11 July 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 11 Jul 2006 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- CENTAF releases airpower summary AFPN 11 Jul 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for July 11.
- Suicide Bombs Kill Iraqi Civilians; Iraqi Army Captures Six Terrorists AFPS 11 Jul 2006 -- Three bombs detonated just north of Baghdad's international zone today, killing a reported 15 Iraqi civilians and an Iraqi policeman, U.S. military officials said.
- Attacks in Baghdad Kill More than 30 Iraqis VOA 11 Jul 2006 -- A series of attacks in and around Baghdad has killed more than 30 people - despite a plea from Iraq's Prime Minister for an end to sectarian violence
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Secretary Rumsfeld and President Karzai from Afghanistan 11 Jul 2006 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai
- Remarks by Secretary Rumsfeld to Troops at the Qalat Provincial Reconstruction Team Headquarters 11 Jul 2006 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
- Rumsfeld Reflects on Five Years of Progress in Afghanistan Washington File 11 Jul 2006 -- With support from the international community, Afghanistan has made tremendous progress in the past five years, says Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
- U.S. Leaders: NATO Transition a Victory for Afghanistan AFPS 11 Jul 2006 -- The transition of security responsibilities in southern Afghanistan to NATO will be positive for Afghanistan and enable U.S. forces to expand their focus on the counterinsurgency movement there, the top U.S. general here said today.
- Violence in Southern Afghanistan Poses Complex Challenge AFPS 11 Jul 2006 -- Violence in southern Afghanistan is caused not just by militant extremists, but also by regional issues such as a lack of governance, the U.S. general in charge of coalition troops in Afghanistan said today.
- Rumsfeld Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan VOA 11 Jul 2006 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Afghanistan to consult with the country's president.
- AFGHANISTAN: UN concerned at deteriorating security IRIN 11 Jul 2006 -- The United Nations' top envoy to Afghanistan has expressed concern at the deteriorating security situation in the south and called for more development work as well as further military and diplomatic intervention to curb the growing threat of insurgency in the country.
- Afghanistan: Foreign Minister Attacks Pakistani Support For 'Terrorism' RFE/RL 11 Jul 2006 -- Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar Spanta used an appearance before the European Parliament's foreign affairs committee in Brussels today to appeal for greater international support.
- Afghanistan: Rumsfeld, Karzai Present United Front On Terror RFE/RL 11 Jul 2006 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld held talks today in Kabul with President Hamid Karzai and other senior officials
Defense Policy / Programs
- England Memo Underscores Policy on Humane Treatment of Detainees AFPS 11 Jul 2006 -- A memo from Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England underscores the department's standing policy of treating detainees humanely and orders commanders responsible for detainee affairs to review their practices to ensure they are in compliance.
- Analysis: A U.S. Shift on Detainees cfr.org 11 Jul 2006 -- The Bush administration decided after September 11, 2001 that associates of al-Qaeda or the Taliban did not deserve all of the rights accorded to combatants during wartime under the Geneva Conventions.
- U.S.: Washington Debates Application Of Geneva Conventions RFE/RL 11 Jul 2006 -- The status of detainees in the war on terror is the subject of much dispute in Washington
- Geneva Conventions Will Apply to Detainees, U.S. Official Says Washington File 11 Jul 2006 -- Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has ordered Defense Department personnel to treat detainees from the War on Terror in accordance with guidelines established by Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions.
- US Says All Military Detainees Under Geneva Conventions Protection VOA 11 Jul 2006 -- The Bush administration for the first time has acknowledged that all detainees held by the U.S. military are subject to the protections under the Geneva Conventions
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Dr. David Chu, Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness) at the Pentagon 11 Jul 2006 -- Presenter: Dr. David Chu, Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness)
- ACC releases details on Shaw F-16 crash AFPN 11 Jul 2006 -- An F-16CJ Fighting Falcon pilot ejected from his aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean April 5 after experiencing a gravity-induced loss of consciousness and awaking to find his aircraft in an unrecoverable dive, according to an Air Combat Command report released today.
- U.S., Indonesian Navies Partner for CARAT Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2006 -- The Indonesia phase of exercise Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) began at Surabaya Naval Base July 11, with leaders from the Indonesian and United States navies agreeing on the continuing need for mutual cooperation and interoperability.
- Chief Advancement Quotas Announced Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2006 -- Selecting just more than 4,800 Sailors to join the ranks of chief petty officer this September, the Navy is achieving its goal to alleviate large fluctuations in advancement opportunity.
- Carrier Strike Group 10 Changes Command Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2006 -- Rear Adm. William E. Gortney assumed command as commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10, relieving Rear Adm. Joseph F. Kilkenny July 10, during a ceremony aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73).
- USS Shoup Holds Change Of Command Ceremony in Pearl Harbor Navy NewsStand 11 Jul 2006 -- Cmdr. Mark A. Johnson relieved Cmdr. Christopher H. Halton as commanding officer of the Aegis destroyer USS Shoup (DDG 86) during a change of command ceremony on the ship's flight deck, July 5.
- Russian Air Force to start transport exercises July 13 RIA Novosti 11 Jul 2006 -- Three-day command and post exercises of military transport aircraft will start July 13, Russia's Air Force commander said Tuesday.
- Mountain brigades to be set up in southern Russia by late 2008 RIA Novosti 11 Jul 2006 -- Mountain brigades to protect Russia's southern borders will replace the country's military bases in Georgia that will be withdrawn by the end of 2008, Russia's defense minister said Tuesday.
- Daily Press Briefing US Department of State 11 Jul 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for July 11, 2006
- Boeing Announces Supplier Agreement with Rockwell Collins for Combat Search and Rescue Program Boeing 11 Jul 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has announced an agreement with Rockwell Collins, Inc. [NYSE: COL], of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to provide the avionics systems for the proposed HH-47 Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) helicopter program for the U.S. Air Force.
- Boeing Scores Direct Hit in Laser JDAM Moving Target Test Boeing 11 Jul 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA] successfully tested its Laser Joint Direct Attack Munition (LJDAM) weapon system June 30 against a moving target.
- SAIC Acquires GeoViz.com, Inc. SAIC 11 Jul 2006 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of GeoViz.com, Inc. Based in Campbell, Calif., GeoViz.com, Inc. (http://www.geoviz.com) is a leading provider of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tools targeted at command, control, communications, and computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); test and evaluation; modeling and simulation; and embedded training market segments.
- Russia, Venezuela negotiate military aircraft supplies RIA Novosti 11 Jul 2006 -- Russia is in talks with Venezuela over supplies of the Su-family military aircraft, a state-owned arms exporter said Tuesday.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 11 Jul 2006
- Up to 100 Dead in Train Blasts in India VOA 11 Jul 2006 -- In India's financial capital, Bombay, at least 90 people have been killed and hundreds injured by seven blasts that hit commuter trains.
- Indian Kashmir Rocked by Grenade Blasts VOA 11 Jul 2006 -- Several grenade blasts have rocked the capital of Indian Kashmir, killing six people and injuring nearly two dozen
- Death Toll in India Train Bombings Surpasses 160 VOA 11 Jul 2006 -- In India's financial capital, Bombay, more than 160 people have been killed and more than 435 others injured as a series of blasts hit commuter trains
- Death toll reaches 137 in Mumbai serial blasts IRNA 11 Jul 2006 -- The death toll reached 137 and expected to rise further in a string of seven terror blasts in first class compartments of suburban trains around evening peak hour traffic in Mumbai, capital city of Maharashtra state on Tuesday.
- Russia: Analysts Say Basayev Death Will Have Little Effect On Chechen Policy RFE/RL 11 Jul 2006 -- Russia's most wanted, Chechen field commander Shamil Basayev, was killed on July 9. Basayev, who represented a radical wing in the Chechen separatist movement, had claimed responsibility for a number of major terrorist attacks against Russia, including the Beslan siege
- Long echo of Caucasian war RIA Novostie 11 Jul 2006 -- "I think Russia 's latest Caucasian war is over, and the killing of warlord Shamil Basayev is yet another serious argument in favor of this opinion. "
- Defense minister says "Russian bin Laden" Basayev dead RIA Novosti 11 Jul 2006 -- Russia's defense minister said Tuesday that there was no doubt that the country's most wanted man, Shamil Basayev, had been killed in southern Russia Monday.
- DRC: Interview with Brig-Gen Mahboob, commander of MONUC's Ituri Brigade IRIN 11 Jul 2006 -- With general elections due in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), many people hope the voting process will mark a turning point for a country dogged by conflict, poverty and misrule.
- DRC: Trial begins despite former militia leader's absence IRIN 11 Jul 2006 -- A military tribunal in Ituri, in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is hearing a case against a former militia leader, Yves Kahwa Panga Mandro, despite his refusal to attend court because of what he describes as the 'influence' over the court by the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC).
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SOMALIA SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE United Nations 11 Jul 2006
- Dialogue between parties in Somalia raises hope for normalization: UN envoy UN News Centre 11 Jul 2006 -- Though 'hardliners' within the Islamic groups that now control the Somali capital of Mogadishu are causing serious concern, talks between those groups and the Somali Transitional Federal Institutions (TFI) hold out the possibility the situation can be normalized, the top United Nations envoy to the country said today.
- SOMALIA: Mogadishu calm as death toll rises to 97 IRIN 11 Jul 2006 -- Calm returned to Mogadishu, the Somali capital, on Tuesday after two days of fighting between the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) and militia loyal to two faction leaders left 97 dead.
- ANGOLA: Arguing over Cabindan peace talks IRIN 11 Jul 2006 -- Angola's fractious Cabinda separatist movement has split again - this time about whether peace talks are actually taking place and the 30-year rebellion is over.
- Timor-Leste: UN presents prime minister with blueprint to strengthen rule of law UN News Centre 11 Jul 2006 -- Seeking to restore calm in Timor-Leste and boost the rule of law in the country it ushered to independence from Indonesia just four years ago, the United Nations today presented the new prime minister with a report covering key issues such as the fight against corruption, ethical behaviour by officials and freedom of information.
- More Israeli Air Strikes in Northern Gaza, More Palestinian Killed VOA 11 Jul 2006 -- Israel carried out more airstrikes in the Gaza Strip Tuesday.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY UN EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR United Nations 11 Jul 2006
- US House of Representatives Approves Burma Sanctions Extension VOA 11 Jul 2006 -- The U.S. House of Representatives approved the extension of economic sanctions against Burma's military government.
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