03 May 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 03 May 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Insurgent attack targets MND-B Soldiers
- Press briefing on Operation Rat Trap with Maj. Gen. William Caldwell IV, Multi-National Force - Iraq spokesman, May 3, 2007. MNF-I 03 May 2007 -- TOPIC: SITUATIONAL UPDATE DISCUSSING OPERATION RAT TRAP
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Brig. Gen. Wiggins from the Pentagon 03 May 2007 -- Presenter: Deputy Director for Operations, Joint Staff, Brig. Gen. Perry Wiggins
- Operation Polar Scrum helps get suspected terrorists, IEDs off the streets MNF-I 03 May 2007 -- Iraqi and U.S. forces conducted Operation Polar Scrum Tuesday, resulting in 85 terror suspects detained and an improvised explosive device found during the all-day mission.
- Operation Eagle Thunder III nets detainees, weapons MNF-I 03 May 2007 -- U.S. and Iraqi forces detained nine suspected terrorists and discovered weapons in Mahmudiyah Wednesday.
- May 2 airpower summary: B-1B provides close-air support AFPN 03 May 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, in Afghanistan in the following operations May 2, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Coalition, Iraqi Forces Detain 39 Suspects, Discover Weapons Caches AFPS 03 May 2007 -- Coalition and Iraqi forces nabbed 39 suspected insurgents and seized weapons caches during operations in Iraq over the past three days, military officials said.
- Coalition's 'Operation Rat Trap' Targets al Qaeda in Iraq AFPS 03 May 2007 -- Coalition forces have been targeting al Qaeda in Iraq over the last six days in a series of raids dubbed "Operation Rat Trap," a senior spokesman told reporters in Baghdad today.
- US Military Says Senior al-Qaida in Iraq Leader Killed VOA 03 May 2007 -- The U.S. military says its troops have killed a senior member of "al-Qaida in Iraq" who was involved in the kidnappings of Americans.
- Roadside Blast Targets Afghan Army Bus, Killing One And Wounding 29 RFE/RL 03 May 2007 -- A remote-control explosive hit an Afghan National Army bus in Kabul today, killing the driver and wounding 14 people, including soldiers and civilians.
- PAKISTAN: Report sheds new light on Afghan refugee community IRIN 03 May 2007 -- The vast majority of Afghan citizens (82 percent) registered in Pakistan say they had no intention of returning to their homeland in the near future, according to the final report on the registration of more than two million Afghans living in the country.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Navy Announces Commissioning of Submarine Hawaii 03 May 2007 -- The Navy's newest attack submarine Hawaii will be commissioned Saturday, May 5, during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony in Groton, Conn.
- Department of Defense AHLTA Receives Software Certification 03 May 2007 -- The Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT) announced that Department of Defense's product AHLTA Version 3.3 is pre-market, conditionally CCHIT Certified, and meets CCHIT ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) criteria for 2006.
- Airmen provide humanitarian aid for African Lion AFPN 03 May 2007 -- More than 3,700 Moroccans were treated by 37 American military members as part of an April 15 to 30 humanitarian assistance visit to Morocco called African Lion 2007.
- Ghedi, Italy unaccompanied tour length to increase AFPN 03 May 2007 -- The under secretary of defense approved a increased unaccompanied tour length change for Ghedi, Italy, from 18 months to 24 months effective Jan. 1, 2008.
- Air Force aerial firefighters train in New Mexico AFPN 03 May 2007 -- C-130 Hercules aircraft dotted the sky over central New Mexico April 30 through May 2 as 300 Airmen prepared to help fight wild land fires that may break out this year.
- Gates: Department Will Shield Troops from Funding Shortfall AFPS 03 May 2007 -- The Defense Department will take "every action necessary for as long as possible," to ensure that troops fighting in Iraq are not affected by the delay in approval of its supplemental war funding, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said yesterday.
- Marine Entry-Level Training to Go 'Back to Basics,' General Says AFPS 03 May 2007 -- Marine entry-level training will reinvigorate its values-based approach, a top Marine official said here yesterday.
- Backgrounder: The Pentagon's New Africa Command cfr.org 03 May 2007 -- In February 2007, President Bush announced the creation of a unified military command for Africa
- U.S. 3rd Fleet Shifts Command Navy NewsStand 03 May 2007 -- Vice Adm. Barry M. Costello was relieved by Vice Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III as commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet during a change of command ceremony May 3 at fleet headquarters in Point Loma.
- CNO Visits USS Monterey Navy NewsStand 03 May 2007 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Michael G. Mullen, accompanied by Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (SW/FMF) Joe R. Campa Jr., addressed approximately 350 Sailors aboard USS Monterey (CG 61) on May 1.
- Whidbey Island Tests New Radar to Avoid Bird Strikes Navy NewsStand 03 May 2007 -- Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) tested a new radar technology called eBird Rad to identify birds flying around the airfield, April 27-29.
- Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group Departs Guam Navy NewsStand 03 May 2007 -- The Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (BHRESG) departed Guam on May 1 after a three-day port visit.
- USS Mitscher Bids Farewell to Montevideo Navy NewsStand 03 May 2007 -- Sailors from USS Mitscher (DDG 57) bid farewell to the port of Montevideo, Uruguay, on April 30 following a successful and enjoyable port visit during Partnership of the Americas (POA) 2007.
- Sasebo-Based Minesweeper Sailors Clean Up Brunei Beach Navy NewsStand 03 May 2007 -- As part of what was just an overnight stop for fuel and replenishment, Sailors of two Sasebo, Japan-based mine countermeasures ships conducted a beach cleanup April 30.
- 'Wolfpack' Earns 2006 Battle 'E' Navy NewsStand 03 May 2007 -- Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 45, the "Wolfpack," learned Feb. 27 that they had earned the Battle Efficiency Award, also known as the Battle "E," for 2006.
- Navy-Marine Corps Team Train for Success Navy NewsStand 03 May 2007 -- Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicles (AAVs) from Camp Pendleton, Calif., beached themselves in the belly of USS Tarawa (LHA 1) on April 20 while conducting well deck training operations off the coast.
- EODMU 3 Det. Point Mugu Assists Local FBI Bomb Tech Dive Team Navy NewsStand 03 May 2007 -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 Detachment Point Mugu technicians of Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Point Mugu are working on an ongoing basis with the FBI's Underwater Hazardous Device Team (UHDT) ONE, based out of Los Angeles.
- Air Force stands up first unmanned aircraft systems wing AFPN 03 May 2007 -- The Air Force's first unmanned aircraft systems wing stood up May 1 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev.
- Missile Plan for Europe Seen as Shield Against Iranian Ambitions Washington File 03 May 2007 -- The elements of a limited missile defense system the United States proposes to place in Central Europe will have "no offensive capability," State Department officials tell a congressional panel.
- Space ops critical to air, ground, naval forces AFPN 03 May 2007 -- With the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility spanning 6.5 million square miles and 27 countries, the high ground of space continues to be critical to coalition air, ground and naval forces in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
- U.S. serviceman accused of killing Kyrgyz sent home RIA Novosti 03 May 2007 -- A U.S. serviceman accused of shooting dead a Kyrgyz national in December has been sent home, the U.S. ambassador to Kyrgyzstan said Thursday.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 03 May 2007
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 03 May 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for May 03, 2007
- CACI Awarded $91 Million Task Order to Support U.S. Army Defense Communications and Transmission Systems CACI 03 May 2007 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a task order to provide satellite-to-ground telecommunications systems engineering, information technology, and field support services for the Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (PM DCATS).
- LOCKHEED MARTIN RECEIVES INITIAL $23 MILLION CONTRACT TO MODERNIZE THE C-5 GALAXY Lockheed Martin 03 May 2007 -- The U.S. government has awarded an initial $23 million to Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for long-lead tasks related to modernizing the first production C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft for the U.S. Air Force under the Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP).
- Northrop Grumman Delivers 100th Radar for the U.S. Air Force's F-22 Raptor Northrop Grumman 03 May 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) achieved a key milestone in April with the delivery of the 100th active electronically scanned array (AESA) production radar for the U.S. Air Force's F-22 Raptor.
- Teledyne Brown Engineering Joins Raytheon Team in Bid for Army's Integrated Battle Command System Raytheon 03 May 2007 -- Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY) based in Huntsville, Ala., has joined the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)-led team in a bid for the U.S. Army Integrated Battle Command System (IBCS).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 03 May 2007
- Somalia: UN agency steps up aid to first wave of people who fled Mogadishu UN News Centre 03 May 2007 -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today said it was stepping up a drive to deliver food to almost 100,000 of the 365,000 people driven from their homes in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, which in recent weeks as seen the worst fighting experienced by the country in 16 years.
- Businessmen Disarm in Mogadishu VOA 03 May 2007 -- Businessmen in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, began handing over their weapons to the transitional government on Thursday, following an agreement by the government to protect the business community and its properties
- SOMALIA: War-related price hikes hit displaced IRIN 03 May 2007 -- The fighting in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, which resulted in huge numbers of displaced people, has led to increases of between 30 and 70 percent in the price of rental properties, transport, water and basic food and non-food items over the past four weeks, the Food Security Analysis Unit (FSAU) in Somalia has said.
- Disarmament in full swing in DR Congo, UN mission reports UN News Centre 03 May 2007 -- Progress is being made in disarmament efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the notorious leader of one of the Central African country's largest militias announced that 500 more of his fighters will surrender their weapons this week, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country said today.
- DRC: Dozens killed in army operation against Rwandan rebels IRIN 03 May 2007 -- Dozens of Rwandan rebels have been killed in heavy fighting with government troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) eastern North Kivu province since Wednesday, a senior military officer said.
- Cyprus problem requires a local solution to succeed, UN envoy stresses UN News Centre 03 May 2007 -- No plan to resolve the Cyprus problem will be successful in the long run unless it is a local one in which every person in both communities feels their voice has been heard and they understand the ramifications of what is proposed, the head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) said today.
- Sudan, Chad Sign Reconcilation Deal in Riyadh VOA 03 May 2007 -- The leaders of Chad and Sudan have signed an agreement aimed at reducing tension between their countries.
- Kosovo: Security Council Remains Divided On Status RFE/RL 03 May 2007 -- After heading a fact-finding UN Security Council mission to Kosovo in late April, Johan Verbeke, Belgium's UN ambassador, acknowledged that Belgrade and Pristina remain firmly opposed on the issue of Kosovo's independence
- Saudis mediate to defuse Chad, Sudan tension RIA Novosti 03 May 2007 -- The leaders of Chad and Sudan, with mediation by Saudi Arabia, signed a reconciliation deal Thursday after two previous unsuccessful attempts.
- Analysis: France Down to the Wire cfr.org 03 May 2007 -- Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose. What else can one say about Sunday's vote in France?
- Rice Meets with Syrian Foreign Minister VOA 03 May 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has met with her Syrian counterpart, Walid Moallem, on the sidelines of the Iraq stabilization conference in Egypt
- Turkey: A Divided Country Struggles For Identity RFE/RL 03 May 2007 -- Islamic head scarf or miniskirt? In a nutshell, that's the choice Turks face as they head toward early general elections on July 22.
- Olmert Faces Opposition in Israeli Parliament Amid Calls for Resignation VOA 03 May 2007 -- Israel's prime minister faced his critics in parliament one day after rebels in his own party called on him to resign over a report that criticizes his leadership during last year's war in Lebanon
- COMOROS: Armed standoff in run-up to island elections IRIN 03 May 2007 -- In an exchange of gunfire, national government troops stationed on Anjouan, one of the three semi-autonomous islands that make up Comoros, clashed with local police on Wednesday, according to local media
- NATO Urges Russia to Stop Threats Against Estonia VOA 03 May 2007 -- NATO is calling on Russia to stop threats against the Estonian embassy in Moscow and to resolve a dispute over the relocation of a Soviet war memorial in Estonia's capital.
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