28 March 2018 Military News
- OIF / OND / OEF / OIR / OFS Casualty Update 28 Mar 2018 [PDF]
- Army and Air Force work together to strengthen coalition forces in Iraq Army News 28 Mar 2018 -- Rockets sliced through the air as AH-64E Apache Guardian pilots assigned to the 7th Battalion, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 449th Combat Aviation Brigade destroyed the fictional enemy during the Iraq Forward Air Control Course live-fire training exercise March 8, 2018 in Besmaya, Iraq.
Defense Policy / Programs
- 678th Air Defense Artillery Brigade uncases colors in Ansbach, Germany Army News 28 Mar 2018 -- Soldiers of the 678th Air Defense Artillery Brigade (678th ADA), officially uncased their colors in a ceremony at the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach (USAG Ansbach) Von Steuben Community Center on Bismarck Kaserne March 27.
- Abraham Lincoln Tests ATARI NNS 28 Mar 2018 -- USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) was the first kid on the block to get a new ATARI. No, not the iconic gaming system from the 80s, but a system designed to remotely land aircraft on a carrier. Abraham Lincoln's friends, the other carriers, should be jealous.
- HSC-28 Supports Obangame Express 2018 NNS 28 Mar 2018 -- Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 28, stationed at Naval Station Norfolk, is conducting flight operations from the USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) in support of exercise Obangame Express 2018, the largest regional maritime exercise in West Africa.
- Poland Signs $5 Billion Deal To Buy Patriot Missile System RFE/RL 28 Mar 2018 -- Poland has signed a $4.75 billion deal with the United States to buy Patriot air-defense missile systems as it seeks to beef up its forces amid increasingly aggressive moves by Russia in the region.
- Ukrainian Police Bust Online Market For Military Equipment RFE/RL 28 Mar 2018 -- Amphibious armored-personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, off-road transport trucks, tanker trucks, and trailers were among some 200 objects that have been seized by Ukrainian police after being offered for sale online.
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders The White House 28 Mar 2018
- 28 March 2018 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 28 Mar 2018
- Unrealistic demands on UN peacekeeping costing lives and credibility - Guterres UN News 28 Mar 2018 -- As the United Nations continues to send peacekeepers to difficult or war-torn environments like Mali and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, those 'blue helmets' will need more and better coordinated support among the actors who authorize and deploy them, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday.
- UN receives nearly $1 billion from Saudi Arabia and UAE for humanitarian response to Yemen crisis UN News 28 Mar 2018 -- Ahead of the upcoming international fundraising conference for Yemen, the United Nations has received nearly $1 billion contributions from Saudi Araba and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and urged other donors to follow suit and help tackle the world's worst humanitarian crisis there.
- Revamped UN strategy aims to address root causes of Sahel crisis UN News 28 Mar 2018 -- The United Nations has reset its action plan to address the root causes of the complex crisis in Africa's Sahel, a region now home to one out of five people worldwide requiring humanitarian assistance, the UN deputy chief said Wednesday.
- British Police Say Skripals Probably Poisoned At Home RFE/RL 28 Mar 2018 -- British police said they believe former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter likely first came into contact with a military-grade nerve agent at their front door.
- Readout Of President Donald J. Trump's Call With Prime Minister Theresa May Of The United Kingdom The White House 28 Mar 2018
- Uzbek Journalists, Critics Still Face Censorship, 'Selective Prosecution' RFE/RL 28 Mar 2018 -- Journalists and other critics of the government in Uzbekistan remain under pressure from legal restrictions, politically motivated prosecutions, and fear-induced self-censorship, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says in a new report.
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