11 August 2008 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 11 Aug 2008 [PDF]
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Aug. 10 airpower summary: B-1Bs bomb enemy compound AFPN 11 Aug 2008 -- Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations.
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Maj.Gen. Hertling from the Pentagon 11 Aug 2008 -- Presenter: Commander of Multinational Division-North and 1st Armored Division, Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling
- U.S. Soldiers Detain 'Special Groups' Suspect in Baghdad Raid AFPS 11 Aug 2008 -- U.S. soldiers detained a suspected Iranian-trained "Special Groups" leader during an operation in the Rusafa district of Baghdad.
- Northern Iraq Security Improving, but Not Ready for Iraqi Control AFPS 11 Aug 2008 -- While the security situation in northern Iraq improved, none of the governors of the four provinces believe it is time for Iraqi control.
- Pilots provide emergency close air support AFPN 11 Aug 2008 -- For F-15E Strike Eagle and A-10 Thunderbolt pilots deployed here, joint terminal attack controllers, or JTACs, play a vital role in the close air support mission.
- Militants, Noncombatants Killed in Oruzgan AFPS 11 Aug 2008 -- Afghan national security forces and coalition forces fought militants in engagements that left 25 militants and eight noncombatants dead.
- Taliban fighters force Pakistan troops from tribal region IRNA 11 Aug 2008 -- Taliban fighters forced Pakistani soldiers to retreat from a militant stronghold near the border with Afghanistan over the weekend.
- Sniper ATP-equipped B-1B has combat first AFPN 11 Aug 2008 -- A Sniper Advanced Targeting Pod-equipped B-1B Lancer had its first weapon employment in combat Aug. 4.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Army Completes Chemical Stockpile Neutralization at Newport Chemical Depot Army News Release 11 Aug 2008 -- The United States Army Chemical Materials Agency (CMA) completed neutralization Aug. 11 of the chemical weapons stockpile of nerve agent VX at the Newport Chemical Agent Disposal Facility (NECDF), located at Newport Chemical Depot, Ind.
- DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for July 2008 11 Aug 2008 -- The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of July.
- All Active-Duty, Reserve Components Make or Exceed July Recruiting Goals AFPS 11 Aug 2008 -- All 10 military components met or exceeded their recruiting goals in July, with the Marine Corps leading the active-duty components and the Air National Guard on top of other reserve components.
- Stress Management Important Throughout Military Careers AFPS 11 Aug 2008 -- The Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control is teaching sailors and Marines how to deal with everyday and combat-related stress starting at the beginning of their military careers, a senior Navy official said.
- Conference highlights force support transformation efforts AFPN 11 Aug 2008 -- In June, signifying A1 Force Support transformation efforts, more than 350 manpower, personnel and services commanders, directors of personnel, major command, field operating agency and Air Staff leaders gathered in Keystone, Colo., for the first combined worldwide conference.
- Raptor crews practice drive-through refueling AFPN 11 Aug 2008 -- Now that the F-22 Raptor arrival ceremonies are over and the anticipation of the arrival has subsided, Airmen here are on an aggressive training schedule to prepare them for combat operations.
- New methodology, software to aid security measures AFPN 11 Aug 2008 -- Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Airbase Technologies Division here have developed a new security risk-assessment methodology and are developing a supporting software tool that integrates and transforms the traditional vulnerability assessment into a true risk-management process.
- $1 headset fix improves Predator mission AFPN 11 Aug 2008 -- MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial system pilots here can now talk over a secure Internet phone line using their headsets thanks to one Airman's ingenuity and one dollar.
- Virginia-Class Boats Sailing Into Action Navy NewsSstand 11 Aug 2008 -- Out of the nine fast-attack boats underway in the Atlantic Ocean, four of them are Virginia-class submarines.
- U.S. Navy Rescues Gravely Ill Hiker From Papua New Guinea Jungle Navy NewsSstand 11 Aug 2008 -- An Australian hiker is recovering in the intensive care unit of the naval hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) after being rescued from a remote mountain range in Papua New Guinea Aug. 8.
- BHR Conducts CBR Drill Navy NewsSstand 11 Aug 2008 -- The damage control assistant (DCA) aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR) held a chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) general quarters (GQ) drill Aug. 4.
- Navy Recognizes Outstanding Energy Management Navy NewsSstand 11 Aug 2008 -- Seven Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) activities were honored July 28 with the fiscal year 2007 Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) award for outstanding performance in energy and water management in Washington.
- Submarine Squadron 6 Welcomes New Commander Navy NewsSstand 11 Aug 2008 -- Submarine Squadron 6 held a change of command ceremony Aug. 8 aboard Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765) at Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 3.
- President reiterates need for U.S. arms deal to visiting delegation CNA 11 Aug 2008 -- President Ma Ying-jeou reiterated Taiwan's firm desire to buy defensive weapons from the United States.
- Ukraine seeks deal limiting use of Russian Black Sea Fleet RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2008 -- Ukraine wants Moscow to agree to a deal restricting the use of Russia's Crimea-based Black Sea Fleet in armed conflicts.
- Over 200 troops take part in air defense drills in south Russia RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2008 -- Troops and and hardware are taking part in air defense exercises in the Krasnodar Territory in southern Russia.
- Russian Navy carries out Black Sea anti-terror exercise RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2008 -- Two Russian warships are conducting an anti-terror exercise near the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk.
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Dana Perino and Senior Director for East Asian Affairs Dennis Wilder and Deputy National Security Advisor Ambassador Jim Jeffrey The White House 11 Aug 2008
- DoD News: Contracts for August 11, 2008
- ATK Successfully Demonstrates Precision Guidance Capabilities for 105mm Artillery ATK 11 Aug 2008 -- Alliant Techsystems Inc. (NYSE: ATK) announced today that it has successfully demonstrated the capability to divert a 105mm artillery round using its existing 155mm Precision Guidance Kit (PGK) with minimal modification to the current design.
- CACI Awarded $62 Million Contract With U.S. Army Quick Reaction and Battle Command Support Division CACI 11 Aug 2008 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI), announced today that it has been awarded a $62 million contract to support the Quick Reaction and Battle Command Support Division of the U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineer Center's Command and Control Directorate (CERDEC C2D) located in Fort Monmouth, N.J.
- EADS Defence & Security to protect German Army training area EADS 11 Aug 2008 -- EADS Defence & Security (DS) is to protect the German Armed Forces' air defence firing range in Todendorf with its tried-and-tested TRS-3D naval radar
- Next-Generation Vehicle Suspension Developed and Tested for Northrop Grumman, Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Northrop Grumman 11 Aug 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), have completed testing of a next-generation suspension for their Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) family of vehicles.
- Next-Generation Vehicle Suspension Developed and Tested for Northrop Grumman, Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Oshkosh 11 Aug 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), have completed testing of a next-generation suspension for their Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) family of vehicles.
- IDELF 2008: Thales presents its latest innovations in tactical networks Thales 11 Aug 2008 -- The highlights are the PR4G F@stnet, a battlefield voice/data radio system, and solutions using Wimax high-speed technology to bring the best of civilian technology to military applications.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 11 Aug 2008
- Bush Denounces Russia's 'Brutal Escalation' in Georgia AFPS 11 Aug 2008 -- President Bush today expressed deep concern over reports that Russia has escalated a conflict with Georgia, calling the ramped-up moves by Moscow "unacceptable in the 21st century," and urging the country to accept a peace agreement.
- Burjanadze 'Couldn't Have Imagined That Russia Would Bomb Georgia' RFE/RL 11 Aug 2008 -- Nino Burjanadze stepped down as Georgia's parliament speaker earlier this year, but she remains one of the country's most influential political voices
- President Bush Discusses Situation in Georgia The White House 11 Aug 2008
- Analysis: In Russia-Georgia Conflict, Balkan Shadows cfr.org 11 Aug 2008 -- Circumstances in two separatist Georgian border regions-South Ossetia in the north and Abkhazia in the northwest-brought Russia and Georgia into open conflict (RFE/RL) this month
- Georgia-Russia Clash: A 'Bump' or 'Turn' in Road? cfr.org 11 Aug 2008
- Heated Words But No Action On UN Security Council RFE/RL 11 Aug 2008 -- In a tense standoff at the UN Security Council, Russia and the United States traded accusations over Moscow's aggressive handling of its military operation in Georgia's breakaway province of South Ossetia and the bombing of Georgia proper.
- Russian Raids Continuing Despite Georgian Moves RFE/RL 11 Aug 2008 -- Georgia says Russia has been continuing military attacks on Georgian territory despite Tbilisi's announcement that it was pulling Georgian forces out of the breakaway region of South Ossetia and calling for a cease-fire and talks with Moscow.
- Thousands Of Armenians Evacuated From Georgia RFE/RL 11 Aug 2008 -- Hundreds of Armenians vacationing in Georgia's Black Sea resort towns of Batumi and Kobuleti are being evacuated back to Armenia, RFE/RL's Armenian Service has reported.
- The War At Home -- Unity, Nationalism, And Bravado In Georgia RFE/RL 11 Aug 2008
- Reports Say Fighting Undiminished In South Ossetia, Georgia RFE/RL 11 Aug 2008 -- Fighting between Russian and Georgian forces is reported continuing undiminished in and around the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia.
- Peace Deal Sought As Russian Troops Advance RFE/RL 11 Aug 2008 -- Western officials have continued efforts to broker a peace deal to end fighting between Georgia and Russia, as Russian troops entered Georgia proper and both Moscow and Tbilisi touted their compliance with international law.
- Georgian Assault On South Ossetia Calls To Mind Russia's Flawed Strategy In Chechnya RFE/RL 11 Aug 2008 -- Like the 1994 Russian invasion of Chechnya, the bloodshed of the past few days in South Ossetia and the disproportionate Russian military retaliation against Georgia could almost certainly have been avoided.
- West Fails To Deter Georgian President From Playing Into Russian Hands RFE/RL 11 Aug 2008
- Former Soviet Sphere Shocked Into Silence By Conflict In Georgia RFE/RL 11 Aug 2008 -- Kyrgyzstan, the rotating chairman of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), is seeking urgent talks with the other CIS countries over the bloody conflict in Georgia.
- Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine call for sending EU peacekeeping troops in Georgia IRNA 11 Aug 2008
- Georgia's Saakashvili signs South Ossetia ceasefire plan RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2008 -- Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has signed a ceasefire plan for South Ossetia.
- Diplomatic Efforts Stepped Up as Georgia, Russia Refuse to Back Down VOA 11 Aug 2008 -- Russian planes continued bombing raids on Georgia, ignoring international appeals for the country to observe Georgia's offer for a cease-fire.
- Russia says Georgian troops in S.Ossetia surrendering RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2008
- Abkhazia issues ultimatum to Georgian troops in strategic gorge RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2008 -- Georgia's breakaway republic of Abkhazia told Georgia that if its troops fail to leave the Kodori Gorge, a full-scale onslaught to force them out will begin.
- Medvedev says Russia will continue active role in S.Caucasus RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2008 -- Russia will continue its active role in the South Caucasus after the current conflict, and pledged to see through the operation in South Ossetia until all Russians in the region are safe.
- U.S. criticizes Russia over 'disproportionate' Georgia response RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2008 -- The U.S. criticized Russia over what it called a 'disproportionate' response to Georgia's attack on South Ossetia.
- U.S. military aircraft bring 800 Georgian troops home from Iraq RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2008 -- U.S. military aircraft have flown Georgian troops and a number of armored vehicles from Iraq amid a conflict in South Ossetia.
- Russia detains 10 Georgian intelligence officers - FSB RIA Novosti 11 Aug 2008 -- The Russian Federal Security Service has detained 10 Georgian intelligence service officers who were preparing terrorist attack.
- Russia Tells The World, 'Don't Tread On Me!' RFE/RL 11 Aug 2008 -- One can only speculate why Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili decided on August 7 to send his forces into South Ossetia to "restore constitutional order."
- The War At Home -- Spinning The Conflict In Russia RFE/RL 11 Aug 2008 -- Russia is waging a battle on two fronts -- one is purely military, the second ideological.
- UN agencies assist thousands affected by Georgian conflict UN News Centre 11 Aug 2008 -- United Nations agencies have begun providing emergency aid to thousands of people affected by the escalating conflict in Georgia, as a senior UN official told the Security Council today that Russian forces have now entered Georgian areas outside the regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
- UN Unhappy With Troop Levels in Oil Rich Abyei VOA 11 Aug 2008 -- The United Nations is concerned remnants of Sudan's army and the former rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLM) in the Abyei region are increasing tensions.
- MAURITANIA: Coup leader moves forward despite international condemnation IRIN 11 Aug 2008 -- Recent visits between coup leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz and leaders have prompted both protest and promises.
- 2 soldiers, 44 Tamil Tigers killed in fresh Sri Lanka fighting IRNA 11 Aug 2008 -- Sri Lankan security forces have stepped up attacks against Tamil Tiger rebels in the island's north, leaving at least 44 guerrillas dead.
- Muslim Filipinos Vote as Violence Rages in Southern Philippines VOA 11 Aug 2008 -- Over a million and a half Muslim Filipinos have voted in a regional election held amid escalating violence in the southern Philippines.
- Israeli Forces Use 'Skunk Bombs' Against Palestinian Protesters VOA 11 Aug 2008 -- Israeli security forces have started to use a foul-smelling liquid to disperse Palestinian protests in the occupied West Bank.
- Zimbabweans Fear Opposition Betrayal at Ongoing Peace Talks VOA 11 Aug 2008 -- Some Zimbabweans reportedly worried the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) might betray ordinary masses at negotiations.
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