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06 January 2019 Military News

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  • China, Russia, Iran cited by US govt as biggest 'national security threats' Press TV 06 Jan 2019 -- China, Russia and Iran have been identified as the biggest three "national security threats" to the United States in an official US government report listing its top 26 perceived security threats.
  • REDHORSE and Prime BEEF building up ADAB AFNS 06 Jan 2019 -- The 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group provides theater-wide engineering technical services, light and heavy troop labor construction and repairs within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in order to engineer combat power and establish and sustain combat platforms for USCENTCOM and other joint forces.
  • USS Fort McHenry en route to the Black Sea NNS 06 Jan 2019 -- The Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), with embarked elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), began its north-bound transit of the Dardanelles Strait, en route to the Black Sea, Jan. 6, 2019.
  • USS Fort McHenry to Advance US 'National Interests' in Black Sea - 6th Fleet Com Sputnik 06 Jan 2019 -- An American landing ship, the USS Fort McHenry, has entered the Black Sea, in what Commander Lisa Franchetti of the 6th Fleet said was a routine operation to uphold security.
  • Turkey Rejects New US Offer to Cancel Purchase of Russian S-400 Systems - Report Sputnik 06 Jan 2019 -- According to the Yeni Safak newspaper, a US delegation has tried to convince Turkey to give up on purchasing the Russian missile systems during the visit to Ankara earlier this week. However, the Turkish authorities reportedly rejected the offer since it did not include a discount on the price set or a transfer of technology.
  • Iran, Russia to hold joint naval drills ISNA 06 Jan 2019 -- Iranian Navy Commander, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi announced on Sunday that Iranian and Russian navies are preparing to hold joint naval exercises in the Caspian Sea, including rescue and anti-piracy drills.
  • Iran, Russia to hold joint military drill in Caspian Sea Press TV 06 Jan 2019 -- The commander of the Iranian navy says Iran and Russia will hold joint drills in the Caspian Sea as he underlines opposition to the military presence of any country from outside the region.
  • Pakistan's fleet docks at Iran's Bandar Abbas port on friendly visit Press TV 06 Jan 2019 -- A Pakistani naval fleet has berthed in the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas on a friendly four-day visit to further improve military relations and good neighborliness between the two countries.
  • China's new flying saucer-like stealth drone seen in first public flight Global Times 06 Jan 2019 -- A video featuring China's flying saucer-like stealth drone, the Sky Hawk, was shown for the first time on China Central Television (CCTV) on Saturday, with leading military experts saying the technologies mastered by Chinese developers will allow the drone to fly faster, farther and avoid detection.

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