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05 April 2010 Military News

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Current Operations

  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 05 Apr 2010 [PDF]
  • Forces Detain Insurgent Leaders in Iraq AFPS 05 Apr 2010 -- Iraqi security forces arrested eight alleged members of al-Qaida in Iraq in recent combined operations with American military advisors throughout central and northern Iraq, military officials reported.
  • Soldiers learn to teach anti-explosive techniques Army News 05 Apr 2010 -- Improvised explosive devices are the main threat throughout the Iraq Joint Operations Area, and Soldiers were trained to locate them at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, March 31.
  • 49th Transportation Battalion celebrates with replacement unit Army News 05 Apr 2010 -- The 49th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) out of Fort Hood, Texas, spent some time getting to know its replacement unit at a battalion social March 28 at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.
  • Mobile Redistribution Team cleans up Mosul Army News 05 Apr 2010 -- Members of the Mobile Redistribution Team at Contingency Operating Base Marez, Iraq, work around the clock to clean up unit's supply inventory, save taxpayer's money and prepare the base for the responsible drawdown of troops and equipment from Iraq.
  • More than third of equipment now out of Iraq Army News 05 Apr 2010 -- The Army is now 35 percent complete in its effort to move equipment and materiel out of Iraq as part of the withdrawal from that country.
  • Task Force Diamond Head thwarts indirect attacks in Iraq Army News 05 Apr 2010 -- "Indirect fire" refers to the firing of a weapon without a direct line-of-sight between the weapon and its target; it's indiscriminate and it's deadly.
  • EODOSU 10 Deploys to Middle East Navy NewsStand 05 Apr 2010 -- Fifteen Sailors with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operational Support Unit (EODOSU) 10 deployed April 1 for six month deployments to the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations.
  • Manas Airmen move troops into Afghanistan AFNS 05 Apr 2010 -- Airmen from the 376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron here moved approximately 50,000 multinational, U.S. and coalition troops, and the petroleum, oil and lubricants flight Airmen issued 12,500,102 gallons of jet fuel in March.
  • Afghan President Karzai Stands by Fraud Comments VOA 05 Apr 2010 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he stands by his remarks last week accusing the West of carrying out election fraud in Afghanistan.
  • US Remains Concerned About Afghan President Karzai VOA 05 Apr 2010 -- The Obama administration has again voiced concern about statements from Afghan President Hamid Karzai blaming the West for election fraud in his country.
  • Afghan, International Forces Capture, Kill Militants AFPS 05 Apr 2010 -- Afghan and international forces killed 10 militants and detained several others in recent operations throughout Afghanistan, and coalition forces found and destroyed several stockpiles of weapons, military officials reported.
  • NMCB 7 Air Detachment Seabees Improve Conditions in Petionville for Displaced Haitians Navy NewsStand 05 Apr 2010 -- Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 7's Air Detachment are improving roads and installing engineering controls to improve living conditions for the more than 40,000 residents of Camp Petionville, an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Port-au-Prince.
  • Transcom Shows ‘Can-Do’ Spirit Supporting Haiti AFPS 05 Apr 2010 -- Discussing the spirit of U.S. Transportation Command’s support for earthquake relief and rebuilding in Haiti, Air Force Gen. Duncan J. McNabb said nothing sums it up quite as poignantly as the story of Army Lt. Col. Ralph Riddle.
  • Multiple Drug Seizures Highlight Freedom's 4th Fleet Deployment Navy NewsStand 05 Apr 2010 -- The Navy's first littoral combat ship (LCS), USS Freedom (LCS 1), completed its operational deployment April 4 for U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (NAVSO)/U.S. 4th Fleet (C4F) in the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) Area of Responsibility (AOR).

Defense Policy / Programs

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News Reports

  • Obama Reported Pressing to Slow Congressional Push for Iran Sanctions VOA 05 Apr 2010 -- The Obama administration is reported to be pressing key members of the U.S. Congress to allow more time before taking final action on legislation that would impose tough, unilateral sanctions on Iran. The president says he believes there can be success within weeks, rather than months, in building a tough sanctions resolution in the U.N. Security Council.
  • Sanctions 'will only boost Iran's nuclear ambitions' RIA Novosti 05 Apr 2010 -- Any sanctions imposed against Iran over its nuclear program will only increase the Islamic Republic's desire to move forward with uranium enrichment, a Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
  • Three bomb blasts rock Pakistan's Peshawar IRNA 05 Apr 2010 -- A series of three bomb blasts rocked the highly security zone in Pakistani northwestern city of Peshawar in rush hour on Monday, causing casualties, witnesses said.
  • Two guards die as bombers target American consulate in Pakistan IRNA 05 Apr 2010 -- A group of suicide bombers attacked the American consulate in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar and killed at least two Pakistani security guards, police said.
  • Taliban claim responsibility for American consulate attack IRNA 05 Apr 2010 -- Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for suicide attacks on American consulate in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar, which killed at least two security guards, police said.
  • U.S. Consulate In Peshawar Attacked, Taliban Claim Responsibility RFE/RL 05 Apr 2010 -- At least eight people were killed today and several injured when Taliban militants launched an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan.
  • Suicide Attacks Kill 45 in Pakistan VOA 05 Apr 2010 -- Authorities in northwestern Pakistan say a coordinated gun-and-bomb attack targeting a U.S. Consulate and a suicide-bomb explosion have killed at least 45 people. Pakistani leaders have condemned the attack, saying the country is determined to tackle militancy.
  • Russian deputies cautiously back anti-terrorism media proposal RIA Novosti 05 Apr 2010 -- Russian pro-Kremlin United Russia party deputies have cautiously backed a proposal to forbid media outlets from broadcasting statements by terrorists.
  • Globalization of terror outpacing international response RIA Novosti 05 Apr 2010 -- While western countries have expressed their condolences over the terrorist attack on the Moscow Metro, many foreign analysts explain it as a consequence of Russia’s failure to deal with the situation in the North Caucasus.
  • New Suicide Bomb Attacks Hit Russia's North Caucasus VOA 05 Apr 2010 -- A suicide bomber has killed at least two police officers and wounded three others in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region, a week after 50 people were killed in terrorist attacks across Russia.
  • SUDAN: Saving animals to save lives IRIN 05 Apr 2010 -- As a region still recovering from years of brutal civil war and battling inter-ethnic clashes and food insecurity, Southern Sudan would appear to have bigger worries than animal welfare.
  • UN’s Ban Calls On Uzbekistan To Improve Rights Record RFE/RL 05 Apr 2010 -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in Uzbekistan on the third stop on his five-nation Central Asian tour, today told Uzbek authorities it is "time to deliver" on pledges to respect human rights.
  • UN chief calls on Uzbekistan to deliver on human rights pledges UN News Centre 05 Apr 2010 -- Respect for human rights is key to ensuring a modern and prosperous Uzbekistan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging the Government to fully implement the numerous global agreements it has committed itself to.
  • UN appeals for more funds to assist people facing food crisis in Niger UN News Centre 05 Apr 2010 -- United Nations aid agencies and their partners in Niger today appealed for an additional $132.9 million to fund humanitarian programmes in the West African country, which is facing a severe food crisis following poor harvests caused by inadequate rainfall last year.
  • Tensions High in Bangkok After Protesters Invade Election Offices VOA 05 Apr 2010 -- A standoff in Thailand between protesters and the government of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva continues. Fears of possible violence are rising after scores of protesters stormed electoral commission offices.
  • Brazil to develop carrier rocket by 2014 RIA Novosti 05 Apr 2010 -- Brazil plans to develop its own carrier rocket for conveying small satellites into orbit by 2014, the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB) said on Monday.
  • Discovery shuttle sets off for one of final missions RIA Novosti 05 Apr 2010 -- The U.S. Discovery space shuttle blasted off on Monday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on one of NASA's final stockpiling missions to the International Space Station.
  • Russia to launch Cryosat-2 satellite on April 8 RIA Novosti 05 Apr 2010 -- The launch of the European Space Agency's CryoSat-2 Earth Explorer satellite on a Russian Rokot carrier rocket is scheduled for April 8, the Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos said on Monday.
  • Russia delivers first stage for South Korea's new space rocket RIA Novosti 05 Apr 2010 -- Russia has delivered the first stage for the South Korea's new-generation space launch vehicle, the Russian space producer said on Monday.
  • Mekong Leaders Agree to Improve Cooperation on River VOA 05 Apr 2010 -- Leaders of Mekong River nations meeting in Thailand have agreed to improve cooperation on using river resources. The agreement comes after a severe drought dropped the Southeast Asian river's levels to a 50-year low, raising pressure on China to provide regular information on its upstream dams.
  • ASIA: People’s voice absent in Mekong river talks - activists IRIN 05 Apr 2010 -- Millions of people living in and around Southeast Asia’s largest river, the Mekong, need a greater voice in determining its future, say activists.
  • Shuttle Discovery Launches Mission to Space Station VOA 05 Apr 2010 -- Space shuttle Discovery has launched on a mission to deliver new science equipment to the International Space Station.



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