04 August 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 04 Aug 2006 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
- TWO SOLDIERS DIE IN AL ANBAR
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Colonel Brian Jones from Iraq 04 Aug 2006
- Insurgent Mortar Attack Kills Iraqis; U.S. Soldiers Kill Two Terrorists AFPS 04 Aug 2006 -- Three Iraqi civilians were killed, and nine were injured yesterday when insurgents fired a mortar round at a residential area in Ubaydi, Iraq, U.S. military officials reported.
- NATO assumes command of southern Afghanistan AFPN 04 Aug 2006 -- NATO's International Security Assistance Force assumed command from coalition forces in southern Afghanistan July 31, continuing a process that began with the establishment of the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul in August 2003.
- Afghan Capital Faces Energy Crunch VOA 04 Aug 2006 -- Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, faces a crippling energy shortage with basic electricity only available six hours a day
Defense Policy / Programs
- New AFSPC commander touts 'invisible force' AFPN 04 Aug 2006 -- The new commander of Air Force Space Command visited the 90th Space Wing and 20th Air Force July 28 to Aug. 1, touting what he called the "invisible force" with the big hammer.
- Transformation redefines multi-national exercise AFPN 04 Aug 2006 -- As the Air Force transforms the way it does things, Pacific Air Forces is changing the way it conducts combat training exercises.
- New structures, names for SMC organization AFPN 04 Aug 2006 -- The Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center has reorganized and renamed its organizations to mirror the traditional Air Force structure in a ceremony July 31.
- Tyndall spearheads F-22 fighter tactics integration AFPN 04 Aug 2006 -- The 325th Air Control Squadron and 43rd Fighter Squadron here are making significant advances integrating F-22 Raptor fighter tactics with command and control operations, enhancing the capabilities of both.
- U.S. Army Announces Installation Management Command Activation Army News Release 04 Aug 2006 -- The Army is reorganizing how it manages installations worldwide into an integrated command with the activation of the Installation Management Command in early Fiscal Year 2007.
- Review of European Security Issues Washington File 04 Aug 2006 -- NATO in Afghanistan; Kosovo status talks; radioactive materials removed from Chechnya; Cypriot peace talks; energy in Central Asia and Caucasus; U.S. troops leaving fuel site in Turkey
- Press Gaggle by Tony Snow US Department of State 04 Aug 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for August 04, 2006
- Boeing Rolls Out First EA-18G Growler Boeing 04 Aug 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] yesterday rolled out the U.S. armed forces' newest airborne electronic attack aircraft, the EA-18G Growler, on time and within budget.
- SAIC Acquires Cornerstone Industry, Inc. SAIC 04 Aug 2006 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Cornerstone Industry, Inc. (Cornerstone), a firm that provides joint doctrine development – the fundamental principles that guide the employment of U.S. military forces in coordinated action toward a common objective. Cornerstone also offers e-learning, Web services and computer gaming related to joint doctrine development to Department of Defense and commercial clients. The acquisition of Cornerstone strengthens SAIC's position as a leader in the joint transformation market.
- Moscow slams U.S. sanctions against two Russian state companies RIA Novosti 05 Aug 2006 -- Moscow has condemned a move by the United States to impose sanctions on two state-owned Russian companies over their cooperation with Iran, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Friday in a statement.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 04 Aug 2006
- Rice Seeks Sustainable End to Israel-Hezbollah Conflict Washington File 04 Aug 2006 -- After more than three weeks of the "terrible" and "tragic" military conflict between Israel and Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, it is the international community's responsibility to bring about a cessation of hostilities that will not allow Hezbollah to regroup and pose the threat of triggering another war, according to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
- Security Council on standby to meet if Lebanon text is presented - President UN News Centre 04 Aug 2006 -- The United Nations Security Council could convene a meeting at any time - including this weekend - if the text of a resolution on Lebanon is presented by diplomats now discussing the matter with the parties, the president of the 15-member body said today.
- Israel Expands Bombing of Lebanon VOA 04 Aug 2006 -- At least 28 farm workers were killed Friday during an Israeli airstrike on a warehouse located in Lebanese territory near the Syrian border
- US Plans Military Aid for Lebanon, But Not Training VOA 04 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Defense Department says it has no plans to train Lebanon's military, contrary to a comment Thursday by the spokesman for the State Department
- Security Council Chief Frustrated at Slow Cease-Fire Effort in Lebanon VOA 04 Aug 2006 -- U.N. Security Council President Nana Effah-Apenteng has expressed frustration at the slow pace of efforts to end the fighting between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon
- UN Convoys Unable to Deliver Aid in Lebanon VOA 04 Aug 2006 -- United Nations aid agencies are alarmed at the consequences for their humanitarian operations in Lebanon following the overnight bombings on the road between Tripoli and Beirut
- Israeli Strike Kills 28 As UN Prepares To Meet RFE/RL 04 Aug 2006 -- An Israeli air strike killed at least 28 civilians in northeastern Lebanon today and Hizballah fired tens of rockets into Israel, killing three Israelis.
- Southern Lebanon continues to endure intense fighting - UN mission UN News Centre 04 Aug 2006 -- More than three weeks after hostilities began, Hizbollah and the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) are still exchanging heavy fire in southern Lebanon with little sign of any abatement, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) reported today.
- Lebanon to Be Among First Beneficiaries of New DoD Funding Authority AFPS 04 Aug 2006 -- Defense Department officials hope to use new authorities to help other countries fight terrorism to buy spare parts for the Lebanese military, a senior defense official said today.
- LEBANON: Oil-spill clean-up delayed by conflict IRIN 04 Aug 2006 -- European and Arab governments are ready to step in with aid and equipment to help Lebanon tackle a 10,000-tonne oil spill that was the result of Israeli air strikes on the fuel tanks of Jiyeh power station, 20km south of Beirut, on 13 and 15 July.
- LEBANON: Factories come under fire IRIN 04 Aug 2006 -- The Maliban glass factory, owned by an Indian businessman based in London, used to produce some 200 tons of glass a day in Chaura, 40km east of Beirut in the heart of the Bekaa Valley, and employed around 400 people. Now burnt steel bars rise like giant teeth against a clear blue sky.
- Israeli Airstrikes Hit New Targets VOA 04 Aug 2006 -- Israel carried out some of its heaviest airstrikes to date Friday in its 24-day air and ground campaign to push Hezbollah militants out of southern Lebanon and destroy the Hezbollah infrastructure in Lebanon
- Israel Steps Up Assault Despite Hizballah Warning RFE/RL 04 Aug 2006 -- Israel has stepped up its assault on Lebanon, with warplanes bombing areas north and south of Beirut and ground troops battling Hizballah fighters near the border.
- Israel Resumes Air Strikes On Beirut Suburbs RFE/RL 04 Aug 2006 -- Israeli warplanes bombarded areas north and south of Beirut today, while ground troops continued battling Hizballah fighters near the border.
- Lebanon hopes for ceasefire next week - parliament leader RIA Novosti 04 Aug 2006 -- Lebanon expects Israel to stop attacks on the country next week, the leader of the Lebanese parliamentary majority said Friday.
- Top Russian security official calls for urgent Mideast ceasefire RIA Novosti 04 Aug 2006 -- One of Russia's top security officials called Friday for an immediate ceasefire in the conflict in Lebanon as a political solution to the Middle East crisis could only be found in peaceful conditions.
- Iraqis Gather For Pro-Hezbollah Rally as Violence Continues in North VOA 04 Aug 2006 -- More than 100,000 Shi'ite followers of radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have marched in Baghdad in support of Lebanon's Hezbollah militia.
- NEPAL: Interim government and Maoists hail UN mission IRIN 04 Aug 2006 -- Nepal's interim government and the Maoists have thanked the United Nations for sending a high-level team of experts to help at a crucial time in the peace process.
- UN suggests Nepal govt, rebels to engage in confidence-building measures IRNA 04 Aug 2006 -- Visiting United Nations assessment mission regarding the world body's assistance to the peace process in Nepal has suggested the government and the Maoists to sincerely work out confidence-building measures on arms and armies management.
- Norway makes fresh bid as Lankan Muslims flee troubled northeast town IRNA 04 Aug 2006 -- Peace broker Norway opened talks with Sri Lankan leaders in a bid to pull the island from the brink of war as thousands of locals began fleeing a Muslim town in the northeast after fresh clashes between troops and Tamil Tigers left five civilians and two soldiers dead.
- Thousands more reportedly flee fighting in Sri Lanka, says UN refugee agency UN News Centre 04 Aug 2006 -- The United Nations refugee agency today called deep concern about the plight of civilians in Sri Lanka caught in the crossfire between the government forces and fighters of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
- COTE D IVOIRE: Disarmament suspended as militia fail to turn in arms IRIN 04 Aug 2006 -- A scheme to disarm pro-government militia in war-divided Cote d'Ivoire was suspended on Friday when fighters signed on to the plan but failed to hand in enough weapons, the United Nations peacekeeping mission said.
- Ivory Coast Militiamen Feel Excluded From Disarmament Process VOA 04 Aug 2006 -- Western Ivory Coast militia who fought alongside government troops in the country's 2002 civil war have been handing in their weapons for over a week now
- Annan says more than 18,000 troops would be needed for UN mission in Darfur UN News Centre 04 Aug 2006 -- A United Nations peacekeeping force in Darfur may need as many as 18,600 troops to ensure that all sides in the war-ravaged Sudanese region comply with the recently signed peace agreement, Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in his latest report on the issue.
- SUDAN: Darfur rebel leader to be honoured in Khartoum IRIN 04 Aug 2006 -- The chairman and commander-in-chief of the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/A) in Darfur, Minni Minnawi, is expected to arrive in Khartoum on Saturday to be sworn in as assistant to President Umar al-Bashir.
- UGANDA: Gov't to return to talks despite absence of rebel commander IRIN 04 Aug 2006 -- The Ugandan government has allayed fears that talks with the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), which are due to resume in Juba, could collapse after the rebels announced that their top leaders would not travel to the southern Sudanese town.
- Mass Defections Threaten Somalia's Government VOA 04 Aug 2006 -- Deep divisions within the transitional government of Somalia appear to be worsening, with four more ministers defecting from the administration.
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