18 November 2007 Military News
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Multi-National Division-North Soldiers attacked in Baqubah
- Press Conference: Rear Adm. Smith and Mr. Phil Reeker, Nov. 18, 2007 MNF-I 18 Nov 2007 -- Rear Adm. Smith and Mr. Phil Reeker discuss operations degrading al Qaida in Iraq, and small business improvements
- Nov. 17 airpower summary: A-10s fly CAS missions AFPN 18 Nov 2007
- Insurgent Attacks Kill At Least 20 Across Iraq VOA 18 Nov 2007 -- Iraqi officials say insurgent attacks around the country have killed at least 20 people, including nine in a car bomb blast in Baghdad.
- NAVCENT Marks Oil Platforms Upgrades Navy NewsStand 18 Nov 2007 -- Vice Adm. Kevin Cosgriff, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet and Royal Australian Navy Commodore Allan du Toit, commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 158, visited Iraq's Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal (KAAOT) Nov. 16, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the implementation of facility upgrades.
- 101st Airborne's Strike Brigade sends Dagger Brigade homeward bound (Camp Liberty) MNF-I 18 Nov 2007 -- The 2nd "Dagger" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, from Schweinfurt, Germany, handed over responsibility of northwest Baghdad to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), from Fort Campbell, Ky., during a transfer of authority ceremony Nov. 17, at the Camp Liberty Field House.
- AFGHANISTAN: Fifth least developed country in the world IRIN 18 Nov 2007 -- Afghanistan has dropped a place in a UN global human development index, which ranks countries based on their citizens' economic income, life expectancy and literacy rate, according to the country's National Human Development Report (NHDR) for 2007.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Tarawa Excels at Damage Control Readiness Navy NewsStand 18 Nov 2007 -- Afloat Training Group (ATG) inspectors from San Diego assessed amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA-1) for its biannual Unit Level Training Assessment Sustainment (ULTRA-S), Nov. 11.
- USS Montpelier Deploys with HST Carrier Strike Group Navy NewsStand 18 Nov 2007 -- The Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765) pulled away from Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 3 Nov. 5, deploying with the Harry S. Truman Carrier (HST) Strike Group for a regularly scheduled six-month deployment.
- Israeli Officials Say US Urging West Bank Settlement Freeze VOA 18 Nov 2007 -- Israeli officials say the United States is pushing Israel to offer a key concession to the Palestinians as a long-waited peace conference approaches
- BANGLADESH: Death toll rises, relief operation geared up IRIN 18 Nov 2007 -- Aid agencies in Bangladesh are scrambling to provide relief to thousands of victims of Cyclone Sidr, which ravaged the country's southern coastline on 15 November and killed at least 2,000 people, according to the most recent government estimates.
- Former Guerrilla Chief Claims Win in Kosovo Election VOA 18 Nov 2007 -- Former ethnic-Albanian guerrilla leader Hashim Thaci has claimed victory in Kosovo's parliamentary elections, although votes are still being counted in the Serbian province.
- Pakistan's Bhutto Pessimistic on Chances for Free Elections VOA 18 Nov 2007 -- Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto says the recently-concluded visit of a top U.S. envoy played a critical role in securing her release from house arrest, but adds that more steps need to be taken if Pakistan is to hold free and fair elections, as the country's military ruler has pledged
- US Envoy Voices Support for Musharraf, Urges End to Emergency Rule VOA 18 Nov 2007 -- U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte has urged Pakistan's President to end emergency rule, free political prisoners and step down as army chief
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