22 November 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 22 Nov 2005 [PDF]
- II MEF SOLDIER KILLED BY IED
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIER DIES
- TWO TASK FORCE FREEDOM SOLDIERS KILLED
- Transcript: News Briefing with Lt. Gen. John R. Vines 22 Nov 2005 -- Presenter: Commander, Multinational Corps Iraq and Commanding General of the 18th Airborne Corps, Lt. Gen. John R. Vines
- Insurgents Fire Mortar at US-Iraqi Ceremony in Tikrit VOA 22 Nov 2005 -- A mortar attack in Iraq sent high-level dignitaries running for cover Tuesday as they prepared to watch the U.S. military return control of a massive palace complex in Tikrit to the Iraqi government.
- Defense Department Report, November 22: Iraq Operations Washington File 22 Nov 2005 -- The commander of coalition ground forces in Iraq says a precipitous pullout of the U.S. military there would be destabilizing.
- CENTAF releases airpower summary AFPN 22 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary.
- Small-Arms Fire Claims Soldiers' Lives; Weapons Caches Found AFPS 22 Nov 2005 -- Two Task Force Freedom soldiers were killed Nov. 19 by small-arms fire while on patrol in Mosul, Iraq, officials said today.
- Terrorists Fire Dud in Attempt to Disrupt Tikrit Ceremony AFPS 22 Nov 2005 -- Terrorists today fired what officials called "unidentified explosive ordnance" at a ceremony where multinational forces were turning over control of the former Saddam Hussein palace complex to Iraqi government officials in Tikrit, Iraq, military officials said.
- Zarqawi Probably Alive, Ground Forces Commander Says AFPS 22 Nov 2005 -- The commander of ground forces in Iraq said today he has "absolutely no reason to believe" that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was among those killed during a Nov. 19 raid in Mosul, Iraq.
- Terrorists attempt to disrupt transfer of authority ceremony MNF-I 22 Nov 2005 -- Terrorists fired unidentified explosive ordnance at a ceremony where Multi-National Forces were turning over control of the former Saddam Hussein Palace Complex to Iraqi government officials in Tikrit Nov. 22.
- Mortar Attack Targets U.S. and Iraqi Officials RFE/RL 22 Nov 2005 -- Insurgents fired a mortar at a ceremony attended by senior Iraqi and U.S. officials near the city of Tikrit today, but they caused no damage or casualties.
- Insurgents Fire Mortar at US-Iraqi Ceremony in Tikrit VOA 22 Nov 2005 -- Senior U.S. and Iraqi officials had a close call Tuesday, when insurgents fired a mortar shell at a ceremony they were attending in northern Iraq.
- Operation Steel Curtain concludes MNF-I 22 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi Army Soldiers and Marines, Soldiers and Sailors with Regimental Combat Team -2 wrapped up Operation Al Hajip Elfulathi (Steel Curtain) today near the Syrian border.
- Blair Says Democracy Prospects In Afghanistan Good RFE/RL 22 Nov 2005 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair says Al-Qaeda is trying to revive extremism in Afghanistan.
- Afghanistan: Legal Opium? RFE/RL 22 Nov 2005 -- Afghanistan should terminate its expensive and largely unsuccessful opium eradication program. Instead it should license and control the production of opium for medicinal use. This is the recommendation of the Senlis Council, an international drug-policy advisory forum, that presented its analysis at a seminar in London on 21 November.
- Hillclimbers go in search of 'H' in Pakistan Army News 22 Nov 2005 -- In addition to delivering relief supplies to remote Pakistan villages and towns, the mission of the 25th Infantry Division "Hillclimbers" includes evacuating casualties, and transporting displaced persons to camps where they will be better equipped to survive the harsh winter weather as it approaches.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Army updates detainee operations information Nov. 22 Army News Release 22 Nov 2005 -- The Army continued its effort to keep the public informed concerning detainee operations by releasing 3,500 pages of documents today, Nov. 22, as part of ongoing Freedom of Information Act litigation with the American Civil Liberties Union.
- Team tests Joint Strike Fighter's survivability AFPN 22 Nov 2005 -- Members of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force here are testing the chemical and biological survivability of the future jet.
- Air Force releases F-16 accident report AFPN 22 Nov 2005 -- A fuel leak and fire caused an F-16 Fighting Falcon landing at Lamar Airport, Colo., June 28 to leave the runway and crash, the Air Force announced today.
- Senior Military, Civilian Leaders Discuss QDR Topics AFPS 22 Nov 2005 -- Senior military and civilian leaders discussed a number of topics that will be addressed in the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review during a Nov. 21 Pentagon meeting, a senior Defense Department official said here today.
- Schoomaker: Army must fight in 4 quadrants Army News 22 Nov 2005 -- Stressing leadership as the cornerstone of a relevant and ready force, the Army's senior Soldier spoke at the Hughston Orthopedic Hospital Nov. 18 in Columbus, Ga.
- AIMD Norfolk Completes Move to Consolidated Building Navy NewsStand 22 Nov 2005 -- Naval Station Norfolk's Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) formally opened its new building with a ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 18.
- Presidential Test Helo Arrives at Patuxent River Navy NewsStand 22 Nov 2005 -- The first VH-71 Presidential Helicopter test vehicle began undergoing familiarization training here for pilots and maintainers in November.
- ANNUALEX '05 Comes to a Successful Conclusion Navy NewsStand 22 Nov 2005 -- The USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Carrier Strike Group concluded the main event of its fall under way period Nov. 18 as Annual Exercise (ANNUALEX) 2005, a joint exercise between the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), came to a close.
- Royal Maces Achieve Safety Milestone Navy NewsStand 22 Nov 2005 -- The Sailors and pilots of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27 celebrated their 80,000th Class 'A' mishap-free flight hour Nov. 9, while deployed aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).
- USS Blue Ridge Celebrates 35 Years of Honorable Naval Service Navy NewsStand 22 Nov 2005 -- USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) celebrated its 35th birthday Nov. 14 with a cake-cutting ceremony and a special meal of steak and lobster on the mess decks.
- US to Resume Sales of Lethal Weapons to Indonesia VOA 22 Nov 2005 -- The United States has decided to resume the sale of lethal military hardware to Indonesia.
- Australian Prime Minister Praises Pakistan's Anti-Terrorism Efforts VOA 22 Nov 2005 -- Australian Prime Minister John Howard is in Pakistan on a three-day visit aimed at strengthening ties between the two countries
- State Department Briefing, November 22 Washington File 22 Nov 2005 -- Secretary's Meeting with U.S. Governors Traveling to the Middle East, Egypt/Iraq, Iraq, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Israel/Palestinians, Macedonia/Kosovo, European Union, Iran
- LOCKHEED MARTIN TO PRODUCE NEW WINGS AND SERVICE LIFE EXTENSION KITS FOR P-3 AND CP-140 AIRCRAFT Lockheed Martin 22 Nov 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will open a new outer wing production line at its Marietta, Ga. facility supporting service life extension of the P-3 and CP-140 aircraft around the world.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN C-130J SUPER HERCULES DEMONSTRATES LONG-RANGE CAPABILITIES EN ROUTE TO DUBAI AIR SHOW Lockheed Martin 22 Nov 2005 -- The long-range capabilities of the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] C-130J Super Hercules were showcased again this week when a U.S. Air Force Reserve Command crew flew nearly 8,000 miles with payload to demonstrate the performance capabilities of the airlifter at the ninth Dubai Air Show held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
- MOST ADVANCED LOCKHEED MARTIN F-16 FIGHTERS FEATURED AT DUBAI AIR SHOW Lockheed Martin 22 Nov 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] is featuring the most advanced F-16 fighters this week at the Dubai International Air Show – the Block 60 F-16 E/F and the Block 50/52 F-16 C/D.
- Northrop Grumman's E-10A Multi-Sensor Command-and-Control Aircraft Program Concludes Platform Design Review Northrop Grumman 22 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC)-led team's E-10A multi-sensor command-and-control aircraft program successfully completed its critical platform design review last week.
- Northrop Grumman Selected to Update Jordanian Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence System Northrop Grumman 22 Nov 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected for a contract valued at more than $230 million to update Jordan's national command, control, communications, computer and intelligence (C4I) networks with state-of-the-art systems.
- First U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Built by Northrop Grumman, Named to Honor First Commandant Bertholf Northrop Grumman 22 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Coast Guard recently announced that the first Deepwater National Security Cutter (NSC), being built at Northrop Grumman's (NYSE:NOC) Pascagoula, Miss. facility, will be named Bertholf in honor of the organization's first Commandant, Ellsworth Price Bertholf (1866-1921).
- Raytheon's CLAWS Scores Direct Hits During Successful Operational Test Raytheon 22 Nov 2005 -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Complementary Low Altitude Weapon System (CLAWS) completed a successful operational test at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
- Raytheon Awarded Life Cycle Engineering & Support Contract for LPD 17 Raytheon 22 Nov 2005 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $19.2 million contract option from Naval Sea Systems Command for life cycle engineering and support on the LPD 17 class, the U.S. Navy's next generation of amphibious warfare ships. The contract also includes other option years.
- Boeing Supports Aegis BMD Flight Mission - 8 Boeing 22 Nov 2005 -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] supported the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (ABMD) Standard Missile-3 Kinetic Warhead (SM-3 KW) for a sixth successful flight test.
- Lockheed Martin's THAAD Missile Successful in Developmental Flight Test Lockheed Martin 22 Nov 2005 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully conducted a developmental flight test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile today at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), NM. This was the first flight of the Block ’04 missile that is being tested under an Engineering and Manufacturing contract awarded to Lockheed Martin in 2000.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 22 Nov 2005
- 10 Years After Dayton Accords, Rice Urges Bosnia to Further Its Goals AFPS 22 Nov 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords here today by urging Bosnia-Herzegovina to become fully unified, arrest its war criminals, and create a final peace in Kosovo.
- U.N. Security Council Extends European Force in Bosnia Washington File 22 Nov 2005 -- The United Nations Security Council on November 21 passed a resolution extending the mission of the European Union's peacekeeping force in Bosnia and Herzegovina for another 12 months.
- Bosnian Leaders Vow Constitutional Reform, Pursuit of War Criminals VOA 22 Nov 2005 -- Leaders of the three main ethnic groups in Bosnia-Herzegovina have pledged to work for sweeping constitutional reforms
- Kosovo Talks Bring New Tension to Balkans VOA 22 Nov 2005 -- Southeastern Europe is still a zone of fragility nearly seven years after the brutal wars of Yugoslav succession came to an end
- LIBERIA: Weah facing heat to concede defeat IRIN 22 Nov 2005 -- Pressure is mounting on George Weah, the former international football star and runner-up in this month's presidential race in Liberia, to think of his country and concede defeat.
- COTE D IVOIRE: African leaders fly in to break stalemate IRIN 22 Nov 2005 -- Three of Africa's most prominent presidents flew in to Cote d'Ivoire on Tuesday to help the world's top cocoa producer hurdle the latest stumbling block to a UN-drafted peace.
- State's Frazer Returns from Third Trip on Darfur Crisis Washington File 22 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer was successful in getting Darfur rebel leaders to meet face-to-face for the first time and agree to a meaningful resumption of peace talks during her recently concluded trip to Sudan.
- Polls Show Boost for Israeli Prime Minister After Quitting Likud Party VOA 22 Nov 2005 -- Opinion polls in Israel suggest Prime Minister Ariel Sharon could win re-election next year as head of a new centrist party.
- Syria Seeks Deal with Hariri Assassination Probe VOA 22 Nov 2005 -- Syria has asked U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to broker a cooperation agreement between Damascus and investigators probing the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri
- Syria Must Stop Stalling Hariri Probe, Ambassador Bolton Says Washington File 22 Nov 2005 -- Syria must stop "delaying and obstructing" the work of the international commission investigating the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said November 22.
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