17 November 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 17 Nov 2005 [PDF]
- II MEF MARINE KILLED IN ACTION
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- SOLDIER KILLED IN VEHICLE ACCIDENT
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- Iraqi, U.S. forces secure suicide car bomb site MNF-I 17 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers responded to reports of a suicide car bomb detonating in east Baghdad shortly before 7 a.m. Nov. 15.
- Task Force Baghdad troops find, destroy mortar rounds MNF-I 17 Nov 2005 -- During combat operations in south Baghdad, Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division discovered a weapons cache Nov. 15.
- Iraqi, Coalition Forces Catch Suspects With Munitions AFPS 17 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi and coalition forces working a joint operation detained three suspected insurgents with a number of munitions Nov. 16, military officials reported.
- IED Kills Marine in Iraq; Three Insurgents Detained in Raid AFPS 17 Nov 2005 -- A roadside bomb killed a Marine assigned to Regimental Combat Team 2, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Nov. 16 near Hadithah, Iraq, military officials reported today.
- U.S., Iraqi Forces Make Gains Against Insurgents in Western Iraq AFPS 17 Nov 2005 -- American and Iraqi military forces are making inroads against insurgents holed up in western Iraq's Anbar province, a senior U.S. military officer told reporters at a Baghdad news conference today.
- Three detained in raid, caches discovered MNF-I 17 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi and U.S. Soldiers detained three men and confiscated an array of weapons during a hasty raid near Al Muqdadiyah Nov. 16 morning.
- Search nets terrorist suspects MNF-I 17 Nov 2005 -- A cordon and search mission in ad Dawr to deny a safe haven for terrorists in the area resulted in the detention of 20 suspected terrorists and the confiscation of weapons and materials used in the production of improvised explosive devices.
- Iraqi, U.S. forces make clean sweep of south Baghdad MNF-I 17 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi and U.S. Forces detained dozens of terror suspects during searches in south Baghdad as Operation Clean Sweep continued to clear neighborhoods of terrorist activity.
- Operation Steel Curtain update MNF-I 17 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi Army Soldiers and Marines, Soldiers and Sailors continue Operation al Hajip Elfulathi (Steel Curtain) in the al Qaim region today.
- CENTAF releases airpower summary report AFPN 18 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Central Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary report.
- Operation sweeping Baghdad prior to elections Army News 18 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi and U.S. forces detained dozens of terror suspects during searches in south Baghdad as Operation Clean Sweep continued to clear neighborhoods of terrorist activity.
- Iraqi citizens thwart car bomb attack Army News 18 Nov 2005 -- Alert Iraqi neighborhood watch members in east Baghdad stopped a potential car bomb attack Nov. 15.
- Central Command Report, November 17: Iraq Update Washington File 17 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. military spokesman for the multinational forces in Iraq says the United States is providing its full support to an Iraqi government investigation of alleged abuse of detainees by Iraqi security forces.
- Embarked Security Teams Set Standard for Maritime Security in Gulf Navy NewsStand 17 Nov 2005 -- Embarked Security Teams (EST) based at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain continue to make up one of the most critical elements of maritime security in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation.
- Detainee Abuse Charges in Afghanistan Referred to Court-Martial AFPS 17 Nov 2005 -- Charges of detainee abuse against two U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan were referred to a court-martial today after their commander reviewed the investigating officer's report and considered his recommendations, Combined Forces Command Afghanistan officials reported.
- U.S. To Court Martial Soldiers For Alleged Afghan Abuse RFE/RL 17 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. military announced today it will prosecute two of its soldiers for allegedly beating two detainees at a military base in Afghanistan.
- Defense Department Report, November 17: Trial in Afghanistan Washington File 17 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. military announced November 17 that it will hold a military court martial in Afghanistan to consider charges against two American soldiers accused of mistreating detainees in their custody.
- Guard helping Gulf Coast in slow march back Army News 18 Nov 2005 -- The turtle crawled slowly across the road, each methodical step over the warm pavement bringing it closer to St. Louis Bay on the other side of the street.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Test helping put the LIDS on decontamination AFPN 18 Nov 2005 -- Airmen from four major commands were here this week to test the effectiveness of a new decontamination system during an exercise that ends Nov. 18.
- Minot completes Minuteman emergency communications upgrade AFPN 18 Nov 2005 -- The 91st Space Wing completed the last modifications to its Minuteman minimum essential emergency communication network at the Oscar-01 missile alert facility in the Minuteman missile complex.
- USS Louisville Returns From Western Pacific Deployment Navy NewsStand 17 Nov 2005 -- Following a six-month deployment to the Western Pacific, the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Louisville (SSN 724) returned to its homeport of Pearl Harbor Nov. 16.
- USS Samuel B. Roberts Rescues Seven Sailors Adrift in Caribbean Navy NewsStand 17 Nov 2005 -- While patrolling in the Caribbean Sea near the Greater Antilles islands, USS Samuel B. Roberts, with its embarked helicopter detachment, rescued seven sailors adrift in a fishing vessel Nov. 14. The sailors had been adrift for three days.
- Romania Says U.S. Military Base Deal Finalized RFE/RL 17 Nov 2005 -- Romanian President Traian Basescu says a deal has been finalized with Washington to establish American military bases in Romania.
- State Department Briefing, November 17 Washington File 17 Nov 2005 -- European Union, Iran, Iraq, Reports of Secret Prisons/Effect on Relations with Allies, Kosovo
- Northrop Grumman Wins Contract to Supply Navigation Systems For Canadian Navy Northrop Grumman 17 Nov 2005 -- Nov. 17, 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has won a contract to supply navigation distribution systems for three Canadian Navy Iroquois-class destroyers.
- Northrop Grumman Completes Successful First Flight Tests of Distributed Aperture System Sensors for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Northrop Grumman 17 Nov 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has begun initial flight testing of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture System (EO DAS) sensors, which will surround the aircraft with a unique protective sphere of situational awareness.
- Northrop Grumman Announces Team for Joint Network Node Bid Northrop Grumman 17 Nov 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is forming a team of partner companies for the anticipated competition of the U.S. Army's Joint Network Node (JNN) program.
- Northrop Grumman Passes Final Design Review for Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft Northrop Grumman 17 Nov 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the U.S. Navy successfully completed the critical design review of the E-2D Advance Hawkeye aircraft. All the team's basic designs, including the new radar, mission computer and workstations had been improved and Northrop Grumman can now complete production of the two test aircraft.
- Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Business Achieves Defense Industry Recognized CMMI® Level 4 Rating Raytheon 17 Nov 2005 -- Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) President Dan Smith announced today that the IDS business achieved a CMMI® Level 4 maturity rating resulting from an independent appraisal conducted on its Systems, Software and Hardware Engineering organizations. This evaluation validates IDS process maturity as well as disciplined sustained application.
- A$36.6M global centre for autonomous systems to be based in Victoria BAE Systems 17 Nov 2005 -- BAE Systems Australia and the Victorian State Government today announced the establishment of a global Centre for Autonomous Systems. This Victorian based Centre will bring together $36.6m of investment in the rapidly growing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market and is expected to create several hundred additional jobs in the State.
- US ARMY invests US$300M plus to maintain Shadow 200 as worlds leading capability in TUAV systems BAE Systems 17 Nov 2005 -- The Shadow 200 Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TUAV) System is set to remain at the forefront of battlefield operations and capability with the US Army committing more than US$300M over the next five years to its ongoing evolution and development.
- ATK Plays Critical Role in Successful Standard Missile-3 Intercept ATK 17 Nov 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK), the nation’s leading solid rocket motor producer, provided the third-stage rocket motor (TSRM) and Solid Divert and Attitude Control System (SDACS) for the successful intercept test flight of Raytheon Company’s (RTN: NYSE) Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) with the Aegis BMD Weapon System. The SM-3 was launched from the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) equipped cruiser, USS Lake Erie. The successful test destroyed a separating ballistic missile target’s re-entry vehicle outside the earth’s atmosphere during a Missile Defense Agency/Aegis BMD Program flight test over the Pacific Ocean.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN TEAM LAUNCHES TARGET MISSILE FOR AEGIS TEST Lockheed Martin 17 Nov 2005 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today that it has completed its second successful mission for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA’s) Targets and Countermeasures Program, for which the company is prime contractor. The Targets and Countermeasures Program provided the target missile system for MDA’s successful test of a sea-based MDA Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Weapon System today. Launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, the target missile was intercepted by the Aegis weapon system aboard the USS Lake Erie.
- Raytheon Standard Missile-3 Intercepts Challenging Ballistic Missile Target Raytheon 17 Nov 2005 -- A Raytheon Company-produced Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) destroyed a ballistic missile target outside the earth's atmosphere during a Missile Defense Agency / Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program flight test over the Pacific Ocean. It was the sixth successful intercept for the Aegis BMD program using the SM-3.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 17 Nov 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRESIDENT OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY United Nations 17 Nov 2005
- DRC: 43 dead in latest drive against rebels IRIN 17 Nov 2005 -- In the latest joint UN-Congolese army military operation that started on Monday in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) military officers say at least 40 militiamen and three government soldiers have been killed and these figures are likely to rise.
- DRC: Thousands displaced as army attacks militias in northeast IRIN 17 Nov 2005 -- Thousands of civilians are fleeing fighting that has been raging since Monday between the UN-backed Congolese army and local militias around the Semliki River in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s northeastern district of Ituri, an aid official said.
- 10 Years After Dayton Agreement Efforts Still Continue to Revive Bosnia VOA 17 Nov 2005 -- Over the next few days, until November 21, the day in 1995 when the accord was signed in Paris, there will be anniversaries marking the tenth anniversary of the Dayton (Ohio) Agreement that ended the ghastly three-year ethnic war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, formerly a part of the old Yugoslavia.
- COTE D IVOIRE: Cocoa and diamonds fund military spending IRIN 17 Nov 2005 -- War-divided Cote d'Ivoire's wealth of natural resources are being used to fund military activities, according to a report by a UN team of experts.
- LIBERIA: Peace supremo rejects EU demand to hand over Taylor IRIN 17 Nov 2005 -- It is still too early for Liberia's freshly-elected authorities to hand over the country's controversial former president Charles Taylor for judgement, according to Liberia's peace mediator and former Nigerian leader Abdulsalami Abubakar.
- CHAD: Embattled president turfs kinsmen from military leadership IRIN 17 Nov 2005 -- Vowing defiance in the wake of a series of incidents that may have loosened his grip on power, Chad's President Idriss Deby has removed members of his own ethnic group from the military's top posts.
- UN's capacity to monitor Ethiopia-Eritrea frontier deteriorating - official UN News Centre 17 Nov 2005 -- The ability of the United Nations to monitor the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) separating Ethiopia and Eritrea is shrinking while posturing by the formerly-warring Horn of Africa countries is raising the stakes, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping said today in New York.
- Israeli Forces Kill 2 Palestinian Militant Suspects in West Bank VOA 17 Nov 2005 -- Undercover Israeli troops have shot and killed two suspected Palestinian militants at a roadblock in the northern West Bank town of Jenin.
- Colombian Officials Say Armed Militia Groups Demobilizing VOA 17 Nov 2005 -- Colombian officials say members of both left and right-wing armed militia groups in the country have taken steps to demobilize.
- Sri Lankans Vote for President as Tamil Rebels Keep Some People Away VOA 17 Nov 2005 -- Polls have closed in Sri Lanka's presidential election, with fears of low voter turnout in areas of the country controlled by the separatist Tamil Tiger guerrilla group.
- SUDAN: Darfur rebels urge AU to move January summit from Khartoum IRIN 17 Nov 2005 -- The Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), one of the two main rebel groups in the conflict-torn western Sudanese region of Darfur, has asked the African Union not to go ahead with a plan to hold its January summit in Khartoum, and to ensure that Sudan does not assume the AU presidency in 2006.
- Security Boosted For Chechen Elections RFE/RL 17 Nov 2005 -- A senior election official says security has been boosted in Chechnya where polling stations are due to open in 10 days for the republic's parliamentary election.
- Japan, Russia Do Not Expect Kurile Agreement RFE/RL 17 Nov 2005 -- Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Russian President Vladimir Putin are reportedly not likely to sign a joint political statement on their disputed territories at their upcoming meeting.
- United States "Extremely Concerned" over Trial in Uzbekistan Washington File 17 Nov 2005 -- The United States says it is "extremely concerned" about the fairness of the Uzbek legal process that resulted in prison sentences for 15 men tried and found guilty of organizing and participating in the May anti-government demonstrations in Andijon.
- EGYPT: Parliamentary runoffs marred by reports of violations IRIN 17 Nov 2005 -- Runoffs for the first phase of the Egyptian parliamentary elections ended on 15 November amid reports of election irregularities, from bribery to violence and voter intimidation, election monitors said.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF UN CAPITAL MASTER PLAN United Nations 17 Nov 2005
- EADS Astrium selected for Swarm Satellites EADS 17 Nov 2005 -- The Swarm mission will provide the most detailed data yet on the geomagnetic field and its temporal evolution, giving new insights into improving our knowledge of the Earth's interior and climate. The three Swarm spacecraft are scheduled for launch in 2010.
- Orbital-Built TELKOM-2 Communications Satellite Successfully Launched Aboard Ariane Rocket Orbital Sciences Corp. 17 Nov 2005 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that the TELKOM-2 commercial communications satellite, built by the company for PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (PT Telkom) (NYSE: TLK) was successfully launched into its targeted orbit aboard an Ariane 5 rocket on Wednesday, November 16. The mission originated from the spaceport at Kourou, French Guiana at approximately 6:46 p.m. (EST). The TELKOM-2 satellite was deployed into a geosynchronous (GEO) transfer orbit about 34 minutes after lift-off. Initial communications with the satellite have been established and it is performing as expected in the early stages of the mission.
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