09 August 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 09 Aug 2005 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- MARINE KILLED IN AR RAMADI
- U.S. SOLDIER KILLED IN CAR BOMB ATTACK
- Transcript: Defense Department Briefing 09 Aug 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld; and General Richard Myers, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
- Pentagon Says Iran Not Stopping Weapons Trafficking VOA 09 Aug 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has criticized the Iranian government, saying it is not stopping the flow of weapons across its border into Iraq
- EOD Airmen rely on high-tech, raw nerves AFPN 09 Aug 2005 -- Soldiers of the 56th Brigade Combat Team encounter explosive situations daily as they travel along Iraq's highways during convoy escort missions.
- Suicide Car Bomb Kills U.S. Soldier in Baghdad AFPS 09 Aug 2005 -- A terrorist detonated a car bomb near a Task Force Baghdad convoy today, killing one U.S. soldier and wounding two others in central Baghdad, Iraq, U.S. officials announced.
- Iraqi Police Detain Suspected Terrorists, Discover IED Caches AFPS 09 Aug 2005 -- Iraqi police found one mortar launch tube and arrested one suspected terrorist during a raid in the New Baghdad District in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 8, according to a Multinational Force Iraq report.
- Coalition, Iraqi Ministry Sign Historic Public Health Charter AFPS 09 Aug 2005 -- The children of Husseiniya, a town north of here, play among heaps of trash, lakes of standing groundwater and open sewage.
- Coalition, Iraqi ministry sign Husseiniya charter Army News 09 Aug 2005 -- On Aug. 1 Coalition Forces and members of the Iraqi ministry signed a charter to correct the health and public works crisis in Husseiniya.
- IED safe haven destroyed MNF-I 09 Aug 2005 -- Coalition Forces destroyed a house in Baghdad August 6 after confirmation that the structure was being used by terrorists as a storage site for improvised explosive devices.
- UPDATE: Operation Quick Strike nets car bomb factory MNF-I 09 Aug 2005 -- Iraqi Security Force soldiers and Marines from Regimental Combat Team-2 discovered a bomb in a building in Haqliniyah during Operation Quick Strike August 8 .
- Iraq: Is U.S. General Hinting At Firm Timetable For Withdrawal From Iraq? RFE/RL 09 Aug 2005 -- U.S. President George W. Bush has long insisted that he will not set a timetable for the withdrawal of coalition forces from Iraq.
- Baghdad Attacks Target Police RFE/RL 09 Aug 2005 -- There was another series of attacks against Iraqi security forces in Baghdad today.
- Servicemember Killed in Afghanistan; Three Caches Discovered AFPS 09 Aug 2005 -- At least 16 enemy forces and one U.S. servicemember were killed Aug. 8 during a firefight southwest of Deh Chopan, Afghanistan, military officials reported.
- Bagram runway reopens after C-17 incident AFPN 09 Aug 2005 -- A C-17 Globemaster III rolled off the runway while landing here Aug. 6, damaging its nose and right main landing gears.
- Afghanistan: Neo-Taliban Free To Communicate With Media RFE/RL 09 Aug 2005 -- In a commentary titled "Who Is The Taliban Spokesman?" in early August, the government-owned Kabul daily "Anis" questioned how the militants opposing the Afghan government can have a specific spokesman who is seemingly able to communicate with the media with ease from Pakistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD Announces Edelman as the New Undersecretary of Defense for Policy 09 Aug 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today that Eric Edelman has taken over the duties as the under secretary of defense for policy.
- Rumsfeld Announces America Supports You Freedom Walk 10 Aug 2005 -- As part of the Department of Defense effort to commemorate Sept. 11, 2001, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld today announced the first-ever "America Supports You Freedom Walk" to remember the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, to honor U.S. troops and veterans, and to highlight the value of freedom.
- Battlelab turns ideas into innovation AFPN 09 Aug 2005 -- Anyone who has ever done business with the Air Force Information Warfare Battlelab here knows the people of that organization recognize a good idea when they see one.
- Report: Stabilator failure caused F-15 crash AFPN 09 Aug 2005 -- The failure of one of an F-15 Eagle's horizontal stabilators caused its pilot to lose control of his aircraft and crash during a training mission March 25, an Air Combat Command Investigation Board report on Aug. 9.
- Chemical Weapons Incineration Progressing in Alabama AFPS 09 Aug 2005 -- Local angst over the Anniston Chemical Agent Disposal Facility here has eased somewhat as the burning of some 2,254 tons of chemical agent proceeds safely.
- Army Relieves General of His Command Army News Release 09 Aug 2005 -- On Aug. 8, the Chief of Staff of the Army directed the relief of Gen. Kevin P. Byrnes from his position as Commanding General, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command.
- Army relieves Byrnes from TRADOC Army News 09 Aug 2005 -- Gen. Kevin P. Byrnes was relieved Aug. 8 from his position as commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.
- Soldiers return from largest exercise in Romania Army News 09 Aug 2005 -- ROMEX 05 officially ended with a ceremony Aug. 2, completing the largest bi-lateral training exercise in Romania since the end of World War II.
- Army medics train with patient simulators Army News 09 Aug 2005 -- Army medics are training for upcoming deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with high-tech patient simulation technology.
- JASEX '05 Demonstrates U.S. Commitment Navy NewsStand 09 Aug 2005 -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Carrier Strike Group began activities Aug. 7 in support of Joint Air and Sea Exercise (JASEX) 2005.
- State Department Briefing, August 9 Washington File 10 Aug 2005 -- Iran, Non-Proliferation, Saudi Arabia, Guantanamo detainees, Israel/Palestinians, Mauritania, Cyprus
- Boeing Delivers "Spirit of California," First C-17 to be Based in California Boeing 09 Aug 2005 -- Officials from March Air Reserve Base took delivery today of the first C-17 Globemaster III airlifter to be based in California and flown by California citizen airmen.
- CACI Awarded $31 Million Contract to Support TROJAN Satellite Communications for U.S. Army CACI 09 Aug 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a delivery order contract by the Intelligence and Information Directorate of the U.S. Army Communication-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) to continue supporting the Army's TROJAN satellite communications systems. The seven-month effort has a potential value of $31 million.
- Lockheed Martin and MD Helicopters Form Team to Enter U.S. Army's Light Utility Helicopter Competition Lockheed Martin 09 Aug 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) have joined forces to compete for the U.S. Army’s Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) program.
- Australian Army Scores a Bulls-Eye With First Hellfire II Launched From a Eurocopter Tiger Helicopter Lockheed Martin 09 Aug 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Eurocopter have completed a successful live firing of the HELLFIRE II missile from Australia’s Eurocopter Tiger armed reconnaissance helicopter (ARH), verifying the weapon's integration with the aircraft. The Tiger is the first non-U.S. platform to integrate the HELLFIRE II missile.
- U.S. Army Accepts 25,000th Thermal Weapon Sight from Raytheon; Dramatic Ramp- Up Addresses Urgent Warfighter Need Raytheon 09 Aug 2005 -- Raytheon Company has presented the 25,000th AN/PAS-13 Thermal Weapon Sight (TWS) to U.S. Army officials from Program Executive Office Soldier. The milestone marked the success of a 17- month production ramp-up that accelerated delivery of urgently needed equipment to U.S. warfighters in the Middle East.
- Northrop Grumman Conducts First Flight of Modernized, Multi-Mission Hunter UAV Northrop Grumman 09 Aug 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has taken a significant step toward modernizing the U.S. Army's fleet of Hunter unmanned systems by conducting the first engineering flight of an enhanced, multi-mission variant of the current RQ-5A air vehicle called the MQ-5B. The 66-minute check-out flight of the upgraded air vehicle, which features extended range, endurance and weapon capabilities, was conducted July 8 at Libby Air Field, Ft. Huachuca, Ariz.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 09 Aug 2005
- LIBERIA: Public demonstrations banned, security stepped up as election date nears IRIN 09 Aug 2005 -- The Liberian government has banned all public demonstrations and UN peacekeepers have stepped up security as the West African nation prepares for October polls designed to return it to democracy after 14 years of civil war.
- Palestinian Leader Calls for Peaceful Israeli Pullout from Gaza VOA 09 Aug 2005 -- The Palestinian president has appealed to his people to ensure quiet during Israel's upcoming withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.
- Ivory Coast Rebels Reject South Africa as Mediator VOA 09 Aug 2005 -- Rebels in northern Ivory Coast say they will no longer negotiate with South African President Thabo Mbeki, an international mediator in the nation's recent crisis.
- DRC-UGANDA: Fleeing Congolese return home IRIN 09 Aug 2005 -- Some 40 combatants and over 100 civilians who had fled into western Uganda from eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last week have returned to their country, a Ugandan military spokesman said on Tuesday.
- SUDAN: Potential for chronic instability in Darfur IRIN 09 Aug 2005 -- Darfur risks sliding into a perpetual state of lawlessness even as the Sudanese government and the main rebel groups in the war-torn region discuss the possibility of peacefully resolving the conflict there, observers have warned.
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