09 February 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 09 Feb 2007 [PDF]
- Navy Casualties
- MNF-W personnel attacked
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- Press Briefing, Feb. 9, 2007 MNF-I 09 Feb 2007 -- MEDIA ROUNDTABLE WITH GENERAL GEORGE CASEY, COMMANDER, MULTINATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Lt. Gen. Lute and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Kimmitt from the Pentagon 09 Feb 2007 -- Presenter: Director of Operations, J-3, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East, Mark Kimmitt
- US Military Officials: New Strategy Making Progress in Baghdad VOA 09 Feb 2007 -- Top U.S. military officials say early progress is being made in the effort to quell violence in Baghdad, but they are warning the plan will take several months to unfold and that quick, dramatic results should not be expected
- Iraq: Pressure For Success Mounts Ahead Of Baghdad Offensive RFE/RL 09 Feb 2007 -- The U.S. military announced the official opening on February 5 of the joint Iraqi-U.S. Baghdad operations command center in preparation for the massive security operation to take control of Baghdad.
- Feb. 9 airpower: F-16 strike takes out terrorists AFPN 09 Feb 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Feb. 9.
- Nine Terrorists Killed in Iraq, 12 Detained; Weapons Cache Found AFPS 09 Feb 2007 -- Coalition forces killed nine terrorists, detained 12 others, and discovered a large weapons cache in operations around Iraq over the past three days.
- Mechanical Failure Suspected in Most Recent Iraq Chopper Crash AFPS 09 Feb 2007 -- A Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter that went down in Iraq's Anbar province Feb. 7 most likely experienced a mechanical failure, the director of operations for the Joint Staff told Pentagon reporters today.
- Investigators Studying Latest Army Helo Cases to Prevent Future Incidents AFPS 09 Feb 2007 -- As the Army investigates the recent spate of helicopter crashes in Iraq, it's working to get lessons being learned from them back to air crews in the field as quickly as possible.
- 82nd Airborne Sets Up Shop in Adhamiyah Army News 09 Feb 2007 -- The 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team established a combat outpost in the heart of Baghdad this week in an effort to reduce sectarian violence in the Iraqi capital and assist the Iraqi security forces to take control of the city.
- US Air Strike Mistakenly Hits Kurdish Police in Iraq VOA 09 Feb 2007 -- The U.S. military says an American airstrike mistakenly hit a Kurdish police position in northern Iraq, killing five policemen in the city of Mosul.
- General Emphasizes Commitment to Success in Afghanistan AFPS 09 Feb 2007 -- The new commander and top enlisted soldier of Combined Joint Task Force 76 emphasized their commitment to success In Afghanistan at a news conference here yesterday.
- Bagram PRT Opens New Bridge, Road AFPS 09 Feb 2007 -- When local contractor Asil Khan first thought of building a bridge over the Gogamanda River, he was knee-deep in it, evading the Soviet army on a trip to Pakistan to procure weapons for the Mujahadeen.
- Russia willing to help NATO stabilize Afghanistan situation RIA Novosti 09 Feb 2007 -- Russia is interested in helping NATO forces stabilize the situation in Afghanistan, the defense minister said after an informal Russia-NATO Council meeting.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: Nato Press Conference with Secretary Gates at Seville, Spain 09 Feb 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
- Transcript: Press Availability with Secretary Gates at Informal Meeting of NATO Defense Ministers, Seville, Spain 09 Feb 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
- Transcript: Press Availability with Secretary Gates and Minister of Defense Jung 09 Feb 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
- Gates Talks Intel, Russian Relations, Kosovo at NATO Meetings AFPS 09 Feb 2007 -- As a second day of informal NATO meetings unfolded here today, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told reporters traveling with him that his former career with the Central Intelligence Agency was attracting other former intelligence officers.
- Analysis: The New 'African Command' cfr.org 09 Feb 2007 -- For years, a debate has raged within the U.S. military about the need to reorganize its "Unified Combatant Command" system, the uniquely American prism through which the Defense Department views-and subdivides-the planet
- US Military Leaders Give Details of New Africa Command VOA 09 Feb 2007 -- The U.S. military released more details Friday about its plans for a new Africa Command center or AFRICOM
- C-130 accident investigation board complete AFPN 09 Feb 2007 -- Air Mobility Command officials released Feb. 9 the results of their investigation into the July 17 accident involving a C-130 Hercules deployed from the 43rd Airlift Wing at Pope AFB, N.C., during a night landing at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.
- Units focus on bringing better capabilities to warfighters AFPN 09 Feb 2007 -- Senior leaders from Air Mobility Command, the Electronic System Center, and the Air Force Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center gathered for the 11th Exchange Day among the three organizations Feb. 7 here.
- Supplemental Funds Critical to Army Readiness, Officials Say AFPS 09 Feb 2007 -- The Army is the best equipped, trained and led force it's ever been, but it needs continued funding to ensure it's ready to face future conflicts, the Army's top two leaders said in congressional testimony today.
- Truman Takes on Ammo Navy NewsStand 09 Feb 2007 -- Weapons and Deck Departments aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducted a major weapons onload evolution Feb. 7 - 10.
- MCPON Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee Navy NewsStand 09 Feb 2007 -- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) (SW/FMF) Joe R. Campa Jr. testified before Congress on Feb. 9 in his first appearance before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction.
- Afghanistan-Bound Seabees Practice Runway Repair Navy NewsStand 09 Feb 2007 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 attended a three-day rapid runway repair (RRR) training course Jan. 23-25 in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
- Navy Cargo Handlers Support Operation Deep Freeze Navy NewsStand 09 Feb 2007 -- Seventy Sailors are in Antarctica conducting cargo handling operations in support of "Operation Deep Freeze," the annual resupply mission for the National Science Foundation from Feb. 4-12.
- Ford's Boarding Team Excited After Mission Training Navy NewsStand 09 Feb 2007 -- While in port, USS Ford's (FFG 54) Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) Team practiced scenario drills Feb. 6 for an upcoming certification.
- USS McInerney Makes Biggest Seizure of Deployment Navy NewsStand 09 Feb 2007 -- USS McInerney (FFG 8) added to its string of successes on her counter-narco terrorism (CNT) deployment by supporting the seizure of 2.3 metric tons of cocaine in mid-January from a fishing vessel off the coast of Costa Rica.
- Sailors Graduate French Commando's Course Navy NewsStand 09 Feb 2007 -- Sailors, Soldiers and Marines from the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) graduated from a grueling five-day French Commando's course Feb. 3 at the Commando Training Center in Arta, Djibouti.
- Deterrence keeps secluded Minuteman crew focused AFPN 09 Feb 2007
- Backgrounder: The French Military in Africa cfr.org 09 Feb 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 09 Feb 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for February 09, 2007
- Northrop Grumman Successfully Develops New GPS Range Tracking System for Minuteman III ICBM Northrop Grumman 09 Feb 2007 -- A newly certified Global Positioning System (GPS) range tracking system, developed for the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), was successfully flown at Vandenberg Air Force Base for the first time this week as one of the two independent tracking systems required for range safety.
- Raytheon Completes Delivery of Early Missile-Warning Sensors for U.S. Space Tracking & Surveillance System Program Raytheon 09 Feb 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) successfully delivered the second of two advanced infrared sensor payloads to Northrop Grumman Space Technology for the missile-warning Space Tracking & Surveillance System Block 6 program.
- Raytheon Successfully Demonstrates Satellite Communications Alternative Raytheon 09 Feb 2007 -- During an exercise with the I Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) successfully demonstrated that a traditional, transportable satellite communications terminal could be field configured to communicate without acquiring a satellite connection.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 09 Feb 2007
- Quartet hopes calm will prevail with Palestinian national unity government - UN UN News Centre 09 Feb 2007 -- Reacting to the agreement to form a Palestinian national unity Government, the diplomatic Quartet - made up of the United Nations, Russian Federation, United States and European Union - today voiced hope that it would serve to foster calm in the region.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR CÔTE D’IVOIRE United Nations 09 Feb 2007 >
- Somalia: UN envoy calls for increased dialogue among warring parties UN News Centre 09 Feb 2007 -- The top United Nations envoy for Somalia met today with key officials to discuss how to promote enduring peace and development in the war-ravaged country, which has not had a functioning government since the toppling of Muhammad Siad Barre's regime in 1991.
- United States Welcomes Saudi Effort To Resolve Palestinian Feuds Washington File 09 Feb 2007 -- The United States welcomed the efforts of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah to bridge the divide between rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas during two days of negotiations in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, but U.S. officials declined to comment on the February 8 announcement that the two sides have reached agreement on the formation of a national unity government.
- Mideast Quartet Reiterates Terms for Hamas Role in Peacemaking VOA 09 Feb 2007 -- The international Quartet on the Middle East said Friday the pending new Palestinian unity government must renounce violence and recognize Israel if it wants to be part of regional peace efforts
- Fresh rebel demands on talks unacceptable - Museveni IRIN 09 Feb 2007 -- Talks between the Ugandan government and the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), taking place in the southern Sudanese capital of Juba, have hit a snag.
- NIGER: Touareg attack army in the north IRIN 09 Feb 2007 -- Three Nigerien soldiers were killed and two kidnapped by Touareg fighters who attacked an army base near Iferouane, some 1,000km north of the capital Niamey, on Thursday.
- UGANDA: Govt calls for pressure on rebels to resume peace talks IRIN 09 Feb 2007 -- Ugandan authorities on Friday urged the international community to pressure the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) to rejoin peace talks with the government.
- UN Mission Goes to Darfur to Assess Situation VOA 09 Feb 2007 -- A U.N. human rights mission led by American anti-landmine campaigner and Nobel Laureate, Jody Williams, leaves on Saturday to assess the situation in Sudan's conflict-ridden province of Darfur
- Muslim Worshippers, Israeli Police Clash at Jerusalem Mosque Compound VOA 09 Feb 2007 -- There were violent clashes Friday at Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock between Israeli security forces and Muslim worshippers angered over a controversial Israeli archeological dig at the base of the complex
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY FORMER PRESIDENT OF LEBANON United Nations 09 Feb 2007
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY UN SYSTEM COORDINATOR FOR AVIAN AND HUMAN INFLUENZA United Nations 09 Feb 2007
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