27 June 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 27 Jun 2005 [PDF]
- Task Force Baghdad helicopter crashes (UPDATE)
- Task Force Baghdad Soldier dies
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
- CONVOY CASUALTIES IDENTIFIED
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing 27 Jun 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld; General George Casey, USA, Commander, U.S. Forces In Iraq
- Drop 'em or not, pilots help ground troops AFPN 27 Jun 2005 -- The alarm went of precisely at 1:30 a.m., just as planned. Capt. Matt Bertelli scrambled out of bed and across the hall to knock on the door of his wingman, Maj. Tray Siegfried. Time to go to work in Southwest Asia.
- Airmen, Soldiers open lines of communication AFPN 27 Jun 2005 -- Since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the area surrounding Baghdad International Airport has developed into a series of bases, each with its own unique role in fighting the war on terrorism.
- US in Preliminary Talks with Iraqi Sunnis Connected to Insurgency VOA 27 Jun 2005 -- The commanding general of coalition forces in Iraq says U.S. officials are engaged in preliminary talks that could lead to negotiations with leaders of the country's insurgency. But he said those talks do not involve the al-Qaida-led foreign fighters in Iraq who carry out many of the most deadly attacks.
- U.S. Acknowledges Talks With Iraqi Insurgents RFE/RL 27 Jun 2005 -- Senior U.S. leaders have confirmed that U.S. officials have met with people connected to Sunni Arab-led insurgents in Iraq for talks aimed at negotiating an end to the bloodshed in the country.
- Detainee dies while in custody MNF-I 27 Jun 2005 -- A male security detainee died June 26 at approximately 7 a.m. from wounds sustained two weeks ago while engaging Coalition Forces.
- Afghanistan: U.S. Forces Continue Campaign Against Taliban Strongholds In South RFE/RL 27 Jun 2005 -- U.S. and Afghan government troops have advanced into southern Afghanistan's Khakeran Valley as part of an ongoing effort to flush Taliban fighters out of their strongholds ahead of September parliamentary elections.
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD Reaffirms Medical Policies for Detainees 27 Jun 2005 -- The Department of Defense posted today recently issued guidance to the military services and commands reiterating policies regarding the care and handling of enemy prisoners of war, detainees, retained persons, and civilian internees.
- DoD Constantly Striving to Improve Detainee Operations AFPS 27 Jun 2005 -- In its quest to provide the fairest treatment possible for enemy combatants detained here, the Defense Department is constantly fine-tuning the practices and procedures in place and introducing new ones as appropriate, according to DoD's detainee affairs chief.
- Langley offers mix of new, old aircraft AFPN 27 Jun 2005 -- When Air Force officials assigned the futuristic F/A-22 Raptor here, its first operational base, the service's future met its past.
- AMC competition wraps up: 6th AMW takes Rodeo crown AFPN 27 Jun 2005 -- The 6th Air Mobility Wing at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., was named Best Air Mobility Wing on June 24 following Rodeo 2005 at McChord AFB, Wash.
- USS Raven Continues Mine Hunting Mission in Persian Gulf Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2005 -- Coastal Mine Hunter (MHC) Crew "Inflict" completed their fourth month aboard USS Raven (MHC 61) safeguarding the waters of the North Persian Gulf June 26.
- ACU 5 Brings Royal Thai Marines Ashore Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2005 -- Forty-four Royal Thai Marines (RTM) waged a strike at Had Yao beach here June 25 after arriving in two U.S. Navy LCACs (Landing Craft, Air Cushion) during an exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2005 amphibious warfare assault scenario.
- Kitty Hawk Strike Group Aims to Strengthen Bilateral Capabilities in Talisman Saber Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2005 -- The United States and Australia opened a new chapter in their military partnership June 12 as USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and other members of the Kitty Hawk Carrier Strike Group, alongside forces from the Australian military, began participation in Exercise Talisman Saber 2005.
- Alliance Strengthened During CARAT Thailand Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2005 -- With the U.S. and Thailand national flags flying side by side, the Thailand phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2005 ended here June 26 with a look back at an old alliance and an eye on the friendship's future.
- Saipan Delivers Stars and Stripes for Trafalgar 200 Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2005 -- Approximately 1,000 U.S. Sailors and Marines from USS Saipan (LHA 2) are participating in Trafalgar 200 commemorative events in Portsmouth, England, June 23-28.
- Long Range Land Attack Projectile Test Demonstrates 60 NM Guided Flight Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2005 -- The DD(X) National Team and the Navy conducted the third consecutive successful guided-flight test of the 155mm Long Range Land Attack Projectile (LRLAP) June 16.
- US, Israel Discuss Curbs on Israeli Weapons Sales VOA 27 Jun 2005 -- U.S. and Israeli officials are holding talks in Washington aimed at resolving Bush administration concerns about Israeli arms exports, especially to China. An agreement is said to be near.
- State Department Briefing, June 27 Washington File 27 Jun 2005 -- Iran, Egypt, Colombia, Secretary Rice's Trip on June 28, 2005 to New York to Meet with Mayor Bloomberg/2012 Olympic Games/Meeting with Secretary General Annan/Meeting with UN General Assembly President Ping/UN Reform, Secretary Rice's Meeting with Indian Defense Minister/Under Secretary Burns's Meeting/President to Meet with Prime Minister of India, Dina Powell's Senate Confirmation/Cultural Exchanges, Other Confirmations/Henrietta Holsman Fore/John Bolton/Up-Down Vote, Italy, Iraq, Israel, South Korea, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)/G-8 Meetings/ Robb-Silberman Commission Recommendations
- White House Daily Briefing, June 27 Washington File 27 Jun 2005 -- President's speech to the nation, Iraq, Supreme Court, Unocal, CIA leak investigation, Iran, Mexico, Plutonium production
- BAE Systems to supply next generation submarine command system to Royal Navy BAE Systems 27 Jun 2005 -- The latest PC-based variant of the Submarine Command System (SMCS) supplied by BAE Systems will soon be fitted throughout the whole Royal Navy submarine fleet.
- BAE SYSTEMS Receives Orders Worth $1.127 Billion To Remanufacture And Upgrade Bradley Combat System Vehicles BAE Systems 27 Jun 2005 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a series of delivery orders and contract modifications worth $1.127 billion from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to remanufacture and upgrade more than 500 Bradley Combat System vehicles.
- First G5 Special Electronic Mission Aircraft Delivered to the Israel Air Force at Special Acceptance Ceremony Israel Aerospace Industries 27 Jun 2005 -- The first G5 Special Electronic Mission Aircraft ("SEMA") was delivered to the Israel Air Force (IAF) at a special acceptance ceremony held on June 26, 2005.
- Lockheed Martin Receives U.S. Army Order For Four Additional Virtual Combat Convoy Trainers Lockheed Martin 27 Jun 2005 -- The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a 12-month service contract valued at $4.2 million for a suite of four Virtual Combat Convoy Trainers (VCCT). The trainer is used to train troops for convoy operations in hostile environments, and will be built at Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support in Orlando.
- Northrop Grumman-built Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) Completes Third-ever 'Super' Sea Trial Northrop Grumman 27 Jun 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Aegis guided missile destroyer Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) successfully conducted the third-ever "super trial" last week in the Gulf of Mexico, a significant milestone that proves the ship is ready for delivery to the U.S. Navy as scheduled in August.
- Raytheon Installs First Dual Mode Radar for ASTOR Program Raytheon 27 Jun 2005 -- Raytheon Company has installed the first dual mode radar for the Airborne Stand-Off Radar (ASTOR) system, a major milestone for this U.K. ground surveillance and reconnaissance program.
- BAE SYSTEMS Receives NIAP's Highest Security Rating For Secure Operating System To Date BAE Systems 27 Jun 2005 -- BAE Systems Also Unveils XTS-400 Version STOP 6.1.E for Secure Interoperability and Data Sharing Among Diverse Networks and Classification Levels
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 27 Jun 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY NEW UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES United Nations 27 Jun 2005
- Israelis Brace for Traffic Jams Amid Disengagement Protests VOA 27 Jun 2005 -- Israeli police and motorists braced for traffic jams and gridlock this week as opponents of the government's planned withdrawal from Gaza again take their protests to the street.
- Israeli Settlers and Soldiers Clash in Gaza VOA 27 Jun 2005 -- Israeli settlers and soldiers have clashed in the Gaza Strip, as the government steps up plans to withdraw from the area this summer.
- Sudan Files Complaint Against Eritrea With UN VOA 27 Jun 2005 -- The Sudanese government has filed a complaint with the United Nations against its neighbor, Eritrea, for Eritrea's alleged support of rebel groups operating in eastern Sudan. Also, the Sudanese parliament and the southern administration are each set to consider a draft constitution completed Sunday.
- SUDAN: Rebels say civilians being bombed in the east IRIN 27 Jun 2005 -- Sudanese rebels who recently clashed with government forces in the east have accused Khartoum of using planes to bomb civilians near the Eritrean border.
- Bosnia-Herzegovina: Ten Years After Srebrenica RFE/RL 27 Jun 2005 -- Dozens of roundtable discussions and international conferences will be taking place this month in Bosnia, the United States, and elsewhere to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the fall of Srebrenica.
- Colombia's President Blames Intelligence Failure for Attack VOA 27 Jun 2005 -- Colombian President Alvaro Uribe traveled to the site of a recent attack by arms rebels on Colombian soldiers that left 19 dead near the Ecuadorian border and another six near Venezuela.
- Maoist Guerrillas In Nepal Abduct Dozens of High School Students VOA 27 Jun 2005 -- Nepal continues to wrestle with a communist insurgency in the countryside and political intrigue in the capital.
- UGANDA: Two killed in LRA attack on northern IDP camp IRIN 27 Jun 2005 -- Two people, including a baby, were killed on Saturday when a large group of rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) raided an internally displaced persons' (IDP) camp in the northern district of Kitgum, officials said.
- GREAT LAKES: Experts meet on strengthening mechanisms for regional peace IRIN 27 Jun 2005 -- Experts on peace and security from Great Lakes countries and international organisations began meeting in Nairobi on Monday to prepare documents that will constitute the Pact of Security, Stability and Development that heads of state of the region are to sign in November.
- DRC-RWANDA: AU may need 45,000 troops to disarm militias IRIN 27 Jun 2005 -- Up to 45,000 AU peacekeepers could be needed to disarm an estimated 15,000 Rwanda Hutus based in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), according to a 19-page report issued on Friday by the African Union.
- Eurely and iNavSat applaud today's GJU decision for the Galileo Concession Thales 27 Jun 2005 -- The founding members of the Eurely and iNavSat consortia applaud the green light received from Galileo Joint Undertaking (GJU) to pursue their joint approach for the Galileo Concession. Both Eurely and iNavSat can now complete the merger of their consortium and, jointly with the GJU, proceed towards the final concession contract negotiations which will formalize the Galileo Public Private Partnership by the end of this year.
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