16 October 2005 Military News
- Five Soldiers killed in Ramadi
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- U.S. Still on Offensive after Support to Iraqi Referendum AFPS 16 Oct 2005 -- U.S military forces in Iraq are staying on the offensive after completing security operations in support of that country's landmark, Oct. 15 constitutional referendum, officials said.
- Al Qaeda propaganda cell leader captured MNF-I 16 Oct 2005 -- Coalition forces captured Al Qaeda in Iraq's propaganda cell leader during a raid last month.
- Karabilah terrorist safe house raided MNF-I 16 Oct 2005 -- Coalition forces raided a terrorist safe house in Karabilah Oct. 16, killing several terrorists.
- Voters, ballots protected for Constitutional Referendum MNF-I 16 Oct 2005 -- For one crucial day, Baghdad neighborhoods were not rattled by loud explosions from suicide bombers. As voters headed to the polls-from Taji in the north to Mahmudiyah in the south-Baghdad districts were cocooned in an aura of relative peace and quiet Oct. 15.
- Marines, Iraqi security forces wrap up referendum security operations in al Anbar Province MNF-I 16 Oct 2005 -- Members of 2d Marine Division and Iraqi security forces wrapped up security operations Oct. 16 in support of the Constitutional Referendum in al Anbar Province.
- Fraud Investigation Slowing Afghan Vote Count RFE/RL 16 Oct 2005 -- An official with the UN-Afghan Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB) said today that investigations into allegations of fraud have slowed down the counting of the ballots in the 18 September parliamentary election.
- U.S. Military Assisting Pakistani Earthquake Victims AFPS 16 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. military continues ferrying food, water, clothing, medicine, tents and other essential life-saving supplies to Pakistani earthquake victims.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Carl Vinson's Crew SCOOPs "Gold Eagle" Navy NewsStand 16 Oct 2005 -- The crew of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), fresh from a global combat deployment and a change of homeport from Bremerton, Wash., to Norfolk, Va., are carrying out their Shipboard Coordinated Offload and Outfitting Plan (SCOOP) in October in preparation for Carl Vinson's mid-lifecycle overhaul.
- Enterprise Sails Again Following ESRA Navy NewsStand 16 Oct 2005 -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) pulled away from Norfolk Naval Station's Pier 12 Oct. 13 for sea trials, following the conclusion of an Extended Selected Restricted Availability (ESRA) in the Northrop Grummon Newport News Shipyards in Newport News, Va.
- Iran's Nuclear Ambitions Focus of Rice's Meetings in Moscow Washington File 16 Oct 2005 -- Rice, Russian leaders also discuss Central Asia, "post-Gaza" Middle East
- CACI Announces Intent to Acquire National Security Research, Inc. CACI 16 Oct 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding shares of National Security Research, Inc. (NSR). Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, NSR is a leading provider of professional and analytic services and solutions to the federal government and the private sector.
- Israel Kills Jihad Leader, Palestinians Kill 3 Settlers in West Bank VOA 16 Oct 2005 -- Three Israelis were killed and five others were wounded in two shooting incidents near Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
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