05 September 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 05 Sep 2007 [PDF]
- MND-B troops attacked during combat operations
- Explosively-formed penetrator strikes MND-B patrol
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Task Force Lightning Soldiers attacked
- MND-B Soldiers attacked during combat operations
- Press Briefing, September 5, 2007 MNF-I 05 Sep 2007 -- TOPIC: MULTI-NATIONAL FORCE-IRAQ SITUATIONAL UPDATE PC.
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Press Secretary Geoff Morrell from the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. 05 Sep 2007 -- Presenter: Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell
- Sept. 4 airpower summary: F-15Es strike from above AFPN 05 Sep 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Sept. 4, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Congressional delegation observes enemy fire from C-130 AFPN 05 Sep 2007 -- Four congressional delegates observed live, enemy fire from a C-130 Hercules Aug. 30 that had just departed Baghdad International Airport enroute to Jordan.
- Sept. 3 airpower summary AFPN 05 Sep 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations Sept. 3, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Operation Comanche Swarm II uncovers cache MNF-I 05 Sep 2007 -- Acting on tips from concerned citizens, scouts from Troop C, 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, detained three people and seized a large cache east of Baghdad Sept. 2.
- 16 suspected car-bomb cell members captured during Operation Nijmegen III MNF-I 05 Sep 2007 -- A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device cell, with suspected links to al-Qaeda, believed to be responsible for attacks against citizens and security forces of North Babil, was the target of an early morning air assault and raid north of Diyarah Aug. 23.
- 11 Killed in Baghdad Bomb Blast VOA 05 Sep 2007 -- Authorities in Iraq say a bomb blast in Baghdad's mostly Shi'ite Sadr City district has killed at least 11 people and wounded about 20 others.
- MAG 42 Deploys in Support of GWOT Mission Navy NewsStand 05 Sep 2007 -- Marines from Marine Air Group (MAG) 42 Detachment Charlie departed Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans on Sept. 1 in support of ongoing efforts in the global war on terrorism (GWOT).
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Cdr. Adams and Governor Jamal from the Pentagon 05 Sep 2007 -- Presenter: Commander Khowst Provinical Reconstruction Team, Afghanistan Cdr. David Adams and Governor, Khowst Province, Afghanistan Arsala Jamal
- Scores Of Afghan Militants Killed, Bomb Plot Foiled RFE/RL 05 Sep 2007 -- Afghan and U.S.-led coalition forces say they have killed nearly three dozen militants in clashes in southern Afghanistan.
- AFGHANISTAN: Civilian casualties reportedly peak in August IRIN 05 Sep 2007 -- One hundred and sixty-eight civilians died in armed conflicts, suicide attacks, improvised explosions and aerial bombardments in Afghanistan in August, the country's human rights watchdog told IRIN on 4 September.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Bush, Australian Prime Minister, Pledge Continued Cooperation AFPS 05 Sep 2007 -- President Bush and Australian Prime Minister John Howard today announced further cooperation between U.S. and Australian armed forces and underscored their unity concerning the war on terror.
- Dyess B-1s temporarily moved to allow for runway construction ACCNS 05 Sep 2007 -- In order to repair about 6,600 feet of runway space, Dyess Air Force Base will temporarily relocate 20 B-1 bomber aircraft and more than 550 personnel to Ellsworth AFB, S.D., beginning in mid-September.
- Wasp Prepares for Possible Call to Provide Assistance After Felix Navy NewsStand 05 Sep 2007 -- USS Wasp (LHD 1) is on standby to sail to the coast of Nicaragua if needed to begin humanitarian relief for those affected by Hurricane Felix on Sept. 4.
- Chinook shipment a joint effort by Army, Air Force AFPN 05 Sep 2007 -- Members of Peterson Air Force Base helped load 12 Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters onto Air Force C-17 Globemaster IIIs during the last two weeks of August to send the choppers to support Operation Enduring Freedom.
- Assessment teams gear up to respond to Felix AFPN 05 Sep 2007 -- Soto Cano Air Base assessment teams are currently loading up equipment in preparation to deploy to countries affected by Hurricane Felix.
- Last two T-38s get avionics upgrade AFPN 05 Sep 2007 -- The Air Force closed another chapter in the T-38 Talon aircraft modification process as the last two upgraded aircraft arrived the end of August at Randolph Air Force Base.
- Airmen participate in joint exercise along Panama Canal AFPN 05 Sep 2007 -- Airmen, Sailors and Soldiers came together for the U.S. Southern Command-sponsored, joint and multi-national training exercise, Fuezas Aliadas (Allied Forces) PANAMAX 2007 Aug. 29 to Sept. 7 in Panama and Honduras.
- Defense Department Senior Executive Service Announcements 05 Sep 2007 -- Secretary of Defense Robert G. Gates announced the following Department of Defense Senior Executive Service appointments and reassignment
- Global Fleet Station Completes Training in Belize Navy NewsStand 05 Sep 2007 -- The pilot Global Fleet Station (GFS) completed their second visit to Belize, Aug. 31, aboard High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift.
- Nassau Strike Group Completes TCAT Underway Navy NewsStand 05 Sep 2007 -- The Nassau Strike Group successfully completed its Tactical Commander Amphibious Training (TCAT) on Aug. 31 off the Atlantic Coast.
- SS Pless Initiates Rescue of Japanese Fisherman in Saipan Navy NewsStand 05 Sep 2007 -- The crew of SS Maj. Stephen W. Pless (T-AK 3007), part of Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron (MPSRON) 3, was instrumental in the rescue of three Japanese fishermen from Saipan's harbor on Aug 20.
- Expeditionary Sailors Test Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as Part of Seahawk 2007 Navy NewsStand 05 Sep 2007 -- Seahawk 2007, a joint Maritime Expeditionary Security Force (MESF) and U.S. Coast Guard exercise that took place here Aug. 13-24, gave MESF Sailors a chance to evaluate new technologies which can enhance the expeditionary commander's battlespace awareness.
- Deputy Assistant SECDEF Tours Comfort Navy NewsStand 05 Sep 2007 -- The U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense (SECDEF) for western hemisphere affairs toured hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) Sept. 4 during the ship's humanitarian mission in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
- Lake Erie Returns to Pearl Harbor Navy NewsStand 05 Sep 2007 -- Sailors of Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Erie (CG 70) returned to their homeport of Naval Station Pearl Harbor Sept. 4, following a four month deployment to the Western Pacific in support of the global war on terrorism.
- Comfort Bridges Coast to Coast Navy NewsStand 05 Sep 2007 -- Two Coast Guardsmen from worlds apart were reunited aboard hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) on Sept. 3, nearly two years after they attended the U.S. Coast Guard Health Services Technician "A" School in Petaluma, Calif., together.
- US, UK Forces Train to Ensure Free Use of Seas Navy NewsStand 05 Sep 2007 -- U.S. and British forces completed a mine countermeasures (MCM) exercise in the Central Persian Gulf Aug. 2 to demonstrate the coalition's ability to help regional partner nations ensure security and stability in the maritime environment.
- New Initiatives Raise Hopes for Army to Reach Recruiting Goals AFPS 05 Sep 2007 -- The Army's new "quick-ship" bonus program is showing success in getting prospective recruits to enlist and is expected to help the Army make its end-of-year recruiting goal, the Army's recruiting chief told Pentagon reporters today.
- Army Boat Supports Dive Teams Trying to Raise Russian Sub AFPS 05 Sep 2007 -- A light breeze rippled over the dark water of Providence Harbor as two divers sank below the water's surface, leaving behind a long trail of air hoses and the sound of their breathing through the radio.
- Small arms and light weapons in Central Africa lead talks at UN meeting UN News Centre 05 Sep 2007 -- An initiative to control the trade of small arms and light weapons in Central Africa and a planned code of conduct for the region's armed and security forces are expected to top the agenda at a United Nations-sponsored security meeting taking place in Yaoundé, Cameroon, this week.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 05 Sep 2007
- Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino and Senior Administration Officials The White House 05 Sep 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for September 05, 2007
- CACI Awarded $47.5 Million Contract to Support U.S. Navy's Single Supply Solution Program CACI 05 Sep 2007 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded an estimated $47.5 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, for one base year and four option years, to provide technical support services to the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) to facilitate the command's support for the U.S. Navy's Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Single Supply Solution (SSS) program
- General Dynamics Awarded $48 Million Contract for F-22 Raptor Components General Dynamics 05 Sep 2007 -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a $48 million multi-year contract by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company to produce components of the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft.
- GE Selected for United States Air Force Advanced Research Program GE Aviation 05 Sep 2007 -- GE Aviation has been selected to develop technology for the Adaptive Versatile Engine Technology (ADVENT) program for the United States Air Force. Value of the contract, announced by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), is for $231 million and will be conducted over two phases through fiscal year 2012.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 05 Sep 2007
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT United Nations 05 Sep 2007
- Finnish official named to head advisory group for UN Peacebuilding Fund UN News Centre 05 Sep 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has designated Finland's Marjatta Rasi to serve as the first chair of the advisory group to the United Nations fund set up to help meet the immediate needs of countries emerging from conflict.
- Ban Ki-moon reports 'steady progress' towards deploying hybrid force in Darfur UN News Centre 05 Sep 2007 -- The United Nations is making "steady progress" towards setting up its landmark hybrid peacekeeping force in Darfur with the African Union (AU), but complex logistical challenges lie ahead and Member States need to provide military contributions before further benchmarks for deployment can be met, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's latest report on the mission says.
- Secretary-General brings message of peace and hope to displaced people of Darfur UN News Centre 05 Sep 2007 -- Pledging a message of "hope, peace, security. and water," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today met with some of the hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Darfur and held talks with the leaders of the imminent hybrid United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in the strife-torn Sudanese region.
- UN Chief Says He Is Shocked by Visit to Darfur VOA 05 Sep 2007 -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he was "shocked and humbled" by his visit to a refugee camp in El Fasher in war-torn northern Darfur
- SUDAN: Darfur crisis to linger until political solution - aid official IRIN 05 Sep 2007 -- The humanitarian crisis in Darfur is likely to persist for the foreseeable future unless a political solution is found to address the root causes of the conflict, a senior aid official said.
- UN Secretary General Says Political Talks Crucial to End Darfur War VOA 05 Sep 2007 -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says it is crucial to begin the political process to end the crisis in Darfur
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY LEBANON FORCE COMMANDER United Nations 05 Sep 2007
- BURUNDI: Calm returns as army warns it may crack down on rebels IRIN 05 Sep 2007 -- Residents of Buterere commune near the Burundian capital of Bujumbura have returned to their homes after fleeing clashes between rebel factions that left 20 fighters dead.
- Azerbaijan Says Five Killed In Fighting Near Karabakh RFE/RL 05 Sep 2007 -- Azerbaijani Defense Ministry spokesman Ilgar Verdiyev said that three Armenian and two Azerbaijani soldiers have been killed in fighting near the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.
- Côte d'Ivoire: UN envoy takes part in talks on implementing political accord UN News Centre 05 Sep 2007 -- The senior United Nations envoy in Côte d'Ivoire has taken part in a fresh round of talks on how to ensure the successful implementation of the political agreement reached earlier this year among the leaders of the divided West African country.
- DR Congo: UN relief chief deplores recent violence in far east UN News Centre 05 Sep 2007 -- The United Nations humanitarian chief and President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today voiced their extreme concern about the humanitarian situation in the far east of the country, where a fresh outbreak of fighting among Government forces, renegade troops and armed groups has displaced more than 10,000 civilians in the past 10 days.
- Israel Rules Out Major Offensive in Gaza Despite Rocket Attacks VOA 05 Sep 2007 -- Israel is backing away from a broad military response to Palestinian rocket attacks that have terrified a border town
- Congolese Accuse UN of Failing to Halt Fighting VOA 05 Sep 2007 -- Residents in eastern Congo say the United Nations peacekeeping mission is not doing enough to stop the clashes that erupted this week between the army and renegade forces
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON MYANMAR United Nations 05 Sep 2007
- Afghanistan: 'Bush Bazaar' Offers A Taste Of Western Life RFE/RL 05 Sep 2007
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