05 February 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 05 Feb 2007 [PDF]
- Task Force Lightning Soldiers attacked
- 13th SC (E) Soldier attacked
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- CENTAF releases airpower summary for Feb. 5 AFPN 05 Feb 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Feb. 5.
- Four Insurgents Killed, 26 Detained in Iraq AFPS 05 Feb 2007 -- Coalition forces killed four insurgents and detained 26 others during operations across Iraq in the past two days, military officials said.
- U.S., Iraqi Forces Preparing For Baghdad Operation RFE/RL 05 Feb 2007 -- A command center in Baghdad began operations today to oversee the efforts of U.S. and Iraqi forces preparing for a new joint operation aimed at restoring security in the capital.
- Bombings, Shootings Kill 27 in Iraq VOA 05 Feb 2007 -- Iraqi officials say bombings and shootings have killed at least 27 people and wounded more than 60 across Iraq, with most of the casualties in Baghdad.
- AFGHANISTAN: Thousands of IDPs need urgent assistance - local officials IRIN 05 Feb 2007 -- Some 8,000 people have fled their homes in the Musa Qala district in the southern Helmand province in the last three days and many need urgent assistance, local officials reported on Monday.
- Reconstruction Moves Ahead in Afghanistan AFPS 05 Feb 2007 -- Coalition forces conducted progress assessments in Nuristan province, and government leaders in Logar province discussed spending for future projects Feb. 3 in Afghanistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Secretary Gates and Under Secretary Jonas from the Pentagon 05 Feb 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Under Secretary of Defense Comtroller Tina Jonas and Director, Force Structure, Resources and Assessment for the Joint Staff, Vice Adm. Steve Stanley
- President Requests $235.1 Billion for War on Terror AFPS 05 Feb 2007 -- In the fiscal 2008 defense budget request, submitted to Congress today, President Bush is requesting $235.1 billion to fight the global war on terror through 2008.
- Fiscal 2008 Department of Defense Budget Released 05 Feb 2007 -- President George W. Bush today sent to Congress his defense budget for fiscal 2008.
- Army Announces Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009 Budgets Army News Release 05 Feb 2007 -- The U.S. Army announced Feb. 5 the details of its budget for Fiscal Years 2008 and 2009, which covers from Oct. 1, 2007, through Sept. 30, 2009.
- Air Force FY 2008 budget includes pay raise, new facilities AFPN 05 Feb 2007 -- In the president's fiscal 2008 budget, released Feb. 5, Air Force leaders are asking Congress for about $110.7 billion dollars.
- Defense Is More Than 20 Percent of Bush's 2008 Budget VOA 05 Feb 2007 -- More than 20 percent of next year's budget that President Bush presented to the Congress Monday is defense spending, some $623 billion
- Warfighter Support Tops Modernization Spending in Budget Request AFPS 05 Feb 2007 -- President Bush's fiscal 2008 budget request seeks to pump more money into the development of future capabilities that will support America's warfighters.
- Officials Explain President's Defense Budget Request AFPS 05 Feb 2007 -- The defense budget requests President Bush submitted to Congress today will "make the necessary strategic investments to modernize and recapitalize key capabilities in the armed forces," Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said at a Pentagon news conference.
- Pay Raise, Plus-up, War on Terror Highlight Budget Requests AFPS 05 Feb 2007 -- A 3-percent pay raise for servicemembers, an increase in ground forces and continued funding of the global war on terrorism are on the table now that President Bush has delivered his fiscal 2008 defense budget request and 2007 emergency supplemental request to Congress today.
- Army to Transfer M1A1 Tanks to Marine Corps Army News 05 Feb 2007 -- The Army will transfer 80 M1A1 Abrams tanks over the next eight months to the Marine Corps to help them replace earlier models which the Army has already upgraded.
- 3rd COSCOM to Move to Knox Army News 05 Feb 2007 -- The Army continues moving units in Europe to the United States as part of the ongoing plan to give the nation's fighting force more flexibility to meet future threats.
- Truman Receives Flight Deck Certifications Navy NewsStand 05 Feb 2007 -- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) certified the flight deck to launch and receive aircraft during an underway period Jan. 12-22 in preparation for an upcoming deployment.
- Tortuga Conducts Landing Quals During Blue-Green Workups Navy NewsStand 05 Feb 2007 -- USS Tortuga (LSD 46) completed the first day of inter-service flight operations Feb. 1 as part of its Blue-Green workups, the semiannual training set between the ship and the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
- Leaders Focus on Next Generation Navy NewsStand 05 Feb 2007 -- Navy and Marine Corps non-commissioned officers discussed the importance of developing and retaining 21st Century enlisted leaders at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) West 2007 conference at the San Diego Convention Center Feb 1.
- Analysis: Asian Military Drift cfr.org 05 Feb 2007 -- Four months after promising power would be "returned to the people," leaders of a military coup in Thailand remain in charge, with half the country under martial law.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 05 Feb 2007
- Press Briefing by OMB Director Rob Portman on the President's Fiscal Year 2008 Budget The White House 05 Feb 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for February 05, 2007
- Boeing to Refurbish and Test Unmanned Undersea Vehicle for U.S. Navy Boeing 05 Feb 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has signed an $11 million sole-source contract with U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command for the refurbishment of the AN/BLQ-11 Long-term Mine Reconnaissance System and further investigation of Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) capabilities and technologies via at-sea testing.
- US Aerospace Industry Hopes for Military Sales to India VOA 05 Feb 2007 -- India's defense minister says his country is prepared to collaborate with other nations to build combat aircraft, tactical missiles and other military equipment
- BAE SYSTEMS COMPLETES INITIAL TESTING ON ITS PRECISION GUIDANCE KIT SOLUTION BAE Systems 05 Feb 2007 -- BAE Systems has successfully fired 21 155 mm projectiles equipped with the company's Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) test modules at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, as part of the U.S. Army's PGK Technical Development program.
- BAE SYSTEMS AWARDED MINE RESISTANT AMBUSH PROTECTED VEHICLE CONTRACT BY U.S. MARINE CORPS BAE Systems 05 Feb 2007 -- BAE Systems was awarded an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract Jan. 26 and a first delivery order for two 4x4 and two 6x6 vehicles from the company's RG33 family of vehicles for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) program for testing, with possible delivery orders for up to a total of 4,100 systems.
- General Services Administration Awards Northrop Grumman $92 Million Contract for Los Angeles Air Force Base Northrop Grumman 05 Feb 2007 -- The General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract, valued at $92 million over 48 months, to provide information technology services to support a single, secure communications network for the Los Angeles Air Force Base
- NEW MISSILE WARNING SATELLITE BUILT BY LOCKHEED MARTIN COMPLETES KEY ENVIRONMENTAL TEST PHASE Lockheed Martin 05 Feb 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today that the first Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous orbit (GEO) spacecraft bus has successfully completed engineering thermal vacuum testing at its facilities in Sunnyvale, Calif. SBIRS will provide early warning of missile launches and support other missions simultaneously, including missile defense, technical intelligence and battlespace characterization.
- Northrop Grumman-Built Defense Support Program Flight 23 Moves Toward Launch With Integration of Satellite and Launch Vehicle Payload Adapter Northrop Grumman 05 Feb 2007 -- Launch processing of the 23rd and final Northrop Grumman Corporation-built (NYSE:NOC) Defense Support Program (DSP) satellite took a major step forward with the mating of the satellite and the launch vehicle payload adapter. DSP Flight 23 will be launched on April 1 by a Delta IV-Heavy from the United States Canaveral Air Force Station, Launch Complex 37.
- Thales signs agreement over the development of hull mounted sonars for the new FFX frigates Thales 05 Feb 2007 -- Thales Underwater Systems has been awarded a contract from STX Engine CO Ltd, Republic of Korea, for an industrial cooperation aiming at the full scale development of a new Hull Mounted Sonar (HMS) for the FFX frigate program to replace the Ulsan Class.
- Thales wins VTOL UAV system study Thales 05 Feb 2007 -- The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has selected Thales to conduct a further study for an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) system. The objective of this study programme is to define a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) UAV system to meet the tactical requirements of France's Land Force General Staff (EMAT) and Naval High Command (EMM).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 05 Feb 2007
- OPT: Israeli lock-down cripples Nablus economy IRIN 05 Feb 2007 -- Israeli moves to control movement in and out of the city of Nablus are thwarting humanitarian aid efforts and damaging the local economy, according to aid agencies and local residents.
- Ban Ki-moon calls on Israel, Palestinians to take mutual steps to revive peace process UN News Centre 05 Feb 2007 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Israel to lift all restrictions on moving goods and people in the occupied Palestinian territory and on Palestinians to take firm measures to cease rocket fire and other indiscriminate attacks against Israeli civilians as necessary steps to revive the peace process.
- Hamas Leader to Hold Reconciliation Talks With Abbas VOA 05 Feb 2007 -- Exiled Hamas political leader Khaled Mashaal is to meet Tuesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Saudi Arabia to try to reconcile differences and stop the factional fighting that has claimed more than 80 Palestinian lives since December
- New Palestinian Truce Takes Hold Ahead of Unity Talks VOA 05 Feb 2007 -- Another ceasefire between Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip took hold on Monday - before talks scheduled for Tuesday in Saudi Arabia between the leaders of the Hamas and Fatah factions
- Iran: Pakistani President Seeks Support To Curb Mideast Conflict RFE/RL 05 Feb 2007 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is in Iran today for talks with President Mahmud Ahmedinjad and other Iranian leaders on how to break the cycle of violence in the Middle East region.
- Much still to do to protect children from armed conflict, warns UNICEF chief UN News Centre 05 Feb 2007 -- More must be done to protect the 250,000 or so children caught up in conflict worldwide, the head of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today at the start of a conference in France aimed at stamping out the practice of child recruitment and other violations of children's rights in times of fighting.
- UN steps up police presence in troubled province of DR Congo following violence UN News Centre 05 Feb 2007 -- The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deployed an additional police unit in the troubled province of Bas-Congo, where more than 70 people were reportedly killed last week amid violent clashes following controversial local elections.
- U.S. envoy to discuss status of Kosovo in Moscow RIA Novosti 05 Feb 2007 -- Washington will continue contacts with Moscow over the status of Serbia's predominantly Albanian Kosovo province, a U.S. envoy said Monday following a meeting with Kosovo's president in the capital, Pristina.
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