01 August 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 01 Aug 2005 [PDF]
- FIVE TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIERS KILLED IN TWO ATTACKS
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Detainees released from internment facilities MNF-I 01 Aug 2005 -- The Multi-National Corps released almost 900 of the nearly 2,000 detainees held in brigade and division-level internment facilities in July.
- Coalition Task Force Teams Up With Iraq, Kuwait For Operation River Dragon Navy NewsStand 01 Aug 2005 -- Coalition maritime forces and maritime forces from Iraq and Kuwait launched an historic operation July 20 focused on maritime security operations (MSO) in the North Persian Gulf, marking the first time the countries' sea services have worked together.
- Iraqi, U.S. Forces Conduct Targeted Searches in Fallujah AFPS 01 Aug 2005 -- Iraqi and coalition soldiers conducted targeted searches for terrorist operatives in Fallujah, Iraq, July 30, military officials reported.
- Military and Iraqi police conduct joint-leadership seminar Army News 01 Aug 2005 -- Army and Iraqi police officers conducted the first joint leadership seminar at Baghdad Police Headquarters July 23.
- Defense Department Report, August 1: Iraq, Afghanistan Operations Washington File 01 Aug 2005 -- ELECTRICITY, SANITATION PROJECTS COMPLETED IN IRAQ / CLOSE TO 900 DETAINEES IN IRAQ RELEASED IN JULY / INVESTIGATION COMPLETED ON HELICOPTER CRASH IN AFGHANISTAN
- Afghanistan: UN warns that funding shortfall could hamper September elections UN News Centre 01 Aug 2005 -- With parliamentary elections in Afghanistan only seven week's away, the United Nations mission warned today that a $31 million funding shortfall could hamper essential preparatory work and lead to a postponement, although it stressed that it expected the poll to go ahead as scheduled.
- U.S. Military Says Afghan Insurgent 'More Ruthless' RFE/RL 01 Aug 2005 -- A U.S. general says rebels in Afghanistan have become "more ruthless" by using suicide bombers and targeting religious and government leaders as they struggle to subvert legislative elections in September.
Defense Policy / Programs
- ARPC supports one-stop service AFPN 01 Aug 2005 -- It is more than 7,000 miles to Baghdad from here, but for an individual mobilization augmentee serving in Iraq, personnel services are only seconds away.
- Spangdahlem pilots fly missions in Romania AFPN 01 Aug 2005 -- About 160 Airmen from the 81st Fighter Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, recently conducted the first Air Force fighter training mission in Constanta, Romania.
- Uzbeks Ask U.S. to Leave Karshi-Khanabad AFPS 01 Aug 2005 -- Uzbekistan has exercised its rights under an October 2001 bilateral agreement to end coalition use of Karshi-Khanabad - "K2" - airfield.
- Army launches new bio warfare identification class Army News 01 Aug 2005 -- The Army Medical Department Center and School's newest multi-service course teaches students the inner workings of a biological warfare identification device.
- Kearsarge's Deck Department Receives AAV Training Navy NewsStand 01 Aug 2005 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge's (LHD 3) deck department had the opportunity to conduct training with an amphibious vehicle July 23 not normally found aboard.
- CVW-5 Sailors Lend a Hand to Kitty Hawk Departments Navy NewsStand 01 Aug 2005 -- During USS Kitty Hawk's (CV 63) current summer underway period, 186 Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 Sailors have been sent on temporary assigned duty (TAD) to support the ship's overall mission.
- CVW-5 Hornet Squadrons Prepare for MCI Navy NewsStand 01 Aug 2005 -- The air squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 embarked on USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) are undergoing intense preparation for a safety inspection at the end of the Hawk/5 team's summer underway period and has kept maintenance personnel working overtime to ensure that their aircraft are up to standards.
- USS Duluth Makes Last Liberty Port Visit Navy NewsStand 01 Aug 2005 -- Amphibious transport dock USS Duluth (LPD 6) completed a four-day liberty port visit to Esquimalt, British Columbia, July 15.
- VP-45 Sailors Provide Aerial Support To The Fleet Navy NewsStand 01 Aug 2005 -- The Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 'Pelicans' deployed to Bahrain in July to provide land- and sea-based commanders with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support as part of its mission to support maritime security operations (MSO).
- Multinational Force Hones Skills During UNITAS Navy NewsStand 01 Aug 2005 -- UNITAS 46-05 Pacific Phase wrapped up July 24 in Cartagena, Colombia, after two weeks of training and maneuvers in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean.
- USS Carl Vinson Arrives in Norfolk Navy NewsStand 01 Aug 2005 -- The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrived at its new homeport of Naval Station Norfolk July 31, after completing a seven-month trip around the world.
- Congressional Report, August 1: Senate Confirms Nominees Washington File 01 Aug 2005 -- The U.S. Senate confirmed the nominations of 15 ambassadors and senior State Department officials before beginning its annual August recess, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Richard G. Lugar announced August 1.
- U.S.: President Bush Names Bolton UN Ambassador RFE/RL 01 Aug 2005 -- U.S. President George W. Bush has named John Bolton to be ambassador to the United Nations, ending an impasse in the U.S. Senate over Bolton's suitability for the post
- Bolton: The United States Wants a Stronger United Nations Washington File 01 Aug 2005 -- The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations will face an agenda packed with critical issues looming for the international community in the coming months.
- Chief Expects to Work with New US Ambassador for UN Reform VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan says he looks forward to working with the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the controversial former undersecretary of state for nonproliferation, John Bolton , especially on the issue of UN reform
- President Appoints Bolton U.S. Ambassador to United Nations Washington File 01 Aug 2005 -- President Bush appointed John R. Bolton to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations August 1 without prior Senate confirmation.
- Bush Appoints Bolton to UN Post Without Senate Vote VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- President Bush is putting John Bolton in the job of United Nations ambassador without a Senate confirmation vote
- White House Daily Briefing, August 1 Washington File 01 Aug 2005 -- Supreme Court nomination/process, Bolton appointment, abortion, stem cell research, Iran, North Korea, Sudan
- State Department Briefing, August 1 Washington File 01 Aug 2005 -- Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel/Palestinians, Mexico, Iraq, Turkey, Cyprus, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, John Bolton's Appointment as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., North Korea, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Pakistan
- BAE SYSTEMS To Develop Advanced Armour For Marine Corps Ground Combat Vehicles BAE Systems 01 Aug 2005 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a three-year contract worth up to $2.8 million from the U.S. Navys Office of Naval Research to develop an advance armour solution for Marine Corps ground combat vehicles.
- BAE SYSTEMS To Deliver Second 57-mm MK 110 Naval Gun For U.S. Coast Guard's Deepwater Program BAE Systems 01 Aug 2005 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a contract from Northrop Grumman Ship Systems (NGSS) to deliver a second 57-mm Mk 110 Naval Gun system for its integration onto the U.S. Coast Guard’s Maritime Security Cutter, Large. The gun system was selected as the main battery on the Large, a new ship under development as part of the Integrated Deepwater System program.
- GE CT7-8B5 Engines To Power U.S. Army's Special Operations Black Hawks GE Aviation 01 Aug 2005 -- The GE CT7-8B5 turboshaft engine has been selected to power the U.S. Army Special Operations MH-60M Black Hawk (Sikorsky) aircraft.
- U.S. Marine Corps Orders Lockheed Martin Advanced Gunnery and Virtual Combat Convoy Training Systems Lockheed Martin 01 Aug 2005 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was awarded three contracts totaling $15.2 million by the U.S. Marine Corps, including a follow-on order for Virtual Combat Convoy Trainers (VCCT) and two orders for Advanced Gunnery Training Systems (AGTS).
- Lockheed Martin Successfully Conducts Guidance Updgrade Testing With Improved Fuze For ATACMS Block IA Unitary Lockheed Martin 01 Aug 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently completed its third consecutive successful test of a new upgraded guidance and control system in conjunction with an improved fuze of the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) at White Sands Missile Range, NM.
- Sen. John McCain Thanks Northrop Grumman Shipbuilders at Commissioning of Aegis Destroyer Halsey (DDG 97) Northrop Grumman 01 Aug 2005 -- In front of more than 5,000 guests, U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz) hailed Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and its Gulf Coast shipbuilders who built USS Halsey (DDG 97) saying, "you should take great pride in your contribution to our Navy and to our nation."
- Pratt & Whitney's Hypersonic Engine To Be Tested At Mach 5 Flight Conditions Pratt & Whitney 01 Aug 2005 -- Pratt & Whitney (P&W) Space Propulsion recently completed fabrication of a hypersonic Ground Demonstration Engine (GDE-2) successfully completing a three-phase, nine-year, $58 million contract with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The GDE-2 is unique in that it features a variable geometry inlet and a bolted construction, simulating the configuration of a reusable access-to-space or global-reach propulsion system.
- ThalesRaytheonRystems Signs $130 Million U.S. Army Contract Modification to Support Firefinder Radars Raytheon 01 Aug 2005 -- ThalesRaytheonSystems Company (TRS) has been awarded a $130 million contract modification to provide spare parts to support the AN/TPQ-36 and AN/TPQ-37 Firefinder weapon locating radars fielded by the U.S. Army.
- Northrop Grumman Global Hawk Team Efforts Recognized by U.S. Air Force Two Months in a Row Northrop Grumman 01 Aug 2005 -- The U.S. Air Force has again recognized a combined Air Force/Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) maintenance team for its support of a Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle deployed as part of the global war on terrorism. The team was named "Maintenance Team of the Month" in April and May.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 01 Aug 2005
- Garang's Death Seen as a Setback to Sudan Peace VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- Calm appears to have returned to the streets of Sudan's capital, following rioting and looting that erupted at the news that one-time rebel leader, and new Sudanese vice president, John Garang died in a helicopter crash
- Khartoum Explodes in Violence After Garang's Death VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- Southern Sudanese rioted today amid rumors that vice president and former southern rebel leader John Garang's death in a helicopter crash was not accidental. The streets were barricaded and black smoke blanketed the city. Gunfire and explosions were heard throughout the day
- US Sends Envoys to Sudan in Wake of Garang Death VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- Two senior U.S. envoys have been sent to Sudan with the hope of keeping peace efforts there on track following the death of Sudanese senior vice president and former southern rebel leader John Garang.
- Annan to Sudan: Honor Garang's Legacy by Keeping the Peace VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- United Nations officials are closely monitoring the situation in Khartoum, where violence has broken out following the death of Vice President John Garang, the long-time leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement
- Sudan: UN mourns death of Vice-President Garang UN News Centre 01 Aug 2005 -- The United Nations today urged the Sudanese people to remain calm and unite in their sorrow following tragic helicopter crash that killed Vice-President John Garang de Mabior, and has called on all parties to finalize a January peace deal between the Government and southern rebels that was his legacy.
- Sudan Rebel Turned Vice-President John Garang Dies VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- Sudanese Vice-President John Garang, who had survived assassination attempts and violent splits in his rebel movement during a civil war, has died in peacetime, the victim of a helicopter crash
- Khartoum reacts to Garangs death VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- Thousands of people are reported to be protesting on the streets of Khartoum at the news of John Garangs death. Garang -- who led the Sudanese Peoples Liberation Movement / Army for more than two decades -- was sworn in as Sudans First Vice President less than a month ago
- Rioting Intensifies in Sudanese Capital Following Garang's Death VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- Tens of thousands of people are flooding the streets of Khartoum, Sudan's capital, enraged by the death of John Garang, who led the Sudanese Peoples Liberation Army rebels for more than two decades.
- COTE D IVOIRE: Another disarmament deadline slips IRIN 01 Aug 2005 -- The much-delayed disarmament process in Cote d'Ivoire suffered another set-back on Sunday as the New Forces rebels refused to honour a deadline to send some 40,500 fighters to cantonments sites - a precursor to disarmament.
- Ivory Coast Peace Deal Hits Another Snag VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- Ivory Coast's national army and rebel military commanders continue to meet, after failing Sunday to reach an agreement on how disarmament should begin in the divided West African state
- DR of Congo: UN mission plans new operation to improve conditions UN News Centre 01 Aug 2005 -- The Indian Battalion of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) is planning to set up a medical camp in North Kivu as part of its "Operation Dove Flight" to improve the lot of victims of the conflict which resurged early last month.
- DRC: Arms embargo extended one more year IRIN 01 Aug 2005 -- The UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 1616 (2005) on Friday which extends an existing two-year arms embargo in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for at least one more year.
- Israeli Settlers Vow To Defy Demonstration Ban VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- Israeli settlers have vowed to defy a government ban on a planned demonstration against the pullout from the Gaza Strip. In another development, Israel says it has reached an agreement with Egypt to secure the Gaza border after the withdrawal
- LIBERIA: West African leaders call for review of Taylor's asylum deal IRIN 01 Aug 2005 -- The leaders of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have publicly asked Nigeria to review the asylum deal which stands between former Liberian president Charles Taylor and a trial to face charges of crimes against humanity.
- Russia Arrests Three Terror Suspects RFE/RL 01 Aug 2005 -- Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliev today said three suspects have been arrested in connection with a car-bomb attack that killed 14 people in the Chechen village of Znamenskoye on 19 July.
- RWANDA: Release of thousands of prisoners begins IRIN 01 Aug 2005 -- Rwandan prison authorities began releasing on Friday what they say will amount to 36,000 detainees, many of whom have confessed to taking part in the country's 1994 genocide.
- KENYA: Conflict over resources in border areas IRIN 01 Aug 2005 -- The recent killing of 70 people in northern Kenya's Marsabit district demonstrates a frequent pattern of conflict between communities living in arid areas over scarce resources and inter-communal animosity exacerbated by political rivalry, an analyst said.
- Bosnian Serb President Urges Karadzic To Surrender RFE/RL 01 Aug 2005 -- Bosnian Serb President Dragan Cavic says political problems with the international community will worsen if war-crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic does not surrender or is not captured.
- NORTHERN IRELAND: 'FRESH HOPE' FROM IRA PLEDGE TO ABANDON VIOLENCE US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 01 Aug 2005
- Saudi Diplomat Says New King Is Committed to Strong Relationship with America VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- A high-ranking Saudi diplomat has assured the United States that the kingdom's policies to fight terrorism and insure stable oil supplies will not change following the death of King Fahd.
- President Bush Offers Condolences On Death Of Saudi King Fahd VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- The White House has expressed condolences to Saudi Arabia on the death of King Fahd
- Saudi King Fahd Dies RFE/RL 01 Aug 2005 -- Saudi Arabia's ailing King Fahd has died
- Saudi King Fahd Dies VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- Saudi Arabia's King Fahd has died. The king - who is believed to have been 82-years old - had been in increasingly poor health since suffering a stroke in 1995
- Condolences Pour in on the Death of Saudi Monarch VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- World leaders have been sending their condolences on the death of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd
- Dialogue with Uzbekistan To Continue Despite Loss of Air Base Washington File 01 Aug 2005 -- Despite the Uzbek government's request for the United States to leave the Karshi-Khanabad (K-2) air base within 180 days, dialogue between the two countries will continue on a variety of issues, acting State Department spokesman Tom Casey said at the regular State Department briefing August 1.
- US Defends Human Rights Pressure on Uzbekistan VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- The Bush administration Monday defended its advocacy of human rights in Uzbekistan, even though it has apparently cost the United States access to a key airbase used to supply U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
- Uzbekistan: Karimov Battens Down The Hatches RFE/RL 01 Aug 2005 -- On 29 July, Uzbek President Islam Karimov informed the United States that it has 180 days to vacate the Karshi-Khanabad air base it has used to support operations in Afghanistan since late 2001
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