02 March 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 02 Mar 2007 [PDF]
- MNF-W Forces Attacked
- Route clearance patrol struck by roadside bomb
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Brig. Gen. Anderson from Iraq 02 Mar 2007 -- Presenter: Chief of Staff Multinational Corps-Iraq Brig. Gen. Joseph Anderson
- March 2 airpower: F-15Es provide show of force AFPN 02 Mar 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for March 2.
- Coalition Forces Kill Terrorists, Find Weapons; Insurgents Kill 4 Iraqis AFPS 02 Mar 2007 -- Over the past two days in Iraq, coalition forces killed eight terrorists and found a car bomb and weapons cache, Iraqi forces detained five suspects, and insurgents killed four civilians with mortar fire.
- Iraqi Forces Take Control of Baghdad Security AFPS 02 Mar 2007 -- Iraqi security forces for the first time have taken control of Baghdad's security, a senior military official there said today.
- Progress Must Continue in Afghanistan, Commander Says AFPS 02 Mar 2007 -- Afghanistan is making progress, but big challenges remain, the man with ultimate responsibility for NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan said today.
- As Afghan Troops Build Capacity, Decisive Battles Loom AFPS 02 Mar 2007 -- The anticipated spring offensive may mark the beginning of the end for the Taliban in Afghanistan, a military official told bloggers and online journalists in a conference call yesterday.
- Pakistan Captures Senior Taleban Commander VOA 02 Mar 2007 -- Pakistani authorities are widely reported to have captured a top Taleban commander, along with several insurgents from the province of Baluchistan along the Afghan border
- South Asia: Pashtun Elders In Pakistan Want NATO, U.S. Troops In Tribal Regions RFE/RL 02 Mar 2007 -- About 60 Pashtun tribal elders from Pakistan's tribal regions met with Afghan authorities in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on March 1 to discuss how to bring security to the border regions.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Reliable Replacement Warhead Design Decision Announced 02 Mar 2007 -- The Department of Defense supports today's announcement by the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration that it will proceed with the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW) program.
- Statement by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates on Resignation of Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey and Walter Reed Army Medical Center 02 Mar 2007
- Army Secretary Resigns in Wake of Walter Reed Outpatient-Care Shortfalls AFPS 02 Mar 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced this afternoon that he has accepted the resignation of Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey in light of allegations of shortfalls in care of outpatients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here.
- Bush Forms Commission to Review Troops' Health Care AFPS 02 Mar 2007 -- In response to problems recently reported at the Army's top medical center, President Bush today said his office is creating a bipartisan commission to review the overall quality of health care wounded servicemembers receive.
- Army Names New Walter Reed Commanding General Army News Release 02 Mar 2007 -- The U.S. Army announced today, March 2, that Maj. Gen. Eric R. Schoomaker will become the commanding general of the North Atlantic Regional Medical Command and Walter Reed Army Medical Center
- Australia Upset Over US Delay in Charging Guantanamo Bay Detainee VOA 02 Mar 2007 -- The Australian government is complaining it has taken the United States five years to bring formal terrorism charges against one of its nationals
- European Missile Defense Would Protect Against Mideast Threats Washington File 02 Mar 2007 -- Although the United States advocates placing limited missile defense capabilities in Europe, a senior U.S. government nonproliferation expert says it has no interest in sparking an arms race with Russia.
- ESG 5 Completes COMPTUEX Navy NewsStand 02 Mar 2007 -- USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR) and Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 5 brought Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) to a close Feb. 28.
- Big E Underway to Conduct Carrier Qualifications Navy NewsStand 02 Mar 2007 -- The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) left its homeport Feb. 28 for the first time since returning from its regularly scheduled six-month deployment in November.
- New helmet gives pilots the edge AFPN 02 Mar 2007 -- Aircrews at the 18th Fighter Squadron here recently received an important warfighting upgrade that can help keep them head and shoulders above the rest.
- Air Force logistics centers support warfighters 24/7 AFPN 02 Mar 2007 -- When aircraft maintainers, half-way around the world, need help fast, round-the-clock support is now available at Air Force Materiel Command's three air logistics centers.
- Japanese, American forces team up in war on terrorism AFPN 02 Mar 2007 -- A Japan Air Self-Defense Force C-1 cargo jet touched down Feb. 27 at Yokota AB to pick up and deliver supplies.
- Craddock Discusses Africa, European Command Changes AFPS 02 Mar 2007 -- Establishing U.S. Africa Command will mean big changes to U.S. European Command, the top U.S. military commander in Europe said at a news roundtable here today.
- Commissioners: Enhance National Guard, Homeland Defense Army News 02 Mar 2007 -- Changes in legislation and policy for the National Guard are urgently needed so that America's homeland defenders can perform like a professional football team rather than like a neighborhood pickup team.
- 'Blackhawk' Squadron Battles Grafenwoehr's Ranges for Last Time Army News 02 Mar 2007 -- It would have been easy for tank A-23's commander, Staff Sgt. Panki Miah, to write off February's gunnery exercises.
- General Says U.S. Wants Antimissile Base In Caucasus RFE/RL 02 Mar 2007 -- The head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency says Washington wants to base an antimissile radar in the Caucasus.
- US shield in Ukraine, Caucasus could spark regional crisis-MP RIA Novosti 02 Mar 2007 -- Including Ukraine and the Caucasus nations into a U.S. air-defense system could cause another internal political crisis in these countries, a senior Russian MP said Friday.
- Russia could respond to U.S. radar in Caucasus - Air Force chief RIA Novosti 02 Mar 2007 -- The deployment of a U.S. anti-missile radar system in the Caucasus would not affect Russia's defense capabilities, but the country could have to respond to the move nevertheless, the Russian Air Force commander said Friday.
- Russia should not supply Syria with arms - Israeli deputy PM RIA Novosti 02 Mar 2007 -- Israel's deputy prime minister said Friday that Moscow should be pressured to stop supplying Russian weapons to Syria.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 02 Mar 2007
- Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 02 Mar 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for March 02, 2007
- Boeing Announces C-17 Line May End in mid-2009; Stops Procurement of Long-lead Parts Boeing 02 Mar 2007 -- Due to the lack of U.S. government and new international orders for the C-17 military cargo aircraft, The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] is stopping procurement of parts for any new C-17s not under contract or firmly committed.
- F-35 'CATBIRD' AVIONICS TEST BED TRANSITIONS TO LOCKHEED MARTIN FOR FINAL SYSTEMS INSTALLATION Lockheed Martin 02 Mar 2007 -- The Cooperative Avionics Test Bed, a modified 737 designed to validate the F-35 Lightning II'sTM avionics suite, flew today from Mojave, Calif., to Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] Fort Worth plant to prepare for airborne mission systems testing later this year.
- EADS to equip German Navy vessels in Lebanon with the latest identification systems EADS 02 Mar 2007 -- EADS Defence & Security Systems (DS) will equip German naval vessels off the Lebanon's coast with identification systems, which will help to avoid confrontations with unknown aircraft.
- U.S. Army-Northrop Grumman Team Opens Soldiers' Access to Intelligence Data Through Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) Northrop Grumman 02 Mar 2007 -- A team led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has developed and demonstrated technology for users of the U.S. Army's battlefield networks that allows access to actionable intelligence from virtually anywhere in the field.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 02 Mar 2007
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT United Nations 02 Mar 2007
- US Envoy Returns to Sudan for Darfur Talks VOA 02 Mar 2007 -- The U.S. special envoy for Sudan, Andrew Natsios, returned to that country Friday in a new effort to expedite deployment of an upgraded peacekeeping force for the Darfur region
- Ethiopian President Hopeful for Stable Somalia VOA 02 Mar 2007 -- Ethiopia's president has voiced optimism about the prospects for a power-sharing agreement in Somalia that could lead to long-term stability in the Horn of Africa
- Great Lakes: Call for end to regional conflicts IRIN 02 Mar 2007 -- Parliamentarians from Africa's Great Lakes countries have urged their governments to end conflicts in the region, noting that particular measures were needed to protect women and children, who suffer most in wars.
- UGANDA: Agencies plan for possible resurgence of hostilities IRIN 02 Mar 2007 -- Aid agencies in Uganda are working on contingency plans in case hostilities flare up again between the Ugandan government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) after the ceasefire lapsed this week.
- Chechen Parliament Approves Kadyrov As President RFE/RL 02 Mar 2007 -- Chechnya's parliament has approved Ramzan Kadyrov as president of the republic, an RFE/RL correspondent in Grozny reported today.
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