08 November 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 08 Nov 2005 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Terrorists Killed, Captured in Ramadi; Iraqi Police Secure Attack Site AFPS 08 Nov 2005 -- Coalition forces killed two terrorists and captured six others today during a raid on an al Qaeda in Iraq safe house in Albu Bani near Ramadi, Iraq, military officials reported.
- 'Steel Curtain' drops on terrorists near Syrian border Army News 08 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers are fighting alongside Marines near the Iraq-Syria border in Operation Steel Curtain, which began over the weekend.
- CENTAF releases airpower summary AFPN 08 Nov 2005 -- Officials at U.S. Central Command released today's airpower summary.
- Six terrorists captured in raid on Ramadi safe house MNF-I 08 Nov 2005 -- Coalition Forces captured six terrorists during a raid on an al Qaeda in Iraq safe house in Albu Bani near Ramadi Nov. 8
- Weapons cache discovered near LSA Anaconda MNF-I 08 Nov 2005 -- A patrol operating near Logistics Support Area Anaconda, southeast of Balad, discovered six separate weapons caches after observing an insurgent digging near a road Sunday afternoon.
- Citizen's tip leads U.S. Soldiers to bomb parts MNF-I 08 Nov 2005 -- Acting on a tip from an Iraqi civilian, Task Force Baghdad Soldiers discovered bomb-making materials Nov 6. in the back yard of an Abu Ghraib farmhouse.
- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers take enemy by surprise MNF-I 08 Nov 2005 -- Speed and surprise gave Task Force Baghdad Soldiers the upper hand in fighting terrorists during operations in southern Baghdad Nov. 5-7.
- Afghanistan: As Elections Results Certified, Questions Of Irregularities Continue To Cast Shadow RFE/RL 08 Nov 2005 -- As the UN-Afghan Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB) is set to announce the final certified results for the 18 September elections for the Afghan National Assembly's People's Council (Wolesi Jirga) and provincial councils, the allegations of fraud and the manner in which they charges have been dealt with places an unnecessary cloud over the new parliament.
- U.S. MILITARY HOSPITAL TREATS 1,000TH PATIENT CENTCOM 08 Nov 2005 -- A U.S. military field hospital in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan treated its 1,000th patient the evening of Nov. 6.
- 3RD MLG DOCTORS DEPLOY TO SHINKIARI CENTCOM 08 Nov 2005 -- Doctors, nurses, and support personnel from elements of the Third Marine Logistics Group will move from Chaklala Air Base, Islamabad to Shinkiari in the Northwest Frontier Province tomorrow to begin providing medical care to earthquake survivors in the remote region.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Navy to Commission New Guided Missile Destroyer Bainbridge 08 Nov 2005 -- The newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Bainbridge (DDG 96), will be commissioned Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, in an 11 a.m. EST ceremony at Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
- U.S., Indian Airmen take next step in growing relationship AFPN 08 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. and Indian air forces opened the next chapter in their growing relationship when exercise Cope India 2006 began here Nov. 7.
- Eagles, Raptors team to deter 'attack' AFPN 08 Nov 2005 -- Every day, F-15 Eagle instructor pilots here teach dozens of student pilots how to fight and win in combat. But the instructors rarely get a chance to showcase their own warfighting skills.
- Communications keep Cope India Airmen connected AFPN 08 Nov 2005 -- Setting up complete operational communication support for 250 deployed Airmen in a foreign country doesn't just happen overnight.
- Development division helping equip security forces AFPN 08 Nov 2005 -- The 820th Security Forces Group here reorganized itself and now includes a division dedicated to testing and evaluating new equipment for Airmen deploying to Iraq.
- Forward Deployed ARG Returns to Okinawa Navy NewsStand 08 Nov 2005 -- Sailors of the Sasebo-based Forward Deployed Amphibious Ready Group and Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived Nov. 7 at White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa, Japan, after successfully completing exercise Talon Vision (TV) and Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) '06 in the Republic of the Philippines.
- U.S. Opposes Any Lifting of EU Embargo on Arms Sales to China Washington File 08 Nov 2005 -- The United States opposes any possible lifting of the European Union (EU) embargo on arms sales to China, says Assistant Secretary of State for Political and Military Affairs John Hillen.
- Sale of Submarines to Taiwan Stirs Controversy in US VOA 08 Nov 2005 -- Eight members of the U.S. Congress have sent a letter to the commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, demanding an explanation of his alleged opposition to the proposed sale of submarines to Taiwan.
- White House Daily Briefing, November 8 Washington File 08 Nov 2005 -- Congressional investigation/leak on secret prisons, Ethics briefings, Karl Rove/CIA leak investigation, Torture/CIA exemption? Presidential pardon for Libby? Illegal immigration, Australia/arrests of terror suspects, France/riots, Presidential apology to Joe Wilson? Department of Defense guidelines on detainees, Oil companies/donating fuel profits
- State Department Briefing, November 8 Washington File 08 Nov 2005 -- Iraq, Media Access to Secretary Rice, Albania/Kosovo, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia/Iraq, Iraq, Ethiopia, Iran, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Azerbaijan
- BAE Systems celebrates delivery of 5,000th laser warning sensor; equipment protects American air crews in Iraq, Afghanistan BAE Systems 08 Nov 2005 -- AUSTIN, Texas -- BAE Systems employees today joined customer and government representatives to celebrate the delivery of the 5,000th laser warning sensor as a part of the AN/AAR-47(V)2 Sensor Upgrade Production Program.
- Boeing EA-18G Program Completes INCANS Verification Testing, Demonstration Boeing 08 Nov 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has completed the initial laboratory verification of the EA-18G tactical aircraft's Interference Cancellation (INCANS) system, and demonstrated the system's capabilities during aircraft ground testing at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.
- EADS to supply digital map generators for Eurofighter and Tornado EADS 08 Nov 2005 -- EADS is to equip the Eurofighter combat aircraft of Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Italy and Austria as well as the Tornado combat aircraft of the German Armed Forces with a total of 364 Digital Map Generator systems (DMG). As the company announced on Thursday, orders worth a total of approximately EUR 50 million have been placed with EADS Defence Electronics.
- Go-ahead given for delivery of Taurus production missiles after successful operational testing EADS 08 Nov 2005 -- Operational testing of the Taurus KEPD 350 standoff guided missile system destined for the German Air Force has been successfully completed at Overberg / South Africa. The trials confirmed that Taurus KEPD 350 completely meets the system performance specifications for deployment in the mission environment.
- F404 Wins Secretary of Defense Logistics Award GE Aviation 08 Nov 2005 -- The Department of Defense has selected GE's F404 as the winner of its first annual Performance Based Logistics (PBL) award in the sub-system category for its achievement in providing F-18 warfighter with outstanding operational capability.
- Lockheed Martin Awarded $89 Million for Six Mobile Long-Range Radars for Pakistan Lockheed Martin 08 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) an $89 million contract to provide six long-range AN/TPS-77 transportable radar systems for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
- Lockheed Martin Wins $65 Million Paveway II Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb Contract Lockheed Martin 08 Nov 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been selected to develop, qualify and produce the Paveway II Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb (DMLGB), the next-generation precision-guided weapon system for the U.S. Navy. The contract calls for a 2006 procurement worth $65 million and a five-year procurement with a potential value of $266 million.
- Defense Threat Reduction Agency Awards Northrop Grumman Scientific and Technical Advisory Services Contract Northrop Grumman 08 Nov 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract to provide a range of scientific and technical advisory and assistance services to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) that will support DTRA's mission to reduce the threat from weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
- LOCKHEED MARTIN DELIVERS SECOND MODERNIZED GPS SATELLITE TO CAPE CANAVERAL FOR JANUARY LAUNCH Lockheed Martin 08 Nov 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has delivered the second modernized Global Positioning System Block IIR (GPS IIR) satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., where it will be readied for a January launch. The company is in the midst of modernizing a total of eight GPS satellites, designated GPS IIR-M, which will provide significantly improved navigation performance for U.S. military and civilian users worldwide.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 08 Nov 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SOMALIA REPRESENTATIVES ON SITUATION IN THEIR COUNTRY United Nations 08 Nov 2005
- Annan re-appoints Monitoring Group for arms embargo against Somalia UN News Centre 08 Nov 2005 -- With Somali armed groups reported to be still receiving weapons despite a 1992 embargo, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has re-appointed four members of the sanctions Monitoring Group called for by the UN Security Council.
- Sudan Parties "Need to Regain Momentum," State's Zoellick Says Washington File 08 Nov 2005 -- The various parties in Sudan "need to regain momentum" and "apply themselves to the hard work of peace," U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick said November 7, in a press briefing aboard his aircraft en route to Nairobi, Kenya.
- State's Zoellick Presses for End to Violence in Darfur Washington File 08 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick spoke to reporters in Nairobi, Kenya, November 8 following meetings with various parties on the continuing violence in the Darfur region of western Sudan.
- Amid Eritrean-Ethiopian tension, UN Security Council envoy continues mission UN News Centre 08 Nov 2005 -- Visiting Ethiopia and Eritrea amid concerns that deteriorating relations could lead to fresh fighting between the two countries, which fought a bitter border war from 1998 to 2000, a United Nations Security Council envoy today received a briefing from UN military observers but no explanation from the Asmara Government as to why it has banned flights over Eritrean territory.
- ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: UN envoy urges restraint over border situation IRIN 08 Nov 2005 -- The United Nations Security Council envoy Kenzo Oshima urged restraint on Monday amid reports of rising tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea over their disputed border.
- In Burundi, Security Council delegation lauds success of political transition UN News Centre 08 Nov 2005 -- Calling Burundi an example of political success for the Central African region and beyond, the leader of a United Nations Security Council delegation on a fact-finding trip through Central Africa has pledged support for the country, emerging from ethnic clashes, as it undertakes the challenging recovery effort.
- UN envoy to Liberia says run-off election was conducted peacefully UN News Centre 08 Nov 2005 -- The run-off election in Liberia between leading presidential contenders Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and George Oppong Weah was conducted in a peaceful and transparent manner, the senior United Nations envoy to the West African country said today.
- GREAT LAKES: Regional Summit postponed IRIN 08 Nov 2005 -- A summit of Africa's Great Lakes countries due in December has been postponed due to delays in the holding of general elections in Tanzania and a constitutional referendum in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the body organising the meeting said on Tuesday.
- Holbrooke Says Kosovo Should be Independent VOA 08 Nov 2005 -- Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Richard Holbrooke, says Kosovo should become an independent state provided it guarantees the safety of minority Serbs as well as the security of Serbian religious and cultural monuments.
- UGANDA: EU calls for protection of civilians from LRA rebels IRIN 08 Nov 2005 -- The European Union has urged the Ugandan government to protect its citizens from attacks by the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and to ensure that those affected by the conflict continued to receive humanitarian supplies.
- Police Conclude Investigations Into Nalchik Attacks RFE/RL 08 Nov 2005 -- Police in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkariya have concluded investigations into last month's attacks by alleged Islamic extremists in Nalchik.
- UN Assembly Urges US to Drop Cuba Embargo VOA 09 Nov 2005 -- The U.N. General Assembly has overwhelmingly urged the United States to end its 44-year trade embargo against Cuba.
- Syria's Assad assures Annan he will cooperate with probe into Hariri murder UN News Centre 08 Nov 2005 -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has assured Secretary-General Kofi Annan that he will cooperate with the United Nations-sponsored independent probe into the terrorist assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, following an interim finding that pointed to both Lebanese and Syrian involvement.
- UN Renews Pakistan Quake-Aid Appeal as Harsh Winter Approaches VOA 08 Nov 2005 -- The top U.N. relief official has renewed his urgent appeal for Pakistan earthquake aid, pointing to forecasts of an unusually harsh winter in the region.
- EGYPT: Kofi Annan, in Cairo, discusses regional stability IRIN 08 Nov 2005 -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived in Cairo on Monday as part of a four-nation tour of the Middle East and North Africa to discuss regional stability.
- EGYPT: Female contenders for parliament demand greater representation IRIN 08 Nov 2005 -- Female candidates in Egypt’s upcoming legislative elections should be given as much say in their country’s political affairs – and as much coverage in the media – as their male counterparts, women parliamentary hopefuls said on Monday.
- Sea Launch Delivers Inmarsat-4 Satellite to Orbit Boeing 08 Nov 2005 -- Sea Launch Company today successfully delivered the Inmarsat-4 (I-4) communications satellite to geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO). Early data indicate the spacecraft is in excellent condition.
- Boeing to Discuss Space Station Testbed Options at AAS Conference Boeing 08 Nov 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] will be among aerospace industry leaders, scientists and NASA officials gathering next week near the Johnson Space Center to pick up where the Space Exploration Architecture Study (ESAS) left off in explaining the future role of the International Space Station (ISS).
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