13 July 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 13 Jul 2005 [PDF]
- U.S. SOLDIER, IRAQI CHILDREN KILLED IN ATTACK
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Iraqi Terrorists Target Children VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- A suicide car bomber in Baghdad detonated his vehicle next to a U.S. military Humvee, amid a crowd of Iraqi children. Police say the blast killed 24 people, including up to a dozen children and one U.S. soldier.
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detain two near Balad MNF-I 13 Jul 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detained two occupants of a truck that tried to run down dismounted Soldiers near Balad July 12.
- Iraqi, U.S. units share lessons learned MNF-I 13 Jul 2005 -- unity of Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition Forces was demonstrated July 9 at Forward Operating Base Loyalty when leaders of the 2nd Public Order Brigade met with the leadership of 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division to discuss a recent joint operation.
- U.S. Says Zarqawi Operative Captured In Iraq RFE/RL 13 Jul 2005 -- The United States' top general says American forces in Iraq have captured a person described as a key operative for the Al-Qaeda group in Iraq led by Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi.
- Bomb Hits Sunni Mosque In Iraq RFE/RL 13 Jul 2005 -- Iraqi police say that a bomb exploded at a Sunni mosque in eastern Iraq, killing two people and wounding 16.
- Baghdad Car Bomb Targets Children RFE/RL 13 Jul 2005 -- Iraq's Interior Ministry says a suicide car bomber killed 25 Iraqis -- most of them children -- and one U.S. soldier in southern Baghdad today.
- Civil Affairs brigade wraps up Afghanistan mission Army News 13 Jul 2005 -- More than 200 civil affairs troops witnessed the changes occurring in Afghanistan that moved the Afghan people toward a democratic state.
- Naval Coastal Warfare Group 1 Units Deploy for Middle East Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2005 -- Nearly 200 Navy Reservists from Inshore Boat Unit (IBU) 14, from St. Louis, Mo., and Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit (MIUWU) 101, from Everett, Wash., deployed July 10 to support U.S. 5th Fleet operations in the Persian Gulf.
- Iraqi Army Foils Three Terrorist Attacks AFPS 13 Jul 2005 -- Iraqi soldiers stopped three terrorist attacks against a water plant, a military recruiting drive, and a hospital July 11, all around Baghdad.
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers destroy artillery rounds near Kirkuk MNF-I 13 Jul 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers found and destroyed a large number of artillery rounds near Kirkuk July 13 at a pair of sites.
- 17 Enemy Combatants Killed; Contract Workers Injured in Rocket Attack AFPS 13 Jul 2005 -- Seventeen enemy combatants were killed and six captured during joint operations today near Deh Chopan in the northern Zabul province, military officials in Afghanistan reported.
- Afghanistan Unit Takes on New Mission, Name AFPS 13 Jul 2005 -- The Office of Military Cooperation Afghanistan was focused on the task of rebuilding the Afghan National Army for its three years of existence.
- Australia To Send 150 Troops To Afghanistan RFE/RL 13 Jul 2005 -- Australia says it is sending 150 special-forces troops to Afghanistan to help in the battle against militants in the run-up to Afghanistan's 18 September parliamentary elections.
- U.S. Lawmakers Say Afghan Anti-Drug Efforts Failing RFE/RL 13 Jul 2005 -- U.S. lawmakers say Afghanistan's program to fight poppy trade appears to be on the brink of a failure.
- Senior Cleric Slain In Afghanistan RFE/RL 13 Jul 2005 -- Assailants tentatively identified as Taliban guerrillas shot dead a senior pro-government cleric in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand early today.
- Australia To Send Elite Military Force To Afghanistan Ahead of Elections VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- Australia says it will deploy elite troops to Afghanistan to fight growing insurgent violence ahead of September's parliamentary elections.
- US Officials Frustrated With Counternarcotics Strategies in Afghanistan VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- Expressing frustration with efforts to eradicate opium cultivation in Afghanistan, U.S. officials are re-working counter-narcotics strategies in the country
Defense Policy / Programs
- Military Confirms 2 FBI Allegations of Detainee Abuse VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- A military investigation into FBI allegations of detainee abuse at the GTMO prison has found two unauthorized cases where prisoners were subjected to abusive interrogation
- Active-duty, Reserve Seabees Join Forces in Field Exercise Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2005 -- Nearly 600 Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 were joined by another 500 'Bees' from NMCB 25 for the "Operation Bearing Duel" field exercise (FEX), West Coast-style at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., in late April and early May.
- New Test to Better Assess Language Proficiency Within DoD AFPS 13 Jul 2005 -- A new language test scheduled to roll out beginning in October will better measure language professionals' fluency in real-world situations, the Defense Department's senior language official said today.
- Myers Stresses Political Progress in Iraq, Afghanistan AFPS 13 Jul 2005 -- Political progress in Iraq and Afghanistan will end the insurgencies in those countries, but American and coalition troops will be needed to provide the security and stability for that progress to take place, said the nation's highest-ranking military official July 12.
- Multinational Exercise Strengthens Security in Adriatic Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2005 -- Nearly 1,500 Navy and Marine Corps personnel are participating in a multinational exercise with Albania and Macedonia, July 11-30, in the Adriatic Sea.
- Enterprise Gears up to Return to Sea Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2005 -- The crew of USS Enterprise (CVN 65) (Big E) is making the necessary preparations to ensure they and their families are ready for the separation that accompanies getting underway.
- Navy's 'Virtual SYSCOM' Transforming Business Processes Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2005 -- Moving smartly ahead to achieve the Chief of Naval Operations' (CNO) objectives of Sea Enterprise, the Navy's Systems Commands have recently issued joint guidance that provides a collaborative business framework for improving interoperability and providing enhanced support to the fleet.
- Military Providing Security, Emergency Response for Shuttle Mission AFPS 13 Jul 2005 -- As Discovery gets set to lift off from Kennedy Space Center, Fla., today, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command are on duty, prepared to support the "Return to Flight" mission.
- Guard Chief Praises New Homeland Defense Strategy AFPS 13 Jul 2005 -- The chief of the National Guard Bureau praised the Defense Department's new Strategy for Homeland Defense and Civil Support today.
- Rumsfeld Says US Will Continue to Pursue Terrorists Abroad VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says the London terror attacks that killed more than 50 people and wounded 700 will not affect the ongoing U.S. military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Russia To Double Troops At Kyrgyz Base RFE/RL 13 Jul 2005 -- Russia is planning to double the number of troops it has at the Kant airbase in Kyrgyzstan.
- White House Daily Briefing, July 13 Washington File 13 Jul 2005 -- Cabinet meeting, Karl Rove, India Prime Minister visit, Terrorism, Iraq policy criticism, State of Islam, Social Security, Iran, North Carolina speech on CAFTA, Supreme Court nominee, Space Shuttle launch
- State Department Briefing, July 13 Washington File 13 Jul 2005 -- Mexico, Uzbekistan, Iran, Israel/Syria, Syria/Lebanon, Greece, Russia, Iraq, Combating Terrorism, Cyprus
- BAE Systems Chairman Calls For Improved Technology-Sharing Between US and UK BAE Systems 13 Jul 2005 -- Dick Olver, chairman of BAE Systems, the UKs biggest engineering and manufacturing company and a major defence equipment supplier to both the UK and US governments, has called for improvements in the sharing of design and engineering data between project teams on both sides of the Atlantic.
- The First Hellenic Serial Production NH 90 Flies at the Eurocopter Marignane Facility EADS 13 Jul 2005 -- This is the sixth serial production NH90 leaving the ground, following NH90s for Germany, Finland, Italy and Sweden.
- Eurocopter Greets the Maiden Flight of the First Patria assembled NH90 helicopter EADS 13 Jul 2005 -- The flight time was 65 minutes. The maiden flight was performed by Eurocopter’s flight test crew:
- Two More IAI Ramta Division Super Dvora Mark III Fast Patrol Craft Accepted into Israel Navy Service at Commissioning Ceremony Israel Aerospace Industries 13 Jul 2005 -- Two additional next-generation Super Dvora Mark-III Fast Patrol Craft were inducted into operational service in the Israel Navy at a commissioning ceremony (13 July 2005) at the Ashdod Naval Base on the Mediterranean coast. The Super Dvora MK-III is designed and produced by the Ramta Division of Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) located in Beer Sheva, Israel.
- Indonesia selects ThalesRaytheonSystems to provide a new Master-T radar system Thales 13 Jul 2005 -- The Indonesian government has selected ThalesRaytheonSystems to supply a new Air Defense radar system to be interfaced with the existing Command and Control System previously provided by the company.
- Press Release: EADS delivers further rescue centres to the German Armed Forces EADS 13 Jul 2005 -- EADS will supply the German Armed Forces with three further rescue centres as part of the mobile field hospital "TransHospital".
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 13 Jul 2005
- UN Security Council condemns massacre in eastern DR of Congo UN News Centre 13 Jul 2005 -- The United Nations Security Council today condemned "with the utmost firmness" the weekend massacre of dozens of people in a village in the South Kivu region in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and called on the UN mission to investigate the tragedy and report back as quickly as possible.
- Adding UN staff for DR of Congo's elections will cost nearly $190 million, Annan says UN News Centre 13 Jul 2005 -- As the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ends its political transition after years of civil war and prepares for general elections, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan estimates that adding to the peacekeeping mission for the yearlong run-up to the elections will cost nearly $190 million.
- DRC: Two mass graves reported in eastern village of Ntulumamba IRIN 13 Jul 2005 -- Two mass graves believed to contain the remains of 39 civilians killed on Saturday in Ntulumamba village, in Kalonge Chiefdom 75 km north of Bukavu, have been reported to the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC), a UN spokeswoman said.
- DRC: Army recaptures Nyamilima village, North Kivu IRIN 13 Jul 2005 -- Government troops recaptured on Tuesday the village of Nyamilima, one of three in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo held by local and Rwandan Hutu rebels, a senior army commander said.
- US Says Syria Gives Safe Harbor to Palestinian Terrorists VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- The United States is stepping up criticism of Syria for allowing the group responsible for Tuesday's suicide bombing in Israel to operate on its territory. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says such support should end immediately.
- Sharon Vows to Target Islamic Jihad Leaders as Death Toll Rises VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon vows to target the leaders of the extremist group, Islamic Jihad, which claimed responsibility for yesterday's (Tuesday's) suicide bombing in the coastal city of Netanya that killed four people and injured dozens more.
- UN humanitarian chief deplores massacre of Kenyan villagers UN News Centre 13 Jul 2005 -- The United Nations Emergency Coordinator today condemned the attack on a Kenyan village by a group of heavily armed fighters that left 44 dead - nearly half of them uniformed schoolchildren - and his office convened a Rapid On-Set Disaster Committee to help 1,000 families needing urgent assistance.
- UN envoy in Sudan has 'good reason to believe' rebel military will accept accord UN News Centre 13 Jul 2005 -- The top United Nations for Sudan today voiced hope that rebel forces on the ground in the strife-torn Darfur region would accept a preliminary agreement between the Government and rebel factions aimed at ending a two-year-old war that has killed at least 180,000 people and displaced nearly 2 million others.
- KENYA: Death toll in northern attack climbs to 55 IRIN 13 Jul 2005 -- The death toll in an attack by armed raiders on remote villages in the northern Kenyan district of Marsabit rose to 55 on Wednesday, the police said.
- Nepal politicians seek India's role in resolving conflict IRNA 13 Jul 2005 -- Leading politicians in Nepal have sought the involvement of the international community, including India, in initiating a dialogue with Maoists in the Kingdom and help bring them to the political mainstream.
- U.S. Seeks Resolution To Karabakh Dispute RFE/RL 13 Jul 2005 -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright says that the United States is eager to see a speedy resolution to the Azeri-Armenian conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh
- UN World Court decides Niger, Benin border dispute UN News Centre 13 Jul 2005 -- The International Court of Justice (ICJ) - the United Nations' principal judicial organ for settling disputes between States - has awarded Niger 15 islands at the centre of a four-decade border dispute with Benin.
- US, Europe Urge Peaceful Resolution of Ethiopian Election Disputes VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- The United States and European Union appealed jointly Wednesday for the peaceful resolution of disputes stemming from the Ethiopian parliamentary elections in May. The first final results from the voting were issued late last week.
- US May Cut Uzbekistan Aid Over Andijon Inquiry VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- The Bush administration indicated Wednesday it may again cut U.S. aid to Uzbekistan over that government's refusal to allow an international inquiry into the killing of protesters two months ago in Andijon. The United Nations said earlier this week that grave human rights abuses were committed in the May 13th events.
- Kyrgyzstan: Will Bakiev-Kulov Alliance Last? RFE/RL 13 Jul 2005 -- Kyrgyzstan's new president, Kurmanbek Bakiev, is a native of the country's south. But he won the support of voters in northern regions by sharing his ticket with a prominent figure from the north -- Feliks Kulov.
- Dozens Killed In Northern Kenyan Raid VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- Police told reporters in Nairobi that at least 45 people and 10 bandits had been killed during or after the raid, which took place early Tuesday in villages near the trading center of Turbi - about 100-kilometers south of the Ethiopian border.
- Uzbekistan: UN Urges International Probe Into What May Have Been 'Mass Killing' In Andijon RFE/RL 13 Jul 2005 -- The UN says witness testimony strongly suggests Uzbekistan's security forces committed serious human rights violations by firing on unarmed demonstrators in the eastern town of Andijon two months ago.
- Philippine Opposition Holds Largest Anti-Arroyo Protest VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- The Philippine capital has witnessed the largest demonstration demanding the resignation of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, over allegations that she cheated in the 2004 elections.
- Northrop Grumman Supplies Navigational Aids for NASA's Deep Impact Mission Northrop Grumman 13 Jul 2005 -- Key navigation aids from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) supplied the precise spacecraft-orientation information critical to the success of NASA's Deep Impact mission, a seven-month journey to comet Tempel 1 and the first space mission to probe beneath the surface of a comet and reveal the secrets of its interior.
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