18 February 2007 Military News
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Grenade attack targets MND-B patrol
- Insurgents target MND-B patrol
- Feb. 18 airpower: F-16s provide over watch for search team AFPN 18 Feb 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for Feb. 18.
- 61 Terrorists Captured, Weapons Seized AFPS 18 Feb 2007 -- Iraqi and coalition forces captured 61 suspected terrorists, destroyed five improvised explosive devices and seized several weapons caches during operations across Iraq in the past four days.
- Coalition Forces Kill Four Terrorists, Detain Dozens AFPS 18 Feb 2007 -- Coalition forces killed four foreign terrorist facilitators and detained 63 other enemy fighters in operations throughout Iraq during the past three days.
- 8 Coalition Troops Killed in Helicopter Crash AFPS 18 Feb 2007 -- Eight coalition personnel were killed and 14 others were wounded early today when a coalition CH-47 helicopter had a sudden, unexplained loss of power and control and crashed in eastern Afghanistan, military officials reported.
Defense Policy / Programs
- BHR Wins 2006 Battle "E" Navy NewsStand 18 Feb 2007 -- Sailors aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) BHR learned Feb. 17 their ship won the Battle Efficiency Award, or Battle E, for 2006.
- Air Force supports NASA mission to study auroras AFPN 18 Feb 2007 -- Airmen from the 45th Space Wing supported the Feb. 17 launch of a Delta II booster carrying five NASA probes on a mission called "THEMIS," which will study auroral substorms, an avalanche of solar wind powered magnetic energy that intensifies the northern and southern lights.
- UN, African Union envoys meet with President of Sudan UN News Centre 18 Feb 2007 -- Wrapping up a visit to Sudan aimed at reviving the stalled peace process for the strife-torn Darfur region, envoys from the United Nations and the African Union held talks with the country's president, who indicated that he would support dialogue with different factions.
- Olmert Says Israel, U.S. Could Shun Palestinian Unity Government RFE/RL 18 Feb 2007 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert today said he and U.S. President George W. Bush agreed in a phone conversation to shun a Palestinian unity government unless it accepted international demands on policy toward Israel.
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