01 June 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 01 Jun 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- May 31 airpower summary: Maintainers keep tankers flying AFPN 01 Jun 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations May 31, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Bataan ESG Departs 5th Fleet Navy NewsStand 01 May 2007 -- Several components of the Bataan Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) departed the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) on June 1.
- Al Qaida, Sunni Militants Clash in Baghdad VOA 01 Jun 2007 -- Iraqis in a predominantly Sunni neighborhood of Baghdad say Sunni insurgents and al-Qaida militants have been fighting there for the last two days
- US Military Says 6 Terrorists Killed, 18 Detained in Iraq Operations VOA 01 Jun 2007 -- The U.S. military in Iraq says coalition forces have killed six suspects and detained 18 others in separate operations targeting al-Qaida in Iraq terrorists.
- Khost PRT Winning the Fight in Afghanistan Navy NewsStand 01 May 2007 -- Less than 10 miles from training camps that produced many of the 9/11 hijackers, a team of coalition service members are working together to make sure the area once home to Osama Bin Laden's terrorist organization becomes an environment that will deny such people a support base ever again.
- Taleban Insurgents Step Up Attacks on Afghan Police VOA 01 Jun 2007 -- Afghan police are under attack as Taleban insurgents target the country's vulnerable security force
Defense Policy / Programs
- US Identifies Suicide Victim at Guantanamo Detention Center VOA 01 Jun 2007 -- The U.S. military says a Guantanamo detainee who died in his cell this week, apparently by suicide, was a Saudi military veteran with connections to al-Qaida.
- Transcript: Press Conference with Secretary Gates and Adm. Keating from Camp Smith, Honolulu, Hawaii 01 May 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Commander Pacific Command Adm. Timothy Keating
- Guardian Gets Tune-Up in Singapore Navy NewsStand 01 May 2007 -- Sasebo, Japan-based minesweeper USS Guardian (MCM 5) recently completed an eight-day maintenance availability May 29, which focused on repairs and material upgrades, at Sembawang Wharf, on the northern-most portion of Singapore.
- 24th Marine Regiment Kicks Off Team Work South Navy NewsStand 01 May 2007 -- The 24th Marine Regiment, embarked with Partnership of the Americas (POA) Task Group 40.0, began exercises with Chilean Marine Corps units during Team Work South by conducting a beach landing at Cifuncho on May 29.
- ESL Returns from Rare Visit to Montenegro Navy NewsStand 01 May 2007 -- One of only two submarine tenders left in the Navy, USS Emory S. Land (AS-39) (ESL), returned to its homeport May 30 after a seven-day visit to the nation of Montenegro.
- NMCB 4 Constructs New Aerial Targets Navy NewsStand 01 May 2007 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 provided their services to help construct new targets for Carrier Air Groups (CAG) that will deploy.
- U.S. Naval Forces Europe Prepares For AFRICOM Stand Up AFPS 01 Jun 2007 -- U.S. Naval Forces Europe, an organization responsible for naval operations in much of Africa, is preparing to work with the new U.S. Africa Command, which is slated to stand up sometime in October, the naval forces' commander said here yesterday.
- Task Group 40.0 Arrives in Mejillones Navy NewsStand 01 Jun 2007 -- Partnership of the Americas (POA) Task Group 40.0 arrived here May 30, after transiting the Strait of Magellan and conducting training off the central coast of Chile.
- NMCB 4 Participates in Combined Task Force Exercise Navy NewsStand 01 Jun 2007 -- Thirty-one members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4, along with U.S. Army and Marine Corps personnel, arrived at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Darwin to take part in a Joint Rapid Airfield Construction (JRAC) project.
- Army Helps Prepare Hurricane States for Heavy Season AFPS 01 Jun 2007 -- The Army is helping out U.S. states and territories that are in the paths of potentially deadly hurricanes by providing equipment to help fill shortages identified by National Guard commanders there, a senior Army official said today.
- Air Wing Super Hornets Show Off at Australian Air Show Navy NewsStand 01 Jun 2007 -- Three F/A-18E/F Super Hornets from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 participated in the 2007 Australian International Aerospace and Defense Exposition in Avalon, March 16-24.
- U.S. Army Prepares for Hurricane Season with Equipment and Planning Army News Release 01 Jun 2007 -- As the United States enters the 2007 Hurricane Season June 1 the Department of the Army and its leadership are working to ensure that all components of the United States Army are fully equipped and trained to support the individual states in the event of a hurricane or crisis
- Bush calls Putin's missile shield statements harsh rhetoric RIA Novosti 01 May 2007 -- U.S. President George W. Bush told German television that Russian leader Vladimir Putin's remarks about Washington's plans to deploy a missile shield in Europe were harsh rhetoric.
- Bush Urges Russia To Reconsider Missile Defense Washington File 01 May 2007 -- The United States would welcome Russian participation in a European-based missile defense system, President Bush said in a series of interviews.
- NATO: U.S. Ambassador To NATO Discusses Russia, Afghanistan RFE/RL 01 Jun 2007 -- United States Ambassador to NATO Victoria Nuland was in Prague this week to discuss a proposed missile-defense shield with Czech officials and other NATO allies
- Russia announces large joint military exercise with China, Shanghai Six RIA Novosti 01 May 2007 -- Russia will hold a counterterrorism military exercise with China and other members of the "Shanghai Six" in August, the Ground Forces commander said Friday.
- Daily Press Briefing US dept. of State 01 Jun 2007
- Press Gaggle by Dana Perino and Dan Bartlett The White House 01 Jun 2007
- Press Briefing by National Security Advisor Steven Hadley on the President's Trip to the G8 Summit and Europe The White House 01 Jun 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for June 01, 2007
- U.S. Navy Awards Northrop Grumman $2.4 Billion Contract to Build New Amphibious Assault Ship LHA 6 Northrop Grumman 01 Jun 2007 -- The U.S. Navy today awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a $2.4 billion fixed-price incentive contract for the detail design and construction of the amphibious assault ship, LHA 6
- Successful Design Review and Engine Test Bring Boeing X-51A Closer to Flight Boeing 01 Jun 2007 -- The Boeing [NYSE: BA] X-51A WaveRider Scramjet Engine Demonstrator recently completed a Critical Design Review (CDR) and fired its engine for the first time -- two major program milestones necessary for first flight.
- U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $12 Million for Abrams Tank System Technical Support 01 Jun 2007 -- The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command on May 25 awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $12 million contract modification for Abrams tank system technical support (STS).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 01 Jun 2007
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY TIMOR-LESTE SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE United Nations 01 Jun 2007
- Ban Ki-moon briefs Security Council on tense Middle East situation UN New Centre 01 May 2007 -- The situation in the Middle East remains volatile and tense, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned the Security Council today, with fresh clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the resumption of fighting at a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon.
- Key Srebrenica Massacre Suspect Transferred To UN Tribunal VOA 01 May 2007 -- The relatives of victims of Europe's worst massacre since World War II have welcomed the arrest of a key suspect in the atrocity
- UN Secretary-General Frustrated Over Darfur Conflict VOA 01 May 2007 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is frustrated by the ongoing conflict in Sudan's Darfur region, but believes that progress is being made
- UN Says 90,000 Displaced Somalis Return to Mogadishu VOA 01 Jun 2007 -- The U.N. refugee agency says about 90,000 Somalis who fled the fighting in Mogadishu earlier this year have returned home.
- Lebanese Army Pounds Militant Positions VOA 01 Jun 2007 -- The Lebanese Army used artillery to bombard Islamic militants holed up in a Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon Friday, as it intensified pressure on the militants to surrender
- US Urges Roundup of Remaining Balkans War Crimes Fugitives VOA 01 Jun 2007 -- The United States Friday called on Serbia and the Bosnian Serb entity to follow-up the arrest of a key Balkans war crimes suspect with the capture of the five remaining indicted fugitives
- Lebanon resumes shelling of Palestinian refugee camp RIA Novosti 01 Jun 2007 -- The Lebanese army bombarded a Palestinian refugee camp in northwest Lebanon Friday with artillery fire, targeting militants allegedly linked to al Qaeda.
- TerraSAR-X to be launched on 15 June from Baikonur EADS 01 Jun 2007 -- The German radar satellite TerraSAR-X is to be launched on 15 June at 04:14 (CEST) from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch of the satellite has been postponed a number of times due to technical problems with the Russian Dnjepr launch vehicle. However, teams of engineers from Europe’s leading space company Astrium and the German Aerospace Center DLR are now in Kazakhstan, preparing the 1.3-metric-ton satellite for lift-off.
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