26 December 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 26 Dec 2007 [PDF]
- MND-North Soldiers attacked by small-arms fire (Tikrit)
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Press Conference: Maj. Gen. Bergner, Mr. Phil Reeker, Dec. 26, 2007 MNF-I 26 Dec 2007 -- Maj. Gen. Kevin Bergner, spokesman for Multi-National Force - Iraq, and Phil Reeker, Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, provide an update from Iraq
- Dec. 25 airpower summary: A-10s support war effort AFPN 26 Dec 2007
- Dec. 24 airpower summary: B-1Bs deliver precision strikes AFPN 26 Dec 2007
- Maxwell trainers develop Iraqi air force officers AFPN 26 Dec 2007 -- Four Officer Training School instructors returned here recently after spending the past several months in Iraq building the country's air force officer training program from the ground up.
- Coalition Forces Kill Four Terrorists, Detain One in Central Iraq AFPS 26 Dec 2007 -- Coalition forces killed four terrorists and detained one suspect today during operations targeting al Qaeda in central Iraq.
- Troops in Afghanistan Detain Suspected Militants AFPS 26 Dec 2008 -- Afghan and coalition forces conducted an operation yesterday to detain Taliban extremists in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.
- Pakistan, Afghanistan Governments Pledge Enhanced Cooperation VOA 26 Dec 2007 -- Pakistan and Afghanistan have pledged to enhance cooperation between their spy agencies and tighten border controls in an effort to curb militant activities on both sides of the border
Defense Policy / Programs
- Pacific Fleet Commander Embraces Cambodia Partnership Navy NewsStand 26 Dec 2008 -- Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Robert F. Willard acknowledged the importance of a strong relationship with Cambodia in his latest "Rat-Pac Report" podcast posted Dec. 26.
- First tactical security element training course held. AFPN 26 Dec 2007 -- True to their motto, "Airpower ... from the ground up," the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center's "Eagles" hosted the first session of the Air Force tactical security element training course recently.
- Comm team prepares Kadena for cyber war AFPN 26 Dec 2007 -- Intruders" from cyberspace are trying to hack into the Kadena Air Base network and steal information from unsuspecting e-mail users.
- B-2 mission shows bomber flexibility AFPN 26 Dec 2007 -- Members of the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron deployed here with B-2 Spirits from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., took off on a two-ship exercise destined to Alaska Dec. 18 when one bomber was diverted to a global power sortie.
- JSTARS are 'eyes of the night' AFPN 26 Dec 2007 -- Like owls hunting prey in the dark of night, aircrews flying in the 116th Expeditionary Airborne Command and Control Squadron's E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft use its radar systems to support ground units and direct air support throughout the AOR.
- Without ammo, it's just another airplane AFPN 26 Dec 2007 -- A key element in the Air Force's global reach, global power capability is the tight knit and specially trained group of Airmen often referred to as "ammo troops."
- Russian defense ministry denies Finnish airspace violation RIA Novosti 26 Dec 2007 -- A Russian Tu-154 military aircraft which was flying along the Finnish border did not violate the country's air space, a Russian Air Force spokesman said on Wednesday.
- Press Gaggle by Scott Stanzel The White House 26 Dec 2007
- Turkey Carries Out More Air Strikes in Northern Iraq VOA 26 Dec 2007 -- Turkish warplanes have bombed suspected Kurdish rebel hideouts in northern Iraq for the fourth time in five days
- CHAD: Child soldiers forcibly mobilised not demobilised IRIN 26 Dec 2008 -- A UN programme to demobilise hundreds of child soldiers in Chad has been on hold since November following the resurgence of fighting between the army and rebel groups in the east.
- Serb army ready to protect Kosovo Serbs - President Tadic RIA Novosti 26 Dec 2008 -- Serbia's Army is ready to assist in protecting Kosovo Serbs if Kosovo peacekeepers fail to halt violence in the province, the president said on Wednesday.
- 40 Tamil Tigers killed in sea battle in northern Sri Lanka IRNA 26 Dec 2007 -- About 40 Tamil tigers were believed killed in Wednesday's sea battle in northern Mannar seas in Sri Lanka, said Sri Lankan Defence Ministry.
- Secretary-General welcomes agreement paving way for Nepalese elections UN News Centre 26 Dec 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the agreement reached by the Seven-Party Alliance that makes up the Government of Nepal on key issues of the country's peace process, paving the way for the holding by April 2008 of a Constituent Assembly election that was postponed twice this year.
- Somalia: top UN envoy calls for release of kidnapped aid workers UN News Centre 26 Dec 2007 -- The Secretary-General's Special Representative for Somalia has called for the release of two female staff members of the international aid organization Médecins Sans Frontières who have been abducted in the strife-torn Horn of Africa nation.
- Egypt Says Israeli Housing Plans Undermine Peace Process VOA 26 Dec 2007 -- An Egyptian presidential spokesman says Israeli plans to build homes on occupied land in and around Jerusalem are undermining the Mideast peace process.
- Israeli, Palestinian Leaders to Meet Thursday VOA 26 Dec 2007 -- Israeli and Palestinian leaders will meet Thursday in a bid to advance the Middle East peace process
- Sri Lankan Navy Sinks 9 Rebel Boats in Offshore Battle VOA 26 Dec 2007 -- Sri Lankan military officials say a naval battle with rebels off the country's northwest coast has killed at least 40 Tamil Tiger fighters and has sunk nine rebel boats.
- Serbian Parliament Debates Resolution on Kosovo VOA 26 Dec 2007 -- Serbian President Boris Tadic says his country will do all in its power to maintain Kosovo as part of Serbia but will also continue efforts to build ties with the rest of Europe.
- Ugandan Peacekeepers Deny Somali Islamist Claims of Attack VOA 26 Dec 2007 -- The Ugandan spokesman for the African Union peacekeeping force in Mogadishu, Somalia is denying radical Islamists' claim that they killed three peacekeepers last week during a late-night attack on the Ugandan base at the city's main airport
- Congo's Government Launches Offensive Against Rebels VOA 26 Dec 2007 -- The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has launched an offensive to root out renegade General Laurent Nkunda and other rebels who control parts of the country's east
- Cold War Lite RFe/RL 26 Dec 2007
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