27 May 2022 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby Holds a Press Briefing DoD 27 May 2022
- Readout of the 10th Caribbean-United States Security Cooperation Dialogue DoD 27 May 2022
- Navy to Commission Virginia-Class Fast Attack Submarine Oregon DoD 27 May 2022 -- The Navy will commission the future USS Oregon (SSN 793), the newest Virginia-class fast attack submarine, during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony on Saturday, May 28, at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Connecticut.
- Emerging Capabilities Policy Office to Speed Policy Considerations of New Technologies DoD News 27 May 2022 -- The speed of war is getting faster, with new capabilities, such as artificial intelligence, hypersonic technologies, and more, entering the services.
- Polish, U.S. Continue Tank Academy with Abrams Apprenticeship Program Army News 27 May 2022 -- When you pass by the conference rooms at Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, you can look inside and see groups of Polish soldiers chatting with U.S. Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. It's not an unfamiliar sight. U.S. Soldiers have been in Poland since 2014 as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, training and sharing military tactics. However, this time it's a bit different. This time, these soldiers are making history.
- USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) arrives in Tallinn, concludes Hedgehog 22 US Navy 27 May 2022 -- The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), flagship of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Tallinn, Estonia for a scheduled port visit, May 27, 2022.
- USS Arlington (LPD 24), 22 MEU arrive in Turkey for Turkish exercise EFES US Navy 27 May 2022 -- San Antonio-class dock landing ship USS Arlington (LPD 24), attached to the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), arrived off the coast of Izmir, Turkey in support of Turkish multinational exercise EFES Combined Joint Live-Fire Exercise 2022 (EFES22), May 27, 2022.
- BALTOPS 22 to kick off in June US Navy 27 May 2022 -- Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 22, the 51st iteration of the premier maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Region, takes place from June 5-17.
- Idaho Army National Guard fires precision-guided munitions Army News 27 May 2022 -- The Idaho Army National Guard's 1st of the 148th Field Artillery Regiment conducted its first live-fire training and certification using the Army's modernized M1156 Precision Guidance Kit during the battalion's annual training in the Orchard Combat Training Center May 12-27.
- Arizona National Guard delivers for Operation Patriot Press Army News 27 May 2022 -- Soldiers from the Arizona Army National Guard's 222nd Transportation Company hauled about 2 million pounds of munitions over 5,100 miles of desert, mountains and plains to support the U.S. Army's Operation Patriot Press.
- Erdogan, Macron discuss Ukrainian crisis, NATO expansion People's Daily 27 May 2022 -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Thursday held a phone talk to discuss the Ukrainian crisis, prospects of NATO's expansion, and the bilateral ties.
- Turkey seeks 'concrete steps' from Finland, Sweden to accept their NATO membership Press TV 27 May 2022 -- Turkish foreign minister says his country has called on Sweden and Finland to take concrete actions and stop supporting terrorist groups in order for Ankara to agree to their NATO membership bid.
- Ukraine's Military Needs Change as Battle With Russia Continues DoD News 27 May 2022 -- The United States is supporting Ukraine's fight against Vladimir Putin's unjust war for the long run and is laser-focused on getting Ukrainian service members the equipment and supplies they need, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said today.
- US Talking With Ukraine About Delivering More Powerful Rocket Launchers VOA 27 May 2022 -- U.S. military officials acknowledge they have spoken to Ukrainian officials repeatedly about Kyiv's requests for newer, more advanced weapons that could help stave off Russian gains in the Donbas but refuse to say publicly whether those systems will be delivered anytime soon.
- Secretary Blinken's Call with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kuleba US Dept. of State 27 May 2022
- Secretary Blinken's Call with Israeli Foreign Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Lapid US Dept. of State 27 May 2022
- Readout of Vice President Harris's Call with President Castro of Honduras The White House 27 May 2022
- Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto At a Joint Press Availability US Dept. of State 27 May 2022
- 27 May 2022 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 27 May 2022
- Escaping Afghanistan: People-Smuggling Thrives On Bribes To Taliban RFE/RL Gandhara 27 May 2022 -- The Taliban has tried to stem the flow of Afghans attempting to escape economic ruin and persecution. But, despite an official ban, the smuggling of undocumented migrants to neighboring Iran and Pakistan continues to rise with the help of Taliban border guards and officials willing to look the other way.
- Taliban Rebuff UN Calls for Reversing Rules on Afghan Women VOA 27 May 2022 -- The Afghan Taliban have turned down renewed calls by the United Nations for the Islamist rulers to reverse restrictions on the human rights of women in Afghanistan, saying they are in line with local religious and cultural values.
- Joint Statement on Safer Oil Tanker Threats in the Red Sea US Dept. of State 27 May 2022 -- Representatives of the Governments of the United States and the Netherlands have partnered to support the UN efforts to address and avert the economic, environmental, and humanitarian threats posed by the Safer oil tanker in the Red Sea region.
- US Allies in NE Syria Warn Against New Turkish Incursion VOA 27 May 2022 -- U.S. allies in northeastern Syria are increasingly worried about Turkey's pledge to launch a new round of military operations in the region, warning it could embolden and even strengthen the Islamic State terror group.
- Latest developments in Tajikistan: UK statement to the OSCE UK FCDO 27 May 2022 -- Deputy Ambassador Brown expresses UK's concern about further loss of life in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region in Tajikistan this week.
- Insecurity Puts Mali's Historic Djenné Mosque at Risk VOA 27 May 2022 -- Experts say Mali's struggle against Islamist militants is putting its World Heritage sites at risk. For the first time in modern history, officials say, the annual replastering of the mud mosque in the town of Djenné in central Mali will likely be canceled because of security concerns. The concerns cast doubt onto the government's claim it is winning the fight against terrorism.
- Cameroon, Gabon Agree to Better Demarcate Border, Stop Conflict VOA 27 May 2022 -- Officials from Gabon and Cameroon have agreed to retrace their nearly 300-kilometer border and to stop frequent clashes between border communities. At a meeting in Cameroon's capital Thursday night, the two sides also agreed to jointly deploy their militaries to stop arms trafficking across the border.
- Man Sentenced for Transnational Cybercrime Enterprise US Dept. of Justice 27 May 2022 -- A New York man was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison for purchasing stolen or compromised credit cards and assisting other members of the Infraud Organization in monetizing their fraudulent activity.
- WHO calls for quick action against monkeypox in non-endemic countries Press TV 27 May 2022 -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on countries around the globe to take quick action to contain the spread of monkeypox in non-endemic countries.
- U.S. confirms 9 monkeypox cases People's Daily 27 May 2022 -- The United States has confirmed nine monkeypox cases across seven states, said the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday.
- Meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council President of Russia 27 May 2022 -- Vladimir Putin attended, via videoconference, a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council.
- Telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Austria Karl Nehammer President of Russia 27 May 2022 -- Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Austria Karl Nehammer.
- Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's remarks at the 38th meeting of the Foreign Ministry's Council of the Heads of Constituent Entities of the Russian Federation, Moscow, May 27, 2022 Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs 27 May 2022
- Russia Expels Five Croatian Diplomats Over 'Unfriendly Actions' RFE/RL 27 May 2022 -- Russia says it is expelling five Croatian diplomats over "unfriendly actions" taken by Zagreb against Moscow, including the expulsion of 24 Russian diplomats from Croatia in April.
- Moscow Court Extends Pretrial Detention Of Cybersecurity Company Chief Charged With Treason RFE/RL 27 May 2022 -- A court in Moscow has extended the pretrial detention of the head of a leading Russian cybersecurity company who was arrested last September on charges of state treason.
- US Wins Legal Battle in Fiji, Allowing It to Seize $325 Mln Yacht With Contested Russian Ownership Sputnik 27 May 2022 -- The football-field-sized superyacht arrived in Fiji in April from Mexico. In April, the US set up a task force named KleptoCapture in March to seize yachts and other luxury assets of Russian oligarchs to pressure the Kremlin to stop its special military operation underway in Ukraine.
- Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin's Regular Press Conference on May 27, 2022 PRC MofA 27 May 2022
- China firmly opposes US Secretary of State's speech: FM Global Times 27 May 2022 -- China firmly opposes US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's speech on China policy, which spread false information, hyped the China threat and interfered in China's internal affairs, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said on Friday, adding that Blinken's purpose was to suppress China's development and safeguard US hegemony.
- China blasts 'smear' after US says Beijing intent to reshape world order Press TV 27 May 2022 -- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called for vigorous competition with arch-foe China to preserve the existing global order but hastened to add that Washington did not seek a "Cold War."
- Chinese ambassador warns 'malicious confrontation' after US announces 'invest, align, compete' strategy, analysts says decoupling attempt to fail Global Times 27 May 2022 -- The US' threefold strategy of "invest, align, compete" to tackle the so-called long-term China challenge, an economic coercion devised by Washington to contain the development of the world's second-largest economy based upon its hegemonic mindset, is doomed to fail as the approach is contradictory in substance and countries won't buy into its decoupling attempt to set up a China-free supply chain, Chinese observers and officials said.
- NATO chief urged to stop spreading smearing remarks targeting China: spokesperson People's Daily 27 May 2022 -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Thursday urged the NATO chief to immediately stop spreading smearing remarks targeting China, and abandon the obsession with drawing ideological lines.
- China and Solomon Islands reach consensuses in deepening bilateral mutually beneficial cooperation: Wang Yi Global Times 27 May 2022 -- China and the Solomon Islands have reached eight-point consensus including jointly cementing the bilateral political foundation and building the Belt and Road Initiative following productive communication to deepen bilateral mutually beneficial cooperation, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday.
- China, Australia vie for influence, as Beijing touts vision for the Pacific Radio Free Asia 27 May 2022 -- As China launched a high-level diplomatic mission to build its influence in the Pacific islands, Australia's new government responded with one of its own, promising to bring "more energy and resources" to the remote region.
- China Secures More Deals in South Pacific as Australia Warns of Security Pact's 'Consequences' Sputnik 27 May 2022 -- China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi embarked on an eight-nation tour this week aiming to boost his country's growing economic and security ties in the South Pacific — a region dominated by Australia and the US. Beijing has asked the US to stay out of sovereign decisions made by Pacific island nations.
- Calls for Investigation Mount Over Xinjiang Police Files VOA 27 May 2022 -- Western governments are demanding that U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet receive full access to sites and individuals in China's western Xinjiang region following this week's release of highly detailed reports of rights violations in the region.
- China's space tracking ship departs for 100th mission PLA Daily 27 May 2022 -- China's space tracking ship Yuanwang-3 Thursday set sail for its first voyage this year from a port in east China's Jiangsu Province. The vessel will carry out its 100th maritime mission during this voyage.
- Blinken's long-awaited China policy address 'unexciting' Global Times 27 May 2022 -- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivered a speech on the country's China strategy on Thursday, describing China as the "most serious long-term challenge to the international order" but stressed the US does not want a new Cold War.
- China details measures to stabilize, upgrade foreign trade People's Daily 27 May 2022 -- China has detailed measures to stabilize and upgrade foreign trade, in an effort to keep the economy and industrial and supply chains stable.
- China's provocation against Taiwan 'deeply destabilizing': Blinken CNA 27 May 2022 -- United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken said China's increasingly provocative rhetoric and actions against Taiwan are "deeply destabilizing" during a key China policy speech on Thursday.
- China's military sorties near Taiwan changing status quo: premier CNA 27 May 2022 -- China is changing the status quo in the region by conducting military sorties near Taiwan, Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) said Friday after the People's Liberation Army (PLA) maneuvers were criticized by the United States' top diplomat a day earlier.
- US plans to hold talks with Chinese Taipei despite China opposition Press TV 27 May 2022 -- The United States government has scheduled to hold talks with Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) officials despite China's fierce opposition to diplomatic relations between them and solemn warning against fostering ties with the self-governing island which Beijing considers as its own territory.
- China will take stern and firm initiatives if someone tries to spread war to Korean peninsula: China's UN envoy Global Times 27 May 2022 -- China's ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun criticized the US for using the Korean peninsula issue as a card for its "Indo-Pacific strategy," after China and Russia vetoed a US-led UN Security Council resolution to toughen sanctions on North Korea over its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launches, the first time since 2006.
- Joint Statement by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Hayashi Yoshimasa, and Republic of Korea Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin US Dept. of State 27 May 2022 -- The United States, the Republic of Korea (ROK), and Japan strongly condemn recent Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) ballistic missile launches, commit to strengthen trilateral cooperation towards the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and full implementation of relevant United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions, and underscore continued openness to meeting with the DPRK without preconditions.
- United States Targets the DPRK's Ballistic Missile and Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs US Dept. of State 27 May 2022 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK's) series of escalatory ballistic missile launches - including six intercontinental ballistic missile tests this year alone - are in blatant violation of UN Security Council resolutions and pose a grave threat to regional stability and international peace and security.
- Treasury Sanctions Individual, Banks, and Trading Company for Supporting North Korea's WMD and Ballistic Missile Programs US Treasury 27 May 2022 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today sanctioned one individual, two banks, and a trading company for their support to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and ballistic missile programs and to the U.S.-designated DPRK national airline.
- China, Russia veto US push for more UN sanctions on North Korea Press TV 27 May 2022 -- China and Russia have vetoed a US-led push at the United Nations to toughen sanctions on North Korea over its renewed ballistic missile launches.
- Iran's IRGC seizes two Greek oil tankers in Persian Gulf waters IRNA 27 May 2022 -- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps seized two Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf waters, IRGC public relations announced.
- Iran's IRGC seizes 2 Greek oil tankers in Persian Gulf over violations Press TV 27 May 2022 -- Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Friday seized two Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf over violations, days after an Iranian oil tanker was captured by Greece in its territorial waters followed by transfer of the oil to the US.
- Iran's Revolutionary Guard Confirms Seizure Of Two Greek Oil Tankers In Persian Gulf RFE/RL 27 May 2022 -- Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) says it has seized two Greek oil tankers in the Persian Gulf.
- Iranian Oil Seized From Formerly Russian-Flagged Tanker Stopped Off Greece RFE/RL 27 May 2022 -- The United States has confiscated Iranian oil held on a Russian-operated ship near the Greek island of Evia in the Aegean Sea, according to news reports quoting Greek sources.
- Russia, China rebuke fresh US sanctions on Iran amid Vienna talks Press TV 27 May 2022 -- Russia and China have criticized the United States' fresh round of sanctions on Iran, urging Washington to demonstrate a more constructive approach and to actively respond to the legitimate concerns of the Iranian side in the course of negotiations in Vienna to revive the 2015 deal.
- PM call with Prime Minister of Hungary: 27 May 2022 Gov.UK 27 May 2022 -- The Prime Minister spoke to Viktor Orbán this evening following his re-election as Prime Minister of Hungary last month.
- Pakistani Rights Activist Granted Bail In Defamation Case RFE/RL Gandhara 27 May 2022 -- A Pakistani women's rights activist has been granted preemptive bail after the military accused her of using derogatory and hateful remarks against the country's top general.
- Armenian's First Satellite Reaches Orbit After SpaceX 'Rideshare' Launch RFE/RL 27 May 2022 -- Armenian's first satellite has reached Earth's orbit after launching aboard a SpaceX rocket, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian has announced.
- Leaders of least-developed Cambodia, Laos play down concerns of a China debt trap Radio Free Asia 27 May 2022 -- Leaders of two of the least developed countries in Southeast Asia, Laos and Cambodia, denied Friday they have fallen into a Chinese debt trap despite owing billions of dollars to their giant neighbor.
- Mirziyoev Says New Railway Linking Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China Will Start Being Built Soon RFE/RL 27 May 2022 -- Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev says his country, Kyrgyzstan, and China plan to start construction of a new railway line connecting the three Asian nations.
- Moldovan Ex-President Dodon Placed Under House Arrest RFE/RL 27 May 2022 -- A Moldovan court has placed former President Igor Dodon under house arrest for 30 days to allow prosecutors to investigate allegations of corruption and treason.
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