10 October 2005 Military News
- TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIER KILLED BY CAR BOMBER
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Terror site found MNF-I 10 Oct 2005 -- Coalition forces acting on multiple intelligence sources raided a safe house suspected of harboring foreign terrorists on Oct 10.
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers and Iraqi forces detain terrorists in Kirkuk MNF-I 10 Oct 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers and Iraqi security forces detained two wanted terrorists during a series of raids in Kirkuk at 3:30 a.m. Oct. 10.
- Soldier Killed by Car Bomber; Terrorists Detained AFPS 10 Oct 2005 -- A Task Force Baghdad soldier was killed today when a suicide car bomb detonated outside a checkpoint near the International Zone in Baghdad, military officials reported.
- Insurgent Attacks in Iraq Continue Before Referendum VOA 10 Oct 2005 -- Insurgents in Iraq killed at least 11 people Monday, including a U.S. soldier, in a series of bombings and shootings five days before a referendum on the country's proposed new constitution.
- Operation River Gate update MNF-I 10 Oct 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces and Marines, Soldiers and Sailors from Regimental Combat Team 2 continued Operation Bawwabatu Annaher (River Gate) in the cities of Haditha, Haqlaniyah and Barwana Oct. 10.
- Soldiers discover weapons cache MNF-I 10 Oct 2005 -- For the third time in as many weeks, Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Marine Division discovered a significant weapons cache in Ramadi, Al Anbar's provincial capital.
- Second Suicide Bombing Targets Southern Afghan City RFE/RL 10 Oct 2005 -- A second suicide bomb attack of the day has rattled Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar, although the attacker was the only casualty after timely intervention by police.
- Afghan Commission Still Poring Over Vote Complaints RFE/RL 10 Oct 2005 -- Afghanistan's Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) has adjudicated more than half of the roughly 5,300 challenges and complaints filed since mid-July concerning the landmark national and parliamentary elections on 18 September, the commission said in a statement today.
- Former Afghan Militia Commander Killed In Explosion RFE/RL 10 Oct 2005 -- A prominent former militia commander and three other people were killed today in a suspected bomb explosion in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar.
- Afghanistan: After Three Years Of Reconstruction, Government Says Country Is Back In Business RFE/RL 10 Oct 2005 -- The Afghan government is holding a series of promotional seminars throughout the United States in an effort to woo U.S. investors with promises of efficient business registration, favorable taxation, improved security, and opportunities for investment in the food, tourism, and textile industries
- U.S. Soldier Killed, Three Others Wounded in Afghanistan AFPS 10 Oct 2005 -- A U.S. soldier was killed and another was wounded during a firefight with enemy forces near Shinkay, Afghanistan, Oct. 9, military officials reported.
- US Military Prepares Task Force for Quake Aid VOA 10 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. military is creating a special Joint Task Force to coordinate U.S. relief efforts in Pakistan and neighboring countries following the devastating earthquake on Saturday.
- First U.S. Earthquake Relief Supplies Arrive in Pakistan AFPS 10 Oct 2005 -- The first relief supplies from the United States arrived here on a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport jet less that 48 hours after the devastating earthquake that left thousands dead and thousands more injured.
- Department of Defense Statement on South Asian Earthquake Relief Efforts 10 Oct 2005 -- The Department of Defense today announced that Navy Rear Admiral Michael Lefever has been designated to establish a Humanitarian Coordination Center in Islamabad, Pakistan
Defense Policy / Programs
- TAC MOBILE Deploys in Support of Destined Glory 2005 Navy NewsStand 11 Oct 2005 -- Although Tactical Mobile Europe (TAC MOBILE) deployed aboard USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) is small - numbering two officers and 10 enlisted Sailors - they are making a large impact on the annual NATO exercise Destined Glory (Loyal Midas) 2005.
- General Dynamics Awarded $15 Million Contract to Produce MK19 Grenade Machine Guns General Dynamics 10 Oct 2005 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a $14.7 million contract by U.S. Army TACOM-ARDEC for the production of 1,097 MK19 grenade machine guns. Deliveries will commence in June 2006.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN TESTS FIRST AEGIS WEAPON SYSTEM WITH SPY-1F RADAR AT SEA Lockheed Martin 10 Oct 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and shipbuilder Navantia successfully performed initial at-sea testing of the first Aegis Weapon System equipped with the new SPY-1F radar aboard the Norwegian frigate Fridtjof Nansen (F-310) during the sea trials conducted off the coast of Ferrol, Spain. This marks an important milestone in Integrated Weapon System (IWS) testing for the first of Norway’s five new Aegis-equipped frigates.
- Northrop Grumman Opens EA-18G Aircraft Electronic-Warfare Laboratory in New York Northrop Grumman 10 Oct 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has opened a new electronic-warfare systems-integration laboratory that will be used to support the development of the airborne electronic-attack system for the U.S. Navy's EA-18G aircraft. The system is scheduled to begin entering the fleet in 2009.
- Team TerraMax Completes Historic DARPA Grand Challenge Oshkosh 10 Oct 2005 -- Oshkosh Truck Corporation [NYSE: OSK] and partners Rockwell Collins [NYSE: COL] and the University of Parma, Italy, announced that their robotic truck, TerraMax™, has completed the DARPA Grand Challenge. The vehicle was one of five to complete the race.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 10 Oct 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SPECIAL ADVISER ON PREVENTION OF GENOCIDE United Nations 10 Oct 2005
- Israeli-Palestinian Summit Postponed VOA 10 Oct 2005 -- Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have postponed a summit scheduled for Tuesday between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
- UN's Annan: Fighting in Darfur Jeopardizes Aid Operations VOA 10 Oct 2005 -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan warns continued insecurity in Sudan's conflict-ridden province of Darfur may bring humanitarian operations in some parts of the region to a halt.
- UGANDA: ICC indictments to affect northern peace efforts, says mediator IRIN 10 Oct 2005 -- The decision by the International Criminal Court's (ICC) to issue arrest warrants for the leaders of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has changed the dynamics of ongoing peace talks between the Uganda government and the rebels, the mediator said.
- Militants announce "temporary suspension" of operations IRNA 10 Oct 2005 -- In the wake of the killer quake, the Jehad Council, an amalgam of 14 militant outfits based in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, has announced temporary suspension of its operations in the ravaged areas of Jammu and Kashmir.
- Situation in Darfur, Sudan is worsening, UN genocide expert warns UN News Centre 10 Oct 2005 -- Just back from the troubled Darfur region of Sudan, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide warned today that the situation there is worsening and called for action to protect civilians, facilitate the delivery of humanitarian assistance and bring those responsible before the International Criminal Court (ICC).
- Croatia Seeks EU Help To Find War Crimes Fugitive RFE/RL 10 Oct 2005 -- Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader appealed to EU member states on 10 October to help find his country's best-known war crimes indictee, former General Ante Gotovina.
- Kosovo: Stability Pact Head Cites Lack Of EU Strategy For Kosovo RFE/RL 10 Oct 2005 -- Austria's Erhard Busek, who heads the EU-led Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe, spoke recently with the Kosovo subunit of RFE/RL's South Slavic and Albanian Languages Service about efforts to resolve disputes over the status of the UN-administered province of Kosovo, in Serbia and Montenegro
- SUDAN: AU condemns murder of Darfur peacekeepers IRIN 10 Oct 2005 -- The African Union (AU) has strongly condemned the killing over the weekend of three Nigerian peacekeepers and two civilians by suspected Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) rebels in Darfur.
- LEBANON: Poor Lebanese find life easier in Palestinian refugee camp IRIN 10 Oct 2005 -- Some Lebanese have become so poor they have decided to move into the crowded camps that house many of the 400,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
- Merkel Set to Become German Chancellor VOA 10 Oct 2005 -- Angela Merkel is set to become Germany's first female chancellor as a result of an agreement between her Christian Democratic party and its Social Democratic rivals.
- United States Sends Help to Earthquake-Ravaged Region Washington File 10 Oct 2005 -- Responding to the 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck South Asia October 8, the United States is rushing relief supplies and personnel to the affected area, the White House said October 10
- World Community Rushes To Aid South Asian Earthquake Victims Washington File 10 Oct 2005 -- In the wake of the death and destruction caused by the massive 7.6-magnitude earthquake in South Asia, near the Pakistan-India border, the international community has mobilized to deliver assistance and relief to the devastated area.
- First US Relief Supplies Arrive in Pakistan VOA 10 Oct 2005 -- The first U.S. cargo planes have arrived in Pakistan with supplies for victims of Saturday's earthquake.
- Massive Aid Effort Fighting Time in South Asia VOA 10 Oct 2005 -- Massive convoys are rushing aid to Muzaffarabad, the worst hit city in the South Asia earthquake.
- Rescue Effort Intensifies in Pakistan as Quake Toll Mounts VOA 10 Oct 2005 -- Two days after a massive earthquake struck Pakistan, rescuers are still digging in the rubble, sometimes with their bare hands, in the hope of finding survivors
- Indian Kashmir Quake Toll Mounts as Rescuers Reach Remote Areas VOA 10 Oct 2005 -- In Indian Kashmir, the death toll from Saturday's 7.6 magnitude earthquake is mounting as rescue teams begin to reach outlying areas.
- Rescuers Hunt For Quake Survivors In Pakistan RFE/RL 10 Oct 2005 -- Pakistan is working to cope with its worst-ever natural disaster today as rescuers search for survivors more than 48 hours after a powerful earthquake struck the region.
- South Asia: International Rescue Efforts Continue As Quake's Death Toll Rises RFE/RL 10 Oct 2005 -- Foreign rescue teams and aid pledges are pouring into Pakistan and India from around the world after a devastating earthquake killed tens of thousands and left some 2.5 million people homeless in the region.
- US Sending Aircraft, $50 Million in Quake Aid VOA 10 Oct 2005 -- The United States says it will provide up to $50 million to help relieve suffering in the Kashmir earthquake zone, and it also is dispatching helicopters and military cargo planes to help rescuers reach villages that survived the shock.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON MYANMAR BY ASEAN INTER-PARLIAMENTARIAN CAUCUS United Nations 10 Oct 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON RECENT DISASTERS IN SOUTH ASIA , CENTRAL AMERICA United Nations 10 Oct 2005
- Boeing Delivers Next-Generation Commercial Satellite to DIRECTV, Inc. Boeing 10 Oct 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] announced today the on-orbit delivery of the Spaceway F1 satellite to DIRECTV, Inc. The most complex commercial satellite ever manufactured, Spaceway F1 will enable DIRECTV to broadcast local high definition television (HDTV) channels into several of the nation's largest markets.
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