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10 November 2020 Military News

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  • DOD Statement on Personnel Changes at the Pentagon DoD 10 Nov 2020 -- As announced yesterday, November 9, President Trump has designated the National Counter Terrorism Center Director, Chris Miller, as the Acting Secretary of Defense. Mr. Miller took over those functions and responsibilities mid-day yesterday. Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist remains in his position and continues to execute his responsibilities.
  • Pentagon Policy Chief Resigns Following Esper Firing VOA 10 Nov 2020 -- Another top U.S. Pentagon official is leaving his post, a day after the termination of Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
  • Esper's firing signals possible 'waves of dismissals and resignations' over next 70 days Global Times 10 Nov 2020 -- US President Donald Trump's dismissal of Defense Secretary Mark Esper is not merely an abrupt personnel change before his presidential term expires, but signals turbulence before January 20, 2021, when the new president takes over.
  • Trump may fire heads of the CIA and FBI: Report Press TV 10 Nov 2020 -- US President Donald Trump's decision to abruptly fire his defense secretary has raised fears that he will remove other key national security officials in the wake of the disputed presidential election.
  • Trump fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper People's Daily 10 Nov 2020 -- U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he has fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
  • Air Force update for COVID-19 US Air Force 10 Nov 2020
  • COVID-19 Forces DOD to Adapt, Innovate DoD News 10 Nov 2020 -- The Defense Department moved quickly in response to the coronavirus pandemic and is already planning on the follow-on computing/data needs, said John Sherman, the DOD's principal deputy chief information officer.
  • Millinocket Represents U.S. in Exercise with Bangladesh US Navy 10 Nov 2020 -- The Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS Millinocket (T-EPF 3) took part in the annual Cooperation and Readiness Afloat Training exercise, known as CARAT Bangladesh.
  • Tippecanoe Crew Reflects on Keen Sword Lessons Learned US Navy 10 Nov 2020 -- After every military evolution, there's usually a "hotwash," also known as an after-action review – basically, a time to determine what worked well, what can be improved, and how lessons learned will impact operations going forward.
  • NAVSUP Yokosuka Supports Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group US Navy 10 Nov 2020 -- Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Yokosuka performed a barge-loading operation onboard Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY) in support of the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group.
  • USS Antietam Returns to Yokosuka Following 260-day Deployment US Navy 10 Nov 2020 -- The crew of the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) returned to Naval Station Yokosuka following a successful deployment.
  • Andersen AFB holds Exercise Sling Stone 21-1 US Air Force 10 Nov 2020 -- Andersen Air Force Base personnel conducted an antiterrorism/force protection exercise dubbed Sling Stone 21-1 with its Joint Region Marianas partners to strengthen the base's ability to respond to security threats Nov. 5.
  • U.S., Colombia armies begin PISAJ 14 Army News 10 Nov 2020 -- U.S. Army South held an opening ceremony for the first virtual iteration of the semi-annual military-to-military engagement, "Programa Integral para Suboficiales de Alta Jerarquía," or PISAJ on Nov. 9 at the Army South Headquarters.
  • US and Chinese Armies Conduct Virtual Collaboration on HA/DR Army News 10 Nov 2020 -- Soldiers from U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) and the People's Republic of China (PRC) People's Liberation Army (PLA) will participate in a virtual Disaster Management Exchange (DME) from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Nov. 10-12.
  • DOD Working With Industry to Ramp Up 5G Network Innovation DoD News 10 Nov 2020 -- The introduction of 5G network technology helps restore military readiness, builds a more lethal force, expands and strengthens alliances and partnerships and brings business reform to the department, a Defense Department official said.
  • Rules Describe Permitted, Prohibited Post-Election Activities DoD News 10 Nov 2020 -- The 2020 election cycle is almost over. However, the rules that limit the political activities of federal government employees and service members still apply.
  • SECNAV Names Future Expeditionary Sea Base USS John L. Canley USMC News 10 Nov 2020 -- Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced Nov. 10 that a future U.S. Navy Expeditionary Sea Base class ship will honor Medal of Honor Recipient Marine Corps Sergeant Major (Retired) John L. Canley.
  • NATO, Pentagon's DARPA Designing 'Drifter' Device to Watch Entire Oceans Sputnik 10 Nov 2020 -- The Pentagon's chief experimental research agency and the NATO alliance's maritime research center have partnered to design a network of floating devices that can map and monitor the conditions and contents of entire oceans.
  • NATO Secretary General stresses importance of nuclear disarmament. NATO 10 Nov 2020 -- Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday (10 November 2020) said that the world needs to urgently pursue nuclear arms control and disarmament but cautioned that this had to happen in a balanced, reciprocal and verifiable way.
  • Meeting with senior Defence Ministry officials, heads of federal agencies and defence industry executives President of Russia 10 Nov 2020 -- The President opened a new series of meetings with senior officials from the Defence Ministry, federal agencies and defence industry.
  • Putin: Russia Won't Join Arms Race, But Will Continue Upgrading Nuclear Arsenal to Tackle Threats Sputnik 10 Nov 2020 -- Moscow presented several new cutting-edge weapons in 2018, many of which had no equivalents in the world at the time. Among them were a prototype of a nuclear-powered missile and a missile capable of flying at a speed of Mach 10.
  • Cambodian Defense Chief Defends Demolition of Second US-Funded Building at Ream Naval Base Radio Free Asia 10 Nov 2020 -- Cambodia's Minister of Defense Tea Banh on Tuesday confirmed that a second U.S.-funded building at Ream Naval Base in the southwestern coastal city of Sihanoukville has been torn down and defended the move, despite growing tensions with Washington amid reports of Chinese-backed development at the site.
  • Photos: China May Have New Anti-Radar Missile for Suppressing Enemy Air Defenses Sputnik 10 Nov 2020 -- Photos recently posted on social media from a People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) recruitment video seem to show a new anti-radiation missile under the wings of a J-11BS fighter jet, signaling that China may have a potent new weapon for hunting enemy radars.
  • Joint Statement on Host Nation Support US Dept. of State 10 Nov 2020 -- The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and Japan on the beginning of formal negotiations on Host Nation Support.
  • S.Korea to launch 2nd homegrown 3,000-ton submarine People's Daily 10 Nov 2020 -- South Korea's military planned to launch its second homegrown 3,000-ton diesel-powered submarine, Yonhap news agency reported Tuesday citing the country's navy.
  • Falklands finally landmine free thanks to UK-funded team UK FCDO 10 Nov 2020 -- A UK-funded programme which started in 2009 has completed its dangerous mission to de-mine the Falkland Islands three years ahead of schedule.
  • U.S. Approves Advanced Defense Capabilities for the United Arab Emirates US Dept. of State 10 Nov 2020 -- The United Arab Emirates is a longtime vital U.S. security partner. Today, I directed the Department to formally notify Congress of our intent to authorize the UAE's proposed purchase of several advanced capabilities that are worth $23.37 billion, for up to 50 F-35 Lightning II aircraft, valued at $10.4 billion; up to 18 MQ-9B Unmanned Aerial Systems, valued at $2.97 billion; and a package of air-to-air and air-to-ground munitions, valued at $10 billion.
  • United Arab Emirates - MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft DSCA 10 Nov 2020 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Arab Emirates of MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $2.97 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
  • United Arab Emirates - F-35 Joint Strike Fighter DSCA 10 Nov 2020 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Arab Emirates of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $10.4 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
  • United Arab Emirates - Munitions, Sustainment and Support DSCA 10 Nov 2020 -- The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the United Arab Emirates of Munitions, Sustainment and Support, and related equipment for an estimated cost of $10.0 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today.
  • Trump administration approves $23 billion weapons package for UAE Press TV 10 Nov 2020 -- The outgoing administration of US President Donald Trump has formally notified Congress of its approval to sell the United Arab Emirates (UAE) $23.4 billion in weapons, including dozens of F-35 fighter jets and armed drones.
  • Mike Pompeo: US Gov't Greenlights Military Equipment Sale to UAE, Including Up to 50 F-35 Jets Sputnik 10 Nov 2020 -- It is unclear if the Congress will try to prevent the sale of the weapons to the Gulf state, which might contradict a legal obligation of the US to ensure that Israel maintains a "qualitative military edge" over the rest of the regional powers.
  • INDIAN ARMY HANDS OVER 20 FULLY TRAINED MILITARY HORSES AND 10 MINE DETECTION DOGS TO BANGLADESH ARMY India PIB 10 Nov 2020 -- In an endeavour to further strengthen the bilateral relations between the two Countries in general and between the two Armies in particular, the Indian Army gifted 20 fully trained military horses and 10 mine detection dogs to Bangladesh Army. These equines and canines were trained by the Remount and Veterinary Corps of Indian Army. The Indian Army has also trained Bangladesh Army personnel for training and handling these specialist dogs and horses.
  • Secretary Michael R. Pompeo at a Press Availability US Dept. of State 10 Nov 2020
  • The Promise of America US Dept. of State 10 Nov 2020 -- Speech by Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State

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