05 July 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 05 Jul 2005 [PDF]
- ONE TASK FORCE LIBERTY SOLDIER KILLED, TWO WOUNDED BY IED
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: DOD News Briefing 05 Jul 2005 -- Presenter: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Lawrence Di Rita
- Soldiers rehearse threat reaction drills MNF-I 05 Jul 2005 -- Elements of the 256th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division participated in an exercise in west Baghdad June 27 to test their reactions to threats against themselves and the surrounding areas.
- Terrorist dead, five suspects detained by MNF MNF-I 05 Jul 2005 -- Multi-national forces from Task Force Freedom killed one terrorist and detained five suspected terrorists during operations in northern Iraq July 4.
- F-16 maintainers make sure curtain gets raised AFPN 05 Jul 2005 -- The theater that the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing performs under features fast, agile fighter planes providing air support for troops on the ground.
- Air Force recognizes historical name of Iraqi air base AFPN 05 Jul 2005 -- Ali Base, situated near the city of An Nasiriyah, in south central Iraq, is the main airfield in southern Iraq from which Iraqi, coalition and U.S. Airmen operate.
- Carl Vinson Strike Group Concludes Persian Gulf Operations Navy NewsStand 05 Jul 2005 -- The USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group concluded operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and maritime security operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf June 30. The USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Carrier Strike Group is scheduled to replace the Vinson Strike Group.
- Expeditionary Airmen form unique personnel team AFPN 05 Jul 2005 -- More than 85 Airmen have begun serving 365-day deployments supporting the war on terrorism here, and about 200 positions are expected to be in place by December.
- Suspected Terrorist Killed, Iraqi Police Nab 152 Others AFPS 05 Jul 2005 -- One man was killed and three others detained after they were caught trying to plant improvised explosive devices in northern Iraq July 4, military officials in Baghdad reported today.
- Bodies of Special Ops Servicemembers Recovered in Afghanistan AFPS 05 Jul 2005 -- Coalition forces have located the bodies of two U.S. servicemembers who had been missing in Afghanistan's Kunar region since June 28, military officials in Kabul announced today.
- Pentagon Expresses Regret for Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan VOA 05 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. Defense Department has expressed regret for the civilian deaths in an air strike in Afghanistan on Friday, that the Afghan president's office is investigating.
- United States and Afghanistan to Investigate Civilian Deaths in U.S. Air Strike VOA 05 Jul 2005 -- U.S and Afghan officials say an investigation is underway into the killings of civilians during an ongoing counter-terrorism operation in the mountains of northeastern Afghanistan.
- Karzai Expresses Sadness Over Civilian Deaths RFE/RL 05 Jul 2005 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai said today that he is "extremely saddened and distressed" by the death of 17 civilians in a U.S. air strike.
- RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Vol 4, Number 19 05 Jul 2005 -- IS HELICOPTER DOWNING A SIGN OF NEW TACTICS, WEAPONS? / KABUL TELLS ISLAMABAD TO DO MORE AS BATTLE WITH TALIBAN RAGES NEAR BORDER / AL-ZARQAWI, AL-QAEDA, AND THE NEW ISLAMIST FRONT / UN REPORT AUTHOR WARNS OF TIES BETWEEN DRUGS AND TERRORISM IN RUSSIA, CENTRAL ASIA / VOTERS INTENT ON REGISTERING DESPITE FEARS OF VIOLENCE / THIS WEEK IN AFGHANISTAN'S HISTORY
Defense Policy / Programs
- Fitzsimons' Closure Attracts Investment, High-Tech Jobs AFPS 05 Jul 2005 -- The former Fitzsimons Army Medical Center located just outside Denver in Aurora, Colo., was once a military medicine showplace where then-President Dwight D. Eisenhower recovered from his heart attack in 1955.
- Initial success or total failure; no in between for EOD AFPN 05 Jul 2005 -- One job for civil engineers does not allow for mistakes. It is either initial success or total failure.
- Kitty Hawk Strike Group visits Sydney Navy NewsStand 05 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. Navy's oldest active warship, the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) along with its embarked air wing and two escort ships, arrived in Sydney, Australia, July 3 for a brief port visit that included a celebration of the United States' 229th Independence Day anniversary July 4.
- Blue Ridge Communications Team Excels During Talisman Saber Navy NewsStand 05 Jul 2005 -- For nearly a month, the communications department of USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship, stepped up their game providing around-the-clock voice, video, data, tactical, network and messaging support and service for exercise Talisman Saber 2005 in June.
- Iwo Jima Celebrates Fourth Birthday Navy NewsStand 05 Jul 2005 -- USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) celebrated its fourth birthday with a cake-cutting ceremony as the ship steamed underway June 30.
- Gonzalez Conducts ESWS Qualification Program Assessment Navy NewsStand 05 Jul 2005 -- USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) celebrated the midway point of its scheduled six month deployment June 25 and took the opportunity to assess a major personnel program.
- Russia: Army Cracks Down On Military Service Loophole RFE/RL 05 Jul 2005 -- The Russian Defense Ministry has announced it will close down most military cadet faculties in universities by 2009, saying they cost too much. The decision, however, is seen by many as a move to abolish a system widely used by young men to avoid active service in the Russian Army, notorious for its poor living standards and cruel hazing rituals.
- State Department Briefing, July 5 Washington File 05 Jul 2005 -- Secretary Rice's Travel to Asia/Planned Bilateral Discussions, Representation at ASEAN Conference, Deputy Secretary Zoellick Travel to Sudan, Jordan and Egypt, Ambassador Khalilzad Health, North Korea, China, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Aruba, Lebanon, Israel/Palestinians, Albania, Farewell to Arshad Mohammed of Reuters
- Boeing Achieves Major Flight Testing Milestone on First Wedgetail Aircraft Boeing 05 Jul 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] successfully completed the aircraft performance and flight handling test program with the first 737 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft for Australia's Project Wedgetail.
- Raytheon-Boeing Sign P-8A MMA Industry Team Contract Raytheon 05 Jul 2005 -- Raytheon Company's Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) and Boeing finalized a $60.8 million contract for continued participation on the P-8A MMA (Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft) industry team.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 05 Jul 2005
- PRESS BRIEFING BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT United Nations 05 Jul 2005
- Situations in Africa key topics for Security Council in July, President says UN News Centre 05 Jul 2005 -- The Security Council will devote a considerable amount of its time this month to various situations on the African continent, and will also spotlight the Council's role in humanitarian crises, the new President of the 15-nation body said today.
- Ivory Coast Army Names Military Administration VOA 05 Jul 2005 -- Officials of Ivory Coast's armed forces have announced the composition of a military administration in the divided nation's volatile west, as well as plans for tightened security in the main city of Abidjan.
- COTE D IVOIRE: Rebel sentenced to life for attack in rare legal punishment IRIN 05 Jul 2005 -- A rebel military commander in Cote d'Ivoire has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a government military court for leading an attack on the town of Gohitifla in the supposedly demilitarised buffer zone between government and rebel forces last year.
- DRC: UN troops sweep area near park to clear armed groups IRIN 05 Jul 2005 -- UN troops in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo launched what commanders codenamed Operation Falcon Sweep on Monday to drive all armed groups from a locale in the territories of Walungu and Kabare, close to a national park in South Kivu Province, a UN military spokesman said.
- GREAT LAKES: Arms from Eastern Europe fueling rights abuse, Amnesty says IRIN 05 Jul 2005 -- Large quantities of arms continue to flow into the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) fueling gross human rights abuse including killings, rape and torture, Amnesty International said in latest report released on Tuesday.
- India supplied non-lethal military items to Nepal IRNA 05 Jul 2005 -- India supplied the first consignment of non-lethal military items to Nepal including bullet-proof jackets via the Raxaul border, over the weekend.
- UN Suspends Food Aid to Somalia VOA 05 Jul 2005 -- The United Nations food agency has suspended all humanitarian aid shipments to Somalia.
- Kenyan Government Optimistic Somali Pirates Will Release Crew VOA 05 Jul 2005 -- The Kenyan government says it is confident that the mostly Kenyan crew of a ship hijacked late last month will soon be freed.
- Explosives Found at Site of Srebrenica Massacre in Bosnia VOA 05 Jul 2005 -- Bosnian Serb police have discovered explosives at the site of a memorial to the up to 8000 victims of the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica. The explosives were uncovered early Tuesday as preparations were underway for commemoration services to mark the 10th anniversary of the killings.
- Millions Needed for Global Plan to Halt Bird Flu VOA 05 Jul 2005 -- United Nations health officials say bird flu is entrenched in Asia and will take up to a decade to eradicate. The warning comes as three U.N. agencies announce a global plan to stop the spread of the virus and appeal for funds to implement the proposal.
- Israel Aircraft Industries' MBT Space Division and AccuBeat Ltd. have signed an Agreement for Developing of new Space Atomic Rubidium Clock Israel Aerospace Industries 05 Jul 2005 -- Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI)'s MBT Space Division has signed an agreement for developing and marketing a new Space Atomic Rubidium Clock which will also include developing of an Atomic Rubidium clock for Ground Control Stations (GCS).
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