11 October 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 11 Oct 2005 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- TWO SOLDIERS KILLED BY IED IN AR RAMADI
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Iraqi, U.S. forces surprise terrorists, detain 57 MNF-I 11 Oct 2005 -- More than 600 Iraqi and U.S. forces responded to reports of terrorists operating in south Baghdad and conducted multiple cordon and searches in the early-morning hours of Oct. 11.
- Iraqi, Coalition operations net terror suspects, weapons MNF-I 11 Oct 2005 -- Iraqi and Coalition Forces continued to aggressively pursue terrorists in the capitol by capturing 34 terror suspects and seizing bomb making materials and weapons caches during more than 50 raids and searches Oct. 9.
- Hunch leads to large weapons cache MNF-I 11 Oct 2005 -- Soldiers from B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment discovered a very large weapons cache Oct. 10 in the Abu Ghraib district.
- U.S. aviation, infantry forces hunt down terrorists MNF-I 11 Oct 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad aviation and ground forces combined efforts to defeat terrorists in south Baghdad Oct. 9.
- Car Bomb Kills 30 Iraqis In Tal Afar RFE/RL 11 Oct 2005 -- Iraqi police said that a car bomb exploded today in a crowded market in Tal Afar, a town in northwest Iraq, killing at least 30 Iraqis and wounding 45.
- Suicide Car Bombings Kill at Least 37 in Iraq VOA 11 Oct 2005 -- Iraqi police say at least 37 people have been killed and dozens wounded in two suicide car bombings - just four days before a national referendum on a new constitution.
- Iraqis Respond to Arab League Attack; U.S. Forces Hunt Terrorists AFPS 11 Oct 2005 -- The deputy secretary-general of the Arab League was among a group of delegates who came under attack Oct. 10 from small-arms fire in northwestern Baghdad, , military officials reported.
- 98 Terror Suspects Captured; Operation River Gate Continues AFPS 11 Oct 2005 -- Iraqi and coalition forces netted 98 terror suspects and several weapons caches in separate operations Oct. 9, 10 and today in Baghdad, military officials reported.
- Iraqi, Coalition troops capture most-wanted terrorists Army News 11 Oct 2005 -- Iraqi Army and Coalition forces in Baghdad this weekend conducted more than 52 raids and 470 patrols, capturing more than 50 suspected terrorists, including several on the most-wanted list.
- TR CSG Offers OIF Air Support Navy NewsStand 11 Oct 2005 -- Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 launched its first combat operations from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in more than two and a half years Oct. 6, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).
- 18 Afghan Police Reported Killed In Ambush RFE/RL 11 Oct 2005 -- An Afghan government official says at least 18 Afghan police officers have been killed in an ambush by suspected Taliban rebels in the southern Helmand Province.
- Afghanistan: Police Chief Says Smugglers Helped Taliban With Ambush RFE/RL 11 Oct 2005 -- Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says at least 18 police officers were killed on 10 October when suspected Taliban fighters in the western province of Helmand ambushed their convoy
- 19 Afghan Policemen Killed in Insurgent Ambush VOA 11 Oct 2005 -- Afghanistan's interior ministry says suspected Taleban insurgents have ambushed a police convoy in southern Helmand province, killing 19 policemen.
- US Military Expands Pakistan Relief Effort VOA 11 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. military is expanding the type of relief supplies it is sending to Pakistan in response to Saturday's earthquake
- U.S. Military Assistance Moving Toward Pakistan AFPS 11 Oct 2005 -- Eight U.S. military helicopters are in Pakistan providing heavy-lift capabilities in disaster-relief operations after a magnitude 7.6 earthquake devastated large swaths of the country Oct. 8, the chief of U.S. Central Command said today.
- Military Continues Earthquake Relief Support in Pakistan AFPS 11 Oct 2005 -- Coalition forces are continuing to provide earthquake rescue, recovery and relief in Pakistan, and the Defense Department is establishing a Humanitarian Coordination Center in Islamabad to coordinate military support for the effort, U.S. Central Command and Combined Forces Command Afghanistan officials announced today.
- U.S. earthquake assistance arrives in Pakistan Army News 11 Oct 2005 -- U.S. forces are assisting with rescue, recovery and relief operations in Pakistan following an earthquake that killed between 20,000 and 30,000.
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for September 11 Oct 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics by the active and reserve components for the month of September.
- Rumsfeld Sends General to Coordinate Guatemalan Disaster Relief AFPS 11 Oct 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has dispatched a senior U.S. general to assess relief efforts in hurricane-stricken Guatemala, officials said today as Rumsfeld prepared to travel to Miami for a meeting of Central American defense and security ministers.
- KFOR exercise to test recovery, transportation systems Army News 11 Oct 2005 -- Multinational Brigade (East) will host a three-day exercise in Kosovo this week to test the interoperability of different national recovery and transportation systems.
- 'Gateway to Europe' ends 60-year airlift legacy AFPN 11 Oct 2005 -- Although 60 years of airlift legacy came to a close, the "spirit" of this base will endure.
- Academy Board of Visitors discuss top issues AFPN 11 Oct 2005 -- Sexual assault prevention and religious tolerance, and the academy's handling of these issues, were topics discussed by the academy's Board of Visitors here during an Oct. 6 meeting.
- Army launches vehicle safety course Army News 12 Oct 2005 -- Everyone who drives an Army vehicle must now complete a new online course designed to make people think about driving safer.
- Bush Says Iraqis Will Vote October 15 Despite Threat of Violence Washington File 11 Oct 2005 -- President Bush expressed optimism that the Iraqi people will vote in the October 15 referendum on the country's proposed constitution in spite of the violence he anticipates will accompany the election.
- India, Russia Hold Military Exercises In Northern India RFE/RL 11 Oct 2005 -- Indian and Russian troops today began nine days of joint military exercises at an army base in northern India to sharpen their skills in combating terrorism.
- State Department Briefing, October 11 Washington File 11 Oct 2005 -- Pakistan, Central America, Macedonia, Afghanistan, Venezuela/Argentina, United Nations/Sudan, Federal register notice on designation of Moroccan Islamic Combatant, Group as foreign terrorist organization, Iran, China, Iraq, Syria, Middle East, Israel/Palestinians, Germany, Romania, Northern Ireland
- U.S.: Secretary Of State Rice Begins Central Asian Tour RFE/RL 11 Oct 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today arrived in Kyrgyzstan, the first stop on a four-nation Central Asian tour that will also take her to Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan
- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Embarks on Diplomatic Mission in Central Asia VOA 11 Oct 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice began a three-day visit to Central Asia in the former Soviet republic, Kyrgyzstan, where she also visited American troops stationed there.
- Secretary of State visits Manas, inspires Airmen AFPN 11 Oct 2005 -- Perfect weather and more than 500 Airmen with the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing here greeted the 66th secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, when she arrived Oct. 11.
- Rice Thanks Troops in Kyrgyzstan for Terror War Support AFPS 11 Oct 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice thanked U.S., French and Spanish troops in Kyrgyzstan today for their role in helping to safeguard fledgling democracies and supporting the war on terror.
- Kyrygzstan: U.S. Secretary Of State Rice Talks To RFE/RL RFE/RL 11 Oct 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has started a four-nation Central Asian tour that is expected to take her successively to Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan
- Kyrgyzstan: U.S. Secretary of State Calls For Closer Ties RFE/RL 11 Oct 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Kyrgyzstan on 11 October on the first leg of a three-day regional tour that will also take her to Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan.
- Rice Travels to Central Asia but Avoids Uzbekistan VOA 11 Oct 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice travels to Central Asia and Afghanistan this week to boost economic and democratic reform initiatives in the region.
- BAE SYSTEMS Awarded Doppler Radar Contract BAE Systems 11 Oct 2005 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a $2 million contract to provide a Continuous Wave (CW) Doppler radar to the United Kingdom Aberporth Test and Evaluation Range, operated by QinetiQ on behalf of the U.K. Ministry of Defence. The contract is the first order for a new CW Doppler radar product line and will be delivered next year.
- BAE SYSTEMS Fires Multiple Round Simultaneous Impact Missions From NLOS-Cannon BAE Systems 11 Oct 2005 -- BAE Systems has successfully fired a four-round Multiple Round Simultaneous Impact (MRSI) mission from the Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon (NLOS-C) Concept Technology Demonstrator (CTD).
- Spanish Air Force to receive air-to-ground system Taurus EADS 11 Oct 2005 -- TAURUS Systems GmbH (TSG) received the contract for series production of the Taurus missiles destined for the Spanish Armed Forces. The order has come from SENER, the Spanish company which in its capacity as prime contractor concluded the procurement contract with the Spanish Air Force in mid-September. The procurement contract covers 43 operational missiles, including mission planning and support to A/C integration. These air-to-ground missile systems are planned as armament for the Spanish F-18 and Eurofighter aircraft. The contract award was based on the decision taken by the Spanish Council of Ministers in June 2005 to procure Taurus KEPD 350 for the Spanish Air Force.
- General Dynamics to Develop Wireless Network Solution for the Air Force Combat Information Transport System General Dynamics 11 Oct 2005 -- General Dynamics Network Systems was awarded a delivery order valued at approximately $1.5 million under the Network Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) program to develop a second-generation wireless local area network solution for the U.S. Air Force Combat Information Transport System (CITS), headquartered at Hanscom AFB, Bedford, Mass. This program will provide Air Force warfighters standardized classified and unclassified 802.11 wireless services at all operational levels. General Dynamics Network Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD).
- Raytheon Awarded $45.5 Million for Paveway™ Laser Guided Bomb Production Raytheon 11 Oct 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $45.5 million contract for the U.S. Air Force's fiscal year 2005 procurement of Paveway™ II laser guided bomb kits.
- Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Autonomous System That Delivers Real-Time Surveillance Information to Military Forces in Urban Battle Zones Northrop Grumman 11 Oct 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully led the first demonstration of a system that autonomously controls low-flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to deliver real-time surveillance data to U.S. military forces in urban battle zones.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 11 Oct 2005
- TRANSCRIPT OF PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECRETARY-GENERAL KOFI ANNAN AT PALAIS DES NATIONS, GENEVA , 10 OCTOBER 2005 United Nations 11 Oct 2005
- United States Wants Action, Not Words for Darfur Washington File 11 Oct 2005 -- In an effort to emphasize that the Security Council must be more active in trying to improve security in Sudan's Darfur region, the United States blocked a briefing by a U.N. human rights envoy October 10.
- UN Security Council Refuses Briefing on Darfur Atrocities VOA 11 Oct 2005 -- The U.N. Security Council has refused to hear a briefing on Darfur from the world body's top expert on genocide.
- SUDAN: AU to refer Darfur situation to UN Security Council IRIN 11 Oct 2005 -- The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council has decided that the issue of the "deteriorating security situation" in the western Sudanese region of Darfur be refered to the UN Security Council.
- SUDAN: Darfur security situation getting worse, says expert IRIN 11 Oct 2005 -- The security situation in Sudan's war-affected western region of Darfur is getting worse and more must be done to protect civilians, the UN Secretary-General's special adviser on the prevention of genocide, Juan Mendez, said on Monday.
- LIBERIA: Voters queue for hours to make history in first post-war polls IRIN 11 Oct 2005 -- Liberians braved long hours in the scorching sun and the pouring rain on Tuesday to have their say in elections they hope will cement peace and reduce poverty in this West African nation, ravaged for years by civil war.
- Annan says Liberia's elections after years of conflict can usher in peace, development UN News Centre 11 Oct 2005 -- Saying that after 15 years of conflict, Liberia's elections today can usher in lasting peace, democratic development and reconstruction, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan urged registered voters in the West African country to go to the polls.
- LTTE threatens to resume war if travel ban is not lifted IRNA 11 Oct 2005 -- The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) wants Norway to lift the EU travel ban imposed on their organization since September 26.
- Haiti's fragile electoral process shows gains, UN says UN News Centre 11 Oct 2005 -- With a significant number of voters and with candidates representing a broad range of political opinion gearing up for upcoming elections in Haiti, a credible vote is possible but the Transitional Government must take further measures to ensure success, a new United Nations report says.
- UN mission hindered by Eritrea's helicopter restrictions UN News Centre 11 Oct 2005 -- One week after the Security Council called upon the Government of Eritrea to reverse its decision to restrict flights over its airspace, United Nations helicopters remain grounded because of the restrictions, which are hampering the world body's peacekeeping activities in the area.
- Georgia Threatens To End Russian Peacekeeping Deal RFE/RL 11 Oct 2005 -- Georgia's parliament today threatened to end a peacekeeping deal with Russia in two Georgian breakaway regions if Moscow continues to support what Tbilisi says is a policy of encouraging separatists.
- COTE D IVOIRE: Opposition alliance calls on UN to reject 12 more months of Gbagbo IRIN 11 Oct 2005 -- An alliance of Cote d'Ivoire's main opposition parties has called on the UN to reject African Union proposals to keep President Laurent Gbagbo in office for up to 12 months beyond the end of his mandate this month.
- DRC: Rebels attack villages, kill 24, displace thousands IRIN 11 Oct 2005 -- Thousands of civilians began arriving in the town of Walungu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday following attacks on four nearby villages, in which at least 24 civilians were hacked to death.
- UGANDA: Army to hunt for LRA rebels inside Sudan IRIN 11 Oct 2005 -- Sudan has given the Ugandan army the green light to hunt for the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels wherever they hide in Sudan, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
- SOMALIA: Interim gov't denies violating arms embargo IRIN 11 Oct 2005 -- Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) on Tuesday refuted claims in a United Nations report that said it had violated an arms embargo on the strife-torn Horn of Africa country.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY OFFICE FOR COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS United Nations 11 Oct 2005
- Pakistan: Hopes Of 'Earthquake Diplomacy' Crushed As Quake Survivors Await Help RFE/RL 11 Oct 2005 -- Tens of thousands of people are still waiting for help, three days after the 7.6-magnitude earthquake that devastated Kashmir and northern Pakistan
- Quake: UN launches $272 million appeal to help Pakistan over next six months UN News Centre 11 Oct 2005 -- The United Nations today launched a $272-million flash appeal to help Pakistan recover from last Saturday's devastating earthquake, which killed more than 30,000 people, injured some 60,000 more and left 1 million others in acute need of life-saving assistance, 2.5 million homeless and 4 million affected.
- State Department Issues Update on U.S. Aid to Earthquake Victims Washington File 11 Oct 2005 -- U.S. efforts to assist those affected by the 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck South Asia October 8 were summarized by the Department of State in a fact sheet issued October 11.
- Quake Aid Increasing, Much More Needed VOA 11 Oct 2005 -- Heavy rains forced Pakistani authorities to temporarily suspend helicopter relief operations to areas north of Islamabad that were hit hard by the recent earthquake
- Massive UN Aid Operation to South Asia Earthquake Victims Under Way VOA 11 Oct 2005 -- The United Nations has launched a $272 million appeal to fund a massive emergency aid operation in earthquake devastated Pakistan.
- Indian PM Promises More Help to Quake-Devastated Kashmir VOA 11 Oct 2005 -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made his first visit to Kashmir since Saturday's earthquake claimed more than 1,000 lives on India's side of the line of control
- Aid Slow For Pakistan Quake Victims RFE/RL 11 Oct 2005 -- Tens of thousands of Pakistani survivors are still waiting for help today, three days after the 7.6-magnitude earthquake that devastated Kashmir and northern Pakistan.
- Rescuers in Pakistan Battling Against Time to Save Trapped Victims VOA 11 Oct 2005 -- Emergency workers in quake-hit Pakistan are racing against time to rescue thousands of victims still trapped in the rubble of flattened buildings and villages across the northern regions of the country
- Heavy Rain Halts Quake Relief Helicopter Flights in Pakistan VOA 11 Oct 2005 -- Pakistani authorities have temporarily suspended helicopter relief operations to earthquake-hit areas north of Islamabad because of torrential rains.
- Somalia Pirates Hijack Third Ship Since June VOA 11 Oct 2005 -- Somali gunmen hijacked a freight ship off the eastern coast of Somalia on Monday.
- Middle East: Prince El Hassan Bin Talal Talks To RFE/RL At Forum 2000 RFE/RL 11 Oct 2005 -- His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan spoke to RFE/RL on 10 October during the Forum 2000 conference in Prague
- LOCKHEED MARTIN SUBMITS PROPOSAL FOR GOES-R GEOSTATIONARY LIGHTNING MAPPER Lockheed Martin 11 Oct 2005 -- The Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center (ATC) has submitted to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center a formulation phase study proposal for the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument that will fly on the GOES-R Series environmental satellites. GLM's ability to monitor convection on a global scale via lightning will provide new insight into the formation, distribution, morphology and evolution of storms, and allows investigation into the mechanisms at the core of the global water and energy cycle.
- Northrop Grumman Announces Intent to Build System Integration Laboratory in Huntsville Northrop Grumman 11 Oct 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today it intends to locate the system integration laboratory for its Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI) missile-defense program at the company's new Cummings Research Park complex.
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