21 July 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 21 Jul 2006 [PDF]
- MARINE KILLED IN AL ANBAR PROVINCE
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Colonel Shields 21 Jul 2006 -- Presenter: Army Colonel Michael Shields, Commander 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team
- CENTAF releases airpower summary AFPN 21 Jul 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released the airpower summary for July 21.
- Iraqi Forces Net Multiple Insurgents, Weapons AFPS 21 Jul 2006 -- Iraqi security forces captured 25 suspected terrorists and killed one in multiple operations throughout Iraq July 19 and yesterday, military officials in Iraq reported.
- Coalition Forces Kill, Detain Terrorists in Iraq AFPS 21 Jul 2006 -- In separate operations throughout Iraq this week, coalition forces killed seven terrorists and captured 10 suspected terrorists, military officials in Iraq reported.
- Sectarian Strife Skips Nineveh Province, Stryker Team Commander Says AFPS 21 Jul 2006 -- Large-scale sectarian violence as displayed by Sunnis and Shiites in Baghdad has seemingly bypassed Nineveh province in northern Iraq, a U.S. military commander told Pentagon reporters today.
- Daytime Curfew Extended In Baghdad After Bloody Week RFE/RL 21 Jul 2006 -- The hours of a Friday daytime curfew have been extended in Baghdad after one of bloodiest weeks that Iraq has suffered this year.
- Afghanistan: Panel Says 10 Civilians Killed In Coalition Air Strike RFE/RL 21 Jul 2006 -- An Afghan government inquiry appointed by President Hamid Karzai has found that coalition air strikes in the southern Oruzgan Province earlier this month killed 10 civilians and wounded 27 others.
- Musharraf says focus from al-Qaeda shifted to Taliban IRNA 21 Jul 2006 -- President General Pervez Musharraf said on Thursday that the focus against Al Qaeda in Afghanistan has now been shifted to Taliban, who are based in southern Afghanistan.
- NATO Leadership To Visit Southern Afghanistan RFE/RL 21 Jul 2006 -- NATO's leadership is expected to continue a visit to Afghanistan today with a visit to the insurgency-troubled south of the country.
- C-17s deliver supplies to aid Americans leaving Lebanon AFPN 21 Jul 2006 -- C-17 Globemaster III crews of the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron added another mission to their resume earlier this week -- providing humanitarian civil assistance to the American citizens fleeing Lebanon.
- Incirlik assists Americans fleeing Lebanon AFPN 21 Jul 2006 -- The scene inside the processing center at 3:15 a.m. today looked like a deployment processing line
- Military to Evacuate 4,000 Americans From Lebanon Today AFPS 21 Jul 2006 -- Military aircraft and sea vessels will evacuate more than 4,000 Americans from Lebanon today, DoD officials said.
- Air Force C-17s Deliver Supplies to Aid with Evacuation AFPS 21 Jul 2006 -- Air Force C-17 Globemaster III crews assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron operating in Southwest Asia have added another mission to their resume, providing humanitarian civil assistance to the effort to evacuate Americans from Lebanon.
Defense Policy / Programs
- JTFEX 06-2 'Operation Bold Step' Begins off East Coast Navy NewsStand 21 Jul 2006 -- More than 16,000 service members from five countries will participate in Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 06-2 “Operation Bold Step,” July 21-31.
- Vice Adm. Sullivan Outlines Top Five and Way Ahead for NAVSEA Navy NewsStand 21 Jul 2006 -- Vice Adm. Paul Sullivan, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), issued his third iteration of Commander’s Guidance July 19.
- Braun Relieves Bohnenkamp as Commander, Navy Air Logistics Office Navy NewsStand 21 Jul 2006 -- Capt. Robin R. Braun relieved Capt. Scott F. Bohnenkamp as commander of the Navy Air Logistics Office (NALO) July 20 here at the National World War II Museum.
- Iwo Jima ESG Arrives to Assist with Departure of American Citizens from Lebanon Navy NewsStand 21 Jul 2006 -- More U.S. Sailors and Marines from the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived on station July 21 to assist in the authorized departure of American citizens from Lebanon.
- Vinson Cable Improvement Team Rips It Up, Saves 'Uncle Sam' Money Navy NewsStand 21 Jul 2006 -- The Cableway Improvement Team aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is at pace to remove up to 1 million feet of cable – a length nearly three times the diameter of planet Earth – from the ship’s steel guts during her current refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) at the Northrop Grumman Newport News Shipyard.
- Navy Medical Personnel to Deploy to Landstuhl Military Hospital Navy NewsStand 21 Jul 2006 -- Operational Health Support Unit Great Lakes (OHSUGL) will deploy to Landstuhl medical center in November 2006.
- COMFISCS and FISC San Diego Established as Separate Commands Navy NewsStand 21 Jul 2006 -- Effective Aug. 1, Commander, Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers (COMFISCS) and Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC) San Diego will become separate commands to better serve the Navy’s global logistics mission.
- AETC takes ownership of CV-22 Osprey AFPN 21 Jul 2006 -- It's now official. The CV-22 Osprey, which has been incrementally delivered here since March, is now an Air Education and Training Command asset.
- Shaw hosts Operation Iron Thunder AFPN 21 Jul 2006 -- More than 100 aircraft from the U.S. military and NATO forces participated here this week in Operation Iron Thunder.
- US Lawmakers, State Department Clash Over Aircraft Sale to Pakistan VOA 21 Jul 2006 -- A dispute between the U.S. Congress and the Bush administration over a plan to sell F-16 fighter aircraft to Pakistan spilled into the open Thursday during a congressional hearing on Capitol Hill
- India, Russia to make 1,000 BrahMos missiles IRNA 21 Jul 2006 -- India and Russia intend to make 1,000 BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles over the next 10 years through their joint venture company, with nearly 50 per cent of them expected to be sold in third countries, defence sources said Friday.
- India, Russia to infuse fresh equity into BrahMos Aerospace IRNA 21 Jul 2006 -- Fresh equity will be ploughed into the Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos Aerospace to maintain the edge in developing supersonic missiles, BrahMos missiles, Company CEO and Managing Director A Sivathanu Pillai has said.
- Russia signs $1bln aircraft contract with Venezuela-Ivanov RIA Novosti 21 Jul 2006 -- Russia has signed a contract on supplies of military planes and helicopters to Venezuela worth over $1 billion, the defense minister said Friday.
- Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 21 Jul 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for July 21, 2006
- Boeing to Consolidate Southern California Facilities Boeing 21 Jul 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has announced plans to consolidate company facilities in Southern California over the next four years. The Boeing facility in Anaheim, with about 3,700 employees, will relocate to the Huntington Beach facility.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 21 Jul 2006
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY MIDDLE EAST MISSION United Nations 21 Jul 2006
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR ON LEBANON RELIEF EFFORTS United Nations 21 Jul 2006
- Rice To Visit Israel, Rome for Talks on Mideast Crisis Washington File 21 Jul 2006 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced plans to travel to Rome the week of July 23, where she will meet with members of the "Lebanon Core Group" to discuss the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hizballah.
- Israel Army Chief Vows Limited Ground Operations in Lebanon VOA 21 Jul 2006 -- Israel's Army Chief of Staff, Lt. General Dan Halutz said the military will send ground forces into Lebanon as needed.
- Rice Announces Travel to Middle East VOA 21 Jul 2006 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice leaves for the Middle East Sunday as part of Washington's diplomatic efforts to resolve fighting between Israel and Hezbollah militants in Lebanon
- No Ceasefire in Sight, Israel Pledges Humanitarian Corridor VOA 21 Jul 2006 -- Israel has told the U.N. Security Council it is opening a two-way humanitarian corridor into and out of Lebanon
- IOM Helps Stranded Migrants in Lebanon VOA 21 Jul 2006 -- The Geneva-based International Organization for Migration (IOM) says more governments are requesting help in transporting their nationals out of Lebanon to Syria and Jordan.
- Foreigners Flee Lebanon to Escape Israeli Bombardment VOA 21 Jul 2006 -- More foreign nationals are fleeing Lebanon to escape Israel's bombardment of the country.
- Hezbollah - Serving Muslims with God and Guns VOA 21 Jul 2006 -- The kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah in Lebanon provoked a military response that has devastated the Lebanese civilian population and infrastructure
- Lebanon: UN force in south maintains activities despite heavy fire near positions UN News Centre 21 Jul 2006 -- The United Nations force that monitors the line of withdrawal between Israel and Lebanon reported today that it has maintained its positions and humanitarian activities despite continuing heavy exchanges of fire between Israeli and Hizbollah forces in the area.
- UN Middle East envoy calls for united effort to defuse 'deep regional crisis' UN News Centre 21 Jul 2006 -- Regretting that his meetings with leaders in Lebanon and Israel found "serious obstacles" to a comprehensive ceasefire in the violence-racked region, a top United Nations envoy today called on the Security Council to unite in the coming days to dramatically reduce the devastating toll on civilians, and to quickly develop the framework for a political solution.
- LEBANON: Pattern of displacement mostly in the south IRIN 21 Jul 2006 -- Of the estimated half a million displaced people in Lebanon, some 70 percent are from southern villages, local officials say.
- Rockets Hit Northern Israel, Stepped Up Ground Operations in Lebanon Likely VOA 21 Jul 2006 -- Hezbollah fired rocket salvos into northern Israel Friday, including Haifa, where at least 19 people were injured
- Israel Expands Ground Operations in Lebanon VOA 21 Jul 2006 -- Israeli warplanes carried out more strikes across Lebanon on Friday as Israeli authorities stepped up warnings to civilians living in southern Lebanon to leave the area.
- France Appeals for Cease-Fire, Rice Meets with UN Envoys in New York VOA 21 Jul 2006 -- France has issued a new call for an immediate cease-fire in the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah militants in Lebanon.
- LEBANON: UN and other humanitarian agencies step up relief IRIN 21 Jul 2006 -- As the number of people fleeing Lebanon rises along with the number of displaced people, the UN and other aid agencies are gearing up to assist the needy.
- LEBANON: Hospitals struggle to treat injured as residents flee Beirut suburb IRIN 21 Jul 2006 -- After the impact of the first Israeli missile strike threw her out of bed, Nadein Nuha al-Din grabbed her screaming granddaughter, brushed off the debris from their ruined apartment in Beirut's southern suburbs, and headed for her local hospital to help treat the wounded.
- Middle East: Analyst Discusses International Reaction RFE/RL 21 Jul 2006 -- Despite repeated appeals by the Lebanese prime minister, the international community continues to sit on the sidelines -- reluctant or unable -- to intervene in the Israel-Hizballah conflict
- UN refugee agency 'extremely concerned' at rising attacks in Darfur, Sudan UN News Centre 21 Jul 2006 -- A spokesman for the United Nations refugee agency today raised alarm about the worsening violence in Darfur, Sudan, where international organizations have had to suspend activities in camps for the internally displaced in one part of the West following attacks.
- SUDAN: Clashes claim 28 lives in southern town - NGO IRIN 21 Jul 2006 -- Twenty eight people, including 17 civilians, were killed in fighting this week between Sudanese government troops and the southern Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in Rubkona, Unity State, a German NGO reported.
- SUDAN: Aid work suspended after three are killed in Darfur camp IRIN 21 Jul 2006 -- All international assistance has been suspended in camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Zalingei area, in the western Sudanese region of Darfur, after three aid workers were killed on Thursday, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said.
- SUDAN-UGANDA: Elders cite atrocities committed by Ugandan rebels, army IRIN 21 Jul 2006 -- Elders from various counties in southern Sudan and northern Uganda on Thursday presented a statement at peace talks in Juba, alleging atrocities committed against civilians by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and the Ugandan army.
- LIBERIA: Taylor appears in court IRIN 21 Jul 2006 -- Liberian President Charles Taylor has appeared in court at The Hague for a hearing related to charges of war crimes against him.
- Ex-Liberian President Makes First Appearance at War Crimes Tribunal VOA 21 Jul 2006 -- Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has made his first appearance before a war crimes tribunal hearing his case at The Hague.
- Annan warns against political repression in lead-up to Congolese elections UN News Centre 21 Jul 2006 -- Expressing concern over reports of political repression in the lead-up to the historic elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) planned for 30 July, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged all Congolese, and especially the candidates, to ensure that the electoral process is free, fair and open.
- Côte d'Ivoire: Annan says parties must consolidate peace gains ahead of polls UN News Centre 21 Jul 2006 -- All parties in Côte d'Ivoire, which has been divided between a rebel-held north and Government-controlled south since 2002, must work to advance the peace process as the country moves to elections scheduled for October, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a new report to the Security Council.
- Somali Islamist Leader Declares Holy War on Ethiopia VOA 21 Jul 2006 -- Islamist leaders in control of Somalia's capital are declaring a "holy war" against Ethiopian forces that are reported to have entered Somalia to protect the internationally-backed, but weak interim government.
- Georgian conflict resolution minister accuses defense minister RIA Novosti 21 Jul 2006 -- Georgia's outgoing state minister for conflict resolution accused Friday the country's defense minister of taking action that was counterproductive for conflict settlement.
- Somali Islamist Forces Vow to Fight Ethiopian Troops VOA 21 Jul 2006 -- Islamist leaders in control of Somalia's capital are calling on Somalis to defend their country against Ethiopian troops, who are reported to have joined forces with the transitional government.
- Former Khmer Rouge Military Leader Ta Mok Dies VOA 21 Jul 2006 -- A former Khmer Rouge military leader considered one of Cambodia's most brutal killers has died after weeks in a hospital in the country's capital
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