08 January 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 08 Jan 2007 [PDF]
- Troops Attacked North of Baghdad
- Task Force Lightning Soldier killed in Salah Ad Din
- Airmen killed during combat operations AFPN 08 Jan 2007
- DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Jan. 8 AFPN 08 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Jan. 8.
- USS Bataan Deploys in Support of MSO Navy NewsStand 08 Jan 2007 -- The multipurpose amphibious assault ship, USS Bataan (LHD 5), departed her homeport Jan. 4 as the flagship of the Bataan Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) for a regularly scheduled six-month deployment.
- Gunmen Kill Airport Workers in Baghdad Ambush VOA 08 Jan 2007 -- Iraqi officials say gunmen have ambushed a bus of workers heading to Baghdad's international airport.
- Gunmen Kill 9 Workers on Bus to Baghdad Airport, Iraqi Forces Kill 23 Militants in Capital VOA 08 Jan 2007 -- Iraqi officials say gunmen have ambushed a bus carrying workers to Baghdad's international airport, killing at least nine people and wounding about 10 others.
- UN calls on Afghanistan, Pakistan to end war of words and cooperate in fighting Taliban UN News Centre 08 Jan 2007 -- A senior United Nations official in Afghanistan today called on the Afghan and Pakistani governments to end their mutual recriminations and cooperate in fighting the Taliban insurgency in the south of the war-torn country, saying it is being fuelled from both sides of the border and urging greater action against the rebellion in Pakistan itself.
Defense Policy / Programs
- House Committee Leaders Announce Foreign Policy Priorities Washington File 08 Jan 2007 -- As the 110th Congress gets under way, military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan will be a focus of the four House committees with primary responsibility for foreign relations and military matters, according to committee chairmen.
- Bush Nominating New Ambassadors to the United Nations and Iraq Washington File 08 Jan 2007 -- The Bush administration announced its intention to nominate Zalmay Khalilad, current U.S. ambassador to Iraq, to be its ambassador to the United Nations, and Ryan Crocker, ambassador to Pakistan, to succeed Khalilzad in Baghdad.
- Bush Makes Key Intelligence and Military Changes VOA 08 Jan 2007 -- President Bush has named a new intelligence chief -- a change in the U.S. national security team that comes as Mr. Bush prepares to unveil a new Iraq strategy
- U.S. Imperialist Aggression Forces Commit Air Strike Exercise KCNA 08 Jan 2007 -- Strategic bombers of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces staged a DPRK-targeted madcap air strike exercise on Jan. 5, according to a military source
- USS Boxer Visits Bahrain Navy NewsStand 08 Jan 2007 -- USS Boxer (LHD 4) revisited Manama, Bahrain, Dec.30 -Jan. 8, following the ship's longest at-sea period during its current deployment.
- U.S. icebreaking ship arrives in McMurdo AFPN 08 Jan 2007 -- The Coast Guard became part of the Air Force-led Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica Jan. 1 with the arrival of the Cutter Polar Sea at McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
- Demystifying the mystique of intel AFPN 08 Jan 2007 -- Since 9/11, the Air Force intelligence community has focused more on "actionable intel" used by warfighters and leadership
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 08 Jan 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 08 Jan 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for January 08, 2007
- Boeing Completes Critical Design Review for Space Based Space Surveillance Boeing 08 Jan 2007 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] team that is building the Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) system has successfully passed the System Critical Design Review (CDR) as the U.S. Air Force authorized the program to proceed toward a December 2008 launch.
- ATK Awarded Follow-On Options Worth $225 Million for Minuteman III Propulsion Replacement Program ATK 08 Jan 2007 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received contract options worth $225 million from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) to refurbish components and replace propellant on Minuteman III Stage 1, 2 and 3 rocket motors.
- BAE SYSTEMS AWARDED $71.7 MILLION CONTRACT TO SUPPORT U.S. NAVY STRATEGIC SYSTEMS PROGRAMS BAE Systems 08 Jan 2007 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a $71.7 million U.S. Navy contract to provide system integration support for the Trident II (D5) Fleet Ballistic Missile Strategic Weapon System (SWS) program and the nuclear-powered guided missile submarines (SSGN) attack weapon system program
- BAE SYSTEMS AWARDED OVERHAUL OF MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND SHIP BAE Systems 08 Jan 2007 -- Navy's Military Sealift Command to overhaul and drydock the USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195).
- Boeing F/A-18E/F Block 2 Super Hornets Flying at Naval Air Station Oceana Boeing 08 Jan 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has delivered the 11th F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block 2 to Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Va.
- General Dynamics Awarded $21 Million Contract to Support the U.S. 309th Military Intelligence Battalion General Dynamics 08 Jan 2007 -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $20.7 million follow-on contract to provide live and constructive personnel training and simulation support services to the 309th Military Intelligence (MI) Army Battalion.
- F-35 ACHIEVES FLAWLESS SECOND FLIGHT, DEMONSTRATES PERFORMANCE CAPABILITIES Lockheed Martin 08 Jan 2007 -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II achieved another successful test flight today from the company's Fort Worth, Texas, facility.
- U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman Mark First Deployment of Minuteman III Carrying MK21 Reentry Vehicle Northrop Grumman 08 Jan 2007 -- The U.S. Air Force, and its industry partner Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), marked the initial deployment of the first Minuteman III carrying the MK21 reentry vehicle during a ceremony at the end of 2006 at Hill Air Force Base.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN, NETFIRES LLC DEMONSTRATE DUAL-MODE LASER RADAR - SEMI-ACTIVE LASER SENSOR CAPABILITY FOR TARGET DESIGNATION, ACQUISITION AND TRACKING Lockheed Martin 08 Jan 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has successfully conducted two demonstrations of its Multi Mode Enhanced Laser Detection and Ranging (E-LADAR) seeker at Redstone Arsenal, AL, and at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Dallas.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN TO TEAM WITH MICHELIN TO MANAGE SUPPLY CHAIN FOR U.S. AIR FORCE AND ARMY AIRCRAFT TIRES Lockheed Martin 08 Jan 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will manage the logistics and warehousing for all tires used on U.S. Air Force and Army aircraft around the world, supporting tire manufacturer and prime contractor Michelin Aircraft Tire Company, LLC.
- Northrop Grumman Receives $256 Million Contract for Air Force E-10A Northrop Grumman 08 Jan 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) received a $256 million contract for the E-10A Multi-Sensor Command and Control aircraft.
- Northrop Grumman Wins Air Force Contract to Provide Additional LITENING Advanced Targeting Systems Northrop Grumman 08 Jan 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force to provide 42 additional LITENING Advanced Targeting (AT) systems, spares and other support for use by the Air Force Reserve Command, Air National Guard and U.S. Marine Corps.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 08 Jan 2007
- New Secretary-General Pledges Stronger UN Role in Stopping Wars, Keeping Peace VOA 08 Jan 2007 -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has pledged to strengthen the world body's role in stopping wars and keeping peace
- UN envoy attends African Union meeting on Somalia UN News Centre 08 Jan 2007 -- The United Nations envoy for Somalia today attended the Peace and Security Commission meeting in Addis Ababa of the African Union (AU), which is discussing responses to the situation in the troubled Horn of Africa country.
- Somali President in Capital for Consultations VOA 08 Jan 2007 -- Somalia's president Monday arrived in the capital Mogadishu to hold consultations with representatives from religious, civil society, business and other groups
- Somali Interim President Enters Capital VOA 08 Jan 2007 -- Government officials in Somalia say President Abdullahi Yusuf has entered the capital, Mogadishu, for the first time since taking office in late 2004.
- Central African Republic: UN reports security deterioration UN News Centre 08 Jan 2007 -- Security in the Central African Republic (CAR) has deteriorated over the past two months, especially in the north and along the borders with Chad and the Sudan, according to the latest United Nations report on the impoverished country where humanitarian agencies are struggling to reach up to 1 million people affected by violence.
- UN calls for the protection of civilians in Sri Lanka as over 20 killed and dozens maimed UN News Centre 08 Jan 2007 -- Condemning the latest attacks on civilians in strife-torn Sri Lanka, which left more than 20 dead and dozens maimed, the United Nations office on the island today called for their immediate protection and warned of worsening conditions in the east, where thousands of people remain trapped by the fighting between the Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
- US Backs Richardson Mission to Sudan VOA 08 Jan 2007 -- The Bush administration says it supports the effort by New Mexico state Governor Bill Richardson to persuade Sudan to drop its objection to new peacekeeping troops for Darfur
- DRC-RWANDA: Mediation to ease tension in North Kivu IRIN 08 Jan 2007 -- Rwandan authorities are mediating between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and dissident commander Laurent Nkunda, whose forces have been involved in clashes that displaced thousands of civilians in North Kivu province, a spokesman in Kigali said.
- U.S. Continues To Help Build Disaster Response Capacities Washington File 08 Jan 2007 -- The United States continues to help Indian Ocean countries affected by the December 2004 tsunami expand their national and local capacities to respond effectively to the crisis and similar ones in the future, says a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) official.
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