14 September 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 14 Sep 2007 [PDF]
- UPDATE: Vehicle accident claims 7 Soldiers
- Task Force Lightning Soldiers attacked
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace at the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, Va. 14 Sep 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace
- Sept. 13 airpower summary: B-1Bs keep enemy in check AFPN 14 Sep 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Sept. 13, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Coalition Forces Kill Eight Terrorists, Detain 21 Others AFPS 14 Sep 2007 -- Coalition forces killed eight terrorists and detained 21 suspected terrorists in operations in central and northern Iraq today.
- Difficult security conditions impede much-needed aid delivery to Afghans - UN UN News Centre 14 Sep 2007 -- Challenging security conditions are impeding relief workers' efforts to assess and meet humanitarian needs in remote areas in Afghanistan's south, south-east and east, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
- Afghanistan: U.S. Worried Iran Sending Chinese Weapons To Taliban RFE/RL 14 Sep 2007 -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte says Washington has complained to Beijing about Chinese weapons shipments to Iran that appear to be turning up in the hands of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
- Afghan Commandos Nab Taliban Leader in First Raid AFPS 14 Sep 2007 -- A new battalion of Afghan National Army commandos today completed it first operation, capturing a well-known Taliban facilitator and two suspected Taliban extremists.
- Afghanistan: Red Cross Sounds Alarm On Humanitarian 'Emergency' RFE/RL 14 Sep 2007 -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) this week sounded the alarm on Afghanistan, saying the humanitarian situation in the country continues to deteriorate and has become an "emergency."
Defense Policy / Programs
- Doing space a different way AFPN 14 Sep 2007 -- Space community representatives are gearing up to meet to discuss ways to think differently and conduct business differently to make operationally responsive space a success.
- All Air Force Reserve officer candidates to train at Maxwell AFPN 14 Sep 2007 -- Starting in October, Air Force Reserve Command will send all candidates for reserve line officer training to the Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
- USS Curts CO Praises Alert Lookout, Crew Navy NewsStand 14 Sep 2007 -- On the evening of Sept. 12, alert lookouts aboard San Diego-based USS Curts (FFG 38) observed what they thought was a capsized boat while conducting routine operations southeast of San Clemente Island.
- Japan Ground Self Defense Force Visits USS Juneau Navy NewsStand 14 Sep 2007 -- Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) Army personnel and recruits visited USS Juneau (LPD 10) Sept. 11, for a tour of the ship.
- Essex Undergoes SRA Navy NewsStand 14 Sep 2007 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) continues to push through a Selective Restrictive Availability (SRA) maintenance period in Sasebo, Japan, which began in late July and will continue into late October, to make way for upgrades throughout the ship.
- Commander, Naval Activities United Kingdom Disestablished Navy NewsStand 14 Sep 2007 -- Commander, Naval Activities United Kingdom (CNAUK) disestablished Sept. 14 in a ceremony held at Royal Air Force Base Daws Hill.
- Forrest Sherman Sailors Train with Tanzanians Navy NewsStand 14 Sep 2007 -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) pulled into Dar es Salaam, Sept. 5, as the first U.S. Navy ship to visit the country in more than 40 years.
- US Military Undeterred by Plane Shooting Incident in Mali VOA 14 Sep 2007 -- A U.S. military plane that was shot at earlier this week by suspected rebels in Mali's northeastern desert is scheduled to leave the country on Saturday
- Air Force announces major Total Force Integration steps AFPN 14 Sep 2007 -- The Air Force announced the addition of Dannelly Field Air Guard Station, Ala., as well as other initiatives, to its evolving set of Total Force Integration efforts at an event Sept. 13 at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
- "Fratricide" Reduction Focus of NTC Exercise Army News 14 Sep 2007 -- U.S. Joint Forces Command joined coalition partners to conduct force-on-force operations here to assess combat identification to improve combat effectiveness and reduce fratricide.
- Russia hails CFE Treaty conference plan RIA Novosti 14 Sep 2007 -- Russia welcomes Germany's initiative to hold an international conference on the future of the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) in October, a Foreign Ministry official said Friday.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 14 Sep 2007
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 14 Sep 2007
- Darfur solution 'cannot be piecemeal' - Secretary-General Ban UN News Centre 14 Sep 2007 -- Only a comprehensive approach that deals with all the issues - from politics and security to economic development and the environment - will solve the Darfur conflict, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as he detailed his observations from his recent visit to the war-torn Sudanese region.
- Darfurian rebel leader travels to Kenya for medical treatment, says UN mission UN News Centre 14 Sep 2007 -- The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) announced today that one of its aircraft has flown the key Darfurian elder and rebel figure Suleiman Jamous to Kenya for medical treatment, in line with an agreement reached last week by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
- Sudan Ready for Truce with Darfur Rebels VOA 14 Sep 2007 -- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir said Friday his government is ready to announce a cease-fire with rebel forces
- Tens of thousands uprooted by violence in northern Central African Republic UN News Centre 14 Sep 2007 -- Increased violence has driven tens of thousands of people from their homes in the north of the Central African Republic (CAR) near the border with Chad, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.
- CAR: Civilians bear brunt of abuses in conflict - HRW IRIN 14 Sep 2007 -- Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused government troops in the Central African Republic (CAR) of killing hundreds of civilians and torching the homes of thousands in an operation against insurgents since 2005, in a report released on 14 September.
- Military Escalation Likely in DRC Say Analysts VOA 14 Sep 2007 -- The United Nations says Congolese president Joseph Kabila's latest comments on getting rebel forces to join the army marked a positive step towards bringing peace to the volatile North Kivu region, which has seen heavy fighting in recent weeks
- DRC: Kabila urges rebel leader to agree on army integration IRIN 14 Sep 2007 -- President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo has urged dissident General Laurent Nkunda to integrate his forces voluntarily into the national army or face force.
- Nepal: brief departure of Maoists from cantonment sites sparks UN concern UN News Centre 14 Sep 2007 -- The United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) has voiced concern that large numbers of Maoist soldiers today briefly left one of the cantonment sites where they had agreed to stay as part of last year's peace accord ending the conflict in the Himalayan country.
- CHAD: Rebels warn of 'total war' if EU force is not neutral IRIN 14 Sep 2007 -- A leader of one of the rebel groups in eastern Chad warned a proposed European Union (EU) force that it will be a target if it takes sides in the country's civil war.
- Sri Lanka military claims 'severe losses' in attack on LTTE IRNA 14 Sep 2007 -- Sri Lanka's military Friday said in Colombo that it launched a massive sea and air attack against a flotilla of nearly 20 boats belonging to the LTTE off the island's northeastern waters, causing "severe losses" to the rebels.
- U.S. Objects To Chechen Exclusion From OSCE Meeting RFE/RL 14 Sep 2007 -- A U.S. lawmaker says he is "outraged and greatly disappointed" by a decision by the Vienna-based Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to bar a Chechen support group from attending a conference on victims of terrorism.
- DRC: Ebola outbreak "contained" - Kabila IRIN 14 Sep 2007 -- Measures have been taken to prevent the spread of Ebola following the deaths of at least 160 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo's southern province of Kasai Occidental during the past two months, President Joseph Kabila said.
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