09 November 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 09 Nov 2007 [PDF]
- Nov. 8 airpower summary: C-130 AFPN 09 Nov 2007
- Nov. 7 airpower summary: KC-10's fuel coalition missions AFPN 09 Nov 2007
- Troops Target Foreign Terrorist Networks in Iraq; 19 Suspects Detained AFPS 09 Nov 2007 -- Coalition forces wounded one suspected terrorist and detained 19 others today during operations to disrupt foreign terrorist networks in central Iraq.
- US Military Releases 9 Iranians Detained in Iraq VOA 09 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. military says it has released nine Iranians from U.S. custody in Iraq.
- U.S. Navy Strike Groups Exercise Capabilities In The Region Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- United States naval forces assigned to Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet, will begin several exercises in the Persian Gulf during November to demonstrate a wide range of capabilities, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief assistance.
- Sailor Joins Fight in Haditha Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- Sailors with Riverine Squadron 2, based out of Little Creek, Va., recently took over the mission of securing the waterways near the Haditha Triad in Iraq.
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Brig. Gen. Livingston from Afghanistan 09 Nov 2007 -- Presenter: Commander, Combined Joint Task Force VI Brig. Gen. Robert E. Livingston Jr.
- Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill Taliban Fighters in Helmand Province AFPS 09 Nov 2007 -- Afghan national security forces and coalition forces engaged and killed several Taliban fighters near the Nahr Surkh district of Afghanistan's Helmand province yesterday.
- Measures Improve Afghanistan's Police Force AFPS 09 Nov 2007 -- Ongoing training efforts, pay reforms and weeding out corrupt individuals have improved the image and performance of Afghanistan's police, a senior U.S. military officer said today.
- Reconstruction Team Begins $1.7 Million Bridge Project AFPS 09 Nov 2007 -- Construction is under way for a $1.7 million bridge across the Farah Rud River in Tojg. The project, funded by the Farah Provincial Reconstruction Team, will employ several hundred local people for two years.
- US Military Says It's Short on Trainers in Afghanistan VOA 09 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. Army officer responsible for training Afghanistan's new security forces says he only has about half the number of U.S. military trainers he asked for
- Afghanistan's Deadliest Suicide Bombing Kills 59 Children VOA 09 Nov 2007 -- The Afghan Education Ministry says 59 children and five teachers were among those killed in this week's suicide bombing in northern Afghanistan.
- Afghanistan/Pakistan: UN Report Says Suicide Bombers Get Support In Both Countries RFE/RL 09 Nov 2007 -- Pakistani and Afghan authorities have repeatedly accused each other of failing to provide adequate security to prevent cross-border suicide attacks by Taliban-linked militants.
Defense Policy / Programs
- U.S. Ship To Host Multinational Experts off African Coast Washington File 09 Nov 2007 -- The USS Fort McHenry arrived off the coast of West Africa in November to lead an international team of experts that will train African sailors to confront the daily challenges of illegal fishing, piracy, drug trafficking and oil smuggling.
- Secretary Wynne speaks at symposium in Las Vegas AFPN 09 Nov 2007 -- The secretary of the Air Force spoke about the past accomplishments and future plans of the Air Force to a crowd of more than 300 people during the 2007 Air and Space Leaders symposium at the Wynn Hotel and resort Nov. 8 in Las Vegas.
- Formal training scheduling to centralize AFPN 09 Nov 2007 -- Scheduling of all Air Force-directed formal training historically accomplished by major command personnel and manpower directorates is being centralized at the Air Force Personnel Center here to streamline services and make maximum use of Air Force resources.
- Mattis Takes JFCOM Helm at Norfolk Change of Command AFPS 09 Nov 2007 -- Marine Gen. James N. Mattis today become the new chief of U.S. Joint Forces Command during a change-of-command ceremony aboard an aircraft carrier berthed at Naval Station Norfolk, Va.
- SS Petersburg Heading for New Home Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- The Navy and Guam said goodbye to SS Petersburg (T AOT-9101) as the tanker left Delta/Echo pier on U.S. Naval Base Guam Nov. 10.
- Nassau Strike Group Successfully Completes Force Protection Certification Exercise Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- Sailors with the Nassau Strike Group (NASSG) successfully completed its Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection certification exercise on Naval Station Norfolk Nov. 1-2 in an effort to enhance the strike group's security capabilities through training.
- Ronald Reagan Earns Flight Deck Certification Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- The officers and crew of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) returned to homeport Nov. 9 after completing flight deck certification.
- Gates Discusses Asian Security Challenges, Opportunities AFPS 09 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. security shield in the Pacific has improved the lives of billions of people, and the United States will remain committed to the region even as the alliance that guarantees that security changes, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told students at Sophia University here today.
- Opportunity Now for Asia to Develop Multilateral Relationships AFPS 09 Nov 2007 -- Now is the time for Asian countries to develop multilateral relationships to deal with security challenges in the region, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during a question-and-answer period following a speech at Sophia University here today.
- Seabees Build the Foundation of Crisis Response Exercise Ashore Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 40 of Commander Task Force (CTF) 56 built a base camp Nov. 4 in Bahrain that provided the communications headquarters for a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) exercise.
- Communication Key During Crisis Response Exercise Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- Communications were crucial to the success of the humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) exercise held in Bahrain and the Persian Gulf Nov. 1-7.
- FAST Marines Conduct Close-Quarters Battle Training in Yokosuka Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- Marines from the 1st Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST), 3rd Platoon honed their close-quarters battle (CQB) skills Nov. 6, by taking over an abandoned building at Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka.
- Yokosuka SAR Swimmers Train for Mission Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- Search and Rescue (SAR) swimmers from the Yokosuka area participated in fleet concentration area SAR physical training at the Seahawk Natatorium Nov. 7, on Commander, Fleet Activities Yokosuka.
- Humanitarian Assistance/Disaster Relief Exercise Culminates with Mock Oil Spill Demonstration Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- U.S Navy and civilian personnel and equipment assigned to Commander, Navy Region Southwest Asia (CNRSWA) joined Commander Task Force (CTF) 59 and coalition partners Nov. 6 for a mock oil spill cleanup demonstration in the waters of Mina Salman port.
- Harry S. Truman Conducts Replenishment at Sea Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) received more than 540,000 gallons of fuel from USNS Artic (T-AOE 8) Nov. 6 while conducting a Replenishment At Sea (RAS) evolution.
- Bilateral Conference Plans 2008 Engagements for U.S., Brazil Navies Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- Delegates from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard met with members of the Brazilian Navy Nov. 5-6 to discuss interactions and cooperation between their navies for 2008 during the U.S. Navy and Brazilian Navy Operational Naval Committee (ONC Brazil) conference.
- Gulf of Mexico Exercise-Full Steam Ahead for Mine Countermeasures Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- Two Mine Countermeasures (MCM) ships, several MH-53E helicopters and hundreds of Sailors trained in the Gulf of Mexico's Corpus Christi operating area through Nov. 9 for the Gulf of Mexico Exercise (GOMEX) 08-2.
- WASP Supporting Regional Crisis Response Exercise Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- USS Wasp (LHD 1) participated in a crisis response exercise in the Persian Gulf Nov. 1-7 aimed at enhancing coalition force and regional response capabilities.
- Logistics Play Vital Role in Crisis Response Exercise Navy NewsStand 09 Nov 2007 -- Combined Task Force (CTF) 59 and other coalition logistic teams began the second phase of a crisis response exercise in the region on Nov. 1.
- Press Gaggle by Gordon Johndroe The White House 09 Nov 2007
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 09 Nov 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for November 09, 2007
- Raytheon Delivers 3,000th Joint Standoff Weapon to the U.S. Navy Raytheon 09 Nov 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has delivered its 3,000th Joint Standoff Weapon to the U.S. Navy.
- Raytheon, U.S. Navy Sign $241.8 Million Phalanx Close-In Weapon System Orders Raytheon 09 Nov 2007 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is being awarded two contracts totaling $241.8 million to overhaul and upgrade 34 Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems for the U.S. Navy and one system for the Royal Australian Navy. Raytheon will also build 12 Land-Based Phalanx Weapon Systems for the U.S. Army and provide associated hardware to all three services under the agreements.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 09 Nov 2007
- Israeli special services skeptical over peace deals RIA Novosti 09 Nov 2007 -- Israeli special services believe that Palestinian-Israeli peace accords, even if they are reached, have no chance of being effectively implemented, Israel Army Radio reported on Friday.
- Palestinians Ease Demands Ahead of Mideast Peace Conference VOA 09 Nov 2007 -- Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have held another round of talks ahead of an upcoming peace conference on the Middle East.
- Darfur: Ban Ki-moon warns against delays in deployment of hybrid force UN News Centre 09 Nov 2007 -- The hybrid United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission to the war-torn Darfur region (UNAMID) still lacks critical transport and aviation units and the Sudanese Government has not responded yet to the UN-AU submission on the force's composition, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says, warning that delays to deployment will only exacerbate the humanitarian situation.
- More than 40 Killed in Heavy Fighting in Mogadishu VOA 09 Nov 2007 -- Hospital workers and residents in the Somali capital Mogadishu say more than 40 people have been killed and more than 100 wounded since late Thursday in battles between Ethiopian troops and Islamist-led insurgents
- DRC: Army abuse compounds IDPs' lot in Ituri IRIN 09 Nov 2007 -- The threat of violence from rebel remnants is preventing thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northeastern DRC returning home, while harassment by regular troops is adding to their woes, according to the UN.
- More than 30 Killed in Heavy Fighting in Somali Capital VOA 09 Nov 2007 -- Bodies littered the streets of the Somali capital Friday, after more than 30 people were killed during intense fighting between Ethiopian troops and insurgents over the last two days.
- U.S. envoy reiterates opposition to Taiwan's U.N. referendum CNA 09 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. government opposes Taiwan's planned referendum on whether to apply for U.N. membership under the name Taiwan because it is "not necessary nor helpful, " but the U.S. has no intention of infringing on Taiwan people's right to exercise their democratic will, the top U.S. envoy in Taipei said Friday.
- Russia pledges to prevent provocations in Georgia conflict zones RIA Novosti 09 Nov 2007 -- Russia does not interfere in Georgia's internal affairs but will move to prevent provocations in the country's breakaway republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the foreign minister said on Friday.
- U.S. Official Calls For Calm, Compromise In Georgia RFE/RL 09 Nov 2007 -- U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Bryza has been dispatched to Tbilisi to urge the Georgian government to lift the state of emergency imposed after antigovernment protests were violently dispersed by riot police earlier this week.
- Georgia's Neighbors On Edge After Week Of Unrest RFE/RL 09 Nov 2007 -- Georgia's highly eventful week has not gone unnoticed by its fellow post-Soviet neighbors.
- Detained Burmese Opposition Leader Allowed Rare Meeting with Party Members VOA 09 Nov 2007 -- Burma's detained opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been allowed to meet with members of her party for the first time in at least three and a half years
- Pakistani Police Prevent Bhutto-led Protest Rally VOA 09 Nov 2007 -- Pakistani forces have stopped former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto from leaving her home to lead a demonstration against the country's emergency laws
- Pakistan Withdraws Arrest Order Against Former PM Bhutto VOA 09 Nov 2007 -- The government of Pakistan freed former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto from house arrest late Friday, after earlier blocking her from leading a rally against emergency rule.
- White House Seeks Release of Pakistani Detainees VOA 09 Nov 2007 -- The Bush Administration is calling for an end to emergency rule in Pakistan and the release of political opponents.
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