Top Daily Stories for July 2011

Jul 7 2011

Canada Ends Combat Mission in Afghanistan

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-07-07 10:01
Canada ended its nine-year combat mission in Afghanistan on July 7, closing the curtain after the deaths of 157 troops and signaling the start of further American and NATO withdrawals later this year.
Jul 7 2011

Taiwan Test Fires Sub-Launched Missile

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-07-07 10:01
Taiwan has test fired for the first time a locally developed, submarine-launched missile designed to counter the threat of China's fast-expanding navy.
Jul 7 2011

Multinational Arctic Exercises Planned

Defense News – Naval - Thu, 2011-07-07 01:01
The Pentagon envisions multinational exercises in the Arctic involving the United States and seven other countries that recently agreed to jointly conduct search-and-rescue missions in the vast region.
Jul 6 2011

Turkey Appoints New Defense Minister

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-07-06 15:01
Turkey's government has named a new defense minister, Ismet Yilmaz, who will replace Vecdi Gonul, it was announced July 6.
Jul 6 2011

Italy To Scale Back Overseas Military Operations

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-07-06 15:01
Italy said it has decided to gradually reduce its military operations abroad, as the government grapples with a financial crisis which has forced it to pass a series of austerity cuts.
Jul 6 2011

UAE May Purchase 60 More F-16s

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-07-06 13:01
The United Arab Emirates is now talking with Lockheed Martin about buying more F-16 fighter aircraft because France's offer of an advanced version of the Rafale combat jet is seen as too expensive.
Jul 6 2011

Iran Fires Antiship Missiles Near Hormuz Gulf

Defense News – Naval - Wed, 2011-07-06 12:01
Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards launched several antiship missiles near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the country's TV channel Al-Alam reported.
Jul 6 2011

Somali brought to U.S. to face terrorism trial

The Washington Times - Wed, 2011-07-06 07:26
A Somali citizen captured in April was interrogated aboard a U.S. warship for two months and is now in New York to face terrorism charges.
Jul 5 2011

India Broadens Ties in Central Asia

Defense News – Naval - Tue, 2011-07-05 16:01
In a move seen as building stronger bridges with Central Asian countries, Indian Defence Minister A.K. Antony is visiting Kyrgyzstan.
Jul 3 2011

USFK Chief Plays Down N.Korean Military Threat

The Chosun Ilbo - Sun, 2011-07-03 19:23
The outgoing commander of the U.S. Forces Korea has said the North Korean Army is only good at managing operations involving small units of personnel and not much else, VOA reported Friday.


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