10 July 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 10 Jul 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- July 9 airpower summary: Bombers provide show of force AFPN 10 Jul 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations July 9, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Troops Detain 19 Suspects, Seize Weapons in Iraq AFPS 10 Jul 2007 -- Iraqi and coalition forces detained 19 suspects and captured weapons caches during recent operations in Iraq.
- Operation Four Brothers nets detainees, weapons MNF-I 10 Jul 2007 -- Paratroopers netted numerous detainees and munitions July 6 in Operation Four Brothers.
- AFGHANISTAN: Seventeen killed in suicide blast in Uruzgan Province IRIN 10 Jul 2007 -- The government of Afghanistan and the UN have strongly condemned a suicide attack in Uruzgan Province, central-southern Afghanistan, which killed 17 people, including 12 schoolchildren, on 10 July.
- Suicide Bomber Kills 17 in Southern Afghanistan VOA 10 Jul 2007 -- Afghan officials say a bomber blew himself up in a crowded market in southern Afghanistan Tuesday, killing 17 civilians and wounding 30 people.
Defense Policy / Programs
- First Africa Command Commander Nominated 10 Jul 2007 -- Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Gen. William E. Ward for re-appointment to the rank of general with assignment as commander, U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany. Gen. Ward is currently serving as the deputy commander, U.S. European Command, Germany.
- Bush Names Deputy EUCOM Commander to Lead AFRICOM AFPS 10 Jul 2007 -- President Bush named Army Gen. William E. "Kip" Ward today to help stand up U.S. Africa Command as its first commander.
- DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for June 10 Jul 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of June.
- Military Recruiting Numbers Show Promise Despite Army Dip AFPS 10 Jul 2007 -- The Army fell short of its active-duty recruiting goal for June, but officials noted today that the Army is still ahead of its year-to-date goal and is expected to make its year-end goal.
- Analysis: The Fate of Guantanamo's Inmates cfr.org 10 Jul 2007 -- The treatment of terrorist suspects at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is at the center of one of Washington's greatest post-9/11 foreign policy challenges: How to handle potentially dangerous detainees
- Army Reaches Out to Adult 'Influencers' to Encourage Them to Promote Service AFPS 10 Jul 2007
- NECC Establishes Riverine Squadron 3 Navy NewsStand 10 Jul 2007 -- Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) established Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 3 on July 6 during a ceremony at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown.
- USS Abraham Lincoln Goes Underway For "Work Ups" Navy NewsStand 10 Jul 2007 -- USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) got underway from Naval Station (NAVSTA) Everett July 7, and began its transition south toward San Diego for a scheduled underway period.
- Active-duty unit marks first year under Guard wing AFPN 10 Jul 2007 -- Airmen of the 153rd Airlift Wing celebrated the first anniversary that marked the assimilation of active-duty Airmen into the Wyoming Air National Guard July 7 here.
- Beach Master Unit 1, Assault Craft Unit 1 Team Up For On load Navy NewsStand 10 Jul 2007 -- Beach Masters Unit (BMU) 1 and Assault Craft Unit (ACU) 1 completed a successful on-load of U.S. Marine vehicles, equipment, and personnel on the beach of Ancon, Peru, July 1.
- Guard Plans to Adjust Number of Troops Serving on U.S.-Mexican Border AFPS 10 Jul 2007 -- The National Guard plans to adjust the number of personnel performing security duty along the U.S.-Mexican border from about 6,000 to about 3,000 members, a National Guard Bureau spokesman said today.
- Team Underway on Ike Researches Fleet of the Future Navy NewsStand 10 Jul 2007 -- Twelve Navy researchers wrappped up a four-day underway period July 9 aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike), during which they conducted research for future improvement on U.S. Navy ships.
- U.S. missile plans goad Russia into retaliation - expert RIA Novosti 10 Jul 2007 -- U.S. plans to deploy its missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic is a ploy to militarize Europe and lure Russia into retaliation, a Russian political expert said Tuesday.
- APACHE HELICOPTER MOST SUITED TO TAIWAN'S DEFENSE NEEDS: ARMY CNA 10 Jul 2007 -- The U.S.-built AH64D Apache attack helicopter would best serve Taiwan's future defense needs, a senior army officer said Tuesday.
- Press Gaggle by Scott Stanzel The White House 10 Jul 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 10 Jul 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for July 10, 2007
- Northrop Grumman Delivers 5,000th Laser Rangefinder Northrop Grumman 10 Jul 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Laser Systems business unit achieved a key milestone in May with the delivery of its 5,000th Mark VII hand-held laser rangefinder.
- Raytheon Builds on Precision Munitions Success To Pursue Army Mid-Range Munition contract Raytheon 10 Jul 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has teamed with General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems to submit a proposal for the systems design and development contract for the U.S. Army's Mid-Range Munition.
- U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $54 Million for Abrams Tank System Technical Support General Dynamics 10 Jul 2007 -- The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $54 million contract modification for Abrams Tank System Technical Support (STS).
- ATK Awarded Contract for Orion Launch Abort Motors ATK 10 Jul 2007 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a $62.5 million contract from Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) for the main abort motor of the NASA Orion crew exploration vehicle Launch Abort System (LAS).
- Thales successfully installed Smart-S Mk2 on Danish HDMS Absalon ship Thales 10 Jul 2007 -- The Factory Acceptance Test of Thales' medium to long range radar was held in January of this year. As Absalon is already in operation for the Royal Danish Navy, a time slot had to be scheduled for the installation of SMART-S Mk2 on board. In July the system will be set in operation, the Harbour Acceptance Test will be held and the final integration with the combat management system will be performed shortly after followed by sea trials.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 10 Jul 2007
- Lebanese-Israeli peace threatened by repeated attacks - Ban Ki-moon UN News Centre 10 Jul 2007 -- Lebanon is mired in a debilitating political crisis, facing continuing attacks aimed at undermining its sovereignty and territorial integrity, which makes it harder to fully implement the Security Council resolution ending last year's war between Israel and Hizbollah, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says.
- LEBANON: Refugees get Saudi funding, demand shelters next to camp IRIN 10 Jul 2007 -- Nearly 10,000 Palestinian families affected by the conflict in Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in north Lebanon have received cheques for US$1,330 to help them pay rent and buy food supplies.
- Israel Offers to Open Peace Talks With Syria VOA 10 Jul 2007 -- Israel is offering an olive branch to Syria
- Sudan Misses Deadline to Withdraw Troops From South VOA 10 Jul 2007 -- Sudan's government has missed a deadline to withdraw all its troops from southern Sudan as called for by a landmark peace deal
- Pakistani Forces Search Militant Holdouts In Mosque RFE/RL 10 Jul 2007 -- Pakistani security forces say 80 percent of Islamabad's Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque complex, has been cleared of militants, but fighting continues to flush out the remaining holdouts.
- Red Mosque in Islamabad stormed, at least 60 militants killed RIA Novosti 10 Jul 2007 -- At least 60 Islamic militants have been killed and as many captured when troops stormed the besieged Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) compound in Islamabad early Tuesday in a bid to end a tense weeklong standoff.
- Pakistani Government: Cleric at Radical Mosque Killed VOA 10 Jul 2007 -- Pakistan's interior ministry says the cleric leading resistance at a radical mosque stormed by Pakistani troops has been killed.
- Death Toll Mounts as Pakistan Military Tries to Oust Terrorists From Mosque VOA 10 Jul 2007 -- Pakistani security forces have launched an assault on militants who have been holding Islamabad's Red Mosque for the past week
- Itzhak Nissan, Israel Aerospace Industries' President & CEO: "Signing the AMOS 4 Communications Satellite Contract Strengthens Our Status as a Leading Satellite Manufacturer and as Israel's Prime Space Programs Contractor" Israel Aerospace Industries 10 Jul 2007 -- On July 8, 2007, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed a contract with Space Communication Ltd. (Spacecom), a company in which IAI holds approximately 20.5 percent of issued capital, and with the Government of Israel. Spacecom provides broadcasting and communications services to TV broadcasters and programmers, DBS operators, government organizations, private VSAT networks and others.
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