31 May 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 31 May 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- MND-B patrol struck by roadside bomb
- MND-B Soldier dies of wounds from IED strike
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: DoD Press Briefing with Lt. Gen. Odierno from the Pentagon 31 May 2007 -- Presenter: U.S. Army, Commander, Multinational Corps-Iraq Lieutenant General Ray Odierno
- Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group Completes 9 Month Deployment Navy NewsStand 31 May 2007 -- Boxer Expeditionary Strike Group (BOXESG) returned from its twice-extended Western Pacific deployment May 31 to the cheers of friends and family.
- USS Bonhomme Richard Off-Loads 13th MEU Navy NewsStand 31 May 2007 -- The USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR) off-loaded the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) here May 25-28.
- May 30 airpower: F-15Es provide cover for ground forces AFPN 31 May 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations May 30, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Militia Commander's Capture Highlights Recent Iraq Operations AFPS 31 May 2007 -- Iraqi troops captured a militia commander, a U.S. helicopter crew destroyed a heavily armed vehicle, and an Iraqi police chief and more than a dozen associates have been arrested, military officials reported.
- Troops Continue to Adapt to Enemy Tactics in Iraq AFPS 31 May 2007 -- May has been a deadly month for U.S. troops in Iraq, but they are adapting to the situation, the commander of Multinational Corps Iraq said today.
- Suicide Bombing in Fallujah Kills 20 VOA 31 May 2007 -- Iraqi authorities say a suicide bomber has killed at least 20 people at a police recruiting center in the western city of Fallujah.
- Five U.S. Soldiers Killed in Chinook Crash AFPS 31 May 2007 -- Five U.S. soldiers were among those killed when a Chinook helicopter flying a NATO International Security Assistance Force mission went down in Helmand province near Kajaki last night, military officials reported.
- Afghan National Police Detain Ghazni Area Taliban Commander AFPS 31 May 2007 -- Afghan National Police and Coalition forces captured Haji Salam, a Ghazni area Taliban sub-commander and improvised explosive device expert, during early morning operations in the village of Gawmesak.
- EU Council of Ministers approves police mission to Afghanistan RIA Novosti 31 May 2007 -- The European Union Council of Ministers has approved the dispatch to Afghanistan of a EU Police Mission (EUPOL) detachment to help the country's government and law enforcement, a spokesman for the council's press service said Thursday.
- Seven Killed in NATO Chinook Crash in Afghanistan AFPS 31 May 2007 -- Seven servicemembers assigned to NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan are dead after a Chinook helicopter flying an ISAF mission went down in Helmand province near Kajaki last night.
- NATO: Helicopter Apparently Shot Down in Afghanistan, 7 Troops Killed VOA 31 May 2007 -- NATO officials say enemy fire may be to blame for a military helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan
Defense Policy / Programs
- Army Introduces New Two-Year Enlistment Bonus, Raises Three-Year Bonus Army News 31 May 2007 -- The U.S. Army Recruiting Command introduced two new enlistment incentives yesterday.
- Joint forces combine for Red Flag-Alaska exercise AFPN 31 May 2007 -- More than 1,400 military members from the United States, Singapore and Australia converged on Alaska May 31 to sharpen their collective warfighting edge in Red Flag-Alaska 07-2, which runs through June 15.
- Navy to Lead Gulf of Guinea Maritime Security Initiative AFPS 31 May 2007 -- This fall, a U.S. Navy ship will embark on a six-month deployment to the Gulf of Guinea region, part of a multinational maritime security and safety initiative that partners with several west- and central-African nations, a senior U.S. Navy officer said here today.
- USS Lassen Returns from Australian Tour Navy NewsStand 31 May 2007 -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG 82) returned to its forward-deployed operating base June 1 following a three-port tour of Australia during a two-month underway period.
- Kitty Hawk, CVW-5 Earn Aviation Safety Award Navy NewsStand 31 May 2007 -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) and Carrier Air Wing 5 earned the Admiral Flatley Memorial Award on May 25 for outstanding aviation safety in 2006.
- Lejeune Hospital Unveils Operational Medicine Training Facility Navy NewsStand 31 May 2007 -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony May 30 marked the grand opening of a new $325,000 training facility located on the grounds of the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune.
- Boise Comes Home After Trip 'Round the World Navy NewsStand 31 May 2007 -- The fast-attack submarine USS Boise (SSN 764), homeported in Norfolk, returned home May 30 from a seven-month deployment around the world.
- Gates Says Asia Remains Critical to U.S. Security Interests AFPS 31 May 2007 -- The United States has "no intention of neglecting Asia" as it focuses on fighting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the global war on terror, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.
- Kitty Hawk Departs for Sea Trials NavY NewsStand 31 May 2007 -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) departed for sea trials May 4, following a four-month selected restrictive availability maintenance period.
- Essex Participates in Sister-Ship Exchange NavY NewsStand 31 May 2007 -- USS Essex (LHD 2) hosted officers from a Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) ship May 9 as part of an ongoing sister-ship exchange program.
- Australia, Philippines Sign Landmark Security Pact VOA 31 May 2007 -- Australia and the Philippines have signed a security pact that will allow them to hold joint counterterrorism exercises
- Turkey military blasts NATO allies for support of Kurdish rebels RIA Novosti 31 May 2007 -- The Turkish chief of general staff accused Thursday some NATO allies of providing assistance to Kurdish separatists in the southeast of the country, but did not specify the targets of his criticism.
- Military train leaves Russia's Batumi base in Georgia RIA Novosti 31 May 2007 -- A military convoy left a Russian military base in Georgia by rail early Thursday as part of a 2006 deal on the withdrawal of Russian bases from the South Caucasus country.
- Putin says missile tests were response to NATO's actions RIA Novosti 31 May 2007 -- Russia's president said Thursday his country's recent tests of new ballistic missiles and possible withdrawal from an arms control treaty are a direct response to harsh, unreasonable actions by NATO countries.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 31 May 2007
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow and Jim Connaughton, Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality The White House 31 May 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for May 13, 2007
- MQ-8B Fire Scout to Enter Production: A First for a U.S. Navy Unmanned Air System 31 May 2007 -- 31, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical takeoff and landing Tactical Unmanned Air Vehicle (VTUAV) has reached Milestone C, signifying the beginning of its low-rate initial production phase.
- General Dynamics Awarded $31 Million Option for Production of Tactical Satellite Communications Terminals General Dynamics 31 May 2007 -- General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies has been awarded a $30.5 million follow-on order for satellite communications terminals that will be used in the U.S. Marine Corps Support Wide Area Network (SWAN) program
- Boeing Delivers First C-17 to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware Boeing 31 May 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today delivered the first of 13 C-17 Globemaster IIIs to Dover (Del.) Air Force Base (AFB) officials during a ceremony at the company's Long Beach, Calif., C-17 manufacturing facility.
- Boeing Wins Next Phase of U.S. Air Force Missile Technology Program Boeing 31 May 2007 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a $4.2 million U.S. Air Force contract for the next phase of the Dual Role Air Dominance Missile -- Technology (DRADM-T) program, one of several efforts to develop technologies for the Joint Dual Role Air Dominance Missile (JDRADM).
- Raytheon Delivers First Joint Standoff Weapon Block II Raytheon 31 May 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has delivered its first Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) Block II -- a new variant offering significantly lower unit costs and an additional payload option.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 31 May 2007
- Finishing tour, top UN military adviser sees rising confidence in peacekeeping UN News Centre 31 May 2007 -- The Military Adviser to the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), who is retiring today, said that coping with burgeoning new mandates in recent years has boosted the success of UN operations overall.
- Israelis, Palestinians Urged To Focus on Long-Term Goals Washington File 31 May 2007 -- The Quartet for Middle East peace called on Israel and the Palestinians to "work positively and constructively" to encourage mutual confidence and to help create an environment more conducive for progress toward the creation of a Palestinian state.
- Israel mulls terms for peace talks with Syria - paper RIA Novosti 31 May 2007 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is considering the possibility of resuming peace negotiations with Syria with mediation by a third party, an Israeli newspaper said Thursday.
- ISRAEL-OPT: Palestinian workers' situation has worsened, says ILO IRIN 31 May 2007 -- A new report issued on Monday by the International Labour Organization (ILO) says seven out of 10 households in the occupied Palestinian territories, or about 2.4 million Palestinians, are living in poverty. It says the workers' situation has continued to worsen dramatically over the past year.
- SUDAN-UGANDA: LRA talks, pencils and helicopters IRIN 31 May 2007 -- Progress at the peace talks between the Ugandan government and the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) depends on skillful mediation, willingness among the parties to reach a deal, credible monitoring, sound technical advice and a range of other diplomatic niceties and military finesse.
- Uganda Govt Proposes Traditional Justice System for LRA Rebels VOA 31 May 2007 -- nother round of peace talks between the Ugandan government and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels aimed at ending almost twenty years of the rebels insurgency begins today (Thursday) in the Southern Sudanese capital, Juba
- UN and AU outline details of proposed hybrid peacekeeping force in Darfur UN News Centre 31 May 2007 -- The planned hybrid United Nations-African Union (AU) peacekeeping force in Darfur will only succeed if its unity and coherence of command are not compromised and the Sudanese Government consents and cooperates, according to a joint report issued by the UN and AU and released today.
- COTE D'IVOIRE: New political climate favours pivotal identification process IRIN 31 May 2007 -- Logistical challenges might be all that stand in the way of issuing identity papers for millions of undocumented Ivorians - a process that lies at the heart of Cote d'Ivoire's conflict, and one that political hostility and intransigence have rendered impossible up to now.
- LEBANON: Aid agencies assist families displaced from Nahr al-Bared camp IRIN 31 May 2007 -- With no immediate end in sight to the stand-off between the army and Islamist militants in Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in northern Lebanon, and with neighbouring Beddawi camp already full to bursting, aid agencies have delivered relief to several hundred families displaced further to the east and south of the country.
- CAR: Darfur refugees reach Sam Ouandja IRIN 31 May 2007 -- The arrival of 1,500 Sudanese refugees in the Sam Ouandja region of northeastern Central African Republic (CAR) could mean more war-displaced people will undertake the 10-day journey in search of safety from Darfur, local sources said.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS United Nations 31 May 2007
- Syria, Hezbollah Condemn UN Vote to Establish Hariri Tribunal VOA 31 May 2007 -- Syria's state-run press has roundly criticized the U.N. Security Council's vote to set up an international tribunal for suspects in the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri
- UN Approves Lebanon Tribunal RFE/RL 31 May 2007 -- The UN Security Council has voted to establish an international tribunal to try suspects in the murder of Lebanese former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.
|Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list|