20 September 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 20 Sep 2005 [PDF]
- FOUR II MEF SOLDIERS KILLED BY IED
- 18th MILITARY POLICE BRIGADE SOLDIER KILLED BY IED
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Transcript: Defense Department Regular Briefing 20 Sep 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Richard Myers
- Five Soldiers, Diplomat Killed; Forces Seize Terror Suspects AFPS 20 Sep 2005 -- Five U.S. soldiers and a U.S. diplomat died in a series of four attacks in Iraq Sept. 19 and today.
- Mosul Suicide Car Bombing Kills 4 US Diplomatic Guards VOA 20 Sep 2005 -- A U.S. official in Iraq says four American security guards have been killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a U.S. diplomatic convoy in the northern city of Mosul.
- Coalition forces apprehend terror doctors, prevent terror clinic MNF-I 20 Sep 2005 -- Coalition forces recently captured two key terrorist medical doctors, dealing a serious blow to al-Qaeda in Iraq attempts to establish treatment facilities for terrorists.
- Citizens' tips lead to large weapons cache MNF-I 20 Sep 2005 -- Thanks to a tip from local residents, Task Force Baghdad Soldiers on a dismounted patrol discovered a significant weapons cache in the Radwiniyah area Sept. 17.
- Coalition Forces seize 7 terror suspects, weapons MNF-I 20 Sep 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers captured five suspected terrorists near a checkpoint in east Baghdad just after noon Sept. 19.
- Iraq Suicide Bomber Attacks U.S. Diplomatic Convoy RFE/RL 20 Sep 2005 -- Reports say a suicide car bomber attacked a U.S. diplomatic convoy in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul today, killing four security guards.
- British Confirm Use Of Force In Al-Basrah Rescue RFE/RL 20 Sep 2005 -- The British government today confirmed that military force was used to free two soldiers who had been arrested by Iraqi police in the southern port of Al-Basrah.
- Soldiers take pulse of Iraq with 'atmospherics' Army News 20 Sep 2005 -- Progress in the Iraq theater of operations is measured differently than in former conflicts.
- U.S. Security Officer Dies in Bomb Blast in Northern Iraq Washington File 20 Sep 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the United States mourns the death of Stephen Eric Sullivan, a State Department security officer, who died in a bomb blast near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul September 19.
- Rumsfeld Hails Afghan Achievements as Historic Washington File 20 Sep 2005 -- What has been achieved in Afghanistan during the past four years is historic, and will be recorded by history as an amazing accomplishment, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says.
- Airpower supports Afghan elections AFPN 20 Sep 2005 -- Airpower was in full effect as aircraft and crews supported Afghanistan's National Assembly elections Sept. 18 by deterring attacks on the ground.
- Rockets Strike Jalalabad Cultural Center, Afghan Home AFPS 20 Sep 2005 -- Two enemy rockets struck a cultural center in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, today, injuring an Afghan girl and an Afghan National Police officer.
- Vote Counting Delayed In Afghanistan RFE/RL 20 Sep 2005 -- Election officials say the start of counting ballots from Afghanistan's first legislative elections in more than 30 years has been delayed by at least one day.
- Karzai Calls For Reduction In Foreign Military Operations RFE/RL 20 Sep 2005 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai today called for an end to major U.S.-led military operations in his country.
- Afghanistan: EU Monitors Say Vote Well-Run Despite Security Concerns RFE/RL 20 Sep 2005 -- Since the beginning of July, nearly 100 EU observers have been monitoring the electoral process in 29 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces.
- USNS Comfort Departs Mississippi Navy NewsStand 20 Sep 2005 -- The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) departed Pascagoula, Miss., Sept. 20 after spending ten days providing medical and dental care, and disaster relief assistance to the citizens of Pascagoula and surrounding areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
- NAVOCEANO Releases Post-Katrina Satellite Imagery Navy NewsStand 20 Sep 2005 -- The Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) at Stennis Space Center, Miss., released to the public satellite imagery of affected areas as well as other products in September.
- Technology for war helps save lives in New Orleans AFPN 20 Sep 2005 -- Night-time flying through the darkened, flooded streets of New Orleans presented unique challenges to rescuers from the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.
- Guardsmen to Assume Mission in New Orleans Neighborhood AFPS 20 Sep 2005 -- A National Guard unit soon will be conducting security and recovery missions for residents in Algiers, a New Orleans neighborhood located across the Mississippi River from the French Quarter.
- NORTHCOM Prepares to Support Relief Efforts for Hurricane Rita AFPS 20 Sep 2005 -- U.S. Northern Command is prepared to meet requests for assistance that the Federal Emergency Management Agency may issue prior to and in the wake of Hurricane Rita, military officials reported today.
- Shreveport Medical Team Immunizes More Than 1,000 Hurricane Relief Workers Navy NewsStand 20 Sep 2005 -- Operating initially out of a pierside warehouse and then the parish Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at a nearby oil refinery, corpsmen from USS Shreveport (LPD 12) conducted immunizations for more than a thousand local and federal relief workers in September.
- Seabees Help Clean up Community Navy NewsStand 20 Sep 2005 -- Several groups of Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 40 are working to clean up debris and remove fallen trees throughout Southern Louisiana as part of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts since their arrival in September.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Rumsfeld: Civil Relief Efforts Will Not Dilute Warfighting Capability AFPS 20 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. military is fully capable to fulfill all its responsibilities, including homeland defense and relief efforts, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a Pentagon news briefing today.
- Army Updates Detainee Operations Information Sept. 20 Army News Release 20 Sep 2005 -- The Army continued its effort to keep the public informed concerning detainee operations by releasing documents today pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act litigation with the American Civil Liberties Union.
- Peacekeeper missile mission ends during ceremony AFPN 20 Sep 2005 -- The Peacekeeper intercontinental ballistic missile mission came to an end Sept. 19 during a ceremony here.
- Air Force streamlines regional supply system AFPN 20 Sep 2005 -- In a significant reorganization of the Air Force supply system, two logistics support centers will soon replace and assume the responsibilities of five regional supply squadrons.
- White House Briefing, September 20 Washington File 20 Sep 2005 -- Bush spoke to President Roh/six-party talks agreement, North Korea/abandon nuclear weapons and end nuclear programs, President's trip to South Korea/APEC summit, President's schedule, New Orleans, Hurricane Rita, FEMA/Homeland Security, IAEA, Hurricane Katrina, Social Security, Medicare
- State Department Briefing, September 20 Washington File 20 Sep 2005 -- Iraq, North Korea
- CACI Awarded $14 Million Contract to Provide Information Assurance Support for Military Health System CACI 20 Sep 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a four-year, $14 million task order contract to support the Military Health System (MHS) Information Assurance Program. Under the terms of the award, CACI will supply information assurance solutions to the Technology Management, Integration and Standards (TMI&S) Directorate.
- Northrop Grumman's Gulfport Facility Operational following Katrina; Shipyard Preparing to Build Fast Response Cutter Northrop Grumman 20 Sep 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Gulfport facility joined the company's Pascagoula, Miss., and New Orleans facilities, by returning to shipbuilding production this week following three weeks of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.
- Northrop Grumman-Led Team Wins Missile Defense Agency's Joint National Integration Center Contract Northrop Grumman 20 Sep 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was awarded a contract today by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) to continue its prime contractor role for the Joint National Integration Center (JNIC) Research and Development Contract. The award is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract potentially worth $1 billion over 10 years.
- TRANSCRIPT OF PRESS CONFERENCE ON MIDDLE EAST, BY SECRETARY-GENERAL KOFI ANNAN, QUARTET FOREIGN MINISTERS, AT UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS, 20 SEPTEMBER 2005 United Nations 20 Sep 2005
- Mideast Quartet Urges Follow-Up Steps to Gaza Withdrawal VOA 20 Sep 2005 -- The international Quartet on the Middle East, Tuesday, urged Israel and the Palestinians to follow-up Israel's withdrawal from Gaza with steps toward implementation of the regional peace road map.
- Sharon Fights for Political Survival VOA 20 Sep 2005 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is facing fresh allegations of corruption.
- Kashmiri Leaders From Both Sides Meet for First Time VOA 20 Sep 2005 -- Political leaders from the Indian and Pakistani sides of Kashmir have met in New Delhi for their first-ever dialogue.
- NEPAL: UN concerned about excessive force against democracy demonstrators IRIN 20 Sep 2005 -- Street demonstrations in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, against absolute rule by King Gyanendra have been causing concern among United Nations agencies and human rights groups, who say security forces are using unnecessary violence to quell them.
- LIBERIA: UN extends peacekeeper mandate but wants plan for troop drawdown IRIN 20 Sep 2005 -- The UN Security Council has granted a six-month extension to the peacekeeping force in Liberia, snubbing a request from Secretary General Kofi Annan for a one-year renewal, and has called for a schedule for troop reductions to be mapped out by early next year.
- COTE D IVOIRE: Political rivals want new date set for peace-making poll IRIN 20 Sep 2005 -- Leaders on both sides of the political divide in Cote d'Ivoire are calling for talks to fix a new election calendar after the United Nations acknowledged that a key vote scheduled for next month would have to be called off because of delays in implementing a peace deal.
- DRC: Newly arrested army dissidents escape IRIN 20 Sep 2005 -- The governor of Congo's South Kivu Province, Didas Kaningini, said on Monday that 48 dissident soldiers who were arrested recently as they returned from exile to the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) had escaped from a jail.
- SUDAN: Major clash in Darfur reportedly kills more than 40 IRIN 20 Sep 2005 -- A large retaliatory attack by armed nomadic tribesmen on the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) on Monday left more than 40 people dead in the strife-torn western Sudanese region of Darfur, local sources said.
- Factbox: Andijon Timeline RFE/RL 20 Sep 2005
- EGYPT: Opposition calls for anti-ruling party coalition in November polls IRIN 20 Sep 2005 -- One of Egypt’s most vocal opposition groups, the Kifaya ('Enough') Movement, has called on the country’s political parties to form a coalition against the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) of President Hosni Mubarak in parliamentary elections due in November.
- Telenor Contracts With Orbital To Build THOR II-R Commercial Communications Satellite Orbital Sciences Corp. 20 Sep 2005 -- Telenor ASA (OBX: Tel //Nasdaq: TELN) and Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that they have signed a contract for the delivery of a new geosynchronous (GEO) communications satellite. The spacecraft, to be called THOR II-R, will be based on Orbital's industry-leading STARTM satellite platform. The new order calls for a 26-month in-orbit delivery schedule. Telenor Satellite Broadcasting, a division of Telenor Broadcast Holding AS, based in Oslo, Norway will own and operate the satellite. Orbital will be responsible for manufacturing and testing the satellite and procuring the dedicated launch service. Telenor has directed Orbital to negotiate with International Launch Services (ILS) for a launch aboard a Proton rocket.
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