14 September 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 14 Sep 2005 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: Special Defense Department Operational Update Briefing on Operations in Northwest Iraq 15 Sep 2005 -- Presenter: Colonel Robert Brown, Commander of The 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Multinational Force-Northwest
- Car Bombs Kill More Than 150 in Iraq VOA 14 Sep 2005 -- In Baghdad, nearly a dozen car bombs exploded throughout the day Wednesday in and around the Iraqi capital, killing more than 150 people and wounding scores of others.
- Al-Qaeda Announces Suicide Attack Campaign In Iraq RFE/RL 14 Sep 2005 -- An Internet claim purportedly from Al-Qaeda in Iraq today announced a nationwide suicide-bombing campaign in Iraq.
- Car Bomb Kills 100 In Baghdad As Talabani Visits Washington RFE/RL 14 Sep 2005 -- A suicide bomber has killed over 100 people in Baghdad by driving a minibus loaded with explosives into a crowd of construction workers waiting to be hired for temporary work.
- Car Bomb in Baghdad Suburb Causes Mass Shi'ite Casualties VOA 14 Sep 2005 -- A series of insurgent attacks in and near Baghdad has killed more than 100 people and wounded scores of others - mostly Shi'ite Muslims.
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers seize cache near Muqdadiyah MNF-I 14 Sep 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers seized a cache of weapons and ammunition near Muqdadiyah in Diyala Province in a raid at about 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13.
- Al Qaeda Declines in Northern Iraq, Military Officer Says AFPS 14 Sep 2005 -- Eighty percent of al Qaeda's network in northern Iraq "has been devastated" since January due to the capture or killing of key leaders and the outrage of Iraqi citizens, a U.S. troop commander told Pentagon reporters today.
- Iraqi, U.S. Forces Continue Response to Car-Bomb Attacks AFPS 14 Sep 2005 -- Iraqi security forces and U.S. soldiers continue to respond to car-bomb attacks in various districts of Baghdad, Iraq, today, military officials reported.
- Task Force Liberty Raid Nets Weapons, Two Detainees AFPS 14 Sep 2005 -- Task Force Liberty soldiers seized a cache of weapons and ammunition near Muqdadiyah in Iraq's Diyala province in an evening raid Sept. 13, military officials reported today.
- Pakistan forces seize drone, weapons in anti-militants operation: Commander IRNA 14 Sep 2005 -- A top Pakistani general said on Tuesday that the security forces have seized a pilot less spy plane, missiles and heavy weapons during operation again militants in its Waziristan tribal area, which he described the biggest ever operation in the region.
- Afghans Want Pakistan Border Settled Before Fence RFE/RL 14 Sep 2005 -- The Afghan government welcomed today a Pakistani proposal to build a fence to stop Taliban and Al-Qaeda fighters from coming into the country.
- NATO Agrees to Expand Mission in Afghanistan VOA 14 Sep 2005 -- NATO defense ministers meeting in Berlin have agreed on expanding the alliance's mission in Afghanistan next year.
- Suspected Taliban Militants Kill Seven Afghans RFE/RL 14 Sep 2005 -- The bodies of seven civilians, all men, were found on a main road in Afghanistan's central Oruzgan Province.
- Rumsfeld Denies Big U.S. Troop Cuts In Afghanistan RFE/RL 14 Sep 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld today played down reports that Washington plans to cut troop levels in Afghanistan.
- Afghanistan: Ballot Papers Feature Unique System Of Candidate Symbols RFE/RL 14 Sep 2005 -- Afghanistan: Ballot Papers Feature Unique System Of Candidate Symbols
- Airmen pitch in for New Orleans cleanup AFPN 14 Sep 2005 -- After living at the New Orleans airport for 10 days while building three tent cities, Air Force civil engineers headed downtown Sept. 13 to help clean up Hurricane Katrina wreckage.
- New Orleans airport reopens Army News 14 Sep 2005 -- The Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans reopened Sept. 13 for limited commercial traffic, while Army relief operations continued in a segregated section of the facility.
- Iwo Jima's Damage Control Team Making an Impact in New Orleans Navy NewsStand 14 Sep 2005 -- USS Iwo Jima's (LHD 7) Damage Control (DC) team has joined relief and recovery efforts in New Orleans, providing much-needed dewatering capabilities to the city's medical facilities.
- NAS JRB New Orleans Delivers Critical Hurricane Relief Navy NewsStand 14 Sep 2005 -- Hours after the worst of Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans Aug. 29, a 22-person emergency management team at Naval Air Station (NAS) Joint Reserve Base (JRB) New Orleans was surveying the damage and implementing plans to open up the airfield to receive aircraft to assist with disaster relief.
- Katrina Damage Turns Gulfport into 'Premier' Military Medical Facility Navy NewsStand 14 Sep 2005 -- Naval Branch Health Clinic Gulfport, Miss., has become the "premier military medical facility" on the Louisiana-Mississippi Gulf Coast by default, following the devastation Hurricane Katrina caused to the Air Force's second largest medical/surgical hospital in Biloxi.
- Some JTF Katrina Units to Return Home AFPS 14 Sep 2005 -- Some military units that deployed to support Hurricane Katrina operations are preparing to return to their home stations, military officials announced today.
- Multistate Guard Teams Help in Katrina Search Effort AFPS 14 Sep 2005 -- Hurricane Katrina has emphasized the word "national" in National Guard.
- Comfort Continues Medical Care of Katrina Victims Navy NewsStand 14 Sep 2005 -- USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) has administered medical care to 227 local residents aboard the hospital ship since its arrival Sept. 9 at Bayou Cassotte Terminal here in support of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
- Mine Warfare Ships Survey LOOP, Aid Resumption of Oil Production Navy NewsStand 14 Sep 2005 -- Four mine warfare ships from Naval Station Ingleside, Texas, are surveying the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) and safety fairways south of Grand Isle.
Defense Policy / Programs
- USS Boxer Returns from Surge Deployment Navy NewsStand 14 Sep 2005 -- USS Boxer (LHD 4), commanded by Capt. Thomas J. Culora, returned to its homeport of San Diego Sept. 14, after a four-and-a-half-month surge deployment.
- CNO Stops at SUBASE New London, Outlines Navy's Future Navy NewsStand 14 Sep 2005 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen made a visit to Wilkinson Hall Sept. 13 and held an all-hands call with the Sailors of Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London.
- Lincoln to Start Recycling Inport and Underway Navy NewsStand 14 Sep 2005 -- Starting in September, Naval Station Everett and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) (Abe) are teaming up to send the ship's trash to recycling centers instead of landfills while the ship is in port.
- C-2A Given Back to Fleet in Record Time Navy NewsStand 14 Sep 2005 -- The artisans and engineers of NAVAIR Depot North Island with the E-2/C-2 program safely delivered a C-2A Greyhound back to the fleet in record time July 21.
- USS Mcclusky Rescues 299 Ecuadorians in Eastern Pacific Navy NewsStand 14 Sep 2005 -- During two weeks in August, Sailors from USS McClusky (FFG 41) rescued 299 Ecuadorians from three overloaded vessels off the west coast of Central America.
- Safeguard Begins Salvage Exercise with Indian Navy Navy NewsStand 14 Sep 2005 -- USS Safeguard (ARS 50) began conducting the first-ever salvage exercise (SALVEX) with the Indian navy Sept. 12 in India's western coast city of Cochin and its surrounding waters.
- USS Boxer Departs Hawaii With "Tigers" Navy NewsStand 14 Sep 2005 -- After stopping in Hawaii for a one-day port visit, USS Boxer (LHD 4), commanded by Capt. Thomas J. Culora, departed Pearl Harbor Sept. 7 and began the final leg of her journey home.
- P-8A Blazes the Acquisition Trail with Live-Fire Testing Navy NewsStand 14 Sep 2005 -- A team of engineers from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Naval Air Warfare Center China Lake and The Boeing Company are currently working together on the P-8A Multimission Maritime Aircraft program to execute the approved Live-Fire Test and Evaluation (LFT&E) Strategy.
- Hurricane hunters on the heels of Hurricane Ophelia AFPN 14 Sep 2005 -- Air Force Reserve Command's Hurricane Hunters are tracking Hurricane Ophelia as it bumps its way along the East Coast, packing 80 mph maximum sustained winds as of Sept. 14.
- NATO Transforming to Meet 21st Century Threats AFPS 14 Sep 2005 -- The NATO Response Force is the touchstone of the alliance's transformation to meet its 21st century threats, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said in a news conference here today.
- President Addresses United Nations High-Level Plenary Meeting The White House 14 Sep 2005
- President Addresses United Nations Security Council The White House 14 Sep 2005
- ATK and Nitrochemie Form Strategic Alliance to Produce Advanced Propellants ATK 14 Sep 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) and Swiss/German propellant manufacturer Nitrochemie have entered into a strategic alliance to market Nitrochemie’s advanced gun propellants in North America. Together, the companies will pursue opportunities in tactical and training tank ammunition, artillery rounds, mortars, and both medium-caliber and small-caliber ammunition. The agreement provides ATK exclusive rights to market, sell, and produce this technology in North America.
- Boeing Airborne and Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS) Successfully Communicates with Current, JTRS Radios Boeing 14 Sep 2005 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] Airborne and Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS) program recently showcased its ability to bring Network-Centric communications to the battlespace during a successful Preliminary Design Review.
- Boeing Announces Tandem Rotor Entry for Combat Search and Rescue Vehicle Acquisition Boeing 14 Sep 2005 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced its entry in the U.S. Air Force combat search and rescue aircraft program, the advanced HH-47 CSAR-X tandem rotor aircraft.
- CACI Awarded $107 Million Contract to Support Navy Automatic Identification Technology CACI 14 Sep 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a five-year prime contract, valued at $107 million, to continue its support for the Naval Supply Systems Command's Navy Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) Program Office.
- NASSCO Starts Construction on Third T-AKE Ship General Dynamics 14 Sep 2005 -- National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has begun construction on the third ship in the T-AKE program, a new class of combat logistics force ships designated the Lewis and Clark class.
- Lockheed Martin Delivers First Eight Arrowhead Systems to U.S. Army Lockheed Martin 14 Sep 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has delivered the first eight Arrowhead systems for the U.S. Army’s Modernized Target Acquisition and Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) program.
- Lockheed Martin Names Teammate for U.K.'S Nimrod R Mission Upgrade Study Lockheed Martin 14 Sep 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has selected Aerosystems International, Ltd. (AeI), of the United Kingdom, as a partner in its team for Project Helix, a reconnaissance upgrade to the Royal Air Force’s fleet of Nimrod R aircraft. The Nimrod R is the U.K.'s electronic reconnaissance aircraft that examines radio and radar emissions and provides electronic combat support to the military commander. AeI will offer its human-factors integration expertise to the Lockheed Martin-led team, as well as provide engineering expertise in other areas of the program.
- Raytheon Awarded $38.8 Million Contract for Marine Corps CH-53E FLIRS Raytheon 14 Sep 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was recently awarded a $38.8 million contract by the U.S. Navy to provide AN/AAQ-29A Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) imaging systems for installation on U.S. Marine Corps Super Stallion CH-53E helicopters.
- Comprehensive protection for German troops Rheinmetall Defence 14 Sep 2005 -- Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH of Kiel will supply the Bundeswehr with 181 new armoured vehicles specifically designed to provide German troops with greater protection when deployed in harm's way. The contract for this € 151 million procurement package has just been signed in Koblenz. Rheinmetall Landsysteme is a subsidiary of Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall AG.
- THALES' SMART-S Mk2 radar passes major milestone Thales 14 Sep 2005 -- Recently, the SMART-S Mk2 program management team of the Danish Navy confirmed that Thales' SMART-S Mk2 radar successfully completed a Critical Program Review at the Thales Nederland production site. The engineering and initial production phases of the first SMART-S Mk2 have been completed.
- US offers eight P-3C Orion surveillance aircraft to India IRNA 14 Sep 2005 -- The US has offered to sell eight P-3C Orion naval reconnaissance aircraft to India and New Delhi is examining the proposal, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Arun Prakash said today, reports Press Trust of India (PTI).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 14 Sep 2005
- 200 Detained, Several Injured in Violent Anti-King Protests in Nepal VOA 14 Sep 2005 -- Thousands of pro-democracy activists in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, have clashed with police, battling tear gas and batons with bricks, stones and anti-monarchy slogans.
- Over 600 arrested, massive protests rock Kathmandu IRNA 14 Sep 2005 -- Over 600 pro-democracy activists including several top leaders, were arrested and scores injured in Kathmandu Tuesday in police crackdown on protestors who were marching towards the Royal Palace from different corners of Nepalese capital, reports Press Trust of India (PTI).
- Palestinians, Militant Factions to Rally in Support of Palestinian Authority VOA 14 Sep 2005 -- Jubilant Palestinians and militant factions celebrating the Israeli pullout from the Gaza Strip are gathering in an abandoned Jewish settlement for a mass rally.
- GAZA: ISRAEL LEAVES AND THE 'PALESTINIAN FLAG FLIES OVER GAZA' US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 14 Sep 2005
- SUDAN: Darfur risks descending into anarchy - observers IRIN 14 Sep 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.
- ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: Security Council extends UNMEE mandate IRIN 14 Sep 2005 -- The UN Security Council extended the mandate of the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) on Tuesday until 15 March 2006, but expressed concern over the high concentration of troops from both parties near the border, over which the countries fought a two-year war.
- Bosnian Serb War Crimes Fugitive Surrenders RFE/RL 14 Sep 2005 -- A Bosnian Serb indicted for crimes against humanity during the 1992-95 Bosnia war has surrendered to face charges at the UN war crimes tribunal.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRIME MINISTER OF AUSTRALIA United Nations 14 Sep 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRIME MINISTER OF IRELAND United Nations 14 Sep 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY BRAZIL, CHILE, FRANCE, GERMANY, SPAIN United Nations 14 Sep 2005
- LEBANON: 'FIRST CHAPTER' OF MEHLIS' UN-LED ASSASSINATION PROBE IS OVER US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 14 Sep 2005
- U.S. Rejects Some Russian Demands At OSCE RFE/RL 14 Sep 2005 -- The United States has rejected several Russian proposals for changing the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
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