Archiv für den Tag: 15. April 2011

Gates: America Must Balance Idealism, Realism

MOUNT VERNON, Va., April 14, 2011 – Since the beginning of the republic, the United States has had to balance its idealistic impulses with realism, and that remains true today, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. Gates was the keynote speaker at the groundbreaking for the National Library […]


U.S., Afghan Forces Hold Former Insurgent Havens

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 – Key areas of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province in recent months have become free of insurgent control for the first time, a U.S. commander there said today. „We’re holding in areas that about six months ago were really owned by the insurgents,“ said Army Col. Arthur Kandarian, […]


USA/Indien – Start des bilateralen Seemanöver Malabar 2011

Im Westpazifik führen US Navy und indische Marine ihr diesjähriges bilaterales Seemanöver Malabar 2011 durch. Malabar wird seit 1992 als jährliches Vorhaben beider Marinen durchgeführt. Nach den indischen Atomtests 1998 wurden die Übungen von der US-Navy suspendiert, finden im Zuge wieder verbesserter Beziehungen aber seit 2003 wieder regelmäßig statt. Ihre […]

Marineforum - Indische Offiziere auf der RONALD REAGAN (Foto: US Navy)

Carter Outlines Military Acquisition Improvements

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 – The Defense Department has made much progress toward buying and fielding equipment smarter and faster, the Pentagon’s undersecretary for acquisitions, technology and logistics told a congressional panel yesterday. At a time when President Barack Obama and Congress look for ways to fix the nation’s finances, […]


Dempsey Discusses Range of Army Issues

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 – The Army could provide a follow-on force in Iraq if asked, the service’s new chief of Staff said here yesterday. Iraq was just one of many topics Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey took on during a 45-minute session with reporters in his office. He also […]


USA – Carter Seeks Process to Fund Urgent Needs

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 – The Pentagon’s top acquisitions official yesterday asked Congress to help set up a funding system so the Defense Department can more quickly meet deployed warfighters‘ most urgent requests. Ashton B. Carter, undersecretary of defense for acquisitions, technology and logistics, thanked the House Appropriations Committee’s defense […]


Afghanistan – Combined Force in Jowzjan Kills, Captures Insurgents

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 – A combined Afghan and coalition force acting on intelligence information and tips killed several insurgents, including the Taliban’s central appointed leader for Afghanistan’s Jowzjan province, and detained several other suspected insurgents in the province’s Darzab district yesterday, military officials reported. The targeted leader governed Taliban […]


USA – US Military contracts for FY11

AIR FORCE Dynetics, Incorporated, of Huntsville, Ala., Georgia Tech Applied Research Institute of Atlanta, Ga. and MilTec Corporation of Huntsville, Ala. are being awarded a $45,000,000 indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for firm, fixed priced hardware, software, and design, and a cost reimbursable line item for travel and a Not Separately […]