2008 Top Ten International Military News: Chinese warship to Somalia list
12 30, the Chinese navy escort successful completion of the formation in the Malacca Strait for the first time integrated maritime supply. The picture shows the “sea” missile destroyer and the “micro-Lake” comprehensive depot ship between the supply work. Since the law agency issued photo
Sun newspaper editorial in 2008 to sort out after the International Military News, invite well-known international experts selected the 2008 Top Ten joint international military news. They are (in chronological order): A missile shot down a U.S. spy satellite out of control; Second, the Taliban often attack in which five thousand people were killed; Third, the agreement North Korea blew up the cooling tower at Yongbyon nuclear facility; Fourth, American, Czech and Poland sign anti-missile base agreement; five, armed conflict between Georgia and Russia; six Russian military presence in an active display in the Western Hemisphere; 7, Mumbai, India experienced large-scale series of terrorist attacks; eight, the United States agreed to three years from the withdrawal of troops in Iraq; nine, Chinese warships to escort the Gulf of Aden off the Somali coast; ten, large-scale Israeli air force air strikes on Gaza.
participate in the selection of scholars agree that 2008 is the international security situation is very unusual year, although the international situation is generally stable, but insecure, unstable and uncertain factors increased significantly in some areas of the unrest and even war has a new development, traditional security threats and non-traditional security threats are intertwined trends more apparent, mainly to promote the new national army in the revolution in military affairs further strengthen the combat capabilities under the conditions of information and capacity-building in military operations other than war has taken a a series of initiatives, the world’s military situation is still volatile, the future is bound to have a significant impact on a period.
one missile shot down a U.S. spy satellite out of control
2 20 March, the U.S. military in the Pacific Ocean launch an improvement over the “standard 3″ missile, hit a high of about 250 km orbit spy satellite out of control. Some media said that this action is the United States for its anti-missile systems and anti-satellite capabilities of a “real version of the test.” Russia’s Defense Ministry said in a statement, the United States intended to lead to an arms race in space.
Second, the Taliban often attack in which five thousand people were killed
4 27, in the Afghan capital Kabul to fight the Soviet invasion at the 16th anniversary of the victory parade celebration by Taliban armed attack, several Arab officials casualties. 2008 is the Arab situation since the fall of the Taliban regime in the most turbulent year, the Taliban against the Arab government and foreign troops frequently launch attacks throughout the year have resulted in more than 5,000 people died, including at least 2,000 civilians and 290 foreign soldiers.
Third, the agreement North Korea blew up the cooling tower at Yongbyon nuclear facility
6 27, the six-party talks on North Korea under the agreement destroyed the cooling tower at Yongbyon nuclear facility. October 11, the U.S. and the DPRK nuclear facilities in North Korea reached an agreement on the verification issue, the United States decided to North Korea from the “state sponsors of terrorism” list removed. The next day, North Korea said it would continue to function of the Yongbyon nuclear facilities and allow the United States and the IAEA inspectors in Yongbyon, continue its work.
Fourth, American, Czech and Poland signed the missile base agreement
7 8, Czech Republic and U.S. sign agreement to establish anti-missile early warning base. August 20, Polish Foreign Minister Sikorski and visiting U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice signed a missile defense base Baume agreement allows the U.S. to establish missile interceptors within the wave. For the United States to deploy anti-missile system in Eastern Europe, to seek absolute military security practice, Russia is firmly opposed.
five, armed conflict between Georgia and Russia
8 August, Georgian troops out of the intent to attack the South Ossetian capital Tskhinvali, Russia in South Ossetia Serbian peacekeepers have been attacked ladder. Russia immediately counter-attack, and Georgia broke out six days of armed conflict. Subsequently, Russia announced its recognition of independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Russian troops will follow Russia and Abkhazia and South Ossetia signed an agreement stationed in both regions.
six Russian military presence in an active display in the Western Hemisphere
9 月 10 evening, the Russian strategic bombers flew to Venezuela, “Liberator,” military airport, a flight training in the Caribbean. In early December, Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea and Russia conducted joint military exercises. December 5, the Russian Navy anti-submarine destroyer through the Panama Canal. Russian warship is the first time since 1944 from the Atlantic through the Panama Canal into the Pacific Ocean.
seven, Mumbai, India experienced large-scale series of terrorist attacks
11 26 evening to 27 am, Mumbai, India 10 famous buildings and important facilities series of terrorist attacks occurred, killing At least 195 people were killed, including Mumbai anti-terror special forces commander Kakkar, and about 300 injured. November 29, head of India’s anti-terrorism special forces announced, Mumbai Taj Mahal Hotel on the action has ended, terrorist attacks in Mumbai has finally subsided.
eight, the United States agreed to withdraw troops from Iraq within three years
12 14, the United States and Iraq signed a Status of Forces agreement in Iraq, the U.S. agreed to withdraw before the end of 2011, and first in the mid-2009 withdrawal from Iraq cities and towns. Iraq in the agreement on U.S. military action was binding, and made a part of the U.S. military jurisdiction. Under the agreement, at the end of 2008 after the expiration of a United Nations mandate, the U.S. military presence in Iraq will continue.
nine, Chinese ships to the Gulf of Aden off the Somali coast to escort
12 26, the Chinese Navy “Wuhan”, “sea” missile destroyer and the “micro-Lake” comprehensive supply ships of the convoy formation starting from Sanya, the Gulf of Aden, off the Somali coast perform escort missions. Rampant piracy in Somalia, relevant organizations and countries to send warships to escort the region in order to maintain smooth flow of international sea lanes and the area safe.
ten, large-scale Israeli air raid on Gaza
12 27, the Israeli Air Force began massive air strikes on the Gaza Strip, has so far caused more than 2,000 Palestinians were injured. This is the 1967 Middle East war, launched by Israel against the Gaza Strip, the largest-scale attacks.