14 May 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 14 May 2007 [PDF]
- PATROL STRUCK BY SMALL ARMS FIRE SOUTHEAST OF BAGHDAD
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- MNC-I SOLDIER DIES OF NON-BATTLE RELATED CAUSE
- ROADSIDE BOMB STRIKES MND-B PATROL
- MNC-I AIRMEN ATTACKED
- MNF-W FORCES ATTACKED
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- May 13 airpower: B-1B targets insurgents AFPN 14 May 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan in the following operations May 13, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials.
- 48 Detained, Weapons Caches Found in Iraq Operations AFPS 14 May 2007 -- Iraqi and coalition forces detained 48 suspected insurgents and discovered weapons caches in Iraq over the past three days, military officials reported.
- All Assets Engaged to Find U.S. Soldiers Missing in Iraq AFPS 14 May 2007 -- All available assets are being engaged to find three missing U.S. soldiers who apparently were captured by enemy forces during a May 12 ambush near Mahmoudiya, Iraq, a senior U.S. military officer told reporters yesterday at a Baghdad news conference.
- General Cites 'Massive Effort' Under Way to Find Missing Soldiers AFPS 14 May 2007 -- The U.S. military, coalition partners and Iraqi security forces are making a "massive effort" to find three American soldiers missing in Iraq since May 12, a senior U.S. military officer said today.
- Anbar Province Still Dangerous But Getting Better, Marine Commander Says AFPS 14 May 2007 -- Life in Iraq's Anbar province is still dangerous, but security is improving, the senior commander for ground operations in the province said yesterday in Baghdad.
- May 11-12 airpower: F-15Es hit insurgent compound AFPN 14 May 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in the following operations May 11 and 12, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- U.S., Pakistani Soldiers Reported Killed In Border Incident RFE/RL 14 May 2007 -- At least one U.S. soldier and one Pakistani soldier were killed when shooting broke out during an effort today to bring an end to violent clashes between Afghan and Pakistani government troops around their common border.
- AFGHANISTAN-IRAN: UN, Afghan gov't call for humane deportations from Iran IRIN 14 May 2007 -- The United Nations (UN) and the government of Afghanistan have called on Tehran to ensure that the thousands of Afghans who live and work illegally in Iran are deported in an orderly and humane manner.
- Afghanistan: Killing Of Taliban Commander Seen As Setback For Insurgency RFE/RL 14 May 2007 -- NATO said the killing of the Taliban's top operational commander in Afghanistan, Mullah Dadullah, is a major setback for militants there, but security analysts interviewed by RFE/RL countered that there are many local Taliban commanders who are willing to succeed him.
- Afghan, Pakistani Forces Clash For Second Day RFE/RL 14 May 2007 -- Afghan and Pakistani troops today clashed for a second consecutive day on their common border.
- US, Pakistan Troops Killed in Meeting on Afghan Border VOA 14 May 2007 -- A firefight along the Pakistan Afghan border has left at least one U.S. and one Pakistani soldier dead and several others wounded
Defense Policy / Programs
- Defense Department Blocks Internet Sites to Protect Grid AFPS 14 May 2007 -- The Defense Department is blocking access to many popular Internet sites from department-owned computers due to bandwidth issues, U.S. Strategic Command officials said today.
- Navy to Christen USNS Richard E. Byrd 14 May 2007 -- The Navy will christen the USNS Richard E. Byrd at 7:30 p.m. PDT on May 15. The launching ceremony for the newest ship in the Lewis and Clark class of underway replenishment ships will be held at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego.
- Military, civilian emergency communications tested AFPN 14 May 2007 -- A two-week national-level exercise involving local, state and federal government agencies is proving the capabilities of a system designed to provide effective communication and organization between different emergency responders.
- Guardian Begins At-Sea Operations for Cobra Gold '07 Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- Sasebo, Japan-based minesweeper USS Guardian (MCM 5) began its at-sea portion of Cobra Gold 2007 near the waters of Sattahip on May 11, facilitating the laying of mine shapes (simulated mines) for upcoming mine countermeasure bilateral training with the Royal Thai Navy.
- USNS Sacagawea Arrives in Norfolk Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- USNS Sacagawea, the latest in a line of Dry Cargo Ammunition Ships (T-AKE 2), arrived at its new homeport, Naval Station Norfolk, May 11.
- Ships from Bonhomme Richard ESG Depart Singapore Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR), USS Denver (LPD 9), and USS Rushmore (LSD 47) departed Singapore on May 12 after a three-day port visit.
- Senator, Former SECNAV Tours Carl Vinson Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- Virginia Senator Jim Webb visited USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) on May 11 at its new location on Pier 3 at Northrop Grumman Newport News (NGNN) shipyard in Newport News.
- USNS Shasta Rescues Five After Fire Strikes Cargo Ship Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- Civil service mariners aboard Military Sealift Command ammunition ship USNS Shasta (T-AE 33) rescued all crew members aboard a disabled commercial cargo ship May 12 in the Western Pacific near Saipan.
- Carl Vinson Prepares for Crew Move Aboard Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- Sailors stationed aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) are moving into the next phase of their Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH), since the aircraft carrier left dry dock for a pierside location at Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard on May 9.
- Harpers Ferry Sails Off for CARAT 2007 Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- Dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49) left its forward-deployed home of Sasebo on May 11 to participate in the annual exercise series Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2007.
- CNO and MCPON Visit Pearl Harbor Navy NewsStand 14 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. met with Pearl Harbor Sailors on May 7 aboard USS Pasadena (SSN 752), USS Russell (DDG 59) and at two all-hands calls in Sharkey Theater at Naval Station Pearl Harbor.
- Army aids in aerial evac during North Pole exercise AFPN 14 May 2007 -- Two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crews teamed with Airmen and civilian emergency responders May 10 to evacuate simulated victims of a terrorist attack as part of Alaska Shield/ Northern Edge 2007.
- NORAD celebrates 49th birthday AFPN 14 May 2007 -- North American Aerospace Defense Command officials celebrated its 49th anniversary May 12 with cake and reflected on the importance of its mission.
- USS Lake Erie Deploys to Western Pacific Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- USS Lake Erie (CG 70) departed Pearl Harbor on May 4 to the Western Pacific in support of the global war on terrorism and to conduct maritime security operations.
- USS Bataan Visits Bahrain for Liberty Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- The crew aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) moored pierside in Manama, Bahrain, from April 29 to May 4 for a scheduled port visit.
- UNITAS 48-07 Finishes Atlantic Phase Navy NewsStand 14 May 2007 -- UNITAS Atlantic 48-07 brought together naval forces from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain and the United States in the South Atlantic for exercises at sea from May 4-11.
- National Guard Responding to U.S. Wildfires AFPS 14 May 2007 -- National Guard troops are responding to wildfires in Florida, Georgia, Minnesota and California, using air assets to deliver water and providing logistics and communication support.
- Rice in Russia for Missile Defense Talks VOA 14 May 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice begins discussions in Moscow later Monday with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, aimed at smoothing over Russian objections and mistrust over Washington's missile defense plans in Europe
- Russia: Rice Visits Moscow Amid Strained Relations RFE/RL 14 May 2007 -- The U.S. secretary of state arrived in Russia today for two days of talks with President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and other top officials.
- U.S. Secretary of State arrives in Moscow for talks RIA Novosti 14 May 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Moscow Monday to discuss a variety of bilateral and international issues with the Russian leadership, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Moscow said.
- Losyukov: Russia to confront US' missile defense shield plan IRNA 14 May 2007 -- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Losyukov said on Monday that Russia considers any US plan to place elements of a missile defense shield near its borders in East Europe as a factor of instability and will confront it.
- CSTO plans to expand its military contingent RIA Novosti 14 May 2007 -- The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is planning to create a large military contingent comprising units and formations of several Central Asian states, the head of the post-Soviet security group said Monday.
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 14 May 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 14 May 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for May 14, 2007
- PAKISTAN SELECTS LOCKHEED MARTIN'S SNIPER ADVANCED TARGETING POD Lockheed Martin 14 May 2007 -- The U.S. government has awarded a contract to Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for 18 Sniper® Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP), a part of the new Advanced Block 52 F-16 aircraft program for Pakistan
- Northrop Grumman Demonstrates "HURT" Low-Cost Autonomous Control System for U.S. Army Reconnaissance Aircraft Northrop Grumman 14 May 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully shown how its low-cost, autonomous control system can manage a variety of U.S. Army reconnaissance aircraft to deliver timely information about enemy positions to troops on the ground.
- Northrop Grumman Selected to Provide Department of Defense With Identity Management Services Northrop Grumman 14 May 2007 -- The U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Command has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to provide identity management and personnel data collection services to the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC).
- Northrop Grumman Awarded Air Force Contract to Improve Data Availability for Weapons Systems Northrop Grumman 14 May 2007 -- The U.S. Air Force has selected a team led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to provide sustaining engineering services for the management of technical data at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
- Northrop Grumman Sells Indra License for Non-U.S. Sales of ASR-12 Air Traffic Control Radar System Northrop Grumman 14 May 2007 -- Indra, a leading Spanish defense and information technology company, has signed a licensing agreement with Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), obtaining rights to manufacture and market Northrop Grumman's ASR-12 air traffic control radar system outside the United States.
- Raytheon, Aerojet Test New Propulsion System for Air-Launched Missile Defense System Raytheon 14 May 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has demonstrated a key propulsion component of the Network Centric Airborne Defense Element (NCADE) program.
- Microsoft and Thales join forces to promote Comm@nder, the new integrated C4I solution Thales 14 May 2007 -- Comm@nder was launched during the IDEX defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi last February, producing an immediate impact on the demand for integrated C4I solutions in the Gulf region.
- Thales to supply Audio Communication System (ACS) to the Swedish Armed Forces Thales 14 May 2007 -- Deliveries of the Thales ACEcom solution will begin in August 2007 and will continue through to April 2008.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 14 May 2007
- DR Congo: UN envoy vows to help growing numbers of displaced in unstable northeast UN News Centre 14 May 2007 -- Visiting the troubled northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the senior United Nations envoy to the country called on the region's swelling population of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to continue to seek international support and promised to pressure Congolese authorities to act more quickly to alleviate their plight.
- Civilians Flee Renewed Violence in Northern Senegal VOA 14 May 2007 -- Civilians from the northern Casamance region of Senegal are being displaced again, following renewed fighting between rebel groups
- SOMALIA: Mogadishu mayor regrets disruption of UN mission by bombs IRIN 14 May 2007 -- Explosions in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, which forced the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes to cut short his weekend visit, were politically motivated and meant to paint the city in a bad light, the city's mayor told IRIN.
- CONGO: Ex-rebels accuse state of reneging on deal IRIN 14 May 2007 -- A former rebel group in the Republic of Congo has criticised the government's decision to change the post offered to its leader, Frédéric Bintsangou, alias Pastor Ntoumi, in an agreement aimed at bolstering the peace process.
- Violence, Political Crisis Deepen in Gaza Strip VOA 14 May 2007 -- The Palestinian Interior Minister has resigned as a new wave of violence claimed six lives in factional fighting, and left more than 50 others wounded
- India's Assam State Hit by Fresh Violence VOA 14 May 2007 -- The most economically prosperous state in India's restive northeastern region is being wracked by new violence, including a bomb that killed two people
- Turkey's EU Membership Hopes Dim with New French President VOA 14 May 2007 -- The election of Nicolas Sarkozy as president of France has dealt a further blow to Turkey's hopes of becoming the European Union's first predominantly Muslim member
- Georgia: Speaker Says Tbilisi 'Ready For Normal Relations' With Russia RFE/RL 14 May 2007 -- Nino Burjanadze is one of Georgia's leading political figures. Parliament speaker since 2001, she was one of the three leaders of the 2003 Rose Revolution
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