15 March 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 15 Mar 2007 [PDF]
- MNF-W forces attacked
- MNF-W non-combat casualty incident
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- March 15 airpower: Strike Eagles strike intimidation AFPN 15 Mar 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for March 15.
- Coalition Forces Kill Terrorists; IED Blast Wounds Civilians AFPS 15 Mar 2007 -- Coalition forces killed four terrorists and detained 11 suspected terrorists during raids over the past several days targeting al Qaeda networks in Iraq, military officials reported.
- Roadside Bomb in Baghdad Kills 4 American Soldiers VOA 15 Mar 2007 -- The U.S. military in Iraq says a roadside bomb explosion in eastern Baghdad has killed four American soldiers and wounded two others.
- Car Bombing in Baghdad Kills At Least 8 VOA 15 Mar 2007 -- Iraqi police say a car bomb in central Baghdad has killed eight people and wounded 25.
- Nature of war requires successful airlift AFPN 15 Mar 2007 -- The commander of United States Transportation Command visited Bagram Air Base March 14 to observe and speak about the airlift mission being performed throughout Afghanistan.
- Aerial porters keep the Afghan missions moving AFPN 15 Mar 2007 -- The 8th EAMS' aerial porters provide cargo and passenger support for unit moves, flight aggregations for transient passengers and cargo movements to re-supply troops in the area of responsibility
- Coalition Troops Support Afghan Forces in Arrests, Operations AFPS 15 Mar 2007 -- Coalition and Afghan forces arrested four people this morning during an operation targeting a known terrorist safe house, military officials reported.
- US Diplomat Reafirms Ties to Pakistan in Anti-Terror Effort VOA 15 Mar 2007 -- The top U.S. diplomat dealing with South Asia, Richard Boucher, defended Pakistan's record on the war against terrorism
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing With Undersecretary Of Defense For Acquisition, Technology And Logistics Mr. Ken Krieg From the Pentagon 15 Mar 2007 -- Presenter: Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Mr. Ken Krieg
- Secretary of the Navy Recommends Way Ahead for Littoral Combat Ship Program 15 Mar 2007 -- Based on a comprehensive review of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) acquisition program, Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter announced today that he is prepared to lift a previously issued stop work order for construction of LCS 3
- Air Force chief of staff outlines priorities AFPN 15 Mar 2007 -- The Air Force chief of staff outlined some of the Air Force's priorities during a visit here March 13.
- CVW-14 Commander Reaches Career Milestone, Makes 1,000th Arrested Landing Navy NewsStand 15 Mar 2007 -- The commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 joined the prestigious ranks of the "1,000 trap" club aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) on March 15, joining a select few who can claim membership.
- Bremerton returns to Pearl Harbor from Sea Trials Navy NewsStand 15 Mar 2007 -- USS Bremerton (SSN 698) returned to Pearl Harbor Naval Station, March 14, after completing her first set of sea trials in more than three years.
- HSL-49 Det. 3 Returns Home From Deployment Navy NewsStand 15 Mar 2007 -- The "Dons" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49 Det. 3, returned home to Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI) on March 13, following a six-month deployment.
- Bonhomme Richard ESG Kicks Off JTFEX Navy NewsStand 15 Mar 2007 -- USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) departed their homeport of San Diego on March 14 to take part in Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX).
- Blue Ridge Strengthens Partnership with Indonesia Navy NewsStand 15 Mar 2007 -- USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and embarked U.S. 7th Fleet Sailors and Marines visited Jakarta, Indonesia, March 8-10.
- U.S. Commander Reviews Planned U.S. Troop Cuts in Europe Washington File 15 Mar 2007 -- The United States plans to send its first rotational Army brigade to Bulgaria and Romania in the summer of 2007, and the senior U.S. and NATO commander in Europe told Congress he is reviewing a previous decision to withdraw more than 40,000 American troops from Europe over the next several years.
- Ramstein's 50-year-old runway gets makeover AFPN 15 Mar 2007 -- After years of construction on Ramstein's flightline, the end is in sight. First the base got a brand new runway, now construction crews are working on the last segment of a year-long make over to Ramstein's old north runway.
- Acquisitions Chief Outlines Streamlined Processes AFPS 15 Mar 2007 -- As the Defense Department works to simplify its acquisitions processes, it can borrow best practices from business, but also must factor in variables businesses simply don't have to deal with, the Pentagon's acquisitions chief told reporters here yesterday.
- U.S. Military Program Targets Terrorism in North Africa AFPS 15 Mar 2007 -- The United States is keeping a watchful eye on developments in North Africa to ensure terrorists don't gain a foothold there, a senior U.S. military officer said in remarks provided to the U.S. House Armed Services Committee at a hearing here today.
- U.S. Joint Forces Command Effects Military Transformation AFPS 15 Mar 2007 -- U.S. military combatant command with headquarters in Norfolk, Va., is helping warfighters worldwide think and fight jointly to win the war against terrorism, a senior U.S. military officer told the House Armed Services Committee at a hearing here today.
- EA-18G Growler Aircraft - First Jammer Flight Test a Success Navy NewsStand 15 Mar 2007 -- The Navy's EA-18G Growler aircraft reached a major milestone Jan. 24, completing its Jammer Flight Test successfully at Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC), Patuxent River.
- Kyrgyzstan wants to settle all issues over U.S. airbase - FM RIA Novosti 15 Mar 2007 -- Kyrgyzstan does not plan to revise the conditions of its U.S. airbase lease deal, but will insist that all issues related to the presence of U.S. military personnel in the country be resolved, the Kyrgyz foreign minister said Thursday.
- Georgia to host NATO air exercise July 9-20 RIA Novosti 15 Mar 2007 -- Georgia will host a multinational military exercise, Cooperative Archer 2007, under the Partnership for Peace Program, July 9-20, the Defense Ministry said Thursday.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 15 Mar 2007
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 15 Mar 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for March 15, 2007
- Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract for Main Battle Tank Laser Rangefinder Northrop Grumman 15 Mar 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a contract from the U.S. Army to deliver Eyesafe Laser Rangefinders (ELRF) to be installed on the M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank.
- SAIC Awarded Contract to Support U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency SAIC 15 Mar 2007 -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it was one of three companies awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) to provide technical services supporting their mission.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 15 Mar 2007
- Secretary-General says Sudan's reply on Darfur 'not satisfactory,' frustration grows UN News Centre 15 Mar 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he had told Sudan's President that his reply to UN calls for speedy deployment of a United Nations-African Union (AU) hybrid force for Darfur was "not satisfactory," while dissatisfaction is growing among Member States and intensive diplomacy continues in a bid to end the conflict in the strife-torn region.
- Ban Ki-moon receives proposals for future status of UN-administered Kosovo UN News Centre 15 Mar 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today received his Special Envoy's plan for the future status of Kosovo - the ethnic Albanian majority Serbian province that the United Nations has run since Western forces drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid ethnic fighting - after efforts to reach a compromise with the two sides ended in deadlock.
- Security in West Africa improving but still fragile: Secretary-General UN News Centre 15 Mar 2007 -- Security in West Africa is improving, especially in Sierra Leone and Liberia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his latest regional report to the Security Council, but he adds that despite progress the situation remains fragile and reforms are urgently needed, particularly in the security sector.
- SOMALIA: Up to 40,000 civilians flee Mogadishu IRIN 15 Mar 2007 -- Escalating violence and insecurity in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, forced at least 40,000 civilians to flee the city in February, United Nations humanitarian agencies working in the country have said.
- Russia denies involvement in Kodori shelling RIA Novosti 15 Mar 2007 -- Russia denied Thursday accusations of involvement in Sunday's shelling of the upper part of the Kodori Gorge, the de facto border between the self-proclaimed republic of Abkhazia and Georgia.
- Israel Calls Proposed Palestinian Unity Government a 'Step Backward' VOA 15 Mar 2007 -- Palestinians have finalized an agreement on a national unity government, in which the ruling Islamic militant group Hamas agreed to share power with the rival and more moderate Fatah faction
- Attack By Maoist Rebels Kills 54 Security Personnel in Central India VOA 15 Mar 2007 -- In India's central state of Chattisgarh, suspected Maoist rebels have stormed a police post, killing at least 54 security personnel and injuring 12 others
- General Assembly supports Ban Ki-moon's reform proposals for stronger UN UN News Centre 15 Mar 2007 -- The United Nations General Assembly today endorsed the major reform proposals put forward by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon upon taking office earlier this year, including the designation of a High Representative for Disarmament Affairs and the restructuring of peacekeeping functions to provide better planning, faster deployment and a more responsive process.
- U.N. Reform "Imperative," Ambassador Khalilzad Says Washington File 15 Mar 2007 -- U.N. Reform "Imperative," Ambassador Khalilzad Says
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