07 June 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 07 Jun 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- MND-B patrol struck by roadside bomb
- June 6 airpower summary: F-16s AFPN 07 Jun 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations June 6, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Misawa squadrons swap out Iraqi mission AFPN 07 Jun 2007
- Iraq Raids Net 32 Terrorists; Baghdad Bombs Hurt 4 Iraqis AFPS 07 Jun 2007 -- Coalition forces today captured 32 suspected terrorists during a series of raids that targeted al Qaeda operations in Baghdad and western Iraq, officials said.
- 9 Killed as Suicide Car Bomber Hits Iraq Police Post VOA 07 Jun 2007 -- Iraqi security officials say a suicide car bomber has killed at least nine people and wounded 22 others at a police post in northwestern Iraq.
- Afghan, U.S. Troops Kill al Qaeda Agent, Net 3 Insurgents AFPS 07 Jun 2007 -- Afghan and U.S. forces killed a suspected al Qaeda agent and captured three other suspected insurgents during separate actions in Afghanistan's Zabul and Nangarhar provinces today, military officials said.
- Taleban Frees 4 Medical Workers After Dadullah's Body Released VOA 07 Jun 2007 -- A purported spokesman for the Taleban says the militant group has freed four Afghan medical workers after Afghan authorities handed over the body of a top Taleban commander slain last month.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Iraq, Afghanistan Remain 'Main Effort' in Terror War, Lute Says AFPS 07 Jun 2007 -- The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan represent the "main effort" in the war on terrorism, a general nominated as a top administration official said today.
- U.S. Iraq-Afghanistan Nominee Supports Local Solutions Washignton File 07 Jun 2007 -- Problems in the Middle East and South Asia cannot be solved by military might alone, and an American-only solution will not succeed, says President Bush's nominee to oversee daily coordination of government action in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Sea Based X-Band Radar Returns to Pearl Harbor for Maintenance Missile Defense Agency 07 Jun 2007 -- Air Force Lieutenant General Henry "Trey" Obering III, Missile Defense Agency Director, today announced the giant 28-story Sea Based X-Band Radar (SBX) will return to Pearl Harbor for scheduled maintenance and planned system upgrades later this month
- Marines play along in Red Flag AFPN 07 Jun 2007 -- Marine Corps aircrews from the Yuma, Arizona-based 513th Marine Attack Squadron traded their desert landscape for Alaska's "last frontier" and found themselves players in a whole new game at this year's Red Flag-Alaska June 4.
- CENTCOM Official: Actions Must Match Words in Africa, Middle East AFPS 07 Jun 2007 -- Behind the spotlight on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. Central Command is working to bring about "a secure, stable, partnered region" in the Middle East and Horn of Africa, a senior officer in the command said yesterday.
- USS Carl Vinson Arresting Gear Engines Reinstalled Navy NewsStand 07 Jun 2007 -- A team from Northrop Grumman Newport News reinstalled USS Carl Vinson's (CVN 70) arresting gear engines into the ship's flight deck, June 6.
- Carrier Strike Group 8 Holds Change of Command Navy NewsStand 07 Jun 2007 -- Command of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8 changed hands June 7 as Rear Adm. Philip H. Cullom relieved Rear Adm. Allen G. Myers in a change of office ceremony pierside aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).
- U.S. Navy Plans Six-Month West African Training Mission Washington File 07 Jun 2007 -- The U.S. Navy plans this autumn to begin a half-year patrol of West Africa as a follow-up to a regional conference in November 2006, in which Gulf of Guinea nations called for greater maritime security cooperation.
- Defense Undersecretary to Step Down AFPS 07 Jun 2007 -- The Defense Department's top acquisition official announced yesterday that he is stepping down.
- Putin Offers Alternative To U.S. Missile Shield In Europe RFE/RL 07 Jun 2007 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered the United States to deploy a joint antimissile radar base in Azerbaijan.
- White House Welcomes Russian Missile Defense Offer Washington File 07 Jun 2007 -- President Bush welcomed an offer from Russian President Vladimir Putin that could transform a dispute over a proposed European missile defense system into a new partnership opportunity for Washington and Moscow.
- Putin Offers to Join US Missile Defense Plan VOA 07 Jun 2007 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to use a Soviet-built radar base in Azerbaijan as part of a U.S. plan for a missile defense system in Europe
- Russia had a strong case for joint use of Azeri radar - Putin aide RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2007 -- Russia believes the U.S. will agree to Vladimir Putin's proposal to use a radar rented by Russia in Azerbaijan as part of a joint missile defense effort, a key Putin aide said Thursday.
- Azerbaijan ready to discuss radar use with Russia, U.S. - diplomat RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2007 -- Azerbaijan is willing to hold bilateral and multilateral talks with Russia and the United States on the joint use of a radar installation in the country, a senior diplomat said Thursday.
- Russia, U.S. agree on missile defense dialogue RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2007 -- The presidents of Russia and the United States agreed Thursday to cooperate on missile defense issues, and discussed the possibility of jointly using a radar installation in Azerbaijan.
- Bush, Putin to Discuss Missile Defense VOA 07 Jun 2007 -- U.S. President George Bush says his plans for a missile defense system in Europe are no threat to Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin says it is the start of a new arms race
- Latvia ready to host U.S. missile shield - PM RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2007 -- Latvia is ready to consider the possibility of placing elements of a U.S. missile shield on its territory if necessary, the country's prime minister said Thursday.
- Russia continues pullout from post-Soviet bases in Georgia RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2007 -- A train carrying military hardware left a Russian base in Georgia early Thursday as part of a 2006 deal on the withdrawal of Russian bases from the ex-Soviet Caucasus state, the Georgian Defense Ministry said.
- Press Gaggle by National Security Advisor Steve Hadley to the Travel Pool The White House 07 Jun 2007
- Press Briefing by National Security Advisor Steve Hadley The White House 07 Jun 2007
- Press Briefing by Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, David Mccormick The White House 07 Jun 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 07 Jun 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for June 07, 2007
- Saudi prince received secret payments for UK arms deal, says BBC IRNA 07 Jun 2007 -- Former Saudi Ambassador to the US, Prince Bandar bin Sultan received hundreds of millions of pounds in secret payments from Britain's top defence manufacturer with the knowledge of Prime Minister Tony Blair's government, according to the BBC.
- General Dynamics Awarded $11 Million Seaport-e Order to Support the Naval Postgraduate School 07 Jun 2007 -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a U.S. Navy Seaport-e task order to provide technical and functional support for the Office of Continuous Learning (OCL) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, Calif.
- U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $54 Million for Stryker Combat Vehicle Work 07 Jun 2007 -- The U.S. Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $53.8 million delivery order in support of the Stryker family of combat vehicles.
- Boeing Australia Limited to Provide ScanEagle UAV to Troops in Afghanistan Boeing 07 Jun 2007 -- Boeing Australia Limited has been awarded a AUD$20 million contract to provide ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) based services to the Australian Army in Afghanistan.
- THIRD PAIR OF MASSIVE LOCKHEED MARTIN SOLAR ARRAYS TO BE LAUNCHED TO INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION Lockheed Martin 07 Jun 2007 -- The third of four pairs of massive solar arrays and a second Solar Alpha Rotary Joint (SARJ), built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] at its Space Systems facility in Sunnyvale, will be launched aboard the space shuttle Atlantis to the International Space Station (ISS) as early as June 8, 2007
- Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) Achieves Major Milestone ATK 07 Jun 2007 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK), the U.S. Navy team of PMA-242, the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division -- China Lake, and the Italian Air Force recently conducted the first Developmental Test (DT) firing of an Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) from an F/A-18 aircraft on the China Lake test ranges on 25 May 2007.
- Thales to support UK forces with UAV capability Thales 07 Jun 2007 -- Thales UK has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide unmanned air vehicle (UAV) systems to support UK forces on current operations. The UAV systems will provide an urgently needed intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability for UK forces.
- CACI Awarded $75.6 Million Task Order for Knowledge Management and Visualization Services CACI 07 Jun 2007 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a task order, under the $19.25 billion U.S. Army Strategic Services Sourcing (S3) contract vehicle that CACI announced in March 2006, to provide visualization and knowledge management support for the Communications-Electronics Research Development and Engineering Center, Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate
- Raytheon Receives $29 Million Contract for Production of Towed Decoys Raytheon 07 Jun 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a $29 million contract for continued production of its ALE-50 line of towed decoys.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED CONTRACT FROM AIR FORCE SPACE AND MISSILE SYSTEMS CENTER Lockheed Martin 07 Jun 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] was selected by the Air Force Space Command, Space and Missile Systems Center to continue providing support and evolutionary growth to the command's premier weather satellite receiving stations. If all options are exercised, the contract is valued at $47 million over the next nine years.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 07 Jun 2007
- Militants in north Lebanon camp vow to continue fighting RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2007 -- Islamist militants in the north of Lebanon vowed to fight to the last man, despite seeing 11 more of their members surrender to the army Thursday, local media said.
- LEBANON: Unexploded ordnance hampering aid deliveries to refugees IRIN 07 Jun 2007 -- Unexploded ordnance and booby-trapped buildings are hindering an already highly restricted relief effort trying to provide vital food and water and evacuate the injured from the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp in north Lebanon.
- Ban Ki-moon recommends extension of UN force in Golan Heights Un News Centre 07 Jun 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says another six-month extension of the United Nations force observing the ceasefire between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights is essential given continuing tension in the region.
- Lebanese Army Continues Pressure on Militants in Refugee Camp VOA 07 Jun 2007 -- Lebanese authorities say a soldier was killed Thursday, in fighting with Fatah al-Islam militants holed up inside a Palestinian refugee camp near Tripoli.
- United States Might Push for New U.N. Sanctions Against Sudan Washignton File 07 Jun 2007 -- The United States will press for new international sanctions against Sudan if the U.N. Security Council cannot obtain agreement from Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on an African Union-United Nations peacekeeping force for Darfur, U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said June 7.
- Prosecutor Asks UN To Help Bring Darfur War Crimes Suspects To Justice VOA 07 Jun 2007 -- The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court is asking the U.N. Security Council to pressure Sudan to hand over two Darfur war crimes suspects for trial
- Bush Frustrated by Lack of Action in Darfur VOA 07 Jun 2007 -- President Bush says he is frustrated by the lack of international effort to stop the violence in Sudan's troubled Darfur region and says the United States may take further action on its own
- UN, AU Agree on Joint Darfur Force VOA 07 Jun 2007 -- The United Nations and the African Union have tentatively agreed on the outline of a joint peacekeeping operation for Darfur
- Analysis: Bearish in the Balkans cfr.org 07 Jun 2007
- DR Congo: UN official urges protection for civilians caught in conflict Un News Centre 07 Jun 2007 -- At a conference of religious leaders in the troubled eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a United Nations humanitarian official has said dialogue among parties is a cornerstone for the protection of civilians caught in the conflict.
- Secretary-General recommends 6-month extension of UN mission in Cyprus Un News Centre 07 Jun 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has recommended a six-month extension of the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) while pointing out that some are questioning the value it adds in the absence of political progress.
- Any independence plan for Kosovo unacceptable - Serbia FM RIA Novosti 07 Jun 2007 -- Independence for Serbia's separatist region of Kosovo is unacceptable to Belgrade in any form, Serbia's foreign minister said Thursday.
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