08 November 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 08 Nov 2007 [PDF]
- Multi-National Division - Center Soldier attacked
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Reaper drops first precision-guided bomb, protects ground forces AFPN 08 Nov 2007 -- The MQ-9A Reaper demonstrated it's unique precision strike capability as a hunter-killer attack platform by dropping its first precision-guided bomb Nov. 7.
- Coalition Forces Capture Terrorism Suspects in Iraq AFPS 08 Nov 2007 -- Coalition forces captured a suspected terrorist and detained four other suspects today during operations in central and northern Iraq.
- US Military Releases 500 Iraqi Prisoners VOA 08 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. military has released 500 Iraqi prisoners in a ceremony Thursday attended by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
- Officials Identify Taliban Leaders Captured in Afghanistan AFPS 08 Nov 2007 -- Coalition forces today announced the positive identification of two Taliban members who were detained during an operation in late October to disrupt suicide-bomber operations in Afghanistan's Wardak province.
- UK establishing own command centre for Afghan operations IRNA 08 Nov 2007 -- The British government is planning to set up its own command and control centre in the UK for future operations in Afghanistan following the completion of the Nato-led international security force that is planned until 2009.
- Terrorism cannot divert Afghanistan from path toward peace - Security Council UN News Centre 08 Nov 2007 -- The Security Council today strongly condemned the suicide attack which claimed the lives of numerous civilians in the northern Afghan town of Baghlan just days ago, reiterating that no act of terrorism can reverse the country's path toward peace.
- Afghans Bury Lawmakers Killed in Country's Deadliest Suicide Attack VOA 08 Nov 2007 -- Afghanistan has held official funerals for lawmakers killed in the nation's deadliest suicide bombing since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Pentagon: US-Pakistan Military Cooperation Unaffected by Emergency Rule VOA 08 Nov 2007 -- A senior U.S. military officer says there has so far not been any impact on U.S.-Pakistani military cooperation, since the declaration of a State of Emergency in Pakistan on Saturday
- US Senate Links Additional Aid for Philippine Military to Issue of Political Killings VOA 08 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. Senate says the Philippines can receive additional military funding if it addresses allegations of military involvement in the killing of leftist activists
- Transcript: Joint Press Conference with Secretary Gates and Minister of Defense Ishiba from Tokyo, Japan 08 Nov 2007 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Minister of Defense Shigeru Ishiba
- Gates, Ishiba Discuss Future of Japanese-American Alliance AFPS 08 Nov 2007 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Japanese Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba met here today to discuss the Japanese-American alliance and broader aspects of the Mutual Cooperation and Security Treaty between the United States and Japan.
- US House Approves Defense Spending Measure VOA 08 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. House of Representatives Thursday overwhelmingly approved a $460-billion spending bill for the Defense Department, clearing the way for a vote in the Senate
- Black Hawk Crash in Italy Kills Five U.S. Servicemembers AFPS 08 Nov 2007 -- Five U.S. servicemembers died today after a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in northern Italy.
- US Military Helicopter Crashes in Northern Italy VOA 08 Nov 2007 -- A U.S. army helicopter has crashed in northern Italy, killing four people on board and injuring seven others
- New Sub Trainer Set in Place by NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic Navy NewsStand 08 Nov 2007 -- A key element in submarine training was set in place Oct. 18 as crane operators and riggers from Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Mid-Atlantic, lowered a Virginia-class Ship Control Operator Trainer (VSCOT) at Naval Station Norfolk.
- Army Space Initiatives Aim to Help Warfighters Army News 08 Nov 2007 -- New satellites, radar sites, laser technology and missile-defense locations overseas are among initiatives planned by the Army's Space and Missile Defense Command that will help warfighters in the next five years, according to Lt. Gen. Kevin T. Campbell.
- Aerial port rebalancing accelerates cargo movement and reduces cost AFPN 08 Nov 2007 -- Aerial port rebalancing efforts are underway to speed the delivery of cargo destined for warfighters deployed in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
- New Legal Complex at Guantanamo to Apply Proven Expeditionary Concepts AFPS 08 Nov 2007 -- A new legal complex under construction here is incorporating concepts proven in forward field environments to provide a cost-effective way to support the military commissions process.
- DOD, VA Simplifying Transition for Wounded Warriors Army News 08 Nov 2007 -- To provide better care and simplify life for wounded and seriously-ill servicemembers, the Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs signed two agreements this week to develop one physical examination system and to provide "federal recovery coordinators" to ensure servicemembers and veterans receive their benefits.
- USS Pasadena Deploys with "The Galloping Ghost" Navy NewsStand 08 Nov 2007 -- USS Pasadena (SSN 752) departed from Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a regularly scheduled six-month deployment to the Western Pacific Oct. 31.
- San Clemente Seabees Making History Navy NewsStand 08 Nov 2007 -- Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 have been paving their way through naval history on San Clemente Island since Aug. 17.
- Pacific Fleet Commander Visits HSC-85 Navy NewsStand 08 Nov 2007 -- Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Robert F. Willard visited Sailors of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85 Nov. 5.
- UAV DET Launches Final Pioneer Flight Navy NewsStand 08 Nov 2007 -- Pioneer, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform that has served the fleet for more than 20 years, flew its last operational training flight Oct. 25 at Naval Air Station Whiting Field's outlying field Choctaw in Navarre, Fla.
- Russia no longer to be bound by CFE limitations - army chief RIA Novosti 08 Nov 2007 -- Russia will no longer be bound by current weapons and equipment limitations after its moratorium on the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty comes into force, Russia's chief of the general staff said on Thursday.
- Russia, U.S. to hold missile shield talks in Washington in Nov. RIA Novosti 08 Nov 2007 -- U.S. missile defense plans for Europe will be discussed with Russia at a high-level meeting in Washington in November, a Russian Foreign Ministry official said on Thursday.
- UK army over-stretched, under-funded, former defence chiefs warn IRNA 08 Nov 2007 -- A group of former senior military leaders and politicians has joined together to issue a wake-up warning about the situation of Britain's armed forces being embroiled in two eparate fronts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 08 Nov 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 08 Nov 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for November 08, 2007
- ATK Awarded $5 Million Contract with U.S. Army to Manufacture Over 400 Enhanced Portable Inductive Artillery Fuze Setters ATK 08 Nov 2007 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) was recently selected by the U.S. Army to manufacture the M1155A1 Enhanced Portable Inductive Artillery Fuze Setter (EPIAFS) which will provide additional in-theater capability for U.S. artillery units
- Indian Hawks Head Home BAE Systems 08 Nov 2007 -- The first two Hawk advanced jet trainers destined to train the next generation of Indian Air Force (IAF) fast jet pilots have departed from the UK to their new home at AFS Bidar in India.
- U.S. Navy Awards Raytheon $45 million for AEGIS Logistics Raytheon 08 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $45 million contract to perform performance- based logistics for the AEGIS weapons system from 2007 through 2012.
- U.S. Air Force Set to Launch 23rd and Final Northrop Grumman-Built Defense Support Program Satellite On November 10 Northrop Grumman 08 Nov 2007 -- The 23rd and final Defense Support Program (DSP) satellite, built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) for the U.S. Air Force, is scheduled for launch on Nov. 10 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Launch Complex 37.
- Green light for the Puma: Rheinmetall and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann to supply Bundeswehr with new IFV Rheinmetall Defence 08 Nov 2007 -- The German Bundestag's budget committee cleared the way today for the procurement of 405 new Puma infantry fighting vehicles for the Bundeswehr. For Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall AG and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG of Munich, the order represents a combined total of some €3 billion in gross sales.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 08 Nov 2007
- ISRAEL-OPT: Court seeks reassurances on sanctions IRIN 08 Nov 2007 -- Israel 's highest court on 7 November ordered the state to explain within one week how it planned to ensure that the latest sanctions imposed on Gaza, including fuel and power cuts, would not have a negative humanitarian impact.
- Religious Leaders Launch New Effort to Resolve Israeli-Palestinian Conflict VOA 08 Nov 2007 -- An independent group of Palestinian and Israeli religious leaders, meeting in Washington, has launched an initiative to help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
- SUDAN: OCHA concerned over official's expulsion from South Darfur IRIN 08 Nov 2007 -- The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan is holding talks with government officials over the expulsion of its South Darfur head of office, an official said on 8 November.
- UN Examining Expulsion of Darfur Humanitarian Officer VOA 08 Nov 2007 -- The United Nations has expressed concern about the expulsion of its top humanitarian official from South Darfur, Sudan
- DR Congo: Disarmament in Ituri progresses, but other steps needed - UN official UN News Centre 08 Nov 2007 -- Disarmament in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) Ituri province is proceeding apace but more steps are needed to foster lasting stability in the area, which has a history of ethnic tensions and cross-border rebel activity, a United Nations official said today.
- BURUNDI: VP's resignation eases political deadlock IRIN 08 Nov 2007 -- The resignation of First Deputy President Martin Nduwimana should help break a crippling political impasse and expedite peace talks in Burundi, according to an opposition leader.
- ETHIOPIA: Relief agencies bolster operations in Somali region IRIN 08 Nov 2007 -- UN agencies have begun to deploy staff in Ethiopia's Somali region in an effort to step up humanitarian aid delivery to the area, officials said.
- Mounting Violence Around Mogadishu Displaces Tens of Thousands of Somalis VOA 08 Nov 2007 -- Rising violence in and around Somalia's capital Mogadishu has forced thousands to flee the city for makeshift accommodations and camps along roads and towns outside the capital.
- Pro-democracy leader ready to cooperate with Myanmar authorities - UN envoy UN News Centre 08 Nov 2007 -- Detained pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi today stated her readiness to cooperate with the Myanmar Government as United Nations envoy Ibrahim Gambari wrapped up a visit to the troubled Asian nation by voicing confidence that substantive dialogue between authorities and the opposition can begin soon.
- UN Says Path to Substantive Dialogue Opened in Burma VOA 08 Nov 2007 -- United Nations envoy Ibrahim Gambari says a path to dialogue between detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma's military leaders was opened during his six-day visit to the country.
- Georgia's Besieged President Calls Early Election VOA 08 Nov 2007 -- Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, who is mired in a deep political crisis, Thursday agreed to call early presidential elections and said he would lift the state of emergency
- US Welcomes Commitment to Early Elections in Georgia VOA 08 Nov 2007 -- The United States Thursday welcomed Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili's announcement of early presidential elections in January
- Georgia: After Crackdown On Protests, President Calls Early Polls RFE/RL 08 Nov 2007 -- Georgia is two weeks shy of marking the fourth anniversary of the Rose Revolution, the peaceful public uprising that swept Mikheil Saakashvili to the presidency and which has arguably been the most durable of the post-Soviet "colored" revolutions.
- Criticism Mounting Over Georgia's State Of Emergency RFE/RL 08 Nov 2007 -- Tbilisi woke up today under a state of emergency following the violent crackdown of antigovernment protests.
- Georgia Opposition Suspends Protests Following Crackdown VOA 08 Nov 2007 -- Georgia's opposition says it is suspending anti-government protests in Tbilisi, after President Mikhail Saakashvili declared a state of emergency and closed all independent news outlets.
- Fuller: Georgian Leader's Popularity Has Dramatically Fallen cfr.org 08 Nov 2007
- More Arrests Reported in Pakistan; Bhutto Prepares For Friday Protest VOA 08 Nov 2007 -- The Pakistan People Party of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto says police have arrested hundreds more of its supporters
- Pakistan's Musharraf Announces Elections Before February 15 VOA 08 Nov 2007 -- Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has announced national elections will be held before February 15
- Kazakhstan: President's Former Son-In-Law Aliev Goes On Trial RFE/RL 09 Nov 2007 -- The Kazakh authorities' public enemy No. 1, Rakhat Aliev, has gone on trial along with more than 20 co-defendants.
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