06 August 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 06 Aug 2007 [PDF]
- MND-B Soldier killed during combat operations
- DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- Four Task Force Lightning Soldiers killed, 12 wounded
- MND-B patrol struck by explosively-formed penetrator
- Aug. 5 airpower summary: A-10s unleash awesome firepower AFPN 06 Aug 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Aug. 5 according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Porter Deploys in Support of MSO Navy NewsStand 06 Aug 2007 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) deployed from Naval Station Norfolk Aug. 1 for a regularly scheduled six-month deployment as part of the Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG).
- Citizens Oust Terrorists from Mosque, Help Uncover Weapons Cache AFPS 06 Aug 2007 -- Fed-up with violent and indiscriminate terror tactics, a group of more than 80 residents of the Adhamiyah district, on the east side of the Iraqi capital, banded together yesterday to oust suspected terrorists from a local mosque.
- Apache Crews Protect Ground Soldiers During Iraq Operations AFPS 06 Aug 2007 -- Multinational Division Baghdad helicopter crews killed four armed insurgents yesterday in northwestern Baghdad.
- Tribal Leaders Join Forces to Fight Terrorists in Diyala Province AFPS 06 Aug 2007 -- Tribal leaders in Diyala province, Iraq, have joined forces and are working together to fight terrorists in their homeland.
- Task Force Analyzes Detainees' Motivation in Iraq AFPS 06 Aug 2007 -- Forces in Iraq are studying detainees to find out what motivates insurgents and terrorists in that country, the general overseeing detention operations there said today.
- Transcript: President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with President Karzai of Afghanistan The White House 06 Aug 2007
- Presidents Bush, Karzai Committed To Rebuilding Afghanistan Washington File 06 Aug 2007 -- President Bush and Afghan President Hamid Karzai remain committed to defeating remaining Taliban insurgents, bringing al-Qaida terrorists to justice and helping Afghanistan emerge from decades of poverty and violence.
- Bush, Karzai Vow To Defeat Taliban RFE/RL 06 Aug 2007 -- U.S. President George W. Bush and Afghan President Hamid Karzai today vowed to win the war against the Taliban.
- Bush, Karzai Oppose Swap for South Korean Hostages Held by Taleban VOA 06 Aug 2007 -- President Bush and Afghan President Hamid Karzai say there should be no prisoner swap to gain the freedom of 21 South Korean hostages held by the Taleban in Afghanistan.
- Bush, Afghan Leader Hold Security Strategy Talks VOA 06 Aug 2007 -- President Bush says he is confident al-Qaida leaders will be brought to justice, and pledges to continue the struggle against terrorist elements and remnants of Afghanistan's ousted Taleban regime
- U.S./Afghanistan: Presidents Meet To Shore Up Domestic Standing RFE/RL 06 Aug 2007 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai is meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush on August 5-6 at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland.
- Twenty-One Taliban Reported Killed In South Afghanistan RFE/RL 06 Aug 2007 -- Provincial officials in southern Afghanistan today said that local and foreign forces killed at least 21 Taliban militants in an operation launched late on August 5.
- Russia, Afghanistan sign deal to write off Afghan debt RIA Novosti 06 Aug 2007 -- Russia signed a deal with Afghanistan Monday to write off around 90% of its Soviet-era debt totaling $11.1 billion, with the remainder to be repaid over 23 years
- South Korea in Contact With Hostage in Afghanistan VOA 06 Aug 2007 -- South Korean officials say they have made contact with at least one of the 21 Korean hostages kidnapped last month by Taleban insurgents in Afghanistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Senate Confirms Mullen, Cartwright for Top Military Positions AFPS 06 Aug 2007 -- The Senate confirmed Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen and Marine Corps Gen. James E. "Hoss" Cartwright as chairman and vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, respectively, Aug. 3.
- $20,000 bonus for recruits who report to basic training before Sept. 30 Army News Release 06 Aug 2007 -- The U.S. Army's Recruiting Command announced recently a $20,000 "quick-ship" bonus for aspiring recruits
- Leader Handbook Looks at First 100 Days in Combat Army News 06 Aug 2007 -- A new handbook published by the Center for Army Lessons Learned at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., gives leaders a glimpse into the first 100 days of combat.
- General testifies on Air Force in-lieu-of strategies AFPN 06 Aug 2007 -- An Air Force General spoke before the House Armed Service Committee Subcommittee on Readiness July 31 about the state of in-lieu-of taskings Airmen fill for the Army.
- Chief of staff approves latest command, control doctrine AFPN 06 Aug 2007 -- The Air Force chief of staff has approved the latest revision to Air Force Doctrine Document 2-8, Command and Control.
- Former secretary of the Air Force dies AFPN 06 Aug 2007 -- Former Secretary of the Air Force John C. Stetson died Aug. 2 at his home in Lake Forest, Ill.
- Comfort Arrives in Peru, Continues Mission Navy NewsStand 06 Aug 2007 -- After seeing thousands of patients in Belize, Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua and El Salvador, U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrives in Peru Aug. 6 to continue its four-month humanitarian assistance deployment.
- U.S. Africa Command Builds Partnerships, Fosters Self-Sufficiency Washington File 06 Aug 2007 -- The precise role the newly created U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) will play is to build on long-standing partnerships to deliver humanitarian assistance and foster self-sufficiency by helping African nations build strong, effective democracies, according to U.S. officials.
- Military Helps Recovery Effort in Minnesota Bridge Collapse AFPS 06 Aug 2007 -- Navy divers will aid in recovery efforts at the site of the Aug. 1 bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Defense Department officials said today.
- USS Whidbey Island Welcomes New Commanding Officer Navy NewsStand 06 Aug 2007 -- Cmdr. Michael Junge relieved Cmdr. Erik Ross as commanding officer of the dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) Aug. 3, during a ceremony at Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek.
- Air Force supports launch of NASA mission to Mars AFPN 06 Aug 2007 -- Members of the 45th Space Wing from Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., supported Aug. 4's successful launch from here of a NASA probe that will study Mars.
- Russia to build 2 Kalashnikov factories in Venezuela by 2010 RIA Novosti 06 Aug 2007 -- Russia will build two factories for production of the famous Kalashnikov assault rifle and ammunition in Venezuela by 2010, a Russian arms manufacturer said Monday.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 06 Aug 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for August 06, 2007
- Northrop Grumman Delivers SBIRS GEO-1 Payload to Lockheed Martin Northrop Grumman 06 Aug 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), the payload integrator for the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS), the nation's next-generation missile warning system, has delivered the first SBIRS geosynchronous orbit (GEO) payload to prime contractor Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) for integration into the spacecraft and final system-level testing.
- U.S. Army Awards Northrop Grumman Unit Training Support Contract Northrop Grumman 06 Aug 2007 -- The U.S. Army's Northern Region Contracting Center has awarded Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) the Unit Training Support (UTS) contract to provide integrated training solutions to warfighters at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
- Northrop Grumman Uses Extensive Knowledge of 'Sense-and-Avoid' Technologies for Navy BAMS Solution Northrop Grumman 06 Aug 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) extensive knowledge of "sense-and-avoid" (SAA) technologies that make it safer for unmanned aircraft to share airspace with piloted aircraft is an important element of the company's solution for the U.S. Navy's Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS) program.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 06 Aug 2007
- Darfur's rebels vow to work together towards peace during UN-chaired talks UN News Centre 06 Aug 2007 -- Darfurian rebel groups attending United Nations-sponsored "pre-negotiation" talks over the weekend have agreed to work together to try to devise a solution to the deadly conflict that has devastated the Sudanese region since 2003.
- Darfur Rebels Call for Peace Talks Within 3 Months VOA 06 Aug 2007 -- After three days of talks in Tanzania, several rebel factions involved in the Darfur conflict put forward a united front Monday and called for new peace negotiations with the Sudanese government in two to three months
- SUDAN: Darfur rebels pledge to allow aid delivery IRIN 06 Aug 2007 -- Rebel leaders from Darfur have ended a meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, with a commitment to allow free access by humanitarian agencies to people affected by the western Sudanese conflict.
- Olmert, Abbas meet to discuss Palestinian state RIA Novosti 06 Aug 2007 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday he hoped to resume talks soon with the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) on the final status of the Palestinian state, which broke down almost seven years ago.
- Abbas, Olmert to Meet on International Peace Talks VOA 06 Aug 2007 -- Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are scheduled to meet today in the West Bank city, Jericho
- India supplies more radars to Lanka to help ward off LTTE attacks IRNA 06 Aug 2007 -- After a gap of a year,India has sent more radars to Sri Lanka to help it ward off the threat of airborne attacks by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Defence Ministry sources said.
- LEBANON: Tense times as rival Islamist groups vie for control of refugee camp IRIN 06 Aug 2007 -- Ain al-Hilweh, Lebanon's largest and most lawless refugee camp, has a street called Sharia Bustan Yahoudi (Jewish Park Street); the irony is a small instance among a litany of indignities suffered by the Palestinian refugees living there.
- Presidential Order Targets Those Opposed to Lebanese Democracy Washington File 06 Aug 2007 -- President Bush's August 2 executive order seizing the U.S. assets of those undermining Lebanon's democratically elected government is designed to support the country's constitutional democratic process, as well as those who feel Lebanon's democracy is being threatened, a senior State Department official said.
- Gemayel Defeated for Lebanese Parliament Seat VOA 06 Aug 2007 -- Former Lebanese President Amin Gemayel has gone down to defeat in a parliament by-election to fill the seat of his late son, Pierre, assassinated last November
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