06 September 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 06 Sep 2005 [PDF]
- TASK FORCE FREEDOM SOLDIER KILLED IN IED ATTACK
- 2 TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIERS KILLED
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- SOLDIER KILLED BY IED
- Three Soldiers Killed in IED Attacks; Enemy Safe House Destroyed AFPS 06 Sep 2005 -- Three U.S. soldiers were killed in improvised-explosive-device-attacks in two different areas of Iraq since Sept. 5, military officials reported.
- Air strikes near Karabilah MNF-I 06 Sep 2005 -- At approximately 12:35 a.m. Sept. 6 Coalition Forces conducted a limited air strike on small bridges known to be used by terrorists to move foreign fighters and equipment across the Euphrates River Valley to the larger cities of central Iraq .
- Foreign fighter safehouse destroyed MNF-I 06 Sep 2005 -- Elements from Multi-National Forces detained three foreign fighters and killed two others during a raid on a foreign fighter safehouse in the Karabilah area Sept. 6.
- Abu Ghraib IED cell captured MNF-I 06 Sep 2005 -- On Sept. 2 Multi-National Forces captured members of a terror cell who made and emplaced improvised explosive devices in and around the Abu Ghraib area.
- More terrorists taken off the streets in northern Iraq MNF-I 06 Sep 2005 -- Task Force Freedom detained 11 terrorists Sept. 5 in a number of operations in northern Iraq .
- US Jets Destroy 2 Euphrates River Bridges Used by Insurgents VOA 06 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. military in Iraq says coalition forces have destroyed two bridges across the Euphrates River in western al-Anbar province to prevent insurgents from using them to move fighters and munitions to major cities.
- Kearsarge ESG Completes MSO as Part of U.S. 5th Fleet Navy NewsStand 06 Sep 2005 -- The Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) completed its Maritime Security Operations (MSO) as part of the U.S. 5th Fleet as it passed through the Suez Canal, and exited into the Mediterranean Sea Aug. 30.
- NATO: More Troops Needed In South Afghanistan RFE/RL 06 Sep 2005 -- The commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan says troop levels must rise as the force expands its role to the restive south of the country.
- AFGHANISTAN'S NEIGHBORS SPAR OVER TRADE, SECURITY, AND DEMOCRACY US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 06 Sep 2005
- Transcript: Defense Department Operational Update Briefing 06 Sep 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard Myers
- Military Role in US Disaster Relief to be Examined VOA 06 Sep 2005 -- Top U.S. Defense officials say they want a review of their secondary role in responding to domestic disasters, in the wake of significant delays in getting relief supplies to victims of Hurricane Katrina last week.
- Airmen saving lives in New Orleans, Mississippi AFPN 06 Sep 2005 -- Air Force bases nationwide are deploying hundreds of Airmen to Louisiana and Mississippi to save lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
- Lackland supports Hurricane Katrina evacuation AFPN 06 Sep 2005 -- Airmen here played a critical role in San Antonio's hurricane evacuation operation.
- Airmen evacuate hurricane victims AFPN 06 Sep 2005 -- Three Airmen flew their first humanitarian mission together here as part of the effort to evacuate Hurricane Katrina victims.
- Defense leaders praise Keesler resolve, spirit AFPN 06 Sep 2005 -- The military's highest-ranking officials leading post-Hurricane Katrina relief efforts toured here Sept. 4 and personally delivered reassuring words to the storm-battered base's troops and family members.
- Special unit provides airfield operations in New Orleans AFPN 06 Sep 2005 -- Without the quick deployment of an Air Mobility Command special unit, the air evacuation plan here would not have happened.
- Katrina floodwaters a biohazard-laden 'soup' AFPN 06 Sep 2005 -- Airmen who continue to fly search and rescue missions must protect themselves from a host of biohazards in the floodwaters from where they pluck survivors.
- AFSPC Airmen support recovery efforts AFPN 06 Sep 2005 -- The magnitude of devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina may take months to realize. But help is needed fast, and Air Force Space Command is responding quickly.
- 1st AF provides command, control for Katrina relief efforts AFPN 06 Sep 2005 -- When the Federal Emergency Management Agency requested Department of Defense resources to help with Hurricane Katrina relief operations, 1st Air Force here established the 1st Aerospace Expeditionary Task Force-Katrina Operation.
- Barksdale helps hurricane evacuees, families AFPN 06 Sep 2005 -- The family assistance control center here continues to help relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina.
- Civil engineers use 'Dominator' for rescue AFPN 06 Sep 2005 -- Noah's Ark came here disguised as a big blue vacuum truck during Hurricane Katrina.
- RC-26 assists Hurricane Katrina recovery operations AFPN 06 Sep 2005 -- The RC-26 is normally tasked to assist law enforcement in a counterdrug role, but now has now been tasked to assist state and federal officials in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
- DoD Updates Military Support in Katrina's Wake AFPS 06 Sep 2005 -- Almost 60,000 U.S. servicemembers are aiding in rescue and recovery efforts in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, Defense Department officials said.
- DoD Response Began Before Katrina Made Landfall AFPS 06 Sep 2005 -- DoD's response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina began even before the storm made landfall, Defense leaders said during a news conference today.
- Air Reservists Mobilize for Katrina Relief Efforts AFPS 06 Sep 2005 -- Some airmen of the 908th Airlift Wing are returning to their home base today after participating in an overseas deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- Task Force Alabama Provides Command, Control for Relief Operations AFPS 06 Sep 2005 -- A private airport here has been converted into a forward operating base from which more than 1,500 soldiers and airmen from the Alabama National Guard are supporting disaster-relief operations for Jackson, George and Greene counties in Mississippi as part of Task Force Alabama.
- U.S. Military Can Handle Iraq and Storm Relief, Rumsfeld Says Washington File 06 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. military has "the forces, the capabilities and the intention" to fight the global War on Terror and simultaneously deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says.
- Tortuga Conducts Rescue Operations in New Orleans Navy NewsStand 06 Sep 2005 -- Since Sept. 4, the amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46), based out of Little Creek, Va., has been conducting search and rescue (SAR) operations in support of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Exercise Bright Star to Begin Sept. 10 06 Sep 2005 -- U.S. Central Command's Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and special operations forces components, along with military forces from Egypt and twelve other nations, will participate in Bright Star 05/06, a joint/combined training exercise in Egypt.
- CNO Calls for New Definition of Sea Power Navy NewsStand 06 Sep 2005 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen told students and faculty at the Naval War College during a visit there Aug. 31 that the Navy needs to take a fresh look at sea power to better meet the challenges of the 21st century.
- Stennis Back In the Water Navy NewsStand 06 Sep 2005 -- USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) reached a major objective Sept. 1, when its hull was once again returned to the salty waters of Puget Sound.
- Army Secretary Outlines Recruiting Initiatives AFPS 06 Sep 2005 -- Recent Army recruiting problems don't constitute a crisis, and a number of initiatives are being implemented to bring recruiting numbers up, the secretary of the Army said.
- White House Daily Briefing, September 6 Washington File 06 Sep 2005 -- Hurricane Katrina, Terror threats, Tax cut
- State Department Briefing, September 6 Washington File 06 Sep 2005 -- Indonesia, Hurricane Katrina, Offers of Foreign Assistance for Hurricane Relief/America Grateful for Support, All Offers of Support Accepted Based on Need, Visa Considerations for Victims of Katrina, US and Red Cross working to locate missing Foreign Nationals, Protection of Foreign Consular Offices in New Orleans, Cuba, Venezuela, Greece, North Korea, Israel/Palestinians, Egypt, Ethiopia
- Lockheed Martin's Joint Common Missile Flies on AH-64D Apache Longbow Lockheed Martin 06 Sep 2005 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has successfully integrated and flown the Joint Common Missile instrumented measurement vehicles (IMVs) on the Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter, validating the physical and environmental interface between the missile, the M299 missile launcher and the helicopter platform.
- Northrop Grumman to Develop Upgrades for U.S. Air Force Tactical Automated Security System Northrop Grumman 06 Sep 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is enhancing the detection and assessment capabilities of a tactical security system that helps protect U.S. military troops and assets at forward operating bases.
- Litening Targeting Pods Fly "Down Under" Rafael 06 Sep 2005 -- The Australian MOD has chosen the Litening AT targeting and navigation system for its F/A-18 Hornet fighter aircraft.
- BAE Systems' Next-Generation Vertical-Takeoff UAV Performs Flawlessly in Fully Autonomous Flight Tests BAE Systems 06 Sep 2005 -- LOS ANGELES -- BAE Systems has achieved its first autonomous, untethered flight of its third-generation ducted-fan unmanned aerial vehicle. The companys vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) air vehicle completed a course of 10 waypoints at BAE Systems Southern California flight test facility.
- Raytheon Awarded $19.9 Million Reconnaissance Pod Production Contract Raytheon 06 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $19.9 million contract to produce reconnaissance pods that play a key role in the network-centric environment of the U.S. warfighter.
- Boeing Leads Formation of "Alliance Shield" Team To Support NATO's Theater Missile Defense Capability Boeing 06 Sep 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has formed a trans-Atlantic team named "Alliance Shield" to compete for the upcoming NATO Theater Missile Defense Systems Engineering and Integration contract.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 06 Sep 2005
- Security Council expands UN mission in DR of Congo for 2006 elections UN News Centre 06 Sep 2005 -- The United Nations Security Council today voted to expand the UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) temporarily to cover the preparations and holding of nationwide elections next year, the largest and most expensive ever assisted by the world body.
- Rebels attack vehicles carrying humanitarian aid in Darfur, Sudan - UN mission UN News Centre 06 Sep 2005 -- The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) today reported continuing accounts of fighting between rebel militia and the nomadic Janjaweed militia, looting of humanitarian assistance and attacks on villages in the Darfur regions of western Sudan.
- Senior Rwandan Army General Arrested on Genocide Charges VOA 06 Sep 2005 -- A village court in Rwanda has arrested a senior army general for his alleged role in the nation's 1994 genocide.
- Israel to Build New Housing in West Bank VOA 06 Sep 2005 -- The Israeli Defense Ministry confirmed Tuesday that the construction of 117 new apartments has been approved by Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLIC INFORMATION United Nations 06 Sep 2005
- MAURITANIA: Junta declares general amnesty for political prisoners IRIN 06 Sep 2005 -- One month after seizing power in a bloodless coup, Mauritania's new military rulers have announced a sweeping amnesty for political crimes, freeing scores of prisoners over the weekend, including a band of coup plotters and alleged Islamic extremists.
- Bid to Impeach Philippine President Fails VOA 06 Sep 2005 -- The Philippine Congress has rebuffed a bid to impeach President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
- EGYPT: Civil society banned from observing elections IRIN 06 Sep 2005 -- The Presidential Elections Committee (PEC) overruled an administrative court sentence passed on Saturday allowing civil society groups in Egypt to observe presidential elections from inside polling booths.
- Sea Launch Signs with PanAmSat for Second Land Launch Mission Boeing 06 Sep 2005 -- The Sea Launch Company has signed an agreement with PanAmSat (NYSE: PA) for the launch of the Horizons-2 satellite, the second commercial mission scheduled to fly on the Land Launch system from the Baikonur launch site in Kazakhstan.
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