02 November 2006 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 02 Nov 2006 [PDF]
- MND-B Soldier killed by roadside bomb
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Announces Army Soldier as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Soldier dies in non-combat related incident
- Press Briefing, Nov. 2, 2006 MNF-I 02 Nov 2006 -- TOPIC: SECURITY OPERATIONS IN IRAQ
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Nov. 2 AFPN 02 Nov 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Nov. 2.
- Blast in Baghdad's Sadr City Kills 7, Wounds 45 VOA 02 Nov 2006 -- Iraqi officials say a bomb blast in Baghdad's Sadr City has killed seven people and wounded 45 others.
- Intensive Search Continues for Kidnapped Soldier AFPS 02 Nov 2006 -- An intensive search continues for Spc. Kousay Altaie, a 41-year-old U.S. Army Reserve soldier kidnapped Oct. 23 outside Baghdad's International Zone, a spokesman for Multinational Force Iraq told reporters during a Baghdad briefing today.
- Insurgents Kill Iraqi Academic, Kidnap Coaches for Blind Athletes VOA 02 Nov 2006 -- Iraqi officials say insurgents have shot dead a leading academic and kidnapped two sports coaches for disabled athletes in the latest attacks in Baghdad.
- US Air Strike Kills al-Qaida in Iraq Leader in Ramadi VOA 02 Nov 2006 -- The U.S. military in Iraq says a coalition air strike has killed a local leader of the al-Qaida in Iraq militant group in the western town of Ramadi.
- State's Burns Identifies Progress, Challenges in Afghanistan Washignton File 02 Nov 2006 -- Afghanistan has made progress toward growth and stability in the five years since the fall of the Taliban regime and the United States remains committed to helping the people of Afghanistan confront the serious challenges that still face it, says Under Secretary of State R. Nicholas Burns.
- Pakistan: Islamabad Defends Madrasah Attack Amid Questions And Criticism RFE/RL 02 Nov 2006 -- Tensions remain high in Pakistan's tribal regions near the Afghan border three days after Pakistan's army carried out air strikes on a madrasah (religious school), killing some 80 suspected militants.
- Linguists Key to Success for Afghan Soldiers Training in U.S. AFPS 02 Nov 2006 -- Afghan interpreters are crucial for the success of Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police forces training at the Joint Readiness Training Center here.
- Al-Qaeda was target of Bajur attack: US IRNA 02 Nov 2006 -- The White House on Wednesday backed Islamabad's claim that this week's missile strikes on a seminary in Bajur intended to kill Al-Qaeda militants.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Airmen carry on 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron mission AFPN 02 Nov 2006 -- When it came to flying into the teeth of the enemy over Europe, the Airmen of the 746th Bombardment Squadron backed down to no one.
- Travis Airmen train Japan's first boom operators AFPN 02 Nov 2006 -- Three members of the Japan Air Self Defense Force completed a four-month training program here, making them the first boom operators in their military.
- 8th Air Force to become new cyber command AFPN 02 Nov 2006 -- During a media conference here Nov. 2, Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne said the 8th Air Force would become the new Air Force Cyberspace Command.
- Exercise Atlantic Rescue tests combat search, rescue pros' skills AFPN 02 Nov 2006 -- In a worst case scenario for pilots or warfighters in hostile territory, one thing is constant - the Air Force will not leave a person left behind.
- Training Is essential, even downrange AFPN 02 Nov 2006 -- An old military adage states that troops must train like they fight.
- Air Force officials announce new PCS guidelines AFPN 02 Nov 2006 -- In an effort to meet budget mandates, Air Force leaders have directed several assignment related initiatives to reduce the permanent change of station budget deficit.
- Essex ARG Completes PHIBLEX/Talon Vision 07 Navy NewsStand 02 Nov 2006 -- Two weeks of bilateral training and community relations projects as part of Talon Vision and Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) FY 2007 came to a conclusion Oct. 28, as both United States and Philippine forces came together in an official closing ceremony at the Air Force City Officers Club here.
- SMART 360 Coming to the Fleet Navy NewsStand 02 Nov 2006 -- The Center for Naval Leadership (CNL) at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek put forth plans for a new leadership training system Oct. 31.
- Russia plans complete overhaul of MiG-31 interceptor fleet RIA Novosti 02 Nov 2006 -- Russia plans to modernize its MiG-31 Foxhound interceptor aircraft, which have been in service for 25 years, the air force commander said Thursday.
- Russian general for joint CIS fight against terror, crime, drugs RIA Novosti 02 Nov 2006 -- Russia's top general called Thursday on his colleagues in a union of former Soviet states to unite against terrorism, cross-border crime and the drug mafia.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 02 Nov 2006
- Press Gaggle by Tony Fratto The White House 02 Nov 2006
- Press Gaggle by Senior Administration Official The White House 02 Nov 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for November 02, 2006
- BAE SYSTEMS ACHIEVES MAJOR MILESTONE FOR ASTUTE CLASS TRAINING SERVICE BAE Systems 02 Nov 2006 -- BAE Systems has successfully demonstrated the first of the eight elements that comprise the Astute Class Training Service (ACTS) contract to the UK's Royal Navy, and it has been accepted as Ready For Training.
- CACI Awarded $70 Million Contract to Continue Support for Department of Defense Standard Procurement System CACI 02 Nov 2006 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a prime contract, valued at over $70 million, to continue support for the award-winning, CACI-developed Department of Defense (DoD) Standard Procurement System (SPS). This five-year award (base year, plus four option years), made by the SPS Joint Program Management Office, calls for CACI to sustain and maintain the Procurement Desktop-Defense (PD2) product, which is the primary component of the SPS Program. The award continues CACI's support for federal initiatives to transform the way the government conducts business, and expands CACI's successful business in acquisition solutions.
- Team JCA completes Early User Survey Phase for Joint Cargo Aircraft program Raytheon 02 Nov 2006 -- The Team JCA partnership led by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and EADS CASA North America has completed the Early User Survey (EUS) demonstration of its C-295 military transport aircraft for the Joint Cargo Aircraft program managed by the U.S. Army and Air Force.
- General Dynamics Licenses Thor Ordnance Neutralization System General Dynamics 02 Nov 2006 -- General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has signed a licensing agreement with RAFAEL Armament Development Authority in Israel to provide Thor, a dual-mode, standoff ordnance neutralization system, to U.S. defense customers
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 02 Nov 2006
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT United Nations 02 Nov 2006
- US Concerned Somalia Conflict Could Spread VOA 02 Nov 2006 -- The United States Thursday voiced concern over the danger of a wider conflict in the Horn of Africa region after the breakdown of Somalia peace talks
- SOMALIA: Mediators halt talks between interim gov't and Islamic group IRIN 02 Nov 2006 -- Mediators have called off talks between Somalia's transitional government and the Islamic group that is dominant in the south, saying further consultations were needed before the peace process could proceed.
- Somalia Peace Talks Collapse VOA 02 Nov 2006 -- Peace talks in Khartoum between Somalia's transitional government and Islamists who control much of the country have collapsed, raising fears of an impending war in the anarchic nation.
- Somali Government, Islamists Blame Each Other for Peace Talks Collapse VOA 02 Nov 2006 -- Somalia's government and the country's Islamist movement are blaming each other for the collapse of peace talks in Sudan on Wednesday.
- COTE D IVOIRE: Partial rejection of UN peace plan IRIN 02 Nov 2006 -- President Laurent Gbagbo said on Thursday that he would not fully apply a new United Nations Security Council resolution outlining a plan for peace that was adopted unanimously a day earlier.
- Sudan Denies Involvement in Seizure of Central African Republic Town VOA 02 Nov 2006 -- Sudan is denying accusations that it supported a rebel raid and seizure of a town in the Central African Republic earlier this week.
- CAR: Rebels call for dialogue after capturing key town IRIN 02 Nov 2006 -- An alliance of three rebel groups that captured the Central African Republic town of Birao on Monday says it is ready to hold talks with the government to resolve the country's problems and avoid "useless bloodshed".
- Israel Tightens Hold on Northern Gaza Strip VOA 02 Nov 2006 -- Four Palestinians, including two civilians were killed Thursday during heavy fighting in the northern Gaza Strip
- New Thai Leaders Reach Out to Violence-Ridden South VOA 02 Nov 2006 -- The head of Thailand's military junta and the prime minister are visiting the country's restive south, where violence has become endemic over nearly three years
- Study: Cluster Bombs Overwhelmingly Kill, Maim Civilians VOA 02 Nov 2006 -- A new study finds civilians account for 98 percent of those killed and maimed by cluster bombs
- Venezuela, Guatemala Give Up Battle for Security Council Seat, Choose Panama VOA 02 Nov 2006 -- Venezuela and Guatemala have ended their battle for an open U.N. Security Council seat from Latin America.
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