29 November 2006 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 29 Nov 2006 [PDF]
- One Task Force Lightning Soldier killed, one wounded
- Soldier killed in Al Anbar
- DoD Announces Air Force Airman as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown
- Transcript: DoD Press Briefing with General Pace at the Pentagon 29 Nov 2006 -- Presenter: General Peter Pace, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
- US Military: About 2,000 Troops Being Moved Into Baghdad VOA 29 Nov 2006 -- The top U.S. military officer confirmed Wednesday that additional U.S. troops are being moved into Baghdad from other parts of Iraq to try to help get the security situation in the capital under control.
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Nov. 29 AFPN 29 Nov 2006 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Nov. 29.
- Coalition, Iraqi Forces Detain Terrorists; Iraqis Killed in IED Attack AFPS 29 Nov 2006 -- Coalition forces killed six Iraqis in a firefight, and Iraqi forces detained two suspected terrorists in separate operations this week, military officials reported.
- NATO's Jones Says Allies Growing More Flexible in Afghanistan Washington File 29 Nov 2006 -- NATO's top commander says he is making progress in convincing allies to reduce or eliminate restrictions on troops in Afghanistan, but stresses that victory in Afghanistan depends on economic and political reconstruction.
- NATO Leaders Strengthen Commitment to Afghanistan Washington File 29 Nov 2006 -- NATO leaders have removed some of the restrictions, or "caveats," for troops deployed in Afghanistan and called for the establishment of a "Contact Group" to promote reconstruction in that nation.
- Analysis: NATO Pins Future to Afghanistan cfr.org 29 Nov 2006 -- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) pinned its future credibility on its difficult mission in Afghanistan, declaring in a joint statement at its Riga summit that its peacekeepers must have the forces, resources, and flexibility needed "to ensure the mission's continued success"
- General Assembly puts its weight behind Afghan reconstruction plan, stresses security UN News Centre 29 Nov 2006 -- The 192-member General Assembly has fully backed a five-year reconstruction plan for strife-torn Afghanistan agreed with the international community earlier this year, stressing in particular the need to improve security in the country and also deal with the widespread drug trade.
- Afghan National Army Designates First Commando Battalion AFPS 29 Nov 2006 -- A 600-man battalion from the Afghan National Army's 201st Corps has been selected as the country's first unit to undergo commando training.
- Afghanistan: NATO Summit Stresses 'Progress' RFE/RL 29 Nov 2006 -- NATO members gathered for a summit in Riga have sent an upbeat message on progress being made in Afghanistan, the alliance's first-ever mission outside Europe
- NATO Leaders Pledge to Continue Afghan Mission VOA 29 Nov 2006 -- NATO is pledging to continue its mission in Afghanistan, despite the presence of resurgent Taleban and al-Qaida forces and a dispute among its members over how and where troops will be deployed.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Navy Names New Arleigh Burke Class Guided Missile Destroyer 29 Nov 2006 -- The Department of the Navy has announced the naming of the Navy's newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyer, Wayne E. Meyer
- GM-3 vehicle deploys aboard C-17 first time AFPN 29 Nov 2006 -- The 4th Space Operations Squadron's Ground Mobile-3 vehicle made history Nov. 25 with its first deployment aboard a C-17 Globemaster III.
- C-37A arrives at Hickam AFB AFPN 29 Nov 2006 -- The arrival here of the Navy's Executive Transport Detachment from nearby Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station Nov. 25 signals the successful integration of flying missions between two services.
- USS Ogden Utilizes Crew Diversity on Final Deployment Navy NewsStand 29 Nov 2006 -- Sailors from the amphibious assault ship USS Ogden (LPD 5) bridged the gap between U.S. and regional gulf nations through language and culture while conducting maritime security operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf during their six-month deployment last summer with Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3.
- 100th Aegis System Delivered for Destroyer Named for 'Father of Aegis' Navy NewsStand 29 Nov 2006 -- The Navy received the 100th Aegis weapon system from Lockheed Martin, Nov. 27, and announced it would be installed into a guided-missile destroyer named in honor of the man recognized as the 'Father of Aegis,' retired Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer.
- NATO Leaders Embrace Transformation Agenda, U.S. Officials Say Washington File 29 Nov 2006 -- The United States achieved all of its major objectives at the NATO Riga Summit November 28-29, said senior U.S. officials, who described the heads-of-state meeting as "a vital moment" transforming the military alliance for the 21st century.
- NATO Members Reach Consensus on Current Operations, Future Goals Washington File 29 Nov 2006 -- NATO's 26 heads of state strengthened their commitment to Afghanistan and expressed their hope to invite three Balkans nations to join the military alliance in 2008
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 29 Nov 2006
- Press Gaggle by Dan Fried, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, State Department The White House 29 Nov 2006
- Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on the NATO Summit The White House 29 Nov 2006
- Background Briefing by Senior Administration Officials The White House 29 Nov 2006
- Press Gaggle by Dan Bartlett The White House 29 Nov 2006
- DoD News: Contracts for November 29, 2006
- Airbus Completes A Major A400M Wing Assembly Milestone EADS 29 Nov 2006 -- The first set of wings for the first A400M military transport aircraft – MSN001 – passed a major milestone when the first whole wing was removed from its state-of-the-art assembly jig at Airbus’ Filton, Bristol, UK site. The wing is the first-ever wing for an Airbus-built aircraft constructed largely from composite materials (carbon fibre reinforced plastic, CFRP) and is believed to be the largest composite wing ever made.
- Israel Aerospace Industries will exhibit a new Distribution Mission Training (DMT) system for the first time at the I/ITSEC Conference in Florida, U.S. Israel Aerospace Industries 29 Nov 2006 -- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)'s Lahav Division will exhibit its new Distribution Mission Training (DMT) system at the 2006 I/ITSEC (Inter-service / Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference), which will take place in Orlando, Florida, December 4-7, 2006.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN DELIVERS 2300TH C-130; MARINE CORPS RECEIVES MILESTONE AIRCRAFT Lockheed Martin 29 Nov 2006 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] delivered the 2300th C-130 Hercules built at its facility in Marietta, Georgia, in ceremonies today.
- Boeing Dedicates New AWACS Support Facility Boeing 29 Nov 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] this week dedicated a new Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Technology Center (MROTC) in Oklahoma City, Okla.
- Boeing Delivers Second EA-18G Growler to U.S. Navy Boeing 29 Nov 2006 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has delivered the second EA-18G Growler airborne electronic attack (AEA) aircraft to the U.S. Navy test site at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md.
- General Dynamics Awarded $46 Million by U.S. Marine Corps for Production of IP-based Tactical Data Network Systems General Dynamics 29 Nov 2006 -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $45.6 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command for 150 units of the Tactical Data Network (TDN), Data Distribution System - Replacement (DDS-R) program
- General Dynamics Awarded $12 Million Naval Undersea Warfare Modeling and Simulation Contract General Dynamics 29 Nov 2006 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Information Technology a contract to provide information technology (IT) and modeling and simulation services for its Weapons Analysis Facility (WAF).
- U.S. ARMY TO DEPLOY LOCKHEED MARTIN PERSISTENT THREAT DETECTION SYSTEMS Lockheed Martin 29 Nov 2006 -- The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $77.5 million contract to provide additional tethered aerostat surveillance systems for deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
- Raytheon Demonstrates Dismounted Battlefield Communications for Land Warrior Exercise Raytheon 29 Nov 2006 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) successfully demonstrated its communications network radio system (CNRS), an advanced communication technology that networks every soldier on the battlefield.
- Sukhoi holding's newest jets to take to the skies in 2007 RIA Novosti 29 Nov 2006 -- Sukhoi, Russia's state-owned aircraft manufacturing holding, said Wednesday its newest military and civilian aircraft will take to the skies in 2007.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 29 Nov 2006
- Clashes in southern Sudan a 'serious violation' of peace agreement - Annan UN News Centre 29 Nov 2006 -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced alarm about this week's outbreak of violence in the southern Sudanese town of Malakal, saying the clashes there are a serious violation of last year's comprehensive peace agreement that ended a 21-year civil war.
- Top UN Official: Not to Late to Take Action on Darfur VOA 29 Nov 2006 -- U.N. Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland says the international community, governments and political leaders are in denial about the scope of the humanitarian crisis in Sudan's province of Darfur
- Peace Eludes Darfur VOA 29 Nov 2006 -- The situation in Sudan's western Darfur region continues to deteriorate, with government military offensives, rebel infighting and severely reduced humanitarian access to hundreds of thousands of displaced people
- DRC: Sporadic fighting continues near Sake IRIN 29 Nov 2006 -- Government and United Nations troops continue to fight army dissidents just outside the eastern Congolese town of Sake, which they seized from the rebels early this week, UN spokesman Kamal Saiki said on Wednesday.
- DRC: Bemba condemns poll ruling but ready to lead opposition IRIN 29 Nov 2006 -- The loser in Congo's presidential election, Jean-Pierre Bemba, said on Tuesday that while he disagreed with the Supreme Court's endorsement of rival Joseph Kabila as winner, he would lead the opposition.
- Analysis: Olmert's Overture cfr.org 29 Nov 2006 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert grabbed headlines Monday by extending Palestinian political leaders an olive branch during a speech at the grave site of David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister
- Senior Egyptian Official in Israel as Palestinians Prepare for Rice Meeting VOA 29 Nov 2006 -- A senior Egyptian intelligence official is visiting Israel Wednesday for talks on a possible prisoner exchange between Israel and the Palestinians
- U.S. Supports Stabilization Force for Somalia Washington File 29 Nov 2006 -- The United States supports international diplomatic efforts to introduce an African-led force to promote stability in Somalia, a State Department spokesman says.
- NEPAL: Final agreement on management of combatants and weapons IRIN 29 Nov 2006 -- Maoist rebels and Nepal's interim government signed a formal agreement on the management of both sides' arms and weapons on Tuesday night.
- Lankan Tamil Tigers favors ceasefire agreement to continue IRNA 29 Nov 2006 -- The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has told the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) that they favored the ongoing four-year long ceasefire agreement (CFA) to continue with the Sri Lanka government, although their leader Velupillai Prabhakaran described it 'dead and defunct'.
- Lebanon: UN peacekeeping force reaches 11,500 UN News Centre 29 Nov 2006 -- The enhanced United Nations peacekeeping force sent to Lebanon this summer to monitor the cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hizbollah now totals 11,500 troops from 21 countries, just 3,500 below its mandated maximum strength, with additional personnel arriving from Indonesia, Portugal and Italy.
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