02 December 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 02 Dec 2005 [PDF]
- MARINES KILLED IN FALLUJAH
- THREE 48TH BCT SOLDIERS DIE IN VEHICLE ACCIDENT
- U.S. SOLDIER DIES OF WOUNDS IN ROCKET ATTACK
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: News Briefing with Lt. Gen. Martin Dempsey 02 Dec 2005 -- Presenter: Lt. Gen. Martin Dempsey, commander, Multinational Security Transition Command in Iraq (MNSTC-I)
- 10 US Marines Killed Near Fallujah VOA 02 Dec 2005 -- In one of the deadliest attacks against American troops in Iraq in recent months, the U.S. Marine Corps says 10 of its troops were killed and 11 wounded late Thursday in a bomb attack near the western city of Fallujah.
- CENTAF releases airpower summary report AFPN 02 Dec 2005 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary report.
- Ramadi Operation Launched to Disrupt Terror Group AFPS 02 Dec 2005 -- About 200 Iraqi soldiers from 1st Brigade, 7th Division, and 300 U.S. Marines from 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, launched Operation Shank today in Ramadi, Iraq.
- 10 Marines Killed, 11 Wounded Outside Fallujah AFPS 02 Dec 2005 -- Ten Marines were killed and 11 were wounded by a roadside bomb during a foot patrol outside Fallujah Dec. 1, military officials reported today.
- More Iraqi Security Forces Being Fielded, U.S. General Says AFPS 02 Dec 2005 -- Increasing numbers of Iraqi military and police are being trained, equipped and fielded to confront terrorists trying to destabilize the new Iraqi government, a senior U.S. military officer in Iraq said today.
- U.S. Helps Set Up Iraqi Military Logistics Capability AFPS 02 Dec 2005 -- Work is progressing to set up a logistics system for the new Iraqi military, a senior U.S. military officer in Iraq said today.
- Operation Shank begins in Ramadi MNF-I 02 Dec 2005 -- Approximately 200 Iraqi Army soldiers from 1st Brigade, 7th Division and 300 Marines from 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, launched Operation Harba (Shank) today in Ar Ramadi.
- U.S. Says Iraqi Suicide Bombings Fell In November RFE/RL 02 Dec 2005 -- The U.S. military says suicide bombings in Iraq fell in November to their lowest level in seven months, giving credit to recent U.S.-Iraqi military operations against insurgent and foreign fighter sanctuaries near the Syrian border.
- Information Operations critical to success in Iraq MNF-I 02 Dec 2005 -- Recent news coverage concerning Information Operations in Iraq has generated concerns regarding military communication objectives and procedures.
- Operation Shank update MNF-I 02 Dec 2005 -- Operation Harba (Shank) is the fifth in a series of operations by the Iraqi Army and Coalition Forces conducting combined clearing operations to disrupt the insurgency and set the conditions for a successful Dec. 15 election in the al Anbar provincial capital of ar Ramadi.
- Troops Should Talk About Afghanistan, Iraq Successes, Pace Says AFPS 02 Dec 2005 -- Senior military leaders - as well as rank-and-file servicemembers - should spread the good news about anti-terrorist and reconstruction successes in Iraq, the U.S. military's top officer said during his Dec. 1 address at the National Defense University here.
- CENTAF continues Pakistan relief AFPN 02 Dec 2005 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's Pakistan relief summary.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Navy to Base First Littoral Combat Ship in San Diego 02 Dec 2005 -- The Navy announced today that the USS Freedom, the first littoral combat ship of the LCS 1 class, will be homeported at Naval Station, San Diego, Calif.
- USS George Washington to Replace USS Kitty Hawk as U.S. Navy's Forward Deployed Carrier 02 Dec 2005 -- The U.S. Navy announced today that the USS George Washington will replace the USS Kitty Hawk as the forward deployed aircraft carrier in the western Pacific and will arrive in Yokosuka, Japan, in 2008.
- Admiral Lippert: DLA changes will take team effort AFPN 02 Dec 2005 -- Defense Logistics Agency Director Vice Adm. Keith Lippert said the agency's transformation will be take a team effort.
- Americans, German ink Ramstein support agreement AFPN 02 Dec 2005 -- German and U.S. Air Forces in Europe leaders signed an agreement that continues the Ramstein support arrangement between the two nations.
- Osprey flies spec ops forces into future AFPN 02 Dec 2005 -- In addition to riding on the wings of Eagles, Falcons and Hawks, the Air Force will also fly with the Ospreys soon.
- 'Patriot Express' reengineering on track AFPN 02 Dec 2005 -- The reengineering process to significantly scale down Patriot Express is on track, said experts in Air Mobility Command's Air Transportation Division.
- Dynamic Weasel sharpens combat skills AFPN 02 Dec 2005 -- Exercise Operation Dynamic Weasel begins here today to hone the skills Airmen need for combat deployments.
- Joint Forces Command Exercise Demonstrates Conference Theme AFPS 02 Dec 2005 -- A virtual U.S. Joint Forces Command exercise at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference here Dec. 1 demonstrated the conference's theme, "One Team. One Fight. One Training Future."
- Study Addresses National Security Impact of Disease Threats AFPS 02 Dec 2005 -- A new study addresses the military operational impact of new disease threats by looking at risks to servicemembers around the world.
- OPSEC trainers visit deploying Soldiers Army News 02 Dec 2005 -- Due to the high number of deployed Soldiers using the Internet as a way to keep in touch with family and friends back home, Operations Security training has become a growing concern for the Army.
- Seabees of NMCB 5 and NMCB 27 Return to Port Hueneme Navy NewsStand 02 Dec 2005 -- The last group of Seabees deployed from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 and NMCB 27 returned home safely to Port Hueneme Nov. 18.
- U.S. Says Colombian Army Opposing Colombian Terrorists Washington File 02 Dec 2005 -- The U.S.-trained Colombian army has taken the offensive "for the first time" against narco-traffickers and violent anti-government militias that support the drug traffickers in Colombia's mountainous rural areas, says the U.S. Department of Defense.
- NATO mission mandate not to be extended: Pakistan IRNA 02 Dec 2005 -- Pakistan has conveyed to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) that its mission's stay in the country would not be extended.
- Japan's Coast Guard Seeks to Boost Maritime Patrols in East China Sea VOA 02 Dec 2005 -- In a move expected to further worsen already poor relations with China, Tokyo is preparing to significantly boost its defense patrols in disputed areas in the East China Sea.
- State Department Briefing, December 2 Washington File 02 Dec 2005 -- China, Japan, Foreign Secretary Straw's letter/U.S. response, allegations about secret prisons, foreign governments, public diplomacy, media/press, Russia/Iran, Mexico, Iraq, Middle East, Venezuela
- White House Briefing, December 2 Washington File 02 Dec 2005 -- President's phone call to King Abdullah, economy, Iraq, allegations regarding secret prisons, capital punishment
- Canada takes delivery of first M777 howitzers BAE Systems 02 Dec 2005 -- The 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery conducted an inaugural firing today of the first 155mm, M777 towed howitzers delivered to the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND). The four guns of six to be delivered were supplied by the United States Marine Corps under a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract between the U.S. and Canada. The howitzers will be deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Archer, following training and integration with a digitized gun management system, in Canada.
- Northrop Grumman-Built San Antonio (LPD 17) to Leave Pascagoula Shipyard, Ready for Texas Commissioning Northrop Grumman 02 Dec 2005 -- One of the most technologically-advanced and sailor-friendly U.S. Navy warships ever built will sail away from Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) shipyard on Saturday morning, Dec. 3. The amphibious transport dock ship San Antonio (LPD 17) represents the first in a class that will form a solid foundation for the Navy's new expeditionary warfare strategy.
- Boeing A160 Hummingbird Completes Flight Test Boeing 02 Dec 2005 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced the A160 Hummingbird unmanned rotorcraft made its first test flight from an airfield near Victorville, Calif., Nov. 30. Boeing continues its program to demonstrate the unprecedented range, endurance, payload and altitude capabilities of this innovative unmanned air vehicle.
- Northrop Grumman's Fire Scout UAV Moves Closer to Production with Completion of Critical Design Review Northrop Grumman 02 Dec 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully conducted a critical design review of its MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the U.S. Navy. The review moves the program closer to full-scale production and delivery of the vertical takeoff and landing UAV to the Navy.
- Successful Test for the Arrow Weapon System Israel Aerospace Industries 02 Dec 2005 -- Another successful test of the "Arrow" weapon system was conducted today. It was the fourteenth Arrow Interceptor test, and the ninth test of the complete weapon system.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 02 Dec 2005
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT United Nations 02 Dec 2005
- Annan calls for updated Security Council framework for protecting civilians UN News Centre 02 Dec 2005 -- With new challenges to the well-being of civilian populations arising from a new warfare, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for closer UN cooperation with regional organizations on the needs of "a culture of protection" and for the inclusion of civilian protections in the design of peacekeeping missions.
- In Italy, Palestinian President Vows to Seek Security and Democracy VOA 02 Dec 2005 -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he is determined to guarantee security in the territories and move ahead with democratic reforms.
- Ambassador of Israel to the United States Talks About Political Upheaval in Israel VOA 02 Dec 2005 -- In the past few weeks, Israel has witnessed enormous political change and a realignment of its major political parties.
- Annan welcomes Communist rebels' extension of ceasefire in Nepal UN News Centre 02 Dec 2005 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the decision by the rebel Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) to extend by one month the unilateral ceasefire that it declared in September in its decade-long battle to oust the Himalayan country's monarchy.
- Maoists of Nepal extend cease-fire by one month IRNA 02 Dec 2005 -- Amid increasing national international pressure, Nepal's Maoist rebels have extended the unilateral cease-fire, which expires Friday, by one month.
- Maoist Rebels in Nepal Extend Truce VOA 02 Dec 2005 -- Nepal's Maoist rebels have extended their unilateral cease-fire by one month, saying they hope this will help efforts to bring peace to the country.
- NEPAL: Maoists ceasefire extension welcomed IRIN 02 Dec 2005 -- Political parties and citizens groups have welcomed the decision by Nepal's Maoist rebels to extend their ceasefire for another month.
- UN briefs African Union on deployment in troubled east of DR of Congo UN News Centre 02 Dec 2005 -- A military delegation from the African Union (AU) has arrived in North Kivu in the troubled eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to assess the possible deployment of 7,000 troops to disarm foreign armed groups who have been attacking civilians, the UN Mission in DRC (MONUC) said.
- CONGO: War-affected youth target of reintegration project IRIN 02 Dec 2005 -- An estimated 5,000 young people in four war-shattered regions of the Republic of Congo (ROC) are scheduled to benefit from a US $1.6-million project launched by the government and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING BY UN OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIME United Nations 02 Dec 2005
- Northrop Grumman Establishes New Space Exploration Organization Northrop Grumman 02 Dec 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has created an organization dedicated to developing and executing the company's growing list of space exploration opportunities with NASA.
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