19 January 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 19 Jan 2007 [PDF]
- Roadside bomb strikes MND-B convoy
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Lt. Gen. Lamb from Iraq 19 Jan 2007 -- Presenter: Senior British Military Representative in Iraq and Deputy Commander of Multinational Force-Iraq Lt. Gen. Graeme Lamb
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Jan. 19 AFPN 19 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Jan. 19.
- Two Terrorist Leaders Captured in Iraq; Insurgent Killed AFPS 19 Jan 2007 -- Coalition forces have captured two high-level terrorists in recent days in Iraq, military officials said, and Iraqi police killed one insurgent Jan. 17.
- Al-Sadr Aide Reported Arrested In Baghdad RFE/RL 19 Jan 2007 -- Reports say U.S. and Iraqi forces arrested a top aide to radical Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr today in Baghdad
- Analysis: Surging on the Afghan Front cfr.org 19 Jan 2007 -- The U.S. foreign policy debate these days revolves around President Bush's "new way forward" in Iraq
- Onetime Afghan Resistance Leader Resurfaces as Terrorist Ally VOA 19 Jan 2007 -- In recent months the Taleban has ratcheted up its attacks on U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan
- Tajikistan says NATO to stay until Afghanistan stable RIA Novosti 19 Jan 2007 -- Tajikistan's Foreign Ministry said Friday that NATO's contingent will stay in the ex-Soviet Central Asian country until stability is restored to neighboring Afghanistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Under Secretary of Defense David Chu, Lt. Gen. Stephen Speakes, and Lt. Gen. Emerson Gardner from the Pentagon 19 Jan 2007 -- Presenter: Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness David Chu, U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Stephen Speakes, and U.S. Marine Corps Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources Lt. Gen. Emerson N. Gardner
- Force Increase Involves Range of Capabilities, Chu Says AFPS 19 Jan 2007 -- An increase in the active-duty military and changes to the policies for reserve forces announced this month by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates are aimed to increase the military's overall capabilities, a senior defense official said here today.
- Pentagon Proposes New Rules On Trying Terror Detainees RFE/RL 19 Jan 2007 -- The Pentagon has sent the U.S. Congress its proposals for new procedures governing the military trials of detainees in the war on terror.
- Pentagon Drafts New Criteria for Trials of Suspected Terrorists VOA 19 Jan 2007 -- Pentagon officials have released new regulations for upcoming trials of suspected terrorists before special military commissions
- Gone with the wings: C-5 removal process in full swing AFPN 20 Jan 2007 -- The wings of the C-5 aircraft that landed short of the runway April 3, 2006 were removed Jan. 17 by an Ohio-based contractor.
- Boxer Reaches "Tipping Point" Navy NewsStand 19 Jan 2007 -- USS Boxer (LHD 4) has reached numerous milestones during its current deployment, achieving what Boxer Commanding Officer, Capt. Bruce W. Nichols refers to as "The Tipping Point."
- GW Installs Main Mast Ahead of Schedule Navy NewsStand 19 Jan 2007 -- USS George Washington (CVN 73) (GW) moved one step closer to the completion of the installation of the main mast Jan. 13 during the carrier's Planned Incremental Availability plus Docking period.
- USS Salvor Decommissions, Transfers to MSC Navy NewsStand 19 Jan 2007 -- The rescue and salvage ship USS Salvor (ARS 52) ended 20 years of service in a decommissioning ceremony at Pearl Harbor's Bravo Pier Jan. 12.
- Kitty Hawk Enters Maintenance Period Navy NewsStand 19 Jan 2007 -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) began a $28.5 million selective restricted availability (SRA) maintenance period Jan. 8.
- Latest radio technology declared ready AFPN 19 Jan 2007 -- For nearly a year, the Air Force has developed and tested a communications system allowing commanders to talk directly to troops operating convoys outside the bases.
- F-22s set for first overseas deployment AFPN 19 Jan 2007 -- Roughly one dozen F-22A Raptors and more than 250 pilots, mechanics, and other 27th Fighter Squadron members from Langley Air Force Base, Va. will head to Kadena Air Base, Japan in February to fill the squadron's air and space expeditionary force requirement.
- Airmen help keep troops off roads AFPN 19 Jan 2007 -- The Air Force detachment at Q-West has moved more than 1,100 cargo pallets by air since arriving in September, taking about 333 convoy trucks off the road and keeping 778 Soldiers out of harm's way.
- California Air National Guard F-16 crashes in remote area AFPN 19 Jan 2007 -- A California Air National Guard F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed at approximately 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19 in Owens Valley, Calif. while on a routine training mission.
- Bush Nominates Officers for Key Leadership Roles AFPS 19 Jan 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced Jan. 17 that President Bush has nominated Navy Adm. William J. Fallon as commander of U.S. Central Command, replacing Army Gen. John Abizaid.
- New Strategy Means New Training Plan Army News 19 Jan 2007 -- The new strategy announced last week by President Bush forces a minor adjustment that will have a major impact on the next Fort Lewis Stryker brigade scheduled to deploy to Iraq.
- Columbus T-38 crashes in Tennessee AFPN 19 Jan 2007 -- A Columbus AFB T-38 Talon crashed about 1:30 p.m. Jan. 18 approximately 40 miles south of Memphis, Tenn.
- India, Russia to boost military cooperation IRNA 19 Jan 2007 -- The 6th Meeting of the Inter-Governmental Commission on Military Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-MTC) headed by the Defence Ministers of India and Russia will be held here on January 24, 2007.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 19 Jan 2007
- Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 19 Jan 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for January 19, 2007
- U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $40 Million Tank Training Ammunition Contract General Dynamics 19 Jan 2007 -- The U.S. Army Sustainment Command in Rock Island, Ill., has awarded General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $39.5 million modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for M865 Target Practice Cone Stabilized Discarding Sabot-Tracer 120mm cartridges.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 19 Jan 2007
- Counter-insurgency offensive against India's N-E separatist group to extend beyond Assam IRNA 19 Jan 2007 -- A major counter-insurgency offensive in India's restive northeastern state of Assam is to be extended to the neighboring states to crackdown on separatists blamed for the killing of scores of Hindi-speaking people, officials said.
- Somalia: UN envoy talks to African Union on force to back transitional government UN News Centre 19 Jan 2007 -- The top United Nations envoy for Somalia went to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, today for a meeting of the African Union (AU) that is expected to discuss plans for the speedy deployment of a protection force and training mission to back the transitional Government there after it ousted Islamist groups with Ethiopian help.
- Israel Releases $100M in Frozen Tax Funds to Palestinians VOA 19 Jan 2007 -- Israel is easing an economic boycott on the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority, releasing funds for the first time in 10 months.
- Uganda's Ruling Party Approves Peacekeepers for Somalia VOA 19 Jan 2007 -- An official with Uganda's ruling party Friday said the party has approved a plan to send a contingent of Uganda peacekeeping troops into Somalia, saying that he is confident Ugandan parliament will approve the plan
- DRC: No decision yet on amnesty for dissident general, official says IRIN 19 Jan 2007 -- Discussions are still continuing on whether to grant amnesty to the dissident general, Laurent Nkunda, who led an anti-government rebellion in North Kivu, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Deputy Defence Minister for Army Integration, Bernard Mena Mboyo, said on Friday.
- Violence Rises in Thailand's South VOA 19 Jan 2007 -- Insurgent attacks are escalating in the south of Thailand, despite efforts by the military-installed government to end the violence
- Civilians in Sri Lanka Flee Fighting between Military and Rebels VOA 19 Jan 2007 -- Sri Lanka's military says it has captured the eastern town of Vakarai from Tamil Tiger rebels.
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