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21 October 2019 Military News

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  • Trump Slams Pelosi as She Visits Jordan to Discuss Syria, Says Schiff Should Be 'Deposed' Sputnik 21 Oct 2019 -- US President Donald Trump on Sunday lashed out at Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she led a bipartisan congressional delegation to Jordan to discuss the administration's recent decision to pull troops from Syria.
  • Soldiers move over 300 pieces of equipment through Latvian port Army News 21 Oct 2019 -- In the dark hours of the early morning, with cold wind blowing in from the Baltic Sea, U.S. Army Soldiers began the process of offloading over 300 pieces of military equipment from the Green Ridge, a carrier vessel, in the Port of Riga, Latvia, Oct. 16, 2019.
  • US deploys troops, tanks to Lithuania in message to Russia Press TV 21 Oct 2019 -- The United States has begun deploying some 500 troops and dozens of tanks to Lithuania for an unprecedented six-month rotation in the EU and NATO state, a move by the US to deter neighboring Russia.
  • Transformational Change Comes to DOD Acquisition Policy DoD News 21 Oct 2019 -- In December, the Defense Department will fully implement an adaptive acquisition framework designed to speed acquisition and make the process more agile, a top DOD official said last week.
  • JLTV course teaches Pendleton Marines to drive new ground vehicle USMC News 21 Oct 2019 -- Multiple units on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton have started to introduce the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to their Marines by teaching them the basic operations of one of the Marine Corps' newest ground vehicles.
  • International Maritime Exercise 2019 Commences in U.S. 5th Fleet NNS 21 Oct 2019 -- International Maritime Exercise 2019 (IMX 19), a multinational exercise featuring assets and personnel from more than 50 partner nations and seven international organizations, begins Oct. 21.
  • Commander, ESG-2 Visits BATARG Ships During COMPTUEX NNS 21 Oct 2019 -- Rear Adm. John Mustin, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2, visited the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) and transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) Oct. 17, 2019. The ships, joined by the dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) make up the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BAT ARG) and were at sea conducting Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
  • USS Porter (DDG 78) Departs Odesa, Ukraine NNS 21 Oct 2019 -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) departed Odesa, Ukraine, Oct. 16, 2019, after completing a scheduled port visit.
  • US Defence Secretary Esper Makes Unannounced Visit to Saudi Arabia Sputnik 21 Oct 2019 -- US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper announced on 18 October that he would travel to the Middle East to get updates on the current operations in the region and later head to the NATO ministerial meeting in Brussels where he will meet with Turkish counterparts and discuss the campaign to defeat the Daesh* terrorist group.
  • US Marines depart Darwin after successful rotation Australian DoD 21 Oct 2019 -- To support USFPI activities, Australia and the United States will invest around $2 billion on aircraft maintenance, support facilities, fuel storage, accommodation upgrades and upgrades to training areas and ranges.
  • US Military Will Invest Billions to Upgrade, Expand Northern Australia Presence Sputnik 21 Oct 2019 -- The Pentagon is investing billions of dollars in upgrading and expanding US capabilities at a base in Australia's Northern Territory, according to a Monday announcement by Australian Defense Minister Linda Reynolds.
  • North Macedonia's NATO Accession Process 'Well On Track,' Stoltenberg Tells PM RFE/RL 21 Oct 2019 -- NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says he has assured North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev that the country's accession process is "well on track," days after the European Union failed to initiate membership talks with Skopje.
  • Submariners fired an Incomplete Program Vedomosti 21 Oct 2019 -- During the Thunder-2019 strategic command-and-staff exercise, the final stage of which was personally led by Russian President Vladimir Putin, an emergency occurred, two people close to the Defense Ministry told Vedomosti.
  • Russian MoD Dismisses Reports About 'Abnormal Situation' During Grom Sputnik 21 Oct 2019 -- Ballistic and cruise missiles were fired as part of the Grom (Thunder) 2019 strategic exercises led by Russian President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces Vladimir Putin, the Defence Ministry said on 17 October.
  • US May Deploy INF-Banned Missiles in Pacific Rim to Incite Tensions - Russia's Shoigu Sputnik 21 Oct 2019 -- There is a chance that the United States may deploy in the Pacific Rim its short-medium and intermediate missiles, previously banned by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), as a provocation, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday.
  • New START Treaty Should be Extended Even if It Needs to be Revised - Russian Defence Minister Sputnik 21 Oct 2019 -- The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) was signed between Russia and the United States in April 2010 to replace an old nuclear armaments treaty.
  • Containment of China, Russia True Reason Behind US INF Treaty Withdrawal - Russian Defence Minister Sputnik 21 Oct 2019 -- The restoring of Russia's defence potential, the growing power of China and the expansion of military-technical cooperation between the two powers forced the United States to unilaterally withdraw from the now-defunct Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Monday.
  • Russian defense chief says US' Indo-Pacific strategy would hurt Asia-Pacific multilateral cooperation Global Times 21 Oct 2019 -- Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Monday questioned the Trump administration's Indo-Pacific strategy at the 9th Beijing Xiangshan Forum, saying that it would undermine the multilateral cooperation system in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Defense chief stresses peace through cooperation at forum Global Times 21 Oct 2019 -- China vowed to shoulder its international responsibility as a major country at a security forum in Beijing as the country's defense minister made an important strategic pledge to support peace, stability and cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Wei blasts foreign interference, 'color revolution' as sources of chaos Global Times 21 Oct 2019 -- Intervening in regional affairs, meddling in other countries' internal affairs, inciting a "color revolution" and even subverting the legitimate political power of other countries are the real source of regional chaos and wars, Wei Fenghe, State Councilor and Minister of National Defense said at the opening ceremony of the 9th Beijing Xiangshan Forum on Monday morning.
  • China promotes peace, denounces hegemony at Xiangshan forum Global Times 21 Oct 2019 -- The 9th Beijing Xiangshan Forum officially opened on Monday with a congratulatory message from Chinese President Xi Jinping sent to the opening ceremony of the forum, expressing China's commitment to advancing cooperation through dialogue, promoting peace though cooperation and safeguarding development through peace.
  • China defense minister: secession is a dead end Global Times 21 Oct 2019 -- Wei Fenghe, State Councilor and Minister of National Defense said at the opening ceremony of the 9th Beijing Xiangshan Forum on Monday morning that China resolutely safeguards its sovereignty, security and development interests, and the reunification of the motherland is the righteous path and secession can only lead to a dead end.
  • India Opens Bridge Capable of Handling Fighter Jet Over 'River of Death' Near China Border Sputnik 21 Oct 2019 -- The river bridge is crucial for troops and military equipment deployment in the Eastern Ladakh region - a contentious region between China and India. China had recently upped its ante in the area calling the entire region disputed after India declared Ladakh a separate administrative zone under the direct control of Delhi.
  • Remarks by President Trump in Cabinet Meeting The White House 21 Oct 2019

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