07 July 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 07 Jul 2005 [PDF]
- 11 Reported Killed In Iraq Car Bombings RFE/RL 07 Jul 2005 -- Reports from Iraq say at least 11 people have been killed and 19 others injured in the explosion of two car bombs in Jbala, near Hilla south of Baghdad.
- Iraqi, U.S. Soldiers Hunt for Terrorist Cells AFPS 07 Jul 2005 -- U.S. and Iraqi soldiers conducted a cordon-and-search mission in the early-morning hours of July 6 to search for terrorist cells in western Baghdad.
- Iraqi, US forces detain more than 60 terrorists Army News 07 Jul 2005 -- Iraqi and US Soldiers detained 19 terrorists in Baghdad, cleared a weapons cache there, and also detained 48 insurgents in northern Iraq on July 5-6.
- Afghanistan: HRW Urges Karzai To Set Up War Crimes Court RFE/RL 07 Jul 2005 -- Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday to set up a special court to try people accused of past war crimes, including some who are serving in his government.
- Australia Considering Troops For Afghanistan RFE/RL 07 Jul 2005 -- Prime Minister John Howard says the Australian government will consider increasing Australia's troop strength in Afghanistan.
- Attack on Medical Group Highlights Taliban Desperation AFPS 07 Jul 2005 -- A recent attack on a medical assistance team in Afghanistan highlights the enemy's desperation, officials in the country said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Statement by Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld on London Bombings 07 Jul 2005
- Transcript: Special Defense Department Briefing 07 Jul 2005 -- Presenter: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Steve Jones and Army Surgeon General and Commander U.S. Army Medical Command, Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley
- Defense Department Report, July 7: Detainee Medical Care Appropriate Washington File 07 Jul 2005 -- A senior civilian defense official told reporters at the Pentagon July 7 that the Defense Department does not tolerate the inhumane treatment of individuals who are held in U.S. detention facilities as part of the global War on Terror.
- PACAF prepares for Cope North AFPN 07 Jul 2005 -- Units from the U.S. Air Force and the Japan Air Self Defense Force will take part in the annual Cope North exercise here July 11 to 21.
- Death Benefits, Insurance Increase for Servicemembers AFPS 07 Jul 2005 -- Compensation for the survivors of servicemembers who die in combat zones and insurance coverage for servicemembers will both increase significantly this year, a military pay official said today.
- USS Gonzalez Makes Port Call in Kenya Navy NewsStand 07 Jul 2005 -- USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) moored at the Port of Mombasa, Kenya, July 6 for an overnight port call, marking the first time a U.S. ship has visited Mombasa since 1999.
- GW Celebrates Birth of a Nation, Birth of a Ship Navy NewsStand 07 Jul 2005 -- USS George Washington (CVN 73) (GW) held a commemoration ceremony July 1 on the flight deck to celebrate the 13th birthday of one of the Navy's finest and most advanced aircraft carriers, as well as the 229th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
- Antietam Crew Concludes Persian Gulf Operations Navy NewsStand 07 Jul 2005 -- USS Antietam (CG 54), a cruiser equipped with the Aegis Combat System, has patrolled the Persian Gulf since arriving on scene with the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Carrier Strike Group in mid-March.
- Central Asia: Is It Time To Withdraw U.S. Troops? RFE/RL 07 Jul 2005 -- The United States is dismissing a demand by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, or SCO -- an alliance of China, Russia, and four Central Asian states -- that it set a timetable for withdrawing its forces from bases in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
- PRESIDENT PITCHES FOR ARMS PROCUREMENT PACKAGE TO MAINTAIN BALANCE CNA 07 Jul 2005 -- President Chen Shui-bian renewed his call Thursday for public support for the government three arms procurement plans in order to maintain military balance across the Taiwan Strait.
- State Department Briefing, July 7 Washington File 07 Jul 2005 -- United Kingdom, U.S. Embassies Worldwide to Review Security Status, Toll-Free Number for Inquires on American Citizens in the U.K., 17,570 Inquiries Already Received, Reaction to Arrest of New York Times Reporter Judith Miller, Iraq/Egypt, Uzbekistan, North Korea, Burma
- EADS CASA Military Aircraft starts Eurofighter heat test campaign in southern Spain EADS 07 Jul 2005 -- EADS CASA Military Aircraft has just started long-term tests under operational conditions on a Eurofighter at the Spanish Air Force base of Morón (near Seville). Following the Cold Environmental Trials carried out last winter near the Arctic Circle in Sweden, the instrumented production aircraft IPA4 and the mobile telemetry station were transferred from the EADS Military Aircraft Spain site at Getafe near Madrid to Morón, where an equally ambitious test programme is to be conducted.
- Army Approves General Dynamics/Lockheed Martin System Design for Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) General Dynamics 07 Jul 2005 -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced that they had held the U.S. Army’s preliminary design review (PDR) on the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program, the Army’s next-generation battlefield communications network. During the PDR, the Army reviewed the “first draft” of the WIN-T system design, including the top-level architecture and key component technologies.
- General Dynamics Awarded $38 Million for Production of Reactive Armor for Bradley Fighting Vehicle General Dynamics 07 Jul 2005 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $37.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Army’s TACOM/ARDEC Picatinny Arsenal (Picatinny, N.J.) for the production of approximately 168 enhanced-capability reactive armor tile sets for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle System. Total contract value upon definitization could reach $50.4 million. This award modifies a contract originally awarded in November 2004, bringing total contract value to $84.4 million.
- TYPHOON, TOPLITE on Australian Patrol Boats Rafael 07 Jul 2005 -- The Australian Ministry of Defense launched its new Armidale Class patrol boats last week outfitted with the Typhoon naval stabilized gun mount produced jointly by Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd and General Dynamics Land Systems and the Toplite targeting payload produced by RAFAEL. The Armidales will be used to protect the northern coasts of Australia.
- TSAT SS Completes Major Design Review Boeing 07 Jul 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced the Transformational SATCOM Space Segment (TSAT SS) program successfully completed its Interim Space Segment Design Review (ISSDR).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 07 Jul 2005
- PRESS BRIEFING BY UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS United Nations 07 Jul 2005
- UN Report Links Ivory Coast Massacre To Liberian Mercenaries VOA 07 Jul 2005 -- An internal United Nations intelligence report has linked Liberian mercenaries to a massacre that killed dozens in Ivory Coast's volatile west last month. The report has surfaced as the UN's human rights chief is in the country to combat rights violations.
- COTE D IVOIRE: Disarmament talks begin as UN warns of sanctions in case of delay IRIN 07 Jul 2005 -- The two sides in Cote d'Ivoire's three-year-old civil war made a fresh bid to set a timetable for disarmament on Thursday as the UN Security Council threatened sanctions in the event of further delays.
- LIBERIA: Government calls for a review of Taylor's exile deal IRIN 07 Jul 2005 -- Liberia's interim government has called for the exile agreement of former president Charles Taylor to be reviewed, after accusing him of repeatedly breaking the terms of his asylum in Nigeria with daily phone calls back home and orders to supporters that could threaten peace in Liberia and beyond.
- UN peacekeeping mission raid slum district in Haiti to end gang violence UN News Centre 07 Jul 2005 -- United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti have raided two areas of a slum district in an operation designed to rout gangs that have been active in Port-au-Prince, the Caribbean country's capital, and have killed or wounded several gang members, a mission spokesman said.
- UN peacekeepers in DR of Congo seek hidden Rwandan Hutu fighters UN News Centre 07 Jul 2005 -- United Nations peacekeeping troops in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) launched their biggest operation in the area today to flush out Rwandan Hutu fighters, the UN spokesman said.
- SOMALIA: Monitoring committee warns of rising tension IRIN 07 Jul 2005 -- The reported increase in weapons entering Somalia in violation of a UN embargo and continuing differences between Somali leaders are fuelling tension in that country, a committee monitoring the peace process has warned.
- SUDAN: SPLM/A releases prisoners of war IRIN 07 Jul 2005 -- The Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) has released more than 150 prisoners of war ahead of the inauguration on Saturday of a new Sudanese government of national unity, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said.
- Israel Troops Kill Palestinian Militant in West Bank VOA 07 Jul 2005 -- Israeli soldiers killed one Palestinian militant and seriously wounded another, when they opened fire on a group of men they said were planning to carry out an attack on Israelis near the West Bank town, Nablus.
- London attacks will not sway G8 focus from Africa - UN Political Affairs chief UN News Centre 07 Jul 2005 -- Long-term aid for Africa must remain at the top of the agenda for Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair and the leaders of the world's other industrial powers meeting in Gleneagles, Scotland, despite the "barbaric" terrorist attacks in London earlier this morning, the new United Nations Political Affairs chief said today.
- US Calls for Release of all Burmese Political Prisoners VOA 07 Jul 2005 -- The United States Thursday acknowledged this week's release of political prisoners in Burma. But the State Department says authorities in Rangoon should go further by releasing all political detainees, including democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
- BAE Systems' RAD750® Helps NASA View Comet Impact BAE Systems 07 Jul 2005 -- MANASSAS, Virginia -- BAE Systems' radiation-hardened microprocessors enabled the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) a first-ever glimpse beneath the surface of a comet.
- EADS signs contract with Vietnamese government for the supply of a satellite-based environmental and natural resources monitoring system EADS 07 Jul 2005 -- EADS Defence and Communications Systems (DCS) has just signed a contract worth 19.3 million euros with the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment for the turnkey provision of a complete environmental and natural resources monitoring system, to be operated by the national Centre for Remote Sensing in Vietnam.
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