06 March 2006 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 06 Mar 2006 [PDF]
- SOLDIER DIES DUE TO ENEMY ACTION
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- CENTAF releases combined airpower summary AFPN 06 Mar 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released the airpower summary for March 4 to 6.
- Iraqi Commander Killed in Attack AFPS 06 Mar 2006 -- The commander of the 6th Iraqi Army Division was killed today in a terrorist attack in western Baghdad, military officials in Iraq reported.
- Car Bomb Attacks Kill, Wound Iraqis; Soldiers Find Roadside Bomb AFPS 06 Mar 2006 -- Two car bombs have killed six Iraqi civilians and wounded 34 in the past two days in Iraq, and troops from Multinational Division Baghdad discovered a roadside bomb and detained suspects who fled from the scene.
- Army transferring bases to Iraqi forces Army News 06 Mar 2006 -- A 4th Infantry Division brigade announced this weekend that it will turn over responsibility for Forward Operating Base O'Ryan, near Balad, Iraq, to the Iraqi Army March 10.
- Troops extinguish Iraqi pipeline fire Army News 06 Mar 2006 -- An economic and environmental disaster was averted when Iraqi police and coalition forces joined forces to put out a pipeline fire March 2.
- RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Volume 5, Number 7 06 March 2006
- NATO Commander Says Afghan Insurgents Not Strong Enough for Resurgence VOA 06 Mar 2006 -- The commander of NATO forces, which are to take over most of the international military mission in Afghanistan this year, says the Taleban and al-Qaida are not capable of conducting a significant insurgency in the country, and that if they try they will be defeated
- Jones Puts Afghan Violence in Perspective AFPS 06 Mar 2006 -- The Taliban and al Qaeda cannot start a major insurgency in Afghanistan, but the country still faces huge problems, Marine Gen. James Jones, supreme allied commander in Europe, said today.
- AFGHANISTAN: Former militia leaders surrender arms IRIN 06 Mar 2006 -- Nine former militia leaders in Afghanistan's southern Ghazni province have voluntarily surrendered over 40 mt of ammunition, as well as more than 750 light and heavy weapons, to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups (DIAG) programme, officials from the UN-backed initiative said on Monday in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
- AFGHANISTAN: Survey predicts rise in opium production in 2006 IRIN 06 Mar 2006 -- A recent survey shows that Afghan farmers are planting more poppy this year than in 2005, in what remains the world's biggest opium producing country, the United Nations warned on Monday.
- Tajikistan Holds Talks On Securing Afghan Border RFE/RL 06 Mar 2006 -- Tajik President Imomali Rakhmonov met today with the secretary-general of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe.
- U.S. General Jones says narcotics pose a significant long-term challenge Washington File 06 Mar 2006 -- NATO plans to expand into Afghanistan's southern and eastern regions in 2006, where it will assume a larger role supporting Afghan forces as they eradicate opium crops, says U.S. Marine General James L. Jones, commander of U.S. forces in Europe.
- 64 militants, 5 troops die in fighting, says Pakistan Army IRNA 06 Mar 2006 -- The Pakistan military said on Sunday that a total of 64 militants were killed in two days of clashes with security forces in the country's tribal region.
- Pakistan will fence Afghan border if allegations continue: spokesperson IRNA 06 Mar 2006 -- Pakistan said on Monday that it would fence its border with Afghanistan if Afghanistan continued allegations of infiltration.
- More than 120 Killed in Clashes Between Pakistan Army, Militants VOA 06 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani forces with helicopter gunships Monday continued to pound Islamic rebel positions in the semi-autonomous tribal region bordering Afghanistan, and the military says 19 pro-Taleban militants were killed.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Gen. James L. Jones 06 Mar 2006 -- Presenter: Gen. James L. Jones
- GW Gets Underway for ?Second Wave’ Navy NewsStand 06 Mar 2006 -- Having recently completed the certifications and qualifications necessary for going to sea, USS George Washington (CVN 73) (GW) departed Norfolk Naval Station early Feb. 28 for its second scheduled underway period of the year.
- “Roughnecks” Deploy With CSG 9 Navy NewsStand 06 Mar 2006 -- Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30, “the Providers,” Detachment 2, “the Roughnecks,” deployed March 5, with USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) on a Western Pacific deployment.
- USS Cape St. George Boarding Team Assists Mariners, Helps Maintain Security in Persian Gulf Navy NewsStand 06 Mar 2006 -- USS Cape. St. George’s (CG 71) boarding team responded to a distress call by a Panamanian-flagged motor vessel while conducting maritime security operations in the North Persian Gulf Feb. 27.
- NAVSEA Sponsors Summer Naval Surface Ship Design Program at University of Michigan Navy NewsStand 06 Mar 2006 -- The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has created a Summer Naval Surface Ship Design program in cooperation with the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan.
- USS Honolulu Prepares For Last Aloha Navy NewsStand 06 Mar 2006 -- Honolulu's namesake ship is preparing to say farewell to its island home after two decades of service.
- Naval Forces Southern Command Promotes Theater Security Cooperation Navy NewsStand 06 Mar 2006 -- Naval Forces Southern Command (NAVSO) continued its theater security cooperation efforts with a visit by the Brazilian Naval Attaché to receive command briefs and tour USS DeWert (FFG 45).
- Operation Deep Freeze finishes AFPN 06 Mar 2006 -- Joint Task Force Support Forces Antarctica, Operation Deep Freeze, an annual Antarctic airlift mission in support of the National Science Foundation, completed its final sortie Feb. 28, closing a record-filled season.
- Contingency response wing takes baby steps around the world AFPN 06 Mar 2006 -- Helping the relief victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and Pakistan's earthquake disaster were its baby steps.
- Forces team up to provide security at Manas AFPN 06 Mar 2006 -- After five months of negotiations between the 376th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron and Manas International Airport security leaders, two security forces Airmen took their place beside their Kyrgyz counterparts at the airport entrance gate March 1.
- Vehicle managers keep things rolling at Manas AFPN 06 Mar 2006 -- The supply tent in the vehicle management section of maintenance town here is a good illustration of just how busy the flight is right now.
- 'New NATO' Will Reach Important Milestones in 2006, General Says AFPS 06 Mar 2006 -- This may be "the most important year in the history of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization," that body's commander said here today.
- DoD to Enroll 11,000 Civilians Into New Personnel System in April AFPS 06 Mar 2006 -- The Defense Department is preparing to implement the first phase of its new pay-for-performance civilian personnel system in late April, a senior official said here March 3.
- Army Unit Status Reports move online Army News 06 Mar 2006 -- The Army's Unit Status Report procedures have begun to move online with a new Web-based report and management tool.
- US, Japan Disagree Over Military Realignment Agreement Issues VOA 06 Mar 2006 -- The United States and Japan are about to start five days of talks in Honolulu Tuesday to finalize a sweeping agreement on realigning and downsizing U.S. forces in Japan
- State Department Briefing, March 6 Washington File 06 Mar 2006 -- Lebanon, Iran, Russia, China/Taiwan, Japan, Greece, Turkey, North Korea, South Korea, Egypt, Serbia/Kosovo, Rice trip to Latin America/Asia, Zawahiri tape, Guantanamo/prisoner releases
- White House Briefing, March 6 Washington File 06 Mar 2006 -- Peru/President Toledo's visit, economy, line-item veto, Hurricane Katrina, defense budget, Dubai Ports World, Iraq, tax code, Social Security, Iran
- DoD News: Contracts for March 6, 2006
- BAE Systems receives $9.5 million contract to provide M88A2 spare engines to the U.S. Marine Corps BAE Systems 06 Mar 2006 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a $9.5 million contract by U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to provide 24 M88A2 HERCULES spare engines to the U.S. Marine Corps.
- BAE Systems awarded $32 million contract for M113 add-on-armor and Transparent Armored Gun Shields for U.S. Army BAE Systems 06 Mar 2006 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a $32 million contract for add-on-armor kits and Transparent Armored Gun Shields (TAGS) from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM).
- GE Issued Updated ABS Certification for LM2500 Aeroderivative Gas Turbine GE Marine 06 Mar 2006 -- GE - Marine announced today that it has been issued updated certification from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) for its LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbine. The amended certification reflects compliance to "2004 Naval Vessel Rules 2-3-1," qualifying the LM2500 gas turbine to be applied in the propulsion system for the United States Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS).
- Raytheon Delivers Missile-Detection and Tracking Sensors for U.S. Space Program Raytheon 06 Mar 2006 -- Raytheon Company has delivered the first Block 06 sensor payload for the missile-detection Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS) to prime contractor Northrop Grumman Corporation in Redondo Beach, Calif.
- Oshkosh Truck Signs Agreement with ADI Limited of Australia to Offer Bushmaster® Armored Vehicles in North America Oshkosh 06 Mar 2006 -- Oshkosh Truck Corporation (NYSE:OSK), a leading manufacturer of specialty trucks and truck bodies, announced today that it has added an armored vehicle to its stable of combat-proven military trucks. Under a licensing agreement with the vehicle's developer, ADI Limited of Australia, Oshkosh Truck will market, manufacture and support the Bushmaster armored vehicle for North American customers as well as countries eligible for Foreign Military Sales.
- Team JCA Offers Interoperable Military Solution for Joint Cargo Aircraft Requirement Raytheon 06 Mar 2006 -- Raytheon Company is leading an industry effort to answer the military's need for the Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) program.
- Northrop Grumman and University of California, San Diego Complete Research to Increase Hunter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle's Combat Capabilities Northrop Grumman 06 Mar 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), have completed a study that will enable the MQ-5B Hunter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to carry additional payloads, increasing its effectiveness in providing communications, intelligence and firepower for the U.S. Army.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 06 Mar 2006
- Hamas Cancels Fatah Decisions in First Parliamentary Session VOA 06 Mar 2006 -- The Islamic militant group Hamas moved quickly on Monday to take control of the Palestinian parliament - voting to revoke a series of legislative measures passed by outgoing legislators loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
- Hamas Rejects Advice From Al-Qaida VOA 06 Mar 2006 -- The Palestinian militant group Hamas has dismissed a message of support from al-Qaida's number two leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
- ANGOLA: Cabindan separatists pin hopes on international law IRIN 06 Mar 2006 -- A group of pro-separatist Cabindan organisations are threatening to file charges against Angola at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged human rights abuses in the oil-rich enclave.
- UN commander of Ethiopia-Eritrea force voices hope for peace process breakthrough UN News Centre 06 Mar 2006 -- With the situation between the formerly warring countries of Ethiopia and Eritrea still deadlocked, the top United Nations force commander in the region has voiced hope for a breakthrough in the peace process.
- Uzbekistan: Another Opposition Leader Given Harsh Sentence RFE/RL 06 Mar 2006 -- Sanjar Umarov, the leader of the "Sunshine Uzbekistan" opposition coalition, was sentenced today to nearly 11 years in prison for economic crimes, including embezzlement, money laundering, and tax evasion
- Bangladesh Arrests Senior Islamic Militant Leader VOA 06 Mar 2006 -- Bangladeshi security forces have arrested the leader of an Islamic militant group accused of involvement in deadly bombings that killed more than 30 people last year
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