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02 September 2016 Military News

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  • US, Philippine airmen talks aim to enhance interoperability AFNS 02 Sep 2016 -- The ability of multinational militaries to work, train and fight alongside each other is vital within the dynamic security environment of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, the Philippine Air Force vice commander told U.S. military members during a recent conference here.
  • Hurricane Hunters fly into, collect data on Hurricane Hermine AFNS 02 Sep 2016 -- The Air Force Reserve's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flew a fix mission Sept. 1 out of Keesler Air Force Base into Tropical Storm Hermine, which was upgraded to a hurricane mid-flight.
  • Spanish aircrews train with US at Red Flag 16-4 AFNS 02 Sep 2016 -- Since its inception in 1975, Red Flag has served as the pinnacle of air-to-air combat training for the Air Force and its allies.
  • NATO Secretary General praises Germany's contributions to the Alliance NATO 02 Sep 2016 -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the recent German White Paper on Security Policy and the Future of the Bundeswehr – including the German government's commitment to participate even more in shaping international security – in an address to Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU) parliamentarians in the Bundestag on Friday (2 September 2016). He outlined how NATO is responding to challenges from the east and the south of the Alliance, stressing the importance of closer cooperation between NATO and the European Union.
  • Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome Facilities to Go Online by End of 2016 Sputnik 02 Sep 2016 -- All of Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome facilities are planned to be put into operation by the end of the year, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday.
  • Russian-Built Surveillance Plane Superior to Foreign Rivals - Defense Minister Sputnik 02 Sep 2016 -- The Russian-built Beriev A-100 airborne early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft will surpass its foreign rivals, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday.
  • KPA Panmunjom Mission Exposes Adventurous Nature of Ulji Freedom Guardian KCNA 02 Sep 2016 -- The Panmunjom Mission of the Korean People's Army (KPA) released a white paper Friday exposing the adventurous nature of the joint military exercises Ulji Freedom Guardian expanded by the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces for decades.
  • Chinese J-20 Stealth Fighter Allegedly Spotted Near Indian Border Sputnik 02 Sep 2016 -- This development is significant as it comes just days after China warned India against deploying the supersonic BrahMos missile in the same region.
  • Beijing Develops New Long Range Bomber as Part of 'Transformation' Process Sputnik 02 Sep 2016 -- Chinese Air Force chief Ma Xiaotian told state media Friday that China is developing a new long-range bomber as part of an initiative to modernize the country's military.
  • China Developing New-Generation Strategic Bomber Sputnik 02 Sep 2016 -- China is developing a new-generation strategic bomber that will soon be presented to the public, China's Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Ma Xiaotian said.
  • Iran has most secure airspace in Middle East: Commander IRNA 02 Sep 2016 -- Deputy Commander of Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense for operation affairs Brigadier General Alireza Elhami said that two years ago International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) officially declared Iran airspace is the most secure in the Middle East.
  • Spy planes dare not enter Iran airspace: Commander Press TV 02 Sep 2016 -- No spy aircraft dare enter the Iranian airspace as the country's Air Defense Force constantly monitors the skies nationwide, particularly over southern waters, a senior commander says.
  • President Tsai says she won't wink at 'stigmatization' of military CNA 02 Sep 2016 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) pledged Friday that in the government's efforts to reform the country's retirement pension system, it will give special consideration to military personnel and will not wink at any attempts to stigmatize the military.
  • New Saab Fighter Jet Gives Swedish Defense Unexpected Headache Sputnik 02 Sep 2016 -- The Swedish Air Force is facing major problems following its decision to acquire new Gripen E fighter jets. Whereas the plane itself is rather advanced, the training aircraft used for the training of pilots is outdated. Undisturbed, Saab hopes to throw new training jets into the bargain to fill the gap.
  • Sweden Flirts With NATO Amid Drills Aimed at Deterring Russian 'Threat' Sputnik 02 Sep 2016 -- Today, Sweden and Finland kick off four-day-long joint exercises in the vicinity of Gotland off the coast of Sweden. The exercise's scenario is an armed attack against Sweden. As if by chance, a fresh defense report stated that Sweden's NATO membership 'could possibly deter Russia.'

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News Reports

  • 'Karimov Has Died.' Wait, 'He Didn't Die!': How The Media Grappled With Uzbek Leader's Fate RFE/RL 02 Sep 2016 -- The extreme official secrecy surrounding the condition of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, whose death was announced by the government on September 2, presented a certain conundrum for international news organizations: namely, when to report that the Central Asian autocrat had, in fact, died.
  • In Karimov's Shadow - A Look At Shavkat Mirziyaev RFE/RL 02 Sep 2016 -- In a country whose government kept silent for four full days after revealing that its only post-Soviet leader was in the hospital with an undisclosed ailment, it's tough to read the tea leaves about who might come to power in the wake of President Islam Karimov, whose death was announced by Uzbek state TV on September 2.
  • Uzbekistan Announces Death Of President Karimov RFE/RL 02 Sep 2016 -- Uzbek state TV has announced the death of President Islam Karimov, following days of unconfirmed reports suggesting the only post-independence leader of Central Asia's most populous country had already died.
  • Uzbekistan Confirms Karimov's Death; Burial to Be in Samarkand VOA 02 Sep 2016 -- Uzbekistan's authoritarian ruler for more than 25 years, Islam Karimov, has died, the government announced Friday, and will be buried Saturday in Samarkand, the ancient Silk Road city where he was born.
  • Obituary: Uzbek President Islam Karimov, Who Long Ruled With Fear, Dead At 78 RFE/RL 02 Sep 2016 -- Uzbek President Islam Karimov, who ruled Central Asia's most populous ex-Soviet republic with an iron fist for a quarter-century, has died at the age of 78.
  • Condolences Begin For Karimov Despite Official Silence On Uzbek Leader's Fate RFE/RL 02 Sep 2016 -- Foreign leaders were expressing condolences to Uzbekistan on September 2 over the purported death of that country's longtime president, Islam Karimov, despite official silence from Tashkent since an announcement earlier in the day that the 78-year-old strongman's health was deteriorating.
  • Analysis: The 'Day After' Has Arrived For Uzbekistan RFE/RL 02 Sep 2016 -- In Uzbekistan, the zero hour has finally come. For the first time in 25 years of independence, Uzbeks awake to a country not ruled by Islam Abdughanaevich Karimov.
  • Uzbek Leader Has Died VOA 02 Sep 2016 -- The Uzbekistan government and parliament announced the death of President Islam Karimov in a joint statement Friday, September 2.
  • Gabon Streets Deserted, Tensions High After Election Protests VOA 02 Sep 2016 -- Protesters in Gabon's capital city carried out widespread looting Friday, continuing the unrest that followed Wednesday's announcement that incumbent President Ali Bongo had narrowly defeated his challenger in a nationwide vote.
  • Putin Denies Claims Russian Gov't's Involved in DNC Emails Hack Sputnik 02 Sep 2016 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin denied on Friday the claims that the Russian government was involved in hacks of the US Democratic National Committee's (DNC) e-mail server, in an interview with the Bloomberg agency.
  • Putin 'Doesn't Know' Who Hacked U.S. Democratic Party Computers RFE/RL 02 Sep 2016 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said he doesn't know who hacked the e-mails of U.S. Democratic Party-affiliated organizations but added that the Russian government had nothing to do with it.
  • Putin Denies Hacking DNC VOA 02 Sep 2016 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin maintained in an interview with media outlet Bloomberg that Russia had nothing to doing with the hacking of the U.S. Democratic National Committee.
  • Putin Vs. Putin RFE/RL 02 Sep 2016 -- The emperor is at war with his inner godfather. The autocrat is battling his inner kleptocrat. The commissar is struggling with his inner crime kingpin.
  • North Korea's Kim Reportedly Had Senior Official Executed for Bad Posture Sputnik 02 Sep 2016 -- North Korea's Minister of Education has reportedly been executed by firing squad for "not sitting properly" in parliament.
  • FM Spokesman Slashes at U.S. Persistent Sanctions against DPRK KCNA 02 Sep 2016 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA Thursday as regards the U.S. persistent sanctions and pressure on the DPRK:
  • US student kidnapped to teach English to DPRK leader: Reports Press TV 02 Sep 2016 -- An American student who has been missing and presumed dead for 12 years after a trip to China, turned out to have been kidnapped and forced to teach English to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, reports say.
  • Opacity, Appetite for Salacious Stories Hamper North Korea Coverage VOA 02 Sep 2016 -- Reporting on developments inside secretive North Korea often becomes a guessing game, with some news organizations repeating salacious details that portray leader Kim Jong Un as ruthless and unhinged because there is great worldwide interest in it.
  • German Intelligence Service Accused of 'Systematically' Violating Constitution Sputnik 02 Sep 2016 -- In a leaked report from the government's representative for data protection, Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), Germany's Federal Intelligence Service was blamed for serious abuses of law.
  • Spouse of US Woman Charged as Spy: China Hiding Evidence VOA 02 Sep 2016 -- The husband of an American woman who has been charged of spying on China said Thursday that Beijing is trying to cover up evidence that could exonerate her.
  • Hong Kong Election Follows Rising Discontent VOA 02 Sep 2016 -- When People's Liberation Army soldiers rolled into Hong Kong at midnight on July 1, 1997 to resume China's sovereignty from the departing British, flag-waving crowds cheered their arrival at the territory's rural border with the mainland.
  • UN Security Council strongly condemns terrorist attack against Chinese Embassy in Kyrgyzstan UN News 02 Sep 2016 -- The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recent terrorist bomb attack against the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, which caused injuries of embassy staff, stressing that diplomatic and consular premises must not be violated.
  • China's largest carrier rocket arrives at launch center People's Daily 02 Sep 2016 -- The Long March-5, China's largest carrier rocket to date, arrived at a launch center in southern China on Sept. 1. The rocket is scheduled to be launched in November, according to national defense and aerospace authorities.
  • China Rocket Launch Reportedly Failed VOA 02 Sep 2016 -- The South China Morning Post and multiple space enthusiast websites are reporting that China suffered a failed space launch Thursday morning, resulting in the destruction of "one of the country's most advanced earth observation satellites."
  • Israel space agency: Satellite loss major blow Press TV 02 Sep 2016 -- Israel's space agency says the destruction of an Israeli "communication satellite" during a US test-launch amounts to a "severe blow" to the regime's aerospace industry.



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