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16 April 2018 Military News

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  • Navy, Marine Units Participate in Eager Lion Exercise AFPS 16 Apr 2018 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill and components of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit begin participation in the military exercise Eager Lion 2018 this week.
  • Idaho Army National Guard completes first major M1A2 Abrams training since 2004 Army News 16 Apr 2018 -- The 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team's 2-116th Combined Arms Battalion (AR) completed gunnery training March 16 to 23 at the Orchard Combat Training Center. The training marked the first time the unit completed platoon-level training requirements for the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank since 2004.
  • USNS Mercy Arrives in Malaysia for Pacific Partnership NNS 16 Apr 2018 -- U.S. and partner nation personnel participating in Pacific Partnership 2018 aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), arrived in Port Kelang, Malaysia, April 16.
  • ESG-3 Hosts 'Ship-to-Shore' Power Training NNS 16 Apr 2018 -- Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3, alongside Afloat Training Group (ATG) San Diego, the San Diego Engineering Readiness Assistance Team (ERAT) and Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) hosted ship-to-shore power training, April 13.
  • The Gunslinger Never Left NNS 16 Apr 2018 -- An F/A-18E Super Hornet lets out a burst of exhaust, rippling and shimmering like the hot Middle Eastern air it once flew through. But when it lands, the jet, belonging to the Gunslingers of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105, touches down not on their "home air field" - USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), currently undergoing maintenance at a nearby shipyard - but at Naval Air Station Oceana.
  • Pacific Partnership 2018 Concludes in Palau, Heads to Malaysia NNS 16 Apr 2018 -- Pacific Partnership 2018, the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR) preparedness mission, concluded aboard expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Brunswick (T-EPF 6) in the Republic of Palau, April 14.
  • Secretary General in Ankara: NATO stands with you in solidarity NATO 16 Apr 2018 -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg thanked Turkey for its essential contributions to the Alliance during a visit to Ankara on Monday (16 April 2018). The Secretary General is meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to prepare for the Brussels Summit in July and to discuss current security challenges.
  • Norway to Host Largest NATO War Games in Years Sputnik 16 Apr 2018 -- The Trident Juncture NATO drill, of the highest caliber ever held in Norway, is expected to leave a mark on the nation's everyday life. In the course of four months, over a hundred Norwegian municipalities will experience a marked increase in traffic and noise, spurring the authorities into taking unparalleled preparatory action.
  • UK reaffirms African military commitments after five-nation visit UK MOD 16 Apr 2018 -- UK troops will continue to stand at the forefront of the fight to bring prosperity and security to Africa, the Minister for Armed Forces has confirmed.
  • Britain's Theresa May Says Airstrikes on Syria in British National Interest VOA 16 Apr 2018 -- British Prime Minister Theresa May invoked the recent poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in defending her decision to order British warplanes to take part in U.S.-led strikes against Syria without first seeking parliamentary approval.
  • President lauds U.S. license approval for Taiwan submarine plan CNA 16 Apr 2018 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Monday that U.S. government approval for granting marketing licenses for American firms to sell Taiwan the technology it needs to build its own submarines will not only help Taiwan defend itself but will also help maintain peace and prosperity across the Taiwan Strait.
  • PLA exercise a form of psychological warfare: security expert CNA 16 Apr 2018 -- The live-fire military exercise to be held by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday is just a form of psychological warfare employed by China to put pressure on Taiwan, an expert said Monday.
  • Defense ministry downplays Chinese military exercise CNA 16 Apr 2018 -- A Chinese military exercise scheduled to take place in the Taiwan Strait Wednesday is just a routine drill of no major impact, and Taiwan's military has not upgraded its combat readiness, defense and security officials said Monday.
  • Work underway to enhance capabilities of China's aircraft carrier Liaoning People's Daily 16 Apr 2018 -- China's first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, was commissioned into the People's Liberation Army Navy in 2012 and work has since been ongoing to enhance its combat capabilities.
  • New military rules stress Xi thought People's Daily 16 Apr 2018 -- China has issued a set of revised regulations on the fundamental rules governing the People's Liberation Army (PLA), which stress Xi Jinping thought on strengthening the armed forces.
  • Sea parade showcases growing naval prowess People's Daily 16 Apr 2018 -- The naval hardware seen in Thursday's sea parade represented the achievements made by the People's Liberation Army Navy in its modernization drive, military observers said.
  • Chinese Army Receives Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile - Reports Sputnik 16 Apr 2018 -- China is actively pursuing the development of its strategic missile forces in line with Beijing's stated goal of transforming the country's military into a world-class fighting force by 2050.
  • Pakistan Launches Domestically Made Land-Attack Cruise Missile Sputnik 16 Apr 2018 -- The ground-launched version of Pakistan's family of Babur cruise missiles has carried out a successful test, according to a recent announcement by Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
  • Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders The White House 16 Apr 2018

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