Tägliche Archive: 1. Juni 2011

Post-conflict Era to Challenge Military Trainers

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 – With just two months remaining on his brigade’s deployment to Afghanistan as part of the 30,000-troop surge there, Army Col. Sean Jenkins has seen the operational benefit of the nose-to-the-grindstone training regimen and nearly back-to-back deployments on his soldiers.

Australia – Stephen Smith on Afghan National Army and International Security Assistance Force

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. […]

Marineforum - NIKOLAI FILCHENKO (Foto: flot-sevastopol.com)

Russland/Ukraine – Gemeinsame Übung der russischen und der ukrainischen Marine

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 […]

U.S. Forces Iraq Re-evaluates Priorities

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 […]

Gates to Reaffirm U.S. Commitments to Asia

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 […]

Afghanistan – Force Repels Attack on Reconstruction Team in Herat

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 […]

USA – US Military contracts for FY11

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.