25 October 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 25 Oct 2005 [PDF]
- Update to Press Release A051022e two additional II MEF Marines killed in action
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- US Casualty Toll Hits 2000 in Iraq VOA 25 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. military death toll in Iraq officially reached two thousand on Tuesday, with the announcement of the death of a soldier who was injured last week.
- Iraqi Foreign Fighters Seen as Small, But Deadly Force VOA 25 Oct 2005 -- As U.S. and Iraqi forces continue anti-insurgent operations in Iraq, a clearer picture is beginning to emerge of the foreign fighters who have slipped into the country to join the insurgency
- Officials Provide More Details of Baghdad Bombing AFPS 25 Oct 2005 -- Military officials today released more details about the three car bombs that detonated near the Palestine and Sheraton hotels in central Baghdad early Oct. 24.
- U.S. Soldiers find, destroy roadside bombs MNF-I 25 Oct 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers sealed off a road in west Baghdad Oct. 24 after finding two large explosive devices rigged to explode.
- Terrorist stronghold raided MNF-I 25 Oct 2005 -- Coalition forces raided three suspected terrorist safe houses, detained six terrorists, and killed several others in the town of al Ushsh, northwest al Qaim Oct. 25.
- Coalition forces conduct search operation in Basrah MNF-I 25 Oct 2005 -- Multi National Division South East conducted a search operation in the al Hartha and Hayy al Shuhda areas of Basrah City Oct. 22.
- Alleged Heroin Kingpin Is First Afghani Extradited to U.S. Washington File 25 Oct 2005 -- An alleged Afghan narco-trafficker is being extradited from Afghanistan to the United States in the first extradition ever between the two countries, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York said in a press release October 24.
- Six Civilians Killed Near Kabul RFE/RL 25 Oct 2005 -- Afghan officials say suspected militants attacked a U.S.-led military convoy with rockets and machine guns near Afghanistan's capital Kabul, missing their target, but killing six civilians.
- Afghanistan: Alleged Taliban-Linked Drug Lord Extradited To United States RFE/RL 25 Oct 2005 -- For the first time, the government of Afghanistan has extradited one of its citizens to the United States
- MORE HELICOPTERS ENROUTE TO PAKISTAN CENTCOM 25 Oct 2005 -- The United States is sending more helicopters to Pakistan to assist in delivery of humanitarian aid supplies and casualty evacuations in the remote areas of the earthquake ravaged region.
- National Guardsmen Assisting in Wilma's Wake AFPS 25 Oct 2005 -- National Guard soldiers from the Carolinas and New York are providing air and communications support to Florida in the wake of Hurricane Wilma.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Army activates third air and missile defense command Army News 25 Oct 2005 -- The 94th Air and Missile Defense Command unfurled its colors during a ceremony Oct 14, on Fort Shafter as the Army transforms to meet the security challenges of the 21st century.
- Air defense continues during hurricane season AFPN 25 Oct 2005 -- Though it has been busy providing hurricane support over the past 14 months, the 1st Air Force is also busy doing its main job -- protecting America's skies.
- Hybrid refueler truck could cut energy use AFPN 25 Oct 2005 -- The Air Force is looking for a way to save fuel and energy, while meeting mission needs.
- Final GMT Requirements Released by CPD Navy NewsStand 25 Oct 2005 -- During October, commands throughout the Navy have been receiving a package containing facilitator guides, PowerPoint presentations, and videos for the first six of 12 GMT topics for 2006.
- USS Juneau, 31st MEU Marines Conduct ARGEX Navy NewsStand 25 Oct 2005 -- USS Juneau (LPD 10) steamed out of Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 18 after loading Marines of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to join the Forward Deployed Amphibious Ready Group (FD-ARG) for Blue-Green Workups, or Amphibious Ready Group Exercises (ARGEX).
- Sealift Ship Hosts Military Transportation Leaders Navy NewsStand 25 Oct 2005 -- Air Force Gen. Norton A. Schwartz, commander, U.S. Transportation Command, and Vice Adm. David L. Brewer III, commander, Military Sealift Command (MSC), visited MSC's 950-foot large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ship USNS Red Cloud (T-AKR 313) in Norfolk, Va., Oct. 20.
- Kitty Hawk Gets Underway as Upkeep Period Ends Navy NewsStand 25 Oct 2005 -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) returned to sea Oct. 24, commencing its fall underway period.
- Enterprise Crew Brings on the Ammo Navy NewsStand 25 Oct 2005 -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) completed a two-day ammunition on-load Oct. 24, bringing the aircraft carrier one step closer to combat readiness.
- 5,000 U.S. Troops To Be Deployed In Bulgaria, Romania RFE/RL 25 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. military plans to deploy some 5,000 troops in Bulgaria and Romania next year as part of a plan to create new, more flexible bases in Eastern Europe.
- TWO PURCHASED KIDD-CLASS DESTROYERS TO ARRIVE IN TAIWAN IN DECEMBER CNA 25 Oct 2005 -- Two of the four Kidd-class destroyers Taiwan has purchased from the United States are expected to arrive in the country in December and to be commissioned at Suao, Ilan in northeastern Taiwan, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) spokesman said Tuesday.
- State Department Briefing, October 25 Washington File 25 Oct 2005 -- Statement and Fact Sheet on US Assistance to American Citizens in Mexico Affected by Hurricane Wilma/Working with Mexican Government, USAID Assistance Provided to Mexico, Syria/Lebanon, Cyprus, Macedonia/Greece/Kosovo, Georgia, Iraq, Pakistan
- White House Briefing, October 25 Washington File 25 Oct 2005 -- Hurricane Wilma, President's speech on war on terrorism, CIA leak/Vice President's statements, Anti-torture amendment, Iraq/length of stay of troops, Rosa Parks, Tax reform panel recommendations, IranSyria
- Boeing EA-18G Modification Moves to Next Phase Boeing 25 Oct 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] is installing the first radio frequency (RF) cables in the EA-1 aircraft as it continues production of the first two EA-18G flight test aircraft, EA-1 & EA-2.
- CACI Awarded Two Network Services Contracts Valued at $19.8 Million with Office of the Secretary of Defense CACI 25 Oct 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded two new prime, one-year contracts, valued at a total of $19.8 million, to provide managed network services for the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). Both contracts were awarded under the General Services Administration Information Technology Schedule.
- EADS North America Receives Contract to Re-engine and Upgrade U.S. Coast Guard’s HH-65 Helicopter Fleet EADS 25 Oct 2005 -- EADS North America business unit, American Eurocopter, has received a subcontract from Lockheed Martin to re-engine and upgrade the U.S. Coast Guard’s HH-65 Dolphin helicopter fleet under the Integrated Deepwater System program.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 25 Oct 2005
- ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: More restrictions imposed on UN peacekeepers IRIN 25 Oct 2005 -- United Nations peacekeepers patrolling the tense border separating Ethiopia and Eritrea are facing more restrictions on their movements, an official has said.
- Russian Forces Kill Three Militants In Daghestan RFE/RL 25 Oct 2005 -- Heavily armed police in the regional capital of Russia's southern Caucasus republic of Daghestan say they have killed three militants following an hours-long standoff, RFE/RL's Russian Service reported.
- Chechnya: Stolen Oil And Purchased Guns RFE/RL 25 Oct 2005 -- Late last month, RIA-Novosti reported that, according to the Russian Interior Ministry, 'criminal gangs' steal "at least one-third of the oil produced and refined" in Chechnya and that this oil is smuggled out to be sold in neighboring regions "to line ringleaders' pockets, as well as to finance terrorist activities and bribe government officials."
- Israel Launches Missile Attacks on Gaza VOA 25 Oct 2005 -- Israel has launched air and missile strikes against buildings in the Gaza strip that Israeli officials say were used to launch rocket attacks against Israeli targets.
- Philippine Government Hopeful About Peace with Muslim Rebels VOA 25 Oct 2005 -- A Philippine official says as a result of successful discussions a peace agreement could be signed early next year with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the main Muslim rebel group on the southern island of Mindanao.
- GREAT LAKES: Governments to meet over rebel menace IRIN 25 Oct 2005 -- Representatives of the governments of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda are due to meet on Thursday in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, to discuss ways of handling foreign armed groups operating in eastern Congo, UN News reported.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY UN INDEPENDENT INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION COMMISSION United Nations 25 Oct 2005
- Rice Blasts 'Nonchalant' Syrian Attitude Toward Assassination Report VOA 25 Oct 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Monday lashed out against what she said was a "nonchalant" Syrian attitude toward the U.N. report implicating Damascus in the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.
- Pakistan army says 91 helicopters engaged in relief, rescue operations IRNA 25 Oct 2005 -- A total of 91 helicopters including 41 of Pakistan, 22 from various friendly countries and 18 of various NG's and independent organization are hectically engaged in relief and rescue operation in various effected areas of Kashmir and North West Frontier Province, an army statement has said.
- Kashmir Quake Relief Delayed as India, Pakistan Debate Cross-Border Cooperation VOA 25 Oct 2005 -- There are growing calls in Kashmir for the border dividing the region between India and Pakistan to be opened to facilitate relief efforts in the wake of the massive October 8 earthquake
- Factbox: Caspian Sea Hydrocarbons RFE/RL 25 Oct 2005 -- With increasing competition for energy resources, the Caspian Sea has become an area of renewed interest for governments and energy companies
- Boeing, Lockheed Martin Continue Work Toward Launch Alliance Approval Boeing 25 Oct 2005 -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) announced today that they have received a Second Request for information from the Federal Trade Commission relating to their filing pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Anti-Trust Act regarding the formation of the United Launch Alliance, LLC (ULA).
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