21 January 2009 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 21 Jan 2009 [PDF]
- DoD News: DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Jan. 20 airpower summary: F-15Es escort convoys AFNS 21 Jan 2009 -- Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and ISAF in Afghanistan during operations.
- Iraqi, U.S. Forces in Baghdad Seize Weapons, Arrest 12 AFPS 21 Jan 2009 -- Iraqi security forces and U.S. troops seized multiple weapons caches and arrested 12 suspects in and around Baghdad.
- Iraqi Officials: 4 Killed in Attack on Sunni Politician VOA 21 Jan 2009 -- Iraqi officials said a car bomb attack on a Sunni politician who heads Baghdad's Islamic University killed 4 students and wounded 10.
- Baghdad's Green Zone Going Public RFE/RL 21 Jan 2009 -- The so-called Green Zone, Baghdad's heavily fortified diplomatic and government compound, is going public.
- Coalition Kills Two Taliban Leaders in Afghanistan AFPS 21 Jan 2009 -- Coalition forces killed 22 armed militants, including two Taliban leaders, and captured 11 in eastern and southern Afghanistan.
- Afghan Officials, Coalition Forces Investigate Casualty Controversy VOA 21 Jan 2009 -- Coalition forces meeting with Afghan officials to investigate civilian casualties as a result of a raid in eastern Afghanistan.
- Centcom reaches agreement with Russia, CARs over Afghan supply route IRNA 21 Jan 2009 -- General David Petraeus: US has reached agreements over alternate supplies route for forces in Afghanistan.
- Pakistani security forces kill 60 in tribal region IRNA 21 Jan 2009 -- Pakistan security forces, backed by fighter planes and gunship helicopters, killed about 60 militants in a tribal region.
- Taliban kill 6 alleged U.S. spies in Pakistan's tribal region IRNA 21 Jan 2009 -- Suspected Taliban militants killed 6 men accused of spying for the United States in Pakistan's tribal region of North Waziristan.
- Navy, Coast Guard Join to Combat Piracy AFPS 21 Jan 2009 -- Navy and Coast Guard working together in the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean as part of a multinational counter-piracy task force.
Defense Policy / Programs
- US Senate Confirms Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State VOA 21 Jan 2009 -- The U.S. Senate, in an overwhelming 94 to 2 vote Wednesday, gave final approval to the nomination of Senator and former First Lady Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Action was delayed by one day because of Republican concerns about fund-raising by former President Bill Clinton's charitable foundation.
- White House Web Site Lays Out National Security Agenda AFPS 21 Jan 2009 -- As President Obama began moving into the presidential residence, the administration unpacked a new presidential agenda.
- Intelligence Nominees Under Senate Scrutiny VOA 21 Jan 2009 -- Hearings open Thursday on the first of U.S. President Barack Obama's nominees for the country's top two intelligence posts.
- Decisions loom for Joint Strike Fighter Program AFNS 21 Jan 2009 -- Decisions about the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and F-22 Raptor aircraft programs are expected early in President Barack Obama's administration.
- Air Force officials release proposed Global Strike Command candidate bases AFNS 21 Jan 2009 -- Air Force officials here announced possible locations for the headquarters for Air Force Global Strike Command.
- Officials announce proposed bases for new cyber headquarters AFNS 21 Jan 2009 -- Air Force officials announced possible locations for the headquarters of 24th Air Force.
- Navy Announces Decision on Southern California Range Complex Navy NewsStand 21 Jan 2009 -- The Department of the Navy announced that it formally selected alternative considered in enviornmental study.
- Administration Sets Agenda for Veteran Care AFPS 21 Jan 2009 -- President Barack Obama has promised to deliver the care and benefits the nation’s military veterans deserve.
- U.S. commander Petraeus discusses security with Pakistan president IRNA 21 Jan 2009 -- General David Petraeus called on President Zardari and discussed with him the regional security matters.
- Iran considers Iraqi security as its own: FM IRNA 21 Jan 2009 -- Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Saturday evening that Tehran considers Iraqi security as its own.
- Some 200 Russian service personnel in hospital with pneumonia RIA Novosti 21 Jan 2009 -- One person has died and other service personnel have been diagnosed with pneumonia.
- NCOs in Russian Armed Forces to number 250,000 in future RIA Novosti 21 Jan 2009 -- Russia plans to have 250,000 non-commissioned officers in its Armed Forces in the future.
- Russian strategic bombers conduct patrols over Arctic RIA Novosti 21 Jan 2009 -- Russian Tu-160 Blackjack and Tu-95MS Bear strategic bombers carried out regular patrols over the Arctic Ocean.
- Russian destroyer leaves Baltic base on urgent mission RIA Novosti 21 Jan 2009 -- Russian missile destroyer Admiral Chabanenko left shipyard in Kaliningrad on an urgent mission after hurried repair work.
- Neustrashimy frigate returning to base as planned - Russian Navy RIA Novosti 21 Jan 2009 -- The Baltic Fleet's Neustrashimy missile frigate in the Mediterranean Sea on its planned journey back to base.
- Tests of Russia's new fighter must start in 2009 - deputy PM RIA Novosti 21 Jan 2009 -- Deputy PM: Testing of Russia's fifth-generation fighter must begin in 2009 and the aircraft should be commissioned in 2015.
- India Vows Boost of Defenses VOA 21 Jan 2009 -- The defense and foreign ministers of India are speaking about boosting the country's military capabilities.
- UK has own stockpiles of white phosphorous, minister admits IRNA 21 Jan 2009 -- Defense Minister Quentin Davies admitted that Britain's armed forces has its own arsenal of white phosphorous shells.
- Spanish Troops to Join Anti-Piracy Patrols Off Somalia VOA 21 Jan 2009 -- Lawmakers in Spain have voted to send about 400 troops to join anti-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia.
- Iran, Tanzania to expand defense cooperation IRNA 21 Jan 2009 -- Iran and Tanzania here on Wednesday signed a deal for mutual cooperation in the field of defense.
- DoD News: Contracts for January 21, 2009
- ATK Awarded $55 Million Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile Low Rate Initial Production Contract by the United States Navy ATK 21 Jan 2009 -- ATK has received a $55 million Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract from the U.S. Navy for the advanced anti-radiation guided missile (AARGM).
- Next-Generation GD6000 Vehicle-Rugged Notebook by General Dynamics Itronix Hits the Road Running General Dynamics 21 Jan 2009 -- The new GD6000 vehicle-rugged notebook, by General Dynamics Itronix, is now available for field technicians, law enforcement personnel and others whose offices are in trucks, patrol cars, utility vans or other vehicles.
- Northrop Grumman Wins Contract to Provide Software Engineering Support to the United States Army Northrop Grumman 21 Jan 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a delivery order to provide software engineering support to the Headquarters, United States Army, Europe, and Seventh Army (HQ USAREUR/7A) for mission critical defense systems, including command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence (C4I) systems serving U.S. Army, Joint, Coalition, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization operations
- Pratt & Whitney Awarded $4 Million Fleet Management Contract for Navy F-16 Aggressor Squadron Pratt & Whitney 21 Jan 2009 -- Pratt & Whitney was awarded a $4 million fleet management contract from the United States Navy to provide engine readiness for the Naval Strike Air Warfare Center's F100 Powered F-16 Aggressor Squadron stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Fallon.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 21 Jan 2009
- Interview: 'Inevitable' that U.S. Will Have to Deal with Hamas cfr.org 21 Jan 2009 -- Author: Richard W. Murphy, Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute
- Obama Calls Mideast Leaders About Gaza VOA 21 Jan 2009 -- US President Barack Obama has called the leaders of Egypt, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority to express his commitment to pursuing Arab-Israeli peace.
- Ban urges 'massive' effort to resolve Arab-Israeli conflict UN News Centre 21 Jan 2009 -- Secretary-General Ban urged a "massive" international effort to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict.
- Weakened uranium in Israeli weapons against Gazans IRNA 21 Jan 2009 -- OIC ambassadors meeting in Vienna by sending a letter to IAEA declared there is evidence that Israel has used weakened uranium.
- Hamas officials resume work in shattered Gaza RIA Novosti 21 Jan 2009 -- Hamas officials in Gaza were ordered to return to work on Wednesday after the end of a 3-week Israeli military operation.
- Israel Completes Gaza Troop Pullout VOA 21 Jan 2009 -- Israeli forces say they have withdrawn totally from the Gaza Strip following their 22-day offensive on Hamas militants.
- Israel completes troop pullout from Gaza RIA Novosti 21 Jan 2009 -- Israel completed on Wednesday its troop pullout from Gaza more than three weeks after the start of its assault on the coastal enclave, the Israeli army's press service said.
- New Kosovo Security Force Launched, Belgrade Wary RFE/RL 21 Jan 2009 -- Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia less than a year ago, has launched its own security force -- a key step toward building its own army.
- Kosovo Security Force 'unacceptable' - Serbian Foreign Minster RIA Novosti 21 Jan 2009 -- Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic has called the creation of the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) "completely unacceptable," a Belgrade radio station reported on Wednesday.
- UN, African Union to ramp up deployment of peacekeepers in troubled Darfur UN News Centre 21 Jan 2009 -- Hundreds more troops will arrive in Darfur within the next two months in an effort to boost protection of civilians.
- At Least 12 Killed in Mogadishu Clashes VOA 21 Jan 2009 -- Witnesses in Somalia's capital say at least 12 people have been killed in the latest fighting between government forces and Islamist insurgents.
- Rwandan Forces in Operations Inside DRC VOA 21 Jan 2009 -- Rwandan troops have crossed the border into Democratic Republic of Congo to participate in a joint operation against a militia group operating in the country's east.
- UN peacekeepers not involved in military offensive against armed group in DR Congo UN News Centre 21 Jan 2009 -- The joint military operation in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo against a Hutu militia fighting in the war-ravaged region does not involve United Nations blue helmets.
- Mixed Reaction Greets Rwandan Troops in DRC to Fight Rebels VOA 21 Jan 2009 -- There is mixed reaction after residents in the restive town of Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province heard announcement that Rwandan forces are in the country to fight rebels.
- Gunmen Attack Ship in Nigeria, Kidnap Romanian Worker VOA 21 Jan 2009 -- Gunmen have attacked a tanker carrying petroleum products off the coast of Nigeria on Wednesday and seized a Romanian worker.
- Citing Russian 'Aggression,' EU Steps Up Neighborhood Plans RFE/RL 21 Jan 2009 -- Russia's August war with Georgia and its recent natural-gas standoff with Ukraine have had a pivotal impact on EU plans for its eastern neighbors.
- Russian gas continues flowing into Eastern Europe RIA Novosti 21 Jan 2009 -- Russian gas transited via Ukraine continued flowing into Eastern Europe on Wednesday.
- Zimbabwe Opposition Rejects Blame Over Power-Sharing Negotiations Collapse VOA 21 Jan 2009 -- Zimbabwe's opposition Movement for Democratic Change is dismissing accusation that it is to be blamed for the collapse of power-sharing negotiations.
- Thales Alenia space statement concerning Astra 5A Thales 21 Jan 2009 -- As announced on January 16, the Astra 5A satellite, formerly named Sirius 2 and operated by Swedish Space Corporation (SSC), experienced an abnormal event that led to a spacecraft attitude disturbance.
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