02 May 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 02 May 2005 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- Unexploded ordnance destroyed in As Sindiyah MNF-I/MNC-I 02 May 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers found and destroyed a large amount of unexploded ordnance, or UXO, in As Sindiyah in Diyala Province on May 1.
- Five suspected terrorists detained in Samarra MNF-I/MNC-I 02 May 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detained five suspected terrorists during a raid in Samarra May 1 at about 3:40 p.m.
- Search operation within Multinational Division Central-South area of responsibility MNF-I/MNC-I 02 May 2005 -- On May 2, Operation BLAST-2 was completed. BLAST-2, conducted by Soldiers from 1st Battle Combat Team, occurred about 60 kilometers west of Diwaniyah City.
- Latest Round of Violence in Iraq Claims More Than 120 Lives VOA 02 May 2005 -- At lease 123 people have died in Iraq since the announcement of a new government late last week. The latest violence appears to be targeting Iraqi security forces.
- Militants Target Baghdad With Bomb Attacks RFE/RL 02 May 2005 -- Militants in Iraq detonated three car bombs in the Iraqi capital today, killing at least eight people
- Moving tents eases with ingenuity AFPN 02 May 2005 -- Airmen with the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron used their ingenuity when they were asked to move a neighborhood of tents more than a mile.
- Multi-national forces compete in Ali Olympics Army News 02 May 2005 -- As Coalition forces work together fighting the war on terror, fun usually takes a back seat to the missions at hand, but all that changed for a day April 18 in Talil, Iraq.
- Illegal Arms Dump Explodes in Northern Afghanistan VOA 02 May 2005 -- An illegal ammunition dump in northern Afghanistan has exploded, killing at least 28 people and injuring scores of others. Officials say the arms belonged to an Afghan militia commander.
- Afghan National Police Capture Six AFPS 02 May 2005 -- Afghan National Police captured six insurgents today while on a joint patrol with members of the U.S. Army's 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, outside a small village north of Kandahar.
- Afghanistan: Registration Begins For Parliamentary Elections RFE/RL 02 May 2005 -- Registration began on 30 April for those seeking to run in Afghanistan's local and parliamentary elections scheduled for 18 September. Election officials have announced that those wishing to run have until 19 May to register. Between 5,000 and 10,000 candidates are expected to run in the elections.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Rocket-powered final exam launches AFPN 02 May 2005 -- Two semesters of work boiled down to a 10-second countdown before a cadet-built rocket blasted off here April 30.
- Now part of Human Resources Command, DS3 program helps injured Soldiers Army News 02 May 2005 -- In an official ceremony April 29, Human Resources Command took over the operations of the Disabled Soldier Support System - DS3 for short.
- MDSU 1 Assists with World War II B-24J Recovery Efforts Navy NewsStand 02 May 2005 -- Mobile Dive and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 in conjunction with the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) is currently conducting recovery operations off the coast of the Republic of Palau.
- Digital Advances Produce Improved Unmanned Aerial Vehicles AFPS 02 May 2005 -- One day on a gray-painted aircraft carrier tossed by turbulent seas, a grizzled Navy commander awaits the arrival of a new pilot.
- Press conference by JAPAN’S FOREIGN MINISTER United Nations 02 May 2005
- State Department Briefing, May 2 Washington File 02 May 2005 -- Iran, U.S. Delegation to Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference/Strengthening the Non-Proliferation Regime/Application to Countries That Have Violated Their Commitments Under the Treaty/U.S. Support for Universal Adherence of Additional Protocols/U.S. Reduction in the Number of Operationally Deployed Strategic Nuclear Weapons/U.S. Continuation of Moratorium on Nuclear Testing, U.S. Support for Broad Reform at the United Nations, John Bolton's Nomination to be U.S. Representative to the United Nations, U.S. View of Human Rights Conditions in Other Countries, North Korea, Japan, Italy, China/Taiwan, Syria, Egypt
- White House Daily Briefing, May 2 Washington File 02 May 2005 -- Central American & Dominican Free Trade Agreement, Nonproliferation Treaty/WMD, Social Security, North Korea, Bolton nomination
- U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $5 Million Contract for Modernization Work on USS Connecticut General Dynamics 02 May 2005 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $5.2 million contract modification under a basic ordering agreement for engineering and technical services in support of the Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) of the USS Connecticut (SSN-22), a Seawolf-class attack submarine. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
- Northrop Grumman Wins U.S. Air Force Mission Planning Delivery Order Northrop Grumman 02 May 2005 -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a delivery order to adapt its Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) for use in a service-oriented environment by joint service warfighters.
- CACI Says GAO Report on Interagency Contracting Fails to Acknowledge Urgent Impact of Wartime Circumstances on Contracting Practices CACI 02 May 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today its position regarding the U.S. Government Accountability Office's (GAO) recent report on "Interagency Contracting." The company believes that the GAO failed to fully acknowledge the impact of the urgent, wartime and combat-related circumstances upon the contracting practices used by the Army and Department of the Interior ("DOI") in awarding work to CACI in Iraq in August 2003. CACI notes that it provided interrogation services only in Iraq.
- Northrop Grumman and VERITAS Software Help Ensure Continuity of Operations for the U.S. Coast Guard Northrop Grumman 02 May 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), in cooperation with VERITAS Software Corporation (NASDAQ:VRTS), has successfully demonstrated that the Northrop Grumman Decision Agent (tm) and VERITAS Cluster Server and Volume Replicator provide a reliable cross-country, continuity-of-operations solution for protecting critical data in the U.S. Coast Guard's use of the Defense Message System.
- BAE SYSTEMS Receives U.S. Coast Guard Contract For Port Security Demonstration System BAE Systems 02 May 2005 -- BURLINGTON, Mass. -- BAE Systems has received a contract from the U.S. Coast Guards Research and Development Center to build the SeeCoast Port and Coastal Scene Awareness Prototype and Demonstration System. The program, valued at $3.3 million including options, is part of the Department of Homeland Securitys (DHS) Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) Automated Scene Understanding program.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 02 May 2005
- Turkish Prime Minister Visits the West Bank VOA 02 May 2005 -- The Turkish prime minister met with Palestinian leaders today (Monday) in the West Bank. Turkey hopes to play a greater role in the Middle East peace process.
- Nepal Releases Two Top Communist Leaders From House Arrest VOA 02 May 2005 -- Nepal has freed two senior political leaders, detained when the king seized power three months ago. The move comes two days after the king ended a state of emergency.
- TOGO: More than 16,500 flee as edgy Lome awaits official poll results IRIN 02 May 2005 -- More than 16,500 people have fled Togo to escape post-election violence which could re-erupt, diplomats warn, when the constitutional court officially confirms the results of the disputed 24 April presidential poll, probably on Tuesday.
- COTE D IVOIRE: Up to 15 dead and 4,000 displaced in ethnic fighting in troubled west IRIN 02 May 2005 -- Three days of inter-ethnic fighting in the troubled western Cote d'Ivoire town of Duekoue, has left up to 15 people dead and 4,000 displaced, according to local officials on Monday.
- LIBERIA: UN chief Jacques Klein departs suddenly, saying much still to be done IRIN 02 May 2005 -- The head of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Jacques Paul Klein, announced his immediate departure from Liberia on Friday, saying he regretted leaving before the job was done.
- Encouraging signs Georgian and Abkhaz sides want conflict settled peacefully - UN report UN News Centre 02 May 2005 -- There have been encouraging signals from both the Georgian and Abkhaz sides of their interest in settling their conflict by peaceful means only, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in his latest report.
- ATK Technologies Support Titan IVB Launch ATK 02 May 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) propulsion and composite technologies supported the recent launch of a Lockheed Martin Titan IVB rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. that successfully placed a classified payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office into orbit.
- Boeing, Lockheed Martin to Form Launch Services Joint Venture Boeing 02 May 2005 -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) have entered into an agreement to create a joint venture that will combine the production, engineering, test and launch operations associated with U.S. government launches of Boeing Delta and Lockheed Martin Atlas rockets. The joint venture, named United Launch Alliance, will reduce the cost of meeting the critical national security and NASA expendable launch vehicle needs of the United States.
- Boeing, Lockheed Martin to Form Launch Services Joint Venture Lockheed Martin 02 May 2005 -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) have entered into an agreement to create a joint venture that will combine the production, engineering, test and launch operations associated with U.S. government launches of Boeing Delta and Lockheed Martin Atlas rockets.
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