25 May 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 25 May 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Combat Logistics Patrol Targeted by IED
- MND-B patrol targeted by small arms fire
- Task Force Lightning unit attacked
- Task Force Lightning Soldiers attacked
- MND-B patrol struck by roadside bomb
- Task Force Lightning Soldiers attacked
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Col. Ricky Gibbs at the Pentagon 25 May 2007 -- Presenter: Commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Col. Ricky Gibbs
- May 24 airpower summary: Tankers fuel fleet AFPN 25 May 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations May 24, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Coalition, Iraqi Forces Detain 28, Find Weapons AFPS 25 May 2007 -- Coalition and Iraqi forces detained 28 suspected terrorists and found two weapons caches in operations throughout Iraq in the past two days, military officials reported.
- Army's Newest Modular Combat Team Makes Mark in Iraq AFPS 25 May 2007 -- In its first deployment to Iraq, one of the Army's newest modular light infantry brigade combat teams is making its mark under the president's troop surge plan, the brigade's top officer said today in a briefing to Pentagon reporters.
- NMCB 28 Route Repair Teams Work Night and Day in Iraq Navy NewsStand 25 May 2007 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 28's route repair team crossed the 60-day mark of their Iraq deployment, May 20, working night and day to repair holes caused by improvised explosive devices (IED) on main supply routes (MSR) and alternate supply routes (ASR) in the Al Anbar province of Iraq.
- Whidbey Island Attack Squadron Returns From Deployment Navy NewsStand 25 May 2007 -- Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140 "Patriots" returned home to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (NASWI) after an eight-month deployment, May 22.
- Airmen drop 80,000 leaflets over Afghanistan AFPN 25 May 2007 -- Crewmembers with the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron here participated in a leaflet drop over Afghanistan May 21 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: DoD Background Briefing with Defense Department Officials at the Pentagon 25 May 2007 -- Presenter: Defense Department Officials
- Report Documents Chinese Military Power, Calls for Transparency AFPS 25 May 2007 -- China must continue to make strides in military transparency as it moves forward to becoming a global power, Defense Department officials said here today.
- Pentagon Says China Working to Project Power Farther VOA 25 May 2007 -- The U.S. Defense Department has issued its annual report on China's military capability, citing continuing efforts to project Chinese power beyond its immediate region and to develop high-technology systems that can challenge the best in the world
- Bush Applauds Bipartisan Effort on Supplemental Bill AFPS 25 May 2007 -- President Bush today applauded the bipartisan effort that led to Congress passing an emergency supplemental budget bill that will fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through September.
- U.S. Congress Approves Iraq War-Funding Bill RFE/RL 25 May 2007 -- The U.S. Senate has approved $100 billion in new funds for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq without a timetable for withdrawing combat troops.
- U.S. Congress approves war funding, no Iraq withdrawal date set RIA Novosti 25 May 2007 -- The U.S. House and Senate voted Thursday to grant President Bush's request for nearly $100 billion in war spending for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through September, but no timetable for the withdrawal of troops was set, as Democrats had sought.
- Missile Defense Test a "No Test" MDA 25 May 2007 -- A scheduled flight test, of the long range missile defense system, by the Missile Defense Agency, was not completed and designated a "no test" when the target, launched from the Kodiak Launch Complex, in Alaska, failed to reach the defended area, and the Ground-Based Interceptor, which would have come from the Ronald W. Reagan Missile Defense Site, located at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. was not launched.
- Top Intel Official Explains Pentagon's New Vision AFPS 25 May 2007 -- Delivering practical intelligence as fast as possible to servicemembers is the Defense Department's "pre-eminent imperative," the department's top intelligence official said yesterday.
- Army Tests Latest Chinook, Lakota Helicopters Army News 25 May 2007 -- Two teams from the Army Operational Test Command here traveled to Fort Campbell, Ky., and Barstow, Calif., to test two new helicopters.
- African air chiefs discuss cooperation, challenges AFPN 25 May 2007 -- gathered here this week to discuss cooperation and challenges affecting the African continent.
- Truman Hosts Missile Exercise Navy NewsStand 25 May 2007 -- The USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducted a NATO Sea Sparrow Missile exercise at sea May 21.
- C-17 employs 'screamer' in combat airdrop AFPN 25 May 2007 -- A C-17 Globemaster III deployed to Southwest Asia conducted the first C-17 combat airdrop May 24 using the Joint Precision Airdrop System with a screamer. Screamers are steerable GPS-guided container delivery system bundles.
- Aerospace leaders discuss challenges, opportunities AFPN 25 May 2007 -- Royal United Services Institute officials invited members throughout the aerospace community to attend an air power conference at their headquarters May 24 at Whitehall in London.
- Russia's upper house ratifies NATO SOFA treaty RIA Novosti 25 May 2007 -- The Federation Council, Russia's upper house of parliament, endorsed Friday an agreement among signatories to NATO and other states participating in the Partnership for Peace program regarding the status of their forces (SOFA).
- Press Gaggle by Scott Stanzel The White House 25 May 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for May 25, 2007
- General Dynamics Successfully Completes On-Orbit Checkout of NFIRE Satellite for U.S. Missile Defense Agency 25 May 2007 -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has successfully completed the Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) of the Near Field Infrared Experiment (NFIRE) and has turned satellite control authority over to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 25 May 2007
- Independent UN team heads to Lebanon to assess border security UN News Centre 25 May 2007 -- A five-member United Nations team is heading to Lebanon next week to assess the monitoring of the country's border with Syria amid concern at reports of illegal arms movements.
- Foreign Military Aid Arrives in Lebanon to Help Fight Islamic Militants VOA 25 May 2007 -- Military transport planes have begun arriving in Lebanon, bringing foreign military aid to help the Lebanese army fight Islamic militants inside a Palestinian refugee camp.
- Sunni Militant Group Fatah al-Islam Inspired by Al-Qaida VOA 25 May 2007 -- The leader of the Sunni militant group Fatah al-Islam says he is inspired by al-Qaida's ideology, but he denies any organizational link to the terrorist network.
- Israeli Air Strikes on Gaza Continue as Palestinians Respond VOA 25 May 2007 -- Israel has launched another wave of air strikes on the Palestinian-ruled Gaza Strip, wounding at least 10 people
- CHAD: State of emergency ends but troubles continue IRIN 25 May 2007 -- Hundreds of thousands of Chadians continue to live in displaced camps because of violence in the east and banditry remains rampant in and around the capital N'djamena, yet the Chadian government on Friday said it will lift a six-month old state of emergency order.
- U.S. Ambassador Sees Real Hope for Somalia's Future Washington File 25 May 2007 -- Somalis are "truly tired of the many years of chaos and conflict" and there is more reason to be hopeful about Somalia than ever before, says Michael Ranneberger, the U.S. ambassador to Kenya.
- DRC: Probe into MONUC gold, arms trafficking allegations "well advanced" IRIN 25 May 2007 -- A special United Nations body has opened an investigation into allegations of gold and arms trafficking by personnel in the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) in Ituri region, a spokesman said.
- Burmese Opposition Leader Aung San Suu Kyi to Remain in Detention VOA 25 May 2007 -- Burma's military leaders have extended their detention of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi for another year, despite growing international pressure
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