10 July 2016 Military News
- Inherent Resolve Strikes Hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq AFPS 10 Jul 2016 -- U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Detainee Transfer Announced DoD 10 Jul 2016 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of Fayiz Ahmad Yahia Suleiman from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of Italy.
- Readout of Secretary Carter's Call with Philippines' Secretary of National Defense Lorenzana DoD 10 Jul 2016
- Obama: U.S. Commitment to European Security is Unwavering in Pivotal Time for NATO AFPS 10 Jul 2016 -- As NATO faces an unprecedented range of security, humanitarian and political challenges, the alliance always can count on the United States, President Barack Obama said during a press conference yesterday on the final day of the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland.
- Moscow Slams NATO For Focusing On 'Nonexistent' Russia Threat RFE/RL 10 Jul 2016 -- Russia has slammed NATO for focusing on what it called a "nonexistent" threat from Russia at a summit in Warsaw.
- Major General Baqeri: Armed forces fully ready to defend country IRNA 10 Jul 2016 -- Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Mohammad-Hossein Baqeri underlined the country's full preparedness to confront any foreign threats and plots.
- Iran Army fighter jet crashes, pilots survive Press TV 10 Jul 2016 -- A Sukhoi Su-24 aircraft belonging to Iran's Air Force has gone down near a lake in southern Iran with the two pilots ejecting in time before the jet crashed into the ground, a provincial official says.
- Taiwan seeking to protect rights ahead of South China Sea ruling CNA 10 Jul 2016 -- Taiwan has taken a series of actions to safeguard its rights ahead of a July 12 ruling by an international tribunal on a dispute between the Philippines and China over territorial issues in the South China Sea.
- Taiwan dispatches 2,000-ton coast guard ship to Taiping Island CNA 10 Jul 2016 -- A 2,000-ton coast guard ship set sail for the South China Sea on Sunday to patrol Taiping and other islands controlled by the Republic of China (Taiwan), the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said.
- Tanks, helicopters attack South Sudan vice president residence Press TV 10 Jul 2016 -- Tanks and helicopters have been used in an attack on the home of South Sudan's vice president as renewed fighting in the country's capital sparks fears of a return to the civil war.
- South Sudan: United States Demands an Immediate End to Fighting in South Sudan US Dept. of State 10 Jul 2016
- Security Council condemns fighting in Juba, demands South Sudan's leaders prevent spread of violence UN News 10 Jul 2016 -- Strongly condemning the escalating violence in and around the South Sudanese capital of Juba that began on 7 July, the United Nations Security Council today joined Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in calling for an end to the fighting, while separately demanding that President Salva Kiir and First Vice-President Reik Machar do their utmost to control their respective forces.
- South Sudan's Rival Leaders Call for Cease-Fire VOA 10 Jul 2016 -- South Sudan's rival leaders have called on their forces to halt fighting which threatens to tear apart a fragile peace agreement and unity government.
- Russia Expels Two US Diplomats In Tit-For-Tat Reponse RFE/RL 10 Jul 2016 -- Russia's Foreign Ministry said it expelled two U.S. diplomats from Moscow last month in response to what it called a similar "unfriendly" move by Washington, amid a deepening diplomatic dispute between the two countries.
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