02 February 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 02 Feb 2007 [PDF]
- MND-N SOLDIER INVOLVED IN VEHICLE ACCIDENT
- MNC-I SOLDIERS IN VEHICLE ACCIDENT
- MNF-W PERSONNEL ATTACKED
- MNF-W PERSONNEL ATTACKED
- U.S. Helicopter down northwest of Baghdad
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Col. Owens from Iraq 02 Feb 2007 -- Presenter: Commander, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Col. Bryan Owens
- US Military in Iraq Says Coalition Forces Killed 18 Insurgents in Ramadi VOA 02 Feb 2007 -- The U.S. military said Friday that coalition forces in Iraq killed 18 insurgents in the western city of Ramadi
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Feb. 2 AFPN 02 Feb 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Feb. 2.
- Army Unit Prepares to Snag Insurgents Fleeing Baghdad AFPS 02 Feb 2007 -- American and Iraqi forces posted north of Baghdad are preparing checkpoints to net any insurgents who flee Iraq's capital city to avoid an expected anti-terrorist dragnet there, a senior U.S. military officer told Pentagon reporters today.
- New Handbook Helps Soldiers Survive First 100 Days in Iraq Army News 02 Feb 2007 -- A new handbook on how Soldiers can survive their first 100 days in Iraq is now available
- Air Strike Targets al Qaeda Leaders; Insurgents Captured AFPS 02 Feb 2007 -- A coalition air strike targeted al Qaeda leaders today in Iraq, and Iraqi and coalition forces detained 45 terrorists and foiled attacks throughout Iraq this week, military officials reported.
- US Military: 18 Insurgents Killed in Ramadi VOA 02 Feb 2007 -- The U.S. military in Iraq says coalition forces have killed 18 insurgents during fierce fighting in the western city of Ramadi.
- Movement Control Battalion Trains for Afghanistan Mission AFPS 02 Feb 2007 -- Soldiers of the 450th Movement Control Battalion are training here to ensure that they will be able to accomplish their mission when they deploy to Afghanistan in a few months.
- UK to send more troops to Afghanistan IRNA 02 Feb 2007 -- Britain is to increase its military presence in southern Afghanistan by about 800 troops to 5,800, Defense Secretary Des Browne announced Thursday.
- Pakistan Admits Security Forces Allowed Taleban Raids VOA 02 Feb 2007 -- Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has acknowledged that some members of his security forces have turned a "blind eye" to Taleban raids into neighboring Afghanistan
- 82nd Airborne Accepts Responsibility for Afghanistan Task Force AFPS 02 Feb 2007 -- The 82nd Airborne Division accepted responsibility for Combined Joint Task Force 76 from the 10th Mountain Division in a transfer-of-authority ceremony here today.
- Afghanistan: Amnesty Bill Could Threaten Faith In Democracy RFE/RL 02 Feb 2007 -- The lower chamber of Afghanistan's parliament passed a bill on January 31 that would grant immunity to all Afghans involved in war crimes during the last quarter century.
- Afghanistan: Foreign Minister Discusses Relations With Iran, Pakistan RFE/RL 02 Feb 2007 -- Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar Spanta has dismissed recent reports suggesting that Iran is interfering in Afghan affairs.
- Afghanistan: Country Needs Forward-Looking Mass Media Law RFE/RL 02 Feb 2007 -- The prospects for advancement and freedom in Afghanistan's media sector are perhaps closer now than at any other time in the country's history.
- Afghanistan: UN voices concern at possible impunity for human rights abusers UN News Centre 02 Feb 2007 -- The top United Nations human rights official voiced concern today that the national stability plan passed by Afghanistan's lower house of Parliament this week could lead to past serious human rights violations going unpunished, undermining efforts to secure long-term peace in the war-torn country.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Secretary Gates and Gen. Pace from Pentagon 02 Feb 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace
- Gates, Pace: No Plans for War, But U.S. Won't Tolerate Iran's Interference AFPS 02 Feb 2007 -- The United States has no plans to go to war with Iran, but it won't tolerate Iranian activities that are endangering U.S. troops in Iraq, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told reporters today during a Pentagon news conference.
- Army Demos Future Combat Systems (FCS) in Live-Fire Soldier Exercise Army News Release 02 Feb 2007 -- The Army this week successfully completed the first Live-Fire Soldier exercise, Experiment 1.1, involving Future Combat Systems (FCS) technologies and equipment
- Soldiers Testing FCS Technology Give Thumbs Up Army News 02 Feb 2007 -- The Army completed the first live-fire exercise, Experiment 1.1, involving Future Combat Systems technologies and equipment at the Oro Grande Range at Fort Bliss, Texas, yesterday.
- Spangdahlem Airmen deploy to Portugal for training AFPN 02 Feb 2007 -- Airmen of the 81st Fighter Squadron left Germany and flew to Portugal to conduct training Jan. 5 through 31.
- China Relationship Key to U.S. Strategy, Official Says AFPS 02 Feb 2007 -- A strong U.S.-China relationship is important in promoting peace and stability in Asia, and the United States is working to shape China's choices positively, a top Defense Department official said here yesterday.
- Gates Recommends PACOM, NORTHCOM Successors; DoD Official Resigns AFPS 02 Feb 2007 -- Defense officials today announced nominations for the top posts at two major commands and the resignation of the deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee affairs.
- More Marines Will Mean Less Stress, Increased Readiness AFPS 02 Feb 2007 -- More Marines in the ranks will mean a less stressed Corps, which translates to a higher state of readiness, officials said today at the Pentagon.
- Bataan Enjoys Port Visits, Continues Deployment Navy NewsStand 02 Feb 2007 -- USS Bataan (LHD 5) and elements of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) wrapped up successful port visits to Palermo, Sicily, and Marmaris, Turkey, on Jan. 26.
- Essex ARG Arrives in Okinawa Blue-Green Workups Navy NewsStand 02 Feb 2007 -- Ships and units of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ESXARG) arrived in Okinawa Jan. 29 through Feb. 1 to begin the onload of Marines and their equipment as the precursor to scheduled workups and subsequent spring patrol.
- U.S. sensitive to Russian concerns on missile defense - diplomat RIA Novosti 02 Feb 2007 -- The United States will take into account Russia's concerns regarding its plans to deploy elements of an anti-missile defense system in Europe, a high-ranking U.S. diplomat said Friday on condition of anonymity.
- US Gives Eight Attack Helicopters to Pakistan VOA 02 Feb 2007 -- The United States has given Pakistan eight attack helicopters, bolstering the key U.S. ally's ability to combat Taleban and al-Qaida militants.
- Press Briefing by Stephen Hadley The White House 02 Feb 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for February 02, 2007
- Boeing and Canada Sign Deal for Four C-17s Boeing 02 Feb 2007 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the Canadian government have signed an agreement for the purchase of four C-17 Globemaster IIIs for Canada's Department of National Defence to provide new strategic airlift mobility capabilities for the Canadian Forces.
- Future Combat Systems Successfully Completes Experiment and Soldier-testing of Key Technologies Boeing 02 Feb 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) [NYSE: SAI], functioning as the Lead Systems Integrator for the U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) program, have successfully completed an eight-month experiment that is a cornerstone of soldier evaluation activities and an important step toward the early infusion of key FCS capabilities to the current force.
- L-3 Communications Integrated Systems Announces C-27J JCA Final Proposal Submittal L3 Communications 02 Feb 2007 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its L-3 Communications Integrated Systems (L-3 IS) subsidiary delivered the final proposal for the Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) program on behalf of the C-27J JCA Team to the joint program office on January 31, 2007.
- EADS delivers core electronics for next-generation air defence radar EADS 02 Feb 2007 -- EADS Defence & Security Systems will provide the tri-national Medium Extended Air Defence System (MEADS) with advanced electronics components which make the system's fire control radar the most powerful radar worldwide.
- Team JCA Delivers Final Proposal for Joint Cargo Aircraft Program Raytheon 02 Feb 2007 -- The Team JCA partnership led by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and EADS CASA North America submitted its final proposal revision (FPR) to the U.S. Army and Air Force for the Joint Cargo Aircraft program Jan. 30, one day before the deadline.
- Northrop Grumman On Track to Test Fire Kinetic Energy Interceptor Booster in 2008 Lockheed Martin 02 Feb 2007 -- The Kinetic Energy Interceptor program, under development by prime contractor Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), is on schedule to meet the Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) objective of a 2008 booster flight, the company said today.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 02 Feb 2007
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT United Nations 02 Feb 2007
- Africa again looms large on Security Council agenda for February, President says UN News Centre 02 Feb 2007 -- Africa, particularly the crises in Somalia and Sudan's strife-torn region of Darfur, will again dominate the Security Council's work programme for February, although other world hotspots will also be addressed, along with thematic debates on the issue of security sector reform and weapons of mass destruction, the President of the 15-member body said today.
- Kosovo to have right to govern itself, join international bodies under UN plan UN News Centre 02 Feb 2007 -- The Albanian-majority Serbian province of Kosovo will have the right to govern itself and conclude international agreements, including membership in international bodies, with an international civilian and military presence supervising the new arrangements and helping to ensure peace and stability, under United Nations plans released today.
- Serbia Rejects UN Kosovo Plan, West Urges Flexibility RFE/RL 02 Feb 2007 -- Serbian leaders have rejected a UN proposal on the status of Kosovo.
- United States Welcomes U.N. Envoy's Proposal for Kosovo Washington File 02 Feb 2007 -- The proposal by U.N. Special Envoy Martti Ahtisaari recommending that Kosovo govern itself democratically and be allowed to make international agreements is "fair and balanced," according to the Bush administration.
- Rice Says Mideast Peace Process Can Defuse Palestinian Violence Washington File 02 Feb 2007 -- Movement toward resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could help defuse some of the daily turmoil besetting the Palestinian Territories, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says.
- Palestinian Factional Fighting in Gaza Escalates, At Least 15 Killed VOA 02 Feb 2007 -- Escalating violence between rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah has killed at least 15 people in the Gaza Strip Friday.
- Mideast Quartet Partners Spar over Engaging Syria VOA 02 Feb 2007 -- The international diplomatic "Quartet" on the Middle East Friday endorsed an upcoming three-way U.S., Palestinian and Israeli meeting aimed at reopening discussion of final-status issues of the peace process
- DR Congo: UN sends team to western region following new violence UN News Centre 02 Feb 2007 -- The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is immediately sending a multi-disciplinary team to the western area of the vast country where a new outbreak of violence has caused heavy loss of life and numerous injuries.
- DRC: Mission to evaluate displaced in Minembwe IRIN 02 Feb 2007 -- The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) has dispatched aid workers to evaluate the condition and needs of 4,000 displaced people in the eastern plateau town of Minembwe.
- Lebanon: new commander of UN peacekeepers takes over UN News Centre 02 Feb 2007 -- Italian Major General Claudio Graziano today took over command of the enhanced 12,000-member-strong United Nations peacekeeping mission in Lebanon overseeing the cessation of hostilities agreement that ended last summer's 34-day war between Israel and Hizbollah.
- SOMALIA: Government calls for assistance to rehabilitate child soldiers IRIN 02 Feb 2007 -- About 70,000 children have been conscripted into Somalia's fighting factions, exposing them to attacks and separating them from their families, a Somali government official said on Friday in Nairobi.
- Ethiopia Says Attack by Eritreans Foiled VOA 02 Feb 2007 -- Ethiopia's government claims it has prevented a bombing attack in the capital, Addis Ababa, orchestrated by the Eritrean government just before a heads of state summit kicked off on Monday, which was attended by more than 35 African heads of state and new U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
- Darfur Issue Looms Over China Leader's Visit to Sudan VOA 02 Feb 2007 -- Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Khartoum on Friday, as part of an eight-nation tour aimed at strengthening China's ties with its African economic partners
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