02 February 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 02 Feb 2006 [PDF]
- ROADSIDE BOMB KILLS 3 U.S. SOLDIERS
- U.S. SOLDIER DIES FROM WOUNDS FOLLOWING SMALL-ARMS ATTACK
- II MEF MARINE DIES FROM WOUNDS
- BRIEFING BY ARMY MAJOR GENERAL RICK LYNCH, DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, MULTINATIONAL FORCE IRAQ MNF-I 02 Feb 2006
- US Forces, Shi'ite Gunmen Clash in Baghdad VOA 02 Feb 2006 -- A U.S. helicopter fired rockets into a Shi'ite neighborhood of Baghdad during a clash with gunmen early Thursday, and Iraqi officials say the airstrike killed a woman who was not involved in the fighting.
- CENTAF releases daily airpower summary AFPN 02 Feb 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released its daily airpower summary.
- January Casualties in Iraq Show Decrease AFPS 02 Feb 2006 -- For most of January, the casualty rate in Iraq was at the lowest rate since the spring of 2004, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman said in a briefing from Baghdad today.
- Rumsfeld Is Cautious on Iraq Force Reduction Predictions AFPS 02 Feb 2006 -- Some Beltway pundits have opined that U.S. force levels in Iraq could fall to 100,000 by the end of this year, but the Defense Department's top official said he won't play the speculation game.
- Bush Asks for $70 Billion More for Iraq, Afghanistan VOA 02 Feb 2006 -- The White House will ask Congress for an additional $70 billion in emergency funds to help pay for the operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Dutch Likely to Approve Sending Troops to Afghanistan VOA 02 Feb 2006 -- The Dutch parliament is expected to vote late Thursday in favor of sending troops to southern Afghanistan
- Afghan Officials: Militants from Iran, Iraq Now Joining Insurgency VOA 02 Feb 2006 -- Afghan officials say militants from Iran and Iraq are now joining the insurgency in Afghanistan
- AFGHANISTAN: Government to have greater control over aid pledged in London IRIN 02 Feb 2006 -- The Afghan government looks set to have more control over aid worth US $10.5 billion pledged at the London donor conference for the rehabilitation of the war-ravaged country, officials said on Thursday.
- Afghanistan: Kabul Satisfied With London Conference Results RFE/RL 02 Feb 2006 -- The London Conference on Afghanistan's future ended on 1 February with all the signs that it had achieved what organizers hoped.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: Secretary Rumsfeld's Remarks at the National Press Club 02 Feb 2006 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Gen. Schoomaker 02 Jan 2006 -- Presenter: Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker, Director, Army National Guard Lt. Gen. Clyde Vaughn, and Chief of the U.S. Army Reserve Lt. Gen. James Helmly
- Secretary of the Navy Visits USS Austin Navy NewsStand 02 Feb 2006 -- The 74th Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Donald C. Winter visited Sailors from USS Austin (LPD 4) Jan. 30. during his tour in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations,
- QDR Will Help Military Meet Challenges, England Says AFPS 02 Feb 2006 -- The Quadrennial Defense Review will shift the "strategic direction" of the U.S. armed forces to help the United States win the long war against terrorism, Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon R. England said here yesterday.
- 615th CRW plays role in joint exercise AFPN 02 Feb 2006 -- Airmen with the 615th Contingency Response Wing here participated in a joint forcible entry exercise, or JFEX, at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., Jan. 21 to 28.
- Outgoing Commander Explains Transformation of U.S.-Korean Alliance AFPS 02 Feb 2006 -- The Korean peninsula has seen more change since 2000 than in the previous 40 years, the outgoing commander of Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea said here.
- Military Working to Ensure Best Body Armor Possible AFPS 02 Feb 2006 -- The Army and Marine Corps are pulling out all the stops to ensure deployed troops have the best body armor possible, including ceramic side plates to protect their torsos, leaders from both services told members of the House Armed Services Committee yesterday.
- Military Reorganization Continues After Hurricane Katrina AFPS 02 Feb 2006 -- Organizational changes in the military continue in the aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina response, the Army general who was second in command of the military's Katrina task force told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee here yesterday.
- Army Medical Program Makes Changes to Benefit Soldiers AFPS 02 Feb 2006 -- The Army medical system provides superior care, but officials are always looking to the future and working to improve the system for soldiers, the deputy surgeon general of the Army said here today.
- BRAC Will Facilitate Medical Transformation, Official Says AFPS 02 Feb 2006 -- The results of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure process have created opportunities and challenges for the military community at large, and specifically the military medicine community, the BRAC Commission's chairman said here today.
- Russia: Creation Of Military Police Could Help Curb Hazing RFE/RL 02 Feb 2006 -- The public outcry caused by the case of Army Private Andrei Sychyov, whose legs and genitals were amputated as a result of a severe hazing incident, has revived talk of setting up a military police.
- Azerbaijan: Military Has Cash, But No Security Doctrine RFE/RL 02 Feb 2006 -- Azerbaijan has yet to unveil a new national-security concept, which was to precede the formulation and implementation of a new military doctrine, despite President Ilham Aliyev's orders in early 2005 to begin work on it.
- Senior UN Official Urges End to Arms Sales to Africa VOA 02 Feb 2006 -- A senior United Nations official is calling on nations to stop selling arms to African countries
- State Department Briefing, February 2 Washington File 02 Feb 2006 -- Department, Iran, Belarus, Nigeria, Cyprus, Korea, Israel/Palestinians, Serbia, Iraq
- DoD News: Contracts for February 2, 2006
- Northrop Grumman Blue Force Tracking Revolutionizes Joint STARS Employment Northrop Grumman 02 Feb 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), in partnership with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army, is implementing Force XXI Battle Command, Brigade and Below (FBCB2) Blue Force Tracking capability on the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS). The Department of Defense fast tracked FBCB2 implementation on Joint STARS to improve the military's ability to pinpoint the location and movement of friendly ground forces.
- Lift-off as production starts on first STOVL F35 Joint Strike Fighter BAE Systems 02 Feb 2006 -- BAE Systems has started production of the first U.K. components for the Short Take-Off / Vertical Landing (STOVL) variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), the worlds next generation stealth fighter jet.
- General Dynamics Awarded $257 Million Contract for Light Armored Vehicles General Dynamics 02 Feb 2006 -- General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has received a $128 million increment of a $257 million contract for 130 new eight-wheeled Light Armored Vehicles (LAV-A2) in various configurations for the U.S. Marine Corps. The contract has a total potential value of $307 million if a $50 million option for electric turret drives is exercised.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN APPLIES INNOVATIVE SURVEILLANCE TECHNOLOGY TO INCREASE SAFETY FOR U.S. MARINES IN IRAQ Lockheed Martin 02 Feb 2006 -- United States military forces stationed in Iraq will soon utilize surveillance technology and methods adapted from those used by police departments to track and investigate gang activity.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN OPENS NEW FACILITY IN O'FALLON, ILLINIOS, TO SUPPORT LOCAL MILITARY CUSTOMERS Lockheed Martin 02 Feb 2006 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today opened the doors to a new customer support office in O’Fallon. The 2,200-square-foot office located near Scott Air Force Base (AFB) reflects Lockheed Martin’s expanding presence in the St. Louis area in support of its growing regional business base.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN HIGHLIGHTS NECESSITY AND VALUE OF 5TH GENERATION FIGHTERS AND NEXT GENERATION AIRLIFT Lockheed Martin 02 Feb 2006 -- Senior executives from Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today emphasized the crucial role that 5TH Generation fighters and next generation tactical airlifters play in forging an interdependent U.S. military structure with significantly increased capability over the legacy force.
- Sikorsky adds Rockwell Collins training capabilities to CSAR-X bid Sikorsky 02 Feb 2006 -- Feb. 2, 2006 - Sikorsky Aircraft has signed an exclusive teaming agreement with Rockwell Collins Simulation & Training Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Rockwell Collins, Inc., to be the training solutions provider for its bid in the U.S. Air Force-s CSAR-X competition. Sikorsky's offering, the HH-92™ weapon system, a military variant of the S-92™ helicopter, provides the best combination of survivability, performance, interoperability, safety and cost for the vital CSAR-X mission. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
- Sikorsky Adds Aerospace Integration Corporation to its CSAR-X Team Sikorsky 02 Feb 2006 -- Sikorsky Aircraft signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Aerospace Integration Corporation (AIC) for their bid in the U.S. Air Force's CSAR-X competition. Sikorsky's offering, the HH-92TM weapons system, a military variant of the S-92TM helicopter, offers the best combination of survivability, performance, interoperability, safety and cost for the vital CSAR-X mission. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).
- Boeing Successfully Completes Additional Milestones on GPS IIF Program Boeing 02 Feb 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced the successful completion of several major milestones on the Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF program.
- Lockheed Martin Delivers First PAC-3 Stockpile Reliability Test Missiles Lockheed Martin 02 Feb 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] recently delivered the first Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Stockpile Reliability Test (SRT) Missiles to the U.S. Army during a ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s facility in Camden, AR. The delivery marked the first major milestone in the Operations and Support (O&S) phase of the PAC-3 Missile program.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 02 Feb 2006
- NEPAL: Interview with the Royal Nepalese Army's former spokesman, Brigadier-General Deepak Gurung IRIN 02 Feb 2006 -- It was only in 2001 that the Royal Nepalese Army was finally brought out of its barracks to quell the violent Maoist rebellion that started in 1996.
- United Nations Rights Office Blames All Sides for Suffering in Nepal VOA 02 Feb 2006 -- A United Nations official says the people of Nepal are suffering at the hands of government troops, politicians and communist rebels alike.
- Security Council discusses planning for UN peacekeeping operation in Darfur, Sudan UN NewsCentre 02 Feb 2006 -- The Security Council today held closed-door talks on planning for a United Nations peacekeeping operation in the strife-torn Darfur region of Sudan, its president for the month of February told reporters.
- AU Envoy: Darfur More Violent Than Ever VOA 02 Feb 2006 -- In the wake of increasing violence in Darfur the African Union special envoy to Sudan has blamed the largest Darfur rebel group, the Sudan Liberation Army, for recent insecurity in the region
- Hamas Feels Pressure to Moderate Stance VOA 02 Feb 2006 -- Hamas leaders are sending mixed signals - part moderation, part defiance - as they prepare to form a new Palestinian government in the weeks ahead
- Refusal To Compromise Dragging Out Transnistria Talks, U.S. Says Washington File 02 Feb 2006 -- The United States again was disappointed by lack of progress in the most recent talks aimed at settling the Transnistria conflict in Moldova, a U.S. diplomat told the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) February 2.
- ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: Disputed border still tense, says UNMEE IRIN 02 Feb 2006 -- The military situation in the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) and adjacent areas along the disputed Ethiopia-Eritrea border remains tense, the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) said in a statement on Thursday.
- PAKISTAN: Focus on the conflict in Balochistan IRIN 02 Feb 2006 -- An apparent air of calm hangs over the sleepy city of Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's largest province, Balochistan, lying to the southwest and bordering Iran and Afghanistan.
- Russia: Is Putin Looking To Impose Solutions To Frozen Conflicts? RFE/RL 02 Feb 2006 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his 31 January Kremlin press conference that there is a need for "universal principles" to settle "frozen" conflicts.
- Car Bomb Blast Kills 2 in Thailand's Restive South VOA 02 Feb 2006 -- Police in Thailand say a car bomb explosion in southern Narathiwat province has killed two people and injured one other.
- Georgia Considers Kremlin Shift on Abkhazia Worrisome VOA 02 Feb 2006 -- Georgia is accusing Russia of shifting to a more aggressive policy toward several former Soviet republics.
- More and More Mediators Getting Involved in Ivory Coast Peace Efforts VOA 02 Feb 2006 -- Mediators are coming from many different directions to help divided Ivory Coast, confusing many as to who is in charge and what exactly is being mediated.
- Rumsfeld Compares Venezuela's Chavez to Hitler VOA 02 Feb 2006 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has compared Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to the Nazi leader Adolph Hitler, saying both were elected legally and then "consolidated power."
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