03 May 2022 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Soldiers test new system focused to modernize aviation logistics, maintenance Army News 03 May 2022 -- Soldiers from Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia conducted the first tests here on a new system focused on improving readiness through modernizing aviation maintenance and logistics functions.
- Austin Makes Case for Military Budget to Senate Committee DoD News 03 May 2022 -- Russia's invasion of Ukraine highlights the need for a competent, ready military to deter any would-be foe.
- Exercise Garnet Rattler Brings Immersive Training to JTAC Students USMC News 03 May 2022 -- Nestled in the high desert hills of southern Idaho, lies Saylor Creek Training Range, with over 100,000 acres of open air space for local National Guard and Air Force units to utilize. For the first time in 1st Marine Division and I Marine Expeditionary Force history, 11 Marines trained to receive their certifications as Joint Terminal Attack Controllers during Exercise Garnet Rattler 2022.
- Biden Hypes Javelin as Supplies Run Low, Russia Takes Countermeasures Sputnik 03 May 2022 -- President Joe Biden during a Javelin plant tour in Alabama championed the weapon as one of the most effective being used by Ukrainian troops, although questions loom over its likely impact in the next phase of the war in light of supply constraints and changing battlefield conditions.
- US Air Force Wants to Revive Navy's Aborted Railgun Shell Programme to Shoot Down Cruise Missiles Sputnik 03 May 2022 -- The United States isn't the only country experimenting with railgun technology. China has spent years tinkering with its deployment at sea, while Japan has researched it for use to target hypersonic missiles. Railguns use electromagnetic force to fire metal slugs at incredibly high speeds, and require an immense amount of energy to operate.
- 55th FS, FGS return to Shaw AFB after 6-month deployment to USCENTCOM US Air Force 03 May 2022 -- Airmen from the 55th Fighter Squadron and Fighter Generation Squadron recently returned home to Shaw Air Force Base after a six-month long deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.
- Navy Hospital Ship Departs for Pacific Partnership 2022 US Navy 03 May 2022 -- Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departed San Diego, May 3, marking the beginning of Pacific Partnership 2022 (PP22).
- USS Arlington Sailors and Marines participate in Arctic Circle ceremony US Navy 03 May 2022 -- San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) Sailors and Marines gain acceptance into the "Order of the Blue Nose" April 22, days after crossing into the Arctic Circle.
- NAVSUP supports USS Arlington's Iceland port visit with husbanding services contract US Navy 03 May 2022 -- Husbanding services encompass the critical elements of logistics support required by U.S. Navy vessels when they visit commercial and military ports around the world.
- LCS Returns to Singapore US Navy 03 May 2022 -- The Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Jackson (LCS 6) arrived at Changi Naval Base in Singapore May 2, as part of a rotational deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.
- Remarks by President Biden on the Security Assistance to Ukraine The White House 03 May 2022 -- "You're allowing the Ukrainians to defend themselves. And, quite frankly, they're making fools of the Russian military in many instances. A big part of the reason they've been able to keep on fighting and to make this war a strategic failure for Russia is because the United States, together with our Allies and partners, have had their back. The United States alone has committed more than 5,500 Javelins to Ukraine. You're changing the nation. You really are. Add to that significant supplies from our Allies and partners, as well as many thousands of other anti-tank and anti-air weapons, helicopters, armored vehicles, artillery, coastal defense systems."
- UK donates fleet of armoured vehicles to Ukraine to evacuate civilians from besieged areas UK FCDO 03 May 2022 -- The UK government is sending 13 protective armoured vehicles to Ukraine, to safely evacuate people from the shelled areas in east of the country.
- Prime Minister Boris Johnson's address to the Ukrainian Parliament: 3 May 2022 Gov.UK 03 May 2022 -- "I have one message for you today: Ukraine will win Ukraine will be free (...) And I can announce today from the UK government a new package of support totalling £300 million, including radars to pinpoint the artillery bombarding your cities, heavy lift drones to supply your forces, and thousands of night vision devices."
- "This is Ukraine's finest hour" - PM to address Ukrainian Parliament Gov.UK 03 May 2022 -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson will address Ukraine's Parliament today.
- British PM promises £300 million in military aid to Ukraine Press TV 03 May 2022 -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has commended Ukraine's resistance against Russia and promised to supply another £300 million in military aid to the former Soviet republic.
- UK PM Johnson Announces £300Mln Military Aid Package to Ukraine Sputnik 03 May 2022 -- Britain has delivered hundreds of millions of pounds' worth of military equipment and training support to Ukraine since 2014, including through "Operation Orbital", a secrecy-laden operation over the course of which more than 22,000 Ukrainian troops were trained in the use of portable anti-tank missiles and other weapons.
- Biden Picks US Army Gen. Cavoli to Be New Commander of NATO Forces in Europe, Pentagon Says Sputnik 03 May 2022 -- US President Joe Biden nominated US Army Gen. Christopher Cavoli to be the next commander of the NATO forces in Europe, the Defense Department said on Tuesday.
- NATO announces nomination of General Christopher G. Cavoli as Supreme Allied Commander Europe NATO 03 May 2022 -- The North Atlantic Council has approved the nomination of General Christopher G. Cavoli, United States Army, to the post of Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
- Liaoning aircraft carrier group starts routine, realistic combat training in West Pacific Global Times 03 May 2022 -- The Liaoning aircraft carrier group recently started a routine, realistic combat training mission in the West Pacific, the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy announced on Tuesday, after the powerful flotilla was reportedly spotted entering the West Pacific via the Miyako Strait on Monday.
- PLAN aircraft carrier battle group trains in west Pacific PLA Daily 03 May 2022 -- Recently, a Chinese naval aircraft carrier battle group headed by the aircraft carrier Liaoning conducted open-sea combat training in the waters of the western Pacific Ocean, according to Senior Captain Gao Xiucheng, the spokesperson for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN).
- Chinese aircraft carrier battle group enters Pacific: Japan military CNA 03 May 2022 -- Taiwan's military on Tuesday said it had a clear grasp of the activities of nearby Chinese forces a day after Japan's Self-Defense Force said China's Navy had recently deployed an aircraft carrier battle group into the Pacific Ocean.
- Carrier Duel: Chinese, American Battle Groups Drill Near Each Other East of Taiwan Sputnik 03 May 2022 -- Large formations of both Chinese and American naval warships are conducting drills separately at the same time in the Philippine Sea. The competing shows of force come as Washington has ramped up its support for Taiwan and is searching for excuses to sanction Beijing in connection with Russia's special operation in Ukraine.
- Japan, Taiwan militaries on alert as China flotilla heads to Pacific Radio Free Asia 03 May 2022 -- The Japanese and Taiwanese militaries have been put on alert after a Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy flotilla led by the Liaoning aircraft carrier was spotted sailing from the East China Sea towards the Pacific Ocean.
- Taiwan faces 'risk of delayed delivery' for US-made Stinger missiles Press TV 03 May 2022 -- Taiwan's defense ministry says the delivery of US-made shoulder-fired Stinger anti-aircraft missiles to the island may be delayed due to limited US production and its high demand in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
- S. Korea, U.S. to begin two-week combined air drills next week: Yonhap People's Daily 03 May 2022 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Tuesday on retaliatory sanctions against individuals and entities in response to their "unfriendly actions" over the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
- Mali set to cut off military cooperation with France Press TV 03 May 2022 -- Mali's military administrators are set to fully cut off its military cooperation with the French government, condemning "flagrant violations" of its national sovereignty by the French forces there.
- US to Invite Pacific Leaders to White House, Increase Diplomatic Outreach VOA 03 May 2022 -- President Joe Biden will invite the leaders of Pacific nations to visit the White House later this year, a senior official said Monday, and the United States will escalate efforts to increase ties with the region, sending more diplomats to engage directly with governments across the South Pacific and dedicating staff to work with the troubled Pacific Islands Forum.
- Statement by NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan's Meeting with State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Oscar Stenström The White House 03 May 2022
- Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard Before Their Meeting US Dept. of State 03 May 2022
- Secretary Blinken's Call with Swiss President Cassis US Dept. of State 03 May 2022
- Secretary Blinken's Call with Chilean Foreign Minister Urrejola US Dept. of State 03 May 2022
- Secretary Blinken's Meeting with Mexican Foreign Secretary Ebrard US Dept. of State 03 May 2022
- Secretary Blinken's Call with UK Foreign Secretary Truss US Dept. of State 03 May 2022
- Statement by NSC Spokesperson Adrienne Watson on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan's Meeting with Secretary General of Japan's National Security Secretariat Akiba Takeo The White House 03 May 2022
- Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, May 3, 2022 The White House 03 May 2022
- 3 May 2022 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 03 May 2022
- Reinforcing our support of UN Peacekeeping Initiatives: UK Statement at the UN General Assembly UK FCDO 03 May 2022 -- Statement by Ambassador James Kariuki, on behalf of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, to the United Nations 76th General Assembly Fifth Committee Second Resumed Session
- Afghan TV Pioneer Absorbs Taliban's Blows As Picture Dims For Free Media RFE/RL Gandhara 03 May 2022 -- After years of tuning into Tolo programming for hard-hitting news and the exploits of their favorite soap-opera character, Afghans are seeing a stripped-down and covered-up version of news and entertainment.
- MBS forced Yemen's Hadi to resign over 'private' meeting with US official: Report Press TV 03 May 2022 -- Saudi Arabia forced former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi to delegate his self-proclaimed authority to a newly-established body after he held a private meeting with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, a new report has revealed.
- Turkey to repatriate 1 million Syrian refugees: Erdogan Press TV 03 May 2022 -- Turkey's president says the country is to send back around one million Syrian refugees to northern Syria, under a plan aimed at enabling their resettlement in houses partially built by Turkey there.
- Militants launch deadly attack on international military camp in central Somalia Press TV 03 May 2022 -- At least three civilians have been killed and a number of others wounded after a military camp belonging to African Union mission came under attack by Takfiri al-Shabab terrorists in central Somalia.
- Al-Shabab Raids African Union Military Base VOA 03 May 2022 -- Al-Shabab fighters stormed an African Union military base in the village of El-Baraf in Somalia's Middle Shabelle region early Tuesday, local officials and security sources say.
- More Than 200 Arrested In Armenian Protests Over PM's Handling Of Nagorno-Karabakh RFE/RL 03 May 2022 -- Police in Armenia have detained dozens of opposition protesters in the capital to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian over what they feel are concessions to Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
- A refuge from terror in Niger, as UN Chief pledges to be voice for the displaced UN News 03 May 2022 -- Rows of temporary shelters covered in sheeting which has been blanched by the sun and sand blasted by winds blend into the grey, dusty and parched environment. It's midday, and temperatures have reached a punishingly hot and dry 44 degrees Celsius (111 F).
- Secretary-General's opening remarks at Press encounter with the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulump UN Secretary-General 03 May 2022
- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Makes First Visit to Nigeria VOA 03 May 2022 -- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, at the start of a two-day visit to Nigeria, is in northeast Borno state, where the country has been struggling in its fight against Islamist militants.
- As Tigray Aid Blockade Continues, Nearby Areas Also in Desperate Need of Food, Medicine VOA 03 May 2022 -- Despite Ethiopia's declared humanitarian cease-fire with Tigrayan rebels, aid groups said they are struggling to get food and medicine to those in need. Even outside the worst affected areas in Tigray, which are off limits to reporters, providing aid is fraught with risks and challenges.
- State Group Investigates Video Allegedly Showing Abuse by Ethiopian Army VOA 03 May 2022 -- The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission is investigating a video shared online that appears to show government troops abusing and shooting an ethnic Tigrayan boy.
- Jury Convicts Dutch National for Participation in Terror Financing Ring US Dept. of Justice 03 May 2022 -- Today, a federal jury convicted a Dutch woman on charges stemming from her participation in a terrorist financing ring in support of the Somalia-based terrorist group al-Shabaab.
- Telephone conversation with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko President of Russia 03 May 2022 -- Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
- Russia doubles down on Hitler remarks, says Israel supports neo-Nazis Press TV 03 May 2022 -- Russia says Israel is supporting "the neo-Nazi regime in Kiev", raising the stakes in its tensions with Tel Aviv over the raging war in Ukraine.
- Slovakia, Hungary Say They Won't Back EU Sanctions On Russian Oil RFE/RL 03 May 2022 -- Slovakia and Hungary say they will not support sanctions against Russian energy, including on oil imports, which the European Union has indicated it is on the cusp of proposing to punish Moscow for invading Ukraine.
- Fiji Allows Seizure Of Superyacht U.S. Says Is Owned By Russian Oligarch Kerimov RFE/RL 03 May 2022 -- A Fijian court has ruled that a Russian-owned superyacht can be seized under a U.S. warrant as part of the sanctions imposed by Washington on Moscow over its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
- Russian Newspaper Turns To Samizdat To Reach Readers 'Poisoned By Propaganda' RFE/RL 03 May 2022 -- About 5 a.m. on Sunday, March 6, an e-mail arrived in the in-box of the online newspaper Zvezda in the Ural region city of Perm.
- Rights Groups Urge UN Leaders To Condemn Arrest Of Putin Critic Kara-Murza RFE/RL 03 May 2022 -- A coalition of 25 international human rights organizations has called on UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to condemn the arrest by Russian authorities of outspoken Kremlin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza.
- Telephone conversation with President of France Emmanuel Macron President of Russia 03 May 2022 -- Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron.
- Hong Kong falls to a new low in global press freedom index as Jimmy Lai stands trial Radio Free Asia 03 May 2022 -- Hong Kong has plummeted to 148th on a global press freedom index, as authorities in the city took the now-shuttered pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper to court for "fraud."
- DPP lawmakers still seeking consensus on HK, Macau residency plan CNA 03 May 2022 -- Lawmakers from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) are still negotiating over a stalled plan to ease permanent residency requirements for professionals from Hong Kong and Macau, one of the party's legislative leaders said Tuesday.
- North Phyongan Province Focuses on Securing Irrigation Water KCNA 03 May 2022 -- North Phyongan Province of the DPRK takes a thorough measure for sufficient irrigation water to prevent the drought damage.
- Iran FM: Vienna talks not paused; US has understood Tehran's red lines Press TV 03 May 2022 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says negotiations on the revival of the 2015 Iran deal have not been paused, stressing that Tehran and Washington are in indirect correspondence to reach an agreement on removing the anti-Iran sanctions.
- Myanmar junta rejects ASEAN outreach to NUG shadow government Radio Free Asia 03 May 2022 -- Myanmar's junta on Tuesday poured cold water on calls from Malaysia for Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) talks with the National Unity Government (NUG), calling the parallel, civilian administration that opposes military rule "terrorists groups."
- Little to celebrate on Press Freedom Day amid worsening media crackdown in Myanmar Radio Free Asia 03 May 2022 -- There was little to celebrate on World Press Freedom Day in Myanmar, where the junta has jailed 135 journalists since it seized power last year and reporters routinely face harassment, arrest and even death for doing their jobs, members of the media and watchdog groups said Tuesday.
- Kazakh President Signs Bill Allowing Social Media To Be Shut Down RFE/RL 03 May 2022 -- Kazakh President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev has signed into law a controversial bill that allows the authorities to shut down social media and messaging platforms to protect users from cyberbullying.
- Kazakh Company Tied To Nazarbaev's Sister Accused Of 'Numerous Crimes' RFE/RL 03 May 2022 -- The Kazakh Prosecutor-General's Office says a transportation company co-founded by the sister of former President Nursultan Nazarbaev is suspected of committing "numerous crimes" with regard to customs declarations.
- "We are taking the most severe scenarios seriously" Germany Federal Foreign Office 03 May 2022 -- Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock in an interview with the Rheinische Post and affiliated newspapers.
- Tanker strike worsens fuel woes in crisis-hit Sri Lanka Press TV 03 May 2022 -- A strike by owners of fuel tankers over the weekend renewed Sri Lanka's long queues for diesel and petrol on Monday as pumps ran dry, compounding the island nation's economic and energy crisis.
- Iran's oil minister meets Venezuela's Maduro, discusses energy cooperation Press TV 03 May 2022 -- Iran's oil minister Javad Owji met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Monday and discussed ways to expand energy cooperation between the two countries.
- Cambodian prime minister's son praises press freedom, despite father's crackdown Radio Free Asia 03 May 2022 -- The son of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen defended press freedom at an event marking World Press Freedom Day in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, ignoring his father's crackdown on journalists who have criticized his government.
- Armenian, Turkish Envoys Agree To Continue Efforts At Normalizing Ties RFE/RL 03 May 2022 -- Armenia and Turkey have agreed to move forward with efforts to normalize relations "without conditions," a move that could lead to the reopening of their shared border, Armenia's Foreign Ministry says.
- Haiti: Gang clashes in capital force hundreds to flee their homes UN News 03 May 2022 -- Clashes in Haiti between rival gangs in the capital, Port-au-Prince, have forced hundreds of people to flee their homes, the UN Deputy Spokesperson said on Tuesday.
- Sudanese Families Urge Military Leaders to Free Detainees VOA 03 May 2022 -- Like dozens of other Sudanese who were members of resistance committees, Mohammed Mustafa has been held in Soba prison for more than a month without being charged with an offense.
- Oil, Gas Shipments Drive Suez Canal Record-High Revenues VOA 03 May 2022 -- The head of Egypt's Suez Canal Authority says the canal received record high revenues of more than $620 million dollars during April. Analysts say that's partly due to Persian Gulf countries sending more oil and gas to Europe, as the Russia-Ukraine conflict reduces exports from those two countries.
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