03 November 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 03 Nov 2005 [PDF]
- SOLDIER KILLED, ANOTHER INJURED NEAR BALAD
- TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIER KILLED
- SOLDIER ASSIGNED TO MARINES KILLED IN AR RAMADI
- SOLDIER KILLED IN ACTION
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- Iraq Car Bomb Kills At Least 23 RFE/RL 03 Nov 2005 -- A car bomb outside a mosque in central Iraq has killed at least 23 people and wounded 46 others.
- Transcript: News Briefing with PDASD for Public Affairs Lawrence Di Rita and Lt. Gen. James Conway 03 Nov 2005 -- Presenter: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Lawrence Di Rita and Director, Operations Directorate, Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. Gen. James T. Conway
- Insurgents Will Keep Fighting Until Elections, General Says AFPS 03 Nov 2005 -- Despite a relatively uneventful constitutional referendum in October, insurgents in Iraq have not given up, and officials expect more violence leading up to scheduled December elections, a senior military official said at a news conference in Baghdad today.
- Elections, Security Will Determine Size of Force in Iraq AFPS 03 Nov 2005 -- The December elections will mark another political milestone on Iraq's journey toward democracy. How the elections unfold, and how peaceful they are will help commanders determine the size of the American force in the country, officials said during a Pentagon news conference today.
- Al-Qaeda In Iraq Claims Downing Of U.S. Helicopter RFE/RL 03 Nov 2005 -- An Internet statement purportedly coming from Al-Qaeda in Iraq claims to have shot down a U.S. attack helicopter that crashed near Ramadi, west of Baghdad today.
- CENTAF airpower summary for Nov. 3 AFPN 03 Nov 2005 -- Coalition aircraft flew 36 close-air support and armed reconnaissance sorties Nov. 2 for Operation Iraqi Freedom
- Two terrorists self-destruct while building car bomb MNF-I 03 Nov 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad dispatched elements to the scene where two terrorists attempting to build a car bomb were killed when the device prematurely detonated in central Baghdad Nov. 2.
- Cache seized, terrorists killed near Ramadi MNF-I 03 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi Army troops and Coalition engage terrorists and seized a cache during firefight Nov. 2 northeast of Ramadi.
- Iraqis, Afghans Mark Eid Al-Fitr Under Tight Security RFE/RL 03 Nov 2005 -- A three-day holiday began for many Muslims around the world today, as they mark the end of a month of fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
- Afghanistan: Escape Of High-Level Al-Qaeda Member Causes Concern RFE/RL 03 Nov 2005 -- A request by a lawyer of a U.S. soldier led to the identification of Omar al-Faruq as one of the four suspected Al-Qaeda terrorists who managed to escape in July from the U.S. detention facility at Bagram Air Base north of Kabul, leading to calls for better security at Bagram and leaving a sense of unease in Indonesia, where al-Faruq had mainly operated.
- Afghan villagers get medical aid in embattled province Army News 03 Nov 2005 -- Coalition and Afghan doctors conducted a Village Medical Outreach mission Oct. 20-25 in embattled Zabul Province, offering some much- needed aid to three different villages and the surrounding areas.
- Afghanistan's busiest runway undergoes repairs as mission continues AFPN 03 Nov 2005 -- Age, weather and more than 3,000 operations every week take their toll on the busiest runway in Afghanistan.
- US Navy Transports UAE Donation to Earthquake Victims in Pakistan Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2005 -- A Navy C-130 from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 64 of Willow Grove, Pa., delivered more than 12,000 pounds of blankets and toys donated by the United Arab Emirates to Islamabad, Pakistan Nov. 2.
- U.S. AIR FORCE PAKISTAN RELIEF SUMMARY CENTCOM 03 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Air Force continued to support Pakistan-led earthquake recovery operations by airlifting much-needed supplies into the devastated region Wednesday.
- State Department Update on U.S. Response to Pakistan Earthquake Washington File 03 Nov 2005 -- The United States has raised its commitment to relief and reconstruction efforts following the October 8 Pakistan earthquake, announcing a commitment of $156 million to Pakistan for earthquake assistance at a United Nations-sponsored donors' conference in Geneva, according to a fact sheet issued November 3 by the State Department.
- MDSU 2 Assists Hurricane Katrina Victims Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2005 -- Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 homeported at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Va., returned from the Gulf of Mexico Oct. 1 upon completion of hurricane relief efforts.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Detainee Transfer Announced 03 Nov 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today that it transferred five detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Kuwait. This movement increases the number of detainees who have departed Guantanamo Bay to 252.
- U.S. Working To Defuse Threat from Improvised Bombs in Iraq Washington File 03 Nov 2005 -- The only remaining effective tool that the Iraqi insurgency has against coalition forces is the improvised bomb, says Pentagon spokesman Lawrence Di Rita.
- DoD Working to Combat IED Menace AFPS 03 Nov 2005 -- Pentagon officials are looking for ways to combat the improvised-explosive-device menace, a senior military officer said today.
- Wynne sworn in as 21st secretary AFPN 03 Nov 2005 -- Michael W. Wynne was sworn in today in front of 4,200 U.S. Air Force Academy cadets, during their noontime meal, as the 21st secretary of the Air Force.
- Training teaches medics how to 'operate' in hostile areas AFPN 03 Nov 2005 -- A Tyndall Airman quickly took a position in the dirt and aimed his M-16 rifle as a group of suspicious-looking men carrying AK-47 assault rifles hid behind a bush.
- Cutting edge micro-satellite achieves milestones AFPN 03 Nov 2005 -- A 220-pound micro-satellite developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate here recently accomplished significant mission milestones when it rendezvoused with the upper stage of a Minotaur I launch vehicle at distances between 1.5 kilometers and 500 meters.
- Leaders Highlight Troop Quality, Dedication AFPS 03 Nov 2005 -- The American men and women fighting in Iraq believe in their mission, and the Iraqi people appreciate what the U.S. military has done for them, top military leaders told the House Armed Services Committee here today.
- Group Studies U.S.-Canada Defense Relationship AFPS 03 Nov 2005 -- In the history of international military cooperation, the North American Aerospace Defense Command Agreement is a notable example.
- Eisenhower Up and Flying Again Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2005 -- USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) (CVN 69) returned to sea Oct. 26, and headed out to accomplish another milestone.
- General Says U.S. Not In Central Asia To Show Power RFE/RL 03 Nov 2005 -- The top U.S. military commander in the Persian Gulf region, General John Abizaid, has said the U.S. military presence in Central Asia should not be viewed as a demonstration of the country's military dominance
- NATO Chief Seeks OSCE Help In Combating Terror RFE/RL 03 Nov 2005 -- NATO today called on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to play a greater role in combating international terrorism.
- NATO Plans Summit in Late 2006 on Upgrading Forces Washington File 03 Nov 2005 -- With European troops playing an ever-growing role in regional crises - from Pakistan earthquake relief to supporting the African Union in Darfur - NATO is planning a summit in 2006 to focus on improving the alliance's military abilities.
- NATO Secretary-General Says Old Security Concepts No Longer Apply Washington File 03 Nov 2005 -- NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer told an audience of future diplomats that the security challenges the world faces today are sweeping, and the old security concepts no longer apply.
- US Hosts Asian Defense Summit, China Again Absent VOA 03 Nov 2005 -- The United States' Pacific Commander hosted a meeting of senior military officers from throughout Asia in Hawaii last week, an event that the host, Admiral William Fallon, says made progress in addressing several issues that affect security in the region
- State Department Briefing, November 3 Washington File 03 Nov 2005 -- Secretary's Travel/Possible Meetings During Trip, Secretary Prepared to Discuss Syrian Behavior During Trip, ICRC's Presence at U.S. Detention Facilities/U.S. Treaty Obligations, Carrying Out the War on Terror Without Compromising U.S. Values, Questions from Other Governments Regarding Reported Detention Facilities, Secretary Not Traveling to Japan/Future Meeting with New Japanese FM, Tanzania, Iran, Ethiopia/Eritrea, Israel/Palestinians, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, European Union, North Korea, Kosovo
- Boeing Starts F/A-18F Aft Seat Testing of Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System Boeing 03 Nov 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] started flight tests this month at Naval Air Warfare Center China Lake, Calif., as part of the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) integration into the aft cockpits of the U.S. Navy's F/A-18F Super Hornet.
- Northrop Grumman to Provide Advanced Security Systems to Protect U.S. Marine Corps Forces in Southwest Asia Northrop Grumman 03 Nov 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a delivery order to provide integrated security solutions to U.S. Marine Corps bases in Southwest Asia.
- Raytheon's SLAMRAAM Completes Two Successful System Reviews Raytheon 03 Nov 2005 -- Raytheon Company's Surface Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (SLAMRAAM) program received the go-ahead to continue further software build and fire unit development after conducting a successful system/software requirements review and a successful critical design review.
- Lockheed Martin Successfully Flight Tests Low-Cost Autonomous Attack System Lockheed Martin 03 Nov 2005 -- Lockheed Martin conducted a successful operator-in-the-loop flight test of the LOCAAS™, a low-cost autonomous attack system at Eglin AFB, FL on Oct. 21. LOCAAS is an autonomous, wide-area search miniature munition that is equipped with a LADAR seeker.
- Alcatel applauds ESA's green light for Galileo program financing Thales 03 Nov 2005 -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA) applauds the agreement of the European Space Agency's industrial policy and navigation program committees regarding the additional financing of Galileo's first industrial phase.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 03 Nov 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY FRANCE ON SECURITY COUNCIL MISSION TO GREAT LAKES REGION United Nations 03 Nov 2005
- UN Security Council Sending Envoy to Eritrea, Ethiopia VOA 03 Nov 2005 -- U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan briefed a Security Council meeting on reports of rising tensions along the disputed border between Eritrea and Ethiopia.
- UN envoy to visit Ethiopia and Eritrea as tensions mount UN News Centre 03 Nov 2005 -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the United Nations Security Council today strongly urged Eritrea and Ethiopia to refrain any threat or use of force as a UN envoy prepared to visit the region, where tensions are rising between the two formerly warring neighbours.
- ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: Annan urges restraint as troop movement reported on disputed border RFE/RL 03 Nov 2005 -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan expressed concern on Wednesday about reported movements of military personnel on both the Ethiopian and Eritrean sides of the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) along their common border.
- SOMALIA: Puntland begins reducing security forces RFE/RL 03 Nov 2005 -- The self-declared autonomous region of Puntland, northeastern Somalia, on Tuesday embarked on its first ever disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) programme designed to reduce the number of its military personnel, officials said.
- DRC: British minister urges Congo to pay its soldiers RFE/RL 03 Nov 2005 -- British Development Secretary Hilary Benn has urged the Congolese government to pay its soldiers in order to ensure security during the country's electoral process.
- Daghestani Police Say Militant Leader Killed RFE/RL 03 Nov 2005 -- Police in Russia's southern republic of Daghestan claimed today they killed a militant leader and detained eight other suspected militants in an operation near the Chechen border.
- UN food agency deploys world's largest helicopter for Pakistani quake relief UN News Centre 03 Nov 2005 -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that an MI-26, the world's largest helicopter capable of lifting 10 times the previous loads, has started flying relief supplies into areas hit hardest the devastating Pakistani earthquake, but more international funding is still urgently needed.
- ETHIOPIA: Death toll at 33 on third day of violence in capital RFE/RL 03 Nov 2005 -- Two more people were killed and eight others injured in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa on Thursday, bringing the death toll in three days of violence to 33, with more than 150 injured, doctors said.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON AVIAN FLU United Nations 03 Nov 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON UNITED NATIONS-INTERPOL COOPERATION United Nations 03 Nov 2005
- Boeing Wins $10 Million Major Weather Satellite Study Contract Boeing 03 Nov 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] officials announced today a Boeing-led team received a $10-million contract to define the next-generation weather satellite for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
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