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Daily Defense News Capsules for 07/30/2021

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Top U.S. senators have placed holds on a proposed sale of attack helicopters to Nigeria, reports Foreign Policy. Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and ranking member Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) have paused the proposed $875 million ...
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California-based small satellite launch provider Rocket Lab has successfully launched a Space Force payload, reports Space News. On Thursday, the Monolith satellite was launched on a Rocket Lab Electron rocket from the company’s Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand. The ...
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An initial wave of Afghans who worked with U.S. forces have arrived in Virginia as the U.S. rushes to save thousands who worked with American forces in Afghanistan, reports the Washington Post. About 200 Afghans arrived at Fort Lee on Friday after departing from Kabul. The ...
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Washington is planning new sanctions against Iran's growing domestic weapons capacity, reports the Wall Street Journal. The Biden administration is considering measures to hinder Iran’s capabilities to develop and build precision-weapon capabilities, including ...
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The U.S. Navy has charged a sailor in the July 2020 fire that destroyed an amphibious assault ship in San Diego, Calif., reports Task and Purpose. On Thursday, the service announced that it was charging a sailor with improper hazarding of a vessel and aggravated arson ...
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German prosecutors have charged a Syrian national living in Germany with crimes against humanity, including torture and murder, from his time as a doctor at a military hospital in Syria, reports Deutsche Welle. On Wednesday, the prosecutors charged the doctor, identified ...
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The U.S. and South Korea have reached an agreement on the return of a large section of an American garrison located in the middle of Seoul, reports the Yonhap news agency (Seoul). On Thursday, the parties agreed to the return of around one quarter of the Yongsan ...
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President Cyril Ramaphosa has approved the deployment of nearly 1,500 South African troops to Mozambique, reports the South African Government News Agency. On Tuesday, the order authorizing the deployment of 1,495 troops to Mozambique was published in the Parliament’s ...
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The Okinawa government has granted a permit for a coral relocation project that is part of work to shift U.S. forces on the island to a new base, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Tokyo). On July 28, the prefecture issued the conditional permit to the Japanese Defense Ministry ...
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President Kais Saied has dismissed more senior Tunisian government officials days after suspending Parliament and assuming executive power, reports Al Jazeera (Qatar). On Tuesday, Saied ordered the firing of a long list of government officials, including the army’s ...
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The Russian government has finalized a contract for an initial batch of advanced air defense systems, reports Russia’s Tass news agency. The deal with Almaz-Antey covers more than 10 S-500 Prometey air defense systems for delivery to the aerospace forces beginning in ...
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A Japanese-owned, Israeli-managed cargo ship has come under attack in the northern Indian Ocean, reports the Jerusalem Post. On Thursday, the Liberian-flagged M/T Mercer Street was attacked near the island of Masirah, about 185 miles (300 km) south of Muscat, the capital ...
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President Rodrigo Duterte has restored an agreement with the U.S. that provides a legal framework for American troops in the Philippines, reports the Rappler (Manila). On Friday, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced that the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with ...
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A police officer has been killed in an explosion in northwestern Pakistan, reports the Dawn (Karachi). On Friday, an attacker threw a grenade at a police vehicle in Karkhano Market in Peshawar, said city police officials. An initial statement indicated that the slain ...
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At least 25 people have been killed in fierce fighting in Daraa province in southwestern Syria, reports the New Arab (London). Violence flared across the province on Thursday, killing at least eight civilians, reported the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Fighting ...
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At least 19 civilians have been killed in a militant attack in western Niger, reports Agence France-Presse. Gunmen opened fire on the village of Deye Koukou in the Banibangou region on Wednesday, said the government. Three other civilians were wounded and at least ...
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