19 August 2007 Military News
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Press Briefing, August 19, 2007 MNF-I 19 Aug 2007 -- MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ/GOI PRESS CONFERENCE WITH REAR ADMIRAL MARK I. FOX AND BRIGADIER GENERAL QASSIM ATTA, IRAQI SPOKESMAN FOR FARDH AL-QANOON
- Aug. 18 airpower summary: Predators fly ISR missions AFPN 19 Aug 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in operations Aug. 18, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Coalition Forces in Iraq Kill Three Terrorists, Detain 21 AFPS 19 Aug 2007 -- Coalition forces killed three terrorists and detained 21 suspects during operations in Iraq today.
- CENTAF commander visits 379th Air Expeditionary Wing AFPN 19 Aug 2007 -- Gen. Gary L. North, U.S. Central Command Air Forces and 9th Air Force commander, visited the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Aug. 15, kicking off a tour that will take him to expeditionary bases throughout the area of responsibility.
- Enterprise Strike Group Commences Operations in Persian Gulf Navy NewsStand 19 Aug 2007 -- Enterprise Carrier Strike Group (CSG) commenced operations in the Persian Gulf Aug. 10, where they are currently deployed to support Maritime Security Operations (MSO) as well as Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Enduring Freedom.
- NATO Soldier Killed in Afghanistan VOA 19 Aug 2007 -- NATO officials say a soldier with the International Security Assistance Force was killed Sunday while escorting a convoy in southern Afghanistan.
- Taliban threatens to execute South Korean hostages - agency RIA Novosti 19 Aug 2007 -- Taliban militants have threatened to start killing South Korean hostages, if the Afghan government does not release eight Taliban prisoners by Monday, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Sunday.
- AFGHANISTAN: Dealing with the Taliban on humanitarian issues IRIN 19 Aug 2007 -- Unlike big international aid organisations in Afghanistan, young volunteers working for the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) in central Ghazni Province are easily able to reach and assist needy people.
- Afghanistan: In Hostage Talks, NGOs Walk Tightrope RFE/RL 19 Aug 2007
Defense Policy / Programs
- Quake Relief Task Force Treats 200 Patients in First Three Hours AFPS 19 Aug 2007 -- Medical personnel from Joint Task Force Bravo deployed here from Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras saw more than 200 patients during their first three hours of operation yesterday and expect to see many more in the next week.
- Top Army Leader Praises All-Volunteer Force AFPS 19 Aug 2007 -- In Nepal, senior UN official voices optimism on political process
- Joint-Service Veterinarians Help in Ecuador Navy NewsStand 19 Aug 2007 -- Preventive medicine physicians and technicians attached to the USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) provided veterinarian services to farmers and animal owners in Arroyo, Ecuador, Aug. 18.
- NORTHCOM Supports Hurricane Dean Operations AFPS 19 Aug 2007 -- U.S. Northern Command officials are closely monitoring Hurricane Dean's progress and continue to respond to requests for Defense Department support in preparation for landfall.
- In Nepal, senior UN official voices optimism on political process UN News Centre 19 Aug 2007 -- The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs in Kathmandu today voiced optimism about Nepal's upcoming elections and pledged the world body's full support for the process.
- Tenuous Calm Returns to Nigerian Oil City After Deadly Battles VOA 19 Aug 2007 -- Nigerian troops are continuing their crackdown on gangsters in Port Harcourt, the main oil city in the southeastern Rivers State
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