16 November 2006 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 16 Nov 2006 [PDF]
- MNC-I Soldier killed in Baghdad
- Task Force Lightning Soldier killed
- Two Task Force Lightning Soldiers killed
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Nov. 16 AFPN 16 Nov 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Nov. 16.
- Iraqi Soldiers Begin Sweep in Northern Iraq AFPS 16 Nov 2006 -- Iraqi soldiers swept a northern area in Iraq yesterday with the help of U.S. and coalition forces, military officials reported.
- 15 Iraqis Die in Separate Attacks in Baghdad VOA 16 Nov 2006 -- Iraqi police say at least 15 people were killed in separate attacks in Baghdad Thursday.
- Afghanistan: Karzai Seeks Investment At New Delhi Conference RFE/RL 16 Nov 2006 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai is visiting India this week in the hope of winning fresh trade deals and investment for his country
- Afghanistan's Bid for Foreign Investment a Tough Sale VOA 16 Nov 2006 -- More than 20 years of foreign occupation and civil war has left much of Afghanistan in ruins
Defense Policy / Programs
- Framework For Action Plan Adopted at Ministerial Conference Navy NewsStand 16 Nov 2006 -- The Gulf of Guinea Maritime Safety and Security Ministerial conference concluded here Nov. 15 with the adoption of an action plan that was agreed to by each of the 11 participating Gulf of Guinea nations.
- Nassau Renovates Berthing Navy NewsStand 16 Nov 2006 -- USS Nassau (LHA 4) began upgrading its berthing Aug. 21 and is continuing to replace doors and lockers, resurface decks, and rewire the living spaces while in the British Aerospace Engineering (BAE) shipyard in Norfolk, Va.
- U.S. To Reduce Impact of Anti-Vehicle Mines Washington File 16 Nov 2006 -- More than a dozen nations have joined the United States in announcing support for a new declaration on anti-vehicle land mines designed to avert unnecessary civilian suffering and speed relief deliveries when conflicts end.
- NATO Defense Chiefs Discuss Ongoing Ops, Way Ahead for Alliance AFPS 16 Nov 2006 -- With NATO expanding its focus beyond its traditional Euro-Atlantic boundaries and into new missions such as those in Afghanistan, exactly how far can and should the alliance extend its reach?
- NATO Defense Chiefs Focus on Progress, Challenges Ahead in Afghanistan AFPS 16 Nov 2006 -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other NATO defense chiefs reaffirmed their commitment yesterday to the alliance's security mission in Afghanistan as they evaluated successes made, new approaches under way and challenges ahead.
- Russia starts early garrison withdrawal from Georgian capital RIA Novosti 16 Nov 2006 -- Russia has started withdrawing its Soviet-era garrison from Georgia's capital, ahead of schedule, Novosti-Georgia agency reported Thursday.
- Russia to buy 17 ICBMs in 2007 - minister RIA Novosti 16 Nov 2006 -- Russia will buy 17 intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2007, the defense minister said Thursday.
- Russia plans joint regional forces RIA Novosti 16 Nov 2006 -- Russia's defense minister said Thursday joint regional forces will soon be set up in the country.
- Putin orders strategic weapons for armed forces RIA Novosti 16 Nov 2006 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that the armed forces should be supplied with new strategic weapons.
- Press Gaggle by Tony Snow The White House 16 Nov 2006
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 16 Nov 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for November 16, 2006
- EADS and Eurofighter Consortium welcome Danish statement on fighter decision EADS 16 Nov 2006 -- EADS, on behalf of the Eurofighter Consortium, is pleased with the statement by the Danish Defence Minister that Denmark wishes to develop closer relations with Eurofighter as part of the on-going fighter replacement competition.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded $558 Million Planning Contract for USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Work Northrop Grumman 16 Nov 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a planning contract from the U.S. Navy valued at $558 million for the refueling and complex overhaul of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).
- Test Flight Program Advances for Boeing A160 Hummingbird Unmanned Aircraft Boeing 16 Nov 2006 -- The A160 Hummingbird unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has returned to the skies as The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] resumed test flight operations near Victorville, Calif. on Nov. 8.
- BAE SYSTEMS AWARDED A $251 MILLION CONTRACT MODIFICATION FOR M88A2 HERCULES RECOVERY VEHICLES BAE Systems 16 Nov 2006 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a $251 million contract modification from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to remanufacture 113 M88A2 HERCULES recovery vehicles, provide spare parts and extend system technical support for the U.S. Army.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract to Develop Shipboard Warning System Northrop Grumman 16 Nov 2006 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a contract from the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center and their sponsor, the Office of Naval Research, to develop an electro-optic based system intended to warn surface vessels and aircraft in violation of ship protection zones of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels at anchor or in port.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS REVIEW FOR GPS III Lockheed Martin 16 Nov 2006 -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] GPS III team announced today the successful completion of a System Requirements Review (SRR) for the U.S. Air Force's next generation Global Positioning System Space Segment program, known as GPS Block III.
- 120 mm Leopard MBT Ammunition Test Campaign in Denmark Rheinmetall Defence 16 Nov 2006 -- The performance superiority of Rheinmetall's DM 53 A1/ DM 63 120 mm tank ammunition was successfully demonstrated and confirmed during the recent test campaign in Oksboel, Denmark.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 16 Nov 2006
- Mixed UN-African Union force for Darfur 'agreed in principle' at high-level meeting UN News Centre 17 Nov 2006 -- Sudan's Government today agreed with the United Nations, the African Union (AU) and representatives from Security Council countries and others to allow UN peacekeepers into Darfur alongside those of the AU mission already there trying to halt the spiralling violence in the region.
- Analysis: Tentative Agreement on Darfur cfr.org 16 Nov 2006 -- After an extended deadlock, the Sudanese government has "agreed in principle" (Reuters) to a hybrid peacekeeping force in Darfur
- SUDAN: Annan opens talks on Darfur as killings continue IRIN 16 Nov 2006 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan opened a high-level meeting in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Thursday as rebels accused the Sudanese government and allied militias, known as Janjawid, of continuing attacks on civilians, and called on the international community to help prevent the violence.
- Darfur Rebels Call on International Community to Help Stop Attacks VOA 16 Nov 2006 -- Rebels in Sudan's Darfur region say attacks on civilians by government forces and Janjaweed militias are continuing
- Sudan Planning for Return of Refugees VOA 16 Nov 2006 -- The government of Sudan, in partnership with the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration, is gearing up for a registration campaign aimed at helping 150,000 displaced southern Sudanese to return home by the end of 2008.
- Mideast Quartet talks should be expanded - Russia RIA Novosti 16 Nov 2006 -- The Quartet of international mediators on the Middle East conflict should meet again as soon as possible, and talks should ideally include Israel and Palestine as well as other regional states, Russia's foreign minister said Thursday.
- Israeli Forces Clash with Palestinians VOA 16 Nov 2006 -- Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian gunman in a West Bank refugee camp, early Thursday
- Analysis: Somalia Exporting Discord cfr.org 16 Nov 2006 -- Over the past year, developments in Somalia have fueled fears that a growing Islamist movement could spawn regional instability and provide safe haven for terrorists
- Security Council presses Ugandan rebels to release women and children UN News Centre 17 Nov 2006 -- Welcoming the ongoing peace talks between the Ugandan Government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), which have fought a brutal civil war for 20 years, the Security Council today called on the rebel group to immediately release all women, children and other non-combatants that it holds.
- CAR: Concerns over food availability as rebels advance IRIN 16 Nov 2006 -- A humanitarian team on an assessment mission to Bria, northern Central African Republic (CAR), found a shortage of meat in the area, a sign that most of its cattle-breeding residents had fled because of rebel activity, a United Nations official said on Thursday.
- Kabila Declared Winner in Congo's Presidential Election VOA 16 Nov 2006 -- The Democratic Republic of Congo's incumbent President Joseph Kabila has won the country's first free and open presidential election in more than four decades
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