10 May 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 10 May 2007 [PDF]
- MNF-W FORCES ATTACKED
- MND-B SECURITY PATROL RECEIVES SMALL ARMS FIRE
- MNC-I SOLDIER ATTACKED
- MND-B SECURITY PATROL RECEIVES SMALL ARMS FIRE
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- May 9 airpower: F-16s provide support to convoys AFPN 10 May 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan in the following operations May 9, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Air Strike Kills Terrorists; Bomb-Making Material Seized in Raids AFPS 10 May 2007 -- A coalition air strike killed three terrorists today in the Sadr City section of Baghdad, and coalition troops in western Iraq killed a terrorist and seized material that could be used to construct chemical bombs.
- Analysis: Hearts, Minds, and Afghan Body Counts cfr.org 10 May 2007 -- The Western battle for Afghans' hearts and minds may be suffering from large-scale collateral damage
- Afghanistan: What Unites The New 'United Front'? RFE/RL 10 May 2007 -- In Afghanistan, more than 30 people announced in Kabul on March 13 the formation of a political grouping called the United Front of Afghanistan.
- Iran/Afghanistan: Repatriations Spark Debate On Tehran's Aims RFE/RL 10 May 2007 -- Iran's forcible repatriation of tens of thousands of Afghan refugees has raised suspicions that Tehran is trying to destabilize Afghanistan, and prompted complaints from the Afghan Foreign Ministry.
Defense Policy / Programs
- President Bush Discusses U.S. Department of Defense Briefings The White House 10 May 2007
- House Approves New Iraq War Funding Measure VOA 10 May 2007 -- In the latest challenge by Democrats to President Bush over funding for the war in Iraq, the House of Representatives has approved a new bill by a vote 221 to 205 to fund military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan
- US House of Representatives Debates New War Bills VOA 10 May 2007 -- In the latest challenge by Democrats to President Bush over funding for military operations in Iraq, the House of Representatives is debating a new bill to support troops in Iraq and Afghanistan
- Military Commission Charges Referred 10 May 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today that charges were referred to a military commission in the case of Salim Ahmed Hamdan by the Office of Military Commissions Convening Authority, Susan J. Crawford.
- US Military Charges Al-Qaida Leader's Alleged Bodyguard with Conspiracy VOA 10 May 2007 -- The U.S. military has charged a Guantanamo Bay detainee accused of working as a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden with conspiracy and providing support for terrorism.
- DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for April 10 May 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of April.
- Deployed F-22s leave Pacific, return to Langley AFPN 10 May 2007 -- After almost three months in the Pacific, 12 F-22A Raptors departed here May 10 having completed the first overseas deployment for the Air Force's newest air supremacy aircraft.
- Charleston C-17 transports NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander AFPN 10 May 2007 -- The Phoenix Mars Lander began its journey to the red planet in May by first flying on board a C-17 Globemaster III from Charleston Air Force Base.
- Active Components Meet April Recruiting Goals AFPS 10 May 2007 -- All active-duty components of the military met or exceeded recruiting goals for April, Defense Department officials announced today.
- Gates Hopes to Get Better Armored Vehicles to Troops Faster AFPS 10 May 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is exploring ways to speed up the timetable for getting more Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles to troops in Iraq.
- Davis Rescues Migrants at Sea Navy NewsStand 10 May 2007 -- The Sailors of USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) performed two migrant operations in the Pacific Ocean in late April.
- CTF 76 Begins Cobra Gold 2007 in Thailand Navy NewsStand 10 May 2007 -- As ships, units and accompanying personnel of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7/Task Force 76 and the Royal Thai Navy finalized details and plans for upcoming training, the start of the 26th iteration of Cobra Gold was made official with a ceremony and briefing May 8.
- USS Bunker Hill Receives Spokane Trophy Navy NewsStand 10 May 2007 -- The San Diego-based guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) has been named the winner of the 2006 Spokane Trophy Award by the commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet.
- U.S. Congress cuts missile defense, space weapons, nuke funding RIA Novosti 10 May 2007 -- A United State congressional panel has cut administration defense spending for next year by 9% of the total requested, blocking funds to build a missile base in Poland.
- U.S., Czech Republic start talks on missile shield RIA Novosti 10 May 2007 -- The United States and the Czech Republic will start negotiations over the possible deployment of a missile defense radar on Czech territory, the CTK news agency reported Thursday.
- Russian chief of staff comes to Brussels to discuss CFE RIA Novosti 10 May 2007 -- A NATO-Russia chiefs-of-staff meeting opened in Brussels Thursday amid tension surrounding a key arms control treaty in Europe.
- Major NATO military communications exercise ends in Armenia RIA Novosti 10 May 2007 -- A 13-day NATO exercise involving more than a thousand military communications specialists from 42 nations has finished in Armenia Thursday.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 10 May 2007
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 10 May 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for May 10, 2007
- Northrop Grumman Demonstrates On-Orbit Propellant Re-Supply for Orbital Express Program Northrop Grumman 10 May 2007 -- Using a payload provided by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and support from a team of the company's mission specialists, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA) Orbital Express (OE) team has successfully performed multiple on-orbit fluid transfers between two space vehicles.
- Fourteenth EC 725 delivered to the French Forces EADS 10 May 2007 -- The French Air Force has received its sixth EC 725, which has joined the EH 1/67 Pyrenees Squadron based in Cazaux.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN UNVEILS NEW ADVANCED PILOTAGE FLIR - PATHFINDER - FOR CARGO AND UTILITY AIRCRAFT Lockhed Martin 10 May 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] unveiled its new, state-of-the-art pilotage sensor for cargo and utility aircraft during recent flight demonstrations on a UH-1H helicopter at Fort Belvoir, VA
- Pratt & Whitney's F135 Engine Powers Three Flight Tests within 48 Hours Pratt & Whitney 10 May 2007 -- Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine powered three F-35 Lightning II flight tests on April 26 and 27, marking the first time the F-35 Lightning II has completed more than one flight test in 24 hours, and three flight tests in less than 48 hours
- Raytheon Seeks Solutions for Defeating Improvised Explosive Devices Raytheon 10 May 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is seeking partners to help create innovative solutions to defeat the number one killer of service members in the global war on terror -- the improvised explosive device.
- Northrop Grumman Communicates Over-the-Horizon Using Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Northrop Grumman 10 May 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), in conjunction with the Office of Naval Research, has successfully demonstrated the ability to extend communications range and capability using the Killer Bee tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (TUAV) built by Swift Engineering, Inc.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 10 May 2007
- U.N. Security Council Begins Debate on Kosovo Resolution Washignton File 10 May 2007 -- The United States and Europe have submitted a preliminary draft resolution to the U.N. Security Council that would set the groundwork for internationally supervised independence for Kosovo, a move that senior U.S. diplomat R. Nicholas Burns says is "inevitable."
- US Says Most Security Council Members Back Independent Kosovo VOA 10 May 2007 -- Washington's ambassador at the United Nations says most Security Council members back a plan to grant supervised independence to Kosovo
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY LEAGUE OF ARAB STATES United Nations 10 May 2007
- Egypt, Jordan, Israel Discuss Arab Peace Initiative VOA 10 May 2007 -- The foreign ministers of Jordan, Egypt and Israel have met in Cairo to discuss an Arab initiative for Middle East peace. It is the first meeting between Tel Aviv and the members of the Arab League "working group" tasked with negotiating with Israel
- Israeli PM Blames Israeli Army for Failures of Lebanon War VOA 10 May 2007 -- The testimony of Israel's embattled Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to an official inquiry investigating last year's Lebanon War has been released for publication
- Darfur peace process at a 'crossroads,' UN envoy says UN News Centre 10 May 2007 -- The fragile peace process in Darfur is at a "crossroads," the United Nations Special Envoy for the strife-torn region said today, as he and his counterpart from the African Union (AU) wrapped up their third joint visit to Sudan.
- Beijing Appoints Africa Envoy to Focus On Darfur VOA 10 May 2007 -- China has appointed a special Africa envoy whose first task will be to focus on the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region
- US Envoy, Sri Lankan President Discuss Deteriorating Human Rights Situation VOA 10 May 2007 -- A top U.S. envoy says Washington is concerned about the continued deterioration of human rights in Sri Lanka.
- Nepal's Maoists Deny Reports of Child Soldiers in UN-Monitored Camps VOA 10 May 2007 -- Leaders of the former rebel Maoists in Nepal have denied a report by Human Rights Watch that they continue to have children in their armed forces
- SUDAN-UGANDA: Refugee repatriation to gather pace IRIN 10 May 2007 -- Voluntary repatriation of Southern Sudanese refugees from Uganda is set to increase with the introduction of a third corridor of return to Eastern Equatoria state in August, the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Wednesday.
- PAKISTAN: Hundreds missing in conflict-torn Balochistan IRIN 10 May 2007 -- Dr Hanif Sharif, 29, was regarded until 2005 as one of the most gifted young writers in the Balochi language.
- Turkish Lawmakers Vote on Major Constitutional Changes VOA 10 May 2007 -- The Turkish parliament has backed Thursday a proposed amendment to the constitution to enable the people to elect a new president directly
- Blair to Step Down as Labour Party Leader; Hand Over Power June 27 VOA 10 May 2007 -- Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair announced Thursday he is stepping down as leader of the Labour Party and will hand over power to a new prime minister June 27
- Syrian President Rejects Cooperation with Hariri Tribunal VOA 10 May 2007 -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he may not cooperate with a U.N.-backed court to try suspects in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri
- CONGO: Controversy ahead of legislative elections IRIN 10 May 2007 -- Barely two months before legislative elections in the Republic of Congo, a row is raging between the government and opposition over the composition of the electoral commission that will oversee the polls.
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