07 March 2006 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 07 Mar 2006 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Pace 07 Mar 2006 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace
- CENTAF releases daily airpower summary AFPN 07 Mar 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary.
- Detainee Dies at Camp Bucca; Coalition Forces Kill Two Terrorists AFPS 07 Mar 2006 --A detainee died today of natural causes at Camp Bucca, Iraq, and coalition forces killed two suspected terrorists during combat operations near Baghdad March 5, military officials reported.
- Iraqi Soldiers, Police Graduate From Training AFPS 07 Mar 2006 -- More than 150 police recruits and a company's worth of Iraqi soldiers graduated from training in Iraq in recent days.
- Iraqi Air Force Stands Up New Al Muthana Air Base AFPS 07 Mar 2006 -- The Iraqi air force, along with its coalition partners, officially opened a new air base in Baghdad today.
- Pakistan: Government Troops Retake Border Town From Taliban, Al-Qaeda RFE/RL 07 Mar 2006 -- Pakistan's government says its security forces now control the main town in the tribal region of North Waziristan after days of fierce fighting that left an estimated 100 Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants dead
- Pakistani Border Town Under Curfew Following Fighting RFE/RL 07 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani authorities say security forces have been enforcing a nearly 24-hour curfew in the North Waziristan town of Miranshah, the site of three days of fighting between troops and pro-Taliban militants.
- Pakistan Says Tribal Region Town Recaptured From Taliban RFE/RL 07 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani military spokesman Shaukat Sultan says government security forces have recaptured the main town in the tribal region of North Waziristan from Taliban and Al-Qaeda fighters.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Juneau Welcomes Army Aboard Navy NewsStand 07 Mar 2006 -- A special group of Army doctors, dentists and veterinarians boarded USS Juneau (LPD 10) and met a new type of operational environment Feb. 17-March 3, to accomplish a string of civil military operations (CMO) in Jolo, Republic of Philippines, as a part of Exercise Balikatan 2006.
- USNS Impeccable Deploys Passive Sonar While Underway Navy NewsStand 07 Mar 2006 -- USNS Impeccable (T-AGOS 23), operating in the Pacific Ocean, deployed their passive sonar collecting undersea data during a February underway period.
- Exercise Balikatan 2006 Comes to a Close Navy NewsStand 07 Mar 2006 -- Gen. Generoso S. Senga, Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff, and Brig. Gen. Daniel R. Casabar Jr., Exercise Balikatan 2006 co-exercise director, congratulated Philippine and U.S. forces March 5 on their success in adapting to a unique exercise during Exercise Balikatan closing ceremonies held at Clark Air Field’s Officer’s Club.
- “Saberhawks” Out to Sea Navy NewsStand 07 Mar 2006 -- Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 47, the "Saberhawks," departed Naval Air Station North Island March 3 on a Western Pacific deployment in support of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9.
- C-17 reaches milestone AFPN 07 Mar 2006 -- After only 15 years in commission, the C-17 Globemaster III fleet will reach its 1 millionth flying hour this month -- the equivalent of one aircraft flying every minute of every day for more than 114 years without stopping.
- Air Force accepts delivery of its first combat configured CV-22 Osprey AFPN 07 Mar 2006 -- Aeronautical Systems Center's commander, Lt. Gen. John L. "Jack" Hudson, along with other Department of Defense leaders, was on hand to accept the keys from Bell Boeing for the first combat configured CV-22 Osprey during a ceremony March 1 at the Bell manufacturing facility in Amarillo, Texas.
- Eagle Flag launches humanitarian relief missions for exercise AFPN 07 Mar 2006 -- More than 350 Airmen are testing their humanitarian mission support skills during the Air Mobility Warfare Center's Eagle Flag exercise.
- Air Force Judge Advocate Corps streamlines operations AFPN 07 Mar 2006 -- The Air Force's Judge Advocate General's Corps has a plan to optimize their operations for the 21st century, and move out on Air Force Smart Operations 21.
- War on Terror Victory Tops PACOM's Priorities AFPS 07 Mar 2006 -- Winning the war on terrorism is U.S. Pacific Command's highest priority, the command's leader told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
- DoD Cites Fairness in Top Court's Ruling on Campus Recruiting AFPS 07 Mar 2006 -- Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling that military recruiters must have as equal access as other organizations to meet with students on college and university campuses is a matter of fairness, a military official said here today.
- SecArmy orders Army-wide business transformation Army News 07 Mar 2006 -- A deployment order went out Army-wide on March 6 to execute the business transformation principles of Lean Six Sigma throughout the force to free up resources for the operational Army and to more quickly provide equipment to the Soldier.
- White House Briefing, March 7 Washington File 07 Mar 2006 -- President's schedule, Travel to Gulf Coast, Iran/Russian proposal, Dubai port deal, NSA surveillance program, Lebanon, Line-item veto legislation, South Dakota abortion measure, Voting in Crawford, Rebuilding New Orleans/levees
- State Department Briefing, March 7 Washington File 07 Mar 2006 -- Zoellick travel to Europe, Russia, Iran, Bangladesh, North Korea, Iraq, Sudan, Palestinians, India
- DoD News: Contracts for March 7, 2006
- Lockheed Martin Conducts Successful Paveway II Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb Flight Tests Lockheed Martin 07 Mar 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and the U.S. Navy conducted a series of successful flight tests at the Naval Air Warfare Center, China Lake, CA, successfully releasing four GBU-12 (500-lb class) Paveway II Dual Mode Laser Guided Bombs (DMLGB) from a single F/A-18 aircraft.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 07 Mar 2006
- Russia Hopeful Hamas Will Embrace Mideast Peace 'Road Map' VOA 07 Mar 2006 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Washington Tuesday he is hopeful Hamas will endorse the international "road map" to a two-state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
- Israeli Election Campaign Begins VOA 07 Mar 2006 -- Israel's election campaign began on Tuesday with different parties unveiling their campaign ads, and the candidates stepping up attacks against each other
- Israel Says Hamas Not Exempt From Targeted Killings VOA 07 Mar 2006 -- Israel's defense minister has warned that leaders of the militant Islamic group Hamas could be targeted by the Israeli Army, if they resume attacks on Israel.
- Maoists attack district jail, 8 killed, 103 prisoners escape IRNA 07 Mar 2006 -- Hundreds of Maoist rebels launched simultaneous attacks on a district jail and a number of government offices in eastern Nepal, sparking battles that killed at least eight people, including three security personnel, and managed to free 103 prisoners.
- Lankan parties give `go ahead' for talks with LTTE IRNA 07 Mar 2006 -- Sri Lankan political parties Tuesday resolved to support President Mahinda Rajapakse in continuing the Norwegian-brokered peace talks with Tamil Tiger rebels to find a lasting political solution to the ethnic conflict.
- Chechnya: A Year After Maskhadov's Death, Conflict's End Still Distant RFE/RL 07 Mar 2006 -- On March 8, 2005, Russian media reported the death, in circumstances that remain unclear, of Aslan Maskhadov, the former Soviet army colonel who headed the Chechen resistance forces during the 1994-96 war and was subsequently elected Chechen president in January 1997
- Tajikistan Sentences Armed Rebels In Closed Trial RFE/RL 07 Mar 2006 -- The closed trial of suspected members of an armed rebel group ended today in northern Tajikistan.
- Improvements for minorities imperative for Kosovo status talks, UN envoy says UN News Centre 07 Mar 2006 -- Improvement in the lives of minorities in Kosovo must be made immediately, a senior United Nations envoy said today, as a prerequisite to settling the final status of the Albanian-majority Serbian province which the United Nations has run ever since Yugoslav troops were driven out in 1999 amid grave rights abuses.
- Arriving in DR of Congo, UN peacekeeping official predicts challenge in upcoming polls UN News Centre 07 Mar 2006 -- The senior United Nations peacekeeping official has arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the world body has deployed a large-scale mission to help facilitate a return to stability in the war-ravaged country.
- BURUNDI: Coup plot uncovered, president says IRIN 07 Mar 2006 -- Burundi's internal intelligence service, the Service de renseignement, has uncovered a plot to overthrow the government, President Pierre Nkurunziza has said.
- Transdniester Pulls Out Of Talks On Settlement RFE/RL 07 Mar 2006 -- Igor Smirnov, the leader of the breakaway region of Transdniester says his unrecognized republic is pulling out of talks to on resolving its conflict with Moldova.
- Arroyo Firm as Opponents Begin Legal Challenge VOA 07 Mar 2006 -- Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has sent a warning to her opponents, saying she will not hesitate to use her emergency powers again to fight those trying to bring down her administration
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