30 August 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 30 Aug 2007 [PDF]
- Task Force Lightning Soldier attacke
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- MND-B Soldiers attacked during combat operations
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Press Briefing, August 30, 2007 MNF-I 30 Aug 2007 -- TOPIC: A MEDIA ROUNDTABLE TO INTRODUCE HIMSELF AND DISCUSS THE CHANGES HE'S SEEN IN THE IRAQI POLICE FORCES
- Transript: DoD News Briefing with Maj. Gen. Sherlock from the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, Va. 30 Aug 2007 -- Presenter: Director for Operational Planning, Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Richard Sherlock
- Coalition Operations in Iraq Disrupt al Qaeda AFPS 30 Aug 2007 -- Coalition forces disrupted al Qaeda operations in Iraq with a series of raids today, killing a terrorist leader and detaining more than 25 other individuals suspected of being al Qaeda members and associates.
- Team Increases Economic, Political, Legislative Progress AFPS 30 Aug 2007 -- The provincial reconstruction team in Iraq's Salah ad Din province is hard at work with local leaders to promote organization in governance, economic development, and rule of law, the team's leader said yesterday.
- Troops Kill 11 Insurgents in Attack on Afghanistan Base AFPS 30 Aug 2007 -- Elements of the 1st Brigade, 205th Afghan National Army Corps, along with coalition forces, repelled a direct attack on Firebase Anaconda in Afghanistan's Oruzgan province today, killing 11 of the attackers.
- Hostage Crisis Ends As Taleban Frees Remaining S. Korean Hostages VOA 30 Aug 2007 -- Taleban insurgents in Afghanistan freed the remaining three South Korean hostages late Thursday bringing to an end a six-week drama that saw two of the 23 original captives executed
- AFGHANISTAN: Deminers demand security guarantees before resuming work in Kandahar IRIN 30 Aug 2007 -- Less than a month after three deminers were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan, the Mine Detection Dog Centre (MDC) has announced it will not resume demining activities in the volatile Kandahar and Helmand provinces unless security is guaranteed.
- Afghan Officials Say Top Taleban Commander Killed in US Strike VOA 30 Aug 2007 -- Afghan officials say U.S.-led forces have killed one of the Taleban's top military commanders, known as Mullah Brother, in Southern Afghanistan
Defense Policy / Programs
- Tortuga Arrives in Tokyo Prior to Disaster Relief Drill Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2007 -- USS Tortuga (LSD 46) arrived in Tokyo Aug. 29. in preparation for an upcoming Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Relief Drill.
- Second Fleet Takes Final Step Toward JTF Certification Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2007 -- Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet begins the final step in its certification as a joint task force (JTF) headquarters Aug. 29, with the start of exercise Fuerzas Aliadas (FA) PANAMAX 2007.
- Navy Prepares Now for Future Emergencies Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2007 -- The Navy has taken extra steps to protect its Sailors and families in the event of a natural or man-made catastrophe after holding a region-wide exercise on Guam Aug. 21-23.
- NAS JRB New Orleans Flying High Two Years After Hurricane Katrina Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2007 -- Hurricane Katrina came ashore in lower Plaquemines Parish, La., two years ago on Aug. 29 and changed the lives of millions of residents in the Gulf Coast region.
- VX20 Test C-2A Upgrade On Board Truman Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2007 -- Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20, based in Patuxent River, Md., embarked on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) with a 36-member test team, including maintainers from Northrop Grumman and Rolls-Royce.
- USS Alabama Returns To Water After Dry Dock Period Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2007 -- USS Alabama (SSBN 731) is officially floating again after its 20-month dry-dock period ended Aug. 21.
- Multinational FA PANAMAX 2007 Begins Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2007 -- Nineteen nations have combined military and civil forces in Fuerzas Alidas PANAMAX 2007, a U.S. Southern Command joint and multinational exercise Aug. 29-Sept. 7, to ensure the continued security of the Panama Canal.
- Army Welcomes Geren as 20th Secretary AFPS 30 Aug 2007 -- Reshaping support to Army families and rebalancing a force stretched by war will be the priorities for Army Secretary Preston "Pete" Geren.
- McChord C-17 crew flies medevac mission out of Antarctica AFPN 30 Aug 2007 -- Airmen of the 304th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flew a C-17 Globemaster III on a medical evacuation mission to bring a patient requiring immediate medical attention Aug. 28 out of Antarctica.
- Cannon unit to become 27th Special Operations Wing AFPN 30 Aug 2007 -- Air Force officials here announced Aug. 30 the designation of a new Air Force Special Operations Command wing at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., as the 27th Special Operations Wing.
- Forum Focuses on Military Buildup Navy NewsStand 30 Aug 2007 -- The Department of the Navy and representatives from Government of Guam shed some light on the status of ongoing military buildup projects and the transfer of thousands of Marines to the island at the 2007 Guam Industry Forum Aug. 23-24.
- Pentagon Official Shares Lessons of Simulated Flu Outbreak AFPS 30 Aug 2007 -- A simulated flu outbreak exercise at the Pentagon this month was a "great success" and taught the department lessons about functioning with an ailing work force, the Defense Department's top personnel and readiness official said yesterday.
- OSCE Says Would Like 'Accommodation' On CFE Treaty RFE/RL 30 Aug 2007 -- The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has said it would like to see "accommodation" between Russia and the West on Moscow's withdrawal from the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty.
- Defense takes lion's share of government budget for 2008 CNA 30 Aug 2007 -- Defense spending will take the lion's share of the government's budget for 2008, government officials said Thursday.
- Russian Far East naval exercises no threat to neighbors - Pacific Fleet RIA Novosti 30 Aug 2007 -- Naval exercises being held off Russia's Far East coast are defense-oriented and pose no threat to any neighboring Asian state, a Navy official said Thursday.
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 30 Aug 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 30 Aug 2007
- Press Briefing on the President's Trip to Australia and the APEC Summit by Senior Administration Officials The White House 30 Aug 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for August 30, 2007
- SAIC Awarded Air Force Air Combat Command Contract SAIC 30 Aug 2007 -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced that it has won an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract, from the U.S. Air Force Air Combat Command (ACC) at Langley Air Force Base, Va.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN WINS IT CONTRACT WITH U.S. JOINT FORCES COMMAND Lockheed Martin 30 Aug 2007 -- Lockheed Martin Corporation [NYSE: LMT] has been selected by the U.S. Joint Forces Command to provide Information Technology services under the new Information Systems Support Services contract, with a ceiling of $35.3 million for the first year and an estimated total of more than $186 million over five years.
- Boeing Resumes Flight Testing of Japan KC-767 Tanker Boeing 30 Aug 2007 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that the Japan Air Self-Defense Force's (JASDF) first KC-767 Tanker has resumed flight testing following the completion of scheduled ground modification work.
- India eyes overseas arms market RIA Novosti 30 Aug 2007 -- India is looking to export military hardware, including Russian-Indian cruise missiles, taking advantage of lower production costs at home, a Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) official said Thursday.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 30 Aug 2007
- SOMALIA: Opinions mixed as reconciliation conference winds up IRIN 30 Aug 2007 -- Organisers of Somalia's national reconciliation conference hailed the meeting as a success even as analysts expressed doubts over the outcome, saying major parties in the current crisis had been left out of the peace-making process.
- Somali Reconciliation Conference Ends Thursday VOA 30 Aug 2007 -- Somalia's national reconciliation conference is due to end Thursday after six weeks of talks aimed at bringing order to the war-ravaged country.
- PM Says Kosovo Will Declare Independence If Talks Fail RFE/RL 30 Aug 2007 -- Kosovo's Prime Minister Agim Ceku says the Serbian province will declare independence unilaterally if current negotiations on its status do not "open a way for us."
- Kosovo: Hard Facts Make Compromise Unlikely RFE/RL 30 Aug 2007 -- Two of the leading politicians involved in the ongoing talks on the future of Kosovo noted recently that the discussions are likely to lead nowhere.
- BURUNDI: Peace process must be concluded by year-end - mediator IRIN 30 Aug 2007 -- The mediator in the Burundian peace process, South Africa's security minister Charles Nqakula, has said a lasting peace accord between the government of Burundi and the rebel group that remains outside the peace process must be concluded by year-end.
- Renegade Soldiers Attack Regular Army in Eastern DRC VOA 30 Aug 2007 -- Witnesses in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo report heavy fighting between army troops and renegade soldiers loyal to General Laurent Nkunda.
- Pakistan's Exiled Former PM To Return Home September 10 RFE/RL 30 Aug 2007 -- Exiled former Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif says he hopes to return home on September 10 to challenge military leader President Pervez Musharraf in upcoming elections.
- Pakistan's Musharraf Rejects Pressure to Quit Army Post in Bhutto Deal VOA 30 Aug 2007 -- Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has rejected "any pressure or ultimatum" to step down as army chief in a power-sharing deal with exiled former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
- Thales Alenia Space to deliver Giove-B satellite to ESA Thales 30 Aug 2007 -- Thales Alenia Space announced today that on September 3rd it will ship Giove-B, the second test satellite in the Galileo navigation constellation, from its plant in Rome to the ESA-ESTEC facility in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
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