16 May 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 16 May 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- President Bush Names Lieutenant General Douglas Lute as Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan The White House 16 May 2007
- Bush Names Army General as Senior Advisor for Iraq, Afghanistan Washington File 16 May 2007 -- President Bush has nominated a senior U.S. Army general to be his presidential assistant and day-to-day troubleshooter for Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Army General Joins White House Staff as War Coordinator VOA 16 May 2007 -- A U.S. Army general is joining the White House staff as the top war policy coordinator
- Lute to Coordinate U.S. Government Efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan AFPS 16 May 2007 -- President Bush's nominee to coordinate efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan will work to overcome shortcomings in coordination among agencies.
- Bush Names Lute to New Post to Support Iraq, Afghanistan Ops AFPS 16 May 2007 -- President Bush announced yesterday that he has named Army Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute, director of operations for the Joint Staff, as assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Press conference with Maj. Gen. Willian Caldwell IV, spokesman, MNF-I, and Brig. Gen. Marck Gurganus, commander, Ground Combat Element, MNF- West, on operations in Al Anbar province, May 16, 2007 MNF-I 16 May 2007
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Brig. Gen. Wiggins from the Pentagon 16 May 2007 -- Presenter: Deputy Director for Regional Operations, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Brig. Gen. Perry Wiggins
- May 15 airpower summary: ISR critical to mission success AFPN 16 May 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan in the following operations May 15, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Four Terrorists Killed, 30 Suspects Detained in Overnight Raids AFPS 16 May 2007 -- Coalition forces in Iraq killed four terrorists and detained 30 suspected terrorists during operations yesterday and today targeting the al Qaeda in Iraq leadership network.
- Iraqi, Coalition Forces Detain Suspects in Search for Missing Troops AFPS 16 May 2007 -- Acting on tips received from Iraqi citizens, Iraqi special operations forces and coalition troops detained 16 individuals today during a search for three U.S. soldiers missing since May 12.
- Baghdad 'Surge' Moves Forward as Search for Missing Troops Continues AFPS 16 May 2007 -- As the troop surge continues in Baghdad, search efforts continue for three 10th Mountain Division soldiers who remain missing following a pre-dawn attack south of the city, the Joint Staff's deputy operations director reported today.
- Violence Kills 41 Outside Baghdad, US Troops Continue Search for Missing Soldiers VOA 16 May 2007 -- A car bomb in the violent Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad, has killed at least 32 people and wounded dozens more
- Car Bombing in Shi'ite Enclave Northeast of Baghdad Kills 32 VOA 16 May 2007 -- Iraqi police say a car bomb explosion in a Shi'ite enclave in the restive Diyala province, northeast of Baghdad, has killed at least 32 people and wounded dozens more.
- Pentagon Says Appropriate Force Used in Afghan Battle VOA 16 May 2007 -- A U.S. military commander used an appropriate level of force and demonstrated sound judgment during a battle last month in Afghanistan that Afghan officials say killed dozens of civilians
- Troops Detain Three Suspects in Afghanistan AFPS 16 May 2007 -- Afghan and coalition forces captured three suspected insurgents during raids in Afghanistan in the past two days.
- Afghan Officials: 3 Senior Taleban Members Killed With Dadullah VOA 16 May 2007 -- Afghan security officials say three Taleban commanders who were released in exchange for an Italian hostage were killed by U.S.-led forces last week.
- Protest At Pakistani Embassy Over Afghan Border Clashes RFE/RL 16 May 2007 -- Hundreds of Afghans have protested in front of the Pakistani Embassy in Kabul against recent border clashes that killed at least 13 people.
Defense Policy / Programs
- US Senate Rejects Measure to Cut Off Funds for Iraq War VOA 16 May 2007 -- The U.S. Senate has rejected a measure that would end funding for U.S. combat operations in Iraq by April 1 of next year
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Assistant Secretary Hall 16 May 2007 -- Presenter: Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs Thomas Hall
- DoD Acts on 23 Recommendations Made by Commission on National Guard and Reserve 16 May 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has acted on 23 of the recommendations made by the Commission on the the National Guard and Reserve in its recent report.
- New hangar optimizes aircraft painters' capabilities AFPN 16 May 2007 -- A new facility designed around the need to house a C-5 Galaxy for paint application and removal officially opened May 9 here .
- Navy Names Two New Guided Missile Destroyers 16 May 2007 -- Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter has announced the names for the U.S. Navy's two newest Arleigh Burke class guided-missile destroyers to honor two American heroes famous for their naval service.
- Department Takes Steps to Ensure DoD Computer Networks Available for Operations 16 May 2007 -- To ensure DoD networks are available for combat operations and critical support activities, the Department issued a directive May 14 that prohibits DoD computers from accessing specific recreational web sites
- Shreveport Making Final Cruise After 37 Years Of Service Navy NewsStand 16 May 2007 -- When USS Shreveport (LPD 12) homeports in early July, it will be for the last time
- IKE Sailors Enjoy the Rich Culture of Lisbon Navy NewsStand 16 May 2007 -- Before bringing her nearly eight-month deployment to an end, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) made one final four-day port visit in Lisbon, Portugal, from May 12-16.
- Top Cats Get New "Top Cat" Navy NewsStand 16 May 2007 -- While supporting combat operations in the North Arabian Sea, the "Top Cats" of Sea Control Squadron (VS) 31 held its 51st and last change of command aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) on May 13.
- USS Helena Commanding Officer Relieved of Command Navy NewsStand 16 May 2007 -- Commodore of Submarine Squadron 11, Capt. Paul N. Jaenichen, relieved the commanding officer of USS Helena (SSN 725), Cmdr. William A. Schwalm, due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command May 16.
- Air Force secretary sets sights on space AFPN 16 May 2007 -- "Setting the strategic conditions for victory starts right here in (Air Force) Space Command," said Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne as he visited here May 7.
- National Guardsmen Help Battle Wildfires in Four States AFPS 16 May 2007 -- National Guardsmen in four states are helping to battle wildfires that have burned more than 300,000 acres, Defense Department officials said today.
- Exercise Tests NORAD, NORTHCOM Cooperation, Communication AFPS 16 May 2007 -- The commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command said he is "very pleased" with the federal agency interoperability displayed in Ardent Sentry/Northern Edge '07, an emergency-response training exercise that began April 30 and will continue through tomorrow.
- Vice Chairman: U.S. Military in Busy, Challenging Time AFPS 16 May 2007 -- U.S. military forces are engaged in one of the busiest, most challenging and most complex times since World War II, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here yesterday.
- Oklahoma Guard Arrives in Azerbaijan for Humanitarian Mission AFPS 16 May 2007 -- Oklahoma Air National Guard members arrived here May 14 to participate in Operation Cherokee Angel, a medical humanitarian mission aimed at improving the health and welfare of the local population while training and working alongside Azeri medical personnel.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 16 May 2007
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 16 May 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for May 16, 2007
- Homecoming for Spanish Army's First Eurocopter Tigers EADS 16 May 2007 -- The Spanish Army's first three Tiger helicopters have arrived at their final destination, the Coronel Sánchez Bilbao military base in Almagro, where they are to serve the Spanish armed forces.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN-BUILT TRIDENT II D5 SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED IN TWO-MISSILE U.S. NAVY TEST IN THE ATLANTIC Lockheed Martin 16 May 2007 -- The U.S. Navy conducted a successful test launch yesterday, May 15, of two Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles (FBMs) built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT).
- General Dynamics NASSCO Starts Construction of Seventh T-AKE Ship General Dynamics 16 May 2007 -- General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), today announced the start of construction on the seventh dry cargo-ammunition ship in the U.S. Navy's T-AKE program
- LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED THREE CONTRACTS FOR U.S. ARMY AND MARINE CORPS TARGETRY SYSTEMS Lockheed Martin 16 May 2007 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received three contracts to provide modular military targetry systems for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.
- Northrop Grumman Delivers Fuselage Section for Navy's Next-Generation Electronic Attack Aircraft Northrop Grumman 16 May 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has delivered the center/aft fuselage section for the first production-configured development model of the EA 18G Growler, the U.S. Navy's next-generation electronic attack aircraft.
- Northrop Grumman's Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload Embarks On the Performance Phase of Its Flight Test Program Northrop Grumman 16 May 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload (ASIP), a next generation signals intelligence sensor for the U.S. Air Force, has successfully completed the engineering checkout and calibration testing phase of the ASIP U-2 flight test program and has successfully embarked on the performance testing phase.
- General Dynamics NASSCO Launches USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) 16 May 2007 -- General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), today launched the U.S. Navy's newest resupply ship, USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4).
- U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $14 Million for Abrams Tank System Technical Support 16 May 2007 -- The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command on May 4 awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $14 million contract modification for Abrams tank system technical support (STS).
- GE Renews Canadian Navy Contract for Maintenance and Logistic Support of LM2500 Gas Turbine-Based Frigates GE Marine 16 May 2007 -- GE Marine announced it recently renewed a contract with Public Works and Government Services Canada to provide maintenance and logistics support services.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 16 May 2007
- British adviser chosen as next UN envoy on Middle East peace process UN News Centre 16 May 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed the United Kingdom's Michael Williams, a long-time United Nations staffer and foreign policy adviser, to the post of Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process.
- Escalating violence in Gaza prompts concern from Ban Ki-moon UN News Centre 16 May 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today issued a fresh call to Palestinian leaders to bring an end to the factional fighting engulfing the Gaza Strip, voicing "profound concern" at the latest violence, which has caused the deaths of several dozen people in the past week.
- United States Calls for an End to Gaza Violence Washington File 16 May 2007 -- The United States is calling on rival Palestinian factions to end the violence plaguing the Gaza Strip.
- Israel Launches Air Strikes on Gaza as Palestinian Factions Call Truce VOA 16 May 2007 -- Israel has launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip in response to rocket attacks, leaving at least five Palestinian militants dead
- Deadly Clashes Continue Between Rival Palestinian Factions VOA 16 May 2007 -- Rival Palestinian factions have clashed for the fourth straight day in the Gaza Strip
- Ivorians reach 'turning point' in peace process but challenges persist - Ban Ki-moon UN News Centre 16 May 2007 -- The peace process in Côte d'Ivoire has reached "a unique turning point" after the signing of an agreement between the country's rival political leaders two months ago, but many of the fundamental issues that led to its prolonged crisis remain unresolved, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns today.
- AU Peacekeepers Killed in Roadside Bomb in Mogadishu VOA 16 May 2007 -- A hidden roadside bomb exploded in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on Wednesday, killing four African Union peacekeepers and wounding another five
- AFRICA: New fund to support peacekeepers IRIN 16 May 2007 -- The African Union (AU) and donors, including the G8 countries, have agreed to set up a fund to support underfunded peacekeeping missions on the continent, officials said.
- Georgia: Foreign Minister Hails South Ossetia 'Breakthrough' RFE/RL 16 May 2007 -- Georgian Foreign Minister Gela Bezhuashvili visited European Union headquarters in Brussels earlier this week
- Study: Millions Affected by Cluster Bombs VOA 16 May 2007 -- In a just released report Wednesday, Handicap International says hundreds of millions of people worldwide face a daily risk of death or maiming by cluster bombs
- Sarkozy Sworn In As President of France VOA 16 May 2007 -- Nicolas Sarkozy has been sworn in as the new president of France
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