Archiv für den Tag: 20. April 2011

Update Piraterie – Rekordsumme für Freilassung des Supertankers IRENE SL bezahlt

Medienberichten zufolge soll für die Freilassung des griechischen Supertankers IRENE SL (7. April) die Rekordsumme von 13,5 Mio. US-Dollar gezahlt worden sein. In dieser Woche konnten nun zwei weitere Schiffe nach Zahlung von Lösegeld die somalische Küste verlassen. Zunächst ließen Piraten am 12. April den im Dezember gekaperten thailändischen Frachter […]

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49th EU-Turkey Association Council

(Brussels, 19 April 2011) The EU-Turkey Association Council held its 49th meeting on Tuesday, 19 April 2011. The meeting was chaired by Mr Ahmet DAVUTOĞLU, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey and Head of the Turkish delegation. The Turkish delegation also included Mr Egemen BAĞIS, Minister for EU Affairs and […]

Army to Transfer Manning to Leavenworth

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2011 – The Army plans to transfer Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, charged with leaking classified military information in the WikiLeaks incident, to a new Joint Regional Correctional Facility at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Jeh C. Johnson, the Defense Department’s general counsel, announced today. Johnson explained the rationale noting […]

U.S. Continues Support of NATO Operations in Libya

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2011 – A U.S. military fighter jet destroyed two of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s surface-to-air missile sites near the Libyan capital of Tripoli yesterday, continuing U.S. support of NATO operations there, officials reported. Since NATO took the lead of multilateral operations in Libya on April 1, U.S. […]

Mullen Cites Pakistani Cooperation in Afghanistan

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan, April 19, 2011 – Cooperation between U.S. and Pakistani soldiers on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border is better than it has ever been, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen told reporters traveling with him to […]

RC-East Troops Making Progress Against Insurgents

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan, April 19, 2011 – Army Maj. Gen. John F. Campbell makes no bones of the fact that his job as the commander Regional Command East is the most challenging problem he ever has confronted. „This is the most complex thing I’ve ever dealt with,“ Campbell […]

Forces Kill Insurgent Commander in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2011 – Coalition forces killed an insurgent commander in a precision airstrike yesterday in the Burkah district of Afghanistan’s Baghlan province. Mullah Abdul Fatah Haqqani commanded and trained foreign fighters in support of Taliban and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan terrorist operations. He also purchased weapons and explosive […]

USA – US Military contracts for FY11

DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY TASC, Inc., of Andover, Mass., is being awarded a $600,000,000 Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract for advisory and assistance services for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency in support of the research and development enteprise. Bids were solicited and two (2) received. The contracting activity is Defense […]