22 July 2022 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- CENTCOM leaders visit Saudi Royal Armed Forces CENTCOM 22 Jul 2022 -- Gen. Michael "Erik" Kurilla, commander of U.S. Central Command, along with Vice Adm. Charles "Brad" Cooper, commander of U.S. Navy Central, and Lt. Gen. Pat Frank, commander of U.S. Army Central, visited the Saudi Royal Armed Forces in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia July 20-21.
- U.S. and Republic of Korea Chaplains Join Forces Aboard USS Essex During RIMPAC 2022 US Navy 22 Jul 2022 -- During the at-sea phases of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022, the U.S. and its naval allies and partners embarked into the neighboring Hawaiian waters to commence the force integration training phase of the exercise, also known as the FIT phase.
- USS Ronald Reagan Visits Singapore US Navy 22 Jul 2022 -- The U.S. Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) arrived in the Republic of Singapore for a scheduled port call July 22, marking the first time the carrier has visited the country since 2019.
- Minnesota, South Dakota Guard Conduct Wet Gap Crossing Army News 22 Jul 2022 -- The South Dakota and Minnesota National Guard joined forces to conduct a Wet Gap Crossing exercise at Camp Ripley Training Center July 18-19.
- Department of the Army announces Total Army COVID-19 vaccination statistics US Army 22 Jul 2022 -- The U.S. Army announced COVID-19 vaccination rates and exemption requests for the Total Army as of July 21, 2022.
- Türkiye, Finland, Sweden to meet in August to assess compliance in NATO bid: Turkish FM People's Daily 22 Jul 2022 -- Türkiye, Finland and Sweden will hold a meeting in August to evaluate the Nordic countries' anti-terror pledges required by Ankara for lifting its veto on their NATO membership bid, the Turkish foreign minister said on Thursday.
- Senior Defense Official Holds a Background Briefing DoD 22 Jul 2022
- Memorandum on the Delegation of Authority Under Section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 The White House 22 Jul 2022
- $270 Million in Additional Security Assistance for Ukraine DoD 22 Jul 2022 -- Today, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced $270 million in additional security assistance for Ukraine. This includes President Biden's announcement of a Presidential Drawdown of security assistance valued at up to $175 million, as well as $95 million in Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) funds.
- U.S. Releases $270 Million In Military Aid, Four More HIMARS For Ukraine RFE/RL 22 Jul 2022 -- The United States has signed off on another $270 million in military aid to Ukraine, including four more high-mobility artillery rocket systems (HIMARS), bringing the number sent to 20.
- US announces $270mn in military aid to Ukraine after Russia destroys HIMARS Press TV 22 Jul 2022 -- The United States has vowed to supply Ukraine with more high mobility artillery rocket systems (HIMARS) after Russia claimed to have destroyed at least four of them amid the simmering war that will enter its sixth month this week.
- Biden-Harris Administration Announces New U.S. Military Assistance for Ukraine US Dept. of State 22 Jul 2022 -- The people of Ukraine inspire the world as they defend their country and their freedom in the face of Russia's brutal and unprovoked aggression. The United States continues to stand with Allies and partners from more than 50 countries in providing vital security assistance to support Ukraine's defense of its sovereignty and territorial integrity against Russia's aggression.
- US Sending Ukraine More Advanced Rocket Systems; Fighter Jets Under Consideration VOA 22 Jul 2022 -- The United States will send Ukraine more precision rocket systems along with hundreds of thousands of rounds of artillery shells, part of a new security assistance package unveiled Friday aimed at giving Kyiv an upper hand in what Western military officials describe as a grinding war of attrition with Russia.
- China holds new naval drills as US carrier transits South China Sea Radio Free Asia 22 Jul 2022 -- China has staged another military exercise off the back of a five-day large-scale drill near the Paracel islands-just as the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan docked in Singapore after spending over a week in the South China Sea.
- Photos: China Reportedly Commissions New Version of Type 039 Submarine With 'Stealth' Sail Sputnik 22 Jul 2022 -- Following days of rumors, an anonymous source close to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) confirmed to Chinese media that China had, in fact, recently commissioned a new type of submarine.
- Japan expands coverage of Taiwan issue in latest defense white paper CNA 22 Jul 2022 -- Japan has referred to Taiwan as an "extremely important partner" in its annual defense white paper, which was released Friday and showed a significantly wider coverage of the Taiwan issue from the previous year.
- China urges Japan to stop hyping up security threats to justify its military build-up People's Daily 23 Jul 2022 -- China on Friday expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to concerning content in Japan's 2022 defense white paper, urging the country to stop arbitrarily hyping up security threats in the neighborhood to justify its military build-up.
- UK to Hand Over Fleet of Nuclear Submarines to Australia Aiming to Deter China, Report Says Sputnik 22 Jul 2022 -- The United Kingdom will deploy a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines to Australia in a bid to contain China's influence in the region, UK newspaper the Daily Mail reported on Friday.
- Defence Corridor Projects India PIB 22 Jul 2022 -- As per the information received from Government of Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA), the nodal agency for Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor (UPDIC) has signed 69 Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with industry with potential investment of Rs 10,545 crore. Actual Investment of Rs 1,767 crore has been made by the industries in UPDIC.
- Manufacturing of Defence Products India PIB 22 Jul 2022 -- The details of major defence equipment manufactured and supplied by the Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) so far are as under:
- Development Work by Defence Industries India PIB 22 Jul 2022 -- In continuous pursuit of achieving self-reliance in defence manufacturing under 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan' and in sync with the announcement made in the Union Budget 2022-23 that allocated 25% of Defence R&D Budget for industry led R&D, 18 (eighteen) major platforms have been identified and announced by the Ministry of Defence for industry led Design & Development under various routes prescribed in Defence Acquisition Procedure-2020, namely, Make-I, Make-II, Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) and the Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX). These Platforms have been identified after extensive consultations with the Services, DRDO and the Industry. The details of these 18 (eighteen) platforms are given below:
- Establishment of 3 Canadian Space Division Canada 22 Jul 2022 -- Today, Lieutenant-General Al Meinzinger, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), and Brigadier-General Mike Adamson, Commander of 3 Canadian Space Division, participated in a ceremony that marked the establishment of the RCAF's newest Division - 3 Canadian Space Division, at National Defence Headquarters Carling in Ottawa, Ontario.
- Canada's Military Creates New Space Division Sputnik 22 Jul 2022 -- The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has established the 3 Canadian Space Division as its newest addition to the country's military, the Department of National Defense said in a statement on Friday.
- Secretary Blinken's Call with Grenadian Prime Minister Mitchell US Dept. of State 22 Jul 2022
- 22 July 2022 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 22 Jul 2022
- Iraq's security official calls for 'restraint' amid Turkey's crossborder violations Press TV 22 Jul 2022 -- Iraq's national security adviser has reacted to a recent Turkish attack on a tourist resort in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region of northern Iraq, calling for "restraint" in response to recurring crossborder violations by Turkey.
- Turkish Military Base in Northern Iraq Comes Under Rocket Fire - Reports Sputnik 22 Jul 2022 -- The Turkish military base Zlikan in the northern Iraqi province of Nineveh has come under rocket fire, media reported.
- Junta cuts phone and internet connections in Magway amid fierce fighting Radio Free Asia 22 Jul 2022 -- Junta forces cut phone and internet access in Myanmar's Magway region on Monday at the start of a scorched-earth operation that is still raging.
- Top UN court rejects Myanmar objections in Rohingya genocide trial Radio Free Asia 22 Jul 2022 -- The International Court of Justice (ICJ) rejected on Friday all of Myanmar's objections to a case brought against it by Gambia that accuses the Southeast Asian country of genocide against the mainly Muslim Rohingya minority.
- Gunfire and Explosions Heard in Mali's Main Military Town VOA 22 Jul 2022 -- Heavy gunfire and explosions were heard early Friday at a military base outside the capital of Mali that was the site of past mutinies and coups.
- 'Situation Under Control' After Insurgents Attack Mali's Largest Military Base, Army Says Sputnik 22 Jul 2022 -- As French and European Union forces in Mali have backed off from fighting terrorist groups in the past year, the groups have widened their attacks. The Malian government has repeatedly accused France's eight-year presence there of allowing the terrorists a place to regroup instead of destroying them.
- Letters to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Mali The White House 22 Jul 2022
- Notice on the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Mali The White House 22 Jul 2022
- Somalia's Al-Shabab Militants Launch Attack in Ethiopia; Heavy Casualties Reported VOA 22 Jul 2022 -- Al-Shabab militants from Somalia launched a cross-border attack into Ethiopia's Somali region Thursday, triggering gunbattles with Ethiopia's paramilitary Liyu police that caused an unknown number of casualties. This is believed to be the first time al-Shabab has launched an attack in Ethiopia.
- Civilian Deaths Surge in Eastern DRC as Attacks Escalate VOA 22 Jul 2022 -- U.N. aid agencies Friday expressed concern over increasing civilian deaths as attacks by armed groups against local communities and sites for internally displaced people escalate in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Explainer: What's Behind the Rising Conflict in Eastern DRC? VOA 22 Jul 2022 -- When the gunshots rang out, Dansira Karikumutima jumped to her feet.
- UNHCR gravely concerned by death toll of displaced in DR Congo's east UNHCR 22 Jul 2022 -- UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply saddened and gravely concerned by the accumulating death toll and suffering of civilians, including forcibly displaced people, in brutal attacks in DR Congo's eastern provinces.
- UNHCR alarmed by growing death toll among displaced in eastern DR Congo UN News 22 Jul 2022 -- As conflict grows in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the rising death toll and suffering of displaced civilians through brutal attacks, is cause for serious concern said the UN refugee agency UNHCR on Friday, which appealed for fresh funds to meet "soaring needs" across the country.
- Joint Statement of the Third Meeting of the India-U.S. Counternarcotics Working Group US Dept. of State 22 Jul 2022 -- The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Government of India, on the occasion of the Third Meeting of the India-U.S. Counternarcotics Working Group.
- Meeting with permanent members of the Security Council President of Russia 22 Jul 2022 -- The President held a regular briefing session with permanent members of the Security Council via videoconference.
- Russia: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the expansion of the list of so-called "unfriendly States" EC/CEU 22 Jul 2022 -- The European Union deplores the decision of the Russian government on 20 July 2022 to add five EU member states - Greece, Denmark, Croatia, Slovakia and Slovenia - to the list of countries for which measures in "Response to Unfriendly Actions of Foreign States" are applicable.
- Russia Adds Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia To List Of 'Unfriendly Nations' RFE/RL 22 Jul 2022 -- Russia has added Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Slovakia, and Slovenia to its list of nations that "carry out unfriendly actions towards Russian companies and citizens."
- Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's opening remarks at a meeting with the heads of Russian foreign policy non-profit organisations, Moscow, July 22, 2022 Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs 22 Jul 2022
- Article by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov for the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram, the Congolese Dispatch de Brazzaville, the Ugandan New Vision, as well as the Ethiopian Ethiopia Herald, July 22, 2022 Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs 22 Jul 2022
- Calls Rise in US Congress to Designate Russia a State Sponsor of Terrorism VOA 22 Jul 2022 -- As the war in Ukraine approaches the end of its fifth month and Russian attacks on civilian sites are reported on a near-daily basis, pressure is mounting on the Biden administration to officially designate Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.
- Russia's aggression against Ukraine: the EU targets additional 54 individuals and 10 entities EC/CEU 22 Jul 2022 -- The Council decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 54 individuals and 10 entities in response to the ongoing unjustified and unprovoked Russian military aggression against Ukraine. This decision comes in addition to the "maintenance and alignment" package of sanctions adopted by the Council on 21 July 2022.
- Question and Answers: "maintenance and alignment" package of restrictive measures against Russia European Commission 22 Jul 2022
- EU imposes more sanctions on Russia People's Daily 22 Jul 2022 -- The European Union on Thursday imposed more sanctions on Russia over its conflict with Ukraine, including a ban on gold imports and the tightening of export controls on high-technology goods.
- Nord Stream 1 resumes gas deliveries to Germany after maintenance People's Daily 22 Jul 2022 -- After ten days of maintenance work on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, gas deliveries from Russia to Germany resumed on Thursday morning.
- The Week In Russia: 'Divorced From Reality' RFE/RL 22 Jul 2022 -- Acting on "profoundly flawed assumptions," President Vladimir Putin was wildly wrong about how the large-scale invasion of Ukraine would go when he launched it five months ago - but he seems to believe Russia is winning the war. Is he wrong again?
- Russian Central Bank Cuts Key Interest Rate As Inflation Eases RFE/RL 22 Jul 2022 -- Russia's central bank has cut its key interest rate from 9.5 percent to 8 percent, citing a slowdown in the annual inflation rate.
- China's message of warning 'received' as Pentagon opposes Pelosi's planned Taiwan visit Global Times 22 Jul 2022 -- After China warned of "strong and resolute measures" over US House speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned Taiwan trip, US President Joe Biden on Wednesday hinted the Pentagon opposed Pelosi's trip. Chinese observers believe that Biden administration has clearly received China's message about a possible diplomatic and military response, which could be something the US is not able to afford.
- Iran urges U.S. to stop "excessive demands" about reaching nuke deal People's Daily 22 Jul 2022 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Thursday urged the United States to stop "excessive demands" about reaching an agreement in the talks on reviving a 2015 nuclear deal, according to the foreign ministry's website.
- Iran's 'neighborly policy' not tied to JCPOA, US permission, says ministry Press TV 22 Jul 2022 -- Iran's foreign ministry says the country's "neighborly policy" is not tied to the revival of the 2015 nuclear agreement or permission from the United States, in response to statements made by US officials.
- Dozens of teachers killed, hundreds arrested by Myanmar junta for joining strike Radio Free Asia 22 Jul 2022 -- Two dozen teachers have been killed and more than 200 others arrested since Myanmar's military seized control from the elected government nearly 18 months ago, according to a Thailand-based Burmese human rights organization.
- Belarus: Statement by High Representative Josep Borrell and Commissioner Adina Vălean on the forced landing of a Ryanair flight European External Action Service (EEAS) 22 Jul 2022 -- The ICAO Council concluded earlier this week that the Government of Belarus has committed an act of unlawful interference in breach of international aviation law concerning the forced landing of Ryanair Flight FR4978 in Minsk on 23 May 2021.
- Telephone conversation with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko President of Russia 22 Jul 2022 -- Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
- Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland: Commission launches four new infringement procedures against the UK European Commission 22 Jul 2022 -- The European Commission has today launched four new infringement procedures against the United Kingdom for not complying with significant parts of the Protocol on Ireland / Northern Ireland. They come in addition to the infringement procedures launched on 15 June 2022.
- Questions and Answers: Commission launches four new infringement procedures against the UK European Commission 22 Jul 2022
- EU takes new legal action against UK over failure to uphold post-Brexit trade agreements Press TV 22 Jul 2022 -- The European Commission has brought forward four new legal actions against the UK government in a dispute over post-Brexit trade agreements across the Irish border.
- Sri Lanka: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on recent developments EC/CEU 22 Jul 2022 -- Following Sri Lanka's Parliament swift action to elect Ranil Wickremesinghe as new President of the country in the wake of President Rajapaksa's resignation, the EU underlines the need of upholding freedom of opinion and expression and individual rights of Sri Lankan citizens in the process of a democratic, peaceful and orderly transition.
- Xi Jinping Sends Message of Congratulation to Sri Lanka's New President Ranil Wickremesinghe PRC MofA 22 Jul 2022 -- On July 22, 2022, President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message to Ranil Wickremesinghe on his election as President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
- Sri Lankan police clear main protest site as new PM takes over Press TV 22 Jul 2022 -- Sri Lankan police and security forces on Friday cleared the main protest site in the capital Colombo occupied by demonstrators for months, hours after an ally of the Rajapaksa family was appointed the new prime minister.
- Troops Raid Protest Camp in Sri Lanka VOA 22 Jul 2022 -- Sri Lankan troops have dismantled the main protest site in Colombo, headquarters for demonstrators who had led a monthslong anti-government campaign. The move is seen as a signal that newly elected President Ranil Wickremesinghe will crack down on campaigners who forced the ouster of his predecessor.
- Tajikistan, Turkmenistan Refuse To Sign Friendship Treaty At Central Asian Summit RFE/RL 22 Jul 2022 -- Hopes for greater cooperation among the five Central Asian countries in the foreseeable future were dashed when Tajikistan and Turkmenistan refused to sign a new agreement on friendship and cooperation at a key regional summit in Kyrgyzstan on July 21.
- Designation of Former Paraguayan President Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara for Involvement in Significant Corruption US Dept. of State 22 Jul 2022 -- The United States is designating former Paraguayan President Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara for his involvement in significant corruption.
- Minister Ford statement on the humanitarian crisis in East Africa UK FCDO 22 Jul 2022 -- Statement from the Minister for Africa, Vicky Ford, on the humanitarian crisis in East Africa.
- Hunger still rising across East Africa, says new UN-backed report UN News 22 Jul 2022 -- Over 50 million people in Eastern Africa will face acute food insecurity this year, according to a new study backed by the World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
- USAID Chief Visits Horn of Africa Amid Severe Regional Hunger Crisis VOA 22 Jul 2022 -- U.S. aid officials are calling on countries in the Horn of Africa to speak out against the Russian government's blockade of Ukrainian ports, which have held back grain exports needed to feed millions of hungry people in the region. Officials also are pleading with armed groups in Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan to allow free passage of foodstuff in areas under their control.
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