27 June 2008 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 27 Jun 2008 [PDF]
- Marines attacked by enemy force (Karmah)
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- June 25 airpower summary: A-10s destroy enemy forces AFPN 27 Jun 2008
- June 26 airpower summary: B-1Bs bomb enemy vehicles AFPN 27 Jun 2008
- Coalition Forces Kill One, Detain 11, Find Weapons in Iraq AFPS 27 Jun 2008 -- Coalition forces killed one militant, detained 11 suspected terrorists and found numerous weapons caches during recent operations in Iraq, military officials said.
- C-130 makes emergency landing in Baghdad field AFPN 27 Jun 2008 -- The flight crew of a C-130 Hercules executed an emergency landing in a barren field northeast of Baghdad International Airport at about 1:45 p.m. local time June 27.
- Officials Identify Mosul al-Qaida Leader Killed in Recent Operation AFPS 27 Jun 2008 -- A terrorist killed during a June 24 operation in Mosul, Iraq, has been positively identified as the city's top al-Qaida in Iraq leader, military officials here reported today.
- Coaliton releases 300 detainees in Iraq Army News 27 Jun 2008 -- Gen. David H. Petraeus, commanding general of Multi-National Forces-Iraq, joined Task Force 134 (Detainee Operations) and the 300th Military Police Brigade at a ceremony observing the release of about 300 security detainees.
- Marines in Afghanistan Disrupt Taliban's Freedom of Movement AFPS 27 Jun 2008 -- The 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines are disrupting the Taliban's freedom of movement in Afghanistan's Helmand and Farah provinces, the battalion's commander said today.
- Reports Detail Progress in Afghan Security, National Forces AFPS 27 Jun 2008 -- A pair of Defense Department reports published today on Afghanistan describe progress with regard to the country's security and national forces.
- National Guard on duty from coast to coast AFPN 27 Jun 2008 -- About 2,300 Air and Army National Guard members remain on duty in the Midwest, down from a peak of more than 5,700, officials reported. Meanwhile, officials in California called for more aircraft to fight the wildfires.
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Vice Adm. Crowder and Capt. Kearns from the USNS Mercy 27 Jun 2008 -- Presenter: Commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet Vice Adm. Doug Crowder and Commander, Pacific Partnership 2008 Capt. William Kearns
- USNS Mercy Provides Relief in Southeast Asia AFPS 27 Jun 2008 -- After a floating hospital known as USNS Mercy steams away from ports across Southeast Asia, the ship's presence will live on in the host countries it helped along the way.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Missile Defense Data Collection Experiment Successfully Completed MDA 27 Jun 2008 -- Lieutenant General Henry "Trey" Obering, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) director, announced today the successful completion of a technology-demonstration flight test from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, Va
- Swedish supreme commander looks to Marines for ideas USMC News 27 Jun 2008 -- Gen. Hakan Syren, the supreme commander of the Swedish Armed Forces, visited 2nd Explosive Ordinance Disposable Company, 2nd Marine Logistics Group and other key locations, here, June 26 while on a tour of Camp Lejeune.
- Department of Labor offers degree alternative to service members USMC News 27 Jun 2008 -- For some, a college degree is their dream, but many service members don't have the time to pursue it.
- Senior enlisted leaders of 39 nations confer Army News 27 Jun 2008 -- More than 50 senior noncommissioned officers from 39 armies in Europe and North America met to discuss common issues at the second U.S. Army Europe Conference of European Armies for NCOs in Weiden, Germany, June 10-12.
- Dogs help wounded warriors heal at Walter Reed Army News 27 Jun 2008 -- One of the most popular therapists at Walter Reed Army Medical Center prefers to show his enthusiasm and appreciation by wagging his tail and giving slobbery kisses.
- AKO receives charter, new project manager Army News 27 Jun 2008 -- Army Knowledge Online and Defense Knowledge Online received a change to their operating charter Friday, along with a new leader.
- Security Council applauds Central African peace accord with rebel groups UN News Centre 27 Jun 2008 -- The Security Council today welcomed the recent peace agreement reached by authorities in the Central African Republic (CAR) and two rebel groups operating in the impoverished and strife-torn country.
- Philippine Sea Makes Port Call in Turkey Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2008 -- The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) visited Aksaz, Turkey, June 15-18, following three months in the Navy's 5th Fleet area of operations in support of theater security cooperation objectives and Maritime Security Operations (MSO).
- Mission Package Computing Environment Installed on LCS-1 Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2008 -- The first installation of the U.S. Navy's Mission Package Computing Environment (MPCE) occurred aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Freedom (LCS-1) in Marinette, Wis., June 9.
- USS Key West Returns to the Fleet Early Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2008 -- Personnel from the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF) finished the USS Key West (SSN 722) Docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA) one week early, June 16.
- Wasp Finishes First in Surface Line Week Competition Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2008 -- USS Wasp (LHD 1) won first place at the annual fleet-wide Surface Line Week competition at Naval Operations Base Norfolk, June 13-20.
- Army Accelerates Delivery of Future Combat Systems Technologies AFPS 27 Jun 2008 -- The Army is accelerating the delivery of key Future Combat Systems technologies to the field, officials announced yesterday.
- Boxer Completes Pacific Phase of Continuing Promise 2008 Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2008 -- USS Boxer (LHD 4), along with various embarked units, returned to San Diego June 26, concluding nearly two months at sea in support of the Pacific phase of Continuing Promise 2008.
- Navy Saves Millions in Fuel Costs Navy NewsStand 27 Jun 2008 -- The rewards reaped from the Navy's Energy Conservation (ENCON) Program save millions in fuel costs, while keeping ships at sea to support the nation's Maritime Strategy.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 27 Jun 2008
- DoD News: Contracts for June 27, 2008
- Boeing Awarded B-52 Airborne Electronic Attack Technical Maturation Contract Boeing 27 Jun 2008 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a $14.9 million contract by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to develop and mature technologies required to enable airborne electronic attack from long distances, filling the stand-off electronic attack role
- Raytheon Achieves U.K. Intelligence Integration Milestone during Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration 2008 Raytheon 27 Jun 2008 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) demonstrated the potential to employ a U.K. adaptation of the U.S.-deployed Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) to provide a more accurate, timely understanding of an adversary and their actions.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 27 Jun 2008
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SPECIAL ADVISER ON SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE United Nations 27 Jun 2008
- Fragile advances in Middle East need to turn into real progress, UN official says UN News Centre 27 Jun 2008 -- The recent "fragile but real" steps forward in the Middle East peace process will not turn into real progress unless Israeli and Palestinian negotiators can find common ground on the core issues, a senior United Nations political official told the Security Council today.
- ISRAEL-OPT: Donors pledge aid to Palestinian police, judiciary IRIN 27 Jun 2008 -- Palestinian police officers in the West Bank have reason to be optimistic, after donors at a conference in Berlin pledged US$242 million in aid to help reform civil security forces and the judiciary.
- UN observer force in Golan Heights to continue for further six months UN News Centre 27 Jun 2008 -- The Security Council today extended for another six months the United Nations force observing the more than three-decade-old ceasefire between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights.
- GHANA: Conflict in north could threaten elections IRIN 27 Jun 2008 -- Ghana's President Kufuor has demanded an immediate end to a conflict between two ethnic groups in the north of the country that has claimed at least 17 lives in the last week and which observers warn could jeopardise presidential elections later this year.
- UN tribunal grants provisional release to two former senior Serbian officials UN News Centre 27 Jun 2008 -- The United Nations war crimes tribunal set up in the wake of the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s has ordered the temporary provisional release of two former high-level officials with the Serbian secret service facing trial on charges that include murder, persecution and illegal deportations.
- Report Says Somalia, Sudan Destabilizing East African Region VOA 27 Jun 2008 -- Earlier this week, a global survey of states most at risk of failure named Somalia and Sudan as the top two most unstable countries in the world
- DRC: Aid work in Rutshuru town resumes after riots IRIN 27 Jun 2008 -- Travel to and work in the adjacent eastern Democratic Republic of Congo town of Rutshuru and Kiwanja village have resumed after riots curtailed such activities on 23 and 24 June, according to the UN.
- Russia denies Abkhazia 'separation' talks with Georgia RIA Novosti 27 Jun 2008 -- Moscow has denied discussing with Tbilisi the division of Georgia's breakaway republic of Abkhazia into Russian and Georgian spheres of influence, the Russian foreign minister said on Friday.
- Uganda Rebel Negotiators Quit, Further Jeopardizing Peace Talks VOA 27 Jun 2008 -- Eight members of the negotiating team for the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group have resigned
- ZIMBABWE: A low-key presidential poll IRIN 27 Jun 2008 -- Voting started at a slow pace on Friday in the capital, Harare, as Zimbabweans cast their ballots in a presidential run-off election boycotted by the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). Polling stations in affluent suburbs were deserted in the early hours of the day.
- Zimbabwe: UN envoy holds talks with regional leaders on political strife UN News Centre 27 Jun 2008 -- A United Nations envoy is continuing to hold talks with Southern African leaders about the troubled political and humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe, where the run-off round of presidential elections is being held today despite international objections.
- Runoff Presidential 'Election' Under Way in Zimbabwe VOA 27 Jun 2008 -- Voting got off to a slow start in the uncontested presidential runoff poll in Zimbabwe in which President Robert Mugabe is seeking to entrench himself as president for an another five years
- US Blasts 'Completely Fradulent' Zimbabwe Election VOA 27 Jun 2008 -- The United States Friday expressed deep disappointment that Zimbabwe's presidential runoff election went forward even though incumbent President Robert Mugabe was the only candidate
- EU Calls Zimbabwe Election 'A Sham' VOA 27 Jun 2008 -- The European Commission described Zimbabwe's presidential runoff on Friday as a "sham" and said it does not recognize the election or its outcome as legitimate
- Low Turnout Reported in Zimbabwe Runoff VOA 27 Jun 2008 -- Witnesses are reporting low voter turnout in Zimbabwe, where President Robert Mugabe is the only candidate taking part in Friday's controversial presidential runoff.
- U.S. Envoy To OSCE Says Kazakhstan Lagging In Reforms RFE/RL 27 Jun 2008 -- The deputy chief of the U.S. mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Kyle Scott, has told RFE/RL's Kazakh Service after his arrival in Kazakhstan that there are lingering concerns over that country's implementation of democratic reforms.
- Russia, EU Launch Talks On Partnership Pact RFE/RL 27 Jun 2008 -- Russian and European Union officials meeting in the Siberian oil town of Khanty-Mansiisk have launched negotiations on a new strategic partnership pact, in an apparent step toward more constructive relations between Moscow and Brussels following years of concern over deteriorating ties.
- Thai Prime Minister Survives No-Confidence Motion VOA 27 Jun 2008 -- The Thai prime minister and his cabinet have defeated an opposition parliamentary no-confidence motion
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