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  • North Korea Threatens To Sink The USS Carl Vinson, Warns China.

    04/23/2017 2:10:05 PM PDT · by davikkm · 43 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    North Korea said on Sunday it is ready to sink the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. The United States has not specified where the carrier strike group is as it approaches the area. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday it would arrive “within days” but gave no other details. There is speculation the United States may launch a preemptive on North Korea. In other words, North Korea will not be allowed to touch the nuclear trigger. The...
  • About 600 US and Georgian troops hold joint exercises

    05/17/2015 1:22:09 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | ap
    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — About 600 U.S. and Georgian troops are conducting joint exercises aimed at training the armed forces of the former Soviet republic for participation in the NATO Response Force. Col. Michael Foster, commander of the U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade, said the exercises are "an absolutely unique opportunity for us" and "the way we are going to be fighting in the future."
  • In Rebuke to Egypt, Obama Cancels Joint Military Exercises

    08/15/2013 11:46:52 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug 15, 2013
    VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. - President Obama, deploring the military-led Egyptian government's deadly crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters there, said on Thursday that the United States would pull out of scheduled joint military exercises with the ...
  • U.S.-South Korea aircraft carrier drill called off

    10/24/2010 8:43:32 PM PDT · by GreatJoeMcCarthy · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 24, 2010 | Jeremy Laurence
    The United States and South Korean militaries have postponed an aircraft carrier drill in the Yellow Sea ahead of next month's G20 summit in Seoul following strong criticism from China, local media reported on Monday. Beijing had said the Pentagon's plans to send the nuclear-powered carrier USS George Washington to the joint exercise -- set to take place between China and the Korean peninsula -- threatened long-term damage to Sino-U.S. relations. South Korean government and military sources told local media that the decision to cancel the drill, which was scheduled to take place late this month, was made to avoid...
  • Joint combat exercise between USAF, JASDF ends

    03/20/2010 11:16:50 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 254+ views
    Brahmand.com ^ | 3/12/2010 | Brahmand.com
    The US Air Force and Japan Air Self Defence Force have concluded a week-long aviation training relocation exercise here recently. The exercise saw participation of about 90 airmen from both the countries. The USAF deployed five of its F-16 Falcon fighters at Japan's Tsuiki air base where the pilots conducted air combat training with the Japanese Air Force's F-12 and F-15 fighters. “The opportunity to fly with the JASDF during this ATR has increased operation readiness and bilateral interoperability for both US and Japanese forces,” Maj. Chris Eberth, the Tsuiki ATR detachment commander assigned to the 14th Fighter Squadron, said....
  • NATO member Turkey and Syria Hold First Joint Military Exercise

    04/26/2009 4:40:34 PM PDT · by Islaminaction · 6 replies · 384+ views
    Islam in Action ^ | April 26Th, 2009 | Christopher Logan
    While we have President Obama gushing over the Islamist run Turkey and clueless Clinton telling Lebanon that will we not abandon them, both Islamic countries are abandoning us as NATO member, Turkey has formed a military alliance with Syria and Lebanon. I have been saying for years that we have no true Islamic "allies" and in the end they will band together against the free world.
  • Navy, Coast Guard Ships Participate in Exercise Aman (in memory of TONK)

    03/09/2009 4:39:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 275+ views
    MANAMA, Bahrain, March 9, 2009 – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boutwell left Karachi, Pakistan, today after a four-day port visit to participate in the international naval exercise Aman 2009, marking the first time a U.S. ship has pulled into Pakistan since May. The 10-day exercise, which began March 5, focuses on air, surface and maritime security training. It includes representatives from 38 countries, as well as ships from 11 nations that include the United States, United Kingdom, Pakistan and Australia. The at-sea portion of the exercise is being conducted primarily in the North Arabian Sea, off the coast of Pakistan....
  • Russia, India start joint naval drills in Indian Ocean

    01/27/2009 9:00:53 PM PST · by pobeda1945 · 8 replies · 454+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 27/ 01/ 2009
    NEW DELHI, January 27 (RIA Novosti) - The Russian and Indian navies have started joint naval exercises in the Arabian Sea off the Indian coast, an Indian military source said on Tuesday. INDRA is a biennial Russian-Indian exercise aimed at practicing cooperation in enforcing maritime law and countering piracy, terrorism and drug smuggling. INDRA-2009 is the fourth such exercise since 2003 and will involve a number of live-fire drills. "The first stage of a PASSEX type exercise involves practicing combat interoperability and communications drills," the source said. Russia's Pyotr Veliky missile cruiser from the Northern Fleet and the Indian guided-missile...
  • Russia, Venezuela exercises not aimed against US

    10/07/2008 4:20:15 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 415+ views
    AFP ^ | October 7, 2008
    MOSCOW (AFP) — Military exercises due to be held by Russian and Venezuelan navy are not aimed against the United States, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview published Tuesday. "Russia and Venezuela have no plans of attacking anybody, they cooperate on the basis of international law," Lavrov told the state Rossiyskaya Gazeta daily, slamming "hypothetical scenarios of unimaginable attacks on the United States". "Among the US leadership and that of several other countries that chose absolute loyalty to Washington's way of thinking, the geopolitical ideology of doing everything possible to rein in Russia prevails," the minister deplored....
  • Army, Air Force of India and U.S. Hold Simultaneous War Games around the World

    08/16/2008 2:42:46 AM PDT · by Srirangan · 4 replies · 227+ views
    It is not just the Indo-U.S. Civilian Nuclear Deal that has gained momentum in recent days, nor is it just the ever growing economic and business ties but the Armed Forces of the two largest democracies in the world are coming together at an unprecedented rate even as the Government of India has gotten rid of its Communist backers in the Indian Parliament. Operation Vajraprahar Indian and American armed forces are holding joint maneuvers on counter-terrorism in the famous Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School at Vairangte, Mizoram - about 100 km from Mizoram capital Aizawl. The three week-long 'Operation...
  • Kuwait on alert for war in Persian Gulf?

    08/13/2008 9:52:15 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies · 275+ views
    Press TV (Iran) ^ | Tue, 12 Aug 2008 07:58:03 GMT
    Kuwait has activated its Emergency War Plan after an armada of US naval battle groups headed for the Persian Gulf, Middle East Times reports. The report comes after DEBKAfiles claimed on Monday that the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the USS Ronald Reagan, and the USS Iwo Jima are sailing toward the Persian Gulf to reinforce the US strike forces in the region. The US naval force is accompanied by a British Royal Navy carrier battle group and a French nuclear hunter-killer submarine. The deployment is believed to be the largest naval task force assembled by the United States and its allies...
  • Photo thread - French Rafale's carrier quals aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71

    07/23/2008 8:38:38 PM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 20 replies · 1,562+ views
    080722-N-7571S-001 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 22, 2008) A French F-2 Rafale launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during the first integrated U.S. and French carrier qualifications aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is participating in Joint Task Force Exercise "Operation Brimstone" off the Atlantic coast. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jonathan Snyder/Released) 080721-N-7241L-009 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 21, 2008) A French Rafale M prepares to land aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) during combined French and American carrier qualifications. This event marks the first...
  • Famed US warship docks in Stockholm

    06/29/2008 3:54:38 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 19 replies · 3,815+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 06/27/2008 | David Landes
    We Swedes wish to honor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Cole_bombing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darrell_S._Cole True Swedes - like I - love America. Yes, we are Europeans and you are Americans. Often, we insult each other, by employing various methods. Yet, you are our sisters'N'brothers and nothing will ever change tHAT. I would give my life up for America. The US is a nation which believes in true freedom. This idea will conquer the world.
  • Indian Air Force seeks govt nod to take part in Red Flag

    10/05/2007 9:11:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies · 466+ views
    IAF seeks govt nod to take part in 'Red Flag' war games 5 Oct 2007, 1620 hrs IST,PTI NEW DELHI: In a move that could raise the hackles of the Left parties, the Indian Air Force has sought the government's nod to take part in the world's most advanced aerial combat training exercises, ironically labelled "Red Flag", hosted by the US. The IAF wants to take part in the exercises slated for January 2008 and has sought government's clearance, Air Force Chief Fali Homi Major said here on Friday. If the government gives the nod, this would be the second...
  • Royal Marines,Indian forces to conduct Himalayan exercises

    09/16/2007 5:20:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 203+ views
    Khaleej Times,UAE ^ | 16 September 2007
    Joint anti-terrorism exercises by Indian, UK forces (DPA) 16 September 2007 NEW DELHI - Special forces from Britain and India are scheduled to begin a joint exercise on Monday during which they will train to combat a guerrilla-like enemy in a region with similar rugged terrain as Afghanistan, officials and news reports said. The 24-day exercise in the high-altitude Ladakh region in northern India, has been codenamed Himalayan Warrior, the Indian army said in a statement. The British army, which is part of the coalition forces battling the Taleban militia in Afghanistan, had requested that the manoeuvres be held in...
  • Indian,American jets 'sink' carriers during joint exercises

    09/07/2007 9:12:27 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 36 replies · 1,310+ views
    The Indian Express ^ | September 08,2007 | Manu Pubby
    Front PageIAF Jaguars ‘sink’ USS Nimitz, F-18s return the favour to INS Viraat Manu Pubby Posted online: Saturday, September 08, 2007 at 0000 hrs Malabar Exercise: From tracking nuclear submarines to managing 200 aircraft and taking on deep-sea terror threat, five Navies cover sweeping range of maritime operations ON BOARD USS Kitty Hawk (150 miles west of Port Blair), September 7: As the small green dots approached closer on the radar screen, the Indian officer sitting deep inside USS Nimitz knew it was too late to save the ship. Jaguar maritime fighters of the Indian Air Force (IAF), operating from...
  • Exercise Vigilant Shield ’08 slated for October (USNORTHCOM Martial Law exercise scare)

    09/08/2007 4:22:43 AM PDT · by tlb · 11 replies · 935+ views
    USNORTHCOM ^ | August 30, 2007 | USNORTHCOM
    August 30, 2007 PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command along with U.S. Pacific Command, the Department of Homeland Security as well as local, state and other federal responders will exercise their response abilities against a variety of potential threats during Exercise Vigilant Shield ‘08, a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-designated, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM)-sponsored, and U.S. Joint Forces Command-supported Department of Defense exercise for homeland defense and defense support of civil authorities missions. VS-08 will be conducted concurrent with Top Officials 4...
  • Naval wargame does not target China, says US [NAVAL EXERCISE PICTURES!]

    09/06/2007 11:40:43 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 25 replies · 1,563+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 6 Sept., 2007 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: The ongoing naval wargame in the Bay of Bengal involving five nations does not "target" China but is designed to shape strategic choices by regional actors like India, a senior Pentagon official has said. "This exercise does not target China. It is designed to shape strategic choices being made by all regional actors. Malabar is a sign of responsible stakeholders interested in promoting peace and security by a visible presence," said Brigadier General John Toolan, Principal Director for South and South East Asia at the US Department of Defence. The four-day 'Malabar Exercise' started on September 4 with the...
  • Malabar 2007: India, United States, Japan, Australia, Singapore Begin Massive 5-Day Naval Exercises

    09/03/2007 9:14:23 PM PDT · by Srirangan · 12 replies · 1,372+ views
    A multilateral naval drill involving India, the US and three other nations begins in the Bay of Bengal Tuesday, an event that India says is a pointer to the country's growing importance on the world stage. This is the first time a joint exercise on this scale involving 25 vessels is being conducted off India's eastern seaboard and New Delhi has repeatedly sought to allay apprehensions that the drill had military overtones. 'There is no military alignment. It's only an exercise,' Defence Minister A.K. Antony has said of Malabar-2007 that runs Sep 4-9 and involves the navies of India, the...
  • Sweden offers joint development of jets, submarines to India

    09/04/2007 5:14:36 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies · 466+ views
    Sweden offers joint development of jets, submarines to India NEW DELHI: Keen to cast off the ghost of the Bofors kickbacks scam, Sweden has proposed new avenues of defence cooperation to India, including joint development of jet fighters and submarines. "The Swedish government is proposing to invest in Gripen fighters and is keen that India too take a investment stake in jointly developing these new generation fighters," visiting Swedish Vice Minister for Defence H G Wessburg said. Gripen is one of six jets vying for India's biggest ever global tender worth over Rs 42,000 crore (10 billion dollars) for the...