23 February 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 23 Feb 2006 [PDF]
- SOLDIERS KILLED NEAR HAWIJAH
- THREE SOLDIERS KILLED BY IED
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- OPERATIONAL UPDATE BY ARMY MAJOR GENERAL RICK LYNCH, DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, MULTINATIONAL FORCE IRAQ MNF-I 23 Feb 2006
- Samarra Mosque Attack a "Heinous Crime," Military Spokesman Says Washington File 23 Feb 2006 -- A U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad says the insurgent bombing of the sacred Golden Mosque in Samarra, Iraq, February 22 was a "heinous crime."
- Baghdad Toll At 47 As Sectarian Attacks Go On RFE/RL 23 Feb 2006 -- Iraqi police says 47 people were killed in Baghdad in separate incidents over the past 24 hours since the bombing of a major Shi'ite shrine sparked a wave of sectarian violence in the country.
- CENTCOM releases daily airpower summary AFPN 23 Feb 2006 -- U.S Central Command Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary.
- Iraqi, Coalition Forces Detain Insurgents, Find Weapons AFPS 23 Feb 2006 -- Iraqi and coalition troops detained 11 insurgents and found several weapons caches throughout Iraq yesterday, military officials reported.
- Iraqi police arrest seven; U.S. troops nab six insurgents Army News 23 Feb 2006 -- Iraqi police captured seven insurgents for their involvement in a roadside bomb discovered by the Iraqi Highway Patrol in Kirkuk. Feb. 23
- NATO To Be In Afghanistan For Years RFE/RL 23 Feb 2006 -- The commander of Canadian forces in Afghanistan says the country is plagued by "huge problems" and NATO troops will remain there for "years and years."
- Marines Fly Taiwanese Rescuers to Stable Ground in Philippines Washington File 23 Feb 2006 -- U.S. military personnel will continue to provide humanitarian assistance in the Philippines until their services no longer are needed, a Defense Department spokesman says.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Crew Sierra Turns Over USS Gonzalez to Crew Golf Navy NewsStand 23 Feb 2006 -- Cmdr. Jack Noell, commanding officer of DDG Crew Sierra, turned over command of the guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) to Cmdr. Robert Randall and DDG Crew Golf at an exchange of command ceremony, Feb. 21.
- ACU 1 Crew Members Return Home Navy NewsStand 23 Feb 2006 -- Five Utility Landing Craft (LCU) vehicles and 65 crew members of Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 1 returned to Naval Amphibious Base Coronado from a seven-month deployment Feb. 20.
- Three U.S. Ships Arrive in Scotland for Neptune Warrior Coalition Course Navy NewsStand 23 Feb 2006 -- Three U.S. ships, led by Commander, Destroyer Squadron (COMDESRON) 24 arrived in Faslane, Scotland, to participate in a coalition course with ships from the United Kingdom, Germany and Denmark, Feb. 23.
- USS Curtis Wilbur Sailors Return to Hong Kong Navy NewsStand 23 Feb 2006 -- During their scheduled port visit to Hong Kong Feb. 14, 12 USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) Sailors returned to one of their favorite places to spend the day.
- Nine Charged With Stealing Protective Gear for Resale AFPS 23 Feb 2006 -- The arrests of several Marines charged with stealing and reselling ballistic vests and other military items destined for U.S. troops in Iraq were isolated incidents in a system that works to ensure full accountability of all controlled equipment, a Marine Corps spokesman told American Forces Press Service today.
- White House Briefing, February 23 Washington File 23 Feb 2006 -- President's Cabinet, Homeland Security, Congressman Chocola, Haiti President-elect Preval, port security
- State Department Briefing, February 23 Washington File 23 Feb 2006 -- Murder of Al-Arabiyya reporters in Iraq, detention and harassment of citizens in Belarus, Iran, North Korea, India, Unite Arab Emirates, Israel/Palestinians, Iraq
- DoD News: Contracts for February 21, 2006
- UNITED KINGDOM AWARDS LOCKHEED MARTIN $2.65 MILLION CONTRACT TO ENHANCE DESERT HAWK UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEM CAPABILITY Lockheed Martin 23 Feb 2006 -- The United Kingdom's Defence Procurement Agency awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $2.65 million contract to enhance the British Army's Desert Hawk Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).
- Boeing Completes P-8A Weapons Separation Wind Tunnel Tests Boeing 23 Feb 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] this month successfully completed P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) weapons separation wind tunnel tests at the Arnold Air Force Base Engineering Development Center in Tullahoma, Tenn.
- Boeing GMD Team Launches Target, Tests Upgraded Radar Boeing 23 Feb 2006 -- A Boeing-led [NYSE: BA] industry team and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have successfully completed a test of key parts of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system.
- General Dynamics to Acquire Ammunition Producer SNC Technologies Inc. General Dynamics 23 Feb 2006 -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today entered a definitive agreement to acquire SNC Technologies Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX: SNC) of Montreal, Quebec, for approximately US$275 million (CAN$315 million). SNC Technologies Inc. (“SNC TEC”) is an ammunition system integrator that supplies small-, medium- and large-caliber ammunition and related products to armed forces and law enforcement agencies in North America and around the world.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 23 Feb 2006
- U.S. Will Continue Humanitarian Aid to Palestinians, Rice Says Washington File 23 Feb 2006 -- The United States will continue to provide humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people but will not provide any funding to a Hamas-led government until Hamas demonstrates its commitment to peace with Israel as the international community has demanded, according to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
- Blair Rejects Meeting with Hamas for Now VOA 23 Feb 2006 -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he will not have contact with the Hamas group that won the recent Palestinian elections until and unless it accepts Israel's right to exist.
- Iran Ready To Fund Hamas RFE/RL 23 Feb 2006 -- Iran has said it plans to fund a Hamas-led Palestinian Authority if the West cuts off aid.
- Kosovo Parties Report Positive Results from First Round of Talks Washington File 23 Feb 2006 -- Delegations from Serbia and from Kosovo's Albanian majority reported generally positive results from their first round of direct negotiations February 21-22 in Vienna, Austria, to settle the future status of the internationally administered province.
- NIGERIA: At least 123 killed as anger over cartoons fuels existing tensions IRIN 23 Feb 2006 -- At least 123 people have been killed in four days of sectarian violence across Nigeria, after protests over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad fuelled underlying religious and ethnic tensions.
- Congo Civilians Flee to Islands to Avoid Attacks VOA 23 Feb 2006 -- Thousands of civilians in Congo's Katanga province have fled to floating islands to escape fighting
- SUDAN: Gov't says no to international troops in Darfur IRIN 23 Feb 2006 -- Sudan has rejected the proposal to transform the African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the strife-torn western region of Darfur to a United Nations operation.
- OSCE Calls For Talks On South Ossetia RFE/RL 23 Feb 2006 -- The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has called for a return to talks to resolve the Georgian-South Ossetian conflict.
- Georgia: Ex-President Shevardnadze Discusses 1992 South Ossetia Agreement RFE/RL 23 Feb 2006 -- Georgia's parliament on 15 February called upon the government to review the 1992 agreement that put an end to the war with South Ossetia and secure the withdrawal of all Russian peacekeepers stationed in the separatist republic
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL PROPOSAL United Nations 23 Feb 2006
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON ALLEGED RENDITION FLIGHTS, DETENTION CENTRES BY SECRETARY-GENERAL OF COUNCIL OF EUROPE United Nations 23 Feb 2006
- Burma Must Start Inclusive Political Process, State Official Says Washington File 23 Feb 2006 -- Initiating an inclusive political process is the key to Burma's ruling military regime effectively addressing the country's problems, according to a top State Department official.
- Alcatel Alenia Space to build & deliver in-orbit Turksat 3A telecommunication satellite for Turksat Thales 23 Feb 2006 -- Alcatel Alenia Space announced today that it has signed a turnkey contract with Turkish operator Turksat AS, for the construction and the in-orbit delivery of a new powerful telecommunication satellite, Turksat 3A. Alcatel Alenia Space has been Turksat's sole satellite provider with five satellites* awarded in more than 10 years.
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