24 March 2006 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 24 Mar 2006 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- PRESS BRIEFING WITH U.S. AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ ZALMAY KHALILZAD SUBJECT: IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION MNF-I 24 Mar 2006 -- PRESS BRIEFING WITH U.S. AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ ZALMAY KHALILZAD SUBJECT: IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Lt. Gen. Dempsey 24 Mar 2006 -- Presenter: Lt. Gen. Martin Dempsey, commander, Multi-national Security Transition Command-Iraq
- CENTAF releases daily airpower summary AFPN 24 Mar 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary.
- Officials Provide Details of Recent Iraq Operations AFPS 24 Mar 2006 -- Multinational Force Iraq officials have provided details of recent operations conducted by U.S. and Iraqi forces, including today's early morning launch of Operation Scorpion.
- Official Cites Increasing Iraqi Security Role With U.S. Backup AFPS 24 Mar 2006 -- As Iraqi forces assume more responsibility for security duties, they're receiving backup and other kinds of support from the U.S. military, a senior Defense Department spokesman said here today.
- Nontraditional Fighter Missions Provide Eyes in the Sky AFPS 24 Mar 2006 -- The convoy travels down the dusty desert road. Soldiers keep watchful eyes, surveying the barren landscape surrounding them.
- Bomb Blasts, Shootings Kill More Than 2 Dozen in Iraq VOA 24 Mar 2006 -- Iraqi officials say bomb blasts and shootings have killed more than two dozen people in Iraq.
- RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Volume 5, Number 8 24 March 2006
- Coalition Forces Dispose of IED in Paktia Province AFPS 24 Mar 2006 -- Coalition forces identified and disposed of an improvised explosive device near Forward Operating Base Zormat in Paktia province today after three people were seen emplacing it.
- Pakistan army say 15 to 20 miscreants killed in operation IRNA 24 Mar 2006 -- Pakistan army said on Friday that some 20 pro-Taliban militants including foreigners have been killed in a fresh operation in the country's restive North Waziristan tribal region.
- Afghanistan: 'Pashtunistan' Issues Linger Behind Afghan-Pakistani Row RFE/RL 24 Mar 2006 -- Recent tensions between Kabul and Islamabad show that mutual suspicions still exist in an old dispute known as the "Pashtunistan question."
- Pakistani Forces Kill At Least 15 Militants Near Afghan Border VOA 24 Mar 2006 -- Pakistani security forces have killed at least 15 pro-Taleban militants in the latest in a series of violent clashes near the Afghan border. Al-Qaida and Taleban linked insurgents are reportedly gaining ground in the volatile area, part of Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal region.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Report Provides Strategic Vision for Countering WMD AFPS 24 Mar 2006 -- A document released today outlines the Defense Department's strategy for combating weapons of mass destruction and will serve as the foundation for assigning specific responsibilities throughout DoD toward that goal, a senior military official said.
- Report Prompts Changes in Pentagon's Biohazard Response AFPS 24 Mar 2006 -- Pentagon officials released a report today assessing the Defense Department's reaction to three suspected anthrax incidents in March 2005 and concluding that the department followed correct procedures, but needs to improve notification and coordination.
- USS Kearsarge Back Online, Successfully Completes Sea Trials Navy NewsStand 24 Mar 2006 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) completed Sea Trials March 9, marking completion of the first step in the ship's training cycle following a four-month overhaul period at BAE Systems shipyard in Norfolk, Va.
- PASSEX Builds American, Japanese Teamwork Navy NewsStand 24 Mar 2006 -- USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), flagship for Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 9, teamed up with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force March 23 to conduct a passing exercise (PASSEX) in the Western Pacific ocean.
- Iwo Jima ESG Sailors Graduate From VBSS Training Navy NewsStand 24 Mar 2006 -- Twenty Sailors from the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Expeditionary Strike Group (ISG) completed a three-week visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) course at the Center for Anti-Terrorism and Navy Security Forces (CENATNSF), located at the Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex here, March 17.
- Terror War Requires Partnership, New Look at Strategy AFPS 24 Mar 2006 -- The war on terrorism is a partnership that will require all elements of international power and the patience of populations, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.
- Air Force releases UAV strategic vision AFPN 24 Mar 2006 -- The Air Force recently completed a vision document to provide high-level guidance to service development and integration of unmanned aircraft for the next 25 years.
- State Department Briefing, March 24 Washington File 24 Mar 2006 -- Belarus, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Israel/Palestinians, Syria
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 24 Mar 2006
- DRC: EU military mission gets the go ahead IRIN 24 Mar 2006 -- The Council of the European Union announced on Thursday that it had approved "the concept" of EU troops supporting MONUC, the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during the presidential and legislative elections process this year.
- DRC: Army retakes Ituri village IRIN 24 Mar 2006 -- Some 280 militiamen have withdrawn from the village of Katoto, in the northeastern district of Ituri in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the face of advancing government troops, a senior military officer said on Friday.
- LTTE accuses Lankan government of violating the agreements IRNA 24 Mar 2006 -- Sri Lankan rebels, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) accused the Lankan government of violating the agreements reached in Switzerland.
- Nepal Supreme Court upholds Maoists' ban IRNA 24 Mar 2006 -- In two significant decisions, Nepal's Supreme Court Friday upheld a ban on the Maoists and gave credence to a controversial provision in an anti-terrorism law that allowed police to detain suspects for a year without trial.
- Caucasus: Ossetian Leaders Hint At Reunification Plans VOA 24 Mar 2006 -- Russia's southern Republic of North Ossetia and Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia on March 22-23 held a joint cabinet session in Vladikavkaz.
- Somalia's Capital Rocked By Third Day of Fighting VOA 24 Mar 2006 -- Fighting continued Friday for the third day running in Somali's capital, Mogadishu, which has left at least 70 people dead and hundreds wounded and displaced.
- Indian Prime Minister Makes New Peace Overtures to Pakistan VOA 24 Mar 2006 -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called for a treaty of peace and friendship with Pakistan
- Analysis: Israel's surprising choices cfr.org 24 Mar 2006 -- The election Israelis face next week (ElectionGuide.org) would have been unimaginable a few short months ago.
- SOMALIA: UN envoy urges end to violence in Mogadishu IRIN 24 Mar 2006 -- The United Nations envoy for Somalia has urged leaders in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, to end hostilities and allow families who fled two days of factional fighting in the city this week to return to their homes.
- Voronin Says Russian Troops In Moldova Illegally RFE/RL 24 Mar 2006 -- Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin said today that Russian troops stationed in the separatist Transdniester region have been illegally occupying Moldovan territory.
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