31 October 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 31 Oct 2005 [PDF]
- MARINE DIES FROM IED ATTACK NEAR NASSER WA SALAAM
- 4 TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIERS KILLED
- TWO 29TH BCT SOLDIERS KILLED
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- MARINE KILLED IN AL AMIRIYAH
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- U.S., Iraqi forces sweep up 49 terror suspects MNF-I 31 Oct 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers, along with Iraqi Security Forces, conducted major combat assaults, dubbed Operation Clean Sweep, Oct. 28-29 in south Baghdad.
- U.S. Soldiers stop terrorist planting bomb MNF-I 31 Oct 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers stopped a terrorist Oct. 29 as he tried to emplace an improvised explosive device in an Abu Ghraib neighborhood.
- Al Qaeda foreign fighter facilitator killed MNF-I 31 Oct 2005 -- A Saudi-born member of al Qaeda involved in smuggling foreign fighters into Iraq was killed Oct. 29 as he attempted to flee Coalition Forces.
- Iraqi Official Killed In Ambush RFE/RL 31 Oct 2005 -- An Iraqi cabinet adviser was killed when gunmen attacked his car in northern Baghdad on 30 October.
- U.S. Strikes Suspected Militants Near Iraq-Syria Border RFE/RL 31 Oct 2005 -- U.S. aircraft bombed an Iraqi house near the Syrian border before dawn in what the military said was a precision strike on an Al-Qaeda leader.
- Iraqi Civilians Reported Killed In U.S. Air Raid RFE/RL 31 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. military says U.S. aircraft carried out raids near the Syrian border before dawn today on suspected terrorist safe houses.
- 4ID begins second deployment to Iraq Army News 31 Oct 2005 -- Marking the official beginning of the 4th Infantry Division's deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Soldiers of the "Ivy" Division cased their colors at a ceremony on Fort Hood's Cameron Field Oct. 28.
- Supporting those outside Balad AFPN 31 Oct 2005 -- The 732nd Expeditionary Mission Support Group Personnel Support for Contingency Operation team has a unique mission here -- to account for Airmen who fill Army and Marine billets.
- Roadside Bombs Claim Lives of Six Soldiers, Two Marines AFPS 31 Oct 2005 -- Four U.S. soldiers from Task Force Baghdad were killed today when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb in the Yusufiyah district, southwest of Baghdad, military officials reported today.
- Despite Media Battle, Terrorists Fail to Stop Progress in Iraq AFPS 31 Oct 2005 -- Despite a desperate media battle in Iraq, terrorists are failing to stop Iraqis from advancing on the political and security fronts, a senior military official in Baghdad told reporters Oct. 30.
- Car Bomb Kills at least 20 in Southern Iraq VOA 31 Oct 2005 -- A car bomb attack in the southern Iraqi city of Basra has killed at least 20 people and wounded about 40 others.
- Central Command Report, October 31: Afghanistan, Iraq Update Washington File 31 Oct 2005 -- MILITARY TO HOLD ACCOUNTABLE ANY WHO MISTREATED DETAINEES / OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP TAKES SUSPECTS, WEAPONS OFF IRAQI STREETS
- Afghanistan: Election Results Delayed As Fraud Probes Continue RFE/RL 31 Oct 2005 -- The certification of final results from Afghanistan's 18 September parliamentary elections has been delayed because of fraud complaints.
- U.S. Servicemembers Continue to Aid Pakistan Quake Victims AFPS 31 Oct 2005 -- American military personnel are working around the clock to deliver relief supplies to earthquake-stricken regions of Pakistan, Pentagon officials said.
- U.S. Aid Flights to Pakistan Not Dependent on U.N. Donations Washington File 31 Oct 2005 -- U.S. military humanitarian flights to Pakistan are accelerating and will not be cut back regardless of whether additional donations to the United Nations relief effort are forthcoming.
- POINTS OF CLARIFICATIONS - MEDIA REPORTING THAT HELICOPTERS WILL STOP FLYING CENTCOM 31 Oct 2005 -- The United States is aware of recent stories in the media suggesting that relief helicopters will soon stop flying if donations to the U.N. effort don't increase.
- NAS Jax, FEMA Work Together to Provide Relief Navy NewsStand 31 Oct 2005 -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have been working together to provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Wilma.
Defense Policy / Programs
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON RESPONSE RECEIVED FROM UNITED STATES ON ACCESS TO GUANTANAMO BAY DETENTION FACILITIES United Nations 31 Oct 2005
- The AC-130U Gunship program explores viper strike capability AFPN 31 Oct 2005 -- The AC-130U Gunship, managed by Aeronautical Systems Center's Special Operations Forces Systems Group here, is undergoing an Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration for a standoff precision-guided munition called Viper Strike.
- Air Force depots exceed major maintenance goals AFPN 31 Oct 2005 -- For the second consecutive year, the Air Force's three air logistics centers exceeded their aircraft production goal and met their engine production goal, putting more hardware essential to the global war on terrorism and peacetime training missions into the hands of U.S. warfighters.
- Combat communcations answers the call AFPN 31 Oct 2005 -- They can set up communications to anywhere in the world from anywhere in the world.
- Eagle Flag 06-1 finishes, but the learning goes on AFPN 31 Oct 2005 -- Being prepared to deploy is the key to success of the Air Force's expeditionary mission. This is where Eagle Flag comes in.
- Air commandos learn martial arts from Marines AFPN 31 Oct 2005 -- Beaten, bloodied and loving it. It's the best way to describe the 20 battlefield Airmen who went toe-to-toe in hand-to-hand combat here, Oct. 17-28.
- Enterprise Underway for TSTA Navy NewsStand 31 Oct 2005 -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) took in all lines from Naval Station Norfolk Pier 12, in Norfolk, Va., Oct. 29 for Tailored Ships Training Assessment (TSTA).
- JFK, CNATRA Sucessfully Complete Carrier Qualifications Navy NewsStand 31 Oct 2005 -- Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA), based out of Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, took center stage as USS John F. Kennedy (JFK) (CV 67) got underway Oct. 25 to conduct carrier qualifications (CQs).
- Kyrgyzstan To Charge U.S. Military For Dumped Fuel RFE/RL 31 Oct 2005 -- Kyrgyzstan intends to charge the U.S. military for dumping fuel over its territory.
- Kyrgyzstan To Charge U.S. For Fuel Dumping RFE/RL 31 Oct 2005 -- Kyrgyzstan wants to charge the United States military for dumping fuel over its territory.
- Pakistani Leader Says No Defense Budget Cuts RFE/RL 31 Oct 2005 -- Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf today said his country has no plan to cut its defense budget to divert money to reconstruction and rehabilitation of quake-hit regions.
- White House Report, Monday, October 31 Washington File 31 Oct 2005 -- U.S. CONDEMNS RECENT IRANIAN AND SYRIAN ACTIVITY / BUSH, ITALY'S BERLUSCONI DISCUSS BIRD FLU COOPERATION / BUSH CALLS BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT AHEAD OF SOUTH AMERICAN TRIP / PRESIDENT BUSH MEETS WITH BURMESE ACTIVIST
- White House Briefing, October 31 Washington File 31 Oct 2005 -- President's schedule, Supreme Court nomination, Leak investigation, Karl Rove, Syria, Avian flu, North Korea
- BAE Systems announces outcome of strategic review BAE Systems 31 Oct 2005 -- BAE Systems has, since 2004, been reviewing the cost base and industrial footprint of its Land Systems Munitions business in order to develop plans for a long-term sustainable future.
- Raytheon's Net-Enabled APG-79 AESA Radar Completes Successful Live Fire Flight Tests of AMRAAM and JDAM Raytheon 31 Oct 2005 -- Raytheon Company's APG- 79 AESA radar continues to move smoothly through its development milestones following the successful completion this month of multiple live firing tests using inert AMRAAM and JDAM weapons.
- General Dynamics Supports National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Hurricane Relief Efforts General Dynamics 31 Oct 2005 -- During Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) responded rapidly to provide on-site support to first responders. One of the tools used by the NGA in providing this support was the Mobile Integrated Geospatial-Intelligence System (MIGS), a system developed by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems to provide analytical support to a variety of international and domestic missions.
- Raytheon Awarded Information Assurance Contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Raytheon 31 Oct 2005 -- Raytheon Company has been awarded a competitive performance based, cost-plus-award fee contract to provide information assurance (IA) services to the National Geospatial- Intelligence Agency (NGA). Financial terms were not disclosed.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 31 Oct 2005
- DRCongo Troops Drive Out Rwandan Rebels VOA 31 Oct 2005 -- In the Democratic Republic of Congo, government troops backed by United Nations peacekeepers have begun to drive out Rwandan rebels a month after a deadline for their pullout expired.
- Sharon Reaffirms Support for 'Road Map' to Israel's Parliament VOA 31 Oct 2005 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has reaffirmed his commitment to the peace process in a policy speech to parliament.
- CHAD: Deby dissolves presidential guard following wave of desertions IRIN 31 Oct 2005 -- Chadian President Idriss Deby has dismissed the 5,000-strong military unit acting as his presidential guard, days after the government failed to reel in scores of defecting soldiers who have regrouped in the volatile east of the country.
- COTE D IVOIRE: Gbagbo stands firm, rebel leader declares himself prime minister IRIN 31 Oct 2005 -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo began a sixth year in office on Monday, defying opposition calls that he stand down now his elected mandate is up and shrugging off a bid by rebels to stake their claim to the prime minister's chair.
- UN peacekeeping mission aids DR of Congo national army to move rebels from east UN News Centre 31 Oct 2005 -- As the national army of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) began a two-week operation today to clear thousands of heavily armed Rwandan Hutu rebels from the densely forested Virunga National Park in the east, the United Nations peacekeeping force (MONUC) took up positions to secure the cleared areas.
- U.S. Urges Georgians, South Ossetians To Embrace Dialogue Washington File 31 Oct 2005 -- The United States urges rejection of the use of force and embrace of constructive dialogue as the only path to a just and lasting settlement of the conflict over Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia.
- SUDAN: Darfur rebel dispute could divide movement IRIN 31 Oct 2005 -- The reconciliation meeting called on Sunday by Darfur's main rebel group, the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A), could fail to unite the movement after its president, Abdel Wahed Mohamed el-Nur, refused to attend, observers fear.
- DRC: UN Security Council extends mandate of UN Mission IRIN 31 Oct 2005 -- The UN Security Council has extended to 30 September 2006 the mandate of the UN Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC), UN News reported.
- CONGO-DRC: Kinshasa team in Brazzaville to identify former soldiers IRIN 31 Oct 2005 -- A government team from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) arrived on Saturday in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo, to begin the identification and registration of former Congolese soldiers who served under president Mobutu Sese Seko and now want to return home.
- CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: CEMAC troops deployed to mining town of Bria IRIN 31 Oct 2005 -- Troops of the Economic Community of Central Africa States (CEMAC) were deployed on Saturday to the Central African Republic's northeastern town of Bria to help combat banditry, which has increased sharply across the country's provinces, according to a CEMAC official.
- ERITREA: Gov't says UN has failed to maintain peace in Horn of Africa IRIN 31 Oct 2005 -- The Eritrean government has accused the UN Security Council of failing to maintain peace in the Horn of Africa, where a stalemate over border demarcation and the recent grounding of UN helicopters has increased tension between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
- Officials Says 200 Abductions In Chechnya This Year RFE/RL 31 Oct 2005 -- Chechen President Alu Alkhanov today said there have been about 200 abductions in Chechnya this year.
- UN Demands Syria Cooperate with Lebanon Assassination Probe VOA 31 Oct 2005 -- The U.N. Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution demanding Syrian cooperation with the U.N. investigation into the February 14 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
- UN Demands Syria Cooperate With Hariri Probe RFE/RL 31 Oct 2005 -- The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution demanding Syria's full cooperation with a UN investigation into the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
- UN: Security Council Adopts Resolution Demanding Syrian Cooperation In Hariri Probe RFE/RL 31 Oct 2005 -- The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution demanding Syria's full cooperation with a United Nations investigation into the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.
- Security Council Demands Syria Cooperate in Hariri Investigation Washington File 31 Oct 2005 -- The Security Council increased pressure on Syria to cooperate with the international investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, unanimously adopting a tough resolution October 31 that requires unconditional cooperation from Damascus with the inquiry.
- Security Council unanimously calls on Syria to detain suspects in Hariri murder UN News Centre 31 Oct 2005 -- The United Nation Security Council today unanimously called on Syria to detain Syrian suspects identified by an independent probe into the terrorist assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and clarify all unresolved issues, holding out the possibility of "further action" in the case of non-compliance.
- NOAA AWARDS LOCKHEED MARTIN $10 MILLION CONTRACT FOR NEXT-GENERATION WEATHER SATELLITE SYSTEM PROGRAM DEFINITION AND RISK REDUCTION Lockheed Martin 31 Oct 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been awarded a $10 million, six-month contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the Program Definition and Risk Reduction (PDRR) phase of the nation’s next-generation environmental satellite system, GOES-R. The contract has two options priced at an additional $10 million each.
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