30 November 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 30 Nov 2007 [PDF]
- Nov. 29 airpower summary: Commando Solo AFPN 30 Nov 2007
- Iraqi SWAT Unit Targets Bomb-Making Cells Near Nasiriyah AFPS 30 Nov 2007 -- Iraqi special weapons and tactics police targeted two known insurgent bomb makers during raids near Nasiriyah today, officials said.
- Testing center opens at Camp Bucca AFPN 30 Nov 2007 -- Air Force security forces members here will now be able to redeploy home with their career development courses completed as base officials opened a new testing center.
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Col. Daly and Maj. Gen. Ali from Afghanistan 30 Nov 2007 -- Presenter: Commander 209th Afghan Regional Security Integration Command-North Col. Edward Daly and Commander 209th Corps, Afghan National Army Maj. Gen. Murad Ali
- Afghan Security Forces Prove Themselves in Operation Shaheen Sahara AFPS 30 Nov 2007 -- Counterinsurgency operations under way in northern Afghanistan are showing success against increased Taliban activity in the region, U.S. and Afghan military leaders there told Pentagon reporters today.
- Coalition Forces Treat 450 Afghans During Medical Outreach AFPS 30 Nov 2007 -- The towns of Eskandareh and Pacha Khak hide deep within the mountains of the Kohe Safid district in Afghanitan's Parwan province.
- Afghanistan: Resurgent Taliban Slows Aid Projects, Reconstruction RFE/RL 30 Nov 2007 -- The past year has been the deadliest for U.S. and NATO-led forces in Afghanistan since the Taliban regime fell in late 2001.
- Afghan President Dismisses Bin Laden Message As 'Ridiculous' VOA 30 Nov 2007 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has described as ridiculous a message by al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden that calls on European nations to stop supporting the U.S.-led mission in Afghanistan.
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Rear Adm Pottenger, Col Stilwell and Cmdr Rabbi from the USS Kearsarge 30 Nov 2007 -- Presenter: Rear Adm Carol M. Pottenger, Commander Amphibious Forces, 7th Fleet; Col Douglas Stilwell, Commanding Officer, 22nd Meu; and Cmdr Mohammad Fazele Rabbi, Bangladeshi Liaison Officer
- Bangladeshis Thank U.S. Sailors, Marines for Cyclone Relief Efforts AFPS 30 Nov 2007 -- U.S. sailors and Marines on a humanitarian mission to Bangladesh are being met with extreme gratitude as they work to prevent and treat waterborne illnesses and meet basic needs in the aftermath of a Nov. 15 cyclone, a U.S. commander there said today.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: Media Roundtable with Michael Dominguez, Bill Carr, and Brig. Gen. Michael Tucker from the Pentagon, Arlington, Va. 30 Nov 2007 -- Presenter: Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Michael Dominguez, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Military Personnel Bill Carr, and Assistant Surgeon General for Warrior Care and Transition Brig. Gen. Michael S. Tucker
- Marines to participate in Kadena readiness exercise AFPN 30 Nov 2007 -- The Marines have landed. Personnel from Marine Aircraft Group 12 based at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, will be major participants in Kadena Air Base's local operational readiness exercise next week.
- General focuses on mission, future of AWACS AFPN 30 Nov 2007 -- The E-3 Sentry airborne early warning and control system aircraft and its crews have led the way into battle many times in the past and are achieving combat excellence today, the commander of the nation's only AWACS flying wing said Nov. 27.
- Pilot Program Cuts Disability Evaluation Time, Speeds Veterans' Benefits AFPS 30 Nov 2007 -- Defense Department and Department of Veterans Affairs officials are piloting a joint program that could effectively dismantle one of the most confusing and frustrating obstacles in wounded warriors' recovery process.
- Pentagon's Homeland Defense Office Matures, Grows AFPS 30 Nov 2007 -- The fundamental lesson of the past five years is the recognition that the Defense Department has a central role to play in achieving security for the U.S. homeland and in providing assistance to civilian agencies when responding to natural or man-made disasters, the department's point man for homeland defense said.
- Wounded Soldiers' Advocate Named Assistant Surgeon General Army News 30 Nov 2007 -- One of the Army's top advocates for the care and treatment of its ill and wounded Soldiers and their Families will now serve as assistant surgeon general for warrior care and transition.
- DoD Establishes Center of Excellence to Address Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health 30 Nov 2007 -- The Defense Center of Excellence (DCoE) for Psychological Health (PH) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) began initial operations today.
- NECC Establishes First Civil Affairs Squadron Navy NewsStand 30 Nov 2007 -- Navy Expeditionary Combat Command formally established Maritime Civil Affairs Squadron 2 (MCAS 2) during a ceremony at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown Nov. 30.
- HSL 44 Detachment 10 Returns Home Navy NewsStand 30 Nov 2007 -- Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) 44 Det. 10 (HSL 44 Det. 10) returned home Nov. 27 from a five-month deployment to the Eastern Pacific Ocean on board USS Halyburton (FFG-40).
- Nassau Strike Group Participating in COMPTUEX Navy NewsStand 30 Nov 2007 -- The Nassau Strike Group (NASSG) is taking part in a Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX) Nov. 29 through Dec. 17, as the strike group continues to prepare for deployment.
- Military Must Understand, Master Change, Mullen Says AFPS 30 Nov 2007 -- The U.S. military needs to understand change and the pace of change to succeed in the future, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told students at the Army War College earlier this week.
- Sealift of Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected Vehicles Begins AFPS 30 Nov 2007 -- A commercial cargo ship carrying more than 100 mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles for troops in Iraq set sail this week from Naval Weapons Station Charleston, S.C.
- Russia, U.S. to continue Torgau-2007 exercise Dec. 1-15 RIA Novosti 30 Nov 2007 -- Russian and U.S. servicemen will participate in the second phase of a joint military exercise scheduled for December 1-15 at U.S. bases in Germany, a Ground Forces spokesman said Friday.
- Putin Signs Law Suspending CFE Treaty RFE/RL 30 Nov 2007 -- President Vladimir Putin has signed into law legislation suspending Russia's participation in the Conventional Forces in Europe treaty -- an agreement considered to be a cornerstone of European security.
- President Putin signs law on CFE moratorium - Kremlin RIA Novosti 30 Nov 2007 -- President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a law on a temporary suspension of Russia's participation in the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty, the Kremlin's press service said.
- Putin Signs Law Suspending Russian Participation in Arms Treaty VOA 30 Nov 2007 -- President Vladimir Putin has signed a law suspending Russia's participation in the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 30 Nov 2007
- Press Briefing by Dana Perino and Mark Dybul, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator The White House 30 Nov 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for November 30, 2007
- Boeing Recognized for F/A-18 Logistics Support Boeing 30 Nov 2007 -- John Lukes (left), a Boeing [NYSE: BA] field service representative, and U.S. Navy Aviation Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Christopher McGee refer to an integrated electronic technical manual while maintaining F/A-18 Super Hornets at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., as part of the F/A-18E/F Integrated Readiness Support Teaming (FIRST) program.
- Boeing Submits Proposal to U.S. Air Force for Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System Boeing 30 Nov 2007 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today submitted a proposal to the U.S. Air Force for the development of a next-generation Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS) that will help improve the accuracy and realism of joint service test and training activities.
- EADS Defence & Security selected to provide radio communications solution to the North Luzon Railway Phase I Project in the Philippines. EADS 30 Nov 2007 -- EADS Secure Networks, an integrated line of Business of EADS Defence & Security (DS), has been selected to deploy a digital TETRA radio communication system on the North Luzon railway in the Philippines.
- Franco-Italian cooperation agreement to create a leading player in underwater weapon systems DCNS 30 Nov 2007 -- DCNS, Finmeccanica and Thales today announced their intention to merge their underwater weapon system activities. This cooperation will strengthen the European defence industry, creating a leading world player in this domain.
- Franco-Italian cooperation agreement to create a leading player in underwater weapon systems Thales 30 Nov 2007 -- DCNS, Finmeccanica and Thales today announced their intention to merge their underwater weapon system activities. This cooperation will strengthen the European defence industry, creating a leading world player in this domain.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 30 Nov 2007
- Turkish govt. allows military to attack separatists in N. Iraq RIA Novosti 30 Nov 2007 -- Turkey's government has authorized the military to conduct a cross-border operation against Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq, the prime minister said on Friday.
- Turkey's Prime Minister Says Army Authorized to Carry Out Iraq Operation VOA 30 Nov 2007 -- Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the Turkish government has authorized the army to carry out a cross-border operation against Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq.
- Rice to Visit Africa for Talks on Great Lakes Region VOA 30 Nov 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is headed to Africa next week to discuss regional peace and security
- OPT-ISRAEL: Israeli High Court orders stay on Gaza power cuts IRIN 30 Nov 2007 -- Israel's High Court instructed the state on 30 November not to cut power to the Gaza Strip pending clarification on exactly how electricity reductions would take place and what humanitarian impact they would have on the civilian population in the enclave.
- Middle East peace conference a 'significant breakthrough,' says top UN official UN News Centre 30 Nov 2007 -- This week's conference in the United States was "the most significant breakthrough" in the Middle East peace process in several years, but the difficult humanitarian and security situation on the ground should not be overlooked, the top United Nations political official told the Security Council today.
- Israel's Supreme Court Upholds Fuel Cuts to Gaza VOA 30 Nov 2007 -- Israel will continue to tighten sanctions on the Palestinian-controlled Gaza Strip after getting a green light from the nation's top court.
- CHAD: Wounded soldiers crowd hospitals as fighting intensifies IRIN 30 Nov 2007 -- Fighting between the Chadian army and rebels has intensified in the east of the country and hospitals in the eastern regional hub Abeche and in the capital N'djamena are filling up with wounded soldiers.
- Ivorian supplementary peace agreements welcomed by UN mission UN News Centre 30 Nov 2007 -- The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d'Ivoire has welcomed the signing by the country's political leaders of supplementary agreements to a major peace accord that is designed to end the prolonged national crisis and bring elections early next year.
- Ugandan rebel group members agree to disarm and return home - UN mission UN News Centre 30 Nov 2007 -- Seven members of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), which has been fighting Ugandan Government forces for two decades, have surrendered to the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and agreed to enter a disarmament, repatriation and reintegration scheme.
- Ending visit to Timor-Leste, Security Council team pledges ongoing UN support UN News Centre 30 Nov 2007 -- Wrapping up a four-day mission to assess the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Timor-Leste, the Security Council today said the international community will provide ongoing support for the world body's efforts in the tiny nation which only gained independence in 2002.
- Burundi's peace process hampered by political crises - UN report UN News Centre 30 Nov 2007 -- In recent months, efforts to bring a lasting peace to Burundi have been impeded by a deteriorating political situation, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report to the Security Council made public today
- Meles Predicts Ethiopia-Eritrea Boundary Deadline to Pass Without Incident VOA 30 Nov 2007 -- Ethiopia's leader is predicting that a deadline for marking the disputed border with rival Eritrea will pass without incident
- EU Faces Growing Obstacles Over Planned Peace Force in Chad VOA 30 Nov 2007 -- Some 3,700 European Union peacekeeping troops were due to deploy in eastern Chad by mid-November
- Pro-Chavez Demonstrators Rally in Venezuela VOA 30 Nov 2007 -- Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have filled the streets of Caracas for a rally in support of sweeping constitutional reforms that would greatly expand President Hugo Chavez's power.
- Analysis: Expanding Chavez's Revolution cfr.org 30 Nov 2007 -- Ahead of a December 2 referendum on constitutional reforms, thousands of Venezuelan university students have taken to the streets in protest (CSMonitor).
- UGANDA: Ebola outbreak kills 16 IRIN 30 Nov 2007 -- An outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever in the western Uganda district of Bundibugyo has killed 16 of 51 people infected over the past three weeks, a senior health official said.
- Securing An Outcome: The How-To's Of Vote-Rigging RFE/RL 30 Nov 2007 -- Russia's Central Election Commission has vowed the December 2 parliamentary vote will be clean and fair
- Analysis: Pakistan's Tricky Transition cfr.org 29 Nov 2007 -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has stepped down as army chief and is set to rule as a civilian president (WashPost) for the next five years
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