01 November 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 01 Nov 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- Task Force Iron Soldier attacked (Salah ad Din)
- Task Force Iron Soldiers attacked in Mosul
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Lt. Gen. Odierno from the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, Va. 01 Nov 2007 -- Presenter: Commander, Multinational Corps-Iraq Army Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno
- Oct. 31 airpower summary: A-10s support ground troops AFPN 01 Nov 2007
- Coalition Forces Target Foreign Terrorist Facilitators in Iraq AFPS 01 Nov 2007 -- Coalition forces detained 12 suspects during operations early today targeting al Qaeda networks in central and northern Iraq.
- Afghan Forces Kill Senior Enemy Commander, Several Fighters AFPS 01 Nov 2007 -- Afghan security forces killed a top-ranking enemy commander, identified as Malawi Abdul Manan, along with several other enemy fighters in Afghanistan's Khost province Oct. 28, officials announced today.
- Afghan Governor Says District Retaken From Taliban RFE/RL 01 Nov 2007 -- Afghan and NATO-led troops have recaptured a district near Kandahar city recently seized by Taliban fighters, as a separate battle to retake a Taliban-controlled area near the Iran border entered its third day
- Unmanned Aircraft Joins Operation Enduring Freedom AFPS 01 Nov 2007 -- A new, sleek, toy-like airframe is now a part of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade fleet of aircraft traveling the skies of Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduing Freedom.
- Japan Ends Naval Mission in Afghanistan VOA 01 Nov 2007 -- Japan's defense agency has ordered ships supporting U.S.-led military operations in Afghanistan to return home from the Indian Ocean, after the country's main opposition party refused to back an extension of the law supporting the mission
- AFGHANISTAN: Civilians flee as NATO-Afghan forces fight insurgents in Kandahar IRIN 01 Nov 2007 -- Civilians are fleeing two districts in the southern province of Kandahar as NATO and Afghan forces battle Taliban insurgents who have moved into the area, according to local residents and provincial officials.
- Afghan Governor Says District Retaken From Taliban RFE/RL 01 Nov 2007 -- Afghan and NATO-led troops have recaptured a district near Kandahar city recently seized by Taliban fighters, while another battle to retake a Taliban-controlled town area the Iran border entered its third day
- Army Withdraws Command Post from California Wildfire Duty AFPS 01 Nov 2007 -- An Army organization that provides support to civil authorities during emergencies is withdrawing its command-and-control detail from southern California, according to a U.S. Army North news release.
- Chancellorsville Supports Fire Victims Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2007 -- Impelled by the plight of 22 of their fellow shipmates who were evacuated during the San Diego fires, more than 100 Sailors from USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) volunteered their time and resources Oct. 22-27 to assist in relief efforts throughout the county.
- Mid-Atlantic Firefighters Lend a Hand During San Diego Fires Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2007 -- When the initial call for firefighters was requested to augment crews battling blazes in Southern California, eight members of Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA) fire districts answered the call.
- U.S. Navy Still Battles Pirates on the High Seas Washignton File 01 Nov 2007 -- Countering piracy, or any other threat, comes naturally to U.S. Navy personnel patrolling critical sea lanes around the world, and October was a busy month for those monitoring pirate activities off the east coast of Africa.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Secretary Gates and Adm. Mullen at the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, Va. 01 Nov 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary Robert M. Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Mike Mullen
- Army accepts Gansler Commission report on contracting; commits to action Army News Release 01 Nov 2007 -- Secretary of the Army Pete Geren accepted Nov. 1 the report of an independent commission citing structural weaknesses and organizational shortcomings in the U.S. Army's acquisition and contracting system used to support expeditionary operations.
- Gansler Commission Cites Systemic Problems in Army Contracting Army News 01 Nov 2007 -- Not enough people, too little training, and an antiquated system. Those are the key findings in a report released today on Army contracting in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.
- Navy Terminates Littoral Combat Ship (LCS 4) Contract 01 Nov 2007 -- Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced today that the Department of the Navy is terminating construction of the fourth littoral combat ship (LCS 4) for convenience under the termination clause of the contract because the Navy and General Dynamics could not reach agreement on the terms of a modified contract.
- Transcript: DoD Press Briefing with Secretary Geren and Mr. Gansler in the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, Va. 01 Nov 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Chairman of the Commission on Army Acquisition and Program Management in Expeditionary Operations Jacques Gansler
- Tinker unit designs new welding process for B-2 AFPN 01 Nov 2007 -- AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. (AFPN) -- When the B-2 Spirit systems support manager here needed three spar caps refurbished for a spare right aft deck kit, he uncovered a larger problem.
- Researchers create family of composite materials AFPN 01 Nov 2007 -- Scientists funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research have constructed an entirely new class of materials that potentially could aid Air Force missions.
- Global cyberspace center delivers 'Warfighter's Edge' AFPN 01 Nov 2007 -- A two-year effort for the Air Force Global Cyberspace Integration Center and the U.S. Air Force Academy's Institute for Information Technology Applications culminated Oct. 31 when the Warfighter's Edge, or WEdge, was initially released to the field.
- Enola Gay pilot, General Tibbets passes away AFPN 01 Nov 2007 -- Retired Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets Jr., the pilot of the first atomic bombing mission, died of natural causes Nov. 1 at the age of 92 in Columbus, Ohio.
- Number of Deadly Explosively Formed Projectiles in Iraq Drops AFPS 01 Nov 2007 -- The number of explosively formed penetrators, a particularly deadly form of improvised explosive device, is down in Iraq, a top coalition commander said today.
- Gates to Visit China, Korea, Japan AFPS 01 Nov 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today announced he will leave Nov. 4 for a six-day trip to China, Korea and Japan.
- Cheney Urges Vigilance in Confronting Terror AFPS 01 Nov 2007 -- Vice President Richard B. Cheney today emphasized the importance of victory in Iraq and urged continued support for the men and women in uniform.
- Bush Says U.S. Still a Target AFPS 01 Nov 2007 -- Though memories of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks may fade with time, President Bush today said that the U.S. remains a top target.
- ESX ESG Ships Complete Bilateral Exercises in the Philippines Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2007 -- Ships from the USS Essex (LHD 2) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESX ESG) completed Exercise Talon Vision and Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) in the Philippines, Oct. 31.
- Essex Arrives in Subic Bay Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2007 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) arrived in Subic Bay, Philippines, Oct. 29 for a scheduled port visit.
- Congressman Visits Truman Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2007 -- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) welcomed aboard Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton, the Chairman of the Armed Forces Committee, while in port here, Oct. 27.
- Monterey Hosts Change of Command Navy NewsStand 01 Nov 2007 -- USS Monterey (CG 61) hosted a change of command ceremony aboard Monterey at Naval Station Norfolk on Oct. 12.
- U.S. State Department sees Georgia as potential NATO member RIA Novosti 01 Nov 2007 -- Daniel Fried, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for European affairs, said Georgia is part of Europe and a potential member of NATO.
- Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 01 Nov 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 01 Nov 2007
- Boeing Breaks Ground on New EA-18G Growler Support Center Boeing 01 Nov 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] Wednesday broke ground on a new EA-18G Growler Support Center (GSC) at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., that will provide technical and logistics support for the U.S. Navy's premier airborne electronic attack aircraft.
- Boeing Selects Raytheon to Provide AESA Radar for U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles Boeing 01 Nov 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has selected Raytheon to provide a next-generation Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar for U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle multi-role aircraft.
- Northrop Grumman Wins Two Contracts for AN/APN-241 Radar Program General Dynamics 01 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. Air Force's Warner Robins Air Logistics Center has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) two contracts to provide radars and logistical support for the Air National Guard.
- BAE SYSTEMS RECEIVES CONTRACT TO PROVIDE CRASHWORTHY SEATS TO THE FUTURE LYNX PROGRAM BAE Systems 01 Nov 2007 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by AgustaWestland to design, develop, and provide 140 S5000 crew seats plus 340 S3000 troop seats and interface frames for use on the United Kingdom's Future Lynx aircraft program
- Raytheon to Partner in Marine Corps Research Laboratory to Make Infantry Equipment Safer Raytheon 01 Nov 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will partner with the Marine Corps Systems Command as the primary integrator for a human factors laboratory facility that will study potential improvements in the effectiveness of the equipment Marine squads carry into battle.
- Boeing Begins Installation of Missile Countermeasures System on U.S. Air Force C-40B Boeing 01 Nov 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] this week began modifying the first of three U.S Air Force C-40B transport aircraft with a laser-based countermeasures system that defeats incoming infrared-seeking missiles.
- Team Oshkosh and TerraMax(TM) One of 11 Teams to Compete in Finals of DARPA Urban Challenge Oshkosh 01 Nov 2007 -- Oshkosh Truck Corporation (NYSE:OSK) announced today that Team Oshkosh's TerraMax(TM) unmanned ground vehicle has passed all qualification requirements to compete in the 2007 Urban Challenge Event to be held Nov. 3 in Victorville, Calif.
- Successful launch of the 3rd German SAR-Lupe satellite, equipped with SAR sensor electronics units Thales 01 Nov 2007 -- Thales Alenia Space applauds the successful launch of the third SAR-Lupe satellite that will provide high-resolution images to the German Ministry of Defence.
- Russia rejects Georgian accusations against its peacekeepers RIA Novosti 01 Nov 2007 -- Russia's Foreign Ministry spokesman accused Georgia on Thursday of engaging in a propaganda campaign against Russian peacekeepers in a conflict zone with Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia.
- Chechnya: In Video, Separatist Leader Declares 'Jihad' On West RFE/RL 01 Nov 2007 -- In a video sent to RFE/RL, the Chechen separatist leader, Doku Umarov, says he has extended his movement's battle against Russian security forces to include a broader "holy war" against the United States, Britain, and Israel.
- Russia: Is North Caucasus Resistance Still Serious Threat? RFE/RL 01 Nov 2007 -- In the two years since the raids on police and security facilities in Nalchik, the capital of the Kabardino-Balkaria Republic, the North Caucasus resistance has not launched a single major attack that has made world headlines.
- SUDAN: A who's who of the Darfur groups in Sirte IRIN 01 Nov 2007 -- The two armed rebel groups active in Darfur when the region erupted into major conflict in 2003 - the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) - have since splintered into a bewildering array of often warring factions.
- UN Official Says 1.5 Million Need Assistance and Protection in Somalia VOA 01 Nov 2007 -- In Somalia, the statistics tell the tale of the humanitarian crisis
- UN Says 90,000 Fled Somalia After Latest Fighting VOA 01 Nov 2007 -- The U.N. refugee agency says intense fighting in Somalia's capital in recent days has forced nearly 90,000 people to flee the city.
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