10 August 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 10 Aug 2006 [PDF]
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Aug. 10 AFPN 10 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Aug. 10.
- Sather medics treat detainees AFPN 10 Aug 2006 -- Airmen here supported an Army forward surgical team in providing medical treatment to detainees as they transitioned from the Abu Ghraib Theater Internment Facility to a new facility on Camp Cropper near Baghdad.
- Iraq: Suicide Bombing Near Major Shi'ite Shrine Kills 30 VOA 10 Aug 2006 -- Iraqi authorities say a suicide bomber blew himself up near a Shi'ite Muslim shrine in the southern city of Najaf Thursday, killing at least 30 people and wounding more than 50 others.
- RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Volume 5, Number 21 10 August 2006
- Coalition Blunts Attack on Afghan Base; 15 Enemy Fighters Die AFPS 10 Aug 2006 -- Coalition soldiers killed 15 extremists Aug. 8 during a firefight at a provincial reconstruction team base in the Kamdesh district of Afghanistan's Nuristan province, military officials reported.
Defense Policy / Programs
- DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for July 10 Aug 2006 -- The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of July.
- DoD Releases Selected Acquisition Reports 10 Aug 2006 -- The Department of Defense (DoD) has released details on major defense acquisition program cost, schedule, and performance changes since the December 2005 reporting period
- Kitty Hawk Pulls Into Perth For Third Port Visit Navy NewsStand 10 Aug 2006 -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), the Navy’s oldest active-duty warship, along with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, USS Cowpens (CG 63) and USS Russell (DDG 59), arrived here Aug. 10 for the third port visit of the ship’s summer underway period.
- Wings combine strengths to solve Raptor issue AFPN 10 Aug 2006 -- Four wings are combining efforts to analyze, develop and test a new advanced medium-range air-to-air missile data collection system for the first F-22A Raptor at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.
- 33rd Fighter Wing gains F-35 training mission AFPN 10 Aug 2006 -- Air Force officials announced plans to assign the mission of training new Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and allied F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter pilots and maintainers to the 33rd Fighter Wing here.
- Daily Press Briefing State Department 10 Aug 2006
- Press Gaggle by Tony Snow The White House 10 Aug 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for August 10, 2006
- Boeing Signs Swedish C-130 Modernization Contract Boeing 10 Aug 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Air Force have signed a $19.8 million engineering manufacturing development contract for the modernization of the first Swedish Air Force C-130 aircraft.
- Boeing Completes Cruise Missile Test Instrumentation Kit Flight Tests Boeing 10 Aug 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] successfully completed the first flight tests of the Conventional Air-Launched Cruise Missile (CALCM) / Air-Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) Test Instrumentation Kit (CATIK) Aug. 7 at the Utah Test and Training Range, Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
- EADS Technology Protects German Armed Forces’ Puma Armoured Vehicles EADS 10 Aug 2006 -- EADS is to equip the German Armed Forces’ new Puma armoured fighting vehicles with an electronic self-protection system which repels strikes by guided anti-tank munitions, such as guided missiles, bombs and shells.
- General Dynamics Receives $34 Million To Provide Manufacturing Assistance to Egypt General Dynamics 10 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $34 million contract modification to provide manufacturing technical assistance to Egypt for the co-production of the M1A1 Abrams main battle tank.
- Lockheed Martin Upgrades Eight Radars for German Air Force Lockheed Martin 10 Aug 2006 -- Lockheed Martin has completed upgrading computer software and hardware on eight AN/FPS-117 long-range, air surveillance radars used by the German Air Force.
- Northrop Grumman Supplies Integrated Bridge Systems for New Ships in Turkey Northrop Grumman 10 Aug 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Sperry Marine business unit continues to expand its order book for integrated bridge systems (IBSs) with contracts for four new ships to be built in Turkey.
- Northrop Grumman, EADS and Indra Team Submit Bid for NATO Systems Engineering and Integration Contract Northrop Grumman 10 Aug 2006 -- The trans-Atlantic partnership of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), EADS Defence & Security Systems (DS), and Indra formally submitted their proposal this week for the NATO Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) program competition.
- Northrop Grumman Successfully Demonstrates Synthetic Aperture Laser Radar for Tactical Imagery Northrop Grumman 10 Aug 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully designed, built and flight demonstrated one of the world's first synthetic aperture laser radar systems.
- Boeing Russia boss says projects unaffected by U.S. sanctions RIA Novosti 10 Aug 2006 -- Sanctions imposed by the United States against two Russian companies will hardly affect deals with Russian titanium producers and a SuperJet project involving Boeing, the head of the U.S. giant in Russia said Thursday.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 10 Aug 2006
- Israel Warns South Beirut Residents to Leave VOA 10 Aug 2006 -- Israeli war planes blanketed three Shi'ite suburbs of Beirut Thursday with leaflets warning of a painful and strong response to Hezbollah attacks, and urging residents to evacuate
- UN Secretary-General Expects Resolution on Lebanon Soon VOA 10 Aug 2006 -- The United States and France are continuing intense negotiations to agree on a joint resolution to present to the U.N. Security Council, aimed at a truce between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon
- War in Lebanon: Pros and Cons of Talking with Syria VOA 10 Aug 2006 -- With the war in Lebanon entering it fifth week, some Middle East specialists and former policymakers are calling for the U.S. administration to talk with Syria about reining in Hezbollah.
- As fighting intensifies in Lebanon, UN mission sustains damage but no casualties UN News Centre 10 Aug 2006 -- With exchanges of fire intensifying over the past 24 hours throughout the southern Lebanon, the United Nations mission there sustained extensive material damage, though no one was hurt during the attacks.
- Annan pushes for Security Council resolution on Israel-Lebanon violence UN News Centre 10 Aug 2006 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is working "very intensely" with Security Council members and key leaders to push for a resolution concerning the situation along the Blue Line separating Israel from Lebanon.
- Lebanon: UN force's aid work hampered as Israel denies consent for convoy to move IRNA 10 Aug 2006 -- As high intensity exchanges between Hezbollah and the Israeli Defences Force (IDF) continued Wednesday, the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) said it has been unable to distribute food and undertake other emergency work in its western area of operations for the past three days because Israel has denied consent.
- Annan decries civilian deaths in Lebanon, urges parties to talk IRNA 10 Aug 2006 -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Wednesday spoke out against the killing of civilians in Israeli-Palestinian conflict, noting that Israeli attacks have caused hundreds of deaths, and called for the parties to resume dialogue.
- Immediate cessation of hostilities, key factor in bringing peace in Mideast: UN IRNA 10 Aug 2006 -- The UN System in the Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns the continued targeting of civilians, particularly children in the on-going war in the Middle East and urges all parties to heed the call of UN secretary-general for an immediate cessation of hostilities.
- Russia denies sending anti-tank weapons to Hizbollah - ministry RIA Novosti 10 Aug 2006 -- Russia has been supplying no modern anti-tank weapons to Lebanon-based radical group Hizbollah, a spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said Thursday, denying Israeli media reports.
- Israel Halts Offensive After Advancing Into Lebanon RFE/RL 10 Aug 2006 -- The Israeli military has put a hold on its ground offensive into southern Lebanon after making its farthest advance yet overnight.
- Israel Says It Plans to Allow More Time For Diplomacy VOA 10 Aug 2006 -- Israeli officials say despite heavy fighting in southern Lebanon they have not committed the bulk of their force to the battle - to give time for diplomatic efforts to bring about a cease-fire
- EU Urges Israel to Allow Aid to Reach South Lebanon VOA 10 Aug 2006 -- The European Union's humanitarian aid commissioner is appealing to Israel to allow humanitarian groups to resume sending assistance to war-torn southern Lebanon, where tens of thousands of people face severe shortages of food, medicine and other basic supplies.
- Israel Delays Sending Main Invasion Force to Lebanon VOA 10 Aug 2006 -- Despite heavy fighting in southern Lebanon, the Israeli government says it has not sent its main invasion force into the country, to give time for diplomatic efforts to bring about a ceasefire
- United States Condemns Violence in Darfur Washington File 10 Aug 2006 -- The United States "strongly condemns" the violence in the Darfur region of Sudan and reiterates that a United Nations peacekeeping force should be deployed there without delay.
- SUDAN: Darfur insecurity much worse than last year IRIN 10 Aug 2006 -- Insecurity has worsened significantly across the Darfur region in the first half of this year compared with the same period last year, according to a senior United Nations official.
- Heavy Fighting Continues in Northeastern Sri Lanka VOA 10 Aug 2006 -- Sri Lankan government forces and Tamil Tiger rebels are engaged in continued heavy fighting for control of an irrigation channel in the east of the country
- Sri Lanka clashes continue IRNA 10 Aug 2006 -- As the Lankan gov't continues its offensive against rebels to seize control over a water sluice gate, sporadic clashes continued between the Lankan military and LTTE while aid workers tried to avert a health crisis looming in overcrowded camps.
- 45 civilians killed in renewed Sri Lankan Army offensive IRNA 10 Aug 2006 -- More than 45 civilians were killed and several others injured in Sri Lankan forces aerial bombardment and artillery attacks, Thursday morning, in Kathiraveli and surrounding villages as thousands of civilians were still fleeing the areas.
- DR Congo: UN envoy reminds voters to pay attention to results of parliamentary polls UN News Centre 10 Aug 2006 -- The senior United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today called on the Congolese to focus on the results of the recent parliamentary polls there as much as they are on the election to be president of the vast and impoverished African country.
- Ugandan Rebels Refuse to Return to Talks VOA 10 Aug 2006 -- Officials mediating peace talks between the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and the Ugandan government say the talks are once again in crisis, after the rebel delegation stormed out late Wednesday
- Diplomatic spat with U.S. over - Kyrgyzstan RIA Novosti 10 Aug 2006 -- A diplomatic scandal that rocked U.S.-Kyrgyz relations in mid-July over alleged U.S. interference in the Central Asian republic's affairs is over, the diplomats said Thursday.
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