04 February 2007 Military News
- Air Force combat airpower helps turn tide in decisive Battle of An Najaf AFPN 04 Feb 2007 -- More than 200 enemy insurgents were killed and 100 gunmen captured near An Najaf Jan. 28 with 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing providing close-air support in the joint, combined effort to route the enemy in battle.
- Anti-Insurgent Operations Continue in Iraq AFPS 04 Feb 2007 -- Coalition forces killed a suspected terror-cell leader in Iraq this morning as anti-insurgent operations continue, with dozens of suspects and multiple weapons caches seized since Feb. 1, Multinational Force Iraq officials reported.
- Iraqi Police Respond To Kirkuk Blasts, Rusafa Investigation Continues AFPS 04 Feb 2007 -- Seven car bombs, including one suspected suicide car bomb, detonated in various parts of Kirkuk this morning, killing three people and injuring 22 others, Multinational Forces Iraq officials reported.
- 'Wolverines,' Iraqis Discover Massive Weapons Cache Near Baghdad AFPS 04 Feb 2007 -- Iraqi army and Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers uncovered more than 1,100 81 mm high-explosive mortar rounds yesterday at a cache near Route Tampa, the main highway leading into Baghdad, officials said
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Feb. 4 AFPN 04 Feb 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Feb. 4.
- US Military Changing Helicopter Tactics in Iraq VOA 04 Feb 2007 -- The top spokesman for the U.S. military in Iraq says four American helicopters that crashed in the past couple of weeks were shot down
- Afghanistan: U.S. Takes Over NATO Force RFE/RL 04 Feb 2007 -- Britain has handed over control of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan to the United States.
- NATO Airstrike Kills Taleban Commander in Southern Afghanistan VOA 04 Feb 2007 -- NATO officials say an airstrike in southern Afghanistan has killed a senior Taleban commander
- AFGHANISTAN: Grave concern over impunity plans for war lords IRIN 05 Feb 2007 -- The United Nations and a leading human rights group in Afghanistan have expressed concern over a draft law that seeks to grant impunity to Afghans accused of committing war crimes during 25 years of conflict in the country.
Defense Policy / Programs
- 2008 Bush Budget Heads To Capitol Hill VOA 04 Feb 2007 -- President Bush's proposed 2008 federal budget is delivered to the U.S. Congress Monday.
- Navy Secretary Announces Award for Military Sealift Command Contracting Team Navy NewsStand 04 Feb 2007 -- Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter announced Feb. 1 that a Military Sealift Command (MSC) contracting team won a 2006 Navy Competition and Procurement Excellence Award for chartering ships to rescue Americans stranded in Lebanon last year.
- Rushmore VBSS Team Prepares for Deployment Navy NewsStand 04 Feb 2007 -- USS Rushmore's Visit, Boarding, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team practiced operational scenarios while underway during workups in February for what they might experience during deployment.
- Blue-Green Training Tests Forward-Deployed Amphibious Ship Navy NewsStand 04 Feb 2007 -- USS Tortuga (LSD 46) pulled into White Beach Naval Facility, Okinawa on Jan. 31 to begin its Blue-Green workups, the semi-annual joint exercise between the ship and 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
- 'Top Gun' instructor helps with Raptor integration AFPN 04 Feb 2007 -- What do you say when the Air Force chief of staff asks you to be the first F-22 pilot for the Navy?
- NECC Establishes Riverine Squadron 2 Navy NewsStand 04 Feb 2007 -- The Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) officially established Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 in a ceremony at Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek on Feb. 2.
- International aerospace power seminar kicks off in Delhi IRNA 04 Feb 2007 -- The International Aerospace Power Seminar (IAPS), kicks off here Sunday with a participation of chiefs of 37 Air Forces of the world including USA, UK, China and UAE.
- OPT: Gaza fighting threatening aid, says UN IRIN 04 Feb 2007 -- Six United Nations agencies have warned that bloody street battles between rival Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip are blocking the delivery of vital humanitarian aid to a vulnerable population.
- Gunmen From Rival Palestinian Factions Withdrawing From Gaza Streets VOA 04 Feb 2007 -- In a bid to abide by the latest ceasefire, gunmen from rival Palestinian factions are withdrawing from streets in Gaza City, where fighting has killed 28 people since Thursday
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