14 June 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 14 Jun 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty
- June 13 airpower summary: Tankers add fuel to fight AFPN 14 Jun 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations June 13, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Taliban Suspects Killed, Captured AFPS 14 Jun 2007 -- Afghan and coalition forces killed several enemy fighters and detained three suspects in operations around Afghanistan over the past two days, military officials reported.
- Defense Department Supports Afghan Poppy Eradication AFPS 14 Jun 2007 -- A top priority for U.S. government officials working in Afghanistan is eradicating poppy plants and creating alternative livelihoods for farmers, a Defense Department counternarcotics official said today.
- Army Colonel Helps Afghan Air Corps Fly Again Army News 14 Jun 2007 -- When Col. John Hansen began working with the Afghan National Army Air Corps in October 2005, he found only a remnant of the former Afghan air force.
- NATO Secretary Lauds Troop Efforts in Afghanistan AFPS 14 Jun 2007 -- Immense progress has been made in providing international assistance to the people and government of Afghanistan, the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said today in his opening statement during the two-day session of the North Atlantic Council here.
- AFGHANISTAN: Humanitarian room for manoeuvre diminishing - ICRC IRIN 14 Jun 2007 -- Delivering humanitarian aid and monitoring the situation of civilians in Afghanistan has become increasingly difficult, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) told IRIN in Kabul.
- PAKISTAN: UNHCR ready for Afghan camp closures IRIN 14 Jun 2007 -- Plans are in place to help thousands of Afghan refugees living in two Pakistan camps, due to close this week, to relocate, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- C-27J Spartan named as Joint Cargo Aircraft AFPN 14 Jun 2007 -- The U. S. Army announced a $2.04 billion contract award June 13 to L-3 Communications Integrated Systems for their C-27J Spartan to be the Joint Cargo Aircraft.
- MDA Conducts Successful Test of Rocket Motor for Next Generation Interceptor Missile Missile Defense Agency 14 Jun 2007 -- Lieutenant General Henry A. "Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency director, announced today the successful completion of an important test of the first stage rocket motor of the new Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI), a high-speed, three-stage interceptor system designed to destroy hostile ballistic missiles.
- 'Golden Medic' integrates Army, Air Force medical teams AFPN 14 Jun 2007 -- Leaders of the joint Army and Air Force medical exercise here stressed the importance of the services working together.
- Army's Newest Units to Address Soldier Medical Care and Transition Nationwide Army News Release 24 Jun 2007 -- The U.S. Army announced today a series of improvements for wounded Soldiers' medical care and outpatient assistance to prepare them for continued, successful military service or transition to active citizenship - including the national establishment June 15 of Warrior Transition Units at the Army's major installations nationwide.
- Command, control battle lab closes doors after one decade AFPN 14 Jun 2007 -- The Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Battlelab held its official inactivation ceremony here June 14.
- USNS Comfort Heads South for Humanitarian Mission AFPS 14 Jun 2007 -- The USNS Comfort will depart Norfolk, Va., tomorrow on its first large-scale humanitarian assistance deployment to Central America, South America and the Caribbean, where it will provide medical care to an estimated 85,000 patients from communities with limited health care access.
- Backgrounder: Is U.S. Troop Morale Slipping? cfr.org 14 Jun 2007
- Transcript: Media Availability with Secretary Gates at the NATO Ministerial Meeting in Brussels, Belgium 14 Jun 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates
- USS Blue Ridge Arrives in Sydney, Australia Navy NewsStand 14 Jun 2007 -- The U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), and the embarked staff of Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, arrived in Sydney, June 14 for a scheduled port visit.
- ESG 7 Staff Demonstrates Flexibility at Talisman Saber 07 Navy NewsStand 14 Jun 2007 -- The commander and senior members of Expeditionary Strike Group 7 embarked USS Essex (LHD 2) June 10 to provide flag-level support of Talisman Saber 2007 (TS07).
- USS Blue Ridge, HSL-51 SAR Swimmers Practice in Pacific Ocean Navy NewsStand 14 Jun 2007 -- Sailors from USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 51 took advantage of calm seas and beautiful weather to hone their search and rescue skills June 8 and 9.
- Juneau Focuses On Protecting Great Barrier Reef During Talisman Saber 07 Navy NewsStand 14 Jun 2007 -- In preparation for Talisman Saber 2007 (TS07), Sailors and embarked Marines aboard USS Juneau (LPD 10) are learning environmental protection measures to safely preserve Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
- Navy Unveils Newest Ship Navigation, Bridge Simulator Navy NewsStand 14 Jun 2007 -- Naval Base San Diego hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil its newest navigation, seamanship and ship handling trainer (NSST) on June 11.
- Army Intelligence Command to Build Joint Detention Training Facility AFPS 14 Jun 2007 -- The intelligence community reached a milestone earlier this month as leaders broke ground for the first joint detention training facility in the Defense Department.
- Davis Returns to Homeport after Six-Month Deployment Navy NewsStand 14 Jun 2007 -- USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60) and its crew returned to Everett from a six-month counter-narcotics operations deployment in the Eastern Pacific, June 12.
- Bridge Hard At Work Keeping 5th Fleet Ships Supplied At Sea Navy NewsStand 14 Jun 2007 -- USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) is currently providing logistics support for Navy warships conducting maritime operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO).
- USS Michigan Returns to Service Navy NewsStand 14 Jun 2007 -- People and service members from throughout the Pacific Northwest gathered at Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton Delta Pier for USS Michigan's (SSGN 727) return to service ceremony June 12.
- John Paul Jones Visits Townsville, Australia Navy NewsStand 14 Jun 2007 -- Sailors from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) left Townsville on June 10 after enjoying five days of rest and relaxation there.
- Seabees Deploy First Intelligence Superhighway Navy NewsStand 14 Jun 2007 -- For the first time since the creation of the Seabees in 1942, Naval intelligence specialists have been assigned directly to a Seabee unit, the 30th Naval Construction Regiment (30 NCR)
- U.S. Seeks "Creative Compromise" To Keep Russia in Key Pact Washington File 14 Jun 2007 -- The United States and other European nations want to address "seriously and creatively" Russia's concerns over the future of the Conventional Forces Europe (CFE) Treaty, one of history's most successful arms control agreements, a senior U.S. diplomat says.
- NATO Allies Discuss U.S. Missile Defense Proposals AFPS 14 Jun 2007 -- Today's formal meetings of NATO's North Atlantic Council ended with no formal opposition to U.S. proposals for a European missile defense plan.
- NATO Accepts US Missile Defense System VOA 14 Jun 2007 -- NATO nations have accepted the controversial U.S. missile defense system, and decided to focus the alliances' own missile defense efforts on protecting its southern flank against short and medium-range missiles from the Middle East
- Another train with Russian military hardware leaves Georgia RIA Novosti 14 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 Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 14 Jun 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 14 Jun 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for June 14, 2007
- ATK and KEI Missile Defense Team Successfully Test Fire First-Stage Rocket Motor ATK 14 Jun 2007 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) completed a successful test firing earlier today of a first-stage rocket motor for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Kinetic Energy Interceptor (KEI), bringing the program closer to a high-tech defense system that will protect our homeland, deployed troops and allied forces.
- Boeing-led Team Responding to TSAT Space Segment Request for Proposals Boeing 14 Jun 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and its best-of-industry TEAM TSAT are preparing a response to a U.S. Air Force Request for Proposals issued for the development and production of the Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT) Space Segment.
- Northrop Grumman/Raytheon Team Completes Third Successful KEI Motor-Fire Test 14 Jun 2007 -- The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) team for the Kinetic Energy Interceptors (KEI) program fired a powerful Stage 1 rocket motor today, marking the third consecutive successful ground-fire test leading up to the program's first booster flight in 2008.
- L-3 Wins Joint Cargo Aircraft Program L-3 Communications 14 Jun 2007 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today the award of a baseline contract estimated at $2.04 billion over the life of the program to supply a minimum of 78 C-27J Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) to the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force.
- Northrop Grumman Delivers Center Fuselage for First F-35 Ground Test Aircraft Northrop Grumman 14 Jun 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has delivered, more than two and one-half months ahead of schedule, the center fuselage for the first F-35 Lightning II static test aircraft, a non-flying, short take-off, vertical landing (STOVL) variant designated BG-1.
- Northrop Grumman Announces Creation of Laboratory-Based Prototype of The Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System Northrop Grumman 14 Jun 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that it has created a prototypical Army Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Battle Command System (IBCS), residing in a Huntsville laboratory, that could potentially save the U.S. Army both time and money in building a fully operational system.
- EADS delivers Germany’s first A310 Multi-Role Tanker Transport equipped with new mission avionics for aerial refueling EADS 14 Jun 2007 -- EADS has delivered the first of four German Air Force A310 Multi-Role Tanker Transports (MRTT) outfitted and certified with a new military mission avionics package.
- Russia to begin deliveries of Su-30 fighters to Malaysia June 17 RIA Novosti 14 Jun 2007 -- Russia will deliver the first two serial Su-30MKM fighters under a contract with the Royal Malaysian Air Force June 17, the Sukhoi aircraft manufacturer said Thursday.
- Venezuela mulls purchase of Russian submarines - source RIA Novosti 14 Jun 2007 -- Venezuela is close to striking a deal with Russia on the procurement of several diesel submarines for its Navy, a source in the Russian shipbuilding industry said Thursday.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 14 Jun 2007
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT REGISTRAR United Nations 14 Jun 2007
- Rice Expresses Support for Palestinian President Abbas Washington File 14 Jun 2007 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice expressed support for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' decision to declare a state of emergency and dissolve the unity government June 14.
- OPT: Most humanitarian operations in Gaza at a standstill IRIN 14 Jun 2007 -- Nearly all humanitarian organisations have suspended operations in the Gaza Strip, due to concerns over the unstable security situation as inter-factional fighting enters its fifth day.
- Palestinian President Declares State of Emergency VOA 14 Jun 2007 -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas late Thursday dismissed the three-month-old Palestinian unity government and declared a state of emergency as Hamas militants consolidated their control over the Gaza Strip
- US Reaffirms Backing for Abbas in Intra-Palestinian Conflict VOA 14 Jun 2007 -- The United States is reaffirming support for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the fighting that has left Hamas militants in control of most of Gaza
- West Bank Barrier, New Divide in Palestinian-Israeli Conflict VOA 14 Jun 2007 -- The human rights group Amnesty International has called for the dismantling of the Israeli security barrier in the West Bank
- Hamas Moves Closer to Military Takeover of Gaza VOA 14 Jun 2007 -- Hamas militants have attacked the main compound of the Fatah organization in the Gaza Strip
- Hamas Takes Presidential Compound in Gaza VOA 14 Jun 2007 -- The Palestinian group Hamas says its fighters have taken over President Mahmoud Abbas' compound in the Gaza Strip, which Hamas says was the last stronghold in the area of its rival faction, Fatah.
- Crisis in Lebanon Deepens VOA 14 Jun 2007 -- As Lebanon mourns the assassination in Beirut Wednesday of yet another anti-Syrian lawmaker, Walid Eido, the conflict between the Lebanese army and al-Qaida-inspired militants at the Nahr al-Barad refugee camp near Tripoli continues into its fourth week
- Somalis Skeptical of Peace 'Under Occupation' VOA 14 Jun 2007 -- One day after Somalia's interim government postponed a national reconciliation conference for the third time in three months, some residents of Mogadishu are expressing doubt the conference can be held while Ethiopian troops are in the country
- Somalia: Security Council stresses need for contingency planning for UN mission UN News Centre 14 Jun 2007 -- The Security Council today signalled the need for contingency planning for a new United Nations mission in Somalia, which has been wracked by violent clashes and massive displacement in recent months but where observers also see hope for reconciliation.
- NEPAL: UN begins new round of checks on Maoist combatants, weaponry IRIN 14 Jun 2007 -- The UN has on 14 June begun a further series of checks and verification procedures in order to register and gather data on former Maoist rebel army personnel and their weapons, said senior UN officials in Nepal.
- Nepal's Maoists Postpone UN Troop Verification VOA 14 Jun 2007 -- Nepal's former rebel Maoist party has asked the United Nations to postpone the verification of the number of their fighters, after two party leaders were killed in the country's south
- Sri Lanka Navy Troops Shoot Foreign Aid Worker VOA 14 Jun 2007 -- A foreign aid worker has been shot by navy troops in northeastern Sri Lanka, where the government is battling Tamil rebels
- Former UN Chief, Ex-Austrian President Kurt Waldheim Dies VOA 14 Jun 2007 -- Former U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim, who later served as president of Austria, has died in Vienna at the age of 88
- Security Council members depart on five-nation trip to Africa UN News Centre 14 Jun 2007 -- Members of the United Nations Security Council leave today on a weeklong mission to Ethiopia, Sudan, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in support of ongoing peace efforts in Africa.
- Bush Condemns Assassination of Lebanese Parliamentarian Washington File 14 Jun 2007 -- President Bush condemned the June 13 murder of Lebanese parliamentarian Walid Eido and urged nations to support a U.N.-sponsored investigation into a series of high-profile political killings in Lebanon.
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