05 November 2005 Military News
- TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIER KILLED
- SOLDIER ASSIGNED TO II MEF DIES AFTER MINE STRIKE
- ONE U.S. SERVICEMAN KILLED, THREE INJURED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- U.S. forces find, destroy several large weapons caches MNF-I 05 Nov 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers found several weapons caches during combat operations Nov. 3-4 in and around Baghdad.
- U.S. and Iraqi forces launch Operation Steel Curtain MNF-I 05 Nov 2005 -- Approximately 2,500 Marines, Sailors and Soldiers with Regimental Combat Team-2 and 1,000 Iraqi Army Soldiers began Operation Al Hajip Elfulathi (Steel Curtain) in western Al Anbar Nov. 5.
- Iraqi, U.S. Troops Begin Operation Near Syrian Border RFE/RL 05 Nov 2005 -- American and Iraqi troops began today what they called a major offensive near the Syrian border.
- US, Iraqi Troops Press Terrorists in Western Iraq VOA 05 Nov 2005 -- U.S. and Iraqi troops met sporadic resistance Saturday at the start of a new offensive against insurgents in western Iraq.
- Operation Steel Curtain Update MNF-I 05 Nov 2005 -- Approximately 1,000 Iraqi Army Soldiers and 2,500 Marines, Sailors and Soldiers continue Operation al Hajip Elfulathi (Steel Curtain) in Husaybah, near the Iraq-Syria border.
- Detainee dies at Camp Bucca MNF-I 05 Nov 2005 -- A 65-year-old male security detainee died Nov. 5 of natural causes at Camp Bucca.
- Four Servicemembers Die; Terror Suspects, Weapons Found AFPS 05 Nov 2005 -- One U.S. servicemember was killed and three others were injured in a non-combat related vehicle accident near Tallil, Iraq, today, military officials said.
- Operation Steel Curtain Moves Into Husaybah AFPS 05 Nov 2005 -- About 1,000 Iraqi soldiers and 2,500 U.S. Marines, sailors and soldiers report encountering sporadic resistance today - mostly small-arms fire and homemade bombs - as they have moved through the city of Husaybah, Iraq, near the Syrian border, officials said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD News: Detainee Transfer Announced 05 Nov 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today that it released or transferred four detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- USS Alabama Offloads Last of C4 Trident Missiles Navy NewsStand 05 Nov 2005 -- Distinguished visitors and the crew of USS Alabama (SSBN 731) came together to witness the decommissioning of the C4 Trident I Weapons System at the Explosive Handling Wharf on Naval Base Kitsap in late October.
- U.S., Israeli Defense Leaders Discuss Global Terror War AFPS 05 Nov 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz met and discussed a range issues, mostly concerning the global war on terrorism, at the Pentagon on Nov. 4
- U.S. Forces in S. Korea Stage Evacuation Drill of Noncombatants KCNA 05 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. forces in south Korea staged an exercise of evacuating noncombatants to Japan allegedly to cope with a contingency, according to the south Korean KBS
- Indian gov't gives nod to Indo-US joint air exercises IRNA 05 Nov 2005 -- Notwithstanding the Left's opposition, the government decided to go ahead with the biggest-ever joint fighter exercises between the IAF and US Air Force planned to be held in Kalaikunda airbase in West Bengal and US military aircraft have started arriving for these maneuvres.
- Cuba, China Discuss Military Cooperation VOA 05 Nov 2005 -- Cuban and Chinese military leaders have met in Havana to reaffirm ties between the two communist countries.
- Rajapakse vows no more war with Tamil Tigers IRNA 05 Nov 2005 -- Sri Lankan Prime Minister and presidential hopeful Mahinda Rajapakse today made a rare visit to the northern military complex of Palaly, Colombo, where he vowed there would be no more war with the Tamil Tigers.
- Nepal parties deny having alliance with Maoists IRNA 05 Nov 2005 -- Rejecting allegations of links with Maoists, Nepal's seven-party alliance agitating against King Gyanendra's direct rule has said it was instead trying to bring the rebels into the democratic fold.
- UN Hails Pakistan's Decision to Postpone Jet Purchase VOA 05 Nov 2005 -- The United Nations has hailed a decision by Pakistan to postpone the purchase of fighter jets from Washington in order to provide more relief to earthquake victims as the Himalayan winter approaches.
- UN Investigator Summons 6 Top Syrian Officials in Hariri Probe VOA 05 Nov 2005 -- Published reports say the chief U.N. investigator into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri has summoned six top Syrian intelligence officials to Lebanon for questioning.
- Inmarsat-4 Launch Delayed Boeing 05 Nov 2005 -- Today's scheduled launch of the Inmarsat-4 satellite was delayed due to an automated halt in the launch countdown system, prior to fueling. The launch team is currently reviewing the data from this system. On Sunday, the team will assess readiness to resume the countdown for launch on Monday, November 7.
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