Today I (Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith) visited Australian Defence Force personnel in south-east Queensland and thanked them for their rapid response to the Queensland flood crisis. ADF personnel, in cooperation with other Commonwealth and State Governments and local authorities, are working to save lives and reduce the impact of […]
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 – Officials from NATO’s International Security Assistance Force Joint Command today confirmed the identity of two Taliban leaders killed recently in Afghanistan.
The U.S. military is fielding new mine roller technology expected to provide even more protection from improvised explosive devices, as global specialists assemble in London to discuss available solutions. LONDON, UK – 11 January 2011 – Addressing the urgent need to combat the most prevalent and problematic of insurgency tactics […]
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2011 – Telling the boss what he or she wants to hear is easy. But what are service members to do when asked to provide professional advice or a recommendation, knowing it runs contrary to what the senior leader wants or expects? That’s the dilemma two retired […]
Mit einer Hafenphase in Mumbai hat am 7. Januar hat das bilaterale indisch-französische Marinemanöver “Varuna 10” begonnen. Die indische und die französische Marine führen bereits seit 1993 gemeinsame Übungen durch. In 2000 vereinbarte man regelmäßige jährliche Übungen der Varuna-Serie; 2001 fand das erste “Varuna” vor der indischen Westküste statt.
BEIJING, Jan. 11, 2011 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates believes that U.S. arms sales to Taiwan may evolve into a less hot-button issue in U.S.-China relations. The secretary expressed his opinion about Taiwan during a roundtable discussion with reporters here today.
BEIJING, Jan. 11, 2011 – If it continues on its current path, North Korea could be a „direct threat“ to the United States in five years or less, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.
BEIJING, Jan. 11, 2011 – The Chinese are taking an American proposal to hold a strategic dialogue between the two countries seriously, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.
NAVY Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., Newport News, Va., is being awarded a $48,934,856 modification for planned supplemental work to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2107) for the refueling complex overhaul of the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Work will be performed in Newport News, Va., and is scheduled to complete by February […]