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06 December 2009 Military News

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Current Operations

  • Dec. 5 airpower summary AFNS 06 Dec 2009 -- Coalition airpower integrated with ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Dec. 5 according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
  • US Officials: No Swift Exit from Afghanistan VOA 06 Dec 2009 -- Days after President Barack Obama unveiled a new U.S. war strategy in Afghanistan, U.S. officials are stressing an eventual drawdown of American troops will be done gradually and in a manner that allows Afghan forces to assume security responsibilities.
  • Top Leaders Spell Out President’s Strategy AFPS 06 Dec 2009 -- Even as hundreds of Marines launched a new offensive in southern Afghanistan, top U.S government and military officials made the Sunday morning news-show circuit here today spelling out President Barack Obama’s new war strategy.
  • Deployment length, dwell time, and end of stop loss not affected by Afghanistan troop increase Army News 06 Dec 2009 -- In a joint message to senior Army leaders on Dec. 2, Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff Gen. George Casey, Jr. stated that the Afghanistan troop increase will not affect plans underway to restore balance.
  • Soldiers convoy building materials, support FOB expansion Army News 06 Dec 2009 -- During 2009, troops from the 286th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion supported the first Afghan build-up by transporting equipment, supplies and building materials to numerous forward operating bases

Defense Policy / Programs

  • U.S. Says No Trace Of Bin Laden For 'Years' RFE/RL 06 Dec 2009 -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said the United States has had no reliable information on the whereabouts of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in years.

Defense Industry

  • Boeing's 3rd WGS Satellite Sends 1st Signals From Space Boeing 06 Dec 2009 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has acquired the first on-orbit signals from the third of six Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites. The signals indicate that the spacecraft is healthy and ready to begin orbital maneuvers and operational testing. WGS is the latest U.S. Department of Defense satellite communications system.

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