11 April 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 11 Apr 2006 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- TASK FORCE BAND OF BROTHERS SOLDIERS KILLED
- THREE MND-B SOLDIERS KILLED BY ROADSIDE BOMB
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Pace from the Pentagon 11 Apr 2006 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chariman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Peter Pace
- U.S., Iraqi Troops Find Weapons Caches; Insurgents Detained AFPS 11 Apr 2006 -- U.S. and Iraqi forces discovered multiple weapons caches and detained five suspected insurgents over the past week, U.S. military officials in Baghdad announced today.
- CENTAF releases airpower summary report AFPN 11 Apr 2006 -- Coalition aircraft flew 46 close-air-support missions April 10 for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- Coalition Responds to Terrorist Attack on Afghan School AFPS 11 Apr 2006 -- >AFPS 11 Apr 2006 -- Coalition forces responded to a terrorist attack this morning at the Salabagh School in the capital city of Afghanistan's Kunar province, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan officials reported.
- Afghanistan: President Calls For Formal Cooperation With India, Pakistan RFE/RL 11 Apr 2006 -- Visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai said today in India that he wants to involve both India and Pakistan in the three-way cooperation scheme that would enhance both security and economic development
- Insurgent Rockets Kill and Injure a Score of Afghan Children VOA 11 Apr 2006 -- A rocket attack killed at least seven children and wounded more than 30 other people at a school in eastern Afghanistan
- U.S. Drug Chief Sees Progress Against Drugs in Afghanistan Washington File 11 Apr 2006 -- Afghan authorities are succeeding in reducing opium poppy cultivation, according to the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, John Walters.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Rumsfeld Dismisses Reports of Military Plan on Iran VOA 11 Apr 2006 -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on Tuesday reiterated the Bush administration's policy of using diplomacy, not force, to get Iran to give up its nuclear ambitions, but he refused to comment on the announcement by Iran's president that Iran has successfully enriched uranium.
- Rumsfeld Dismisses Reports of Plans To Attack Iran Washington File 11 Apr 2006 -- The United States and its allies are working toward a diplomatic solution to resolve the ongoing standoff with Iran over its nuclear program, says Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
- USS Monterey Fuels up for ‘Partnership of the Americas’ Navy NewsStand 11 Apr 2006 -- USS Monterey (CG 61) successfully completed an underway replenishment (UNREP) April 7 as the ship heads south to participate in “Partnership of the Americas.”
- Abraham Lincoln Wraps Up Hong Kong Port Call Navy NewsStand 11 Apr 2006 -- The men and women of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group (ALCSG) wrapped up a port call in Hong Kong April 10 after four days of liberty.
- Mobile Bay Strengthens Interoperability With Hong Kong Navy NewsStand 11 Apr 2006 -- Guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) participated in flight operations with the Hong Kong Governmental Flight Service (HKGFS) April 10 in the Western Pacific Ocean.
- GW Carrier Strike Group Commander Visits USS Monterey Navy NewsStand 11 Apr 2006 -- Rear Adm. Joseph Kilkenny, Commander, George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) visited USS Monterey (CG 61) April 7 to meet with the crew and discuss their involvement in upcoming exercises and operations.
- Teamwork Key in Kitty Hawk’s SRA progress Navy NewsStand 11 Apr 2006 -- As USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) enters its fourth month of a ship's restricted availability (SRA) period April 6, Sailors, Ship's Repair Facility (SRF) workers, and Japanese contractors work together to ensure the Navy's oldest active-duty warship remains in fighting shape.
- Tennessee National Guard Wraps Up Tornado Relief Efforts AFPS 11 Apr 2006 -- The Tennessee National Guard is finishing up relief efforts following deadly swarms of tornadoes that hit Tennessee twice last week.
- Rumsfeld: Recruiting Successes Reflect Troops' Caliber, Commitment AFPS 11 Apr 2006 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said today he's encouraged that the military services are exceeding their recruiting targets and called it an indication of the caliber of men and women joining and serving in the armed services.
- Stryker troops train in Korea Army News 11 Apr 2006 -- Stryker Brigade Soldiers from Fort Lewis, Wash., recently deployed to Korea for a weeklong Reception, Staging, Onward Movement and Integration exercise.
- DoD Announces Winners of Annual Modeling and Simulation Awards 11 Apr 2006 -- The Department of Defense announced today that five winners have been selected for the eighth annual Department of Defense Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Awards.
- Luke F-16 crashes AFPN 11 Apr 2006 -- An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing crashed at about 9:51 a.m. today during a routine training mission approximately two miles southwest of the base.
- Acquisition general testifies before subcommittee AFPN 11 Apr 2006 -- The military deputy for Air Force acquisition testified about service contracts procedures and defended the price tags of some of those contracts before the House Armed Services subcommittee on readiness here April 5.
- Fourth Globemaster III arrives at Hickam AFPN 11 Apr 2006 -- The fourth C-17 Globemaster III to arrive here marks the transition from training to execution for the 15th Airlift Wing and the Hawaii Air National Guard's 154th Wing.
- State Department Briefing, April 11 Washington File 11 Apr 2006 -- Pakistan, Iran, Italy, India, Nepal, Korea, Iraq, Palestinians
- DoD News: Contracts for April 11, 2006
- Air Force Successfully Tests Airborne Networking Waveform BAE Systems 11 Apr 2006 -- The U.S. Air Force, in conjunction with BAE Systems and SRA International, has successfully flown the Flexible Access Secure Transfer (FAST) Internet Protocol waveform. The successful concept demonstration flights took place March 29 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
- BAE Systems APKWS II offering completes environmental tests BAE Systems 11 Apr 2006 -- BAE Systems' entry in the Army’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II) competition has successfully completed environmental tests that validate the weapon’s ability to withstand battlefield conditions.
- BAE Systems to Deliver First Order of 57mm Target Practice Ammunition to U.S. Navy BAE Systems 11 Apr 2006 -- BAE Systems has received a $1.2 million contract award from the U.S. Navy that calls for 1,000 rounds of the company’s 57mm Target Practice (TP) Ammunition, Mk 296 Mod 0. The Mk 296 Mod 0 practice rounds will be used by both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard.
- Boeing Teams with Phacil on Mentor-Protégé Agreement under U.S. Army Future Combat System Program Boeing 11 Apr 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced a mentor-protégé agreement with Phacil, Inc., as part of its commitment to promote small business participation on the U.S. Army's Future Combat System (FCS) program. Boeing and partner Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) function as the Lead Systems Integrator (LSI) for FCS, a development program at the core of Army modernization with a contract value in excess of $20 billion for a period of performance spanning 2003 through 2014.
- EADS North America Defense Test and Services Shaft Engine Test System Will Support the VH-71A U.S. Presidential Helicopter EADS 11 Apr 2006 -- EADS North America Defense Test and Services has received a U.S. Navy contract to develop applications software for the Shaft Engine Test Instrumentation (SETI) program that enables the company’s Shaft Engine Test System to support the new VH-71A U.S. Presidential helicopter.
- U.S. NAVY AWARDS LOCKHEED MARTIN $50.6 MILLION FOR MK 41 VERTICAL LAUNCH MISSILE SYSTEMS FOR AEGIS DESTROYERS Lockheed Martin 11 Apr 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received a $50.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for MK 41 Vertical Launch Systems (VLS) for three new Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) Aegis destroyers.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded Submarine Work Northrop Grumman 11 Apr 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy for maintenance work on the nuclear-powered submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN 723).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 11 Apr 2006
- Palestinian Delegation to Ask Iran for Financial Aid VOA 11 Apr 2006 -- Six Palestinian legislators are headed for Iran on a mission to win financial support for the Hamas-led Palestinian government, which says it is broke.
- Israeli Cabinet Declares Sharon Permanently Incapacitated VOA 11 Apr 2006 -- Israel has appointed a new leader to replace ailing Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
- United States Still Urging Immediate End to Suffering in Darfur Washington File 11 Apr 2006 -- The United States has engaged and will continue "to engage the Sudanese government at all appropriate levels and venues to help stop immediately the suffering and dying in Darfur and cooperate on the transition to a United Nations peacekeeping operation" there, the office of the State Department spokesman said April 10 in a written response to a question.
- Security Council calls for smooth transition to UN operation in Darfur UN News Centre 11 Apr 2006 -- The Security Council today called on "all parties" to ensure a smooth and successful transfer to a United Nations operation in the violence-wracked Darfur region of Sudan, while also commending the African Union's (AU) mission in the region and endorsing the group's 30 April deadline for achieving peace in a conflict that has claimed almost 200,000 lives and displaced two million.
- Five Lankan soldiers killed in blast IRNA 11 Apr 2006 -- Five Sri Lankan soldiers and two civilians have been killed in northern Jaffna Peninsula when a powerful claymore mine hit their vehicle in the A9 Jaffna-Kandy main highway.
- Rebels Blamed for Continuing Violence in Sri Lanka VOA 11 Apr 2006 -- In Sri Lanka, the Tamil Tiger rebels are being blamed for a land mine attack that killed 12 sailors and wounded eight others
- Somali Gunmen Ambush UN Food Aid Convoy VOA 11 Apr 2006 -- The United Nations Tuesday says at least two people were killed and nine injured in an attack on a truck convoy in southern Somalia
- CHAD: Rebels move through south east, seize refugee camp IRIN 11 Apr 2006 -- Streets are deserted, shops shuttered and conditions tense on Tuesday in the south eastern Chadian towns of Am Timan and Goz Beida after gun-toting rebels continued attacks in the region for a third day after occupying a nearby refugee camp.
- Nepalese Troops Fire on Anti-Monarchy Protesters VOA 11 Apr 2006 -- Witnesses say Nepalese security forces opened fire on anti-monarchy protesters in the western town of Pokhara, wounding several people on the sixth day of anti-monarchy protests.
- Italy: Prodi Claims Narrow Election Victory RFE/RL 11 Apr 2006 -- Italian center-left leader Romano Prodi is claiming victory by the narrowest of margins in the hotly contested elections held on April 9-10
- Prodi Claims Electoral Victory in Italy, but Berlusconi Refuses to Concede VOA 11 Apr 2006 -- Official results in the Italian general election show center-left challenger Romano Prodi won enough seats in both houses of parliament to form a government.
- Center-Left Wins Italian Election by Slim Margin VOA 11 Apr 2006 -- After hours of vote counting, Italy's center-left leader, Romano Prodi, claimed victory in the election.
- Opposition Wins Italian Lower House VOA 11 Apr 2006 -- The center-left opposition bloc has won the lower house in Italy's parliamentary elections by a razor-thin margin while the race for the Senate is still unclear.
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