22 June 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 22 Jun 2005 [PDF]
- SOLDIER KILLED NEAR AR RAMADI
- TWO SOLDIERS KILLED NEAR AR RAMADI
- U.S., Iraqi Forces Arrest 30 Suspected Insurgents RFE/RL 22 Jun 2005 -- Iraqi and U.S.-led troops say they have captured 30 suspected insurgents in two days of operations in Iraq.
- Iraqi, Coalition forces nab suspects, weapons, bombs Army News 22 Jun 2005 -- Iraqi and Coalition Forces captured 16 terror suspects, seized weapons and foiled bomb attacks against a police station and four other targets in and around Baghdad June 21.
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detain two after attack near Ad Duluiyah MNF-I 22 Jun 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detained two individuals after their combat patrol was attacked south of Ad Duluiyah at about 7:20 a.m. June 22.
- Defeating IEDs Demands Going After Munitions Source AFPS 22 Jun 2005 -- "There's no silver bullet" for dealing with improvised explosive devices killing and wounding U.S. troops in Iraq, the chief of staff for the Army Engineer School here told American Forces Press Service.
- More Violence Expected as Next Afghan Election Approaches AFPS 22 Jun 2005 -- More violence by Taliban extremists is expected when Afghan voters go to the polls Sept. 18 to elect a national assembly and provincial councils, Defense Department officials said today.
- 40 Taleban Rebels Reported Killed in Heavy Fighting VOA 22 Jun 2005 -- U.S-led coalition and Afghan forces say they have killed at least 40 suspected insurgents in fighting that broke out Tuesday in southern Afghanistan.
- PILOT DIES AFTER U-2 CRASH IN SOUTHWEST ASIA CENTCOM 22 Jun 2005 -- The pilot of a U.S. Air Force U-2 died when the plane crashed in Southwest Asia at 11:30 p.m. (GMT) Tuesday.
- Afghanistan Coalition Moves To Pre-empt New Attacks VOA 22 Jun 2005 -- Senior U.S. Defense officials say they expect an increase in violence in Afghanistan as the next round of elections approaches in September.
- Afghanistan: Battle Linked To Elections, New Taliban Tactics RFE/RL 22 Jun 2005 -- U.S. and Afghan officials say at least 40 Taliban fighters have been killed by air strikes since yesterday in the southern province of Kandahar. The air strikes targeted Taliban fighters who had seized districts of Kandahar and neighboring Helmand Province on 17 June.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: U.S. Air Force Report on the Religious Climate at the U.S. Air Force Academy 22 Jun 2005 -- Presenter: Michael Dominguez, Acting Secretary of the Air Force
- ADL Welcomes U.S. Air Force Recommendations in Response to Religious Intolerance at Academy 6/22/2005 NEW YORK, June 22 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed the efforts outlined today by the U.S. Air Force to address the climate of religious intolerance at the Air Force Academy.
- Report: Academy grapples with religion in the public forum AFPN 22 Jun 2005 -- A team looking at the religious climate of the Air Force Academy found an institution grappling with a challenge that is the subject of significant debate in the public arena.
- Air Force Report Calls for More Religious Tolerance VOA 23 Jun 2005 -- An investigation by the U.S. Air Force has concluded that there have been numerous incidents of religious intolerance by faculty, staff and cadets at its university-level academy in Colorado. Investigators have made nine recommendations to address the problem. The investigators also said the Academy's leadership is already moving to change things.
- Air Force Addressing Problem of Religious Intolerance AFPS 22 Jun 2005 -- Air Forces officials have instituted changes designed to stop instances of religious intolerance.
- Air Warrior II tests aircrews and controllers AFPN 22 Jun 2005 -- A-10 Thunderbolt IIs are participating in Air Warrior II, a large-scale combat exercise here.
- New Mine Warfare Laser Technology Approved For Production Navy NewsStand 22 Jun 2005 -- The Navy's AN/AES-1 Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS), the first new technology to be applied to mine warfare since the advent of sonar, received approval June 15 for low-rate initial production
- EOD Robotics Program Receives Approval for Full-Rate Production Navy NewsStand 22 Jun 2005 -- Building on recent success, the Navy's Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Program Office has passed another major milestone with the recent approval for full-rate production of the Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) May 31.
- NMCB 1 Seabees Load World's 2nd Largest Cargo Plane in Rota Navy NewsStand 22 Jun 2005 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1 recently moved more than 115 tons of equipment from their forward operating base at Camp Mitchell, Naval Station Rota, Spain, to Djibouti in the Horn of Africa in June.
- Carl Vinson Flies ESWS/EAWS Pennants Navy NewsStand 22 Jun 2005 -- The crew of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) witnessed the culmination of more than a year's worth of hard work as two pennants climbed the ship's mast, honoring their achievement of 100 percent surface and aviation warfare qualifications June 18.
- Ambassador: CARAT Thailand Skills Pay Dividends Navy NewsStand 22 Jun 2005 -- U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Ralph L. "Skip" Boyce helped open the Thailand phase of the 2005 Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series June 20
- Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Visits GW Navy NewsStand 22 Jun 2005 -- Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Vice Adm. Mark Fitzgerald visited USS George Washington ("GW") (CVN 73) June 20 at the Northrup Grumman Newport News Shipyard.
- Safeguard, Royal Thai Navy Divers Share Techniques Navy NewsStand 22 Jun 2005 -- U.S. Navy and Royal Thai Navy (RTN) divers practiced standard diving techniques June 21 using USS Safeguard (ARS 50) as a dive platform at Chuk Samet pier here.
- HPC Seeks to Ensure Readiness of Deploying Navy Seabees Navy NewsStand 22 Jun 2005 -- The Human Performance Center (HPC) has undertaken a special project with the First Naval Construction Division (1NCD) at Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Va., to ensure the readiness of Seabees deploying to help fight the war on terror.
- Georgia/Russia: Withdrawal Agreement Clears First Hurdle RFE/RL 22 Jun 2005 -- Senior Georgian politicians, including President Mikheil Saakashvili, Prime Minister Zurab Noghaideli, and Foreign Minister Salome Zourabichvili, hailed the agreement reached in Moscow on 30 May on the terms and time frame for the closure of the two remaining Russian military bases in Georgia as heralding a new era in bilateral relations. So too did international organizations, including NATO and the EU.
- White House Daily Briefing, June 22 Washington File 22 Jun 2005 -- North Korea report, Journalists revealing sources, Bolton nomination, Oil, Iraq meeting, Iran, Energy, Supreme Court, Iraq insurgents, Social Security reform, Iraq progress, CPB head, Senator Durbin comments, A.Q. Khan, Sharpening focus, Arab ambassadors, Israeli-Palestinian violence, Estate Tax, Mexican Al Qaeda arrest, North Korean food aid
- State Department Briefing, June 22 Washington File 22 Jun 2005 -- Upcoming Briefing with USAID Director Andrew Natsios and Coordinator for Tsunami Relief Ambassador Doug Hartwick/Tsunami Update, US Donation to World Food Program of Agricultural Commodities/Review of Need in North Korea/Issue of Access and Monitoring, North Korea, Pakistan, Israel/Palestinians, Zimbabwe, Cuba, Iraq, Iran
- ATK Successfully Demonstrates XM25 Airbursting Weapon System ATK 22 Jun 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) and the U.S. Army’s Project Manager-Soldier Weapons successfully demonstrated the XM25 advanced airbursting weapon system with developmental ammunition at the International Infantry & Joint Services Small Arms Systems Annual Symposium on May 19, 2005.
- BAE Systems Opens MicroIR® Products Manufacturing Facility in Lexington BAE Systems 22 Jun 2005 -- LEXINGTON, Massachusetts -- BAE Systems officially opened its new 31,000-square-foot MicroIR® Products Manufacturing Facility today at its Infrared Imaging Systems facility, Five Forbes Road, Lexington, Mass.
- CACI Awarded $25 Million Contract to Support U.S. Army Ammunition Management System CACI 22 Jun 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a four-year prime contract, valued at $25 million if all options are exercised, to support the Total Ammunition Management Information System (TAMIS) for Headquarters, Department of the Army in Washington, D.C. Awarded by the U.S. General Services Administration through the Millennia Lite Functional Area 3 vehicle, the contract includes one base year and three option years.
- EADS North America Selects Mobile, Alabama as the Location For KC-330 Advanced Tanker U.S. Production Facility EADS 22 Jun 2005 -- Mobile Alabama’s Brookley Industrial Complex has been selected by EADS North America as the site for the EADS KC-330 advanced tanker U.S. production facility, providing a strategically-located complex on the Gulf of Mexico with existing runways, a deepwater port and a skilled aerospace workforce. An Airbus Engineering Center will be co-located with the future production facility and is scheduled to begin operations in 2006.
- Lockheed Martin Receives $61 Million Contract for Multifunction Utility/Logistics and Equipment Vehicle Lockheed Martin 22 Jun 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a $61 million plus-up to the Multifunction Utility/Logistics and Equipment (MULE) System Development and Demonstration (SDD) contract as a result of the recent Future Combat System (FCS) restructure. The contract modification was issued by the FCS Lead System Integrator (LSI), The Boeing Company.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Develop Battlefield Airborne Communication Node Northrop Grumman 22 Jun 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected by the U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Center to develop and integrate an airborne communications relay and information server that will provide warfighters with critical battle information.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 22 Jun 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 22 Jun 2005
- Haiti: Security Council extends mission's mandate by eight months, enlarges it UN News Centre 22 Jun 2005 -- The United Nations Security Council today extended the mandate of its peacekeeping mission in Haiti for a further eight months and added more than 1,000 personnel, bringing it to as many as nearly 9,400 in the run-up to a newly elected government's inauguration next February.
- U.N. Extends Mission in Haiti for Another Eight Months Washington File 22 Jun 2005 -- The U.N. Security Council has extended its peacekeeping mission in Haiti for another eight months and added more than 1,000 troops and civilian police to its force in the Caribbean nation.
- Official Says US Committed to Darfur Solution VOA 22 Jun 2005 -- Members of Congress are urging stronger U.S. action to quell violence in Sudan's Darfur region.
- Former Sudanese Rebel Leader in Eritrea for Talks VOA 22 Jun 2005 -- The former leader of a rebel group based in southern Sudan has held talks in neighboring Eritrea with top officials there, including President Isaias Afwerki.
- SUDAN: Rebels attack government soldiers in South Darfur IRIN 22 Jun 2005 -- Violence flared up in the western Sudanese state of South Darfur on Sunday when rebel fighters of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) attacked and killed a number of Sudanese soldiers, a UN spokesperson said.
- SUDAN: Gov't camps destroyed during fighting in the east IRIN 22 Jun 2005 -- Rebels of the Beja Congress group in eastern Sudan have destroyed three government military camps during fighting that broke out in the northeast on Sunday, one of the rebel leaders said.
- Delegates Fail to Make Progress in Darfur Talks VOA 22 Jun 2005 -- Talks aimed at finding a peaceful solution to Sudan's Darfur conflict have stalled because of rebel objections to Chad as a mediator. The rebels also object to people accused of war crimes in Darfur being tried in a special court, set up by the Sudanese government.
- LIBERIA: UN extends sanctions on timber and diamond exports IRIN 22 Jun 2005 -- The UN Security Council has extended a ban on the export of diamonds and timber by Liberia for a further six months on the grounds that the country's transitional government has failed to improve transparency.
- Peace envoy meets Kumaratunga, to hold talks with rebels IRNA 22 Jun 2005 -- In a bid to ease tensions over the controversial tsunami aid sharing plans with Tamil Tigers, Norway's talks with Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga ahead of his meeting with rebel leaders.
- SOMALIA: TFG preparing to begin operating from Jowhar IRIN 22 Jun 2005 -- Somalia's interim government has begun establishing itself in the town of Jowhar, where it will be based until security is restored in the capital, Mogadishu, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
- ERITREA: International community urged to help end border dispute IRIN 22 Jun 2005 -- Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki on Monday urged the international community to pressure Ethiopia to end a border stand-off between the two countries, and claimed that the world seemed to favour Addis Ababa in the dispute.
- Israeli-Palestinian Summit - Different Agendas and Mixed Reviews VOA 22 Jun 2005 -- Yesterday's (Tuesday's) long awaited summit between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is getting mixed reviews from the participants themselves with Israelis citing progress and Palestinians calling it a failure.
- U.N. Security Council Commends Lebanese Elections Washington File 22 Jun 2005 -- The U.N. Security Council June 22 unanimously commended the Lebanese government for the successful conduct of elections and said it looks forward to the formation of a new government in the near future.
- UZBEKISTAN: OSCE Andijan report reaffirms need for inquiry IRIN 22 Jun 2005 -- In a limited but significant step forward, a report by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's (OSCE) office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) has further underscored the need for a full independent inquiry into what transpired in Andijan, Uzbekistan, last month
- Russia Says Islamic Extremists Involved In Uzbek Unrest RFE/RL 22 Jun 2005 -- Russia today corroborated findings in an Uzbek parliamentary commission investigation the causes of the unrest in eastern Uzbekistan last month, saying Islamic extremists were involved.
- Uzbekistan: Tashkent Reveals Findings On Andijon Uprising As Victims Mourned RFE/RL 22 Jun 2005 -- An Uzbek parliamentary commission investigating the causes of the unrest in the eastern city of Andijon on 13 May says the violence was planned outside the country and was aimed at overthrowing the government of President Islam Karimov.
- Northrop Grumman to Define Integrated Health-Monitoring Architecture for Future Space Systems Northrop Grumman 22 Jun 2005 -- Astronauts traveling to the moon and beyond may not have to be rocket scientists to return their spacecraft to full system health should they encounter a malfunction along the way. They will receive significant help from a new integrated system health-management architecture that Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is developing for NASA.
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