27 September 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 27 Sep 2005 [PDF]
- MARINE KILLED BY IED IN KHALIDIYAH
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Transcript: Defense Department Briefing 27 Sep 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Richard Myers
- US Military Says Al-Qaida's No. 2 Man in Iraq Killed VOA 27 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. military in Iraq says its forces have killed the second-most wanted al-Qaida terrorist in Iraq during a raid in Baghdad.
- Al-Qaeda No. 2 In Iraq Reported Killed RFE/RL 27 Sep 2005 -- The Iraqi and U.S. military say their troops have killed the second-in-command of al-Qaida in Iraq during a joint operation in Baghdad.
- IED Kills Marine; Coalition, Iraqi Forces Kill al Qaeda Leader AFPS 27 Sep 2005 -- A Marine assigned to the 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), was killed by an improvised explosive device Sept. 24 in Khalidiyah, Iraq, military officials reported today.
- US Military Says Al-Qaida's No. 2 Man in Iraq Killed VOA 27 Sep 2005 -- The most senior figure in the al-Qaida in Iraq terrorist organization in Baghdad has been killed during a raid in Baghdad by U.S. and Iraqi forces.
- Top US General Says Killing of Zarqawi Aide May Not Have Lasting Effect VOA 27 Sep 2005 -- The top U.S. military officer says the killing on Sunday of the man described as the number two al-Qaida leader in Iraq will have an impact on the organization, but that like the many other insurgent leaders killed or captured, the organization will replace him. Speaking just two days before his retirement, General Richard Myers predicted that the U.S.-led coalition will defeat the insurgents in Iraq, but he also said it will take more than just a military effort to defeat extremism in Iraq and around the world.
- Forces kill al Qaeda in Iraq Emir of Baghdad MNF-I 28 Sep 2005 -- Iraqi security and Coalition forces killed the second most wanted al Qaeda terrorist in Iraq, Abdallah Najim Abdallah Muhammad al-Juwari, otherwise known as Abu Azzam, the al Qaeda in Iraq Emir of Baghdad, during an early morning raid Sept. 25.
- Security forces prep for Iraq's constitutional referendum Army News 27 Sep 2005 -- Iraqi security and coalition force leaders met Sept. 21 at the Iraqi Army's K1 training facility near Kirkuk to rehearse security plans for the Oct. 15 constitutional referendum election.
- TWO U.S. SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED IN ATTACKS CENTCOM 27 Sep 2005 -- One U.S. soldier and one U.S. Marine were killed yesterday in separate attacks near Kandahar and Asadabad.
- AFGHANISTAN: Low government presence threatens disbandment of illegal armed groups IRIN 27 Sep 2005 -- A government-led effort to disband illegal armed groups is proceeding slowly in remote parts of Afghanistan where Kabul's writ remains weak, officials at the National Disarmament and Reintegration (DR) Commission say.
- Afghan Interior Minister Steps Down RFE/RL 27 Sep 2005 -- Afghan Interior Minister Ali Ahmad Jalali today announced that he intends to resign from President Hamid Karzai's government.
- Afghanistan: Foreign Minister Calls For Sustained Engagement RFE/RL 27 Sep 2005 -- Afghanistan's foreign minister says this month's parliamentary elections showed the will of the Afghan people to create a real democracy.
- Afghan Interior Minister to Resign VOA 27 Sep 2005 -- Afghanistan's interior minister, Ali Ahmad Jalali, says he will step down to resume his academic career in the United States.
- Texas National Guard Continues Relief Efforts AFPS 27 Sep 2005 -- About 3,600 soldiers and airmen of the Texas National Guard continue to conduct relief operations in the areas of eastern and southeastern Texas hardest hit by Hurricane Rita, military officials reported today.
- Soldiers recover millions in soggy cash from New Orleans Army News 28 Sep 2005 -- Soldiers of the Nebraska National Guard helped the U.S. Treasury Department rescue an estimated $50 to $100 million earlier this month from a flooded vault in New Orleans.
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD Wants to Study Lessons from Katrina Before Proposing Changes AFPS 27 Sep 2005 -- The Defense Department wants to wait for after-action reviews of operations following Hurricane Katrina before making recommendations on changing laws or policies, Defense leaders said today.
- U.S. To Leave Uzbek Base RFE/RL 27 Sep 2005 -- A senior U.S. diplomat has confirmed that U.S. forces will leave their base in Uzbekistan at the Tashkent government's request.
- Nine nations kickoff Coalition exercise in England Army News 27 Sep 2005 -- United Kingdom (Army News Service, Sept. 27, 2005) -- Exercise Urgent Quest, the largest military utility assessment of Coalition combat identification technology since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom completed its first missions this week and continues through Oct. 7.
- TR Sailors Act as Ambassadors in the Med Navy NewsStand 27 Sep 2005 -- USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), on a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean Sea, visited Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Sept. 13-17 and then made a two-day transit to Naples, Italy, for a port visit Sept. 19-23.
- Air Force reservists fly last C-141 mission to combat zone AFPN 27 Sep 2005 -- For the last time in its long career, a C-141 Starlifter aircraft flew military patients out of a war zone Sept. 26.
- Officials Report Acquisition Improvement Goals to Congress AFPS 27 Sep 2005 -- There is no quick solution to overhauling the defense acquisition system to make it more responsive to warfighter needs and taxpayer interests, Acting Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England told the Senate Armed Services Committee here today.
- Abe, CVW-2 Complete Surge Sustainment Training Navy NewsStand 27 Sep 2005 -- USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 completed quarterly surge sustainment training off of the coast of California Sept. 21.
- Navy's Last Spruance-class Destoyer Decommissioned Navy NewsStand 27 Sep 2005 -- USS Cushing (DD 985), the last Spruance-class destroyer in service with the U.S. Navy, was decommissioned Sept. 21 on the 26th anniversary of the ship's commissioning.
- Foreign Observers Monitor Chinese Military Exercises RFE/RL 27 Sep 2005 -- China says its armed forces have today begun a military exercise that is being monitored by foreign observers.
- Boeing Awarded Contract for 13 U.S. Army AH-64D Apache Longbow Helicopters Boeing 27 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. Army and Boeing (NYSE:BA) signed a $192.5 million contract for 13 new AH-64D Apache Longbow multi-role combat helicopters for the U. S. Army on Friday, September 23.
- CACI Awarded $25 Million Contract to Support U.S. Army Armor Center at Fort Knox CACI 27 Sep 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a $25 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for training, doctrine and combat development for the U.S. Army Armor Center (USAARMC) at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The contract, one of five awarded for this $97 million effort, has a one-year base with four option years.
- The ATEC Series 6 test system of EADS Test & Services chosen for testing the Turkish Army’s Cougar helicopters has been accepted EADS 27 Sep 2005 -- Further to the order of an ATEC Series 6 test station and test programmes for the Turkish Army’s Cougar helicopters, the acceptance process of the test system has been completed in Toulouse last week. Delivery to the Turkish Land Forces’ maintenance facilities will take place in Ankara during October and will be followed by immediate entry into service. This ATEC Series 6 will be used for testing 14 different avionics units of the Turkish Cougar helicopters. It is the first military application of the ATEC Series 6 in Turkey.
- Irish Air Corps takes Delivery of its first EC 135 EADS 27 Sep 2005 -- The Irish Air Corps is a long-standing Eurocopter customer with Alouette III, AS 355 and AS 365 helicopters in its services. The EC 135 has been selected for its proven reliability, safety, multi-role capability, advanced design and excellent maintenance support. The Air Corps’ task is to contribute to the security of the State and to fulfill all roles assigned by the Government.
- U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $31 Million in Combat Vehicle-Related Contracts General Dynamics 27 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), two contracts valued at $31.4 million for work related to the Abrams tank system and the Stryker combat vehicle.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN TECHNICAL SUPPORT CENTER USHERS IN NEW ERA IN SUSTAINMENT SUPPORT FOR F/A-22 AIRCRAFT Lockheed Martin 27 Sep 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today officially opened the F/A-22 Technical Support Center (TSC), a first in contractor sustainment support. The TSC is a one-stop center for all technical communications in the field concerning the revolutionary F/A-22 Raptor fighter, now being flown by the U.S. Air Force.
- Northrop Grumman Wins Contract to Supply Inertial Navigation Systems for Brazilian Navy Northrop Grumman 27 Sep 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract from the Brazilian Navy to upgrade the primary navigation systems on its combat ships with new-generation state-of-the-art inertial navigation systems.
- Raytheon Nets $31.4 Million Contract for MTS-A on MH-60, Predator Raytheon 27 Sep 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was recently awarded a $31.4 million contract to provide the Multispectral Targeting System (MTS)-A for the Navy MH-60 helicopter and the Predator UAV (unmanned airborne vehicle) programs.
- Thales selected by US helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky to supply TopDeck avionics suite Thales 27 Sep 2005 -- Thales announced today that its TopDeck(r) family of avionics suites has been selected by US based Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation to equip its new and upcoming S76D civil helicopter.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 27 Sep 2005
- Israeli Air Strikes Continue in Gaza for 4th Day VOA 27 Sep 2005 -- Israel has launched air strikes in the Gaza Strip for the fourth straight day, with the aim of stopping Palestinian rocket attacks.
- Israeli Aircraft Target Gaza Town; Sharon Avoids Early Primary VOA 27 Sep 2005 -- Israeli aircraft carried out more air strikes in the Gaza Strip Tuesday, continuing an offensive following last week's cross-border rocket attacks by Palestinian militants.
- Irish Republican Army Turns in Weapons as Step Towards Peace VOA 27 Sep 2005 -- Northern Ireland's peace process took a significant step forward Monday with the announcement the Irish Republican Army has completely disarmed
- Northern Ireland's Paisley: IRA Disarmament a Cover-up VOA 27 Sep 2005 -- Northern Ireland's hardline Protestant leader Ian Paisley has accused the international committee overseeing the disarmament of the Irish Republican Army of a cover-up.
- Georgia: Tensions Again On The Rise In South Ossetia RFE/RL 27 Sep 2005 -- The 20 September mortar attack on Tskhinvali, the capital of the unrecognized Republic of South Ossetia, has not only undermined the albeit remote possibility that the leadership of the breakaway republic might be persuaded to accept Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili's peace proposal.
- CHAD: Government says Sudanese insurgents killed 36 herders in east IRIN 27 Sep 2005 -- A group of unidentified armed men in military uniform crossed into Chad from Sudan early on Monday, killing 36 herders and stealing livestock, the Chadian government said.
- EU threatens to ban LTTE as terrorist group IRNA 27 Sep 2005 -- Threatening to list the LTTE as a terrorist organization, the European Union today said its member states will no longer receive the rebel delegations because of continued violence by Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka.
- SUDAN: Disarm Janjawid militia, UN official urges IRIN 27 Sep 2005 -- The Janjawid, a militia group allegedly allied to the Sudanese government, must be disarmed if peace is to return to the country's western region of Darfur, a senior UN official said on Monday.
- DRC-UGANDA: Kampala demands rebels' extradition, Kinshasa vows to disarm them IRIN 27 Sep 2005 -- Uganda has asked the Democratic Republic of Congo to arrest and hand over Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels who are allegedly seeking asylum in the vast central African state, a senior government official said on Monday.
- Uzbekistan: Defendants In Andijon Trial Reiterate Guilt, Blame Others RFE/RL 27 Sep 2005 -- The trial of 15 people accused of launching an antigovernment uprising in the Uzbek town of Andijon in May is in its second week. In the proceedings, the defendants are pleading guilty and blaming foreign countries for instigating the violence.
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