07 August 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 07 Aug 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Task Force Marne Soldiers attacked
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- Aug. 6 airpower summary: Tankers ready to go AFPN 07 Aug 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Aug. 6 according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Security forces Airmen step outside the wire AFPN 07 Aug 2007 -- Security forces Airmen here work outside the wire almost daily in an effort to help Iraqis establish a functioning, independent police force.
- Airmen keep planes at Baghdad airport moving AFPN 07 Aug 2007 -- Sather Air Base may not have aircraft assigned to it, but more than 100 fixed and rotary wing aircraft pass through its airfield every day as transients.
- Coalition Forces Target al Qaeda Leaders Around Baghdad AFPS 07 Aug 2007 -- Coalition forces killed eight terrorists and detained 14 suspected terrorists during coordinated operations targeting a senior al Qaeda leader west of Tarmiyah over the past two days.
- Provincial Reconstruction Teams Guide Progress in Iraq's Provinces AFPS 07 Aug 2007 -- Joint Defense and State Department provincial reconstruction teams in Iraq are guiding Iraqis through the intricacies of forming local governments and generating economic development, a U.S. State Department official said.
- Thinking of Home, Cavalry Unit Maintains Focus in Iraq Army News 07 Aug 2007 -- Soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment have found themselves in some of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the Iraqi capital.
- Suspected Al-Qaeda terrorist captured during Marne Avalanche MNF-I 07 Aug 2007 -- Iraqi Security Forces and Paratroopers captured a suspected al-Qaeda terrorist wanted for a string of attacks against the security forces and citizens in North Babil during Operation Marne Avalanche, August 5.
- IA find night vision goggles, detain two during Operation Marne Avalanche MNF-I 07 Aug 2007 -- Iraqi Soldiers joined U.S. Soldiers from Task Force Steel in a joint operation dubbed Algeria III in support of Operation Marne Avalanche Aug. 4 in the Chaka III region of North Babil, to secure the area from insurgent activity.
- Rogue JAM company commander detained during Marne Avalanche MNF-I 07 Aug 2007 -- Paratroopers captured a suspected rogue Jaish Al Mahdi (JAM) militia company commander wanted for a string of attacks using explosively formed projectiles, murder and intimidation against citizens in North Babil during Operation Marne Avalanche, August 5.
- Coalition Forces Fend Off Enemy Attack in Afghanistan AFPS 07 Aug 2007 -- Elements of the 1st Brigade, 205th Afghan National Army Corps, along with coalition forces, repelled more than 75 enemy fighters who were attempting to overrun Firebase Anaconda in Oruzgan province this morning.
- Afghan, Pakistani Leaders to Confront Cross-Border Terrorist Activity AFPS 07 Aug 2007 -- President Bush yesterday praised the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan as strong allies in the war on terror and congratulated them on their upcoming meeting to come up with better ways to confront extremists who straddle their shared border.
- Taliban offers to swap Korean hostages for female prisoners RIA Novosti 07 Aug 2007 -- Taliban militants proposed Tuesday that two female South Korean hostages be released in exchange for the same number of Taliban women, currently being held in Afghan prisons, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said.
- AFGHANISTAN: Killing of de-miners suggests change in Taliban tactics IRIN 07 Aug 2007 -- The bullet-riddled bodies of three de-miners shot dead on 5 July in Panjwai District in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar were brought to Kabul on a UN flight on 7 August, officials told IRIN.
- Taleban Officials Still Mulling S. Korean Hostage Exchange VOA 07 Aug 2007 -- Desperate efforts to free the remaining 21 South Korean hostages continue in Afghanistan
- Transcript: Special DoD Media Briefing with Commodore Kapcio and Captain Boytnon from the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, Va. 07 Aug 2007 -- Presenter: Commodore Bob Kapcio, Mission Commander; Captian Bruce Boynton, Commanding Officer, Medical Treatment Facility
Defense Policy / Programs
- JCSSG Begins Exercise Valiant Shield 2007 Navy NewsStan 07 Aug 2007 -- John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSSG) kicked off Exercise Valiant Shield 2007 while operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) Aug. 7.
- Center delivers new accounting, management system AFPN 07 Aug 2007 -- A state-of-the-art financial management system that serves the Air Force and U.S. Transportation Command came to fruition Aug. 3 when the Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System Increment 1, Spiral 1 was successfully fielded at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
- Army Reserve Transforms in Unstable Climate AFPS 07 Aug 2007 -- The Army Reserve is changing from a strategic reserve to an operational force, that force's top general said.
- Airpower key to Exercise Valiant Shield AFPN 07 Aug 2007 -- Members of the 613th Air and Space Operations Center at Hickam Air Force Base will provide command and control of flying operations above and around Guam during Exercise Valiant Shield Aug. 6 to 13.
- USS Minneapolis-St. Paul Arrives at New Homeport Navy NewsStand 07 Aug 2007 -- USS Minneapolis-St. Paul (SSN 708) arrived at her new homeport of Pearl Harbor Aug. 3., in preparation for the submarine's decommissioning at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard later this year.
- VS-31 CO Completes 1,000 Traps Navy NewsStand 07 Aug 2007 -- The commanding officer of Sea Control Squadron (VS) 31 became a member of an elite club after successfully completing his 1,000th carrier arrested landing aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) on Aug. 4.
- Shanghai Cooperation Organize Holds Biggest War Games Ahead of Leaders Summit VOA 07 Aug 2007 -- Some 6,000 troops from China, Russia and four Central Asian states will hold their biggest-ever joint counterterrorism military exercise
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 07 Aug 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for August 07, 2007
- General Dynamics Develops New Version of Highly Successful 20mm PGU-28 A/B SAPHEI Round General Dynamics 07 Aug 2007 -- General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has recently developed a mechanically fuzed version of its highly effective, battle-proven 20mm PGU-28 A/B SAPHEI round.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED $23 MILLION B-2 BOMBER SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM UPGRADE CONTRACT Lockheed Martin 07 Aug 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a $23 million contract from Northrop Grumman to support the upgrade of satellite communication (SATCOM) systems used by U.S. Air Force B-2 stealth bomber
- LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED $33 MILLION TO PROVIDE AEGIS BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE TO JAPANESE DESTROYER JDS CHOKAI Lockheed Martin 07 Aug 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today received a $33 million contract to provide Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capability to the Aegis-equipped Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force destroyer JDS Chokai.
- U.S. NAVY COMPLETES OPERATIONAL QUALIFICATION TESTING OF LOCKHEED MARTIN'S COMMON SUBMARINE RADIO ROOM Lockheed Martin 07 Aug 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today that the U.S. Navy recently completed operational testing of the strategic Ohio-class Common Submarine Radio Room (CSRR) and has declared the system operationally suitable for the Navy's submarine fleet and effective by exceeding all tested thresholds.
- BAE SYSTEMS AWARDED GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION ALLIANT CONTRACT BAE Systems 07 Aug 2007 -- BAE Systems has been selected as a prime contractor for the General Services Administration (GSA) Alliant Government-Wide Acquisition Contract. BAE Systems is among 29 award winners for this ten-year, $50 billion Multiple Award/Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (MA/IDIQ) program.
- DATA LINK SOLUTIONS RECEIVES CONTRACT FOR MIDS LOW VOLUME TERMINALS BAE Systems 07 Aug 2007 -- Data Link Solutions has received a $28 million contract for secure digital data and voice communications equipment from the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), San Diego.
- F-35 COMPLETES SUCCESSFUL DESIGN REVIEW TO TRAIN PILOTS OF THE FUTURE Lockheed Martin 07 Aug 2007 -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II has successfully completed its Pilot Training System Critical Design Review (CDR), a significant development milestone that verifies the design maturity of the pilot training system and its subcomponents.
- Northrop Grumman to Demonstrate Airborne Information Management System During Air Force Bold Quest Exercise Northrop Grumman 07 Aug 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a contract from the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Information Directorate to demonstrate and assess the Automated Information Management System (AIMS) in a tactical environment.
- Northrop Grumman Flight Test for Attack Support Upgrade Demonstrates Improved Functionality for Joint STARS Operators Northrop Grumman 07 Aug 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has completed a successful operational test flight for the E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) Attack Support Upgrade (ASU) program.
- MEADS BEGINS PRELIMINARY DESIGN REVIEW Lockheed Martin 07 Aug 2007 --The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) recently completed its Start of System Preliminary Design Review (PDR)
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 07 Aug 2007
- Georgia Accuses Russia Of 'Act Of Aggression' RFE/RL 07 Aug 2007 -- Georgia has claimed that jets flown from Russia have fired a missile on its territory.
- Georgia summons Russian ambassador over airspace violation RIA Novosti 07 Aug 2007 -- The Russian ambassador to Tbilisi was summoned Tuesday to the Georgian Foreign Ministry in connection with the alleged violation of national airspace by a Russian aircraft.
- Russia denies violating Georgian airspace RIA Novosti 07 Aug 2007 -- The Russian Defense Ministry denied Tuesday claims by Georgia that two Russian military aircraft had violated Georgian airspace and dropped a bomb near a village.
- Russia Accused of Missile Firing in Georgian Air Space VOA 07 Aug 2007 -- The former Soviet republic of Georgia is accusing Russia of firing a missile inside its air space
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON AFRICAN UNION-UNITED NATIONS HYBRID OPERATION IN DARFUR United Nations 07 Aug 2007
- UN 'hitting the target' towards deployment of hybrid peace force in Darfur UN News Centre 07 Aug 2007 -- The United Nations is on target to deploy a mainly African hybrid peace force in the war-wracked Sudanese region of Darfur on schedule, but needs more offers from countries on critical capacities such as aviation and ground transport, a senior UN peacekeeping official said today.
- US Encouraged by Darfur Rebel Agreement VOA 07 Aug 2007 -- The U.S. special envoy for Sudan, Andrew Natsios, says he is encouraged by the agreement reached Monday by eight Darfur rebel groups on a common platform for peace talks with the Sudanese government
- EU Hails Sudanese Rebel Agreement VOA 07 Aug 2007 -- The European Union has hailed the agreement reached by rebel groups of Sudan's Darfur region to enter into peace talks with the government.
- SUDAN: Darfur's people need more protection - Special Rapporteur IRIN 07 Aug 2007 -- More action is needed to protect civilians in the western Sudanese region of Darfur, who continue to suffer serious human rights violations in the ongoing conflict, a UN Special Rapporteur said.
- COTE D'IVOIRE: Observers, opposition wary of Gbagbo's rush to elections IRIN 07 Aug 2007 -- President Laurent Gbagbo's recent announcement that the crisis-ravaged country will be able to hold general elections before the end of the year has been met with scepticism and concern.
- Somalia: top UN envoy calls for opposition groups to join reconciliation debate UN News Centre 07 Aug 2007 -- The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Somalia François Lonsény Fall today called on the war-ravaged East African nation's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) to invite opposition groups to join the reconciliation meeting currently under way in the capital Mogadishu.
- Ethiopia Claims Gains Over Eastern Rebels VOA 07 Aug 2007 -- Ethiopia's government is claiming near victory over a rebel group that has waged war against it in eastern Ethiopia, just days after bombs killed one person and wounded at least eight in the region's capital
- Police Remove Jewish Settlers From Hebron House in West Bank VOA 07 Aug 2007 -- Israeli police and army units removed two Jewish settler families from a house in the West Bank city of Hebron early Tuesday
- Lebanese Government Announces Killing of Fatah al-Islam Deputy VOA 07 Aug 2007 -- A Lebanese government spokesman says police have killed the second in command of the Fatah al-Islam terrorist group, which has been battling the Lebanese Army in a Palestinian refugee camp for more than two months
- SOMALIA: Food distribution under way west of Mogadishu IRIN 07 Aug 2007 -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has started distributing food to civilians, who fled violence in Mogadishu and are living in the area around Afgoye town, about 390km west of the Somali capital, a spokesperson said.
- Putin says recent N.Pole mission to back Russian claim to Arctic RIA Novosti 07 Aug 2007 -- The results of the Russian North Pole mission last week should be central to the country's case for ownership of a vast section of the Arctic, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.
- Violence Continues After Gusmao Named East Timor PM VOA 07 Aug 2007 -- Scattered violence continued a day after independence hero Xanana Gusmao was named the new prime minister of East Timor
- Analysis: Reinforcing the Sunnis (and Israel, Too) cfr.org 07 Aug 2007 -- The relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia rarely fails to raise eyebrows
- Former Guantanamo Inmates Go On Trial In Tajikistan RFE/RL 07 Aug 2007 -- Two former inmates at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have gone on trial in Tajikistan, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reported.
- Former Guantanamo inmates go on trial in Tajikistan RIA Novosti 07 Aug 2007 -- Two former detainees at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo have gone on trial in Tajikistan, the press center of the Central Asian republic's Supreme Court said Tuesday.
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