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01 September 2017 Military News

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Current Operations

  • Officials Release Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq From a Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve News Release SOUTHWEST ASIA, Sept. 1, 2017 — U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 30 strikes consisting of 52 engagements
  • US-backed Forces Claim IS Fighters Pushed From Raqqa Old City By September 01, 2017 2:37 PM VOA News - United States-backed fighters in Raqqa say they have taken the last districts of the Old City from Islamic State jihadists. "We declare to our people the liberation of the old city of Raqqa," the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said in a statement.
  • Kentucky, Mississippi ANG establish air hub for hurricane response By Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton, 123rd Public Affairs / Published September 01, 2017 HOUSTON (AFNS) -- Airmen from the Kentucky and Mississippi Air National Guard established an aeromedical evacuation and air cargo hub Aug. 30, 2017, attaining mission-capable status within hours of their arrival at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.
  • Army units from 24 states save more than 5700 from Houston floods By Staff Sgt. David Kirtland, Louisiana National GuardAugust 31, 2017 BATON ROUGE, La. -- The Louisiana National Guard joined in Texas rescue efforts Wednesday, including helping evacuate a nursing home in Orange.
  • Torrential rains and violent storm surge: Why hurricane impacts are getting worse By Scott Weaver - As our climate warms, we’re experiencing ever-more devastating storm surges and record rainfalls during hurricane season – which is also why these storms are becoming more destructive and costly.
  • Trump's climate denial puts Houston's massive recovery at risk Jeremy Symons Just 10 days prior to Harvey’s landfall, the president issued a reckless executive order that affects all federal agencies and contractors involved in the rebuilding effort. As part of his agenda to impose climate denial throughout his administration, Trump rescinded a policy directing federal agencies to consider worsening future flood conditions when planning projects funded by American taxpayers.
  • Northcom Chief Relays Mattis Message: 'Texas Gets Everything They Need' By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2017 — The commander of U.S. Northern Command delivered a message from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to the people of Texas today during an update on Hurricane Harvey from the Texas State Operations Center in Austin, Texas.
  • More Than 13K Troops, DoD Civilians Aiding Harvey Lifesaving, Recovery Efforts By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2017 — About 11,000 National Guardsmen have deployed to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency-led rescue and restoration operations in the region affected by Hurricane Harvey, Defense Department officials said here today.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Likely US Envoy to Seoul Opposes Engagement With North Korea September 01, 2017 7:11 AM Brian Padden SEOUL — U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly will soon nominate Georgetown University professor Victor Cha for ambassador to South Korea. The addition of the highly qualified North Korea expert would fill an important diplomatic vacancy needed to manage what seems to be significant disagreements between Washington and Seoul over how to deal with the North’s increasingly provocative nuclear and missile tests.
  • South Korea Rules Out Bringing Back US Nukes After Missile Launch Sputmik - 06:32 01.09.2017 TOKYO (Sputnik) — South Korea’s presidential office does not plan to redeploy US nuclear weapons in response to a recent North Korean missile launch, a senior official told local media on Friday. US tactical nuclear weapons were removed from the country in late 1991 as part of Seoul’s denuclearization agreement with Pyongyang.
  • Philippines Anticipate Long Struggle Against Muslim Rebels September 01, 2017 5:50 AM Ralph Jennings TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Philippine residents are settling in for a long war against Muslim rebels entrenched in a southern Philippine city, despite government pledges of a speedy end, analysts say.
  • Myanmar Authorities: Nearly 400 Dead in Rakhine Violence September 01, 2017 4:24 PM Kate Pound Dawson - About 400 people have died in violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state over the past week, military officials said, almost all of them Muslim insurgents. A military Facebook page reported the numbers, saying 370 were insurgents and 29 were either police or civilians.

Defense Industry

  • Air Force preparing to launch fifth Orbital Test Vehicle mission By Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs / Published August 31, 2017 WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office is undergoing final launch preparations for the fifth mission of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle. The OTV is scheduled to launch on Sept. 7, 2017, onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle.

Other Conflicts

  • 'We're a New Party for a New Country': Colombia FARC Leader Byron Yepes By: Carla Gonzalez - teleSUR 01 September 2017 - In an exclusive interview, teleSUR spoke with Byron Yepes, member of the Central High Command of the FARC on the future of the organization. The new party, which will now be called the "Revolutionary Alternative Forces of the Commons," with the same acronym, will seek to participate in all future elections, from small communal councils to municipal elections, and also for legislative seats.

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