29 October 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 29 Oct 2007 [PDF]
- Oct. 28 airpower summary: C-130s replenish ground forces AFPN 29 Oct 2007
- Coalition Troops Detain 11 Suspects in Iraq Operations AFPS 29 Oct 2007 -- Coalition forces detained 11 suspects today during operations to disrupt al Qaeda networks in central Iraq.
- Job No. 1 in Northern Iraq: Keep al Qaeda on Ropes AFPS 29 Oct 2007 -- Keeping al Qaeda "on the ropes" is job No. 1 for the 1st Armored Division and Multinational Division North, the organization's commander said today.
- Suicide Bomber Kills 27 at Iraqi Police Base VOA 29 Oct 2007 -- Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber on a bicycle has killed at least 27 people at a police base in Baquba, north of Baghdad.
- UN Says Rise in Afghan Attacks Threatens Winter Food Supplies VOA 29 Oct 2007 -- The United Nations says 34 aid workers have died this year in Afghanistan - part of a surge in violence that threatens vital food deliveries before the arrival of winter
- AFGHANISTAN: UN warns of humanitarian crisis in inaccessible areas IRIN 29 Oct 2007 -- The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Afghanistan, Tom Koenigs, and the head of World Food Programme (WFP) mission have warned of humanitarian crises in some parts of the country if food is not delivered before winter.
- Firefighting aircrews face unique challenges AFPN 29 Oct 2007 -- The military crews in the planes dropping fire retardant on wildfire flames in southern California face hazards and challenges unique to their humanitarian mission.
- Defense Logistics Agency Supports Wildfire Relief Effort AFPS 29 Oct 2007 -- In the midst of fires raging in California, the Defense Logistics Agency, the Defense Department's largest combat support agency, has come to the aid of the thousands of evacuees and Marines and sailors supporting wildfire relief efforts by supplying the Federal Emergency Management Agency with meals and other supplies necessary to sustain the evacuees and fight fires.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Industry, Academic Leaders Pool Brainpower to Address IED Threat AFPS 29 Oct 2007 -- The head of the Defense Department's counter-improvised explosive device effort today challenged some of the best minds in industry, academia, the national laboratories and the military to come up with better ways to thwart these deadly weapons.
- AFMC helps return damaged B-1B to friendly environment AFPN 29 Oct 2007 -- When a $283-million aircraft that's a segment of America's long-range bomber force loses one of its four engines - over the skies of Afghanistan - Airmen kick their fix-it instincts into high gear.
- Army Sets Training, Plans Next Steps for Medical Action Army News 29 Oct 2007 -- Every Warrior Transition Unit member must be certified by Jan. 2, said Col. Paul Cordts, director of health policy and services at the Army's Office of the Surgeon General.
- Chief of Naval Operations Visits Sailors Throughout Iraq Navy NewsStand 29 Oct 2007 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead met with Sailors in Baghdad's International Zone on Oct. 27.
- Fitzgerald, Kitty Hawk Visit Muroran, Japan Navy NewsStand 29 Oct 2007 -- Guided-missile destroyer, USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), and America's permanently forwarded deployed aircraft carrier, USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), arrived at the Japanese Northern Island of Hokkaido, Oct. 26, for a scheduled visit to the port city of Muroran.
- 'Unexpected Company' Arrives for Lincoln Strike Group's COMTUEX Navy NewsStand 29 Oct 2007 -- USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and Carrier Strike Group 9 will have a bit of "Unexpected Company" during their Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMTUEX).
- France and Germany Urge Russia to Continue Conventional Arms Pact VOA 29 Oct 2007 -- Germany and France have urged Russia to withdraw its threat to suspend compliance with a 1990 treaty limiting conventional forces in Europe.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 29 Oct 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for October 29, 2007
- CACI Awarded $64 Million Contract to Provide Information Assurance Support for Military Health System CACI 29 Oct 2007 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it has been awarded a four-year, $64 million task order contract to support the Military Health System (MHS) Information Assurance Program
- Boeing and Textron Team on Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Program Bid Boeing 29 Oct 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and Textron Inc. [NYSE: TXT] today announced a teaming agreement to compete in the technology demonstration and system development phases and ultimately the production phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program for the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps.
- BAE SYSTEMS AWARDED $36 MILLION U.S. NAVY CONTRACT FOR 25MM GUN SYSTEMS TO PROTECT SHIPS BAE Systems 29 Oct 2007 -- BAE Systems received a $36.3 million contract from the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center for the production and delivery of 62 MK 38 MOD 2 Machine Gun Systems (MGS). The gun systems will be delivered between July 2008 and June 2009.
- Boeing Opens First F-15E Mission Training Center Boeing 29 Oct 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has opened its first F-15E Mission Training Center (MTC) for the U.S. Air Force's 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
- General Dynamics Awarded $20 Million Contract to Analyze Target Recognition and Combat Identification Technologies General Dynamics 29 Oct 2007 -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded the Target Recognition and Advanced Identification Development and Evaluation (TRAIDE) contract by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
- BAE SYSTEMS' INFRARED SEEKER SUCCESSFULLY GUIDES THAAD INTERCEPTOR TO TARGET BAE Systems 29 Oct 2007 -- A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor - successfully guided by a BAE Systems' infrared seeker - directly hit and destroyed an incoming target during an Oct. 26 test here at the Pacific Missile Range Facility.
- Raytheon's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense Radar Successful in Missile Defense Test Raytheon 29 Oct 2007 -- The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) radar built by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) performed successfully in the latest integrated THAAD flight test conducted by the Missile Defense Agency and THAAD prime contractor, Lockheed Martin, at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii Oct. 27.
- Raytheon Teams with Industry Best To Pursue Army Satellite Communications Program Raytheon 29 Oct 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will team with the industry's best communication solutions providers in pursuing the Army's next generation of satellite communications, the High Capacity Communications Capability, or HC3.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 29 Oct 2007
- Israeli PM Says He Apologized to Turkey for Airspace Violation VOA 29 Oct 2007 -- Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert says he apologized to his Turkish counterpart last week for possibly violating Turkey's airspace.
- Turkey suspends anti-terrorism cooperation with Iraq RIA Novosti 29 Oct 2007 -- Turkey has suspended ratification of a bilateral anti-terrorism cooperation agreement with Iraq following the recent crisis over the presence of Kurdish militants on Iraqi territory, a Turkish newspaper reported Monday.
- Turkish Forces Surround 100 Kurdish Rebels Near Iraqi Border VOA 29 Oct 2007 -- Turkish state media say government troops have surrounded about 100 Kurdish rebels in a mountainous region near the border with Iraq.
- ISRAEL-OPT: Violence, lack of land access, make for bitter olive harvest IRIN 29 Oct 2007 -- Autumn in the West Bank is usually a festive season when families harvest the olives together but this year's Palestinian crop has again been marked by violence and restrictions on land access.
- Ban Ki-Moon urges Israel to reconsider measure to limit fuel/electricity to Gaza UN News Centre 29 Oct 2007 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his call for an end to rocket attacks against Israel while urging the country to reconsider the limitation of fuel and electricity supplies to residents of Gaza, pointing out that this is worsening the already serious humanitarian situation there.
- Russia says fuel cuts to Gaza harm Israeli-Palestinian dialogue RIA Novosti 29 Oct 2007 -- Russia believes that Israeli fuel cuts to Gaza in response to militant rocket attacks on Israel will damage political dialogue, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.
- Israel Begins Reducing Fuel Supplies to Gaza VOA 29 Oct 2007 -- Israeli officials have begun reducing fuel supplies to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip
- Analysis: Sudan's Ticking Time Bomb cfr.org 29 Oct 2007 -- Analysts widely predicted a flop at October 27 Darfur peace talks in Libya, given that the country's three main rebel groups announced ahead of time that they would not attend
- SUDAN: Unarmed Darfur groups demand role at peace talks IRIN 29 Oct 2007 -- Civil society representatives from Darfur have called for a greater role in ongoing peace efforts and uniting the parties to the conflict in the western Sudanese region as talks continued on 29 October in the Libyan town of Sirte.
- UN and AU envoys press forward with landmark Darfur peace talks UN News Centre 29 Oct 2007 -- The United Nations and African Union (AU) envoys chairing historic talks aimed at resolving the crisis in Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur region today continued their substantive preparations in Sirte, Libya, in pressing ahead with the peace process.
- Rebels Say Sudan Government Launches New Attacks, Despite Ceasefire VOA 29 Oct 2007 -- Rebels in Darfur say Sudan's government launched attacks in the troubled region along the border with Chad the same day that it announced a cease-fire at peace talks in Libya
- Limited Attendance Marks Darfur Talks Debut VOA 29 Oct 2007 -- With Darfur peace talks said to be in jeopardy even before they began over the weekend in Libya, Sudan's government announced a unilateral cease-fire
- SOMALIA: Prime minister quits; violence rocks Mogadishu IRIN 29 Oct 2007 -- Ali Mohamed Gedi has resigned as Somalia's prime minister after an ongoing power struggle between him and the country's president Abdullahi Yusuf Hassan.
- Somali Prime Minister Resigns VOA 29 Oct 2007 -- The prime minister of Somalia's beleaguered interim government has resigned, following intense international pressure for the leader to step down after three controversial years in office
- Security Council renews diamond and travel sanctions on Côte d'Ivoire UN News Centre 29 Oct 2007 -- The United Nations Security Council today renewed for another year a ban on diamonds and arms trade with Côte d'Ivoire as well as targeted sanctions restricting the travel of individuals.
- Congolese militia leader in North Kivu surrenders to UN peacekeepers UN News Centre 29 Oct 2007 -- The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) reports that a militia leader in the country's troubled North Kivu province has turned himself over to peacekeepers along with nearly 30 of his men.
- Kashmir Insurgents Ban Use of Land Mines VOA 29 Oct 2007 -- The International Committee to Ban Land Mines has been urging nations around the world to ban land mines
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON TORTURE United Nations 29 Oct 2007
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN CONTEXT OF COUNTER-TERRORISM United Nations 29 Oct 2007
- Argentina's First Lady Now President-Elect VOA 29 Oct 2007 -- Argentina has, for the first time, elected a woman president. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the current first lady and a senator, will take the reins of power from her husband, outgoing President Nestor Kirchner, in December
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