30 October 2005 Military News
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Pentagon: 26,000 Iraqi Casualties In Insurgency RFE/RL 30 Oct 2005 -- With violence continuing in Iraq, the U.S. Defense Department has released figures suggesting that some 26,000 Iraqis, both civil and military, have been killed or wounded in insurgent attacks since 1 January 2004.
- US Military Estimates Iraqi Toll from Insurgency VOA 30 Oct 2005 -- A report by the U.S. Defense Department estimates about 26,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed or wounded in attacks by insurgents since January last year.
- Coalition Forces disrupt terrorist ambush MNF-I 30 Oct 2005 -- Coalition Forces disrupt terrorist ambush
- New Theater Internment Facility opens in northern Iraq MNF-I 30 Oct 2005 -- Fort Suse, the newest Theater Internment Facility capable of housing more than 1,700 security detainees, recently began operations with the arrival of Task Force 33 Oct. 17 and the first 50 detainees Oct. 24.
- Claims announcement for Iraqi citizens in outlying provinces of Iraq MNF-I 30 Oct 2005 -- MNC-I Claims Judge Advocates from the U.S. Army will review all outstanding claims initially submitted at the Convention Center by Iraqi citizens
- Coalition Forces Disrupt Ambush; U.S. Engineers Find Roadside Bomb AFPS 30 Oct 2005 -- Coalition forces foiled a terrorist ambush in an area northwest of Baghdad late Oct. 29, military officials reported today.
- New Theater Internment Facility opens in northern Iraq TF-134 30 Oct 2005 -- Fort Suse, the newest Theater Internment Facility capable of housing more than 1,700 security detainees, recently began operations with the arrival of Task Force 33 Oct. 17 and the first 50 detainees Oct. 24.
- U.S. Soldier Dies in Afghanistan; Two Soldiers Charged in Alleged Assault AFPS 30 Oct 2005 -- A U.S. soldier was killed Oct. 29 when enemy fighters fired on an Afghan and U.S. patrol north of Lwara, along the Pakistani border in eastern Afghanistan, military officials reported.
- CHARGES FILED AGAINST TWO U.S. SOLDIERS FOR ALLEGED ASSAULT CENTCOM 30 Oct 2005 -- Charges have been filed against two U.S. Soldiers under military law for alleged assault against two individuals who were bbeing temporarily detained at a forward operating base detention site located in the Oruzgan Province in southern Afghanistan .
- Afghanistan: U.S., British Troops Killed In Latest Surge Of Violence RFE/RL 30 Oct 2005 -- U.S. and Afghan authorities say that at least 23 people have been killed in a surge of violence in Afghanistan over the past several days.
- Afghanistan Destroys 30 Drug Labs RFE/RL 30 Oct 2005 -- Afghanistan said today it has destroyed 30 opium-processing laboratories and tons of drugs and chemicals used to make heroin.
- FLIGHT CREWS AIR DROP HUMANITARIAN AID INTO PAKISTAN CENTCOM 30 Oct 2005 -- Two C-130 Hercules flight crews left from here Oct. 29 and air dropped an estimated 50,000 pounds of humanitarian supplies to victims of the Oct. 8 earthquake in Pakistan .
Defense Policy / Programs
- US, Japan Military Deal Strengthens Ties, Draws Protests in Japan VOA 30 Oct 2005 -- Some local politicians in Japan are giving a thumbs-down to the agreement between Tokyo and Washington realigning U.S. military forces in the country.
- PCU Freedom, Hybrid Sailors Experience New Way of Training Navy NewsStand 30 Oct 2005 -- Sailors assigned to the pre-commissioning unit (PCU) of Navy's first littoral combat ship, Freedom (LCS 1), are experiencing a new kind of cross training making them the Navy's first hybrid Sailors.
- TAIWAN RECEIVES NEW DESTROYERS FROM US CNA 30 Oct 2005 -- In a ceremony presided over by R.O.C. Navy chief Adm. Chen Pang-chih Saturday, two US-made Kidd-class destroyers were handed over to Taiwan and made ready to head to their new home base.
- COTE D IVOIRE: Thousands rally to demand Gbagbo quit power IRIN 30 Oct 2005 -- Thousands of opposition supporters rallied in Cote d'Ivoire to demand that President Laurent Gbagbo quit power on Sunday, the day peace-sealing elections should have been held.
- Putin Vows Elimination Of Nalchik-Style Fighters RFE/RL 30 Oct 2005 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin today said any militants considering a raid like the one earlier this month in the southern city of Nalchik would face "elimination."
- Palestinian Authority Says Militants Agree to Stop Attacks on Israel VOA 30 Oct 2005 -- Palestinian militants have agreed to halt rocket attacks against Israel, after a fourth day of Israeli air strikes.
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