14 January 2007 Military News
- One Task Force Lightning Soldier Dies, One Wounded
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Jan. 14 AFPN 14 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Jan. 14.
- Coalition Targets Iranian Influence in Northern Iraq AFPS 14 Jan 2007 -- As part of their ongoing effort to target Iranian influence in northern Iraq, coalition forces continue investigating the activities of five Iranian nationals detained in Irbil, Iraq, Jan. 11, officials in Baghdad said today.
- Ongoing Operations in Iraq Net Insurgents, Weapons Caches AFPS 14 Jan 2007 -- Coalition officials in Iraq reported today continued success by U.S., coalition and Iraqi troops in capturing terrorists and destroying weapons caches planned to support their operations.
- Operation Squeeze Play makes Ramadi safer MNF-I 14 Jan 2007 -- During a month-long operation, Iraqi security forces along with Coalition forces seized 31 caches of weapons, explosives, and ammunition, while gaining the support of four more tribes in Ramadi.
- Camp Taji's 'Bunker 182' aims to reach a new generation of Soldiers MNF-I 14 Jan 2007 -- Chaplains from the 1st Cavalry Division's 1st Air Cavalry Brigade aim to instill a good moral foundation for Soldiers here through a new outreach program called "Bunker 182."
- Street Fighting Paratrooper Style MNF-I 14 Jan 2007 -- Camp Buehring, a flat, endless network of tents, barriers and containers stretching into the desert, is far removed from the chaotic sprawl of a city like Baghdad. So, how do Soldiers train for urban warfare when they're stuck in the desert?
- Reform Association Works With Coalition to Promote Afghan Reconstruction AFPS 14 Jan 2007 -- Coalition representatives met Jan. 12 with members of the newly formed Khost Reform Association at a forward base in Khost province, Afghanistan, to discuss the group's focus on national unity and reconstruction.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Secretary Gates from London, United Kingdom 14 Jan 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and UK Minister of Defense, Secretary of State Dee Browne
- Eielson F-16s participating in Commando Sling AFPN 14 Jan 2007 -- Six F-16C/D Fighting Falcons from the 354th Fighter Wing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, are deployed to Singapore to participate in the second iteration of Exercise Commando Sling, which began Jan. 8 and runs through Jan. 26.
- Sudan: Second group of UN military staff officers heads to Darfur on Monday UN News Centre 14 Jan 2007 -- The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) today announced plans to deploy a second group of 10 military staff officers to Darfur to support the African Union Mission (AMIS) in the troubled region.
- Rice Pledges Ongoing U.S. Commitment to Mideast Peace Process Washington File 14 Jan 2007 -- The United States is "deeply committed to finding ways to accelerate progress" toward a two-state solution in the Middle East and to resolve the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told reporters January 14 in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
- US Says Planned Palestinian Security Aid Includes No Lethal Hardware VOA 15 Jan 2007 -- Officials traveling with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the Middle East say a proposed $86-million U.S. aid package for security forces controlled by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas includes no lethal military hardware or ammunition
- Abbas Tells Rice No to Any Temporary or Transitional Solutions VOA 14 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas the Bush administration will accelerate efforts for Palestinian statehood under the international Roadmap to peace with Israel
- Rebels Renew Fighting in Chad VOA 14 Jan 2007 -- Anti-government rebels in Chad say they resumed operations Saturday after a recent pause in fighting and have taken control of a remote town in the northeast
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