29 April 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 29 Apr 2005 [PDF]
- ONE TASK FORCE LIBERTY SOLDIER KILLED, FOUR WOUNDED BY IED
- Soldier Died and Two Injured In VBIED Attack
- TWO SOLDIERS KILLED NEAR DIYARAH
- Transcript: Defense Department Regular Briefing 29 Apr 2005 -- Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Larry Di Rita
- Deadly Car Bombs Rock Baghdad VOA 29 Apr 2005 -- A spate of car bombs around the Iraqi capital has left at least 30 people dead and more than 90 injured.
- Coalition Forces detain six, seize weapons cache in northern Iraq MNF-I/MNC-I 29 Apr 2005 -- Coalition Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained six suspected terrorists and seized a number of weapons during operations in northern Iraq April 28.
- Insurgent Attacks Kill At Least 29 Iraqis, Wound 90 RFE/RL 29 Apr 2005 -- Insurgents launched a series of car bomb attacks in Baghdad today that have killed at least 29 Iraqis and wounded at least 90 others just one day after legislators approved a partial cabinet under Prime Minister-designate Ibrahim al-Ja'fari, Iraqi officials reported.
- Fuels Airmen cultivate Balad farm AFPN 29 Apr 2005 -- Working on a farm in the Iraqi desert may not be something many American picture their troops doing, but Airmen of the 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron's fuels management flight maintain a fuel bladder farm here to keep the mission flying.
- Afghan Rebel Victory 13 Years Ago Paved Way for Taleban, Al-Qaida VOA 29 Apr 2005 -- The world media is paying considerable attention to coverage of the anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam war. Yet the anniversary of another military victory has drawn little attention, though it had a profound impact on the world today.
- Afghan Minister Hails Security, Disarmament Progress RFE/RL 29 Apr 2005 -- Defense Minister General Abdul Rahim Wardak said on 28 April that deployment of Afghan National Army ground forces will be completed in 2006, Afghanistan Television reported.
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD Announces Appointments to Guard and Reserve Commission 29 Apr 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today the appointment of three members of the newly authorized Commission on the National Guard and Reserve.
- Akbar gets death penalty Army News 29 Apr 2005 -- Sgt. Hasan Akbar was sentenced to death by a military panel at 8:40 p.m. April 28.
- AFRL robots work to counter bomb threats AFPN 29 Apr 2005 -- After a civil engineer was injured by a submunition while clearing a beddown area during the early days of Operation Iraqi Freedom at Tallil Air Base, Iraq, it was time to find a solution to the problem
- Army to purchase new lightweight howitzers Army News 29 Apr 2005 -- A joint-service program office at Picatinny Arsenal has completed development and is managing the purchase of 589 new lightweight 155mm howitzers for the Army and Marine Corps.
- Truman Wins East Coast Battle 'E' Navy NewsStand 29 Apr 2005 -- USS Harry S. Truman won the 2004 East Coast Battle Efficiency (Battle 'E') Award for the second consecutive year.
- PRESS BRIEFING ON NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY United Nations 29 Apr 2005
- White House Daily Briefing, April 29 Washington File 29 Apr 2005 -- Nigerian President Obasanjo's visit, Social Security, Taiwan, Minutemen, Iraq
- State Department Briefing, April 29, 2005 Washington File 29 Apr 2005 -- Zoellick's travel to East Asia, Department/foreign travel, Bolton's meetings, Italy, China/Taiwan, Cuba, Venezuela, Organization of American States, Vietnam, United Nations, Israel/Palestinian Authority, North Korea
- EADS CASA signs two contracts in Brazil for a total amount of € 560 million EADS 29 Apr 2005 -- The Brazilian government and EADS CASA have signed two important contracts: one where EADS CASA will supply Brazil with C-295 military transport aircraft, and in the second contract EADS CASA will modernize Brazil’s fleet of P-3 maritime patrol aircraft, which will include the installation of the FITS (Fully Integrated Tactical System), developed entirely by EADS CASA in Spain.
- UNIQUE INTEGRATED SYSTEM STARTS F-35 ENGINE IN JOINT TEST BY LOCKHEED MARTIN, PRATT & WHITNEY Lockheed Martin 29 Apr 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Pratt & Whitney have successfully performed the first start of an F-35 aircraft test engine using a revolutionary integrated power package and engine-mounted starter/generator.
- Lockheed Martin's Last Titan IV From Cape Canaveral Successfully Delivers National Security Payload To Space Lockheed Martin 29 Apr 2005 -- Titan IV B-30, CCAFS, April 29, 2005The United States Air Force and Lockheed Martin (LMT:NYSE) wrote the final chapter in a five-decade history at Cape Canaveral tonight with the final launch of a Titan IV B heavy-lift rocket carrying a critical national security payload for the National Reconnaissance Office. The rocket thundered away from its pad adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean amid the cheers of many who had gathered to watch the historic mission.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 29 Apr 2005
- SUDAN: AU to double peacekeeping force in Darfur IRIN 29 Apr 2005 -- The African Union (AU) agreed on Thursday to substantially increase the size of its peacekeeping force in the troubled western Sudanese region of Darfur, officials said.
- SUDAN: First blue berets arrive IRIN 29 Apr 2005 -- The arrival of 12 Nepalese soldiers in the central Sudanese city of El-Obeid this week signalled the start of the deployment of UN peacekeepers across the country to monitor the ceasefire agreement and stabilise the southern region, a UN spokesperson said.
- DRC: Militia release 5 reporters in exchange for 270 bicycles IRIN 29 Apr 2005 -- Mayi-Mayi militiamen released on Thursday five local reporters they had taken hostage earlier this week in the Democratic Republic of Congo's southern province of Katanga.
- COTE D IVOIRE: Elections designed to restore peace set for 30 October IRIN 29 Apr 2005 -- Cote d'Ivoire's government has announced that a first round of long-awaited presidential elections, designed to bring peace back to the divided West African nation, will be held on 30 October.
- TOGO: ECOWAS due in Lome as Gnassingbe repeats desire to work with opposition IRIN 29 Apr 2005 -- West African diplomats were due in Togo on Saturday to try to bring an end to a political crisis, sparked by disputed elections results that brought urban warfare to the streets of the capital and other towns this week.
- Foreigners Targeted in Togo's Post-Election Violence VOA 29 Apr 2005 -- The disputed election results in Togo have unleashed anti-foreigner sentiments, mainly among the opposition, against nationals from the former colonial power France. But the government and its supporters are also turning against foreign targets, including most recently the German cultural center.
- UN to Help Lebanon Organize May Elections VOA 29 Apr 2005 -- The United Nations is dispatching a team of experts to Lebanon to help organize parliamentary elections.
- SYRIAN PULLOUT: LEBANON'S 'EMANCIPATION' FROM AN 'OPPRESSIVE EMBRACE' US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 30 Apr 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON HELSINKI PROCESS ON GLOBALIZATION AND DEMOCRACY United Nations 29 Apr 2005
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