01 September 2009 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 01 Sep 2009 [PDF]
- Aug. 31 airpower summary: Tankers have a busy day AFNS 01 Sep 2009 -- Coalition airpower integrated with ground forces in Iraq and ISAF troops in Afghanistan during operations.
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing with Col. Martin From Iraq DoD 01 Sep 2009 -- Presenter: Commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Ist Infantry Division, Col. Joseph Martin
- US Proposes Sending Troops to Disputed Area of Northern Iraq VOA 01 Sep 2009 -- Top US military commander in Iraq wants to send American troops to a disputed strip of territory in northern Iraq.
- Attacks Prompt Iraqi Security Assessment AFPS 01 Sep 2009 -- Iraqi security forces have undertaken a broad self-assessment in the wake of series of deadly attacks in the Iraqi capital last month.
- Iraqis Seize Cache, Detain Terrorist, Secure Drone AFPS 01 Sep 2009 -- Iraqi forces seized a cache of supplies used to make rocket launchers, detained a terrorism suspect and secured a crashed US UAV.
- Government Says August Was Bloodiest Month for Iraqis in Past Year VOA 01 Sep 2009 -- Iraqi government figures indicate August was the bloodiest month in the last 13 for Iraqi citizens.
- Combat outposts in Anbar turned over to Iraqi control MNF-I 01 Sep 2009 -- During the month of August,, Multi National Force - West returned Combat Outposts Viking and Eagle Base to Iraqi control in Al Anbar province
- Military police unit ends tour with force protection mission Army News 01 Sep 2009 -- With final checks complete, Soldiers from the 266th Military Police Company moved out for another counter-indirect fire patrol.
- Steel Knights return to Mannheim Army News 01 Sep 2009 -- 51st Transportation Company, 28th Transportation Battalion returned to Mannheim, Germany, Aug. 28 after serving a 15-month tour in Iraq.
- US Contemplates Strategy Change; August Deadliest Month in Afghanistan VOA 01 Sep 2009 -- White House: US President Barack Obama will review new US military report on the war in Afghanistan this week.
- Top U.S. general in Afghanistan calls for revised strategy RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2009 -- Top US general in Afghanistan has called for a revised strategy to defeat the Taliban insurgency.
- Top UN official in Afghanistan calls for national participation in peace campaign UN News Centre 01 Sep 2009 -- Top UN envoy to Afghanistan urged the entire nation to join an ambitious peace campaign.
- US convoy ambushed, battles insurgents for 9 hours Army News 01 Sep 2009 -- Many Army petroleum supply specialists in Afghanistan operate as vehicle gunners and drivers for convoys.
- Experts: Elections Last Chance to Resolve Afghan Conflict VOA 01 Sep 2009 -- Slow tally of Afghanistan's election returns and the mounting accusations of fraud are raising questions about credibility of the election.
- KC-130 makes first landing at Camp Dwyer USMC News 01 Sep 2009 -- Camp has expanded its capabilities to further support units in Helmand Province.
- RCT-3 Marines implement methodology to understand local problems USMC News 01 Sep 2009 -- New weapon in the arsenal of Marines and it's considered a key to winning a war against an insurgency.
- A-DACG Marines essential to cargo, personnel transportation USMC News 01 Sep 2009 -- Every Marine, depending on their occupational field, has a different mission to complete.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Defense secretary touts F-35 as heart of future tactical combat aviation AFNS 01 Sep 2009 -- Defense Secretary Gates: Progress on what he called "the heart of the future of our tactical combat aviation."
- DoD News: Navy Marks Passing of Rear Admiral Wayne E. Meyer DoD 01 Sep 2009 -- Retired Navy Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer, regarded as the father of the Navy's AEGIS Weapons System, passed away today
- TRAWING 5 Welcomes New Training Aircraft Navy NewsStand 01 Sep 2009 -- 150 people assembled to see the first new airframe at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in more than 30 years.
- MSC Accepts Navy's Newest Combat Logistics Ship Navy NewsStand 01 Sep 2009 -- Military Sealift Command accepted delivery of dry cargo/ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra Sept. 1.
- Gates Cites Importance of Acquisition Reform AFPS 01 Sep 2009 -- Defense Secretary Gates: Imperative for the nation to get defense acquisition reform right.
- USS Theodore Roosevelt Transitions for Complex Overhaul Navy NewsStand 01 Sep 2009 -- USS Theodore Roosevelt made the move to Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding to begin scheduled Refueling Complex Overhaul.
- Secretary Gates to MC-12 workers: Your work is saving troops' lives AFNS 01 Sep 2009 -- Defense Secretary Gates: MC-12 Liberty aircraft is saving lives on the battlefield.
- Helmet sensors providing data that may decrease brain injury Army News 01 Sep 2009 -- Almost 7,000 sensors mounted on helmets have been collecting data on blast trauma from improvised explosive devices.
- Whiteman Airmen test nuclear weapon mission AFNS 01 Sep 2009 -- Members of the 72nd Test and Evaluation Squadron took part in part of ACC's nuclear weapon system evaluation program.
- GW CSG Begins Training with Nimitz CSG Navy NewsStand 01 Sep 2009 -- USS George Washington (CVN 73) began its participation in joint aircraft carrier operations with USS Nimitz (CVN 68) in the Western Pacific Ocean Aug. 30.
- New ACE, GCE in place, ready for Fall Patrol USMC News 01 Sep 2009 -- Marines and sailors headed home Aug. 22 - 24 after completing the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit's Spring Patrol.
- Defense Department to Start H1N1 Flu Vaccinations Navy NewsStand 01 Sep 2009 -- All military personnel will be vaccinated against H1N1 virus and vaccine will be available to military family members.
- Army to assess, revise Combat Lifesaver training Army News 01 Sep 2009 -- In a fragmentary order dated Aug. 25, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command suspended intravenous training from the Combat Lifesaver Course beginning Sept. 1.
- Kings Bay Water Treatment Facility to be Renovated, Modernized Navy NewsStand 01 Sep 2009 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast awarded an $8.6 million contract for water treatment facility restoration and modernization at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.
- U.S. resumes training of Georgian troops RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2009 -- US military specialists are starting a new training course for Georgian troops set to join an international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan.
- Uzbekistan To Sit Out SCO Military Exercises RFE/RL 01 Sep 2009 -- Uzbekistan's upper house of parliament approved new legislation to limit that country's role in SCO counterterrorism exercises.
- Azerbaijan Opposes Turkmen Plans For Naval Base RFE/RL 01 Sep 2009 -- Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry has expressed support for the "demilitarization" of the Caspian Sea.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 01 Sep 2009
- DoD News: Contracts for September 01, 2009
- Boeing, Lockheed Martin, US Army Mark 10 Years of PAC-3 Missile Seeker Production Boeing 01 Sep 2009 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today marked the 10th anniversary of its production of the seeker for the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile, as well as the upcoming delivery of the 1,000th seeker to prime contractor Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], with a ceremony at the Boeing production facility in Huntsville.
- Raytheon Awarded $27 Million to Support Taiwan's Patriot Systems Raytheon 01 Sep 2009 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded $26.9 million for technical assistance in support of Taiwan's Patriot Air and Missile Defense System.
- Boeing Advanced Tactical Laser Defeats Ground Target in Flight Test Boeing 01 Sep 2009 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Air Force on Aug. 30 defeated a ground target from the air with the Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL) aircraft, demonstrating ATL's first air-to-ground, high-power laser engagement of a tactically representative target.
- General Dynamics NASSCO Delivers USNS Wally Schirra General Dynamics 01 Sep 2009 -- General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), today delivered USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) to the U.S. Navy. The ship is named in honor of the fifth American launched into space, Navy Captain Walter M. “Wally” Schirra, Jr.
- Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management Automation System For Republic Of Kazakhstan Achieves Full Operation Lockheed Martin 01 Sep 2009 -- A SkyLine automated air traffic management (ATM) system supplied by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has gone into full operation at the Aktobe Area Control Center (ACC) and three remote towers in Kazakhstan.
- Lockheed Martin Leverages Sensor Capability Of Fighter Aircraft To Improve Battlespace Awareness Lockheed Martin 01 Sep 2009 -- Existing on-board sensor capability of tactical fighter aircraft can be leveraged to provide near real-time intelligence and enhanced situational awareness, as demonstrated by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] during the recent U.S. Air Force Empire Challenge exercise.
- Final Assembly for S-70i™ BLACK HAWK Helicopter Begins at Mielec Sikorsky 01 Sep 2009 -- PZL Mielec, a Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. company in Poland, has begun final assembly of the first S-70iT BLACK HAWK helicopter
- Thales awarded contract to renew French Government’s range of network security equipment Thales 01 Sep 2009 -- After several months of competition, the DGA – the French Defense Procurement Agency – has awarded Thales a contract to renew the Government’s range of network security equipment guaranteeing national sovereignty over the next fifteen years. The contract provides for the roll-out, in 2013, of a first batch of 12,000 encrypters together with in-service support.
- Supplier interest grows in Protected Mobility opportunities Thales 01 Sep 2009 -- Companies from across NSW turned up in force last week to hear about supply chain opportunities in Thales's Protected Mobility business - in particular the new Australian Light Protected Vehicle System Thales is developing for Defence's LAND 121 Phase 4 - Protected Mobility Vehicle - Light program.
- Raytheon Unveils Several Firsts at Empire Challenge 09 Raytheon 01 Sep 2009 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) unveiled several firsts while playing a significant role in Empire Challenge 09.
- Northrop Grumman's Hunter Unmanned Air System Successfully Completes GPS-guided Viper Strike Testing Northrop Grumman 01 Sep 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), in use with the U.S. Army since 1996, has successfully completed testing of the new GPS-guided Viper Strike (VS) weapons system at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. GPS VS will soon deploy to theater on board Hunter in support of contingency operations.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 01 Sep 2009
- Israel kills two Hamas fighters in Gaza RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2009 -- The Israeli military killed two Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
- Israeli army kills Palestinian teenager in West Bank - radio RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2009 -- A 15-year-old boy has been killed in an attack by Israeli troops on a group of youngsters in the West Bank.
- New military chief of joint African Union-UN force in Darfur begins work UN News Centre 01 Sep 2009 -- New Force Commander of the joint AU-UN peacekeeping operation in Darfur formally assumed his duties.
- In Brief: DRC child recruitment a "tragic consequence" of war IRIN 01 Sep 2009 -- More children have been used and recruited by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) than anywhere else in the world, according to the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF.
- Turkey hopes for breakthrough in Karabakh settlement RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2009 -- Turkey expects a breakthrough to be reached soon in long-running territorial conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
- Refugees Returning to Burma, Many Fearful VOA 01 Sep 2009 -- Refugees are continuing to return to Burma from China, after Burmese nationals fled to escape fighting.
- Over 30,000 Myanmar refugees to return home from China RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2009 -- More than 30,000 refugees who fled into China are to return home.
- MYANMAR: UN seeks access to Burmese refugees in southern China IRIN 01 Sep 2009 -- UN Refugee Agency seeking access to thousands of Burmese refugees who have fled fighting.
- Georgia Gives Long Jail Term To Turkish Captain RFE/RL 01 Sep 2009 -- A court in the Georgian town of Kutaisi has sentenced the captain of a Turkish tanker to 24 years in jail for the "illegal crossing of the Georgian border and smuggling," RFE/RL's Georgian Service reported.
- Beslan lessons five years on RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2009 -- On September 1, 2004, The North Caucasus town of Beslan became know to the world for a tragic reason.
- Turkish FM: Turkish-Armenian Border Could Re-Open by Year's End VOA 01 Sep 2009 -- Turkey: Border with Armenia could reopen by the end of the year, under a plan to reestablish diplomatic ties between the two nations.
- Pitfalls Remain As Turkey, Armenia Move Toward Reconciliation RFE/RL 01 Sep 2009 -- Turkey and Armenia will conduct six weeks of diplomatic consultations before signing 2 protocols that establish formal diplomatic ties.
- Armenian president upbeat over agreement with Turkey RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2009 -- Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan: Agreement with Turkey to establish diplomatic relations could boost bilateral ties.
- Armenian Nationalists Decry Agreement With Turkey RFE/RL 01 Sep 2009 -- The Armenian Revolutionary Federation party has criticized a deal between the Armenian and Turkish governments.
- Armenia, Turkey move closer to restoring diplomatic ties RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2009 -- Turkey and Armenia agreed at talks mediated by Switzerland to start "internal political consultations" on re-establishing relations.
- Georgians Disillusioned with 'Rose Revolution' VOA 01 Sep 2009 -- Many analysts say Georgians are disillusioned with President Mikheil Saakashvili.
- Libya Celebrates 40 Years of Gaddafi Rule VOA 01 Sep 2009 -- Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi celebrating forty years of his ascension to power.
- Libya's Gadhafi Marks 40 Years in Power VOA 01 Sep 2009 -- Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is marking the 40th anniversary of his revolutionary rule.
- Russia urges West to condemn all pre-WWII deals with Nazis RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2009 -- Russia expects other countries to admit that all prewar deals with the Nazis were morally wrong.
- Russia, Poland Feed Controversy Over World War II RFE/RL 01 Sep 2009 -- Solemn ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II began before dawn on the Westerplatte peninsula near Gdansk.
- Russia set to release secret files on Poland's policies in WWII RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2009 -- Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service will make public a number of documents revealing Polish policies in 1935-1945.
- Putin tells Tusk grievances over WWII should be left behind RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2009 -- Russian PM Putin told his Polish counterpart that the two countries must not let disputes over World War II get in the way of building relations.
- 'No evidence' of plans by Stalin to attack Germany RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2009 -- There is no evidence suggesting that Joseph Stalin planned to attack Nazi Germany in the 1930s-40s.
- Ceremonies in Poland Mark Start of WWII VOA 01 Sep 2009 -- Officials from across Europe and the United States were among thousands of people who gathered in northern Poland to mark the beginning of World War II, 70 years ago.
- H1N1: Do Rich Nations Have Obligation to Help Developing World Tackle Flu Pandemic? VOA 01 Sep 2009 -- Health officials around the world are preparing for a surge in the number of H1N1 flu cases.
- CENTRAL ASIA: Anti-swine flu measures stepped up IRIN 01 Sep 2009 -- Health authorities across Central Asia have launched a series of measures to tackle the spread of H1N1.
- Tsvanigrai Says ZANU-PF Actions Threaten Unity Government VOA 01 Sep 2009 -- Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says actions by President Robert Mugabe and his supporters are threatening the country's fragile unity government.
- Heavy Military Presence in Gabon's Capital, Libreville VOA 01 Sep 2009 -- Gabon's capital, Libreville was reported quiet Monday ahead of Wednesday's electoral commission announcement of Sunday's presidential election results.
- Gabon Awaits Presidential Results VOA 01 Sep 2009 -- Three presidential candidates in Gabon all say they expect to be named the winner when counting Sunday's vote is completed.
- Exiled Honduran president arrives in U.S. for talks at OAS RIA Novosti 01 Sep 2009 -- Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya has arrived again in the U.S. to hold meetings at the Organization of American States on ways to resolve the current political crisis in the country.
- Two Former Israeli Cabinet Ministers Jailed for Corruption VOA 01 Sep 2009 -- Corruption scandals are toppling former senior officials in the Israeli government.
- Commonwealth Suspends Fiji After Failed Efforts to Restore Democracy VOA 01 Sep 2009 -- The Commonwealth says it has suspended Fiji after the Pacific Island nation failed to meet its demands to begin restoring democracy.
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