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04 November 2005 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • NORTHCOM Remains Focused on Homeland Defense AFPS 04 Nov 2005 -- Although Mother Nature has captured the headlines since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast Aug. 29, the U.S. military command coordinating the Department of Defense relief effort has not lost sight of its primary mission of defending the homeland.
  • Second Air Force CV-22 arrives at Edwards AFPN 04 Nov 2005 -- The Air Force's second CV-22 Osprey arrived here Oct. 27. -- two months earlier than the contract's due date.
  • Guam unit continues providing Global Strike capabilities AFPN 04 Nov 2005 -- Four B-1B Lancers from the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron here participated in Exercise Koa Lightning last week -- continuing their mission of providing Global Strike capabilities for Pacific Air Forces and Pacific Command.
  • 23rd EFS protects Baltic skies AFPN 04 Nov 2005 -- Providing security over the Baltic countries of Eastern Europe is no easy task.
  • Vehicle revs up to shatter land speed record AFPN 04 Nov 2005 -- In preparation for this feat, the NAE team tested their 52,000 horsepower, F-104-based vehicle here Oct. 24 through 27.
  • Operation Ruthless Raven: OSI cracks down on drug smugglers AFPN 04 Nov 2005 -- The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is heading up Operation Ruthless Raven, a joint task force to combat drug smuggling.
  • Transcript: News Briefing with Dr. William Winkenwerder Jr. 04 Nov 2005 -- Presenter: Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. William Winkenwerder Jr., Surgeon General of the Army Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley, Surgeon General of the Navy Vice Adm. Donald Arthur, Deputy Surgeon General of the Air Force Maj. Gen. James Roudebush and Chief Medical Officer of the Marine Corps Rear Adm. Tom Cullison
  • Nassau Onloads 22nd MEU for Deployment Navy NewsStand 04 Nov 2005 -- Elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) (Special Operations Capable) (SOC) from Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., began loading equipment, vehicles and supplies Oct. 31 onto the Norfolk-based amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4), in preparation for a regularly scheduled deployment in support of the global war on terrorism.
  • Fitzgerald Visits Kagoshima Navy NewsStand 04 Nov 2005 -- USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) got underway Oct. 16 following a goodwill visit to the city of Kagoshima on the southern island of Kyushu, Japan.
  • U.S. Negotiating Use of Shared Military Bases in Romania, Bulgaria Washington File 04 Nov 2005 -- The United States is negotiating for access to military bases in Bulgaria and Romania to help ensure security and prosperity in the vital Black Sea region, a U.S. diplomat said November 3.

  • Musharraf Postpones F-16 Purchase to Provide More Quake Relief VOA 04 Nov 2005 -- Pakistan says it will postpone the purchase of F-16 fighter jets from the United States in order to provide more relief to victims of the devastating October 8 earthquake.

  • State Department Briefing, November 4 Washington File 04 Nov 2005 -- Sudan and Kenya; EU to Investigate Allegations that CIA maintains Secret Prisons in Eastern Europe; ICRC Access to Detainees; Prospects for Secretary Rice's Meeting with ICRC; Mexico; France; Pakistan; Ethiopia/Eritrea; Cuba; Syria; Canada; Azerbaijan; Israel/Palestinians; Inspector General's Review of Al-Hurra; Iraq

Defense Industry

  • ATK Receives Additional $78 Million in Orders for Small-caliber Ammunition ATK 04 Nov 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK), the largest supplier of small-caliber ammunition to the United States military, has received additional small-caliber orders from the U.S. Army Field Service Command, Rock Island, Ill., worth more than $78 million. ATK operates the U.S. Army’s Lake City small-caliber ammunition plant in Independence, Mo., where it produces a mix of 5.56mm, 7.62mm, 50-caliber and various other small-caliber rounds.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $19 Million for Fox Survivability Packages General Dynamics 04 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $19 million contract to develop, fabricate and install improved survivability packages for Fox Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Systems deployed to support Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Other Conflicts

  • AU Fears Horn of Africa Tensions May Escalate into Military Confrontation VOA 04 Nov 2005 -- The African Union is urging Ethiopia and Eritrea to exercise restraint following military movements near their disputed border, warning that tensions could escalate into war.
  • State's Zoellick Travels to Sudan Promoting Peace, Aid to Darfur Washington File 04 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick will travel to Sudan and Kenya November 6-11 to work for progress in ongoing efforts toward peace in Sudan, in supplying aid to distressed residents of the Darfur region and in achieving a political settlement of the continuing Darfur crisis, the State Department announced November 4.
  • Zoellick Heads to Sudan To Continue Push for Peace Washington File 04 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick's November 6 trip to Sudan - his fourth visit to the troubled nation -- reflects "the strong engagement of the United States and the priority of Sudan for President Bush and for his administration," Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer told reporters at the State Department November 4.

News Reports

  • United States Urges Peaceful Dialogue in Ethiopia Washington File 04 Nov 2005 -- The United States continues to urge both the government and political opposition in Ethiopia "to resolve whatever differences they may have through peaceful means," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters November 4.

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