25 July 2008 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 25 Jul 2008 [PDF]
- July 24 airpower summary: A-10s hit enemy targets AFPN 25 Jul 2008
- Training sustains peace through empowerment AFPN 25 Jul 2008 -- The surest path to a sustainable peace in Iraq is through the empowerment of the Iraqi Army, and Airmen here are anxious to continue to do their part, Air Force officials said.
- U.S. Soldiers Seize Suspected Bomber in Baghdad Raid AFPS 25 Jul 2008 -- U.S. soldiers in Baghdad today detained a suspect linked to roadside-bomb attacks against coalition forces during an operation in the city's Risalah sector, military officials said.
- AF, Army firefighters contain real-world blaze in Iraq AFPN 25 Jul 2008 -- Air Force and Army firefighters worked in the searing sun July 22 to contain a fire that engulfed six closely situated structures here.
- NATO Forces Kill More Than 40 Militants in Afghanistan VOA 25 Jul 2008 -- NATO and Afghan forces have killed dozens of Taliban militants in the latest battle for a remote district in central Afghanistan.
- Rice Urges Pakistan to Clamp Down on Militants Along Border VOA 25 Jul 2008 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is calling on Pakistan to intensify efforts to combat Taliban militants who use its border areas to launch attacks against Afghanistan
Defense Policy / Programs
- Lynch commands III Corps Army News 25 Jul 2008 -- Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno passed the reigns of Fort Hood and III Corps to Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch in a noncommissioned officer-led ceremony Friday in front of III Corps Headquarters.
- Air Force observes integration's 60th anniversary AFPN 25 Jul 2008 -- In ceremonies and speeches throughout the week, the Air Force and its sister services observed the 60th anniversary since racial integration was mandated in the military.
- 60 years celebrated! AFPN 25 Jul 2008 -- The service has come a long way in 60 years, as the military celebrates the 60th Anniversary of integration in the armed forces July 26 here.
- Army Personnel Official Calls Diversity a National Security Issue AFPS 25 Jul 2008 -- Ensuring the Army's force is diverse now goes far beyond the initial integration of blacks into the service 60 years ago, the Army's top personnel officer said today.
- Bold Quest Plus aims to cut 'fog of war' Army News 25 Jul 2008 -- A coalition team providing humanitarian assistance to a war-torn village receives heavy sniper fire from a nearby building where friendly forces were patrolling earlier.
- Indonesian Navy Participates in Pacific Partnership 2008 Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2008 -- The Indonesian Navy embarked seven health and medical officers aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) during the Pacific Partnership mission in Timor-Leste
- Accident investigation board convened to investigate B-52 crash AFPN 25 Jul 2008 --Gen. John D.W. Corley, commander of Air Combat Command, has convened an accident investigation board to investigate the B-52 Stratofortress mishap off the northwest coast of Guam.
- Bold Quest Plus wraps up in Florida AFPN 25 Jul 2008 -- Bold Quest Plus, which included units from the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, and coalition partners from Canada and the United Kingdom, wrapped up this week, highlighting innovative ways to enhance future U.S. and coalition warfighting capabilities.
- Air Force signs agreements with N.M. for green power AFPN 25 Jul 2008 -- Air Force officials signed several agreements July 24 with the governor of New Mexico that will add up to 245 megawatts of additional renewable energy in the state.
- DCAA Announces Review by Inspector General 25 Jul 2008 -- The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) announced today that it has asked the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General (DoDIG) to review allegations of shortcomings within the agency that oversees contracting issues.
- Wasp Excels At Aircraft Firefighting Team Trainer Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2008 -- The Crash and Salvage team from USS WASP (LHD 1) completed the Aircraft Firefighting Team Trainer in Pensacola May 16, with almost perfect results - surpassing the fleet average in every category.
- Green Roots Help Increase Interoperability for Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2008 -- After completing the "blue" phase of its Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX), the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) began supporting the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26 MEU) July 19 in the "green" phase of its pre-deployment certification effort.
- RIMPAC Combined Force Takes Kauai by Storm Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2008 -- U.S., Australian, Indonesian and Canadian forces participated in a beach assault exercise July 14-15 at Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) Barking Sands.
- New Ship Class Begins Operations in 7th Fleet Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2008 -- Military Sealift Command dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Richard E. Byrd (T-AKE 4) entered the waters of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet July 24, marking the first Lewis and Clark-class multi-product combat logistics support ship in service in the 52 million-square-mile region.
- New Student Barracks Under Construction at NCTC Navy NewsStand 25 Jul 2008 -- Construction of Naval Construction Training Center's (NCTC) new $20.7 million bachelor enlisted quarters (BEQ) is underway aboard Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) Gulfport and is scheduled for completion in August 2009.
- Russian Navy prioritizes construction of nuclear submarines RIA Novosti 25 Jul 2008 -- The construction of new-generation nuclear-powered ballistic missile and attack submarines is a top priority for the Russian Navy's development, the Navy commander said on Friday.
- Russia wants Black Sea Fleet in Ukraine after 2017 - Navy chief RIA Novosti 25 Jul 2008 -- Russia would like to keep the Black Sea Fleet base in Ukraine's port of Sevastopol after 2017, the Russian Navy commander said Friday.
- UK to replace nuclear warheads, secret documents reveal IRNA 25 Jul 2008 -- The British government is planning to replace the country's nuclear warheads despite ministers claiming that no decision has yet been made, according to secret Ministry of Defence documents obtained by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).
- Timing at issue on U.S. arms sales to Taiwan: new ROC representative CNA 25 Jul 2008 -- Taiwan's new representative to the United States said Friday in Taipei that timing is the main concern regarding U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, adding that he had not heard that the Bush administration will freeze the deal and that his top priority after assuming the post will be to push the weapons package through the U.S. Congress.
- U.S. expert sees arms sales to Taiwan moving forward in coming weeks CNA 25 Jul 2008 -- A top U.S. expert on cross-Taiwan Strait affairs said Thursday that he expects the Bush administration to begin the process of transferring an array of defensive weapons to Taiwan in the coming weeks.
- Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 25 Jul 2008
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 25 Jul 2008
- Recent events make it more challenging for UN to administer Kosovo - envoy UN News Centre 25 Jul 2008 -- The situation in Kosovo has changed fundamentally in the past few months and events on the ground have contributed to creating a "profoundly new operating reality" for the United Nations Interim Administration Mission there (UNMIK), the world body's top official in Kosovo told the Security Council today.
- Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders announce 'full-fledged' talks - UN UN News Centre 25 Jul 2008 -- Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat today announced that they would meet for full-fledged talks under United Nations auspices on 3 September, in a move aimed at ending the long-running dispute in Cyprus.
- UNICEF says 180,000 children in Somalia are malnourished UN News Centre 25 Jul 2008 -- Nearly 180,000 children in Somalia are acutely malnourished, with 25,000 severely malnourished, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) which has scaled up its nutrition operation to reach more than 50,000 children under the age of five.
- SRI LANKA: Remembering the riots that triggered 25 years of conflict IRIN 25 Jul 2008 -- For a quarter of a century, Selvadurai Sornalingam has treasured a faded, yellowing document. "It is a reminder of my honeymoon," he told IRIN, only half-jokingly.
- Russia to withdraw railroad troops from Abkhazia on July 30 RIA Novosti 25 Jul 2008 -- Russia will pull out its railroad troops from Georgia's breakaway republic of Abkhazia on July 29-30, the troops' deputy commander said on Friday.
- Lawyers for Karadzic to Appeal Extradition to The Hague VOA 25 Jul 2008 -- Lawyers for former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic face a deadline Friday to file an appeal against his extradition to The Hague tribunal to face war crimes charges.
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY OUTGOING UNITED NATIONS LEGAL COUNSEL United Nations 25 Jul 2008
- Situation remains dire for Myanmar cyclone victims, UN agencies warn UN News Centre 25 Jul 2008 -- Nearly three months after deadly Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar, hundreds of thousands of children and adults are in need of critical humanitarian assistance, two United Nations agencies on the frontlines of relief efforts said today.
- As Zimbabwe Talks Begin, Abductions Of Opposition Members Continue VOA 25 Jul 2008 -- Violence against Zimbabwean opposition members continued this week even as power-sharing talks got under way this week between the ruling ZANU-PF party of President Robert Mugabe and the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, MDC sources said Friday.
- French President, Barack Obama Meet in Paris VOA 25 Jul 2008 -- U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama has urged Iran to heed an international call to stop enriching uranium.
- US Expands Sanctions Against 'Illegitimate' Zimbabwe Government VOA 25 Jul 2008 -- President Bush Friday ordered expanded U.S. sanctions against what he termed the "illegitimate" government of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
- French President Praises S. Africa for Zimbabwe Mediation Efforts VOA 25 Jul 2008 -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy praised South Africa's mediation efforts to resolve the crisis in Zimbabwe Friday during the first ever European Union-South Africa summit in the southern French city of Bordeaux
- MYANMAR: Access is there, donors should respond generously, says Holmes IRIN 25 Jul 2008 -- Following a three-day mission to Myanmar, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes says he hopes for stronger donor response in the wake of the Post Nargis Joint Assessment Report (PONJA) report released in Singapore on 22 July.
- Indian Government Expected to Revive Economic Reform After Confidence Vote VOA 25 Jul 2008 -- The Indian government is expected to revive an economic reform agenda following its victory in a confidence vote earlier this week. Anjana Pasricha has a report from New Delhi.
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