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16 November 2007 Military News

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  • US Senate Fails to Approve Funding Bill for Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan VOA 16 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. Senate has failed to approve additional funding that the Bush administration wants for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Japanese Destroyer Successfully Completed Tracking Exercise MDA 16 Nov 2007 -- U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Henry "Trey" Obering, III, Missile Defense Agency Director, and Rear Admiral Katsutoshi Kawano, Maritime Staff Office, Ministry of Defense, Tokyo, Japan, today announced the successful completion of a tracking exercise by the Japanese Destroyer, JS KONGO
  • Military to Release Airspace for Thanksgiving Travel AFPS 16 Nov 2007 -- Transportation officials estimate that more than 26 million Americans will travel by air this Thanksgiving season, and the Defense Department is working with aviation officials to ease their flights.
  • Bush Thanks Japanese Prime Minister for Support AFPS 16 Nov 2007 -- President Bush thanked Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda today for his nation's support in the war on terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Close-air-support exercise tests Atlantic Strike participants AFPN 16 Nov 2007 -- The cool evening was still as three camouflaged insurgents watched an Army patrol approach their village. Unbeknownst to the saboteurs, an Air Force targeting pod was closely watching their position and relaying information to the ground commander.
  • New Black Hawk Unveils Latest Helo Technology Army News 16 Nov 2007 -- The Army's latest version of the Black Hawk helicopter, the UH-60M, paid a call on the Pentagon Wednesday to show off its various upgraded technical capabilities.
  • Navy Releases BDU-48 Preliminary Findings Navy NewsStand 16 Nov 2007 -- The Navy has released preliminary findings in the Oct. 30 inadvertent training bomb release in Virginia Beach. There were no injuries in the incident and minimal damage to a civilian warehouse.
  • Ike Welcomes New Commanding Officer Navy NewsStand 16 Nov 2007 -- Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne assumed command of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) (CVN 69) Nov. 16 during a change-of-command ceremony held in the aircraft carrier's hangar bay.
  • Donald Cook Conducts Helo Ops with Moroccan Navy Navy NewsStand 16 Nov 2007 -- USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) completed interoperability exercises with the Royal Moroccan Navy frigate Mohammed V (FFL 611) Nov. 5, conducting helicopter operations between the two ships during the ship's six-day visit to the country.
  • Opposition Forces Add Realism and Success to Force Protection Exercise Navy NewsStand 16 Nov 2007 -- The Nassau Strike Group (NASSG) successfully completed its strike group force antiterrorism/force protection certification exercise (FPEX) Nov. 1-2, certifying the strike group's security capabilities prior to deployment.
  • Maritime Strategy "Conversation with the Country" Kicks off in Miami Navy NewsStand 16 Nov 2007 -- Officials from the U.S. Navy, Marines Corps and Coast Guard participated in a symposium at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla., Nov. 15, to present the new maritime strategy, known as "A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower" - the first revision to the strategy since the height of the Cold War.
  • FAST Marines Practice Shipboard Combat Operations Navy NewsStand 16 Nov 2007 -- Marines from the 1st Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST), 3rd Platoon completed their second day of shipboard combat training, Nov. 14, at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka.
  • Russia's Upper House Backs Suspension Of CFE Treaty RFE/RL 16 Nov 2007 -- Russia's upper house of parliament, the Federation Council, has voted unanimously to suspend Moscow's participation in the Conventional Forces In Europe treaty, a Cold War-era agreement that limits the deployment of tanks and other conventional weapons west of the Urals.
  • Russia hopes CFE moratorium will improve arms control regime RIA Novosti 16 Nov 2007 -- Russia expects that its moratorium on the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty will help streamline the arms control regime in the region, the foreign minister said on Friday.
  • Russia's upper house approves CFE moratorium RIA Novosti 16 Nov 2007 -- The upper house of Russia's parliament unanimously approved on Friday a unilateral moratorium on a major arms control agreement to force the West to change its attitude toward European security.
  • Europe needs more missile sites - Czech official RIA Novosti 16 Nov 2007 -- A Czech deputy premier said Friday that Europe needs more missile shield sites than the two currently proposed by the United States.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 16 Nov 2007
  • Press Briefing by Tony Fratto The White House 16 Nov 2007

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