29 September 2007 Military News
- Task Force Lightning Soldiers attacked
- MND-B unit targeted by small arms fire
- Sept. 28 airpower summary: maintainers keep airpower soaring AFPN 29 Sep 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Sept. 28, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Netherlands boosts troop contingent in Afghanistan amid worsening situation IRNA 29 Sep 2007 -- The Dutch government plans to send 80 additional soldiers to Afghanistan amid the deteriorating security situation in the war-ravaged country, the press reported here Saturday.
- Soldiers, Civilians Killed In Afghan Suicide Blast RFE/RL 29 Sep 2007 -- Thirty people have been killed in a suicide attack on an Afghan army bus in the capital, Kabul, according to officials.
- Afghan President Condemns Suicide Bombing, Offers Taleban Posts For Peace VOA 29 Sep 2007 -- Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has condemned a suicide bombing in Kabul that killed 30 people and wounded many others
- Suicide Bomber Attacks Military Bus in Kabul, Killing and Injuring Scores VOA 29 Sep 2007 -- A suicide bomber has attacked an Afghan army bus in Kabul, killing at least 30 people and wounding more than 20
- U.S. spy plane crashes in Pakistan tribal area: report IRNA 29 Sep 2007 -- An American spy plane crashed in the Pakistani border region last night, a TV channel reported. There was no official confirmation of the report.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Detainee Transfer Announced 29 Sep 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of eight detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Six detainees were transferred to Afghanistan, and one each to Libya and Yemen
- Stennis Begins Six-Month DPIA Navy NewsStand 29 Sep 2007 -- Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) shifted berths from its homeport pier at Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton to a drydock at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF), Bremerton site.
- Roughead Relieves Mullen as CNO; Greenert gets 4th Star, Becomes CFFC Navy NewsStand 29 Sep 2007 -- In an informal ceremony Sept. 29 presided over by Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter, Adm. Gary Roughead relieved Adm. Mike Mullen as Chief of Naval Operations.
- HSC-8 New Name, New Mission, New Helicopter Navy NewsStand 29 Sep 2007 -- Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 8 became the first HS squadron to transition to a Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) Sept. 28 at Naval Air Station North Island.
- HSM-41 Transitions from SH-60B to MH-60R Helos Navy NewsStand 29 Sep 2007 -- The "Seahawks" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 41 graduated not only the last class of SH-60B helicopter naval air crew, but also the first class of MH-60R helicopter naval air crew at Naval Air Station North Island Sept. 28.
- Guyanese Prime Minister Visits Comfort Navy NewsStand 29 Sep 2007 -- As part of its partnership with Guyana, hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) hosted several Guyanese government officials, along with diplomats from the United Kingdom, Brazil and Canada Sept. 28 during the ship's humanitarian visit.
- Global Fleet Station Completes Training in Jamaica Navy NewsStand 29 Sep 2007 -- The pilot Global Fleet Station (GFS) completed training in Jamaica, Sept. 28, the final stop aboard High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift.
- No Breakthrough As Serbs, Kosovar Albanians Hold Direct Talks RFE/RL 29 Sep 2007 -- For the first time in the presence of the "troika" of EU, Russian, and U.S. mediators, Serbian and Kosovar Albanian leaders have held direct talks on the future of Serbia's breakaway province.
- More People Fleeing Fighting in North Kivu Province of DRC VOA 29 Sep 2007 -- The U.N. refugee agency says more people have been fleeing a fresh round of fighting this week in the Masisi district in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo
- Pakistan President Musharraf Approved to Run For Re-Election, Police Clash With Protesters and Media VOA 29 Sep 2007 -- Pakistan's election commission has approved President Pervez Musharraf's re-election bid a day after the Supreme Court dismissed challenges to his candidacy
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