Minister for Defence – Interview with Fran Kelly, ABC Radio National TOPICS: Loss of Lance Corporal Andrew Jones and Lieutenant Marcus Case; Afghan National Army and International Security Assistance Force. FRAN KELLY: Stephen Smith is the Minister for Defence; he joins us in our Parliament House studio, Minister, good morning. […]
RUSSLAND – UKRAINE Erstmals seit Jahren haben die russische und die ukrainische Marine wieder eine größere gemeinsame Übung durchgeführt. 1997 hatten beide Marinen sich erstmals zu einer Übung „Farwater Mira“ (Friedens-Fahrwasser) getroffen. Anschließend fand sich das Vorhaben jährlich auf dem Übungskalender, bis sich unter dem ukrainischen Präsidenten Juschtschenko die politischen […]
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 – In September 2010, Operation Iraqi Freedom became Operation New Dawn, as the focus of the U.S. mission in Iraq changed from security operations to stability, with the capabilities of the fledgling Iraqi security forces as a key factor. With the mission transition, U.S. Forces Iraq […]
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will participate in the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore this week, where officials expect he will outline continued U.S. commitment to the Asia-Pacific region. This is the secretary’s fifth and final trip to the Shangri-La Dialogue, an Asia security summit sponsored […]
Defence has been able to rule out insurgent ground fire as a possible cause for the CH-47D Chinook crash in southern Afghanistan yesterday which killed Lieutenant Marcus Case and wounded five Army Aviation aircrew.
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces repelled an attack on the provincial reconstruction team headquarters in the Herat district of Afghanistan’s Herat province yesterday, military officials reported. Several insurgents attacked the team’s headquarters with a vehicle-borne bomb and small-arms fire. Afghan and coalition forces returned fire, killing […]
NAVY CH2M Hill, Inc., Virginia Beach, Va., is being awarded a maximum amount $170,000,000 cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineering contract for comprehensive long-term environmental action services on Navy and Marine Corps installations at various Department of Defense sites in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic area of responsibility.