07 July 2008 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 07 Jul 2008 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- July 6 airpower summary: A-10s deter anti-Afghan forces AFPN 07 Jul 2008
- Coalition Forces in Iraq Net al-Qaida Suspects; Iraqis Find Weapons AFPS 07 Jul 2008 -- Coalition forces in Iraq captured 11 suspected al-Qaida operatives in Mosul and Balad, while Iraqi soldiers in Kadhamiyah found a cache of weapons and explosives today, military officials said.
- Success Builds on Success in Iraq, Coalition Official Says AFPS 07 Jul 2008 -- Success is building on success in Iraq, a senior military official said yesterday at a news conference in Baghdad.
- Defense Personnel Transport Uranium Ore Out of Iraq AFPS 07 Jul 2008 -- Defense personnel have completed the transfer of 550 metric tons of Iraqi uranium ore to Canada, Defense officials said here today.
- NMCB 3 Seabees Upgrade Waste Water Treatment Pond in Iraq Navy NewsStand 07 Jul 2008 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NCMB) 3, Detail Taqaddum (Det TQ), completed improvements to a waste water treatment system at Camp Habbaniyah, Iraq, June 19.
- US Denies Its Airstrike Killed Afghan Civilians Sunday VOA 07 Jul 2008 -- The Pentagon says no civilians were killed in an air strike Sunday in a remote area of eastern Afghanistan, which local officials say killed 27 people who were walking to a wedding
- Enhanced UN mission vital to helping Afghans improve their lives - Ban UN News Centre 07 Jul 2008 -- Helping the people of Afghanistan to rebuild the strife-torn nation and improve their daily lives will require strengthening the United Nations mission there in a number of key areas, including increased staffing and possible structural changes, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a new report.
- Attack on Indian embassy in Kabul 'cowardly and heinous,' declares UN envoy UN News Centre 07 Jul 2008 -- The top United Nations official in Afghanistan has condemned today's suicide attack outside the Indian Embassy in Kabul, which reportedly killed over 40 people and injured more than 100, as a "cowardly and heinous crime."
- Teams Bring Security, Development to Afghan Province AFPS 07 Jul 2008 -- As the security situation becomes more stable in five of this Afghan province's southern districts, coalition civil affairs teams are helping improve governance and infrastructure.
- Suicide Attacker Kills 40 Outside Indian Embassy in Kabul VOA 07 Jul 2008 -- Afghan officials say a suicide car bomber detonated a blast just outside the Indian embassy in Kabul, killing 40 people and wounding 140 others
- Guard Forces Go to Ground in State's Fire Fight AFPS 07 Jul 2008 -- The first group of 200 California National Guard members called out by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for direct ground support on the fire line July 1 have competed their classroom training and are ready to deploy for hands-on training tomorrow, National Guard officials here said today.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Bush, Medvedev Agree on Iran, Not Missile Defense VOA 07 Jul 2008 -- U.S. President George Bush and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev say they are united in trying to convince Iran to stop enriching uranium, but remain divided over American plans for a missile defense system in Eastern Europe
- Secretary re-emphasizes Army stance on sexual assault Army News 07 Jul 2008 -- Secretary of the Army Pete Geren told senior leaders Tuesday that the Army will be launching new sexual assault prevention initiatives that he believes will eventually help change society.
- White Knights spread good will through bilateral training Marine Corps News 07 Jul 2008 -- The AV-8B Harrier detachment for Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 (Reinforced), 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is currently conducting a series of bilateral training exercises with their Kuwaiti counterparts as part of exercise Eager Mace 2008.
- U.S., Philippines Special Operations Forces Train Together as Part of Flash Piston Navy NewsStand 07 Jul 2008 -- Flash Piston, a Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET) program June 9-29 sponsored by the Joint Special Operations Task Force Philippines, allowed U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) to share highly specialized training with their Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) counterparts.
- Coast Guard Cutter Dallas to Visit Equatorial Guinea Navy NewsStand 07 Jul 2008 -- The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dallas (WHEC 716) is scheduled to arrive in the West African nation of Equatorial Guinea July 8 for a three-day visit.
- Coast Guard Cutter Dallas Advances Maritime Partnership with Sao Tome and Principe Navy NewsStand 07 Jul 2008 -- The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dallas (WHEC 716) concluded a five-day visit to the West African island-nation of Sao Tome and Principe, July 2.
- Air Force Space Command sends six nominees to NASA astronaut candidate selection board AFPN 07 Jul 2008 -- Six AFSPC officers have been selected by an Air Force board to have a shot at a Mission Specialist berth with NASA for the astronaut class of 2009.
- Air Guard Rescue Unit Certifies in Firefighting Technique AFPS 07 Jul 2008 -- Crews from the California Air National Guard's 129th Rescue Wing are now certified to perform water bucket operations, making the 129th the only rescue unit in the Air Force and Air National Guard qualified to fight fires.
- US-Poland Missile Defense Talks to Continue VOA 07 Jul 2008 -- The State Department says efforts for a missile-defense agreement with Poland will continue despite an inconclusive meeting on the issue Monday between Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski
- India to participate in simulated dogfights over the U.S. RIA Novosti 07 Jul 2008 -- The Indian air force will participate for the first time in U.S.-led Red Flag 2008 air exercises on August 8-23 at the Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada, the Indian Defense Ministry said on Monday.
- Polish top diplomat to discuss missile shield with McCain, Obama RIA Novosti 07 Jul 2008 -- Poland's foreign minister has flown to the United States for talks on the deployment of U.S. interceptor missiles on Polish soil with presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain.
- U.S. top diplomat to sign missile deal in Prague RIA Novosti 07 Jul 2008 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice starts a European tour on Monday with a visit to the Czech Republic to sign a missile shield agreement, and will later travel to Bulgaria and Georgia.
- Russia, U.S. in deadlock over missile shield as G8 starts in Japan RIA Novosti 07 Jul 2008 -- The presidents of Russia and the U.S. discussed the countries' long-running dispute over Washington's plans to deploy a missile shield in Central Europe on the first day of the G8 summit in Japan.
- Russia hopes for new strategic arms deal with U.S. by yearend RIA Novosti 07 Jul 2008 -- Russia expects to reach a new nuclear arms reduction treaty with the United States by the end of the year, an aide to the president of Russia said on Sunday.
- Russia's Su-35 fighter makes first demonstration flight RIA Novosti 07 Jul 2008 -- Russia's new state-of-the-art Su-35 Flanker multirole air superiority/strike fighter successfully completed its first demonstration flight on Monday.
- Russian Air Force may receive fifth-generation fighter in 2013 RIA Novosti 07 Jul 2008 -- Russia is expecting a new fifth-generation fighter to enter service in 2013, the Air Force commander said on Monday.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 07 Jul 2008
- Press Gaggle by Dana Perino and Dan Price, Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and Deputy National Security Advisor on G8 Leaders Meeting with African Countries The White House 07 Jul 2008
- DoD News: Contracts for July 07, 2008
- Northrop Grumman, Oshkosh JLTV Undergoes Successful Armor Testing Northrop Grumman 07 Jul 2008 -- The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) family of vehicles offered by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Oshkosh Defense (NYSE:OSK) has undergone successful armor testing as the U.S. Department of Defense nears its selection of competing JLTV teams.
- Northrop Grumman, Air Force Complete Preliminary Design Review of New B-2 Bomber Computer Architecture Northrop Grumman 07 Jul 2008 -- The U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) have successfully completed an incremental system design review of the new software and computing architecture that will manage B-2 stealth bomber missions for the next several decades.
- Control Test Vehicle-3 Flight Test Moves NLOS-LS Closer to Complete System Testing Raytheon 07 Jul 2008 -- NetFires LLC, a joint venture between Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Missile Systems business and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Missiles and Fire Control, successfully launched another Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System Precision Attack Missile July 1.
- SAIC Successfully Tests Advanced Modular Gun Demonstrator for Navy Project SAIC 07 Jul 2008 -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced that it has successfully tested the Advanced Modular Gun Demonstrator (AMGD) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centers' Wallops Flight Facility, located in Wallops Island, Va.
- Northrop Grumman, Oshkosh JLTV Undergoes Successful Armor Testing Oshkosh 07 Jul 2008 -- The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) family of vehicles offered by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Oshkosh Defense (NYSE:OSK) has undergone successful armor testing as the U.S. Department of Defense nears its selection of competing JLTV teams.
- Thales Australia secures support contract for ADF's Ground Surveillance Radars Thales 07 Jul 2008 -- Commencing in August 2008, the Thales Australia contract involves maintenance, engineering, supply and operational support. This new initiative also represents a significant investment in the transfer of technology from the UK to Thales Australia.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 07 Jul 2008
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE ON CHILDREN AND ARMED CONFLICT United Nations 07 Jul 2008
- Israel, Hezbollah Sign Prisoner Swap Deal VOA 07 Jul 2008 -- Israel on Monday signed an agreement to swap prisoners with the Lebanese Shi'ite militant group Hezbollah.
- Israel, Hezbollah Move Toward Prisoner Swap VOA 07 Jul 2008 -- Israel and the Islamic guerrilla group Hezbollah in Lebanon are moving toward a prisoner swap
- Sudan: top UN envoy speaks out against shooting of officers UN News Centre 07 Jul 2008 -- The top United Nations envoy to Sudan today strongly condemned the shooting by the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) of a military observer with the world body and a national monitor with the Sudanese forces.
- Darfur Rebels Threaten New Action Against Sudan Government VOA 07 Jul 2008 -- One of the main rebel groups in Sudan's volatile Darfur region - the Joint Equality Movement, or Jem - is appealing for "substantive" peace talks with the government of Sudan
- Uganda Denies Responsibility for Attack in Southern Sudan VOA 07 Jul 2008 -- The Ugandan government has rejected accusations that Ugandan troops were responsible for an attack on a village in southern Sudan last month
- Ban condemns bombings in Abkhaz and Georgian territory UN News Centre 07 Jul 2008 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned a series of bombings that have left four dead and 16 wounded in Abkhaz-controlled territory as well as in the immediate vicinity of the ceasefire line on Georgian-controlled territory.
- Deadly Attack on UN Official Raises Fears Aid Groups May Scale Back Somalia Operations VOA 07 Jul 2008 -- Residents in Mogadishu, Somalia say they fear the apparent murder of the director of the U.N. Development Program there may cause aid groups to further scale down their operations and deepen the country's humanitarian crisis
- Suspected Nigerian Militant Faces More Charges at Secret Trial VOA 07 Jul 2008 -- The treason trial of suspected Nigerian militant Henry Okah resumes Monday at a closed federal high court in the central city of Jos
- Soldiers Attempt To Enter Home Of Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Tsvangirai VOA 07 Jul 2008 -- Zimbabwe's opposition remained under pressure following the refusal Saturday by Movement for Democratic Change founder Morgan Tsvangirai to meet with President Robert Mugabe in a meeting brokered by South African President Thabo Mbeki, as MDC sources reported that armed troops tried to force their way into Tsvangirai's Harare home early Monday
- Zimbabwe's Deep Crisis Could Prevent New Parliament From Sitting VOA 07 Jul 2008 -- The Zimbabwean parliament elected in the country's March 31 general elections is supposed to convene by July 17, but experts say the prospects for a timely launch are dim.
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