24 July 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 24 Jul 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- July 23 airpower summary: Strike Eagles provide keen overwatch AFPN 24 Jul 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations July 23, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Suspected Terrorists Detained in Iraq, al Qaeda Cell Leader Killed AFPS 24 Jul 2007 -- Iraqi and coalition forces detained numerous suspected terrorists and killed an al Qaeda in Iraq cell leader in operations over the last three days, military officials reported.
- BRIEFING BY AMBASSADOR RYAN CROCKER, BAGHDAD, IRAQ, TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2007 MNF-I 24 Jul 2007
- AFGHANISTAN: Taliban plant hundreds of mines in Helmand Province IRIN 25 Jul 2007 -- Haji Sharrif, 54, a tribal elder in war-torn Sangeen District of the southern Afghan province of Helmand, laments being unable to attend a funeral in his native village of Hasanadab.
- Negotiations at Delicate Stage for Release of S. Koreans Held in Afghanistan VOA 24 Jul 2007 -- Negotiations to gain the freedom of 23 South Koreans being held by Taleban rebels in Afghanistan reached a crucial point Tuesday as a deadline to kill them passed.
- Pakistani Taleban Leader Kills Himself to Avoid Capture VOA 24 Jul 2007 -- Pakistani authorities say a top Taleban militant and former Guantanamo Bay prisoner has blown himself up to avoid arrest by Pakistani forces.
- Afghan Army, Coalition Forces Repel Taliban Ambushes AFPS 24 Jul 2007 -- Afghan and coalition forces killed numerous Taliban fighters in defeating ambushes yesterday and today.
- Airmen prep battlefield dropping 120,000 leaflets AFPN 24 Jul 2007 -- Airmen of the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing dropped 120,000 leaflets over the Helmand Province in Afghanistan July 22 to help prevent civilian casualties while prepping the battlefield for future operations.
- AFGHANISTAN: Clashes over pastures threaten to ignite further conflict IRIN 24 Jul 2007 -- Afghanistan will become embroiled in another violent armed conflict, this time between two ethnic groups, if grievances over access to grazing land are not immediately and appropriately addressed, warns the country's human rights commission.
- Talks Continue To Free South Korean Hostages In Afghanistan RFE/RL 24 Jul 2007 -- Afghan elders and clerics are trying today to negotiate with militants who are holding 23 South Korean hostages in Afghanistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- U.S. Nuclear Weapons Strategy Delivered To Congress 24 JUl 2007 -- On Friday, 20 July 2007, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates joined with the Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to submit to Congress a three-page statement on U.S. national security and nuclear weapons, entitled "Maintaining Deterrence in the 21st Century."
- USS Seawolf Makes New Home In Pacific Northwest Navy NewsStand 24 Jul 2007 -- During a small ceremony at Naval Base (NB) Kitsap Bremerton's Delta pier, Sailors welcomed the Seawolf-class fast-attack submarine USS Seawolf (SSN 21) to the Pacific Northwest on July 22.
- Navy, Coast Guard Share VBSS Tactics with Singapore Peers Navy NewsStand 24 Jul 2007 -- Members of the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard combined forces to conduct visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) training with the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Singaporean Police Coast Guard (PCG) July 20 at PCG headquarters on the former Brani Naval Base.
- Vice President of Nicaragua Visits Comfort Navy NewsStand 24 Jul 2007 -- The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) hosted Vice President Jaime Morales of Nicaragua along with other Nicaraguan officials July 23 during a visit to that country.
- New tinted windows 'shades' light on tower AFPN 24 Jul 2007 -- Air traffic controllers here now have a clearer view of commercial and military operations, thanks to the installation of new glass and lighting in the control tower.
- Uniformed Services University Begins Operations Bushmaster, Kerkesner Navy NewsStand 24 Jul 2007 -- The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences began Operations Bushmaster and Kerkesner July 10-20 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa.
- Ukraine completes transparent light armor research RIA Novosti 24 Jul 2007 -- A research center in eastern Ukraine said Tuesday it had completed the development of technology to produce transparent light armor that can stop an armor-piercing bullet, research ordered and funded by NATO.
- Russian radar offer to be discussed in U.S. July 30-31 RIA Novosti 24 Jul 2007 -- A Russian delegation will visit Washington July 30-31 to discuss the Russian president's proposals for the United States on missile defense cooperation in Europe, the foreign minister said Tuesday.
- Press Gaggle by Tony Snow The White House 24 Jul 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 24 Jul 2007
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 24 Jul 2007
- Meeting on Darfur conflict planned for early August, UN and AU envoy say UN News Centre 24 Jul 2007 -- Pushing ahead with efforts to find a political solution to the conflict that has engulfed the Darfur region of Sudan, envoys from the United Nations and the African Union today invited leaders of movements that have not signed the main peace accord to 'pre-negotiation' talks scheduled for early August in Arusha, Tanzania.
- Nepal's peace process on track but challenges remain - Ban Ki-moon UN News Centre 24 Jul 2007 -- The ongoing peace process in Nepal appears on track to deliver peace and stability, but the national political scene there become more complex and challenging in recent months, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes in a new report, urging efforts to maintain the positive momentum.
- Violence in Somalia Kills Three as UN Seeks $48 Million for Displaced Somalis VOA 24 Jul 2007 -- Unidentified gunmen have hurled grenades at government security forces in Somalia's capital, killing three civilians, including a pregnant woman.
- UNHCR Launches Multimillion Dollar Appeal for Somalia VOA 24 Jul 2007 -- The UN refugee agency is appealing for $48 million to provide badly needed assistance until the end of next year for thousands of Somali refugees who have recently fled conflict in Somalia
- Moldova: U.S. Ambassador Discusses Transdniester RFE/RL 24 Jul 2007 -- U.S. Ambassador to Moldova Michael Kirby says a solution to the frozen conflict in Transdniester must "go through the door of Moscow," and rejects speculation that a resolution on Kosovo's final status could serve as a precedent for other breakaway regions
- UN's Ban Ki-moon disappointed in pace of Georgia-Abkhaz dialogue RIA Novosti 24 Jul 2007 -- Hopes for the speedy resumption of a dialogue between Georgia and its breakaway republic of Abkhazia have once again been frustrated, the UN Secretary General has said in a report.
- Blair Sees 'Sense of Possibility' in Middle East Mission VOA 24 Jul 2007 -- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, in his new role as Middle East envoy, says there is "a sense of possibility" in the region.
- Work Intensifies to Clear Angola's Landmines VOA 24 Jul 2007 -- The world recently marked the 10th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana in a car crash in Paris. The late princess was a leading advocate against landmines, which kill and maim thousands of people every year
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR ON HUMANITARIAN CRISES IN AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST United Nations 24 Jul 2007
- UN Rejects Taiwan's Application for Membership VOA 24 Jul 2007 -- The United Nations has rejected Taiwan's latest bid for membership, saying that a 1971 resolution recognizes Beijing - not Taipei - as China's representative to the world body
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