16 November 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 16 Nov 2007 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Nov. 15 airpower summary: Crew chiefs keep missions flying AFPN 16 Nov 2007
- US Military Searches for Militants Believed Linked to Soldiers' Kidnapping VOA 16 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. military says it launched pre-dawn raids south of Baghdad Friday to hunt for militants believed to be linked to the kidnapping of two American soldiers.
- Team Helps to Build Iraqi Joint Headquarters Capabilities AFPS 16 Nov 2007 -- As Iraqi security forces become increasingly capable in the counterinsurgency fight, their leaders are looking to the future, too, and striving to build long-term institutional capabilities, a U.S. military officer supporting that effort told online journalists today.
- Coalition Forces Kill 2, Detain 12 Terrorists in Iraq AFPS 16 Nov 2007 -- Coalition forces killed two terrorists and detained 12 suspects during operations today targeting terrorist networks in central and northern Iraq.
- Afghan War Losing Support in NATO Countries VOA 16 Nov 2007 -- Forces from the 26-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization - or NATO - are encountering stiff resistance from Taliban insurgents in southern Afghanistan
- Reconstruction Team Assesses Salang Situation AFPS 16 Nov 2007 -- Members of the Bagram Provincial Reconstruction Team visited Salang district Nov. 12 to assess construction of the area's latest district center.
- UN Says Afghanistan Under Threat From Drugs, Insurgency RFE/RL 16 Nov 2007 -- The UN Office on Drugs and Crime says the dual menace of the drugs trade and the insurgency is the biggest threat to Afghanistan today.
- Afghanistan: Karzai's Corruption Comments Could Lead To Cabinet Shakeup RFE/RL 16 Nov 2007 -- An Afghan trying to resolve a dispute with his neighbor through the country's court system is told by the judge that he must pay a bribe to win a ruling in his favor.
Defense Policy / Programs
- 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
- DoD News: Contracts for November 16, 2007
- French and British contractors announce progress in PA2/CVF co-operation DCNS 16 Nov 2007 -- A step has just been achieved in the co-operation between the French PA2 aircraft carrier programme and the British CVF programme.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 16 Nov 2007
- Top UN peacekeeping official heads to China to push for greater contribution UN News Centre 16 Nov 2007 -- The United Nations peacekeeping chief is heading to China for a regional seminar and meetings with Government officials to encourage the world's most populous country to contribute more to UN operations.
- Kosovo: UN Envoy Says Pressure On Kosovo's Serb Voters Remains A Concern RFE/RL 16 Nov 2007 -- Kosovo is holding crucial parliamentary and local elections today
- Côte d'Ivoire: UN mission welcomes signing of electoral code of conduct UN News Centre 16 Nov 2007 -- The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) today welcomed the adoption by the country's major political parties of a code of good conduct for upcoming general elections.
- South African chosen to head police component of hybrid UN-AU force in Darfur UN News Centre 16 Nov 2007 -- An assistant police commissioner from South Africa has been appointed to head the police component of the hybrid United Nations-African Union peacekeeping operation (UNAMID) being deployed to the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan early next year.
- MAURITANIA-SENEGAL: Is Mauritania ready for its refugees? IRIN 16 Nov 2007 -- Mauritania, Senegal and the UN Refugee Agency recently signed an agreement that could turn the page on an ugly history in Mauritania, where 75,000 blacks were forcefully expelled from their country in 1989.
- Secretary-General urges Lebanese leaders to work for national interest UN News Centre 16 Nov 2007 -- Lebanon's leaders must place the national interest above their personal and sectarian interests as the country prepares to elect a new president before a constitutional deadline later this month, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as he wrapped up a two-day visit to the country.
- Georgia Lifts State Of Emergency, New Prime Minister Nominated RFE/RL 16 Nov 2007 -- Georgia's nationwide state of emergency was lifted this evening, raising the curtain on what is expected to be a heated campaign for snap presidential elections.
- Georgia Lifts State Of Emergency RFE/RL 16 Nov 2007 -- Georgia has lifted a state of emergency imposed last week following a violent crackdown on opposition protests.
- Georgia to lift state of emergency early RIA Novosti 16 Nov 2007 -- Georgia's parliament has approved an initiative from President Mikheil Saakashvili to end on Friday the nationwide state of emergency imposed last week following mass anti-government rallies.
- UN Human Rights Envoy Urges Coordinated Effort On Burma VOA 16 Nov 2007 -- United Nations human rights envoy Paulo Sergio Pinheiro says the international community owes it to the people of Burma to come up with a coordinated response to the Burmese military government's crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators
- Burma High on Agenda as Southeast Asian Leaders Gather for Summit VOA 16 Nov 2007 -- Officials from member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations begin gathering in Singapore Saturday for ASEAN's annual summit conference
- Opposition Lawyer: Burma Frees 6 Political Prisoners VOA 16 Nov 2007 -- A lawyer for Burma's main opposition party says the Burmese government has freed six political prisoners from the notorious Insein Prison.
- Senior US Diplomat Begins Pakistan Mission, Calls Bhutto VOA 16 Nov 2007 -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, beginning a critical political mission to Pakistan late Friday, held a telephone discussion with former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto
- Pakistan's Opposition Rejects New Caretaker Government VOA 16 Nov 2007 -- A caretaker government has been installed in Pakistan to oversee parliamentary elections in January
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON TSUNAMI RECOVERY EFFORTS IN INDONESIA United Nations 16 Nov 2007
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON BANGLADESH CYCLONE United Nations 16 Nov 2007
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