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09 January 2018 Military News

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  • Rethink readiness to prepare for next war, says Army's top logistics general Army News 09 Jan 2018 -- The Army's senior logistician told National Guard leaders to ensure their units are ready for the next war, because wherever and whenever it is, it will take the total force to fight and win.
  • Coordinating together guarantees mission success USMC News 09 Jan 2018 -- U.S. Marines with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12, Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242 and Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, all based out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, conducted hot-pit refueling and hot-reload training on U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18D Hornets at Naval Air Station Pohang, Republic of Korea, Dec. 12-13, 2017.
  • USS Ross Departs on Sixth FDNF Patrol NNS 09 Jan 2018 -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, Jan. 8, to begin its sixth forward-deployed naval forces (FDNF) patrol in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
  • USS San Diego Arrives in Guam NNS 09 Jan 2018 -- The amphibious transport dock ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in Guam for a scheduled port visit Jan. 9.
  • Integrated Army cyber activities teams playing pivotal role in warfare Army News 09 Jan 2018 -- Cyber-Electromagnetic Activities, or CEMA, teams are now routinely operating with brigades at combat training centers and sometimes during home-station training, said Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr., commander of the Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, Georgia.
  • NATO Secretary General discusses preparations for July Summit with President Pahor of Slovenia NATO 09 Jan 2018 -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed President Borut Pahor of Slovenia to NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (9 January 2018) for discussions about the Alliance's adaptation and preparations for the NATO Summit in July. Mr. Stoltenberg thanked Slovenia for important contributions to NATO, including troops to the KFOR mission, contributions to the Alliance's mission in Afghanistan and to a NATO multinational battlegroup in Latvia.
  • Denmark and Italy help secure Baltic Airspace NATO 09 Jan 2018 -- Demark and Italy are to keep the skies of the Baltic safe as part of NATO's Air Policing mission in the region. Danish F-16 jets will fly from Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania, while Italy's Eurofighters will operate in a supporting role from Ämari in Estonia. Allies have been taking turns to police Baltic airspace since 2004, when Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined NATO.
  • Norway Strengthens Ties With US as Arctic Region Gains Importance VOA 09 Jan 2018 -- Norway is perhaps best known in the world as the host country of the Nobel Peace Prize, a distinction fully in keeping with its record of maintaining peace and prosperity within its borders.
  • Sweden, Finland Join Forces in Submarine Hunting Sputnik 09 Jan 2018 -- The Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) has signed a series of agreements with its Finnish counterpart aimed at stepping up anti-submarine defense in the Baltic Sea.
  • China's second aircraft carrier to hold first sea trials: expert People's Daily 09 Jan 2018 -- China's second aircraft carrier might conduct its first sea trials in February, military analysts said after Taiwan media reported that China's first aircraft carrier the Liaoning sailed near the island on Friday.
  • Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning to boost PLA combat capacity: experts People's Daily 09 Jan 2018 -- Chinese military experts on Monday praised the country's first aircraft carrier Liaoning's increasing fighting capacity after it reportedly passed through the Taiwan Strait heading south on Jan. 5.
  • Senior Chinese general faces trial over corruption Press TV 09 Jan 2018 -- A senior Chinese military commander is to face prosecution over involvement in bribery, as President Xi Jinping steps up his flagship anti-corruption campaign.
  • Iran's missile capability is not threatening: defense minister ISNA 09 Jan 2018 -- Iranian defense minister emphasized that the country's missile capability didn't threaten friends, neighbors and other countries and it has defensive use to confront just with specific and planned threats and its range, altitude and its precision are defined accordingly.
  • Army ready to foil any threat: Iranian Commander IRNA 09 Jan 2018 -- The Army is ready to thwart any type of enemy's threats, Iranian top military commander said on Tuesday.
  • US Denies Pakistani Claims of Suspension of Military or Intel Cooperation VOA 09 Jan 2018 -- The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad is denying Pakistan's claims it has suspended military or intelligence cooperation with the United States.
  • Saudis seeking to acquire Israeli Iron Dome missiles: Report Press TV 09 Jan 2018 -- Saudi Arabia has reportedly been seeking to get its hands on Israel's so-called Iron Dome missile system amid reports that the two regimes have plans to normalize their relations and unite against Iran.
  • Saudis Reportedly Interested in Bolstering Defense With Israel's Iron Dome Sputnik 09 Jan 2018 -- Saudi military experts allegedly examined the Israeli military technology in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, amid reports that Israelis and Saudis are planning to join efforts in their standoff against Iran.
  • Japan – Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA Missiles DSCA 09 Jan 2018 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Japan of Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missiles for an estimated cost of $133.3 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
  • Press Gaggle - January 9, 2018 US Dept. of State 09 Jan 2018
  • Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders The White House 09 Jan 2018

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