15 January 2005 Military News
- MARINE KILLED IN AL ANBAR PROVINCE
- IRAQ: MARINE KILLED IN ACTION SOUTH OF BAGHDAD
- Transcript: DoD Update on Ongoing Security Operations in Northwestern Iraq 15 Jan 2005 -- Army Brig. Gen. Carter Ham, Commander of the Multinational Brigade--Northwest, and Commanding General, Task Force Olympia
- U.S. General Won't Guarantee Peaceful Iraqi Elections RFE/RL 15 Jan 2005 -- A U.S. commander in Iraq said today that American-led forces will not be able to guarantee a peaceful election day in parts of Baghdad and other places in Iraq.
- Task Force Danger Soldiers Detain Seven AIF Suspects MNF-I/MNC-I 15 Jan 2005 -- Task Force Danger Soldiers detained seven individuals at a traffic checkpoint near Daquq on Jan. 14 at 3:20 p.m.
- One Detained in Raid Near Samarra MNF-I/MNC-I 15 Jan 2005 -- Soldiers from the 2nd Iraqi Ministry of the Interior (MOI) Commando Battalion detained one individual in a raid near Samarra at about 4:00 p.m., Jan. 14.
- Three Detained Near IED Site MNF-I/MNC-I 15 Jan 2005 -- Three anti-Iraqi force suspects were detained in a raid in Abayach near the site where an IED was discovered on January 14 at about 7:40 p.m.
- Soldiers, Iraqi Army Discover Weapons Cache MNF-I/MNC-I 15 Jan 2005 -- Soldiers from Bravo Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment and the 203rd Iraqi Army Battalion discovered a weapons cache here on Jan. 11.
- Mosul Operations Net Weapons Caches, 16 Suspects MNF-I/MNC-I 15 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi National Guard and Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Striker Combat Team), confiscated weapons, ammunition, and bomb equipment, and detained 16 individuals during operations in northern Iraq on Jan. 14.
- Iraqi National Guard Capture Insurgents, Seize Weapons MNF-I/MNC-I 15 Jan 2005 -- Iraqi National Guard Soldiers confiscated weapons and ammunition, and detained six individuals during operations in northern Iraq on Jan. 15.
- Insurgents Attack from Mosque Again MNF-I/MNC-I 15 Jan 2005 -- For the second consecutive day, Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Combat Team), were engaged by anti-Iraqi insurgents from a mosque in northern Iraq.
- 1st ID Soldiers Recover Body Near Ad Duluiyah MNF-I/MNC-I 15 Jan 2005 -- 1st Infantry Division Soldiers recovered the body of an unidentified man from a river near Ad Duluiyah about 12:06 p.m. on Jan. 15.
- Helicopter, Pilots Recovered after Emergency Landing MNF-I/MNC-I 15 Jan 2005 -- An OH-58 Kiowa Helicopter, while supporting troops on the ground, made an emergency landing in northern Iraq on Jan. 15.
- Medical Units Transition Authority at LSA Anaconda MNF-I/MNC-I 15 Jan 2005 -- Responsibility for command and control of dental activities in southern Iraq and area medical support transferred between units in two separate ceremonies here on Jan. 15.
- Raids Net six Suspected Insurgent, Explosives and Weapons MNF-I/MNC-I 15 Jan 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers detained six suspected insurgents during operations conducted in the early morning hours of Jan. 15.
- Stryker Brigade Concept Proves Itself in Ninewa AFPS 15 Jan 2005 -- The Stryker Brigade is well-designed for the decentralized war against insurgents the coalition is waging in Iraq, said Brig. Gen. Carter Ham, commander of Task Force Olympia, during an American Forces Press Service interview today.
- Cannoneers provided fire during Fallujah push USMC News 14 Jan 2005 -- During the push through Fallujah, also known as Operation Al Fajr, the Marines of Battery M, 4th Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, shot off 1,742 rounds from Nov. 8 to Nov. 19, in support of the Marine and Army infantry units in the city.
- Army engineers shelter Marines in Iraq USMC News 14 Jan 2005 -- A group of soldiers here are making the cold season - and life in general - a little easier on the Marines of the 1st Force Service Support Group.
- COALITION FORCES RECOVER WEAPONS CACHE CENTCOM 15 Jan 2005 -- Coalition forces recovered two weapons caches Friday.
- Wolfowitz Arrives in Thailand to Review Relief Efforts AFPS 15 Jan 2005 -- Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz arrived here today on the first leg of a three-day trip through areas hard hit by the Dec. 26 tsunami.
- Wolfowitz Views Indonesia's Devastated Aceh Province AFPS 15 Jan 2005 -- Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz returned to Indonesia today and found a country much changed since his tenure as U.S. ambassador here nearly 20 years ago.
- 'Conditions for Transition' Met in Thailand, Sri Lanka AFPS 15 Jan 2005 -- The "conditions for transition" have been met in both Thailand and Sri Lanka, the U.S. general in charge of coordinating relief efforts throughout South Asia said here today.
- Asia: U.S. To Wind Down Tsunami Military Relief Operation RFE/RL 15 Jan 2005 -- U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz is the latest foreign official to visit countries hit by December's devastating earthquake and ensuing tsunamis. Wolfowitz was in Thailand and Indonesia's Aceh Province today, where nearly all of Indonesia's 110,000 victims died. He said the United States wants to scale down its military relief operations -- as soon as other countries are ready to take over.
- TSUNAMI / US MILITARY VOA 15 Jan 2005 -- U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz says the United States will withdraw its troops from tsunami relief operations in Asia as "soon as possible". Mr. Wolfowitz made his first stop on a regional tour to assess how the military is aiding countries hit by the December 26th earthquake and tsunami.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Boeing to Recognize Charges for USAF 767 Tanker Costs and Conclusion of 717 Production Boeing 15 Jan 2005 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] announced it plans to recognize pre-tax charges totaling approximately $615 million, or $0.48 per share, related to the U.S. Air Force 767 Tanker program and expenses incurred to end production of the 717. The charges will be incorporated in the company's fourth-quarter and full-year 2004 results, scheduled to be released on Feb. 2, 2005.
- PALESTINIAN INAUGURATION VOA 15 Jan 2005 -- The new Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas was sworn in Today (Saturday) in Ramallah. But the new president faces an immediate crisis after Israel cut all ties with the Palestinian Authority following a deadly attack in Gaza Thursday night.
- Abbas Takes Palestinian Presidential Oath RFE/RL 15 Jan 2005 -- Mahmud Abbas was sworn in as the new president of the Palestinian Authority at a ceremony in the Palestinian parliament in Ramallah today.
- Middle East: New Palestinian President Extends 'Hand Of Peace' To Israel RFE/RL 15 Jan 2005 -- Mahmud Abbas was sworn in as the Palestinian Authority's new president at a ceremony in the West Bank town of Ramallah today. In his speech, Abbas said he extends his hand to Israel in peace and called for a mutual cease-fire to end what he called the "vicious circle" of Middle East violence. But Abbas's inauguration was overshadowed by fresh violence and Israel's decision yesterday to cut all contacts with the Palestinians after a deadly attack this week in Gaza.
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