22 September 2009 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 22 Sep 2009 [PDF]
- Riverines Stand Ready to Roll on Iraq's Waterways AFPS 22 Sep 2009 -- The Navy’s Riverine Squadron 2, a Vietnam-era security patrol brought back after 9/11, is securing Iraq’s waterways.
- U.S.-Iraqi partnership growing, general says AFNS 22 Sep 2009 -- Deputy commander, Multinational Corps Iraq: Iraqi security forces continue to make progress in providing security for their own country.
- U.S. Troops Clean Out 'Garages' in Iraq AFPS 22 Sep 2009 -- American forces are cleaning out a “very, very big garage” in its drawdown in Iraq, the deputy commander of Multinational Corps Iraq said today.
- Obama Administration At A Crossroads In Its Afghan Strategy RFE/RL 22 Sep 2009 -- The Obama administration is at a crossroads in its strategy for Afghanistan.
- Afghanistan Assessment Sparks Renewed Debate VOA 22 Sep 2009 -- The publication of assessment by the new US and NATO commander in Afghanistan has sparked a fresh round of debate.
- Report: Pentagon Urges Top US General in Afghanistan to Delay Call for Troops VOA 22 Sep 2009 -- WSJ: Pentagon told its top commander in Afghanistan to delay submitting a request for additional troops.
- 3 Insurgents Killed by Own Bomb in Afghanistan VOA 22 Sep 2009 -- Afghanistan's Interior Ministry says a suicide bomber killed himself and two accomplices when his explosives-filled vest detonated prematurely.
- New Zealand Special Forces Return to Afghanistan VOA 22 Sep 2009 -- New Zealand has sent its elite SAS combat force to rejoin the war in Afghanistan.
- Air Force officials release Predator accident report AFNS 22 Sep 2009 -- An MQ-1 Predator flying a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom presumably crashed in a forward operating area.
- Militants Blow Up School in Northwest Pakistan VOA 22 Sep 2009 -- Police in northwest Pakistan say suspected Taliban militants have blown up a primary school that educated girls.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Departments Negotiate Pact to Help Keep Country Safe AFPS 22 Sep 2009 -- Agreement between the departments of Defense and Homeland Security calls for sharing some intelligence data.
- Leaders discuss future of Infantry, Armor Army News 22 Sep 2009 -- In 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission decided to move the Armor School and Center to Fort Benning.
- Ramstein Airmen complete site survey for future tactical air navigation system AFNS 22 Sep 2009 -- Airmen completed the final site survey for the installation of a tactical air navigation system.
- Soldier feedback vital to latest technologies Army News 22 Sep 2009 -- "Meeting the needs of Soldiers in the fight is the top priority for senior Army leaders" said Donald Sando, director of CDID.
- Changes ahead for Air Force acquisition AFNS 22 Sep 2009 -- More than 275 Air Force and defense industry leaders met to discuss military technology acquisition challenges and opportunities.
- Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group Arrives in Thailand for Port Visit Navy NewsStand 22 Sep 2009 -- Three ships and Sailors from the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group arrived at Phuket, Thailand Sept. 22.
- 410th CSB responds to military contracting requirements during PANAMAX 09 Army News 22 Sep 2009 -- The 410th Contract Support Battalion's participation in PANAMAX 09 grows each year.
- Counterpiracy Task Force Flagship Hosts Yemen Sea Service Officers Navy NewsStand 22 Sep 2009 -- Combined Task Force 151 hosted senior members from Yemeni maritime forces.
- Air Guard planners host first domestic ops conference AFNS 22 Sep 2009 -- Air National Guard planners kicked off with what they hope will become an annual conference for drafting a domestic ops strategy.
- Representatives From 11 Countries Arrive For EPC 09 Navy NewsStand 22 Sep 2009 -- Eurasia Partnership Capstone 2009 kicked off at Naval Support Activity Souda Bay Sept. 19.
- Chilean Ship Conducts PSI Boarding During PANAMAX 2009 Navy NewsStand 22 Sep 2009 -- Chilean frigate CNS Almirante Cochrane conducted a proliferation security initiative boarding.
- Pennsylvania Guard Called Up for G-20 Summit AFPS 22 Sep 2009 -- More than 2,500 Pennsylvania National Guardsmen have been called up to support the international G-20 Summit.
- Iran welcomes U.S. missile defense reversal RIA Novosti 22 Sep 2009 -- Tehran has welcomed the shift in America's missile-defense plans in Central Europe.
- U.S. says Czech Republic 'respects' missile defense reversal RIA Novosti 22 Sep 2009 -- The Czech Republic "respected and understood" the proposed shift in US missile-defense plans in Europe.
- Taiwan-U.S. defense industry meeting to be held in Virginia CNA 22 Sep 2009 -- An annual conference on Taiwan-U.S. strategic security cooperation issues will be held in Charlottesville, Virginia.
- Russia's state defense order to rise 8% to $36 bln in 2010 - Ivanov RIA Novosti 22 Sep 2009 -- Russia's state defense order will rise 8% in 2010 year-on-year to 1.1 trillion rubles.
- Yushchenko says no foreign military bases on Ukraine's territory RIA Novosti 22 Sep 2009 -- Ukrainian President Yushchenko ruled out the deployment of foreign military bases on his country's territory.
- Ahmadinejad: No Country Dares Attack Iran VOA 22 Sep 2009 -- Iranian President Ahmadinejad boasted about his country's military power at an army parade, that was marred by plane crash that killed 7 people.
- Iranian military jet crashes during air show RIA Novosti 22 Sep 2009 -- An Iranian military airplane has crashed outside Tehran during an air show commemorating the outbreak of the 1980-1988 Iraq-Iran war.
- U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 22 Sep 2009
- Background briefing by a senior administration official on the President's meeting with President HU of China The White House 22 Sep 2009
- Briefing by Michelle Gavin, Senior Director for African Affairs, on the President's Lunch with Sub-Saharan African Heads of State The White House 22 Sep 2009
- Briefing by U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace George Mitchell The White House 22 Sep 2009
- Briefing by Todd Stern, Mike Froman, and Carol Browner on the President's Climate Change Speech The White House 22 Sep 2009
- DoD News: Contracts for September 22, 2009
- General Dynamics NASSCO Starts Construction of the Future USNS William McLean General Dynamics 22 Sep 2009 -- General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), today began construction of the future USNS William McLean, the twelfth ship of the U.S. Navy’s T-AKE program. The William McLean is named in honor of the Navy physicist who conceived and developed the heat-seeking Sidewinder missile.
- Boeing Completes Ground Tests to Prepare for 1st GPS IIF Satellite Launch Boeing 22 Sep 2009 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has successfully completed key ground tests that help pave the way for next year's launch of the first Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite.
- Northrop Grumman Receives Russian Type Approval for Marine Radars Northrop Grumman 22 Sep 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has received type approval from the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping for its VisionMaster FT(TM) family of marine radars.
- Daily Press Briefing by the Offices of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General and the Spokesperson for the General Assembly President United Nations 22 Sep 2009
- Israeli soldiers gun down driver in Jerusalem RIA Novosti 22 Sep 2009 -- Israeli soldiers shot dead a man attempting to ram his car through a checkpoint leading into Jerusalem.
- Ban vows support for Palestinian efforts to build state institutions in two years UN News Centre 22 Sep 2009 -- Secretary-General Ban voiced his strong support for Palestinian efforts to complete the building of state institutions in 2 years.
- Obama urges Abbas, Netanyahu to resume Mideast peace talks RIA Novosti 22 Sep 2009 -- US President Barack Obama called for an early resumption of Middle East peace talks.
- U.S., Israeli, Palestinian leaders to meet in New York RIA Novosti 22 Sep 2009 -- US President Obama, Israeli PM Netanyahu and Palestinian President Abbas will meet to discuss Middle East peace efforts.
- Obama to Host Israeli, Palestinian Leaders VOA 22 Sep 2009 -- US President Obama hosting joint meeting of Israeli and Palestinian leaders in New York in an effort to restart Middle East peace talks.
- Al-Shabab Pledges Loyalty to Bin Laden VOA 22 Sep 2009 -- Somali insurgent group al-Shabab has pledged its allegiance to Osama bin Laden in a new video released to Islamist Web sites.
- Somalia's partners must do more to foster peace, says UN official UN News Centre 22 Sep 2009 -- Senior UN official called on the international community to do more to plant seeds of durable peace in Somalia.
- Another deadly attack on village in southern Sudan draws anger from UN UN News Centre 22 Sep 2009 -- UN officials in Sudan have strongly condemned a deadly attack at the weekend on a village in the south of the country that has claimed dozens of lives.
- Analysis: Southern Sudan disarmament raises fears of fresh violence IRIN 22 Sep 2009 -- Campaign by the S. Sudanese authorities to seize illegal arms has yielded a "fearsome arsenal" of weapons.
- Darfur refugees in Chad set to move away from unstable border with Sudan - UN UN News Centre 22 Sep 2009 -- UN refugee agency welcomed the decision to move a makeshift camp in eastern Chad further away from the volatile border area with Sudan.
- Georgia accuses Russia of ignoring legal norms at sea RIA Novosti 22 Sep 2009 -- Georgia accused Russia of ignoring international law over Russia's deployment in Abkhazian waters.
- Ex-leaders call on Europe to stand up for Georgia RIA Novosti 22 Sep 2009 -- Former Czech president Havel joined by a number of other ex-European leaders in urging the EU to stand up for Georgia.
- U.S. pledges further support for Georgia's territorial integrity RIA Novosti 22 Sep 2009 -- US will continue its efforts to prevent international recognition of former Georgian republics.
- As fighting resumes in Yemen, UN agency renews call for aid corridor UN News Centre 22 Sep 2009 -- UN refugee agency renewed its appeal to allow humanitarian aid to reach civilians displaced and stranded by fighting in northern Yemen.
- UN helps deliver fugitive Rwandan genocide indictee to criminal court UN News Centre 22 Sep 2009 -- High-level Rwandan rebel indicted by the UN war crimes tribunal has been handed over to the court after being arrested in the neighbouring DRC.
- Acting Honduran President Will Not Confront Brazil Over Asylum VOA 22 Sep 2009 -- A nationwide curfew in Honduras has been extended for another night, as soldiers in the capital, Tegucigalpa, surround the Brazilian embassy.
- Brazilian President Urges Calm in Honduras VOA 22 Sep 2009 -- Brazil's president is calling on deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to make sure a tense situation in the Honduran capital does not escalate.
- Honduran Security Breaks Up Pro-Zelaya Protests VOA 22 Sep 2009 -- Honduran security forces have broken up demonstrations outside the Brazilian embassy where deposed President Manuel Zelaya has taken refuge.
- Honduras interim government urges Brazil to hand over Zelaya RIA Novosti 22 Sep 2009 -- The Honduran Foreign Ministry has demanded that the Brazilian embassy hand over ousted president Manuel Zelaya.
- Clinton, Arias Urge Dialogue in Honduras After Zelaya's Return VOA 22 Sep 2009 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Costa Rican President Oscar Arias appealed for calm and dialogue in Honduras after the surprise return there of ousted President Manuel Zelaya.
- Zelaya in Brazil's embassy in Tegucigalpa - Brazilian FM RIA Novosti 22 Sep 2009 -- Ousted president Manuel Zelaya returned to Honduras on Monday and is currently in the Brazilian embassy in the capital Tegucigalpa.
- US Criticizes Wide-Ranging Rights Abuses VOA 22 Sep 2009 -- The United States says it remains "deeply concerned" about Iran's crackdown on opposition groups, while criticizing Russia and China for failing to protect rights activists and minorities.
- Vast Agenda Greets World Leaders At 64th UN General Assembly RFE/RL 22 Sep 2009 -- The United Nations' General Assembly formally begins its 64th session on September 23 with seven days of general debate.
- General Assembly President and US leader hold wide-ranging talks at UN UN News Centre 22 Sep 2009 -- New President of the General Assembly, Ali Treki, held wide-ranging talks with United States President Barack Obama.
- President Obama to Meet African Leaders at the United Nations VOA 22 Sep 2009 -- US President Obama will hold a working luncheon with presidents and prime ministers from Sub-Saharan African on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
- US Senator to Examine Sanctions on Burma VOA 22 Sep 2009 -- A key U.S. lawmaker says he will hold a hearing examining the effectiveness of U.S. sanctions on Burma and what Washington can do to promote democratic reform there.
- Worldwide swine flu cases pass 308,000 - WHO RIA Novosti 22 Sep 2009 -- The number of swine flu cases worldwide has passed 308,000, with almost 4,200 deaths.
- Two Family members diagnosed with H1N1 virus in FMMC Army News 22 Sep 2009 -- The 11-month-old child of a Henderson Hall Marine was diagnosed with the H1N1 virus Friday, Sept. 18.
- Madagascar Government Doesn't Oppose Negotiations, Says Minister VOA 22 Sep 2009 -- Madagascar's transitional government has welcomed African Union calls for another round of negotiations to resolve the deepening political crisis.
- Gambia Opposition Rejects Jammeh's Death Threat VOA 22 Sep 2009 -- Gambian opposition parties have rejected President Yahya Jammeh's pronouncement to kill people deemed enemies of the state.
- Shoe-throwing Iraqi journalist could move to Switzerland RIA Novosti 22 Sep 2009 -- Iraqi journalist who was imprisoned for throwing his shoes at former US president Bush would like to move to Switzerland.
- Amazonas-2 satellite to embark Thales Alenia Space’s AmerHis-2 system Thales 22 Sep 2009 -- Hispasat’s Amazonas-2 telecommunication satellite will embark AmerHis-2, the advanced Multimedia Regenerative system provided by Thales Alenia Space, and dedicated to extend the current Hispasat satellite communications capacity in North and South America. The satellite will be launched on September 30, 2009 from Kourou, French Guiana by an Ariane 5 ECA. Amazonas-2 satellite is developed under EADS Astrium prime contractorship.
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