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06 November 2007 Military News

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  • Transcipt: Secretary Gates Delivers Remarks at Forbidden City, Beijing, China 06 Nov 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates
  • Gates: U.S., China to Move Ahead with Strategic Dialogue AFPS 06 Nov 2007 -- The United States and China will move ahead with a strategic dialogue, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said following talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao here.
  • Sea-Based Missile Defense "Hit to Kill" Intercept Achieved Missile Defense Agency 06 Nov 2007 -- Air Force Lieutenant General Henry 'Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) director, announced the successful completion today of a multiple simultaneous engagement involving two ballistic missile targets
  • Soldiers to Evaluate PT-Jacket Prototypes Army News 06 Nov 2007 -- Soldiers this month will begin testing two new PT-jacket prototypes made from fabrics designed to provide more reflection in dark early-morning or evening hours.
  • Army Fields MRAP in Iraq Army News 06 Nov 2007 -- The new Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle is currently being fielded here for the first time anywhere, and Soldiers are getting their first hands-on look at the latest development in troop protection.
  • Aging C-130s: the geriatric fleet AFPN 06 Nov 2007 -- The 9th Air Force and U.S. Central Command Air Forces commander made an observation during a visit here Oct.25.
  • Live-fly exercise trains Airmen for combat mission AFPN 06 Nov 2007 -- More than 100 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern Airmen will train the way they fight as they participate in Mesa Fury 2007, a large force exercise Nov. 5 to Nov. 9.
  • Mission continues during grounding of F-15s AFPN 06 Nov 2007 -- Lt. Gen. Gary L. North, U.S. Central Command's Combined Forces Air Component commander is maintaining assigned F-15E Strike Eagles on ground alert and will accomplish all assigned missions with a variety of fighter, attack and bomber aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles, under his command and control during this period.
  • Squadron demos LITENING pod visual feed AFPN 06 Nov 2007 -- The 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron worked with Airmen from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., for a demonstration in October.
  • Air Force Grounds F-15 Fleet Following Crash AFPS 06 Nov 2007 -- The Air Force has grounded its F-15 Eagle fleet following the crash of a Missouri Air National Guard F-15C on Nov. 2. However, F-15s assigned to North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Central Command Air Forces will be on alert and fly required missions, officials said today.
  • Defense Department, VA to Share Electronic Health Records AFPS 06 Nov 2007 -- The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are building a system to allow the inter-department sharing of servicemembers' electronic health information.
  • VAQ 137: Electronic Warriors Navy NewsStand 06 Nov 2007 -- The "Rooks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137, provide electronic warfare for Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 and the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group in the Persian Gulf in support of Maritime Security Operations as well as Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.
  • Africa Partnership Station Arrives in Dakar, Senegal Navy NewsStand 06 Nov 2007 -- The Africa Partnership Station (APS) arrived Nov. 5 in Dakar, the first port of its seven-month deployment, aboard the Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43).
  • USS Carl Vinson Takes Custody of Tilly Navy NewsStand 06 Nov 2007 -- USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) reached another important milestone in its Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) process after regaining custody of its crash and salvage crane Oct. 15 at Naval Station Norfolk.
  • U.S., NATO ready to consider ratifying CFE treaty - state dept. RIA Novosti 06 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. and NATO are concerned over Russia's threat to withdraw from the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty (CFE) and are ready to look at ratifying the document, the assistant secretary of state said.
  • UNICEF calls for appeals for prohibition of deadly cluster munitions IRNA 06 Nov 2007 -- Marking the first-ever Global Day of Action Cluster Munitions, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Monday urged governments to create a legally binding international pact banning the deadly arms which pose a great threat to civilians, especially children.
  • Secretary-General decries devastation caused by landmines UN News Centre 06 Nov 2007 -- Landmines and other explosive weapons exacerbate the suffering wrought by war, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, appealing for the elimination of these "distressing and pernicious" devices to remain a global priority.

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  • Pakistan's Musharraf Urged To Hold Elections, Shed Uniform Soon Washington File 06 Nov 2007 -- Pakistan's president, General Pervez Musharraf, should lift the state of emergency in the country and hold elections as soon as possible, President Bush and other administration officials say.
  • Myanmar: UN envoy stresses need to lift restrictions on political detainees UN News Centre 06 Nov 2007 -- Continuing his consultations with the authorities in Myanmar, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Special Adviser today again stressed the need for dialogue between the country's leadership and the opposition, and urged that all restrictions on political detainees, including pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, be lifted as a critical first step.



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