Libya’s New Leaders To Declare Liberation On October 23 — Radio Free Europe Libya’s new authorities are expected to formally declare the liberation of the country on October 23. The National Transitional Council has said it would declare a new interim government within a month of liberation and hold elections for a constitutional assembly within eight months. An NTC spokesman, Abdel-Rahman Busin, said preparations were under way for the ceremony. Initially the announcement had been expected to be made on October 22 in the eastern city of Benghazi. Read more …. More News On The Death Of Gaddafi And The End Of Libya’s Civil War Libya’s new leaders to declare liberation Sunday — Yahoo News/AP Libya’s Liberation Announcement Set For Sunday — Voice of America Libya prepares for liberation ceremony — The Guardian Libyan official: Elections coming soon — CNN Libya’s Jibril sees elections within eight months — Yahoo News/Reuters Libyans rule out Kadhafi post-mortem — Yahoo News/AFP Libyan PM Mahmoud Jibril: ‘not known who shot Col Gaddafi’ — The Telegraph Libyan fighter claims he killed Gaddafi — Voice of America Col Gaddafi killed: Nato plans to end Libya mission October 31 — The Telegraph Gaddafi demise offers brief relief for stretched NATO — Reuters US looks to wrap up mission in post-Gadhafi Libya — Stars and Stripes/AP How a daring band of anti-Qaddafi activists helped turn the tide in Tripoli — Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor A New Start For Libya — Voice of America editorial Libya after Gaddafi: A dangerous precedent? — Richard Falk, Al Jazeera Does it really matter if Qaddafi was executed? — Blake Hounshell, Foreign Policy Libya: The challenges ahead — BBC Gadhafi was looks-conscious until the end — Phoebe Connelly, The Envoy Timeline: Libya’s Gaddafi killed as his hometown taken — Reuters
MARSELLA, Francia (Reuters) – Alemania propuso formalmente a su viceministro de Finanzas, Joerg Asmussen, para reemplazar a Juergen Stark en el consejo directivo del Banco Central Europeo (BCE), anunció el sábado el Gobierno de Berlín.
Photo from Bureau of Investigative Journalism Kuwait May Host US Iraq Backup Force — Yahoo News/AP WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering staging American troops in Kuwait next year as a backup or rotational training force for Iraq, after the Pentagon completes the scheduled withdrawal of its current 45,000-strong force from Iraq in December, U.S. officials said. Read more …. MILITARY AND INTELLIGENCE NEWS BRIEFS Export deals eyed at London arms fair — Yahoo News/Reuters North Korea upgrades its military jamming devices — Deutsche Welle A 2010-11 Saudi Shopping Spree — Defense Industry Daily Baha Mousa inquiry: ‘Serious discipline breach’ by British army — BBC Iraqi Army receives last shipment of Abrams tanks — Defpro US Continues Troop Drawdown in Iraq Despite Dilemma — Voice of America U.S. Army Chief Warns Against Large Force in Iraq — Defense News B-2s And The Curse — Strategy Page Navy Hopes to Crank Out New Subs Ahead Of Schedule — Aol Defense Bleed-Air Problem Caused F-22 Crash: Sources — Defense News U.S. Air Force CV-22 Air Crews to Receive Elbit Color Helmet Mounted Displays — Defpro Calif. solar company looks to military — UPI Navy Tops 2010 with 18th CO Firing — Military.com Swift takes reins of Navy’s 7th Fleet — Stars and Stripes Infantry: We Want Our Smart Phones And We Want Them Now — Strategy Page Vets Worry About Future of New GI Bill — Military.com Proposed changes in military benefits worry troops — USA Today The Death Star: A Pentagon Purchasing Nightmare — Danger Room U.S. Army to Industry: Help Us Save Money, Time — Defense News Defense cuts spat clouds deficit panel debate — Yahoo News/Reuters Kyl threatens to quit supercommittee over further defense cuts — The Hill A missed decade at Pentagon — John T. Bennett, The Hill Chaplains push for uniform religious badges — Washington Post Terrorism, Budget Among Panetta’s Challenges — NPR Feds’ best jobs bet: The US military does it right — Amity Shlaes, New York Post 9/11 triggered revolutionary changes in America’s military — Sara A. Carter, Washington Examiner 9/11 changed war-fighting — Rowan Scarborough, The Washington Times
US: Gadhafi Fires First Scud Missile of Conflict — Voice of America A U.S. military official says Libyan government forces have fired a scud missile for the first time in their conflict with anti-government rebels. The official, who asked not to be named, said the missile landed in the desert about 80 kilometers outside Brega. Libyan forces and the rebels have battled over the strategic oil port city for months. NATO and U.S. air strikes have targeted Libyan scud missile facilities and air defense sites out of concern that Mr. Gadhafi would use the missiles to target areas beyond government control. There is no independent confirmation of the scud missile firing. Read More …. More News On Libya’s Civil War US officials: Gadhafi forces fire first scud missile in Libyan conflict; no one hit — Washington Post Gaddafi Forces Fire Scud Missile-U.S. Official — New York Times/Reuters Libya conflict: Gaddafi forces ‘launched Scud missile’ — BBC Gadhafi forces fire Scud missile as rebel forces advance — Globe And Mail Libya: The Desperate Tactics Of Using Scuds — SKY News Libyan rebels push to isolate Tripoli — Al Jazeera Gaddafi henchman flees as RAF jets hit his ‘walls of Jericho’ — Daily Mail Libya shows signs of slipping from Muammar Gaddafi’s grasp — The Guardian Libyan rebels attempt to isolate Tripoli, may be close to cornering Khadafy — New York Daily News Analysis – Libya rebels show new discipline in push to Tripoli — Yahoo News/Reuters Libyan Rebels Threaten to Isolate Tripoli — Voice of America Rebels encroach, but Libya capital seems unruffled — Reuters Libya rebels predict imminent victory — Brisbane Times Gadhafi forces hit back after Libyan rebels capture strategic port city — Deutsche Welle Gaddafi isolated as rebels advance, aide flies to Cairo — Washington Post Libya conflict: Rebels fight for key towns near Tripoli — BBC Libya’s Zawiyah on edge after rebel capture — Yahoo News/Reuters Advancing Libya rebels fear oil terminal’s sabotage — Yahoo News/Reuters Outlook grim for Libyan oil production — UPI Libyan Prince Says Qaddafi Will Be Ousted If Rebels Are United — Bloomberg UN Envoy Seeks Cease-Fire to Break Impasse in Libya With Tunisia Meetings — Bloomberg Libyan Rebels Deny Having Direct Talks in Tunisia With Qaddafi Envoys — Radio Free Europe Libyan rebels hope for victory within weeks: envoy — Khaleej Times/AFP In Benghazi, a Nostalgia for Gaddafi as Libya’s Rebels Fail to Keep the Peace — Steven Sotloff, Time In Case of Loss — Refugees Flee Libya — Time Libya: Perils of the End Game — Tony Karon, Time Update On Libyan Rebels — Voice of America editorial No stalemate in Libya – the writing is on the wall for Gaddafi — Brian Whitaker, The Guardian Why Gaddafi’s Grip On Power Looks So Shaky — Ian Woods, Sky News ANALYSIS-Fight or flee: decision time for Libya’s Gaddafi — Reuters
BILATERAL TRAINING – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Brown and a German soldier are hoisted up into a UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter during rescue hoist training on Camp Marmal, Afghanistan, July 16, 2011. Brown is a flight medic assigned to 1st Cavalry Division’s Company C, Task Force Lobos, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade. The German soldiers are part of an extrication team that is training on Camp Marmal to familiarize themselves with usage of the aircraft hoist. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Joe Armas Assassination Of Kandahar Mayor Further Clouds U.S. Drawdown — McClatchy News KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bombing that killed the mayor of Afghanistan’s second largest city Wednesday is the latest in a rash of high-level assassinations that have cast doubts over whether security gains in the Taliban’s southern heartland will endure the drawdown of U.S. surge troops. Kandahar Mayor Ghulam Haider Hamidi, who was a U.S. citizen, died in his heavily guarded compound when a man detonated explosives hidden in his turban as Hamidi accepted petitions from tribal elders, officials said. At least one other person, in addition to the bomber, died. Read more …. More News On Afghanistan In Afghanistan, US military officials say it’s now or never — Christian Science Monitor FACTBOX-Security developments in Afghanistan, July 27 — Alertnet Afghan war: Mayor of Kandahar killed in suicide attack — BBC Kandahar mayor killed in suicide attack; Taliban claim responsibility — CNN Suicide Bombing Kills Mayor of Afghanistan’s Kandahar — Voice of America Kandahar mayor killed by suicide bomber with explosives in turban — The Guardian Taliban claims responsibility for fatal attack on Kandahar’s mayor — Washington Post Turban bomb kills mayor in southern Afghan city — Xinhuanet Mayor of Kandahar killed in suicide bombing — Financial Times Suicide Bomber Kills Kandahar Mayor — New York Times Bombing Kills Kandahar Mayor — Wall Street Journal Afghan Nato forces ‘kill 35 Pakistan Taliban militants’ — BBC Afghan-led Force Kills Taliban Insurgents — US Department of Defense Taliban forced Afghan boy to step on bomb: Report — Yahoo News/ANI NATO apologises for six Afghan civilian deaths — Khaleej Times/AFP Rare glimpse into U.S. special operations forces in Afghanistan — CNN SAS wants front-line choppers — West Australian News NATO: Afghan Security Transition Represents Milestone — US Department of Defense U.S. trucking contracts funded Taliban, source says — CNN U.S. trucking funds end up in Taliban hands — Reuters US money ‘being funnelled to the Taliban’ — The Telegraph $31bn down the drain as Taliban, officials cash in — Sydney Morning Herald Afghanistan Disputes US Report on Aid Money — Military.com Afghanistan hits back over U.S. aid spending report — Yahoo News/Reuters ‘He had a big heart’: Hundreds gather for funeral of baby-faced soldier executed by Taliban in Afghanistan — Daily Mail Bit By Bit, Afghanistan Rebuilds Buddhist Statues — NPR Spending Time With the Karzais in (Parts of) Kandahar — New York Times U.S. drawdown, internal crises fuel fears for Afghanistan’s future — Stars and Stripes US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,571 — Yahoo News/AP