02 November 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 02 Nov 2005 [PDF]
- TWO MARINES KILLED IN SUPER COBRA CRASH NEAR AR RAMADI
- MARINE AND SAILOR KILLED BY IED IN AR RAMADI
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- USCENTAF air power summary for Nov. 2 AFPN 02 Nov 2005 -- Coalition aircraft flew 34 close air support and armed reconnaissance sorties Nov. 1 for Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- Coalition force brings Tornadoes to fight AFPN 02 Nov 2005 -- The British Royal Air Force and its aircraft have been heavily used by ground forces in Iraq.
- U.S. Soldiers locate source of deadly rocket attack Army News 02 Nov 2005 -- After a rocket attack in east Baghdad Oct. 31 killed one Iraqi and wounded three others, U.S. Soldiers arrived at the scene to determine from where the rocket may have been launched.
- Baghdad raid nets Al Qaeda suspects Army News 02 Nov 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers raided the homes of two suspected Al Qaeda conspirators and took the men into custody in south Baghdad Nov. 1.
- Helicopter Crash Kills Two Marines; Two Other Troops Die in Attack AFPS 02 Nov 2005 -- Three U.S. Marines and a sailor died in two incidents in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi today.
- US Military Helicopter Crashes in Western Iraq, 2 Marines Killed VOA 02 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. military says two Marines were killed when their helicopter crashed outside the western Iraqi town of Ramadi Wednesday.
- October Among Deadliest Months for US Troops in Iraq VOA 02 Nov 2005 -- The month of October was one of the deadliest for U.S. troops in Iraq, with a total of 93 killed in both combat and non-combat incidents
- U.S. Soldiers locate source of deadly rocket attack MNF-I 02 Nov 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers investigating a rocket attack in east Baghdad Oct. 31 that killed one Iraqi and wounded three others, arrived at the suspected scene to determine from where the rocket may have been launched.
- Iraqi, U.S. dragnet scoops up 12 terrorists after attack MNF-I 02 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers detained a dozen terror suspects after a bomb attack against Coalition Forces in the early-morning hours of Nov. 1 in the Rusafa district in east Baghdad.
- Baghdad raid nets Al Qaeda suspects MNF-I 02 Nov 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers raided the homes of two suspected Al Qaeda conspirators and took the men into custody in south Baghdad Nov. 1.
- Husaybah terrorists hit MNF-I 02 Nov 2005 -- A series of Coalition air strikes Nov. 2nd in and around Husaybah destroyed several safe houses, killed at least one terror leader and caught an IED cell in the act of emplacing roadside bombs.
- Task Force Band of Brothers assumes mission in north central Iraq MNF-I 02 Nov 2005 -- Task Force Band of Brothers and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) officially took command of north central Iraq in a ceremony held at Forward Operating Base Danger Nov. 1.
- Eleven detained in Mosul cordon and search MNF-I 02 Oct 2005 -- Iraqi Army troops and Coalition forces detained eleven suspected insurgents, here, during cordon and search operations Nov. 1.
- Three terrorists detained in Ad Duluiyah MNF-I 02 Oct 2005 -- Three terrorists were detained after one attacked an aircraft from a 2-17th Cavalry Squadron air weapons team.
- Nine terrorists detained after attacking Iraqi Army MNF-I 02 Oct 2005 -- An Iraqi security forces patrol came under small arms fire Nov. 1 after an improvised explosive device exploded in Baqubah.
- Afghan, U.S. Soldiers Find Weapons Cache; Escapee Report Misleading AFPS 02 Nov 2005 -- Afghan National Army soldiers and U.S. paratroopers with 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry Regiment (Airborne), discovered a large cache of weapons, ammunition, mines and documents Nov. 1 in southern Ghazni, in east-central Afghanistan, U.S. military officials reported today.
- PRESS STATEMENT: RECENT REPORTS ON BARGRAM DETAINEE ESCAPE MISLEADING CENTCOM 02 Nov 2005 -- Recent Associated Press reports cite one of "Usama bin Laden's top lieutenants" escaped from the detention facility at Bagram Airfield.
- U.S. Committed to Relief, Recovery, Reconstruction in Pakistan Washington File 02 Nov 2005 -- U.S. assistance to Pakistan in the wake of the October 8 earthquake that struck the northern part of the country, killing an estimated 73,000 people, will consist of simultaneous relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts for at least several months to come, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Assistant Administrator Michael Hess.
- Military Uses Air, Sea Power to Aid Pakistan AFPS 02 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. military is using a variety of air and sea assets to move supplies to earthquake-stricken Pakistan, the Joint Staff's deputy director for regional operations said today in a State Department briefing.
- U.S. AIR FORCE PAKISTAN RELIEF SUMMARY CENTCOM 02 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Air Force continued to support Pakistan-led earthquake recovery operations by airlifting much-needed supplies into the devastated region Tuesday.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Army Updates Detainee Information Operations Nov. 2 Army News Release 02 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Army continues to keep the public informed concerning detainee operations releasing documents Nov. 2 pursuant to Freedom of Information Act litigation with the American Civil Liberties Union.
- HC-130 team trains to save lives during Africa mission AFPN 02 Nov 2005 -- Approximately 65 aircrew and maintainers from the New York Air National Guard's 102nd Rescue Squadron are deployed here with the 449th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron where they train daily to be ready for the call for help.
- New technology 'dazzles' aggressors AFPN 02 Nov 2005 -- A laser technology weapon will be the first man-portable, non-lethal deterrent weapon intended for protecting troops and controlling hostile crowds.
- Air Force must stay the course with FTF, AEF AFPN 02 Nov 2005 -- The Air Force must transform through Future Total Force and stay the course with the Air and Space Expeditionary Force concept, said the directors of the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard.
- Joint Fires Center of Excellence begins training AFPN 02 Nov 2005 -- The Joint Fires Center of Excellence opened its doors Oct. 17 as the U.S. military's only Europe-based joint firepower education center.
- Transportation commander discusses separation of commands AFPN 02 Nov 2005 -- Change, not only in the delineation of command responsibility among Air Mobility Command and U.S. Transportation Command, but also in the way USTRANSCOM projects military power, was the theme of the opening address at the 37th Annual Airlift/Tanker Association Conference here Oct. 28.
- Air defenders train with Israeli counterparts Army News 02 Nov 2005 -- The 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade is already planning and training for Juniper Cobra 2007, the brigade's biennial exercise with the Israel Defense Forces.
- Abe, CVW-2 Stay "Ready" With Quarterly Surge Training Navy NewsStand 02 Nov 2005 -- USS Abraham Lincoln (Abe) (CVN 72) rejoined Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 and its more than 2,000 attached personnel for quarterly sustainment training in support of the Navy's Fleet Response Plan, Oct. 30.
- UNITAS 47-06 Concludes: Multinational Force Trained and Ready Navy NewsStand 02 Nov 2005 -- Returning to port Oct. 30 after 10 days at sea off the coast of Brazil, units participating in exercise UNITAS 47-06 Atlantic phase moved to the final phase of the training: exercise critique and initial planning for the next opportunity.
- ExWar Leaders Cite Domestic-Relief Response Exemplary of Sea Basing Capability Navy NewsStand 02 Nov 2005 -- Military leaders bolstered the 10th annual Expeditionary Warfare conference's theme, "Joint Expeditionary Forces. Winning Today and Tomorrow," Oct. 24-27, by praising joint services' efforts in the recent hurricane-relief operations.
- CCSG 9 Sets Sail for JTFEX Navy NewsStand 02 Nov 2005 -- The USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group, led by Rear Adm. Bill Goodwin, is participating in a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) off the coast of Southern California through the beginning of November.
- Global Hawk Tests Ability to Detect Airborne Targets Navy NewsStand 02 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Navy's most advanced unmanned aerial system (UAS), the RQ-4A Global Hawk Maritime Demonstration (GHMD), participated with the Air Force in a congressionally directed demonstration Oct. 26, to detect airborne targets.
- U.S.: Rumsfeld Defends 'No Access' Decision On Guantanamo Detainees RFE/RL 02 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is defending Washington's decision not to allow UN human rights investigators to interview terror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
- U.S. Official Defends Not Letting UN Into Guantanamo RFE/RL 02 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has defended the U.S. government's decision not to permit United Nations human rights investigators to meet privately with detained terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay.
- Kyrgyzstan Reiterates Stance On U.S. Use Of Ganci Air Base RFE/RL 02 Nov 2005 -- Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev has reiterated that his government will ask the United States to pay more for the use of a military air base in the republic.
- State Department Briefing, November 2 Washington File 02 Nov 2005 -- Ethiopia, Ethiopia/Eritrea, Iran, Israel/Palentinians, India, Syria/Iraq, Libya, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Venezuela
- Tests with new Milan ADT firing post successful EADS 02 Nov 2005 -- EADS/LFK has performed successful test firings with the new firing post Milan ADT. In October 2005, six firings were carried out with various missile versions (Milan 2, Milan 3) at stationary and moving targets at the ETBS test site at Bourges. At the same time, the guided missile system was also exposed to artificial jammers. These firings marked an important step towards qualification of the new Milan ADT firing post. Qualification is now expected to be formally announced at the beginning of 2006.
- Lockheed Martin and U.S. Joint Forces Command Sign Cooperative Research and Development Agreement Lockheed Martin 02 Nov 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] Integrated Systems & Solutions and U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM) signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) today to partner on the research and development of Joint Command- Future capabilities. Joint Command-Future is a capability USJFCOM is researching to create a networked, distributed experimentation environment to help build the future joint force.
- AACER System Would Detect Ground Targets While Passing Data About Them Raytheon 02 Nov 2005 -- Development of an airborne radar that can search broadly for ground targets while transmitting data about them at Ka-band is the objective of the Affordable Adaptive Conformal ESA Radar (AACER) program awarded to Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 02 Nov 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT United Nations 02 Nov 2005
- Security Council's visit will show DR of Congo that it must accept election results - UN UN News Centre 02 Nov 2005 -- The upcoming United Nations Security Council's visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will emphasize to the parties contesting the biggest and most expensive elections the UN has ever helped to organize that they are expected to accept the results, the UN peacekeeping chief said today.
- CONGO-DRC: First batch of ex-Mobutu soldiers return home IRIN 02 Nov 2005 -- After a five-year exile, some 300 soldiers of the former Zairian army who had fled to the Republic of Congo (ROC) arrived on Tuesday in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
- Former NATO Chief: US Troops Should Deploy in Darfur VOA 02 Nov 2005 -- Former NATO Supreme Commander General Wesley Clark says the United States and NATO should deploy troops in the troubled Darfur region of Sudan to stop violence there.
- United States Pursuing "Activist Diplomacy" in Sudan Washington File 02 Nov 2005 -- Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer's approach to building peace in Sudan is an active, practical one involving day-to-day contact between members of Sudan's new government of national unity and top U.S. officials like Vice President Cheney, as well as frequent travel to the region.
- SUDAN: Swiss de-mining company suspends operations in the south IRIN 02 Nov 2005 -- The Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) has suspended its operations in areas of southern Sudan after suspected rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) killed two de-miners in an attack on Monday.
- CHAD: Government 'reserves the right' to go after defectors in Sudan IRIN 02 Nov 2005 -- The Chadian government does not rule out going after army defectors in neighbouring Sudan, the country's defence minister has said.
- Israeli Defense Chief Vows Non-Interference in Palestinian Elections VOA 02 Nov 2005 -- Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz says Israel will not interfere with Palestinian parliamentary elections in January, but also does not want to see radical factions like Hamas in a new parliament
- As tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea escalate, Annan urges restraint UN News Centre 02 Nov 2005 -- Expressing deep concern about reports of military movements by Ethiopia and Eritrea, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the two Horn of Africa countries to show maximum restraint and called on the Security Council, as well as individual Member States, "to take decisive steps to defuse the escalating tension."
- DRC-UGANDA: Hunt for LRA rebels intensifies, MONUC deploys troops to border IRIN 02 Nov 2005 -- The hunt for Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) intensified on Wednesday when the UN mission there, known as MONUC, deployed a team of observers to the border with Sudan and announced that it would send 150 peacekeepers by the end of the week.
- UN looks to next steps in Syria, including disarming militia in Lebanon, envoy says UN News Centre 02 Nov 2005 -- The United Nations is aiming to help resolve outstanding issues between Syria and Lebanon such as the disbanding of militias and the demarcation of a border between the two countries, now that key Security Council goals for Lebanon have been met, including the holding of parliamentary elections and the withdrawal of Syrian troops, a senior UN official said today in New York.
- SYRIA: UN resolution ratchets up more pressure on Damascus IRIN 02 Nov 2005 -- Pressure on Syria escalated after the unanimous adoption by the UN Security Council of a resolution threatening Damascus with "further action" unless it arrests suspects in the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
- Pakistan Raises Quake Death Toll to 73,276 VOA 02 Nov 2005 -- Pakistan has officially raised the death toll from last month's massive earthquake to 73,276.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON UN REFORM BY UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR MANAGEMENT United Nations 02 Nov 2005
- Sea Launch Initiates Countdown for Inmarsat-4 Launch Boeing 02 Nov 2005 -- The Sea Launch team has initiated a 72-hour countdown in preparation for the launch of the Inmarsat-4 (I-4) satellite on Saturday, November 5, at the opening of a 29-minute launch window, at 6:18:55 am Pacific Time (14:18:55 GMT).
- Second Inmarsat-4 satellite set for launch on 5 November EADS 02 Nov 2005 -- The second Inmarsat-4 satellite, designed and built by EADS Astrium, Europe’s leading satellite manufacturer, is scheduled for launch on November 5 from a Sea Launch platform in the mid-Pacific. The Inmarsat-4 F2 is the world’s most sophisticated commercial communications satellite.
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