02 March 2006 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 02 Mar 2006 [PDF]
- MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-WEST SOLDIER KILLED
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- BRIEFING WITH MAJOR GENERAL RICK LYNCH, SPOKESMAN, MULTINATIONAL FORCE IRAQ MNF-I 02 Mar 2006 -- BRIEFING WITH MAJOR GENERAL RICK LYNCH, SPOKESMAN, MULTINATIONAL FORCE IRAQ SUBJECT: MILITARY OPERATIONS AND PROGRESS IN AL ANBAR PROVINCE
- CENTAF releases daily airpower summary AFPN 02 Mar 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary.
- 16 Killed in Continuing Sectarian Violence in Iraq VOA 02 Mar 2006 -- Authorities in Iraq say continuing sectarian violence in Baghdad and other parts of the country has killed at least 16 more people.
- Servicemember Killed, Seven Injured; Ordnance Injures Afghan Boys AFPS 02 Mar 2006 -- A coalition servicemember was killed and seven were injured after their vehicle rolled over in Afghanistan's Kandahar province today, military officials reported.
- AFGHANISTAN: Deadly prison siege over IRIN 02 Mar 2006 -- A deadly prison siege in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, which left five dead and injured 23 prisoners, ended on Wednesday after authorities took control of the notorious jail, officials said.
- Afghanistan: Who Instigated The Pol-e Charkhi Prison Riot And Why? RFE/RL 02 Mar 2006 -- Five days after it began, the crisis at Kabul's Pol-e Charkhi prison ended on March 1.
- Pakistan Fights Another War in Remote Province VOA 02 Mar 2006 -- Part of the reason for President Bush's trip to Pakistan is to bolster support for anti-terrorist efforts against remnants of the Taleban and al-Qaida
Defense Policy / Programs
- Defense Departmemt Statement on India Partnership 02 Mar 2006 -- The United States and India seek to build the architecture of a durable defense partnership.
- Fact Sheet: U.S. - India Defense Relationship US Department of Defense 02 Mar 2006 [PDF]
- Indo-U.S. Framework for Maritime Security Cooperation US Department of Defense 02 Mar 2006 [PDF]
- Transcript: Secretary Rumsfeld Remarks at the Truman Library, Independence, Mo. 02 Mar 2006 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
- Rumsfeld Says War on Terror Takes Perseverance of Cold War VOA 02 Mar 2006 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has compared the war on terror to the Cold War, telling an audience in the midwestern United States that the country will need the same level of perseverance and help from allies, and a long period of time, in order to win.
- Air Force releases 2006 posture statement AFPN 02 Mar 2006 -- The Air Force released its "posture statement" detailing the service's missions and priorities over the next year.
- New Navy Working Uniform and Service Uniform Concepts Approved Navy NewsStand 02 Mar 2006 -- Outfitting the Sailor of the future took another step forward last week when Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen approved plans for a single working uniform for all ranks and a year-round service uniform for E-6 and below Sailors.
- MCPON Visits Lithuania Navy NewsStand 02 Mar 2006 -- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (SS/AW) Terry Scott visited Lithuania for three days in early February for a meeting with top naval leaders and Sailors to exchange ideas.
- PACOM Thanks USS Essex, 31ST MEU Marines For a Job Well Done Navy NewsStand 02 Mar 2006 -- Adm. William J. Fallon, commander, U.S. Pacific Command, visited USS Essex (LHD 2) March 2, to thank the crew and embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) for their hard work during the Leyte humanitarian assistance, disaster relief efforts while the ship was underway off the Philippine coast.
- TR's CS-1 Sets Standard for Communication Readiness Navy NewsStand 02 Mar 2006 -- USS Theodore Roosevelt’s (TR) (CVN 71) CS-1 division of USS Theodore Roosevelt's (CVN 71) Combat Systems Department has set a higher precedence for all other Message Center (MAINCOMM) divisions throughout the fleet.
- Navy Reservists Support Balikatan 2006, Leyte Relief Effort Navy NewsStand 02 Mar 2006 -- Navy Reservists with Fleet Logistic Support Wing are playing a crucial role during Exercise Balikatan 2006, a bilateral combined exercise, being held in the Philippines Feb. 20 to March 5.
- NMCB 4 Air Det. Participates in Exercise Balikatan Navy NewsStand 02 Mar 2006 -- Currently deployed to Okinawa, Japan, for six months, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 Air Detachment (Air Det) is re-deploying to the Philippines to participate in Exercise Balikatan 2006 in March.
- Keesler infrastructure continues to improve after Katrina AFPN 02 Mar 2006 -- In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, people here don't take things like electricity, drinking water, housing, offices and plumbing for granted.
- Force shaping issues explained to Congress AFPN 02 Mar 2006 -- The Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel testified on force shaping and its effect on Airmen before the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee March 1.
- Test wing shadows test-firing of Tomahawk cruise missile AFPN 02 Mar 2006 -- Using both of Eglin Air Force Base's water and land test ranges, a Navy Tomahawk cruise missile was launched in February from the USS Boise, a Los Angeles-class submarine under way in the Gulf of Mexico.
- New Personnel System to Benefit All in DoD, Deputy Says AFPS 02 Mar 2006 -- The Defense Department's new civilian personnel system will create a better environment for employees and will contribute to the overall transformation of the department, the deputy secretary of defense said in Baltimore Feb. 28.
- DoD 2007 Budget Proposal Matches 1995 GDP Percentage AFPS 02 Mar 2006 -- For a nation at war, spending about 4 cents out of every dollar on defense does not seem an exorbitant price to pay for security, Pentagon officials said before the Senate Budget Committee today.
- GPS helps warfighters track 'bad guys' AFPN 02 Mar 2006 -- When U.S. forces get to Iraq and Afghanistan, they're finding dry, featureless terrain with no real landmarks or points of reference to use when they travel across these wide-open and often dangerous landscapes.
- South Asia: Bush Trip Focuses On Nuclear Deal In India, War On Terror In Pakistan RFE/RL 02 Mar 2006 -- The twin themes of U.S. President George W. Bush's trip to South Asia came into sharp focus today
- State Department Briefing, March 2 Washington File 02 Mar 2006 -- Pakistan, Iran, Bangladesh, China/Taiwan, Iraq, Egypt, Palestinian Authority, Cyprus
- DoD News: Contracts for March 2, 2006
- Boeing Installs MESA Antenna on First Peace Eagle Aircraft Boeing 02 Mar 2006 -- Boeing has installed a Multi-role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) antenna on the first of four 737-700s for Turkey's Peace Eagle airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) program.
- General Dynamics to Provide Communications System at Army Hospital in Alaska General Dynamics 02 Mar 2006 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded General Dynamics Network Systems a $1.1 million information technology (IT) contract to provide design and installation services for the nurse call system at the Bassett Army Community Hospital at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Work is expected to be completed in August 2006. General Dynamics Network Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
- Northrop Grumman to Provide Hellenic Air Force F-16 Fleet With Advanced Capability Fire Control Radar System Northrop Grumman 02 Mar 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a $63.9 million contract to provide AN/APG-68(V)9 airborne radars for F-16 Block 52+ aircraft for the Hellenic Air Force.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 02 Mar 2006
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT United Nations 02 Mar 2006
- Israeli Foreign Minister Warns Europeans of Hamas Threat VOA 02 Mar 2006 -- The Israeli foreign minister has been meeting European leaders to warn against funding a Palestinian government led by Hamas, which is listed as a terrorist group by the European Union and the United States.
- Abbas: Al-Qaida Operating in West Bank, Gaza VOA 02 Mar 2006 -- Israeli and Palestinian leaders say that international terror elements have infiltrated the Palestinian territories
- Russia: What Is Moscow Expecting From Hamas Visit? RFE/RL 02 Mar 2006 -- Russian officials are preparing to receive leaders of the radical Palestinian group Hamas for two days of talks starting on March 3
- House Lawmakers Seek Sufficient US Funding for Darfur Peacekeeping VOA 02 Mar 2006 -- Members of Congress who recently visited Sudan's western Darfur region say they are attempting to ensure that sufficient funds are included in spending legislation to help sustain and hopefully expand African Union peackeeping.
- SUDAN: Continuing insecurity hurting civilians in Gereida IRIN 02 Mar 2006 -- The perimeter of Gereida town in South Darfur is rapidly expanding outward, with row after row of makeshift shelters filling the plains adjacent to the town.
- 32 killed in fierce fighting in Nepal IRNA 02 Mar 2006 -- At least 32 people, including Maoists and security personnel, were killed in a fierce gunbattle in western Nepal.
- Nepal's king consulting loyalists on present political situation IRNA 02 Mar 2006 -- King Gyanendra has started consultations with his loyalists on the present political situation in Nepal even as a former premier asked him to follow the constitution and respect the Supreme Court ruling that recognized the people as the source of sovereign power.
- COTE D IVOIRE: French peacekeepers complain of harassment by Ivorian army IRIN 02 Mar 2006 -- French peacekeeping troops stationed in Cote d'Ivoire are complaining of repeated harassment this week from Ivorian troops, saying the government army deliberately tried to "provoke an incident" in the volatile western region, a spokesman said on Thursday.
- Côte d'Ivoire: Annan encourages leaders to continue dialogue, pledges UN support UN News Centre 02 Mar 2006 -- Welcoming Wednesday's meeting between the main leaders in Côte d'Ivoire, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged them to continue their constructive dialogue and pledged the world body's support in realizing their goals.
- NIGERIA: Delta militants free six foreign hostages, three still held IRIN 02 Mar 2006 -- Armed militants in Nigeria's turbulent oil-producing region have freed six foreign oil workers after 11 days in captivity but the group is holding on to three others, continuing threats of more attacks to cripple oil exports.
- GREAT LAKES: UN agencies pledge unconditional support IRIN 02 Mar 2006 -- On the last day and stage of their three-nation tour of Africa's Great Lakes countries, the heads of three UN agencies pledged in Burundi on Thursday to significantly help the country, which faces malnutrition and food insecurity after over a decade of civil war and regional conflict.
- Militias Use Civilians as Human Shields in Congo VOA 02 Mar 2006 -- Militia fighters are using civilians as human shields in fighting against hundreds of U.N. peacekeepers and thousands of government soldiers in eastern Congo
- American Diplomat Killed In Pakistan Suicide Attack AFPS 02 Mar 2006 -- An American diplomat was killed today in a suicide car-bomb attack near the U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan.
- Pakistan blast kills 4, injures 48: minister IRNA 02 Mar 2006 -- At least 4 people were killed and some 48 injured in a car bomb blast near the American consulate in the Pakistani southern port city of Karachi early Thursday, a provincial minister said.
- Pakistan sad over U.S diplomat death in Karachi blast IRNA 02 Mar 2006 -- Pakistan on Thursday condemned the deadly bomb blast in Karachi and expressed shock over the death of an American diplomat in the attack, which also killed three other people
- U.S diplomat killed in Karachi blast IRNA 02 Mar 2006 -- An American diplomat was also killed in the dead bomb blast in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Thursday, which also killed three other persons, including a Pakistani paramilitary soldier.
- Suicide Attack in Pakistan Kills US Diplomat, Pakistanis VOA 02 Mar 2006 -- A suspected suicide car bombing outside the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan has injured more than 40 people and killed at least four others, including an American diplomat
- Kosovo PM Resigns, Former Guerilla Leader to Take Over VOA 02 Mar 2006 -- Kosovo's prime minister, Bajram Kosumi, resigned Wednesday amid disarray in his ruling Alliance for the Future of Kosovo party
- Kosova: Top General Named Prime Minister RFE/RL 02 Mar 2006 -- Kosova (Kosovo) seems poised to acquire a new prime minister and speaker of the parliament in what some media have described as a political upheaval, albeit one that was long overdue
- Philippine Officials Say Coup Risk Lessening, but State of Emergency Remains VOA 02 Mar 2006 -- Philippine officials say the risk of a coup has lessened, but the state of emergency imposed by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will remain in place for at least another day
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