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US, Cambodian Forces Conduct Joint Civilian Assistance Mission

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. servicemen are participating in a joint operation with Cambodian military forces in an assistance mission in a remote province. The U.S. Pacific Command says about 60 Air Force personnel are taking part in Operation Pacific Angel in Koh Kong Province. The operation provides medical, dental, veterinary and engineering assistance to citizens in the area. […]

Turkey Names New Commanders in Military Shakeup

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey has named four new generals to lead its armed forces, after the country’s top military commanders resigned last week. They had quit to protest the arrests of fellow officers accused of plotting coups. President Abdullah Gul Thursday approved the appointment of a new chief of staff, as well as new commanders to head the […]

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Pakistani Navy Officers Face Court Martial on Base Attack

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Three senior Pakistani navy officers are facing court martial in connection with a brazen Taliban attack on a navy base in May that left 10 military personnel dead. Senior navy officials told the media on condition of anonymity Thursday that the officers are facing charges because they were responsible for security at the PNS Mehran […]

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US Navy Admiral Visits Cambodia

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 10:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A top U.S. naval officer is holding talks with high-ranking Cambodian military officials aimed at improving naval cooperation between the two nations. Vice Admiral Scott Van Buskirk, the commander of the U.S. Seventh Fleet, arrived in Phnom Penh Wednesday for a two-day visit. A Cambodian military spokesman says Van Buskirk met with deputy naval commander […]

China Displeased by Japanese Report on Chinese Military

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm (UTC-5)
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China says it is displeased by a Japanese government report that criticizes China’s military build-up. Tokyo says a more modern Chinese navy and air force means Beijing’s sphere of influence is likely to grow beyond Chinese waters. It said China can be expected to carry out naval activities in waters surrounding Japan. Japan says China […]

Japan Warns of Chinese Naval Ambitions, North Korean Missile

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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Japan says it expects China to expand its naval activities around Japan’s shores, adding that Tokyo plans to build up its submarine fleet and other maritime defenses. In an annual white paper released Tuesday, Japan’s Defense Ministry also says it must keep a close watch on North Korea, which is developing a new ballistic missile […]

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Turkish PM, Army Meet to Appoint New High Command

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has opened a crucial meeting to decide on key military appointments, after the country’s top four military commanders resigned last week. Mr. Erdogan Monday launched the four-day annual meeting of the Supreme Military Council in Ankara. He sat alone at the head of the table where normally he would […]

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Turkey to Appoint New Military Command

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s military and government leaders will meet Monday to discuss what steps to take after the country’s top four military commanders resigned in protest at the jailing of hundreds of officers. Chaired by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Supreme Military Council in Ankara is expected to designate a successor to the chief of […]

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Turkish President Vows No Military Power Vacuum

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish President Abdullah Gul says the resignation of Turkey’s entire military command Friday will not cause a crisis. Mr. Gul spoke to reporters Saturday in Ankara. He said the resignations were “extraordinary,” but said there will be no power vacuum. General Necdet Ozel was appointed Turkey’s top military commander Saturday. The head of the armed […]

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Turkish President Vows No Military Power Vacuum

Posted July 30th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish President Abdullah Gul says the resignation of Turkey’s entire military command Friday will not cause a crisis. Mr. Gul spoke to reporters Saturday in Ankara. He said the resignations were “extraordinary,” but said there will be no power vacuum. General Necdet Ozel is expected to be appointed Turkey’s top military commander Saturday. The head […]

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