12 February 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 12 Feb 2007 [PDF]
- Insurgents target MND-B security patrol
- Soldier dies in non-combat related incident
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Implementation of Security Plan Underway ARmy News 13 Feb 2007 -- Iraqi security forces and Soldiers from the Multi-National Division - Baghdad uncovered 14 weapons caches and detained 140 insurgent suspects in and around the Iraqi capital during the week of Feb. 3-9.
- Feb. 12 airpower: A-10s help team apprehend insurgents AFPN 12 Feb 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Feb. 12.
- Bomb-making Sites Raided; 10 Suspects Nabbed in Separate Operation AFPS 12 Feb 2007 -- American and Iraqi soldiers raided suspected bomb-making sites in eastern Baghdad yesterday, military officials reported, while U.S. and Iraqi troops yesterday nabbed 10 suspected insurgents following a firefight near the village of Ubaydah, Iraq.
- Petraeus Takes Command of Multinational Force Iraq AFPS 12 Feb 2007 -- Acknowledging the challenges ahead and pledging full effort, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus took the helm of the top U.S. command in Iraq on Feb. 10 in Baghdad.
- Despite Risks, Air Still Safest Travel in Iraq, General Says AFPS 12 Feb 2007 -- Air travel is still the safest way to transport troops and supplies in Iraq, despite the recent rash of downed helicopter incidents, a top official there said yesterday.
- Blasts Kill 76 in Baghdad on Samarra Mosque Bombing Anniversary VOA 12 Feb 2007 -- Iraqi officials say three bomb blasts at markets in central Baghdad have killed at least 70 people and wounded about 165 others
- Transcript: Press Conference with Secretary Gates from Pakistan 12 Feb 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
- Gates, Pakistani President Discuss Border Issues AFPS 12 Feb 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates met with President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan this morning at the president's Camp Office in Rawalpindi.
- Partners Battle Terrorism in Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Region AFPS 12 Feb 2007 -- Afghan, Pakistani and NATO forces in the International Security Assistance Force are actively thwarting terrorism along the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan through communication, coordination and cooperation.
- Taliban Senior Leader Targeted in Assault AFPS 12 Feb 2007 -- Several Taliban fighters were killed during an assault by Afghan National Army and coalition forces early this morning near the town of Gershk, in the Nahr Surkh district of Helmand province.
- Gates Seeks Pakistani Help Against Taliban Spring Offensive RFE/RL 12 Feb 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates today sought Pakistan's support against an expected spring offensive by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
- Reports Of Fighting As Taliban Mass Near Kajaki Dam RFE/RL 12 Feb 2007 -- The governor of Afghanistan's Helmand Province, Asadullah Wafa, says hundreds of Taliban fighters have crossed from Pakistan into southern Afghanistan, RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan reported.
- Afghanistan: EU Aid Targets Justice System RFE/RL 12 Feb 2007 -- Foreign ministers from the European Union have approved a new mission to help train Afghan police.
- US Defense Chief Vows to Defeat Taleban Insurgents VOA 12 Feb 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the United States and its allies are determined to prevent extremists from taking control of Afghanistan again
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD News: DoD Announces Recruiting And Retention Numbers For January 12 Feb 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of January.
- U.S./Israel Complete Successful Arrow Missile Defense Test MDA 12 Feb 2007 -- The Missile Defense Agency today announced the successful ballistic missile intercept Sunday by the joint U.S./Israel Arrow missile defense system
- Lajes Airmen impact mission at Naval Station Rota AFPN 12 Feb 2007 -- Naval Station Rota in Spain houses an average of 50 Airmen who are on temporary duty from bases throughout U.S. Air Forces in Europe who are fighting the war on terrorism by supporting the Air Force's mobility mission.
- Air transportation specialists key to life at Lajes AFPN 12 Feb 2007 -- Keeping Lajes Field members fed and informed is a vital job that falls on the shoulders of a 28-year-old sergeant's team, since virtually everything the base needs is flown into the small island off Portugal that Lajes Field calls home.
- Iron Thunder roars through Shaw AFPN 12 Feb 2007 -- Thunder was heard throughout the Carolinas in early February as more than 100 Air Force, Navy, Marine and Royal Air Force aircraft participated in Exercise Iron Thunder.
- Active Military Meets January Recruiting Goals; Retention Remains Strong AFPS 12 Feb 2007 -- All active components of the military services met or exceeded their recruiting goals for January, the Defense Department announced today.
- BHR Successfully Completes ATG Test Navy NewsStand 12 Feb 2007 -- USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR) brought one of her pre-deployment certifications to a successful close and ended three days of assessment by the Afloat Training Group (ATG) Pacific as she pulled into homeport Feb. 8 after a one-night underway.
- New U.S. Military Command Reflects Africa's Growing Importance Washington File 12 Feb 2007 -- U.S. officials say President Bush's decision to create a new military U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) reflects the long-term strategic value of Africa and is not aimed at protecting oil, fighting Islamist militants or countering China's growing involvement on the continent.
- Chief McKinley testifies before Congress AFPN 12 Feb 2007 -- Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley spoke to the House Appropriations Committee's quality of life and veterans' affairs subcommittee Feb. 9 in Washington, D.C.
- Guardian Arrives in Shimonoseki Navy NewsStand 12 Feb 2007 -- USS Guardian (MCM 5) arrived in Shimonoseki, Japan, on Feb. 8 for a scheduled port visit.
- Patriot Sailors Arrive in Iwakuni for Port Visit, Test Out Marine Corps Pier Navy NewsStand 12 Feb 2007 -- Sailors of mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) braved a treacherous passage through Japan's southwest Honshu Island in a thick fog to reach the city of Iwakuni on Feb. 9 for a weekend visit.
- Tortuga Degausses and Tests Radars Navy NewsStand 12 Feb 2007 -- USS Tortuga (LSD 46) began Shipboard Electronic System Evaluation Facility (SESEF) and degaussing testing Jan. 26 in preparation for a busy operational schedule.
- RADM Broadway Outlines Navy Reserve Intelligence Command Goals Navy NewsStand 12 Feb 2007 -- Rear Adm. Michael Broadway held a "2007 Management Conference" for the senior leadership of Navy Reserve Intelligence Command (NRIC) following his change of command ceremony Feb. 2 at the Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas.
- Cargo Handlers Complete 'Deep Freeze' Mission On Time Navy NewsStand 12 Feb 2007 -- Sailors completed cargo handling operations on schedule Feb. 11, for "Operation Deep Freeze," the annual resupply mission for the National Science Foundation in McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
- Arnold conducts Minuteman motor test AFPN 12 Feb 2007 -- Arnold Engineering Development Center workers here successfully completed the first of eight scheduled Minuteman motor tests this year in late January.
- Bishkek seeking no closure of U.S. base - speaker RIA Novosti 12 Feb 2007 -- Kyrgyzstan does not insist on closing a U.S. base or stripping American servicemen in the country of diplomatic immunity, the Kyrgyz parliamentary speaker said Monday.
- Russia: Putin Speech Renews Debate On EU Foreign Policy RFE/RL 12 Feb 2007 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered an impassioned address at the annual security conference in Munich on February 10, in which he blasted the United States for trying to impose what he called its "unilateral" vision on the world
- Russia: Why Did Putin Come On So Strong? RFE/RL 12 Feb 2007 -- Speaking before political and military leaders from 40 countries at the Munich security conference over the weekend, Russian President Vladimir Putin showed that his views are clearly at odds with his Western partners.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 12 Feb 2007
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 12 Feb 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for February 12, 2007
- Boeing Offers KC-767 Advanced Tanker to U.S. Air Force Boeing 12 Feb 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that it will offer the KC-767 Advanced Tanker for the U.S. Air Force's KC-X Tanker competition.
- 'CATBIRD' AVIONICS TEST BED ACHIEVES INITIAL GOALS; F-35 LIGHTNING II LOGS FLIGHT PROGRESS Lockheed Martin 12 Feb 2007 -- The Cooperative Avionics Test Bed, a highly modified 737 designed to validate the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II's powerful avionics, has satisfied all test objectives within its initial flight-clearance envelope.
- Sikorsky CH-53K Development Center Opens Sikorsky 12 Feb 2007 -- General John G. Castellaw, Deputy Commandant for Aviation, today presided over Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.'s official dedication of its CH-53K program's new Heavy Lift Development Center, as a ribbon-cutting ceremony formally opened the 106,000-square-foot office building. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
- Raytheon and BAE Systems Successfully Test Fire DDG 1000 MK57 Vertical Launching System Raytheon 12 Feb 2007 -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Integrated Defense Systems and BAE Systems have successfully completed a restrained test firing of a Standard Missile-2 BLK IV MK72 rocket booster on the new MK57 Vertical Launching System missile launcher.
- Boeing KC-767 Tanker Extends Hose for First Time Boeing 12 Feb 2007 -- A Boeing [NYSE: BA] KC-767 Tanker aircraft reached another major milestone Saturday when its aircrew successfully extended and retracted the refueling hose from the centerline Hose Drum Unit (HDU) during a test flight over Kansas.
- CACI Awarded Task Order With $39 Million Ceiling to Support U.S. RDECOM CERDEC Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate CACI 12 Feb 2007 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a new, 18-month task order, with a ceiling value of $39 million, under the Strategic Services Sourcing (S3) contract, to support the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Communications and Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 12 Feb 2007
- Chief US Africa Diplomat Urges Somali Reconciliation VOA 12 Feb 2007 -- The top U.S. diplomat for Africa has made an unusual direct appeal to the people of Somalia to reconcile differences and work together after years of political strife
- Somalia Insurgents Hit Hard for Third Day VOA 12 Feb 2007 -- In Somalia, insurgents opposed to the interim government and its Ethiopian allies launched rocket and mortar attacks for the third straight day in several areas of the capital, Mogadishu, further threatening the stability of the Horn of Africa country
- SOMALIA: Food shortages in the south as insecurity increases IRIN 12 Feb 2007 -- Families in Somalia's Middle Juba region in the south are consuming seeds meant for planting because of food shortages, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Somalia reports.
- UN, African Union envoys arrive in Sudan in bid to revive Darfur peace process UN News Centre 12 Feb 2007 -- The Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Darfur and his African Union (AU) counterpart have arrived in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on their joint five-day mission to try to re-energize the stalled peace process in the war-torn region.
- SUDAN: No let-up in attacks on Darfur aid agencies IRIN 12 Feb 2007 -- Attacks against international non-governmental organisations and humanitarian workers in the Sudanese region of North Darfur have created "an unsustainable level of insecurity" for operations, relief workers said on Monday.
- Nepal: UN envoy hails planned political talks, voices concern at reported attacks UN News Centre 12 Feb 2007 -- The United Nations envoy in Nepal today warmly welcomed planned talks between the Government, the country's indigenous peoples and the southern Nepalese who live in the dispute-wracked Terai region, but he also expressed deep concern at reports of recent attacks against political parties in the west of the country.
- Security critical for this year's Timor-Leste polls, more police needed: UN envoy UN News Centre 12 Feb 2007 -- Highlighting the "fragile" security situation in Timor-Leste, the top United Nations envoy to the impoverished nation today reiterated Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's call for more international police during this year's elections, the first to be held there since it gained independence from Indonesia in 2002.
- UN mission reports early success in demobilization efforts in eastern DR Congo UN News Centre 12 Feb 2007 -- The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reported early successes in the disarmament campaign it is carrying out around the town of Beni, close to the country's eastern border with Uganda.
- Ban Ki-moon phones Saudi, Israeli, Palestinian leaders on latest peace moves UN News Centre 12 Feb 2007 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon telephoned King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas over the weekend, reiterating international terms for solving the Middle East conflict that include recognition of Israel, and urging support for the Palestinian unity accord.
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