02 July 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 02 Jul 2007 [PDF]
- MND-B patrol struck by improvised explosive device, small arms fire
- Small arms fire targets MND-B patrol
- MNF-W forces attacked
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Task Force Lightning Soldiers attacked
- Press briefing with Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner, spokesman, Multi-National Force - Iraq, July 2, 2007 MNF-I 02 Jul 2007 -- TOPIC: SECURITY OPERATIONS IN IRAQ
- IED ring broken by Operation Bastogne MNF-I 02 Jul 2007 -- Paratroopers and Soldiers from Task Force Steel, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division detained 10 suspected insurgents during a raid July 1 near the town of Mahawil.
- July 1 airpower summary: C-130 airlift keeps mission going AFPN 02 Jul 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations July 1, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Troops Kill Five Insurgents, Capture 36; Weapons Caches Found, Destroyed AFPS 02 Jul 2007 -- Iraqi security forces and coalition troops killed five insurgents, nabbed some three dozen suspects and discovered scores of weapons caches and booby traps in Iraq over the past three days, military officials said.
- Marines Working to Deny Insurgents Safe Haven in Iraq AFPS 02 Jul 2007 -- The 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit will continue to deny insurgents the use of the less populated Lake Tharthar region as part of Operation Fard al Amin, which means safety and security, the unit's commander told reporters during a Baghdad news briefing yesterday.
- Roads, Relationships Top Priority for Afghans, PRT Khost Navy NewsStand 02 Jul 2007 -- Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Khost held a groundbreaking ceremony June 28 to mark the paving of a three kilometer (1.8 mile), $300,000 stretch of the Matun-Gulzar road.
- Conference Begins On Afghan Judicial Reform RFE/RL 02 Jul 2007 -- The rule of law in Afghanistan will be the topic of an international conference opening today in Rome.
- South/Central Asia: Is Talk Of IMU Aimed At Courting Outsiders? RFE/RL 02 Jul 2007 -- Afghanistan's National Security Directorate announced today that at least seven men with alleged connections to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) have been arrested in two northern provinces, Faryab and Jowzjan.
- Russia to allocate $200 million to Afghan army RIA Novosti 02 Jul 2007 -- Russia has allocated $200 million to the Afghan army, and negotiations are underway to write off an $11 billion debt, Russia's deputy foreign minister said in an interview with a Russian newspaper Monday.
- Afghan Ambassador Calls for More Efforts to Protect Civilians VOA 02 Jul 2007 -- The Afghan ambassador to the United States says U.S. and NATO forces in his country need to do more to avoid killing civilians as they battle Taleban insurgents
- Afghanistan/Iraq: Expert Questions Election Validity In Conflict Areas RFE/RL 02 Jul 2007
Defense Policy / Programs
- Airmen prepare base for lasting presence AFPN 02 Jul 2007 -- Several projects in various stages of completion at this Southwest Asian base will give Airmen an enduring presence and help them accomplish their mission supporting the war on terrorism.
- Annual training requirements to be shortened to 90 minutes AFPN 02 Jul 2007 -- After examining how much time Airmen spend on annual ancillary training, Air Force leaders have decided that time should be allocated more efficiently.
- C-21 makes final flight at Yokota AFPN 02 Jul 2007 -- After more than 62,000 mishap-free flying hours and 21 years of service, Yokota Air Base's C-21 transport jet ended its service here as base officials held a ceremony honoring the final departure of the C-21 June 29.
- AFSOUTH commander outlines vision, direction for U.S. cooperation in South America AFPN 02 Jul 2007 -- The Air Forces Southern commander outlined how American Airmen can engage with South American nations to build understanding between the nations.
- Materiel Command on track to deliver more F-22s AFPN 02 Jul 2007 -- With F-22 Raptor deliveries consistently on or ahead of schedule, Air Force officials received authorization from Congress to pursue multi-year agreements for Lots 7, 8 and 9, with the potential for cost savings in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
- Defense Department Pursues 'Aggressive' MRAP Fielding Strategy AFPS 02 Jul 2007 -- The Defense Department is taking unprecedented steps to get Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles to deployed troops as quickly as possible - from fast-tracking the acquisition process to airlifting models as they roll off the assembly line.
- Task Group 40.0 Arrives in Peru Navy NewsStand 02 Jul 2007 -- Partnership of the Americas (POA) Task Group 40.0 began arriving in Callao July 1, after completing UNITAS 48-07 Pacific phase and a passing exercise (PASSEX) with the Peruvian Navy.
- Lincoln Heads to Sea Following Nine Months in Dry Dock Navy NewsStand 02 Jul 2007 -- Over the course of the last nine months, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) underwent several alterations, upgrades and installments, culminating in thousands of man hours and millions of dollars during its Dry-dock Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash.
- Northwest Marine Security Force Holds Change of Command Navy NewsStand 02 Jul 2007 -- Maj. James Adams relieved Lt. Col. James Dillon as the commanding officer of Marine Corps Security Force Company (MCSFCo) Bangor in a change of command ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap on June 28.
- Stennis' Arresting Gear Division Vital to Mission Success Navy NewsStand 02 Jul 2007 -- Sailors in USS John C. Stennis' (CVN 74) arresting gear division are some of the many shipboard personnel responsible for the safe recovery of aircraft on board the ship during its 2007 deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operation (AOO).
- Putin Offers to Cooperate with U.S. on Missile Defense AFPS 02 Jul 2007 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to increase cooperation with the United States as it moves toward establishing a missile defense program in Europe, he told reporters during a news conference today with President Bush.
- Putin proposes new forms of global cooperation on missile defense RIA Novosti 02 Jul 2007 -- Russia's president proposed to his U.S. counterpart Monday exchanging information on missile launches and using a radar being built in southern Russia for early missile warnings.
- Bush, Putin Seek Common Ground on Missile Defense VOA 02 Jul 2007 -- U.S. President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin say they are seeking common ground on the controversial issue of missile defense
- Missile Defense System Could Include NATO, Russia's Putin Says Washington File 02 Jul 2007 -- President Bush, meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Kennebunkport, Maine, welcomed the Russian president's proposal to expand a shared missile defense network to include Russia, the United States and European allies via the NATO-Russia Council.
- Press Briefing by National Security Advisor Steve Hadley The White House 02 Jul 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 02 Jul 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for July 02, 2007
- BAE SYSTEMS AWARDED NEW MULTI-YEAR THERMAL WEAPON SIGHT CONTRACT BAE Systems 02 Jul 2007 -- BAE Systems has received a $183 million award for production of thermal weapon sights. The U.S. Army award includes increasing production rates to 3,000 per month.
- Boeing Selects Supplier for Super Hornet Block II Infrared Search and Track Capability Boeing 02 Jul 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has selected Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control division to supply up to 150 Infrared Search and Track (IRST) systems for Super Hornet Block II aircraft.
- L-3 Awarded $74.7 Million NAVSEA Support Contract L-3 Communications 02 Jul 2007 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Government Services, Inc. (L-3 GSI) subsidiary has been awarded a five-year $74.7 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract by the Naval Sea System Command (NAVSEA) to provide support for the Program Executive Office (PEO), Ships' PMS 325F in the area of counter-narcotics and boat and crafts program requirements.
- Raytheon Awarded Initial Installment on $38 Million Navy Communications Contract Raytheon 02 Jul 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded an initial installment of $27 million for satellite communications (SATCOM) terminals in support of a Space and Naval Warfare Systems contract potentially worth $38 million.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 02 Jul 2007
- OPT: Concern for Gaza patients who cannot go abroad for treatment IRIN 02 Jul 2007 -- Many Palestinian patients in the Gaza Strip have been unable to access health care and advanced medical treatment since 9 June, when the Rafah crossing to Egypt was closed.
- DRC: 'Civilians bearing brunt of South Kivu violence' IRIN 02 Jul 2007 -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expressed concern over abuses against civilians, especially women and children, in South Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, saying it frequently receives reports of abductions, executions, rapes and pillage.
- Georgia: Is Armed Conflict Brewing? RFE/RL 02 Jul 2007 -- Senior political figures in Russia and in the unrecognized republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia have expressed concern in recent days that the escalation of tensions in the South Ossetian conflict zone herald a new attempt by Georgia to restore what they consider its hegemony over that unrecognized republic by force of arms.
- Hamas detains leader of BBC reporter's abductors amid fighting RIA Novosti 02 Jul 2007 -- Clashes have erupted for the first time between two Palestinian Islamic movements, Hamas and its former ally the Army of Islam, reportedly holding hostage a BBC reporter, the conflicting sides said.
- Azerbaijan ready to recover Nagorno-Karabakh by force - Aliyev RIA Novosti 02 Jul 2007 -- Armenia must voluntarily cede Azerbaijani territory if it wants to avoid a new war over Nagorno-Karabakh, the Azerbaijani president said Monday.
- Migiro calls for strengthening UN-African Union cooperation UN News Centre 02 Jul 2007 -- Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro has praised the "fruitful collaboration" between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations in securing peace and promoting development, calling for strengthened ties between the two organizations to build on this success.
- Russia: 'Great Strides' Made At Bush-Putin Meeting RFE/RL 02 Jul 2007 -- The chilly relations between Moscow and Washington seemed to have thawed somewhat in the July sunshine during U.S. President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin's two-day "lobster summit" at Bush's family home in Kennebunkport, Maine.
- Bush, Putin To Continue Talks At Maine Summit RFE/RL 02 Jul 2007 -- U.S. President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin are due today to continue talks aimed at improving relations between the two countries.
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