony of exercise Platinum Wolf 2016 at South Base in Bujanovac, Serbia, May 9, 2016. The opening ceremony has brought together service members from Bosnia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Serbia and the United States to train in the use of non-lethal weapons capabilities and build lasting partnerships.
  • 'Colorado secret space facility to help fight against Daesh' Press TV 14 May 2016 -- The Pentagon is reportedly seeking to use its new secretive space facility in the military campaign against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.
  • Pentagon Wants Its New Secretive Space Center to Join Fight Against Daesh Sputnik 14 May 2016 -- US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday that he wants the Pentagon's new space center, the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center, to be involved in the fight against Daesh, The Washington Post reported.
  • Deputy Secretary General addresses NATO's Warsaw Summit agenda at Lennart Meri Conference NATO 14 May 2016 -- NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow addressed key issues on NATO's agenda for the Warsaw Summit at the annual Lennart Meri Conference in Tallinn on Saturday (14 May 2016). Ambassador Vershbow took part in a panel discussion entitled "NATO in Warsaw: Steeling the Alliance?," together with Swedish Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist, Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski and Ambassador Philippe Errera, Defence Policy Director of the French Ministry of Defence.
  • NATO Concerned Over 'Russia's Military Dominance' in Black Sea Sputnik 14 May 2016 -- Two months ahead of NATO's summit in Warsaw, many members of the alliance worry that Russia will increase its military presence in the Black Sea, The Financial Times reported.
  • Kapustin Yar Range Upgrades to Complete in 2017 - Russian Missile Forces Sputnik 14 May 2016 -- Upgrades at Russia's Kapustin Yar test range will be completed by 2017, the Russian Strategic Missile Forces (SMF) chief of range services said Saturday.
  • Russia's Northern Fleet Troops Work Out New 2016 Arctic Winter Tasks Sputnik 14 May 2016 -- The Russian Northern Fleet land and coastal troops continued readiness exercises to work out tasks in the Arctic during 2016 winter drills and expeditions, including with the use of snowmobiles and sleds, the fleet commander said Saturday.
  • Why Russia's Reviving Its Nuke Trains Sputnik 14 May 2016 -- Russian "Barguzin" strategic missile trains may become an asymmetric response to NATO's complex European Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system deployed in Romania and Poland, military experts believe.
  • China, US pledge to control risk People's Daily 14 May 2016 -- Senior military officials from Beijing and Washington have pledged to try to manage their differences in a constructive way and effectively control risks, following recent maritime tensions in the South China Sea.
  • China using 'coercive tactics' in South China Sea: Pentagon Press TV 14 May 2016 -- The US Department of Defense has warned China against employing "coercive tactics" in pursuing its maritime interests, accusing Beijing of reclaiming and weaponizing lands in the South China Sea.
  • Maintaining the status quo benefits Taiwan, China, U.S.: MND CNA 14 May 2016 -- Maintaining the status quo across the Taiwan Strait is in the interest of Taiwan, China and the United States, Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Saturday, in response to a Pentagon report released a day earlier.
  • China's military posture poses major challenges for Taiwan: Pentagon CNA 14 May 2016 -- China's continued efforts to develop and deploy military capabilities intended to coerce or invade Taiwan if necessary have posed "major challenges" to Taiwan's security, the U.S. Department of Defense said in its annual report on China's military power to Congress.
  • UN: North Korea Provided Firearms to Congolese Police VOA 14 May 2016 -- A group of 30 North Korean military instructors may have violated United Nations sanctions when they provided pistols to Congolese army and police officers during training exercises, the United Nations said in a new report.

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