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10 August 2018 Military News

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  • Proposed Space Force to Protect, Expand U.S. Cosmic Capabilities AFPS 10 Aug 2018 -- The proposal to form the U.S. Space Force is rooted in protecting America's advantages in space and in ensuring such advantages continue, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan said during a roundtable discussion with Pentagon reporters yesterday.
  • Trump Administration Wants Space Force by 2020 VOA 10 Aug 2018 -- The Pentagon is taking new steps to create a space force by 2020 in order to "meet the emerging threats on this new battlefield," U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday.
  • U.S. to establish Space Force by 2020: Pence People's Daily 10 Aug 2018 -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that the United States plans to establish a Space Force by 2020, an idea floated by President Donald Trump and questioned by many top officers at the Pentagon.
  • US Vice President Mike Pence announces plan for new Space Force by 2020 Press TV 10 Aug 2018 -- US Vice President Mike Pence has called for the establishment of a Space Force by 2020, a plan that would add a sixth branch to America's massive military and fulfill President Donald Trump's wish to seek US dominance in space.
  • Selva Highlights Need for Nuclear Enterprise Recapitalization AFPS 10 Aug 2018 -- On Aug. 16, 1968, the Air Force launched the first Minuteman III missile into the Eastern Test Range off the coast of Florida.
  • Revitalizing squadrons, Air Force outlines progress AFNS 10 Aug 2018 -- Since Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein announced his initiative to revitalize squadrons, the assigned task force produced many visible changes and is moving forward with additional changes in an implementation plan.
  • Keel Authenticated for the Future USNS Puerto Rico NNS 10 Aug 2018 -- A ceremony celebrating the keel authentication of the Navy's eleventh Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport ship, the future USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11), was held at Mobile, Alabama shipyard of Austal USA, the ship's manufacturer. Puerto Rico will be the third ship in naval service named after the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, honoring its historically strong ties to the military.
  • The Future of U.S. Navy Onboard Delivery Missions NNS 10 Aug 2018 -- In August 2018, Osprey pilots successfully tested rolling landing and takeoffs in excess of 57,000 pounds on the flight deck of the ship. This key capability allows the Osprey to haul more weight than the C-2A, which is limited to landing at 49,000 pounds. GHWB's onboard testing included integrating the MV-22 into flight deck operations, and heavy gross weight rolling landings and takeoffs.
  • US, Malaysia Commence 24th CARAT Exercise NNS 10 Aug 2018 -- The U.S. and Royal Malaysian Navy commenced the 24th iteration of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, August 10.
  • Rushmore Arrives in Jakarta, Kicks-Off 24th CARAT Indonesia Exercise NNS 10 Aug 2018 -- The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps with the Indonesian navy commenced the 24th Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Indonesia exercise with the arrival of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) with elements from 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 10.
  • Navy Region Southeast Leads Way in Energy Conservation NNS 10 Aug 2018 -- The Secretary of the Navy released the recipients of the annual Energy Excellence Awards Aug. 3 and installations from Navy Region Southeast were prominent in the fina
  • US Navy Doesn't Comment on Reports of Russia Detecting US Sub - Spokesman Sputnik 10 Aug 2018 -- The United States Navy regularly interacts with Russian warships, but it does not have any comment on the latest reports that a Russian frigate detected a US submarine in the Mediterranean Sea, spokesman for US Sixth Fleet US Navy Cmdr. Kyle Raines told Sputnik on Friday.
  • 'This is China, Leave Immediately': PLA Sends US Spy Plane Stern Warning Sputnik 10 Aug 2018 -- A US Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane flying over the contested Spratly Islands refused to alter its flight course after receiving six separate warnings from the People's Liberation Army telling it to leave the area at once.
  • NATO ships to make Norwegian coast safer NATO 10 Aug 2018 -- One of NATO's naval groups is visiting Trondheim on Friday (10 August 2018), and from there it will go on to search for sea mines dating back to World War II. The operation will make the waters safer for fishermen and shipping in the area.
  • Estonia stops aerial drill with NATO after missile misfired Press TV 10 Aug 2018 -- Estonia has halted a NATO an aerial military drill in the Baltic country bordering Russia after a missile was accidentally shot by a Spanish fighter jet this week.
  • Spain Will Not Change Pilots in NATO Mission Over Missile Incident in Estonia Sputnik 10 Aug 2018 -- The Spanish Defense Ministry will not change its pilots serving in the NATO mission in Lithuania over the recent incident in Estonian airspace involving an accidental launch of a missile, a spokesperson for the ministry told Sputnik on Friday.
  • Pakistani Soldiers To Receive Russian Military Training Under New Deal RFE/RL 10 Aug 2018 -- Pakistan and Russia have reached a military cooperation deal that includes sending Pakistani soldiers to Russia for training, the countries' defense ministries have announced.
  • Chinese naval hospital ship Ark Peace concludes visit to Fiji People's Daily 10 Aug 2018 -- The Chinese naval hospital ship Ark Peace left the Fijian capital city of Suva on Thursday after wrapping up an eight-day good-will visit to the South Pacific island nation.
  • China's military drills closely monitored: MND CNA 10 Aug 2018 -- With China set to stage military drills in the Yellow Sea, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Friday that all military movements in that area have been and will continue to be closely monitored to safeguard Taiwan's safety.
  • Finland to Participate in NATO Training Mission in Iraq Sputnik 10 Aug 2018 -- Finland, which is not a NATO member state, will participate in the alliance's training mission in Iraq, the Finnish government said Friday, adding that it would send a small number of staff officers and trainers.

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