14 February 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 14 Feb 2007 [PDF]
- Task Force Lightning Soldier dies in non-combat related incident
- Insurgents target MND-B patrol
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Press Briefing, Feb. 14, 2007 MNF-I 14 Feb 2007 -- BRIEFERS: MAJOR GENERAL WILLIAM CALDWELL, USA, SPOKESMAN, MULTINATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ; AND MAJOR MARTY WEBBER, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL EXPERT
- Feb. 14 airpower: F-15s conduct successful strikes AFPN 14 Feb 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Feb. 14.
- 15 Terrorists Killed in Iraq, Dozens Detained AFPS 14 Feb 2007 -- Coalition forces killed 15 terrorists and detained 44 others in operations around Iraq over the past two days.
- New Buildup of Baghdad Security Plan Starts AFPS 14 Feb 2007 -- The new phase of the Baghdad security plan, which the Iraqi government announced yesterday, is a step in the right direction, but must be given time to work, a U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad said today.
- Officials Confirm Marine Helicopter Shot Down AFPS 14 Feb 2007 -- U.S. officials in Iraq today confirmed that a Marine CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter that crashed killing seven servicemembers Feb. 7 was shot down with anti-aircraft munitions.
- Blair, Karzai Press Pakistan on Cooperation on Taleban VOA 14 Feb 2007 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Afghan President Hamid Karzai are pressing Pakistan to cooperate in efforts against Taleban forces.
- Army Unit Slated for Afghanistan Duties in Spring AFPS 14 Feb 2007 -- The 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, located in Vicenza, Italy, will deploy to Afghanistan this spring, DoD officials announced today.
- Taliban Leader Killed in Afghanistan, Six Suspects Detained AFPS 14 Feb 2007 -- In operations around Afghanistan over the past two days, coalition forces killed two suspected terrorists and detained six others.
- DoD Announces Afghanistan Force Rotation 14 Feb 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the 173rd Airborne Brigade, located in Vicenza, Italy, will deploy to Afghanistan beginning in spring 2007.
- US Officials Urge Pakistan To Help Fight Taleban Threat Against Afghanistan VOA 14 Feb 2007 -- U.S. defense and military officials have told Congress Pakistan needs to do more to eliminate Taleban insurgents along the border with Afghanistan
Defense Policy / Programs
- Press Conference by the President The White House 14 Feb 2007
- U.S.: Bush Addresses Urgent Foreign-Policy Issues RFE/RL 14 Feb 2007 -- In his first news conference of the year, U.S. President George W. Bush today talked about the operation to secure Baghdad, the alleged Iranian involvement in Iraq, as well as the new agreement reached with North Korea on its nuclear program.
- Bush Cautions Against Cutting Funds for Iraq Troops VOA 14 Feb 2007 -- President Bush is cautioning members of Congress against taking any legislative action that could harm U.S. troops in Iraq
- Bush Says Baghdad Security Plan on Track AFPS 14 Feb 2007 -- The Baghdad security plan is on track, and the Iraqi government is meeting benchmarks necessary for continued coalition cooperation, President Bush said today.
- Bush Says He Will Protect U.S. Troops, But Not Provoke War With Iran AFPS 14 Feb 2007 -- President Bush said today he will do whatever it takes to protect U.S. troops in Iraq, and that he is not provoking war with Iran in doing so.
- Horn of Africa task force welcomes new commander AFPN 14 Feb 2007 -- Formations of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Airmen, Sailors, Soldiers and Marines provided the backdrop Feb. 14 as Rear Admiral James M. Hart accepted command from Rear Adm. Richard W. Hunt in a ceremony on the flightline of Camp Lemonier, Djibouti.
- Refueling maintainers run largest 'gas station' in Atlantic AFPN 14 Feb 2007 -- Imagine pushing your vehicle down the road to a service station to refuel. Now imagine pulling a more than 30,000 pound F-16 Fighting Falcon to an island in the middle of the ocean to get gas.
- Planning critical to Red Flag - Alaska success AFPN 14 Feb 2007 -- Coalition and American pilots, aircrews and support members need a realistic training environment, and Red Flag - Alaska provides some of the most realistic training on earth.
- Navy, Marines Request Funding to Repair, Replace Equipment AFPS 14 Feb 2007 -- The Navy and Marine Corps are requesting $4.4 billion to fix or replace worn out or damaged military equipment that has seen hard use in the war against global terrorism, senior military leaders testified before a joint U.S. House committee on Capitol Hill yesterday.
- Analysis: A Cold War Redux? cfr.org 14 Feb 2007 -- Warmer-than-usual weather in Russia this winter has had little effect on the Kremlin's chilly view of America
- USS Anzio Provides Assistance to Pakistani Dhow Navy NewsStand 14 Feb 2007 -- USS Anzio (CG 68) came to the rescue of a Pakistan-flagged dhow in distress in the Arabian Sea on Feb. 13 while conducting maritime security operations (MSO) in the 5th Fleet area of operations.
- USS Oak Hill Conducts Joint VBSS Training with Djiboutian Coast Guard Navy NewsStand 14 Feb 2007 -- USS Oak Hill's (LSD-51) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team trained two Djiboutian coast guard officers Feb. 5-9 to support maritime security operations (MSO).
- Nassau Creates VBSS Team Navy NewsStand 14 Feb 2007 -- USS Nassau (LHA 4) Sailors have been training vigorously since January for one of 21 spots on the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team being formed in preparation for Nassau's next deployment.
- INLS Big Success in Exercise Navy NewsStand 14 Feb 2007 -- The first operational use of the Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) during the ongoing Humanitarian Support Over the Shore (HSOTS) exercises has fulfilled expectations.
- Revisions made to operational doctrine AFPN 14 Feb 2007 -- The doctrine publication that describes the Air Force's role in countering the threat or use of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons at the operational level of war was revised recently.
- First F-22 bound for Pacific unveiled AFPN 14 Feb 2007 -- Representatives from the Air Force and Lockheed Martin gathered to accept Pacific Air Forces' first F-22 Raptor Feb. 12 at Marietta, Ga.
- F-22 deployment to Kadena delayed AFPN 14 Feb 2007 -- While en route to Kadena Air Base, Japan, Feb. 10, a software issue affecting the F-22 Raptor's navigation system was discovered.
- 36th OG reactivates to meet Pacific theater mission AFPN 14 Feb 2007 -- The 36th Operations Group was reactivated after more than a decade to serve as the focal point for the Air Force's expeditionary operations taking place here.
- Reserve wing closes chapter in history AFPN 14 Feb 2007 -- Reservists from the 944th Fighter Wing here bid farewell to the last three F-16 Fighting Falcons after almost 20 years.
- DoD News: Contracts for February 14, 2007
- Boeing Reports Successful Start to C-130 AMP Flight Tests Boeing 14 Feb 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] is making significant progress in its test program for the U.S. Air Force C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP).
- General Dynamics Awarded $43 Million Contract for Submarine Support Work General Dynamics 14 Feb 2007 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $43.3 million contract modification for planning yard work, engineering and technical support for nuclear submarines.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN UPGRADE TO EXTEND LIFE OF ROMANIAN RADARS 15 TO 20 YEARS Lockheed Martin 14 Feb 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been awarded a contract by the Romanian Ministry of Defense (MoD) to significantly upgrade five AN/FPS-117 long-range radars originally delivered to Romania in 1998 and 1999.
- Raytheon Completes Hardware Design Review of Surveillance Radar Program for Taiwan Raytheon 14 Feb 2007 -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) has successfully conducted a hardware critical design review of the Surveillance Radar program.
- Oshkosh Truck Signs Contract To Provide Medium Tactical Trucks To Egyptian Ministry of Defense Oshkosh 14 Feb 2007 -- Oshkosh Truck Corporation (NYSE:OSK) announced today that the company has been awarded a contract by the Egyptian Ministry of Defense to provide specially designed military trucks for its logistics and transport requirements. The contract is valued at $4.9 million and is the first major international order for this model.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 14 Feb 2007
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE United Nations 14 Feb 2007
- UN-backed peace brokers in Georgia-Abkhaz conflict urge talks to enhance security UN News Centre 14 Feb 2007 -- A United Nations-backed group of countries involved in the peace process between the Georgian Government and Abkhaz separatists have called on both sides to immediately tackle security issues in north-west Georgia, where they fought a war 13 years ago that forced nearly 300,000 refugees to flee.
- Palestinian Peace Deal Faces Test in Upcoming Talks VOA 14 Feb 2007 -- Last week the leaders of the Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed to end factional fighting and form a unity government
- SOMALIA: Ugandan peacekeepers ready to deploy in Somalia IRIN 14 Feb 2007 -- The first batch of Ugandan troops is expected in Somalia within a week as part of an African peace-support mission after the parliament voted in favour of sending soldiers to support efforts to restore stability in the strife-torn Horn of Africa country, officials said.
- Lebanon: On second anniversary of Hariri murder, Ban Ki-moon calls for dialogue UN News Centre 14 Feb 2007 -- On the second anniversary of the massive car bombing that killed former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 others in Beirut, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today that the United Nations remains committed to helping Lebanon "uncover the truth and bring to justice the perpetrators of this despicable act."
- LEBANON: Razor wire and soldiers keep factions apart IRIN 14 Feb 2007
- Thousands in Beirut Mark Second Anniversary of Hariri Assassination VOA 14 Feb 2007 -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Beirut's city center, amid strict security, to mark the second anniversary of the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri.
- New Turkmen President Sworn In RFE/RL 14 Feb 2007 -- Turkmenistan has a new leader. As expected, former Health Minister Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has become the second president in Turkmenistan's post-Soviet history.
- New Turkmen president pledges energy security, reforms RIA Novosti 14 Feb 2007 -- Ensuring energy security and pursuing socially oriented and business-friendly reforms dominated the speech of acting Turkmen leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov as he took the oath of office Wednesday morning.
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