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28 January 2010 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 28 Jan 2010 [PDF]
  • Officials in Iraq Confirm Death of Key Terrorist AFPS 28 Jan 2010 -- Officials in Iraq have positively identified a terrorist killed Jan. 22 after he attacked a security-team member acting on a warrant against him.
  • Obama Says War In Iraq Ending RFE/RL 28 Jan 2010 -- In his first State of the Union address, U.S. President Barack Obama has told the American people that eight years of war in Afghanistan and nearly seven years of war in Iraq are coming to an end.
  • Obama renews pledge to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq by August RIA Novosti 28 Jan 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has said he will keep his election campaign promise to have all of his country's combat troops home from Iraq by the end of this August.
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Launches First OEF Sorties Navy NewsStand 28 Jan 2010 -- The Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group launched its first sorties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Jan. 28 and also assumed duties as Commander, Task Force (CTF) 50.
  • AFGHANISTAN: Landmine deaths, injuries torment villagers IRIN 28 Jan 2010 -- “I was irrigating my land when I stepped on it… I heard a huge bang which knocked me over,” said Amanullah, a 26-year-old landmine victim from Nawzad District, Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan.
  • London Conference Supports Afghan Reconciliation and Handover Strategy VOA 28 Jan 2010 -- Major world powers pledged support for reconciliation in Afghanistan to include members of the Taliban and mapped out a strategy for handing over increasing security responsibilities to Afghan forces. The decisions were announced as ministers and delegates from more than 70 countries and organizations met in London.
  • London Afghanistan Conference Promises New Strategy, Way Out VOA 28 Jan 2010 -- Ministers and delegates from major world powers are meeting in London to discuss how best to bring an end to a nearly decade-long conflict in Afghanistan, pull out foreign troops and set Afghans on track to take charge of their own affairs.
  • Clinton Announces Support for Karzai's Reintegration Plan VOA 28 Jan 2010 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Afghan President Hamid Karzai's plan to reintegrate Taliban soldiers back into society will bring greater stability and security to Afghanistan.
  • International support for Afghanistan must go beyond security needs – Ban UN News Centre 28 Jan 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a coherent political strategy to assist Afghanistan in its quest for peace, security and development, noting that the country’s challenges cannot be overcome by military efforts alone.
  • Afghanistan Conference Under Way In London RFE/RL 28 Jan 2010 -- district by district, province by province -- An international conference to chart a new course for the future of Afghanistan is under way in London.
  • ISAF Officials Express Regret Over Civilian Casualty AFPS 28 Jan 2010 -- International Security Assistance Force officials in Afghanistan expressed regret today for the death of a religious leader who was killed when an ISAF convoy fired on what appeared to be a threatening vehicle.
  • UK denies ‘buying off’ Taliban IRNA 28 Jan 2010 -- Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth has denied that Britain was bribing Taliban insurgents to stop them attacking UK troops in Afghanistan.
  • Disjointed communiqué expected at Afghan conference IRNA 28 Jan 2010 -- The international community is committed to working with the government of Afghanistan to achieve “shared long-term goals,” according to a draft communiqué to be agreed at London Conference on Afghanistan Thursday.
  • London conference marks beginning of Afghan transition, says Brown IRNA 28 Jan 2010 -- The London conference on Afghanistan marks the beginning of the process of transition from international to Afghan control after a “difficult year,” British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Thursday.
  • UN appoints new envoy for Afghanistan ahead of London Conference IRNA 28 Jan 2010 -- The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday appointed veteran diplomat Staffan de Mistura as the top UN envoy to Afghanistan on the eve of the London Conference.
  • Iran not to attend London Conference on Afghanistan IRNA 28 Jan 2010 -- Iran would not attend the London Conference on Afghanistan which is to be held on Thursday as Tehran believed the continuation of the past policies would not lead to resolving the country’s problems, a senior Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday night.
  • International conference on Afghanistan kicks off in London RIA Novosti 28 Jan 2010 -- An international conference on how to bring an end to the conflict in Afghanistan opened in London on Thursday.
  • Conference on Afghanistan: how much to buy off the Taliban? RIA Novosti 28 Jan 2010
  • Transcript: DOD News Briefing with Gen. Fraser from Miami, Florida DoD 28 Jan 2010-- Presenter: Commander, U.S. Southern Command Gen. Douglas Fraser
  • AFSOUTH officials guide Air Force Haiti relief effort AFNS 28 Jan 2010 -- Airmen from across the United States are participating in the Haitian earthquake joint relief effort while the as Air Forces Southern members guide the effort from hundreds of miles away in the Arizona desert.
  • Air Force coordination team joins Joint Task Force-Haiti AFNS 28 Jan 2010 -- The 12th Air Force Southern vice commander, and the 612th Air Operations Center deputy commander arrived in Haiti to act as lead members of the Air Component Coordination Element supporting Joint Task Force-Haiti Jan. 12 here.
  • Bataan Provides Vital Link to Haiti Relief Navy NewsStand 28 Jan 2010 -- The multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) successfully completed a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2) Jan. 27, receiving approximately 170 pallets to support Operation Unified Response.
  • Bataan Sailors Rebuild, Bring Relief to Grande Goave Navy NewsStand 28 Jan 2010 -- Two weeks following the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, rubble and debris still line the streets of Grand Goave, and Sailors aboard multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) are out in full force providing relief to the community in need.
  • Seabees Departing to Support Haiti Relief Operations Navy NewsStand 28 Jan 2010 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7 homeported at the Naval Construction Battalion Center hin Gulfport departed Jan. 26 on board Air Force C-17 aircraft to support relief operations in Haiti after a 7.0 earthquake devastated the city of Port-au-Prince.
  • Navy Leads Haitian Harbor Assessment Navy NewsStand 28 Jan 2010 -- Naval Sea Systems Command's Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) embedded with Commander, Task Group 42.1 on board USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) Jan. 18 to support port clearance and harbor re-opening in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
  • Task Force 48 Routes Haiti Relief Through Guantanamo Bay Navy NewsStand 28 Jan 2010 -- Task Force 48 has been established to support the shipment of supplies during Operation Unified Response and provide logistical support to Joint Task Force (JTF) Haiti at U.S. Naval Station (NAVSTA) Guantanamo Bay after the Jan. 12 earthquake.
  • Operation Unified Response Support Flows Nonstop Navy NewsStand 28 Jan 2010 -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville civilian and military personnel have been working nonstop at the airfield palletizing thousands of pounds of materials for shipment to Haiti as part of Operation Unified Response.
  • U.S. Navy Ship’s Team Describes Haiti Aid Efforts AFPS 28 Jan 2010 -- On Jan. 14, two days after a magnitude 7 earthquake shook Haiti, an international team of naval officers and associated partners was on board the USS Gunston Hall in Norfolk, Va.
  • Haiti’s Seaport Capacity Increases, Fraser Says AFPS 28 Jan 2010 -- Conditions in earthquake-ravaged Port-au-Prince, Haiti, continue to improve day by day, but a tremendous need still exists, the commander of U.S. Southern Command said today.
  • Kentucky Airmen Move Supplies Through Dominican Republic AFPS 28 Jan 2010 -- As relief supplies and support continue to pour into Haiti, the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Contingency Operations Group has been one of the key elements that has helped to ensure a steady flow of help into the areas that need it.
  • Brigade supports Unified Response with intelligence teams in Haiti Army News 28 Jan 2010 -- Morning came early Jan. 23 as Soldiers of the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade drew weapons from their arms room at Fort Sam Houston and conducted pre-combat checks and inspections.
  • Fort Bragg continues to make progress in Haiti mission Army News 28 Jan 2010 -- The Soldiers on the ground in Haiti continue to coordinate efforts with the Soldiers and the Airmen back at Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, N.C. to carry out the humanitarian efforts in Haiti.
  • Army Sustainment Command provides support to humanitarian assistance operations in Haiti Army News 28 Jan 2010 -- The U.S. Army Sustainment Command is participating in humanitarian assistance relief operations in Haiti as part of Operation Unified Response.
  • Kentucky Air Guard supports deploying Fort Knox Soldiers Army News 28 Jan 2010 -- Members of the Kentucky Air National Guard's 123rd Logistics Readiness Squadron processed more than 90 tons of cargo and about 40 U.S. Army Soldiers here tonight for deployment to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as part of the U.S. military's response to the Jan. 12 earthquake.
  • UN official hails ‘outstanding’ post-quake performance of Haitian police UN News Centre 28 Jan 2010 -- Haiti’s police force has made an “outstanding” effort to maintain law and order in the wake of this month’s catastrophic earthquake, a senior United Nations official said today, noting that the force has continued to carry out its work despite the collapse of its headquarters and many police stations the loss of hundreds of personnel.
  • U-2 to provide imagery support in Haiti AFNS 28 Jan 2010 -- A U-2 launched from Beale Air Force Base Jan. 27 to provide critical imagery support in the ongoing humanitarian relief mission in Haiti.
  • Mobility planners move 82nd Airborne unit to Haiti AFNS 28 Jan 2010 -- Air Mobility Command crews and aircraft have been working around-the-clock, transporting people, supplies and equipment from Pope Air Force Base, N.C., into Haiti to support relief operations following the earthquake that hit the island Jan. 12.
  • Joint Task Force Organizes Haitian Airport AFPS 28 Jan 2010 -- When a disaster strikes, people assume it should be easy to get relief supplies in.
  • Air Guard Controllers Watch Haiti’s Skies AFPS 28 Jan 2010 -- The recent arrival of Air National Guard air traffic controllers in Haiti has greatly increased the number of flights that are safely entering and leaving the country’s air space.
  • US Military Helping Build Temporary Hospital in Haiti VOA 28 Jan 2010 -- The U.S. military says it is working with the Haitian government to build a temporary medical facility for Haitian earthquake victims recovering from injuries.
  • President talks about Taiwan's aid to Haiti CNA 28 Jan 2010 -- Visiting Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou said here Wednesday that he will exchange views with Haiti Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Thursday to see what aid Taiwan may offer to the earthquake-devastated Caribbean country.

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  • DoD News: Contracts for January 28, 2010
  • Boeing Delivers Record Number of Apache Longbow Crew Trainers in 2009 Boeing 28 Jan 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered a record five Apache Longbow Crew Trainers (LCTs) in 2009 -- more than in any previous year -- and all five have been declared "ready for training."
  • Boeing B-52 With CONECT Upgrade Accomplishes 1st Test Flight Boeing 28 Jan 2010 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that a B-52H upgraded with new communication technology successfully accomplished its first test flight at Edwards Air Force Base on Jan. 17. The Combat Network Communications Technology (CONECT) upgrade allows B-52H crews to receive and send real-time digital information during their missions.
  • Oshkosh Defense Awarded $21 Million Delivery Order for Recapitalized HEMTT A4s Oshkosh 28 Jan 2010 -- Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has been awarded a delivery order valued at more than $21 million from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to produce more than 60 recapitalized next-generation Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) A4. The order, which also includes the delivery of components and engines, is for the M984 HEMTT A4 wrecker variant. Production is expected to begin in January 2011 and be completed in April 2011. The order was issued under the Army’s Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) III contract.
  • Russia free to sell weapons to Iran - state arms exporter RIA Novosti 28 Jan 2010 -- There is nothing to stop Russia from selling military equipment to Iran, the head of Russia's state-run arms exporter said on Thursday.
  • Russia expects to sell no less than $7.4 bln of arms in 2010 RIA Novosti 28 Jan 2010 -- Russia exported $7.4 billion worth of military products last year, and expects to sell at least a similar amount in 2010, the head of the country's state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Thursday.
  • Russian military exports hit $7.4 bln in 2009 RIA Novosti 28 Jan 2010 -- Russia exported $7.4 billion worth of military products last year, up 10% against 2008, the head of the country's state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport said on Thursday.

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