22 September 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 22 Sep 2005 [PDF]
- TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIER KILLED IN IED ATTACK
- TASK FORCE LIBERTY SOLDIER KILLED IN VEHICLE ACCIDENT
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: Defense Department Briefing 22 Sep 2005 -- Presenter: Vice Admiral David Nichols, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Commander of The U.S. Fifth Fleet
- US Commander: Persian Gulf Free of Terrorists VOA 22 Sep 2005 -- The commander of U.S. and allied naval forces in the Middle East says the increased coalition naval presence in the Persian Gulf in recent years has prevented the waterway from being used by drug traffickers and terrorists.
- Terror Suspects Detained; IED Cleared in Samarra AFPS 22 Sep 2005 -- Iraqi troops captured and detained three men after being attacked Sept. 21 in western Fallujah, Iraq, military officials reported.
- Two Soldiers Killed; Iraqi, Coalition Forces Seize Weapons, Suspects AFPS 22 Sep 2005 -- Two U.S. Army soldiers died in separate incidents in Iraq Sept. 21, military officials announced today.
- Coalition Working to Increase Iraqi Navy's Capability AFPS 22 Sep 2005 -- U.S. and coalition maritime forces in the northern Persian Gulf are working to develop the fledgling Iraqi navy and bring it to a level where it can sustain itself, a U.S. commander in the area said today.
- 4ID brigade wraps up NTC training, preps for Iraq Army News 22 Sep 2005 -- Scheduled to deploy later this year to Iraq for the second time, Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division are now wrapping up a 30-day exercise at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif.
- U.S. Confirms Deaths of Three Security Contractors in Mosul, Iraq Washington File 22 Sep 2005 -- Three contractors of the Blackwater security consulting firm working with the U.S. mission in Iraq died in a terrorist bomb in Mosul, northern Iraq, September 19, the State Department said in a statement issued September 22.
- Task Force Baghdad reports recent successes MNF-I 22 Sep 2005 -- Iraqi Army and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers discovered five large weapons caches hidden in and around Baghdad over during combined and independent operations Sept. 19-21.
- Afghanistan: Security Council welcomes elections UN News Centre 22 Sep 2005 -- Welcoming Sunday's legislative elections in Afghanistan, the Security Council today called on all sides to continue to work constructively toward the early establishment of a new Parliament.
- U.S. Commander Defends Afghan Efforts RFE/RL 22 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. military today defended its operations in Afghanistan, two days after
- Official Says One-Third Of Afghan Voters Cast Ballots RFE/RL 22 Sep 2005 -- A top election official says only about one-third of Kabul's registered voters appear to have cast ballots in landmark legislative elections.
- Bush: Afghanistan Proof of Progress in War on Terror AFPS 22 Sep 2005 -- The successful Sept. 18 elections in Afghanistan signify a vital step toward democracy in that country, and the situation there is an example of the progress being made in the war on terror, President Bush said at the Pentagon today.
- US Officials Questioned About Afghanistan Policy VOA 22 Sep 2005 -- U.S. officials have answered more tough questions from lawmakers in Congress about efforts by the United States and allies to support and strengthen the government in Afghanistan.
- Afghanistan: RFE/RL Talks To Top Election Official RFE/RL 22 Sep 2005 -- Afghanistan's civil society played an important role in the country's election process.
- Lackland assists with Hurricane Rita evacuation AFPN 22 Sep 2005 -- People here once again are busily preparing to receive evacuees from another hurricane along the Gulf Coast -- the second in three weeks.
- Texas guardsmen provide back-to-back hurricane assistance AFPN 22 Sep 2005 -- Texas Air National Guardsmen returning home from Hurricane Katrina duty had just enough time to catch up on sleep before receiving the order to repack their bags.
- Military Prepares Response to Hurricane Rita AFPS 22 Sep 2005 -- Military units are gearing up today to react to Hurricane Rita's expected landfall late Sept. 23 or early Sept. 24, even as its response to Hurricane Katrina continues.
- Army preparing for Hurricane Rita Army News 22 Sep 2005 -- The Army Corps of Engineers began closing two damaged canals in New Orleans at noon Sept. 21 in preparation for storm surges associated with Hurricane Rita.
- Ships to Return After Supporting Hurricane Katrina Relief Navy NewsStand 22 Sep 2005 -- Nearly 3,500 Sailors will return to their home port here as USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) returns to Naval Station Norfolk Sept. 23 and dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) returns to Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek Sept. 22.
- President Bush Makes Third Visit to USS Iwo Jima Navy NewsStand 22 Sep 2005 -- President George W. Bush made a third visit here Sept. 20 as the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) made preparations to get underway to avoid Hurricane Rita racing across the Gulf of Mexico.
- Iwo Jima Sets Sail to Avoid Hurricane Rita Navy NewsStand 22 Sep 2005 -- USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) successfully got underway from its current berth in downtown New Orleans Sept. 21 as Hurricane Rita raged across the Gulf of Mexico.
- USS Grapple Clears Shipping Lanes in Mobile Bay Navy NewsStand 22 Sep 2005 -- The salvage ship USS Grapple (ARS 53) worked most of September to open critical shipping lanes in Mobile Bay in support of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.
- Hawkeyes, Greyhounds Among First to Respond to Katrina Navy NewsStand 22 Sep 2005 -- Less than 48 hours after Hurricane Katrina's devastation to the Gulf Coast Aug. 29, the U.S. Navy's E-2C Hawkeye and C-2A Greyhound aircraft were airborne to aid victims.
- Logistics Support Wing Aids Hurricane Response Navy NewsStand 22 Sep 2005 -- Members of Commander, Fleet Logistics Support Wing (CFLSW), based at Naval Air Station (NAS) Joint Reserve Base (JRB) Fort Worth, Texas, have been at the forefront of the relief operations in and out of the Gulf Coast since Aug. 30.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Bush: 'No Middle Ground' in War on Terror AFPS 22 Sep 2005 -- Terrorists are testing American will and resolve in Iraq, and failing that test would mean dire consequences for the safety and security of America, President Bush said here today.
- President Bush Cites Progress in Pursuit of Terrorists Washington File 22 Sep 2005 -- President Bush emerged from a September 22 briefing by his key commanders to tell the world that coalition forces have made progress in bringing terrorists to justice.
- Transcript: Stakeout After Senate Armed Services Committee Testimony 22 Sep 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman, SASC, Senator John Warner
- Transcript: Stakeout After House Armed Services Committee Testimony 22 Sep 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Representative Duncan Hunter, chairman of the HASC
- Tomcat Takes Final Bow At Air Show Navy NewsStand 22 Sep 2005 -- The venerable F-14 Tomcat took a final bow with a boom at its last air show Sept. 16-18 at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va.
- USS Columbia Departs for Western Pacific Navy NewsStand 22 Sep 2005 -- The nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Columbia (SSN 771) departed Sept. 17 for a deployment to the Western Pacific.
- Keesler gets $90 million to repair infrastructure AFPN 22 Sep 2005 -- The Air Force has distributed nearly $90 million to speed repair of the storm-ravaged infrastructure at Keesler Air Force Base.
- White House Briefing, September 22 Washington File 22 Sep 2005 -- Hurricane Rita, Bush's schedule, Judge Roberts/confirmation hearing
- State Department Briefing, September 22 Washington File 22 Sep 2005 -- North Korea, Iran, Hurricane Rita
- Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract for Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar Northrop Grumman 22 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract to provide a new ground-based radar that consolidates four different radar mission areas into one.
- Thales wins upgrade contract of the German Navy's F122 and F123 frigates Thales 22 Sep 2005 -- Wilhelmshaven. The German Navy and Thales, the international electronics and systems group, have signed a contract for the full modernisation and overhaul of the firepower command and control systems of the Navy's F122 and F123 frigates. Eight F122s and four F123s will be refitted, together with the associated naval command ground stations in Wilhelmshaven. The contract is worth €70 million.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 22 Sep 2005
- UN will support Sudan's new Government of National Unity, Annan says UN News Centre 22 Sep 2005 -- The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) will do its utmost to support Sudan's new Government of National Unity as it addresses the enormous challenges of establishing a durable peace and bringing economic development after decades of civil war, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today as he welcomed the Government's swearing-in.
- SUDAN: President swears in new government of national unity IRIN 22 Sep 2005 -- Sudanese President Omar al Bashir swore in the cabinet of ministers of the new government of national unity in the Republican Palace in Khartoum, the capital, on Thursday.
- SUDAN: Violence persists, but political progress encouraging - UN envoy IRIN 22 Sep 2005 -- Incidents of violence have risen recently in southern Sudan and in the country's western region of Darfur, but there has been political progress on the implementation of the peace agreement for the south and on efforts to end the Darfur conflict, a top UN envoy said on Wednesday.
- UN Envoy Warns of Rising Violence in Darfur VOA 22 Sep 2005 -- The top United Nations envoy to Sudan is warning that violence is on the rise in Darfur.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF CÔTE D’IVOIRE United Nations 22 Sep 2005
- COTE D IVOIRE: UN scolds Ivorian leaders, brandishes threat of sanctions IRIN 22 Sep 2005 -- With mediation efforts to end Cote d'Ivoire's three-year war floundering yet again, the United Nations wagged a finger at leaders on both sides of the divide and brandished the threat of sanctions.
- UGANDA: Fifteen die in inter-clan violence in Karamoja region IRIN 22 Sep 2005 -- At least 15 people, mainly women and children, were shot dead while 10 others were wounded this week when in inter-clan fighting erupted in Uganda's northeastern region of Karamoja, officials said on Thursday.
- Nine Charged Over Srebrenica To Be Tried Together RFE/RL 22 Sep 2005 -- Nine people charged over the Srebrenica massacre 10 years ago in Bosnia will be tried together by the international war crimes tribunal.
- Andijon Defendants Deny Torture Claims RFE/RL 22 Sep 2005 -- Defendants accused of launching an antigovernment uprising in Uzbekistan reiterated their guilt today and denied allegations by human rights groups that their confessions were coerced through torture.
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