06 September 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 06 Sep 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Transcript: DoD Operational Update Briefing with Maj. Gen. Sherlock from the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington Va 06 Sep 2007 -- Presenter: Major General Sherlock, Director for Operational Planning, Joint Chiefs of Staff
- Sept. 5 airpower summary: B-1B supports close-air missions AFPN 06 Sep 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations Sept. 5, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Coalition Forces Continue to Disrupt al Qaeda in Iraq AFPS 06 Sep 2007 -- Coalition forces killed six terrorists and detained 25 suspected terrorists during operations targeting al Qaeda in Iraq's operational networks in the Tigris River Valley and Kirkuk today.
- US, Iraqi Forces Clash with Shi'ite Militia in Baghdad VOA 06 Sep 2007 -- U.S. and Iraqi special forces clashed with suspected Shi'ite militiamen in western Baghdad Thursday. Residents say at least 14 people were killed.
- AFGHANISTAN: Hundreds of schools remain closed in south IRIN 06 Sep 2007 -- As the new school year begins on 10 September in Afghanistan's insurgency-hit southern provinces, there are concerns that hundreds of schools will remain closed due to insecurity.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Air Force Investigates Alleged Nuke Transfer, Pentagon Spokesman Says AFPS 06 Sep 2007 -- The Pentagon is awaiting results of an Air Force investigation into the alleged improper transfer of weapons by air from a base in North Dakota to a Louisiana military installation last week.
- B-52 bomber flies over U.S. with nuclear weapons on board RIA Novosti 06 Sep 2007 -- A U.S. strategic B-52 bomber has made a flight across several American states with nuclear missiles on board, U.S. media reported Thursday.
- Detainee Transfer Announced 06 Sep 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of sixteen detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Saudi Arabia.
- DoD CIO Posts Architectural Vision for Global Information Grid 06 Sep 2007 -- The Department of Defense's Global Information Grid (GIG) architectural vision is now available on-line at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration and DoD Chief Information Officer Web site.
- Reservists Play Key Role To Keep FA PANAMAX 2007 Steaming Full Speed Ahead Navy NewsStand 06 Sep 2007 -- Fuerzas Aliadas (FA) PANAMAX 2007 could not happen without U.S. Navy and other military reservists' contributions to the largest naval exercise in the Western Hemisphere this year.
- USS Carl Vinson Improves Teamwork with Shipyard to Complete Milestones Navy NewsStand 06 Sep 2007 -- Senior leadership from Northrop Grumman Newport News and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) gathered for a three-day conference on Aug. 30, to forge together plans for the ship's crew move aboard (CMA) evolution scheduled for late 2008, as part of the aircraft carrier's refueling complex overhaul (RCOH).
- Japanese Ambassador Visits USS Bonhomme Richard Navy NewsStand 06 Sep 2007 -- The Japanese ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain visited the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Sept. 5 while the ship conducted Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Persian Gulf.
- Moody Airmen use AFSO 21 to get it right the first time AFPN 06 Sep 2007 -- Members of the 723rd Maintenance Squadron here are currently redesigning the incoming A-10 Thunderbolt II phase inspection operations with a top-to-bottom evaluation of its facilities in a rapid improvement event, or RIE.
- Air University publication targets strategic 'think tanks' AFPN 06 Sep 2007 -- Air University officials here in September released the inaugural issue of Strategic Studies Quarterly to help meet Air Force chief of staff's vision of injecting air, space and cyberspace perspectives into the intellectual battle space.
- Stratotanker celebrates 51 years of military service AFPN 06 Sep 2007 -- As the Air Force celebrates its 60th anniversary later this month, the first all jet tanker-transport that has been the backbone for combat operations in Afghanistan isn't far behind.
- Nassau Strike Group Conducts Underway Replenishments During TCAT Navy NewsStand 06 Sep 2007 -- Nassau Strike Group flagship ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) successfully conducted an underway replenishment (UNREP) at sea Aug. 30 with USNS Laramie (T-AO 203), bringing on fuel used for ship movement and flight operations.
- Halyburton Provides Helping Hand in Panama Navy NewsStand 06 Sep 2007 -- Sailors from USS Halyburton (FFG-40) completed their first community relations project of their Counter Narco-Terrorism deployment during their visit to Vasco Nunez de Balboa Aug. 24.
- Comfort Hosts Haitian Prime Minister Navy NewsStand 06 Sep 2007 -- The prime minister of Haiti toured hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), Sept. 5, during the ship's humanitarian mission to Port-au-Prince.
- Airmen deploy from 7 Pacific bases AFPN 06 Sep 2007 -- More than 240 Airmen from seven bases in Pacific Air Forces deployed to several locations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Sept. 2 from Kadena Air Base, Japan.
- AFPC testing new external applicant recruitment tool AFPN 06 Sep 2007 -- External applicants interested in working for the Air Force may have an easier road to travel, thanks to a new recruitment tool, said Air Force Personnel Center officials at Randolph Air Force Base.
- SOUTHCOM Diverts Navy Ship to Support Hurricane Relief Navy NewsStand 06 Sep 2007 -- U.S. Southern Command diverted the USS Wasp (LHD 1) from an international maritime exercise in Panama to the coast of Nicaragua Sept. 5 to assist with disaster relief efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Felix.
- Russia says NATO jets escort its bombers on long-range patrols RIA Novosti 06 Sep 2007 -- NATO jets escort almost all Russian strategic bombers engaged in long-range patrols, Alexander Drobyshevsky, an aide to the commander of Russia's Air Force told RIA Novosti Thursday.
- Russia, U.S. can agree on missile defense and CFE - Lavrov RIA Novosti 06 Sep 2007 -- An agreement can be reached between Russia and the United States on an ongoing missile defense dispute and the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE), Russia's foreign minister said Thursday.
- Russian, U.S. officials to hold missile shield talks in Paris RIA Novosti 06 Sep 2007 -- High-ranking diplomats from Russia and the United States will meet in Paris Monday to discuss U.S. plans to deploy missile defense elements in Central Europe, a Russian Foreign Ministry source said.
- Russia calls on UN to keep space weapon free RIA Novosti 06 Sep 2007 -- Russia is to put forward a draft resolution to the United Nations banning the deployment of weapons in outer space, a Russian UN mission official statement said Thursday.
- Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino and Senior Administration Officials The White House 06 Sep 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 06 Sep 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for September 06, 2007
- Indonesia, Russia Sign Trade and Defense Deals VOA 06 Sep 2007 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin stopped in Indonesia to finalize a $1 billion defense agreement and to strengthen economic ties
- Russia signs deal on $1 bln loan to Indonesia for arms purchases RIA Novosti 06 Sep 2007 -- Russia has signed an agreement with Indonesia to provide a $1 billion credit line to the southeast Asian country for Russian weapons purchases.
- BAE SYSTEMS TO DEVELOP SURVEILLANCE SENSORS FOR U.S. NAVY BAE Systems 06 Sep 2007 -- BAE Systems has received a $49 million U.S. Navy contract to develop a system that can rapidly identify and track camouflaged or concealed objects and targets.
- Swedish Defence Agency (FMV) takes delivery of the first NH90 helicopter assembled in Finland EADS 06 Sep 2007 -- After the hand-over of the very first Swedish NH90 transport helicopter during Le Bourget 2007, FMV took delivery today of its second NH90, which is the first one assembled by Patria in Halli, Finland
- The Tiger combat helicopter - a force for unity EADS 06 Sep 2007 -- The Tiger is the product of an innovative concept - the concept of the combat helicopter.
- BAE SYSTEMS WINS USNS SODERMAN MAINTENANCE CONTRACT BAE Systems 06 Sep 2007 -- The Pentagon is awaiting results of an Air Force investigation into the alleged improper transfer of weapons by air from a base in North Dakota to a Louisiana military installation last week.
- Boeing Successfully Completes First Test Flight of AEW&C Peace Eagle Aircraft Boeing 06 Sep 2007 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has conducted a successful first test flight of a 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft for Turkey's Peace Eagle program.
- Northrop Grumman's KC-30 Tanker Will Create Aerospace Jobs and Generate Economic Activity of $100 Million Annually in North Carolina Northrop Grumman 06 Sep 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) KC-30 Tanker team will generate economic activity and create 1,500 jobs in North Carolina if the KC-30 Tanker aircraft is selected by the U.S. Air Force
- Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Marine Corps Complete Successful G/ATOR System Requirements Review Northrop Grumman 06 Sep 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and the U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) successfully reviewed and agreed upon nearly 800 G/ATOR contractual design requirements during the recent System Requirements Review (SRR) held at Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Northrop Grumman to Provide U.S. Army With Additional Laser Rangefinders Northrop Grumman 06 Sep 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army to provide more than 500 hand-held laser target locators to assist soldiers in locating and identifying enemy targets.
- ThalesRaytheonSystems to Provide Upgrade for Battle Control System Raytheon 06 Sep 2007 -- ThalesRaytheonSystems has received a $25.6 million contract to provide the U.S. Air Force with capability upgrades to the Battle Control System-Fixed (BCS-F) for Air Combat Command, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense) and Air Forces Northern (AFNORTH).
- Sagem Défense Sécurité wins surface detection system contract for Barracuda class submarines Sagem (Safran group) 06 Sep 2007 -- Sagem Défense Sécurité (SAFRAN Group) has won a contract from DCNS as prime contractor for the surface detection system (DAS) on France’s future Barracuda class nuclear attack submarines*, for which DCNS is the prime contractor.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 06 Sep 2007
- Top UN officials in Africa to be reshuffled UN News Centre 06 Sep 2007 -- Three top United Nations officials in Africa will switch posts to allow the world body to address issues on the continent, especially in Somalia and the Central African Republic (CAR), it was announced today.
- Migiro spotlights crucial role of Peacebuilding Fund in consolidating stability UN News Centre 06 Sep 2007 -- Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today stressed the central role played by the multimillion dollar Peacebuilding Fund in helping countries emerging from conflict from sliding back into war.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY FORCE COMMANDER OF DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO MISSION United Nations 06 Sep 2007
- UN force commander urges ceasefire in volatile eastern DR Congo UN News Centre 06 Sep 2007 -- With violence flaring in the volatile eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations military official based in the country today called for a ceasefire and a negotiated settlement to the conflict which has pit government troops against faction leader Laurent Nkunda.
- Darfur peace talks to begin next month - Ban Ki-moon UN News Centre 06 Sep 2007 -- Fresh peace talks to resolve the deadly conflict that has engulfed Darfur since 2003 will start next month in Libya, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today in the Sudanese capital as he urged all parties to immediately cease hostilities and commit to the negotiation process.
- Libya Chosen as Site of Darfur Peace Negotiations VOA 06 Sep 2007 -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says new peace negotiations aimed at bringing an end to the four-year-old conflict in Darfur will start October 27 in Libya
- US Seeks Clarfication on Serbian Official's 'Inflammatory' Kosovo Comments VOA 06 Sep 2007 -- The State Department said Thursday it is seeking clarification from Belgrade after a Serbian official said that country might use force to prevent independence for Kosovo
- Kosovo: Serbia Sends Mixed Messages On Possible Use Of Force RFE/RL 06 Sep 2007 -- In recent days, Serbian officials have offered mixed messages about how Serbia would react if Kosovo declared independence.
- Analysis: Economic Building Blocks in Palestine cfr.org 06 Sep 2007 -- Tony Blair, in an interview about his new role as special envoy for the Middle East peace process, called himself a "wild-eyed optimist."
- Arab nations wary of proposed Mideast peace conference RIA Novosti 06 Sep 2007 -- A Middle East peace conference proposed by U.S. President George Bush will require serious preparation and evenhandedness if it is to be effective in reconciling the region's many clashing interests, the head of the Arab League said Thursday.
- Syria Says It Fired on Israeli Aircraft That Violated Its Airspace VOA 06 Sep 2007 -- The Syrian military says its air defenses opened fire on Israeli aircraft that violated Syrian airspace and bombed unidentified targets.
- CHAD: More aid needed now but peacekeepers not expected for months IRIN 06 Sep 2007 -- Peacekeepers are unlikely to arrive in Chad for at least three months, according to senior UN diplomats who spoke following a joint military mission to the country by representatives of the European Union and the UN
- UN Secretary-General Due in Chad to Push for Peacekeepers VOA 06 Sep 2007 -- While attention is focused on United Nations peacekeeper deployment in Sudan and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's visit there, analysts say getting peacekeepers into neighboring Chad is just as critical to stabilize the region
- Germany to send two naval boats for UN mission off the Lebanese coast IRNA 06 Sep 2007 -- Germany will send two naval boats off the Lebanese coast on Friday as part of the mission of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), a German navy spokesman said Thursday in the north German city of Kiel.
- Liberia: UN mission drawdown designed to foster stability, envoy says UN News Centre 06 Sep 2007 -- The planned drawdown of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) is designed to foster stability in the country, which has consolidated democracy in recent years following a devastating civil war, the world body's senior envoy there said today.
- SIERRA LEONE: Not a lot of guns but a lot of frustration IRIN 06 Sep 2007 -- With an estimated 72,490 fighters disarmed in less than two years, observers agree Sierra Leone now has surprisingly few weapons for a country that was awash with them just six years ago.
- APEC Ministers Discuss Trade Negotiations, Climate Change, Global Security VOA 06 Sep 2007 -- Trade and foreign ministers from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum say stalled international trade negotiations, climate change and global security should top the agenda when APEC leaders hold their summit talks on Saturday and Sunday
- Bush, Hu Discuss Contentious Issues During APEC Meeting VOA 06 Sep 2007 -- U.S. President George W. Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao discussed many contentious issues Thursday, including climate change and the safety of Chinese products sold in the United States
- Protests Continue in Burma as Monks Clash with Government Forces VOA 06 Sep 2007 -- Buddhist monks have clashed with government forces in the central Burmese town of Pakokku, and witnesses have been quoted as saying the monks have been holding government officials captive
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