Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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This Day in Naval History - October 10
1845 - Naval School, later the Naval Academy, opens in Annapolis, Maryland with 50 midshipmen and seven faculty.
1923 - First American-built rigid airship, Shenandoah, is christened. It used helium gas instead of hydrogen.
1944 - Opening of Leyte campaign begins with attack of four Carrier Task Groups of Task Force 38 on Okinawa and Ryukyus.
1960 - Navy assigned responsibility for program management and technical direction of Project SPASUR, the first U.S. universal satellite detection and tracking network.
1985 - Navy F-14's launch from USS Saratoga (CV 60), intercept an Egyptian 737 airliner over international waters, and direct it to Sigonella, Sicily. The airliner was carrying four Middle Eastern terrorists who hijacked the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro Oct. 7 and murdered a U.S. citizen. The hijackers are taken into custody.
Today in History October 10
Germanicus, the best loved of Roman princes, dies of poisoning. On his deathbed he accuses Piso, the governor of Syria, of poisoning him.
At Tours, France, Charles Martel kills Abd el-Rahman and halts the Muslim invasion of Europe.
France declares war on Austria over the question of Polish succession.
In Versailles France, Joseph Guillotin says the most humane way of carrying out a death sentence is decapitation by a single blow of a blade.
Russian General Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov crushes the rebel Polish army at Maciejowice, Poland.
The U.S. Naval Academy is founded at Annapolis, Md.
The first telegraph line to Denver is completed.
Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer is buried at West Point in New York.
Revolution in China begins with a bomb explosion and the discovery of revolutionary headquarters in Hankow. The revolutionary movement spread rapidly through west and southern China, forcing the abdication of the last Ch'ing emperor, six-year-old Henry Pu-Yi. By October 26, the Chinese Republic will be proclaimed, and on December 4, Premier Yuan Shih-K'ai will sign a truce with rebel general Li Yuan-hung.
The Panama Canal opens.
At Rio de Janeiro, nations of the Western Hemisphere sign a non-aggression and conciliation treaty. President Roosevelt adopts a "good neighbor" policy toward Latin America and announces a policy of nonintervention in Latin American affairs at the December 7th International American Conference at Montevideo, Uruguay.
Soviet troops halt the German advance on Moscow.
The Mutual Defense Treaty between the US and South Korea signed.
U.S. Forces launch Operation Robin, in Hoa Province south of Saigon in South Vietnam, to provide road security between villages.
The Quebec Provincial Minister of Labour, Pierre Laporte, is kidnapped by terrorists.
The London Bridge, built in 1831 and dismantled in 1967, reopens in Lake Havusu City, Arizona, after being sold to Robert P. McCulloch and moved to the United States.
Spiro Agnew resigns the vice presidency amid accusations of income tax evasion. President Richard Nixon names Gerald Ford as the new vice president. Agnew is later convicted and sentenced to three years probation and fined $10,000.
An Egyptian plane carrying hijackers of the Achille Lauro cruise ship is intercepted by US Navy F-14s and forced to land at a NATO base in Sicily.
Orakzai bombing, Afghanistan: members of the Taliban drive an explosive-laden truck into a meeting of 600 people discussing ways to rid their area of the Taliban; the bomb kills 110.
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Friday 13 APOCALYPSE WARNING: Asteroid flyby will 'mark the return of Mother Mary' | Express.co.uk
Friday 13 APOCALYPSE WARNING: Asteroid flyby will 'mark the return of Mother Mary'
THE October 12 asteroid flyby will spark the end of the world the following day on Friday 13, Christians have claimed.
And This is how it all began
And it only took 8 years to divide our country.
And this is how and where it all began. 
Item Number:1 Date: 10/10/2017 ARMENIA - AS PART OF SERIES OF DRILLS, CSTO TRAINS AT BAGRAMYAN RANGE (OCT 10/INT-AVN)  INTERFAX-MILITARY NEWS AGENCY -- The Collective Rapid-Reaction Forces of the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have begun an exercise at the Bagramyan range in Armenia, reports Interfax-AVN (Russia).   The joint drills are designed to enhance interoperability among the militaries of the participating countries, said a release on Monday from Russia's Southern Military District.   The tactical training involves motorized infantry, tank and artillery units, airborne and assault combat groups and army, assault and fighter jet links, said an unnamed source.   The exchange of experience among the participants is expected to improve methods for fighting illegal armed units, said Col. Gen. Alexander Dvornikov, the head of the Southern Military District.   The exercise has four stages, noted Tass (Russia). The first was held on Oct. 3-7; the second stage started on Oct. 9 and runs to Oct. 13, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. The third stage will be in Kazakhstan, with the fourth in Tajikistan.   On Friday, special operations forces from Armenia, Belarus, Kazkahstan and Russia recaptured facilities seized by mock armed groups as part of the Poisk (Search) drills at the Bagramyan range.   The CSTO members are Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan.  
  Item Number:2 Date: 10/10/2017 BANGLADESH - 9 MEMBERS OF JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI PARTY IN CUSTODY; AUTHORITIES CITE PLANS TO CREATE 'POLITICAL ANARCHY' (OCT 10/BDNEWS24)  BDNEWS24.COM -- Bangladeshi security forces have arrested top leaders of the Jamaat-e-Islami political party, alleging that they were "planning to create political anarchy," reports bdnews24.com (Bangladesh).   Police raided a house in Dhaka, the nation's capital, on Monday night. They arrested eight party members and the owner of the home.   Party chief Maqbul Ahmed and Secretary-General Shafiqur Rahman were among those detained.   The Bangladeshi government blames the Islamist party for inciting militancy, noted Reuters. The party rejects the allegations.   A statement from Jamaat-e-Islami condemned the arrests and said it was "part of a plan to leave the party leaderless after the murder of its top brass in the name of war crimes trial."   
  Item Number:3 Date: 10/10/2017 INDIA - SECURITY FORCES KILL TOP JEM LEADER IN KASHMIR; MILITANT CALLED 'EYES AND EARS' OF THE PAKISTAN-BASED GROUP (OCT 10/AFP)  AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE -- Indian security forces say they have killed a top leader of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist group in a clash in Kashmir, reports Agence France-Presse.   The Pakistani national, known as Khalid, was trapped on Monday in a house after throwing a grenade at a police checkpoint in the northern village of Ladoora, said Indian authorities.   Khalid has been accused of organizing several suicide attacks in Indian-administered Kashmir.   The police likened this to taking away the "eyes and ears" of the Pakistan-based group, as cited by NDTV   He was one of the most-wanted Jaish-e-Mohammad militants and the group's chief operational commander, said Indian police
  Item Number:4 Date: 10/10/2017 ISRAEL - BORDER AGENTS FIND COMBAT BOOTS BEING SMUGGLED FOR HAMAS' MILITARY WING (OCT 10/JP)  JERUSALEM POST -- Israeli authorities have stymied an effort to smuggle thousands of combat boots to the Hamas militant group in the Gaza Strip, reports the Jerusalem Post.   The Israeli Defense Ministry said the boots were discovered on Sunday after border agents at the Kerem Shalom crossing stopped a truck carrying a large shipment of slippers.   When security officers cut open the slippers, they found professional-grade Magnum military boots in a variety of colors.   "The smugglers invested effort and thought into trying to trick the inspection officers by trying to sew the slippers onto the military boots," said Ami Shaked, the director of the border crossing.   The truck and its contents were confiscated.   The ministry said the boots were earmarked for the military wing of Hamas, known as the Qassam Brigades
  Item Number:5 Date: 10/10/2017 JAPAN - CASTING WARY EYE ON CHINA, DEFENSE MINISTRY SENDS MISSILE, SECURITY UNITS TO SOUTHWEST ISLANDS (OCT 10/JIJI)  JIJI PRESS -- The Japanese Defense Ministry has decided to deploy Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) missile and security units to the island of Miyakojima in Okinawa prefecture to strengthen the defense of the nation's remote southwest islands, reports the Jiji Press (Tokyo).   Around 700 GSDF personnel will be based on the island, said unnamed sources.   The deployment seems to be linked to keeping an eye on China, which is building up its military and expanding in maritime areas.   The ground forces will also be deployed on Ishigaki Island in Okinawa and the island of Amami-Oshima in Kagoshima prefecture, said the sources.   Tokyo's medium-term defense program seeks to improve the protection of Japan's southwestern islands, including the disputed Senkaku Islands in Okinawa prefecture. Beijing also claims the islands, which are called the Diaoyus by the Chinese.   The ministry has requested US$231 million for the fiscal 2018 defense budget to build facilities on Miyakojima. By the end of 2018, a security unit of 380 troops is expected to be stationed on the island. It will be responsible for initial response to any hostile invasion or natural disasters.   A missile unit of about 270 personnel, with surface-to-air and anti-ship missiles, will be stationed in Miyakojima in 2019, said the sources.  
  Item Number:6 Date: 10/10/2017 KENYA - GUNMEN KILL 2 ON BUS IN ATTACK ON UNIVERSITY CONVOY (OCT 10/DAILYSTAR)  DAILY STAR -- Suspected Islamist gunmen have killed two people in an attack on a bus carrying students at the Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya, say Kenyan police, as reported by the Daily Star (Kenya).   Two female staff members were killed Tuesday morning and several others were injured, including two police officers, officials said.   Ten gunmen opened fire on the vehicle as it arrived on campus, said police.   No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, although the Somalia-based Al-Shabaab terrorist group is suspected.   Robbers may also be involved, said officials cited by Reuters. They noted that security is poor in the area, necessitating the police escort
Suspected Islamist gunmen have killed two people in an attack on a bus carrying students at the Technical University of Mombasa, Kenya, reports the Daily Star (Kenya).   Two female staff members were killed Tuesday morning and several others were injured, including two police officers, officials said.   Ten gunmen opened fire on the vehicle as it arrived on campus, said police.   No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, although the Somalia-based Al-Shabaab terrorist group is suspected.   Another possibility is robbers, said officials cited by Reuters. They noted that security is poor in the area, necessitating the police escort
  Item Number:7 Date: 10/10/2017 KENYA - MILITARY LAYS AMBUSH FOR AL-SHABAAB FIGHTERS IN BONI FOREST, KILLS 5 (OCT 10/TUKO)  TUKO -- The Kenyan army says it has killed five Al-Shabaab militants in an ambush in the Boni Forest in the nation's coastal Lamu region, reports Tuko (Kenya).   Monday's action was part of Operation Linda Boni, noted the Star (Nairobi).   The soldiers also recovered six AK-47 assault rifles, 321 rounds of ammunition, three grenades and various other explosives, according to an army release.   The militants targeted were part of a group that has been terrorizing Lamu county, said an army spokesman.   The Somalia-based Al-Shabaab has been attacking public service vehicles and security personnel in the region, he said.   The militants have been using Boni Forest as a hideout, reported Xinhua, China's state news agency
Item Number:8 Date: 10/10/2017 NATO - ALLIANCE ACTIVATES MULTINATIONAL FORCE FOR BLACK SEA REGION (OCT 10/BI)  BALKAN INSIGHT -- NATO just inaugurated a new multinational force, which is headquartered in Craiova in southern Romania, reports Balkan Insight.   The Multinational NATO Southeast Brigade, which was formally activated on Monday, seen as a check for the growing Russian threat to the Black Sea region.   The alliance will be expanding its air, land and naval presence in Bulgaria and Romania, said Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg during the annual plenary session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Bucharest, the Romanian capital.   "The brigade in Romania is only a part of our answer to the increased Russian presence in the Black Sea," Stoltenberg said.   On the maritime front, more NATO naval vessels will make visits to Bulgarian and Romanian ports and conduct enhanced training and exercises, he noted.   Additional aircraft will be sent to the region, with British fighters joining Canadian and Italian jets already there.   Poland is the largest contributor to the land component, along with Romania and Bulgaria, reported Reuters. Italy and Portugal also plan to train regularly with the unit, which is expected to total up to 4,000 troops
Item Number:9 Date: 10/10/2017 PAKISTAN - FENCE BEING BUILT ALONG BORDER WITH AFGHANISTAN RUNS THROUGH 'DIVIDED VILLAGES' (OCT 10/REU)  REUTERS -- The Pakistani government is building a fence along its border with Afghanistan in an effort to prevent militants from crossing the frontier, reports Reuters.   The fence, which is opposed by the Afghan government, will run through "divided villages," where few people have passports and Pashtun tribal loyalty takes precedence.   There are seven such villages around the Chaman district in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province. Other such villages can be found in the northwestern Federally Administered Tribal Areas.   Government officials in Baluchistan are working to shift Pakistani citizens in these villages to their side of the fence.   There is skepticism about the efficacy of such barriers. Islamabad tried, unsuccessfully, to build a similar wall about a decade ago.  
  Item Number:10 Date: 10/10/2017 PAKISTAN - OPERATIONS WITH U.S. OFFERED AGAINST HAQQANI NETWORK, SAYS FOREIGN MINISTER (OCT 10/IANS)  INDO-ASIAN NEWS SERVICE -- Pakistan's foreign minister says his government has proposed to coordinate operations with the U.S. against the Haqqani terrorist network, reports the Indo-Asian News Service.   "We have offered American authorities to visit Pakistan with evidence of Haqqani Network's safe havens in the country. If they find any activity (of Haqqanis) in the targeted areas, our troops along with the U.S. would destroy them once and for all," Khawaja Asif said on Pakistani television on Monday evening.   U.S. and Afghan officials have accused Pakistan of sheltering the Haqqani Network, a violent faction of the Taliban.   Gen. Qamar Jayed Bajwa, the Pakistani army chief, made a similar offer to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during a visit to Kabul earlier this month, said the foreign minister.   If the U.S. continues to try and exert pressure on Islamabad, Pakistan will turn to friendly countries, such as China, Iran, Russia and Turkey, he said.  
Item Number:11 Date: 10/10/2017 SAUDI ARABIA - MILITARY SEEKS $15 BILLION DEAL FOR THAAD ANTI-BALLISTIC MISSILE SYSTEMS; U.S. STATE DEPT. GIVES ITS NOD (OCT 10/DSCA)  U.S. DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY -- The U.S. State Dept. has approved a potential Foreign Military Sale of anti-ballistic missile systems to Saudi Arabia, reports the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency.   The proposed US$15 billion deal covers 44 Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) launchers; 360 THAAD interceptor missiles; 16 THAAD fire-control and communications mobile tactical station groups; seven AN/TPY-2 radars; THAAD battery maintenance equipment; 43 trucks; generators and electric power units; repair and spare parts; and associated technical and logistics support.   The sale, if executed, would significant increase the ability of Saudi Arabia to defend itself against Iranian and other regional threats, said a DSCA release on Oct. 6
  Item Number:12 Date: 10/10/2017 SOUTH KOREA - PYONGYANG HAS ALLIED WAR PLANS, SAYS LAWMAKER; HACKING ALLEGEDLY WORSE THAN PREVIOUSLY REVEALED (OCT 10/KH)  KOREA HERALD -- A South Korean legislator has provided more details about North Korean hacking, saying the materials compromised included key war plans drafted by the South Korean and U.S. militaries, reports the Korea Herald.   The plans in question included OPLAN 5015, which is said to included operations to eliminate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a conflict. They were stolen by hackers who breached South Korea's military internet and intranet server in September 2016, said Rep. Rhee Chul Hee, a member of the ruling Democratic Party.   A Defense Ministry spokesman declined to comment about the claims.   The security breach was first reported in December 2016. At the time, the ministry acknowledged that some classified information had been stolen, but maintained that it was "not serious" because most operational plans had been updated.   According to Rhee, 235 GB of classified data were stolen, citing an undisclosed Defense Ministry report. Only 20 percent of the documents involved had been identified by the military, he said.  
  Item Number:13 Date: 10/10/2017 SYRIA - 2 PILOTS DIE WHEN RUSSIAN SU-24 STRIKE AIRCRAFT CRASHES ON TAKEOFF AT BASE IN SYRIA (OCT 10/TASS)  TASS -- The Kremlin says a Russian air force strike aircraft has skidded off the runway while attempting to take off from the Russian Hmeymim air base in Syria, killing both crewmembers, reports Russia's Tass news agency.   The Su-24 Fencer was headed on a combat mission, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.   The pilots failed to eject and were killed. A technical problem may have caused the crash, said the ministry.   Russian military aircraft are based at the Hmeymim air base to support the Assad regime against various rebel groups.   The base is located in the western part of the country, southeast of the city of Latakia in Latakia
 Item Number:14 Date: 10/10/2017 TUNISIA - 8 MIGRANTS DROWN AFTER COLLISION WITH MILITARY VESSEL; IN SEPARATE INCIDENT, 98 ARE RESCUED (OCT 10/REU)  REUTERS -- The Tunisian coast guard says it has rescued nearly 100 migrants from a sinking boat off the southeastern coast of that North African country, reports Reuters.   Late Monday, the coast guard pulled 98 Tunisians, including three children, from the stricken vessel near the island of Kerkennah, according to the Tunisian Interior Ministry.   Earlier that day, at least eight people drowned nearby when another boat carrying dozens of migrants collided with a Tunisian navy vessel, reported London's Daily Telegraph.   The Defense Ministry told AFP that eight bodies were found and 38 people rescued after the unidentified boat "collided with a military vessel" Sunday evening when it was approached off the islands of Kerkennah.   The incidents coincided with the beginning of joint patrols by the Italian and Tunisian navies to reduce migrant flows to Europe and carry out search-and-rescue operations, noted the Tunisian Defense Ministry
Item Number:15 Date: 10/10/2017 TURKEY - ANKARA KICKS OFF OFFENSIVE IN SYRIA'S IDLIB PROVINCE (OCT 10/DEWELLE)  DEUTSCHE WELLE -- Forces backed by Turkey are advancing in neighboring Syria.   President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a major military operation late last week against the Tahrir Al-Sham coalition of Islamists in Syria's northern Idlib province, reports Deutsche Welle.   "There's a serious operation in Syria's Idlib today and it will continue," Erdogan said on Saturday to his Justice and Development Party (AKP).   The president insisted that his government would not allow a "terror corridor" on Turkey's border with Syria.   On Sunday morning, Tahrir Al-Sham militants fired on Turkish forces who were removing a section of the border wall, according to witnesses.   Turkish troops have been massing on the border to support the operation. Turkish military vehicles were seen entering Syria on Sunday, reported Reuters.   The Tahrir Al-Sham coalition is led by the Jabhat Fatah al-Sham group, which was formerly known as the Nusra Front and acknowledged as the Al-Qaida affiliate in Syria.  
Item Number:16 Date: 10/10/2017 UNITED NATIONS - GLOBAL PORT BAN SLAPPED ON 4 SHIPS THAT VIOLATED N. KOREAN SANCTIONS (OCT 10/BBC)  BRITISH BROADCASTING CORP. -- The United Nations has place a global port ban on four ships that violated sanctions on North Korea, reports BBC News.   The move was announced by the U.N. on Monday. The Security Council last month expanded sanctions on Pyongyang, following North Korea's sixth nuclear test.   The ban, which took effect on Oct. 5, was implemented after the ships were found "transporting prohibited goods," said Hugh Griffiths, the coordinator of a U.N. panel on North Korean sanctions.   The ships involved are the Petrel 8, registered in Comoros; Hao Fan 6, Saint Kitts and Nevis; Ton San 2, North Korea; and the Jie Shun, whose registration is unknown.   The latest sanctions on North Korea prohibit exports of coal, seafood, iron ore, textiles and guest workers and put in place a cap on oil imports
  Item Number:17 Date: 10/10/2017 USA - 7-WEEK REGIONAL IMMERSION PROGRAM AIMS AT ARMY'S JUNIOR LEADERS (OCT 10/DN)  DEFENSE NEWS -- The U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) has begun a new program designed to help junior leaders become experts in specific geographic regions, reports Defense News.   The Regional Leader Development Program, which was launched in August, familiarizes personnel with the Pacific region.   While the pilot program is focused on the Pacific, it is eventually expected to cover other Army regions, said Gen, Robert Brown, the USARPAC commander.   The seven-week course, which has 40 students from all military branches, broadens and develops junior leaders. Most of the students in this course are from the Army, the general said, as noted in the paper on Sunday.   Participants learn about the region from experts at the Asia Pacific Security Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, for example, said Brown. The students then travel to several countries in the region. By the end of the course, the "captains and mid-level" non-commissioned efforts have become experts.   The program has partnered with a number of universities so that participants can use their tuition assistance to take 15 more credit hours to complete a master's degree in international relations, said the USARPAC chief.   The next iteration is scheduled for May
Item Number:18 Date: 10/10/2017 USA - ARMY GIVES MASS.-BASED COMPANY CONTRACT TO DEVELOP ROBOTS TO SNIFF OUT THREATS (OCT 10/ENDROB)  ENDEAVOR ROBOTICS -- The U.S. Army has awarded Endeavor Robotics, formerly iRobot, a major contract for unmanned ground vehicles, reports the Chelmsford, Mass.-based firm.   The business broke off from iRobot in 2016, noted the Boston Globe.   The $100 million deal is for the Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) Increment II program.   The contract includes an option for an additional $58 million in deliverables, said an Endeavor release on Oct. 6.   The company could furnish the Army with up to 1,200 robots.   The MTRS Increment II program covers medium-weight, remotely operated, man-transportable robotic systems that can provide additional standoff for U.S. forces.   The robots weigh about 165 pounds (75 kg) and use tracks to travel.   The robots will primarily be used to detect and confirm threats such as improvised explosive devices; chemical hazards; and other chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) situations, the company said
Item Number:19 Date: 10/10/2017 USA - NAVSEA AWARDS CONTRACTS FOR INDEPENDENCE-, FREEDOM-CLASS LITTORAL COMBAT SHIPS (OCT 10/DOD)  DEPT. OF DEFENSE -- The Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded two contracts to both builders of littoral combat ships (LCS) for additional vessels, reports the Dept. of Defense.   Austal USA, which builds the Independence-class ships, and Lockheed Martin, which builds the Freedom-class vessels, each received a contract modification with a maximum value of $584 million to deliver an additional LCS, the Pentagon announced on Friday.   Work under both contracts is scheduled to be completed by October 2023.   The NAVSEA award covered LCS 30, the 15th Independence-class ship, said an Austal release on Oct. 8.   Lockheed Martin reported on Monday that the deal covered LCS 27, the 14th Freedom-class ship.  
Item Number:20 Date: 10/10/2017 ZIMBABWE - MUGABE RESHUFFLES HIS CABINET, CREATES CYBERSECURITY MINISTRY (OCT 10/AFRICAN NA)  AFRICAN NEWS AGENCY -- President Robert Mugabe has created a new Zimbabwean cybersecurity ministry as part of a Cabinet reshuffling, reports the African News Agency.   Patrick Chinamasa moved from the Finance and Economic Development Ministry to the new Cybersecurity, Threat Detection And Mitigation Ministry.   He is being succeeded by Ignatius Chombo, who served as the home affairs minister.   Walter Mzembi is the new foreign affairs minister after moving from the Tourism and Hospitality Ministry, officials said.   Simbarashe Mumbengegwi was shifted from foreign affairs to macroeconomic planning and investment, succeeded Obert Mpofu, who moved to home affairs.   Central Intelligence Organization director-general Happyton Bonyongwe was reassigned to the Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs portfolio.

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