09 February 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 09 Feb 2005 [PDF]
- TASK FORCE FREEDOM SOLDIER KILLED
- SOLDIER FOUND DEAD FROM GUNSHOT WOUND
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Transcript: Special Defense Department Briefing 09 Feb 2005 -- CENTCOM Deputy Commander Lieutenant General Lance Smith
- IRAQ / UNREST VOA 09 Feb 2005 -- Gunmen in the southern Iraqi city of Basra have killed an Iraqi journalist working for a US-funded television network and his young son.
- Task Force Danger Soldiers prevent IED emplacement MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Feb 2005 -- Task Force Danger Soldiers killed a terrorist near Balad about 11 p.m., Feb. 8.
- Escort team: more than 800 missions and still going strong MNF-I/MNC-I 09 Feb 2005 -- In the time they have spent driving the highways and byways of Baghdad, the "Scorpions" have seen many things such as a road-side car bomb that engulfed one of their trucks in flames and the occasional enemy sniper.
- U.S. Denies Afghan Opium Crop Spraying RFE/RL 09 Feb 2005 -- The U.S. Embassy in Kabul says there is no evidence to support allegations that planes have been spraying opium-poppy crops in Afghanistan in a bid to destroy them and combat the illegal narcotics trade.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Rumsfeld Arrives for NATO Defense Ministers Meeting AFPS 09 Feb 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld arrived here this morning to take part in a meeting of NATO defense ministers.
- 'National Caveats' Among Key Topics at NATO Meeting AFPS 09 Feb 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today likened some NATO operations to a basketball team that practices together for months, only to have some players refuse to participate when the game starts.
- RUMSFELD / NICE VOA 09 Feb 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says U.S. allies in NATO should help more with the training of Iraqi security forces, now that Iraq has held elections and is preparing to put a democratic government in place.
- U.S./IRAQ/NATO VOA 09 Feb 2005 -- Senior Bush administration officials say more NATO countries are coming forward with offers to join an alliance program to train Iraqi security forces. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says her meeting with fellow NATO foreign ministers in Brussels Wednesday was the most harmonious to date on Iraq.
- BUSH / POLAND / IRAQ VOA 09 Feb 2005 -- President Bush will ask the U.S. Congress for an additional 400 million dollars to help other countries meet the cost of deploying forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Predators Protect Troops AFPS 09 Feb 2005 -- The loud roars of Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons here are familiar reminders of close-air support, but unmanned Predators silently swarm the skies protecting troops by different means.
- Moseley speaks at defense strategy, transformation seminar AFPN 09 Feb 2005 -- Gen. T. Michael Moseley, Air Force vice chief of Staff spoke to more than 90 congressional staff members, defense industry leaders and think-tank experts Feb. 9 at the 2005 Air Force Defense Strategy and Transformation Seminar.
- Army Safety Center becomes Combat Readiness Center Army News 09 Feb 2005 -- The Army Safety Center has been recast as the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center by order of Secretary of the Army Dr. Francis J. Harvey.
- PHIBRON 7 Assumes Responsibilities as MSO for CTF 58 Navy NewsStand 09 Feb 2005 -- The staff of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 7 embarked USS Duluth (LPD 6) Feb. 3 to transit from Bahrain to the Persian Gulf, where it will assume duties as the Maritime Security Operations Commander for Combined Task Force (CTF) 58.
- EWTGLANT Provides Expertise For MBGIE 05-1 Navy NewsStand 09 Feb 2005 -- Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Atlantic (EWTGLANT) is supporting the Marine Corps aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and lending technical expertise from their Joint Expeditionary Tactical Trainer (JETT).
- Unified Assistance: Fort McHenry Surpasses 1 Million Pounds Navy NewsStand 09 Feb 2005 -- Crew members aboard USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) marked delivery of more than 1 million pounds of relief supplies and equipment as part of Operation Unified Assistance, Jan. 31.
- USS Olympia Deploys with USS Carl Vinson Navy NewsStand 09 Feb 2005 -- USS Olympia (SSN 717) departed for a six-month Western Pacific deployment from its homeport of Pearl Harbor Feb. 7.
- HST Scores Well in 3M Assessment Navy NewsStand 09 Feb 2005 -- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) successfully completed its Maintenance Material Management (3M) Assessment Jan. 30.
- Bush To Seek $100 Million To Modernize Polish Military Washington File 09 Feb 2005 -- President Bush met with Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski at the White House February 9 and told the Polish leader he would ask the U.S. Congress for $100 million to help modernize the country's armed forces.
- RICE / CHINA / EU VOA 09 Feb 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Wednesday urged the European Union not lift it's arms embargo against China, imposed after China's 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters. Ms. Rice says China has not dealt with the human rights issues that prompted the embargo.
- US INDONESIA MILITARY VOA 09 Feb 2005 -- A debate has begun over whether the United States should renew full military ties with Indonesia. Opponents say the Indonesian military should improve its human rights record before links are restored, but the Bush administration says that greater ties now would lead Indonesia's security forces to conform to international standards of behavior.
- COUNCIL TO DISCUSS ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATIONS IN NICE RIA Novosti 09 Feb 2005 -- The Russia-NATO Council is to hold its informal session at the defense-minister level in Nice, France. The session will open February 9 and also involves Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov, RIA Novosti learned at the Defense Ministry.
- RUSSIA HANDS OVER SECURITY SYSTEM PLAN TO EU RIA Novosti 09 Feb 2005 -- "We handed over the latest version of the Russian part of the common external security 'roadmap'. It contains results of recent consultations on this issue," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said following a meeting with his counterpart from Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn.
- U.S.: Rice Calls On Europe To Join America In Spreading Global Freedom RFE/RL 09 Feb 2005 -- Condoleezza Rice is getting a warm reception on her first European tour as U.S. secretary of state. Rice is signaling that Washington wants to put an end to trans-Atlantic feuding over divisive issues like Iraq and develop new initiatives in partnership with the European Union. But as European leaders welcome her overtures, and many observers react positively to her personal charm, finding new common ground is far from assured. The centerpiece of her message is that Europe and the United States should make the pursuit of "global freedom" their top joint priority in the 21st century. Until now, many Europeans have accused the United States of using just that argument to justify pursuing a unilateral foreign policy. Are things about to change?
- Rice Says NATO Members in Clear Agreement on Alliance Agenda Washington File 09 Feb 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the United States and its European allies in NATO are in agreement on the issues before them and will be taking practical steps to advance the alliance's agenda.
- NATO: Defense Ministers Focusing On Afghanistan, Iraq, Balkans RFE/RL 09 Feb 2005 -- NATO defense ministers are arriving today in Nice, France, for a two-day meeting focusing on the possible expansion of the alliance into western and southern Afghanistan. The ministers also will discuss NATO's role in Iraq and the Balkans. The talks will prepare the way for political decisions to be made at a 22 February NATO summit in Brussels, scheduled to be attended by U.S. President George W. Bush.
- State Department Briefing, February 9 Washington File 10 Feb 2005 -- Nepal, Israel/Palestinians, Iraq, Poland, Sudan, China, North Korea, Cyprus
- White House Daily Briefing, February 9 Washington File 09 Feb 2005 -- Danish Prime Minister Rasmussen phone call, Medicare, Karl Rove, Middle East, Iran
- U.S., Europe Have Unity of Purpose and Message, Rice Says Washington File 09 Feb 2005 -- The United States and Europe have unity of purpose and message and are working now to find the right means of dealing with such issues as Iran and the lifting of the EU arms embargo on China, according to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
- SOUTH KOREAN AIR FORCE CHIEF FLIES T-50 TRAINER Lockheed Martin 09 Feb 2005 -- General Lee Han-ho, Chief of Staff of the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF), flew the T-50 Golden Eagle advanced jet trainer recently.
- Lockheed Martin Conducts Fifth Successful Test of Guided MLRS Unitary Rocket Lockheed Martin 09 Feb 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently conducted the fifth successful flight test of a Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) Unitary rocket at White Sands Missile Range, NM.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN DELIVERS FIRST MODERNIZED GPS SATELLITE TO U.S. AIR FORCE FOR MAY LAUNCH Lockheed Martin 09 Feb 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today announced that it has delivered the first modernized Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be readied for a May launch. The satellite, designated GPS IIR-M1, is the most technologically advanced GPS satellite ever developed and will provide significantly improved navigation performance for U.S. military and civilian users worldwide.
- Lockheed Martin Forms Strong Team of Defense and Commercial Technology Partners for Army Knowledge Online Competition Lockheed Martin 09 Feb 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will lead a team of information technology experts from the defense and commercial industries to compete for the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) Enterprise Services program. SAIC, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and a host of key technology providers will contribute critical expertise in current and future Army systems as well as innovative new web technologies.
- RUSSIA HAS BIGGEST EXHIBITION AT AIR SHOW RIA Novosti 09 Feb 2005 -- The largest world producers of aviation and space vehicles from more than 30 countries are taking part in the fifth International Airspace Exhibition, Aero India-2005, in Bangalore.
- RUSSIA TAKES PART IN AERO INDIA-2005 EXHIBITION RIA Novosti 09 Feb 2005 -- The Russian Defense Industry will display nearly 700 samples of military, multipurpose and civil aircraft at the fifth International Airspace Exhibition, Aero India-2005, which opens on Wednesday in Bangalore.
- SUKHOI WILL OFFER FIGHTER AT EXPOSITION RIA Novosti 09 Feb 2005 -- Sukhoi aircraft maker is featuring its Su-30MKI fighter and new SaM146 engine for regional RRJ airliners at Aero India 2005 in Bangalore, where the corporation is part of Russia's exposition.
- ROSOBORONEXPORT MADE DELIVERIES OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT TO 59 COUNTRIES IN 2004 RIA Novosti 09 Feb 2005 -- In 2004, Rosoboronexport made deliveries of military equipment to 59 countries and procured armaments for UN purposes, announced Rosoboronexport director general Sergei Chemezov during a press conference in Moscow.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 09 Feb 2005
- PRESS BRIEFING ON CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT United Nations 09 Feb 2005
- SECRETARY RICE "REVIVES" U.S. MIDEAST ROLE US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 09 Feb 2005
- Rice, Fini Optimistic about Prospects for Peace in Middle East Washington File 09 Feb 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Italian Foreign Minister Gianfranco Fini expressed optimism February 8 about the prospects for peace in the Middle East, but Rice also warned Syria that it must stop supporting rejectionist groups and deal with the terrorists within its borders.
- SUDAN: Abuses, impunity persist in Darfur - UN Special Representative IRIN 09 Feb 2005 -- Sudan's government and rebels are still committing atrocities in the strife-torn western region of Darfur, Jan Pronk, the UN Secretary-General's special representative for Sudan, said on Tuesday.
- African Union Tribunal Proposed for War Crimes in Darfur Washington File 09 Feb 2005 -- Senior U.S. officials have been meeting with members of the Security Council to work out a way to bring to trial those accused of human rights abuses and war crimes in Darfur.
- Uganda Sees Best Chance for Peace in 18 Years Washington File 09 Feb 2005 -- Northern Uganda, which has been torn by decades of fighting between the Ugandan government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), has perhaps its best chance for peace in the last 18 years, says the special advisor to the president of the International Crisis Group (ICG), a nongovernmental organization.
- NEW TERRORIST ATTACKS WILL FOLLOW MASKHADOV'S PEACE INITIATIVE RIA Novosti 09 Feb 2005 -- The Chechen authorities do not intend to talk with Aslan Maskhadov, president of the self-proclaimed Republic of Ichkeria, writes Nezavisimaya Gazeta. Instead, Chechnya's president, Alu Alkhanov, and first vice premier, Ramzan Kadyrov, have offered the separatist leader the chance to surrender.
- Bush Seeks Additional $600 Million for Tsunami Relief Washington File 09 Feb 2005 -- President Bush has announced that he is seeking $950 million as part of a supplemental appropriations request to the U.S. Congress to support areas hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami and to reimburse the cost of relief efforts in them to date.
- BUSH / TSUNAMI VOA 09 Feb 2005 -- The Bush administration will ask the U.S. Congress for 950-million dollars to help nations hard hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami.
- EU Leaders React Positively To Rice Speech RFE/RL 09 Feb 2005 -- European leaders have reacted positively to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's call for Europe and the United States to open a "new chapter" in their relationship after divisions over Iraq and other issues.
- TOGO / TAKEOVER VOA 09 Feb 2005 -- The West African organization known as ECOWAS says it will not recognize the new president of Togo, the son of deceased leader Gnassingbe Eyadema. It has also threatened sanctions against the small nation of Togo unless he resigns.
- TOGO: New leader promises transparent elections but doesn't say when IRIN 09 Feb 2005 -- Togo's new leader, Faure Gnassingbe, pledged on Wednesday to hold free and transparent elections as other West African presidents gathered to discuss his seizure of power in what has been widely branded as a military coup.
- TOGO / TAKEOVER VOA 09 Feb 2005 -- Togo's new leader Faure Gnassingbe has called for elections to be organized quickly, as West African leaders meet in Niger to discuss what they consider his illegal accession to power.
- Northrop Grumman/Raytheon Team to Compete for GOES-R System Northrop Grumman 09 Feb 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) have teamed to compete to build the next generation geostationary weather and environmental system for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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