05 October 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 05 Oct 2005 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
- Transcript: Defense Department Special Briefing 05 Oct 2005 -- Presenter: Former Commander, Multi-National Transition Command Iraq and NATO Training Mission Iraq, Lt. Gen. David Petraeus, USA
- Operation River Gate Begins in Iraq's Euphrates Valley AFPS 05 Oct 2005 -- The 2nd Marine Division launched Operation River Gate in the cities of Haditha, Haqlaniyah and Barwana in Iraq Oct. 4, military officials reported.
- Car Bomb Stopped Before Reaching Target; 12 Wounded in Explosion AFPS 05 Oct 2005 -- .S. and Iraqi police and military personnel stopped a car bomb from reaching its intended target Oct. 4 in Baghdad's fortified International Zone, U.S. military officials in Iraq said.
- Iraqi Air Force 101: First they must read English AFPN 05 Oct 2005 -- There is nothing uncommon about English as a second language class, but there is a unique reason English classes are held here. Iraqi Airmen are required to take the course so they can read and understand U.S. Air Force technical orders outlining operation and maintenance of three C-130 Hercules the U.S. gave to the Iraqi Air Force.
- Car Bomb Kills 25 Outside Iraqi Mosque VOA 05 Oct 2005 -- A car bomb has exploded outside a Shi'ite mosque in the Iraqi town of Hillah, killing at least 25 people as Iraqi Shi'ites observed the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.
- U.S. Presses Offensive In Western Iraq RFE/RL 05 OCt 2005 -- U.S. troops today pushed ahead with their big offensive in western Iraq, designed to clear insurgents from three Euphrates River towns.
- Iraqi civilian leads U.S. Soldiers to weapons cache MNF-I 05 Oct 2005 -- An Iraqi civilian provided information about a weapons cache to Task Force Baghdad Soldiers while they were patrolling along the Tigris River north of Baghdad Oct. 1.
- Coalition raids, patrols nab 23 terror suspects, weapons MNF-I 05 Oct 2005 -- Coalition Forces captured 20 terror suspects during seven pre-dawn raids against terrorist safe-houses in Baghdad Oct. 4 in order to break up terror networks operating in and around the city.
- Detainee dies at Camp Bucca MNF-I 05 Oct 2005 -- A 43-year-old male security detainee died this morning at Camp Bucca.
- U.S. forces detain 11 terror suspects in south Baghdad MNF-I 05 Oct 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers and Iraqi security forces continue working hard to create a secure environment for the Oct. 15 constitutional referendum.
- Soldiers, Iraqi forces continue offensive operations in Baghdad MNF-I 05 Oct 2005 -- Iraqi security forces and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers continued numerous offensive operations against terrorists in east Baghdad Oct. 2.
- Tip helps U.S. Soldiers foil car bomb attack near school MNF-I 05 Oct 2005 -- U.S. Soldiers, responding to an Iraqi citizen's tip, foiled a potential terrorist car bomb attack near an elementary school in west Baghdad Oct. 3.
- Operation River Gate update MNF-I 05 Oct 2005 -- Approximately 350 Iraqi Security Force Soldiers and Coalition Marines, Soldiers and Sailors from Regimental Combat Team - 2 continued Operation Bawwabatu Annaher, River Gate in English, in the cities of Haditha, Haqlaniyah and Barwana.
- Afghanistan: Pakistan Hails Capture Of Taliban Spokesman As Breakthrough RFE/RL 05 Oct 2005 -- Pakistani interrogators on 5 October were questioning the chief spokesman for the Taliban militia, a day after capturing him in the city of Quetta.
- Some Afghan Poll Results Expected Thursday VOA 05 Oct 2005 -- Afghan election officials have finished counting ballots from last month's legislative elections and are to release some provisional results Thursday.
- Vote Counting Ends in Afghan Elections, Vote Fraud Probed VOA 05 Oct 2005 -- Afghan officials say ballot counting in last month's legislative elections has been completed and authorities now are auditing the results and investigating reports of vote fraud.
- Pakistan Says No Decision On Handover Of Taliban Spokesman RFE/RL 05 Oct 2005 -- Pakistan says it has not yet made a decision on whether it will hand over to Afghan authorities a prominent spokesman for the Taliban who has been arrested in Pakistan.
- Air Force named executive agent for Katrina-related funds AFPN 05 Oct 2005 -- In a recent memorandum, defense officials named the Air Force as the executive agent for Hurricane Katrina funding.
- Texas Guard relief mission begins drawing down Army News 05 Oct 2005 -- With power coming on throughout the area, Texas National Guard Soldiers with Task Force Seguin transferred food and water distribution duties Oct. 4 to other groups and local authorities.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Capability assessment helps AF prepare for future AFPN 05 Oct 2005 -- Air Force leaders use a future capabilities assessment to assist in planning for 2025 and beyond.
- Recent changes improve Korea assignment program AFPN 05 Oct 2005 -- Recent policy changes to the Korea Assignment Incentive Pay program allow Airmen to apply for the program before or after their arrival in South Korea.
- Chief of Staff tells meeting of Army successes Army News 05 Oct 2005 -- Army Chief of Staff Peter Schoomaker delivered the keynote address Tuesday at the Association of the United States Army's luncheon at the Washington Convention Center.
- Generals discuss battle command improvements at AUSA annual meeting Army News 05 Oct 2005 -- A panel discussed advancements in the battlefield technology Tuesday at the Association of the United States Army annual meeting. Lt. Gen. Steven Boutelle, the Army's chief information officer/G6, led the panel entitled, "Improved Capabilities for Battle Command."
- USS Camden Ends 38-plus Years of Navy Service Navy NewsStand 05 Oct 2005 -- The fast combat support ship USS Camden (AOE 2) was decommissioned Sept. 29 at Pier Delta at Naval Base Kitsap, ending 38 years of naval service.
- Division "Spotlight" Program on Stennis Improves Readiness Navy NewsStand 05 Oct 2005 -- USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) is conducting an evaluation program designed to ensure that each division on board is kept ready.
- CTF 84 Reserve Unit Established Navy NewsStand 05 Oct 2005 -- Commander Task Force (CTF) 84 Navy Reserve Detachment stood up Oct. 1 during a ceremony at the Naval Support Activity (NSA) compound here.
- Naval Security Group Aligns with NETWARCOM Navy NewsStand 05 Oct 2005 -- The Navy has integrated all of its Information Operations (IO) capabilities under one authority by formally disestablishing Naval Security Group Command (NAVSECGRU) and aligning its personnel and assets under Naval Network Warfare Command (NETWARCOM).
- Cheney: America 'Won't Wait to Be Hit Again' by Terrorists AFPS 05 Oct 2005 -- U.S. servicemembers fighting in the global war against terrorism are "directly engaging the enemies of the United States" who have considered themselves to be at war with America since long before Sept. 11, Vice President Richard B. Cheney said here today.
- State Department Briefing, October 5 Washington File 05 Oct 2005 -- State to host international conference on avian influenza, Tajikistan, Central Asia, Iraq, Balkans, Palestinian Authority, Iran, Nicaragua, China/Taiwan
- White House Daily Briefing, October 5 Washington File 05 Oct 2005 -- Speech on terrorism/preview, Supreme Court/Harriet Miers, new sherpa, Roe versus Wade/litmus test, Iraq, Medicaid for hurricane victims, Social Security, Osama bin Laden, avian flu, Iran/Iraq
- Boeing and Lockheed Martin Cooperate in SDB II Competition Boeing 05 Oct 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] have signed an exclusive teaming agreement to compete for the Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) Increment II program.
- EADS and DRS Technologies to Collaborate on Laser-based Obstacle Warning System for Helicopters EADS 05 Oct 2005 -- EADS and DRS Technologies have agreed to collaborate on U.S. marketing and production of the EADS HELLAS laser-based obstacle warning system that offers unprecedented protection for helicopters against difficult-to-detect obstacles, such as power lines.
- Boeing and Lockheed Martin Cooperate in SDB II Competition Lockheed Martin 05 Oct 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] have signed an exclusive teaming agreement to compete for the Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) Increment II Program.
- Northrop Grumman Gulf Coast Facilities Have Re-Opened for Business; All Employees Should Report to Work Northrop Grumman 05 Oct 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) reports that 12,500 employees from its Ship Systems sector workforce of nearly 19,800 have returned to work full time since its Gulf Coast facilities were impacted by Hurricane Katrina. An additional 3,020 employees have made contact with the company and are on various forms of approved leave. Another 3,562 employees have made initial contact with the company but are not working and 715 are not yet accounted for. Production work has resumed on the 11 ships under construction at the facilities in New Orleans, Gulfport and Pascagoula.
- Sikorsky To Provide Logistics Support for EADS North America UH-145 Bid for U.S. Army LUH Sikorsky 05 Oct 2005 -- Sikorsky Aircraft will provide contractor logistic support (CLS) for the UH-145 as part of EADS North America bid for the U.S. Army's Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) mission. The companies announced the teaming arrangement today at a press conference held at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) in Washington, D.C.
- CryoSat – Set for launch EADS 05 Oct 2005 -- Cryosat, the first satellite designed to measure polar sea ice, is ready for launch. Developed and built by EADS Astrium for the European Space Agency (ESA), the satellite is due to be launched on 8 October from the Plesetsk cosmodrome by a Eurockot Rockot launch vehicle. Eurockot is a subsidiary of EADS.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 05 Oct 2005
- Palestinian, Israeli Leaders to Meet Tuesday VOA 05 Oct 2005 -- Jordan's King Abdullah says Palestinian and Israeli leaders will meet Tuesday to revive stalled Middle East peace talks.
- NATO Commander Hails Security Efforts in Darfur Washington File 05 Oct 2005 -- Allied and U.S. military interest in Africa is "embryonic" but growing at a rapid pace, especially in support of security operations in Darfur, NATO's supreme allied commander (SACEUR), Marine General James Jones, told Congress September 28.
- UGANDA: Concerns over renewed LRA attacks on civilians IRIN 05 Oct 2005 -- The recent spate of attacks on civilians in northern and eastern Uganda by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels has raised fears that the brutal 19-year old conflict is "not yet over", a top religious leader in the region said.
- DRC-UGANDA: Kampala dismisses Congo's call for sanctions IRIN 05 Oct 2005 -- Uganda's foreign minister, Sam Kutesa, dismissed on Wednesday a demand for UN sanctions against his country made a day earlier by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
- Annan Likely to Recommend Kosovo Status Talks VOA 05 Oct 2005 -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has hinted he will soon recommend the start of talks on the future status of Kosovo.
- ERITREA: Gov't urged to reverse flight restrictions on UNMEE IRIN 05 Oct 2005 -- The United Nations Security Council has called upon the Eritrean government to reverse a decision to restrict within its airspace helicopter flights used by the UN Mission to Ethiopia and Eritrea [UNMEE].
- DRC-UGANDA: Army deploys 2,000 troops to disarm LRA rebels IRIN 05 Oct 2005 -- The army of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has begun deploying at least 2,000 men to the northeastern town of Aba near the Sudan border to disarm 400 Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels who recently entered the country.
- LEBANON: US helps to revive economy of zone once occupied by Israel IRIN 05 Oct 2005 -- The United States has funded a series of projects to help revive the crippled economy of southern Lebanon following the withdrawal of Israeli occupation forces five years ago.
- Analysis: Lessons Learned - Or Only Identified? By Kenneth Allard 05 Oct 2005 -- "Mobile homes shipped to Mississippi as emergency housing - but with the keys missing. And the now-notorious "ice odyssey" - in which truckloads of the stuff were apparently shipped all over the country but without coming anywhere close to those who desperately needed it. As they try to figure out what went wrong with these and other bungled FEMA responses to the hurricanes, it may be easier for Congress and the administration to throw up their hands and simply place the military in charge of the whole thing"
- Moscow Warns Swiss Over Adamov Extradition RFE/RL 05 Oct 2005 -- Russia today cautioned Switzerland against extraditing former Atomic Energy Minister Yevgenii Adamov to the United States, suggesting such a step would negatively impact bilateral relations.
- World: Concern Mounts Over Possible Flu Pandemic RFE/RL 05 Oct 2005 -- International concern is growing over the possible outbreak of an avian influenza (bird flu) epidemic.
- EGYPT: Presidential election was a false start in democratisation, Crisis Group says IRIN 05 Oct 2005 -- Egypt’s presidential election in September was a “false start” in moves towards greater democracy and the government must do more to ensure that parliamentary elections due in November are free, fair and open to all, the International Crisis Group said.
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