06 November 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 06 Nov 2007 [PDF]
- U.S. Sailor attacked (Salah ad Din)
- U.S. Soldiers attacked (Kirkuk)
- MNF-W forces attacked (Al Anbar)
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
- Rear Adm. Gregory Smith, Lt. Cmdr. Dowling, Nov. 6, 2007 MNF-I 06 Nov 2007
- Nov. 5 airpower summary: A-10s target insurgents AFPN 06 Nov 2007
- Coalition Forces Disrupt Foreign Terrorist, al Qaeda Networks AFPS 06 Nov 2007 -- Coalition forces killed eight terrorists and detained 10 suspects today during operations to disrupt al Qaeda and foreign terrorist networks in central and northern Iraq.
- U.S. to Release Iranian Detainees; Evidence Shows Declining Influence AFPS 06 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. military will release nine Iranian prisoners because they no longer threaten Iraq's security, a U.S. military official said today.
- IED, Indirect-Fire Attacks Down By Half Since Troop Surge AFPS 06 Nov 2007 -- Improvised-explosive-device, mortar and rocket attacks have declined by 50 percent since the height of the troop surge in April, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman said today.
- Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group Deploys Navy NewsStand 06 Nov 2007 -- The San Diego element of the Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) departed Nov. 5 for a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations.
- Kyrgyzstan to continue supporting U.S. operation in Afghanistan RIA Novosti 06 Nov 2007 -- Kyrgyzstan will make every effort to provide support to the United States in their anti-terrorism operations in Afghanistan, the Kyrgyz Security Council secretary said Tuesday.
- Bases, Roads Contribute to Security in Afghanistan AFPS 06 Nov 2007 -- U.S. Army engineers are building forward operating bases and roads in support of forces providing security to the people of Afghanistan.
- Afghan Lawmakers Killed In Suicide Attack On Delegation RFE/RL 06 Nov 2007 -- Police in Afghanistan say a suicide bomber attacked a group of lawmakers and tribal elders who were touring a sugar factory north of Kabul today, killing and wounding scores of people.
- Secretary-General deplores deadly suicide attack in Afghanistan UN News Centre 06 Nov 2007 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today denounced the suicide attack that killed more than 40 civilians and injured scores of others in the northern Afghan town of Baghlan - one of the deadliest the war-torn nation has witnessed in recent years.
- Afghan Blast North of Kabul Kills at Least 40 VOA 06 Nov 2007 -- A suicide attack targeting a group of Afghan lawmakers some 150 kilometers north of Kabul has killed at least 40 people and wounded scores more
- 'Black Knights' Aid in California Fires Navy NewsStand 06 Nov 2007 -- The "Black Knights" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 4, based at Naval Air Station North Island, assisted in the California firefighting efforts Oct. 23-29.
- U.S. Southern Command delivers supplies to victims of Noel AFPN 06 Nov 2007 -- A C-130 Hercules, under the direction of U.S. Southern Command, delivered 27 crates of potable water to San Isidro Air Base in the Dominican Republic for distribution to victims impacted by Tropical Storm Noel Nov. 3.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcipt: Secretary Gates Delivers Remarks at Forbidden City, Beijing, China 06 Nov 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates
- Gates: U.S., China to Move Ahead with Strategic Dialogue AFPS 06 Nov 2007 -- The United States and China will move ahead with a strategic dialogue, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said following talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao here.
- Sea-Based Missile Defense "Hit to Kill" Intercept Achieved Missile Defense Agency 06 Nov 2007 -- Air Force Lieutenant General Henry 'Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) director, announced the successful completion today of a multiple simultaneous engagement involving two ballistic missile targets
- Soldiers to Evaluate PT-Jacket Prototypes Army News 06 Nov 2007 -- Soldiers this month will begin testing two new PT-jacket prototypes made from fabrics designed to provide more reflection in dark early-morning or evening hours.
- Army Fields MRAP in Iraq Army News 06 Nov 2007 -- The new Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle is currently being fielded here for the first time anywhere, and Soldiers are getting their first hands-on look at the latest development in troop protection.
- Aging C-130s: the geriatric fleet AFPN 06 Nov 2007 -- The 9th Air Force and U.S. Central Command Air Forces commander made an observation during a visit here Oct.25.
- Live-fly exercise trains Airmen for combat mission AFPN 06 Nov 2007 -- More than 100 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern Airmen will train the way they fight as they participate in Mesa Fury 2007, a large force exercise Nov. 5 to Nov. 9.
- Mission continues during grounding of F-15s AFPN 06 Nov 2007 -- Lt. Gen. Gary L. North, U.S. Central Command's Combined Forces Air Component commander is maintaining assigned F-15E Strike Eagles on ground alert and will accomplish all assigned missions with a variety of fighter, attack and bomber aircraft, and unmanned aerial vehicles, under his command and control during this period.
- Squadron demos LITENING pod visual feed AFPN 06 Nov 2007 -- The 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron worked with Airmen from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., for a demonstration in October.
- Air Force Grounds F-15 Fleet Following Crash AFPS 06 Nov 2007 -- The Air Force has grounded its F-15 Eagle fleet following the crash of a Missouri Air National Guard F-15C on Nov. 2. However, F-15s assigned to North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Central Command Air Forces will be on alert and fly required missions, officials said today.
- Defense Department, VA to Share Electronic Health Records AFPS 06 Nov 2007 -- The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs are building a system to allow the inter-department sharing of servicemembers' electronic health information.
- VAQ 137: Electronic Warriors Navy NewsStand 06 Nov 2007 -- The "Rooks" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137, provide electronic warfare for Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 and the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group in the Persian Gulf in support of Maritime Security Operations as well as Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.
- Africa Partnership Station Arrives in Dakar, Senegal Navy NewsStand 06 Nov 2007 -- The Africa Partnership Station (APS) arrived Nov. 5 in Dakar, the first port of its seven-month deployment, aboard the Amphibious Dock Landing Ship USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43).
- USS Carl Vinson Takes Custody of Tilly Navy NewsStand 06 Nov 2007 -- USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) reached another important milestone in its Refueling Complex Overhaul (RCOH) process after regaining custody of its crash and salvage crane Oct. 15 at Naval Station Norfolk.
- U.S., NATO ready to consider ratifying CFE treaty - state dept. RIA Novosti 06 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. and NATO are concerned over Russia's threat to withdraw from the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty (CFE) and are ready to look at ratifying the document, the assistant secretary of state said.
- UNICEF calls for appeals for prohibition of deadly cluster munitions IRNA 06 Nov 2007 -- Marking the first-ever Global Day of Action Cluster Munitions, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Monday urged governments to create a legally binding international pact banning the deadly arms which pose a great threat to civilians, especially children.
- Secretary-General decries devastation caused by landmines UN News Centre 06 Nov 2007 -- Landmines and other explosive weapons exacerbate the suffering wrought by war, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, appealing for the elimination of these "distressing and pernicious" devices to remain a global priority.
- DoD News: Contracts for November 06, 2007
- BAE Systems' HERTI A Success In Frontline Trials BAE Systems 06 Nov 2007 -- The deployment of the BAE Systems HERTI UAV system into an operational environment has been hailed a success by both the RAF and BAE Systems - partners in the unique Project Morrigan.
- BAE SYSTEMS RECEIVES NEW MINE RESISTANT AMBUSH PROTECTED VEHICLE ORDERS WORTH $322 MILLION FROM U.S. MARINE CORPS BAE Systems 06 Nov 2007 -- BAE Systems has received two new delivery orders from the U.S. Marine Corps totaling $322 million for 600 RG33 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles
- Boeing Demonstrates New Training Capability Boeing 06 Nov 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has successfully conducted its first integrated Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) training proof-of-concept demonstration, laying the foundation for more efficient military training operations.
- U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $11 Million for Abrams Tank System Technical Support General Dynamics 06 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), an $11.2 million contract modification for Abrams Tank System Technical Support (STS).
- Raytheon to Proceed with the Warfighter FOCUS Program Raytheon 06 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. Army has directed Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) to proceed with consolidating the Army's live, virtual and constructive training operations and support systems worldwide under the Warfighter Field Operations Customer Support (FOCUS) contract.
- Boeing Demonstrates 'One-Button' Start-Up of Satellite Ground Station Boeing 06 Nov 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and its TEAM TSAT partners have successfully demonstrated the "one-button" start-up feature of its U.S. ground station, an essential element of the companies' Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT) offering.
- Boeing Supports First Dual Intercept Test of Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System Boeing 06 Nov 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] played a key role in today's successful test of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense weapon system, which intercepted two ballistic missile targets with two Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) missiles for the first time.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN AEGIS BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM SUCCESSFULLY DESTROYS TWO BALLISTIC MISSILES DURING UNPRECEDENTED TEST Lockheed Martin 06 Nov 2007 -- During an unprecedented test today, Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Weapon System successfully intercepted and destroyed two non-separating, short range ballistic missile targets nearly simultaneously.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded Patent for Innovative Payload Positioning System That Dramatically Increases Future Space Telescope Performance and Efficiency Northrop Grumman 06 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. Patent Office recently awarded a patent to five Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) engineers for a unique payload positioning boom that increases the ability of space telescopes to observe more of the sky while creating a variety of design, fuel and service efficiencies.
- Raytheon Standard Missile-3 Achieves Dual Intercepts in Space Raytheon 06 Nov 2007 -- In a first-of-its-kind dual missile defense test, two Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN)-built Standard Missile-3s, fired from a U.S. Navy ship, simultaneously intercepted and destroyed two short-range ballistic missile targets in space, Nov. 6.
- Thales successfully tests its TopOwl helmet onboard military transport aircraft Thales 06 Nov 2007 -- Thales announces today that its TopOwl Helmet-Mounted Display System has successfully completed a series of flight tests on-board military transport aircraft in France.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 06 Nov 2007
- SUDAN: Veteran Darfur leader blames conflict on marginalisation IRIN 06 Nov 2007 -- Ahmed Ibrahim Diraige is a man who has experienced a world of change in his home Darfur
- Sudanese, South African Presidents Discuss Darfur, Southern Sudan VOA 06 Nov 2007 -- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir and South African President Thabo Mbeki have been holding talks in Capetown to discuss the deteriorating situation in Darfur and the deployment of additional peacekeeping troops there. Sudanese officials want South Africa to contribute troops to the force
- Mediators Seek Wider Participation in Darfur Talks VOA 06 Nov 2007 -- International mediators are trying to secure the participation of key rebel leaders for peace negotiations on the conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan
- GHANA: Tension high as fifth person dies in chieftaincy violence IRIN 06 Nov 2007 -- Tension is high in Anloga District in Ghana's Volta Region after a man died in police custody -- the fifth person to die since 1 November when violence linked to a decade-old chieftaincy dispute rocked the district.
- NIGERIA: Biafra separatist leader free and defiant IRIN 06 Nov 2007 -- The jailed leader of a separatist movement in the south-east of Nigeria known formerly as Biafra was released from detention at the end of October in a move analysts hailed as a helpful and diplomatic approach to the region's problems by the government, but the secessionist leader says he will continue his struggle for independence.
- DRC: Sixteen Ituri warlords give up the fight IRIN 06 Nov 2007 -- A senior DRC official has declared the war-ravaged northeastern region of Ituri free of armed groups after 16 senior commanders flew to Kinshasa to join the regular army.
- Sri Lankan security forces will track down LTTE leaders: PM IRNA 06 Nov 2007 -- Ruling out a ceasefire in the wake of its recent success against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake has said that security forces will continue to track down rebel leaders to deal a "mortal blow" to the Tamil Tigers.
- Moldovan President Says Transdniester Solution In Sight RFE/RL 06 Nov 2007 -- Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin says a solution may be in sight to the 15-year-old "frozen conflict" with the Moscow-backed breakaway region of Transdniester, with international talks producing a draft plan to grant separatists large autonomy and achieve reunification.
- Consultations Prove Successful- LRA VOA 06 Nov 2007 -- In Uganda, an official of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has described the on-going consultations between a delegation of the rebel movement and the leaders of the people of Northern Uganda as so far successful
- More Makeshift Settlements for Displaced Appear in Somalia VOA 06 Nov 2007 -- The U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) says a team of aid workers that traveled during the weekend to Afgooye, a small town west of Mogadishu, found thousands of newly displaced Somalis living in extremely harsh conditions
- Pakistan's Musharraf Urged To Hold Elections, Shed Uniform Soon Washington File 06 Nov 2007 -- Pakistan's president, General Pervez Musharraf, should lift the state of emergency in the country and hold elections as soon as possible, President Bush and other administration officials say.
- Myanmar: UN envoy stresses need to lift restrictions on political detainees UN News Centre 06 Nov 2007 -- Continuing his consultations with the authorities in Myanmar, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Special Adviser today again stressed the need for dialogue between the country's leadership and the opposition, and urged that all restrictions on political detainees, including pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, be lifted as a critical first step.
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