06 December 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 06 Dec 2005 [PDF]
- TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIER KILLED
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Suicide Bombers Kill, Injure Dozens at Baghdad Police Academy VOA 06 Dec 2005 -- In Iraq, suicide bombers wearing explosive vests blew themselves up at Iraq's largest police training center in east Baghdad
- CENTAF releases air power summary AFPN 06 Dec 2005 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary.
- Suicide bombers attack police academy Army News 06 Dec 2005 -- Iraqi security forces and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers responded to the scene of a suicide-bomb attack at an Iraqi police academy in east Baghdad Dec. 6.
- 22 terror suspects taken off streets of Baghdad Army News 06 Dec 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers captured 24 terror suspects in the Al Rasheed district during a 12-hour period Dec. 3-4.
- Iraqi firefighters turn in ordnance to U.S. troops Army News 06 Dec 2005 -- Iraqi firefighters from the Rusafa Fire Station in east Baghdad turned over more than 200 rounds of unexploded ordnance to elements of Task Force Baghdad for destruction Dec. 1.
- Iraqi, U.S. forces launch raid against terrorist ring Army News 06 Dec 2005 -- Iraqi Police and Coalition Forces launched a raid in east Baghdad Dec. 4. to capture suspected members of a known terrorist ring. Within two hours, six suspects were arrested and are currently being processed into the Iraqi justice system.
- Soldier Killed, Weapons Caches Found, Terror Suspects Arrested AFPS 06 Dec 2005 -- A Task Force Baghdad soldier was killed Dec. 4 when a patrol vehicle he was riding in struck a roadside bomb in east Baghdad, military officials reported today.
- Iraqi Police Academy Attackers Not Women, Officials Say AFPS 06 Dec 2005 -- Contrary to an earlier report, two suicide bombers who killed at least 27 people and wounded at least 50 others today in a crowded courtyard at the Baghdad police academy were men, military officials reported.
- Kuwait Unit Supporting Warfighters Throughout Theater AFPS 06 Dec 2005 -- Experience has enabled officials here to provide key training, logistics and planning support to warfighters in the U.S. Central Command area of operations with fewer troops, a senior officer here told American Forces Press Service.
- Coalition and Iraqi forces continue to set the stage for safe and secure election MNF-I 06 Dec 2005 -- Coalition and Iraqi security forces continued to disrupt al Qaeda in Iraq terrorist and foreign-fighter activities during more than 450 company-level combined operations throughout the country Nov. 26 through Dec 2.
- Suicide bombers attack Iraqi Police academy MNF-I 06 Dec 2005 -- Two suicide bombers attacked an Iraqi Police academy in east Baghdad around 12:45p.m. Dec.6th.
- Update to Dec. 1 Improvised Explosive Device attack MNF-I 06 Dec 2005 -- On Dec. 1, 10 Marines from Company F, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, were killed and another 11 Marines injured by an improvised explosive device outside Fallujah.
- Iraqi, U.S. forces launch raid against terrorist ring MNF-I 06 Dec 2005 -- Iraqi and Coalition Forces in east Baghdad remained vigilant in the face of numerous acts of terror in east Baghdad Dec. 4.
- Raid results in cache discoveries MNF-I 06 Dec 2005 -- A combined cordon and search mission was conducted by Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and Daquq police, in the village of Simaqa in Kirkuk Province.
- Suicide bombers attack police academy (Update 1) MNF-I 06 Dec 2005 -- Iraqi Security Forces and Task Force Baghdad Soldiers responded to the scene of a suicide-bomb attack at an Iraqi Police academy in east Baghdad Dec. 6.
- European Security Group Approves Afghan Deployment AFPS 06 Dec 2005 -- A regional European security organization agreed today to deploy its forces to Afghanistan for a six-month peacekeeping mission, according to a statement released by the group.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: SEDM News Briefing with Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld 06 Dec 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld; Albanian Defense Minister Fatmir Mediu; Bosnian Defense Minister Nikola Radovanovic; Bulgarian Defense Minister Vesselin Bliznakov; Director of Operations, Romanian Ministry of Defense, Maj. Gen. Micea Savu; Ukrainian Defense Minister Anatoliy Hrytsenko; and Chairman, Southeastern Europe Defense Ministerial Secretariat, Besnik Baraj
- Rice in Ukraine After Signing Romania Base Agreement VOA 06 Dec 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is continuing her European trip in Ukraine after signing an agreement in Bucharest that gives U.S. forces access to a strategic Romanian base on the Black Sea.
- U.S.-Romanian Basing Agreement Helps Both Countries, Rumsfeld Says AFPS 06 Dec 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld praised an agreement signed today by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that will allow U.S. troops to establish temporary bases for training in Romania.
- Transcript: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld's Opening Comments in Connection with the 10th Meeting of the Southeastern Europe Defense Ministerial Process 06 Dec 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman, Southeastern Europe Defense Ministerial, Albanian Deputy Defense Minister, Besnik Baraj
- Personnel Roadmap Outlined for Workforce Navy NewsStand 06 Dec 2005 -- Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Kevin Moran addressed the Navy Personnel Command (NPC) workforce here Nov. 30, to outline Sea Warrior and the revolution in training.
- AIEDD Course Improves Explosives Disposal Training Navy NewsStand 06 Dec 2005 -- The Naval School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal has intensified the training for experienced explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians with the addition of the Advanced Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (AIEDD) Training Facility.
- Trident Warrior '05 Strengthens Navy's Communication Capabilities Navy NewsStand 06 Dec 2005 -- The Navy began a two-week exercise Nov. 28 with navies from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain to improve the way it communicates between its ships, shore facilities and its coalition partners.
- Rear Adm. Spicer Welcomes USS Leyte Gulf to CSG 12 Navy NewsStand 06 Dec 2005 -- Rear Adm. Raymond Spicer, USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Strike Group Commander, welcomed USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and its crew into Carrier Strike Group 12 during a ceremony aboard the ship Dec. 5 at Naval Station Norfolk.
- Aerial porters breaking airlift records AFPN 06 Dec 2005 -- Aerial porters of the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron here are breaking records by moving more than 200,000 passengers and baggage since arriving in September.
- Defender training readies 'brass' for deployment AFPN 06 Dec 2005 -- new Air Force Materiel Command program helps train security forces leaders for deployment to combat zones.
- Loadmasters keep cargo, passengers moving safely AFPN 06 Dec 2005 -- Around the clock, C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft fly from here, airlifting military troops to locations throughout this theater.
- Ukraine Joins Southeastern European Security Group AFPS 06 Dec 2005 -- Ukraine joined a regional European security organization today at a meeting being held here and hosted by Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.
- State's Burns Praises Trans-Atlantic Security Group Washington File 06 Dec 2005 -- Under Secretary of State R. Nicholas Burns had high praise for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) when he addressed the 13th OSCE Ministerial Council in Ljubljana, Slovenia, December 5.
- OSCE: Final Text Nixed After Dispute On Russian Troops In Moldova RFE/RL 06 Dec 2005 -- A meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) ended today without a final document, following Russian objections to a passage concerning its troops in a breakaway province of Moldova.
- U.S. Refuses Arms Treaty While Russian Troops In Moldova, Georgia RFE/RL 06 Dec 2005 -- The United States has told Moscow that it will not sign a new treaty on conventional military forces until Russia withdraws all its troops and equipment from separatist republics in Georgia and Moldova.
- Russian Minister Says Russia, India May Share Tajik Airfield RFE/RL 06 Dec 2005 -- Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov says he does not rule out the possibility that Russia and India could jointly use a military airfield in Tajikistan.
- White House Briefing, December 6 Washington File 06 Dec 2005 -- Economy, Bush/Council of Foreign Relations speech, South Asia/aid for earthquake victims, Rumsfeld/criticism of media, rendition, Iraq/troop withdrawal, Venezuela/fuel assistance, tax cuts, Saddam Hussein trial
- State Department Briefing, December 6 Washington File 06 Dec 2005 -- Iraq, rendition cases, Germany, Israel/Palestinians, Egypt, Philippines, China, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Cyprus
- BAE Systems to supply new mobile communications system to Slovak armed forces BAE Systems 06 Dec 2005 -- BAE Systems, has been selected by the Slovak Ministry of Defence to deliver a fully US, EU and NATO interoperable mobile military communications system (MOKYS) to the Slovak armed forces. The contract will be delivered through an international partnership led by BAE Systems and involving US, German, Swedish and Slovak companies.
- BAE Systems awarded $62.5 million strategic systems programs contract BAE Systems 06 Dec 2005 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a $62.5 million contract from the U.S. Navys Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) based in Washington, D.C. Under the contract, BAE Systems will provide system engineering and integration support for the Trident II (D5) Fleet Ballistic Missile Strategic Weapon System (SWS) program. The contract is a continuation of a range of system engineering, test, analysis, IT, and logistics solutions performed by BAE Systems for SSP since 1956. The contract will be completed by September 2006.
- Boeing NCO Experiment Spotlights Technologies in Urban Scenario Boeing 06 Dec 2005 -- A joint urban warfare scenario demonstrating command and control on the move provided the blueprint for this year's Boeing (NYSE: BA) joint network-centric operations experiment.
- Sikorsky Opens State-of-the-Art MH-92 Helicopter Fly-by-Wire System Integration Lab Sikorsky 06 Dec 2005 -- Sikorsky Aircraft opened the company's new MH-92™ helicopter fly-by-wire system integration lab with a ribbon cutting ceremony here today. Sikorsky is part of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
- Thales reinforces its multi-domestic presence in the US Thales 06 Dec 2005 -- Thales announced today that it has opened a second manufacturing facility in the US to support its growing military communications operations. Located in Germantown, Maryland this new facility is in close proximity to the company's Clarksburg, Maryland, headquarters, where its existing state-of-the-art manufacturing plant was opened in 2001.
- Agreement Reached for Galileo Programme Facilities – A Major Step Forward for Europe EADS 06 Dec 2005 -- The future Galileo Concessionaire has agreed the locations of the various facilities under its responsibility that are required for the successful deployment of the Galileo Programme.
- Agreement reached for Galileo Programme facilities - a major step forward for Europe Thales 06 Dec 2005 -- The future Galileo Concessionaire has agreed the locations of the various facilities under its responsibility that are required for the successful deployment of the Galileo Programme.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 06 Dec 2005
- Israel Promises Painful Retaliation for Suicide Bombing VOA 06 Dec 2005 -- Israel is promising painful retaliation for Monday's suicide bombing in the coastal city of Netanya that left five Israelis dead.
- Rice Urges Palestinian Terror Crackdown After Netanya Attack VOA 06 Dec 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas to urge a crackdown on terrorism after Monday's suicide bombing in the Israeli coastal town of Netanya.
- Sri Lankan army able to meet any LTTE threat: Army Chief IRNA 06 Dec 2005 -- Sri Lankan new Army Chief, Lieutenant General Sarath Fonseka who took office today said his top priority would be to try and stop military losses and asserted that his force was ready to meet any LTTE threat.
- U.S. "Gravely Concerned" About Violations of Sri Lanka Ceasefire Washington File 06 Dec 2005 -- The United States says it is gravely concerned about persistent violations of the Sri Lankan cease-fire in recent weeks and has condemned a Sri Lankan rebel attack that killed seven soldiers December 4.
- Suspected Rebels Mount Another Deadly Attack in Sri Lanka VOA 06 Dec 2005 -- In Sri Lanka, an attack by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels has killed seven soldiers - the second such incident in three days.
- DR Congo elections will require immense logistical effort, Security Council told UN News Centre 06 Dec 2005 -- The peace process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is on the right track, but the referendum this month and the legislative elections due to take place by the end of next June will require immense logistical effort, the leader of the Security Council's early November mission to Central Africa said today.
- DRC: Relief efforts blocked in northern Katanga as fighting continues IRIN 06 Dec 2005 -- The French charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says that the army in northern Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has blocked relief workers from entering the area since beginning a military campaign against local militias there in mid-November.
- Azerbaijani Minister Says War With Armenia Could Resume RFE/RL 06 Dec 2005 -- Azerbaijani Defense Minister Safar Abiyev said today that war could resume if Armenia recognizes Nagorno- Karabakh's independence.
- UN mission chief heads for Nigeria where Sudanese peace talks have become difficult UN News Centre 06 Dec 2005 -- The senior United Nations envoy to Sudan will head to Abuja on Sunday to help with difficult peace talks in the Nigerian capital between the Sudanese Government and the two main rebel groups in western Sudan's Darfur region amid continued insecurity there, the United Nations Mission in the country (UNMIS) announced today.
- GREAT LAKES: Returning refugees risk being displaced IRIN 06 Dec 2005 -- Tens of thousands of refugees in the Great Lakes region have started returning home, but without adequate support they could reignite conflicts and end up joining the millions of people displaced within their own countries, a senior UN official said on Tuesday.
- EU's Solana In Kosovo For Status Talks RFE/RL 06 Dec 2005 -- European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana arrived in Kosovo's capital Pristina today for talks on the future status of the province.
- China to US: Stay Out of Hong Kong Affairs VOA 06 Dec 2005 -- China has told the United States to stay out of Hong Kong's affairs, rejecting Washington's call for Beijing to quickly set up a timetable for full democracy in the Chinese territory.
- Five Killed In Helicopter Crash In Russia's Far East RFE/RL 06 Dec 2005 -- A civilian helicopter crashed today in the Khabarovsk Krai of Russia's Far East, killing five people on board.
- Iranian Military Plane Crashes Outside Tehran RFE/RL 06 Dec 2005 -- An Iranian military plane has crashed into a residential area south of Tehran, killing all passengers and crew members.
- Russia And U.S., EU Argue Over Election Monitoring RFE/RL 06 Dec 2005 -- Under pressure from Russia, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) will this morning hold emergency talks about its election-monitoring division.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON UN PROCUREMENT BY UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR MANAGEMENT United Nations 06 Dec 2005
- LEBANON: Discovery of second mass grave raises questions IRIN 06 Dec 2005 -- Following the discovery of the second mass grave in Lebanon within a month, international watchdog Amnesty International urged the Lebanese government to take immediate action to ensure that evidence at grave sites was properly preserved.
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