08 March 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 08 Mar 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Press Briefing, March 8, 2007 MNF-I 08 Mar 2007 -- Gen. David Petraeus, Commanding General, Multi-National Force - Iraq, discusses ongoing security operations, March 8, 2007
- Navy's First Riverine Squadron Deploys Navy NewsStand 08 Mar 2007 -- Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1, based at Naval Amphibious Base (NAB) Little Creek deployed March 8 after a year of intense training with Marine forces.
- US Commander in Iraq Says Insurgents Intensifying Attacks VOA 08 Mar 2007 -- The top U.S. commander in Iraq says the new security operation in Baghdad and in al-Anbar province is growing and insurgents are intensifying efforts to derail the crackdown
- 33 Detained in Iraq; Suicide Bombing Kills 28 AFPS 08 Mar 2007 -- Coalition forces detained 33 terrorist suspects and responded to a suicide-bomb attack in Iraq over the past two days.
- March 8 airpower: F-15Es provide close-air support in Afghanistan AFPN 08 Mar 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for March 8.
- United States Steps Up Economic Aid to Afghanistan Washington File 08 Mar 2007 -- As NATO forces in Afghanistan gear up to confront another Taliban spring offensive, the United States is stepping up parallel economic development efforts to undercut terrorism and drug trafficking, a senior State Department official says.
- US Official Urges NATO to Fulfill Mission in Afghanistan VOA 08 Mar 2007 -- A senior U.S. State Department official says the United States is pressing its NATO allies to fulfill their mission in Afghanistan
- One British, Four Afghan Soldiers Killed in Southern Afghanistan VOA 08 Mar 2007 -- A British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province during the largest offensive to date against Taleban fighters.
- Italian Parliament Votes to Keep Troops in Afghanistan VOA 08 Mar 2007 -- Italy's center-left government on Thursday won the first of two parliamentary votes that will allow it to keep troops in Afghanistan
- Pakistan's top nuclear scientists in Taliban Custody IRNA 08 Mar 2007 -- Two top nuclear scientists of Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) are currently in Taliban custody
Defense Policy / Programs
- THAAD Radar Completes Successful Target Tracking Test MDA 08 Mar 2007 -- Lt. General Henry "Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency director, announced today the successful completion of an important radar data collection flight test for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense element.
- Army Names New Walter Reed Deputy Commanding General Army News Release 08 Mar 2007 -- Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard Cody and Walter Reed Army Medical Center Commanding General Maj. Gen. Eric Schoomaker announced March 8 that Brig. Gen. Michael S. Tucker will become the new deputy commanding general of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
- Carrier Strike Group Wraps Up Joint Exercise Navy NewsStand 08 Mar 2007 -- The Nimitz Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11 and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 took their final steps toward deployment as they completed the Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) March 2.
- Cowpens Team Attends Single-Ship ASW Qualifications at Yokosuka Navy NewsStand 08 Mar 2007 -- The U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) team aboard the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) attended the single-ship ASW qualification course at Yokosuka Naval Base on March 6.
- Exercise Foal Eagle 2007 in Full Swing Navy NewsStand 08 Mar 2007 -- Essex Amphibious Ready Group and embarked elements of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in the Republic of Korea (ROK) on March 5 to conduct Reception Staging Onward-Movement and Integration and Foal Eagle 2007 (RSOI/FE 07), an exercise which will run through the end of March.
- Warfare center is now U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center AFPN 08 Mar 2007 -- The Air Mobility Warfare Center flag was rolled up and a new flag bearing the name "United States Air Force Expeditionary Center" was unfurled March 5 during a re-designation ceremony here.
- DoD, State Department Criticize Red Cross Law of War Study AFPS 08 Mar 2007 -- The top lawyers in the State Department and DoD have sent a letter to the International Committee of the Red Cross criticizing the methodology authors used in compiling a study that purports to be a definitive explanation of the laws of war.
- Walter Reed Problems Could Damage Staff Morale AFPS 08 Mar 2007 -- Top DoD and Army officials are concerned that recent widely publicized problems in outpatient care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here might overshadow the quality of inpatient care and lower staff morale.
- Disability Evaluation System Needs 'Top-Down' Overhaul, Officials Say AFPS 08 Mar 2007 -- One of the Defense Department's top officials said today he is not surprised that servicemembers get different disability ratings from each of the services, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration.
- Outgoing Army Secretary Reflects on His Tenure Army News 08 Mar 2007 -- In his last official interview March 7, outgoing Secretary of the Army Dr. Francis J. Harvey reflected with pride on many facets of his 28-month tenure.
- Osprey Returns to Nassau's Flight Deck Navy NewsStand 08 Mar 2007 -- Two years after landing on USS Nassau's (LHA 4) flight deck for the first time, the MV-22 Osprey made its return at a scheduled landing signal enlisted (LSE) qualification during flight operations Feb. 21.
- Commander Expresses Optimism About Pacific Region Missile Defense AFPS 08 Mar 2007 --Spurred by North Korean missile testing in 2006, the United States has made significant strides this year in upgrading its missile detection in the Pacific region, the top U.S. Pacific Command official said yesterday.
- China Not Strategic Adversary of U.S., Gates Says AFPS 08 Mar 2007 -- China is not a strategic adversary of the United States, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during a news roundtable yesterday.
- Chinese Military Buildup a Source of Interest and Concern Washington File 08 Mar 2007 -- U.S. officials are calling on China to show greater transparency in its military strategy and doctrine, saying the country's continuing military buildup is a "source of concern and interest" for China's neighbors and the United States.
- US Defense Secretary Says China Is Not Strategic Threat VOA 08 Mar 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday he does not consider China a strategic threat, in spite of the country's sharply rising defense spending and capability
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 08 Mar 2007
- Press Gaggle by Steve Hadley, Dan Bartlett and Tony Snow The White House 08 Mar 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for March 08, 2007
- LOCKHEED MARTIN, KAMAN AEROSPACE TEAM TO OFFER ADVANCED MANNED AND UNMANNED HELICOPTER SYSTEMS WORLDWIDE Lockheed Martin 07 Mar 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Kaman Aerospace Corporation (KAC) of Bloomfield, CT, have teamed to market advanced manned and unmanned helicopter systems worldwide for government applications.
- Boeing Delivers 500th PAC-3 Missile Seeker to Lockheed Martin Boeing 08 Mar 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has delivered the U.S. Army's 500th Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile seeker, a component that enables the weapon system to detect and track targets. Lockheed Martin Corp. [NYSE: LMT] is the PAC-3 Missile prime contractor.
- Boeing KC-767 Tanker Completes First Fuel Offload to Receiver Boeing 08 Mar 2007 -- A Boeing [NYSE: BA] KC-767 Tanker made history March 5 when it successfully extended its fifth generation, fly-by-wire air refueling boom and transferred fuel for the first time to another aircraft.
- EADS CASA delivers first C-295 to Finland EADS 08 Mar 2007 -- During the celebration of the 89th anniversary of the Finnish Air Force at Tikkakoski Air Base on March 6, EADS CASA delivered to the Finnish Air Force the first of two (2) C-295 ordered by the Finnish administration
- Northrop Grumman Wins Tango Bravo Contract for Submarine Technology Work Northrop Grumman 08 Mar 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was awarded funding by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Navy to continue developing and testing a new system for future submarines to carry and launch torpedoes.
- Raytheon's Excalibur Successfully Completes Final Testing, Clearing the Path for Early Fielding Raytheon 08 Mar 2007 -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Excalibur precision-guided 155 mm artillery round has passed its final testing hurdle for fielding with the successful completion of a so- called Limited User Test in February at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz.
- More Bushmasters for 3rd Brigade Townsville Thales 08 Mar 2007 -- The latest ceremony celebrating the handover of Bushmaster armoured vehicles to the 3rd Brigade in Townsville took place on the 23rd February 2007.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 08 Mar 2007
- Nepal Maoists to join cabinet IRNA 08 Mar 2007 -- Inching towards forming a joint government, Maoists and the political leadership in Nepal have reached an agreement under which the rebels would be included in the cabinet and all property seized by them returned to their owners.
- ULFA want peaceful political solution to insurgency in India's N-E IRNA 08 Mar 2007 -- The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Thursday reiterated the outfit was seeking a political solution to the vexed insurgency problem in India's northeastern state of Assam through peace talks.
- Militia in Darfur surround camp for displaced people, humanitarian work suspended: UN UN News Centre 08 Mar 2007 -- Hundreds of Arab militia in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region recently surrounded a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) after abducting two civilians from inside the camp, forcing the temporary suspension of humanitarian work there, the United Nations mission to the impoverished country said today.
- Kosovo: UN envoy presents revised proposals on future status UN News Centre 08 Mar 2007 -- The United Nations envoy for the status of Kosovo has submitted revised plans after reporting that Serbia and the ethnic Albanian-led government remain diametrically opposed over the future of the Albanian-majority Serbian province, which the world body has run since Western forces drove out Yugoslav troops in 1999 amid ethnic fighting.
- African Union to Press On in Somalia Despite Violence VOA 08 Mar 2007 -- The African Union says escalating violence against its peacekeeping force in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, will not discourage the organization from sending more troops there
- Bush Begins Week-Long Latin America Tour VOA 08 Mar 2007 -- President Bush has embarked on a week-long tour of Latin America
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