17 November 2007 Military News
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Nov. 16 airpower summary: C-17s deliver troops, cargo AFPN 17 Nov 2007
- Operation Marne Courageous: Coalition Forces establish presence west of the Euphrates MNF-I 17 Nov 2007 -- Operation Marne Courageous began Nov. 16 in a joint effort of Coalition Forces, Iraqi Army and Concerned Local Citizens near the border of Anbar province to drive out al-Qaeda in Iraq.
- Iron Hammer successful in pursuit of al-Qaeda in Iraq (Tikrit) MNF-I 17 Nov 2007 -- Iraqi Security Forces and Multi-National Division - North Soldiers have made significant progress against al-Qaeda in four provinces in northern Iraq after two weeks of Operation Iron Hammer.
- At Least 30 Bodies Found in Mainly Sunni Arab Area of Baghdad VOA 17 Nov 2007 -- Iraqi police say at least 30 bodies have been found in a mainly Sunni Arab area of Baghdad.
- US, Afghan Forces Kill 43 Taliban Fighters in Southern Afghanistan VOA 17 Nov 2007 -- Afghan and U.S. officials say at least 43 suspected Taliban militants have been killed in a series of clashes in southern Afghanistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Officials release CSAR-X proposal request amendment AFPN 17 Nov 2007 -- Air Force officials released Amendment 5 to the Request for Proposals Nov. 15 for CSAR-X, the combat search and rescue replacement vehicle.
- Truman Carrier Strike Group Assists Stranded Sailors Navy NewsStand 17 Nov 2007 -- Ships from Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group rendered assistance to five stranded people in the western Mediterranean Nov. 16.
- Africa Partnership Station unites Spanish and American Marines Navy NewsStand 17 Nov 2007 -- The Africa Partnership Station (APS) mission is somewhat new and different from past deployments the Navy has done in West and Central Africa
- SOUTHCOM Visits Boone, Welcomes Sailors to Latin America Navy NewsStand 17 Nov 2007 -- Commander, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Adm. James Stavridis toured USS Boone (FFG 28) on Nov. 11 to greet the crew and wish them luck prior to their deployment to the SOUTHCOM area of focus.
- Bush Urges Congress to Pass 'Clean' War Funding Bill VOA 17 Nov 2007 -- American lawmakers are divided over funding the war in Iraq. President Bush says opposition Democrats are endangering troops in the field by not passing his request for funding
- Carrier Strike Group 7 Holds Change of Command Navy NewsStand 17 Nov 2007 -- Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 7 held a change of command ceremony aboard its flagship, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Nov. 16.
- Russian president supports military draft RIA Novosti 17 Nov 2007 -- President Vladimir Putin said Saturday he supported the parliament's decision to maintain conscript service in the Russian Armed Forces, while reducing its term to one year.
- UK urged to pull out of US missile defence program IRNA 17 Nov 2007 -- The British government was urged Saturday by the Liberal Democrats not to allow the US to station part of its controversial Ballistic Missile Defence programme at bases in the UK.
- Major Parties in Kosovo Elections Pledge Independence From Serbia VOA 17 Nov 2007 -- The people of Kosovo are voting Saturday for a new local government. All the main political parties in the Albanian-majority province have pledged to gain independence from Serbia
- Independence-driven Kosovo holds general election RIA Novosti 17 Nov 2007 -- Serbia's predominantly Albanian province of Kosovo is holding parliamentary elections Saturday, amid the breakaway region's drive for officially recognized statehood.
- Russia to rotate peacekeepers in Sudan in late Jan. 2008 - AF RIA Novosti 17 Nov 2007 -- The Russian air group, part of the UN Mission in Sudan, will carry out a regular rotation from January 28 until February 2, 2008, an aide to the Russian Air Force commander said Saturday.
- Sri Lanka urges for global action against LTTE IRNA 17 Nov 2007 -- Sri Lanka has urged the international community to take tangible action against Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) front organisations posing as charities in the wake of the US decision to freeze the assets of the Tamil Rehabilitation Organization (TRO).
- One soldier, 20 Tamil Tigers killed in Sri Lanka IRNA 17 Nov 2007 -- One soldier and twenty Tamil Tigers have been killed in the embattled northern Sri Lanka, as violence continues to escalate in the island country, Army said in colombo Saturday.
- UN Report Criticizes Israel's West Bank Separation Barrier VOA 17 Nov 2007 -- The United Nations has criticized Israel's controversial separation barrier in the West Bank
- Suspected Somali Rebels Attack Ugandan Peacekeepers VOA 17 Nov 2007 -- A roadside bomb struck a passenger bus in southern Mogadishu Saturday, killing two people and injuring at least five others in the Somali capital.
- Burma's Ruling General Vows to Follow Roadmap to Democracy VOA 17 Nov 2007 -- Burma's military leader says he is committed to going ahead with the country's "road map" to democracy.
- Pakistani Media Networks Close After Government Pressure Ends Overseas Broadcasts VOA 17 Nov 2007 -- Two leading Pakistani media outlets that had their television broadcasts shut down inside Pakistan have now been forced to end international broadcasts
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