10 November 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 10 Nov 2005 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- Transcript: News Briefing with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Lawrence Di Rita 10 Nov 2005 -- Presenter: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Lawrence Di Rita
- Iraqi , U.S. Soldiers Secure Suicide-Bomb Site AFPS 10 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi and U.S. soldiers assigned to Task Force Baghdad responded immediately to the deadly suicide-bomb attack in central Baghdad around 9:45 a.m. local time today.
- Search for Zarqawi Continues Following Attacks in Jordan AFPS 10 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi and coalition forces remain hot on the trail of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al Qaeda's leader in Iraq, following the deadly Nov. 9 hotel bombings in Jordan, the Pentagon's top spokesman said today.
- Killed terrorist leaders identified MNF-I 10 Nov 2005 -- Coalition Forces identified two al Qaeda leaders killed by an air strike in Husaybah Nov. 2.
- Improvised explosive devices destroyed MNF-I 10 Nov 2005 -- Coalition air forces conducted air strikes against two large improvised explosive devices near Ramadi early Nov. 10.
- Al Qaeda in Iraq forger captured in Baghdad MNF-I 10 Nov 2005 -- Coalition Forces captured a senior member of a terrorist media cell in Baghdad Oct. 23.
- Five terrorists detained MNF-I 10 Nov 2005 -- A Task Force Band of Brothers patrol detained five terrorists after witnessing two of them attempting to detonate an improvised explosive device near Bayji early on the night of Nov. 9.
- Iraqi, U.S. forces capture dozens of terror suspects MNF-I 10 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi security forces and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers conducted cordon-and-search operations in eastern Baghdad, detaining terror suspects and seizing contraband Nov. 9-10.
- Suicide Bomber Strikes Baghdad Restaurant RFE/RL 10 Nov 2005 -- More than 30 people have been killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a crowded restaurant in Baghdad.
- At Least 40 Dead in New Iraq Violence VOA 10 Nov 2005 -- It has been a deadly day in Iraq, where two bombings have killed at least 40 people and injured dozens more.
- Operation Steel Curtain moves to Karabilah MNF-I 10 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi Army Soldiers and U.S. Forces have begun clear and hold operations in the city of Karabilah, approximately two kilometers east of Husaybah, as Operation al Hajip Elfulathi (Steel Curtain) enters into its sixth day.
- CENTAF releases airpower summary report AFPN 10 Nov 2005 -- Officials at U.S. Central Command Air Forces released today's airpower summary report.
- Baghdad raids net kidnappers, suicide bombers kill 30 Army News 10 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi Army Soldiers and Task Force Baghdad military police responded to reports of a suicide bomb attack in central Baghdad, Nov. 10.
- Task Force White Falcon medics fight good fight Army News 10 Nov 2005 -- Task Force White Falcon Soldiers provide emergency medical care to Iraqi civilians and Soldiers alike.
- Insurgents Kill Seven Afghan Police In Ambush RFE/RL 10 Nov 2005 -- Suspected Taliban rebels killed seven police officers and abducted two others in an ambush in southern Afghanistan.
- AFGHAN, U.S. PATROL KILLS FOUR ENEMY DURING AMBUSH NEAR DEH RAHWOD CENTCOM 10 Nov 2005 -- Afghan National Army and U.S. forces killed four enemy fighters who had ambushed an Afghan National Police patrol yesterday.
- Transcript: News Briefing with Rear Adm. Michael LeFever 10 Nov 2005 -- Presenter: Commander, U.S. Disaster Assistance Center, Rear Adm. Michael LeFever
- U.S. Forces Race Winter to Aid Pakistani Refugees AFPS 10 Nov 2005 -- With winter setting in, American troops in Pakistan are racing against time to get tents, blankets, heaters and medical care to victims of the October earthquake, U.S. officials in the country said today.
- Second US Military Hospital to Help Pakistan Quake Victims VOA 10 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. military is putting a second mobile hospital into northwestern Pakistan to help earthquake victims through the fast approaching winter.
- DoD Leaders Report on Hurricane Response AFPS 10 Nov 2005 -- The Defense Department response to Hurricane Katrina was the largest, fastest deployment of military forces for a civil-support mission in U.S. history, defense officials said here Nov. 9.
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for October 10 Nov 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics by the active and reserve components for the month of October.
- Cadets designing, building unmanned aerial vehicles AFPN 10 Nov 2005 -- At the Sensor-based Intelligent Robotics Laboratory in the department of electrical and computer engineering here, cadets and faculty are designing and building more sophisticated autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles.
- AWACS crews watch over president AFPN 10 Nov 2005 -- Members of the 552nd Air Control Wing were in Argentina through Nov. 7th to provide airborne surveillance for the Summit of the Americas attended by President George W. Bush.
- Base Realignment, Closure becomes law Army News 10 Nov 2005 -- The Base Realignment and Closure Commission's recommendations for reshaping the Defense Department's infrastructure officially took effect at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 9 after Congress allowed them to pass into law.
- USS Norfolk Deploys for Six Months as Part of USS Nassau ESG Navy NewsStand 10 Nov 2005 -- The fast-attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714) departed from its namesake homeport Nov. 7 for a six-month deployment as part of the USS Nassau (LHA 4) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG)
- USS Ronald Reagan, Carrier Strike Group 7 Return from COMPTUEX Navy NewsStand 10 Nov 2005 -- The officers and crew of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 7, and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 returned home to San Diego Nov. 10 following completion of the ship's initial Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX).
- Brooks lab helping detect avian flu AFPN 10 Nov 2005 -- An epidemiology laboratory here is working to develop more effective and timely methods for detecting the deadly avian flu virus.
- Rice to Press Wealthy Gulf States to Assist Iraq VOA 10 Nov 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, en route to the Gulf at the start of a world-circling diplomatic mission, says she will press wealthy Arab states to assist Iraq, both before and after parliamentary elections being held in five weeks.
- U.S. Contractors Work to Destroy, Recycle Munitions in Iraq AFPS 10 Nov 2005 -- Since August 2003, the corps' Huntsville, Ala., center has provided specialized support in Iraq for the munitions-clearance program, which has overseen the destruction of nearly 320,000 tons of munitions.
- Changing NATO VOA 10 Nov 2005 -- During the Cold War, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was Europe's first line of defense against an attack by the Soviet Union.
- French Troops Withdraw from Kyrgyz Base RFE/RL 10 Nov 2005 -- French troops stationed in Kyrgyzstan have been pulled from the country.
- State Department Briefing, November 10 Washington File 10 Nov 2005 -- Jordan, Syria/Lebanon, Iran, United Nations/India, China, Tunisia, Liberia, Yemen, Libya, India
- Boeing Small Diameter Bomb Enters Operational Testing Boeing 10 Nov 2005 -- Two months after development flight testing ended, the U.S. Air Force recently began operational testing of the Boeing [NYSE: BA] Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) with a series of tests at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
- BAE Systems Counter-MANPADS JETEYE System Takes Flight on Commercial Airliner for Department of Homeland Security BAE Systems 10 Nov 2005 -- FT. WORTH, Texas -- BAE Systems today achieved a major milestone in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Counter-MANPADS Program with the first flight of its laser-based infrared countermeasures system on a commercial airliner. The successful flight took place at Fort Worth Alliance Airport.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 10 Nov 2005
- State's Zoellick Briefs on Sudan Trip in Khartoum Washington File 10 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick briefed reporters in Khartoum, Sudan, November 9 on his trip to Sudan, which began November 6.
- UN mission hears that armed men attacked villages in southern Darfur, Sudan UN News Centre 10 Nov 2005 -- The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) today said it had received an unconfirmed report that some 1,500 armed men attacked and burned six villages in southern Darfur earlier this week, killing a dozen and a half people.
- United States Seeks To Update Dayton Peace Accord Washington File 10 Nov 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice plans to host leaders of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Washington November 21 to mark the 10th anniversary of the historic Dayton Accords peace settlement.
- LIBERIA: Sirleaf heads for victory as authorities study Weah's complaint IRIN 10 Nov 2005 -- Liberia's electoral authorities have begun investigating allegations of fraud filed by soccer star George Weah, as his rival, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, on Thursday consolidated her lead in the final round of the race for the presidency.
- GUINEA-BISSAU: New government named but national unity still a long way off IRIN 10 Nov 2005 -- Guinea-Bissau got its new government on Wednesday after nearly two weeks of institutional paralysis but, with the volatile country's largest political party left on the outside looking in, promises of national unity look to have gone unfulfilled.
- Security Council mission ends five-nation visit in Tanzania UN News Centre 10 Nov 2005 -- The United Nations Security Council wound up its five-nation visit today in Tanzania, where it thanked the Government for hosting refugees and for its peace mediation in the African Great Lakes region, where the UN is helping to organize the biggest elections in its 60-year history in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
- At critical juncture, UN Political Affairs chief to visit Middle East next week UN News Centre 10 Nov 2005 -- With the peace process in the Middle East at a crucial phase and developments in Lebanon of heightened importance, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs will head to the region next week for talks with officials and other figures.
- UN Says Ethiopia-Eritrea Border Remains Tense VOA 10 Nov 2005 -- U.N. monitors say the disputed border between Ethiopia and Eritrea remains tense and potentially volatile, with continued troop movements on both sides of the frontier.
- DRC-UGANDA: UN says no sign of LRA in the east, UN Mission says IRIN 10 Nov 2005 -- Reports that Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) fighters have returned to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have not yet been substantiated, according to the military spokesman for the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC).
- Military Says Federal Mortar Fire On Chechen Village Was 'Mistake' RFE/RL 10 Nov 2005 -- A military official in Chechnya described as an accident a mortar-fire attack by federal forces on the village of Starye Atagi.
- EGYPT: Parliamentary elections begin amid cautious hopes for change IRIN 10 Nov 2005 -- The first round of Egyptian parliamentary elections kicked off on Wednesday, with polling stations opening to voters in eight governorates.
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