11 February 2007 Military News
- Task Force Lightning Soldiers attacked
- Press Briefing, Feb. 11, 2007 MNF-I 11 Feb 2007 -- BRIEFERS: MAJOR GENERAL JAMES E. SIMMONS, USA, DEPUTY COMMANDING GENERAL FOR SUPPORT, MULTINATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ
- Feb. 11 airpower: F-16s provide close-air support AFPN 11 Feb 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Feb. 11
- US Says Iranian Bombs Have Killed at Least 170 Coalition Soldiers in Iraq VOA 11 Feb 2007 -- A senior U.S. defense official says Iranian-made bombs have killed at least 170 coalition troops in Iraq since 2004.
- Scattered Violence Across Iraq as Baghdad Ramps Up Security VOA 11 Feb 2007 -- As Baghdad residents prepare for new security measures they hope will reduce the capital's chaotic violence, attacks continued elsewhere in the country
- General: NATO Troops ‘Well Postured’ for Continued Success in Afghanistan AFPS 11 Feb 2007 -- Coalition forces are "well postured" to deal with Taliban remnants in southern Afghanistan and help spread good governance there, the former commander of Combined Forces Command Afghanistan said today on CNN's "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer."
- Afghanistan Strategic Challenge for NATO, Pentagon Chief Says Washington File 11 Feb 2007 -- Afghanistan represents a continuing military and political test for NATO, according to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, who has called up alliance members to meet their commitments to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operating there under a mandate from the United Nations.
Defense Policy / Programs
- U.S. Central Command air power official meets with Kenya Air Force AFPN 11 Feb 2007 -- On a recent return visit to Kenya, the commander of U.S. Central Command Air Forces continued a dialogue of cooperation and mutual operational goals with Kenya Air Force officials this week.
- Transcript: Secretary Gates remarks at the Munich Conference on Security Policy in Munich, Germany 11 Feb 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates
- Pace: Military, Other Agencies to Forge New Relationships in Africa AFPS 11 Feb 2007 -- Africa Command, which President Bush announced Feb. 6, may be a chance for the military and other U.S. agencies to forge new command and working relationships, the top U.S. general said.
- Gates Fields Broad-Ranging Questions From International Security Experts AFPS 11 Feb 2007 -- Consequences for failure in Iraq, European missile defenses and the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are all topics Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates touched on in a broad-ranging question-and-answer session following a speech here today.
- Ronald Reagan Strike Group Enters 7th Fleet Navy NewsStand 11 Feb 2007 -- The USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Carrier Strike Group (RRSG) entered the U.S. 7th Fleet's area of responsibility (AOR) Feb. 9, as part of a surge deployment to promote peace, cooperation and stability in the region.
- CFAS Trains for Improvised Explosives Navy NewsStand 11 Feb 2007 -- Fleet Activities Sasebo's (CFAS) Security Detachment and the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) teams trained at the main base post office Feb. 3 for the removal of an improvised explosive device as part of Exercise Keen Edge.
- Secretary Gates Recalls Cold War in Rejecting Putin Remarks VOA 11 Feb 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has dismissed an attack on U.S. foreign policy by Russia's president during a security meeting in Germany
- The Arrow Weapon System Marked an Important Milestone by Completing Another Successful Test Israel Aerospace Industries 11 Feb 2007 -- The test, the 15th for the interceptor, the 10th for the complete weapon system, is part of the Arrow System Improvement Program, ASIP, which is being carried out jointly, by Israel and the United States.
- Olmert Adopts Wait and See Attitude on Palestinian Government VOA 11 Feb 2007 -- Israel has given a cautious response to the new Palestinian government agreed to in Mecca last week, in which the ruling Islamic militant group Hamas and rival and more moderate Fatah faction will share power
- Arab League Wants End to Israeli Construction Near Al-Aqsa Mosque VOA 11 Feb 2007 -- The Arab League has accused Israel of trying to alter the geography and features of Jerusalem with its renovation work near the al-Aqsa Mosque
- Turkmenistan Votes for Presidential Successor VOA 11 Feb 2007 -- Voters in the isolated, gas-rich Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan are voting for a successor to replace the late president, Saparmurat Niyazov, who died last December
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