27 May 2009 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 27 May 2009 [PDF]
- MND-B Soldier dies in combat-related incident (Baghdad)
- U.S. Navy commander serving in Iraq with Gulf Region Division killed by IED
- DoD News: DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- May 26 airpower summary: Strike Eagles strike enemy positions AFNS 27 May 2009 -- Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and ISAF troops in Afghanistan during operations.
- PRESS CONFERENCE: Operational Update: Col. Philip Battaglia, May 27, 2009 MNF-I 27 May 2009 -- Col. Philip Battaglia, commander, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, provides an operational update
- Controllers keep aircraft moving AFNS 27 May 2009 -- Air traffic controllers here manage the base's runway that never rests, averaging 5,100 takeoffs and landings a month, or approximately 200 each day.
- VP and wife visit 'Space Cowboys,' Troops will deploy in July Army News 27 May 2009 -- VP Biden and his wife visited a handful of Colorado Army National Guard troops from the 117th Space Battalion May 27.
- 330th Trans hand over the keys Army News 27 May 2009 -- 330th Transportation Battalion conducted a transfer of authority.
- 3 Killed in Baghdad Mortar Shell Attack VOA 27 May 2009 -- Iraqi police said three people were killed and eight others wounded in a mortar shell attack in the capital, Baghdad.
- Combined Forces Kill Five, Detain 10 in Afghanistan AFPS 27 May 2009 -- Afghan and coalition forces killed five suspects and detained 10 during operations throughout Afghanistan today.
- Fighting, Airstrikes, Bombings Kill 24 in Afghanistan VOA 27 May 2009 -- Officials in Afghanistan: At least 24 people were killed in fighting, airstrikes and roadside bomb attacks across the country.
- Pakistani security forces facing resistance in Swat valley: army IRNA 27 May 2009 -- Pakistani security forces are facing resistance in two main towns in Swat valley.
- Big bomb attack on police center kills 30 in Pakistan IRNA 27 May 2009 -- A huge car bomb attack on police center killed at least 30 people and injured over 80 in Lahore.
- At least 20 killed in Pakistan car bombing RIA Novosti 27 May 2009 -- At least 20 people have been killed and 230 injured in a car bomb explosion in the east Pakistani city of Lahore.
- Deadly Car Bomb Explodes in Pakistan's Eastern City, Lahore VOA 27 May 2009 -- At least 23 people have been killed and more than 200 others injured when a car bomb exploded on a busy main street in Lahore.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Petraeus: Detainee Reforms Help, But Insurgents Problematic AFPS 27 May 2009 -- Closing Guantanamo Bay facility and abandoning so-called enhanced interrogations helps US efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
- Documentary highlights success of Land Warrior system Army News 27 May 2009 -- New documentary produced by PEO Soldier tells the story of the first infantry unit deployed to Iraq with the Land Warrior system.
- The 51st TICO (Translator Interpreter Company) Army News 27 May 2009 -- 51st TICO located at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin is currently the only unit of its' type in the Army.
- Carl Vinson One Step Closer to Launching Critical Flight Systems Navy NewsStand 27 May 2009 -- USS Carl Vinson Operations Department began certification on the ship's Precision Approach Landing System.
- JRTC and Green Flag East prep 82nd Airborne unit for deployment Army News 27 May 2009 -- JTRC and USAF's Green Flag East integrated intelligence, surveillance, and recon assets for training rotation.
- Unmanned Vehicles Aid in Mine Warfare, Homeland Defense Navy NewsStand 27 May 2009 -- NOMWC Sailors learn more about their unmanned vehicles and about working with other mine warfare assets.
- Obama Touts Solar Power at Air Power Hub AFPS 27 May 2009 -- President Obama held up Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as an example for America to follow toward energy independence.
- Air Force officials test new constant-pressure fuel system AFNS 27 May 2009 -- USAF officials officially began to test a 50-50 mixture of synthetic and JP-8 fuels in a Type 3 constant-pressure fuel hydrant system.
- No nail too small for the Mk3 Husky Army News 27 May 2009 -- Troops have driven the Husky, the premier vehicle in the U.S. Army Interim Vehicle Mounted Mine Detection Program, in Iraq since 2003.
- Inside the dome: Barter Island radar site opens doors AFNS 27 May 2009 -- A giant white sphere dominates the skyline of this tiny village, a remote outpost on the frozen shores of the Beaufort Sea.
- KPA Panmunjom Mission Clarifies Revolutionary Armed Forces' Principled Stand KCNA 27 May 2009 -- The Panmunjom Mission of the Korean People's Army issued a statement that is now inching close an extreme phase where a war may break out any moment.
- Clinton Condemns 'Provocative' North Korean Activities, Rhetoric AFPS 27 May 2009 -- Secretary of State Clinton reiterated US commitment to South Korea's and Japan's security.
- US Dismisses North Korean Threats VOA 27 May 2009 -- US stressed its resolve to defend allies Japan and South Korea Wednesday, as it dismissed North Korea's latest threats as "saber rattling" and "bluster."
- Gates to Discuss North Korea's 'Potential Game Changer' at Singapore Conference VOA 27 May 2009 -- US officials: North Korea will be a key topic for Defense Secretary at regional defense conference.
- Pyongyang's Nuclear Tests Lead to Questions About Military Capabilities VOA 27 May 2009 -- North Korea's recent nuclear test and belligerent talk has put a spotlight on the Korean Peninsula.
- North Korea warns of strikes if South tries to intercept ships RIA Novosti 27 May 2009 -- North Korea warned the South of an immediate military strike if attempts are made to intercept ships.
- N. Korea Threatens Attack on South If Vessels are Inspected VOA 27 May 2009 -- North Korea: Even minor attempts by S. Korea or the US to interfere with its shipping will trigger what it calls a "return to a state of war."
- Russia-NATO Council 'should be effective working body' - Rogozin RIA Novosti 27 May 2009 -- Russia and NATO have agreed to transform the Russia-NATO Council into an effective working body.
- Russia-NATO council to convene in Brussels RIA Novosti 27 May 2009 -- A meeting of the Russia-NATO Council at the level of ambassadors will be held on Wednesday in Brussels.
- Russian arms exports to grow by up to $800 mln in 2009 RIA Novosti 27 May 2009 -- Russian arms exports are expected to increase by $700-$800 mln in 2009 despite the global credit crunch.
- New commander outlines future for Russian airborne troops RIA Novosti 27 May 2009 -- Newly-appointed commander: Personnel remain the core of the Russian army, but modern equipment needed.
- Indian Air Force had option of deep strike inside Pak after 26/11 IRNA 27 May 2009 -- India had various options following the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and the force had 'enough' intelligence to do what it wanted.
- India launches tender for 37 combat, cargo helicopters RIA Novosti 27 May 2009 -- Indian Air Force announced a number of tenders for the purchase of 22 combat and 15 heavy-lift helicopters.
- Indian Air Force 'Bison' MiG-21 crashes in Rajasthan IRNA 27 May 2009 -- Indian Air Force MiG-21 'Bison' plane crashed near Jodhpur city in Rajasthan state.
- MiG-21 fighter jet crashes in eastern India RIA Novosti 27 May 2009 -- An Indian-manufactured MiG-21 fighter jet crashed in eastern India, the fifth aircraft loss this year for the Indian Air Force.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 27 May 2009
- Briefing by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, 5/27/2009 The White House 27 May 2009
- DoD News: Contracts for May 27, 2009
- F135 Engine Program Places US$48 Million Purchase Order with GasTOPS of Canada Pratt & Whitney 27 May 2009 -- Pratt & Whitney announced today that Hamilton Sundstrand, a key supplier on the F135 engine for the F-35 Lightning II, placed a purchase order with GasTOPS for the fan eddy current sensor for the F135. The agreement has a potential value of $48 million over the life of the program.
- Boeing Announces 1st $25 Million in ScanEagle Reinvestments to Canadian Economy Boeing 27 May 2009 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], with its wholly owned subsidiary Insitu, has announced the first U.S. $25 million in contracts to Canadian companies as part of a government order for small unmanned aerial vehicle (SUAV) services
- Oshkosh Defense Submits Proposal for FMTV Program Oshkosh 27 May 2009 -- Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), today submitted its proposal for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) A1P2 competitive rebuy program to the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC).
- Thales's CHANG HD security solution receives the NATO SECRET accreditation Thales 27 May 2009 -- Following an assessment by NATO's Communications and Information Systems Security and Evaluation Agency, the accreditation "NATO SECRET" was granted to CHANG HD.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 27 May 2009
- Clinton Promises New US Proposals for Mideast Peace VOA 27 May 2009 -- Secretary of State Clinton: Obama administration will soon present "very specific proposals" to Israel and the Palestinians on how to advance toward a two-state solution.
- Israel destroys two illegal Jewish outposts in West Bank RIA Novosti 27 May 2009 -- Israeli security forces dismantled two illegal Jewish outposts in the occupied West Bank.
- JORDAN: All-out UNRWA strike could hit vulnerable refugees IRIN 27 May 2009 -- A pay dispute between employees and the management of the UN agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) in Jordan could affect vulnerable refugees, especially in the many UNWRA-run schools and clinics.
- Sri Lanka Cleared of Rights Violations by UN VOA 27 May 2009 -- Sri Lanka has received a clean bill of health from the UN Human Rights Council.
- Scale of Sri Lanka aid effort 'huge,' says UN humanitarian wing UN News Centre 27 May 2009 -- UN humanitarian wing: Overall scale of the relief operation in Sri Lanka remains “huge."
- SOMALIA: Seeking alternatives to charcoal in Somaliland IRIN 27 May 2009 -- Insufficient cheaper alternatives and a large former refugee population are fuelling tree-felling and dependence on charcoal in the self-declared republic of Somaliland, adversely affecting the environment, say analysts.
- Eritrea Condemns AU Call for Sanctions VOA 27 May 2009 -- Eritrea has condemned the African Union's call for sanctions against the country, which the AU accuses of helping Islamist insurgents in Somalia.
- Mortar Attack Kills 7 in Mogadishu VOA 27 May 2009 -- Somali rebels have fired mortars toward the presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu, killing at least seven civilians.
- CHAD: Scores of children among rebels rounded up in east IRIN 27 May 2009 -- At least 85 minors are among 212 suspected rebels imprisoned by the Chadian government after recent clashes between rebels and the army in eastern Chad, according to UN Children’s Fund officials, who have visited the children.
- South Sudan to Launch Civilian Disarmament Campaign VOA 27 May 2009 -- The government of Southern Sudan is planning an ambitious campaign to disarm hundreds of civilians in the semi-autonomous region.
- Darfur: dozens of Sierra Leonean police officers join UN-African Union mission UN News Centre 27 May 2009 -- Dozens of police officers from Sierra Leone today joined the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission.
- Niger Delta Leaders Seek Urgent Talks with Government VOA 27 May 2009 -- Some of Niger Delta's prominent groups and ethnic leaders have called for urgent talks with the government to end the military's ongoing operations in the region.
- Uzbek Attacks Trip Alarm Bells In Ferghana RFE/RL 27 May 2009 -- Two deadly attacks in eastern Uzbekistan within a span of 24 hours have reignited fears of a rise in Islamist militancy in the region's most populous country.
- Twelve militants killed in Chechnya, Ingushetia since May 16 RIA Novosti 27 May 2009 -- Law enforcement officers in Ingushetia and Chechnya have killed 12 militants in the course of special operations since May 16.
- Republicans Promise Thorough Confirmation for Supreme Court Pick VOA 27 May 2009 -- Opposition Republicans are promising thorough Senate confirmation hearings for President Obama's Supreme Court nominee.
- Debate Begins Over Obama's Supreme Court Nominee VOA 27 May 2009 -- US President Obama has asked the Senate to move quickly to approve his historic pick for the Supreme Court.
- US to Take Seat at UN Human Rights Council VOA 27 May 2009 -- The United States has been elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council.
- Burma Rejects Witnesses for Aung San Suu Kyi VOA 27 May 2009 -- Burmese court rejected all but one of her defense witnesses as she faces up to five years in prison for allegedly violating the terms of her house arrest.
- Aung San Suu Kyi Trial Enters 9th Day VOA 27 May 2009 -- The trial of Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi continued Wednesday, the sixth anniversary of her latest round of detention.
- Swine Flu Spreads in Australia VOA 27 May 2009 -- The number of H1N1 flu cases in Australia has doubled in the past day to 59.
- WHO Reports 3 New Swine Flu Deaths VOA 27 May 2009 -- New figures from the World Health Organization, WHO, show the global H1N1 swine flu death toll has risen by three.
- Former Madagascar President Accuses France of Backing Coup VOA 27 May 2009 -- Ousted Madagascar President Marc Ravalomanana has accused France of supporting the coup that drove him from office.
- AU to Open Peace Talks on Madagascar Crisis VOA 27 May 2009 -- AU effort to find a resolution to the crisis in Madagascar is set to begin Wednesday after a day's delay to enable all political parties to take part.
|Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list|