24 August 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 24 Aug 2007 [PDF]
- Task Force Lightning Soldiers attacked
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Maj. Gen. Lynch from the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. 24 Aug 2007 -- Presenter: Commander, Multinational Division Center and 3rd Infantry Division Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch
- Aug. 23 airpower summary: F-16s provide coalition overwatch AFPN 24 Aug 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations August 23, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Al Qaeda Disrupted During Operations in Iraq's Tigris River Valley AFPS 24 Aug 2007 -- Coalition forces killed seven terrorists and detained 12 suspected terrorists today during operations in central and northern Iraq.
- 13 Killed as US Troops Clash with Shi'ite Militiamen in Western Baghdad VOA 24 Aug 2007 -- Iraqi officials say at least 13 people were killed and several others wounded in clashes between Shi'ite militants and U.S. forces in western Baghdad.
- Afghan, Coalition Forces Detain Suspected Militants AFPS 24 Aug 2007 -- One militant was killed and 11 men were detained for questioning following an operation in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province today.
Defense Policy / Programs
- General Moseley OKs irregular warfare doctrine AFPN 24 Aug 2007 -- The Air Force's top officer has signed the doctrine document that establishes operational level doctrinal guidance for irregular warfare. Air Force Doctrine Document 2-3, Irregular Warfare, focuses on the operational and strategic aspects of IW and differences in the application of force from traditional warfare.
- Barksdale Airmen recreate history AFPN 24 Aug 2007 -- Several units from Barksdale Air Force Base added their mark to a significant page in history Aug. 24 when they recreated a historical flight.
- NORAD fighters respond to airspace violation AFPN 24 Aug 2007 -- Two F-15 Eagles under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted a small Cessna aircraft flying through the Temporary Flight Restriction zone over Crawford, Texas Aug. 23.
- MRAPs Displayed on Aberdeen Proving Ground AFPS 24 Aug 2007 -- A team of test operators and mechanics here gave members of the media and other visitors a firsthand look today at the mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle, or MRAP, which is currently being tested on its automotive quality and ability to protect servicemembers' lives.
- Virtual warehouse for foreign military sales sets record AFPN 24 Aug 2007 -- With one month still remaining in fiscal 2007, the Worldwide Warehouse Redistribution Services program is approaching the $16 million mark, shattering the previous record for annual sales.
- Info gathering made 'simple' with net-centricity AFPN 24 Aug 2007 -- U.S. Strategic Command provides the national command authority, including the secretary of defense and the president, with information on nearly any global contingency.
- Defense Department Senior Executive Service Announcement 24 Aug 2007
- Brazilian Sub Visits Mayport on First Deployment to U.S. Navy NewsStand 24 Aug 2007 -- Brazilian submarine Tikuna (S 34) visited Mayport during its first deployment to a foreign country Aug. 3-13.
- Colombia Welcomes USNS Comfort Navy NewsStand 24 Aug 2007 -- An opening ceremony was conducted Aug. 22 for hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), marking its arrival to Buenaventura.
- Stennis Kicks Off First Leg of Tiger Cruise Navy NewsStand 24 Aug 2007 -- USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) departed Pearl Harbor on Aug. 22 with over 1,000 family and friends for the ship's Tiger Cruise and subsequent return to homeport.
- Naval Airborne Weapons Maintenance Unit 1 Receives Award Navy NewsStand 24 Aug 2007 -- U.S. Naval Base Guam, Naval Airborne Weapons Maintenance Unit (NAWMU) 1 received the Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (MUC) award July 23 for meritorious service from January 2005 to May 2006.
- Alaska Guardsmen Serve on Front Line of U.S. Missile Defense AFPS 24 Aug 2007 -- While most Americans were celebrating Independence Day in 2006, Army Maj. Joe Miley was at his post in the remote interior of Alaska, staring at blips on a computer screen reminiscent of a 1980s video game.
- US Official Reassures China on India Naval Discussions, Exercise VOA 24 Aug 2007 -- Top defense officials and senior military brass from the United States, Japan and Australia are in New Delhi this week ahead of a multinational naval exercise in the Bay of Bengal.
- Belarus asks Russia for S-400 SAM systems by 2010 - source RIA Novosti 24 Aug 2007 -- Belarus wants Russia to supply them with the advanced S-400 Triumf (SA-21 Growler) air defense system in 2010, a source in Russian military-industrial circles said Friday.
- Press Gaggle by Gordon Johndroe The White House 24 Aug 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for August 24, 2007
- Northrop Grumman's KC-30 Tanker Will Generate $245 Million in Economic Activity Annually and Support 3,800 Jobs in Tennessee Northrop Grumman 24 Aug 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) KC-30 Tanker team will support 3,800 direct and indirect jobs throughout Tennessee if the KC-30 Tanker aircraft is selected by the U.S. Air Force.
- Northrop Grumman's Essex Information Assurance Team Achieves CMMI Maturity Level 3 Rating Northrop Grumman 24 Aug 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Essex Information Assurance (IA) team recently achieved a Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI(r)) Level 3 rating.
- Lexington Institute Issue Brief Says Case for F-35 Alternate Engine is Weak Pratt & Whitney 24 Aug 2007 -- According to a new Lexington Institute Issue Brief, funding a competing engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is not economical and will do little to create competition or bolster the American industrial base.
- Russia to participate in DSA-2008 arms exhibition in Malaysia RIA Novosti 24 Aug 2007 -- Russia will present air defense systems, military and naval equipment, as well as dual-purpose products at the 11th Defense Services Asia (DSA) exhibition next year in Malaysia, a spokesman for Russia's sole arms exporter said Friday.
- General Dynamics Awarded $56 Million for Fox NBCRS Upgrades General Dynamics 24 Aug 2007 -- The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), $56 million to upgrade 14 M93 and four M93A1 Fox Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Systems to the M93A1P1 configuration.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 24 Aug 2007
- Sudan: UN official attends African Union meeting on north-south peace deal UN News Centre 24 Aug 2007 -- A top United Nations official in Sudan is taking part today in an African Union (AU) meeting being held to review the progress made so far towards implementing the comprehensive peace agreement that ended the long-running civil war between north and south.
- Sudan Expels Canadian, European Diplomats For 'Meddling' VOA 24 Aug 2007 -- The Sudanese government has expelled the top Canadian and European envoys on allegations that they were interfering in the country's affairs
- Photos Prove Darfur Arms Embargo Violations, Says Amnesty International VOA 24 Aug 2007 -- Amnesty International has released photographs that it says prove Sudan is violating the UN arms embargo for Darfur.
- Security Council extends UN mission in southern Lebanon by a year UN News Centre 24 Aug 2007 -- The Security Council today renewed the mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) by another year and called on all parties in the region to play their part to turn last year's cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hizbollah into a permanent ceasefire and a more durable solution.
- Lebanese army, Fatah al-Islam agree families can leave camp RIA Novosti 24 Aug 2007 -- The families of extremist group Fatah al-Islam, embroiled in several months of fierce fighting with the Lebanese army in the Palestinian refugee camp Nahr al-Bared, will be able to leave soon.
- Drawdown of peacekeepers in Liberia to be based on security benchmarks - UN envoy UN News Centre 24 Aug 2007 -- The top United Nations official in Liberia has briefed civil society leaders on the proposed phased drawdown of the UN peacekeepers who have overseen the West African country's transition to democracy after 14 years of civil war, assuring them that it will be based on regular security assessments and measurable benchmarks.
- Hundreds of Thousands in Chad's Camps Still Await Safe Return VOA 24 Aug 2007 -- Despite heavy rains that have made military battles almost impossible, smaller but deadly inter-communal clashes are still breaking out around the borders separating Chad, the Central African Republic and Sudan
- SRI LANKA: Religious feast prompts brief lull in escalating conflict IRIN 24 Aug 2007 -- Uliyankulam, a key checkpoint along the line of control that separates Sri Lankan government-controlled areas from those held by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), only gets about 1,600 people passing through per week.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS United Nations 24 Aug 2007
- Protests Spread in Burma; Government Urged to Exercise Restraint VOA 24 Aug 2007 -- Reports from Burma say protests over a doubling of fuel prices appear to be spreading beyond the main city, Rangoon, to other parts of the country
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