28 June 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 28 Jun 2005 [PDF]
- TASK FORCE LIBERTY SOLDIER KILLED
- TASK FORCE LIBERTY SOLDIER KILLED
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detain five suspects near Ad Duluiyah MNF-I 28 Jun 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detained three suspected terrorists near Ad Duluiyah after following a set of wires from the roadside to a house June 27.
- Operation SAIF begins in Hit-Haditha area MNF-I 28 Jun 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces and approximately 1,000 Marines, Sailors and Soldiers from Regimental Combat Team-2, comprised of elements of 2nd Marine Regiment and 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 2nd Marine Division began conducting security operations in the Al Anbar province.
- Iraqi Deputy Killed By Car Bomb RFE/RL 28 Jun 2005 -- A Iraqi member of parliament, 87-year-old Dhari Ali al-Fayadh, three of his bodyguards, and his son were killed today by a car-bomb attack on their convoy in the north of the capital Baghdad.
- UN Says Global Demand For Illegal Drugs Soaring VOA 28 Jun 2005 -- A U.N. drug report suggests illegal opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan may be declining from the record levels of a year ago.
- 'Diablo' weakens Taliban mountain stronghold Army News 28 Jun 2005 -- In the rugged mountains of northern Kandahar Province during June, Combined Task Force Bayonet engaged Taliban forces in some of the fiercest fighting seen this year in Afghanistan.
- U.S. HELICOPTER CRASHES NEAR ASADABAD CENTCOM 28 Jun 2005 -- A U.S. CH-47 helicopter crashed west of Asadabad today while it was transporting additional forces into an area in support of U.S. forces currently conducting counter-terrorism operations.
- Large U.S. Helicopter Crashes In Afghanistan RFE/RL 28 Jun 2005 -- The status of those aboard is not immediately known. The helicopter has the capacity of carrying 33 troops and three crew members. The military did not say how many troops were on board at the time of the crash.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Remarks by the President on the War on Terror The White House 28 Jun 2005
- President Bush Tells America Iraq War is Worth the Costs VOA 28 Jun 2005 -- President Bush says America must stay the course in Iraq, despite the high cost in lives and dollars.
- 'As Iraqis Stand Up, We Will Stand Down,' Bush Tells Nation AFPS 28 Jun 2005 -- On the one-year anniversary of the transfer of sovereignty in Iraq to a transitional Iraqi government, President Bush tonight promised that U.S. forces would remain in Iraq until the job is complete, "but not one day longer."
- Bush to Seek Renewed Support on Iraq VOA 28 Jun 2005 -- President Bush gives a nationwide address Tuesday on the first anniversary of the transfer of sovereignty in Iraq.
- NCWGRU 1 Units Complete Final Training Evaluation Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2005 -- Inshore Boat Unit (IBU) 14 from St. Louis and Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit (MIUWU) 101 from Everett, Wash., completed their final evaluation exercise June 21 off the coast of Southern California.
- USS Nashville Sails into Barbary Thunder Exercise Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2005 -- The amphibious transport ship USS Nashville (LPD 13) joined with allied forces from Britain, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria in joint exercise Barbary Thunder.
- U.S. Navy Ship Assists 90 Reported Ecuadorians In Peril Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2005 -- Ninety reported Ecuadorian citizens, who were rescued from a distressed vessel in the Eastern Pacific in June, were provided transportation to Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, aboard the U.S. Navy ship that assisted them.
- Eight Countries Completing Anti-submarine Exercise in Med Navy NewsStand 28 Jun 2005 -- Approximately 2,000 service members from eight countries are in the final stages of Shark Hunt 2005, a nearly month-long exercise in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea combining air, surface and sub-surface platforms to practice anti-submarine warfare (ASW) techniques.
- Captain found guilty of negligence, not trainee abuse Army News 28 Jun 2005 -- An Army captain accused of dereliction of duty, false swearing and trainee maltreatment was sentenced June 21 to six months confinement by a general court-martial at Fort Knox.
- Air Force approves Afghanistan, Iraqi campaign medals AFPN 28 Jun 2005 -- Air Force officials have authorized Airmen to wear the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Iraqi Campaign Medal.
- Airman tests new body armor AFPN 28 Jun 2005 -- Carried into the Air Force theater hospital, wounded badly in the shoulder and thigh, a servicemember is lucky to be alive.
- Mobility bags must be packed, ready AFPN 28 Jun 2005 -- When most people plan to travel, they take time to make sure they have packed everything they will need for their trip. Sometimes, forgetting a toothbrush can put a damper on a vacation.
- Army's 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment Jumps Down Under AFPS 28 Jun 2005 -- Dropping in and destroying enemy ground forces is the specialty of the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment. Based at Fort Richardson, Alaska, the unit is playing a pivotal role this week in Talisman Saber '05, a combined joint exercise with Australian forces.
- New Guantanamo Camp to Pave Way for Future Detention Ops AFPS 28 Jun 2005 -- For a glimpse at what's ahead for the detention facility here for enemy combatants, look no farther than Camp 4, one of five camps that make up Camp Delta here along Radio Ridge.
- Central Asia: Defense Minister Touts India's Potential Moderating Influence In Region RFE/RL 28 Jun 2005 -- India's defense minister says increased links with Central Asia could play a crucial role in India's economy and security in the years ahead. Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjee told a foreign-policy gathering in Washington that Pakistan is the key to expanding trade in the region and that relations between the neighbors, while improving, remained complicated.
- State Department Report Focuses on 1971 India-Pakistan War Washington File 28 Jun 2005 --The State Department's Office of the Historian has released a new volume in its study of U.S. foreign relations with a focus on U.S. policies toward South Asia between 1969 and 1972.
- BAE SYSTEMS Receives $143.1 Million Contract Modification To Remanufacture And Upgrade Hercules Vehicles BAE Systems 28 Jun 2005 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a contract modification worth $143.1 million from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to remanufacture and upgrade 59 M88A2 HERCULES Improved Recovery vehicles, and provide system technical support and spares.
- Spain acquires Taurus KEPD 350 EADS 28 Jun 2005 -- On 24 June 2005, the Spanish government gave its approval for procurement of the Taurus KEPD 350 standoff guided missile system. With the decision by the Spanish Council of Ministers, the Spanish Air Force was authorized to conclude a procurement contract covering 43 operational Taurus KEPD 350 missiles, including mission planning, logistic equipment and integration on the EF-18 aircraft. TAURUS Systems GmbH, a joint venture between EADS/LFKLenkflugkörpersysteme (67%) and SAAB Bofors Dynamics (33%), welcomes the Spanish government's decision to acquire this air-to-ground missile system for its F/A-18 and Eurofighter aircraft.
- General Dynamics Awarded $30 Million Contract to Integrate Up to 500 Land Warrior Systems into Stryker Battalion General Dynamics 28 Jun 2005 -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $30 million contract by the U.S. Army to integrate as many as 500 Land Warrior ensembles and Stryker Integration Kits into a Stryker experimental battalion. The system will provide improved situational awareness and communications between dismounted soldiers and Stryker vehicles, as well as enable commanders to see soldiers on maps and communicate with them using voice and data.
- Lockheed Martin's Joint Common Missile Successful in Controlled Test Vehicle Flight Lockheed Martin 28 Jun 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has successfully performed the first test flight of the Joint Common Missile (JCM) Controlled Test Vehicle (CTV-1) at China Lake, CA, marking the first time the JCM has flown using a production-like rocket motor.
- Lockheed Martin Selects Technical Directions Inc. to Provide Low-Cost Propulsion System for the Loitering Attack Missile Lockheed Martin 28 Jun 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], member of the NetFires LLC partnership with the Raytheon Company [NYSE: RTN], has selected Technical Directions Inc. (TDI) of Ortonville, MI, to be the propulsion system supplier for its Non Line-of-Sight – Launch System (NLOS-LS) Loitering Attack Missile (LAM).
- U.S. Army Awards Raytheon a $22 Million Contract for Excalibur Early Fielding Raytheon 28 Jun 2005 -- The U.S. Army awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $22.1 million contract for initial production and early fielding of Excalibur, a cooperative effort between Raytheon Missile Systems and Bofors Defence of Sweden.
- Raytheon's Revolutionary APG-79 AESA Radar Is Awarded A $580 Million Multi- Year Procurement Contract By The Boeing Company Raytheon 28 Jun 2005 -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) latest netcentric enabled radar system, APG-79 AESA, has been awarded a significant multi-year procurement contract worth $580 million by The Boeing Company.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 28 Jun 2005
- UN peacekeepers clear area of militia members in eastern DR of Congo UN News Centre 28 Jun 2005 -- United Nations peacekeeping troops undertook a successful cordon-and-search operation in the Ituri district of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) yesterday
- DRC: Ituri fighting may have displaced thousands IRIN 28 Jun 2005 -- Thousands of Congolese civilians may have been displaced by recent fighting between UN peacekeeping troops and local militiamen in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN mission's public information officer, Mohammad Abdoul Wahab, said on Tuesday.
- Annan urges donors, parties to support peace agreement in Sudan UN News Centre 28 Jun 2005 -- With a peace agreement ending the decades-long civil war in southern Sudan and the arrival of United Nations peacekeepers, Secretary-General Kofi Annan is calling on international donors and the Sudanese parties to meet high expectations for significant improvement in the situation on the ground.
- ANGOLA: Peace breaks out, challenges remain IRIN 28 Jun 2005 -- Angola's 27-year civil war may have ended more than three years ago, but the need for peace-building initiatives is stronger than ever, according to humanitarian workers.
- UN Peacekeeping Chief Says Haiti Worse Than Darfur VOA 28 Jun 2005 -- The head of U.N. peacekeeping operations says conditions in parts of Haiti are worse than in Sudan's devastated Darfur region.
- Sharon Warns Opponents of Disengagement Not to Use Violence VOA 28 Jun 2005 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon warns opponents of his disengagement plan against using violence.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY EUROPEAN UNION ON DEVELOPMENT FINANCING United Nations 28 Jun 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY CHAIRS OF SECURITY COUNCIL COMMITTEES CONCERNING TERRORISM United Nations 28 Jun 2005
- Pro-Syrian Parliamentary Speaker Re-Elected VOA 28 Jun 2005 -- The newly elected Lebanese parliament met for its first session and re-elected the pro-Syrian speaker to serve for another term.
- GUINEA-BISSAU: Kumba Yala agrees to accept election defeat while insisting he won IRIN 28 Jun 2005 -- Kumba Yala, the mercurial former president of Guinea-Bissau, has finally agreed to accept defeat in his country's latest presidential election, clearing the way for a second round run-off between his two main rivals, Malam Bacai Sanha and Joao Bernardo "Nino" Vieira.
- BAE Systems Receives $12.5 Million NASA Research and Development Contract BAE Systems 28 Jun 2005 -- MANASSAS, Virginia -- BAE Systems recently received a $12.5 million contract from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for research and development of extreme temperature technology.
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