30 July 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 30 Jul 2007 [PDF]
- MNF-W forces attacked
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Opening remarks by Rear Adm. Mark I. Fox, Deputy Spokesman for Multinational Force-Iraq, July 30, 2007 MNF-I 30 Jul 2007 -- Opening remarks by Rear Adm. Mark I. Fox, Deputy Spokesman for Multinational Force-Iraq, July 30, 2007
- Coalition Reclaims al-Jamea'a Army News 30 Jul 2007 -- As Operation Arrowhead Ripper moves along in Diyala, ever so quietly, Operation Rogue Thunder swept through a section of the capital in hopes of ridding the area of anti-Iraqi forces for good.
- July 29 airpower summary: Maintainers vital to mission AFPN 30 Jul 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations July 29, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Coalition Raids Kill Five Terrorists in Iraq AFPS 30 Jul 2007 -- Coalition forces killed five terrorists and detained 38 suspected terrorists today during operations targeting al Qaeda in Iraq's Salah Ad Din and Anbar provinces, military officials reported.
- Surge Putting Pressure on Terrorists; Air Power Surges with Ground Troops AFPS 30 Jul 2007 -- Operations in Iraq are putting pressure on insurgents, keeping them off balance and eliminating their safe havens, a senior spokesman there said today.
- Car Bomb Kills 6 in Baghdad VOA 30 Jul 2007 -- Iraqi police say a car bomb killed six people in central Baghdad Monday, ending the brief drop in violence that came while Iraq celebrated its first Asia Cup football championship.
- Contractors help equip warfighters AFPN 30 Jul 2007 -- The local base magazine, sports drinks, construction projects ... many servicemembers pass by these things everyday not knowing where they came from, how they got here or how they're maintained.
- Attacks against Afghan schools continue to disrupt education - UN UN News Centre 30 Jul 2007 -- Security incidents in schools and threats against students and teachers in Afghanistan have spiked in recent months, disrupting education in the country, which this year has seen some of the worst violence since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, according to the United Nations mission there.
- Report: Taleban Says South Korean Hostage Negotiations 'Fail Completely' VOA 30 Jul 2007 -- An Afghan news agency quotes Taleban insurgents as saying negotiations for the lives of 22 South Korean hostages have failed.
- Airmen mentor Afghan air corps soldiers AFPN 30 Jul 2007 -- From firefighters to aircraft mechanics to squadron commanders, several Airmen are mentoring and training their Afghan National Army air corps counterparts as members of the Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan here in the nation's capital.
- NATO To Use Smaller Bombs in Afghanistan VOA 30 Jul 2007 -- NATO officials say they plan to use smaller bombs in Afghanistan to limit the rise in civilian casualties.
- AFGHANISTAN: Environmental crisis looms as conflict goes on IRIN 30 Jul 2007 -- Afghanistan will face a serious environmental crisis, which will have grave consequences for millions of its estimated 27 million population, if the government and international aid organisations continue ignoring the country's degrading environment, experts warn.
Defense Policy / Programs
- President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom The White House 30 Jul 2007
- Bush, Brown Conclude Camp David Talks VOA 30 Jul 2007 -- President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown are emphasizing common ground following talks at Camp David - the U.S. presidential retreat outside Washington.
- U.S.-U.K. Leaders Reaffirm Objectives in Terror War AFPS 30 Jul 2007 -- The United States and Great Britain share common values and "an obligation . to work for freedom and justice around the world," President Bush said today in a joint news conference with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown at Camp David, Md., today.
- Counterterrorism, Iraq Top U.S.-U.K. Agenda Washington File 30 Jul 2007 -- The United States and the United Kingdom have reaffirmed their continued commitment to fighting terrorism and stabilizing Iraq.
- Transcript: DoD Media Roundtable with Sheila M. Earl and RADM Donna Crisp in the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington Va. 30 Jul 2007 -- Presenter: Acting Principal Director To The Deputy Undersecretary Of Defense For Military and Personnel Policy; And Rear Admiral Donna L. Crisp, Joint Staff Director For Manpower And Personnel
- Officers Get New Joint Credit Qualification System AFPS 30 Jul 2007 -- A new system that updates rules written in 1986 governing how officers receive credit for serving in joint assignments was unveiled at the Pentagon today.
- New Joint Qualification System Enhances Officer Management 30 Jul 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the details of a new joint qualification system (JQS), which will help to identify military personnel who possess the abilities needed to achieve success in the joint/interagency environment.
- Arms Sale to Help Bolster Long-Term Gulf Security AFPS 30 Jul 2007 -- A military sales package for Arab countries estimated at $20 billion represents a tangible symbol of the United States' commitment to the region and its long-term security, a senior defense official said today on background.
- Gulf Region Arms Sales Support Stability Washington File 30 Jul 2007 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on July 30 announced a military assistance program for Israel, Egypt and the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, including Saudi Arabia, that is designed to enhance security and stability in the region.
- Rice Announces Proposed Arms Deals with Egypt, Israel VOA 30 Jul 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has announced a proposed $13 billion military aid deal with Egypt and a $30 billion military package for Israel.
- Gates, Rice to Reaffirm U.S. Ties to Gulf Region AFPS 30 Jul 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said his rare and possibly unprecedented joint trip here with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sends a message that the United States has no intention of cutting long-term ties in the region.
- JTFEX 07-2 Begins Navy NewsStand 30 Jul 2007 -- Eisenhower Strike Group, comprised of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike), embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28, began conducting a Joint Tactical Fleet Exercise (JTFEX) with Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) and the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious CSG off the coast of the Eastern Seaboard in the Atlantic Ocean July 25.
- Air Force funds research on self-healing materials AFPN 30 Jul 2007 -- A research team at the University of Illinois, funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, is creating new, cutting-edge structural microvascular materials which will have repetitive, self-healing capabilities as well as self-cooling behavior.
- U.S. space institute goes global, hosts first international students AFPN 30 Jul 2007 -- Four Australian airmen recently traveled more than 10,000 miles to expand their knowledge of U.S. space operations and the constantly changing global arena of space.
- MDA Commissions New Building at Redstone Arsenal Missile Defense Agency 30 Jul 2007 -- Air Force Lt. General Henry "Trey" Obering III, Missile Defense Agency director, officiated at the commissioning of a new MDA building today in a ceremony at the von Braun Complex on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala.
- Global Cyberspace Integration Center hot bench active AFPN 30 Jul 2007 -- The Global Cyberspace Integration Center here houses an operations center that serves as a test bed or "hot bench" that assesses various software and information systems to detect potential problems before they are delivered to the field.
- Humanitarian team returns from Pacific mission AFPN 30 Jul 2007 -- A team of approximately 50 medical, dental and civil engineer servicemembers returned to Hickam Air Force Base July 28 after completing a mission to provide civil assistance and training to local residents of three Pacific islands.
- Kitty Hawk F/A-18C Aircraft Lost, Pilot Safely Recovered Navy NewsStand 30 Jul 2007 -- An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 195, part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, was lost at sea July 30 during a night training mission from USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).
- Big E Wraps Cannes, France Port Visit Navy NewsStand 30 Jul 2007 -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Big E departed Cannes, France, July 27 after a three-day port visit.
- Russian lawmakers ready to pass CFE Treaty moratorium - Mironov RIA Novosti 30 Jul 2007 -- The Russian parliament could pass a bill on a unilateral moratorium of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe as early as September this year, a senior lawmaker said Monday.
- Russia, U.S. to hold at least 2 rounds of missile shield talks before Oct. reports RIA Novosti 30 Jul 2007 -- Russia's foreign minister said Monday that Russia and the United States will hold at least two rounds of talks on Washington's plans to deploy its missile shield in Central Europe before reports to the presidents are prepared in October.
- Russia, U.S. set to discuss missile defense in Washington RIA Novosti 30 Jul 2007 -- Russian and U.S. diplomats and military experts will start Monday two-day consultations on U.S. plans to deploy elements of its missile shield in Europe and Moscow's alternative proposals.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 30 Jul 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for July 30, 2007
- LOCKHEED MARTIN RECEIVES INITIAL $187 MILLION CONTRACT TO PRODUCE 30 NEW F-16S FOR TURKEY Lockheed Martin 30 Jul 2007 -- The U.S. government has awarded an initial $187 million for long-lead tasks as part of a $1.1 billion contract to Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] for the production of 30 new Advanced Block 50 F-16 aircraft for Turkey.
- Pratt & Whitney F135 Engine Achieves 8,000 SDD Ground Test Hours Pratt & Whitney 30 Jul 2007 -- The Pratt & Whitney F135 engine exceeded 8,000 system design and development (SDD) ground test hours this week
- Two More Milestones in Nulka Success Story BAE Systems 30 Jul 2007 -- BAE Systems has won a $50m contract for its Nulka Active Missile Decoy System. In a further milestone for the highly successful programme, the USS Gonzalez (DDG66) has become the 100th ship to be fitted with the system.
- Canadian H-92T Helicopter Fly-by-Wire Technology Performs successfully in initial Ground Runs Sikorsky 30 Jul 2007 -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today reported the successful ground testing of new fly-by-wire technology designed to improve significantly the maneuverability, safety and effectiveness of aircraft.
- Northrop Grumman Completes Restructure of NPOESS Program Northrop Grumman 30 Jul 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), in conjunction with the government's tri-agency NPOESS Integrated Program Office, has completed the restructure of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS).
- LOCKHEED MARTIN TEAM SUBMITS PROPOSAL TO DESIGN AND BUILD U.S. AIR FORCE'S TSAT SPACE SEGMENT Lockheed Martin 30 Jul 2007 -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]/Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) team today submitted its proposal to design and build the Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT) Space Segment, the future global communications network for the U.S. Air Force that will provide seamless, protected communications for a wide range of defense and intelligence users.
- Northrop Grumman Receives $91 Million Contract to Supply U.S. Army With Additional Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder Systems Northrop Grumman 30 Jul 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a $91 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide more than 300 of the company's battle-proven Lightweight Laser Designator Rangefinder (LLDR) systems that provide targeting capability for laser-guided, GPS-guided and conventional munitions.
- Northrop Grumman Successfully Tests Airborne Networking System for Aeronautical and Land Vehicular Broadband Services Northrop Grumman 30 Jul 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has successfully integrated and tested its Joint Capability for Airborne Networking (JCAN) system for aeronautical and land vehicular applications.
- Boeing Submits TSAT Production Proposal to U.S. Air Force Boeing 30 Jul 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and its TEAM TSAT industry partners today submitted a proposal to the U.S. Air Force for the Development and Production phase of the Transformational Satellite Communications System Space Segment (TSAT) program.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 30 Jul 2007
- UN welcomes start of disarmament process in Côte d'Ivoire UN News Centre 30 Jul 2007 -- United Nations officials in Côte d'Ivoire welcomed a "flame of peace" ceremony held there today to officially launch the disarmament process by setting fire to weapons handed over by rebels.
- Colombian Rebels Increase Land Mine Use, Raising Casualties Washington File 30 Jul 2007 -- The world community is condemning a leftist Colombian guerrilla group whose increased planting of anti-personnel land mines is causing casualties in the South American nation.
- Security Council extends UN mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea UN News Centre 30 Jul 2007 -- The Security Council today agreed to extend the mandate by six months of the United Nations peacekeeping mission monitoring the ceasefire that ended the border war between Ethiopia and Eritrea in 2000, voicing concern about the ongoing tensions between the two African neighbours.
- Top U.S. Officials Begin Key Mission To Middle East RFE/RL 30 Jul 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates today start a key Middle East mission to seek Arab support for the Iraqi government and also discuss weapons sales to regional allies.
- Suspects Detained In Ingushetia After Attack On FSB RFE/RL 30 Jul 2007 -- Four people have reportedly been detained in connection with a recent attack on the headquarters of the Ingushetian branch of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB).
- World: British, U.S. Leaders Redefine The 'Special Relationship' RFE/RL 30 Jul 2007 -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is in the United States for talks today with U.S. President George W. Bush
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