19 July 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 19 Jul 2007 [PDF]
- MND-B patrol struck by improvised explosive device
- Task Force Marne Soldier attacked
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Lt. Gen.Odierno from Iraq 19 Jul 2007 -- Presenter: Commander Multinational Corps-Iraq Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno
- July 18 airpower summary: KC-135s refuel coalition aircraft AFPN 19 Jul 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations July 18, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- New communications platform helps EOD save lives, time AFPN 19 Jul 2007 -- Explosive ordnance disposal teams deployed to the areas of responsibility throughout Southwest Asia now have one more tool to help them fight the war on terrorism.
- U.S. Troops Nab Terrorists, Weapons Caches in Iraq AFPS 19 Jul 2007 -- American forces in Iraq have captured terrorists and weapons caches during a series of raids over the past two days, officials reported today.
- Spartans strike dual targets for Marne Avalanche MNF-I 19 Jul 2007 -- As part of the ongoing operation Marne Avalanche, paratroopers and Iraqi Security Forces conducted raids against two targets in North Babil, early July 16.
- Afghan, U.S. Forces Nab Six Insurgents, Disrupt Bomb-Making Cell AFPS 19 Jul 2007 -- American and Afghan security forces broke up a bomb-making network and detained six terrorism suspects during separate operations July 17, officials reported.
- Pace: U.S. Working to Send More Training Support to Afghanistan AFPS 19 Jul 2007 -- The United States will work to deploy an additional brigade of U.S. forces into Afghanistan to accelerate training of Afghan troops, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.
- Afghanistan: Skeptics Urge Caution Over Purported Hekmatyar Cease-Fire RFE/RL 19 Jul 2007 -- Reports of a possible cease-fire declared by rebel leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar have emerged in Afghanistan, but close allies of the mujahedin-era prime minister say it's a fake and insist his armed opposition continues to the Afghan government and international security forces.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Tankers keep aircraft in the fight at Red Flag-Alaska AFPN 19 Jul 2007 -- Tankers are patrolling the Last Frontier ready to provide in-flight refueling to aircraft in need to keep fighter aircraft participating in Red Flag-Alaska focused on fighting.
- Military team to conduct humanitarian assistance in Oceania AFPN 19 Jul 2007 -- Approximately 50 Air Force, Army and Navy members will travel to the Pacific islands of Vanuatu, Kiribati and Nauru July 20 to 30 to provide medical, dental and engineering support and training to local residents there. raining of Afghan troops, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.
- Defense Department Seeks MRAP Improvements While Accelerating Program AFPS 19 Jul 2007 -- Even as the Defense Department hurries to get as many Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles as possible to Iraq, it's busy working to improve on the heavily armored vehicles to make them more survivable and easier to maintain.
- DoD and DNI Chief Information Officers Establish Shared Vision for a Joint Services Based Environment to Enable Information Sharing 19 Jul 2007 -- Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration and DoD Chief Information Officer John G. Grimes and retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Dale Meyerrose, Associate Director of National Intelligence and Chief Information Officer for the Director of National Intelligence, recently signed a memorandum of agreement for a joint vision which enables improved interoperability and seamless information sharing between the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community (IC).
- Big E Arrives in 6th Fleet AOR Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2007 -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) entered the 6th Fleet area of operations (AOR) July 16.
- USS Germantown Provides Emergency MEDEVAC Assistance Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2007 -- USS Germantown (LSD 42) provided emergency medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) assistance to a civilian boat off the coast of San Diego July 18.
- GW Sailors Complete Fuel Onload Evolution Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2007 -- Sailors aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) (GW) took another pivotal step July 14 and 15 toward completing GW's Planned Incremental Availability plus Docking by taking on more than 700,000 gallons of jet propulsion fuel (JP-5).
- American, Canadian Physicians Treat More Than 500 Patients Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2007 -- U.S. Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service and Canadian Forces health care providers attached to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), treated approximately 570 patients at the 2-month-old Dr. Juan A. Nunez Policentro de Salud Hospital in Colon on July 5.
- Sailors, Marines Relax on Guam Following Military Exercise Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2007 -- U.S. Naval Base Guam enjoyed an unexpected visit from thousands of Marines and Sailors July 16.
- U.S. Navy Middle East Logistics Command Changes Leadership Navy NewsStand 19 Jul 2007 -- The command responsible for providing air and sea logistics to the U.S. Navy in the Middle East changed leadership July 19 at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command headquarters in Manama.
- Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov: "Containing Russia: Back to the Future?" Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs 19 Jul 2007
- NATO: Russian Intentions On CFE 'Not Clear' RFE/RL 19 Jul 2007 -- Russia's desire to withdraw from the CFE Treaty has been made clear enough, but what next?
- Defense source warns of threat to states hosting missile shield RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2007 -- A source in Russia's Defense Ministry warned Thursday that countries that host missile defense systems are not improving their own security, but are putting themselves and their neighbors at risk.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 19 Jul 2007
- Press Gaggle by Tony Snow The White House 19 Jul 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for July 19, 2007
- CACI Awarded $42 Million Task Order With U.S. Army Project Manager, Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below CACI 19 Jul 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 support the Army's Project Manager, Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (PM FBCB2).
- BAE SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR OPERATIONS IN ELGIN, OKLAHOMA BAE Systems 19 Jul 2007 -- BAE Systems announced today that in 2008, the company will begin operations in Elgin, Oklahoma, starting with the production of the Army's FCS Non Line of Sight - Cannon. It is anticipated that a 150,000 square-foot manufacturing facility will be completed in early 2009.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded $408 Million U.S. Navy Pilot Production Contract for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye; System Development and Demonstration Ongoing Nrothrop Grumman 19 Jul 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a $408 million pilot production contract to produce the next three E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and battle management command and control (AEW/BMC2) aircraft for the U.S. Navy from 2007 to 2010.
- Northrop Grumman Begins Work to Equip B-2 Bomber with Massive Penetrator Weapon 19 Jul 2007 -- The U.S. Air Force's B-2 stealth bomber would be able to attack and destroy an expanded set of hardened, deeply buried military targets using a new 30,000 pound-class penetrator weapon that Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) has begun integrating on the aircraft.
- Northrop Grumman-Built USCGC Bertholf (WSML 750) Reaches Milestone With Mast Stepping Ceremony Northrop Grumman 19 Jul 2007 -- bit of maritime tradition came alive as Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) observed a custom known as "mast stepping" during the construction of the U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter Bertholf (WMSL 750), now progressing on schedule at the company's Ship Systems sector.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN CONDUCTS SUCCESSFUL PAC-3 MISSILE TEST AT WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE Lockheed Martin 19 Jul 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully conducted a PAC-3 Missile flight test today at White Sands Missile Range, NM.
- Raytheon Delivers Short-Range Ballistic Missile Defense Solution to U.S. Navy Raytheon 19 Jul 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has delivered the first Near Term Sea-Based Terminal weapon to the U.S. Navy for use in defending against short-range ballistic missile threats
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 19 Jul 2007
- Blair Starts New Role As Mideast Envoy RFE/RL 19 Jul 2007 -- Former British Prime minister Tony Blair is due to make his first appearance as Middle East envoy today when he attends a meeting of the Middle East Quartet.
- Bush Says He Considered but Rejected Sending US Troops to Darfur VOA 19 Jul 2007 -- President Bush says he considered, but ultimately rejected, the idea of sending U.S. troops to halt the violence in Sudan's troubled Darfur region
- AU Extends Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia VOA 19 Jul 2007 -- The 53-member African Union says its peacekeeping mission in Somalia has been extended another six months because U.N. forces are not ready to take over peacekeeping duties in the war-torn country
- SRI LANKA: Children still forced to fight for Tamil Tigers IRIN 19 Jul 2007 -- For four years, R. Ganesh and his wife Lakshmi have held out hope that one day they would see their son safely return to his home in Trincomalee District in eastern Sri Lanka
- Georgia's chief negotiator with breakaway regions resigns RIA Novosti 19 Jul 2007 -- Georgia's chief negotiator with the country's breakaway regions has resigned to take up the post of deputy foreign minister, the prime minister's spokesman said Thursday.
- More Violence in Mogadishu Ahead of Peace Conference VOA 19 Jul 2007 -- More violence erupted in Somalia's capital Thursday as officials prepared to resume a national peace conference.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING United Nations 19 Jul 2007
- Suicide Bombings Strike Pakistan as President Calls for Unity Against Extremism VOA 19 Jul 2007 -- Separate bomb blasts have killed more than 52 people in Pakistan, and the country is bracing for more violence
- Sudan Faces Worst Floods in 20 Years VOA 19 Jul 2007 -- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says Sudan is facing its worst flood season in almost two decades
- The ESA GOCE scientific satellite is ready for environmental tests Thales 19 Jul 2007 -- GOCE (Gravity Field and Steady State Ocean Circulation Explorer), the first European Space Agency (ESA) satellite dedicated to the study of the terrestrial gravitational field and circulation in the oceans, was today presented to the international scientific community and the press, at the Thales Alenia Space premises in Turin.
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