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31 December 2019 Military News

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  • 2nd Fleet Declares Full Operational Capability NNS 31 Dec 2019 -- Seven months after reaching initial operational capability, U.S. 2nd Fleet achieved full operational capability Dec. 31.
  • 'A Formidable Force': China's Rapidly Modernizing PLAN Has More Ships Than US Navy Sputnik 31 Dec 2019 -- China's People's Liberation Army-Navy (PLAN) commissioned six warships in December, helping the fleet to remain technically larger than the US Navy while expanding its ability to project power and bringing it closer to being able to meet Washington toe-to-toe on the high seas.
  • Deeply impressed by Chinese peacekeepers in Africa PLA Daily 31 Dec 2019 -- Over the past more than 10 years, I have participated in 3 UN peacekeeping missions, namely, the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and the UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS). In the process, I experienced many difficulties and dangers in peacekeeping operations and witnessed many unforgettable moments of Chinese peacekeepers.
  • China's peacekeeping helicopters complete missions in troubled area, Darfur PLA Daily 31 Dec 2019 -- China's third peacekeeping helicopter unit to Darfur, Sudan, successfully completed the VIP transportation task, as the governor of North Darfur State of Sudan landed safely at Al Lait, a major local refugee gathering area, on December 29, local time.
  • State Dept Official Slams Russia, China for Joint Naval Drills With Iran, Urges Sanctions on Tehran Sputnik 31 Dec 2019 -- The United States in 2020 will increase sanctions on Iran, which is already in dismal economic shape, US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said during a press briefing on Monday.
  • Indian Army Better Prepared For Challenges at Pakistan, China Border - Chief of Defence Staff Sputnik 31 Dec 2019 -- The Indian government on Monday appointed Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), a newly created post announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day speech this year. As CDS, the general will act as the principal military advisor to the Indian Defence Ministry.
  • Taiwan's military raises alert status for upcoming elections CNA 31 Dec 2019 -- Taiwan's military is on "focused alert" for the Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections, which puts the troops on guard against possible external threats and any internal contingencies, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said Tuesday.
  • Kim Jong Un Warns He May Scrap Moratorium on Nuclear, Long-range Missile Tests VOA 31 Dec 2019 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned he may no longer be bound by his self-imposed moratorium on long-range missile and nuclear tests, threatening an unspecified, shocking action if the United States does not soften its stance in nuclear talks.
  • Malaysia Receives First of 4 Large Patrol Ships Built in China Radio Free Asia 31 Dec 2019 -- Malaysia received one of four large patrol ships it had ordered for the first time from China, the Royal Malaysian Navy said Tuesday, in what a security analyst hailed as a sign that Kuala Lumpur's multimillion-dollar naval modernization effort would push through.

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