01 July 2004 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 01 Jul 2004 [PDF]
- SOLDIER KILLED, TWO WOUNDED IN IED ATTACK
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- Transcript: Defense Department Operational Update Briefing 01 Jul 2004 -- Lawrence Di Rita, Special Assistant to The Secretary of Defense; Brigadier General David Rodriguez, Deputy Director for Operations, J-3, Joint Staff
- Return of Units Extended in Iraq on Track, Official Says AFPS 01 Jul 2004 -- The return of the Army units extended in Iraq in April is on track, Defense Department officials said at a Pentagon news conference today.
- IRAQ/TROOPS/ STRESS VOA 01 Jul 2004 -- While the death toll of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan receives daily attention, another type of casualty goes less noticed. A new U.S. Army study finds that, as in previous wars, soldiers in Iraq are paying an emotional price for the fighting.
- Combat Degrades Some Troops' Mental Health, Report Says AFPS 01 Jul 2004 -- A first-of-its-kind Army medical report that queried Afghanistan and Iraq combat veterans shows that front-line action has adversely affected the mental health of some service members.
- DoD Announces Marine's Captured Status 01 Jul 2004 -- The Department of Defense announced today the status of a Marine serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom as captured.
- Casey Takes Over Iraq Commander's Reins From Sanchez AFPS 01 Jul 2004 -- Army Gen. George Casey today became the senior U.S. military commander in Iraq, taking over the reins from Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez.
- Coalition Attacks Known Terrorist Safe House AFPS 01 Jul 2004 -- Army Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, deputy operations director for Multinational Force Iraq, announced in a statement today that another known terrorist safe house in Fallujah was hit during a June 30 air strike.
- Army to call up 5,600 IRR Soldiers Army News 01 Jul 2004 -- The Army plans to order 5,600 Soldier in the Individual Ready Reserve to active duty for possible deployment with the next Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom rotations.
- STRIKE OPERATIONS AGAINST THE ZARQAWI NETWORK CENTCOM 01 Jul 2004 -- On 30 June, Multi-National Forces conducted another strike on a known Zarqawi network safe house in southwestern Fallujah, based on multiple confirmations of Iraqi and Multi-National intelligence.
- Iraqi Official Injured, Staffers Killed In Attack RFE/RL 01 Jul 2004 -- A senior official within the Iraqi Finance Ministry was injured and two of his staff were killed when an explosion struck their convoy in Baghdad.
- U.S. Targets Terrorist Hideout In Al-Fallujah RFE/RL 01 Jul 2004 -- Local hospital officials say at least four people are dead following a U.S. military air strike on a suspected terrorist target in the central Iraqi city of Al-Fallujah late yesterday.
- Spain to Double Number of Troops in Afghanistan VOA News 01 Jul 2004 -- The Spanish government has announced plans to double the number of its troops stationed in Afghanistan and send a contingent of military police to Haiti.
- AFGHANISTAN: One killed as Jalalabad hit by two bomb blasts IRIN 01 Jul 2004 -- At least one man was killed and 26 other people, including five children and three police officers, were injured in bomb explosions in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, according to officials from the Afghan Interior Ministry. The bombs went off shortly after 1 pm in the city, the capital of the eastern Nangarhar province.
- Afghan election date must be set soon if poll is to take place in September - UN UN News Centre 01 Jul 2004 -- The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said today a specific date for elections would have to be set very soon if they are to take place in September as scheduled.
- RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Vol 3, Number 24 01 Jul 2004 -- NATO CHIEF SAYS DETAILS OF AFGHAN TROOP INCREASES TO BE 'WORKED OUT' / THIS WEEK ON RADIO FREE AFGHANISTAN / AFGHAN LEADER CONFIRMS ELECTION DATE... / ...WHILE TWO ELECTORAL WORKERS KILLED IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN... / ...AS NEO-TALIBAN TAKES RESPONSIBILITY / MORE THAN A DOZEN POTENTIAL VOTERS KILLED IN SOUTH... / ...AS NEO-TALIBAN BLAMED... / ...AND TAKES RESPONSIBILITY / TWO ADDITIONAL PARTIES GRANTED ELECTION-MONITORING CERTIFICATES / ...WHILE HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP CALLS AFGHANISTAN 'NATO'S SHAME.' / NATO DECIDES TO INCREASE ITS PRESENCE IN AFGHANISTAN... / ...PROMISES TO ENSURE SECURITY FOR AFGHAN ELECTIONS... / ...PROMISES TO ENSURE SECURITY FOR AFGHAN ELECTIONS... / AFGHAN LEADER WELCOMES NATO'S COMMITMENTS / WARLORD IN GHOR SAYS HE WILL ATTACK IF TALKS FAIL... / ...AS RIVAL WARLORD PROMISES TO DISARM IF THE OTHER SIDE FOLLOWS SUIT... / ...AND AFGHAN ARMY ARRIVES IN CHAGHCHARAN... / ...BUT NO DEAL MADE BETWEEN FEUDING WARLORDS / NEO-TALIBAN CLAIMS CAPTURE OF DISTRICT SOUTH OF KABUL... / ...WHICH IS REFUTED BY LOCAL COMMANDER / AFGHAN COMMANDER CLAIMS NEO-TALIBAN BEHEADED... / ...A CLAIM THAT REMAINS UNCONFIRMED / MINE EXPLOSION KILLS FIVE AFGHAN SOLDIERS IN SOUTH / AFGHANISTAN AND IRAN CONFRONT THEIR DRUG PROBLEM / THIS WEEK IN AFGHANISTAN'S HISTORY
Defense Policy / Programs
- U.S. and South Africa Prepare for Major Medical Military Exercise United States European Command 01 Jul 2004 -- Over 500 U.S. and South African military doctors, dentists, technicians, and support personnel will participate in a major military medical exercise, known as MEDFLAG, from July 6-19, in Hoedspruit and Ditholo in the Limpopo Province.
- USS Enterprise Holds Anti-Terrorism Drill Navy Newsstand 01 Jul 2004 -- USS Enterprise (Big E) (CVN 65) Sailors held an anti-terrorism drill June 22 while the carrier was at sea in the North Atlantic for Summer Pulse '04.
- Enterprise Makes First Summer Pulse Port Call Navy Newsstand 01 Jul 2004 -- The crew of USS Enterprise (CVN 65) pulled into Portsmouth, England, July 2 for their first port visit of Summer Pulse '04.
- Enterprise Completes Joint Maritime Course Navy Newsstand 01 Jul 2004 -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) completed the Joint Maritime Course (JMC) of Summer Pulse '04, sponsored by British military forces, June 30.
- Tail gunners added to Iraq-bound birds Marine Corps News 01 Jul 2004 - The Marine Corps is adding machine guns to the tails of its primary troop-transport helicopters - a move meant to deter enemy fighters in Iraq bent on shooting down the helos.
- Allied Countries Join Forces in Maritime Exercise 01 Jul 2004 -- Ten allied countries will participate in a multinational exercise off the coast of Morocco to show the combined force capabilities and quick response times of the participating naval, air, undersea and surface warfare groups from July 11-16.
- BRITAIN / IRAN VOA 01 Jul 2004 -- Britain says Iran forced a crew of eight British sailors and marines into Iranian territorial waters before capturing them last week.
- State Department Noon Briefing, July 1 Washington File 01 Jul 2004 -- Iraq, Libya, Israel/Palestinians, Sudan, North Korea, Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, Japan, Indonesia, Syria
- White House Daily Briefing, July 1 Washington File 01 Jul 2004 -- President's schedule, Iraq/Saddam Hussein trial/ security situation, Civil Rights Act anniversary, July 4th holiday, economic event, Afghani elections, budget, war on terror, immigration reform
- EADS Future Soldier System protects German troops in Afghanistan EADS 01 Jul 2004 -- EADS will equip 150 soldiers of the German ISAF contingent in Afghanistan with the new future soldier system known as "Infanterist der Zukunft" (IdZ) (“Infantryman of the future”) thus considerably enhancing the protection of the individual soldier during dangerous operations.
- General Dynamics Awarded $479 Million Contract for Support of Joint Experimentation Program and Joint Futures Lab General Dynamics 01 Jul 2004 -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a 5-year, $479 million contract to continue its support of the U.S. Joint Forces Command's Joint Experimentation Program and Joint Futures Lab.
- Team US101 Selects Mississippi-Based Applied Geo Technologies to Supply Wiring Harnesses for Marine One Helicopter Lockheed Martin 01 Jul 2004 -- The US101 team competing to offer the next Marine One helicopter for the President of the United States expanded by one today with the announcement that Applied Geo Technologies (AGT), a CHAHTA Enterprise company owned by the Mississippi Band of the Choctaw Indians, will supply wiring harnesses for the US101 medium-lift executive aircraft.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL HYBRID MOTOR TEST FIRING Lockheed Martin 01 Jul 2004 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) conducted a hybrid rocket motor test firing at Stennis Space Center on May 19 that successfully demonstrated fuel strength integrity.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 01 Jul 2004
- SUDAN / ANNAN VOA 01 Jul 2004 -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan visited the troubled Darfur region of western Sudan Thursday to consider ways to end the humanitarian crisis. More than a million people have been displaced in Darfur because of violence that human rights groups blame on government-backed militias.
- U.S. SUDAN / DARFUR VOA 01 Jul 2004 -- The State Department says the "world is watching" to see Sudan's government fulfill promises made to Secretary State Colin Powell to ease the humanitarian crisis in the country's western Darfur region. Mr. Powell paid a dramatic visit to a displaced-persons camp in Darfur on Wednesday.
- SIERRA LEONE: UN grounds helicopters after crash IRIN 01 Jul 2004 -- The United Nations in Sierra Leone has grounded all Russian-built MI-8 helicopters in their service after one crashed in thick jungle in the east of the country this week, a spokeswoman said.
- COTE D IVOIRE: Talks close with no conclusive end to deadlock IRIN 01 Jul 2004 -- Cote d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo and opposition leaders have ended their first face-to-face talks in three months but it is unclear whether three sacked ministers will return to the power-sharing government, an opposition spokesman said on Thursday.
- Darfur is "Humanitarian Catastrophe," Powell Says Washington File 01 Jul 2004 -- "We have a humanitarian catastrophe in Darfur, but what we really have is a security crisis," U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell told reporters June 30 as he pledged additional U.S. assistance for those suffering in the western region of Sudan.
- Powell terms Darfur "Complex Situation" Washington File 01 Jul 2004 -- The situation in the Darfur region of Sudan is a "mixed picture" and a "complex situation" that defies easy description, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell told reporters June 30.
- SUDAN: Annan discusses Darfur situation with officials in Khartoum IRIN 01 Jul 2004 -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who arrived in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on Wednesday, has discussed the situation in the western region of Darfur with government, UN and NGO officials, ahead of a visit to the region.
- SRI LANKA/PEACE TALKS VOA 01 Jul 2004 -- Peace brokers have made no headway in efforts to revive peace talks between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tiger rebels.The main rebel group says talks cannot start, because it suspects the government is supporting a rival faction.
- SHAPE News Morning Update SHAPE 01 Jul 2004 -- U.S. Army plans broader call-up of reservists / U.S. military abandons first outpost in Eastern Europe / Top Bosnian Serbs axed for failing to get Karadzic / Albanian Defence Ministry sues former naval commander / Tony Blair sees detailed Iraq security plan in month / Norwegian troops prepare to leave Iraq
- News Summary & Analysis SHAPE 01 Jul 2004 -- Gen. Jones discusses Olympic security with Greek officials / Dutch government willing to lead PRT in Afghanistan / UN, Afghans divided on election date deadline
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