06 May 2005 Military News
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- AMZ Leaders Diminishing MNF-I/MNC-I 06 May 2005 -- Over the past several months, Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces have captured or killed more than 20 of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's trusted lieutenants and other high-ranking network members.
- AMZ Leaders Killed/Wanted/Captured MNF-I/MNC-I 06 May 2005 [3.37 MB PPT]
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detain three south of Bayji MNF-I/MNC-I 06 May 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detained three suspected terrorists during raids south of Bayji on May 6.
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detain six suspected arms dealers MNF-I/MNC-I 06 May 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detained six individuals and confiscated a number of weapons during a raid against weapons dealers southwest of Tuz on May 6.
- US patrols uncover weapons caches, nab 4 suspects MNF-I/MNC-I 06 May 2005 -- A tip by local Iraqi citizens led Task Force Baghdad Soldiers on patrol in west Baghdad directly to a weapons cache and two suspected terrorists May 4.
- U.S. Forces in Iraq Adapt to Reduce IED Threat AFPS 06 May 2005 -- U.S. forces in Iraq are adapting to lessen the threat posed by the enemy's improvised explosive devices, senior military officers told House Armed Services Committee members here May 5.
- Deployed security forces take on military police mission AFPN 06 May 2005 -- Because of a shortage of Air Force security forces in recent years, the Army has helped out by providing Soldiers at bases worldwide.
- NCW Squadron 25 Returns from Eight Month Deployment Navy NewsStand 06 May 2005 -- Naval Coastal Warfare (NCW) Squadron 25 returned to Yorktown, Va., May 4 after completing an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility.
- 8th ESB powers fight in Iraq USMC News 06 May 2005 -- The heavy burden of ensuring the functional capabilities for the more than 200 pieces of tactical electrical equipment, which provide mission essential and life-saving support here, rests comfortably on the shoulders of the utilities platoon Marines, Support Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Force Service Support Group (Forward).
- Opium, Cash Seized in Afghan Province AFPS 06 May 2005 -- U.S. officials at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, said the Ghazni provincial police seized 237 kilograms of opium May 4 and arrested four individuals involved in drug trafficking.
- Expeditionary command post Airmen eyes, ears AFPN 06 May 2005 -- They might receive an incoming declaration by an aircrew for an in-flight emergency, or they could be calling a first sergeant about a Red Cross notification -- or even both at the same time.
- US Military Denies Reports of Marines Landing in Somalia VOA 06 May 2005 -- The commanding general of the U.S.-led counter-terrorism task force in the Horn of Africa says reports of U.S. Marines landing on Somali shores earlier this week to hunt for terror suspects are a fabrication. The general says he believes the reports had confused a military training exercise, which took place off the coast of neighboring Djibouti late last month.
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD Releases Sexual Assault Data for 200406 May 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today the release of the annual report on sexual assaults involving members of the armed forces for calendar year 2004. Congress requested this data in the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2005.
- Ike Sailors Load Up CVW-7 Navy NewsStand 06 May 2005 -- USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) surpassed another milestone April 30 through May 1 as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier's aviation ordnancemen built and delivered training weaponry to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7.
- Spanish Ship Joins TR Strike Group Navy NewsStand 06 May 2005 -- A ceremony held aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) (TR) May 4 recognized the ongoing friendship between Spain and the United States with the joining of a Spanish ship to the TR Carrier Strike Group.
- White House Daily Briefing, May 6 Washington File 06 May 2005 -- President's schedule, Bush/UK elections, North Korea, Russia, Bush trip to Europe, Bolton/nomination, week ahead
- State Department Briefing, May 6 Washington File 06 May 2005 -- Department, North Korea, Bulgaria, Russia, Palestinian Authority, Iraq, United Kingdom
- Italy KC-767 Tanker #2 Arrives in Naples for Modifications Boeing 06 May 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and its Italian supplier partner Aeronavali (OAN), a company of Alenia Aeronautica/Finmeccanica, inducted the second KC-767A (Italy #2) aerial tanker into the aircraft modification center in Naples, Italy today.
- Northrop Grumman Establishes In-House Land-Based Test and Training Facility for U.S. Navy's Newest Amphibious Assault Ship Northrop Grumman 06 May 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has opened a land-based test and training facility to provide specialized training for U.S. Navy personnel in operating and maintaining the machinery control system (MCS) being installed on the Navy's newest amphibious assault ship, the USS Makin Island (LHD-8).
- Raytheon Awarded $162.7 Million Contract for Continued Evolved SeaSparrow Missile Production Raytheon 06 May 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $162.7 million contract for production of the Evolved SeaSparrow Missile (ESSM) for the U.S. Navy and nine other allied nations.
- Sikorsky S-92 Wins Korean Presidential Competition Sikorsky 06 May 2005 -- Sikorsky Aircraft announced today that the Republic of Korea has chosen the S-92 helicopter for its presidential mission. Sikorsky will deliver three S-92 helicopters in a VIP configuration beginning in 2007.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 06 May 2005
- Hamas Makes Strong Showing in Palestinian Elections VOA 06 May 2005 -- Preliminary results show Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's ruling Fatah movement coming out ahead in the Palestinian municipal election despite a strong showing by the Islamic militant group Hamas.
- Palestine: Moderates Narrowly Defeat Militants In Local Elections RFE/RL 06 May 2005 -- The ruling Fatah party has survived a strong challenge from the Islamic militant group Hamas in Palestinian local polls. Unofficial final results show President Mahmud Abbas's Fatah winning some 56 percent of yesterday's vote. But the popular Hamas, the driving force behind anti-Israeli suicide bombings, won about 33 percent to establish itself as a major player ahead of parliamentary polls this summer.
- Alvaro de Soto of Peru named new UN envoy to Middle East UN News Centre 06 May 2005 -- Veteran United Nations negotiator Alvaro de Soto will begin work immediately as the top UN envoy in the Middle East after Secretary-General Kofi Annan today appointed the Peruvian national to the post.
- Colombia Finds Foreign Guns in Rebel Camp VOA 06 May 2005 -- The Colombian military says it has found a cache of military rifles from Nicaragua in a camp belonging to the nation's leading left-wing rebel group.
- SIERRA LEONE: Annan says UN peacekeepers should leave by end of 2005 IRIN 06 May 2005 -- Sierra Leone is now calm enough to allow the UN peacekeeping mission (UNAMSIL) there to be phased out by the end of this year, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said.
- COTE D IVOIRE: Ethnic fighting leaves 10,000 sleeping out, afraid to go home IRIN 06 May 2005 -- Few of the 10,000 people who fled ethnic violence in this western Cote d'Ivoire town are thinking about going home, with thousands choosing to sleep out in the grounds of a local church even though they are packed together like sardines and there is little to eat.
- Britain's Blair Wins Historic Third Term VOA 06 May 2005 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair has led his Labor Party to a record-setting third-consecutive victory, but with a sharply reduced majority in parliament.
- TOGO: Diplomatic documents surface citing fraud in April poll IRIN 06 May 2005 -- In confidential reports that surfaced on Friday, western diplomats cite incidents of massive fraud in last month's disputed presidential polls in Togo, including allegations that there were almost a million phantom voters which swelled the ranks of those eligible to vote by a third.
- GUUAM Reacts To Uzbek Withdrawal RFE/RL 06 May 2005 -- Member nations of the GUUAM regional organization reacted yesterday to Uzbekistan's withdrawal from the group.
- Lebanese Prime Minister Welcomes U.N. Observers To His Country's Elections VOA 06 May 2005 -- Lebanon's Prime Minister met with U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Friday, to discuss reform in Lebanon in the wake of Syria's withdrawal from the country.
- ATK and NASA Successfully Test First Solar Sail Propulsion System ATK 06 May 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) and NASA have successfully tested the functional deployment and attitude control of an ultra-lightweight, high-performing solar sail propulsion system. This was the first in a series of ground-tests for ATK’s sailcraft technology that will be conducted through July. All initial test objectives were met.
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