12 November 2022 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- U.S. and Colombian partners build professional and personal relationships Army News 12 Nov 2022 -- Bilateral exercises are an important part of building relationships between nations and enhancing the abilities of partner nation armies to work together through various missions and problem sets. Exercise Southern Vanguard 23 (ExSV23), currently taking place at Tolemaida Military Base in Colombia, is U.S. Army South's premier training exercise designed to accomplish these goals.
- NAVSUP, NAVFAC Grow Capacity, Capability in Spain with Construction Project US Navy 12 Nov 2022 -- Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella (NAVSUP FLCSI) and Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Europe, Africa, and Central Command (NAVFAC EURAFCENT) leaders hosted Rear Adm. Peter Stamatopoulos and Kurt Wendelken, NAVSUP commander and vice commander, for a tour of the installation's Defense Fuel Support Points (DFSP) Sept. 19-20, 2022 at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Rota, Spain.
- Biden to warn of bigger US military presence in South Korea Press TV 12 Nov 2022 -- US President Joe Biden aims to tell Chinese President Xi Jinping that the military threat posed by North Korea requires American forces to have a bolder presence on the Korean Peninsula, the White House has said.
- Missile wings conduct remote code change with ICU II US Air Force 12 Nov 2022 -- The missile wings of the 20th Air Force are changing their procedures on how nuclear code change operations are done, with each wing having switched one squadron's area of responsibility to the new Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Cryptography Upgrade program.
- Ex-CEO of Russia's Roscosmos Says Plans Mass Production of Drones for Troops in Donbass Sputnik 12 Nov 2022 -- Former Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin told Sputnik that his inspection group of military advisers in the zone of the Russian military operation in Ukraine had been working with military developers to create light attack drones for troops of the republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, incorporated into Russia in October.
- China debuts container-type missile launch system; weapon can 'effectively improve defense capabilities of coastal countries' Global Times 12 Nov 2022 -- China's leading missile developer exhibited a container-type sea defense combat system at the ongoing Airshow China in Zhuhai, South China's Guangdong Province, which could effectively improve the defense capabilities of coastal countries for its outstanding mobility and capability to disguise itself.
- Pacific security leaders meet to tackle regional challenges Australia DOD 12 Nov 2022 -- Pacific security leaders from 25 countries have visited Nadi, Fiji for the fourth Joint Heads of Pacific Security (JHOPS) meeting to share ideas and discuss regional solutions to common security challenges.
- INDO-FRENCH AIR EXERCISE GARUDA-VII CULMINATES AT AIR FORCE STATION, JODHPUR India PIB 12 Nov 2022 -- The seventh edition of the bilateral air exercise between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the French Air and Space Force (FASF), 'Exercise Garuda-VII' concluded at Air Force Station, Jodhpur on 12 November 2022.
- UK's Defense Spending to Shrink in Real Terms Due to High Inflation - Reports Sputnik 12 Nov 2022 -- The cabinet of UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will not cut defense spending, but it will nevertheless slump in real terms as inflation bites, a British daily reported on Saturday, citing a leading UK think tank.
- Somalia's President Visits Troops Training in Eritrea, Holds Talks About Security Issues Sputnik 12 Nov 2022 -- The Somalian president made his first official visit to Eritrea as the newly elected head of state in July this year. Among the topics discussed during the visit was the return of Somali soldiers who were sent to the neighboring country to receive specialized training. The same topic is reportedly one of the main reasons for the present visit.
- Colombian, Russian Military in Close Contact on Helicopters Trade: Ambassador to Russia Sputnik 12 Nov 2022 -- The military of Russia and Colombia are in close contact regarding purchases and maintenance of equipment for Russian helicopters, though there are now some issues with logistics, Colombian Ambassador to Russia Hector Arenas Neira told Sputnik on Saturday.
- Biden steps up engagement with ASEAN amid China rivalry and global conflict Radio Free Asia 12 Nov 2022 -- U.S. President Joe Biden offered rare praise for Cambodia's authoritarian premier as he encouraged diplomatic support for ending the war in Ukraine and bringing peace to Myanmar at a summit with Southeast Asian leaders on Saturday.
- Myanmar Crisis, North Korea Threat on Biden's Agenda at East, Southeast Asian Summits VOA 12 Nov 2022 -- U.S. President Joe Biden is in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, this weekend for meetings with leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as the region faces a violent crisis in Myanmar, ongoing threats from North Korea, and the intensifying rivalry between Beijing and Washington.
- Remarks by President Biden and Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia Before Bilateral Meeting The White House 12 Nov 2022
- Remarks by President Biden at the Annual U.S.-ASEAN Summit The White House 12 Nov 2022
- ASEAN-U.S. Leaders' Statement on the Establishment of the ASEAN-U.S. Comprehensive Strategic Partnership The White House 12 Nov 2022
- Readout of President Joe Biden's Meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia The White House 12 Nov 2022
- UN Campaign Aims to Protect Displaced Families from Winter Cold VOA 12 Nov 2022 -- The United Nations refugee agency announced Friday it has launched a global funding campaign to help people forcibly displaced by war and persecution survive the bitterly cold winter ahead.
- Iraqi forces kill 5 IS militants in Iraq People's Daily 12 Nov 2022 -- Iraqi security forces on Friday killed five Islamic State (IS) militants in Salahudin Province and captured three others, the Iraqi military said.
- Palestine welcomes UN resolution against Israeli settlements People's Daily 12 Nov 2022 -- Palestine on Friday welcomed the UN General Assembly's adoption of four resolutions in favor of Palestine, including one deeming the Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories illegal.
- PM Lapid's Statement Regarding Recent UN Resolution Israel - Prime Minister 12 Nov 2022-- Prime Minister Yair Lapid, this evening, made the following statement regarding yesterday's UN resolution:
- UN chief urges junta to end Myanmar's 'unending nightmare' Press TV 12 Nov 2022 -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the international community has failed Myanmar, urging the ruling junta to cut the "unending nightmare."
- Cyprus: Statement of the Spokesperson on the observer status for Turkish Cypriot secessionist entity in Organisation of Turkic States European External Action Service (EEAS) 12 Nov 2022 -- The European Union rejects the statements by Türkiye about the acceptance of the Turkish Cypriot secessionist entity, the so-called, internationally not recognised, "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus", as an observer in the Organisation of Turkic States. This decision, pending ratification of Organisation's members, is regrettable and is contradicting the fact that several members of the Organisation expressed strong support to the principle of territorial integrity and the UN Charter.
- Resumption of Humanitarian Assistance to Northern Ethiopia US Dept. of State 12 Nov 2022-- "We welcome the commitment to unhindered humanitarian access and clarification of cessation of hostilities implementing arrangements articulated in the Declaration of the Senior Commanders Meeting on the Implementation of the Ethiopia Permanent Cessation of Hostilities Agreement announced today in Nairobi."
- Uganda's Health Ministry Says Ebola Cases Stabilizing VOA 12 Nov 2022 -- As Uganda struggled to control the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, Health Ministry officials said Friday the cases are gradually stabilizing. This comes after media reports that some leaked documents show the disease could claim 500 lives by next April. The country has recorded 137 Ebola cases and 54 deaths since the outbreak began in September.
- First shipment of Russian fertilizer marks breakthrough in global supply crunch FAO 12 Nov 2022-- The world needs concerted efforts to urgently address the global fertilizer market crunch in which farmers, especially smallholder farmers from the developing world, are priced out of production due to the high cost of inputs. We cannot allow global fertilizer accessibility problems to become a global food shortage. Reconnecting fertilizer markets is critical.
- Up to 280,000 Tonnes of Russian Fertilizers Arrested in Europe, Deputy Foreign Minister Says Sputnik 12 Nov 2022 -- As many as 280,000 tonnes of Russian mineral fertilizers remain arrested in European ports, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin said on Saturday.
- India Can Buy All Russian Oil It Wants Outside 'Price Cap' But Can't Use Western Services, US Says Sputnik 12 Nov 2022 -- India, the world's third-largest consumer of oil, relies on imports to meet 85 percent of its requirements. Like most of the Global South, India has witnessed higher than average inflation this year because of high energy and food prices caused by western efforts to phase out Russian energy in the wake of the special military operation in Ukraine.
- Chinese premier calls for strengthening China-ASEAN ties Global Times 12 Nov 2022 -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday attended the 25th China-ASEAN Summit, during which he called for enhancing cooperation with ASEAN countries, and jointly maintaining regional peace and stability.
- Well-heeled Chinese plan to flee amid COVID lockdowns, economic shift Radio Free Asia 12 Nov 2022 -- A growing share of wealthy and middle class Chinese are making plans to leave the country, citing the government's stringent zero-COVID policies and a perceived return to the planned economy of the Mao era under leader Xi Jinping, according to online data and Chinese nationals with experience of the phenomenon.
- China achieves two-hour ultrafast rendezvous in Tianzhou-5 cargo supply mission, setting new world record, laying ground for crewed mission application Global Times 12 Nov 2022 -- Tianzhou-5 cargo spacecraft smoothly docked with the China's T-Shape Tiangong Space Station about only two hours after being launched earlier from Wenchang Space Launch Site in South China's Hainan Province, marking a new record of the world's fastest launching to docking feat in space for a spacecraft, and showcasing the China speed once again.
- China's cargo craft Tianzhou-5 docks with space station combination People's Daily 12 Nov 2022 -- China's cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-5, delivering supplies for the space station, conducted a fast automated rendezvous and docking with the combination of the space station Tiangong on Saturday, according to the China Manned Space Agency.
- China Successfully Launches Tianzhou-5 Cargo Ship to Tiangong Space Station Sputnik 12 Nov 2022 -- China successfully launched Tianzhou-5 unmanned cargo spacecraft, which is expected to dock with Tiangong space station and conduct a resupply mission, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) said on Saturday.
- China launches cargo craft Tianzhou-5 for space station supplies People's Daily 12 Nov 2022 -- China launched cargo spacecraft Tianzhou-5 on Saturday to deliver supplies for the country's space station, the construction of which is expected to be completed this year.
- China launches Tianzhou-5 cargo spacecraft to ferry goods to T-shape space station combination Global Times 12 Nov 2022 -- China successfully launched Tianzhou-5 cargo spacecraft into preset orbit to ferry supplies to the China's Space Station, via a Long March-7 carrier rocket from Wenchang Space Launch Site in South China's Hainan Province, marking the first launch mission to the Tiangong Space Station after the completion of the T-shape assembly of the country's first-ever permanent space station.
- MND declines to comment on rumored Chinese destroyer standoff CNA 12 Nov 2022 -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) Saturday declined to comment on the authenticity of an audio recording of an apparent confrontation between a Republic of China (Taiwan) Navy vessel and a Chinese navy destroyer off eastern Taiwan.
- 10 Chinese planes cross Taiwan Strait median line CNA 12 Nov 2022 -- A total of 10 Chinese warplanes crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait Saturday, according to the Ministry of National Defense (MND).
- Taiwan supply chain role critical to U.S. interests: Trade negotiator CNA 12 Nov 2022 -- The country's top trade negotiator John Deng (鄧振中) said Friday that Taiwan's critical role in the global supply chain means it is in Washington's interest to ensure the island's national and economic security.
- Mainland spokesperson rebukes DPP for trading public interests for external support People's Daily 12 Nov 2022 -- A Chinese mainland spokesperson on Friday rebuked Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities for their trading of the public interests of Taiwan people for external support.
- US urged to take concrete moves to build guardrails, not play 'Taiwan card' ahead of Xi-Biden meeting at G20 Global Times 12 Nov 2022 -- The world has been paying close attention to the upcoming meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden in Bali, Indonesia on Monday, as many observers see it as an opportunity for the two countries to ease strained relations, while Chinese analysts urged the Biden administration to stop playing the Taiwan card and making further provocations, and take tangible measures to build guardrails for China-US relations.
- Telephone conversation with President of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi President of Russia 12 Nov 2022 -- Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ebrahim Raisi.
- Iran Charges 11 Over Death Of Basij Paramilitary Member In Karaj RFE/RL 12 Nov 2022 -- An Iranian judiciary official said on November 12 that 11 people, including a woman, have been charged over the death of a member of the Basij paramilitary force during a ceremony last week in honor of a slain protester.
- Germany's Scholz Criticizes Iran's Crackdown On Protests, Calls For More Sanctions RFE/RL 12 Nov 2022 -- German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has strongly criticized Iran's brutal crackdown on protests triggered by the death in custody of Mahsa Amini while expressing support for a new round of European Union sanctions against Tehran.
- Nigeria's Buhari Calls for More Western Commitment on Climate Action VOA 12 Nov 2022 -- As world leaders meet in Egypt for a two-week climate change summit, COP27, African leaders have been emphasizing the need for their western counterparts to increase their commitment to addressing climate change's impact on Africa.
- East Timor Welcomes Admission 'in Principle' to ASEAN VOA 12 Nov 2022 -- East Timor welcomed a decision Saturday by Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders to admit the tiny country "in principle" as its 11th member, indicating the end is in sight for an 11-year quest to join the trade bloc.
- Deepening Australia's Engagement In Southeast Asia Prime Minister of Australia 12 Nov 2022
- ASEAN-Australia Summit Opening Remarks Prime Minister of Australia 12 Nov 2022
- Press Conference - Phnom Penh, Cambodia Prime Minister of Australia 12 Nov 2022
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