24 January 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 24 Jan 2007 [PDF]
- MNF-W personnel attacked in separate events
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- Dod Identifies Marine Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Combined Operation Nets Insurgents, Weapons in Baghdad AFPS 24 Jan 2007 -- Several insurgents were captured and a weapons cache was found during a combined security operation that was kicked off today in the Haifa Street area of Baghdad, officials said.
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Jan. 24 AFPN 24 Jan 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Jan. 24.
- Coalition Efforts Help Iraqi Navy Succeed at Oil Terminal Protection Navy NewsStand 24 Jan 2007 -- Three senior ranking Iraqi navy officers stationed at the Umm Qasr Naval Base in Iraq concluded a five-day transition leadership workshop Jan. 8 led by Commander, Task Group (CTG) 158.1 in support of maritime security operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf.
- US, Iraqi Forces Battle Insurgents in Baghdad VOA 24 Jan 2007 -- Gunfire and explosions could be heard for hours in Baghdad as coalition and Iraqi forces fought gunmen in the central part of the city
- US, Iraqi Forces Battle Insurgents in Baghdad VOA 24 Jan 2007 -- U.S. and Iraqi troops clashed with gunmen Wednesday in Baghdad's Haifa Street, a known stronghold of Sunni Arab insurgents.
- Analysis: Pakistan's Lack of Border Control cfr.org 24 Jan 2007 -- The frontier between Pakistan and Afghanistan serves as the flash point for tensions between the two countries as Kabul grows increasingly critical of Islamabad's seeming inability to control cross-border raids by Islamic militants
- Afghanistan: Kabul Sharing Intelligence With Pakistan, NATO RFE/RL 24 Jan 2007 -- The NATO-led force International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Afghanistan, and Pakistan have set up a joint intelligence-sharing center at ISAF headquarters in Kabul.
- Military Official Reports Second US Air Strike in Somalia VOA 24 Jan 2007 -- A U.S. military official has confirmed to VOA that U.S. military forces made a second air strike on al-Qaida targets in Somalia this week
- U.S. Working With Countries in Horn of Africa to Go After al Qaeda AFPS 24 Jan 2007 -- The United States will track down al Qaeda operatives wherever they try to find safe haven, including in the Horn of Africa, a senior Defense Department official said today.
Defense Policy / Programs
- President Bush Delivers Annual State of the Union Address VOA 24 Jan 2007 -- President Bush has begun his State of the Union address at the House of Representatives after being introduced by the first-ever female Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.
- Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group to Surge Deploy Navy NewsStand 24 Jan 2007 -- USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Carrier Strike Group (CSG), with more than 5,000 sailors, will surge deploy Jan. 27, while USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) undergoes scheduled maintenance in Yokosuka, Japan.
- USS Bainbridge Makes Tampa Port Call for Navy Week Events Navy NewsStand 24 Jan 2007 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) arrived at cruise terminal three Jan. 22, to participate in a week of festivities and community service projects during Tampa Navy Week.
- DoD, VA Announce Plans for Joint Inpatient Record System AFPS 24 Jan 2007 -- The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have announced plans for a common inpatient electronic health-record system.
- More Texas National Guard Called Up to Protect U.S.-Mexico Border AFPS 24 Jan 2007 -- More than 600 Texas National Guardsmen were activated by the state's governor Jan. 22 to support a surge operation targeting crime and international drug and human trafficking along the state's 1,200-mile border with Mexico.
- 20 years of lethality: Ellsworth celebrates B-1's history AFPN 24 Jan 2007 -- The 28th Bomb Wing received its first B-1B Lancer on Jan. 21, 1987.
- New technology expands Air Force's combat capability AFPN 24 Jan 2007 -- The 820th Security Forces Group was recently selected as the first Air Force unit to purchase and deploy the Ground Situational Awareness Toolkit.
- ESG 5 Comes Together for Integrated Exercise Navy NewsStand 24 Jan 2007 -- USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) brought its Navy and Marine Corps team back together Jan. 22 to participate in a pre-deployment integrated training exercise, one of the final preparations for the ship's upcoming deployment.
- HMS Campbeltown Visits Safaga, Egypt Navy NewsStand 24 Jan 2007 -- Royal Navy Frigate HMS Campbeltown, operating as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, visited Safaga, Egypt, Jan. 17-19.
- US Opening Anti-Missile Talks With Poland, Czech Republic VOA 24 Jan 2007 -- The United States is opening formal negotiations with Poland and the Czech Republic about basing elements of a U.S. anti-ballistic missile system in those countries
- India to jointly develop and produce fighter aircraft with Russia IRNA 24 Jan 2007 -- Decks were today cleared for India to jointly develop and produce the fifth generation fighter aircraft with Russia, with New Delhi making the "final choice" on the matter and Moscow saying the work on signing contracts on the deal could begin soon.
- Russia, India agree to develop fifth-generation fighter RIA Novosti 24 Jan 2007 -- Russia and India have agreed to jointly develop a fifth-generation fighter aircraft, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported Wednesday.
- Russia to help India test supersonic cruise missile RIA Novosti 24 Jan 2007 -- The Sukhoi Design Bureau will assist India in testing an air-to-ground version of the Brahmos cruise missile, a RIA Novosti correspondent said Wednesday.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 24 Jan 2007
- Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 24 Jan 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for January 24, 2007
- Pratt & Whitney's F135 Engine Achieves 7,000 SDD Ground Test Hours Pratt & Whitney 24 Jan 2007 -- Pratt & Whitney's F135 engine exceeded 7,000 system design and development (SDD) ground test hours this week.
- Boeing KC-767 Tanker Completes First Contact With Receiver Boeing 24 Jan 2007 -- A Boeing [NYSE: BA] KC-767 Tanker yesterday logged another major milestone when its aircrew used the fifth generation, fly-by-wire boom (a telescoping tube used to deliver fuel to military aircraft) to make a series of "dry contacts" with a B-52 bomber assigned to the Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
- Boeing to Compete for $1.5 Billion A-10 Wing Contract Boeing 24 Jan 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will compete for a U.S. Air Force contract valued at up to $1.5 billion over two five-year periods for the manufacture of approximately 200 wing sets for the A-10 fleet.
- Raytheon Targeting Pod Achieves 100,000 Flight Hours on F/A-18 Raytheon 24 Jan 2007 -- The U.S. Navy has confirmed that Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) advanced targeting pod achieved 100,000 operational flight hours on F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft.
- Republic of Korea orders 57 F404 Engine Kits for T-50 Trainers GE Aviation 24 Jan 2007 -- The Government of South Korea has signed a contract with Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for approximately 50 additional F404-102-powered T-50 and TA-50 Golden Eagle advanced jet trainers bringing, the total number of T-50s ordered by South Korea to more than 70.
- GE Launches New Engine Program for U.S. Marine Corps Heavy-lift Helicopter GE Aviation 24 Jan 2007 -- Sikorsky Aircraft, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, has selected GE Aviation's GE38-1B turboshaft engine to power the U.S. Marine Corps' CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 24 Jan 2007
- Rice Announces $770 Million U.S. Pledge for Lebanon Washington File 24 Jan 2007 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the United States will pledge nearly $770 million in direct U.S. assistance to Lebanon ahead of the January 25 donors' conference in Paris. Rice made that statement to reporters traveling with her on January 24, the State Department confirmed to USINFO.
- Secretary-General voices deep concern at aerial bombing raids in DarfurUN News Centre 24 Jan 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told the Sudanese Government he is deeply concerned about its recent wave of aerial bombardments inside Darfur and that he expects a swift inquiry into last Friday's incident in which 20 people, including five United Nations staff, taking part in a social gathering in the war-torn region were arrested and assaulted.
- Ban Ki-moon proposes extension to UN Ethiopian-Eritrean peacekeeping missionUN News Centre 24 Jan 2007 -- The United Nations mission monitoring the ceasefire that ended the border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 2000 should be extended for another six months as the stalemate in the peace process shows no sign of ending, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his latest report on the mission's operations.
- Russia to veto UN Kosovo resolution if PACE backs independence RIA Novosti 24 Jan 2007 -- Russia will veto a United Nations resolution on Kosovo if Europe's human rights watchdog supports a draft proposal granting independence to the historically Serbian province, a senior Russian lawmaker said Wednesday.
- Chad Rebels Face Attacks, Warn of Wider War VOA 24 Jan 2007 -- Rebels in Chad say their positions near the border with Sudan are being bombarded, and the attacks could derail talks aimed at ending the low-level conflict which threatens to engulf Central Africa in a wider war
- UN Sends Third Mission in Two Weeks to Mogadishu VOA 24 Jan 2007 -- Following the recent floods and fighting in Somalia, humanitarian agencies are trying to get their operations back up to speed.
- SUDAN: Thousands flee Darfur attacks IRIN 24 Jan 2007 -- Recent attacks on villages in the Sudanese state of West Darfur have forced up to 5,000 people to flee their homes and seek refuge in two camps around El Geneina, a nongovernmental organisation working in the volatile area said.
- RWANDA-SOMALIA: President seeks Kigali's help to foster reconciliation IRIN 24 Jan 2007 -- Somalia's President Abdullahi Yusuf is on a visit to Rwanda to learn from that country's experience in national reconciliation and reconstruction and to discuss Rwanda's possible intervention to stop the cycle of violence in the Horn of Africa country, which has been in a state of civil war since 1991.
- GUINEA-GUINEA-BISSAU: Bissau army denies sending troops to Conakry IRIN 24 Jan 2007 -- The Guinea-Bissau army has denied reports that it sent troops to neighbouring Guinea to support the government there as it faces unprecedented strikes and protests.
- SOMALIA: Risk of worse crisis in the south - early warning agency IRIN 24 Jan 2007 -- The serious humanitarian crisis in Somalia's Lower Juba region could escalate unless immediate steps are taken to mitigate the effects of multiple shocks on the pastoralists and agro-pastoralists living there, an early warning agency warned.
- China Defends Africa Policy, Weapons Sales to Sudan VOA 24 Jan 2007 -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry official has defended Beijing's Africa policy and weapons sales to Sudan ahead of the Chinese president's eight-country visit to Africa
- Israel's President Asks to Temporarily Step Aside VOA 24 Jan 2007 -- Israeli President Moshe Katsav, who is facing indictment on rape and other charges, says he will ask Israel's parliament to allow him to temporarily step down from his ceremonial post, and will immediately resign his position if formal charges of rape and abuse of power are brought against him
- Israeli President Faces Pressure to Resign VOA 24 Jan 2007 -- Israel's President Moshe Katsav is facing growing pressure to resign after the country's attorney general said he plans to indict him for alleged sex crimes.
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