21 September 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 21 Sep 2007 [PDF]
- Task Force Lightning Soldiers attacked
- Soldier dies in non-combat related incident
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Maj. Gen. Joseph Fil at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. 21 Sep 2007 -- DoD News Briefing with Maj. Gen. Joseph Fil at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va.
- Sept. 20 airpower summary: C-130s sustain airlift operations AFPN 21 Sep 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Sept. 20, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Kearsarge Strike Group Offloads 22nd MEU in Kuwait Navy NewsStand 21 Sep 2007 -- USS Kearsarge Strike Group offloaded more than 2,200 Sailors and Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in Kuwait in support of sustained training exercises Sept. 8-12.
- Operations in Iraq Kill One Terrorist, Nab Eight AFPS 21 Sep 2007 -- Coalition forces killed one alleged al Qaeda operative and detained eight other suspected terrorists during a series of operations in central Iraq today.
- Italian Carabinieri to Begin Training Iraqi National Police Forces AFPS 21 Sep 2007 -- The NATO Training Mission in Iraq is developing a new Gendarmerie-type training program focusing on key leadership skills taught by an Italian Carabinieri training unit.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON WORK OF UNITED NATIONS ASSISTANCE MISSION IN AFGHANISTAN United Nations 21 Sep 2007
- Afghan Government and people want talks with Taliban, UN envoy says UN News Centre 21 Sep 2007 -- Afghanistan's Government and its people are open to negotiations with the Taliban in the interests of ending the fighting there, a top United Nations envoy said today - the International Day of Peace, when thousands of Afghans marched in commemoration even as deadly violence exploded in parts of the country.
- U.S., Afghan Forces Kill 40 Taliban Fighters AFPS 21 Sep 2007 -- Coalition and Afghan forces teamed up to kill about 40 Taliban extremists and capture three others during two separate operations in Afghanistan's Helmand and Ghazni provinces today, officials said.
- Afghanistan: National Army Short Of Everything But Spirit RFE/RL 21 Sep 2007 -- The Afghan National Army (ANA) has a long way to go before it can stamp its authority on Afghanistan's southern provinces, where the Taliban insurgency is strong
- Suicide Bomber Hits French Troop Convoy in Kabul VOA 21 Sep 2007 -- Afghan authorities say a suicide bomber has struck a convoy of French troops in Kabul, killing at least one French soldier and wounding several Afghan civilians.
- AFGHANISTAN: UN backs peace drive IRIN 21 Sep 2007 -- In the run-up to the International Day of Peace on 21 September, calls for peace have been mounting across Afghanistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Pacific nations meet to enhance airpower cooperation AFPN 21 Sep 2007 -- Forty-three participants from 17 nations met here for four days of discussion and interaction Sept. 17 to 21during the Pacific Rim Airpower Symposium.
- Commander, U.S. 6th Fleet Changes Command Navy NewsStand 21 Sep 2007 -- Vice Adm. John Stufflebeem, commander, U.S. 6th Fleet, turned over command to Vice Adm. James A. Winnefeld Jr. in a ceremony at Naval Support Activity Capodichino in Naples on Sept. 21.
- Blue Ridge Holds Safety Standdown Navy NewsStand 21 Sep 2007 -- As USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) enters its annual Ship's Restricted Availability (SRA) period, the command held a safety standdown Sept. 19.
- Lassen Practices Mediterranean Mooring Evolution Navy NewsStand 21 Sep 2007 -- Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) practiced Mediterranean mooring (med mooring) Sept. 20 at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY).
- Minesweepers Set for Fall Patrol Navy NewsStand 21 Sep 2007 -- USS Patriot (MCM 7) departed Sept. 20 for a seasonal patrol throughout the Pacific region.
- Forward Operating Location Camalapa Visits School in El Salvador Navy NewsStand 21 Sep 2007 -- Sailors from Forward Operating Location (FOL) Comalapa participated in a community relations project Sept. 11 at the Salamar School, beginning their third year of working with the school.
- Newest Battalion Recommissions Navy NewsStand 21 Sep 2007 -- Today, the need for critical Seabee skills to support efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as Theater Security Cooperation Plans in the Horn of Africa and the Pacific have helped pave the way for the recommissioning of NMCB 11, according to statements from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen.
- DoD Joins The Civil Air Navigation Services Organization 21 Sep 2007 -- The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration and Chief Information Officer John Grimes announced today that the Department of Defense, represented by the DoD Policy Board on Federal Aviation (PBFA), has joined the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) as an associate member.
- Bold Quest exercise wraps up AFPN 21 Sep 2007 -- The final mission has been accomplished. U.S. Joint Forces Command officials now have the task of assessing all the data collected during the Coalition Combat Identification Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration, known as Bold Quest.
- AFSO 21 initiative speeds up aircrew training process AFPN 21 Sep 2007 -- Members of the 92nd Operations Support Squadron here have reduced the amount of training time required to get aircrews mission-ready and deployable through an AFSO 21 initiative.
- NORTHCOM commander shares joint, interagency experience AFPN 21 Sep 2007 -- No service or nation can operate independently in (today's) global environment.
- Africa Command Poised to Help Continent's Security, Stability AFPS 21 Sep 2007 -- The U.S. military's new Africa Command will be dissimilar to other unified commands in a variety of ways, not least of which is its primary charge to cultivate security, not fight a war, a top Defense Department official said here yesterday.
- Rowden Relieves Wisecup as Commander U.S. Foces Korea Navy NewsStand 21 Sep 2007 -- Rear Adm. Thomas S. Rowden relieved Rear Adm. James P. Wisecup as commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea (CNFK) during a change of command ceremony held in the Collier Field House Gymnasium on Sept. 18.
- Schriever Airmen transition to new GPS control system AFPN 21 Sep 2007 -- Space systems experts with the 2nd Space Operations Squadron here reached a crucial milestone in deploying the $800-million Architecture Evolution Plan ground control system Sept. 14.
- Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 21 Sep 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for September 21, 2007
- Boeing Delivers Refurbished E-4B to U.S. Air Force Boeing 21 Sep 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] recently delivered a refurbished E-4B National Airborne Operations Center to the U.S. Air Force Strategic Command after completing programmed depot maintenance (PDM) at its modification center in Wichita, Kan.
- Boeing KC-767 Tanker Win Would Benefit Georgia Economy Boeing 21 Sep 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that Georgia will benefit from an estimated 600 direct and indirect jobs if it is selected to build the U.S. Air Force's new tanker aircraft fleet.
- General Dynamics Awarded $43 Million for Stryker, Abrams Parts General Dynamics 21 Sep 2007 -- The U.S. TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), $43 million for parts for Stryker combat vehicles and Abrams main tanks.
- UK tries to block US bribes inquiry into Saudi arms deal - report IRNA 21 Sep 2007 -- British ministers were reported Friday to be refusing to cooperate with a sensitive US criminal inquiry into allegations of bribes being paid in the UK's biggest-ever arms export deal with Saudi Arabia.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 21 Sep 2007
- SUDAN: Darfur settlement elusive as world marks Peace Day IRIN 21 Sep 2007 -- A settlement to the conflict in the western Sudanese region of Darfur that has claimed thousands of lives and displaced at least two million people remained elusive as the world marked the International Day of Peace on 21 September.
- Ban Ki-moon unveils trust fund to back diplomatic efforts to end Darfur conflict UN News Centre 21 Sep 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the creation of a trust fund to support next month's Darfur peace talks after chairing a high-level meeting in which more than two dozen countries and regional groups pledged their support for the joint road map of the United Nations and African Union to end the conflict in the war-wracked Sudanese region.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY GEORGIA United Nations 21 Sep 2007
- SOMALIA: Hundreds of thousands need urgent aid, says government IRIN 21 Sep 2007 -- Somalia's transitional federal government has appealed for urgent humanitarian assistance for hundreds of thousands of people affected by drought, floods and displacement.
- More UN officials voice concern at Israel's declaration of Gaza as 'hostile territory' UN News Centre 21 Sep 2007 -- United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour has voiced grave concern over Israel's decision to declare the Gaza Strip a "hostile territory" and to announce military action, additional restrictions on the movement of people and goods to and from the area, and reductions in the supply of fuel and electricity.
- Georgia: Ban Ki-moon urges restraint following deadly incident UN News Centre 21 Sep 2007 -- Expressing concern at reports of yesterday's deadly incident in Georgia between units of the Ministry of the Interior and Abkhaz de facto personnel, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for restraint on all sides.
- UN human rights officials probe killings, violence in south-central Nepal UN News Centre 21 Sep 2007 -- United Nations human rights monitors are investigating the situation in south-central Nepal, where there have been reports of violence, killings and other atrocities in the past week since the death of a local leader.
- North Caucasus: Ingush Fear The Worst As Situation Deteriorates RFE/RL 21 Sep 2007
- North Caucasus: Increasing Violence In Ingushetia Prompts Crackdown Fears RFE/RL 21 Sep 2007 -- In just the past four days, Ingushetia has seen two police officers shot dead inside their car, a district law-enforcement head killed outside a mosque, and two Interior Ministry servicemen slain in a midday attack.
- Myanmar: No choice but to pursue dialogue, UN envoy tells Security Council UN News Centre 21 Sep 2007 -- The United Nations has no choice but to keep using the Secretary-General's good offices to try to find solutions to the challenges facing Myanmar, the UN envoy to the country has told the Security Council in a briefing following the recent wave of peaceful protests in the Asian nation that led to numerous arrests by authorities.
- Funeral Held in Beirut for Slain Anti-Syrian Legislator VOA 21 Sep 2007 -- Lebanon's top political leaders and hundreds of ordinary citizens turned out for the funeral Friday, of slain Christian lawmaker Antoine Ghanem
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