24 August 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 24 Aug 2006 [PDF]
- MND-B SOLDIER KILLED BY ROADSIDE BOMB
- U.S. ARMY SOLDIER KILLED
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- MND-B SOLDIER KILLED IN SMALL-ARMS FIRE ATTACK
- MND-B SOLDIER KILLED IN SMALL-ARMS FIRE ATTACK
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Aug. 24 AFPN 24 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Aug. 24.
- Iraqi, U.S. Forces Foil Attack, Capture Terrorists, Disarm Explosives AFPS 24 Aug 2006 -- In separate operations this week throughout Iraq, Iraqi and U.S. forces stopped a terrorist attack against a police station, captured five suspected terrorists, and disarmed seven improvised explosive devices, U.S. military officials reported.
- Seven Suspected Terrorists Killed in Afghanistan AFPS 24 Aug 2006 -- Seven suspected al Qaeda facilitators were killed early today when Afghan and coalition forces conducted an operation on a compound housing suspected terrorists near the village of Asmar in Kunar province, U.S. military officials reported.
- Analysis: Deconstructing Afghanistan cfr.org 24 Aug 2006 -- Afghanistan's post-conflict troubles are often overshadowed by Iraq's. Shortly after the fall of the Taliban, some limited reconstruction work began
- AFGHANISTAN: Battle against poppy cultivation deepens IRIN 24 Aug 2006 -- Widespread corruption, a growing Taliban-led insurgency in the south, and a lack of proper alternative livelihoods for farmers, are causing a continued rise in poppy cultivation in Afghanistan, officials warn.
- Defense Department Report, August 24: Lebanon Update Washington File 24 Aug 2006 -- The planned transfer of responsibility of U.S. military operations associated with Lebanon from the U.S. Central Command to the U.S. European Command (EUCOM) has taken place, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Detainee Transfer Announced 24 Aug 2006 -- The Department of Defense announced today that it transferred one detainee from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Germany.
- New Aircraft Fuel System Expands Capabilities at Naval Station Rota, Spain Navy NewsStand 24 Aug 2006 -- U.S. Naval Station Rota, Spain’s mission capabilities took a quantum leap forward Aug. 14, when 10 state-of-the-art underground refueling hydrants opened for business.
- Salvaged flight deck from C-5 mishap becomes tool AFPN 24 Aug 2006 -- The crew compartment belonging to the C-5 Galaxy aircraft that fell less than a mile short of Dover Air Force Base's runway April 3 has been salvaged for use in C-5 aircraft crew training.
- Berlin confirms sale of two submarines to Israel IRNA 24 Aug 2006 -- The German government confirmed that it has sold two submarines to Israel which are capable of launching nuclear warheads, DPA reported.
- Australia Beefs Up Military for Action Overseas VOA 24 Aug 2006 -- Australia is to boost its army by 2,600 troops to deal with rising security threats in the Asia-Pacific region and to contribute to military missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 24 Aug 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for August 24, 2006
- BAE Systems Awarded $6.2 million U.S. Navy Contract for Production and Delivery of 57mm Ammunition BAE Systems 24 Aug 2006 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a $6.2 million contract by the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center for the production and delivery of 57mm pre-fragmented, programmable, proximity fuzed (3P) rounds and corresponding Mk 295 MOD 0 cartridges, amps and 57mm Mk 8 clips. The company will deliver the ammunition in September 2006.
- Boeing Awarded C-130 Aircrew Training System AMP Modification Contract Boeing 24 Aug 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has received a U.S. Air Force contract to begin modifying the C-130 Aircrew Training System as part of the C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP).
- Boeing Determined to Maintain Texas-Based Defense Business Boeing 24 Aug 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that it will compete aggressively for the continuation of significant U.S. Air Force support programs in Texas when it submits proposals for maintenance, repair, overhaul and logistics program contracts for KC-135 and KC-10 aircraft later this year.
- CACI Awarded $96.4 Million Recompete Contract to Support Special Communications for U.S. Navy CACI 24 Aug 2006 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a $96.4 million recompete prime contract to continue its support for the Special Communications Requirements Division (SCRD) of the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center-Aircraft Division in St. Inigoes, Md. The five-year effort is for one base year and four option years. CACI's focus on the contract is to design, build, test, and integrate mobile communications systems in support of the global war on terrorism and homeland security. The award significantly increases the value of the company's work while expanding the scope of its effort, continuing the growth of CACI's intelligence services business area.
- Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Airborne Control System to Manage Manned/Unmanned Aircraft Teaming Lockheed Martin 24 Aug 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has completed flight demonstrations of a new system that will enable U.S. Army command and control helicopters to form and manage teams of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and manned strike aircraft.
- Pratt & Whitney F135 Program Cleared for Installed Ground Engine Runs and Taxi Testing Pratt & Whitney 24 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. government’s Joint Strike Fighter Program Office has cleared Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine program to begin installed ground engine runs and taxi testing for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Lightning II. The notification clears the way for the engine to run while installed in the F-35 aircraft. Installed engine runs are expected to begin this month with taxi tests beginning in September.
- Raytheon Awarded $200 Million U.S. Army Contract for Air Traffic Management Systems Raytheon 24 Aug 2006 -- Raytheon Company has been awarded a U.S. Army contract to provide the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps with an immediate forward deployed tactical air traffic control capability that will allow for faster deployment to any location at any time.
- SAIC Wins Joint Fires Integration and Interoperability Team Contract SAIC 24 Aug 2006 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) announced today it has won a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to support U.S. Joint Forces Command's (USJFCOM) Joint Fires Integration and Interoperability Team (JFIIT), a subordinate command under USJFCOM.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 24 Aug 2006
- United States Helping To Clean Up Munitions, Oil in Lebanon Washington File 24 Aug 2006 -- The United States has promised emergency assistance to defuse unexploded mines and cluster bombs in Lebanon and to help clean up a Mediterranean oil spill - both legacies of the monthlong hostilities between Israel and Hezbollah.
- Analysis: UN Mideast Force Gets Boost cfr.org 24 Aug 2006 -- A proposal of rules that would allow peacekeepers to defend themselves and civilians with deadly force (AP) seems to have assuaged French fears of a large commitment to a UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon.
- US Blasts Syria on Lebanon Peacekeeping VOA 24 Aug 2006 -- The United States Thursday welcomed apparent progress in Europe toward fielding an upgraded U.N. peacekeeping force for Lebanon
- Lebanon: Details Emerge On UN Force's Engagement Rules RFE/RL 24 Aug 2006 -- The fragile cease-fire in Lebanon is nearly two weeks old, but there has been little progress in creating a strengthened UN peacekeeping force for Lebanon's troubled south.
- UN Force conducts patrols after Israel leaves key area in south Lebanon; provides aid UN News Centre 24 Aug 2006 -- United Nations troops in southern Lebanon have set up checkpoints and are conducting intensive patrolling around the area of Bint Jbeil, which saw intensive fighting during the recent month-long conflict, after Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) continued their withdrawal from the south.
- Doubts Emerge About Lebanon Peacekeeping Efforts VOA 24 Aug 2006 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan meets with European foreign ministers Friday in Brussels where he is expected to encourage them to send armed forces to southern Lebanon to help enforce the truce between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas
- France Says It Will Send 2,000 Troops to Lebanon VOA 24 Aug 2006 -- France says it will contribute 2,000 troops to the international peacekeeping force in Lebanon.
- Israeli Foreign Minister Urges International Community to Act Fast VOA 24 Aug 2006 -- Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni says U.N. resolution 1701, aimed at ending the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon, needs to be implemented quickly so that a new era can begin in Lebanon
- India Considers Pulling Back Peacekeepers From Lebanon VOA 24 Aug 2006 -- India says it may withdraw its peacekeeping troops from southern Lebanon.
- EU Wants More UN Troops in Lebanon Next Week VOA 24 Aug 2006 -- Finland's foreign minister says he wants the first reinforcements for the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon in the region within the next week.
- Israeli Troops Arrest Hamas Leader in Gaza, Kill Brother VOA 24 Aug 2006 -- Israeli forces have arrested a Hamas leader and killed his brother during a raid on a Gaza border town early Thursday.
- Analysis: Khartoum Doesn't Want UN Force cfr.org 24 Aug 2006 -- The steady flow of bad news out of Sudan's Darfur region this summer continues to intensify.
- SUDAN: Government asks Security Council to be patient on Darfur IRIN 24 Aug 2006 -- Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir has called on the United Nations Security Council to "be patient" in resolving the conflict in Darfur and indicated, in a letter to the Council President earlier this week, that the UK-US draft resolution for a UN peacekeeping force in Darfur was unacceptable to Khartoum.
- Sudan Rejects Darfur Peace Plan VOA 24 Aug 2006 -- Sudan's ruling party has rejected the latest U.S. and British draft of a resolution to deploy a United Nations peacekeeping force into the war torn region of Darfur.
- Senior US Envoy Heads to Sudan to Pressure Khartoum on Darfur Crisis VOA 24 Aug 2006 -- The top U.S. diplomat on Africa is traveling to Sudan to deliver a message from President Bush to the Khartoum government about ending the crisis in the western Darfur region.
- Doors still open for dialogue with Tamil Tigers: Lankan FM IRNA 24 Aug 2006 -- Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera has said that the Government still believed that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) would give up its path of violence and enter the process of dialogue without placing any conditions.
- Ugandan Rebels Call for Government Representation VOA 24 Aug 2006 -- Ugandan rebels are demanding that people in the country's north and east get more top government jobs as part of any possible peace settlement.
- In DR Congo, UN takes part in joint patrols as capital remains calm but tense UN News Centre 24 Aug 2006 -- Joint patrols involving United Nations troops are on the streets in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today, aiming to ensure that a UN-brokered truce between supporters of both presidential candidates holds in the wake of fighting that erupted after provisional election results were announced on Sunday.
- COTE D IVOIRE: UN says elections likely to be postponed IRIN 24 Aug 2006 -- Presidential elections that have already been delayed for one year will likely be postponed again in Cote d'Ivoire and political leaders in the conflict appear to lack the will to resolve it, according to the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the war-divided country.
- SOMALIA: Mogadishu port re-opens after 11 years IRIN 24 Aug 2006 -- As another sign of improved security in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the country's main port was officially re-opened on Thursday after more than 11 years.
- Senior Thai Officer Fired Over Alleged Bomb Plot Against Prime Minister VOA 24 Aug 2006 -- Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has fired a senior security official after a junior officer under his command was arrested outside the prime minister's residence as part of an alleged bomb plot
|Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list|