05 April 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- MND-B patrol ends with small arms fire
- MND-B presence patrol in East Baghdad ends with small arms fire
- Roadside bomb strikes MND-B patrol
- MND-B patrols end with roadside bomb; small arms fire
- April 5 airpower summary: Transports move large equipment to coalition forces AFPN 05 Apr 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the following airpower summary
- Forces Capture 39 Suspected Terrorists in Iraq AFPS 05 Apr 2007 -- Coalition forces captured 39 suspected terrorists during operations over the past two days throughout Iraq, officials report.
- 4 Injured After US Helicopter Crashes South of Baghdad VOA 05 Apr 2007 -- The U.S. military says one of its helicopters went down south of Baghdad, injuring four of the nine persons aboard
- Gates, Pace Discuss Operations in Iraq, Afghanistan AFPS 05 Apr 2007 -- People in Baghdad are being tortured and killed by "death squads" and a precipitous withdrawal from Baghdad at this point would result in "a significant increase in violence," Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today.
- British Crew Leaves Iran RFE/RL 05 Apr 2007 -- The 15 Royal Navy sailors and marines left Tehran today in the morning local time and are now en-route home to Britain.
- U.K. intrusion was a test of Iran's defenses - Iranian official RIA Novosti 05 Apr 2007 -- The U.K.'s intrusion into Iran's territorial waters was an attempt by the West to test the republic's defense capabilities, a senior aide to Iran's supreme leader said Thursday.
- NATO on Offense in Afghanistan as U.S. Baghdad Surge Continues Washington File 05 Apr 2007 -- As a NATO-led spring military offensive is under way in Afghanistan and the coalition surge appears to be progressing in Iraq, leaders want to avoid premature claims of success, senior U.S. military officials said in a Pentagon news conference April 5.
- Forces Discover Weapons Caches in Afghanistan AFPS 05 Apr 2007 -- Acting on reports from Afghan civilians, coalition forces and Afghan National Army discovered several weapons caches in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province April 3.
- USS John C. Stennis and Carrier Air Wing 9 Return to OEF Missions Navy NewsStand 05 Apr 2007 -- The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 returned to the north Arabian Sea on April 4, following its first port visit in the Middle East.
- Afghanistan: New Political Bloc Unites Old Adversaries RFE/RL 05 Apr 2007 -- A political bloc has been formed in Afghanistan that brings together members of the current government, opposition parliamentarians, former communists, anti-communist mujahedin fighters, and even the grandson of Afghanistan's former king Zahir Shah.
- Afghan Minister Rejects Talks With 'Moderate' Taliban RFE/RL 05 Apr 2007 -- Afghanistan's foreign minister today rejected German politicians' suggestions that Afghan leaders should start a dialogue with moderate elements of the Taliban.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: Defense DoD Special Briefing With Secretary Of Defense Robert M. Gates And General Peter Pace From the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, VA 05 Apr 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chariman Joint Chiefs Of Staff General Peter Pace
- Senior leaders testify about Air Force space program AFPN 05 Apr 2007 -- Three senior leaders provided testimony on national security space activities before the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee March 23.
- Airpower role essential in Africa AFPN 05 Apr 2007 -- With a mission covering roughly two-thirds the span of the United States, airpower is a critical part of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, according to the Air Force's top officer in U.S. Central Command.
- Competitors set for AMC Rodeo 2007 AFPN 05 Apr 2007 -- More than 55 U.S. and international teams are slated to participate in Air Mobility Command's Rodeo 2007 to be held July 22 through 28 at McChord Air Force Base, Wash.
- Air Force begins environmental cleanup of Guam dumpsite AFPN 05 Apr 2007 -- The Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence at Brooks City-Base, Texas, is managing the project to clean up a 62-year-old dumpsite near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam.
- Weapons Airmen help pilots' firing accuracy AFPN 05 Apr 2007 -- Putting steel on target is the aim of warfighters, and making sure F-16 Fighting Falcon guns hit the bull's-eye every time is the mission of weapon loaders at Misawa Air Base.
- Department Works to Improve Acquisition Process AFPS 05 Apr 2007 -- Defense Department officials work every day to ensure service requirements and resources are integrated, and to improve the overall acquisition process, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.
- Navy Cargo Handlers Report for Predeployment Training Navy NewsStand 05 Apr 2007 -- About 240 Navy cargo handlers reported for duty April 5 for four weeks of predeployment training with the Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group (NAVELSG) at Naval Weapons Station, Cheatham Annex in Williamsburg, Va.
- GW Sailors Train Hard, Even in the Yards Navy NewsStand 05 Apr 2007 -- While USS George Washington (CVN 73) (GW) has been in dry dock at Norfolk Naval Shipyard since September 2006, the ship's crew is training hard with various damage control (DC) scenarios, including a general quarters (GQ) drill April 5.
- USS Minneapolis-St. Paul Returns from Last Deployment Navy NewsStand 05 Apr 2007 -- The Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Minneapolis-St. Paul (SSN 708) returned to Norfolk Naval Station on April 3 after her final six-month deployment before inactivation.
- Canadian Army Deploys Aboard Nassau Navy NewsStand 05 Apr 2007 -- Nassau Sailors and Marines welcomed a pair of Canadian Army dentists from the Canadian Forces Dental Services when the ship left her homeport of Norfolk for Exercise Phoenix Express 2007 on
- Sailors from Mesa Verde Set Sail With Nassau Navy NewsStand 05 Apr 2007 -- Sailors from the pre-commissioning crew of the amphibious transport dock ship Mesa Verde (LPD 19) got underway with USS Nassau (LHA 4) March 28 for a six-week deployment in support of Exercise Phoenix Express 2007.
- French Sailors Embark U.S. Aircraft Carrier Navy NewsStand 05 Apr 2007 -- Two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers began cross-decking Sailors March 17 to understand how a foreign carrier operates while conducting combat mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).
- Haebler Relieves Fahs as Commanding Officer Navy NewsStand 05 Apr 2007 -- Cmdr. Paul Haebler relieved Cmdr. Jon Fahs Jr. as commanding officer of USS Alaska (SSBN 732) in a ceremony at Navy Medicine East and Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va., April 1.
- Submarine Squadron 11 Holds Change of Command Navy NewsStand 05 Apr 2007 -- Capt. Paul Jaenichen relieved Capt. Michael McLaughlin as commander Submarine Squadron 11 and Submarine Forces U.S. Pacific Fleet Representative West Coast on April 3 during a pierside ceremony held aboard the Los Angeles class-submarine USS Jefferson City (SSN 759).
- Press Gaggle by Gordon Johndroe The White House 05 Apr 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 05 Apr 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for April 05, 2007
- The first Patria assembled Swedish NH90 helicopter EADS 05 Apr 2007 -- The first high-cabin NH90 transport helicopter destined for the Swedish Defence Forces and assembled by Patria in Finland has flown successfully its first test flights
- SEVENTH LOCKHEED MARTIN C-130J FOR RHODE ISLAND INCREASES STATE'S AIRLIFT CAPABILITY Lockheed Martin 05 Apr 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has delivered a seventh C 130J Super Hercules to the 143rd Airlift Wing, the Air National Guard Unit based at Quonset State Airport, Rhode Island. Lieutenant General Craig R. McKinley, Director Air National Guard, accepted the new aircraft.
- Raytheon Awarded $1.9 Million Option for Research on Advanced RF Components Raytheon 05 Apr 2007 -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) was awarded a $1.9 million option to develop a low-cost receiver-on-a-chip as an add-on to a two-year, $4.1 million contract with the Office of Naval Research (ONR).
- LOCKHEED MARTIN TEAM COMPLETES GPS III SYSTEM DESIGN REVIEW ON SCHEDULE Lockheed Martin 05 Apr 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today that it has successfully completed on-schedule a system design review of the U.S. Air Force's next generation Global Positioning System Space Segment program, known as GPS Block III.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 05 Apr 2007
- SOMALIA: Locals mobilised to assist displaced civilians IRIN 05 Apr 2007 -- Civil society organisations in Somalia have launched a campaign to help thousands of desperate civilians displaced by the fighting in Mogadishu, the capital.
- Kadyrov Inaugurated As Chechen President RFE/RL 05 Apr 2007 -- Ramzan Kadyrov was inaugurated as Chechnya's new president in a ceremony today.
- Russia to jumpstart 'quartet' work on Israeli-Arab talks RIA Novosti 05 Apr 2007 -- Russia intends to jumpstart the stalled work of the Middle East 'Quartet' negotiators on the initiation of talks between Israel and the new government in the Palestinian Authority, a Russian deputy foreign minister said Thursday.
- UN mission says opposition forces in DR Congo have disarmed, awaiting handover UN News Centre 05 Apr 2007 -- After clashing violently with Government troops in the capital Kinshasa last month, opposition forces and their dependents in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) currently under United Nations protection have disarmed, the world body's Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) said today.
- Deputy Secretary Negroponte To Engage Sudan on Peacekeepers Washington File 05 Apr 2007 -- Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte will visit Sudan and neighboring countries April 11-19, focusing on the crisis in Darfur and continuing efforts to implement the Darfur Peace Agreement and Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said April 5.
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