01 December 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 01 Dec 2005 [PDF]
- TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIER DIES FROM GUNSHOT WOUND
- II MEF MARINE DIES FROM SMALL-ARMS FIRE
- II MEF MARINE DIES IN VEHICLE ACCIDENT
- MARINE KILLED IN ACTION IN FALLUJAH
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Operations Update, Dec. 1, 2005 MNF-I 01 Dec 2005
- Control of Iraq-Syria Border Re-established, Major General Says Washington File 01 Dec 2005 -- Recently completed military operations have re-established Iraqi control of the Iraq-Syrian border, says the spokesman for Multi-National Force-Iraq.
- CENTAF releases its airpower summary AFPN 01 Dec 2005 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary.
- Four U.S. Servicemembers Killed in Separate Iraq Incidents AFPS 01 Dec 2005 -- Four U.S. servicemembers were killed in Iraq on Nov. 30, military officials reported.
- Iraqis assume more control of Syrian border, Babil Province Army News 01 Dec 2005 -- Coalition instructors tested and certified the combat readiness of the 2nd Iraqi Army Brigade this week, and announced that the troops are ready to plan and conduct military operations independently in Babil Province, in south-central Iraq.
- Militants Attack Iraqi City RFE/RL 01 Dec 2005 -- Militants in Iraq are reported to have attacked a U.S. base and a local government office in the city of Al-Ramadi.
- Iraqi Insurgents Launch Assault in Ramadi VOA 01 Dec 2005 -- Insurgents in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi launched a brief assault Thursday against a U.S. base and Iraqi government buildings.
- Task Force Baghdad Forces catch terrorists, find bombs MNF-I 02 Dec 2005 -- With the help of tips provided to Coalition Forces by local residents, Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division detained five suspected terrorists Nov. 30.
- Iraqi, U.S. forces patrol streets of south Baghdad MNF-I 02 Dec 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers kept the pressure on terrorists operating in the al-Rashid district Nov. 27-28 in an effort to set the conditions for the Dec. 15 elections and deny the enemy the opportunity to carry out attacks.
- Soldiers spot suspicious behavior, find weapons MNF-I 02 Dec 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers found three improvised explosive devices hidden in an Abu Ghraib house Nov. 29 and detained one suspected terrorist.
- Operation Iron Hammer progresses MNF-I 02 Dec 2005 -- Operation Matraqa Hadidia (Iron Hammer) is progressing with the clearing of the Hai al Becker region on the eastern side of the Euphrates River across from Hit and approximately 170 km west of Baghdad.
- Pakistan Blast Kills Suspected Militants Near Afghan Border VOA 01 Dec 2005 -- Pakistani officials say an accidental blast has killed five militants near the Afghan border, but residents dispute their account.
- Airmen offload 250th Pakistan relief aircraft AFPN 01 Dec 2005 -- The Air Force unloaded the 250th aircraft taking part in Operation Lifeline -- the humanitarian relief mission providing aid to the people hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake here in early October.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Military Commission Charges Referred 01 Dec 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today that charges were referred to a military commission in the case of Omar Ahmed Khadr by the Appointing Authority John D. Altenburg Jr. Altenburg previously approved charges on Khadr on Nov. 4, 2005.
- Top Military Official Calls White Phosphorous "Legitimate Tool" Washington File 01 Dec 2005 -- The top-ranking U.S. military officer says white phosphorous is an appropriate battlefield weapon and emphasized that American troops take great care to avoid targeting civilians during combat.
- Guantanamo Tube Feedings Humane, Within Medical Care Standards AFPS 01 Dec 2005 -- The small number of involuntary feedings conducted at the U.S. detention facility here are done humanely and are well within common standards of medical care, officials said in an effort to counter allegations made by attorneys for some detainees here.
- New technologies tackle landing challenges AFPN 01 Dec 2005 -- The Air Force Research Laboratory is demonstrating technologies that will allow Air Force transport aircraft to land in a range of environmental conditions -- anytime and anywhere.
- Reclamation center tops DOD for continuous process improvements AFPN 01 Dec 2005 -- By reclaiming nearly 42,000 aircraft parts during fiscal 2004 and 2005, a team here saved the government $1.25 billion, while providing direct and often sole-source parts support to American and allied warfighters.
- Joint Task Force Bravo Spearheads Central America Security Efforts AFPS 01 Dec 2005 -- U.S. efforts in Central America are helping to improve collective security in the region and cement relations with America's neighbors to the south.
- Air Assault Expeditionary Force tests technologies Army News 01 Dec 2005 -- The Air Assault Expeditionary Force is testing more than 40 new technologies at Fort Benning, Ga., including the tough-bot, a two-wheel, remote-control vehicle with mounted cameras.
- USS Chicago Deploys to Western Pacific Navy NewsStand 01 Dec 2005 -- The nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Chicago (SSN 721) departed its homeport of Pearl Harbor Nov. 29 on a western Pacific deployment.
- GW's Flight Deck Ready to Launch and Recover Aircraft Navy NewsStand 01 Dec 2005 -- During the last week of November, USS George Washington's (CVN 73) flight deck became fully mission capable once again after the ship's launch and recovery equipment was overhauled and revamped during a docked planned incremental availability that began in January.
- USS Charlotte Achieves Milestone During Under-Ice Transit Navy NewsStand 01 Dec 2005 -- The improved-Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Charlotte (SSN 766) arrived in Norfolk, Va., Nov. 29, following an historic transit that began in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and took the boat under the arctic ice cap.
- Kitty Hawk Departs Hong Kong After Successful Visit Navy NewsStand 01 Dec 2005 -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) departed Hong Kong Nov. 28, bringing an end to a four-day visit which took Kitty Hawk and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 Sailors on city tours, shopping expeditions, community service projects and exciting sporting events.
- Russia To Join NATO Antiterror Ops In Mediterranean RFE/RL 01 Dec 2005 -- The Russian military today said it will join NATO's counterterrorism efforts in the Mediterranean Sea.
- Russia Questions Aspects Of Georgia's National Military Doctrine RFE/RL 01 Dec 2005 -- Russia is protesting against some aspects of Georgia's national military strategy, which was made public yesterday.
- India's LCA PV-II makes successful maiden flight IRNA 01 Dec 2005 -- The Prototype Vehicle-II (PV-II) of the indigenously designed and developed Light Combat Aircraft `Tejas' made a successful maiden flight in Bangalore today.
- White House Briefing, December 1 Washington File 01 Dec 2005 -- Economic forecast, Iraq/strategy, U.S. military/Iraqi newspapers allegation, AIDS policy, Venezuela/Spain arms sale
- State Department Briefing, December 1 Washington File 01 Dec 2005 -- North Korea, Rice's upcoming travel to Europe, U.S. response letter to EU Jack Straw/alleged detainee sites, public diplomacy, border security, Venezuela, Iraq, India, Egypt, Iraq/Iran, United Arab Emirates, Uganda
- EADS SPACE Acquires Dutch Space EADS 01 Dec 2005 -- Dutch Space BV, the largest space company in the Netherlands and leading international space industry supplier joins EADS SPACE, Europe’s number one in space. In the presence of the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Mr L.J Brinkhorst, EADS SPACE CEO François Auque and the CEO of Dutch Space Ben Spee signed the acquisition contract integrating Dutch Space into the EADS SPACE group of companies. This transaction confirms EADS' leading role in European space business as EADS now integrates space industry in five European countries.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 01 Dec 2005
- UN reports troop movements on both sides of Eritrean-Ethiopian border UN News Centre 01 Dec 2005 -- Troop movements have been noticed on both sides of the Eritrean-Ethiopian border, where the two countries fought a war from 1998 to 2000, and where restrictions on United Nations peacekeeping patrols continue, with many being prevented from going off main roads to carry out their monitoring functions.
- ETHIOPIA: Possible pullback of troops from border - UNMEE IRIN 01 Dec 2005 -- Ethiopia may be willing to pull back thousands of troops recently moved close to its tense border with Eritrea, the UN military commander in the region said on Thursday.
- Sharon Says Main West Bank Settlements to Stay VOA 01 Dec 2005 -- Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Thursday said major West Bank settlements will remain under Israeli control and will have territorial contiguity with the state of Israel.
- French News Reports Say Peacekeeper in Ivory Coast Was Ordered to Kill VOA 01 Dec 2005 -- French news media are reporting a colonel says he was ordered to kill an Ivorian from the former head of France's peacekeeping operations in Ivory Coast
- Annan recommends extension of UN mission in Cyprus once again UN News Centre 01 Dec 2005 -- Saying the situation in Cyprus was calm but "progress toward a political solution remains negligible at best," United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today recommended that the mandate of the UN peacekeeping force there be extended for six-months, under its present authorized strength.
- Egypt's Parliamentary Vote Marred by Violence, Intimidation VOA 01 Dec 2005 -- In Egypt, the final round of legislative elections has been marred by violence and police interference, after Islamist candidates made large gains in the previous two rounds of voting.
- Burmese Military Government Prepares to Re-Open Constitutional Convention VOA 01 Dec 2005 -- Burma's military leaders are preparing to resume a constitutional convention Monday, December 5, which they say is the first step toward democracy after decades of military rule.
- UZBEKISTAN: New closed trials for Andijan accused IRIN 01 Dec 2005 -- New trials connected with the May uprising in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijan have started in Uzbekistan, with 58 people charged with terrorism, religious extremism and other serious crimes in four separate closed court hearings, the country's Supreme Court said on Thursday.
- Uzbekistan Confirms Andijon Trials Closed RFE/RL 01 Dec 2005 -- Uzbekistan's Supreme Court today confirmed that closed trials are taking place of another 58 people over May's mass violence in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijon.
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