09 December 2005 Military News
- DoD Identifies Marine Corps Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: DoD News with Brigadier General Augustus Collins 09 Dec 2005 -- Presenter: Brigadier General Augustus L. Collins, USA, Commander, 155th Brigade Combat Team
- Defense Department Report, December 9: Iraq Update Washington File 09 Dec 2005 -- A U.S. military commander whose forces operate in western Iraq says Iraqi security forces are ready for the country's third election in 2005.
- CENTAF releases its airpower summary AFPN 09 Dec 2005 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces released today's airpower summary.
- Operations Net Suspects and Terror Tools in Iraq AFPS 09 Dec 2005 -- Iraqi and U.S. forces continued to make progress in the fight against terrorism in the north-central region of Iraq, detaining suspects and netting weapons and ammunition, officials in Iraq reported today.
- Coalition forces keep streets of Iraq safe Army News 09 Dec 2005 -- Soldiers from Task Force Baghdad, alongside Iraqi forces, constantly search the streets and alleyways of Baghdad and surrounding communities for weapons, insurgents and anti-coalition propaganda.
- US General: Iraqis Control Security Responsibility in Najaf, Karbala VOA 09 Dec 2005 -- The U.S. Army general responsible for security in three provinces southwest of Baghdad says that job is now being done primarily by Iraqi forces in two of the provinces.
- Busy day in north central Iraq MNF-I 09 Dec 2005 -- Iraqi security forces and U.S. troops continued to make progress in the fight against terrorism in the north central region of Iraq.
- US Troop Numbers in Iraq May Decline After Vote VOA 09 Dec 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the Pentagon hopes to bring home some 20,000 troops from Iraq after next week's parliamentary elections there.
- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers catch drive-by shooter MNF-I 09 Dec 2005 -- Two Anti-Iraqi Forces terrorists attacked a patrol from 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division around 9 a.m. Dec. 6.
- Ramadi terrorist brought in MNF-I 09 Dec 2005 -- The number three terrorist on the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (28th Infantry Division) High Value Individual list was detained Dec. 9 in the provincial capital of ar Ramadi.
- Army Unit Sees Less Terror Activity in Southwestern Iraq AFPS 09 Dec 2005 -- After nearly a year since their posting in southwestern Iraq, a U.S. Army commander today said he and his 4,200 soldiers have witnessed decreased terrorist activity in their area of operations.
- Task Force Baghdad Readies for Dec. 15 Iraqi Elections AFPS 09 Dec 2005 -- As their second tour in Iraq begins to wind down, soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division continue to feel good about what they are doing, senior American military officials said today.
- Two Afghan Policemen Killed In Ambush RFE/RL 09 Dec 2005 -- Suspected Taliban rebels have ambushed a police patrol in the southern Helmand province, killing two policemen.
- Airmen continue Pakistan relief effort AFPN 09 Dec 2005 -- The Air Force continues to support Pakistan-led earthquake recovery operations by airlifting much-needed supplies into the devastated region.
- Airmen on Pakistan relief duty returning home AFPN 09 Dec 2005 -- After more than two months of helping with Pakistan earthquake relief operations, the 24th Air Expeditionary Group is ending its operations at Chaklala Air Base.
- Air Force medics still supporting Pakistan relief AFPN 09 Dec 2005 -- As U.S. and international teams continue providing humanitarian and medical aid here, Air Force medics watch over responders, looking out for their health and ability to continue the mission.
Defense Policy / Programs
- GTMO OSCE Representative Invitation 09 Dec 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today the U.S. government's decision to extend an invitation to the Representative for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Anne-Marie Lizin to visit U.S. detention facilities at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba.
- Air attachés end conference on regional issues AFPN 09 Dec 2005 -- The Latin American Air Attaché conference that brought together Airmen serving in 40 countries to discuss concerns including the global war on terrorism ended here today.
- Redeploying RC leaders to train next rotations Army News 09 Dec 2005 -- Some National Guard and Army Reserve leaders coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan may be asked to stay on active duty to help train future rotations.
- USS Salt Lake City Completes Last Transit, Breaks Through Polar Ice Navy NewsStand 09 Dec 2005 -- USS Salt Lake City (SSN 716) concluded a proud 21-year history of service by completing a "first-of-its-kind" mission during the ship's final underway, surfacing through the polar ice pack in the Arctic Ocean Nov. 17.
- SurgeMain Pilot Program to Increase Fleet Response Capability Navy NewsStand 09 Dec 2005 -- The Navy's second SurgeMain team was officially established at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PHNS) Nov. 7, following the first at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (PSNS) approximately six months ago.
- Ukraine May Raise Rent On Russia's Black Sea Fleet RFE/RL 09 Dec 2005 -- A senior Ukrainian official says Kyiv may ask Russia to pay more to base its Black Sea fleet in the Crimean port of Sevastopol.
- White House Briefing, December 9 Washington File 09 Dec 2005 -- President's schedule, Patriot Act, Iraq, White House/pandemic preparedness exercise, week ahead
- State Department Briefing, December 9 Washington File 09 Dec 2005 -- International Human Rights Day Statement, Dialogue with International Committee of the Red Cross, Access to U.S. Detainee Facilities/Geneva Convention Requirements, Israel/Palestinians, Canada, Australia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Iraq, Venezuela
- General Dynamics Delivers First Production Stryker NBC Reconnaissance Vehicles General Dynamics 09 Dec 2005 -- General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), delivered its first two low-rate initial production (LRIP) Stryker Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV) variants to the U.S. Army yesterday at Anniston (Ala.) Army Depot.
- Royal Malaysian Navy selects Thales for MCMV Thales 09 Dec 2005 -- Thales has been selected by the Royal Malaysian Navy to modernise two LERICI class minehunters with a new wide band sonar.
- The Inauguration of the New Detection and Control Center in Mont-de-Marsan Thales 09 Dec 2005 -- France can now boast one of the best systems in the world in terms of power, reliability and functionality. Working in close collaboration with the Air Force and the DGA, ThalesRaytheonSystems was able to ensure the successful renovation of this center.
- France awards BOA demonstrator contract to Thales, Giat Industries and Sagem Défense Sécurité Thales 09 Dec 2005 -- The French defence ministry on 8 December 2005 announced the award by the French defence procurement agency (Délégation Générale de l'Armement) of the concept design and demonstrator contract for the BOA1 cooperative fighting system to Thales, Giat Industries and Sagem Défense Sécurité, the members of a partnership formed for this programme.
- Northrop Grumman's X-47B J-UCAS Team Simulates Control of Four Unmanned Surveillance Attack Aircraft within Aircraft Carrier Airspace Northrop Grumman 09 Dec 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully completed a simulated exercise that demonstrated the simultaneous control of four X-47B unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) during U.S. Navy aircraft carrier operations.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 09 Dec 2005
- Israel's Sharon Takes Big Lead in Polls VOA 09 Dec 2005 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has taken another leap in the polls, as Israel heads to early elections in the spring.
- Hamas: No Extension of Truce with Israel VOA 09 Dec 2005 -- Hamas' political leader says the Islamic group will not renew a truce with Israel that expires at the end of this year.
- Top UN officials head to Ethiopia and Eritrea in bid to ease tensions UN News Centre 09 Dec 2005 -- Two top United Nations officials are expected to arrive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday and in Eritrea Tuesday, acting on the urgent request of Secretary-General Kofi Annan to ease tensions after Eritrea requested the pullout of personnel of certain national origin.
- ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: Senior UN officials to assess border standoff IRIN 09 Dec 2005 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan will send two senior UN officials to Eritrea and Ethiopia to assess the volatile border standoff following a decision by the Eritrean government to expel personnel from the UN peacekeeping mission there.
- Russian Prosecutor: 59 Detained Over Nalchik Attacks RFE/RL 09 Dec 2005 -- The chief prosecutor in Russia's southern republic of Kabardino-Balkariya says authorities have arrested 59 people as part of an ongoing probe into a militant attack on the city of Nalchik.
- Kurdish Rebels Kill Four Turkish Soldiers RFE/RL 09 Dec 2005 -- Kurdish guerillas have killed four Turkish soldiers in clashes in a region of southeastern Turkey that borders Iraq, official Turkish sources reported today.
- Guinea-Bissau: Annan calls for peaceful resolution of remaining tensions UN News Centre 09 Dec 2005 -- After the recent swearing-in of an elected President in Guinea-Bissau following three decades of coups and counter-coups, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on all political actors and the society at large there to address their remaining differences peacefully through the rule of law.
- Civilians still victims of violent conflict despite recent UN efforts, Annan says UN News Centre 09 Dec 2005 -- Despite a sharper United Nations focus on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, civilians continue to suffer devastating "collateral damage," as well as targeted violence, increasingly in the form of sexual abuse, forced displacement, terrorism and extreme economic deprivation, requiring ever-evolving protective mechanisms, the Security Council was told today.
- UN Security Council welcomes appointment new Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire UN News Centre 09 Dec 2005 -- The United Nations Security Council today welcomed the appointment of banker Charles Konan Banny as Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire and called for the establishment of the Government without delay so that he can quickly carry out plans for elections.
- Sri Lanka Military Ready for War, Hopes for Peace VOA 09 Dec 2005 -- Sri Lanka's top defense officials say the military is ready for renewed conflict with Tamil Tiger rebels, but will not break a three-year cease-fire.
- Burma Rebuked for Lack of Democratic Reform VOA 09 Dec 2005 -- Southeast Asian foreign ministers have rebuked Burma's military government for lack of progress on democratic reform and the continued detention of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
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