26 September 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 26 Sep 2007 [PDF]
- MND-B unit targeted by small arms fire attack
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Press Conference: Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, Sept. 26, 2007 MNF-I 26 Sep 2007
- Sept. 25 airpower summary: A-10s ready to rumble AFPN 26 Sep 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan in the following operations Sept. 25, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Coalition Forces Kill 3, Detain 8 in Iraq Operations AFPS 26 Sep 2007 -- Coalition forces killed and detained several terrorists during operations today in central and northern Iraq.
- Bombings in Northern Iraq Kill 19 VOA 26 Sep 2007 -- Iraqi authorities say bomb attacks killed at least 19 people in northern Iraq Wednesday.
- Effective security strategy most urgent priority for Afghanistan - Ban Ki-moon UN News Centre 26 Sep 2007 -- As Afghanistan continues to grapple with an ongoing insurgency, weak governance and a growing narcotics industry, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has cited an effective plan to ensure security as the war-torn nation's most pressing need.
- Hundreds of Taliban Fighters Killed During Afghanistan Battles AFPS 26 Sep 2007 -- Members of the 205th Afghan National Army Corps advised by coalition forces killed more than 100 insurgents during combat in Afghanistan's Helmand province today.
- Cost of German military, civilian mission in Afghanistan reaches 2.45b euros IRNA 26 Sep 2007 -- The German military mission in Afghanistan has so far cost 1.9 billion euros, the German parliament cited the government as saying Wednesday.
- President Bush Meets with President Karzai of Afghanistan The White House 26 Sep 2007
- US-Led Coalition, Afghan Forces Kill 169 Taleban Insurgents VOA 26 Sep 2007 -- U.S.-led coalition forces say they have killed at least 169 Taleban insurgents in southern Afghanistan after they came under attack during combat patrols
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Press Secretary Geoff Morrell from the Pentagon 26 Sep 2007 -- Presenter: Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell
- Gates Seeks $190 Billion More for Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan VOA 26 Sep 2007 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has asked Congress to approve nearly $190 billion more in funding for the military missions in Iraq and Afghanistan
- Bush to Ask for $42 Billion for War Operations AFPS 26 Sep 2007 -- President Bush will ask Congress for another $42 billion to fund operations in the war on terror in fiscal 2008, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the Senate Appropriations Committee today.
- Additional Pentagon Budget Request Reflects Petraeus' Recommendations AFPS 26 Sep 2007 -- The additional budget request for the war on terror that Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will present to Congress today reflects troop-level recommendations made by the senior U.S. commander in Iraq, a Pentagon spokesman said today.
- Army Leaders Urge Congressional Support to Meet Current, Future Demands AFPS 26 Sep 2007 -- The Army, stressed and stretched by six years of conflict, needs continued and uninterrupted support and resourcing to maintain its current operational levels while preparing for the future, its top civilian and military leaders told Congress today.
- Military-Diplomatic Relationship as Critical in Pacific as Middle East AFPS 26 Sep 2007 -- With a big emphasis in Iraq on getting diplomatic and economic progress to catch up with security progress, officials here say U.S. military-diplomatic cooperation is just as important here, half a world away in the Pacific.
- John Paul Jones Proves Battle-Ready During ULTRA-S Plus Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) completed a two-week evaluation called Unit Level Training Assessment-Sustainment Plus, known as "ULTRA-S PLUS" Sept. 8-22.
- Peleliu Returns Home Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- USS Peleliu (LHA 5) returned to its homeport of San Diego following their four-month Pacific Partnership 2007 deployment Sept. 20.
- USS Gary Returns to San Diego After 8 Years in Japan Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- The Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided-missile frigate USS Gary (FFG 51) returned home to Naval Base San Diego Sept. 10, after being forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan for eight years.
- JPAC Concludes Month Deployment to Sicily Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Members of the Joint Prisoner of War (POW)/Missing in Action (MIA) Accounting Command (JPAC) concluded their second month-long tour of Sicily Sept. 20.
- Navy and Northrop Grumman Pursue Cooperative Research and Development Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren Division Commander Capt. Sheila Patterson signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Northrop Grumman (NG) at a signing ceremony here, Sept. 6.
- NAS Whidbey Island Celebrates 65th Birthday Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island celebrated its 65th birthday at Adm. Nimitz Hall, the base galley, Sept. 21.
- Carrier Strike Group Three Gets a New Leader Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Rear Adm. M. Stewart O'Bryan assumes command of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 3 in a change of command ceremony aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Sept. 26.
- Beachmaster Detachment Returns from Partnership of the Americas Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- San Diego Sailors from Beachmaster Unit 1's Beach Party Team Delta returned home to family and loved ones Sept. 25, following a six-month deployment to South America as participants in Partnership of the Americas/UNITAS 2007 and Project Handclasp.
- Patriot, Lassen Arrive in Russia for Pacific Eagle Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- USS Patriot (MCM 7) and USS Lassen (DDG 82), arrived to one of Russia's largest port cities Sept. 24 as part of a scheduled port visit and in conjunction with the bilateral exercise, Pacific Eagle, to be conducted with the Russian Federation Navy (RFN).
- Seabees Work at Guyanese School Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Crew members from hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) repaired facilities at the Dorothy Bailey Municipal Centre in Georgetown, Guyana, Sept. 25.
- NSA New Orleans Test their Solid Curtain Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Naval Support Activity (NSA) New Orleans' Security Department, assisted by their Auxiliary Security Force (ASF), participated in Exercise Solid Curtain - Citadel Shield 2007, Sept. 14-21.
- Safeguard Transfers to Military Sealift Command Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- The rescue and salvage ship USS Safeguard was (ARS 50)decommissioned and transferred to Military Sealift Command (MSC) in a ceremony, Sept. 26 in Sasebo.
- NATO Returns to Battle Creek for Technology Training Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Navy reservists from across the United States have been invited to attend the third Navy Information Technology training exercise at Michigan Army National Guard Distance Learning Center, Battle Creek Sept. 29-30.
- Nimitz Crew, Tigers Depart Hawaii, Set Sail for Home Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Sailors and Marines welcomed family and friends aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) for Tiger Cruise 2007 as the ship departed Naval Station Hawaii Sept. 24 following a two-day port visit.
- Intel deputy highlights ISR transformation progress AFPN 26 Sep 2007 -- The transformation of Air Force intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance was among the airpower topics highlighted during the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here.
- Air Mobility Battlelab casts a BrightEye AFPN 26 Sep 2007 -- Members of the Air Mobility Battlelab here recently demonstrated a unique lighting system that is versatile, economical and portable for U.S. expeditionary forces.
- AMC commander cites successes, needed upgrades AFPN 26 Sep 2007 -- The commander of Air Mobility Command briefed attendees from across the globe Sept. 26 on the command's past, present and future contributions to the nation's defense during the Air Force Association's Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here.
- AF leader addresses cyberspace defense at conference AFPN 26 Sep 2007 -- Defending air and space is what the Air Force has done admirably for 60 years, and it will protect information in the cyberspace domain in the future with the establishment of the Air Force Cyber Command.
- Global Air Chiefs Conference hosts second air chiefs forum AFPN 26 Sep 2007 -- Air chiefs from three countries offered presentations at the second air chiefs forum held Sept. 25 as part of the Global Air Chiefs Conference in Washington.
- Top Air Force generals address Airmen's concerns AFPN 26 Sep 2007 -- Recapitalization, creation of an Africa Command, unmanned aerial vehicles and deployed Airmen were just a few of the key issues discussed during a four-star forum at the Air Force Association 2006 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 24.
- Air Force leaders discuss need to control cyberspace AFPN 26 Sep 2007 -- Military and industry leaders who gathered here this week spoke about the tremendous warfighting value of controlling cyberspace, but they were just as clear about the inherent threats.
- Navy to Unveil New Maritime Strategy AFPS 26 Sep 2007 -- The U.S. Navy will unveil a new maritime strategy next month that will address the demands of a globalizing world, a top military official said here today.
- Plan Calls for Sweeping Changes to Mental Health Care Services AFPS 26 Sep 2007 -- Servicemembers and their families can expect sweeping changes throughout the Defense Department's mental health care services during the next year.
- Rapid Fielding Milestone at Fort Polk Army News 26 Sep 2007 -- The Army's Program Executive-Office Soldier outfitted it's one-millionth customer with a Rapid Fielding Initiative kit here Sept. 25.
- NSWC Port Hueneme Presents 'E-Prognostics' at Fleet Maintenance Symposium Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Port Hueneme Division's Remote Support Coordinator presented a technical white paper, "E-Prognostics" Sept. 18 at the American Society for Naval Engineers (ASNE) Fleet Maintenance Symposium 2007.
- CNAF Reserve Holds Change of Command Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Rear Adm. Patrick E. McGrath relieved Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Lemmons as Commander, Naval Air Forces (CNAF) Reserve during a change of command ceremony in Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 57's hangar Sept. 22.
- Landmark Now Site of Demolition Project Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- An original structure aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain saw its last activity, Sept. 16, when planned demolition began on Oasis, a center providing services for service members in Bahrain since 1972.
- NAVSEA Deputy Commander of Mobilization Holds Change of Command, Retirement Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2007 -- Rear Adm. (Sel.) Michael Browne relieved Rear Adm. Paul Shebalin as Naval Sea Systems Command's (NAVSEA) Deputy Commander of Mobilization during a change of command and retirement ceremony on Sept. 14 at the Washington Navy Yard.
- Russian-U.S. missile defense talks to be held in Moscow Oct. 12 RIA Novosti 26 Sep 2007 -- The foreign and defense ministers of Russia and the United States are set to meet on October 12 in Moscow for missile defense talks, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 26 Sep 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for September 26, 2007
- SAIC Selected to Support the U.S. Military Theater Medical Information Program-Joint SAIC 26 Sep 2007 -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) announced today that it has won a new $38 million task order from the U.S. military to support the Theater Medical Information Program -- Joint (TMIP-J).
- Pratt & Whitney Awarded First Production Contract for F135 Engines Pratt & Whitney 26 Sep 2007 -- Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company, was awarded a $69.3 million production contract for F135 engines to power the F-35 Lightning II.
- General Dynamics Awarded $8 Million To Plan Maintenance Work on USS Hawaii General Dynamics 26 Sep 2007 -- General Dynamics Electric Boat has received an $8.4 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to plan the post-shakedown availability (PSA) on the nuclear submarine USS Hawaii (SSN-776). Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
- Lockheed Martin Awarded USAF Contract for 45 Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods Lockheed Martin 26 Sep 2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a contract from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) for 45 additional Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods (ATP).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 26 Sep 2007
- Israel bombs Gaza in retaliation for Palestinian rocket attacks RIA Novosti 26 Sep 2007 -- Israel's Air Force twice attacked Palestinian rocket launch sites in northern Gaza Wednesday, the Israeli Army press service said.
- ISRAEL-OPT: Israeli incursion into West Bank refugee camp causes destruction, fear IRIN 26 Sep 2007 -- Residents of the Ein Beit Alma refugee camp began to pick up the pieces after an intense Israeli military incursion last week left dozens homeless, and many very frightened, especially children.
- Georgian Politicians, Public React To Saakashvili Accusations RFE/RL 26 Sep 2007 -- "The fairy-tale man," a "frustrated, vulgar patriot" -- these are just some of the labels that former political allies have attributed to Irakli Okruashvili, once a prominent member of the Georgian administration, now a radical opposition figure.
- Georgia planned to regain S.Ossetia in 2006- ex defense minister RIA Novosti 26 Sep 2007 -- Georgian authorities devised a secret plan to restore control over the breakaway republic of South Ossetia in 2006, a former Georgian defense minister said Wednesday.
- Press Conference By Foreign Minister Of Sri Lanka United Nations 26 Sep 2007
- Côte d'Ivoire: UN mission supports new identification scheme ahead of elections UN News Centre 26 Sep 2007 -- The United Nations Mission in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) is helping the authorities plan and execute a new identification scheme ahead of presidential elections called for under a pact signed earlier this year between the Government which controls the south of the West African country and Forces Nouvelles which has held the north since 2002.
- Top UN official in DR Congo visits Kananga to assess security, Ebola situation UN News Centre 26 Sep 2007 -- Concerned over the political and security situation on the ground, as well the threat to United Nations staff posed by the deadly Ebola virus, the world body's top official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has just concluded a visit to the city of Kananga in the western Kasai province.
- Eritrea says US Support Encourages Ethiopian Aggression VOA 26 Sep 2007 -- A senior Eritrean official says U.S. support for Ethiopia as an anti-terror ally is encouraging the regional giant to take an aggressive stance against Eritrea
- Kosovo: Is EU The 'Wild Card'? RFE/RL 26 Sep 2007 -- The foreign ministers of the six-member international Contact Group -- the United States, Britain, Germany, Italy, France, and Russia -- are slated to discuss Kosovo when they meet at the UN General Assembly on September 27
- SOMALIA: Government halts IDP evictions IRIN 26 Sep 2007 -- The Somali government has stopped evicting internally displaced persons (IDPs) from government buildings, in a bid to stem displacement in the capital, Mogadishu, an official told IRIN on 26 September.
- UGANDA-SUDAN: Two-track strategy the best option to ending LRA rebellion - ICG IRIN 26 Sep 2007 -- A two-track strategy - strengthening the peace negotiations between the government and the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and long-term redevelopment of northern Uganda - is the best approach to ending the decades-long conflict, the International Crisis Group (ICG) has said.
- UN Investigates Deadly Gunfight Involving Congolese, Ugandan Soldiers VOA 26 Sep 2007 -- The United Nations Mission in Congo is launching an investigation into a deadly gunfight involving Congolese and Ugandan soldiers on Lake Albert , Monday
- UN Security Council Urges Restraint Against Burmese Protesters VOA 26 Sep 2007 -- The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting late Wednesday on the Burmese government's violent response to peaceful pro-democracy demonstrations in that country
- UN Security Council Urges Restraint Against Protesters VOA 26 Sep 2007 -- The United Nations Security Council is urging Burma's military government to show restraint toward peaceful protesters and allow a visit by U.N. special envoy Ibrahim Gambari.
- US, EU Ask UN to Consider New Burma Sanctions VOA 26 Sep 2007 -- The United States and the European Union have asked the United Nations Security Council to consider placing additional sanctions on Burma.
- Junta begins crackdown in Burma RIA Novosti 26 Sep 2007 -- Security forces launched a crackdown Wednesday on anti-junta demonstrations in Rangoon, Burma, regional media reported.
- Analysis: Violence Follows Myanmar Sanctions cfr.org 26 Sep 2007 -- Violence has erupted in Myanmar with the country's ruling military junta cracking down on anti-government protesters
- ASEAN Under Pressure to Press Burma Against Violence VOA 26 Sep 2007 -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is coming under pressure to find ways to prevent further violence as Burma's government deals with recent protests
- Burma Security Forces Fire at Protesters VOA 26 Sep 2007 -- Witnesses in Burma say security forces have opened fire on demonstrators, killing at least two people in the main city, Rangoon
- Haiti's President Says Nation No Longer Deserves Failed State Stigma VOA 26 Sep 2007 -- Haitian President Rene Preval told the U.N. General Assembly Wednesday the Caribbean country is on its way to escaping the stigma of being labeled a failed state because of its recent economic and security gains
- Analysis: Subtle Change in Tone at the UN cfr.org 26 Sep 2007 -- At a time of clamor in New York over the visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and division in Washington over Iraq, President Bush gave both countries scant mention in his annual address to the UN General Assembly
- At UN, Bush And Ahmadinejad Talk Poverty, Tyranny RFE/RL 26 Sep 2007 -- Although tensions between Tehran and Washington have been rising over issues ranging from nuclear weapons to arming Iraqi insurgents, U.S. President George W. Bush and Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad both delivered speeches to the United Nations General Assembly on September 25 that were surprisingly nonconfrontational.
- Orbital's Dawn Spacecraft Ready For Launch On 3-Billion-Mile 8-Year Journey To Explore Main Asteroid Belt Orbital Sciences Corp. 26 Sep 2007 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that it is in final preparations for the launch of its Dawn spacecraft on a historic NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) mission to rendezvous with and study Vesta and Ceres, the two largest asteroids in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter.
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