02 August 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 02 Aug 2005 [PDF]
- SIX MARINES KILLED NEAR HADITHA
- MARINE KILLED BY CAR BOMB NEAR HIT
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- Update on six Marines killed near Haditha
- Seven U.S. Marines Killed in Iraq AFPS 02 Aug 2005 -- Seven U.S. Marines were killed in Iraq Aug. 1, U.S. officials there announced today.
- Police Chief Assassinated In Baghdad RFE/RL 02 Aug 2005 -- Assailants gunned down the police chief of the Abu Ghurayb police station today.
- Suicide Bomber Targets U.S. Convoy In Baghdad RFE/RL 02 Aug 2005 -- News agencies report a suicide bomber blew up his car near a U.S. military convoy in central Baghdad today, causing casualties.
Defense Policy / Programs
- U.S.: Pentagon Poised to Resume Production of Antipersonnel Mines Human Rights Watch 02 Aug 2005 -- The Bush administration appears poised to resume the production of antipersonnel mines, Human Rights Watch said today in a new briefing paper.
- Staging facility takes over where hospital leaves off AFPN 02 Aug 2005 -- It is 10:30 p.m., and the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group's contingency aeromedical staging facility here is a flurry of activity.
- Team effort brings America's wounded troops home AFPN 02 Aug 2005 -- Moving wounded American servicemembers from the frontlines in Southwest Asia to hospitals in the United States is no easy task. The effort requires everything from treating patients in forward-deployed locations to airlifting and caring for them as they move from overseas to stateside locations.
- Airmen 'build bridge' for new mission at Spangdahlem AFPN 02 Aug 2005 -- About a dozen Airmen with the 817th Contingency Response Group from McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., arrived here July 28 to support the Rhein-Main Transition Program.
- Newest Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Halsey Enters the Fleet Navy NewsStand 02 Aug 2005 -- The Navy commissioned its newest Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) July 30 in a ceremony at Pier J, Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, Calif.
- Camp Victory opens new USO tent Army News 02 Aug 2005 -- As Soldiers redeploy from Iraq to Kuwait, they will be able to kick back and relax at the new United Service Organizations tent at Camp Victory.
- Georgia, U.S. Hold Joint Naval Military Exercise RFE/RL 02 Aug 2005 -- Georgian and U.S. naval forces today began a joint military exercise off the Black Sea port of Poti.
- Russia, China Preparing For Exercises RFE/RL 02 Aug 2005 -- Russia and China will hold their first-ever joint military exercises later this month.
- Asia: China Rediscovers Its Maritime Heritage RFE/RL 02 Aug 2005 -- A recent U.S. Defense Department report suggests that China is seeking to become a regional sea power. Perhaps the most surprising thing about this development is that it took so long. In recent decades, China has been exploring a maritime tradition that it largely abandoned centuries ago.
- State Department Briefing, August 2 Washington File 02 Aug 2005 -- North Korea, Russia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania, Iran, Turkey, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Travel by Secretary Rice, Resignation of Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roger Noriega, Sudan, No Change in Policy Toward Latin America/Central American Free Trade Agreement, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia
- ATK Receives $6.7M Contract for Advanced Countermeasure Flares ATK 02 Aug 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a $6.7 million award to produce M212 countermeasure flares for the U.S. Army’s Advanced Infrared Countermeasure Munitions program (AIRCMM). The award is the second part of a $15.9 million contract ATK received last year. AIRCMM is designed to protect rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft from threats posed by enhanced surface-to-air infrared weapons systems. ATK will produce the flares over the next four years at its manufacturing facility at Promontory, Utah.
- Boeing Subsidiary Continental DataGraphics Secures Technical Services Support Contract for European Military Program Boeing 02 Aug 2005 -- Continental DataGraphics (CDG), a subsidiary of The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA], announced that it recently secured a new contract agreement with Stork PWV to provide technical authoring and related services to support development of the Boxer multi-role armored utility vehicle program. The program is the collaborative development and initial production of the next generation of European armored utility vehicles.
- Longbow Limited Liability Company Receives Apache Block III Radar Electronics Unit Contract Worth $17.6 Million Lockheed Martin 02 Aug 2005 -- The Longbow Limited Liability Company (LBL), a Joint Venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), has been awarded a contract worth $17.6 million to begin work on the Fire Control Radar Electronics Unit (REU) as part of the U.S. Army’s Apache Longbow Block III modernization effort. The contract was signed during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command in Huntsville, AL, earlier this month.
- Northrop Grumman to Expand Capabilities for F/A-22 Raptor Northrop Grumman 02 Aug 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has begun work on an F/A-22 modernization program that will add capabilities to the aircraft's communications, navigation and identification (CNI) system to enhance network-centric operations for the next-generation, air-dominance fighter weapon system.
- DD(X) National Team Conducts Two More Consecutive, Successful Flight Tests of Long-Range Land-Attack Projectile Northrop Grumman 02 Aug 2005 -- The DD(X) National Team, led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) has completed the fourth and fifth consecutive, successful guided flight tests of the long-range land-attack projectile for the advanced gun system on the U.S. Navy's DD(X) destroyer, demonstrating that the projectile meets threshold range requirements.
- Raytheon Receives $10 Million Award for New Radar Warning Receiver Technology Raytheon 02 Aug 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $10 million contract for an advanced concept technology demonstration of Advanced Tactical Targeting Technology (AT3). The technology will be demonstrated in 2007 on three F-16 Block 30 aircraft using Raytheon's digital radar warning receiver, the ALR-69A(V).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 02 Aug 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT United Nations 02 Aug 2005
- US Optimistic about Sudan Peace Process Despite Garang Death VOA 02 Aug 2005 -- U.S. officials are expressing optimism that peace efforts in Sudan will remain on track, despite the death of first vice president John Garang, and the ensuing violence in Khartoum and elsewhere. Two senior U.S. envoys begin talks in Sudan Wednesday
- Security Council calls for calm in Sudan in the wake of Garang's death UN News Centre 02 Aug 2005 -- As the United Nations mission in Sudan (UNMIS) reported ongoing violence in and around the capital, Khartoum, after the death of Vice-President and ex-southern rebel leader John Garang, the Security Council today called for calm and urged the world to rally around the Sudanese people to help them shore up the country's fledgling peace process.
- Calm Returns to Khartoum After Riots VOA 02 Aug 2005 -- An uneasy calm has returned to central Khartoum following riots Monday after the announcement that Vice President and former rebel leader John Garang died in a helicopter crash
- Garang's Successor Vows to Implement Peace Accord VOA 02 Aug 2005 -- To allay the fears of many that John Garang's death would derail Sudan's peace process, top officials in the Sudanese People's Liberation Movement acted quickly Monday to name his successor
- SUDAN: Uneasy calm in Khartoum as Garang successor named IRIN 02 Aug 2005 -- Most streets in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, were calm on Tuesday morning, a day after dozens of people were killed in violent riots that followed the death of First Vice President John Garang in a helicopter crash near the Ugandan border.
- SUDAN: SLA rebels sceptical about peace in Darfur IRIN 02 Aug 2005 -- Seventy-year-old Shartay Suliman is the only Sultan left of the eight who once ruled the current stronghold of the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) in the remote mountains of Jebel Marra in the western Sudanese region of Darfur.
- CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC-CHAD: Fresh violence, rape drives thousands of Central Africans across border IRIN 02 Aug 2005 -- More than 2,000 Central Africans have fled over the border into Chad in the past two weeks to escape village raids and some have reported seeing young girls raped during the attacks, a UN official said on Tuesday.
- Annan proposes establishing integrated support team in Sierra Leone UN News Centre 02 Aug 2005 -- The United Nations would work closely with the Government of Sierra Leone on consolidating peace after the West African country's long civil conflict by addressing such underlying causes as deficits in governance, human rights observance and the rule of law, according to proposals from Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
- Ituri Violence Forces Aid Workers Out of the Field VOA 02 Aug 2005 -- A recent kidnapping of aid workers and continuing violence against civilians have forced the French medical charity Doctors Without Borders to stop field operations in Congo's lawless Ituri district.
- Six Months On, Nepalese King Seeks to Consolidate Control VOA 02 Aug 2005 -- Nepal's King Gyanendra is tightening his grip on power six months after he fired the government and took direct control of the country. He says the move is necessary because political parties are failing to control a Maoist rebellion
- Israeli Settlers Launch Protest Against Gaza Pullout VOA 02 Aug 2005 -- Israeli settlers have launched a two-day protest against the upcoming pullout from the Gaza Strip.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY NORWAY’S FOREIGN MINISTER United Nations 02 Aug 2005
- Russia Begins Destroying Poultry Following Outbreak of Bird Flu VOA 02 Aug 2005 -- Russian authorities have begun to slaughter poultry in nearly 20 villages in the Siberian province of Novosibirsk, where a deadly strain of bird-flu virus has just been confirmed. Government health officials say there is no cause for alarm, and that all precautionary measures are being taken
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