30 July 2008 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 30 Jul 2008 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- PRESS CONFERENCE: Security Operations: Iraqi Maj. Gen. al-Askari, Brig. Gen. Perkins, July 30, 2008 MNF-I 30 Jul 2008 -- Maj. Gen. Mohammed al-Askari, Spokesman for Iraq's Ministry of Defense, and Brig. Gen. David Perkins, Spokesman for MNF-I, discuss security operations in Iraq
- July 29 Airpower Summary: C-17s provide heavy airlift AFPN 30 Jul 2008
- Coalition, Iraqi Forces Detain Terrorism Suspects, Seize Weapons AFPS 30 Jul 2008 -- Iraqi and coalition forces detained a dozen suspected terrorists during operations targeting al-Qaida in Iraq leaders in the central part of the country yesterday and today, military officials reported.
- Officials Discuss Start of Iraqi-Led Diyala Operations AFPS 30 Jul 2008 -- The operation now under way to clear enemies from Iraq's Diyala province is Iraqi-conceived, Iraqi-planned and Iraqi-led, a senior coalition officer said today.
- Four Germany-based US soldiers charged with pre-meditated killing of Iraqi prisoners IRNA 30 Jul 2008 -- Four Germany-based US soldiers are accused of killing an unidentified number of Iraqi detainees.
- No cargo too large for Sather aerial port Airmen AFPN 30 Jul 2008 -- Sometimes good things come in big packages, and occasionally they come in very big packages. For the aerial port Airman assigned to the 447th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, there is no package that's too big or cargo that they can't handle.
- AFGHANISTAN: Attacks hit WFP school feeding programme in south IRIN 30 Jul 2008 -- The UN World Food Programme's food-for-education programme has been adversely affected by recent attacks on aid convoys
- Pakistan Declares Curfew, Fighting With Militants Intensifies VOA 30 Jul 2008 -- Fighting has erupted between Pakistani troops and a Taliban faction located in the Swat valley in the country's northwest. Pakistani forces reported killing at least 25 militants on Wednesday and imposed a curfew throughout the valley
- Pakistani Taliban step up activities, occupy booster of state TV, kidnap policemen IRNA 30 Jul 2008 -- Pakistani Taliban step up their activities in parts of the country, take over the control of the booster of the state-run television and kidnap police men.
- Two die in Taliban, security forces' clashes in Pakistan's northwest IRNA 30 Jul 2008 -- Two civilians were killed and five others injured during exchange of fire between local Taliban and the security forces.
- Pakistan says soldiers not crossed into Indian Kashmir IRNA 30 Jul 2008 -- Pakistan Army: Soldiers had not crossed into the Indian part of Kashmir.
Defense Policy / Programs
- New tool may enhance the way Soldiers communicate with locals in theater Army News 30 Jul 2008 -- Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division could soon have a new tool for their upcoming deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom that enhances the way they communicate with the people living in Iraq.
- Soldiers, Sailors train 'over the shore' Army News 30 Jul 2008 -- Hundreds of Army trucks, Humvees and other vehicles have continually rolled through the Pacific surf and onto the beach here over the past week, just as they did more than 60 years ago during the D-Day invasion of Normandy and 50-some years ago during MacArthur's invasion of Inchon, Korea.
- B-52H reaches retirement AFPN 30 Jul 2008 -- The first B-52H Stratofortress reaches retirement after more than 45 years of dedicated service to the country July 24 here on its final flight to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
- Pilot killed in F-15 Eagle crash on Nellis range AFPN 30 Jul 2008 -- A pilot from Nellis Air Force Base was killed after an Air Force F-15D Eagle crashed on the Nevada Test and Training Range approximately 50 miles east of Goldfield, Nev., at approximately 11:30 a.m. July 30.
- Army Announces Summit to Map Path Ahead for Sexual Assault Prevention Program AFPN 30 Jul 2008 -- The Army announced today, July 30, a summit planned for Sept. 8-12 in Alexandria, Va., to help train its personnel who manage the Army's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program
- Seabees Boost Power on Air Force Base in Japan Navy NewsStand 30 Jul 2008 -- Seabees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 133 lifted a brand new transformer into place on Kadena Air Force Base (AFB), Okinawa July 25.
- USS Miami Holds Change of Command Navy NewsStand 30 Jul 2008 -- USS Miami (SSN 755) held a change of command ceremony pierside along Historic Ship Nautilus at the Submarine Force Library and Museum at Naval Submarine Base Groton July 25.
- The Verdict: It Is the Navy's Premier Courtroom Navy NewsStand 30 Jul 2008 -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony held July 15 formally introduced the newly renovated Building 58, now transformed into a courtroom at the Washington Navy Yard.
- USS George Washington Investigation Complete, Senior Leadership Relieved Navy NewsStand 30 Jul 2008 -- Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Adm. Robert F. Willard, issued a final endorsement to the investigation of a fire that occurred aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73) on May 22.
- Ships Sailing for Seattle Seafair Navy NewsStand 30 Jul 2008 -- The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) and Whidbey Island-class amphibious dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) departed Naval Station (NAVSTA) Everett for Seattle July 29 to participate in Seafair festivities.
- U.S., Indonesian Marines Patrol Java Navy NewsStand 30 Jul 2008 -- U.S. Marines from 3rd Marines Combat Assault Company (CAC) and Indonesian Marines with 3rd Marine Infantry Battalion trained together in the Indonesian hills July 22.
- Summit gives disaster response leaders 'Eagle Vision' AFPN 30 Jul 2008 -- Key disaster response leaders united for a three day summit here July 22 to learn about a process that brings real-time life-saving images to civilian and military first responders.
- California Fire Task Force Mission Becomes 'Wait and See' AFPS 30 Jul 2008 -- With the latest California wildfires mostly under control, Army and Air National Guard aircrews supporting the firefighting effort can finally begin to breathe, as many aircraft are pulled from active support to a stand-by role.
- 'Noble Resolve' Experiment Tests Emergency-Response Communications AFPS 30 Jul 2008 -- Defense Department agencies as well as state and local emergency-preparedness organizations in Virginia, Oregon, Colorado and Indiana are honing their communication and coordination capabilities as part of the current iteration of the Noble Resolve homeland defense and disaster-response experiment.
- U.S. has not frozen arms sales to Taiwan: speaker CNA 30 Jul 2008 -- Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng: U.S. government has not decided to freeze arms sales to Taiwan.
- US completes delivery of F-16 Aircraft to Pakistan IRNA 30 Jul 2008 -- The United States has completed the delivery of 14 F-16 aircraft to Pakistan.
- Shanghai Cooperation Organization denies expansion plans RIA Novosti 30 Jul 2008 -- The Shanghai Cooperation Organization has no intention to bring in new states.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 30 Jul 2008
- Press Briefing by Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, Dennis Wilder, on President's Trip to Asia The White House 30 Jul 2008
- Press Briefing by Dana Perino The White House 30 Jul 2008
- DoD News: Contracts for July 30, 2008
- Raytheon Submits Proposal for $100 Million U.S. Air Force Command and Control Contract Raytheon 30 Jul 2008 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has partnered with The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) to bid for the U.S. Air Force's Counterspace Command and Control Sustainment contract.
- NLOS-LS Team Completes First Phase of Precision Attack Missile Testing Raytheon 30 Jul 2008 -- NetFires LLC, a joint venture between Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Missile Systems and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Missiles and Fire Control, successfully launched another Non Line-of-Sight-Launch System Precision Attack Missile (PAM) July 22.
- CACI Awarded $9.5 Million Contract to Provide Video Teleconferencing Support for Eighth U.S. Army CACI 30 Jul 2008 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI), announced today that it has been awarded a $9.5 million prime contract to provide video teleconferencing (VTC) services and solutions to the Eighth U.S. Army, stationed in the Republic of Korea.
- LOCKHEED MARTIN SELECTED FOR THE USAF FUTURE FLEXIBLE ACQUISITION AND SUSTAINMENT PROGRAM Lockheed Martin 30 Jul 2008 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a prime contract under the U.S Air Force's Future Flexible Acquisition & Sustainment Tool (F2AST).
- Lockheed Martin Provides Critical VUIT-2 Capability to Apache Helicopters Lockheed Martin 30 Jul 2008 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received a contract from the Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) to lead the Apache Video from Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Interoperability Teaming – Level 2 (VUIT-2) program through September 2009.
- MH-60R Helicopter Departs Lockheed Martin To Complete First Operational Navy Squadron Lockheed Martin 30 Jul 2008 -- MH-60R helicopter departs Lockheed Martin in Owego, NY, for the flight to its home base at Navy Helicopter Maritime Strike squadron HSM-71 in CaliforniaLockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] completed its initial deliveries of aircraft to the U.S. Navy's first operational MH-60R helicopter maritime strike squadron, the HSM-71 Raptors, ensuring the squadron is ready for its deployment with an aircraft carrier strike group.
- Thales to Provide Communications Design Expertise to the U.S. Air Force Thales 30 Jul 2008 -- Thales Communications, Inc., announces it will provide communications design expertise for the upgrade of the Tactical Automated Security System (TASS).
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 30 Jul 2008
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY OUTGOING ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR PEACEBUILDING SUPPORT United Nations 30 Jul 2008
- US Downplays Expectations Ahead of 3-Way Mideast Talks VOA 30 Jul 2008 -- The U.S. State Department says it is still aiming to reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement by the end of this year, but it has downplayed expectations of quick progress.
- Powerful explosion 'destroys' Hamas training camp in Gaza RIA Novosti 30 Jul 2008 -- An explosion has hit a Hamas training camp in southern Gaza, Palestinian health officials said on Wednesday.
- Israel, Syria Agree to Continue Peace Talks in August VOA 30 Jul 2008 -- Turkish officials say Syria and Israel have completed a fourth round of indirect peace talks in Istanbul with an agreement to hold further negotiations next month.
- Karadzic to Appear Thursday Before War Crimes Tribunal VOA 30 Jul 2008 -- Former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been extradited to The Hague where he will stand trial for his role in the Bosnian war of the 1990s
- Karadzic to appear in court at UN tribunal on Thursday RIA Novosti 30 Jul 2008 -- International Criminal Tribunal: Radovan Karadzic will formally hear the charges against him at the UN tribunal on Thursday.
- Karadzic In The Hague A Victory For EU Values RFE/RL 30 Jul 2008 -- The arrival of Radovan Karadzic in The Hague serves as an important vindication for the EU
- Serbia's Second Chance To Embrace The West RFE/RL 30 Jul 2008 -- Last week, Serbia's radical nationalists predicted that some 300,000 people would come out onto the Belgrade streets on July 29 to demonstrate against the arrest and extradition of indicted war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic
- Radovan Karadžic transferred to UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague UN News 30 Jul 2008 -- Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadžic transferred to the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to stand trial.
- Russia withdraws railroad troops from Abkhazia RIA Novosti 30 Jul 2008 -- Russian railroad troops held a ceremony Wednesday to open a repaired section of railroad in Abkhazia, before heading for home after a two-month deployment in the separatist Georgian republic.
- SUDAN: Hope for Abyei's displaced as troops move out IRIN 30 Jul 2008 -- Withdrawal of national army troops from Sudan's oil-rich Abyei region should ease tension and pave the way for the return of thousands.
- Sudan Seeks Support to Defy International Justice VOA 30 Jul 2008 -- Sudan has launched a diplomatic offensive against an attempt to bring Sudan's president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir before the International Criminal Court in The Hague on charges of genocide and war crimes stemming from the conflict in Darfur
- UN Security Council Shuts Down Ethiopia-Eritrea Peacekeeping Mission VOA 30 Jul 2008 -- The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to shut down its peacekeeping mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea after difficulties from both nations
- Security Council ends UN mission monitoring Eritrea-Ethiopia border UN News 30 Jul 2008
- Côte d'Ivoire: UN mission dismantles military post in line with peace agreement UN News 30 Jul 2008
- Turkey Crisis Over, For Now cfr.org 30 Jul 2008
- Turkish Police Detain 9 in Istanbul Bombings Probe VOA 30 Jul 2008 -- Turkish state-run media say police have detained nine people in connection to a double bomb attack that killed 17 people and wounded 150 others in Istanbul Sunday.
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