08 August 2008 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 8 Aug 2008 [PDF]
- MNF-W Marines die in non-combat related incident
- Aug. 7 airpower summary: F-15Es remain vigilant AFPN 8 Aug 2008
- Coalition, Iraqi Forces Detain Suspects, Find Weapons Throughout Iraq AFPS 8 Aug 2008 -- Coalition and Iraqi forces detained several suspected terrorists and found weapons.
- Operation Summit Pursuit Brings Hope to Once-Terrorized Region AFPS 8 Aug 2008
- Iraqi Officials: Deal Close on US Troop Withdrawal Timeline VOA 8 Aug 2008 -- Iraqi officials say Baghdad and Washington are close to a deal for U.S. combat troops to leave Iraq by October 2010.
- Coalition, Afghan Forces Kill Enemy Fighters, Detain Three Suspects AFPS 8 Aug 2008 -- Coalition and Afghan forces killed enemy fighters and detained three suspected terrorists.
- Afghanistan Coalition Says 4 Women, Child Killed ini Offensive Against Militants VOA 8 Aug 2008 -- U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan say they killed four women and a child while battling militants in central Afghanistan.
- Pentagon Proposes Change to U.S. Command Structure in Afghanistan AFPS 8 Aug 2008 -- The Pentagon has proposed to make Army Gen. David D. McKiernan overall commander of both NATO and U.S. troops.
- Afghan Government Seeks Large Increase for National Army AFPS 8 Aug 2008 -- Afghanistan proposed to nearly double the size of its army over the next five years.
- Fighting between Pakistani forces, militants intensified in tribal region IRNA 8 Aug 2008 -- Fighting between Pakistani security forces and militants intensified in a tribal region.
- Five Pakistani soldiers, 25 militants killed in tribal region clashes: army IRNA 8 Aug 2008 -- Five Pakistani soldiers and 25 suspected militants killed as security forces launched a major operation in the Bajaur tribal region.
Defense Policy / Programs
- More Intel, Surveillance, Recon Assets Set for Central Command AFPS 8 Aug 2008 -- Congressional defense committees to reprogram $1.2 billion so the Defense Department can beef up intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.
- Plans under way for net-centric operations conference AFPN 08 Aug 2008 -- Officials from the Electronic Systems Center and the Patriot Roost Chapter of the Association of Old Crows are teaming again to host a net-centric operations conference Sept. 22 at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in New Castle, N.H.
- Army displays 100 technologies at end of 4-month test Army News 08 Aug 2008 -- Cutting-edge technologies for both land and air missions were viewed at Fort Dix Tuesday at the C4ISR On-the-Move Event 08, culminating four months of high-tech testing.
- Weather Agency provides edge to warfighters AFPN 08 Aug 2008 -- Today's warfighters are constantly looking for any combat advantage that they can gain on their enemies.
- PMEL Airmen deliver precision to warfighters AFPN 08 Aug 2008
- Retraining gives NCOs opportunity to shape their careers AFPN 08 Aug 2008 -- Air Force officials are seeking volunteers to accept jobs in more than 1,077 shortage career field and special duty positions during the 2009 Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program which began Aug. 1.
- Naval Special Warfare Reserve Command Renamed Navy NewsSstand 08 Aug 2008 -- Naval Special Warfare Operational Support Group and its subordinate commands, Operational Support Teams 1 and 2, were redesignated Naval Special Warfare Group 11 and SEAL Teams 17 and 18 on Aug. 1 during a ceremony at the Naval Amphibious Base.
- Commander, 2nd Fleet Changes Command Navy NewsSstand 08 Aug 2008 -- Second Fleet changes command aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) at Naval Station Norfolk Aug. 8.
- Fleet Composite Squadron 6 Deactivates Navy NewsSstand 08 Aug 2008 -- Fleet Composite Squadron (VC) 6 was deactivated Aug. 7, in a ceremony held on Naval Station Norfolk.
- NAVSEA Holds Change of Command Ceremony Navy NewsSstand 08 Aug 2008 -- Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) held a change of command ceremony Aug. 8 at the Washington Navy Yard.
- COMFISCS Changes Command Navy NewsSstand 08 Aug 2008 -- Commander, Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers (COMFISCS) held a traditional Navy change of command ceremony Aug. 7 on the Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego.
- Farragut Sets Sail From Guantanamo Bay Navy NewsSstand 08 Aug 2008 -- The crew of USS Farragut (DDG 99) set sail from Guantanamo Bay, Aug. 4, in support of Partnership of the Americas (POA) 2008, an annual operation sponsored by U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) in the SOUTHCOM area of focus.
- Russian frigate to join anti-terror operation in Mediterranean RIA Novosti 8 Aug 2008 -- A Russian warship from the Black Sea fleet departed in Sevastopol to join a NATO-led counter-terror operation in the Mediterranean.
- Russian bombers back from 12-hour patrol over Arctic, Atlantic RIA Novosti 8 Aug 2008 -- Two Tu-160 bombers completed a patrol mission over the neutral waters of the Arctic Ocean and the Atlantic.
- DoD News: Contracts for August 08, 2008
- Boeing Awarded $153 Million U.S. Navy Contract for Countermine System Boeing 08 Aug 2008 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a $153 million U.S. Navy contract to design and develop the Countermine System (CMS) for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Panama City, Fla.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 08 Aug 2008
- Large-Scale Fighting Erupts In South Ossetia RFE/RL 08 Aug 2008 -- Georgia says its soldiers have seized the "greater part" of South Ossetia after heavy fighting erupted overnight in the breakaway region
- Russian Troops Enter Georgia as Conflict Over Breakaway Region Flares Up VOA 08 Aug 2008 -- Russian troops entered Georgia's breakaway province South Ossetia as violence broke out between Georgian troops and Russia-backed separatists, putting the region on the brink of an all-out war
- Red Cross Calls for Humanitarian Corridor in South Ossetia VOA 08 Aug 2008 -- The International Committee of the Red Cross is calling for the opening of a humanitarian corridor in South Ossetia to make it possible for medical personnel and ambulances to reach the wounded and sick
- World Leaders Call for End to Fighting in South Ossetia VOA 08 Aug 2008 -- World leaders, as well as international organizations, have called for an end to fighting in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia
- Russia To 'Force Georgian Side To Peace' In South Ossetia RFE/RL 08 Aug 2008 -- Fighting has continued for a second night in Georgia's separatist region of South Ossetia, with Georgian and Russian forces battling for control of the enclave.
- CIS Leaders' Reactions Mixed To South Ossetia Fighting RFE/RL 08 Aug 2008 -- Leaders of former Soviet states have reacted to the escalating violence in Georgia's breakaway province of South Ossetia
- Security Council meets again to discuss violence in South Ossetia, Georgia UN News Centre 08 Aug 2008 -- The Security Council met this afternoon for the second time in 24 hours to discuss the deadly violence wracking South Ossetia, Georgia, where hundreds of people are reported to have been killed and thousands of others are now on the move, seeking shelter from the fighting.
- South Ossetia Crisis Could Be Russia's Chance To Defeat Siloviki RFE/RL 08 Aug 2008 -- Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has handed his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, a victory over the "siloviki" in Russia
- Who's To Blame In South Ossetia? RFE/RL 08 Aug 2008 -- Heavy fighting erupted late on August 7 in the Georgian breakaway region of South Ossetia, with Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili calling for the full mobilization of the country's armed forces
- Fighting In South Ossetia Sparks Fears Of Humanitarian Crisis RFE/RL 08 Aug 2008 -- Violence has spiraled across Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia, prompting deep concerns over the fate of the province's 75,000 residents.
- Q & A: Georgia-South Ossetia Fighting RFE/RL 08 Aug 2008 -- RFE/RL's Caucasus expert Liz Fuller answers questions on Russia's interest in South Ossetia and recent events that have caused the conflict to boil over
- Timeline: Conflict Between Georgia And South Ossetia RFE/RL 08 Aug 2008
- US Urges Immediate Ceasefire in Georgia Conflict VOA 8 Aug 2008 -- The United States called for an immediate ceasefire in the conflict between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia.
- Russian troops near S.Ossetia capital, 10 peacekeepers killed RIA Novosti 8 Aug 2008 -- Russian troops are approaching the capital South Ossetia to help peacekeepers amid a conflict with Georgia.
- Georgia claims control over most of South Ossetia in major attack RIA Novosti 8 Aug 2008 -- Georgia said it had seized control over almost all towns and villages in South Ossetia, following a major offensive.
- Georgian, Russian Military Move Into South Ossetia VOA 8 Aug 2008 -- Georgian officials claim control of the capital of South Ossetia, where Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili says Russia is fighting a war against his country.
- Georgia launches major attack on rebel province despite ceasefire RIA Novosti 8 Aug 2008 -- The Georgian military attacked the capital of South Ossetia with tanks and infantry and bombed a village.
- Russia considers measures to stop violence in S.Ossetia RIA Novosti 8 Aug 2008 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will chair an emergency meeting of the national Security Council to discuss the situation in South Ossetia.
- Russia pledges to protect its citizens in South Ossetia RIA Novosti 8 Aug 2008 -- Russia will protect its nationals in South Ossetia, where Georgian troops are fighting to regain control over the breakaway region, the Defense Ministry said on Friday.
- Russian Air Force personnel to complete rotation in Sudan RIA Novosti 8 Aug 2008 -- The final group of Russian personnel will leave for Sudan as part of a scheduled rotation of Russia's UN peacekeeping mission.
- SOMALIA: Death threats as UN raises alarm over increase in attacks IRIN 8 Aug 2008 -- An aid worker in Mogadishu has received death threats a day after the head of an orphanage was killed by unidentified gunmen.
- Cooperation between evolving UN mission and Kosovo focus of Pristina talks UN News Centre 08 Aug 2008 -- Senior United Nations official Nicholas Haysom held talks today in Pristina with the Kosovo leadership on issues relating to the evolving role of the world body's mission there, which has had to adjust to a new reality on the ground since Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in February.
- Sri Lanka: UN agency concerned for over 10,000 families escaping violence UN Newws Centre 08 Aug 2008 -- The United Nations refugee agency expressed concern today over the safety of thousands of families fleeing escalating violence in northern Sri Lanka between Government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
- Two CRPF jawans killed in encounter in India's Uttarakhand IRNA 8 Aug 2008 -- Two Central Reserve Police Force jawans killed during an encounter between the Maoists and the police at Laxmantola in Giridih district.
- 3 soldiers, 15 Tamil Tigers killed in Sri Lanka fighting IRNA 8 Aug 2008 -- Three soldiers and fifteen Tamil Tiger guerrillas were killed and 45 wounded in fierce clashes in Sri Lanka's north.
- Mauritania's Coup Leaders Meet Missions, Prepare Government Amid Condemnations VOA 08 Aug 2008 -- Mauritania's military coup leaders are meeting regional missions and preparing a new transitional government
- Pakistani Government Moves To Impeach Musharraf RFE/RL 08 Aug 2008 -- Asif Ali Zardari, the head of Pakistan's ruling coalition and widower of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, dramatically announced in Islamabad that the government will seek to impeach Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.
- Impeachment procedures against Musharraf to begin in days IRNA 8 Aug 2008 -- Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party Asif Ali Zardari told a joint news conference that impeachment proceedings against President Musharraf will be started in coming days.
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