07 September 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 07 Sep 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Task Force Lightning Soldiers attacked
- MNF-W forces attacked
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- MAJOR GENERAL KEVIN BERGNER TALKS WITH AUSTRALIAN MEDIA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2007 MNF-I 07 Sep 2007
- Transcript: DoD Briefing with Col. Twitty from the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington Va. 07 Sep 2007 -- Presenter: Colonel Stephen Twitty, Commander, 4th Infrantry Brigade, 1st Calvary Division, Forward Operating Base Marez, Iraq
- Sept. 6 airpower summary: C:17s deliver the goods AFPN 07 Sep 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations Sept. 6, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Coalition Forces Rebuild Iraq on Many Fronts AFPS 07 Sep 2007 -- Rebuilding infrastructure, empowering local business leaders, and training Iraqi army forces are pieces of the full-spectrum approach being taken by coalition forces on the ground in Iraq, a U.S. military commander said this week.
- Iraqi Forces in Ninewah Province Continue Progress AFPS 07 Sep 2007 -- Iraqi security forces in Ninewah province are in the lead and taking the fight to the enemy, the U.S. Army commander in the area said from his headquarters near Mosul, Iraq, today.
- Three Terrorists Killed, 18 Suspects Detained in Coalition Raids AFPS 07 Sep 2007 -- Coalition forces killed three terrorists and detained 18 suspected terrorists during operations over the past two days to disrupt the senior leadership of al Qaeda in central and northern parts of Iraq.
- Afghan Forces Defeat Taliban in Eight-Hour Battle AFPS 07 Sep 2007 -- An eight-hour battle this morning in Afghanistan's Kandahar province ended with another defeat of the Taliban by Afghan forces.
- Large Weapons Cache Discovered in Western Afghanistan RFE/RL 07 Sep 2007 -- Border police in the western Afghan province of Herat today announced that they recently seized a 10-ton cache of weapons with markings from Iran, China, and Russia.
- France to send 200 more troops to Afghanistan - defense ministry RIA Novosti 07 Sep 2007 -- France will deploy 200 more troops in Afghanistan, the French defense minister said Friday after his meeting with the president of Tajikistan, an ex-Soviet republic bordering on Afghanistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Small rewards program results in big explosion AFPN 07 Sep 2007 -- A small rewards program led to a big explosion as explosive ordnance disposal Airmen detonated more than 900 pounds of munitions turned in by local Afghans Sept. 1 near Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam.
- FA PANAMAX 2007 Ends, Ensures Continued Security of Panama Canal Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2007 -- More nations than ever teamed together in Fuerzas Aliadas (FA)PANAMAX 2007 to ensure the continued security of the Panama Canal, signs of both the multinational cooperative spirit and the importance of the waterway to worldwide commerce, high-ranking officials said during a closing ceremony Sept. 7.
- Five Nations' Navies Meet for Malabar on INS Viraat Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2007 -- Senior Navy officers from the five nations taking part in exercise Malabar 07-2, met on the Indian flagship INS Viraat (R 22) Sept. 4, kicking off the four-day exercise.
- Wasp's Joint Command Cell Helps Coordinate Hurricane Relief Support Efforts Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2007 -- Joint and international relief efforts are being supported by Commander Task Group 40.0 from USS Wasp (LHD 1), diverted Sept. 5 as the United States implements humanitarian relief plans in Nicaragua in the aftermath of Hurricane Felix.
- US Anti-Terrorist Training Nears End in Mali VOA 07 Sep 2007 -- U.S. military officials are conducting an anti-terrorism training exercise called Flintlock in the Saharan desert with hundreds of military officers from mostly Africa
- Hurricane Felix Assessment Team Arrives in Nicaragua AFPS 07 Sep 2007 -- A 13-person hurricane assessment team from Joint Task Force Bravo and the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance arrived here Sept. 5 to begin surveying damage following landfall of Hurricane Felix.
- NSA/CSS Hawaii Breaks Ground for New Operations Security Center Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2007 -- The National Security Agency/Central Security Service, Hawaii (NSA/CSS) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Hawaii Regional Operations Security Center at Naval and Telecommunications Area Master Station Pacific (NCTAMS PAC) headquarters in Wahiawa, Aug. 30.
- Ronald Reagan Completes Halfway Mark of PIA Period Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2007 -- The month of August marked the halfway period for Sailors assigned to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as the Navy's newest aircraft carrier is currently on schedule to complete its six-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA).
- NECC Kicks Off COMET Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2007 -- Approximately 1,000 Sailors from Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) began a new exercise, Command and Control, Operational, Maritime, Expeditionary Training (COMET), Sept. 4 in various areas throughout Southeastern Virginia.
- Personal Relationships Key to Malabar Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2007 -- The deployed nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and Indian aircraft carrier INS Viraat (R 22) are participating in military-to-military personnel exchanges during the multilateral exercise Malabar 2007 Sept. 4 through Sept. 7 to further enhance interpersonal relationships.
- Exercise Malabar 07-2 Kicks Off Navy NewsStand 07 Sep 2007 -- More than 20,000 personnel from five different countries are participating in Exercise Malabar 07-2. This multilateral exercise includes naval forces from India, Australia, Japan, Singapore and the United States.
- Russia, U.S. agree to continue missile defense talks - Putin RIA Novosti 07 Sep 2007 -- Russia and the United States will continue looking for a solution to the ongoing dispute on U.S. plans to deploy missile defense elements in Central Europe, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
- Press Briefing by Deputy Press Secretary Dana Perino and Senior Administration Officials The White House 07 Sep 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for September 07, 2007
- BAE SYSTEMS DELIVERS 1,000TH COMMON MISSILE WARNING SYSTEM TO U.S. ARMY BAE Systems 07 Sep 2007 -- BAE Systems has delivered its 1,000th Common Missile Warning System (CMWS) to the U.S. Army. The system protects Army fixed-and rotary-wing aircraft from the threat posed by widely deployed missile systems.
- Northrop Grumman KEI Team Completes Fourth Rocket Motor Test Northrop Grumman 07 Sep 2007 -- On the heels of a successful Stage 1 test burn just three months ago, and with its eye on a booster flight test next year, the Kinetic Energy Interceptors (KEI) program team fired another powerful Stage 1 rocket motor today, its fourth consecutive test in the past 18 months
- Thales contracted for OPVs for Omani Navy Thales 07 Sep 2007 -- Recently, VT Shipbuilding International in the United Kingdom and Thales Nederland signed a contract for the supply of radar, ESM, combat management and communication equipment that will be installed on the three Ocean Patrol Vessels (OPV) of the Khareef class that are currently being built by VT Shipbuilding for the Royal Navy of Oman.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 07 Sep 2007
- UN meeting on security in Central Africa wraps up UN News Centre 07 Sep 2007 -- The illicit arms trade, violence in individual Central African countries and other pressing concerns were among the issues addressed at a United Nations meeting on the region's security concerns which concluded today in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE ON LIBERIA United Nations 07 Sep 2007
- Liberia: citing progress, top UN envoy recommends mission drawdown UN News Centre 07 Sep 2007 -- Citing the progress made by the once war-shattered Liberia, a top United Nations envoy today recommended a drawdown of peacekeepers who have overseen the West African country's transition to democracy based on regular security assessments and measurable benchmarks.
- SUDAN: Darfur peace talks set for 27 October in Libya IRIN 07 Sep 2007 -- Peace talks between the Sudanese government and Darfur rebels on ending over four and a half years of conflict are to start on 27 October in Tripoli, Libya, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said.
- DRC: Fighting restricting humanitarian access in North Kivu IRIN 07 Sep 2007 -- Clashes between government forces and dissident General Laurent Nkunda's fighters in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are hampering efforts to deliver aid to thousands of civilians displaced from their homes by the violence, aid workers said.
- As tens of thousands flee in eastern DR Congo, fighting hampers UN food aid UN News Centre 07 Sep 2007 -- An upsurge in fighting between Government forces, renegade troops and rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is hampering efforts to deliver food aid to tens of thousands of people driven from their homes, United Nations agencies reported today.
- Ceasefire Reveals Early Cracks in Eastern DRC VOA 07 Sep 2007 -- Many civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are hoping for a ceasefire between the army and renegade fighters, but the rival forces as well as U.N. officials are giving conflicting information about what is happening and how to stop the violence
- Opposition Activists in Divided Ivory Coast Frustrated With Peace Process VOA 07 Sep 2007 -- Even as northern-based rebels and presidential advisers in Ivory Coast say they are upbeat about the peace process taking hold, opposition activists say that current developments have not changed anything
- UN Secretary-General to Press for Troops to Protect Refugees in Chad VOA 07 Sep 2007 -- Before meeting Chadian President Idriss Deby, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told journalists he would discuss a proposal to deploy thousands of European Union troops and U.N. police officers to help protect some 400,000 Sudanese refugees and Chadian internally displaced people
- President urges U.S. not to drag feet on F-16 C/D deal CNA 07 Sep 2007 -- President Chen Shui-bian has called for the United States to sell Taiwan advanced F-16 C/D jet fighters as early as possible to help upgrade its defense capability in the face of China's ever mounting military threat.
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