09 November 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 09 Nov 2005 [PDF]
- II MEF MARINE DIES FROM IED ATTACK
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- Coalition completing 'Steel Curtain' sweep in Husaybah Army News 09 Nov 2005 -- Operation Steel Curtain continued into its fifth day as Iraqi forces and U.S. Soldiers and Marines completed clearing operations to root out any remaining insurgents in Husaybah, near the Syrian border.
- Iraqi, Coalition forces gaining ground on Baghdad terrorists Army News 09 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi and Coalition forces detained terrorists and found more than 1,000 rounds of munitions and explosive-device components this past week in and around Baghdad.
- Coalition, Iraqi Forces Discover Multiple Weapons Caches AFPS 09 Nov 2005 -- Coalition and Iraqi forces have seized or destroyed several weapons caches around Iraq since Nov. 5, officials announced.
- Car Bombs Kill at Least 5 Near Mosque, Police Station AFPS 09 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi security forces and Task Force Baghdad soldiers responded to the scene of a terrorist attack today in Adhamiyah, Iraq, a district in northeastern Baghdad.
- Marine Killed in Iraq IED Attack; Terrorists Captured AFPS 09 Nov 2005 -- A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), died Nov. 8 of wounds suffered when his vehicle was hit with an improvised explosive device near Camp Korean Village, Iraq, on Nov. 7.
- CENTAF releases airpower summary AFPN 09 Nov 2005 -- Officials at U.S. Central Command Air Forces released today's airpower summary.
- US, Iraqi Forces Clear Insurgents from Border Town VOA 09 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. military in Iraq says American and Iraqi forces have finished clearing operations in the western border town of Husaybah, which is believed to be a major entry point for foreign fighters and weapons.
- Weapons cache destroyed MNF-I 09 Nov 2005 -- At approximately 2:42 a.m. Nov. 9, coalition air forces conducted an air strike against an al Qaeda in Iraq terrorist weapons cache in the village of al Bu Hardan near al Qaim.
- Soldiers find large weapons cache during patrol MNF-I 09 Nov 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers found a large weapons cache during a patrol northwest of Baghdad Nov. 5.
- Clearing in Husaybah ends MNF-I 09 Nov 2005 -- Col. Stephen W. Davis, commanding officer of Regimental Combat Team - 2, announced the end of clearing operations in Husaybah Nov. 8.
- Safe house raided, two terrorists detained, one killed MNF-I 09 Nov 2005 -- Coalition Forces captured two terrorists and killed another during a raid on an Ansar al Sunna safe house in the village of Rashidiyah, near Mosul Nov. 9.
- Iraqi, U.S. forces nab terrorists during combat ops MNF-I 09 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi security forces and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers captured several terror suspects during combat operations in and around Baghdad Nov. 3-6.
- U.S. Says Western Iraqi Town Mostly Cleared Of Insurgents RFE/RL 09 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. military says most insurgents have been cleared out of a western Iraqi town near the Syrian border in an operation against militants in the region.
- Central-South troops seize weapons and ammunition MNF-I 09 Nov 2005 -- Multi-National Division Central-South units along with Iraqi security forces seized a weapons cache in Diwaniyah province Nov 9.
- Weapons cache seized MNF-I 09 Nov 2005 -- Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division partnered with the U.S. Marines from Regimental Combat Team - 8, discovered a weapons cache and detained six terrorists during cordon and search operations in northeast Fallujah early Nov. 9.
- Multiple weapons caches discovered MNF-I 09 Nov 2005 -- Task Force Band of Brothers Soldiers found and disposed of five separate caches of weapons Nov. 8 - four of which were near Logistics Support Area Anaconda and a fifth near Kirkuk.
- Ramadi terrorist leader captured MNF-I 09 Nov 2005 -- Second Brigade Combat Team Soldiers from Task Force 2-69 Armor captured a high-level terrorist leader while conducting combat patrols in eastern Ramadi, early Nov. 5.
- Afghan Forces Thwart IED Attack, Detain Two Suspects AFPS 09 Nov 2005 -- Afghan National Police forces, acting on a tip that individuals were planning attacks against Afghan and U.S. forces in the Jalalabad, Afghanistan, area, found an improvised explosive device along a well-traveled road Nov. 7, military officials reported today.
- Fraud Probe Delays Certification Of Afghan Election Results RFE/RL 09 Nov 2005 -- Certification of Afghanistan's 18 September parliamentary election results has been delayed once again -- this time by an ongoing investigation into complaints of widespread cheating in Kandahar Province.
- Afghanistan: Election Officials Again Delay Certification of Results RFE/RL 09 Nov 2005 -- Afghanistan was due today to announce the composition of its first elected parliament in more than three decades
- VR-64 Active, Reserve Sailors Support Pakistani Earthquake Relief Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2005 -- A detachment of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 64, based in Willow Grove, Pa., continues to support the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) humanitarian aid mission to Pakistan.
- Bush Calls for More Earthquake Assistance to Pakistan Washington File 09 Nov 2005 -- One month after a devastating earthquake struck India and Pakistan, President Bush praised U.S. relief efforts in South Asia and called on Americans and the international community to contribute more to help meet short- and long-term needs as winter approaches.
- State Department Updates U.S. Response to Pakistan Earthquake Washington File 09 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 9 by the State Department.
- Pakistan condemns US choppers landing in Kashmir IRNA 09 Nov 2005 -- Pakistan has condemned landing of two US helicopters in India-administered Kashmir on Tuesday.
Defense Policy / Programs
- NSPS regulations appear in Federal Register Army News 09 Nov 2005 -- Final regulations for DoD's National Security Personnel System were released to Congress Oct. 26 and published Nov. 1 in the Federal Register.
- 'RAMS' puts training to test AFPN 09 Nov 2005 -- The blades of the Army UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter beat the air as four firefighters rushed to it with 200 pounds of specialized extrication gear.
- Maintainers keeping F-16s soaring over India AFPN 09 Nov 2005 -- The jets are all taking part in exercise Cope India 06, which began Nov. 7 and lasts through Nov. 19. It is the third such exercise held between the U.S. and Indian air forces.
- BRAC Deadline Expires; DoD to Begin Closures, Realignments AFPS 09 Nov 2005 -- The Base Realignment and Closure Commission's recommendations for reshaping the Defense Department's infrastructure and force structure officially took effect at 12:01 a.m. today after Congress allowed them to pass into law at the mandated Nov. 8 deadline.
- Army Has No Plans to Drop Recruiting Standards AFPS 09 Nov 2005 -- The Army is looking for the best in its prospective recruits and won't let standards slip as it fills its ranks, the top general for Army recruiting and retention said today during an interview on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal."
- VAQ-137 Prowls Beneath the Radar Aboard Big E Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2005 -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) began the second week of its Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA) in the Atlantic Ocean Nov. 5, and Sailors from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137 are keeping the Prowlers flying under the radar, or rather, rendering the enemy's radar useless.
- Submarine Learning Facility Opens New Tactical Trainer Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2005 -- Submarine Learning Facility (SLF) Norfolk opened the submarine force's newest tactical trainer for use by the fleet Nov. 4.
- P-8A MMA Team Conducts Major Design Review Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2005 -- The integrated Navy/Boeing team that is delivering the service's next generation sub-hunter held its Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of the P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft Program in Seattle Oct. 31-Nov. 4.
- GUINEA: President forces head of army and nearly 2,000 soldiers into retirement IRIN 09 Nov 2005 -- President Lansana Conte retired off nearly 2,000 soldiers, including the head of the Guinean armed forces, in his largest single reduction of armed forces personnel, a military officer told IRIN.
- State Department Briefing, November 9 Washington File 09 Nov 2005 -- Iraq, Allegations CIA Maintains Secret Prisons, Secretary Rice's Comments Yesterday, Administration's Policy on Use of Torture, Saudi Arabia, China, Cyprus, Macedonia, North Korea, Zimbabwe, Libya
- White House Briefing, November 9 Washington File 09 Nov 2005 -- Ahmed Chalabi, elections/president's effect, oil companies/profits, ethics briefings, religious freedom report, North Korea, South Asia/earthquake aid
- Boeing, U.S. Navy Team Conduct P-8A Preliminary Design Review Boeing 09 Nov 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and the U.S. Navy held a successful P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) program Preliminary Design Review last week in Seattle, Wash.
- EADS equips the German Air Force with air defence control centres EADS 09 Nov 2005 -- EADS Defence and Communications Systems has officially handed over the first Surface-to-Air Missile Operations Centre (SAMOC) to the Federal Office for Defence Technology and Procurement (BWB). With this delivery, EADS is equipping the “FlaRak Geschwader 2 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern”, SAM Wing 2 based with the German Air Force at Bad Sülze in Mecklenburg Western Pommerania, with the most up-to-date air defence control centre available on the market, thus setting new standards in this field.
- Northrop Grumman Surpasses Power, Run-Time Requirements of Joint High Power Solid-State Laser Program for Military Uses Northrop Grumman 09 Nov 2005 -- A high-energy, solid-state laser developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for the U.S. military has fired one of the most powerful beams yet produced by an electric laser of more than 27 kW with a run time of 350 seconds.
- Phalanx Block 1B to Go Aboard Navy's New Amphibious Warship Raytheon 09 Nov 2005 -- Raytheon Company's Phalanx Block 1B Close-In Weapon System will provide its world-class ship self defense capabilities to the U.S. Navy's new LHA 6 class amphibious assault warship.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 09 Nov 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECRETARY-GENERAL’S REPRESENTATIVE FOR SOMALIA United Nations 09 Nov 2005
- SOMALIA: Annan reappoints arms embargo monitors IRIN 09 Nov 2005 -- At the request of the UN Security Council, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has reappointed a four-member group that has been monitoring the movement of weapons into Somalia since early 2004.
- Deputy Secretary Zoellick Says Sudan at "Critical Juncture" Washington File 09 Nov 2005 -- Sudan stands today at a "critical juncture" and needs to "regain the momentum for peace," U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert B. Zoellick said November 9, stressing that "the success or failure of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) still hangs in the balance, and with it, the future of Sudan."
- Darfur Violence Threatening Civil War Peace Agreement VOA 09 Nov 2005 -- Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick is warning that increasing violence in Sudan's Darfur region could undermine a peace agreement signed earlier this year ending a 21-year civil war that killed more than two million people.
- Ethiopian PM: War With Eritrea Not Imminent VOA 09 Nov 2005 -- Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi is playing down the prospect of another border war with Eritrea, despite rising tensions along the disputed frontier
- MONUC deploys into east DR of Congo where Ugandan-based soldiers briefly seen UN News Centre 09 Nov 2005 -- The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) is assisting the country's troops in cordon and search missions in the troubled east, where Ugandan rebels have been sighted and into which Ugandan-based soldiers were reported to have crossed briefly last month.
- GREAT LAKES: Security Council mission warns of sanctions against armed groups IRIN 09 Nov 2005 -- A UN Security Council mission arrived in Uganda on Wednesday and told reporters that the UN would increase pressure on illegal armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
- DRC-RWANDA: 336 armed fighters surrender to UN, Congolese forces IRIN 09 Nov 2005 -- Since UN and government troops began a joint operation last week to flush out Hutu Rwanda rebels and other illegal armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) up to 336 armed men have surrendered, a UN military spokesman said on Tuesday.
- Syria Imposes Travel Ban on 6 Officials Named in Hariri Probe VOA 09 Nov 2005 -- Syria has imposed a travel ban on six officials wanted for questioning by the United Nations commission investigating the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
- EGYPT: Media coverage of election biased, experts say IRIN 09 Nov 2005 -- As the first of three rounds of voting in Egypt’s parliamentary election got underway on Wednesday, media coverage has been biased in favour of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP), human rights experts said.
- Successful launch of the Venus Express satellite, integrated by Alcatel Alenia Space Thales 09 Nov 2005 -- Alcatel Alenia Space applauds the successful launch of the Venus Express satellite designed to explore the Venusian atmosphere. Venus Express was launched today from Baïkonur in Kazakhstan by a Soyuz-fregat rocket. Venus Express is part of European Space Agency's first mission to Earth's nearest planetary neighbor.
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