26 September 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 26 Sep 2005 [PDF]
- 42nd MILITARY POLICE BRIGADE SOLDIER KILLED BY IED
- TWO U.S. SOLDIERS KILLED IN IED ATTACK
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- IEDs Kill Three Soldiers; 1,000 Prisoners to be Released From Abu Ghraib AFPS 26 Sep 2005 -- Three U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq today after two separate attacks with improvised explosive devices, U.S. military officials in Baghdad said.
- CENTCOM Report, September 26: Abu Ghraib Releasing 1,000 Detainees Washington File 26 Sep 2005 -- The Iraqi government and coalition forces have released 500 detainees from Abu Ghraib prison in advance of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and they plan to release another 500 shortly.
- Gunmen Dressed as Iraqi Police Kill 5 School Teachers, Driver VOA 26 Sep 2005 -- Gunmen in Iraq disguised as police officers have shot dead five Shi'ite elementary school teachers and their driver south of Baghdad.
- Suicide Car Bombing in Baghdad Kills 10 VOA 26 Sep 2005 -- Iraqi officials say at least 10 people were killed and at least 30 others wounded in a suicide car bombing in central Baghdad Monday.
- 10 Killed In Baghdad Suicide Attack RFE/RL 26 Sep 2005 -- A suicide car-bomb attack in the Iraqi capital Baghdad has left at least 10 people dead, including seven police officers.
- Iraqi, U.S. patrols seize 126 terror suspects, weapons MNF-I 26 Sep 2005 -- Coalition Forces, often teaming up with Iraqi Army Soldiers, conducted 69 cordon and search operations and raids against anti-Iraqi forces over the past four days, seizing 126 terror suspects and seven weapons caches in and around the capital city.
- 1,000 security detainees to be released from Abu Ghraib MNF-I 26 Sep 2005 -- In the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, the Iraqi government requested a special release board and worked with Multi-National Forces to expedite the release of more than 1,000 security detainees from Abu Ghraib.
- Foreign fighter safe haven destroyed MNF-I 26 Sep 2005 -- Coalition air forces conducted an air strike and destroyed an al Qaeda in Iraq foreign fighter safe house in al-Ushsh, Iraq, Sept. 26, at about 1:30 a.m.
- Citizen's tip helps U.S. Soldiers seize weapons cache MNF-I 26 Sep 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers, acting on a tip from an Iraqi citizen, seized a weapons cache hidden in west Baghdad at about11:30 a.m. Sept. 25.
- US team to discuss border fencing with Pakistan IRNA 26 Sep 2005 -- A three-member team from the United States will discuss the erection of a fence along the Pak-Afghan border.
- Afghan Minister Urges Sustained International Aid RFE/RL 26 Sep 2005 -- Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah says security and narcotics trafficking remain long-term challenges as his country enters a new phase of rebuilding.
- Afghan Minister Calls for Continued Foreign Help VOA 26 Sep 2005 -- Afghanistan's foreign minister has praised his country's recent successful legislative elections.
- Afghan Land Mine Kills Four RFE/RL 26 Sep 2005 -- Government officials in Afghanistan's southern Helmand Province say four people were killed today when a land mine planted by suspected Taliban insurgents blew up a police vehicle.
- Afghanistan: Observers Say Frustration, Complications Led To Low Voter Turnout RFE/RL 26 Sep 2005 -- According to the latest elections results released by Afghanistan's Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB), 6.8 million registered voters -- about 53 percent of the total - participated in last week's parliamentary and local council elections.
- RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Volume 4, Number 26 26 September 2005 -- OFFICIALS PRAISE ELECTIONS DESPITE LOWER-THAN-EXPECTED TURNOUT / RFE/RL TALKS TO TOP ELECTION OFFICIAL / EU MONITORS SAY VOTE WELL-RUN DESPITE SECURITY CONCERNS / MANY WOMEN EMBRACE CHANCE TO VOTE / RFE/RL SPEAKS WITH COUNTRY'S FIRST WOMAN GOVERNOR / THIS WEEK IN AFGHANISTAN'S HISTORY
- Guard unit supports hurricane relief operations at Ellington AFPN 26 Sep 2005 -- Hurricane Katrina relief operations had just slowed down when Airmen with the 136th Tanker Airlift Control Element had to quickly packed their bags to support another hurricane relief operation -- this time in their home state.
- U.S. Northern Command continues Hurricane Rita support AFPN 26 Sep 2005 -- U.S. Northern Command continues its support to assist the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the wake of Hurricane Rita.
- Air Force continues to support, stands ready in the wake of Hurricanes Rita AFPN 26 Sep 2005 -- Approximately 800 Air Force people, 91 aircraft and 31 equipment packages with a variety of capabilities have actively supported Hurricane Rita response efforts, or continue to stand ready to do so.
- National Guard Task Forces Provide Relief in Southeastern Texas AFPS 26 Sep 2005 -- The South Texas State Fairgrounds is now the hub of relief operations for several Texas National Guard task forces organized to provide Hurricane Rita victims with humanitarian relief. The storm pounded the Louisiana-Texas border Sept. 24.
- Bush Welcomes Discussion of Expanded DoD Role in Disaster Response AFPS 26 Sep 2005 -- President Bush today urged Congress to consider whether the Defense Department should play a lead role in coordinating responses to catastrophic events such as Hurricane Katrina.
- Aircrews quickly respond to Hurricane Rita Army News 26 Sep 2005 -- Just hours after Hurricane Rita made landfall, 1st Cavalry Division aircrews were on their way to the Houston area to lend a helping hand.
- Soldiers rush supplies, repair canals after Hurricane Rita Army News 26 Sep 2005 -- Thousands of Soldiers are providing food and water to stranded residents along the Texas-Louisiana border following flooding from Hurricane Rita.
- NMCB 1 Seabees Assist Schools, FEMA with Hurricane Recovery Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2005 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 1, based in Gulfport, Miss., launched Seabees from Construction Battalion Center (CBC) Gulfport Sept. 6 to Stone County, Miss., to assist with FEMA's relocation of families and local school recovery in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
- Seabee Efforts Mitigate Rita Flooding Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2005 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 40 were called into action Sept. 24 when Plaquemine Parish managers reported the rising level of water caused by Hurricane Rita was threatening the integrity of the Jesuit Bend levee.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Air Force successfully launches GPS satellite AFPN 26 Sep 2005 -- The Air Force's 45th Space Wing, its mission partners and Boeing successfully launched a Global Positioning System satellite into orbit on a Delta II space launch vehicle at 11:37 p.m. Sept. 25.
- Kauffman, Normandy Return from Deployment Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2005 -- Family and friends gathered Sept. 25 to greet more than 600 Sailors from the frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) as they returned to Naval Station Norfolk after successfully completing a six-month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism.
- ESG-8 Begins Final Exercise Prior to Deployment Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2005 -- Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 8, comprised of the Nassau Strike Group and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), got underway Sept. 22 for their final exercise prior to deploying later this year.
- Russian General Ridicules NATO Over Lithuanian Incident RFE/RL 26 Sep 2005 -- Russian Air Force chief General Vladimir Mikhailov today ridiculed NATO over what he called its slow response to the intrusion of a Russian fighter jet that crashed in the alliance's member state, Lithuania.
- Lithuanian Air Force Chief Fired RFE/RL 26 Sep 2005 -- Lithuania's air force chief has been fired in connection with the investigation of the crash of a Russian military plane.
- State Department Briefing, September 26 Washington File 26 Sep 2005 -- Lebanon, North Korea, Israel/Palestinians, Iran, Haiti, Uzbekistan, United Kingdom, Brazil, Secretary's meeting schedule, Update on hurricane aid, Status of donated MREs/Small number in question, Status of foreign nationals in hurricane region/Status of U.S. Passport Agency, China
- White House Briefing, September 26 Washington File 26 Sep 2005 -- Hurricane updates, energy, terrorism, Iran, Irish Republican Army
- U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $6 Million for Submarine Repair Work General Dynamics 26 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $5.9 million contract modification to perform maintenance, repairs and alterations on the USS Augusta (SSN-710). Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
- Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Develop Common Link Processing System Northrop Grumman 26 Sep 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected by the U.S. Navy to develop the common link integration processing (CLIP) system. A joint U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy initiative, CLIP is a software package that will allow existing platforms without a tactical data link, as well as platforms with different data links, to communicate with each other.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract for Military Prepositioning Ship Northrop Grumman 26 Sep 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was awarded a contract from Maersk Line, Limited for maintenance work on the military prepositioning ship M/V Pvt. Franklin J. Phillips.
- Successful Flight Test of GPS-guided Artillery Projectile Puts Raytheon-Bofors Excalibur Closer to Fielding Raytheon 26 Sep 2005 -- Proving accuracy and lethality, the Raytheon Missile Systems-Bofors' Excalibur team fired a global positioning system (GPS)-guided 155mm artillery projectile, successfully engaging a representative target with devastating effects.
- Raytheon Awarded $5.3M Contract for CLAWS Development Raytheon 26 Sep 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $5.3 million Marine Corps Systems Command contract for the fifth and sixth production systems for the Complementary Low Altitude Weapon System (CLAWS).
- Northrop Grumman Adds New Multi-Intelligence Core Capabilities to its Family of Tactical Multi-Service ISR Systems Northrop Grumman 26 Sep 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is currently fielding the latest upgrade to its Multiple Intelligence (Multi-INT) Core architecture for its family of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) systems currently operating within the four U.S. military services.
- ATK Rocket Motors and Composites Help Launch Global Positioning Satellite Aboard Delta II Rocket ATK 26 Sep 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) solid propulsion and composite technologies supported yesterday’s successful launch of a Boeing Delta II rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The launch successfully placed the first modernized NAVSTAR Block IIR military navigation satellite into orbit for the U.S. Air Force’s Global Positioning System (GPS) constellation.
- FIRST MODERNIZED GPS SATELLITE BUILT BY LOCKHEED MARTIN LAUNCHED SUCCESSFULLY BY THE U.S. AIR FORCE Lockheed Martin 26 Sep 2005 -- The first modernized Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for the U.S. Air Force, was successfully launched yesterday at 11:37 p.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral. The satellite is the most technologically advanced GPS satellite ever developed and will provide significantly improved navigation performance for U.S. military and civilian users worldwide.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 26 Sep 2005
- Commission Says IRA Totally Disarmed VOA 26 Sep 2005 -- An international commission says the Irish Republican Army has fully disarmed, in what could be a significant step toward reviving a stalled peace agreement.
- SUDAN: Security Council extends UNMIS mandate IRIN 26 Sep 2005 -- Following a recommendation by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan earlier this month, the UN Security Council extended on Friday the mandate of the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) for a further six months.
- Impunity continues to prevail in Sudan says UN special adviser on genocide prevention UN News Centre 26 Sep 2005 -- Despite progress in easing violence and destruction, a strong sense of impunity continues to prevail in Darfur, Sudan's western region, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Adviser on Genocide Prevention told reporters in Khartoum today following a visit to the region.
- SOMALIA: Mogadishu-based leaders meet near Jowhar IRIN 26 Sep 2005 -- A group of powerful faction leaders, who are members of Somalia's divided Transitional Federal Institutions [TFIs], held a meeting in the town of Bal'ad, 60 km south of Jowhar, on Sunday, drawing accusations from their rivals that they were engaging in provocative activities.
- TOGO: UN report says at least 400 people died in political violence IRIN 26 Sep 2005 -- Between 400 and 500 people were killed and thousands wounded in Togo during political violence earlier this year and state authorities must shoulder most of the blame, the United Nations said on Monday.
- LIBERIA: Government needs $11 million before new army can be formed IRIN 26 Sep 2005 -- Liberia's transitional government needs almost US $11 million to pay the retirement and severance packages of some 4,000 soldiers before a new national army can begin being trained, a senior defence official said on Monday.
- Kosovo: U.S. Mission Head Talks To RFE/RL About Province Status Issue RFE/RL 26 Sep 2005 -- RFE/RL's Kosovo subunit recently spoke to Philip Goldberg, the chief of mission at the U.S. Office Pristina, about the issue of Kosovo's status.
- Israel Launches Third Day of Air Strikes in Gaza VOA 26 Sep 2005 -- Israel has launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip for the third straight day.
- Lebanese Interior Minister Warns of Ongoing 'Terrorist Plot' VOA 26 Sep 2005 -- Lebanon's interior minister is warning of an ongoing "terrorist plot" to destabilize the country, and says his government has not made much progress in ending a string of deadly bombings in and near Beirut.
- World: IMF And World Bank Cancel 18 Countries' Debt RFE/RL 26 Sep 2005 -- The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed to cancel an estimated $40 billion of debt carried by 18 poor countries, most of them in Africa.
- Sharon Wins Crucial Likud Party Vote VOA 26 Sep 2005 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has fended off a revolt in his own party, winning a key vote of confidence.It was a close call.
- Uzbek Revolt Trial Continues RFE/RL 26 Sep 2005 -- The trial of several people accused of launching a May antigovernment uprising in Uzbekistan opened its second week in Tashkent today.
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