07 November 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 07 Nov 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Operational Update: Rear Adm. Gregory Smith, Nov. 7, 2007 MNF-I 07 Nov 2007
- Nov. 6 airpower summary: B-1Bs provide cover AFPN 07 Nov 2007
- Mobile readiness team supports Army in Iraq AFPN 07 Nov 2007 -- Members of the 732nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Mobile Readiness Team are deployed here "in-lieu-of" Army forces and support the American Soldiers by recovering government assets that have been damaged, misplaced or unaccounted for in Iraq.
- Troops Disrupt al Qaeda Networks in Iraq, Find Detention Facility AFPS 07 Nov 2007 -- Coalition forces killed three terrorists and detained nine suspects today during operations to disrupt al Qaeda and foreign terrorist networks in central and northern Iraq.
- Coalition Forces See Iraqi Neighborhood's Markets Flourish AFPS 07 Nov 2007 -- Just a few months ago, Operation Rogue Thunder began to reclaim the streets of Jamia and Adel, Iraq, from the grip of violence. Today, the streets not only are peaceful, they're also thriving.
- Troop Surge, Iraqis' Anger Puts al Qaeda 'On the Run' AFPS 07 Nov 2007 -- A combination of unceasing pressure by U.S. and Iraqi security forces and citizens' anger at al Qaeda in Iraq's brutal tactics have put the terror group "on the run," a senior U.S. military officer said today.
- Operation Ultra Magnus Sends al-Qaida on Run Army News 07 Nov 2007 -- Coalition forces and Iraqi Army soldiers killed five al-Qaida in Iraq operatives, wounded three and detained seven during Operation Ultra Magnus in and around Hussein Hamadi, Oct. 28-30.
- Upgraded A-10s prove worth in Iraq AFPN 07 Nov 2007 -- A new version of the A-10 Thunderbolt II has been flying over Iraq providing close-air support for the ground troops from Al Asad Air Base for nearly two months.
- Suspicion High After Deadly Attack On Afghan Lawmakers RFE/RL 07 Nov 2007 -- Speculation is rife in Kabul about who carried out a bomb attack in northern Afghanistan that killed six members of the Afghan parliament and at least 35 other people.
- Afghan President Announces 3 Days of Mourning for Bombing Victims VOA 07 Nov 2007 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has declared three days of national mourning for 41 people killed in a suicide bombing Tuesday in northern Afghanistan.
- AFGHANISTAN: NGOs vulnerable to criminal violence and insurgency IRIN 07 Nov 2007 -- Civilians working for NGOs in Afghanistan say their work is being constrained by insecurity as criminal groups and Taliban insurgents target aid workers.
- Air Force Team Builds Hangar at Bagram Air Base AFPS 07 Nov 2007 -- A nine-person team deployed from 49th Material Maintenance Group at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., recently completed the largest deployable aircraft shelter in the Air Force.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Korea-U.S. Security Meeting Joint Communique Announced 07 Nov 2007 -- Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Kim Jang-soo issued a joint communiqué today following the 39th Republic of Korea U.S. Security Consultative Meeting (SCM).
- Transcript: Joint Press Conference with Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Kim Jang-soo in Seoul, Korea 07 Nov 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Kim Jang-soo
- Gates: U.S. Committed to Security in South Korea AFPS 07 Nov 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates placed a wreath at a South Korean national cemetery for war dead today and met with South Korean defense leaders to discuss the strong U.S.-Korean alliance.
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Lt. Gen. Ham from the Pentagon 07 Nov 2007 -- Presenter: Director, J-3 Operations Joint Staff, Lt. Gen. Carter Ham
- Backgrounder: The Future of the U.S. Military cfr.org 07 Nov 2007
- Patriot Prepares for Underwater Mine Threats Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2007 -- Sailors aboard the Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) conducted M5-A straight-tail mine sweep operations, Oct. 29, to train the crew and improve operational readiness.
- Commandant Visits USS New Orleans Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2007 -- During a recent trip to San Diego, Gen. James T. Conway, Commandant of the Marine Corps, toured the Navy's newest landing platform dock, USS New Orleans (LPD 18), Oct. 20.
- Essex Sailors and Marines Enjoy Hong Kong Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2007 -- Sailors and Marines from the amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) returned to sea Nov. 6 after a three-day port visit in Hong Kong.
- Space Command striving for improved field communications AFPN 07 Nov 2007 -- Airmen of Air Force Space Command's Space Innovation and Development Center were on hand in Warren's AFB Quebec flight area recently, but they weren't looking to the area's Peacekeeper past; they were demonstrating the future.
- Duma Votes To Suspend Participation In Key Arms Treaty RFE/RL 07 Nov 2007 -- Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, voted unanimously today to suspend Moscow's participation in the Conventional Forces In Europe (CFE) Treaty.
- Russia's Parliament Suspends Arms Control Treaty Compliance VOA 07 Nov 2007 -- Russia's lower house of Parliament has voted unanimously to suspend the country's participation in the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty, considered to be a major element of European security
- Russian parliament votes for Putin's moratorium on CFE Treaty RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2007 -- Russia's lower house of parliament has voted in favor of President Putin's bill to impose a moratorium on the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty.
- Russia threatens to build up troops on western borders over CFE RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2007 -- Russia's Defense Ministry said it might reinforce its troops near its western borders if parliament supports the president's proposed moratorium on a key arms reduction treaty in Europe.
- NATO hopes CFE treaty will remain in force - spokesman RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2007 -- NATO hopes the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty will remain in force and an adapted treaty ratified, the bloc's spokesman said on Wednesday.
- Russia to close last military base in Georgia ahead of time RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2007 -- Russia will evacuate its last military base in Georgia, whose capital, Tbilisi, has been swept by opposition protests, ahead of the deadline, the chief of the Russian Ground Forces said on Wednesday.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 07 Nov 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for November 07, 2007
- General Dynamics and University of Missouri-Rolla Awarded U.S. Navy Contract for Counter-IED Applied Research General Dynamics 06 Nov 2007 -- General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), and the University of Missouri at Rolla have been awarded a three-year contract for applied research by the U.S. Navy Sea Systems Command Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division (NEODTD) at Indian Head, Maryland with funding from the Office of Naval Research (ONR).
- LOCKHEED MARTIN ACHIEVES P-3 SUPPORT MILESTONE FOR THE U.S. NAVY Lockheed Martin 07 Nov 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has successfully completed a P-3 delivery milestone for the U.S. Navy, performing an industry-first modification and scheduled maintenance effort on one of the Navy's P-3C aircraft.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN RECIEVES CONTRACT FOR C-130J SUPER HERCULES AIRLIFTERS FOR NORWAY Lockheed Martin 07 Nov 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received an Undefinitized Contract Action (UCA) from the U.S. government valued at $304 million for the purchase of four C-130J Super Hercules airlifters, plus initial spares and training, for Norway through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program.
- Raytheon Awarded $27 Million for LPD 17 Life-Cycle Engineering and Support Raytheon 07 Nov 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $27 million U.S. Navy contract for life-cycle engineering and systems integration for LPD 17, the U.S. Navy's next- generation class of amphibious warfare ships.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 07 Nov 2007
- UN Peacebuilding meeting brings together range of players to explore UN News Centre 07 Nov 2007 -- The United Nations Peacebuiding Commission has made important progress in its first year of operations but needs more support, concluded a meeting in Geneva of more than 150 representatives of governments, UN entities, regional organizations and civil society groups attending a conference in Geneva.
- Assembly President highlights human-centred approach to security UN News Centre 07 Nov 2007 -- A human-centred approach to security - one that extends beyond the State and focuses more on the protection and empowerment of people - lies at the core of an evolving new culture of international relations, General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim said today.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON SITUATION OF PALESTINE RELIEF AGENCY United Nations 07 Nov 2007
- SUDAN: Team arrives to probe deadly JIU attack in Yambio IRIN 07 Nov 2007 -- Southern Sudan's government has sent a team to Yambio in Western Equatoria State to investigate a weekend attack on a police station which left three senior officers dead, local officials said on 7 November.
- Bashir Pledges Peace in Southern Sudan VOA 07 Nov 2007 -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says he is fully committed to a peace accord with former southern Sudanese rebels
- "New Opportunity" Now Exists for Reconciliation in Somalia Washington File 07 Nov 2007 -- Somalia's Transitional Federal Government now has a "new opportunity" to promote peace and reconciliation and bring the communities in Somalia together, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer told the Voice of America November 6.
- SOMALIA: Mogadishu residents trapped by violence - MSF IRIN 07 Nov 2007 -- Increasing violence in parts of the Somali capital Mogadishu has trapped many residents, leaving them with no safe place to go, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on 7 November.
- DRC: MONUC blames disinformation as protests over aid mount in North Kivu IRIN 07 Nov 2007 -- Growing impatience over aid deliveries to displaced civilians in Democratic Republic of Congo's province of North Kivu has sparked another demonstration against the UN mission there, MONUC, which blamed the unrest on deliberately-spread false rumours.
- DR Congo: UN official meets authorities in North Kivu UN News Centre 07 Nov 2007 -- Aiming to facilitate efforts to achieve a lasting solution to the crisis in the strife-torn North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations official has held meeting with local authorities there.
- Tension, military build-up continues on Ethiopia-Eritrea border - Ban Ki-moon UN News Centre 07 Nov 2007 -- The continuing tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea, the failure to resolve their longstanding boundary dispute and the military build-up along their common border are causes for serious concern, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon states in a new report.
- Ethiopia-Eritrea Border Tensions Raise New International Alert VOA 07 Nov 2007 -- An advisory this week from the Brussels-based International Crisis Group is alerting world bodies and governments to stop Ethiopia and Eritrea from sliding back into a protracted border war
- U.S. aggravating situation in Georgian conflict zones - Russian gen. RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2007 -- American interference is aggravating relations between Georgia and its two breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the chief of the Russian General Staff said on Wednesday.
- NEPAL: 5,000 families safe to go home IRIN 07 Nov 2007 -- More than 5,000 displaced families taking refuge in Nepalgunj, a Nepalese city adjoining India, will be able to return home by December, according to aid agencies.
- Regional collaboration key to West Africa's security, UN envoy says UN News Centre 07 Nov 2007 -- As West African officials gathered today in Liberia for a meeting on issues of common concern, the senior United Nations envoy to the country stressed the importance of effective regional collaboration in ensuring security in the area.
- Ban Ki-moon calls for stepped-up efforts to achieve Israeli-Lebanese peace UN News Centre 07 Nov 2007 -- The months ahead will be critical to fully implementing the Security Council resolution that ended last year's war between Israel and Hizbollah, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his latest report in which he calls for greater progress on a series of fronts so that a permanent ceasefire can be reached.
- Russian Action on "Frozen Conflicts" Can Save Key Security Pact Washington File 07 Nov 2007 -- The United States is committed to helping Russia take necessary steps toward resolving "frozen conflicts" in Georgia and Moldova and thus defusing the Kremlin's threat to suspend the Conventional Forces Europe (CFE) Treaty, one of history's most successful arms control agreements.
- Serbia War Crimes Tribunal Opens VOA 07 Nov 2007 -- The trial of Serb-Nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj has opened at the U.N. war crimes Tribunal in The Hague
- Turkish Prime Minister says PKK Rebels Must be Eliminated VOA 07 Nov 2007 -- Turkey's prime minister says the Kurdistan Workers Party is an enemy that must be eliminated
- President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with President Sarkozy of France The White House 07 Nov 2007
- France's Sarkozy Pledges Stronger Alliance With US VOA 07 Nov 2007 -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy, addressing a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress, has pledged to strengthen ties with the United States, saying Americans can count on France in the war on terrorism and extremism
- Bush, Sarkozy Agree on Iran VOA 07 Nov 2007 -- U.S. President George Bush and his French counterpart, Nicolas Sarkozy, say they are determined to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons
- Secretary-General calls for treaty banning cluster munitions UN News Centre 07 Nov 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged States to tackle the terrible humanitarian, human rights and developmental effects of cluster munitions by concluding a legally binding instrument banning this particular type of weapon.
- UN envoy advises against Myanmar's return to pre-crisis status quo UN News Centre 07 Nov 2007 -- In a meeting with Myanmar's Prime Minister today, the Secretary-General's Special Advisor Ibrahim Gambari urged the South-east Asian nation's leadership to begin a dialogue with the opposition without delay, stressing that returning to the status quo before the recent crisis broke out will not be sustainable.
- Pakistan's Bhutto Vows Uprising Unless Musharraf Reverses Emergency Rule VOA 07 Nov 2007 -- Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has vowed to launch a massive protest march unless President Pervez Musharraf steps down as head of the army and restores the constitution by next Tuesday
- Deposed Top Judge in Pakistan Urges Resistance VOA 07 Nov 2007 -- Protests continue in Pakistan against President Pervez Musharraf's state of emergency
- Islamic Militants Seize More Territory in Pakistan's Swat Valley VOA 07 Nov 2007 -- Fighters loyal to a radical Islamic cleric have seized more territory in Pakistan's Swat Valley, taking over police stations and checkpoints in several towns.
- Moscow sees instability on Russia-Georgia border - Kremlin source RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2007 -- Moscow is concerned over the emerging instability in Georgia, as protesters continue to demonstrate in the capital Tbilisi, and believes the Georgian people deserve better.
- Georgia's president issues state of emergency decree RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2007 -- Georgia's President Mikheil Saakashvili has issued a decree declaring a state of emergency in the country's capital, Tbilisi, Prime Minister Zurab Nogaideli said on Wednesday.
- Russian special services behind Tbilisi protests - Saakashvili RIA Novosti 07 Nov 2007 -- Georgia's president said in a TV address to the nation Wednesday that Russia's special services were behind recent events in Tbilisi.
- Georgia: The End Of Rosy Democratic Outlook? RFE/RL 07 Nov 2007 -- Few predicted the actions taken by the Georgian authorities against antigovernment protesters today.
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