01 August 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 01 Aug 2006 [PDF]
- ONE SERVICE MEMBER KILLED, ONE WOUNDED IN IED ATTACK
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- SOLDIER DIES IN AL ANBAR
- CENTAF releases airpower summary AFPN 01 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Aug. 1.
- Several Terrorists Killed, Captured in Iraq; Weapons Caches Found AFPS 01 Aug 2006 -- Iraqi and coalition forces captured and killed several terrorists and found multiple weapons caches over the past week, U.S. military officials reported today.
- Iraqi Soldiers, Civilians Killed in Multiple Attacks VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- Terrorist bombs aimed at Iraq's fledgling security forces struck a bus carrying Iraqi soldiers north of Baghdad, killing at least 23 people, and a Baghdad bank where soldiers were drawing their salaries, killing 14 people and injuring nearly 40 others
- RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Volume 5, Number 20 01 August 2006
- Terrorists Detained in Afghanistan; Extremists Attack Girls School AFPS 01 Aug 2006 -- Afghan and coalition forces detained four suspected al Qaeda operatives during an early morning raid today in Khowst province, and a group of extremists attacked a girls school in Parwan province July 28, U.S. military officials said.
- Taleban Ambush Kills British Soldiers in Southern Afghanistan VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- Three British soldiers were killed during a suspected Taleban ambush on NATO forces in southern Afghanistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Analysis system changes name, expands scope AFPN 01 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Joint Forces Command has changed the name of its Joint Warfare System to Joint Analysis System to better reflect the program's capabilities.
- Changes in weather agency structure improve efficiency AFPN 01 Aug 2006 -- The stage is set for big changes in Air Force weather forecasting across the United States.
- ROVER adds extra set of eyes to sky AFPN 01 Aug 2006 -- A demonstration of the Remote Operated Video Enhanced Receiver during field training here on July 28 allowed basic cadets an opportunity to see how an extra set of eyes in the sky is a critical weapon in military arsenals.
- Japan Calls for Chinese Military Transparency VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- The Japanese government's annual defense report is calling for China to disclose more data about its military expansion and also concludes North Korea has ballistic missiles that could hit Japan.
- Daily Press Briefing Department of State 01 Aug 2006
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The Whitle House 01 Aug 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for August 01, 2006
- Lockheed Martin Receives Contract to Develop Extended Range Advanced Multi-Sensor System Lockheed Martin 01 Aug 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a $7.8 million contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory to design, produce and test its Real-time Active Imaging in 3-D at Extended Range (RAIDER) multi-sensor system. This is an extended-range version of the Polarimetric Imaging Laser Radar (PILAR) system.
- Raytheon Receives $96 Million Contract for Additional Hellenic Air Force F-16 Electronic Warfare Systems Raytheon 01 Aug 2006 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $96 million contract to supply the Hellenic Air Force (HAF) with the Advanced Self-Protection Integrated Suite (ASPIS) of electronic warfare equipment for its F-16 aircraft fleet.
- Boeing Laser Communications Demonstration Validates a Critical Element of TSAT Network Boeing 01 Aug 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has demonstrated the ability of the Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT) to link from one satellite to another using a laser beam in a simulated space environment. The demonstration, performed in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratories (MIT/LL), marked the third of four planned laser communication milestone demonstrations.
- SAIC Signs Agreement to Acquire bd Systems, Inc. SAIC 01 Aug 2006 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire bd Systems, Inc., a provider of aerospace engineering and information technology (IT) services headquartered in Torrance, Calif.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT United Nations 01 Aug 2006
- Annan discusses Middle East crisis with Council's permanent members in informal talks UN News Centre 01 Aug 2006 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan met today with the five permanent members of the Security Council in informal talks focused on the crisis in the Middle East and how best to stop the bloodshed in a conflict that has killed hundreds of people and forced almost a million others to flee their homes across the region.
- Israeli Forces Battle Hezbollah Guerrillas Near Syrian Border VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- Israeli forces are engaged in fierce fighting with Hezbollah guerrillas on the ground near a Hezbollah stronghold in the Bekaa Valley, along the Syrian border.
- Experts: Hezbollah Praised Among Arabs as Israel Cites Battle Successes VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- Israel has sharply increased its ground campaign against Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon, in an effort to push the militants back from the border before a cease-fire is declared
- EU Considers Call for Cease-Fire as Fighting Continues in Southern Lebanon VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- The European Union has called for an "immediate end to hostilities" followed by a "sustainable cease-fire" between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon
- Relief Agencies Delay Aid Convoys in Lebanon VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- International aid agencies say they have delayed aid shipments to southern Lebanon for safety reasons.
- Olmert Says Israel Winning Against Hezbollah VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- Heavy fighting was reported as Israeli troops battled Hezbollah guerrillas in border villages in southern Lebanon while Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert insists his country is winning the battle against the Islamic militant group.
- President Bush Stresses a Lasting Cease-Fire in Mideast VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- U.S. President George W. Bush is again calling for a sustainable ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah militants in Lebanon
- Gaza crisis must not be forgotten as spotlight moves to Lebanon, UNICEF says UN News Centre 01 Aug 2006 -- The humanitarian crisis engulfing Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip is on the verge of being forgotten because of the fighting taking place in Lebanon and northern Israel, and children are suffering more than most, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today.
- Analysis: Israeli Forces Thrust into Lebanon cfr.org 01 Aug 2006 -- With diplomacy stalled and major international actors largely silent at midweek, Israeli ground forces thrust further into Lebanon
- Rafsanjani: UNSC's resolutions against Iran linked to Lebanon events IRNA 01 Aug 2006 -- Chairman of the Expediency Council Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said here Tuesday that the recent events in Lebanon along with the praiseworthy resistance of Hizbollah is not unrelated to the ratification of UNSC's resolution against Iran.
- Mottaki, Lahoud review regional developments IRNA 01 Aug 2006 -- Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki here Tuesday conferred with the Lebanese President Emile Lahoud on recent developments in the region.
- Mottaki confers with Lebanon's PM, parliament speaker IRNA 01 Aug 2006 -- Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki here Tuesday held separate meetings with Lebanon's Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri and Prime Minister Fuad Siniora on the latest political developments in Lebanon and ongoing crisis.
- Second UK base used to ferry US bombs to Israel IRNA 01 Aug 2006 -- Britain's top air force base is now used for controversial US arms shipments to fuel Israel's continuing bombardments of Lebanon and Gaza, according to peace campaigners.
- Fierce Battles Between Israeli Troops, Hezbollah Guerrillas VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- Israeli troops and Hezbollah guerrillas are locked in fierce fighting Tuesday, after Israel's government approved an expansion of its ground offensive in southern Lebanon.
- Israeli Troops, Hezbollah Guerrillas Continue Fight In Lebanon VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- Israeli troops fought fierce battles with Hezbollah guerrillas in southern Lebanon early Tuesday, as Israel's Prime Minister approved an expansion of the ground offensive.
- Israeli Troops, Hezbollah Guerrillas Locked in Fierce Fighting VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- Israel's security cabinet has approved an expansion of ground operations in southern Lebanon.
- Lebanon Asks Security Council to Investigate Qana Air Strike VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- Israeli and Lebanese officials clashed at a Security Council meeting Monday as Lebanon's acting foreign minister, Tareq Mitri, asked for an international investigation into the deadly air strike on the southern town of Qana, where 54 people, including many children, were killed Sunday.
- EU Foreign Ministers Meet on Mideast Crisis VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- European Union foreign ministers are trying to agree on a draft statement calling for a cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon.
- Israel Launches New Offensive In Lebanon RFE/RL 01 Aug 2006 -- On the second day of what Israel said would be a 48-hour halt to aerial bombardment, Israeli aircraft struck Lebanese border villages and areas in eastern Lebanon.
- LEBANON: Local doctors warn of deteriorating health IRIN 01 Aug 2006 -- Local doctors warned on Saturday of an impending health crisis in southern Lebanese towns and villages, as overcrowding, food and water shortages lead to poor hygiene and a rise in infectious diseases.
- Senior Iranian Official Urges Muslims To Help Arm Hizballah RFE/RL 01 Aug 2006 -- The head of Iran's influential Guardians Council, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, today urged Muslim nations to arm Hizballah against Israel, according to ISNA student news agency.
- Border Shooting Highlights Rising Tensions on Korean Peninsula VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- Tensions between North and South Korea are again on the rise - with a shooting incident at their heavily fortified border and the cancellation of a joint liberation day celebration.
- Annan's Special Representative calls for calm during vote count in DR Congo UN News Centre 01 Aug 2006 -- Two days after the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) held its first free and fair elections in 45 years, the Secretary-General's Special Representative to that country, William Lacy Swing, called on Congolese to remain calm and patient during the ballot counting process.
- Congo Election Brings Threat of Renewed Unrest VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- Even though voting day Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo was mostly peaceful, analysts and observers agree the process remains fraught with dangers, including a possible return to war.
- UN envoy to Somalia says dialogue is essential; could pave the way for observer force UN News Centre 01 Aug 2006 -- Stressing the importance of continued dialogue between Somalia's Transitional Federal Government and the Supreme Council of Islamic Courts, the senior United Nations envoy to the war-torn country said today that once a peace deal has been negotiated there may be a role for an unarmed observer force as a "neutral third party" in the conflict.
- Somali Islamists Consolidate Power VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- The rise of hardliners in Somalia's Islamist group is fueling regional and western concerns that a Taleban-style regime will be established and the country will become a breeding ground for terrorists.
- Lawmakers Urge Appointment of US Special Envoy on Sudan VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- Two U.S. lawmakers say the Bush administration continues to resist appointment of a special envoy on Sudan, without which they say the situation in the strife-torn region of Darfur threatens the complete breakdown of efforts for peace.
- UGANDA: Locals want rebel leader forgiven IRIN 01 Aug 2006 -- George Olara was emphatic that Joseph Kony, the indicted leader of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), should abandon war and be allowed to return to the community.
- SUDAN: Escalating violence displaces 25,000 in North Darfur IRIN 01 Aug 2006 -- Violent clashes between Sudanese government forces, allied militias and rebel groups have displaced 25,000 civilians in North Darfur State, United Nations officials said on Tuesday.
- SUDAN: SPLM, Congress party recommit to peace agreement IRIN 01 Aug 2006 -- The Sudan's ruling parties have re-affirmed their commitment to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed more than a year ago, saying it holds the key to peace and prosperity in the vast East African country.
- Amnesty Offer for Ugandan Rebel Kony Raises Controversy VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony has held his first meeting with officials overseeing the effort to end 19 years of devastating civil war
- ANGOLA: Rebels vow to fight on despite peace deal IRIN 01 Aug 2006 -- Separatists in Angola's oil-rich Cabinda enclave signed a peace deal with the government on Tuesday to end a 29-year civil war, but dissenting members of the independence struggle vowed to fight on.
- BURUNDI: Former VP, ex-rebel leader arrested over coup plot IRIN 01 Aug 2006 -- Burundian secret service agents arrested eight people on Tuesday, including a former vice-president and a former rebel leader, over claims they were planning a coup against President Pierre Nkurunziza.
- India, Pakistan Renew Commitment to Peace Process VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- South Asian rivals India and Pakistan have expressed their commitment to a peace process that New Delhi had put on hold following last month's serial bombings in its financial capital Mumbai
- Tamil Rebels Target Sri Lankan Troop Ship, Battle for Rebel-Held Waterway Continues VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- Sri Lanka's government says Tamil rebels have attacked a troop transport ship in the northeast, while the air force launched a new offensive to free a rebel-held waterway.
- Assam rebel group accuses India of rejecting peace overtures IRNA 01 Aug 2006 -- A frontline separatist group in India's northeastern state of Assam Tuesday accused New Delhi of rejecting the outfits peace overtures by not holding direct talks with the rebel leadership.
- Analysis: Castro, Sick, Bows to Brother Raul cfr.org 01 Aug 2006 -- Cuban leader Fidel Castro has made clear his intention to hand power to Raul-his younger brother, defense minister, and heir apparent-after his death.
- US Watching Castro Health Crisis VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- U.S. officials are closely monitoring developments in Cuba, where an ailing President Fidel Castro has temporarily ceded power to his brother Raul, the country's defense minister.
- Ailing Fidel Castro Yields Power Temporarily VOA 01 Aug 2006 -- Cuba's President Fidel Castro has fallen ill and handed power to his brother, but the Cuban government says he is only stepping aside temporarily.
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