30 September 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 30 Sep 2005 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Transcript: DoD Press Briefing 30 Sep 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
- Suspected Insurgent Recruiter Nabbed in Fallujah AFPS 30 Sep 2005 -- Iraqi army troops working with coalition personnel detained a suspected insurgent recruiter Sept. 29 in Fallujah, Iraq, military officials reported today.
- Five Soldiers Killed in Ramadi IED Explosion AFPS 30 Sep 2005 -- Five soldiers assigned to 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), were killed by an improvised explosive device in Ramadi, Iraq, on Sept. 28, military officials reported.
- Death Toll 10 In Latest Iraq Bomb Attack RFE/RL 30 Sep 2005 -- Insurgency-fueled violence continued in Iraq today, with at least 10 people killed by a car bomb, one day after coordinated car bomb attacks killed nearly 100 people.
- More Than 100 Dead in 2 Days of Iraq Violence VOA 30 Sep 2005 -- A car bomb attack south of the Iraqi capital has killed at least nine people, while the death toll from a series of coordinated blasts Thursday north of Baghdad has risen to nearly 100.
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detain suspected terrorist after mortar attack MNF-I 30 Sep 2005 -- A Task Force Liberty unit has detained an individual after an attack Sept. 29 in Balad.
- Forward Operating Base Lima in Karbala transferred to Iraqi Security Forces MNF-I 30 Sep 2005 -- U.S. Forces transferred Forward Operating Base Lima to Iraqi Security Forces Sept. 28 in Karbala.
- Iraq Car Bomb Kills At Least Seven RFE/RL 30 Sep 2005 -- Iraqi police says a car bomb exploded today in a crowded vegetable market in the Shi'ite town of Hilla, south of Baghdad, killing at least seven people and wounding 30.
- Iraqi citizen tip leads U.S. Soldiers to weapons cache MNF-I 30 Sep 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers discovered a large weapons cache in the Radwiniyah area Sept. 28 following a tip from an Iraqi citizen.
- EU Raises Concerns Over Afghan Vote Fraud RFE/RL 30 Sep 2005 -- The European Union today raised concerns over vote fraud in Afghanistan, where counting continues after landmark legislative elections.
- Afghan President Thanks Pakistan For Election Help RFE/RL 30 Sep 2005 -- A Pakistani army spokesman said today that Afghan President Hamid Karzai has praised Pakistan's leader for helping Afghanistan hold peaceful legislative elections and accepted an invitation to visit Pakistan.
- Dividends from OEF, OIF pay off for medics in Katrina aftermath AFPN 30 Sep 2005 -- The Air Force Medical Service's response to Operation Katrina drew from a process that began in Operation Enduring Freedom, broadened in volume in Operation Iraqi Freedom and paid dividends in the huge military medical response to a devastating domestic disaster, the Air Force surgeon general said.
- Marines Complete Hurricane-Relief Mission AFPS 30 Sep 2005 -- A specially tailored Marine task force ordered to the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is headed home after wrapping up its work in some of the region's most devastated communities.
- NMCB 40 Builds Tent City for FEMA, Parish Navy NewsStand 30 Sep 2005 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 40 built a 500-man tent city in September for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials in Plaquemine Parish so the officials could relocate from temporary accommodations at Belle Chasse Primary School.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Myers Steps Down as Chairman, Bids Farewell to Troops AFPS 30 Sep 2005 -- It's just as important to fight for American ideals today as it was in 1776, Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers said today during his Armed Forces Farewell Tribute.
- Army Announces Unit Designations in the Modular Army Army News Release 30 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. Army announced today new unit designations in ongoing efforts to build the modular force.
- Small Diameter Bomb certified for operational test, evaluation AFPN 30 Sep 2005 -- The small-diameter bomb is a 250-pound class munition, providing the warfighter with a four-fold increase in weapons per aircraft station
- Rhein-Main mission ends, but not its legacy AFPN 30 Sep 2005 -- Officially, Rhein-Main's longtime airlift mission -- which dates back to 1945 and earned it the title "Gateway to Europe" -- will end Oct. 1.
- Air Commandos build bonds with African country AFPN 30 Sep 2005 -- A select team of combat aviation advisors from the 6th Special Operations Squadron here recently deployed to the edge of the Sahara desert to train with the fledgling Niger Air Force.
- Rumsfeld: How Would Terrorists Explain Failures to al Qaeda? AFPS 30 Sep 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld pointed to this week's open congressional hearings involving the two top generals in Iraq as an opportunity for the world to watch democracy in action.
- Congressman Skelton calls for improved professional military education Army News 30 Sep 2005 -- A leading member of Congress made a call for transformation of the military's professional education system to ensure the Armed Forces retain their edge in the future.
- Mount Whitney Sets Sail for Destined Glory Navy NewsStand 30 Sep 2005 -- USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) steamed out of her Gaeta, Italy, homeport Sept. 28 to take part in Destined Glory (Loyal Midas) 2005, a multinational crisis response exercise that began the next day.
- Kennedy Completes Carrier Qualifications Navy NewsStand 30 Sep 2005 -- USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) completed carrier qualifications (CQ) Sept. 23 after taking over a mission originally assigned to USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).
- Mobile Security Squadron 32 Completes CART Navy NewsStand 30 Sep 2005 -- Sailors from Mobile Security Detachment (MSD) 32 completed a Command Assessment Readiness and Training (CART) exercise to gain re-certification prior to deployment at Silver Strand Training Center (SSTC), Imperial Beach, Sept. 23.
- AFRICA: France tinkers with its African troop deployment IRIN 30 Sep 2005 -- Adjusting to new realities on the ground, France plans to re-deploy its thousands of African-based troops in a scheme it says will bolster the continent's own home-grown peacekeeping forces.
- U.S. Congressmen Urge Cutoff Of Uzbek Payments RFE/RL 30 Sep 2005 -- Two U.S. legislators have introduced a resolution calling on the Bush administration to end the Department of Defense payments to the Uzbek government.
- BAE Systems 70mm Laser Guided Rocket Achieves Two Direct Hits BAE Systems 30 Sep 2005 -- NASHUA, New Hampshire -- Two BAE Systems laser-guided rockets, developed for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System II (APKWS II) competition, recently completed successful flight tests at the U.S. Armys Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz. The 70mm rockets scored direct hits on laser-designated stationary and moving targets.
- BAE SYSTEMS Signs Co-operation Agreement With Turkish Defence Company For Wheeled Armoured Vehicles BAE Systems 30 Sep 2005 -- BAE Systems Land Systems OMC has announced an agreement with Turkish private sector defence company FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S. (FNSS) for the joint marketing and supply of wheeled armoured vehicles to the Turkish Armed Forces.
- EADS and Turkish Industry join Forces in A400M programme EADS 30 Sep 2005 -- Following its longterm partnership strategy, EADS is joining forces with Turkish industries aiming at close cooperation in the field of defence technology. As announced by EADS during the International Defence Exhibition IDEF at Ankara, EADS Defence Electronics has signed a cooperation agreement with the leading Turkish company Aselsan on Friday.
- Bath Iron Works Awarded $53 Million Contract For DD(X) Transition Design General Dynamics 30 Sep 2005 -- The Navy announced today that Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a six month, $53.4 million contract for engineering and design efforts for DD(X), the Navy’s next-generation destroyer. Work to be performed under this contract includes beginning the development of functional diagrams, primary structural and non-zone outfit products, class common equipment procurement specifications, joint design/build and production plans and further refinement of design and manufacturing process refinements.
- U.S. Army Extends General Dynamics Robotics Alliance General Dynamics 30 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has extended its Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA) with General Dynamics Robotic Systems for an additional three years. The contract, which continues General Dynamics’ role as the lead for a robotics-focused consortium, has a value of approximately $28 million and will run through fiscal year 2009. General Dynamic Robotics Systems is part of General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 30 Sep 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 30 Sep 2005
- Israeli Troops Kill 2 Palestinians in West Bank Raid VOA 30 Sep 2005 -- Israeli soldiers raided a West Bank refugee camp, Friday, sparking a shootout that killed two Palestinian militants and badly wounded another.
- Early Palestinian Election Results Show Fatah Leading Hamas VOA 30 Sep 2005 -- Preliminary Palestinian election results indicate President Mahmoud Abbas' ruling Fatah movement has won more than half the votes cast in Thursday's West Bank municipal elections.
- Security Council extends mission's mandate in DR of Congo until end of October UN News Centre 30 Sep 2005 -- The Security Council, faced with the mandate of its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) expiring today, extended it for one month, until the end of October.
- Foreign Rebels Remain in DRC Despite Deadline Threats VOA 30 Sep 2005 -- Thousands of rebels from neighboring Rwanda and Uganda remain in the Democratic Republic of Congo despite a deadline that expired on Friday for them to lay down their weapons and go home
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON SPECIAL COURT FOR SIERRA LEONE United Nations 30 Sep 2005
- Kosovo: U.S. Official Says Reforms Must Continue Through Status Process RFE/RL 30 Sep 2005 -- A top U.S. State Department official says any negotiations on the final status of Kosovo must be accompanied by further reform efforts from ethnic Albanian leaders in the province
- Algerian Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Peace Plan VOA 30 Sep 2005 -- Algerian officials say voters gave a resounding "yes" to the president's peace charter, which proposes sweeping amnesties for many of the Islamist insurgents in Algeria's 13-year-old civil war.
- LIBERIA: Postponing poll not our decision to make, says elections body IRIN 30 Sep 2005 -- The first elections since Liberia's civil war will have to be delayed if a court ruling is implemented, but only the signatories of a 2003 peace deal can set a new date for the poll, the country's electoral chief said on Friday.
- GREAT LAKES: Kinshasa says it resist any foreign invasion IRIN 30 Sep 2005 -- The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) said on Friday its army would resist any invasion by foreign forces.
- COTE D IVOIRE: West African leaders try to revive flagging peace efforts IRIN 30 Sep 2005 -- West African leaders gathered for a one-day extraordinary summit on Friday aimed at reviving flagging efforts to bring peace to divided Cote d'Ivoire although the country's president refused to attend.
- Arms embargo on Nepal should continue: Indian delegation IRNA 30 Sep 2005 -- India should continue arms embargo on Nepal to pressurize King Gyanandra to restore multiparty democracy in the Himalayan Kingdom, according to visiting Indian political leaders.
- DRC-UGANDA: Disarm LRA rebels or we invade, Museveni tells Kinshasa, MONUC IRIN 30 Sep 2005 -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on Thursday the Congolese government and the UN mission there known as MONUC must, in two months, disarm Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels who recently crossed into eastern Congo or his army would do so.
- SUDAN: UN expresses concern over attack on Darfur IDP camp IRIN 30 Sep 2005 -- Following an attack on a camp for displaced people in Sudan's western region of Darfur, in which 29 people were reportedly killed, the UN has called on the government to ensure security for all its citizens.
- Uzbekistan: Andijon Cover-Up Provokes EU Sanctions RFE/RL 30 Sep 2005 -- Further details emerged in Brussels today about the sanctions EU foreign ministers are virtually certain to impose against Uzbekistan at their monthly meeting in Luxembourg on 3 October
- Japan, China Resume Talks on Disputed Undersea Gas Field VOA 30 Sep 2005 -- China and Japan resumed negotiations Friday over one of their more serious disagreements - this one involving oil and gas exploration in disputed waters in the East China Sea.
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