28 November 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 28 Nov 2005 [PDF] eds.: This file was originally released by DoD and contained inaccurate casualty data for OIF
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 28 Nov 2005 [PDF] eds.: DoD later in the day released an updated/corrected release although there is still an evident discrepancy from the 23 Nov. 2005 OIF/OEF Casualty Update
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Massive weapons cache discovered near Kirkuk MNF-I 28 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Soldiers discovered more than 2,700 mortar rounds near an abandoned Iraqi Army base south of Kirkuk Sunday morning.
- MNDCS Soldiers capture 20 suspected terrorists MNF-I 28 Nov 2005 -- Soldiers from Multinational Division Central-South captured 20 men suspected of terrorism in the northern part of Babil province Nov. 28.
- Baghdad Gunmen Kill Three Pilgrims in Bus Attack VOA 28 Nov 2005 -- Gunmen in Iraq have attacked a bus carrying Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims to shrines south of Baghdad, killing three and wounding several others.
- Pentagon Hints At U.S. Consensus On Iraq Force Cuts RFE/RL 28 Nov 2005 -- The Pentagon has suggested that U.S. forces in Iraq are likely to be reduced soon after elections there to about 140,000.
- CENTAF releases airpower summary report AFPN 28 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary.
- All secure, and then some AFPN 28 Nov 2005 -- Security in Southwest Asia is no joke, but you may still get a smile from security forces Airmen when they check your ID.
- Civil engineers build tent city in Southwest Asia AFPN 28 Nov 2005 -- From hammers to bulldozers, from planning to construction along with muscles and sweat, the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron's tent city project is under way and near completion.
- Soldiers Capture 20 Terrorists; Weapons Cache Found Near Kirkuk AFPS 28 Nov 2005 -- Soldiers from Multinational Division Central South captured 20 men suspected of terrorism in northern Iraq's Babil province today, military officials reported.
- Patrol Uncovers Weapons, Bomb Materials AFPS 28 Nov 2005 -- A routine patrol yielded significant results Nov. 27 when Task Force Baghdad soldiers discovered terrorists' weapons and bomb-making materials and detained four suspects in the Abu Ghraib district of western Baghdad, military officials reported.
- Baqubah couple among terrorists caught Thanksgiving week Army News 28 Nov 2005 -- Sixteen suspected terrorists, including one female, were captured by Iraqi and U.S. forces during operations in north-central Iraq Nov. 26.
- Massive weapons cache discovered near Kirkuk Army News 28 Nov 2005 -- Soldiers discovered more than 2,700 mortar rounds near an abandoned Iraqi Army base south of Kirkuk Nov. 27.
- Soldiers seize weapons cache, detain 4 terrorists MNF-I 28 Nov 2005 -- A routine patrol yielded significant results Nov. 27 when Task Force Baghdad Soldiers discovered terrorists' weapons and bomb-making materials and detained four suspects in the Abu Ghraib district of west Baghdad.
- Iraqi, U.S. forces disable, destroy roadside bomb MNF-I 28 Nov 2005 -- A resident of the Tissa Nissan area of east Baghdad flagged down a patrol from the Iraqi Public Order Brigade and provided information on the location of a possible road-side bomb Nov. 27.
- Task Force Baghdad patrol nabs 2 terrorists MNF-I 28 Nov 2005 -- After military observers witnessed a group of terrorists with rocket-propelled grenades, a Task Force Baghdad unit dispatched a patrol to investigate the situation, resulting in the capture of two of the terrorists Nov. 27.
- Iraqi, U.S. forces thwart suspected assassination MNF-I 28 Nov 2005 -- Iraqi Police and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers prevented an assassination attempt Nov. 27 in the Ghazaliyah neighborhood of western Baghdad.
- California Congressman Resigns, Admits to Taking Bribes VOA 28 Nov 2005 -- A Republican U.S. congressman from California has resigned after admitting he accepted $2.4 million in bribes from defense firms that he helped get government contracts.
- AFGHANISTAN: Certification of upper house completes election process IRIN 28 Nov 2005 -- Final results for all of Afghanistan's provincial council elections to the 102-seat Meshrano Jirga - the upper house of the national legislature - have been certified, the Joint Electoral Management Body (JEMB) announced on Sunday in the capital, Kabul.
- CENTCOM Report, November 28: Afghan Cremation Investigation Ends Washington File 28 Nov 2005 -- Multiple U.S. military investigations into actions by U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan in connection with the cremation of enemy remains has found they exhibited poor judgment and were ignorant of Afghan culture, but they did not violate the Law of War. The soldiers, from Company B, 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry (Airborne), have been disciplined.
- RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Volume 4, Number 28 28 November 2005 -- WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE PROVINCIAL COUNCILS? / DUTCH VERDICTS ON AFGHAN WAR CRIMES COULD REOPEN OLD WOUNDS / PINNING THE DRUG KINGPINS. / MIGHT WARMER RELATIONS WITH JERUSALEM COOL KABUL'S RELATIONS WITH TEHRAN? / ESCAPE OF HIGH-LEVEL AL-QAEDA MEMBER CAUSES CONCERN
- 36th Infantry Division deploys to Balkans Army News 28 Nov 2005 -- A day after Thanksgiving, more than 1,500 Soldiers bound for a 14-month deployment to Kosovo and Bosnia were honored in a ceremony Nov. 25 at Baylor University's Ferrell Center.
Defense Policy / Programs
- New Jersey and Indiana Civil Support Teams Certified 28 Nov 2005 -- The Department of Defense notified Congress today that Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams (WMD-CSTs) from the New Jersey and Indiana National Guard are now certified.
- Vandenberg Airmen put eyes in sky AFPN 28 Nov 2005 -- Somewhere on Vandenberg, two Airmen wearing berets and rifle slings have their heads in a monitor as they fly a remote control plane.
- Southern Command Looking to Upgrade Facilities, Rein in Costs AFPS 28 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Southern Command has outgrown its leased complex of buildings in northern Miami, and the command's leaders are working on a solution, officials here said in a series of interviews.
- USS San Jacinto Improves Navigational Safety in Persian Gulf Navy NewsStand 28 Nov 2005 -- USS San Jacinto (CG 56) Sailors improved the navigational safety of the Northern Persian Gulf when they mounted two seven-inch, solar-powered strobe lights on a sunken oil tanker and its marker buoy Nov. 20.
- Expeditionary Strike Group 8 Transits Suez Canal Navy NewsStand 28 Nov 2005 -- Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 8 passed through the Suez Canal Nov. 26, entering the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) to conduct maritime security operations (MSO) and support further tasking from the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM).
- USS Porter, USS Carr Deploy in Support of Global War on Terrorism Navy NewsStand 28 Nov 2005 -- More than 600 Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) and the frigate USS Carr (FFG 52), homeported in Norfolk, deployed Nov. 28 in support of the global war on terrorism.
- Nassau Enjoys First Port Visit on Deployment Navy NewsStand 28 Nov 2005 -- USS Nassau (LHA 4) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, Nov. 21, checking off the first milestone of a six-month deployment since leaving Norfolk Nov. 7.
- Pakistan, Saudi Arabia holding joint naval exercises IRNA 28 Nov 2005 -- Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have started joint naval exercises with the participation of a task group of seven Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) ships, a Pakistan navy statement said on Monday.
- Georgia: NATO Chief Says 'The Door Is Open' RFE/RL 28 Nov 2005 -- NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said today that the "door is open" for Georgia's eventual membership of the alliance.
- State Department Briefing, November 28 Washington File 28 Nov 2005 -- Secretary Rice and Deputy Secretary Zoellick travel to Europe, Secretary Rice visit to Germany, issue of reported secret prisons, Burma, Sudan, Spain/Venezuela, China/Hong Kong, Iraq/Iran, allegations regarding al-Jazeera offices, Zimbabwe, Iran, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Kenya, Russia, Lebanon/Syria
- White House Daily Briefing, November 28 Washington File 28 Nov 2005 -- Iraq, immigration reform, border security, Saddam Hussein trial
- BAE Systems Awarded Integrated Battle Command Contract by DARPA BAE Systems 28 Nov 2005 -- BURLINGTON, Massachusetts — BAE Systems has been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for Phase 1 of the Integrated Battle Command (IBC) Program.
- IAI and CAE collaborate to develop new training solutions Israel Aerospace Industries 28 Nov 2005 -- Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) and CAE have entered an agreement to develop a prototype solution for embedded and virtual training.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Enhance Video-Teleconferencing Networks for Warfighters Northrop Grumman 28 Nov 2005 -- The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to design, engineer, test and install new video-teleconferencing hubs for networks supporting Department of Defense missions and operations worldwide. Secure video teleconferencing is a critical command-and-control tool for military commanders, providing the information and situational awareness they need to plan, execute and manage military operations.
- Northrop Grumman Announces Team for $250 Million Joint Warfighting Center Bid Northrop Grumman 28 Nov 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has selected a core team of partner companies for its bid to continue providing exercise and event support to the U.S. Joint Forces Command's Joint Warfighting Center (JWFC).
- Raytheon Canada Wins Contract for Coastal Surveillance in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba Raytheon 28 Nov 2005 -- Raytheon Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $12 million (Euro 10 million) by the Royal Netherlands Navy and the Coast Guard of the Netherlands Antilles & Aruba (CGNA&A) to build an integrated coastal surveillance radar network on the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, including long-term maintenance and training.
- KZO drone system delivered to Bundeswehr Rheinmetall Defence 28 Nov 2005 -- The handover to the Bundeswehr today of the first KZO drone system by Rheinmetall Defence Electronics in Bremen gives the German Army one of the world's most effective unmanned aerial reconnaissance systems. The ability to reconnoitre hostile territory from a safe standoff will make an important contribution to protecting the lives of German troops.
- Raytheon's Radar Performs Successfully in THAAD Flight Test Raytheon 28 Nov 2005 -- Raytheon Company's radar successfully supported a developmental flight test of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile conducted at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) Nov. 22, 2005.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 28 Nov 2005
- UN envoy calls on Darfur rebel factions to cooperate in peace talks UN News Centre 28 Nov 2005 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan's Special Representative in Sudan, visiting the leaders of two rebel factions at odds in Darfur over the past few days, has stressed that they must work together for the sake of their people at the Abuja peace talks, which officially recommence tomorrow in the Nigerian capital.
- CHAD: President Deby lobs fresh 'destabilisation' charges at Sudan IRIN 28 Nov 2005 -- Sudan continues to provide arms and logistical support to Chadian rebels, despite several appeals by the Chadian government, President Idriss Deby said on Monday.
- NIGERIA-SUDAN: Mediators hope for "decisive round" of Darfur peace talks IRIN 28 Nov 2005 -- African Union (AU) mediators are hoping for decisive progress in efforts to end the conflict in Sudan's Darfur region when a seventh round of peace talks opens in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, on Tuesday.
- LTTE warns Sri Lankan government for separate state in next year IRNA 28 Nov 2005 -- Sri Lanka's top Tamil Tiger leader issued an ultimatum to the new Sri Lankan Government to come up with a "reasonable" political settlement by December 31 or risk the rebels setting up a separate state.
- ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: Military officials trade accusations over border tension IRIN 28 Nov 2005 -- Ethiopia and Eritrea traded blame for the rising tensions along their shared border on Friday, but vowed not to ignite another war, the United Nations said on Saturday.
- Sri Lankan Government Invites Tamil Rebels to Peace Talks VOA 28 Nov 2005 -- Sri Lanka's newly elected president has invited the separatist Tamil Tiger rebels to peace talks.
- SECRETARY RICE LOOSENED GAZA 'LOG-JAM' US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 28 Nov 2005
- Orbital Selected To Build And Launch NASA's New Millennium Space Technology 8 Satellite Orbital Sciences Corp. 28 Nov 2005 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that it has been selected by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to design, develop and manufacture the next satellite in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) series of New Millennium Program (NMP) technology demonstration spacecraft. The satellite, Space Technology 8 (ST8), will be based on Orbital's MicrostarTM platform, a lightweight, multi-role spacecraft bus of which dozens are already in orbit performing communications and Earth and space science missions..
- AMC-23 telecommunication satellite ready to be integrated on a Proton rocket in Baikonur Thales 28 Nov 2005 -- Twenty four months after the signature of the contract, Alcatel Alenia Space - the prime contractor - announced that the AMC-23 communications satellite is ready to be integrated on the Proton/Breeze M rocket in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Dedicated to the U.S. operator SES AMERICOM, an SES GLOBAL company, AMC-23 is scheduled for launch on December 6, 2005 by International Launch Services on a Proton Breeze M.
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