19 December 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 19 Dec 2005 [PDF]
- MARINE DIES FROM NON-HOSTILE GUNSHOT WOUND
- MARINE KILLED IN ACTION
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Military Operations, Dec 19, 2005 MNF-I 19 Dec 2005 -- PRESS CONFERENCE WITH MEMBERS OF THE IRAQI DEFENSE MINISTRY TOPIC: MILITARY OPERATIONS
- Ukrainian Task Force ends service in MNDCS MNF-I 19 Dec 2005 -- Dec. 19 was the last day of the Ukrainian 81st Task Force's duty within Multinational Division Central South's structure.
- Iraqi forces lead Operation Moonlight MNF-I 19 Dec 2005 -- Soldiers from 1st Brigade, 1st Iraqi Army Division began Operation Alkamra Almaner (Moonlight) early this morning in western Al Anbar.
- CENTAF releases combined daily airpower summary AFPN 19 Dec 2005 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's combined airpower summary.
- Ukrainians Head Home After Completing Iraq Mission AFPS 19 Dec 2005 -- Multinational Division Central South bid farewell to troops from Ukraine, one of the unit's mainstay nationalities, during a ceremony today at Camp Delta here.
- Small-Arms Fire Claims Marine's Life; Iraqi Soldiers Disrupting Enemy AFPS 19 Dec 2005 -- A U.S. Marine was killed by small-arms fire in Ramadi, Iraq, Dec. 18, military officials announced today.
- Estonians partner with U.S. troops to patrol Iraq streets Army News 19 Dec 2005 -- A newly inducted member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is playing a lead role alongside American troops in securing the future of Iraq.
- Two 1st Cavalry brigades going back to Iraq Army News 19 Dec 2005 -- The aviation and support brigades of the 1st Cavalry Division have received deployment orders to return to Iraq this summer.
- New Counter-IED lanes train troops in Kuwait Army News 19 Dec 2005 -- New Counter-IED lanes train troops in Kuwait
- Soldiers plead guilty to charges of abuse MNF-I 19 Dec 2005 -- Five U.S. Soldiers from the 75th Ranger Regiment pleaded guilty to violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice during courts-martial completed Dec. 8th, 12th and 13th related to charges of detainee abuse.
- Cheneys Attend Afghan Parliament Opening Session AFPS 19 Dec 2005 -- With Vice President Richard B. Cheney and his wife, Lynne, in front-row seats, Afghan President Hamid Karzai opened the first session of his country's new parliament today in Kabul, Afghanistan.
- Landmark Afghan Parliament Opens VOA 19 Dec 2005 -- Afghanistan's first popularly elected parliament in more than thirty years has been sworn into office in the capital, Kabul
- New Afghan Parliament Sworn In RFE/RL 19 Dec 2005 -- Members of Afghanistan's new parliament were sworn in today, marking the first time an elected legislature has been convened in the country in more than 30 years, RFE/RL's Afghan Service reported.
- NATO, EU Hail New Afghan Parliament RFE/RL 19 Dec 2005 -- NATO and the European Union have hailed today's inaugural session of the Afghan parliament, the first meeting of an elected legislature in more than 30 years of war and conflict in Afghanistan.
- Afghanistan: Parliamentary Session Ends 30-Year Legislative Drought RFE/RL 19 Dec 2005 -- After three decades of war and bloodshed, and four years after the overthrow of the Taliban, Afghanistan inaugurated its new parliament today.
- Ramadan Shiti captured by Soldiers in Kosovo Army News 19 Dec 2005 -- Multinational Brigade East Soldiers captured escaped fugitive Ramadan Shiti and two associates, Mehmet Dalipi and Ahmet Shkret, Dec. 16 near the village of Drobnjak.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Press Conference of the President The White House 19 Dec 2005
- Staying on Offense Key to Defeating Terrorism, Bush Says AFPS 19 Dec 2005 -- The Sept. 11, 2001, attacks showed that the United States could no longer ignore the threat of global terrorism and that America must go on the attack, President Bush said during a nationally televised address Dec. 18.
- Military Commission Charges Referred 19 Dec 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today that charges were referred to a military commission in the cases of Jabran Said Bin al Qahtani and Sufyian Barhoumi by the appointing authority, John D. Altenburg Jr. on Dec. 16, 2005.
- ESG 3 Sails Toward Deployment With 16-day Work-up Navy NewsStand 19 Dec 2005 -- Six ships and about 3,500 Sailors and Marines of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 successfully completed their Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) Dec. 16 off the coast of Southern California.
- Stennis Tests AFFF Systems Navy NewsStand 19 Dec 2005 -- While USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) was underway for weeklong sea trials after an 11-month Docked Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA), its engineering and air departments fully tested all its aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) systems throughout the ship Dec. 13-16.
- Stennis Steps Into the Future of Navigation with All-digital Helm Navy NewsStand 19 Dec 2005 -- Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) successfully tested and operated a state-of-the-art, touch screen digital helm and lee helm during a series of sea trials that began Dec. 12.
- Harpers Ferry Improves Sailors and Ship During SRA Navy NewsStand 19 Dec 2005 -- The amphibious dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) got underway for sea trials Dec. 10 as the ship transitions out of her Selected Restricted Availability (SRA) period.
- VRC-40 Welcomes Return of First Rewired C-2A Navy NewsStand 19 Dec 2005 -- Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 celebrated the return of the first rewired C-2A Greyhound in a ceremony Dec. 14 at their hangar at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
- Moseley: Airmen engaged worldwide AFPN 19 Dec 2005 -- Since August 1990, when the first wing deployed for Operation Desert Shield, the Air Force has been engaged in solid combat, the Air Force chief of staff said.
- Moseley discusses past, plans for future AFPN 19 Dec 2005 -- Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley brought up several points of Air Force history at a three-day Air National Guard senior leader conference here.
- Work on Quadrennial Defense Review, 2007 DoD Budget Continues AFPS 19 Dec 2005 -- Pentagon civilian and military leaders continue work on developing the 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review and the 2007 DoD budget, officials said.
- France Discusses Continued Military Presence In Tajikistan RFE/RL 19 Dec 2005 -- France, which already has a military presence in Tajikistan, has discussed deepening cooperation with the Central Asian country.
- Moscow Concerned At Foreign Forces Around Russia RFE/RL 19 Dec 2005 -- In comments seemingly directed at the United States, Moscow today expressed concern at foreign military forces deployed along the country's periphery.
- Northrop Grumman Wins Navy Emergency Response Systems Contract Northrop Grumman 19 Dec 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for the implementation of an emergency response management system that will automate dispatch operations and improve incident response times.
- Raytheon's Precision Attack Air-to-Surface Missile Successfully Fired from Rotary Wing Aircraft Raytheon 19 Dec 2005 -- A Raytheon Company Precision Attack Air-to-Surface Missile (PAASM) was successfully launched Dec. 13 from a rotary-winged, unmanned aerial vehicle (UH-1) at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
- The French Defense Procurement Agency accepts the Syracuse3 system qualified by Alcatel Alenia Space Thales 19 Dec 2005 -- Alcatel Alenia Space today announced the acceptance by the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) of the Syracuse 3 spaceborne military communications system. Alenia Alenia Space has qualified the Syracuse 3 system two months after the Syracuse 3A satellite launch. Initial operation of the satellite telecommunications capabilities began mid-November.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 19 Dec 2005
- Land Mine Removal Projects Bearing Fruit, State Department Says Washignton File 19 Dec 2005 -- The United States has seen continued progress in its worldwide efforts to remove dangerous land mines, the State Department said December 19.
- CHAD: Government blames Sudan after border attack IRIN 19 Dec 2005 -- Chad's president Idriss Deby has blamed neighbouring Sudan for a weekend border attack and claimed the right to pursue the insurgents into Sudanese territory.
- Kurdish Rebel Leader Warns Turkey Against Military Action RFE/RL 19 Dec 2005 -- The outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, the PKK, says Turkey will court disaster if it launches a joint military action with the United States to clean up rebel camps in northern Iraq.
- Top UN relief official pleads for Security Council political action in Africa UN News Centre 19 Dec 2005 -- The top United Nations humanitarian relief official today pleaded for the Security Council to take urgent political and security measures to stem crises resurgent in Darfur, south Sudan, Zimbabwe and other parts of Africa, so that humanitarian efforts will not be overwhelmed by violence and Governmental problems.
- ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: EU envoy urges rethink on UNMEE restrictions IRIN 19 Dec 2005 -- A European Union envoy has urged the international community to continue to press for the easing of tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea in order to avert a new war in the Horn of Africa.
- War Crimes Tribunal Releases Yugoslav General For Treatment RFE/RL 19 Dec 2005 -- Yugoslav General Pavle Strugar, sentenced to eight years in prison for his role in the shelling of Dubrovnik in 1991, has been allowed to return home for medical treatment.
- Russian Peacekeeper Denied Entry To Georgia RFE/RL 19 Dec 2005 -- The deputy commander of Russia's peacekeeping forces was denied entry into Georgia en route to the breakaway republic of Abkhazia.
- Israel's Sharon in Good Condition after Mild Stroke VOA 19 Dec 2005 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is quickly recovering from a mild stroke.
- Israeli Leader In 'Good' Condition After Minor Stroke RFE/RL 19 Dec 2005 -- Doctors say Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is in good condition after being hospitalized for what was described as a minor stroke.
- LEBANON: Officials welcome extension of Hariri investigation IRIN 19 Dec 2005 -- Lebanese officials welcomed United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1644, passed on Friday, which extended the mandate of a UN probe into the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri for another six months.
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