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14 July 2004 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

Current Operations

  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 14 Jul 2004 [PDF]
  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 14 Jul 2004 (2) [PDF]
  • DoD Identifies Army Casualties
  • DoD Identifies Army Casualty

  • Transcript: Defense Department Operational Update Briefing 14 Jul 2004 -- Lawrence Di Rita, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and Brigadier General David Rodriguez, Deputy Director for Operations, J-3, Joint Staff
  • IRAQ WRAP VOA 14 Jul 2004 -- Iraq has suffered its worst day of violence since last month's handover of power. At least 10 people were killed in Baghdad Wednesday and several dozen others injured in a terrorist car bombing near the headquarters of the interim government and the U-S and British embassies. In a separate attack, the governor of Mosul was assassinated in an ambush.
  • At Least 10 Killed By Blast In Baghdad RFE/RL 14 Jul 2004 -- The car bomb that killed at least 10 people in Baghdad today was detonated at a checkpoint near the main entrance of the so-called Green Zone -- an area that houses foreign embassies, U.S. military headquarters, and the offices of Iraq's new interim government.
  • BAGHDAD / BLAST VOA 14 Jul 2004 -- A massive explosion rocked central Baghdad Wednesday morning near the headquarters of the Iraqi-interim government, killing at least 10 Iraqis. As many as 40 others were wounded.
  • Bulgarian Hostage Killed In Iraq RFE/RL 14 Jul 2004 -- A Bulgarian hostage has been executed in Iraq, while the Philippines says it has begun withdrawing its small peacekeeping contingent to meet the demand of Iraqi militants who are threatening to kill a Filipino.

  • 'Lightning Resolve' to Protect Afghan Election Process AFPS 14 Jul 2004 -- Coalition forces have launched Operation Lightning Resolve in Afghanistan to protect the country's electoral process, a senior military spokesman announced at a Pentagon news conference today.
  • AFGHANISTAN / HOAX VOA 14 Jul 2004 -- International peacekeepers in Afghanistan say they were were tricked into working with a group of alleged American bounty hunters illegally trying to capture high profile terror suspects.
  • AFGHANISTAN TROOP OPERATION VOA 14 Jul 2004 -- The U.S. military has begun a new offensive in Afghanistan to stem insurgent attacks on civilians as the country prepares for its first post-war elections. VOA's Michael Kitchen reports from Islamabad that the Afghan government says it is still willing to give amnesty to former Taleban members who renounce terrorism.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Stennis Enjoys Extended Stay in Paradise Navy Newsstand 14 Jul 2004 -- While on deployment to the Western Pacific and in support of Summer Pulse 2004, the crew, embarked staff, and air wing of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) stopped for an extended visit in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in July.
  • Enterprise, Majestic Eagle Move Into 'Free Play' Phase Navy Newsstand 14 Jul 2004 -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) began the free play phase of MEDSHARK/Majestic Eagle '04 (MS/ME04) July 13, as the NATO-run exercise continues in the eastern Atlantic.
  • SS Wright serves Marines in training Marine Corps News 14 Jul 2004 -- The SS Wright recently went on a two week T-AVB 3 training exercise to give Marines a chance to use their skills learned during real world applications and training.

  • Additional Military Commission Charges Referred 14 Jul 2004 -- The Department of Defense announced today that charges were referred to a military commission on one enemy combatant detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Appointing Authority John D. Altenburg, Jr., approved and referred charges on Salim Ahmed Hamdan of Yemen. Referral is the step in the military commission process where the appointing authority designates the presiding officer and panel members who will hear a particular case. A trial date has not yet been set.
  • Yemeni Detainee to Face Military Commission AFPS 14 Jul 2004 -- An enemy combatant from Yemen being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will face a military commission on terrorism-related conspiracy charges, Defense Department officials announced today.

  • U-S-China-Taiwan VOA 14 Jul 2004 -- The Bush administration said Wednesday that sales of American defensive arms to Taiwan will continue despite a new warning from China that the sales threaten the United States' relationship with Beijing.

  • RWANDA: Kigali signs cooperation pact with US army IRIN 14 Jul 2004 -- The Rwandan government on Tuesday signed an agreement with the US army on "mutual support" in military logistics, supplies and services, a US senior military officer said in the Rwandan capital, Kigali.

  • State Department Noon Briefing: July 14 Washington File 14 Jul 2004 -- Department issues, Israel/Palestinians, Iran, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, China/Taiwan, India, France, Russia

Defense Industry

  • BAE SYSTEMS Introduces HHC100™ Series Handheld Thermal Imagers BAE Systems 14 Jul 2004 -- BAE Systems, a leading supplier of uncooled infrared imaging systems and sensors, is introducing the HHC100™ Series of high-performance handheld thermal imagers.
  • First German Eurofighter Single Seater Leaves EADS Production Line EADS 14 Jul 2004 -- The first single-seater production Eurofighter destined for the German Luftwaffe left the final assembly hall of EADS Military Aircraft in Manching in early July. The aircraft, which has been designated GS 001 (German Single-Seater), is now undergoing those functional tests that for reasons of industrial safety could not be carried out in the final assembly hangar. These include the already completed fuel tests and the subsequent engine runs. There then follow extensive measuring campaigns on the EADS-own test facility to establish the electromagnetic compatibility of the GS 001 in the so-called "heavy fighter configuration", in which the aircraft is equipped with short- and medium-range air-to-air guided missiles and external tanks.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $8.6 Million Contract for Improved Chemical Agent Monitors General Dynamics 14 Jul 2004 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded an $8.6 million option to an existing contract by the U.S. Army Robert Morris Acquisition Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for the production of 2,000 Improved Chemical Agent Monitors. The contract being amended was initially awarded in December 1995 and had a value of $14.3 million; this option extends deliveries through October 2005 and will bring the total number of units produced to over 15,000, for a total value of $66 million.
  • Raytheon Systems Limited Selected to Develop Next Generation Digital Anti-Jam Electronics for U.S. Air Force Raytheon 14 Jul 2004 -- Raytheon Systems Limited (RSL), the United Kingdom-based subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has won an important competitive development contract from the U.S. Air Force Joint Program Office (USAF JPO) to provide next generation GPS Advanced Digital Antenna Production (ADAP) systems. This key technology program is worth, with options, around $50 million; the first increment of work is valued at nearly $8 million.

Other Conflicts

  • CAMEROON-NIGERIA: Three villages exchanged in latest move to end border dispute IRIN 14 Jul 2004 -- Nigeria and Cameroon have exchanged three border villages in the second of a series of moves designed to end a territorial dispute that nearly brought the countries to war.
  • MILOSEVIC TRIAL VOA 14 Jul 2004 -- Ill health has again postponed until next week (July 19th) Slobodan Milosevic's opening defense against war crimes charges at The Hague tribunal in the Netherlands. VOA's Barry Wood reports the case against the former Yugoslav leader was discussed Wednesday at a forum in Washington.
  • TURKEY I KURDS VOA 14 Jul 2004 -- A Turkish appeals court has ruled that four Kurdish former deputies accused of links with an outlawed Kurdish rebel group were not tried fairly and has ordered a new trial. The ruling was welcomed by E.U. diplomats in the Turkish capital.
  • Russia/Georgia: Four-Party Talks On South Ossetia Open In Moscow RFE/RL 14 Jul 2004 -- Members of the Joint Control Commission on South Ossetia meet today in Moscow in a bid to defuse a looming crisis between Russia and Georgia over the South Caucasus separatist republic. Moscow and Tbilisi have reportedly prepared individual complaints to discuss at the talks.
  • UGANDA: Some 300 former rebels join national army IRIN 14 Jul 2004 -- About 300 former fighters of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan rebel group, were integrated into the national army on Tuesday after completing a three-month re-training programme.
  • ISRAEL POLITICS VOA 14 Jul 2004 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's office says formal negotiations aimed at creating a broad-based unity government are set to start on Sunday.

News Reports

  • Peoria aviation company celebrates long-awaited return Army National Guard 14 Jul 2004 -- "We just got word they're outside of Champaign." The announcement went out over the loudspeakers and cheers and applause radiated throughout the crowd in reaction to the update provided by the local radio station on the progress of the buses bringing the men and women of Company F, 1st Battalion, 106th Aviation home.

  • SHAPE News Morning Update SHAPE 14 Jul 2004 -- Blair and Berlusconi pledge greater political and military cooperation / Parliament approves deployment of Czech anti-chemical warfare unit at Athens Olympics / Foreign Ministry says U.S. interested in locating missile defence site in Poland / U.S. begins operation to guard Afghan electionĘ Afghans optimistic about recovery from war
  • SHAPE News Summary & Analysis SHAPE 14 Jul 2004 -- Report: NATO tussle looms as Iraq widens security requests / Daily ponders usefulness of PRTs / Kosovo report criticizes rights progress by UN and local leaders

  • Lockheed Martin Wins $22 Million NASA Headquarters ODIN Delivery Order Lockheed Martin 14 Jul 2004 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) will soon begin managing desktop computer services for the headquarters of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in Washington, D.C. The company’s win of that part of the agency’s Outsourced Desktop Initiative (ODIN) contract vehicle means that Lockheed Martin now is enterprise-wide ODIN provider for the entire NASA agency.
  • Orbital's DART Vehicle Arrives At Vandenberg Air Force Base For Prelaunch Integration And Testing Orbital Sciences Corp. 14 Jul 2004 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) today announced that its Demonstration of Autonomous Rendezvous (DART) spacecraft has arrived at the company's integration and processing facilities at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB), California for final testing and prelaunch preparations before its launch into orbit.

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