27 November 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 27 Nov 2007 [PDF]
- Multi-National Division - North Soldiers attacked (Salah ad Din)
- Press Conference: Rear Adm. Smith, Brig. Gen. Dorko, Nov. 27, 2007 MNF-I 27 Nov 2007 -- Rear Adm. Gregory Smith, director, Multi-National Force-Iraq Communications Division, and Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Dorko, commander of the Gulf Region Division (GRD), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Troops Kill Four, Seize Large Weapons Cache in Iraq AFPS 27 Nov 2007 -- Iraqi and coalition forces killed four suspected terrorists yesterday in an operation that also claimed the life of a child. Meanwhile, combined forces uncovered a significant weapons cache, military officials said.
- Coalition, Iraqi Troops Continue to Pressure al Qaeda AFPS 27 Nov 2007 -- Coalition and Iraqi operations are keeping up the pressure on al Qaeda insurgents in Iraq, a senior U.S. military official told reporters in Baghdad today.
- Downrange Air Force convoy support center opens AFPN 27 Nov 2007 -- The cutting of a chain linking two tractor trailers marked the opening of the 586th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron's new convoy support center Nov. 24 in Southwest Asia.
- US Troops Kill as Many as 7 Civilians in Shootings in Iraq VOA 27 Nov 2007 -- Iraqi officials say American troops in Baghdad have killed as many as seven Iraqi civilians, including a child, in two separate shootings.
- Afghan Forces Seize Ammunition Cache in Nangahar AFPS 27 Nov 2007 -- Afghan national security forces confiscated an ammunition cache in Khana village in the Sherzad district of Afghanistan's Nangahar province yesterday.
- Afghan Investigation Cites Negligence in Country's Deadliest Suicide Bombing VOA 27 Nov 2007 -- An Afghan investigation says negligence contributed to the high death toll in the country's deadliest suicide bombing in northern Baghlan province, with some victims hit by gunfire after the blast.
- AFGHANISTAN: Children increasingly affected by conflict IRIN 27 Nov 2007
- Keating: NORTHCOM Experience Lends Lessons to Bangladesh Relief AFPS 27 Nov 2007 -- After more than two years at the helm of U.S. Northern Command, Navy Adm. Timothy J. Keating oversaw planning for military responses to the most devastating domestic disasters, and mobilized U.S. military support when Hurricane Katrina provided a real-life test of those plans.
- Airmen support Bangladesh relief operations AFPN 27 Nov 2007 -- Pacific Air Forces Airmen arrived in Bangladesh Nov. 24 and have begun to provide relief in the wake of a tropical cyclone that struck the nation's southern coast Nov. 15, which caused thousands of casualties and significant damage.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Adm. Keating from the Pentagon Briefing Room, Arlington, Va. 27 Nov 2007 -- Presenter: Commander, U.S. Pacfic Command, Adm. Timothy Keating
- Keating Aims to Improve Communication with China After Port Call Rejections AFPS 27 Nov 2007 -- The top U.S. military officer in the Pacific said he's concerned that China recently denied U.S. ships' requests for port visits in Hong Kong and plans to take the matter up during a trip he hopes to make to Beijing early next year.
- US Pacific Commander Criticizes China on Naval Issue VOA 27 Nov 2007 -- The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific has criticized China for denying three U.S. Navy ships access to Hong Kong Harbor in recent weeks, saying the decisions were not responsible
- USS Alexandria Receives MUC Award Navy NewsStand 27 Nov 2007 -- The crew of USS Alexandria (SSN 757) received the meritorious unit commendation award, Nov. 26, for their 2006 deployment with the Enterprise Strike Group to the 5th, 6th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.
- Mayport First Tsunami Ready Navy Base Navy NewsStand 27 Nov 2007 -- Naval Station (NS) Mayport was recognized by the National Weather Service as the nation's first Navy base to achieve TsunamiReady« status.
- SECAF addresses logistics professionals on future missions AFPN 27 Nov 2007 -- Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne spoke about the future of Air Force logistics before a crowd of more than 1,300 officers and civilians at this year's annual Logistics Officer Association National Conference.
- AF leader discusses acquisition focus areas AFPN 27 Nov 2007 -- People in the Air Force acquisitions office are focusing on the workforce, product improvement and acquisitions processes, said Sue C. Payton, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition.
- Essex Arrives in Cambodia Navy NewsStand 27 Nov 2007 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) arrived in Sihanoukville, Nov. 26 for a scheduled port visit along with embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
- Fleet Forces Admiral Discusses IAs Navy NewsStand 27 Nov 2007 -- Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, recently recorded a podcast to talk to Sailors about the Navy's individual augmentee (IA) process.
- Top Coalition Officer Says Seas will Remain Safe Navy NewsStand 27 Nov 2007 -- Pakistan Navy Commodore Khan Hasham Bin Saddique, commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, said coalition ships under his command are committed to keeping the sea lanes around the Horn of Africa open for commerce and safe from piracy.
- CIS defense ministers outline future cooperation plans RIA Novosti 27 Nov 2007 -- Defense ministers from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) reaffirmed in Kazakhstan on Tuesday their plans to develop a joint air defense network and to conduct joint military exercises.
- Russian FM Lavrov criticizes U.S. missile cooperation proposals RIA Novosti 27 Nov 2007 -- Russia's foreign minister criticized on Tuesday Washington's proposals on missile defense cooperation after talks with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
- Russian Foreign Minister Criticizes Latest US Proposal on Missile Shield VOA 27 Nov 2007 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has criticized recent U.S. proposals for a missile defense system based in Europe.
- Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 27 Nov 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for November 27, 2007
- Boeing Receives Third C-130 for Avionics Modernization Boeing 27 Nov 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] yesterday inducted the third U.S. Air Force C-130 into the Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) at company facilities in San Antonio, Texas, where it will receive a fully integrated, night vision goggle-compatible digital glass cockpit and a new digital avionics system.
- General Dynamics Receives $47 Million for Mine-Protected Vehicle Spares General Dynamics 27 Nov 2007 -- General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has received a $47.2 million order for spare parts from Force Protection Inc. for the U.S. Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program.
- Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency takes delivery of its third Eurocopter Dauphin AS365 N3 EADS 27 Nov 2007 -- The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) took yesterday delivery of its third Dauphin AS365 N3 from Eurocopter Malaysia at Terminal 2, Subang, in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister, YAB Dato' Seri Mohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak and several top brass from the Armed Forces and government sector.
- Northrop Grumman to Develop Enhanced Joint C4ISR and Mission Planning Capabilities Using Microsoft ESP Northrop Grumman 27 Nov 2007 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that its Mission Systems sector has chosen the Microsoft ESP visual simulation platform to develop enhanced capabilities for joint military command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (C4ISR) and route and mission planning.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 27 Nov 2007
- Joint Understanding Read by President Bush at Annapolis Conference The White House 27 Nov 2007
- President Bush Attends Annapolis Conference The White House 27 Nov 2007
- Analysis: Ambitions for Annapolis cfr.org 27 Nov 2007 -- President George W. Bush placed the United States firmly into the middle of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Tuesday, opening a Middle East peace conference in Annapolis, Maryland with a speech that promised "during my time as president to do all I can to help you achieve this ambitious goal."
- Analysis: Elephants in the Conference Room cfr.org 27 Nov 2007 -- Hopes for a lasting Israeli-Palestinian peace were pinned to a high-profile gathering of Arab and Israeli leaders in Annapolis, Maryland, on November 27
- Time for Mideast Peace Is Now, Bush Tells Annapolis Conference Washington File 27 Nov 2007 -- The time has come for a Palestinian state and peace in the Middle East, but Israelis and Palestinians will need international help, President Bush told representatives from nearly 50 countries and international organizations at a one-day conference at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
- Annapolis Conference Launches Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks VOA 27 Nov 2007 -- Israeli and Palestinian leaders agreed Tuesday to seek a final-status peace accord by the end of next year - ending a seven year impasse
- Quartet voices support for Middle East conference in Annapolis UN News Centre 27 Nov 2007 -- The diplomatic Quartet on the Middle East, made up of the United Nations, European Union, Russian Federation and United States, has voiced its full support for a conference on the region being held today in the US city of Annapolis.
- Piecemeal approaches will not resolve Middle East conflict - Ban Ki-moon UN News Centre 27 Nov 2007 -- It is time to "abandon piecemeal approaches" to resolving the Middle East conflict and start final status negotiations that deal with all the issues in dispute, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told an international meeting on the region being held today in the United States city of Annapolis.
- Bush: Israelis, Palestinians Agree to Launch Negotiations to Seek Peace Agreement by End of 2008 VOA 27 Nov 2007 -- President Bush says Israelis and Palestinians have agreed to launch negotiations in an effort to reach a peace agreement before the end of 2008.
- Diplomats Converge on Annapolis for Middle East Conference VOA 27 Nov 2007 -- Senior officials from nearly 50 countries and international organizations have gathered in Annapolis, Maryland near Washington for a conference aimed at launching final-status peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians
- U.S. forum to help Israel set up ties with Arab states - Olmert RIA Novosti 27 Nov 2007 -- Prime minister Ehud Olmert said on Tuesday that the U.S.-hosted Middle East peace conference will help Israel establish diplomatic relations with Arab countries.
- Analysis: Peace and Politics in Annapolis cfr.org 27 Nov 2007 -- The time may or may not be right, and progress may or may not ensue
- Bazzi: Lebanon's Presidential Politics-No Violence, More Haggling cfr.org 27 Nov 2007
- ISRAEL-OPT: The humanitarian impact of Annapolis IRIN 27 Nov 2007 -- Whatever happens in the Annapolis Middle East peace conference will affect another crucial conference - of the key donors to the Palestinians - which is scheduled to take place in mid December in Paris.
- ISRAEL-OPT: A mixed bag on the Annapolis agenda IRIN 27 Nov 2007 -- The following are some of the core issues to be negotiated by the Israelis and Palestinians at this week's international conference at Annapolis, Maryland, USA, according to analysts and politicians on both sides.
- Thousands protest in Gaza against Mideast peace forum RIA Novosti 27 Nov 2007 -- Hamas brought thousands of supporters out into the streets of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in a massive protest against a U.S.-sponsored Mideast peace conference and the resumption of dialogue with Israel.
- Sudanese obstacles threaten Darfur peacekeeping mission, says UN official UN News Centre 27 Nov 2007 -- The full and rapid deployment of the hybrid United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is in jeopardy because of a series of objections and obstacles raised by the Sudanese Government and the lack of offers for crucial force units, a senior United Nations official warned the Security Council today.
- Senior UN envoy to Sudan holds talks on problems in north-south peace deal UN News Centre 27 Nov 2007 -- The senior United Nations envoy in Sudan held talks today with one of the country's Vice-Presidents on how to resolve the remaining obstacles to implementing the January 2005 comprehensive peace agreement (CPA) that ended the long-running civil war between north and south.
- DR Congo: 15 dissidents surrender to UN blue helmets in North Kivu UN News Centre 27 Nov 2007 -- One officer and 14 troops who were part of a dissident battalion led by General Laurent Nkunda in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have turned themselves in to the United Nations mission in the country (MONUC).
- PM Meles: Ethiopia Prepared for War, Wants Peace With Eritrea VOA 27 Nov 2007 -- Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi says his country is prepared for a possible war with neighboring Eritrea, and warned that an invasion by Eritrea would lead to that country's destruction
- Russian FM slams independence bias in Kosovo talks RIA Novosti 27 Nov 2007 -- Russia's foreign minister said claims that Kosovo's independence is inevitable were disrupting collective efforts to find a resolution to the status of Serbia's breakaway province.
- Ivory Coast President, Prime Minister Talk Ahead of Rebel Areas Visit VOA 27 Nov 2007 -- Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and rebel leader-turned-Prime Minister Guillaume Soro have met in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou as part of efforts to reunite their divided country
- Venezuela's Chavez Remains Magnet for Controversy VOA 27 Nov 2007 -- Weeks after being told to "shut up" by the King of Spain, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is now engaged in a bitter, highly-personalized war of words with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe
- Rights Group Says Arrests in Burma Continue Despite Government Pledge VOA 27 Nov 2007 -- Amnesty International has condemned the continuing arrests of political activists inside Burma despite what it says was the government's pledge to stop.
- Musharraf to handover command of Army to General Kayani IRNA 27 Nov 2007 -- President General Pervez Musharraf Tuesday began a two-day blitz of farewell calls to the Services Chiefs at the end of his around 43-year career with the Pakistan Army, including his nine years as the chief of Army Staff, an army statement said Tuesday.
- Pakistan frees all political prisoners: spokesman IRNA 27 Nov 2007 -- Pakistan government has freed more than 5,000 political prisoners and lawyers who were arrested after President General Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency on November 3, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.
- Musharraf pays farewell visits to military headquarters IRNA 27 Nov 2007 -- General Pervez Musharraf, who is to relinquish charge of army chief on November 28, paid farewell visits to various military headquarters on Tuesday.
- Pakistan's Musharraf Attends Military Farewell Ceremonies VOA 27 Nov 2007 -- Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf has attended military farewell ceremonies before his expected retirement as head of the country's armed forces
- Meteosat celebrates 30th anniversary: Europes weather satellite program an unqualified success Thales 27 Nov 2007 -- Thales Alenia Space, prime contractor for Meteosat satellites, joined French space agency CNES, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Meteorological Satellite Organization (Eumetsat), to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Meteosat weather satellites. This program is a textbook case of successful collaboration between European space agencies and industry.
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