02 May 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 02 May 2007 [PDF]
- Roadside bomb targets MND-B patrol
- Press Briefing, May 2, 2007 MNF-I 02 May 2007 -- Press briefing with Rear Admiral Mark Fox, MNF-I Strategic Effects chief, and Major General Darryl A. Scott, commanding general, Joint Contracting Command Iraq/Afghanistan, May 2, 2007
- May 1 airpower summary: Airmen support air operations AFPN 02 May 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force, or ISAF, in Afghanistan in the following operations May 1, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- 'Trackers' Return From Deployment Navy NewsStand 02 May 2007 -- Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 43 Detachment 6, the "Trackers," returned May 1 after completing a six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean and Philippine Sea.
- New US Brigade Arrives in Baghdad to Bolster Security VOA 02 May 2007 -- The U.S. military says another 3,700 American troops have arrived in the Iraqi capital to support the security crackdown launched in Baghdad in mid-February.
- 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division arrives in Iraq MNF-I 02 May 2007 -- Multi-National Corps-Iraq added a U.S. brigade this week to assist the Iraqi Security Forces in and around Baghdad.
- South Asia: Did Ankara Declaration Mark A Genuine Breakthrough? RFE/RL 02 May 2007 -- The Afghan and Pakistani presidents accepted an invitation recently from their Turkish counterpart to visit Ankara in an effort to smooth rocky relations between Kabul and Islamabad.
- Five Enemy Fighters Killed, Four Captured in Afghanistan AFPS 02 May 2007 -- Coalition and Afghan forces killed five enemy fighters and detained four others in Afghanistan during the past three days, military officials reported.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: DoD Press Briefing with Secretary Gates, Mr. West, and Mr. Marsh on the Report of the Independent Review Group Care at Walter Reed and the National Naval Medical Center 02 May 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Former Army Secretary Togo West, Independent Review Group Co-Chair, Former Army Secretary John Marsh
- Gates Puts Punch Behind Fixing Wounded Warrior Care AFPS 02 May 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today put some punch behind implementing changes in wounded warrior care by announcing an oversight committee chaired by Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England that will ensure recommendations by his Independent Review Group are implemented.
- Bahrain Based Service Members Participate in Exercise Desert Sailor 07 Navy NewsStand 02 May 2007 -- More than 800 service members from virtually every command in Bahrain and approximately 300 members of various Bahrain governmental agencies took part in the largest shore-based exercise ever held at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain on April 24.
- Seabees Test Typhoon Readiness Navy NewsStand 02 May 2007 -- In preparation for typhoon season, which starts in July, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 Detachment (DET) Guam conducted a Typhoon exercise at Camp Covington on April 21.
- CNO, MCPON Visit USS Wasp Navy NewsStand 02 May 2007 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(SW/FMF) Joe R. Campa Jr. visited the crew of the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) May 1, as part of a waterfront tour of Naval Station Norfolk.
- PACAF to test humanitarian relief response package AFPN 02 May 2007 -- Air Force officials recently developed an innovative, stand-alone humanitarian medical package to support contingency disaster-response efforts.
- Tarawa Sailors Conduct Mass Casualty Exercise Navy NewsStand 02 May 2007 -- Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1) treated severe burns, fractured limbs and amputations as part of a mass casualty scenario played out on their hangar deck April 23.
- General Impressed with Agencies' Collaboration in Homeland Defense AFPS 02 May 2007 -- The United States should be confident that the Defense Department is working toward better solutions to challenges like natural disasters and threats on the nation's security, the top general for planning, organizing and executing homeland defense and civil support missions said today.
- Georgia considering hosting U.S. missile defense system RIA Novosti 02 May 2007 -- Georgia is prepared to consider basing elements of a U.S. missile shield system on its soil, the country's foreign minister said Wednesday.
- Czech Republic, U.S. start talks on missile defense May 10 RIA Novosti 02 May 2007 -- The Czech Republic will start negotiations on the deployment of an interceptor radar with the United States on May 10, the Czech CTK news agency reported Wednesday.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 02 May 2007
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 02 May 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for May 02, 2007
- Sikorsky Wins Contract to Find Eye of the Sandstorm Sikorksy 02 May 2007 -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. was awarded a $10.3 million increment as part of a $16.6 million contract to help solve one of the military's more pressing problems in fighting desert wars: landing helicopters and taking off safely when blinding sandstorms distort the landscape and create "brownout" conditions
- Raytheon Makes First International Sale of Aircraft Protection System Raytheon 02 May 2007 -- A $77.8 million U.S. Navy contract will allow Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) to make the first international sale of its ALR-67(V)3 digital radar warning receiver.
- BAE SYSTEMS RECEIVES CONTRACT FOR JOINT STANDOFF WEAPON CONTAINERS FOR U.S. NAVY BAE Systems 02 May 2007 -- BAE Systems received a $3.8 million contract from Raytheon Company to deliver 527 containers for the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW).
- CACI Awarded $149.7 Million Task Order to Support TROJAN Satellite Communications for U.S. Army CACI 02 May 2007 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a task order by the Intelligence and Information Directorate (I2WD) of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) for Technical and Engineering support services for system development and fielding for the Army's TROJAN satellite communications systems
- EADS CASA will supply Lockheed Martin another five (5) HC-235A multi-mission aircraft for the U.S. Coast Guard's Deepwater Program EADS 02 May 2007 -- Lockheed Martin has placed an order to purchase another five (5) EADS CASA HC-235A for the U.S. Coast Guard's Deepwater Program. These aircraft will be delivered to Lockheed Martin through year 2008.
- NASA Review Board Validates New Technologies Developed for Northrop Grumman-built James Webb Space Telescope Northrop Grumman 02 May 2007 -- Technologies developed for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) are mature enough to move into the detailed engineering phase. Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is prime contractor, leading an industry team in the Webb's design and development under contract to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Md.
- Belgian Government orders ten NH90 helicopters EADS 02 May 2007 -- With this new contract, the total number of NH90 on order increases to 453. It further emphasizes the fact that the NH90 has become the standard medium-class multi-role military helicopter of the 21st century. Fourteen different nations have now officially ordered the NH90.
- Shanghai Public Security Bureau Signs a Contract with Eurocopter for 3 Helicopters EADS 02 May 2007 -- Shanghai Public Security Bureau and Eurocopter signed a contract for three helicopters on April 28th in Shanghai in the presence of Mr. Wu Zhiming, Director of Shanghai Helicopter Procurement Project Committee, Director General of Shanghai Public Security Bureau, Secretary of Shanghai Municipal Committee of Political and Legislative Affairs and Member of the Municipal Standing Committee.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 02 May 2007
- African Union Peacekeepers Take Up Duties in Somalia VOA 02 May 2007 -- In the Somali capital, Mogadishu, several days of calm have allowed some African Union peacekeepers from Uganda to move out of their barracks for the first time since their arrival in March
- SOMALIA: Displaced trickle back to war-ravaged Mogadishu IRIN 02 May 2007 -- Residents of Somalia's war-torn capital, Mogadishu, are slowly returning to the city days after fighting died down, but many are finding their homes destroyed or looted, witnesses said.
- Israel's Foreign Minister Calls on Olmert to Resign VOA 02 May 2007 -- Pressure mounted on Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to resign on Wednesday
- Israeli Prime Minister Fights for Political Survival VOA 02 May 2007 -- Pressure is growing on Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to resign, following the publication this week of a report critical of his leadership during last year's war in Lebanon
- UGANDA: LRA denies killings as peace talks resume IRIN 02 May 2007 -- The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) denied claims by the Ugandan military that it was responsible for killing seven people in an ambush in the north of the country on Monday evening.
- Ban Ki-moon voices concern over impasse in Ethiopia-Eritrea peace process UN News Centre 02 May 2007 -- In a new report made public today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his concern for the stalemate in the dialogue between Ethiopia and Eritrea, calling for a comprehensive implementation of the Algiers Agreements in 2000 which ended the bloody war between the two East African countries.
- International Court Issues First Darfur Arrest Warrants VOA 02 May 2007 -- The International Criminal Court in The Hague says it has issued arrest warrants for a Sudanese government minister and a Janjaweed militia leader suspected of committing war crimes in Darfur
- CONGO: Ex-rebel group must disarm - president IRIN 02 May 2007 -- A former Congolese rebel group that has transformed itself into a political party must disarm its militia and hand in its weapons for destruction before it can be considered a genuine political organisation, President Denis Sassou Nguesso said.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY UNITED NATIONS LEGAL COUNSEL ON INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL FOR LEBANON United Nations 02 May 2007
- Analysis: Turkey Searches its Secular Soul cfr.org 02 May 2007 -- In the debate over the coexistence of democracy and Islam in the Middle East, Turkey is commonly cited as a tantalizing model of stability, a sound balance of Islam and secular order
- LEBANON: New electoral law designed to weaken patronage, sectarianism IRIN 02 May 2007 -- Coffin bearers shouted sectarian slogans as they bore the coffins of two young Sunnis - one a 12-year-old boy - who were kidnapped and killed last week in what investigators suspect was a revenge attack by brothers of a Shi'a killed in January's riots.
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