20 July 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 20 Jul 2007 [PDF]
- Task Force Lightning Soldiers attacked
- MNC-I Soldiers attacked
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Maj. Gen. Gaskins from Iraq 20 Jul 2007 -- Presenter: Commander, Multinational Force-West Maj. Gen. Walter Gaskins
- July 19 airpower summary: A-10s pack mighty punch AFPN 20 Jul 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations July 19, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Iraq Operations Kill, Capture Dozens of Enemy Fighters AFPS 20 Jul 2007 -- Coalition and Iraqi forces killed or captured dozens of enemy fighters and terrorism suspects in operations over the last three days, military officials reported.
- Seabees Build Shore Facilities for RIVERONs in Iraq Navy NewsStand 20 Jul 2007 -- A team of divers from Underwater Construction Team (UCT) 2 began the very large task of constructing a boat ramp and floating pier for the Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1 boats being utilized on the Euphrates River, June 22.
- Rocketman, assistant captured during Marne Avalanche MNF-I 20 Jul 2007 -- Iraqi soldiers and U.S. paratroopers captured the ringleader of a cell responsible for conducting rocket attacks on the people and security forces of North Babil, July 18.
- 3 terrorists killed, 44 suspects detained in Coalition operations MNF-I 20 Jul 2007 -- Coalition Forces killed three terrorists and detained 44 suspected terrorists during operations around Iraq Friday targeting terrorist leaders and their operational cells.
- Pace: U.S. Working With Pakistan to Solve Cross-Border Terrorism Problem AFPS 20 Jul 2007 -- The U.S. is working with Pakistan to find a way to counter al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists who operate inside Pakistan, along the Afghan border, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Peter Pace said here today.
- Troops in Afghanistan Detain Nine Enemy Fighters AFPS 20 Jul 2007 -- Afghan and coalition forces detained nine enemy fighters today, including six who were nabbed after a firefight, military officials reported.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Bush Urges Congress to Pass Defense Spending Bill Before August Recess AFPS 20 Jul 2007 -- President Bush today praised the work the troops are doing in Iraq and urged Congress to pass a defense spending bill to support them before starting its August recess.
- Bush Calls on Lawmakers to Pass Military Funding Bill VOA 20 Jul 2007 -- President Bush wants Congress to approve the annual military budget before it leaves on August recess
- Guard, Reserve Forces Need Experienced Leaders to Adapt to Changes AFPS 20 Jul 2007 -- Experienced people in the military's seven reserve components should exert their leadership skills as they help their respective components adapt to new challenges and demands, their top officers said yesterday.
- Air tactics evolve to achieve effects for war on terrorism AFPN 20 Jul 2007 -- Achieving airpower objectives more effectively is what more than 200 of the most proficient expeditionary Airmen gathered recently to discuss at the quarterly Weapons and Tactics Conference in Bahrain in July.
- International teams build relationships at AMC Rodeo AFPN 20 Jul 2007 -- A record-breaking international presence here marks this year's Air Mobility Command Rodeo, under way now through July 27.
- 'Herculean Work' Drives MRAP Production, Procurement, Officials Say AFPS 20 Jul 2007 -- The Defense Department is marshalling all resources possible to speed up the delivery of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles to deployed troops as quickly as possible, defense officials told Congress yesterday.
- Recruiting Standards Remain High, Defense Official Says AFPS 20 Jul 2007 -- Today's military is a "remarkable, high-quality" group of people who are better educated, more physically fit and more "morally square" than the average American, a top military official told the American Forces Press Service.
- CNO Congratulates Boxer Sailors for Successful Deployment Navy NewsStand 20 Jul 2007 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen visited USS Boxer (LHD 4) on July 19, as the ship returned from an ammunition offload off the coast of Southern California.
- NMCB 4 Provides Expertise in Joint Airfield Construction Navy NewsStand 20 Jul 2007 -- Thirty-one Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4 personnel returned to Guam on July 8 after participating in the combined Joint Rapid Airfield Construction (JRAC) element of Exercise Talisman Saber 2007.
- US National Guard: Still Unprepared for Large-Scale Disaster VOA 20 Jul 2007 -- Almost two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast, the National Guard says it remains ill-prepared to respond to a sudden disaster
- Commander Task Force 56 Changes Leadership Navy NewsStand 20 Jul 2007 -- Capt. Gary R. Windhorst relieved Capt. Francis A. Morneau as commander of Combined Task Force (CTF) 56 at Naval Support Activity Bahrain on July 18.
- Russian, French combat aircraft to leave Dushanbe - Tajik official RIA Novosti 20 Jul 2007 -- Russian and French military aircraft will be redeployed from the Dushanbe International Airport to a nearby airbase after it is completed, a state-run air carrier said Friday.
- Russia ready for talks on CFE Treaty in autumn - diplomat RIA Novosti 20 Jul 2007 -- Russia is ready to start talks on an amended Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty this autumn, and will continue to honor its provisions until the deadline set by a presidential decree, a Russian diplomat said Friday.
- Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 20 Jul 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 20 Jul 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for July 20, 2007
- LOCKHEED MARTIN C-130J DELIVERY TO AIR MOBILITY COMMAND CONTINUES USAF AIRLIFT RECAPITALIZATION Lockheed Martin 20 Jul 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today delivered the second C-130J Super Hercules to an Air Mobility Command active duty combat delivery unit. After accepting the new C-130J, Maj. Gen. James Hawkins, Commander 18th Air Force, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., flew the aircraft to Little Rock AFB, Ark., where it will operate as part of the 463rd Airlift Group.
- ATK and MBDA LFK-Lenkflugkorpersysteme GmbH Sign Memorandum of Understanding on Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) Program ATK 20 Jul 2007 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) and German defense contractor MBDA LFK-Lenkflugkorpersysteme GmbH have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to assess potential work share opportunities with the German Ministry of Defense (MoD) on the AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM).
- SAIC Addresses Possible Data Compromise SAIC 20 Jul 2007 -- Personal information of certain uniformed service members, family members and others was placed at risk for potential compromise while being processed by SAIC (NYSE: SAI) under several health care data contracts for military service customers, the company said today.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 20 Jul 2007
- Israel Releases More Than 250 Palestinian Prisoners VOA 20 Jul 2007 -- Israeli authorities have released 256 Palestinian prisoners as part of a plan to bolster Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in his ongoing conflict with Hamas militants
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY REFUGEE OFFICE ON SUDAN, CHAD United Nations 20 Jul 2007
- UN Reports Abuse in West Darfur VOA 20 Jul 2007 -- The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights is urging the Government of Sudan to take immediate action to protect thousands of civilians in the village of Bir Dagig, located about 30 kilometers north of El Geneina in West Darfur
- SUDAN: UN calls on key rebel leader to embrace peace efforts IRIN 20 Jul 2007 -- The United Nations has urged a prominent Darfur rebel leader to join efforts to end the devastation in Sudan's western region, even though Abdel Wahid Nour, leader of a faction of the Sudan Liberation Movement, has declared he would not participate in peace talks next month.
- SUDAN: Unrecognised IDPs complain of falling through the cracks IRIN 20 Jul 2007 -- Displaced people living in squalid shelters on the fringes of an official displacement camp in Sudan's North Darfur region lack relief services as the official camp is full
- Nepal: second stage of monitoring of Maoist army personnel to resume - UN UN News Centre 20 Jul 2007 -- The senior United Nations envoy to Nepal and the leader of the Maoists today agreed on the resumption of the second phase of registration and verification of Maoist army personnel - to ensure that no minors are serving - as soon as possible.
- Ban Ki-moon calls for efforts to break Ethiopia-Eritrea peace process stalemate UN News Centre 20 Jul 2007 -- Pledging the support of the United Nations in efforts to resolve the stalemate between Ethiopia and Eritrea, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the two countries to uphold their commitment signed agreements.
- Taiwan Tries New Name in Application for UN Membership VOA 20 Jul 2007 -- Taiwan has submitted an application for membership in the United Nations under the name "Taiwan."
- Pakistani Supreme Court Reinstates Suspended Chief Justice VOA 20 Jul 2007 -- Pakistan's Supreme court has reinstated its chief justice, Iftikhar Chaudhry, four months after Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf suspended him
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