01 November 2006 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 01 Nov 2006 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- Soldier Killed in Al Anbar
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Nov. 1 AFPN 01 Nov 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Nov. 1.
- U.S., Iraqi Forces Reopen Baghdad Checkpoints Washington File 01 Nov 2006 -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's order for coalition forces to reopen strategic checkpoints around the Sadr City neighborhood in Baghdad, Iraq, is an example of the government's commitment to confronting the political and security challenges facing the new Iraq, says White House spokesman Tony Snow.
- Enterprise Strike Group Concludes Operations in 5th Fleet Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2006 -- The USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Carrier Strike Group, including Enterprise, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 successfully completed its second portion of operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations Nov. 1.
- MIUWU 125 Deploys to Persian Gulf Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2006 -- Nearly 100 Sailors from Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit (MIUWU) 125 deployed from Naval Base Coronado, Calif., Oct. 31 in support of global war on terrorism and to conduct maritime security operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf.
- Death Toll in Suicide Attack on Baghdad Wedding Party Rises to 23 VOA 01 Nov 2006 -- Iraqi officials say the death toll from a suicide car bomb attack on a Shi'ite wedding in Baghdad on Tuesday has risen to 23.
- US Troops Destroy Bomb-Making Factory in Iraq VOA 01 Nov 2006 -- The U.S. military in Iraq says a coalition air strike has destroyed a bomb-making factory used by insurgents south of Baghdad.
- Three Insurgents Killed, Two NATO Soldiers Wounded in Afghanistan VOA 01 Nov 2006 -- A NATO airstrike has killed three suspected insurgents in eastern Afghanistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Rumsfeld: Terrorists Plan Attacks to Manipulate U.S. Media AFPS 01 Nov 2006 -- Terrorists operating in Iraq are staging attacks that garner negative press coverage so that the American people become soured on the war, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told two radio talk show hosts yesterday.
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Dr. David Chu and Mary Dixon from the Pentagon 02 Nov 2006 -- Presenter: Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Dr. David Chu and Director, Manpower Data Center, Department of Defense Mary Dixon
- Compass Call continues to "Jam" enemy AFPN 01 Nov 2006 -- In two years, aircrews in the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron have flown 5,000 combat hours in support of the war on terrorism.
- Dover AFB bird radar to test airplane strikes AFPN 01 Nov 2006 -- In an effort to prevent aircraft bird strikes, the Air Force Safety Center's, Bird/Wildlife Aircraft Strike Hazard, or BASH, chose Dover Air Force Base as one of the test sites for a radar that will help prevent bird strikes.
- International Conference Addresses Current, Future Warfighter Challenges AFPS 01 Nov 2006 -- An international conference under way in Athens is tapping into the best minds from 35 U.S. allies and partners to come up with better ways to work cooperatively to support current and future warfighter needs.
- "Wildcards" Deploy as Air Ambulance Squadron Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2006 -- Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 23 Det. 1 "Wildcards" deployed Oct. 28 from Naval Air Station North Island to the Persian Gulf in support of the global war on terrorism.
- Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force SAR Teams Train in Hong Kong SAREX 2006 Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2006 -- More than 300 personnel from the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Air Force teamed with aviators from the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD) to successfully conduct a search-and-rescue exercise (SAREX) in the South China Sea, Oct. 25-26.
- U.S., U.K. Units Show Coperation at Its Finest Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2006 -- Cooperation between U.S. and United Kingdom (U.K.) units was vital in the timely medical evaluation and evacuation of an ailing Sailor from the guided-missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) Oct. 24, while the ship was underway off the coast of Scotland.
- Humanitarian Construction Contracts Awarded in West and Central Africa Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2006 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe and Southwest Asia (NAVFAC EURSWA) awarded 18 construction contracts valued at nearly $2 million in West and Central Africa.
- BUDGET FOR BUYING ANTI-SUB PLANES, SUBMARINES PASSED CNA 01 Nov 2006 -- The legislature's defense committee rejected or cut most of the government's requests for defense spending Wednesday but agreed to refer proposed budgets for buying submarines and anti-submarine aircraft to a plenary session.
- MND TO CLEAR MINEFIELDS ON OUTLYING ISLANDS OVER SEVEN YEARS CNA 01 Nov 2006 -- The Ministry of National Defense (MND) will earmark NT$4.2 billion (US$126,506 million) over the next seven years to clear all anti-personnel minefields on the outlying islands of Kinmen and Matsu, a ministry official said Wednesday.
- KIDD-CLASS DESTROYERS TO BE COMMISSIONED INTO SERVICE THURSDAY CNA 01 Nov 2006 -- Two Kidd-class destroyers are scheduled to be commissioned into service Thursday, which together with the two Kid-class destroyers delivered from the United States last December will form the backbone of the Republic of China Navy's fleet, a Navy source said Wednesday.
- U.S. DENIES SUSPENSION OF MILITARY EXCHANGES WITH TAIWAN CNA 01 Nov 2006 -- The U.S. State Department denied Tuesday allegations that Washington has suspended some military exchange programs with Taiwan as a result of the Taiwan legislature's delay in passing an arms procurement bill.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 01 Nov 2006
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 01 Nov 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for November 01, 2006
- BAE SYSTEMS NIMROD UNDER ICE BEFORE DESIGN FREEZE BAE Systems 01 Nov 2006 -- BAE Systems' Nimrod MRA4 development aircraft PA2 is seen here undergoing environmental trials at -40C at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Eglin US Air Force Base in Florida.
- ThalesRaytheonSystems Battle Control System Declared Operational in Alaska, Hawaii and Canada Raytheon 01 Nov 2006 -- The U.S. Air Force Battle Control System (BCS) program was recently declared operational in Alaska, Hawaii and Canada.
- CACI Awarded $25 Million U.S. Air Force Contract to Support Medical Facilities Worldwide CACI 01 Nov 2006 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a prime contract of $25 million for five years (one base year and four option years) by the U.S. Air Force to continue its support for the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support system Facility Management module (DMLSS-FM). DMLSS is an automated information system that provides medical logistics, facility management, and medical maintenance support for all U.S. Armed Forces at medical facilities worldwide. The award enables CACI to support the Air Force at all of its U.S. medical facilities, with additional provisions for overseas support. This expands CACI's growth in the healthcare arena and continues the company's role as a provider of Department of Defense (DoD) healthcare logistics for the U.S. Armed Forces.
- ThalesRaytheonSystems Battle Control System declared operational in Alaska, Hawaii and Canada Thales 01 Nov 2006 -- BCS is a next-generation air sovereignty command and control system operated by NORAD (North American Air Defense Command), U.S. Northern Command and Pacific Command. The BCS mission ?controls the skies' over the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and Canada, serving as the early warning mechanism in the vital U.S. homeland defense mission. Alaska, Hawaii and Canada are the first of five BCS sites to declare an operational capability.
- Russia ready to face competition on China arms market - official RIA Novosti 01 Nov 2006 -- Russia is not afraid of strong competition on the Chinese arms market if the EU lifts a ban on arms sales to China, a Russian government official said Wednesday.
- Backgrounder: Iran and Russia: Brothers in Arms cfr.org 01 Nov 2006
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 01 Nov 2006
- New wave of inter-ethnic violence swamps eastern Chad, UN refugee agency reports UN News Centre 01 Nov 2006 -- With the end of the rainy season, a feared new wave of inter-ethnic violence has hit remote eastern Chad along its increasingly tense border with Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.
- U.S. Concerned About Continued Arms Flow to Hezbollah Washington File 01 Nov 2006 -- The United States continues to be concerned that Syria and Iran are trying to destabilize Lebanon's government, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton says.
- US Warns of Syrian, Iranian Effort to Topple Lebanese Government VOA 01 Nov 2006 -- The United States Wednesday expressed concern Syria and Iran are working with Lebanese allies to try to topple the Beirut government
- UGANDA: Revised gov't-LRA ceasefire deal signed IRIN 01 Nov 2006 -- Talks aimed at ending two decades of fighting in northern Uganda, were given a boost on Wednesday with the signing of a revamped truce in Juba, south Sudan, officials said.
- DRC: Polls repeated in volatile areas IRIN 01 Nov 2006 -- Repeat elections have been conducted in parts of the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri District following disturbances during Sunday's presidential polls.
- LEBANON: Up to 200,000 still displaced after war, UN says IRIN 01 Nov 2006 -- Up to 200,000 people could still be displaced in Lebanon nearly three months after the Israel-Hezbollah conflict ended, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.
- Diplomats Say Somali Peace Talks Near Collapse VOA 01 Nov 2006 -- Diplomats say talks to avert war between Somalia's government and the country's powerful Islamist movement appear on the verge of collapse.
- Israel Launches Major Gaza Operation VOA 01 Nov 2006 -- At least eight Palestinians were killed, Wednesday, and more than 40 others injured, as Israeli forces launched a major military operation in the northern Gaza Strip
- General Assembly vote on final seat for Security Council suspended UN News Centre 01 Nov 2006 -- Today's vote in the United Nations General Assembly on which country will fill the non-permanent seat on the Security Council for the Latin American and Caribbean region has been suspended until next Tuesday at the request of Guatemala and Venezuela, the frontrunners in a contest that has been going on since last month.
- Major Weapons Trial Begins In Zimbabwe VOA 01 Nov 2006 -- The trial of a White Zimbabwean accused of illegal possession of automatic weapons finally began this week in Mutare after being delayed over legal technicalities>
- Russian businessman denies involvement in Congo arms deliveries RIA Novosti 01 Nov 2006 -- Russian businessman Viktor Bout denied Wednesday a U.S. accusation that he was involved in weapons deliveries to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- FM Lavrov hopes for improvement in Russian-Georgian relations RIA Novosti 01 Nov 2006 -- Russia's foreign minister said Wednesday he hopes ways will be found to resolve bilateral problems after talks with his Georgian counterpart.
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