07 October 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 07 Oct 2005 [PDF]
- FOUR MARINES KILLED BY IED
- TWO MARINES KILLED BY IED
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: Defense Department Special Briefing on Operations in Western Iraq 07 Oct 2005 -- Presenter: Commanding General, Multinational Force West and 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Forward, Maj. Gen. Stephen T. Johnson
- Operation Iron Fist concluded USMC News Release 07 Oct 2005 -- Approximately 1,000 Marines, Soldiers and Sailors assigned to Regimental Combat Team -2 concluded Operation Kabda Bil Hadid (Iron Fist) in the Al Qa'im region of Western Al Anbar late yesterday.
- Operation Iron Fist Update MNF-I 07 Oct 2005 -- Approximately 1,000 U.S. Marines, Soldiers and Sailors completed their sixth day of Operation Kabda Bil Hadid, or Iron Fist in English, in Western Al Anbar on Oct. 6.
- Operation River Gate Update MNF-I 07 Oct 2005 -- Approximately 350 Iraqi Security Force Soldiers and 2,500 Marines, Soldiers and Sailors from Regimental Combat Team - 2 continued Operation Bawwabatu Annaher, or River Gate, in the cities of Haditha, Haqlaniyah and Barwana Oct. 6.
- Improvised explosive device Emir captured MNF-I 07 Oct 2005 -- Multi-National forces killed two foreign fighters and captured two others during a raid in Karabilah Sept. 6.
- Iraqi, U.S. forces nab 34 terror suspects MNF-I 07 Oct 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers teamed up with Iraqi Special Police Commandos to conduct a series of raids in south Baghdad Oct. 6 and netted 34 terror suspects.
- Security forces capture terror suspects, seize weapons MNF-I 07 Oct 2005 -- Multi-National forces from Task Force Freedom detained 48 suspected terrorists, seized weapons caches, and killed a terrorist during operations in northern Iraq Oct. 3-6.
- Iraq Offensives Kill 20 Suspected Militants RFE/RL 07 Oct 2005 -- Two military offensives aimed at rooting out insurgents continued today in western Iraq.
- 6 US Marines Killed in Iraqi Operations VOA 07 Oct 2005 -- U.S.-led anti-insurgent operations are continuing in western Iraq, in an effort to prevent attacks on voters in the lead-up to next week's constitutional referendum.
- Pentagon Claims Intel that Led to New York Alert VOA 07 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. Defense Department says the terrorist alert in New York was based on information it gathered in recent weeks, and that the information also led to a raid on a suspect location in Iraq during the last few days.
- US and Iraqi Forces Finalizing Security Plans for Next Week's Referendum VOA 07 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. military say it is confident that the recent seizures of large weapons caches and the on-going military offensives against insurgents in western Iraq and will help minimize violence in next week's constitutional referendum.
- Roadside Bomb Blasts Kill Six Marines in Iraq AFPS 07 Oct 2005 -- Six Marines were killed in action by improvised explosive devices Oct. 6 in Iraq, Multinational Force Iraq officials reported.
- Major Offensive Operations Continue in Iraq AFPS 07 Oct 2005 -- Three major offensive operations are ongoing in Iraq, as Iraqi security forces and coalition troops continue weeding out terrorists and eliminating weapons that threaten ongoing progress in the country, military officials reported.
- Insurgent Attacks Increase as Iraqi Elections Near AFPS 07 Oct 2005 -- As Defense Department officials predicted, insurgents in Iraq have stepped up their attacks as important Iraqi elections approach, senior DoD officials told reporters here Oct. 6.
- U.S. Wants More Robust Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan AFPS 07 Oct 2005 -- The United States wants its NATO allies to change the rules of engagement for its troops in Afghanistan as the alliance prepares to take over a more dangerous area, defense officials said this week.
- COALITION INVESTIGATING 4 AFGHAN POLICE DEATHS, 1 WOUNDED NEAR GERESHK CENTCOM 07 Oct 2005 -- U.S. and Coalition forces are investigating an incident where four Afghan National Policemen were killed and another was wounded near Gereshk in the Helmand Province yesterday.
- A-10 phase dock keeps OEF frequent flyers flying AFPN 07 Oct 2005 -- A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft here flew 500 sorties in September over Afghanistan supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD Announces Issuance of Reimbursement Policy 07 Oct 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today the issuance of a policy and procedures for reimbursing members of the armed forces for privately purchased protective, safety or health equipment for Operations Noble Eagle, Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom as required by Public Law 108-375, section 351.
- US Senate Approves Defense Spending Bill VOA 07 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. Senate Friday unanimously (97-to-0) approved a $445 billion defense spending bill that includes money for continued military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a provision to streamline the Pentagon's interrogation procedures for military prisoners and detainees.
- Exercise Stresses Need to Cooperate in Bosnia AFPS 07 Oct 2005 -- The experiences of hurricanes Katrina and Rita hammered home the need for people all over the United States to aid one another.
- New Supply-Tracking System Gets Items to Troops Faster AFPS 07 Oct 2005 -- Defense Department officials know they'll save taxpayers money with the new "radio frequency identification" tracking system.
- Bonhomme Richard Enters Drydock in San Diego Navy NewsStand 07 Oct 2005 -- Multipurpose Amphibious Assault Ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR) entered a floating drydock at General Dynamic's National Steel and Shipbuilding Company Oct. 1 for an extended maintenance period.
- Swift's Back and Forth Efforts Pay Off Navy NewsStand 07 Oct 2005 -- The Navy's high-speed vessel Swift (HSV 2), homeported at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va., played a major role in Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in September.
- SURFLANT Endorses Investigation Into McFaul-Churchill Collision Navy NewsStand 07 Oct 2005 -- Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (CNSL), Rear Adm. Michael Nowakowski endorsed Rear Adm. Raymond Spicer's, commander, Carrier Strike Group 12, report of the investigation into the collision between USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) and USS McFaul (DDG 74) Oct. 3.
- Senate Learns of U.S. Military Partnerships in Africa Washington File 07 Oct 2005 -- The American military is more dedicated now than ever before to helping Africans deal with security concerns that threaten their stability and hard-won economic gains, says Marine General James Jones, commander of the U.S. European Command (EUCOM).
- Edwards, DARPA explore new C-17 capability AFPN 07 Oct 2005 -- Soaring 6,000 feet above the sun-baked California desert, a pair of Edwards aircraft -- a C-17 Globemaster III shadowed by a C-12 Huron observer aircraft -- carried out an unusual mission with an even more unusual cargo recently.
- Moseley: C-17 'worth weight in gold' in Pacific AFPN 07 Oct 2005 -- Basing C-17 Globemaster IIIs in Hawaii will boost Pacific Air Force's airlift capabilities in the region, the Air Force chief of staff said Oct. 6.
- Cope Thunder exercise begins AFPN 07 Oct 2005 -- Cope Thunder 06-1 participants are using the 62,000 square miles of airspace at this remote base to "fly, fight and win" during Pacific Air Force's premier combat airpower exercise.
- Reserve wing welcomes change to flying mission AFPN 07 Oct 2005 -- The 445th Airlift Wing received its first of 11 C-5 Galaxy aircraft Oct. 3.
- Barksdale joins Bright Star 2005 AFPN 07 Oct 2005 -- Airmen here recently engaged in a unique international exercise -- Bright Star 2005.
- Air Warfare Center changes names to USAF Warfare Center AFPN 07 Oct 2005 -- The Air Warfare Center here officially changed its name Oct. 1 to the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center.
- Iraq commander: Reserve, Guard at 'ramming speed' Army News 07 Oct 2005 -- The former commanding general of Multi-National Corps-Iraq gave his assessment of the difference between the active and reserve-component Soldiers he commanded.
- US to Block NATO Ties for Serbia, Croatia Until Arrest of War Crimes Figures VOA 07 Oct 2005 -- A key State Department official said Friday, the United States will block NATO membership or partner relations with Serbia-Montenegro and Croatia until top Balkans war crimes figures are brought to justice.
- U.S., Kyrgyzstan Discuss Arms Control RFE/RL 07 Oct 2005 -- A senior U.S. diplomat has held talks in Bishkek with Kyrgyz Prime Minister Felix Kulov.
- Iran Unconcerned By U.S.-Funded Azerbaijani Radars RFE/RL 07 Oct 2005 -- A senior Iranian official said today it has no concerns over the planned construction of a U.S.-funded radar station north of its border with Azerbaijan.
- State Department Briefing, October 7 Washington File 07 Oct 2005 -- Dr. ElBaradei/IAEA/Nobel Peace Prize award, IAEA/three-term rule, Avian Flu, Indonesia, North Korea, Iraq, China, Mexico/Central America
- White House Daily Briefing, October 7 Washington File 07 Oct 2005 -- Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, hurricane relief, Karl Rove, homeland security, Greenspan successor, economy, refineries, war on terror, Iran, avian flu, Middle East
- Northrop Grumman Receives U.S. Air Force Military Support Contract Northrop Grumman 07 Oct 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract to expand the U.S. Air Force's staff of qualified mission-support personnel for technical and engineering support and for increased air defense of the United States.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 07 Oct 2005
- UNHCR Chief Warns Peace Prospects Slipping Away in Darfur VOA 07 Oct 2005 -- The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, warns peace prospects in Sudan's conflict-ridden province of Darfur are slipping away.
- SUDAN: Khartoum destruction triggers southern returns IRIN 07 Oct 2005 -- Nandior Alu was waiting for transport to Abyei in Southern Kordofan State. Sitting at one of the bus stations in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, she anticipated the five-day walk from Abyei to her village.
- ERITREA: Flight restrictions to affect border monitoring IRIN 07 Oct 2005 -- The decision by the Eritrean government to restrict United Nations helicopter flights will significantly reduce the organisation's ability to monitor the situation on the border with neighbouring Ethiopia, the top UN military commander in the region said.
- Eritrean flight ban forces UN to halt mine clearance activities UN News Centre 07 Oct 2005 -- A helicopter flight ban imposed by Eritrea against the United Nations peacekeeping operation (UNMEE) has forced the world body to suspend its lifesaving mine clearance activities in the country.
- UGANDA: ICC issues arrest warrants for LRA leaders IRIN 07 Oct 2005 -- The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued arrest warrants for five senior members of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), including the group's leader, Joseph Kony, Ugandan defence minister Amama Mbabazi said on Friday.
- UN Criminal Court Issues First Arrest Warrants for Ugandan Rebels VOA 07 Oct 2005 -- The United Nations International Criminal Court has issued its first-ever arrest warrants for five members of Uganda's shadowy rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army, LRA.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY DELEGATION FROM MOROCCO United Nations 07 Oct 2005
- CONGO: Rebels await Govt response to coalition proposal IRIN 07 Oct 2005 -- A rebel group in the Republic of Congo's troubled Pool region says it is waiting for a reaction to a proposal it sent the government on Wednesday to form a new government of national unity.
- GREAT LAKES: Army says Ugandan rebels flee back into Sudan IRIN 07 Oct 2005 -- The 400 Ugandan rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) who in September sought refuge in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been forced back across the border, a Congolese army spokesman said on Friday in Kinshasa.
- COTE D IVOIRE: African leaders want Gbagbo in the helm another year to avert constitutional crisis IRIN 07 Oct 2005 -- Laurent Gbagbo should remain president of war-torn Cote d'Ivoire for up to 12 months beyond his official mandate, according to African Union leaders who stepped in to avert a potential constitutional crisis.
- NEPAL: Europeans concerned over Nepal's situation IRIN 07 Oct 2005 -- A European Union troika visiting Nepal says it is worried that the country could be on the verge of political collapse.
- UN group reports jump in violations of arms embargo against Somalia UN News Centre 07 Oct 2005 -- Reporting a sharp rise in violations of the arms embargo against Somalia, a UN monitoring group is recommending that the Security Council tighten the noose to cut funding available to former warlords in the war-ravaged country.
- Talks on Kosovo's final status should begin now - Annan UN News Centre 07 Oct 2005 -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today talks should now begin on the final status of ethnically-divided Kosovo, which the United Nations has run ever since the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) drove out Yugoslav troops amid grave human rights abuses in fighting between the province's Albanians and Serbs in 1999.
- Pro-Moscow Chechen President Says Abductions On The Rise RFE/RL 07 Oct 2005 -- The Moscow-backed president of Chechnya says abductions are on the rise in the North Caucasus Russian republic.
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