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29 January 2010 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 29 Jan 2010 [PDF]
  • Airpower Summary: January 27 AFNS 29 Jan 2010
  • Mississippi Guardsmen recover vehicles throughout northern Iraq Army News 29 Jan 2010 -- Mississippi Army National Guard members here conducted a record number of vehicle recovery missions Jan. 18 - 19.
  • Karzai Says He Has Always Favored Peace Talks With Taliban RFE/RL 29 Jan 2010 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai tells RFE/RL that he has long advocated talking to moderate elements within the Taliban but that the international community is only now endorsing and supporting that view.
  • 3rd Brigade Combat Team marks official return from Afghanistan Army News 29 Jan 2010 -- The 10th Mountain Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team received an official welcome home Jan 21 during an uncasing of the colors ceremony held at Magrath Gym./li>
  • Siddiqui Denies Firing Weapon at American Troops in Afghanistan VOA 29 Jan 2010 -- Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistan-born scientist accused of trying to kill American troops and federal agents in Afghanistan, denied in court in New York that she picked up a military rifle and fired at the Americans.
  • Afghan Forces Contain Attack on Barracks AFPS 29 Jan 2010 -- Afghan security forces reacted quickly today to contain an insurgent attack on the Afghan National Army's Sharwali Barracks on the western edge of Lashkar Gah, the capital of southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province, military officials reported.
  • Conference Boosts International Afghanistan Support AFPS 29 Jan 2010 -- Defense Department officials are hailing yesterday’s International Conference on Afghanistan in London as a major step toward integrating the governance and developmental goals they say must go hand in hand with security efforts being advanced through the troop surge.
  • Taliban invited to Afghan tribal meeting IRNA 29 Jan 2010 -- Afghanistan is to convene a grand tribal convention to bring Taliban leaders in from the cold and has called on Saudi Arabia to help in the quest for peace and reconciliation.
  • Tribal Leader Says Deal Will Help Afghanistan Beat Taliban RFE/RL 29 Jan 2010 -- An Afghan tribal leader says a new deal that pits his Pashtun tribe against the Taliban in exchange for U.S. financial support will allow the Kabul government to succeed, RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan (RFA) reports.
  • Georgian Offer Of Afghan Transit Unlikely To Tempt NATO RFE/RL 29 Jan 2010 -- The United States generally welcomes all assistance in Afghanistan, where Washington is leading NATO efforts in a high-stakes struggle to stabilize the country.
  • London conference neglects Afghanistan's opium problem RIA Novosti 29 Jan 2010
  • Envoy expects NATO non-military transit to Afghanistan via Russia RIA Novosti 29 Jan 2010 -- NATO's non-military supplies bound for Afghanistan via surface transit will soon flow at full capacity, Russia's NATO envoy said on Friday, dismissing Moscow's involvement in transit-related problems.
  • Russia urges NATO to crack down on Afghan drug traffic RIA Novosti 29 Jan 2010 -- Moscow is urging NATO to prioritize the fight against drug trafficking in Afghanistan, the Russian envoy to the Western bloc said on Friday.
  • $140 Million Pledged for Afghan Reintegration Program VOA 29 Jan 2010 -- An international conference on stabilizing Afghanistan concluded in London with a pledge by delegates to contribute more than $140 million to a new trust fund designed to reintegrate Taliban militants into Afghan society.
  • Press Conference on Haiti by United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator United Nations 29 Jan 2010
  • HAITI: Fear of the earthquake lives on IRIN 29 Jan 2010 -- Crowds in Haiti stampede out of buildings at the hint of a tremor; mothers refuse to breastfeed for fear of passing on their depression; people complain of headaches and insomnia. Mental health specialists say that until routines are in place and the basic needs of food, water and shelter are there, fear can obstruct personal recovery.
  • HAITI: The other disasters IRIN 29 Jan 2010 -- The colonial buildings that attracted tourists to the seaside town of Jacmel, 80km southeast of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, were among the first to collapse on 12 January.
  • Paratroopers continue to sustain Haiti relief effort Army News 29 Jan 2010 -- Eight pallets of medical supplies left Fort Bragg, N.C., last night for the Haiti relief effort, and the post continues to send containers of water and rations to be air-dropped onto the island.
  • Fort Bragg geospatial analysts map out mission for Soldiers in Haiti Army News 29 Jan 2010 -- Since a 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti Jan. 12, troops from the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team have deployed to Port-au-Prince for rescue and recovery missions. Many other units at Fort Bragg, such as the geospatial analysts with the 100th Engineer Company, 20th Engineer Brigade, have helped the mission progress, each with their own special skills.
  • Additional Fort Knox Sustainers deploy to Haiti in support of relief operations Army News 29 Jan 2010 -- An additional 40 Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) deployed to Haiti Wednesday, Jan. 27, in support of relief operations in Haiti.
  • NGOs Work with Navy Counterparts to Provide Hope on USNS Comfort Navy NewsStand 29 Jan 2010 -- The first wave of nongovernmental medical volunteers boarded the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) Jan. 27 and began working side by side with the embarked Navy medical team to provide critical care for Haitian patients who were injured during the Jan. 12 earthquake.
  • NAVSUP Plays Vital Role in Haiti Relief Effort Navy NewsStand 29 Jan 2010 -- Shortly after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti Jan. 12, Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) military and civilian personnel rapidly mobilized to bring vital supplies to thousands of people in need.
  • GTMO Critical to Supporting Operation Unified Response Navy NewsStand 29 Jan 2010 -- Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Cuba is playing a crucial role in supporting Operation Unified Response, the international humanitarian mission providing relief to earthquake-devastated Haiti.
  • Comfort Off to Strong Start in Haiti Navy NewsStand 29 Jan 2010 -- After eight days in support of Operation Unified Response, the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) has made a significant impacct in humanitarian aid and relief mission in Haiti.
  • Perfect Timing for USS Gunston Hall Crew to Help In Haiti Navy NewsStand 29 Jan 2010 -- Two days after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the island nation of Haiti, an international team of naval officers and associated partners aboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 5) in Norfolk, Va., for a maritime security exercise found themselves deploying in support of Operation Unified Response.
  • NGOs Work with Navy Counterparts to Provide Hope on USNS Comfort Navy NewsStand 29 Jan 2010 -- The first wave of nongovernmental medical volunteers boarded the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) Jan. 27 and began working side by side with the embarked Navy medical team to provide critical care for Haitian patients who were injured during the Jan. 12 earthquake.
  • Military, Civilian Teamwork Makes Increased Air Operations Possible at Guantanamo Navy NewsStand 29 Jan 2010 -- Before the 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti Jan. 12, Naval Station (NAVSTA) Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Cuba, air operations department was responsible for overseeing less than 10 flights per day at its leeward airfield.
  • Haitian relief efforts have long way to go despite improvement – UN official UN News Centre 29 Jan 2010 -- The emergency relief operation in Haiti continues to make progress on a daily basis although considerable logistical restraints have meant large numbers of people suffering from the impact of the devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake have not yet received the aid they need, the United Nations humanitarian chief said today.
  • Airmen watch Haiti's airspace AFNS 29 Jan 2010 -- The recent arrival of Air National Guard air traffic controllers in Haiti has greatly increased the number of flights safely entering and leaving the country's air space.
  • Taiwan may increase aid to Haiti to US$10 million: president CNA 29 Jan 2010 -- Visiting Republic of China President Ma Ying-jeou outlined four projects Thursday to help with reconstruction in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, saying Taiwan increase its aid donation to US$10 million.

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