14 March 2006 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 14 Mar 2006 [PDF]
- TWO SOLDIERS KILLED IN AL ANBAR PROVINCE
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Pace 14 Mar 2006 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace
- CENTAF releases daily airpower summary AFPN 14 Mar 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's air power summary.
- Soldiers Detain Terrorists, Find Weapons; Terrorists Target Mosque AFPS 14 Mar 2006 -- U.S. soldiers detained 16 terrorists and found two weapons caches in several operations throughout Iraq yesterday, and terrorists targeted a mosque in Baghdad in a rocket attack the same day, military officials in Iraq reported.
- Command helping with Iraqi utility projects Army News 14 Mar 2006 -- Challenges facing quality maintenance of a water treatment plant and a primary electrical sub-station northeast of Baghdad were laid out by Iraqi engineers during a tour by Coalition leaders March 9.
- Iraqi Police Recover More Than 80 Bodies as Reprisal Attacks Mount VOA 14 Mar 2006 -- Iraqi police say they have recovered more than 80 bodies in and around Baghdad since Monday, including 29 corpses found in a mass grave in a Shi'ite suburb in eastern Baghdad.
- 1ID will train teams to help Iraqi, Afghan forces Army News 14 Mar 2006 -- A brigade of the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kan., will temporarily reorganize to train teams to serve alongside and mentor Iraqi Security Forces and the Afghan National Army.
- Government in Afghanistan must reach local communities, UN envoy says UN News Centre 14 Mar 2006 -- Against a backdrop of rising terrorism and insurgent attacks in Afghanistan, the top United Nations envoy to the country today said that the Kabul Government must, with international help, extend its reach to local communities.
- About a Dozen People Dead in Afghan Violence VOA 14 Mar 2006 -- New violence in Afghanistan has left about a dozen people dead.
- Harper: Canadian Troops Will Not 'Cut and Run' from Afghanistan VOA 14 Mar 2006 -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper wrapped up a two-day visit to Afghanistan Tuesday
Defense Policy / Programs
- Two U.S. Navy Vessels Named Flagships for BHR Expedition Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2006 -- The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) were named honorary flagships March 13 for the upcoming search for the remains of the original Bonhomme Richard, which sank in the North Sea in 1779.
- GW Completes MISSILEX Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2006 -- USS George Washington (CVN 73) conducted a live fire missile exercise (MISSILEX) March 13 while conducting training in the Atlantic Ocean.
- USS Carr Visit Strengthens Friendship with Cape Verde Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2006 -- For the second time in as many months, Sailors aboard USS Carr (FFG 52) and embarked crew of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) (HSL) 44 visited the island nation of Cape Verde off the coast of West Africa March 8-10.
- Navy Reserve Seabee Battalion Mobilizes Second Detachment Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2006 -- Nearly 150 Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 21 reported for active duty March 11 for eventual deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- Emory S. Land Completes UNREP During 2006 Gulf of Guinea Deployment Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2006 -- USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) completed an Underway Replenishment (UNREP) March 9 while on its 2006 Gulf of Guinea deployment.
- Truman Wins Environment Quality Award Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2006 -- The Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) will present USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) with the Secretary of the Navy Environment Quality Award for fiscal year 2005 May 3.
- NSA Bahrain Sailors, Bahraini Nationals Train During Desert Sailor ?06 Navy NewsStand 14 Mar 2006 -- Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain Sailors had the opportunity to train with their host nation counterparts Feb. 13-26, during the Emergency Response Team's (ERT) 8th annual training exercise, Desert Sailor '06.
- F-16 crashes into Korean West Sea AFPN 14 Mar 2006 -- An Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon from the 35th Fighter Squadron here crashed into the West Sea during a training mission at about 9:30 a.m. today.
- 'Jointness' Becomes Key Focus in Developing Military Capability AFPS 14 Mar 2006 -- When U.S. forces first deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, the services had several different systems in place to track "blue," or friendly, forces. But those systems didn't "talk" to each other, leaving big gaps in a joint forces commander's ability to see the big picture.
- War on Terrorism Requires More Than Might, DoD Official Says AFPS 14 Mar 2006 -- U.S. military might is only one piece of the solution to winning the war on terrorism, a defense official said here yesterday.
- SOCOM Transforming to Lead Global War on Terrorism AFPS 14 Mar 2006 -- U.S. Special Operations Command is transforming to meet changing needs as it leads the fight in the global war on terrorism, the command's leader said here today.
- U.S. Support Critical to Latin American Stability, Commander Says AFPS 14 Mar 2006 -- Latin America faces security problems and threats to the region's stability that must be solved with an integrated, long-term effort by the United States and the countries in that region, the U.S. commander responsible for the area said here today.
- Army stands up Asymmetric Warfare Group Army News 14 Mar 2006 -- The Asymmetric Warfare Group unfurled its colors for the first time at a ceremony at McGill Training Center on Fort Meade, March 8.
- Northern Command Integrating Lessons Learned From Katrina AFPS 14 Mar 2006 -- The Defense Department and U.S. Northern Command learned valuable lessons from the government's response to Hurricane Katrina, and those lessons are being applied to prepare for future civil support operations, the commander of Northern Command said here today.
- DoD Improves Disaster Assessment Capabilities AFPS 14 Mar 2006 -- It's imperative to provide aerial reconnaissance assets during natural disasters and other emergencies so first responders can quickly determine the extent of damage and ascertain requirements of the relief effort, a top DoD official said at a recent Senate Armed Services Committee hearing here.
- White House Briefing, March 14 Washington File 14 Mar 2006 -- President's schedule, Secretary Snow's speech on foreign investment, Intelligence Reform Act, Medicare, U.N. Security Council/Iran
- State Department Briefing, March 14 Washington File 14 Mar 2006 -- Israel/Palestinians, Armenia, India, Iran, China/Taiwan, Serbia, Cyprus, Sudan
- DoD News: Contracts for March 14, 2006
- Racal Instruments Group officially re-launches as EADS Test & Services UK EADS 14 Mar 2006 -- Following its acquisition in 2004, Racal Instruments Group, today announced its official re-launch as EADS Test & Services, the world's largest aerospace and defence test & services provider.
- Lockheed Martin's Compact Kinetic Energy Missile Reaches Major Milestones Lockheed Martin 14 Mar 2006 -- Two tests of Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE:LMT] Compact Kinetic Energy Missile (CKEM) were successfully conducted at Aerojet Corporation and ATK Tactical Systems Company. These tests marked major milestones in the CKEM Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) program. All test objectives were achieved.
- Lockheed Martin Reports Close Match Between APKWS II Simulations and Results of Guided Flight Lockheed Martin 14 Mar 2006 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is competing for a U.S. Army requirement to develop and produce a 2.75-inch guided rocket, a program that could potentially exceed $2 billion. Lockheed Martin’s completion of its post-flight analyses of the first guided flight of its candidate for the U.S. government’s Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II) indicates success in all test objectives, with a high correlation between simulations and the trajectory.
- Northrop Grumman Selected for U.S. Air Force CNS/ATM I Catalog Northrop Grumman 14 Mar 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to make available five key products in the Communication, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management Product Catalog I (CNS/ATM I). The selection is part of a three-year multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract.
- Raytheon Awarded SeaVue Radar Systems Contract for Australian Coastwatch Raytheon 14 Mar 2006 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was awarded a contract by National Air Support subsidiary Surveillance Australia (SA) to provide the SeaVue™ maritime radar as the system of choice under SA's new Coastwatch prime contract award. Financial terms were not disclosed.
- Raytheon Canada Wins Government of Canada Nuclear Non-Proliferation Services Contract Raytheon 14 Mar 2006 -- Raytheon Canada's Calgary division has won a government of Canada competition to provide project management and advisory and monitoring services in support of nuclear security projects in the Russian Federation, part of a global initiative to halt the spread of weapons and materials of mass destruction.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 14 Mar 2006
- Prison Siege in Jericho Ends VOA 14 Mar 2006 -- Israeli military authorities say a siege at a prison in the West Bank city of Jericho has ended with the surrender of a leading Palestinian militant
- Peres Holds Holds Secret Talks With Palestinian President VOA 14 Mar 2006 -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres has met secretly with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas - Israel's first direct contact with Mr. Abbas since the militant group Hamas won elections in January.
- Israel Vows to Keep Large West Bank Settlement Blocs VOA 14 Mar 2006 -- Israel's acting prime minister on Tuesday vowed to include a large West Bank settlement in his plan to unilaterally draw Israel's border with Palestinians
- Israeli Troops Attack West Bank Prison VOA 14 Mar 2006 -- Israeli troops backed by tanks and helicopters are besieging a prison in the West Bank city of Jericho. Israeli officials say the operation is designed to capture the leader of a Palestinian militant group responsible for the assassination of an Israeli cabinet minister in 2001
- Next few weeks are a 'crucial period' for the Middle East: UN envoy UN News Centre 14 Mar 2006 -- The coming weeks are a crucial period for the Middle East, with new governments being formed, the Security Council discussing Iran's nuclear ambitions and a host of other regional issues in the spotlight, a senior United Nations envoy said today, as he continued his global meetings with key members of the Security Council.
- UN mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea extended for 1 month as border talks continue UN News Centre 14 Mar 2006 -- The United Nations Security Council decided this morning to extend the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) for one month, until 15 April 2006, to allow recently revived border talks between the two countries a chance to break a volatile deadlock.
- ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: Annan urges quick demarcation of disputed border IRIN 14 Mar 2006 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has welcomed the participation of both Ethiopia and Eritrea in a meeting of the commission mandated to demarcate the disputed border between the two countries and expressed hope that the issue would be resolved expeditiously.
- ANGOLA: Easy access to guns concern as election nears IRIN 14 Mar 2006 -- Gunfire regularly reverberates these days around Angola's capital, Luanda, something that rarely happened during almost three decades of vicious civil war.
- ANGOLA: Chairs stay empty around the Cabindan negotiating table IRIN 14 Mar 2006 -- Despite claims that the Angolan government has opened a dialogue to bring peaceful resolution to the conflict in Cabinda, their counterparts in the enclave have yet to be invited to the table.
- COTE D IVOIRE: Rebel leader in Abidjan for first time in more than a year IRIN 14 Mar 2006 -- Guillaume Soro, who heads Cote d'Ivoire's rebel New Forces movement, for the first time in more than a year flew into the country's main city on Tuesday to attend a meeting of the power-sharing transitional government.
- Lankan Foreign Minister expresses optimism of talks with LTTE IRNA 14 Mar 2006 -- Sri Lankan foreign ministry in a statement in Colombo today said, "it was optimistic about reaching an agreement on a "wider range of issues" with Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) at the next month's talks despite the rebels' warning that the negotiations were in "grave danger" amid the alleged military-backed attacks on their posts.
- As insecurity rises in Darfur, Sudan, Annan urges protection of civilians UN News Centre 14 Mar 2006 -- Amid rising insecurity contributing to a "dangerous and volatile" situation in the troubled Darfur region of Sudan, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan reported today that international efforts must focus on the protection of civilians there.
- Hague Judges Close Milosevic Case VOA 14 Mar 2006 -- Judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal have formally closed the case against Slobodan Milosevic, as funeral arrangements for the former president remain unclear. Milosevic's son is expected soon to collect his father's body.
- Nepal's Highways Empty as Maoists Call for Countrywide Blockade VOA 14 Mar 2006 -- In Nepal, a transport blockade called by Maoist rebels has halted traffic to the country's major cities
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY GERMANY LAUNCHING REPORT ON FUEL ALTERNATIVES TO FIREWOOD AND PROTECTION STRATEGIES FOR DISPLACED WOMEN United Nations 14 Mar 2006
- Orbital Set To Launch NASA's Space Technology 5 Spacecraft Aboard Pegasus Rocket Orbital Sciences Corp. 14 Mar 2006 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) today announced that it is in final preparations to launch the Space Technology 5 (ST5) scientific spacecraft for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) aboard the company's Pegasus® rocket.
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