22 October 2005 Military News
- MARINE KILLED BY EXPLOSION NEAR HAQLANIYAH
- TWO MARINES KILLED BY IED NEAR AL AMARIYAH
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- STRYKER BRIGADE UNCOVERS HUGE WEAPON CACHES NEAR EUPHRATES RIVER CENTCOM 22 Oct 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 172nd Infantry Brigade (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) uncovered 10 weapons caches and detained 16 suspected terrorists during two operations in northern Iraq Oct. 17-18.
- Four U.S. Troops Die in Iraq; Insurgents Killed, Captured AFPS 22 Oct 2005 -- Three Marines were killed in two combat operations in Iraq on Oct. 21.
- Coalition forces raid Husaybah foreign fighter safe houses MNF-I 22 Oct 2005 -- Twenty terrorists suspected of sheltering al Qaeda in Iraq foreign fighters were killed and one captured during Coalition raids on a series of safe houses in Husaybah Oct. 22.
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers defeat terrorists in fire fight MNF-I 22 Oct 2005 -- A Task Force Liberty patrol killed one terrorist, wounded another and captured a third in a small-arms firefight in Ad Duluiyah at about 3:00 p.m. Oct. 22.
- Significant strides made in Operation Restoring Rights MNF-I 22 Oct 2005 -- The Third Armored Cavalry Regiment, partnered with the 3rd Iraqi Army Division, captured five terrorists and nine smugglers in the past 24 hours
- USS Theodore Roosevelt Aircraft Destroy IED Production Facility Navy NewsStand 22 Oct 2005 -- Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8 stationed aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) continued to provide support to coalition troops on the ground in Iraq Oct. 19.
- Lonestar Battalion Reports for Duty in Iraq Navy NewsStand 23 Oct 2005 -- Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 22 took the reins of their construction mission in the Al Anbar Province from NMCB 24 during a ceremony here Oct. 3.
- Secretary Urges Prompt Resolution of Misconduct Allegations AFPS 22 Oct 2005 -- - Allegations like those lodged this week against soldiers in Afghanistan accused of mistreating Taliban fighters' dead bodies - whether true or not - can cause tremendous harm to the United States and need to be resolved quickly, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told reporters traveling with him here today.
- Neo-Taliban Kill Nine Afghan Policemen RFE/RL 22 Oct 2005 -- Police today said neo-Taliban militants killed nine Afghan policemen, including a unit commander, in fighting in the southern Helmand Province, RFE/RL's Afghan Service reported.
- U.S. Helicopters, Personnel Helping Pakistan Recovery Navy NewsStand 22 Oct 2005 -- American helicopters are running sorties "from dawn till dusk," the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan said during a news conference Oct. 20.
- Services Prep for Hurricane Wilma AFPS 22 Oct 2005 -- The military continues preparations for the predicted Monday Florida landfall of Hurricane Wilma.
Defense Policy / Programs
- SS PFC Obregon Docks in Rota to Prep for Sailing Qual Navy NewsStand 22 Oct 2005 -- A civilian ship made use of Naval Station Rota's Port Operations Department Oct. 11-17 to prepare for its upcoming qualification inspection.
- Rumsfeld's Mongolia Visit Focuses on Peacekeeping Operations AFPS 22 Oct 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld applauded Mongolia's efforts to enhance its peacekeeping capabilities here today, reaffirming to Mongolian Defense Minister Tserenkhuu Sharavdorj a commitment that the United States "is anxious and willing and ready" to assist.
- Rumsfeld Visit to Mongolia Underscores Growing Military Cooperation VOA 22 Oct 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld visited Mongolia Saturday to thank the country for its participation in the military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and to promote the growing U.S.-Mongolian military relationship.
- Rumsfeld: China Has Much to Lose if It Becomes a Threat VOA 22 Oct 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says China has much to lose if its leaders decide to use the country's fast-growing military power in threatening ways.
- NATO to enhance assistance to Pakistan IRNA 22 Oct 2005 -- NATO has decided to enhance its assistance to Pakistan with a name to alleviate sufferings of the affected people of earthquake, a top NATO official said here on Saturday.
- Pakistan asks NATO to consult troops deployment IRNA 22 Oct 2005 -- Pakistan said on Saturday that it has accepted an offer by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to deploy its forces in a humanitarian relief assistance role in the quake-hit areas, but has asked NATO that the deployment should be with consultation.
- Rice Calls Report of Syrian Role in Hariri Killing "Troubling" Washington File 22 Oct 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has described as "deeply troubling" a United Nations investigation that implicates Syrian officials in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and finds the Syrian government to be obstructing the inquiry.
- Pakistan quake death toll reaches 53,000 IRNA 22 Oct 2005 -- Death toll from Pakistan devastating earthquake has risen to over 53,000 while the number of seriously injured people has soared to above 74,000, a senior Pakistani official said on Saturday.
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