25 August 2006 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 25 Aug 2006 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Col. Scurlock live from Iraq 25 Aug 2006 -- Presenter: Commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Colonel Robert
- Transcript: Media Availability with Secretary Rumsfeld and Iraqi Deputy President Adil Al-Mahdi at the Pentagon 25 Aug 2006 -- Presenter: Secretary Of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
- US Military Cites Progress on Baghdad Security VOA 25 Aug 2006 -- A U.S. military commander in Baghdad says significant progress is being made in reducing attacks against security forces and civilians in the Iraqi capital since a large-scale operation was launched several weeks ago
- Coalition Forces in Ramadi Attacked From Mosque AFPS 25 Aug 2006 -- Coalition forces were attacked today from the Al Qadir Al Kilami mosque in Ramadi, Iraq, military officials here reported.
- ISF, 172nd SBCT leaders discuss Operation Together Forward Army News 25 Aug 2006 -- Leaders from 1st Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, and 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Multi-National Division - Baghdad came together Wednesday at MND-B's Media Operations Center in Camp Liberty to discuss the recent 10-day combined clearing operation in Ghazaliyah in support of Operation Together Forward.
- Coalition Recovers Weapons Caches in Afghanistan; Makeshift Bomb Found AFPS 25 Aug 2006 -- Coalition forces recovered three weapons caches Aug. 23 while searching three compounds in Afghanistan's Paktika province, U.S. military officials reported.
- Taliban not to hold talks with govt, to resist invaders: Spokesman IRNA 25 Aug 2006 -- Taliban will never hold talks with Afghan government till the presence of a single foreign soldier in Afghanistan, a spokesman of Taliban Dr Muhammad Hanif said on Thursday.
- Afghanistan: U.S. Reports 'Breakthrough' On Afghan-Pakistan Security Cooperation RFE/RL 25 Aug 2006 -- U.S. military officials in Kabul say a breakthrough agreement has been reached with Afghan and Pakistani military leaders that will improve security along the volatile Afghan-Pakistan border.
Defense Policy / Programs
- SEAFAC Completes Upgrades Navy NewsStand 25 Aug 2006 -- Navy Region Northwest Sailors, local politicians and business leaders gathered at the Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility (SEAFAC) near Ketchikan, Alaska, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Aug. 22, marking the completion of the first of two phases of upgrades to the facility.
- Ulchi Focus Lens kicks off in Korea AFPN 25 Aug 2006 -- Exercise Ulchi Focus Lens '06 kicked off Aug. 21 across the Korean peninsula. UFL, as the exercise is commonly known, takes place each year in the late summer.
- DoD News: Contracts for August 25, 2006
- Rheinmetall awarded major simulation system contracts Rheinmetall Defence 25 Aug 2006 -- The Rheinmetall Group of Düsseldorf has recently booked orders from Germany, Switzerland and Thailand for simulation systems worth some €50 million. Once again, these three nations have turned to the Group's Bremen-based subsidiary Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH for advanced simulation technology for training their troops.
- Northrop Grumman Unveils Next Generation Global Hawk Northrop Grumman 25 Aug 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) rolled out the first production version of the new RQ-4 Block 20 Global Hawk unmanned aerial reconnaissance system in a ceremony today at the company's Antelope Valley Manufacturing Center in Palmdale. Company and U.S. Air Force officials introduced the advanced capability Block 20 air vehicle to an audience of senior government and military representatives, community and civic leaders, industry teammates and employees.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 25 Aug 2006
- Bush Welcomes France's Troop Commitment to U.N. Lebanon Force Washington File 25 Aug 2006 -- President Bush welcomed the August 24 announcement by French President Jacques Chirac that France will be sending 2,000 troops to participate in the U.N. peacekeeping operation in southern Lebanon.
- US Investigates Alleged Israeli Use of Cluster Bombs in Lebanon VOA 25 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. State Department said Friday it is investigating whether Israel may have used cluster munitions in Lebanon in violation of agreements with the United States restricting their use
- UN Gearing Up For Lebanon Reconstruction VOA 25 Aug 2006 -- United Nations aid agencies are planning for reconstruction and rehabilitation of war-torn Lebanon
- EU to Contribute Up to 7,000 Troops for Lebanon VOA 25 Aug 2006 -- France's foreign minister says Europe will contribute between 6,500 to 7,000 troops to the enlarged international peacekeeping force for Lebanon.
- Israel never proved use of Russian missiles by Lebanon - Ivanov IRNA 25 Aug 2006 -- The Zionist Regime never provided Russia with proof that Lebanon used Russian-made anti-tank missiles, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Friday.
- Iran: Analysts Say War In Lebanon Strengthened Tehran RFE/RL 25 Aug 2006 -- As countries around the world discuss the details of a peacekeeping force in Lebanon, many analysts are picking Iran as the main beneficiary of the war between Hizballah and Israel
- Europe has agreed to provide 'backbone' of strengthened UN force in Lebanon: Annan UN News Centre 25 Aug 2006 -- European nations have agreed to provide over half the troops for the enhanced 15,000-strong United Nations force in Lebanon, Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced today, saying he hoped some of these soldiers could be deployed within days as the cessation of hostilities remains fragile after the month-long conflict between Hizbollah and Israel.
- EU: Annan To Meet Foreign Ministers Over Lebanon Force RFE/RL 25 Aug 2006 -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan is set to hold meetings in Brussels today with EU foreign ministers over the proposed UN peacekeeping deployment in southern Lebanon
- French Troops Arrive In Lebanon RFE/RL 25 Aug 2006 -- The first French military reinforcements arrived in Lebanon today ahead of European Union talks on boosting the United Nations peacekeeping force there.
- Israel never proved use of Russian missiles by Hizbollah - Ivanov RIA Novosti 25 Aug 2006 -- Israel never provided Russia with evidence that Hizbollah militants used Russian-made anti-tank missiles in Lebanon, Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Friday.
- Annan Confident About Getting Troops for Lebanon VOA 25 Aug 2006 -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan says he is confident a 15,000 member peacekeeping force will deploy soon in Lebanon to oversee the cease fire between Israel and Hezbollah.
- Israeli Politics after the War in Lebanon VOA 25 Aug 2006 -- In Israel, public anger is growing over the conduct of the war in Lebanon, and many army reservists are calling for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's resignation
- LEBANON: Reconstruction effort begins IRIN 25 Aug 2006 -- The President of the Lebanese Government's Council for Development and Reconstruction, Nabil Jisr, says the country would be rebuilt to a higher standard than before 34 days of conflict with Israel.
- UGANDA: Gov't ready for conditional truce with rebels IRIN 25 Aug 2006 -- The Ugandan government said on Friday it was ready to accept demands by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) for a ceasefire on condition the rebels agreed to assemble their forces in designated locations.
- Ugandan Government Sets Cease Fire Conditions VOA 25 Aug 2006 -- Uganda's government has laid out terms for a truce with the rebel Lord's Resistance Army.
- Legislative election results in DR Congo expected any time, says UN mission UN News Centre 25 Aug 2006 -- Parliamentary election results from last month's historic balloting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could be released as soon as today, according to the UN mission in that country.
- DRC: Counting the casualties after Kinshasa battle IRIN 25 Aug 2006 -- At least 66 people had been killed and wounded during three days of fighting in Kinshasa, the Congolese capital, between forces of President Joseph Kabila and Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba, the minister of interior said on Friday.
- Annan appoints new envoy for Nepalese peace process amid encouraging signs UN News Centre 25 Aug 2006 -- Heartened by signals that Nepal's disputed parties are starting to build mutual understanding, Secretary-General Kofi Annan announced today that he has appointed a new envoy to spearhead the United Nations' efforts to promote peace in the troubled Himalayan country.
- Security Council calls on all sides in Burundi to 'preserve peace and reconciliation' UN News Centre 25 Aug 2006 -- Expressing serious concern about reports of a possible coup attempt in Burundi and the arrests of political leaders, the Security Council today called on the Government and all parties to preserve peace in the strife-torn African nation, and backed a call by Secretary-General Kofi Annan for the authorities to follow the rule of law in their investigations.
- US Warns of Security Crisis in Darfur Unless UN Force Deploys VOA 25 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. State Department's Africa policy chief warned Friday of a severe deterioration in security conditions in Sudan's western Darfur region, unless a proposed United Nations force is allowed to deploy
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