11 July 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 11 Jul 2005 [PDF]
- TWO MARINES KILLED IN HIT
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- ISF blunt embassy attack, capture terror suspects Army News 11 Jul 2005 -- Iraqi Special Police thwarted a possible terrorist attack against the Kuwaiti Embassy July 9.
- Force Liberty Soldiers detain 13 IED suspects MNF-I 11 Jul 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detained 13 individuals suspected of making and emplacing improvised explosive devices during a pair of raids in north-central Iraq July 10 and 11.
- Two U.S. Soldiers Killed In Iraq Clashes RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. military says its soldiers have killed 14 insurgents in separate clashes over the past two days in northern Iraq.
- Iraqi Soldiers Killed In Checkpoint Attack RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- At least seven Iraqi soldiers were reported killed today in a dawn attack on a road checkpoint at the town of Khales, northeast of the capital Baghdad.
- Defense Department Report, July 11: Afghan, Iraq Updates Washignton File 11 Jul 2005 -- WEAPONS BEING TURNED IN VOLUNTARILY IN AFGHANISTAN / IRAQI-.U.S. "OPERATION SCIMITAR" CONTINUES TO PRODUCE RESULTS
- AFGHANISTAN: TONS OF MUNITIONS COLLECTED; IED SUSPECT CAPTURED CENTCOM 11 Jul 2005 -- Afghan National Police officers turned in more then 1,000 rockets and other munitions to U.S. forces near Ghazni on August 7 after having collected them from around the region.
- Afghanistan: Violence Increasing In South, East RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- Afghan authorities have confirmed the killing of 10 police officers by Taliban guerillas over the weekend. Six of them were decapitated. Twelve other soldiers were killed yesterday by a land mine in Paktiya Province.
- Afghanistan elections spur Paratrooper deployment Army News 11 Jul 2005 -- More Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division are headed to Afghanistan, the Division's commander announced during a press conference July 8.
- More U.S. Forces Headed to Afghanistan; Unit to Change Role AFPS 11 Jul 2005 -- An Army airborne infantry battalion is preparing to deploy to Afghanistan to provide more flexibility in the fight against terrorism and to support the National Assembly and Provincial Council elections, U.S. officials in Afghanistan said.
- Body of US Commando Killed in Afghanistan Recovered VOA 11 Jul 2005 -- U.S.-led coalition forces have found the body of the final member of a special operations team whose whereabouts have been unknown for two weeks. The U.S. military has rejected claims by insurgents that the commando was captured and beheaded, saying he was killed in action.
- FINAL TEAM MEMBER FOUND CENTCOM 11 Jul 2005 -- Coalition forces have found the body of the final member of a counter-terrorism team whose whereabouts had been unknown beginning June 28.
- Afghan Police, Soldiers Killed In Upsurge Of Violence RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- Fresh violence in Afghanistan has left at least 22 police and soldiers dead.
- Body Of Missing U.S. Commando Found In Afghanistan RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. military said today that the body of a missing U.S. commando has been located in eastern Afghanistan, bringing an end to the search for the last member of an ill-fated, four-man special-forces unit that disappeared last month.
- Four Afghan Militants Escape From U.S. Base RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. military says that four detained militants escaped from a U.S. base in Afghanistan today.
- RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Vol 4, Number 20 11 Jul 2005 -- 'LOYAL OPPOSITION' PLANS ELECTION STRATEGY / TENSIONS BETWEEN KABUL AND ISLAMABAD / HRW URGES KARZAI TO SET UP WAR CRIMES COURT / NEO-TALIBAN VOWS TO KILL MISSING U.S. SERVICEMAN IN AFGHANISTAN / AFGHAN MEDIA AND HUMAN RIGHTS GROUPS URGE KARZAI TO RELEASE REPORTERS / THIS WEEK IN AFGHANISTAN'S HISTORY
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for June 11 Jul 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics by the active and reserve components for the month of June.
- June Recruiting, Retention Stats Up for All Services AFPS 11 Jul 2005 -- Recruiting and retention rates were up in June for all the services in both the active and reserve components, Defense Department officials announced today.
- Recruiting focus of CSA meeting in Seattle Army News 11 Jul 2005 -- Less than two months after a Seattle high school was in the national spotlight for its attempt to bar military recruiters from the school, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker met with about 70 community officials in Seattle.
- Nimitz Improves Readiness with Mass Casualty Drill Navy NewStand 11 Jul 2005 -- Crew members from all over the aircraft carrier raced into action as they reacted to a simulated mass casualty drill on the mess deck June 24.
- Fitzgerald Sailors Enjoy Liberty in Hobart, Tasmania Navy NewStand 11 Jul 2005 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) and its crew of more than 300 Sailors enjoyed four days of liberty while visiting Hobart, Tasmania, during a routine port visit July 1-5.
- U.S.: Bush Presses Iraq, Afghanistan As Fronts In Terror War RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- U.S. President George W. Bush today updated the American people on the progress of the "war on terror" and thanked the country's armed forces for their efforts in the conflict.
- Sasebo Minesweepers, Yokosuka Destroyer Make Naval History in Russia Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2005 -- Three U.S. 7th Fleet ships took part in the first minesweeping countermeasures operation exercise between the U.S. and Russian navies July 5.
- NH Penscola Narrowly Escapes Latest Hurricane Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2005 -- Naval Hospital Pensacola sustained only minor damage July 10 following a close encounter with Hurricane Dennis and its 125 mph winds.
- Nimitz Makes First Port Visit to Malaysia Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2005 -- Nimitz departed Port Kelang, Malaysia, July 4 after a four-day port visit to resume its deployment in support of the global war on terrorism.
- New York City Honors NMCB 21 Seabees With 'Freedom Award' Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2005 -- The City of New York honored four Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 21 with the "Freedom Award" in a ceremony at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College June 29.
- Air Force District of Washington becomes fully operational AFPN 11 Jul 2005 -- The Air Force District of Washington, which reactivated provisionally in January, assumed full operational capability in a ceremony here July 7.
- Eglin spared as Hurricane Dennis flexes AFPN 11 Jul 2005 -- Hurricane Dennis approached the Emerald Coast and the base July 8, an area still trying to get back to a sense of normalcy 10 months after Hurricane Ivan ripped through the area.
- Ammo, weapons Airmen get job done despite friendly rivalry AFPN 11 Jul 2005 -- While most, if not all, Airmen of the 40th Air Expeditionary Group take pride in their jobs, two seemingly similar specialties take it to a level where a friendly rivalry exists at this forward-deployed location.
- Altus aircrew showcases dual-row airdrop AFPN 11 Jul 2005 -- An aircrew from the 58th Airlift Squadron here has made the first dual-row airdrop from a C-17 Globemaster III July 5.
- Flexibility, working together key to Air Force FTF AFPN 11 Jul 2005 -- Leaders from the active-duty Air Force, Air Reserve Command and National Guard Bureau spoke recently about the direction of the Air Force's Future Total Force.
- FTF initiatives make progress AFPN 11 Jul 2005 -- The Air Force director of plans and programs provided an update of the six Future Total Force initiatives being tested in the United States during a roundtable discussion July 7.
- Joint UAV Center of Excellence at Creech AFPN 11 Jul 2005 -- The newly created Joint Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Center of Excellence will stand up in October at Creech Air Force Base, Nev.
- Afghan Army Logisticians to Visit U.S. AFPS 11 Jul 2005 -- Senior members of the Afghan National Army's Logistics Command will travel to the United States this week to visit Army Materiel Command headquarters at Fort Belvoir, Va., and other military logistics depots and supply centers.
- Defense Review Matches Strategy with Capabilities AFPS 11 Jul 2005 -- The Quadrennial Defense Review, due to Congress in February, is a long-term look to ensure DoD has the tools needed to do the missions of the future, a senior DoD policy official said.
- Kyrgyz President Questions Presence Of U.S. Base RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- Kyrgyzstan's newly elected President Kurmanbek Bakiev today questioned the continued presence of U.S. troops on a military base they have used since late 2001.
- Defence pact with US not aimed at joining arms race: India IRNA 11 Jul 2005 -- Allaying apprehensions that the Indo-US framework agreement on defence cooperation will fuel arms race, New Delhi's Defence Minister Pranab Minister today said in the eastern metropolitan city of Kolkata, it would ensure that there was no sudden disruption in supplies during period of hostilities, reports Press Trust of India.
- Russian Army Records 98 Non-Combat Deaths In June RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- Suicides, murders, accidents, and other non-combat deaths in the Russian military totaled 98 last month.
- State Department Briefing, July 11 Washignton File 11 Jul 2005 -- Israel/Palestinians, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Iraq, North Korea, Sudan
- White House Daily Briefing, July 11 Washignton File 11 Jul 2005 -- Statement on the anniversary of the massacre in Srebrenica, Case of leak of name of CIA agent, War on terrorism, British memo/troop withdrawal, Supreme Court appointment, North Korea, Voting rights reauthorization
- Boeing Awarded Additional $175 Million for Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems Capability Demonstration Program Boeing 11 Jul 2005 -- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Boeing [NYSE: BA] an additional $175 million to continue the X-45C portion of the Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems (J-UCAS) Capability Demonstration Program.
- Boeing Begins Major Upgrade of U.S. AWACS Fleet Boeing 11 Jul 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] started installing satellite communications and air traffic management upgrades on the first of 32 U.S. Air Force AWACS aircraft.
- CACI Awarded $11 Million Task to Support Defense Personnel Records Image Retrieval System CACI 11 Jul 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a task order of an estimated $11 million value if all options are exercised to continue work on the Defense Personnel Records Image Retrieval System (DPRIS) initiative for the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness.
- General Dynamics Awarded $169 Million Contract to Build Antennas for Advanced Radio Telescope General Dynamics 11 Jul 2005 -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $169 million contract by Associated Universities Inc. (AUI) to design, manufacture and deliver 25, 12-meter antennas for the North American portion of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) project, an international astronomy facility. ALMA’s primary goal is to provide a radio telescope array that will allow scientists to observe and image galaxies out to the edge of the universe, and stars and planets in their formative stages with unprecedented clarity.
- ATK Awarded $75 Million Contract for Trident II Solid Propulsion ATK 11 Jul 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a $75.7 million contract from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, Calif., to produce solid propulsion systems for all three stages of the U.S. Navy’s Trident II (D-5) Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 11 Jul 2005
- Annan lauds progress against arms smuggling, calls for accord against illicit arms dealing UN News Centre 11 Jul 2005 -- Congratulating the international community on its willingness to work together on combating illicit trading of small arms and light weapons, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for speedy additional efforts to negotiate a new, legally binding instrument against illicit arms dealing in preparation for the largest United Nations summit ever, scheduled for September.
- Ten Years Later, Massacre Victims Laid To Rest at Last VOA 11 Jul 2005 -- At Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia Monday some 600 victims of Europe's worst atrocity since World War Two were laid to rest on the tenth anniversary of what has become known as the Srebrenica massacre.
- Bush Observes 10th Anniversary of Massacre at Srebrenica Washignton File 11 Jul 2005 -- President Bush offered his deepest condolences and sympathy July 11 to the victims of the massacre at Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina on the occasion of its 10th anniversary.
- US Calls on Serbia to Hand Over Karadzic and Mladic VOA 11 Jul 2005 -- The United States is urging Serbia to bring the two most-wanted war crimes suspects from the Bosnian War to justice. The State Department comments came today (Monday), as the world marked the 10th anniversary of the massacre of about eight-thousand Muslim men and boys by Serb forces in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.
- PRESS BRIEFING ON CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC United Nations 11 Jul 2005
- Central African Republic needs immediate support to prevent renewed conflict, UN official UN News Centre 11 Jul 2005 -- Stressing the risk that impoverished post-election Central African Republic could slide back into conflict if not given immediate aid, a senior United Nations official today said the Government needs help in paying more than three years of salary arrears and in servicing a national debt that is 85 per cent of its gross national product (GNP).
- UN Security Council discusses options for ending Ethiopia-Eritrea stalemate UN News Centre 11 Jul 2005 -- With no bilateral agreement on the boundary demarcation between Ethiopia and Eritrea so far, the United Nations Security Council today said its options for resolving the stalemate included a meeting of the witnesses to the relevant peace accords and a possible Council visit to both Horn of Africa countries.
- UN joins Sri Lankan efforts to reduce landmine casualties UN News Centre 11 Jul 2005 -- As Sri Lankans return to their fields to begin planting and harvesting their crops, the United Nations is supporting a national campaign to prevent them reaping a deadly harvest - hidden mines and other explosives seeded throughout the north and east from decades of war between the Government and Tamil separatists.
- UGANDA: LRA kills 14 in northern weekend ambush IRIN 11 Jul 2005 -- At least 14 people were killed on Sunday when rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) ambushed them in the district of Kitgum, about 400 km north of the Ugandan capital, Kampala, officials said on Monday.
- DRC: Hutu rebels quit forest area under UN pressure IRIN 11 Jul 2005 -- The deployment of United Nations troops has forced Rwandan rebels to withdraw from several areas of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, including a national park.
- COTE D IVOIRE: Rebels to disarm just ahead of October poll IRIN 11 Jul 2005 -- The warring factions in Cote d'Ivoire have agreed a new timetable for disarmament that provides for rebel fighters to surrender their guns just four weeks before presidential elections due in October.
- US Hails Kyrgyz Election as Step Toward Stability VOA 11 Jul 2005 -- The United States is reacting positively to the presidential election in Kyrgyzstan, which acting president Kurmanbek Bakiyev won in a landslide.
- Bakiev Upbeat About Kyrgyz Democratic Process RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- Kyrgyzstan's newly elected President Kurmanbek Bakiev today expressed satisfaction about his victory in yesterday's elections.
- OSCE Says Kyrgyz Vote Advances Democratic Progress VOA 11 Jul 2005 -- The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which monitored Sunday's presidential election in Kyrgyzstan, said the vote marked tangible progress toward democracy.
- Bakiev Declared Winner In Kyrgyzstan RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- Kyrgyz acting president Kurmanbek Bakiev today was declared winner of yesterday's presidential election.
- Official Andijon Death Toll Rises To 187 RFE/RL 11 Jul 2005 -- An Uzbek prosecutor today said that the death toll from the May violence in eastern Uzbekistan has risen to 187.
- Philippine Political Crisis Continues VOA 11 Jul 2005 -- Pressure continued to mount Monday for Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to resign over allegations of vote-rigging in the 2004 elections. Former president Corazon Aquino again called for Mrs. Arroyo to step down, and the opposition is planning protests in the capital later this week.
- Stability is Key Word in Guinea-Bissau Second-Round Campaign VOA 11 Jul 2005 -- A lively campaign has opened in Guinea-Bissau for a second round presidential election pitting a long-time former military ruler against a short-term former interim leader.
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