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17 February 2006 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 17 Feb 2006 [PDF]

  • Iraqi Gunmen Kill 5 Guards, Kidnap Iraqi Businessman VOA 17 Feb 2006 -- Iraqi police say gunmen wearing Iraqi special forces uniforms have kidnapped a wealthy businessman and his son, after killing five of their bodyguards.
  • Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Col. Davis 17 Feb 2006 -- Presenter: Commander, Iraqi Public Order National Police Transition Teams, Col. Gordon 'Skip' Davis
  • 4th BCT engineers rebuild Baghdad's infrastructure Army News 17 Feb 2006 -- Responsible for the rebuilding of Baghdad's infrastructure - restoration and improvement of electricity, water, sewer and transportation systems, members of the 4th Brigade Combat Team Infrastructure Coordination Element - known as ICE - have their work cut out for them.
  • CENTAF releases daily airpower summary AFPN 17 Feb 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials release today's airpower summary.
  • Task Forces Bolster OIF, OEF Maritime Security AFPS 17 Feb 2006 -- Three years ago, U.S. Navy SEALs secured the Basra and Khwar Al Amaya oil terminals and started maritime security operations in the Persian Gulf.
  • Karzai Says Taliban Chief Harmed Islam, Afghanistan RFE/RL 17 Feb 2006 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai said during a visit to a border town in Pakistan today that Mullah Omar, the leader of the Taliban movement, has damaged Islam and Afghanistan, RFE/RL's Afghan Service reported.
  • USAFE assists Darfur mission AFPN 17 Feb 2006 -- U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. European Command are providing contract airlift transport to Rwandan Defense Forces as part of the African Union's mission in the Darfur region of the Sudan.
  • Two Saved, Rescuers Seek 10 More After Helos Crash Off Horn of Africa AFPS 17 Feb 2006 -- Two crewmembers have been rescued and the search continues for 10 others after two U.S. H-53 military helicopters crashed in waters off Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, a Defense Department spokeswoman reported today.
  • Bush Requests Additional $72.4 Billion for Fiscal Year 2006 Washington File 17 Feb 2006 -- President Bush sent a $72.4 billion emergency supplemental funding request for fiscal year 2006 to Congress February 16 to pay for the ongoing war on terrorism, urgent humanitarian aid, and other activities, such as promoting democracy in Iran.
  • Bush Sends Supplemental Funding Request to Congress AFPS 17 Feb 2006 -- President Bush submitted a request to Congress yesterday for $72.4 billion in supplemental funding to tackle the global war on terror and other ongoing international activities for the rest of the fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.
  • Navy Ship Heads Toward Site of Philippine Mudslide Disaster AFPS 17 Feb 2006 -- A U.S. Navy ship already in the area for an exercise is steaming for Leyte Island in the Philippines to provide disaster relief assistance, U.S. State Department officials said in a news release today.

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