15 January 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- 89th Military Police Brigade Soldier unit hit by improvised explosive device
- Route Clearance Patrol Strikes IED
- Press Briefing, Jan. 15, 2007 MNF-I 15 Jan 2007 -- PRESS CONFERENCE WITH U.S. AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ ZALMAY KHALILZAD AND GENERAL GEORGE CASEY
- Hub-and-spoke missions provide tactical airlift in Iraq AFPN 15 Jan 2007 -- Whether it is operating from rough dirt strips or dropping off troops and equipment into hostile areas, C-130 Hercules keep convoys off the road in Iraq through airpower.
- Weapons Cache Seized; Ceremony Held for Iraqi Police Graduates AFPS 15 Jan 2007 -- U.S. soldiers assisted in the removal of a makeshift bomb near Baghdad after Iraqi police seized the devise along with a weapons cache during a raid on Jan. 13, U.S. military officials reported.
- Afghanistan: U.S. Sees Increased Taliban Threat In 2007 RFE/RL 15 Jan 2007 -- Recently appointed U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has warned NATO's Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer that the threat posed by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan may increase in 2007.
- 'HOA Flex' channels supplies to military trainers AFPN 15 Jan 2007 -- U.S. servicemembers at three remote camps in the Horn of Africa depend on Air Force airlift to bring them life-sustaining supplies.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Secretary Gates From Brussels, Belgium 15 Jan 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
- U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $10 Million For Alteration Work on USS Texas General Dynamics 15 Jan 2007 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $9.7 million contract modification to incorporate ship alterations on USS Texas (SSN-775), the second Virginia-class attack submarine.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN AND ATK COMPLETE BOOSTER SYSTEM DEMONSTRATION FOR PROPOSED U.S. NAVY INTERMEDIATE-RANGE MISSILE Lockheed Martin 16 Jan 2007 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) have successfully completed the Submarine Launched Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (SLIRBM) Booster System Demonstration for the U.S. Navy.
- Northrop Grumman Receives $56.2 Million Contract to Expand Targeting Capabilities for Joint STARS Northrop Grumman 16 Jan 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a $56.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide an Enhanced Land/Maritime Mode (ELMM) mobile target precision tracking and engagement capability for the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) aircraft fleet.
- Eurocopter signs with the French Gendarmerie for 37 EC135 EADS 15 Jan 2007 -- Eurocopter signed a significant contract with the French Gendarmerie for the acquisition of 37 EC135 (12 firm orders and 25 options) valued at €233 million.
- Pakistan Chooses Raytheon's Proven Air Defense Missiles to Secure Borders Raytheon 15 Jan 2007 -- The country of Pakistan has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the procurement of 500 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) - generating the largest single international AMRAAM purchase -- and 200 AIM-9M Sidewinder missiles.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 15 Jan 2007
- Somalis Worry About Stability After Islamists Forced Out VOA 15 Jan 2007 -- Many residents of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, say they fear deploying foreign peacekeepers to re-establish security there after the fall of the country's Islamist movement may cause more instability, not less
- Somali Gunmen Ambush Ethiopian Troops VOA 15 Jan 2007 -- Somalia's capital is still reeling from an ambush by gunmen on a convoy of Ethiopian troops late Sunday
- SENEGAL: Rebel leader is dead but peace process may stay alive IRIN 15 Jan 2007 -- With the death on Sunday of Augustine Diamacoune Senghor, a Roman Catholic priest who lead a separatist movement in the southern Casamance region of Senegal, mediators and experts on the conflict have diverging opinions about how it may effect the on-going peace process.
- COTE D IVOIRE: "Insecurity reigns" after border attack IRIN 15 Jan 2007 -- The main border post between Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana remained closed on Monday, three days after an armed attack that claimed at least five lives and left several people wounded.
- Indian premier hopeful on Siachen issue IRNA 15 Jan 2007 -- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Monday that 'progress' was being made by India and Pakistan on the contentious Siachen issue but termed as 'premature' that a stage for agreement to be signed.
- UN team on peacekeeping options heads to Central African Republic in next two weeks UN News Centre 15 Jan 2007 -- A United Nations assessment mission will head to the Central African Republic (CAR) within the next fortnight to consider whether blue helmets should be sent to stabilize the troubled country and its neighbour Chad in the wake of recent clashes between rebels and Government forces in both countries.
- UN envoy concludes visit to Darfur with plea for end to violence UN News Centre 15 Jan 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Envoy for Darfur has wrapped up his mission to Sudan with a first-hand visit to the war-torn region, where he urged the parties to stop the violence in order to pave the way for a political settlement.
- Georgia: Concerned at recent spike in violence, Ban Ki-moon urges all sides to talk UN News Centre 15 Jan 2007 -- Warning that recent deadly violence between Abkhaz separatists and Georgian authorities could escalate, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged all sides to “engage in dialogue” to bring peace to a region where fighting forced nearly 300,000 refugees to flee their homes 14 years ago.
- Maoist Rebels in Nepal Join Political Mainstream VOA 15 Jan 2007 -- Two months after signing a historic peace deal with the government, Maoist rebels in Nepal have joined a new, interim parliament
- Rebel Activity Shifts to Northeast of Chad near Libya VOA 15 Jan 2007 -- Rebels in Chad say they have seized a second town in the remote northeast as they resume low-intensity hit and run operations against the government
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