10 November 2006 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Two 89th Military Police Brigade Soldiers killed
- Marine killed in Al Anbar
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Nov. 10 AFPN 10 Nov 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Nov. 10.
- Coalition Forces Rescue Three Iraqis in North Arabian Gulf Navy NewsStand 10 Nov 2006 -- Coalition maritime forces rescued three Iraqi civilian mariners, Nov. 9, after the Iraqis' skiff sank in the North Persian Gulf near the Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal (KAAOT).
- Coalition, Iraqi Forces Detain Suspected Terrorists, Seize Weapons AFPS 10 Nov 2006 -- Coalition and Iraqi forces detained nine suspected terrorists and seized numerous illegal weapons caches in operations over the last few days, military officials reported.
- PRT provides electricity to Afghan community AFPN 10 Nov 2006 -- Villagers near Rayn, Afghanistan, are benefiting from the opening of a new micro-hydroelectric plant capable of providing electricity to 300 homes in the area.
- Afghanistan: Karzai Wants Closer Ties Between Pashtuns On Both Sides Of Border RFE/RL 10 Nov 2006 -- President Hamid Karzai spoke at length on November 9 about his proposal for a jirga (council meeting) that would bring together Pashtun tribal leaders from both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistani border.
- Analysis: Trouble in the Tribal Lands cfr.org 09 Nov 2006 -- A suicide bomb targeting a Pakistani military school has claimed at least forty-two lives in Dargai, a village in the North West Frontier Province and a stronghold of a banned pro-Taliban movement
- Backgrounder: The Tribal Areas of Pakistan cfr.org 09 Nov 2006
Defense Policy / Programs
- New Range Targets Expeditionary Warfare Sailors Navy NewsStand 10 Nov 2006 -- Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit (EODTEU) 1 opened a new naval firing range course Nov. 10 at the Naval Air Weapons Station here geared toward deploying expeditionary warfare Sailors under the Naval Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC).
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 10 Nov 2006
- Northrop Grumman Completes Rudder Installation on USS Carl Vinson Northrop Grumman 10 Nov 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) completed a significant milestone today on the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) with the installation of the ship's rudders.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 10 Nov 2006
- UN peacekeeping deployment reaches record level UN News Centre 10 Nov 2006 -- United Nations peacekeeping deployment reached a historic high at the end of October, with nearly 81,000 military and police personnel and some 15,000 civilians serving in peace operations around the world in 18 different missions, and a budget that could reach $7 billion, the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) reported today.
- Georgia: South Ossetia To Vote In Independence Referendum RFE/RL 10 Nov 2006 -- Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia is set to hold a referendum this weekend on whether to proclaim itself -- again -- an independent state.
- Georgia: South Ossetia's Ethnic Georgians Launch Counter Vote RFE/RL 10 Nov 2006 -- As Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia votes on November 12 in both a referendum on the province's status and to elect a new president, Georgian-controlled areas in the region will also vote for a president.
- Uganda: UN appeals for calm over escalating deaths in disarmament operation UN News Centre 10 Nov 2006 -- United Nations officials today expressed "grave concerns" over escalating violence and loss of life, property and human dignity in the Kotido District of Uganda of the past two weeks and called on Karamojong communities to refrain from violent responses to law-and-order efforts.
- UGANDA: Gov't optimistic over talks with northern rebels IRIN 10 Nov 2006 -- The Uganda government has said it is confident that faltering peace talks with the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) will succeed, despite the slow pace that officials initially said was unanticipated.
- Kosovo: UN envoy puts off presenting final status proposal till after Serb poll in January UN News Centre 10 Nov 2006 -- A United Nations proposal for the future status of the Albanian-majority Serbian province of Kosovo, which the world body has run Western forces drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid ethnic fighting, will not be presented until after Serbia's parliamentary elections on 21 January.
- AU to Deploy More Troops in Darfur VOA 10 Nov 2006 -- The African Union says it is stepping up efforts to rally support for the floundering Darfur Peace Agreement.
- Inter-Ethnic Violence Increasing in Chad VOA 10 Nov 2006 -- The U.N. refugee agency says inter-ethnic violence is increasing in eastern Chad
- ISRAEL-OPT: Qatari draft resolution calls for ceasefire and UN observer force IRIN 10 Nov 2006 -- The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on Thursday at the request of Qatar - the lone Arab representation on the council - regarding the killing of 18 Palestinians on Wednesday by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).
- CAR: Rebels claim seizure of second town IRIN 10 Nov 2006 -- A rebel coalition operating in northern Central African Republic (CAR) captured a second town on Friday, their spokesman said.
- Pro-Rebel Politician Killed in Sri Lanka As More Naval Clashes Take Place VOA 10 Nov 2006 -- A prominent Sri Lankan Tamil politician has been gunned down in Colombo, even as more clashes were reported at sea between the navy and ethnic Tamil rebels
- AFRICA: Only conflict-free diamonds, please IRIN 10 Nov 2006 -- Ghana, implicated in trafficking conflict diamonds, has been given a three-month reprieve by a global watchdog set up to eliminate the trade in so-called blood diamonds.
- Vietnam Convicts 3 US Citizens on Terrorism Charges VOA 10 Nov 2006 -- A Vietnamese court has convicted seven people, three U.S. citizens and four Vietnamese, on terrorism charges
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