10 May 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 10 May 2005 [PDF]
- MARINE DIES FROM IED INJURIES
- SECOND MARINE DIES AFTER INDIRECT FIRE ATTACK
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
- MARINE COMBAT OPERATIONS IN AL ANBAR PROVINCE CENTCOM 10 May 2005 -- Marines, Sailors and Soldiers from Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, are continuing combat operations in northwestern Al Anbar province.
- Transcript: Defense Department Regular Briefing 10 May 2005 -- Pentagon Spokesman Lawrence DiRita and Director of Operations, J-3, Lt. Gen. James T. Conway
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers follow tip to munitions cache MNF-I/MNC-I 10 May 2005 -- A tip led Task Force Liberty Soldiers to discover a large munitions cache south of Samarra at about 1:30 p.m. May 8.
- Marine combat operations in Al Anbar province (Update) MNF-I/MNC-I 10 May 2005 -- Marines, Sailors and Soldiers from Regimental Combat Team-2, 2nd Marine Division, are continuing combat operations in northwestern Al Anbar province.
- Insurgents in Western Iraq Better Trained, More Willing to Fight VOA 10 May 2005 -- A senior U.S. general says insurgents fighting a coalition offensive in western Iraq appear to be better trained and equipped and more willing to fight, than most insurgent forces seen in the country in the past.
- Operation Matador Helping Flush Insurgents From Western Iraq AFPS 10 May 2005 -- Troops fighting in Iraq's northwestern Anbar province are facing a sizable and skilled insurgency, with some members seen fighting in military uniforms and protective vests, the Joint Staff's director of operations told Pentagon reporters here today.
- Australian-Led Command Patrols Persian Gulf Navy NewsStand 10 May 2005 -- U.S. and Australian Sailors are working side-by-side, conducting maritime security operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf from aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54).
- USS Mustin Conducts Maritime Security Operations in Persian Gulf Navy NewsStand 10 May 2005 -- USS Mustin's (DDG 89) Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team and supporting Sailors are conducting coalition maritime security operations (MSO) in the North Persian Gulf as part of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group.
- Paratroopers deal blow to Taliban in remote valley Army News 10 May 2005 -- Paratroopers engaged a Taliban force last week in a remote valley of southeastern Afghanistan after an outnumbered scout patrol held out for 2.5 hours against heavy insurgent attack.
- Karzai says terrorism defeated in Afghanistan IRNA 10 May 2005 -- The President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai assured Europeans Tuesday that the scourge of terrorism has been defeated in his country and urged Europe to continue its help and support.
- Afghanistan: President Showcases Recent Successes To Plead For More International Funding RFE/RL 10 May 2005 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai used a keynote speech before the European Parliament in Strasbourg today to appeal to the international community to continue funding his country's development.
- Afghanistan: Karzai Confirms Amnesty Offer Is For All Willing Afghans RFE/RL 10 May 2005 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has confirmed that all Afghan militants -- including the leader of the former Taliban regime -- are technically eligible for an amnesty offer. But Karzai says he does not expect the most senior Taliban officials or others allied with Al-Qaeda to take up the offer.
- U.S. Senate Votes Military Funding for Iraq and Afghanistan VOA 10 May 2005 -- The U.S. Senate Tuesday unanimously approved an 82 billion dollar spending bill for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and sent the measure to President Bush for his signature. The legislation was passed despite some lawmakers' opposition to a provision on immigration reform
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: Briefing on Base Realignment and Closure 10 May 2005 -- Presenter: Mike Wynne, USD Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, Phil Grone, DUSD Installations & Environment
- Marines Insist Vests Offer Designed Protection AFPS 10 May 2005 -- The Marine Corps flatly rejects charges that the protective vests issued to thousands of deployed Marines don't offer the ballistic protection they were designed to provide, but is recalling 5,277 of them to remove doubts about their effectiveness.
- EUCOM Commander Describes Overseas Basing Priorities AFPS 10 May 2005 -- The top U.S. general in Europe supports plans to reshape the U.S. force structure overseas and said it's a critical step in ensuring the U.S. military is prepared to face new and emerging threats.
- BRAC 2005: Surge Capability Examined As Part of Process AFPS 10 May 2005 -- Defense planners have looked at surge capability across the services and industrial processes as they've gone through the 2005 base realignment and closure process.
- BRAC 2005: Process Sets Stage for Future Infrastructure AFPS 10 May 2005 -- The 2005 base realignment and closure process will set the stage for the military well into the future, Defense Department officials said here today.
- BRAC information available for affected bases AFPN 10 May 2005 -- The secretary of defense is expected to announce the proposed Base Realignment and Closure list during a press conference May 13.
- P-8A MMA Progresses Toward Design Phase Navy NewsStand 10 May 2005 -- Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) Program successfully completed its second major technical review since contract award and has received approval to proceed toward the preliminary design phase.
- Navy Opens Investigation into E-8 Board Navy NewsStand 10 May 2005 -- The Inspector General of the Bureau of Naval Personnel has opened an investigation into the unauthorized release of the senior chief petty officer board results.
- Information Assurance Training Required by All DoN Personnel Navy NewsStand 10 May 2005 -- Information Assurance (IA) awareness training is now required of all users of Department of Defense information systems
- USS Los Angeles Returns From Six-month Deployment Navy NewsStand 10 May 2005 -- USS Los Angeles (SSN 688) returned to Pearl Harbor from a Western Pacific deployment May 6.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON TREATY ON NON-PROLIFERATION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS United Nations 10 May 2005
- State Department Briefing, May 10 Washington File 10 May 2005 -- Bolton/confirmation hearings, Bolton/nonproliferation record, Egypt, Israel/Palestinian Authority, Iran, Pakistan, North Korea, Nepal, Brazil, Iraq, Albania, Ethiopia, Syria, United Nations, Turkey
- Raytheon, EADS Create Partnership For U.S. Army Future Cargo Aircraft EADS 10 May 2005 -- Raytheon Company and EADS North America have established a partnership to offer the world’s best medium transports for the U.S. Army’s Future Cargo Aircraft (FCA) program. Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business and the EADS CASA North America business unit will lead the program capture and execution effort.
- Raytheon, EADS Create Partnership for U.S. Army Future Cargo Aircraft Raytheon 10 May 2005 -- Raytheon Company and EADS North America have established a partnership to offer the world's best medium transports for the U.S. Army's Future Cargo Aircraft (FCA) program. Raytheon's Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business and the EADS CASA North America business unit will lead the program capture and execution effort.
- General Dynamics Awarded $51 Million Modification to FCS Autonomous Navigation Capability Contract General Dynamics 10 May 2005 -- General Dynamics Robotic Systems has been awarded a $50.7 million modification to its $186 million U.S. Army Future Combat Systems Autonomous Navigation System base contract from Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). SAIC and Boeing (NYSE: BA) constitute the FCS Lead Systems Integrator team. Total value of the contract is now approx. $237 million.
- Team Apache Systems Delivers First Arrowhead Unit to U.S. Army Lockheed Martin 10 May 2005 -- On behalf of Team Apache Systems LLC, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] ceremonially delivered its first Modernized Target Acquisition and Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS), also known as Arrowhead™, for the AH-64 Apache helicopter to the U.S. Army today during the Army Aviation Association of America’s national convention in Orlando, FL.
- Northrop Grumman Ships 23rd DSP Satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Station for Launch Preparation Northrop Grumman 10 May 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) shipped the 23rd satellite in the long-running Defense Support Program (DSP) series to the United States Air Force's Cape Canaveral Air Station for launch preparation.
- MH-60R Helicopter Enters Operational Evaluation Lockheed Martin 10 May 2005 -- The U.S. Navy this week begins Operational Evaluation of the MH-60R Weapons System, the next generation submarine hunter and surface attack helicopter that will replace the fleet’s legacy SH-60B and SH-60F aircraft. Designed as a rigorous assessment of the aircraft and its mission systems in operational flight conditions, Operational Evaluation is the aircraft’s final test phase before fleet introduction and delivery.
- Northrop Grumman Delivers Command-and-Control System to Slovakia Northrop Grumman 10 May 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has delivered a military command-and-control system to Slovakia, the second in Eastern Europe that is fully compatible with U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization systems.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 10 May 2005
- Fighting ebbs in Darfur, but banditry, attacks on relief workers plague region - UN UN News Centre 10 May 2005 -- While clashes between Sudanese Government forces and rebels, as well as between armed militias and tribesmen, in wider Darfur have tapered off in the past week, the United Nations mission reported today that banditry continued to plague the northern reaches of the conflict-scarred region.
- SUDAN: Military committee discusses implementation of peace pact IRIN 10 May 2005 -- A joint military ceasefire committee comprised of officials from the Sudanese armed forces and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) has held its first meeting to discuss the implementation of a peace accord that ended two decades of war in the south.
- Somali Politicians Warn of 'Violent Conflict Looming' VOA 10 May 2005 -- A group of Somali parliamentarians say they plan to complain to the U.N. Security Council about what they say is a violation of the U.N. arms embargo by the Ethiopian government.
- SOMALIA: IGAD to delay deployment of peacekeepers IRIN 10 May 2005 -- A peacekeeping force scheduled for deployment to Somalia will be delayed as the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) attempts to iron out legal limitations and reconcile the divided transitional federal government (TFG), sources said.
- Four security personnel, 32 Maoists killed in fresh fighting IRNA 10 May 2005 -- Thirty-two Maoists and four security personnel were killed in fierce fighting, which erupted after the rebels attacked three police posts in Sirha district, the army said Tuesday.
- India decided to release defense supplies, currently in the pipeline IRNA 10 May 2005 -- "With the lifting of emergency in Nepal on April 29, 2005 and the release of several political party leaders and activists, Government of India has decided to release some of the supplies currently in the pipeline, including vehicles," External Affairs Ministry spokesman said.
- Chechen Field Commander Threatens To Extend War RFE/RL 10 May 2005 -- In an interview with RFE/RL's North Caucasus Service, senior Chechen field commander Doku Umarov said that by the end of this year the Chechen resistance will begin large-scale military activities in Russian regions beyond the borders of Chechnya.
- Sharon Says Gaza Disengagement Plan Will Go Ahead VOA 10 May 2005 -- Israeli officials, concerned about the rising power of the militant Islamic group Hamas, are sending mixed signals about whether Israel will go ahead with its planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and small portions of the West Bank. But, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon insists the withdrawal will take place in mid-August
- UGANDA: Security Council urged to intervene in northern war IRIN 10 May 2005 -- The UN Security Council must intervene in the worsening humanitarian situation in war-ravaged northern Uganda, the British aid agency Oxfam said on Tuesday.
- U.S. Official Makes Visit to Nepal as Rights Groups Continue to Push for Democracy VOA 10 May 2005 -- The top U.S. diplomat for South Asian affairs is in Nepal on a three-day visit, as human-rights groups mark the 100-day anniversary of the king's seizure of power.
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