06 March 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 06 Mar 2007 [PDF]
- Task Force Lightning Soldiers attacked
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- March 6 airpower: Operation Achilles underway AFPN 06 Mar 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for March 6.
- Michigan Air Guard returns from Iraq deployment AFPN 06 Mar 2007 -- Approximately 250 members of the Michigan Air National Guard returned home in March after supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom at Balad Air Base, Iraq.
- Attacks Across Iraq Kill at Least 110 Shi'ite Pilgrims, 9 US, 4 Iraqi Troops VOA 06 Mar 2007 -- Iraqi security officials say insurgent attacks on Shi'ite pilgrims Tuesday have killed at least 110 people and wounded many more
- Operation Achilles: Leaflet airdrop delivers message to Taliban AFPN 06 Mar 2007 -- A C-130 Hercules airdrop mission dropped 30,000 warning leaflets over the mountainous terrain of southeastern Afghanistan March 6 to deter the insurgent activity of the Taliban.
- Better intel gives boost to munitions drops, sorties flown AFPN 06 Mar 2007 -- In 2006, the Air Force dropped more than 1,700 munitions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
- Troops Capture Terrorists in Afghanistan; Rocket Misses Coalition Base AFPS 06 Mar 2007 -- American and Afghan forces captured five suspected terrorists yesterday during a joint operation in Khowst province, and an enemy rocket missed a coalition base during an attack in Kapisa province the same day, U.S. officials reported.
- NATO Launches Major New Offensive in Southern Afghanistan VOA 06 Mar 2007 -- NATO forces in Afghanistan have launched their largest offensive yet in the battle against the five-year-old Taleban insurgency
- Afghanistan: NATO Killing Of Civilians Stirs Controversy RFE/RL 06 Mar 2007 -- Some 20 Afghan civilians have died since March 4 as a result of attacks from U.S. and NATO forces, and this is provoking anger in Afghanistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: Annual Administrative Review Boards for Enemy Combatants Held at Guantanamo Attributable to Senior Defense Officials 09 Mar 2007 -- Presenter: Senior Defense Officials
- Administrative Tribunals to Begin for High-Value Guantanamo Detainees AFPS 06 Mar 2007 -- The Defense Department announced today that administrative tribunals will begin March 9 for 14 high-value detainees transferred in September to the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- Guantanamo Bay 2006 Administrative Review Board Results Announced 06 Mar 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the completion of the second round of annual administrative review boards (ARB) conducted for enemy combatants detained at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
- US to Review 14 New Guantanamo Detainees, Agrees to Transfer 55 Others VOA 06 Mar 2007 -- The U.S. military will begin hearings at Guantanamo Friday to formally determine whether 14 particularly well-known detainees are 'enemy combatants.'
- Officials' Testimony Focuses on Fixing Health Care System AFPS 06 Mar 2007 -- Questions to top Army and DoD officials before the Senate Armed Services Committee today focused on how to eliminate the bureaucracies that many say permeate servicemembers' outpatient health care.
- Bush Introduces Commission to Review Military Health Care AFPS 06 Mar 2007 -- Americans have a moral obligation to provide the best possible care and treatment to the men and women who serve their country, President Bush told members of the American Legion here today.
- American Legion to Speed Walter Reed Processing Army News 06 Mar 2007 -- The nation's largest veterans organization today signed an agreement with Walter Reed Army Medical Center that will significantly alleviate the long backlogs in out-processing wounded Soldiers.
- Bush Names Leaders of Walter Reed Commission VOA 06 Mar 2007 -- U.S. President George Bush has named the heads of a bipartisan commission that will investigate the quality of health care for America's military veterans
- Navy to Commission Amphibious Transport Dock Ship New Orleans 06 Mar 2007 -- The Navy will commission the USS New Orleans, the newest amphibious transport dock ship, at a ceremony in New Orleans on March 10 at 11 a.m. CST.
- USS Carl Vinson Steps the Mast in Solemn Ceremony Navy NewsStand 06 Mar 2007 -- Invoking millennia of maritime and shipbuilding tradition, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), currently in drydock at Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard, stepped its new mast March 6 in a solemn ceremony on the flight deck.
- Kidd Crew Moves Aboard Ship Navy NewsStand 06 Mar 2007 -- PCU Kidd (DDG-100), the newest member of the Arleigh Burke-class of AEGIS destroyers, passed a milestone Feb. 26 as crew members crossed the brow and boarded their new warship for the first time.
- Bataan Continues Maritime Security Operations Navy NewsStand 06 Mar 2007 -- Ships of the Bataan Strike Group performed maritime security operations (MSO) Feb. 25 to March 1 in the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command's area of responsibility.
- President Announces Comfort Deployment to Latin America Navy NewsStand 06 Mar 2007 -- President Bush announced March 5 the deployment of the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) to Latin America for a series of humanitarian relief missions.
- F-35 production a step closer after wind tunnel test AFPN 06 Mar 2007 -- Arnold Engineering Development Center workers completed the last developmental wind tunnel test in February for all Joint Strike Fighter variants, helping put the F-35 Lightning II a step closer to manufacturing.
- Organization Makes Progress Defeating IEDs AFPS 06 Mar 2007 -- Improvised explosive devices are to the war in Iraq what artillery and mortars were to World War II, Korea and Vietnam -- the main troop killers, a retired general working to defeat the deadly devices said here yesterday.
- Bush Discusses Emergency Funding For War AFPS 06 Mar 2007 -- There are no shortcuts in Iraq, President Bush told members of the American Legion here today.
- ROK, U.S. Conduct First Joint Gunnery Since Korean War Army News 06 Mar 2007 -- For the first time since the Korean War, Republic of Korea and U.S. Army tanks fired alongside each other during a joint-gunnery exercise at Rodriguez Range Feb. 15.
- Seabees Return From Philippine Humanitarian Project Navy NewsStand 06 Mar 2007 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 returned to Okinawa, Japan, on Feb. 24, after participating in a three-week community relations project in the Philippines known as Project Friendship.
- Humanitarian Missions as Important as Combat for U.S. Military Washington File 06 Mar 2007 -- Trade the word "terrorism" for "communism" in the above quote, and Maxwell Taylor's words remain as true today as they were half a century ago.
- Sri Lanka, US enter into military pact IRNA 06 Mar 2007 -- Sri Lanka and the United States have entered into a 10-year agreement to provide reciprocal logistical support for their respective military forces.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 06 Mar 2007
- Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 06 Mar 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for March 02, 2007
- BAE SYSTEMS RECEIVES REAR-VIEW CAMERA CONTRACT FOR U.S. ARMY VEHICLES BAE Systems 06 Mar 2007 -- BAE Systems will integrate and test a rear-view camera system for U.S. Army combat vehicles. The Driver's Rear View Camera (DRVC) system will use thermal imaging to let vehicle operators and crews see behind them while inside the armor protection of their vehicle.
- Boeing-built AH-64D Apache Longbow Helicopters Make Debut in Kuwait Boeing 06 Mar 2007 -- Six Boeing-built [NYSE: BA] AH-64D Apache Longbow multi-role combat helicopters for the Kuwait air force debuted today in Kuwait during a rollout ceremony.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 06 Mar 2007
- Sri Lankan rebels warn of "bloodbath" IRNA 06 Mar 2007 -- Sri Lanka-LTTE-Bloodbath Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels Tuesday warned of a "bloodbath" if the international community continues its "soft approach" towards the Sri Lankan government, which they say is planning a large-scale military offensive against them.
- Darfur: UN official says parties must cease all fighting, allow relief aid through UN News Centre 06 Mar 2007 -- As the Security Council met today in closed session on the situation in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region, a senior United Nations envoy told reporters that the parties must cease all fighting and improve conditions for the delivery of relief aid in order to facilitate the political process.
- SOMALIA: AU troops arrive in Mogadishu as exodus continues IRIN 06 Mar 2007 -- The first African Union (AU) peacekeepers arrived on Tuesday in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, even as more people continue to leave the city for security reasons, local sources said.
- Israeli-Palestinian Summit Scheduled for Next Week VOA 06 Mar 2007 -- Israeli and Palestinian leaders will hold a summit meeting next week
- Explosions, Fighting Rock Somali Capital as Ugandan Peacekeepers Arrive VOA 06 Mar 2007 -- Mortar explosions and fighting rocked Somalia's capital Tuesday shortly after the arrival of the first batch of Ugandan peacekeeping troops
- US Human Rights Report Cites Darfur As Worst Abuse VOA 06 Mar 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has released the State Department's 2006 Human Rights report, which cites the genocide in Sudan's Darfur region as "the most sobering reality of all."
- World: U.S. Report Paints Mixed Picture Of Human Rights Situation RFE/RL 06 Mar 2007 -- The U.S. State Department today released its "2006 Country Reports On Human Rights Practices."
- State Department Releases 2006 Reports on Human Rights Practices Washington File 06 Mar 2007 -- The United States hopes that the State Department's annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices "will be a source of information for governments and societies everywhere and a source of inspiration for all who are still working for peaceful, democratic change around the globe," according to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
- US Promises Forthright Response to Human Rights Complaints VOA 06 Mar 2007 -- The State Department says the United States will be responsive to criticism of alleged human rights abuses connected with the U.S.-led global war on terrorism
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY NIGERIA United Nations 06 Mar 2007
- DRC: Thousands expelled from Angola battling for survival IRIN 06 Mar 2007 -- About 43,400 Congolese expelled from diamond mines in northern Angola are living in precarious conditions near the Congolese border, humanitarian officials said.
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