14 April 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 14 Apr 2006 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- TWO MARINES KILLED, 22 WOUNDED IN AL ANBAR PROVINCE
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Brig. Gen. Halstead from Iraq 14 Apr 2006 -- Presenter: Commander, 3rd Corps Support Command, Brig. Gen. Rebecca Halstead
- CENTAF releases airpower summary AFPN 14 Apr 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary.
- C-130s keep convoys out of Sunni Triangle AFPN 14 Apr 2006 -- It's not as fast as the latest-model cargo jets. It can't carry as much cargo as its sister transports and its ride can be a bit bumpy. But the C-130 Hercules -- a 50-year-old transport -- is dependable.
- Desert duty: crew chiefs keep C-130s flying AFPN 14 Apr 2006 -- No one wishes for an aircraft to break -- especially flying crew chiefs.
- Iraqi Forces Take Lead in Operation Cobra Strike AFPS 14 Apr 2006 -- Iraqi army soldiers are gradually taking the lead in all operations in Haswah and Iskandariyah, stabilizing the northern Babil province, military officials in Iraq reported.
- Troops Capture, Kill Terrorists, Find Weapons Caches AFPS 14 Apr 2006 -- Coalition forces in Iraq killed two suspected terrorists and captured several others, and found numerous weapons caches over the past two days, U.S. military officials said.
- Combined operations yield caches Army News 14 Apr 2006 -- In the Tigris River valley, Iraqi Army and Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers discovered four weapons caches during a combined operation April 13.
- Bombs Kill at Least 4 Iraqis Near Mosques in Baquba VOA 14 Apr 2006 -- Iraqi police say at least four people were killed in roadside bombings near two Sunni mosques in the city of Baquba, north of Baghdad.
- Iraq Insurgents Ambush Police Convoy VOA 14 Apr 2006 -- Iraqi police say insurgents have ambushed a police convoy near Baghdad, killing at least six policemen and injuring 10 others.
Defense Policy / Programs
- President Bush Expresses Full Support, Appreciation for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld The White House 14 Apr 2006
- Bush Expresses Strong Support for Rumsfeld Amid Criticism VOA 14 Apr 2006 -- President Bush is backing his defense secretary, amid mounting criticism from retired generals calling for the secretary to resign.
- Bush Calls Rumsfeld's Leadership 'Exactly What is Needed' AFPS 14 Apr 2006 -- President Bush reaffirmed his support today for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, saying the secretary's "energetic and steady leadership is exactly what is needed at this critical period."
- Naval Air Station Aviation Weather Forecasting Changing, Staying the Same Navy NewsStand 14 Apr 2006 -- To improve effectiveness and efficiency, the Navy has started moving toward remote briefing capabilities to forecast weather to Navy pilots, first via facsimile and now to Web-based services. The process began in late 2005, and all changes should be fully in place by the end of 2007.
- Walley Assumes Command of USS Iwo Jima Navy NewsStand 14 Apr 2006 -- Capt. Michael A. Walley relieved Capt. Richard S. Callas as USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) commanding officer in a ceremony aboard the multi-purpose, amphibious assault ship today.
- Dutch Navy Ship Answers Distress Call at Sea Navy NewsStand 14 Apr 2006 -- Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS Amsterdam (A 836) provided assistance to a man suffering from a possible heart attack aboard a German merchant vessel in the Arabian Sea, April 11.
- Soldiers Provide Combat Skills Training for Sailors Headed to War Zones Navy NewsStand 14 Apr 2006 -- Sailors heading to assignments in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and the Horn of Africa are getting the combat skills training they need from Soldiers in a unique joint training initiative taking place at Fort Jackson, S.C.
- CVW-17 Completes Training at Pinecastle Navy NewsStand 14 Apr 2006 -- Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, embarked on USS George Washington (CVN 73), completed three days of training and exercises at the Navy’s Pinecastle Bombing Range in Florida April 10.
- Sailors Train for Mission in Afghanistan Navy NewsStand 14 Apr 2006 -- About 200 active and Reserve Sailors undergoing predeployment training at Camp Shelby, Miss., reached the midway point of 60 days of Army combat survival training April 14.
- Community to Gather for Farewell to Namesake Submarine Navy NewsStand 14 Apr 2006 -- Hawaii Sen. Daniel Inouye, Lt. Gov. James Aiona, and U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Gary Roughead will join past and current crew members of USS Honolulu (SSN 718) to bid farewell to the nuclear-powered attack submarine at a ceremony April 15 at 10 a.m. at the submarine piers of Naval Station Pearl Harbor.
- Joint Forces Command Brings Efficiency to Deployment Cycles AFPS 14 Apr 2006 -- Supporting the global war on terror, homeland defense, humanitarian crises and disaster relief missions while maintaining deterrence around the world requires something of a juggling act - especially when you're striving to reduce stress on the force, according to a U.S. Joint Forces Command official.
- Air Force committed to unmanned aerial vehicle development AFPN 14 Apr 2006 -- Unmanned aerial vehicles are successfully transforming the way the Air Force does business, and the service is committed to supporting and developing more of them.
- Japan, US Fail Again to Conclude Forces Realignment Pact VOA 14 Apr 2006 -- The latest set of talks between U.S. and Japanese officials on realigning the American forces in Japan made progress, but failed to reach an agreement
- State Department Briefing, April 14 Washington File 14 Apr 2006 -- Chad/Sudan, Pakistan, Iraq, Israel/Palestinians, Iran, Cuba, India, China
- US Blocks UN Criticism of Israeli Military Operations VOA 13 Apr 2006 -- The U.N. Security Council has taken no action on a proposed statement that would have criticized Israeli military strikes in the Palestinian territories.
- CHAD: President threatens to expel Darfur refugees as attacks surge in lawless east IRIN 14 Apr 2006 -- Chad President Idriss Deby on Friday threatened to expel 200,000 Sudanese refugees sheltering in the east of the country after repeating accusations that Sudan supports rebels who launched a new offensive to oust him this week.
- Chadian President Breaks Diplomatic Ties With Sudan VOA 14 Apr 2006 -- The president of Chad has cut diplomatic ties with Sudan, which he accuses of backing rebels trying to overthrow him.
- Confusion Remains Over Origins of Chad Rebels VOA 14 Apr 2006 -- Chad's president has claimed a victory over attacking rebels, after intense fighting that authorities say has left 350 people dead
- Chad's President Announces Break in Diplomatic Ties With Sudan VOA 14 Apr 2006 -- Chad's president says his country is breaking diplomatic ties with Sudan, which he accuses of backing rebels who attacked the capital Thursday.
- NEPAL: King calls for talks with opposition parties IRIN 14 Apr 2006 -- King Gyanendra on Friday called on Nepal's seven main opposition parties for a dialogue with his government to 'activate' multiparty democracy, following a week of violence in the Himalayan kingdom.
- Nepalese King's Speech Fails to Impress Opposition VOA 14 Apr 2006 -- The political opposition in Nepal is rejecting the king's call for dialogue, after a week of democracy protests across the country have left four people dead
- GUINEA-BISSAU-SENEGAL: Offensive will continue until rebel positions destroyed, president IRIN 14 Apr 2006 -- Guinea Bissau troops will continue their offensive in the north until all the Senegalese rebel bases established there in the last month have been "destroyed", President Joao Bernardo Vieira told IRIN.
- African Union Called Good Partner to United States on Sudan Washington File 14 Apr 2006 -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick welcomed the chairman of the African Union Commission, Malian President Alpha Oumar Konare, to the State Department April 14 and commended the African Union (AU) for being a good partner with the United States and for playing a "very fundamental role" in Sudan.
- Land Feud Ignites Fighting in Nigeria VOA 14 Apr 2006 -- Security forces in Nigeria are battling to control three days of clashes in the central Plateau State, which have left at least 25 people dead.
- UGANDA: Army stops escorting aid workers in the north IRIN 14 Apr 2006 -- The Ugandan army has stopped providing military escorts to convoys delivering non-food aid to war-ravaged northern Uganda but relief workers say the decision is premature because the security situation in the region is still fragile.
- BURUNDI: Demobilisation camp for FNL rebels opened IRIN 14 Apr 2006 -- A demobilisation camp that is scheduled to host combatants of Burundi's remaining rebel group, the Forces nationales de liberation (FNL) has been opened in the northwestern province of Bubanza, a stronghold of the rebel group.
- DRC: Court urged to invalidate Kabila candidature IRIN 14 Apr 2006 -- The Supreme Court in the Democratic Republic of Congo is set to examine a petition against President Joseph Kabila's candidature in general elections set for later this year.
- Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi Losing Election Challenge VOA 14 Apr 2006 -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's challenge of this week's parliamentary elections appears to be failing as judges continue to check thousands of contested ballots.
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