11 May 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 11 May 2007 [PDF]
- MND-N Soldier killed, 9 wounded
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: DoD Special Security Operations Briefing with Maj. Gen. Mixon from Iraq 11 May 2007 -- Presenter: U.S. Army Commander of Multnational Division North and the 25th Infantry Division Maj. Gen. Benjamin Mixon
- May 10 airpower: Airlifting ammo to Soldiers AFPN 11 May 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan in the following operations May 10, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Bomb-Builders Killed in Raid; Troops Detain Suspects, Seize Weapons AFPS 11 May 2007 -- A terrorist bomb-builder was killed with three accomplices during a coalition raid near Taji, Iraq, today, U.S. officials said, and other operations over the last few days netted more terror suspects and weapons.
- US Commander in Northern Iraq Asks for More Troops VOA 11 May 2007 -- The U.S. commander in northern Iraq says he does not have enough manpower to secure the increasingly violent Diyala province
- Stennis Carrier Strike Group Reaches Halfway Point Navy NewsStand 11 May 2007 -- The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 reached the halfway point of their deployment May 10.
- USS Nimitz Begins OEF Missions Navy NewsStand 11 May 2007 -- USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 began conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) May 11.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Top Army Officer Addresses Bonuses, Stability Operations AFPS 11 May 2007 -- Army officials will continue to monitor manning and may offer bonuses to mid-level officers and noncommissioned officers if needed, the Army chief of staff said here today.
- C-21 Accident Investigation Board completed AFPN 11 May 2007 -- Air Mobility Command released the results of its investigation into the Oct. 2, 2006, C-21A aircraft accident at Decatur Airport, Ill
- Air support is crucial vein in ground force's lifeline AFPN 11 May 2007 -- Joint terminal attack controllers direct the action of combat aircraft to provide close-air support missions for U.S. ground forces in Iraq.
- USAFE commander visits Spanish base AFPN 11 May 2007 -- The U. S. Air Forces in Europe commander met with Spanish airmen and commanders of the 712th Air Base Group and observed firsthand how the Spanish and U.S. work together May 11 at Moron Air Base.
- Casey Says Army Must Be Prepared for 'Persistent Conflict' AFPS 11 May 2007 -- The U.S. military is involved in a "persistent conflict," and the Army must be prepared to handle the commitment, the Army chief of staff said today.
- New Medical Recording System Tracks Inpatient Care Army News 11 May 2007 -- The U.S. Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait will become the first deployed hospital to gain total visibility of inpatient medical procedures completed on the battlefield this month.
- Vice President Visits USS John C. Stennis Navy NewsStand 11 May 2007 -- Vice President Dick Cheney visited the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) while underway in the Persian Gulf to meet with more than 5,000 Sailors and Marines on May 11.
- Jordanian Prince Visits Ike Navy NewsStand 11 May 2007 -- Jordanian Prince Feisal Bin Al-Hussein, lieutenant general and special assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordanian Armed Forces, visited Rear Adm. Allen Myers, Commander Carrier Strike Group 8, aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69)(Ike) while transiting the Suez Canal on May 3.
- Reservists Play Key Role in UNITAS Reconstruction Cell Navy NewsStand 11 May 2007 -- Nine Reservists embarked aboard USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) are chronicling the movements within the exercise so that leadership can better analyze lessons learned to benefit the ships from UNITAS 48-07 which are currently underway off the central Argentina coast.
- NMCB 3 Receives New Commanding Officer Navy NewsStand 11 May 2007 -- Cmdr. Tony M. Edmonds relieved Cmdr. Scott K. Higgins as commanding officer of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 during a change of command ceremony held at Camp Shields, Okinawa, May 4.
- Air Force's WC-130 Hercules crews hunt Atlantic coast hurricanes AFPN 11 May 2007 -- Although the 2007 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season officially starts June 1, Keesler Air Force Base's Hurricane Hunters got off to an early start.
- Predators ready to aid Missouri flood victims AFPN 11 May 2007 -- MQ-1 Predators are on standby to launch and help with search, rescue and recovery efforts over the areas of Missouri devastated by floods.
- US, Chinese Military Officers Sharply Disagree Over Anti-Satellite Issue VOA 11 May 2007 -- Senior U.S. and Chinese military commanders sharply disagreed Friday on the impact of China's anti-satellite weapon test in January
- Poland to open talks with U.S. on shield Monday - FM RIA Novosti 11 May 2007 -- The Polish premier has signed a regulation Thursday night to open talks with the U.S. over the planned deployment of part of its missile shield in the country, the foreign minister told the parliament Friday.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 11 May 2007
- Press Gaggle by Scott Stanzel The White House 11 May 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for May 11, 2007
- Boeing Delivers Second C-17 to Royal Australian Air Force Boeing 11 May 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today delivered the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) second C-17 Globemaster III during a ceremony at the company's Long Beach, Calif., C-17 manufacturing facility.
- Northrop Grumman Completes Dry Dock Work for USS Carl Vinson Refueling and Complex Overhaul Northrop Grumman 11 May 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has completed the dry dock portion of work for the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) five days ahead of schedule. The carrier is undergoing a refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at the company's Newport News sector, the nation's sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers.
- BAE SYSTEMS COMPLETES THIRD SUCCESSFUL TEST OF ADVANCED PRECISION KILL WEAPON SYSTEM IN THREE DAYS BAE Systems 11 May 2007 -- BAE Systems completed a third successful test of the production-ready configuration of its 2.75-inch guided rocket, the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), on May 10, 2007.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED $380 MILLION CONTRACT FOR APACHE ELECTRO OPTIC FIRE CONTROL PERFORMANCE BASED LOGISTICS Lockheed Martin 11 May 2007 -- The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a performance based logistics (PBL) contract, with a potential value of $380 million over four years, to support the Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (TADS/PNVST) and Modernized TADS/PNVS (M-TADS/PNVS) systems on the AH-64 Apache helicopter.
- Raytheon to Pursue Avionics Contract for NASA Ares I Crew Launch Vehicle Raytheon 11 May 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will submit a proposal as the prime contractor to partner with NASA on the development and manufacture of the Instrument Unit Avionics on NASA's Ares I, the Crew Launch Vehicle that will carry future space pioneers into orbit when the Space Shuttle is retired in 2010.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 11 May 2007
- UN rights unit calls Darfur bombardments 'indiscriminate and inappropriate' UN News Centre 11 May 2007 -- The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today described as "indiscriminate" a series of deadly aerial bombardments across the North Darfur region of Sudan and said there were many civilian casualties.
- U.S., EU Kosovo draft resolution unacceptable to Russia - envoy RIA Novosti 11 May 2007 -- A draft resolution on Kosovo sponsored by the EU and U.S. is unacceptable to Moscow, a deputy Russian representative to the UN said Friday.
- Security Council working group urges action to demobilize child soldiers UN News Centre 11 May 2007 -- The United Nations Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict has demanded that the parties in Sri Lanka and Nepal demobilize all child soldiers without delay, as it also examined new reports on children caught up in fighting in Uganda and Somalia.
- Chechnya: Why Did 1997 Peace Agreement Fail? RFE/RL 11 May 2007 -- Ten years ago, the leaders of Chechnya and Russia, Aslan Maskhadov and Boris Yeltsin, signed a formal peace treaty in the Kremlin
- Chechnya: The Turning Point That Wasn't RFE/RL 11 May 2007 -- Ten years ago, on May 12, 1997, the presidents of Russia and Chechnya, Boris Yeltsin and Aslan Maskhadov, met in the Kremlin to sign a treaty "on peace and the principles of Russian-Chechen relations" that was intended to draw a line under the 1994-96 war and preclude a resumption of armed conflict
- UNHCR Expands Aid to People in Somalia VOA 11 May 2007 -- The U.N. refugee agency says a lull in fighting is enabling it to give assistance to more people in Somalia's capital
- DRC: More rebels hand in arms in Ituri IRIN 11 May 2007 -- Another group of militias from one of the last active rebel movements in the troubled Ituri district of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has handed in its weapons under an ongoing demobilisation, disarmament and reintegration (DDR) process, United Nations sources said.
- UGANDA: Talks delayed over accountability questions IRIN 11 May 2007 -- Talks aimed at ending two decades of fighting in northern Uganda could not resume on Friday as scheduled because of disagreement over how to handle issues of accountability and reconciliation in the war that has killed thousands.
- Out of Hundreds of Thousands Displaced, Few Somalis Returning to Mogadishu VOA 11 May 2007 -- UN officials say relatively few displaced people in Somalia have been willing or able to return to Mogadishu
- Rival Palestinian Factions Clash in Gaza, Ending Lull VOA 11 May 2007 -- At least six people have been wounded in renewed clashes between rival Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip
- Guinea's Military Intensifies Protest VOA 11 May 2007 -- The presidential guard in Guinea blocked hundreds of soldiers from marching on the presidential palace in Conakry Friday
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