29 September 2008 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 29 Sep 2008 [PDF]
- MND-B Soldier dies of wounds from SAF attack
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Interview: Gen. Odierno with Jim Michaels from USA Today, Sept. 29, 2008 MNF-I 29 Sep 2008 -- Gen. Ray Odierno, Commander, Multi-National Force - Iraq, speaks with Jim Michaels from the USA Today.
- Coalition in Iraq Targets Bomb Networks, Foreign Terrorists AFPS 29 Sep 2008 -- 5 wanted men and 2 additional suspects detained during operations targeting al-Qaida in Iraq and foreign terrorist networks in Iraq.
- Troops Kill Insurgents in Southern Afghanistan AFPS 29 Sep 2008 -- Coalition and Afghan forces killed several insurgents during weekend patrols in southern Afghanistan.
- Taliban attacks kill eight in Afghanistan RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2008 -- Two attacks by the radical Islamic Taliban movement have killed eight people in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar.
- Servicemembers prepare for Afghan deployments AFPN 29 Sep 2008 -- Airmen, Sailors and Soldiers formed 12 Provincial Reconstruction Teams and receiving training as part of a 270-day rotation to Afghanistan.
- Security situation in Afghanistan 'markedly' worse, reports Secretary-General UN News 29 Sep 2008 -- Secretary-General Ban: Change of pace and direction in Afghanistan called for, where security situation is hampering efforts to rebuild the nation.
- Troops complete disaster relief mission in Haiti AFPN 29 Sep 2008 -- The USS Kearsarge departed Haiti Sept. 29 after completing a 19-day disaster relief mission in the storm-ravaged Caribbean nation.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Question and Answer Session with Secretary Gates following remarks at National Defense University's Distinguished Lecture Program at Ft. Leslie J. McNair, Washington, D.C., Sept. 29, 2008 29 Sep 2008 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
- Transcript: National Defense University (Washington, D.C.) 29 Sep 2008 -- As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Washington, D.C., Monday, September 29, 2008
- Final 20 Teams Compete For DoD $1M Wearable Power Prize 29 Sep 2008 -- The final phase of the Department of Defense (DoD) Wearable Power Prize competition began yesterday when 20 teams powered up their systems at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms, Calif.
- Little Rock Air Force Base shifting focus AFPN 29 Sep 2008 -- Officials from the 19th Airlift Wing will accept operational control of Little Rock Air Force Base Oct. 1 from 314th AW officials to become the base's host wing here.
- New Air Force chief scientist has AFMC ties AFPN 29 Sep 2008 -- Dr. Werner J.A. Dahm will begin his assignment as the new Chief Scientist of the Air Force in October, replacing Dr. Mark Lewis.
- Airmen train at Fort Bragg for 'outside the wire' deployment AFPN 29 Sep 2008 -- More than 175 Airmen from 55 different bases around the world are training here with an "outside the wire" mindset as they prepare for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.
- Airman immerses into language for deployment AFPN 29 Sep 2008 -- An Airman deploying soon to Afghanistan as part of a Provincial Reconstruction Team will be able to use a hobby of his to help make his deployment easier for himself and his team.
- Cyber-Recruiting: Instant expert Army News 29 Sep 2008 -- Before future Soldiers can provide for the Army, the Army provides for its future Soldiers.
- Exercise readies first units for NORTHCOM assignment Army News 29 Sep 2008 -- The exercise scenario was a sobering one: a 10-kiloton nuclear device detonated in America's heartland, quickly overwhelming civilian responders.
- Fleet Begins Transition to New Reporting System Navy NewsStand 29 Sep 2008 -- Starting Oct. 1, the fleet will begin transitioning to the new Defense Readiness Reporting System-Navy (DRRS-N), a Web-based management system providing Navy and joint commanders continuous access to unit and group level capability-based readiness assessments.
- Balance at Heart of National Defense Strategy, Gates Says AFPS 29 Sep 2008 -- SecDef Gates: Balance at the center of the national defense strategy, wants to look to the future, but not lose sight of needs to be done now.
- US Defense Chief Calls for a Balanced US Military Strategy VOA 29 Sep 2008 -- SecDef Gates laid out vision for U.S. military strategy, saying the Pentagon needs balance between capabilities.
- Bush to meet with Ukrainian, Lithuanian presidents RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2008 -- US President George Bush will hold separate meetings in Washington on Monday with his Ukrainian and Lithuanian counterparts.
- NATO-led exercises start in Armenia RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2008 -- Over 900 troops from 21 countries have started NATO-led exercises in Armenia.
- Pakistan allowed US to conduct limited operations, says ex-FM IRNA 29 Sep 2008 -- Former Pakistani FM Kasuri: Pakistan allowed United States to conduct limited operations in the country against militants.
- Russia, India to develop new BrahMos cruise missile RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2008 -- Russia and India will jointly develop a new BrahMos-2 hypersonic cruise missile.
- India, Russia to develop 2 versions of 5th-generation fighter RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2008 -- Russia and India will jointly develop two versions of a new fifth-generation fighter.
- Russian, Indian defense ministers hold talks in New Delhi RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2008 -- Russia's defense minister in New Delhi for talks with his Indian counterpart.
- Defense chief says Russia does not export nuclear submarines RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2008
- Russia conducts military drills in Far East RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2008 -- Russia has started a tactical exercise in the country's Far East as part of the Stability-2008 strategic maneuvers.
- Russian warships to hold drills in northern Atlantic RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2008 -- Russia's warships currently on a long-range sortie to the Caribbean will conduct a number of exercises in the Atlantic Ocean.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 29 Sep 2008
- Press Briefing by Tony Fratto The White House 29 Sep 2008
- DoD News: Contracts for September 29, 2008
- ATK Awarded $10.4 Million Phase 1 Contract to Design and Demonstrate the M982E1 Excalibur Precision Engagement Projectile ATK 29 Sep 2008 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) announced today that it has been awarded a $10.4 million contract for the first phase of a 48-month Excalibur Ib system design and development program from the U.S. Army, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey.
- U.S. Army Places $152 Million Order for 12 Additional Lockheed Martin EQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition Radars Lockheed Martin 29 Sep 2008 -- To accelerate the fielding of the new Enhanced AN/TPQ-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition radar, the U.S. Army has exercised $152 million in contract options for 12 additional systems from Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT].
- Northrop Grumman Delivers First Production-Line High-Power, Solid-State Laser to U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory At Kirtland AFB Northrop Grumman 29 Sep 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has delivered a compact, standalone, 15kW high-power, solid-state laser developed for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.
- U.S. Navy Awards Northrop Grumman $125 Million Contract to Produce Fourth Lot of Airborne Electronic Attack Systems Northrop Grumman 29 Sep 2008 -- The U.S. Navy has ordered a fourth lot of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) Improved Capability (ICAP) III airborne electronic attack systems for its fleet of EA-6B Prowlers under a firm, fixed-price, 31-month contract potentially valued at more than $125 million.
- Northrop Grumman's MQ-8B Fire Scout Receives U.S. Navy Contract Award for Second Year of Low Rate Initial Production Northrop Grumman 29 Sep 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) system demonstrates maturity as it moves into the second year of low-rate initial production (LRIP) with a $32.9 million contract award from the U.S. Navy's Naval Air Systems Command.
- Boeing Uses Flight-Proven Satellite Technology for TSAT Review Boeing 29 Sep 2008 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has used an operational, commercial communications satellite to demonstrate the maturity of its Internet-like, space-based packet-switching technology during a program review of the company's proposed Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT) for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).
- Astrium down-selected as candidate for Galileo FOC and invites Expressions of Interest EADS 29 Sep 2008 -- Astrium has been selected by ESA and EU as a prime candidate for both the Galileo FOC Space Segment and Ground Control Segment.
- Oshkosh Defense Awarded MTVR Contracts Valued at $28 Million Oshkosh 29 Sep 2008 -- Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has been awarded multiple contracts valued at $28 million from U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) for aftermarket support of the Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) fleet.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 29 Sep 2008
- Olmert Says Israel Must Withdraw From 'Almost All' of Occupied Territories VOA 29 Sep 2008 -- Olmert: Israel will have to give up virtually all of the land it captured in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War if it wants peace with the Palestinians.
- Olmert says Israel should cede lands for peace with Palestinians RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2008 -- Interim prime minister Ehud Olmert: Israel will have to cede almost all territories occupied to achieve peace.
- Solana to visit Georgia as EU deploys monitors RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2008 -- The European Union's foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, will visit Georgia to discuss an EU monitoring mission in the country's conflict zones.
- PACE Bureau rejects cutting Russian delegates' role over Georgia RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2008 -- Motion for Russia's participation to be reduced over the country's war with Georgia was rejected.
- Pakistan army chief visits violence-hit tribal region as shelling continues IRNA 29 Sep 2008 -- Pakistan army chief visited a tribal region where the security forces continued shelling of positions of suspected militants.
- AFRICA: Call to ban cluster bombs IRIN 29 Sep 2008 -- Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu called cluster munitions "an abomination whose manufacture and use should not be tolerated by any government", amid calls for African countries to do more to ensure the weapons are banned
- SUDAN: Southern town celebrates end of demining IRIN 29 Sep 2008 -- The final raindrops were drying up when the chorus of Toposa dancers and local officials, celebrating at a cleared minefield, filled the air
- SOMALIA: Fighting forces 18,500 to flee Mogadishu IRIN 29 Sep 2008 -- Fighting between insurgents and Somali government forces backed by Ethiopian troops and AU peacekeepers has sparked another exodus of civilians from Mogadishu, a local human rights group said
- DRC: Thousands flee LRA attacks on northeastern villages IRIN 29 Sep 2008 -- At least 17,000 civilians have been displaced after attacks by the Ugandan rebel Lord Resistance Army (LRA) militia in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and cannot access humanitarian aid, according to a UN official
- Mauritania Military Regime Scoffs at African Union Ultimatum VOA 29 Sep 2008 -- Mauritania's military regime has dismissed demands by the African Union for the re-installation next week of deposed President Abdallahi.
- DR Congo calls on UN to use force to impose peace on rebel holdouts in east UN News 29 Sep 2008 -- DRC called for UN peacekeepers to be given a clear mandate to impose peace by force if necessary on rebel group in the east of the vast country.
- Chad calls for strengthened UN peacekeeping presence in troubled east UN News 29 Sep 2008 -- Chad FM: Called for strengthened UN mission and for the reinforcement of the hybrid UN-African Union Mission in Darfur in Sudan.
- Security Council extends UN presence in Liberia for another year UN News 29 Sep 2008 -- The Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia through September 2009, and authorized the planned reduction of personnel.
- Four dead after UN-contracted helicopter crashes in Darfur UN News 29 Sep 2008 -- A helicopter contracted by the United Nations crashed in the strife-torn Darfur region of Sudan, killing all four crew members.
- MALI-NIGER: Insecurity persists despite militia leader's arrest IRIN 29 Sep 2008 -- Analysts say despite efforts to secure the north, lasting peace is still elusive because of restive ex-fighters and drug trafficking.
- Belarus elections fail to meet democratic standards - OSCE RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2008 -- Parliamentary elections in Belarus failed to fully meet OSCE standards, although there were some slight improvements.
- Belarussian Election Shuts Out Opposition VOA 29 Sep 2008 -- Opposition candidates failed to win any of the seats up for grabs in Belarus' parliament elections, in a closely watched race.
- Belarus Election Officials: Opposition Wins No Seats VOA 29 Sep 2008 -- Belarusian officials say the opposition won no seats in Sunday's election which President Lukashenko promised would be fair.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION United Nations 29 Sep 2008
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON GENERAL DEBATE OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY’S SIXTY-THIRD SESSION United Nations 29 Sep 2008
- OSCE 'Making Progress' In Promoting Democracy RFE/RL 29 Sep 2008 -- BHundreds of government officials, members of civil society groups, and other experts from the member states of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Europe are meeting in Warsaw for two weeks starting on September 29
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