01 June 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 01 Jun 2005 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing 01 Jun 2005 -- Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Air Force General Richard Myers, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
- Troops Sweep Through Baghdad, Bombings Continue VOA 01 Jun 2005 -- In Iraq, Operation Lightning continues, but a suicide bomber slipped through the net and hit the main checkpoint into Baghdad International Airport. Iraqi security forces have reportedly arrested hundreds of insurgents in a city-wide sweep this week.
- Gunships Nail Suspected Foreign-Fighter Safe House in Iraq AFPS 01 Jun 2005 -- U.S. helicopter gunships fired on a suspected foreign-fighter safe house north of the Euphrates River near Husaybah early today, military officials in Iraq reported.
- Coalition forces raid suspected safe house near Husaybah MNF-I 01 Jun 2005 -- Coalition forces raided a suspected foreign-fighter safe house north of the Euphrates River near Husaybah in the early morning hours of June 1.
- US Forces repel terrorist attack near BIAP MNF-I 01 Jun 2005 -- A Suicide Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device was detonated just outside an entrance to Baghdad International Airport injuring 15 civilians.
- Seabees Rebuilding Iraqi Forces' Training Sites Navy NewsStand 01 Jun 2005 -- Military training facilities near here are being rebuilt for Iraq's newly-formed military and police organizations by Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 24, assisted by the 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force and the Army's 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
- 5th CAG cares for Haditha Hospital's wounds USMC News 01 Jun 2005 -- Since the middle of March, Team 4, Detachment 4, 5th Civil Affairs Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force (FWD), has played a vital role in Haditha.
- Air boss coordinates Marine air missions in Iraq USMC News 01 Jun 2005 -- For the past three months, six Marines here have worked tirelessly in the base's air boss shop as the link to the Tactical Air Command Center in Al Asad, Iraq.
- NATO Says It Won't Lead Fight Against Afghan Heroin RFE/RL 01 Jun 2005 -- NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said today that the NATO-led peacekeeping force in Afghanistan will not take a leading role in eradicating poppies from which heroin is processed.
- NATO Expands Into Western Afghanistan AFPS 01 Jun 2005 -- NATO took command of two more provincial reconstruction teams and a forward support base in Afghanistan May 31, expanding the alliance's security and reconstruction mission in the western part of the country.
- AFGHANISTAN: Demining suspended following bomb attack on deminers IRIN 01 Jun 2005 -- All demining work stopped in southern and western Afghanistan following an insurgent bomb attack, which killed two and injured five deminers on the Kandahar-Herat highway on Wednesday, mine clearance agencies confirmed to IRIN.
- AFGHANISTAN: Focus on warlordism in northeast IRIN 01 Jun 2005 -- Sitting in his tiny, dark office in an old building in the town of Faizabad, provincial capital of Afghanistan's northeastern Badakhshan, Shah Jehan Noori, the provincial police chief, pleaded with government officials in the capital, Kabul, to send him more troops and equipment to deal with unruly warlords who still hold sway in many parts of the province.
- At Least 17 Killed In Blast At Kandahar Mosque RFE/RL 01 Jun 2005 -- The Afghan Interior Ministry says at least 17 people were killed and 36 injured today when a suicide bomber blew himself up at Kandahar's main mosque.
- Suicide Bomber Attacks Afghan Mosque During Ceremony RFE/RL 01 Jun 2005 -- Afghan officials say at least 17 people were killed and 36 injured by a suicide bomber who blew himself up at the entrance of Kandahar's main mosque today. The bomber detonated his explosives during a mourning ceremony for a slain Islamic cleric who had been a strong supporter of Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The Afghan government has confirmed that the Interior Ministry's new security chief for Kabul is among those killed.
- Suicide Bombing Strikes Afghan Mosque VOA 01 Jun 2005 -- An explosion has ripped through a mosque in Afghanistan, leaving at least 20 people dead and dozens wounded.
- Coalition aircraft deliver humanitarian aid in Afghanistan AFPN 01 Jun 2005 -- U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules based in Southwest Asia delivered more than 50,000 pounds of civil assistance cargo to Afghans during four airlift missions May 18 to 30 supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Rumsfeld Defends Servicemembers Accused of Running Gulag AFPS 01 Jun 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld defended U.S. military men and women accused of running a "gulag" at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The secretary spoke during a Pentagon press conference today.
- Rumsfeld Rejects Amnesty International Report, Amnesty Strikes Back VOA 01 Jun 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has sharply criticized the human rights group Amnesty International for calling the U.S. military prison for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay "the gulag of our time." But the organization is accusing the secretary of hypocrisy, and of ignoring legitimate criticism of conditions at U.S. military prisons for years.
- Acting Deputy Secretary England Authorizes Release of BRAC Info AFPS 01 Jun 2005 -- Defense officials today opened a secure reading room containing more information on the Defense Department's base realignment and closure recommendations.
- U.S. TO DEPLOY BOMBER SQUADRON IN GUAM: JAPANESE TV CNA 01 Jun 2005 -- The United States will deploy a bomber squadron in Guam to cope with contingencies or crises in the Asia-Pacific region, Japan's public television station NHK reported Wednesday.
- Inspector General Accountability Report Completed 01 Jun 2005 -- The Department of Defense inspector general has completed an extensive and detailed review of personnel involved in the Boeing KC-767A tanker program.
- Rumsfeld to Travel to Asia, Europe for Defense Minister Talks AFPS 01 Jun 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld departs from Washington early June 2 to attend international security conferences in Singapore and Belgium.
- PACAF officials establish warfighting headquarters AFPN 01 Jun 2005 -- Pacific Air Forces headquarters officials established the George C. Kenney Headquarters (Provisional) here June 1.
- Harvey lauds 10th Mountain's transformation during wartime Army News 01 Jun 2005 -- Secretary of the Army Francis Harvey said Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division here are leading the way in the Global War on Terrorism and in transforming to a modular force.
- First Phase of CARAT Series Begins in Singapore Navy NewsStand 01 Jun 2005 -- The Singapore phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2005 began May 31 at the Republic of Singapore's Changi Naval Base.
- Blue Ridge Tests New Biological Agent Detection System Navy NewsStand 01 Jun 2005 -- U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) went to sea for a scheduled underway period May 16, becoming the first ship to participate in the Joint Biological Agent Identification Diagnostics System (JBAIDS).
- Blue Ridge, 7th Fleet Visit Cairns, Australia Navy NewsStand 01 Jun 2005 -- USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and the embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff visited Cairns, Australia, during a four-day port visit May 26-30.
- Hercules pilots provide aerial delivery muscle USMC News 01 Jun 2005 -- Many military pilots have a large list of responsibilities to cover when flying their aircraft.
- U.S. CAUTIONS EUROPE AGAINST LIFTING ARMS EMBARGO AGAINST CHINA CNA 01 Jun 2005 -- U.S. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns urged Europe last week not to affect the military balance between China and the United States, particularly concerning the Taiwan Strait, in a negative way by lifting its arms embargo on China.
- U.S. OFFICIAL URGES E.U. NOT TO TILT MILITARY BALANCE WITH CHINA CNA 01 Jun 2005 -- U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns has recently urged the European Union not to unduly affect in a negative way the military balance between the United States and China, particularly concerning the Taiwan Strait.
- White House Daily Briefing, June 1 Washington File 01 Jun 2005 -- President's schedule, Egyptian election, Zarqawi/Syrian aid, Deep Throat/Legacy of Watergate, EU constitution, questions from women journalists in press avails, press conference/president's message, immigration reform, Luis Posada, readout on president's meeting with Sumate leader, president's agenda/Republican roadblocks
- State Department Briefing, June 1 Washington File 01 Jun 2005 -- Department/confirmation of Sean McCormack as spokesman/Boucher's impending departure, Iraq, Bolivia, Nigeria/Liberia, China, Japan
- Holland Orders 74 BvS10 All Terrain Vehicles From BAE SYSTEMS BAE Systems 01 Jun 2005 -- The Netherlands Defence Materiel Organisation has today signed a contract with BAE Systems Land Systems Hgglunds for 74 BvS10 All Terrain Vehicles valued at approximately 570 mSEK (approximately 43 million).
- Boeing Small Diameter Bomb Soars in Longest Test Yet Boeing 01 Jun 2005 -- In the first of two flight tests this month, a Boeing [NYSE:BA] Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) flew more than 55 miles from an altitude of 30,000 feet, hitting within 34 inches of its planned impact point on a target barge in the Gulf of Mexico. It was the longest flight to date, and typical of the accuracy provided by the Small Diameter Bomb system. On average, the SDB has hit 42 inches from its targeted impact point.
- CACI Awarded $9.8 Million Contract to Support U.S. Navy Electronic Defense System CACI 01 Jun 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a four-year, $9.8 million prime recompete contract by the Port Hueneme Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC PHD) to provide sensor network engineering, integrated logistics, and test evaluation services in support of the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC), a naval electronic defense system. The award, which was made as a task order under the SeaPort Enhanced contract vehicle, extends the work CACI first began in 1998.
- DD(X) Quarter Scale Model Underwater Explosive Testing Successful Northrop Grumman 01 Jun 2005 -- The DD(X) National Team, led by Northrop Grumman and in partnership with Raytheon, General Dynamics, United Defense and Lockheed Martin, announces the successful completion of Underwater Explosion (UNDEX) testing on the DD(X) Quarter Scale Model. This test provided a critical step in demonstrating that the DD(X) wave piercing tumblehome hull form fully meets the operational requirements set forth by the U.S. Navy.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Develop Joint Interface Control Officer Support System Northrop Grumman 01 Jun 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected by the U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Center to develop and integrate the U.S. military's next-generation of joint and coalition network-management systems. The Joint Interface Control Officer (JICO) Support System will manage complex tactical networks through an automated toolset and information repository that enables planning, management and analysis of communications before, during and after operations.
- Sikorsky to Build and Test X2 Technology Demonstrator Helicopter Sikorsky 01 Jun 2005 -- Sikorsky Aircraft today announced plans to build and test a demonstrator for a new class of coaxial X2 Technology helicopters that maintain or improve on all the vertical flight capabilities of rotorcraft and whose high speed configuration will cruise at 250 knots.
- BAE SYSTEMS To Provide Geopositioning Software For DOD Applications BAE Systems 01 Jun 2005 -- SAN DIEGO -- BAE Systems will provide precision geopositioning software for Department of Defense applications under the U.S. Navy's Common Geopositioning Services Project (CGSP). The contract, awarded by the Naval Air Warfare Center, is valued at $4.6 million and includes options through 2008.
- MEADS International Signs $3.4 Billion Design and Development Contract Lockheed Martin 01 Jun 2005 -- MEADS International (MI) formally signed a definitized contract to design and develop the tri-national Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS). The contract value is approximately $2 billion plus €1.4 billion for the program’s design and development (D&D) phase.
- Lockheed Martin and Aerojet Complete Successful Atlas V Block B Solid Rocket Booster Test Lockheed Martin 01 Jun 2005 -- AV008 Test FireLockheed Martin and Aerojet have successfully conducted the second test firing of the Atlas V upgraded Block B Solid Rocket Booster (SRB). The test firing was performed May 24 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Aerojet's Block B SRB will be used on Lockheed Martin's Atlas V launch vehicle, providing enhanced performance and reliability. The Block A SRB, a previous version of the solid motor also produced by Aerojet, was qualified in 2003 and has already flown on three separate successful Atlas V missions for Lockheed Martin.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 01 Jun 2005
- COTE D IVOIRE: Fresh ethnic violence in volatile West kills at least 41 IRIN 01 Jun 2005 -- Unidentified assailants wielding hunting rifles and knives killed at least 41 people and injured 64 after going on the rampage and torching two villages in the dead of night in Cote d'Ivoire's volatile west, officials said on Wednesday.
- Dozens Killed in Ivory Coast Fighting VOA 01 Jun 2005 -- Dozens of people have been killed in what are believed to be ethnic clashes in Ivory Coast's western cocoa-growing region. The attacks are the latest incidents of violence in the area, which is in the government-controlled south, near a so-called zone of confidence patrolled by United Nations and French peacekeepers.
- Israel's Outgoing Military Chief Warns of Renewed Palestinian Violence VOA 01 Jun 2005 -- Israel's army chief of staff is leaving office warning of renewed violence with the Palestinians unless Israel agrees to further withdrawals from Palestinian areas.
- ABBAS IN THE U.S.: THE PA RECEIVES A 'CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH' US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 01 Jun 2005
- Videotape of Massacres of Muslims Shown at Milosevic Trial VOA 01 Jun 2005 -- Prosecutors at the war crimes trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic have shown a videotape of the 1995 execution of six Bosnian Muslims allegedly by Serbian forces.
- U.N. Security Council Extends Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti Washington File 01 Jun 2005 -- The U.N. Security Council has extended its multinational peacekeeping mission in Haiti until June 24, with the intention to renew the mission for further periods after that date.
- ZAMBIA: Lusaka to send peacekeepers to Sudan IRIN 01 Jun 2005 -- Zambia is to send peacekeepers to Sudan by the end of June, according to official sources in the capital, Lusaka.
- Bush Urges Mubarak to Hold Free Elections VOA 01 Jun 2005 -- President Bush is personally urging Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to follow through on a pledge to hold free and fair presidential elections.
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