12 January 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 12 Jan 2007 [PDF]
- PRT Press Briefing, Jan. 12, 2007 MNF-I 12 Jan 2007 -- SUBJECT: PROVINCIAL RECONSTRUCTION TEAMS IN IRAQ
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Col. Crowe from Iraq 12 Jan 2007 -- Presenter: Commander, 7th Regimental Combat Team, Col. William B. Crowe
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Jan. 12 AFPN 12 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Jan. 12.
- Insurgents Killed, Detained in Iraq; Iraqi Police Gain Recruits AFPS 12 Jan 2007 -- Coalition forces killed three insurgents and detained a dozen more over the past three days in Iraq, and Iraqi police forces netted 301 new recruits.
- Anbar Province Progressing in Spite of Challenges AFPS 12 Jan 2007 -- When additional troops arrive in Iraq's Anbar Province, they will be welcomed and put to work, said the commander of a regimental combat team responsible for more than 30,000 square miles in the area.
- Pace, Gates Discuss Retention, Iraq Challenges AFPS 12 Jan 2007 -- High military retention rates, particularly among troops who have served in Iraq, shows they recognize the importance of what they're doing and the consequences of failing, Marine Gen. Peter Pace told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
- Gates, Pace Support 'Surge' to Iraq, End-Strength Increases AFPS 12 Jan 2007 -- President Bush's plan to send additional forces to Iraq and to increase the military end strength sends an important message to the troops, the defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Jan. 11 AFPN 12 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Jan. 11.
- 55th Wing marks 6,000 days in Southwest Asia AFPN 12 Jan 2007 -- For the men and women assigned to the 55th Wing, an RC-135 Rivet Joint unit here, there's a saying about their 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year mission of supporting tanker operations somewhere around the world.
- U.S. Air Assets Support Strike in Afghanistan's Bermel District AFPS 12 Jan 2007 -- Numerous air assets from U.S. Central Command supported NATO and Afghan forces in Afghanistan's Paktika province Jan. 10, killing as many as 150 insurgents, U.S. Central Command officials said.
- Afghanistan: Local Taliban Defeat Raises Hopes For Dam Project RFE/RL 12 Jan 2007 -- NATO forces in Afghanistan say the destruction of a Taliban camp in Helmand Province has cleared the way for repairs on a major hydroelectric dam
Defense Policy / Programs
- Navy Issues Stop Work Order for Littoral Combat Ship 3 Announced 12 Jan 2007 -- The Navy has issued a stop work order today to Lockheed Martin Corp. Maritime Systems & Sensors unit, Moorestown, N.J., for the construction of the third Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). This stop work order will take effect immediately and is for a period of 90 days.
- Army announces Surface Deployment and Distribution Command change Army News Release 12 Jan 2007 -- The U.S. Army recently designated Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command as an Army service component command to the U.S. Transportation Command and as a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.
- One Army Team Responds to Extension of Army National Guard Brigade Army News Release 12 Jan 2007 -- The Army National Guard -- with the full support of the Department of the Army at the Pentagon -- is rapidly organizing support for Soldiers' families and employers of the 1st Brigade, 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard, following the unit's recently deployment extension in Iraq
- Minot AFB celebrates 50th anniversary AFPN 12 Jan 2007 -- Base officials here celebrated Jan. 10 Minot's 50th anniversary of becoming an official entity of the U.S. Air Force.
- Red Flag ramps up, F-22 to make debut AFPN 12 Jan 2007 -- The first Red Flag exercise this year, dubbed "Colonial Flag," is scheduled to begin Jan. 16 at Nellis AFB, marking the 32nd year for Red Flag operations.
- Airmen deploy to Andersen for AEF rotation AFPN 12 Jan 2007 -- Eighty-three Airmen from both Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., and MacDill AFB, Fla., deployed recently to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam to form the 506th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during a 120-day Air Expeditionary Force deployment cycle.
- Department Builds on Stryker Experience to Support Extended Guard Unit AFPS 12 Jan 2007 -- Tapping into lessons learned after an active-duty unit in Alaska had its deployment in Iraq extended, the Defense Department is rushing assets to Minnesota to help families of deployed Guardsmen who learned yesterday of their extension, a senior defense official said today.
- 2005 Health Related Behaviors Survey Released 12 Jan 2007 -- The Department of Defense today announced results of its 2005 Survey of Health Related Behaviors among Active Duty Military Personnel
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 12 Jan 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 12 Jan 2007
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 12 Jan 2007
- Analysis: Rice Back to Mideast Drawing Board cfr.org 12 Jan 2007 -- Just less than a year after Hamas claimed victory in Palestinian elections, fighting between rival factions in Gaza increasingly resembles a low-level civil war (Telegraph), with tit-for-tat killings and abductions a weekly occurrence
- Rice Heads to Middle East for Talks on Iraq, Israeli-Palestinian Issue VOA 12 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice leaves for the Middle East later Friday for follow-up discussions on President Bush's new Iraq Strategy
- UN envoy travels to Darfur for talks to help kick-start political process UN News Centre 12 Jan 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Special Envoy for Darfur heads to the war-torn region today for talks as part of United Nations efforts to find a durable solution to the conflict that has killed more than 200,000 people and displaced at least 2.5 million others since 2003.
- US Asks China to Press Sudan on Darfur Peacekeepers VOA 12 Jan 2007 -- The U.S. has asked China to use its leverage with Sudan to push the African nation to allow U.N. peacekeepers into its conflict-ridden Darfur region
- SUDAN: UN envoy urges political solution to Darfur crisis IRIN 12 Jan 2007 -- The conflict in Sudan's western region of Darfur can only be solved through cessation of hostilities between the warring groups, which should then engage in dialogue, Jan Eliasson, the United Nations Secretary-General's special envoy for Darfur, said.
- SUDAN-UGANDA: Rebel delegation quits talks, seeks 'neutral' venue IRIN 12 Jan 2007 -- The Lord's Resistance Army has 'disengaged' from peace negotiations with the Ugandan government and will not continue the process until a neutral host country is found, a spokesman for the rebel group said on Friday.
- Somalia asked U.S. to help liquidate al Qaeda militants - FM RIA Novosti 12 Jan 2007 -- The U.S. is helping Somalia liquidate al Qaeda militants on a request from the Transitional Federal Government, the Somali foreign minister told RIA Novosti on the phone from Kenya Friday.
- Somali Government Reaches Accord with Warlords VOA 12 Jan 2007 -- Somalia's interim government has reached an agreement with clan warlords to disarm their militias and join a new national army.
- China and Russia veto US/UK-backed Security Council draft resolution on Myanmar UN News Centre 12 Jan 2007 -- China and Russia today vetoed a draft resolution in the Security Council - the first use of multiple vetoes at the Council since 1989 - that had called on Myanmar to release all political prisoners, begin widespread dialogue and end its military attacks and human rights abuses against ethnic minorities.
- Blair Says Britain Must Maintain Leadership Role RFE/RL 12 Jan 2007 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair, in a major speech on defense and foreign policy, has said that Britain must continue to fight global terrorism using what he called "hard" and "soft" power.
- Bangladesh Postpones Elections, Declares State of Emergency VOA 12 Jan 2007 -- Controversial parliamentary elections in Bangladesh have been postponed indefinitely by the president, who has also stepped aside as head of the caretaker administration and imposed a state of emergency
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