07 November 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 07 Nov 2005 [PDF]
- II MEF MARINE KILLED BY SMALL-ARMS FIRE
- SOLDIER KILLED BY IED
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- FOUR TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIERS KILLED BY CAR BOMB
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Announces Units for Next Operation Iraqi Freedom Rotation 07 Nov 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today the major units scheduled to deploy as part of the next Operation Iraqi Freedom rotation.
- Transcript: Joint News Briefing with Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld and British Secretary of State for Defense Reid 07 Nov 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and British Secretary of State for Defense John Reid
- U.S. General Says Iraqi Security Forces Making "Huge Progress" Washington File 07 Nov 2005 -- The Iraqi security forces have made "huge progress" in the past year and half in developing their capacity to fight insurgents, according to the U.S. general formerly in charge of their training.
- IED makers, munitions rounded up Army News 07 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi forces join coalition forces during offensive operations this past week to net dozens of terrorists and weapons cashes.
- Marine Killed by Small-Arms Fire; IED Kills Soldier in Iraq AFPS 07 Nov 2005 -- Two U.S. servicemembers were killed in Iraq on Nov. 6, military officials reported.
- NMCB 22 Seabees Repair Key Bridge In Iraq Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2005 -- A team from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 22 repaired a bridge critical to Iraqi people Oct. 10, allowing residents access to polling stations and a major marketplace for food and other necessities.
- 101st Airborne Division Unit Takes Control of Baghdad Sector AFPS 07 Nov 2005 -- The 2nd Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division formally took control of the southwestern Baghdad area of operations from the Georgia Army National Guard's 48th Brigade Combat Team on Oct. 31.
- DoD Announces Next Operation Iraqi Freedom Troop Rotation AFPS 07 Nov 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today announced the next major units to deploy to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- Airmen start deployment training early AFPN 07 Nov 2005 -- Members of air expeditionary forces nine and 10 here began preparing for their deployment by learning essential combat skills.
- CENTAF releases today's airpower summary AFPN 07 Nov 2005 -- Officials at U.S. Central Air Force have released today's airpower summary.
- Two terrorists killed in recent air strikes identified MNF-I 07 Nov 2005 -- As reported Oct. 31, Coalition forces acting on multiple intelligence sources and tips from concerned citizens, conducted a series of raids on suspected terrorist and foreign fighter safe houses to capture or kill terrorists operating in and near the towns of Karabilah and Ubaydi.
- 101st Airborne Soldiers find large weapons cache MNF-I 07 Nov 2005 -- Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division discovered a large weapons cache during combat operations south of Baghdad International Airport Nov. 4.
- Check point nets car full of weapons MNF-I 07 Nov 2005 -- A platoon of U.S. Soldiers setting up a check point near Baqubah the evening Nov. 5 discovered numerous weapons in a vehicle that tried to break out of the cordon set up around the check point.
- Joint Offensive In Iraq Enters Day Three RFE/RL 07 Nov 2005 -- U.S. and Iraqi troops are battling militants in house-to-house-fighting on the third day of an offensive against insurgents in a town near the Syrian border.
- Iraqi 'Desert Protectors' Prove Their Worth AFPS 07 Nov 2005 -- Specially recruited and trained Iraqi forces are making their mark in operations against insurgents in Iraq's Anbar province, a senior U.S. military officer said Nov. 6 in Baghdad.
- U.S. Soldiers detain terrorists MNF-I 07 Nov 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, following a tip from an Iraqi citizen, detained four suspected terrorists during a raid Nov. 5 in east Baghdad.
- Operation Steel Curtain update MNF-I 07 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi Army Soldiers and U.S. Marines, Sailors and Soldiers are in the third day of fighting along the Iraq-Syria border in the town of Husaybah.
- Failed Suicide Attack Targets Afghan Governor RFE/RL 07 Nov 2005 -- An apparent suicide bomb attempt targeted the governor of a southern province of Afghanistan today, but failed.
- U.S. AIR FORCE PAKISTAN RELIEF SUMMARY CENTCOM 07 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Air Force continued to support Pakistan-led earthquake recovery operations by airlifting much-needed supplies into the devastated region Friday.
- U.S. AIR FORCE PAKISTAN RELIEF SUMMARY CENTCOM 07 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Air Force continued to support Pakistan-led earthquake recovery operations by airlifting much-needed supplies into the devastated region Saturday.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Military Commission Charges Approved 07 Nov 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today that charges were approved on five enemy combatants detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
- Supreme Court to Consider Military Tribunals for US Terror Suspects VOA 07 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a legal challenge to the Bush administration's use of military tribunals to try foreign terror suspects.
- Bush Says US Does Not Engage in Torture VOA 07 Nov 2005 -- President Bush has defended U.S. detention and interrogation methods in the war on terror.
- SECAF: Aggressively pursuing joint missions may expand Air Force roles AFPN 07 Nov 2005 -- The Air Force has always participated in the joint fight, but may now seek to contribute even more.
- C-130J Hercules undergoes new test AFPN 07 Nov 2005 -- As part of the second phase of the C-130J Hercules qualification test and evaluation, the aircraft will fly airdrop and formation-drop operations later this month.
- Decisions Made Today Will Give Edge to Tomorrow's Force AFPS 07 Nov 2005 -- Decisions being made today about how troops are recruited, equipped, trained and stationed will have far-reaching implications during future operations, the Marine Corps commandant said here today.
- VFA-86 Packs a Powerful Bite Aboard Enterprise Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2005 -- The Sidewinders of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86, based out of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., deployed aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Oct. 26 in support of the carrier's Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA).
- TRCSG Continues to Make Impact in Gulf Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2005 -- The USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG), along with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 8, has been deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) for more than two months, and continues to make a positive impact on the Gulf region.
- EODMU 8 Removes Inert RPG Remnant from Cruise Liner Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Navy responded Nov. 7 to a request to dispose of suspected unexploded ordnance left over from a rocket propelled grenade (RPG) that struck the cruise liner Seabourn Spirit during a Nov. 5 attack by pirates near the coast of Somalia.
- Lincoln Preparing for Critical January Inspection Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2005 -- USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Sailors are getting a head start on the upcoming Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) scheduled for early January.
- Truman Gives 'em Hell One Last Time Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2005 -- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) returned to Norfolk Nov. 6, following five days at sea offloading 1,800 tons of ammunition and ordnance to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8).
- VFA-211 Makes History Once Again On Board Big E Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2005 -- The Checkmates of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 are making history once again with their return to USS Enterprise (CVN 65) this fall as the squadron last to deploy with the famed F-14A Tomcat and now the first East Coast squadron to fly the new F/A-18 Super Hornet.
- Construction Begins for Submarine Escape Trainer Navy NewsStand 07 Nov 2005 -- Engineering Field Activity Northeast, Naval Submarine School and Naval Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London marked the commencement of construction of a new Submarine Escape Trainer at groundbreaking ceremonies on SUBASE New London Nov. 2.
- Indo-US joint military air exercise begins IRNA 07 Nov 2005 -- The six-day joint Indo-US military air exercise began this morning at Kalaikunda airforce station in West Midnapore district amidst protest demonstrations by Left Front activists.
- State Department Briefing, November 7 Washington File 07 Nov 2005 -- Azerbaijan, Switzerland, Query on Washington Post article/Does not reflect the views of Secretary Rice/U.S. policy, U.S. promotion of democracy/openness and transparency in dealing with issues/War on terror, Western Hemisphere, Morocco/Western Sahara, France, India, Iran, China, North Korea, Zimbabwe, Somalia
- General Dynamics Awarded $69 Million Stryker Reset Contract General Dynamics 07 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 $69 million contract for Stryker eight-wheeled combat vehicle sustainment or “reset” work.
- RAFAEL Introduces the ASRV - Advanced Scout Recce Vehicle Rafael 07 Nov 2005 -- RAFAEL Armament Development Authority displayed a new ASRV - Armored Scout and Reconnaissance Vehicle, together with Sistemska Tehnika (Slovenia) at the Defense exhibition in Gornja Radgona, Slovenia.
- Raytheon/NetFires LLC successfully Completes Preliminary Design Review for NLOS-LS Precision Attack Missile Raytheon 07 Nov 2005 -- Raytheon Company and the NetFires Limited Liability Company (LLC), a company composed of Raytheon Missile Systems and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, successfully passed a preliminary design review for the Non Line of Sight-Launch System (NLOS-LS) Precision Attack Missile (PAM).
- Raytheon Successfully Demonstrates Multi-Weapon Netted Battlefield Raytheon 07 Nov 2005 -- Raytheon Company has successfully demonstrated how battle systems -- showing future force capabilities using current and near term systems -- can work together to benefit the warfighter.
- Successful first flight of high-speed UAV demonstrator CARAPAS EADS 07 Nov 2005 -- EADS Military Aircraft has just staged the successful first flight of the high-speed UAV demonstrator CARAPAS (CApacité drone RAPide AntileurreS) at the Biscarrosse missile test centre (CELM) in France.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Produce RQ-4B Global Hawks Northrop Grumman 07 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract to begin production of the next five RQ-4B Global Hawk aerial reconnaissance systems.
- KEY MILESTONE ACHIEVED ON NEXT-GENERATION MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS SATELLITE BUILT BY LOCKHEED MARTIN Lockheed Martin 07 Nov 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today that it has successfully completed static loads testing of the second Advanced Extremely High Frequency (EHF) satellite structure. The test validated the satellite's strength and ability to sustain its launch weight of over 13,000 pounds. Advanced EHF satellites will provide global, highly secure, protected, survivable communications for all warfighters serving under the U.S. Department of Defense.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 07 Nov 2005
- Eritrea-Ethiopia: Security Council envoy says situation requires delicacy UN News Centre 07 Nov 2005 -- At the start of a two-day tour of Eritrea and Ethiopia to dispel rising tensions, the Chairman of the United Nations Security Council Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations said today that the resolution of the border dispute between the formerly warring Horn of Africa countries called for "delicacy, skills and good judgement."
- ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: UN envoy to meet peacekeepers and officials IRIN 07 Nov 2005 -- The United Nations Security Council envoy, Ambassador Kenzo Oshima, arrived in Addis Ababa on Sunday as tensions between Ethiopia and neighbouring Eritrea over an unresolved border dispute continued to be reported.
- UN condemns assassination attempt on Somali Prime Minister UN News Centre 07 Nov 2005 -- An assassination attempt made on the life of Somali Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Gedi, which occurred as he rode in a convoy in Mogadishu yesterday, was deplored today by the United Nations political office for the strife-torn country on the Horn of Africa.
- SOMALIA: Nine killed as prime minister's convoy ambushed IRIN 07 Nov 2005 -- At least nine people were killed and several others injured on Sunday when a convoy of cars carrying interim Prime Minister Ali Muhammad Gedi was ambushed in a Mogadishu suburb, sources in the Somali capital said on Monday.
- Security Council urges DR of Congo to meet next June's election deadline UN News Centre 07 Nov 2005 -- A Security Council delegation visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to review preparations for the biggest and most expensive elections the United Nations has ever helped to organize has called on the country's authorities to speed up the political transition to meet the planned timetable.
- US Diplomat in Africa Focuses on Peace in Sudan's Darfur Region VOA 07 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick is in Kenya, where he is scheduled to begin talks Tuesday with leaders of the main rebel group in the troubled Darfur region of western Sudan.
- UGANDA-SUDAN: Another international NGO worker killed by LRA rebels IRIN 07 Nov 2005 -- Barely a week after rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) killed two employees of a Swiss demining charity in southern Sudan, the LRA killed another international NGO worker near the Ugandan border on Saturday, an army spokesman said.
- YEMEN: Despite progress, more funds needed for mine clearance IRIN 07 Nov 2005 -- Yemen will be declared landmine-free in time for a March 2009 deadline, but only if the country’s Mine Action Centre (MAC) receives enough support to implement its second five-year plan, the MAC chairman said on Monday.
- Syria Considers UN Request to Question six Officers in Hariri Probe VOA 07 Nov 2005 -- Syria says it will consider letting the U.N. interrogate six of its senior officials regarding the February 14th blast that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 others.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR ON SOUTH ASIA EARTHQUAKE United Nations 07 Nov 2005
- NATO, United Nations Expand Airlift to Pakistan Earthquake Zone Washington File 07 Nov 2005 -- NATO and the United Nations refugee agency are expanding their emergency airlift into Pakistan, where at least 73,000 people are estimated to have died in the October 8 earthquake and its aftermath.
- ETHIOPIA: Gov't urged to end crackdown on the opposition IRIN 07 Nov 2005 -- The United States and European Union urged the Ethiopian government on Sunday to end its crackdown on opposition leaders, many of whom were seized last week during bloody clashes between demonstrators and police.
- Venus Express spacecraft, integrated by Alcatel Alenia Space, ready for launch Thales 07 Nov 2005 -- The Venus Express spacecraft, designed to explore the Venusian atmosphere, will be launched on November 9th, from Baikonur in Kazakhstan. Venus Express, integrated by Alcatel Alenia Space, is part of the European Space Agency's first mission to Earth's nearest neighbor planet. Alcatel Alenia Space, the European reference in space science programs especially after the successful landing of the Huygens probe on Titan earlier this year, is strongly involved in this new program to better understand our Universe.
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