07 May 2022 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Wichita Conducts Maritime Interdiction Exercise with Dominican Republic US Navy 07 May 2022 -- The Freedom-variant littoral combat ship USS Wichita (LCS 13) and the Dominican Republic navy conducted a bilateral maritime interdiction exercise off the coast of Santo Domingo, May 5, 2022.
- Mysterious Drones US Delivering to Ukraine Were Developed by Secretive USAF Office Sputnik 07 May 2022 -- Washington has provided over $3.4 billion in weapons to Kiev since the beginning of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, which started in late February. Moscow warns that the US' and its allies' arms supplies to Kiev are exacerbating the Ukraine conflict and could lead to unpredictable consequences.
- 'Deeply Concerned' About Security Deal With China, Australian FM Tells Solomon Islands Counterpart Sputnik 07 May 2022 -- The meeting between the two foreign ministers came after Australian and Chinese officials held virtual consultations on 6 May, as per an Australian release. Canberra says that it raised "serious concerns" about the Sino-Solomon Islands' security pact and the "lack of transparency" around it during the online meeting.
- Naval task groups carry out combat training exercises PLA Daily 07 May 2022 -- Several ship formations of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy carried out high-intensity combat training exercises in waters of the Yellow Sea, East China Sea, and South China Sea respectively, in a bid to test the coordination among vessels.
- US military sliding toward battling Russia in Ukraine with arms, Intel, training Press TV 07 May 2022 -- The US military aid to Ukraine has skyrocketed to billions of dollars worth of newly developed drones, helicopters, armored vehicles and artillery amid reports that US intelligence had helped Kiev forces sink a Russian warship and kill Russian generals on the battlefield.
- No 'practical evidence' Russia plans to use tactical nuclear weapons: CIA Press TV 07 May 2022 -- The United States' spy agency says there are no indications showing that Russia could be preparing to deploy tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
- Biden Announces New Military Aid For Ukraine, Urges Congress To Pass $33 Billion Package RFE/RL 07 May 2022 -- U.S. President Joe Biden says he has authorized a new weapons package for Ukraine to help it fight the unprovoked invasion by Russian forces.
- North Korea Fires Suspected Submarine-Launched Missile into Sea VOA 07 May 2022 -- North Korea has fired what appears to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile, South Korea's military reported Saturday, the North's 15th round of launches this year.
- S.Korea says DPRK fires unidentified projectile into eastern waters People's Daily 07 May 2022 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) fired one short-range ballistic missile, presumed to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM), off its east coast, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said Saturday.
- North Korea tests ballistic missile ahead of Biden's visit to Seoul Press TV 07 May 2022 -- North Korea has reportedly fired a second ballistic missile in recent days after US efforts at the United Nations to impose further sanctions on Pyongyang and claiming it may be preparing for a nuclear test.
- Pyongyang Test-Fired Same Type of Missile From Submarine As in October 2021 - Source Sputnik 07 May 2022 -- North Korea likely fired the same kind of a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) on Saturday that it test-launched in the fall of last year, a military source said.
- North Korea Reportedly Fires Unidentified Projectile, Report Suggests Sputnik 07 May 2022 -- This is the second launch from the country this week, as on Wednesday another projectile was fired towards the East Sea,
- Enhance capability through latest technology for faster infrastructure development in border areas: Raksha Mantri tells BRO on its 63rd Raising Day India PIB 07 May 2022 -- Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has called upon Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to further enhance its capability through optimum use to technology and strive to strengthen the infrastructure of the border areas at a faster pace. He was addressing all ranks of the BRO at an event organised in New Delhi on May 07, 2022 to celebrate the 63rd Raising Day of the Organisation.
- We cannot allow Putin's vanity to prolong this senseless war UK FCDO 07 May 2022 -- An article by Foreign Secretary Liz Truss ahead of Victory Day.
- US-China Policy Takes Shape Ahead of Meetings with Asian Leaders VOA 07 May 2022 -- The United States plans to more fully outline its policy toward China ahead of a series of high-profile meetings with Asian leaders, and the first in-person meeting between U.S. and Chinese defense chiefs in June.
- Ukraine, China, Trade Set to Dominate US-ASEAN Summit Agenda VOA 07 May 2022 -- Trade relations, regional security and the Russian invasion of Ukraine will top the agenda when U.S. President Joe Biden hosts the leaders of member countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, at a conference May 12-13.
- Deputy Secretary Sherman's Meeting with French, German, Italian, and UK Counterparts US Dept. of State 07 May 2022
- On the 77th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day US Dept. of State 07 May 2022 -- " join my fellow Americans and people across the world as we prepare to mark the 77th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. Together, we commemorate the shared resilience and resolve of all the soldiers and civilians that led to the Allied victory over the Nazis."
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with the President of the United States of America Joe Biden Prime Minister of Canada 07 May 2022 -- Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, to discuss the current situation in Ukraine, and further steps Canada and the U.S. can take to support the government and people of Ukraine.
- Taliban Order Afghan Women to Wear All-Covering Burqa in Public VOA 07 May 2022 -- The Taliban announced Saturday that an all-covering head-to-toe burqa will be mandatory in public for women in Afghanistan, the latest in a set of curbs the Islamist group has imposed on women's rights in nine months since returning to power.
- Afghanistan's Taliban Orders Women To Wear Burqa Coverings In Public RFE/RL Gandhara 07 May 2022 -- Afghanistan's Taliban authorities have ordered all women to cover their faces, the latest in a series of restrictions that have drawn criticism from many Afghans and the international community.
- Taliban's Supreme Leader Orders Afghan Women to Don All-Covering Burqa in Public Sputnik 07 May 2022 -- The Taliban has been accused of going back on several of its commitments on women's rights since it stormed to power in Afghanistan last August. At a meeting comprising delegates from Russia, the US, China and Pakistan last November, the Taliban representatives were told to guarantee women rights and ensure their access to education.
- Afghanistan: Taliban orders women to stay home; cover up in public UN News 07 May 2022 -- The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) issued a statement of deep concern on Saturday in response to an announcement made by the Taliban de facto authorities saying that women should only leave their homes in cases of necessity and then, with their faces covered in public.
- Saudi-led coalition seizes Yemen-bound fuel tanker despite truce Press TV 07 May 2022 -- The Saudi-led coalition forces have impounded another Yemen-bound oil tanker carrying thousands of tons of fuel for the crisis-stricken country in blatant breach of a two-month ceasefire brokered by the United Nations.
- Hamas warns of 'massive missile strikes' if Israel tries to assassinate leaders Press TV 07 May 2022 -- Hamas has warned that it will burn Israeli-occupied cities to the ground with "massive missile strikes" if the regime in Tel Aviv acts on its threats to assassinate any of the leaders of the Palestinian resistance group.
- The United States Condemns Terrorist Attack in Sinai, Egypt US Dept. of State 07 May 2022
- How Russia Tries to Counter Moldova Separatist Region's Westward Drift VOA 07 May 2022 -- Russia's desire to create a land corridor to Moldova's separatist region of Transnistria is drawing attention to Moscow's efforts to prevent the pro-Russian enclave from deepening ties to the West and undermining the decadeslong Russian grip over part of Moldova, some analysts say.
- Transnistria Says Drone Has Dropped Explosive Devices Causing Blast Near Ukrainian Border Sputnik 07 May 2022 -- Previously, the self-proclaimed republic imposed a red terrorist threat level after several blasts rocked the capital city of Tiraspol and vast arms depots near the settlement of Cobasna. According to local authorities, Transnistrian territory has been shelled from Ukraine several times.
- Russian Blockade of Ukrainian Sea Ports Sends Food Prices Soaring VOA 07 May 2022 -- The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says global food prices stabilized last month at a very high level but were slightly lower than in March, which saw the highest ever jump in food prices.
- US intelligence told to keep quiet over role in Ukraine conflict Press TV 07 May 2022 -- Former CIA officers have criticized the current US espionage agents, telling them to shut up and stop boasting about providing sensitive military intelligence aid to Kiev in Ukraine's conflict with Russia.
- Biden Tells Intel, Defense Officials Leaks of Work in Ukraine Counterproductive - Reports Sputnik 07 May 2022 -- President Joe Biden told top US intelligence and defense officials that leaks about intelligence sharing with Ukraine on the battlefield must stop because it is counterproductive to the American objective in the conflict, NBC News reported citing two administration officials.
- Ukraine-Russia conflict prompts US firms to step up cyber programs Press TV 07 May 2022 -- US experts say the Colonial Pipeline hit a year ago sounded an alarm about the risk of security threats, but the Ukraine conflict has prompted American firms to take serious measures to step up their cybersecurity.
- Hong Kong's intrepid press corps battle dislocation, nostalgia and unemployment Radio Free Asia 07 May 2022 -- Former members of Hong Kong's once-free press corps are launching their own media outlets aimed at covering the city from overseas, from a pro-democracy point of view.
- Former official at China's top court sentenced to 14 years in prison for taking bribes, illegally obtaining national secrets Global Times 07 May 2022 -- Wang Linqing, a former assistant judge at the Supreme People's Court, has been sentenced to 14 years in prison and a fine of 1 million yuan ($150,000) for the crimes of taking bribes and illegally obtaining national secrets, which had an adverse social impact, a court in Beijing announced on Saturday.
- Taiwan will work with Japan to maintain regional peace: Tsai CNA 07 May 2022 -- President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday said that she believed Taiwan and Japan would continue their efforts to maintain peace in the Indo-Pacific region, during a virtual meeting with a visiting delegation from the Youth Division of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).
- Taiwan to send health officials to Geneva despite exclusion from WHA CNA 07 May 2022 -- Deputy Health Minister Lee Li-feng (李麗芬) and other government officials will travel to Geneva later this month during the 75th World Health Assembly (WHA), even though Taiwan has not been invited to attend, her ministry said Saturday.
- General Mobilization for Land Administration Brisk in DPRK KCNA 07 May 2022 -- The general mobilization for land administration is brisk in the DPRK true to the Party's policy on land management.
- South Korea's President-Elect Envisions 'Comprehensive Alliance' With US VOA 07 May 2022 -- As South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol enters his five-year term of office, he is envisioning South Korea's expanded position on the world stage and strengthening Seoul's role in its long but languishing alliance with the U.S. as he prepares for his first summit with President Joe Biden.
- VOA Interviews South Korea's President-Elect Yoon Suk-yeol - Transcript VOA 07 May 2022 -- In late April VOA Korean Service chief Dong Hyuk Lee spoke with South Korea's President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol in Yoon's office in Seoul.
- Esper's book: Trump's 2020 re-election, motive for Gen. Soleimani's assassination Press TV 07 May 2022 -- Former US defense secretary Mark Esper has made new revelations about Trump's hostile political decisions.
- Trump ordered killing of top Iranian military figure for political reasons: Book Press TV 07 May 2022 -- Former US defense secretary Mark Esper in his new book reveals that then-president Donald Trump ordered the assassination of a top Iranian military figure to get re-elected in 2020.
- Trump 'Wanted to Strike Senior Iranian Military Officer' Ahead of 2020 US Election, Book Claims Sputnik 07 May 2022 -- In January 2020, General Qasem Soleimani, head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Quds force, was killed in a drone strike authorised by then-US President Donald Trump.
- EU's Top Diplomat to Take Final Shot at Salvaging Iran Nuclear Deal Sputnik 07 May 2022 -- Brussels is to propose a compromise on the issue of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) that left negotiations at a deadlock in March.
- Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein celebrates historic first victory Press TV 07 May 2022 -- Irish nationalists Sinn Fein are celebrating a historic first victory in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections, commonly known as Stormont, but the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which dropped into second place, has warned it will block the formation of a new power-sharing executive until major changes to the Northern Ireland Protocol.
- Northern Ireland Assembly Elections Results US Dept. of State 07 May 2022 -- On May 5, the people of Northern Ireland voted in the seventh election for their devolved legislature since the 1998 Belfast/Good Friday Agreement. The political and economic progress enjoyed over this period is a testament to the benefits of a locally accountable power-sharing government that reflects Northern Ireland's diverse traditions.: the source does not exist in description file
- Russia's Economic Doldrums Causing Hardship In Kyrgyzstan RFE/RL 07 May 2022 -- Despite its share of bustling markets, luxury cars, fancy shopping malls, and other signs of a thriving consumer society, the forecasted per-capita income for Kyrgyzstan this year of some $1,300 is one of the lowest in Central Asia.
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