08 September 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 08 Sep 2005 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- SOLDIER DIES IN INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT
- Iraqi, U.S. raids net more than 50 terrorist suspects MNF-I 08 Sep 2005 -- Iraqi security forces and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers detained more than 50 terror suspects on the evening of Sept. 4 and in the early-morning hours of Sept. 5 in Baghdad .
- Unit Responsible for Training Iraqi Forces Changes Command AFPS 08 Sep 2005 -- The multinational command responsible for training and equipping Iraqi security forces changed hands today in Baghdad, Iraq.
- Iraqi, US Forces Preparing to Launch Major Operation VOA 08 Sep 2005 -- The top spokesman for multinational forces in Iraq says civilians in the northern insurgent stronghold of Tal Afar are being evacuated in preparation for a possible major military sweep through militant-held areas of the city.
- U.S. Considers Attack On Iraqi Insurgent Stronghold RFE/RL 08 Sep 2005 -- The United States says it is considering an all-out military attack in the coming weeks against the town of Tal Afar in northern Iraq, which it sees as a stronghold of rebellion.
- Iraqis and Americans Killed in Separate Attacks in Basra VOA 08 Sep 2005 -- Two separate attacks in the southern Iraqi city of Basra killed at least 14 people, including four American security guards, on Wednesday.
- Air Strike Destroys Terrorist Haven; Soldier Dies in Industrial Accident AFPS 08 Sep 2005 -- Coalition air forces conducted an air strike against a terrorist safe house in the vicinity of Husaybah, Iraq, near the Syrian border, shortly after 1 a.m. today, military officials said.
- 1st Brigade commander meets with key Iraqi leader Army News 08 Sep 2005 -- A newly-arrived brigade commander from the 10th Mountain Division met with a prominent Iraqi leader of the Khadamiyah district Aug 28 at the Khadamiyah Shrine.
- Afghan election funding shortfall almost filled, UN mission reports UN News Centre 08 Sep 2005 -- After warning at the beginning of last month that a funding shortfall could hamper essential preparatory work for Afghanistan's parliamentary and provincial elections on 18 September, the United Nations mission reported today that nearly all the requested $149 million was now in hand or committed.
- Six Afghan Police, Two Taliban Killed In Attack RFE/RL 08 Sep 2005 -- Afghan officials say six Afghan policemen and two suspected Taliban insurgents were killed today after militants attacked a police post in southern Afghanistan.
- Afghanistan: EU Commissioner Urges New 'Compact' For Aid After Elections RFE/RL 08 Sep 2005 -- EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner says the EU -- and by extension the rest of the West -- have a "moral obligation" to go on helping Afghanistan.
- 552nd Air Control Wing supports hurricane relief efforts AFPN 08 Sep 2005 -- For the past week, news stations have been running nonstop coverage about the devastation in the Gulf Coast region.
- AFSPC helicopter deployment aids Hurricane Katrina relief efforts AFPN 08 Sep 2005 -- Air Force Space Command deployed eight helicopters and their crews to Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., to aid in hurricane relief efforts beginning Sept. 2.
- Air Force rescues top 4,000 mark AFPN 08 Sep 2005 -- Since Air Force helicopters first started search-and-rescue operations 34 hours after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, Airmen here have rescued more than 4,000 people as of Sept. 7.
- Reservists charge into aeromedical evacuation effort AFPN 08 Sep 2005 -- Nerves of steel, the patience of a saint and the ability to forego substantial eating and sleeping for days at a time.
- Progress Made on Katrina Evacuations AFPS 08 Sep 2005 -- U.S. troops continue to comb New Orleans for hurricane survivors as local officials enforce a mandatory evacuation order.
- Mississippi Guard Provides Relief to State's Citizens AFPS 08 Sep 2005 -- Above the Mississippi Air National Guard's Combat Readiness Training Center, various types of military aircraft are carefully navigating the busy skies.
- Mississippi Guardsmen in Need Still Help Others AFPS 08 Sep 2005 -- Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 William Tisdale, of the Mississippi Army National Guard, was sitting in a chair waiting for his helicopter to be repaired. He wants to fly.
- CNO Praises Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts Navy NewsStand 08 Sep 2005 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen addressed the Navy's ongoing participation in Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts during a Sept. 8 interview.
- Soldiers, Police Scour New Orleans Looking for Living and Dead VOA 08 Sep 2005 -- Slowly receding flood waters in New Orleans have begun to give up the dead from Hurricane Katrina.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Air refueling missions essential to ground troops AFPN 08 Sep 2005 -- Airman 1st Class Philip Inmon scoots forward and quickly turns his head back and forth. He is on his stomach, straining to scan left and right at 28,000 feet, looking for the incoming fighter.
- Army Plans to Retain Louisiana Brigade After Iraq Return AFPS 08 Sep 2005 -- The Army will take care of the "Tigers" of the 256th Brigade Combat Team as they return to a devastated Louisiana from their year in Baghdad, Iraq, a senior defense official said Sept. 7.
- Schwartz Takes Reins of U.S. Transportation Command AFPS 08 Sep 2005 -- Transportation of war materials has been vital to military services throughout U.S. history, a fact proved every day the United States fights the war on terror and recovers from a natural disaster, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said here Sept. 7 during a change-of-command ceremony for U.S. Transportation Command.
- Polk to house Louisiana Guard returning from Iraq Army News 08 Sep 2005 -- Imagine returning from a war zone to find the home you left behind looking worse than where you just served.
- India Multi-billion Euro sub deal IRNA 08 Sep 2005 -- A major French newspaper reported that India has cleared a multi-billion Euro deal to acquire six Scorpene submarines
- Azerbaijan To Double Military Budget RFE/RL 08 Sep 2005 -- Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev today said his country will double military spending next year to $600 million.
- Southeast Asian Nations to Begin Air Patrols Over Malacca Strait VOA 08 Sep 2005 -- Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand agreed Thursday to begin air patrols over the Strait of Malacca to boost security against piracy and terrorism in one of the world's busiest shipping lanes.
- White House Daily Briefing, September 8 Washington File 08 Sep 2005 -- Readout on ongoing recovery efforts, fraudulent schemes after Hurricane Katrina, Congressional investigation, cost of recovery, estate tax, Bush/bipartisan leaders meeting, 9/11 anniversary observance, rebuilding/return of evacuees, calls for resignation of FEMA head, visa to President of Iran, Cuba's offer of assistance, media coverage in hurricane area
- State Department Briefing, September 8 Washington File 08 Sep 2005 -- NATO, Mexico, Information Provided to Embassies/Consulates on Hurricane Response, Venezuela/Cuba, Egypt, Syria/Lebanon, Israel/Palestinians, Ukraine, North Korea, Sudan, Iraq
- Lockheed Martin's PAC-3 Missile Successfully Destroys Tactical Ballistic Missile In Test Lockheed Martin 08 Sep 2005 -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile successfully intercepted and destroyed an incoming tactical ballistic missile (TBM) today during a flight test at White Sands Missile Range, NM. The battle-proven PAC-3 Missile is the world’s only fielded hit-to-kill, kinetic energy air defense missile.
- BAE Systems to lead 134m contract for Chile ships BAE Systems 08 Sep 2005 -- Following the signing of a UK/Chile government-to-government agreement. BAE Systems has been awarded a 134m contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to lead the preparation and transfer of three former Royal Navy Type 23 frigates to the Chilean Navy.
- General Dynamics to Provide Digital Stores Management System to Republic of Korea Navy General Dynamics 08 Sep 2005 -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a contract by L-3 Communications Integrated Systems to provide the Digital Stores Management System (DSMS) for eight Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy P-3 Orion aircraft. General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
- LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED $21.3M EXTENSION FOR GLOBAL TRANSPORT NETWORK CONTRACT Lockheed Martin 08 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a 12-month extension of the Global Transportation Network (GTN) contract worth $21.3M.
- Successful First Flights Conducted Using Northrop Grumman-Developed Radar for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Northrop Grumman 08 Sep 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has begun initial flight testing of the advanced fire-control radar being developed for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft. The radar is designed to enable F-35 pilots to effectively engage air and ground targets at long range, while also providing outstanding situational awareness for enhanced survivability.
- Raytheon Delivers Breakthrough Non-Lethal Sheriff Active Denial System Raytheon 08 Sep 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is helping transform U.S. warfighting capabilities by delivering a short-range millimeter wave directed energy non-lethal weapon to the Department of Defense's Full Spectrum Effects Platform (FSEP) program -- also known as Project Sheriff -- for the Office of Force Transformation (OFT).
- Raytheon Awarded $17 Million Contract to Help Protect U.S. and Coalition Forces Raytheon 08 Sep 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $17 million U.S. Army contract to provide 15 RAID (Rapid Aerostat Initial Deployment) systems, along with systems engineering and life cycle support, to support Operation Eagle Eye, an Army surveillance and protection mission to monitor weapons storage sites.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 08 Sep 2005
- NGO PRESS CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENT, PEACE AND SECURITY United Nations 08 Sep 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY UN RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES United Nations 08 Sep 2005
- UN Chief: Ivory Coast October Election Impossible VOA 08 Sep 2005 -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says it will be impossible to hold elections in Ivory Coast next month.
- COTE D IVOIRE: October elections "almost impossible", UN IRIN 08 Sep 2005 -- It will be almost impossible to hold peace-sealing presidential elections on schedule in Cote d'Ivoire on 30 October, said the UN special envoy charged with organising the polls on Thursday.
- MOZAMBIQUE: Twelve killed in FRELIMO-RENAMO skirmish IRIN 08 Sep 2005 -- Mozambican politicians have roundly condemned a recent clash between supporters of the country's major political parties over disputed municipal elections.
- DRC: Army to start expelling foreign fighters on 30 September IRIN 08 Sep 2005 -- The army of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will on 30 September begin using force to expell all foreign rebel fighters in the country, a spokesman for President Joseph Kabila said on Thursday.
- SUDAN: Ongoing insecurity jeopardises Darfur peace talks - AU IRIN 08 Sep 2005 -- Continuous attacks by rebel groups on humanitarian workers, Arab nomads and villages in the strife-torn western Sudanese region of Darfur could jeopardise the success of the Abuja peace talks, warned Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe, head of the African Union Mission in Sudan (AMIS).
- Top UN Somalia official appeals for restraint as tensions build UN News Centre 08 Sep 2005 -- The top United Nations official for Somalia today appealed for restraint from all parties in that country and the opening of dialogue between them, as tension built in Jowhar, the temporary seat of Somalia's Transitional Federal Government, as a result of military movements in and around the town.
- Beslan Investigators To Question Security Heads RFE/RL 08 Sep 2005 -- A top Russian prosecutor said today that officials conducting an investigation into last year's deadly Beslan school siege will question some of the heads of Russia's security services.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON TREATY EVENT BY LEGAL COUNSEL United Nations 08 Sep 2005
- Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Reacts To Uzbek 'Terror' Accusations RFE/RL 08 Sep 2005 -- Bishkek officials are reacting to Uzbek authorities' accusations that the Andijon uprising was planned by Islamic militants at a terrorist base in southern Kyrgyzstan
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