08 November 2006 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 08 Nov 2006 [PDF]
- Marine killed in Al Anbar
- One Task Force Lightning Soldier killed, three U.S. Soldiers wounded
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Nov. 8 AFPN 08 Nov 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Nov. 8
- Fresh Attacks Kill at Least 11 Near Baghdad VOA 08 Nov 2006 -- Iraqi security officials say at least 11 people have been killed in separate attacks across the Baghdad area.
- Iraqi Security Forces Continue Security in Fallujah, Nab Insurgents AFPS 08 Nov 2006 -- Iraqi security forces searched the Fallujah general hospital yesterday as part of their continuous operations to maintain the security and safety of the citizens of Fallujah.
- US Military: 14 Terrorists Killed, 48 Detained in Iraq VOA 08 Nov 2006 -- The U.S. military in Iraq says coalition forces have killed 14 suspected terrorists and rescued a kidnapped Iraqi policeman in two separate operations.
- Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility as Musharraf condemns suicide attack IRNA 08 Nov 2006 -- Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for the suicide attack in an army camp, which killed some 40 recruit soldiers, a regional TV channel reported.
- Death toll in Pakistan suicide attack rises to 42: minister IRNA 08 Nov 2006 -- Death toll in a suicide attack in an army camp in a Pakistani town has reached 42, the country's Information Minister said on Wednesday.
- Pakistan-Musharraf Musharraf: Militants in religious school behind terrorist activities IRNA 08 Nov 2006 -- Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday again defended the attack on a religious school in the country's tribal region and said the militants trained there were involved in terrorist activities.
- Islamabad Links Suicide Bomber To Madrasah Attack RFE/RL 08 Nov 2006 -- Pakistani Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Sherpao says a suicide attack that killed at least 42 military recruits today in the Northwest Frontier Province was linked to last month's air strikes by Pakistani forces against a religious school where suspected terrorists were being trained.
- Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 42 Soldiers at Pakistani Army Camp VOA 08 Nov 2006 -- Military officials in Pakistan say a suicide bomber has killed at least 42 soldiers in an attack in the northwest of the country.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Press Conference by the President The White House 08 Nov 2006 -- "The election has changed many things in Washington, but it has not changed my fundamental responsibility, and that is to protect the American people from attack. As the Commander-in-Chief, I take these responsibilities seriously. And so does the man who served this nation honorably for almost six years as our Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld. Now, after a series of thoughtful conversations, Secretary Rumsfeld and I agreed that the timing is right for new leadership at the Pentagon"
- Remarks by the President at Nomination of Dr. Robert M. Gates to be Secretary of Defense The White House 08 Nov 2006
- Bush Holds Post-Election News Conference, Announces Rumsfeld Resignation VOA 08 Nov 2006 -- President Bush says Democratic Party gains in the U.S. Congress are in part the result of voter disillusionment with the war in Iraq
- Democrats Applaud Decision to Replace Rumsfeld VOA 08 Nov 2006 -- A day after Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives in key midterm elections, they came a step closer to doing so in the Senate, with television networks projecting a Democratic victory in Montana.
- Rumsfeld's Resignation Decided Yesterday, Bush Tells Reporters AFPS 08 Nov 2006 -- The decision to change leadership at the Pentagon came yesterday, after President Bush had had a chance to meet with his prospective nominee for secretary of defense and to have the last in a series of conversations with outgoing Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, the president told reporters at the White House today.
- Rumsfeld Worked to Transform Defense Department During Tenure AFPS 08 Nov 2006 -- Donald H. Rumsfeld, who resigned today as the longest-serving defense secretary in U.S. history, took office with a mandate from President Bush to transform the Defense Department.
- Defense Secretary Nominee Boasts Strong Intelligence Background AFPS 08 Nov 2006 -- President Bush's nominee to succeed Donald H. Rumsfeld as secretary of defense brings more than a quarter century of experience in the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council to the table.
- Analysis: Rumsfeld Exits in Wake of GOP Rout cfr.org 08 Nov 2006 -- Facing the prospect of confrontation with a Congress dominated by his Democratic rivals, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld stepped down on Wednesday
- Bush Replaces Rumsfeld After Republican Defeat VOA 08 Nov 2006 -- President Bush has ousted Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, one day after the president's Republican Party suffered a significant defeat in congressional elections that pollsters said was caused largely by public dissatisfaction over the conduct of the war in Iraq.
- Bush, Rumsfeld Agree: 'Timing Right for New Leadership at Pentagon' AFPS 08 Nov 2006 -- Calling Donald H. Rumsfeld "a superb leader during a time of change," President Bush announced at a White House news conference today that he and Rumsfeld have agreed the time has come for a change in leadership at the Pentagon.
- Rumsfeld Resigns; Bush Names Former CIA Director as Replacement Washington File 09 Nov 2006 -- President Bush, responding to concerns expressed by American voters in November 7 midterm elections, has accepted the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and has nominated former CIA Director Robert M. Gates to replace him.
- USS John C. Stennis Departs San Diego for Joint Task Force Exercise Navy NewsStand 08 Nov 2006 -- The USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Strike Group (JCSSG) departed Naval Air Station North Island Nov. 8 to conduct its Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) off the coast of Southern California.
- Expeditionary Sailors Train for New Warfare Pin Navy NewsStand 08 Nov 2006 -- Naval Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) Sailors continue to train for the new Expeditionary Warfare Pin during a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) Nov. 6-16 here.
- PHIBGRU 2 Visits Bataan During COMPTUEX Navy NewsStand 08 Nov 2006 -- Commander, Amphibious Group (PHIBGRU) 2 visited the Norfolk-based amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) Nov. 1-3 while underway off the Atlantic coast.
- CNRC Helping to Streamline Transition from Active to Reserve Navy NewsStand 08 Nov 2006 -- Commander, Navy Recruiting Command (CNRC) started beta testing a new program in early November to streamline the process for Sailors wishing to transfer to the Reserves upon the expiration of their active-duty contract.
- South Korea, U.S. Have Productive Bilateral Security Talks Washington File 09 Nov 2006 -- South Korean and U.S. officials agree that, because of the shared values of democracy, human rights and a free-market economy, their bilateral alliance steadily has strengthened and has been critical in maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and throughout Northeast Asia.
- Kitty Hawk CSG Ships Pull into Sasebo, Japan Navy NewsStand 08 Nov 2006 -- Three USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Carrier Strike Group ships pulled into Sasebo, Japan, Nov. 6, on a port visit during the group's regularly-schedule fall deployment.
- New Program Pays Off for Defense Logistics Agency's Military Customers AFPS 08 Nov 2006 -- Some military maintenance depots got parts and supplies faster and cheaper and America's military services got refurbished equipment returned sooner thanks to a pilot program called "Customer Pay."
- AFSO 21 process gets weapons to warfighters faster AFPN 08 Nov 2006 -- When the AIM-120D production program manager was asked to be team leader on an Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st century rapid improvement event, he was a little skeptical.
- NORAD commander: Air Force role vital to homeland security AFPN 08 Nov 2006 -- Homeland defense has come full circle since the events of 9/11. America now faces a new and constantly evolving threat - the threat of terrorism.
- DoD News: Contracts for November 08, 2006
- Boeing Receives $450 million in Orders for Hornet Spare Parts Boeing 08 Nov 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has received more than $450 million in U.S. Department of Defense contracts for spare parts for the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy fleets of F/A-18C/D Hornet fighter jets.
- First Boeing C-17 for Royal Australian Air Force Takes Maiden Flight Boeing 08 Nov 2006 -- The first Boeing [NYSE: BA] C-17 Globemaster III for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) completed its maiden flight Nov. 7, logging a major milestone in preparation for the delivery to the RAAF later this month.
- Modernized MiG-31 test flights successful - company RIA Novosti 08 Nov 2006 -- Russia has successfully conducted test flights of a modernized MiG-31 Foxhound interceptor equipped with improved engines and electronics, a defense company said Wednesday.
- CACI Awarded $36 Million Contract to Continue Maintenance Management Services With U.S. Navy CACI 08 Nov 2006 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a prime contract valued at more than $36 million to provide Ship Maintenance Improvement Program (SMIP) services to the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). The five-year award (one base year, with four option years) enables CACI to continue program management, engineering, and technical support services that help the U.S. Navy fleet stay equipped and ready at all times. The contract expands the scope of CACI's work and supports the company's core engineering and logistics line of business.
- SAIC Acquires AETC Incorporated SAIC 08 Nov 2006 -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of AETC Incorporated, a San Diego-based firm providing remote sensing systems and services for the U.S. Department of Defense. The acquisition strengthens SAIC's capabilities as a lead system developer and integrator for next generation antisubmarine warfare systems and provides opportunities for growth in the areas of buried object detection and classification.
- Northrop Grumman Wins U.S. Army Contract to Upgrade Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder Northrop Grumman 08 Nov 2006 -- In a major show of support for a critical combat system, the U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract for the company's battle-proven Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder (LLDR).
- NetFires LLC Conducts Successful Precision Attack Missile All-Up-Round Container Cover Test Raytheon 08 Nov 2006 -- NetFires LLC, a company composed of Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Missile Systems and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, successfully conducted a container cover design verification test for the Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System Precision Attack Missile at the White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 08 Nov 2006
- NEPAL: Landmark peace agreement reached IRIN 08 Nov 2006 -- Peace talks between Nepal's Maoist rebels and the interim government of seven national parties concluded on Wednesday morning after nearly five months of negotiations aimed at ending the decade-long armed conflict, which has killed over 14,000 people.
- Praising peace deal in Nepal, Annan calls on all sides to 'maintain the momentum' UN News Centre 08 Nov 2006 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on all sides in Nepal to "maintain the momentum of the peace process" after the country's multi-party Government and the Maoists agreed on a peace deal to end 10 years of civil war that has killed around 15,000 people and forced over 100,000 others to flee their homes.
- Peace Deal Paves Way for Maoist Rebels to Join Nepal Government VOA 08 Nov 2006 -- A landmark peace deal between Nepal's government and Maoist rebels has cleared a path for the rebels to join mainstream politics.
- UN officials voice 'shock and dismay' at deadly Israeli shelling of Gaza civilians UN News Centre 08 Nov 2006 -- United Nations officials voiced shock and dismay at Israel's shelling of a residential area in the occupied Gaza Strip in which 18 Palestinian civilians were killed, including eight children and seven women, with Secretary-General Kofi Annan calling on the Israeli Government to cease its military operations there forthwith.
- Israeli Shelling Kills 18 Civilians in Gaza Strip VOA 08 Nov 2006 -- Eighteen Palestinian civilians, including ten children who were members of an extended family, were killed early Wednesday, by Israeli shelling in the northern Gaza Strip
- COTE D IVOIRE: Impunity blamed for trouble with militias IRIN 08 Nov 2006 -- As human rights groups warn of a growing "culture of impunity" in Cote d'Ivoire, the United Nations has called on officials to speed up the dismantling of pro-government militia after a UN staffer was briefly abducted this week.
- Sri Lankan Rebels Say Government Attack Kills Many Civilians VOA 08 Nov 2006 -- In Sri Lanka, Tamil Tiger rebels say a military attack on a camp for displaced people has killed at least 45 civilians and wounded another 125.
- Indonesian Peacekeeping Troops Depart for Lebanon VOA 08 Nov 2006 -- 125 Indonesian troops have left for Lebanon to join a United Nations peacekeeping force
- Russia: Ministry Admits Chechen Resistance Still Poses 'Serious Threat' RFE/RL 08 Nov 2006 -- Following the deaths of Chechen Republic Ichkeria President Abdul-Khalim Sadullayev and veteran field commander Shamil Basayev on June 16 and July 10, respectively, Russian and pro-Moscow Chechen officials pronounced the Chechen resistance a spent force, numbering no more than a few dozen die-hard fighters
- Turkish Foreign Minister Reaffirms Country Will Press Reforms for EU Membership VOA 08 Nov 2006 -- Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul said Wednesday his country will work to meet "all criteria" set by the European Union
- Nicaragua's Ortega Wins Presidential Election VOA 08 Nov 2006 -- Nicaragua's former Marxist guerrilla leader, Daniel Ortega, has won his country's presidency, promising to work to eliminate poverty and encourage private investment.
- Ghana's Army Denies Allegations VOA 08 Nov 2006 -- The Ghana armed forces have denied reports, which suggest they are planning to attack an independent Accra radio station.
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