01 November 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 01 Nov 2005 [PDF]
- II MEF SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Transcript: News Briefing with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Maj. Gen. Peter Pace 01 Nov 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Maj. Gen. Peter Pace
- Soldier Killed by Roadside Bomb; 500 Abu Ghraib Prisoners Freed AFPS 01 Nov 2005 -- A roadside bomb killed a soldier on a foot patrol Oct. 31 near Haswah, Iraq, military officials reported today.
- Surge in IED Attacks Coincides With Iraqi Political Progress AFPS 01 Nov 2005 -- It's little surprise that October turned out to be one of the most violent months in Iraq, as insurgents stepped up their attacks in an unsuccessful attempt to disrupt the Oct. 15 referendum, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Pentagon reporters today.
- Soldiers take weapons, terrorists off streets in northern Iraq Army News 01 Nov 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from Task Force Freedom killed two terrorists, wounded three, detained 11 suspected terrorists, and seized weapons caches in northern Iraq Oct. 28-31.
- U.S. Soldiers clear junkyard of bomb-making ammo MNF-I 01 Nov 2005 -- More than 2,400 rounds of unexploded ordnance were discovered and destroyed in a 12-day operation in rural east Baghdad.
- Task Force Baghdad patrols stop bomb attacks MNF-I 01 Nov 2005 -- During combat operations in and around Baghdad Oct. 27-31, Task Force Baghdad Soldiers continued to aggressively engage terrorists plotting attacks against Iraqi civilians, Iraqi security and Coalition forces.
- Security forces take more weapons and terrorists off the streets in northern Iraq MNF-I 01 Nov 2005 -- Task Force Freedom operations in northern Iraq netted 11 terror suspects and confiscated weapons and ammunition Oct. 28-31.
- 500 security detainees released from Abu Ghraib MNF-I 01 Nov 2005 -- In the spirit of Eid al-Fitr, a day of rejoicing that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, the Iraqi Government requested a special release board and worked with Multi-National Force-Iraq to expedite the release of approximately 500 security detainees from Abu Ghraib Nov. 1.
- Terrorists caught after firing at U.S. Soldiers MNF-I 01 Nov 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers detained four terrorists during combat operations in western Abu Ghraib Oct. 31.
- Al-Basrah Car Bomb Kills 20 RFE/RL 01 Nov 2005 -- A car bomb has exploded in Iraq, killing at least 20 people and injuring dozens of others.
- Investigating officer recommends general court-martial MNF-I 01 Nov 2005 -- The Article 32 investigating officer recommended that the case of United States versus U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Alberto B. Martinez be referred to a general court-martial Nov. 1 at Camp Airifjan, Kuwait.
- Afghan Police Kill Taliban Commander RFE/RL 01 Nov 2005 -- Afghan police have killed two suspected Taliban militants and arrested 12 others during a gunbattle in the southern Helmand Province.
- USS PEARL HARBOR MAKES THIRD PAKISTANI RELIEF DELIVERY CENTCOM 01 Nov 2005 -- The amphibious landing ship dock USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52) offloaded 16 pieces of heavy machinery Oct. 29 to contribute to the Pakistani led relief effort for the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck the region.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Secretary of Defense Approves Marine Special Operations Command 01 Nov 2005 -- The Secretary of Defense approved a joint recommendation by U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and the Marine Corps to create a Marine special operations command as a component of USSOCOM.
- Marine Corps to Join U.S. Special Operations Command AFPS 01 Nov 2005 -- The Marine Corps will soon officially join the special operations community with a new Marine Special Operations Command to become a component of U.S. Special Operations Command, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld announced here today.
- Rumsfeld: US 'Not Inclined' to Give UN Access to Guantanamo Prisoners VOA 01 Nov 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the U.S. government is not inclined to grant United Nations special rapporteurs access to prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility
- DoD Plans Web Page to Support President's Plans Against Pandemic AFPS 01 Nov 2005 -- DoD's deployment health officials plan to post a Web page later this week as part of President Bush's strategy to combat the possibility of a flu pandemic.
- Third Air Force inactivates AFPN 01 Nov 2005 -- Headquarters 3rd Air Force inactivated today during a ceremony here as part of a larger U.S. Strategic Theater Transformation.
- USS Salt Lake City Retires from Active Duty Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2005 -- The crew of the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Salt Lake City (SSN 716) held the ship's inactivation ceremony Oct. 26 at Naval Base Point Loma, Calif.
- 'Open the air base' unit returns from successful desert trial AFPN 01 Nov 2005 -- Say you need to move troops to a war zone in some isolated region or relief supplies to a devastated area, and you need to do it in a hurry.
- Tunnel 9 completes vehicle testing AFPN 01 Nov 2005 -- The Arnold Engineering Development Center's Tunnel 9 facility in White Oak, Md. is playing a crucial role in the ongoing Falcon program, with the completion of mission-critical testing of the Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 1.
- Officials Express Confidence in New Civilian Personnel System AFPS 01 Nov 2005 -- Pentagon officials want to emphasize to civilian employees that the changes in their personnel system are all about improving national security.
- Force generation requires four R's Army News 01 Nov 2005 -- An all-star panel discussed the Army's evolving force-generation system last month and the four R's that it addresses: rebalancing, resetting, recapitalizing and redeploying.
- PHIBLEX 06 Closing Ceremony Held at Marine Base Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2005 -- Sailors and Marines together with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) held a closing ceremony after successfully completing Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 06 Oct. 29 at Marine Base Ternate.
- Blue-Green Team Embarks Philippine Marines Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2005 -- Ships of the Forward Deployed Amphibious Ready Group performed amphibious backload operations Oct. 27 as part of Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) 06, bringing back some special embarks along with the Marines of 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
- USNS Niagara Falls Underway from Palau Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2005 -- The Military Sealift Command combat stores ship USNS Niagara Falls (T-AFS 3), which ran aground while departing Malakal Harbor, Palau, at 1 p.m. local time, Oct. 27, freed itself at 4:20 p.m. local time Oct. 29.
- Hurricane Relief No Problem For Wasp Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2005 -- The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) loaded nearly 600 pallets of stores and relief supplies in 24 hours, ending Oct. 22, in preparation for getting underway to lend humanitarian assistance in the wake of Hurricane Wilma.
- Top U.S. Commander In Kyrgyzstan For Base Talks RFE/RL 01 Nov 2005 -- The top U.S. military commander in the Persian Gulf region visited Bishkek today for talks with President Kurmanbek Bakiev and other Kyrgyz officials.
- Defense Department Report, November 1: Detainees, Pakistan, Japan Washington File 01 Nov 2005 -- U.S. will allow U.N. visitors partial access at Guantanamo detention facility / UPDATE ON U.S. MILITARY AID TO PAKISTAN FOR EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY / LATEST U.S.-JAPAN BASING ARRANGEMENT IN BOTH COUNTRIES' INTEREST
- Defense Minister Says Russia Not Planning Military Alliance In Asia RFE/RL 01 Nov 2005 -- Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov has said that recent joint military exercises with China and India do not mean that Russia is seeking a new military alliance in Asia
- White House Briefing, November 1 Washington File 01 Nov 2005 -- President's flu strategy, Supreme Court nominee, India-Pakistan relations, Osama bin Laden, Iraq, Prince Charles visit, tax reform
- State Department Briefing, November 1 Washington File 01 Nov 2005 -- Egypt/Israel/Palestinian Authority, Israel/Palestinian Authority, Syria, Sudan, Norway, Finland, Taiwan, Query on Whether There Will Be Any Meetings on Avian Influenza, Korea, Tanzania, Azerbaijan
- ATK Receives $29 Million Options for Precision Fuze ATK 01 Nov 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received two modifications to a contract valued at a total of $29 million for additional production of DSU-33C/B precision proximity sensors. The DSU-33C/B detonates precision weapons such as the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) and other air-delivered ordnance.
- CACI Awarded $8 Million Contract to Support Commander of U.S. Navy Installation CACI 01 Nov 2005 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded an $8 million support services contract, for one base year with two option years, by the Naval Inventory Control Point to support the Commander, Navy Installations (CNI) Command Information Officer.
- General Dynamics Awarded $13 Million Contract for Abrams Spare Parts General Dynamics 01 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $13 million contract for spare parts for the M1A2 Abrams tank continuous electronics evolution program.
- Boeing Awarded National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Security Data Contracts Boeing 01 Nov 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] received approximately $24 million in new orders from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, extending the company's work to speed delivery and analysis of critical, time-sensitive intelligence imagery to the agency's end-users.
- Northrop Grumman's Fire Scout UAV Finishes Two-day Demonstration During 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Home of U.S. Army Aviation Northrop Grumman 01 Nov 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Army's Airworthiness Development and Test Center performed flight demonstrations of the U.S. Army's MQ-8 Fire Scout vertical takeoff and landing unmanned air vehicle (UAV) during the 50th anniversary celebration at Fort Rucker, Ala., the home of Army aviation.
- Raytheon Delivers First Production ISS for Global Hawk Raytheon 01 Nov 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has delivered the first full production Integrated Sensor Suite (ISS) for the Northrop Grumman RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned aerial system used by the U.S. Air Force. The full production configuration includes both synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) high resolution imaging capability in a single integrated sensor system.
- Boeing Adds Germany's LFK to "Alliance Shield" Team Competing for NATO Missile Defense Contract Boeing 01 Nov 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced Germany's LENKFLUGKORPERSYSTEME GmbH (LFK) has joined the trans-Atlantic "Alliance Shield" team competing for NATO's upcoming Theater Missile Defense systems engineering and integration support contract.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 01 Nov 2005
- Israeli Cabinet Approves European Inspectors for Gaza Border VOA 01 Nov 2005 -- Israel's Security Cabinet has approved the deployment of European inspectors on the Gaza-Egypt border, a breakthrough in slow moving talks that could help shape the economic future of the impoverished coastal strip.
- 2 Top Palestinian Militants Killed in Israeli Airstrike in Gaza VOA 01 Nov 2005 -- Two top Palestinian militant leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the northern Gaza Strip.
- In planned visit to Central Africa, Security Council to spotlight potential for peace UN News Centre 01 Nov 2005 -- Aiming to spotlight the potential for peace in Central Africa, the United Nations Security Council has announced plans to visit five countries in the region, which is largely recovering from ethnic and territorial conflict.
- UN mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea reports situation as tense UN News Centre 01 Nov 2005 -- Less than a week after Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned that a serious deterioration between Ethiopia and Eritrea could lead to "another round of devastating hostilities," the United Nations mission monitoring a ceasefire between the two countries reported today that the situation on the ground is tense.
- Colombia Issues Ultimatum to Paramilitary Forces VOA 01 Nov 2005 -- The Colombian government has warned right-wing paramilitaries that they must disarm by the end of the year or face military confrontation.
- DRC: UN, Congolese troops destroy rebel camps in Virunga Park IRIN 01 Nov 2005 -- UN and Congolese troops destroyed five rebel camps on Monday during a joint operation in the Virunga National Park, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a military spokesman for the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC), Maj Hans Reichen, said.
- BURUNDI: Gov't to neutralise rebel group in 2 months, President says IRIN 01 Nov 2005 -- The Burundian government will take measures to curb activities of the country's remaining rebel group, the Forces nationales de liberation (FNL), a government official said on Monday, now that the deadline has expired for the rebels to start peace talks with the government.
- Aid Agencies Rush Relief Supplies to Quake-Hit Pakistan VOA 01 Nov 2005 -- U.N. and international aid agencies are rushing relief supplies to quake-hit Pakistan.
- Russia: Moscow Treads A Fine Line With UN Syria Vote RFE/RL 01 Nov 2005 -- On 31 October, Russia voted unanimously with the other members of the UN Security Council for a resolution demanding Syria's full cooperation with a UN investigation into the assassination of Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri
- Tangible results still not achieved in key parts of resolution on Lebanon - Annan UN News Centre 01 Nov 2005 -- While some requirements of a key United Nations resolution on Lebanon have been met, including withdrawal of Syrian troops and holding free and fair elections, others remain to be implemented, particularly disbanding Lebanese and non-Lebanese militias, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in his latest report on the issue.
- Lebanese Pleased with UN Resolution on Syria VOA 01 Nov 2005 -- Syria bristled after the U.N. Security Council ordered Damascus to cooperate with its investigation into the slaying of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al Hariri.
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