22 August 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 22 Aug 2006 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Press Briefing, Aug. 22, 2006 MNF-I 22 Aug 2006 -- TOPIC: UPDATE ON SECURITY OPERATIONS
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Lt. Gen. Sir Robert Fry from Iraq 22 Aug 2006 -- Presenter: Lt. Gen. Sir Robert Fry, Deputy Commander of Multi National Force-Iraq
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Aug. 22 AFPN 22 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Aug. 22.
- Iraq Experiencing Sectarian Violence, But Not Civil War, British General Says AFPS 22 Aug 2006 -- Iraq is experiencing some localized sectarian strife, but it's not embroiled in a full-blown civil war as reported by some news media, a senior coalition officer said here today.
- Afghanistan: Kabul Conference Focuses On Increased Opium Farming RFE/RL 21 Aug 2006 -- The Afghan government today is hosting its second counternarcotics conference in Kabul -- with plans to announce new details about its antidrug efforts.
- Afghanistan's Taleban Insurgency Fueled by Drug, Terrorist Money VOA 22 Aug 2006 -- More than 30,000 U.S. and NATO troops are in Afghanistan, conducting security operations throughout the violence-wracked country
Defense Policy / Programs
- NBK Port Operations To Undergo CIVSUB Navy NewsStand 22 Aug 2006 -- Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) - Bangor Port Operations (Port Ops) Department Sailors will turn over the watch tower Oct. 1 to civilians who will take over those responsibilities and provide the manning.
- F-16 accident investigation complete AFPN 22 Aug 2006 -- Air Force officials have completed their investigation of the April 11 F-16 Fighting Falcon accident near Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., which resulted in the loss of the 56th Fighter Wing aircraft.
- Pyongyang Condemns South Korean-American Military Drill VOA 22 Aug 2006 -- North Korea has condemned the annual military exercises between the United States and South Korea in harsh terms, calling them a "wartime activity" that violates the ceasefire that ended the Korean War in 1953.
- Zolfaqar wargames begin in W. Azarbaijan province IRNA 22 Aug 2006 -- Zarbat-e Zolfaghar military manouvers were staged in Pasveh in West Azarbaijan Province on Tuesday.
- Successful troop deployment operations in Zarbat-e Zolfaqar wargames IRNA 22 Aug 2006 -- The ground forces of the Islamic Republic Army on Tuesday successfully conducted mass troop deployment operations as part of the "Zarbat-e Zolfaqar" wargames.
- DoD News: Contracts for August 22, 2006
- BAE Systems Awarded Contract to Provide Heavy Equipment Recovery Vehicles to U.S Marines BAE Systems 22 Aug 2006 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a contract modification worth $5.1 million from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to provide two M88A2 HERCULES recovery vehicles for the Marine Corps.
- Northrop Grumman Completes 12th Successful Flight Test of Enhanced Wideband Networking Capability Northrop Grumman 22 Aug 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently completed the 12th in a series of ongoing flight tests of an enhanced Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW). The enhanced WNW software, hosted on Northrop Grumman-developed software-defined radios, successfully demonstrated key airborne network waveform capabilities.
- SAIC Awarded NORAD-USNORTHCOM Advisory and Assistance Services (N2A2S) Contract SAIC 22 Aug 2006 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today that it was awarded a performance-based, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with an $800 million ceiling to perform management, operational, and professional activities to support North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). The contract will be carried out by SAIC's Space and Geospatial Intelligence Business Unit and has a base period of one year with four one-year options.
- Boeing-Built, On-Orbit Commercial Satellite Proves Technology Proposed for Future Military Satellite System Boeing 22 Aug 2006 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA], in conjunction with Hughes Network Systems, LLC [HUGHES], has successfully demonstrated the space-based delivery of MP-3 files, a streaming video multi-cast and voice over Internet protocol services to a government audience, validating key elements of the Boeing communications approach for the Transformational Satellite Communications Space Segment (TSAT SS) program.
- United Russian aircraft corp. to be registered in Sept. - MiG RIA Novosti 22 Aug 2006 -- The United Russian Aircraft Corporation will be registered in September, the director general of the MiG aircraft maker said Tuesday.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 22 Aug 2006
- Syria, Iran Must Stop Arming Hezbollah, U.S. Says Washington File 22 Aug 2006 -- Deeply concerned about the fragile peace in Lebanon, the United States has called on Syria and Iran to cut Hezbollah's weapons supply.
- Finding Clean Water One of Lebanon's Biggest Problems, UN Says VOA 22 Aug 2006 -- United Nations aid agencies say clean water is the number one challenge facing relief efforts in south Lebanon
- Israel Charges Palestinian Parliament Speaker With Membership in Outlawed Organization VOA 22 Aug 2006 -- Israeli military authorities on Tuesday charged the Palestinian parliament speaker, who is also a leader of Hamas, with membership in an outlawed organization
- Environmental Clean-Up Efforts Needed Across Lebanon VOA 22 Aug 2006 -- Various agencies are working to clean up the devastation inflicted on Lebanon's environment, and remove dangerous remnants of the month-long fighting.
- UN Envoy: Southern Lebanon Fragile for Several Months VOA 22 Aug 2006 -- A United Nations envoy says the situation in southern Lebanon will remain fragile for two or three months.
- Analysis: UN's Lebanon Force in Limbo cfr.org 22 Aug 2006 -- With the still-fragile cease-fire along the Lebanese border into its second week, there is general agreement that swift action from the international community is needed to fill the security vacuum. Yet there is little accord on how to proceed
- Arab League calls on UNSC to force Israel end closure on Lebanon IRNA 22 Aug 2006 -- Foreign ministers of the Arab League have in an emergency meeting in Cairo agreed unanimously to call on the Security Council to press Israel to end its current aerial and naval closure on Lebanon.
- UN force destroys hundreds of pieces of unexploded ordnance in southern Lebanon UN News Centre 22 Aug 2006 -- A team from the United Nations force in Lebanon has destroyed more unexploded ordnance in the south of the country in a controlled explosion, the mission said today, as it continues humanitarian work for Lebanese civilians and also coordinates troop movements as part of the international agreement that ended the recent fighting.
- UN official paints grim picture of Palestinian situation; urges renewed international effort UN News Centre 22 Aug 2006 -- Briefing the Security Council today on the situation of Palestinians in the Middle East, the top United Nations political officer painted a grim picture of developments over the past 12 months, warning that the vision of Israel and Palestine living peacefully side-by-side has slipped "further away," and stressing the need for a renewed international effort in the region.
- Italy Says It Will Send Troops to Lebanon VOA 22 Aug 2006 -- Italy's prime minister says his country is willing to assume leadership of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Lebanon and will provide about 2,000 troops to the effort.
- U.S.: Bush Announces Lebanon Aid Package RFE/RL 22 Aug 2006 -- U.S. President George W. Bush used his August 21 press conference to demonstrate Washington's commitment to helping Lebanon rebuild and recover from the 34-day war between Israel and Hizballah.
- Lebanon: Italy Sees Advantages In Leading UN Force RFE/RL 22 Aug 2006 -- Italy says it is willing to head the strengthened United Nations force planned for southern Lebanon.
- Lebanon Coastline Casualty of War VOA 22 Aug 2006 -- More than a month of bombing and fighting in Lebanon between Hezbollah militants and Israel killed more than a thousand Lebanese and destroyed much of the nation's infrastructure
- Annan calls on both sides in the DR Congo to meet after violence erupts in Kinshasa UN News Centre 22 Aug 2006 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, working to defuse tension in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has been in touch by telephone with the two leading candidates in the country's landmark presidential elections, calling on them to meet and demanding an end to the violence, the world body said today.
- EU Sends Reinforcements as Congo Fighting Continues VOA 22 Aug 2006 -- The European Union has sent more peacekeepers to Congo Tuesday, as gun battles continue in the capital Kinshasa for the third day.
- Peacekeepers Evacuate Diplomats From Congo Gun Battle VOA 22 Aug 2006 -- United Nations and European peacekeepers have evacuated a group of diplomats who were trapped by gunfire between forces loyal to Congo's top two presidential candidates.
- New Gun Battle in Kinshasa Near Home of Vice President Bemba VOA 22 Aug 2006 -- Rival factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo fought another gun battle in the capital Kinshasa Tuesday.
- DRC: Battling it out in Kinshasa IRIN 22 Aug 2006 -- Fighting in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, may have broken out because the results of the 30 July election, announced on Sunday, took supporters of President Joseph Kabila by surprise, analysts said on Tuesday.
- UGANDA: Gov't rejects rebel demand for reconstituted army IRIN 22 Aug 2006 -- The Ugandan government has rejected a demand by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) for a reduction in the size of the army and the induction of rebel fighters into the military when a final peace deal is struck.
- Efforts to Disarm in Southern Sudan Proves Difficult VOA 22 Aug 2006 -- Disarming small militias is an ongoing problem in southern Sudan.
- Backgrounder: Multiethnic Armies and National Unity cfr.org 22 Aug 2006
- ATK Receives $22 Million Dollar Contract to Develop Composite Production Technologies for Expendable Launch Structures ATK 22 Aug 2006 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a five-year, $22 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop automated composite technologies designed to reduce the manufacturing costs, and increase the performance of large composite launch vehicle structures.
- Orbital Ships Optus D1 Communications Satellite to South American Launch Site Orbital Sciences Corp. 22 Aug 2006 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that the company-built Optus D1 geosynchronous (GEO) communications satellite has been delivered to the space launch complex in Kourou, French Guiana, where it is scheduled to be launched aboard an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket in September. The Optus D1 satellite is the first of two high-power satellites that Orbital is building for Optus Networks of Australia.
- Successful launch of Koreasat 5 hybrid communications satellite Thales 22 Aug 2006 -- Koreasat 5 hybrid communications satellite was built by Alcatel Alenia Space as prime contractor.
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