29 August 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 29 Aug 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- MNC-I Soldier targeted during combat operations
- Press Briefing, August 29, 2007 MNF-I 29 Aug 2007 -- TOPIC: OPERATIONAL UPDATE
- Aug. 28 airpower summary: F-16s stay close overhead AFPN 29 Aug 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Aug. 28, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Coalition, Iraqi Forces Make Progress Against Insurgents AFPS 29 Aug 2007 -- Coalition and Iraqi forces have been making gains against al Qaeda in Iraq, as citizens step forward to help the security forces and take more responsibility for their country, two U.S. generals in Iraq said today.
- Coalition Forces Kill Two Terrorists, Detain 22 Suspects in Iraq AFPS 29 Aug 2007 -- Coalition forces killed two terrorists and detained 22 suspected terrorists today during operations targeting senior al Qaeda leaders in central and northern Iraq.
- Families, Friends Welcome Home Antietam, CVW 9 Navy NewsStand 29 Aug 2007 -- The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSSG) returned to San Diego Aug. 27, marking the end of deployment for Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 and the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54).
- Preble Returns to Homeport Navy NewsStand 29 Aug 2007 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) returned to its homeport of San Diego Aug. 29.
- Coalition Kills More Than 100 Insurgents in Afghanistan Engagement AFPS 29 Aug 2007 -- Afghan national security forces advised by coalition forces killed more than 100 insurgent fighters in a battle that started this morning and still continues in the northern part of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, military officials reported.
- Afghan Taleban Releases 12 South Korean Hostages VOA 29 Aug 2007 -- The Taleban has begun releasing 19 South Korean Christian volunteers, after holding them in Afghanistan for nearly six weeks
- Taliban Release 12 Of 19 South Koreans RFE/RL 29 Aug 2007 -- Taliban militants in Afghanistan have released 12 South Korean hostages today under a deal between the Taliban and the South Korean government
- Taliban release twelve South Korean hostages in Afghanistan RIA Novosti 29 Aug 2007 -- South Korea's government confirmed Wednesday that Taliban insurgents had released twelve of 19 Korean Christian volunteers being held hostage in central Afghanistan, Seoul's Yonhap agency said.
- Afghanistan's Taleban Releases 8 South Korean Hostages VOA 29 Aug 2007 -- The Taleban has begun releasing 19 South Korean Christian volunteers, after holding them in Afghanistan for nearly six weeks
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD News Briefing with Press Secretary Geoff Morrell from the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, Va. 29 Aug 2007 -- Presenter: Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell
- Army Takes Further Action to Fight Fraud Army News Release 29 Aug 2007 -- Throughout 2007 the Army has undertaken a rigorous effort to remediate weaknesses in contracting
- Mount Rainier Rescues a Reserve Specialty Army News 29 Aug 2007 -- Most of the 6,000 to 8,000 climbers who each year attempt to scale this long-dormant volcano walk off the mountain under their own power
- Marines Embark USS Nassau as Strike Group Readies for Deployment NavY NewsStand 29 Aug 2007 -- To better fight the global war on terrorism, Sailors and Marines worked together on board USS Nassau (LHA 4) Aug. 28 to put troops right where they need to be, distant shores.
- Comfort Bids Colombia Farewell Navy NewsStand 29 Aug 2007 -- Hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Colombia Aug. 28, after completing nearly a week of humanitarian work in the country.
- Key West Returns from Deployment Navy NewsStand 29 Aug 2007 -- Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Key West (SSN 722) returned to its homeport of Pearl Harbor on Aug. 28, following a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific.
- NMCB 4 Displays Tactical Readiness on FEX Navy NewsStand 29 Aug 2007 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 vacated Camp Covington to participate in its deployment field exercise (FEX) on Aug. 20 to refresh and train personnel in battalion tactics while improving small unit leadership.
- Nassau Conducts Well Deck Operations as Strike Group Trains for Deployment Navy NewsStand 29 Aug 2007 -- Sailors of USS Nassau (LHA 4), along with Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), embarked and disembarked landing craft utility (LCU) and landing craft air cushions (LCAC) on Aug. 26 during training operations for the upcoming strike group deployment.
- Industry forum to kick off installation energy projects AFPN 29 Aug 2007 -- The Air Force will host an Energy Enhanced Use Lease Industry Forum Sep. 26-27 to give private industry and community stakeholders an opportunity to learn how Air Force leaders intend to use energy projects, both renewable and conventional, to support the service's missions.
- C-5 to be showcased at Air Force Marathon AFPN 29 Aug 2007 -- The official aircraft of the 11th annual Air Force Marathon is the C-5 Galaxy and marathon participants, spectators and volunteers will see the aircraft fly over the course of the race Sept. 15 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
- USS Henry M. Jackson Undergoes Submarine Escape Training Navy NewsStand 29 Aug 2007 -- Sailors from USS Henry M. Jackson (HMJ) (SSBN 730) (Blue) underwent training on the MK-10 Submarine Escape and Immersion Equipment (SEIE) (Size Suit) at the Naval Base Kitsap Bangor Fitness and Aquatic Center on Aug. 20.
- Georgia to raise 2007 defense spending by $200 mln to $600 mln RIA Novosti 29 Aug 2007 -- Georgia will increase its 2007 defense budget by $200 million to around $600 million as part of efforts to bring its Armed Forces closer to NATO standards, the prime minister said Wednesday.
- Two Russian minesweepers to join Open Spirit 2007 exercise RIA Novosti 29 Aug 2007 -- Russia's Baltic Fleet vessels will join the Open Spirit 2007 international exercise in the Baltic Sea, which begins August 31, a spokesman for the Russian Navy said Wednesday.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 29 Aug 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for August 29, 2007
- EGYPTIAN AIR FORCE CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF F-16 OPERATIONS Lockheed Martin 31 Aug 2007 -- Egyptian and U.S. Air Force officials participated in a ceremony in Cairo, Egypt on Aug. 25 commemorating the 25th anniversary of Egypt's acquisition of the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-16 Fighting Falcon.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN DELIVERS 100TH F-22 RAPTOR AIR DOMINANCE FIGHTER TO THE U.S. AIR FORCE Lockheed Martin 31 Aug 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] formally delivered the 100th F-22 Raptor air dominance fighter to the U.S. Air Force in ceremonies here today. The milestone aircraft (Air Force serial number 05-0100) will be assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.
- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Engine System Completed Multiple Kill Vehicle Ground Test Pratt & Whitney 29 Aug 2007 -- A divert and attitude control system built by Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) has completed a demanding hot-fire test for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Multiple Kill Vehicle (MKV) payload system at the National Hover Test Facility at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
- Eurocopter delivers first U.S. UH-72A Made Lakota (civil EC145) EADS 29 Aug 2007 -- American Eurocopter, the American subsidiary of the Eurocopter Group has been granted production authorization for UH-72A and EC145 helicopters, enabling these rotary-wing aircraft to be U.S.-made for military and civilian customers.
- BAE SYSTEMS RECEIVES $12.5 MILLION CONTRACT TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY ESCAPE WINDOWS TO U.S. ARMY BAE Systems 29 Aug 2007 -- BAE Systems announced today it received a $12.5 million contract to provide 1000 Vehicle Emergency Escape (VEE) Window kits plus 2,000 spare VEE Window panels to the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) for use on the up-armored M1114 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV).
- Sagem Défense Sécurité : successful first firing test of AASM high-precision weapon with infrared terminal guidance Sagem (Safran group) 29 Aug 2007 -- On July 12, French defense procurement agency DGA carried out the first firing test of the AASM (Armement Air-Sol Modulaire) modular air-to-ground weapon with an infrared imager. The test was performed at the Launch Missile Test Center in Biscarosse, Southwest France, by a Mirage 2000N based at the Cazaux Flight Test Center.
- Deck landings around the clock with the Thales TopOwl helmet-mounted sight display Thales 29 Aug 2007 -- Aircrews were equipped with TopOwl, an advanced helmet-mounted sight display designed and manufactured by Thales.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 29 Aug 2007
- Analysis: African Peacekeeper Puzzles cfr.org 29 Aug 2007
- Israel cutting back military forces on Syrian border - newspaper RIA Novosti 29 Aug 2007 -- Israel is preparing to roll back its military presence on the Syrian border, the Haaretz newspaper said Wednesday.
- UN Middle East envoy 'guardedly optimistic' about road ahead UN News Centre 29 Aug 2007 -- The substantive dialogue developing between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, as well as recent intensive efforts at international diplomacy, means the United Nations envoy to the Middle East is "guardedly optimistic" about the prospects for the region, he told the Security Council today.
- DR Congo: UN mission urges end to fighting in troubled eastern region UN News Centre 29 Aug 2007 -- Deploring clashes among opposing factions of the armed forces in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the vast country today said that it is fully committed to helping find a peaceful solution to protect civilians from further violence.
- NIGER: NGOs in north calling for peace IRIN 29 Aug 2007 -- A mayor in northern Niger has warned that civilians are increasingly being caught up in insecurity caused by fighting between the Nigerien army and armed militias, and has called for an end to hostilities.
- Sudan Rejects UN Statement Alleging Increased Darfur Violence VOA 29 Aug 2007 -- Sudan's government has rejected a statement from United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon asserting that violence in the Darfur region is on the rise.
- Russian expert says Georgia falsified facts in missile incident RIA Novosti 29 Aug 2007 -- A Russian military expert said Wednesday that Georgia falsified facts in accusing Russia of dropping a missile on its territory earlier this month.
- NEPAL: Business community bemoans worsening security situation IRIN 29 Aug 2007 -- Nepal's business community has expressed concern over the worsening security situation: industries and factories are closing down owing to constant protests, strikes, threats and extortion by former Maoist rebels and pro-Madhesi groups in the Terai region of southern Nepal.
- Thai Leader Says Progress Made Against Violence in South VOA 29 Aug 2007 -- Thai Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont says some progress is being made in reducing violence in the country's southern provinces, which have been wracked by Muslim separatist violence
- Kazakhstan: President Nazarbaev Dismisses Another Son-In-Law RFE/RL 29 Aug 2007 -- Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has made a number of senior-level personnel changes this week.
- Russia: Putin May Go, But Can 'Putinism' Survive? RFE/RL 29 Aug 2007
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