17 January 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 17 Jan 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- 2 Soldiers killed in Al Anbar
- Press Briefing, Jan. 17, 2007 MNF-I 17 Jan 2007 -- TOPIC: SECURITY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING IN IRAQ
- 40 Detained in Iraq; Weapons Caches Discovered AFPS 17 Jan 2007 -- Coalition forces detained 40 suspected insurgents and discovered large weapons caches this week during raids throughout Iraq, military officials said.
- Iraqi Forces' Plus-up Part of Baghdad 'Surge' Plan AFPS 17 Jan 2007 -- A plus-up of Iraqi soldiers is a component of President Bush's strategy to stabilize Iraq's capital city and parts of western Iraq, senior U.S. military officials said during a Baghdad news conference today.
- Oil Protection Forces Guard Vital Pipelines Army News 17 Jan 2007 -- Artillery Soldiers visited two oil-gas separation plants in Janbar Thursday to check the progress of the Oil Protection Forces guarding pipelines south of here.
- CENTAF airpower summary for Jan. 17 AFPN 17 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Jan. 17.
- 1/34 BCT Officially Extended in Iraq MNF-I 17 Jan 2007 -- The Soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division received an official 125-day extension order today.
- Gates: Success Must Be Sustained in Afghanistan AFPS 17 Jan 2007 -- The U.S. must stay committed to Afghanistan and do what's necessary to maintain the success that has been achieved there, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in Afghanistan yesterday.
- Gates Wants to Build on Success in Afghanistan AFPS 17 Jan 2007 -- Progress in Afghanistan is impressive, and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates wants to build on this success.
- Gates 'Very Sympathetic' To Call For More Troops In Afghanistan RFE/RL 17 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said today that he is "very sympathetic" to U.S. commanders in Afghanistan's recommendations of an increase in U.S. troop levels to combat the Taliban insurgency.
- US Defense Chief to Recommend More Troops for Afghanistan VOA 17 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says U.S. commanders in Afghanistan are recommending increased troop levels to help combat the growing Taleban insurgency
Defense Policy / Programs
- Report Says US Military Equipment Gets to Iran, China VOA 17 Jan 2007 -- A U.S. news agency reports that surplus American military equipment has made its way to Iran and China through unscrupulous dealers and a lack of security in a Defense Department program
- SDDC becomes a Major Subordinate Command to AMC Army News 17 Jan 2007 -- The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) is officially a Major Subordinate Command to U.S. Army Materiel Command (AMC), headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va.
- U.S. Navy Decoms Trenton, Transfers to Indian Navy Navy NewsStand 17 Jan 2007 -- The amphibious transport dock ship USS Trenton (LPD 14), was decommissioned Jan. 17 in a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk. Immediately following the decommissioning, Trenton was recommissioned and transferred to the Indian Navy, bearing the name INS Jalashwa.
- Drugs Seized in Eastern Pacific Off-loaded in Mayport, Fla. Navy NewsStand 17 Jan 2007 -- USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) dropped off 20 tons of seized drugs here Jan. 12, as the ship returns for a brief maintenance period during its counter-narco terrorism deployment in support of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (NAVSO) and Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South.
- Tortuga's Boarding Team Prepares for Spring Patrol Navy NewsStand 17 Jan 2007 -- The visit, board, search and seizure team aboard USS Tortuga (LSD 46) continues to perfect skills acquired over the past year as they prepare for the ship's upcoming spring patrol.
- Army General Visits EOD Mobile Unit 3 at NAB Coronado Navy NewsStand 17 Jan 2007 -- Brig. Gen. Edward Cardon, assistant division commander (support) of the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division, visited Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 3 at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado Jan. 16, to get a brief on the unit's capabilities and meet key leaders.
- "Ike" and Arctic Perform Unique Underway Replenishment Navy NewsStand 17 Jan 2007 -- The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike)(CVN 69) conducted a rare six-station replenishment at sea (RAS) with the Fast Combat Support Ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) Jan. 15, while operating in U.S. 5th Fleet's area of operation in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO).
- Boxer Replenishment Demonstrates "1,000-Ship Navy" Concept Navy NewsStand 17 Jan 2007 -- USS Boxer (LHD 4) conducted an underway replenishment with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary support tanker HMS Bayleaf (A109) Jan. 10, while performing Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf.
- USJFCOM hosts first-responder focused modeling and simulation demonstration event Army News 17 Jan 2007 -- All this week, the USJFCOM Joint Innovation and Experimentation (JI&E) Directorate's Joint Futures Laboratory (JFL) will sponsor a modeling and simulation (M&S) capabilities demonstration event focusing on military support for civilian agency homeland defense and security operations.
- Wing begins new chapter with F-15E AFPN 17 Jan 2007 -- Continuing to show a strong force and a visible presence in Afghanistan, the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing added a new capability to its inventory Jan. 14.
- Israel's Top General Steps Down VOA 17 Jan 2007 -- The head of the Israeli Defense Forces, Air Force General Dan Halutz has resigned
- Israeli Military Chief Steps Down After Lebanon 'Failure' RFE/RL 17 Jan 2007 -- Israel's military chief, Lieutenant General Dan Halutz, resigned today, saying he wanted to assume his responsibility for last summer's unsuccessful war against Lebanon's Hizballah militia.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 17 Jan 2007
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 17 Jan 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for January 17, 2007
- BAE SYSTEMS RECEIVES THERMAL WEAPON SIGHTS ORDERS BAE Systems 17 Jan 2007 -- BAE Systems has received two U.S. Army orders totaling $80 million for production of thermal weapon sights.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded Follow-on C-RAM Contract Northrop Grumman 17 Jan 2007 -- The U.S. Army has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract valued at up to $71 million to continue their support in system engineering, integration, and installation for the Counter-Rocket, Artillery, Mortar (C-RAM) program.
- Javelin Joint Venture Earns Logistics Award for Supporting the Warfighter Raytheon 17 Jan 2007 -- For its timely and proficient support of the warfighter in the field, the Javelin Joint Venture Logistics Support Team has received the Defense Logistics Award for Contractor-Military Collaboration of the year from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 17 Jan 2007
- Secretary-General appeals to US leaders to drop spending cap on UN peacekeeping UN News Centre 17 Jan 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that he has called on United States President George W. Bush and the country's Congressional leaders to lift their spending cap on the United Nations peacekeeping budget, warning that if the limit remains then the work of individual operations may be hampered.
- Rice Says Quartet To Meet Ahead of Israeli-Palestinian Talks Washington File 17 Jan 2007 -- Russia, the European Union, the United Nations and the United States, collectively known as the Quartet for Middle East peace, will convene in Washington at the beginning of February to help coordinate peace efforts, ahead of a planned meeting of Palestinian, Israeli and U.S. leaders, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said.
- Rice: Mideast Quartet to Meet in Washington VOA 17 Jan 2007 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday the international Quartet on the Middle East will meet in Washington in two weeks to try to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.
- Pakistan gives detailed plan to settle Siachen conflict IRNA 17 Jan 2007 -- Pakistan has given to India a "detailed and comprehensive package" to resolve the conflict over Siachen, the world's highest battleground, Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri said on Tuesday.
- India Says Pakistani Troops Shoot to Cover for Militants VOA 17 Jan 2007 -- Indian border patrol officials say Pakistani forces have fired on Indian personnel, in an attempt to provide cover for militants trying to cross into Indian-controlled Kashmir
- UN seeks to re-establish international aid operations in Somalia's war-torn capital UN News Centre 17 Jan 2007 -- The international aid community must immediately avail itself of the window of opportunity that now exists in Somalia after the Ethiopian-backed Transitional Federal Government (TFG) drove Islamist groups out of Mogadishu, the capital, by setting up substantial operations in the city, a senior United Nations relief official warned today.
- Clan Divisions Threaten Somalia Government VOA 17 Jan 2007 -- In Somalia, the demise of the country's once-powerful Islamist movement is putting enormous pressure on the secular, U.N.-recognized interim government to rally popular support and stabilize the country
- US Diplomat Criticizes Vote to Dismiss Somali Speaker VOA 17 Jan 2007 -- A top U.S. diplomat has criticized a vote by Somalia's interim parliament to dismiss Speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden
- SOMALIA: Food aid for displaced near Kenyan border IRIN 17 Jan 2007 -- Displaced Somalis living near the Kenyan border have received some food assistance, despite the recent closure of the frontier, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said.
- US Pushes for All-Inclusive Somali Talks VOA 17 Jan 2007 -- The U.S. ambassador to Kenya says the United States is pushing Somalia's transitional government to hold talks with all groups of Somali society to bring peace and stability to the volatile country
- UN starts process of disarming Nepalese ex-combatants UN News Centre 17 Jan 2007 -- The United Nations has begun registering and storing weapons of Maoist former combatants in Nepal, marking a new phase in the peace process following last year's comprehensive agreement ending the long-running civil war in the Himalayan country.
- Nepal Maoists Begin Hand-Over of Weapons VOA 17 Jan 2007 -- In Nepal, Maoist fighters have begun handing over weapons to be put under United Nations supervision
- Sri Lankan Peace Hopes Suffer Military, Political Setbacks VOA 17 Jan 2007 -- Hopes for a political solution to Sri Lanka's ethnic conflict appear to have suffered a new setback
- UN: Increasing Insecurity Poses Dire Threat to Dafur Aid VOA 17 Jan 2007 -- The United Nations has warned increasing insecurity in Sudan's western Darfur region is posing a dire threat to aid operations
- Chad Rebels Seize Another Northeastern Town VOA 17 Jan 2007 -- Rebels in Chad say they have seized a military garrison town in the remote north, as they push on in a conflict of attrition against the government.
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