06 October 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 06 Oct 2005 [PDF]
- TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIER KILLED
- Transcript: Defense Department Operational Update Briefing 06 Oct 2005 -- Presenter: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, Lawrence Di Rita and Deputy Director for Regional Operations J-3, Brig Gen Carter Ham
- Operations Update for Arabic Media, Oct. 6, 2005 MNF-I 06 Oct 2005
- "Operation River Gate" Seeks to End Deadliest Period in Iraq VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- Ramadan, usually one of the happiest holidays for Muslims, began in Iraq, with fighting between insurgents and coalition forces and more bombings.
- Iraqi, Coalition forces' September weapons haul in Baghdad biggest since May MNF-I 06 Oct 2005 -- During combat operations to crack down on terrorist cells and their support networks in and around Baghdad, Iraqi and Coalition Forces seized 31 weapons caches in September, making it the largest monthly haul since 54 caches were seized in May.
- Task Force Baghdad engineers find big weapons cache MNF-I 06 Oct 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers searching near previous weapons cache sites unearthed a new cache containing rockets, mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and materials often used to make improvised explosive devices.
- US Troops Rise to 152,000 for Iraqi Referendum VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- U.S. defense officials say the United States will maintain about 152,000 troops in Iraq until the country holds its constitutional referendum on October 15.
- Many Killed In Iraq Bombings RFE/RL 06 Oct 2005 -- Over 35 people have been killed in a number of blasts in Iraq, including at least 25 people in a bomb attack at a Shi'ite mosque in Al-Hillah, south of Baghdad.
- Suicide Attack in Baghdad Kills 9 VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- Iraqi police say a suicide bomber blew up his explosives filled car near the Oil Ministry in Baghdad, killing at least nine people and wounding eight others.
- Suicide Attack at Iraqi Shi'ite Mosque Kills 25 VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- A suicide car bombing at a Shi'ite mosque in the Iraqi town of Hilla killed at least 25 people Wednesday, when Iraqis were observing the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
- Iraqis, Coalition Beefing up Border Interdiction AFPS 06 Oct 2005 -- Iraqi and coalition officials are doing their best to halt shipments of bomb-making materials, expertise and individuals into Iraq, DoD officials said in a Pentagon news conference today.
- Pakistan-Afghan request IRNA 06 Oct 2005 -- Pakistan said on Thursday that it would consider a formal request by Afghanistan to hand over Taliban spokesman Mufti Lateefullah Hakimi.
- Afghanistan: First Provisional Election Results Announced For Two Provinces RFE/RL 06 Oct 2005 -- Afghanistan's Joint Electoral Management Body today announced the first provisional results from parliamentary and provincial elections.
- Afghan Vote Count Excludes 300 Polling Stations for Fraud VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- Election officials in Afghanistan say ballots from nearly 300 polling stations - about 1 percent of the nationwide total - are being excluded from the count of last month's legislative elections because of fraud.
- NATO to Deploy More Troops as it Expands Operations in Afghanistan VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer says the alliance expects to deploy several thousand more troops in Afghanistan as part of its plans to expand operations into the volatile southern regions of the country.
- NATO Confirms Troop Expansion in Afghanistan VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- NATO has confirmed plans to send thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan as it prepares to expand operations into the country's still volatile southern provinces next year.
- Afghanistan Has First Provisional Vote Results RFE/RL 06 Oct 2005 -- Afghan election officials announced today that they have the first provisional results of Afghanistan's parliamentary election.
- Karzai Urges Pakistan To Extradite Taliban Spokesman RFE/RL 06 Oct 2005 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai said yesterday that Kabul wants Pakistan to extradite purported neo-Taliban spokesman Abdul Latif Hakimi, who was detained on 4 October.
- Pakistan To Consider Any Afghan Extradition Request RFE/RL 06 Oct 2005 -- Pakistan says it will consider any request by Afghanistan to hand over a Taliban spokesman who was arrested on 4 October in the southwestern Baluchistan Province.
- Transcript: Defense Department Special Briefing 06 Oct 2005 -- Presenter: Commander, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Carl Strock
- Total force proves beneficial to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita recovery AFPN 06 Oct 2005 -- More than 6,900 active-duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen supported Hurricanes Katrina and Rita relief operations, proving that the total-force concept works, said the Air Force chief of staff here recently.
- Army Engineers Focus on Helping South Recover from Hurricanes AFPS 06 Oct 2005 -- The "dewatering" of New Orleans should be complete today, the Army's top engineer said during a news conference here today.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: President Discusses War on Terror at National Endowment for Democracy The White House 06 Oct 2005
- Bush Gives Detailed View Of War Against Terrorism RFE/RL 06 Oct 2005 -- U.S. President George W. Bush has outlined his view of the war against international terrorism and its relation to the 2 1/2-year conflict in Iraq.
- Bush: War on Terrorism Will Continue VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- President Bush says there can be no appeasement of terrorists, and warns they seek a radical Islamic empire.
- Congressional Democrats Criticize Bush Speech VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- Congressional Democrats say President Bush's speech Thursday was long on rhetoric and short on specifics about how the administration plans to reach its goals in the war in Iraq and the war on terrorism.
- Bush Outlines Strategy for Victory in Terror War AFPS 06 Oct 2005 -- President Bush today outlined the comprehensive strategy he said is showing progress in the global war on terror and will ultimately lead to victory over extremism.
- Senate Approves Measure Aimed at Preventing Prisoner Abuse VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. Senate has approved a measure that would impose standards on the military's treatment of detainees in the wake of prisoner abuse scandals at the Abu Ghraib detention center and elsewhere.
- White House Denies Bush Said Invasions of Iraq, Afghanistan 'Driven by God' VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- The White House says a report that President Bush believed God told him to go to war in Afghanistan and Iraq is "absurd."
- DoD Names New Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force 06 Oct 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today the decision to appoint Donald M. Kerr, director of the National Reconnaissance Office, as the assistant to the secretary of the Air Force (intelligence space technology) effective Oct. 3.
- USAFE, Rwandan security forces protect airlift mission AFPN 06 Oct 2005 -- A joint U.S. and Rwandan security forces team is keeping the people and aircraft supporting humanitarian operations here safe.
- Personnel Who Bought Gear Can Claim Reimbursement Army News 06 Oct 2005 -- Some servicemembers who bought their own protective gear will get reimbursed for the purchase under a new policy approved Oct. 4.
- USS Theodore Roosevelt Transits Through Suez Canal Navy NewsStand 06 Oct 2005 -- USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), currently on a routine, scheduled deployment, transited through the Suez Canal Sept. 27.
- Doyle Returns from SOUTHCOM Deployment Navy NewsStand 06 Oct 2005 -- USS Doyle (FFG 39) and embarked Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) (HSL) 46 Det. 3 returned in September from a successful six-month deployment in the U.S. Southern Command area of operations.
- Five Pacific Subs Receive Unit Awards Navy NewsStand 06 Oct 2005 -- Five submarines assigned to Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, have been given unit awards for deployments made to the Western Pacific.
- LCUs Support ESG 8 During CERTEX Navy NewsStand 06 Oct 2005 -- Utility Landing Craft (LCU) 1663 crew members served a vital role to Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 8 Oct. 1 during the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) certification exercise (CERTEX).
- Officials: Catastrophic events caused U-2 crash AFPN 06 Oct 2005 -- A catastrophic, cascading sequence of events, beginning with the inflight failure of the power takeoff shaft, caused a U-2S surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to crash June 22 in Southwest Asia, killing the pilot, according to Air Force investigators.
- New Efforts Strengthen Pentagon's Aid to Severely Injured Troops AFPS 06 Oct 2005 -- Naval Reserve Lt. Cmdr. Ty Redmon starts each day at the Military Severely Injured Center with a new life-changing challenge.
- US Senate Votes to Delay Payment for Uzbek Base VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. Senate has voted to delay a $23 million payment to Uzbekistan for the use of an air base for American military operations in Afghanistan.
- U.S. Senate Blocks Base Payment To Uzbekistan RFE/RL 06 Oct 2005 -- The United States Senate has voted to delay for at least one year a $23 million payment to Uzbekistan for use of the Karshi-Khanabad Air Base.
- Central Asia: Q&A With U.S. Assistant Secretary Of State Daniel Fried RFE/RL 06 Oct 2005 -- In this interview, RFE/RL speaks with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs Daniel Fried about U.S. Policy toward Central Asia.
- White House Briefing, October 6 Washington File 06 Oct 2005 -- Bush/war on terror speech, Iran, Osama bin Laden, interrogation techniques, Avian flu, North Korea
- State Department Briefing, October 6 Washington File 06 Oct 2005 -- Rewards for Justice program/Bali bombings, Iran/Iraq, Iran, Central Asia, Avian Flu Conference, China, South Korea
- BAE Systems Selected by Hispano-Suiza to Develop Electronic Engine Control for Airbus A400M Transport BAE Systems 06 Oct 2005 -- JOHNSON CITY, New York -- BAE Systems, in partnership with Hispano-Suiza (SAFRAN Group), will develop the full-authority digital electronic control (FADEC) for EuroProp Internationals TP400-D6 engine, slated to power the new Airbus A400M military transport. The control, derived from the FADEC 3 control design, will manage critical functions for the A400Ms four turboprop engines.
- BAE SYSTEMS Receives $5.1 Million Contract For The Fitting Out Availability Of The USS San Antonio (LPD 17) BAE Systems 06 Oct 2005 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a $5.1 million cost-plus-award fee contract by the Naval Sea Systems Command for the Fitting Out Availability (FOA) of the USS San Antonio (LPD 17), the first of the new LPD 17 class of ships. The vessel is an amphibious transport dock ship to be home ported in Norfolk after commissioning this fall.
- Boeing Awarded Common Bomber Mission Planning Enterprise Contract Boeing 06 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing [NYSE:BA ] a $153 million Mission Planning Enterprise Contract (MPEC) delivery order for a common bomber joint mission planning system for B-1, B-2 and B-52 bomber aircraft.
- Lockheed Martin Completes Live Fly Demonstration of Airborne, Maritime and Fixed Station JTRS Prototype Lockheed Martin 06 Oct 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has successfully completed a live fly demonstration of the Airborne, Maritime and Fixed Station (AMF) component of the military’s Joint Tactical Radio Systems (JTRS) program. The demonstration featured airborne, ground-based and simulated maritime units collaborating in real time across an integrated airborne IP network to rapidly find, identify and strike a time-sensitive target.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED $119.4 MILLION ADVANCED DISPLAY SYSTEM CONTRACTS Lockheed Martin 06 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] two contract awards totaling $119.4 million for the continued production of advanced naval displays.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN OPENS NEW FACILITY TO INTEGRATE AND TEST LCS MISSION SYSTEMS Lockheed Martin 06 Oct 2005 -- Lockheed Martin today opened a new facility to support the integration and test of mission systems for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The Mission Systems Integration Center (MSIC) is a full scale version of the LCS mission control center with live equipment, combat management system software and simulations of combat systems equipment.
- Northrop Grumman Addresses Defense Travel System's Critics Northrop Grumman 06 Oct 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today commented on critics of the Defense Travel System (DTS) and their efforts which would halt continued development of a program designed to save tax dollars spent on travel administration by the U.S. Department of Defense.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 06 Oct 2005
- Israeli General Orders Army to Stop Using Palestinians as Human Shields VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- Israel's top general has ordered the army to stop using Palestinian civilians as human shields in arrest raids.
- Israeli High Court Bans Army Use of Palestinians as Human Shields VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- The Israeli Supreme Court has banned the army from using Palestinian civilians as human shields in arrest raids.
- Palestinian, Israeli Leaders Scheduled To Meet VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are scheduled to hold their first meeting in four months, next week.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO United Nations 06 Oct 2005
- Kosovo Stresses it Will Seek Independence VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- Kosovo's delegation for possible talks on the future of the United Nations-run province has met for the first time and stressed it would seek independence for the largely ethnic-Albanian region.
- Kurd Rebels End Ceasefire Against Turkey VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- Kurdish rebels declared they had ended a two-month unilateral ceasefire against Turkey
- DRC-RWANDA: Kigali says it not responsible for mass killings IRIN 06 Oct 2005 -- A senior Rwandan government official dismissed on Thursday allegations that the army was responsible for a massacre nearly 10 years ago of hundreds of people in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), whose bodies were discovered recently in mass graves.
- Insurgents Step Up Attacks in Southern Thailand VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says insurgents have stepped up their use of force in the country's restive south, and his newly appointed Muslim armed forces commander is reviewing strategies to address the development
- Officials Stockpile Vaccine, Drugs Against Avian Flu AFPS 06 Oct 2005 -- Health officials estimate the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 killed 50 million people worldwide -- more than died in World War I.
- EXTERNAL TANK-119 RETURNS TO MICHOUD ASSEMBLY FACILITY Lockheed Martin 06 Oct 2005 -- External Tank-119 is transported down Saturn Boulevard at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans on October 3. ET-119 arrived at the facility for additional retrofitting work after a five-day trip from Kennedy Space Center. The return trip originally scheduled for late August had to be postponed because of damage Hurricane Katrina inflicted upon New Orleans. Lockheed Martin built ET-119 at the NASA facility in New Orleans. The tank is scheduled to fly on the next Space Shuttle flight, STS-121, next year. A photo of ET-119’s return is available at http://www.lockheedmartin.com/michoud Look left and click only on “Michoud Image Gallery.”
- Mirror Segment for James Webb Space Telescope Delivered for Polishing Northrop Grumman 06 Oct 2005 -- Manufacturing of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) progressed further with the delivery of the telescope's first mirror segment for grinding and polishing in late September. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's prime contractor for the space observatory, leading the design and development effort.
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