01 September 2021 Military News
- Taliban takes over Kabul airport after last U.S. troops leave, says efforts underway to restart flights People's Daily 01 Sep 2021 -- The Taliban deployed special forces at the Kabul airport on Tuesday hours after the last batch of U.S. troops left Afghanistan.
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- Secretary of Defense Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Milley Press Briefing DoD 01 Sep 2021 -- Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III; Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley; Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby
- Deputy Secretary: How Industry Can Continue Supporting DOD's National Security Priorities DoD News 01 Sep 2021 -- BY Because of its sophistication, diversity and capacity to innovate, the U.S. Defense Industrial Base remains the envy of the world, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks said today.
- Carl Vinson and U.K. Carrier Strike Groups Conduct 5th and 4th Generation Fighter Joint Interoperability Flights US Navy 01 Sep 2021 -- Fifth and fourth generation aircraft assigned to Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group (VINCSG), with embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2), and U.K. Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 21 conducted joint interoperability flights in the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet, Aug. 26.
- USS Paul Hamilton Completes Availability Early with Support from Southwest Regional Maintenance Center US Navy 01 Sep 2021 -- Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) successfully supported the early delivery of USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) from availability on Aug. 13.
- Chinese coast guard wraps up fishery patrol in North Pacific PLA Daily 01 Sep 2021 -- A fleet of two ships dispatched by the China Coast Guard (CCG) has completed a patrol mission of 2021 to enforce fisheries law in the high seas of the North Pacific Ocean and has returned to the eastern city of Shanghai.
- Lukashenka Says Belarus To Receive Huge Military Consignment From Russia RFE/RL 01 Sep 2021 -- Belarus's authoritarian leader, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, says his country will soon receive a huge military hardware consignment from Russia, a sign of Moscow's continued support for the strongman amid an international outcry over his sometimes violent crackdown on dissent.
- Russia to send huge military hardware consignment to Belarus: Lukashenko Press TV 01 Sep 2021 -- Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says Russia will soon deliver a huge consignment of military hardware to the country, including aircraft, helicopters and air defense systems.
- OPENING CEREMONY INDO – KAZAKHSTAN JOINT MILITARY EXERCISE KAZIND-21 India PIB 01 Sep 2021 -- The India – Kazakhstan joint military exercise "KAZIND-21" commenced today at Training Node Aisha Bibi, Kazakhstan.
- CURTAIN RAISER INDIAN ARMY TO PARTICIPATE IN MULTI-LATERAL EXERCISE ZAPAD 2021 IN RUSSIA India PIB 01 Sep 2021 -- A 200 personnel contingent of Indian Army will participate in Exercise ZAPAD 2021, a Multi Nation exercise being held at Nizhniy, Russia from 03 to 16 September 2021.
- Iran unveils Borhan system, Alborz 3-D radar IRNA 01 Sep 2021 -- Borhan system and Alborz 3-D radar were unveiled in the presence of Air Defense Force Commander Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi on Wednesday.
- Thousands of machine guns, mortars to be bought for reserve force CNA 01 Sep 2021 -- The proposed budget of Taiwan's military has allocated funds to buy thousands of new machine guns and mortars to be deployed by the nation's reserve force in coming years to boost its defense capabilities.
- After Afghan Events, Raab Says Britain Must 'Look At Our Own Capabilities' RFE/RL Gandhara 01 Sep 2021 -- British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has told a parliamentary committee that the country must assess and develop its own military capabilities to allow for specific missions without the United States.
- UK enters next stage of Fleet Solid Support competition UK MOD 01 Sep 2021 -- Contracts have been awarded to four consortia, all of which include significant UK involvement, to develop their bids to build three new Fleet Solid Support ships for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and Royal Navy.
- Russian-Led Military Group Struggles To Find Its Role - And Relevance - Amid Taliban Takeover RFE/RL Gandhara 01 Sep 2021 -- In early July, with the United States on the verge of moving up the deadline to quit Afghanistan and end its longest war, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was asked if Moscow might one day have to send its own troops back. He pointed to a Central Asian state that shares a lengthy, and very porous border, with Afghanistan.
- Multinational exercise tests ship's upgrade Australia DOD 01 Sep 2021 -- HMAS Warramunga put her recently upgraded capability to the test during Exercise Malabar 2021.
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, September 1, 2021 The White House 01 Sep 2021
- Secretary Blinken's Call with Bahraini Foreign Minister al-Zayani US Dept. of State 01 Sep 2021
- Secretary Blinken's Call with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Al-Thani US Dept. of State 01 Sep 2021
- Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.'s Call with Emir Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait The White House 01 Sep 2021
- Department Press Briefing – September 1, 2021 US Dept. of State 01 Sep 2021
- 1 September 2021 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 01 Sep 2021
- Syrian Forces, Iran-Backed Militias Intensify Deraa Attacks RFE/RL 01 Sep 2021 -- Syrian forces and pro-Iran militias heightened an offensive against a rebel enclave in a southwestern region on the border with Jordan and Israel, military and opposition sources say.
- Fighting Breaks Out Between Taliban, Panjshiri Resistance After Failed Talks VOA 01 Sep 2021 -- Heavy fighting has started between Taliban fighters and anti-Taliban resistance forces based in the Panjshir valley after talks between the two sides failed to resolve their differences. A resistance spokesman claims a Taliban offensive was repulsed with the Taliban suffering heavy losses.
- Afghan Resistance Fighters In Panjshir Battle Taliban As Thousands Head To Borders RFE/RL Gandhara 01 Sep 2021 -- More clashes have been reported between the Taliban and resistance forces in an area northeast of Kabul where the militants have yet to seize power, as thousands of people looking to flee the country continue to head to Afghanistan's borders after the withdrawal of U.S. forces put an end to a massive airlift.
- EU Parliament President Chides Bloc For Failing To Accept Afghan Refugees RFE/RL Gandhara 01 Sep 2021 -- The president of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, on September 1 criticized EU members' failure to "live up to its values" by responding to the Afghan crisis by taking in significant numbers of Afghans fleeing the country.
- Afghan Central Banker Tells Reuters Limited Access To Reserves Should Be Allowed RFE/RL Gandhara 01 Sep 2021 -- A senior board member of Afghanistan's central bank has told Reuters that the U.S. Treasury and the International Monetary Fund should take steps to provide the Taliban-led government limited access to the country's reserves as the country lurches toward a possible economic disaster.
- Britain In Direct Talks With Taliban To Ensure 'Safe Passage' For Nationals, Allies RFE/RL Gandhara 01 Sep 2021 -- Britain is in direct talks with the Taliban seeking to secure "safe passage" of its remaining nationals and allies out of Afghanistan after the group's takeover of the country.
- U.S. Embassy Announces Project On Tajik-Afghan-Uzbek Border RFE/RL 01 Sep 2021 -- The U.S. Embassy in Dushanbe on September 1 announced plans to build a border-guard facility on the Tajik-Afghan-Uzbek border, where tensions have risen in recent months as Taliban fighters captured Afghan regions that abut Central Asia's post-Soviet republics.
- Afghanistan crisis: Food supply for millions could run out this month UN News 01 Sep 2021 -- Food stocks in Afghanistan could run out as soon as this month, a senior UN official warned on Wednesday, urging the international community to step up support for the country.
- Complicated Jihadist Dynamics Pose Challenge for the Taliban VOA 01 Sep 2021 -- Buoyed by the West's withdrawal from Afghanistan, Taliban commanders say they are confident they can defeat the Islamic State terror affiliate, which claimed responsibility for last month's suicide bombing at Kabul airport, killing more than a dozen U.S. military personnel and at least 170 Afghans.
- Uyghurs From Afghanistan Fear Deportation to China VOA 01 Sep 2021 -- As many as 2,000 ethnic Uyghurs born or living in Afghanistan have been placed in jeopardy by the Taliban takeover, with many fearing they will be deported China to join an estimated 1 million fellow Uyghurs in Xinjiang internment camps.
- Pakistan Antiterror Units Raid Islamic State Hideout, Kill 11 Militants, Police Say RFE/RL Gandhara 01 Sep 2021 -- Pakistan antiterror units killed 11 Islamic State (IS) militants in a raid and shootout in the restive southwestern Balochistan Province, police say.
- Hundreds Flee During Four Days of Fighting in Myanmar's Shan State Radio Free Asia 01 Sep 2021 -- Four days of continuous fighting between Myanmar's military and a rebel army in northern Shan state's Lashio city, near the country's border with China, have left at least 17 junta troops dead and forced hundreds of civilians to flee their homes to safety, local media and residents said Tuesday.
- Dozens More Tibetans Are Arrested in Sichuan Over Dalai Lama Photos Radio Free Asia 01 Sep 2021 -- Police in western China's Sichuan province have ramped up their enforcement of a ban on photos of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, arresting a further 53 Tibetans found with the prohibited images in their homes last week, Tibetan sources said.
- Armenia Claims Soldier Killed By Azerbaijani Sniper Near Border RFE/RL 01 Sep 2021 -- Yerevan has accused Azerbaijani snipers of opening fire on Armenian military positions near the border, the latest in a series of deadly incidents between the two neighbors since they fought a six-week war over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region last year.
- UK announces £500,000 fund to support UNDP to respond to last year's Nagorno-Karabakh conflict UK FCDO 01 Sep 2021 -- The UK has provided half a million pounds to help clear landmines in and around Nagorno-Karabakh, to make the area safe, prevent injuries and save lives.
- German Security-Company Employee Goes On Trial For Allegedly Spying On Bundestag For Russia RFE/RL 01 Sep 2021 -- An employee of a German security company contracted by the Bundestag has gone on trial on espionage charges after being accused of passing floor plans of buildings used by the German parliament to the Russian secret services.
- Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's article titled "Russia-Uzbekistan relations in the modern period" for a special issue of the Budget magazine dedicated to the 30th anniversary of independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan, September 1, 2021 Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs 01 Sep 2021
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on September 1, 2021 PRC MofA 01 Sep 2021
- Seven Hong Kong Activists Sentenced for Taking Part in 2019 Anti-Government Protest VOA 01 Sep 2021 -- Seven Hong Kong pro-democracy activists were sentenced Wednesday to lengthy jail sentences for taking part in an unauthorized protest in 2019.
- Japan's substantial military budget expansion caters to US request, to meet with China's retaliation once involving Taiwan island Global Times 01 Sep 2021 -- Japan's defense authority has requested a record budget for 2022, which experts viewed as a move against China and shows Japan's aggressiveness for future military expansion under the cover of cooperating with the US strategy and concerns of Taiwan Straits tensions.
- US lawlessness, Europe inaction responsible for status quo surrounding JCPOA: Iran FM Press TV 01 Sep 2021 -- Iran's foreign minister says the US's illegal measures and European countries' inaction on the American lawlessness are responsible for the current unfavorable situation that surrounds the 2015 nuclear agreement.
- Defense diplomacy essential part of Iran's foreign policy: Amir Abdollahian ISNA 01 Sep 2021 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian stressed that defense diplomacy is an essential part of Iran's foreign policy.
- Iran Says Fourth Round Of Saudi Talks Likely After New Government Formed RFE/RL 01 Sep 2021 -- Tehran is planning to hold a new round of talks with Saudi Arabia in Iraq after the new Iranian government is formed, state media reports.
- Germany, France Urge Iran To Return To Nuclear Talks After Tehran Signals Delay RFE/RL 01 Sep 2021 -- France and Germany have called on Iran to immediately resume talks intended to revive the moribund nuclear deal with world powers, after Tehran said it could take another "two to three months" to get back to the negotiating table.
- A Dozen Myanmar Militias Form Alliance to Overthrow Junta Radio Free Asia 01 Sep 2021 -- Branches of the People's Defense Force (PDF) militia from a dozen different regions in Myanmar have formed an alliance to collectively take on the country's junta, despite each group facing respective offensives since the military seized power seven months ago, members said Wednesday.
- Assassination Plot Suspect Was Security Volunteer For Myanmar Ambassador Radio Free Asia 01 Sep 2021 -- New details have emerged about the alleged plot to assassinate Myanmar's ambassador to the United Nations and how the conspiracy to attack this key critic of the nation's military junta was foiled.
- Tens of Thousands Flee Homes in Magwe Region as Junta Troops Pillage Radio Free Asia 01 Sep 2021 -- Tens of thousands of civilians have fled their homes in Pauk township in Myanmar's Magwe region over the past week after troops loyal to the military regime set up camp and began raiding local villages in search of anti-junta militia members, residents said Wednesday.
- On The Trail of The Overseas Movement Resisting Myanmar's Military Junta Radio Free Asia 01 Sep 2021 -- Overseas groups of exiles from Myanmar are increasingly organizing to support unarmed protesters against violence by the country's police and military in the wake of nationwide protests sparked by the military coup in February 2021.
- U.S. and Ukraine Agree to Establish a Secure Communications Link for Risk Reduction US Dept. of State 01 Sep 2021 -- The U.S. Department of State and the Ukrainian State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection signed an Agreement for a 24/7 secure communications line through the National and Nuclear Risk Reduction Center (NNRRC).
- Joint Statement on the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership The White House 01 Sep 2021
- Biden Assures Ukraine's Zelenskiy of Continued US Support VOA 01 Sep 2021 -- U.S. President Joe Biden assured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at a White House meeting Wednesday that the United States remains firmly committed to Ukraine's sovereignty in the face of Russian aggression in its eastern region.
- Remarks by President Biden and President Zelenskyy of Ukraine Before Bilateral Meeting The White House 01 Sep 2021
- Biden, Zelenskiy Begin Meeting At White House With Talk Of Ukrainian Sovereignty RFE/RL 01 Sep 2021 -- U.S. President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy have begun a widely anticipated meeting at the White House in which Kyiv is expected to seek greater U.S. help building up Ukrainian defense capabilities and U.S. participation in peace talks to resolve Ukraine's war with Russia-backed separatists.
- Background Press Call by Senior Administration Officials on the President's Upcoming Meeting with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine The White House 01 Sep 2021
- Kyrgyz Interior Ministry Admits Wiretapping Of Activists' Phones RFE/RL 01 Sep 2021 -- Kyrgyzstan's Interior Ministry, under pressure from several activists, has admitted that the phones of "some people" were wiretapped for one month early this year.
- Former Cambodia Opposition Head Wants Trial Limbo to End: Lawyer Radio Free Asia 01 Sep 2021 -- Four years after his arrest on unsubstantiated treason charges, former Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha wants to resume the long-suspended trial that has sidelined him from politics, his lawyer said Wednesday, the eve of the anniversary of his 2017 arrest.
- UN Study: Weather Disasters Increased Fivefold in Last 50 Years VOA 01 Sep 2021 -- A new report released Wednesday by the United Nations indicates extreme weather events have increased fivefold over the past 50 years, while the number of fatalities related to those events has dropped.
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