24 May 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 24 May 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- MNF-W forces attacked
- DoD Announces Change-In-Status of Army Soldier
- May 23 airpower summary: Predators leverage capabilities AFPN 24 May 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan in the following operations May 23, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Total force unit controls sky over combat theater AFPN 24 May 2007 -- Seventy Airmen, Soldiers and guardsmen of the 71st Expeditionary Air Control Squadron operate the Control and Reporting Center here and watch the sky for theater ballistic missiles or other aerial threats every second of every day.
- Biological team protects Balad Airmen from bioterrorism AFPN 24 May 2007 -- Two lab technician Airmen team up as a pair of modern "CSI-type" technicians, using test tubes, centrifuges, and other sophisticated testing equipment to keep Balad Air Base Airmen safe.
- Iraqi, Coalition Forces Detain 15, Destroy Cache, Thwart Attack AFPS 24 May 2007 -- Iraqi and coalition forces seized 15 suspected terrorists, destroyed a weapons cache and thwarted an attack on a State Department convoy in Iraq over the past two days.
- NMCB 28 Convoy Security Element Teams Provide Protection on Iraq Roads Navy NewsStand 24 May 2007 -- Convoy Security Element (CSE) teams from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 28 completed the first two months of their deployment to Iraq on May 20.
- Seabees Help Build Facility for Iraqi Police Navy NewsStand 24 May 2007 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 28 joined efforts with Marines from Combat Logistics Battalion 6 on May 16 to build a new facility for the Iraqi police.
- Troops Kill, Capture Insurgents in Afghanistan AFPS 24 May 2007 -- Afghan and coalition forces killed several insurgents, detained eight suspects and discovered a weapons cache in Afghanistan over the past two days, military officials reported.
- Afghanistan: Suspended Lawmaker Insists Hers Is Voice Of The People RFE/RL 24 May 2007 -- In Afghanistan, legislator Malalai Joya was suspended on May 21 by her colleagues in the parliament after she compared them unfavorably with barnyard animals.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Press Conference by the President The White House 24 May 2007
- Bush Says Iraq Better Off Without Saddam AFPS 24 May 2007 -- The world is better off without former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, President Bush said in a White House news conference today.
- Bush Says Next Few Months Critical in Iraq VOA 24 May 2007 -- President Bush says U.S. troops in Iraq face a critical time during the next few months as they try to implement his new strategy
- Bush Calls For Tougher Sanctions On Iran RFE/RL 24 May 2007 -- U.S. President George W. Bush today urged stronger UN sanctions against Iran after a new report revealed that Tehran has been greatly increasing uranium enrichment.
- Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence to be Dual-Hatted as Director of Intelligence 24 May 2007 -- Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell signed a memorandum of agreement this week that establishes a role for the under secretary of defense for intelligence as the director of defense intelligence within the Office of the DNI.
- Intel Undersecretary Named to National Intelligence Post AFPS 24 May 2007 -- The undersecretary of defense for intelligence will also now serve as the director of defense intelligence.
- Both Houses of US Congress OK Iraq War-Funding Bill VOA 24 May 2007 -- The U.S. Congress has approved legislation supporting military operations in Iraq, with majority Democrats calling it the best achievable at this time, and Republicans claiming victory in forcing Democrats to drop a withdrawal timetable
- President Calls on Congress to Pass Supplemental Bill AFPS 24 May 2007 -- This summer will be a critical time for the U.S. strategy in Iraq, President Bush said today as he called on members of Congress from both parties to pass the Defense Department's 2007 emergency supplemental funding request.
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Secretary Gates and Gen. Pace from the Pentagon 24 May 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace
- Military members help secure bases with Eagle Eyes AFPN 24 May 2007 -- With a limited number of Office of Special Investigations agents and Security Forces members, it is up to Airmen and their families with Eagle Eyes to help make sure the area they live in is safe.
- Guard's Lack of Equipment Puts U.S. at Risk, Chief Says AFPS 24 May 2007 -- Congress must either fund equipment for the National Guard or accept the risks of an under-equipped strategic reserve, the Guard's top officer said today.
- CARAT Task Group Arrives in Japan Navy NewsStand 24 May 2007 -- The command staff of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1 arrived May 22 to take command of the task group for the 13th annual Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series.
- BOXESG Makes Final Port Call of Deployment Navy NewsStand 24 May 2007 -- USS Boxer (LHD 4) Expeditionary Strike Group (BOXESG) pulled into Naval Station Pearl Harbor May 22, the last port visit of their extended deployment.
- Peleliu Deploys on Pacific Partnership Mission Navy NewsStand 24 May 2007 -- Multi-purpose amphibious ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) departed San Diego on May 23, kicking off the humanitarian mission Pacific Partnership.
- USS Emory S. Land Hosts Independence Day Celebration for Montenegro Navy NewsStand 24 May 2007 -- Adm. Harry Ulrich, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe (CNE), was in Tivat May 21 to meet with President Filip Vujanovic to discus the strengthening relationship between the two countries maritime forces.
- Boxer Conducts Change of Command At End of Nine-Month Deployment Navy NewsStand 24 May 2007 -- Capt. Matthew J. McCloskey relieved Capt. Bruce W. Nichols as USS Boxer's (LHD 4) commanding officer (CO) during a change of command ceremony aboard Boxer while in Pearl Harbor May 23.
- Furze Takes Helm of Commander, Undersea Surveillance Navy NewsStand 24 May 2007 -- Capt. Peter Furze relieved Capt. David Kern as Commander, Undersea Surveillance (COMUNDERSEASURV) during a change of command ceremony May 22 at Naval Air Station Oceana Dam Neck Annex.
- Astronaut Teaches U.S., Foreign Military About Space Technology Washignton File 24 May 2007 -- In 2002 astronaut James Newman was tethered to the space shuttle helping to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.
- Kyrgyzstan will not allow U.S. to use airbase against Iran - PM RIA Novosti 24 May 2007 -- Kyrgyzstan will not allow the U.S. to use an airbase on the republic's territory to wage war on Iran or Iraq, the prime minister said Thursday.
- Russia expects NATO to ratify CFE treaty - Gorbachev RIA Novosti 24 May 2007 -- Russia is not pulling out of the treaty on conventional armed forces in Europe, but is waiting for other countries to ratify the pact, ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said Thursday.
- Russia continues military pullout from Georgia RIA Novosti 24 May 2007 -- Another train carrying Russian military hardware from a Soviet-era base in Georgia left the Caucasus state Thursday, the Georgian Defense Ministry said.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 24 May 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for May 24, 2007
- U.S. expects breakthrough in arms sales to India - State Dept. RIA Novosti 24 May 2007 -- U.S. arms exporters are ready to become major suppliers to the Indian market, while the Bush administration anticipates a breakthrough in bilateral defense relations next year, the U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs said.
- New Raytheon-Built Joint Standoff Weapon Will Hit Moving Maritime Targets Raytheon 24 May 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a $93.7 million Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) contract to develop the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) AGM-154C1 (formerly JSOW Block III).
- MU90 lightweight torpedo passes acceptance tests DCNS 24 May 2007 -- DCNS successfully completed the final firing test for the formal acceptance of the first batch of MU90 lightweight torpedoes for the French Navy.
- EADS TRS-3D/16-ES naval radar system demonstrates capabilities in Malaysia EADS 24 May 2007 -- After having demonstrated its capabilities in extensive live-firings, the delivery of the EADS TRS-3D naval radar system to the New Generation Patrol Vessel programme of the Royal Malaysian Navy is under way.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 24 May 2007
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRESIDENT ELECT OF SIXTY-SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY United Nations 24 May 2007
- Lebanese Troops Exchange Heavy Fire With Islamic Militants VOA 24 May 2007 -- Lebanese troops and Islamic militants inside a Palestinian refugee camp exchanged heavy fire late Thursday, breaking a two-day-old truce.
- Lebanese Leader Vows to 'Uproot' Terrorists from Palestinian Camp VOA 27 May 2007 -- Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora vowed in an address to the nation on Thursday his government would crush the Islamic militants who are battling the army in a Palestinian refugee camp
- Nearly half the Palestinian refugees in Nahr al-Bared camp flee RIA Novosti 24 May 2007 -- Nearly one-half of an estimated 30,000-40,000 Palestinians who were staying in northern Lebanon's Nahr al-Bared refugee camp, which has been under tank and artillery fire for the past three days, have now fled.
- UN Pleads For Access to Besieged Refugee Camp in Lebanon VOA 24 May 2007 -- The United Nations is appealing for access to a Palestinian refugee camp in north Lebanon where Islamic militants are holed up after days of fighting with Lebanese troops
- Lebanese Authorities Tell Islamic Militants to Surrender or Face Assault VOA 24 May 2007 -- Lebanese authorities say Islamic militants holed up in a Palestinian refugee camp must surrender or face military action.
- Middle East peace hopes more unstable after volatile month - UN official UN News Centre 24 May 2007 -- The recent eruption of violence in the Gaza Strip and its extension into southern Israel illustrates the volatility of the Middle East conflict, and the longer it continues, the greater the long-term threat to prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace, the United Nations' political affairs chief told the Security Council today.
- U.S. General Says Hamas Influence Waning in Gaza Washignton File 24 May 2007 -- Even though the security situation in Gaza has deteriorated sharply over the past six months, the most recent clashes between Hamas gunmen and Palestinian security forces offer some indication the tide may be turning against the militant extremists, according to the U.S. security coordinator for Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
- Israel Arrests More Than 30 Hamas Members as Crackdown Continues VOA 24 May 2007 -- Israeli security forces arrested more than 30 leading members of Hamas, Thursday, in the occupied West Bank - part of a continuing crackdown against Hamas for launching rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip
- Ban Ki-moon sends report on proposed hybrid peacekeeping force in Darfur UN News Centre 24 May 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent a report to the Security Council detailing the proposed hybrid African Union (AU)-United Nations (UN) peacekeeping force to stem the deadly violence wracking Sudan's Darfur region, his spokesperson announced today.
- Donors need to help sustain momentum of peace in Burundi - Ban Ki-moon UN News Centre 24 May 2007 -- United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today urged Burundi's development partners to sustain the positive momentum in country as its Government and people struggle to emerge from devastating civil turmoil.
- DRC: Thousands more flee ongoing clashes in Kivu IRIN 24 May 2007 -- At least 40 children are among thousands of newly displaced civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) fleeing ongoing clashes between Congolese armed forces and Rwandan rebels, officials said.
- SUDAN: Census delayed but politically 'critical' IRIN 24 May 2007 -- A key milestone in Sudan's north-south peace process is the census, planned for November this year, but continuing logistical and political complications may lead to further delays, observers say.
- U.S. Senators Ask Burma to Release Aung San Suu Kyi Washington File 24 May 2007 -- U.S. senators, backed by first lady Laura Bush and the U.S. State Department, called for the unconditional release of Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been detained under house arrest for nearly 17 years by Burma's military junta.
- US Disappointed Over Failure of Bosnia Reform Talks VOA 24 May 2007 -- The U.S. State Department is expressing disappointment over the failure by key leaders of Bosnia and Herzegovina to make progress on government reforms in three days of U.S.-brokered talks in Washington
- UN General Assembly Elects Macedonian as President VOA 24 May 2007 -- The United Nations General Assembly has elected former Macedonian foreign minister Srgjan Kerim as its president
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