09 April 2008 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 09 Apr 2008 [PDF]
- MND-N Soldier attacked by IED (Salah ad Din Province)
- MND-B Soldier attacked by IED (Baghdad)
- MND-B Soldier dies of non-combat related cause (Baghdad)
- MND-B Soldier dies of non-combat related cause
- MND-C Soldier attacked by IED
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- April 8 airpower summary: C-17s transport supplies AFPN 09 Apr 2008
- Predator crashes in Iraq AFPN 09 Apr 2008 -- An Air Force MQ-1 Predator crashed northwest of Balad, Iraq, at approximately 7:10 p.m. local time April 9.
- Iraqi SWAT Team Nabs Six Terrorists AFPS 09 Apr 2008 -- A Baqouba-based Iraqi special weapons and tactics unit advised by U.S. Special Forces soldiers captured six terrorists in Iraq's Shilbah village yesterday.
- Better coordination of efforts to help Afghanistan priority for new UN envoy UN News Centre 09 Apr 2008 -- Improving coordination of international efforts to help bring peace and development to Afghanistan will be a key priority for the United Nations, the new Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the strife-torn nation pledged today.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Supply Chain Partners Deliver 5,000 MRAPs to Warfighters AFPS 09 Apr 2008 -- Supply chain partners, from manufacturer to the front lines, reached a major milestone in keeping warfighters in Iraq and Afghanistan safe from the effects of many improvised explosive devices.
- Aggressor fleet paint scheme nears completion AFPN 09 Apr 2008 -- After swapping out F-16 Fighting Falcons with the 8th Fighter Wing at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Airmen from the 354th Maintenance Squadron sheet metal shop wasted no time in painting the newly-received aircraft with a flanker color scheme which helps other pilots identify these aircraft as the opposing force during training exercises.
- New concept in maintenance training comes to fruition AFPN 09 Apr 2008 -- Years of hard work and planning came to realization April 7 when the first class of F-22 Raptor maintenance students graduated from the $21 million F-22 Maintenance Training Facility here.
- Ammo troops make explosive impact on B-52 mission AFPN 09 Apr 2008 -- Airmen of the 36th Wing here, with their B-52 Stratofortress long-range bombers, have the capability of launching missions from Andersen to any location at any time and to anywhere.
- Langley officials fight to keep F-22s from being damaged AFPN 09 Apr 2008 -- The Air Force's newest and most technologically advanced fighter, the F-22 Raptor, is under attack here.
- Joint Chiefs Chairman Discusses Vision for Future AFPS 09 Apr 2008 -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stressed the need for more troops in Afghanistan, reduced deployment lengths, improved care for the wounded and a transition from "peacetime" to "wartime" processes.
- HSL 42 : The First to Embark on USS Nitze Navy NewsStand 09 Apr 2008 -- Like a new neighbor moving in next door, Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 42 "Proud Warriors" tried to make a good impression with the Sailors assigned to USS Nitze (DDG 94) when the helicopter detachment first reported aboard March 17.
- Navy ASW Center Gets New Commander Navy NewsStand 09 Apr 2008 -- Naval Oceanography Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Center held a change of command ceremonyduring a ceremony April 9 at Stennis Space Center (SSC).
- John Paul Jones Completes ULTRA-S Navy NewsStand 09 Apr 2008 -- USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) completed their Unit Level Training Assessment - Sustainment (ULTRA-S) March 26, proving their ability to carry out all operations at the highest levels of proficiency.
- Army to Relax Information Controls to Keep Pace with Cyberspace AFPS 09 Apr 2008 -- Cumbersome controls over information flow in the Army soon may be a thing of the past, as the service works to deliver its messages proactively in the fast-paced cyber world.
- Peruvian Navy Ship Visits Seattle Navy NewsStand 09 Apr 2008 -- Navy Region Northwest said farewell to the captain and crew of the Peruvian Navy transport ship BAP Mollendo (ATC 131) April 6, following a port visit in Seattle.
- USS Frank Cable Returns from Philippines Navy NewsStand 09 Apr 2008 -- Submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) returned to its homeport of Guam April 9 after a regulary scheduled underway period.
- USS Denver Holds Change of Command Ceremony Navy NewsStand 09 Apr 2008 -- USS Denver (LPD 9) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Base San Diego, April 4.
- U.S. senator calls for space-based interceptor missiles RIA Novosti 09 Apr 2008 -- United States Senator Wayne Allard has called for interceptor missiles to be deployed on satellites in permanent orbit, so that the U.S. can rapidly respond to threats anywhere on Earth.
- NATO fighters again accompany Russian bombers near Alaska RIA Novosti 09 Apr 2008 -- NATO fighters accompanied Russian Tu-95 Bear strategic bombers on a regular strategic patrol flight on Wednesday, a Russian Air Force spokesman said.
- Russia wants permanent presence at Poland, Czech missile sites IRNA 09 Apr 2008 -- Russia wants its military officers to be present at all times at the planned US missile sites in Poland and the Czech Republic to make sure Russia is not a target, the Russian foreign minister said Tuesday.
- Russia, Poland in deadlock over missile shield RIA Novosti 09 Apr 2008 -- Russia and Poland have failed again to reach an agreement over the proposed U.S. missile shield in Central Europe, Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
- Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 09 Apr 2008
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 09 Apr 2008
- DoD News: Contracts for April 09, 2008
- BAE SYSTEMS RECEIVES $71 MILLION FOLLOW-ON ORDER FOR OBJECTIVE GUNNER'S PROTECTION KIT COMPONENTS BAE Systems 09 Apr 2008 -- BAE Systems has received a $71.5 million follow-on order from the U.S. Army for the purchase of Battery Powered Motorized Traversing Units (BPMTU), part of the Objective Gunner's Protection Kit.
- Northrop Grumman Semiconductor Foundry Receives Department of Defense Trusted Foundry Accreditation Northrop Grumman 09 Apr 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received Category 1A Department of Defense Trusted Foundry accreditation for its Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATL).
- Raytheon Wins $80 Million Contract for Radar-Jamming Variant of Its Miniature Air Launched Decoy Raytheon 09 Apr 2008 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) was awarded an $80 million U.S. Air Force contract March 31 for Phase II risk reduction of a radar-jamming variant of its Miniature Air Launched Decoy.
- Raytheon Awarded $60 Million to Provide Marines with Persistent Surveillance Raytheon 09 Apr 2008 -- U.S. Marines in Iraq will have enhanced ability to detect hostile troop movements thanks to Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Ground Based Operational Surveillance System (GBOSS).
- Syracuse Research Corporation's Prototype For Lockheed Martin Eq-36 Counterfire Target Acquisition Radar Successful In U.S. Army 360-Degree Mode Testing Lockheed Martin 09 Apr 2008 -- Syracuse Research Corporation (SRC)'s radar that is the prototype for Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] Enhanced AN/TPQ-36 counter-fire target acquisition (EQ-36) radar recently completed successful performance testing in 360-degree counter-fire mode against mortars and rockets at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 09 Apr 2008
- Palestinian Gunmen Kill Two Israelis in Cross-Border Attack VOA 09 Apr 2008 -- Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have carried out a deadly cross-border raid.
- Syria Plans Emergency Drill amid Fears of War with Israel VOA 09 Apr 2008 -- Syria is beefing up security on its home front in a sign of escalating tension with Israel
- Two Israelis and four Palestinians killed in fuel depot attack RIA Novosti 09 Apr 2008 -- Two Israeli civilians and four Palestinian militants were killed near the Israel-Gaza Strip border after a Palestinian attack on a fuel depot on Wednesday, local media said.
- Plight of displaced in Chad, Central African Republic worries Security Council UN News Centre 09 Apr 2008 -- Condemning continued armed activity of rebel groups in eastern Chad, members of the Security Council today expressed their concern over the humanitarian situation in that region and the neighbouring north-eastern Central African Republic (CAR), as the number of displaced persons continues to swell.
- Serbian security figure fit to stand trial, UN war crimes tribunal rules UN News Centre 09 Apr 2008 -- The delayed war crimes trial of two former high-level officials with the Serbian secret service will start on Monday after the United Nations tribunal set up to deal with the worst crimes committed during the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s ruled that one of the men is now fit to stand trial.
- LTTE's atrocities harden our resolved to eliminate terrorism: Prez IRNA 09 Apr 2008 -- Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has underlined the resolve of the government to fight the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)'s atrocities, saying 'the terrorists will be sadly mistaken if they think that we could be driven into submission'.
- Kosovo's parliament approves constitution RIA Novosti 09 Apr 2008 -- Kosovo's parliament approved on Wednesday a national constitution due to enter into force on June 15, Serbia's BETA news agency reported.
- Bush Urges China's Leaders to Meet With Dalai Lama VOA 09 Apr 2008 -- President Bush is urging Chinese leaders to open talks with the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama
- US Secretary of State Rejects Immunity for Syria in Hariri Probe VOA 09 Apr 2008 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Wednesday rejected the notion of excusing Syrian leaders from scrutiny in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri
- ZIMBABWE: SADC steps into the fray IRIN 09 Apr 2008 -- An extraordinary summit of the 14-member state Southern African Development Community (SADC) is being scheduled for the weekend of 12 April, to discuss the deteriorating situation in Zimbabwe following last month's elections.
- NEPAL: Worries over security in landmark elections IRIN 09 Apr 2008 -- Civilians in one of the world's poorest countries are apprehensive about security during the twice-postponed "historic" national elections scheduled for 10 April, despite assurances from the government and political parties, civil and human rights groups say.
- Backgrounder: The Question of Tibet cfr.org 09 Apr 2008
- US Lawmakers Condemn China's Crackdown in Tibet VOA 09 Apr 2008 -- The House of Representatives is expected to approve a bipartisan resolution Wednesday condemning China's crackdown in Tibet and urging Beijing to hold a substantive dialogue with the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama
- Chinese authorities arrest more than 400 over Tibet riots RIA Novosti 09 Apr 2008 -- Authorities in China's Gansu province have detained 432 people, including 170 monks, for involvement in violent protests against Chinese rule in Tibet in mid-March, a local official said on Wednesday.
- European Commission Chief Calls for Democracy in Zimbabwe VOA 09 Apr 2008 -- European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso is calling for a swift transition to democracy in Zimbabwe
- Russia: UN Secretary-General Arrives For Talks With Putin, Medvedev RFE/RL 09 Apr 2008 -- Ban Ki-moon has begun his first visit to Russia as secretary-general of the United Nations, with meetings on the agenda with outgoing President Vladimir Putin and President-elect Dmitry Medvedev.
- Analysis: Seoul's Conservative Swing cfr.org 09 Apr 2008 -- Exit polls show South Korean President Lee Myung Bak's conservative party winning a parliamentary majority (IHT) in elections Wednesday, overturning nearly a decade of rule by the opposition United Democratic Party (UDP).
- South Korean Conservatives Win Victory in Legislative Vote VOA 09 Apr 2008 -- It appears South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has more legislative muscle with which to carry out his ambitious economic reforms.
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