11 August 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Task Force Lightning Soldier dies in non-combat related incident
- Aug. 10 airpower summary: Tankers fuel the fight AFPN 11 Aug 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in operations Aug. 10, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- 'Operation Banzeen' -- Unit ensures no illegal activity at gas station MNF-I 11 Aug 2007 -- Soldiers from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, recently launched Operation Banzeen on the eastern side of the Iraqi capital in an effort to stop anyone affiliated with illegal militias from taking gasoline and then selling it on the black market.
- Musharraf Rethink Ushers In Day Three Of Peace Jirga RFE/RL 11 Aug 2007 -- Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf looks set to attend a "peace jirga" in the Afghan capital aimed at combating Taliban and Al-Qaeda violence in the two neighboring countries, after originally bowing out.
- Taleban Says it Released Two South Korean Hostages VOA 11 Aug 2007 -- Taleban insurgents say they have released two of the 21 remaining South Korean hostages they kidnapped more than three weeks ago
- Taleban Negotiators Say South Korean Hostages May Be Freed Soon VOA 11 Aug 2007 -- Taleban insurgents say they may release 21 South Korean hostages more than three weeks after they kidnapped them
Defense Policy / Programs
- FISC Yokosuka Negotiates $87 Million Contract for NAPRA Navy NewsStand 11 Aug 2007 -- U.S. Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC) Yokosuka negotiated a five-year contract valued at more than $87 million between the NIPPI Corporation and the Naval Air Pacific Repair Activity (NAPRA), at Naval Air Facility Atsugi on July 26.
- Global Fleet Station Wraps-up First Week of Guatemala Training Navy NewsStand 11 Aug 2007 -- The pilot Global Fleet Station (GFS) completed the first week of training during its final visit to Guatemala Aug. 10, aboard High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift.
- Canada Plans Two Military Facilities In Arctic RFE/RL 11 Aug 2007 -- Canada says it plans to build two new military facilities in the Arctic, including a deep-water port and training center for Canadian military personnel.
- Russia should increase aircraft production by 2025 - Putin RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2007 -- Russia should produce 300 passenger airliners annually and double production of military aircraft by 2025, the Russian president said Saturday.
- Putin praises new radar station near St. Petersburg RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2007 -- President Vladimir Putin said Saturday he was satisfied with the new Voronezh anti-missile radar station recently built near St. Petersburg.
- Russian Air Force invites Georgia to cooperate on missile incident RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2007 -- The Russian Air Force is prepared to cooperate with Georgia in investigating the alleged violation of its airspace, Russia's Air Force commander said Saturday.
- UN convoy attacked in Timor-Leste UN News Centre 11 Aug 2007 -- A United Nations convoy in Timor-Leste was attacked today, drawing condemnation from the world body's top official there, who called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice while pledging continued assistance to the small country.
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