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10 July 2018 Military News

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  • AFRL collaborates with OSU on $3M congressional microscopy program AFNS 10 Jul 2018 -- Collaboration – What better way to get the job done?
  • U.S., Salvadoran Soldiers Build Structures, Relationships AFPS 10 Jul 2018 -- Some 1,800 soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force Hope are providing humanitarian assistance as part of their training during the Beyond the Horizon exercise in El Salvador.
  • Truman Completes French Air Defense Week NNS 10 Jul 2018 -- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) completed a weeklong joint exercise known as French Air Defense week on July 6. This exercise featured aircraft from Carrier Air Wing One (CVW-1) conducting integrated flight operations with French Naval Aviation aircraft.
  • Southern Seas 2018 Deployment Begins NNS 10 Jul 2018 -- The Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44) with Destroyer Squadron Four Zero (DESRON 40) has deployed to the waters surrounding Latin America and the Caribbean to conduct Southern Seas 2018.
  • 'Compelling Reasons' US Is Upgrading its B-52s Likely Russia, China Sputnik 10 Jul 2018 -- The US Air Force's decision to increase the weapons-bearing load of its B-52 heavy bombers to accommodate the so-called "Mother of All Bombs" was motivated by "high-end competitors," a service official told military.com July 10.
  • Trump, EU's Tusk Spar Over Defense Spending Ahead Of NATO Summit RFE/RL 10 Jul 2018 -- European Council President Donald Tusk has admonished U.S. President Donald Trump amid tension on the eve of a NATO summit, saying that the U.S. president has been "criticizing Europe almost daily" over defense spending and urging the United States to "appreciate" its allies.
  • Trump Asks if NATO Plans to Reimburse US for 'Delinquent' Defense Payments Sputnik 10 Jul 2018 -- NATO member nations that have not met their 2 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) defense budget obligations for many years should reimburse the United States for them, President Donald Trump suggested in a Twitter message on Tuesday.
  • NATO Summit set to begin in Brussels NATO 10 Jul 2018 -- The leaders of 29 NATO Allies and many partner nations will meet in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday (11 and 12 July 2018) for a Summit at the Alliance's new headquarters. Together, they will take decisions to strengthen NATO's deterrence and defence, step up in the fight against terrorism, and achieve fairer burden-sharing.
  • NATO and EU leaders sign joint declaration NATO 10 Jul 2018 -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker met in Brussels today (10 July 2018) to sign a new Joint Declaration on cooperation between NATO and the European Union. "Facing a complex and uncertain security environment, we must work together to keep our nations and citizens safe. And that is exactly what we are doing," said Mr. Stoltenberg.
  • NATO Engages: The Brussels Summit Dialogue NATO 10 Jul 2018 -- As political and military leaders from NATO member and partner nations gather at NATO's Summit on July 11-12, a conference on the NATO grounds will look at some of the main challenges facing the Alliance.
  • Moscow says NATO product of Cold War era Press TV 10 Jul 2018 -- Russia has branded NATO as a remnant of the "Cold War" era ahead of a key summit of the leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization this week.
  • Denmark - AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) DSCA 10 Jul 2018 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Denmark of twenty-eight (28) AIM-120 C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for an estimated cost of $90 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
  • United Kingdom - AIM-120D Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) DSCA 10 Jul 2018 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom of up to two hundred (200) AIM-120D Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAMs) for an estimated cost of $650 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
  • Defence Secretary meets Australian defence minister following £20bn British warship deal UK MOD 10 Jul 2018 -- Talks deepen UK-Australian defence relationship
  • Researchers design new air-defense missile system People's Daily 10 Jul 2018 -- China has become a world leader in air-defense technologies thanks to the hard work and dedication of researchers at China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp's Second Academy, the country's major developer of air-defense weapons systems.
  • China 'Quietly' Conducts Electronic Warfare Tests in South China Sea Sputnik 10 Jul 2018 -- Weeks after delivering military equipment to the South China Sea's disputed Spratly Islands, China has begun to conduct tests on its tech-jamming weaponry, it was revealed Thursday.
  • New Zealand Acquires Poseidon Maritime Surveillance Aircraft from US Sputnik 10 Jul 2018 -- The New Zealand Defense Force has agreed to buy several P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft from Boeing and the United States, a deal that has already received the required signoffs from the US side.
  • Indian Troops to Use Russian Equipment During SCO Military Exercise in Russia Sputnik 10 Jul 2018 -- India and Pakistan will participate in a counter-terrorist military exercise in Russia next month – their first military collaboration since the two countries gained independence. Nonetheless, soldiers from both countries have worked together in third countries for over 60 years in peacekeeping operations under the United Nations.
  • South Korea scraps drill amid diplomacy with North Press TV 10 Jul 2018 -- South Korea says it is canceling an annual government mobilization drill this year as part of a suspended joint exercise with the United States but would hold a version of that drill later on its own.
  • Saudi, French defense chiefs sign agreement on protecting classified data Press TV 10 Jul 2018 -- Riyadh and Paris have signed a military agreement on protecting classified information amid criticisms of France's support for the Saudi regime's bloody war against impoverished Yemen.
  • Background Briefing With Senior State Department Official US Dept. of State 10 Jul 2018

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News Reports

  • EU urges Trump to distinguish friends from foes amid dispute Press TV 10 Jul 2018 -- The European Union has called on US President Donald Trump to appreciate the alliance between Europe and America, saying the president had better distinguish friends from foes.
  • Trump Arrives in Brussels Amid Tension with NATO, EU VOA 10 Jul 2018 -- U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived in Brussels home to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union two steadfast allies with whom the American leader has increasingly put himself at odds.
  • Trump says Putin may be easiest meeting of European trip Press TV 10 Jul 2018 -- US President Donald Trump has said his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin may prove easier than those with the leaders of European states.
  • North Korea: 'Time to talk human rights', says UN expert UN News 10 Jul 2018 -- A United Nations human rights expert on Tuesday urged North Korea to open a dialogue with him in parallel to the ongoing diplomatic efforts being undertaken on peace and denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
  • Veep: US cannot stop Iran oil exports IRNA 10 Jul 2018 -- First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri said on Tuesday that the US cannot stop Iran's oil exports, as 'We have adopted necessary plans for the worst scenarios.'
  • US will consider requests for waivers from Iran oil sanctions: Pompeo IRNA 10 Jul 2018 -- First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri said on Tuesday that the US cannot stop Iran's oil exports, as 'We have adopted necessary plans for the worst scenarios.'
  • Iran first VP vows strong resistance against US economic war Press TV 10 Jul 2018 -- Iranian First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri says the upcoming US move to re-impose sanctions on Iran will create "difficult conditions" for the country but the Islamic Republic will forcefully resist against the United States' economic war.
  • State Department Terrorist Designation of al-Ashtar Brigades (AAB) US Dept. of State 10 Jul 2018 -- The Department of State has designated al-Ashtar Brigades (AAB) an Iran-backed terrorist group in Bahrain as a Foreign Terrorist Organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The Department has also designated AAB as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. The Department also designated two AAB-affiliated individuals (Ahmad Hasan Yusuf and Alsayed Murtadha Majeed Ramadhan Alawi, AKA Mortada Majid Al-Sanadi) as SDGTs in March 2017.
  • US Adds Iran-backed Bahraini Militant Group to Terror List VOA 10 Jul 2018 -- Al-Ashtar Brigades, a Bahraini Shi'ite militant organization with ties to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), has been identified as a specially designated global terrorist organization by the United States, the U.S. State Department announced Tuesday.
  • Lebanese court sentences seven to hard labor over spying for Israel Press TV 10 Jul 2018 -- Lebanon's Military Tribunal has sentenced seven Lebanese nationals in absentia to hard labor on charges of espionage for Israel's Mossad spy agency and collaboration with Israeli authorities.
  • Turkey resolved to make progress in EU membership process: Cavusoglu Press TV 10 Jul 2018 -- Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has underlined the country's determination to make progress in its EU membership process.
  • Turkish president unveils new cabinet after taking oath of office Press TV 10 Jul 2018 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unveiled his new cabinet, composed of 16 ministers, after being sworn in with new powers for another five-year term in office.



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