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07 April 2010 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 07 Apr 2010 [PDF]
  • Airpower Summary: April 6 AFNS 07 Apr 2010
  • Airpower Summary: April 5 AFNS 07 Apr 2010
  • Iraqis Arrest 9 Terrorism Suspects AFPS 07 Apr 2010 -- Iraqi forces, with U.S. advisors, arrested nine suspected terrorists in recent operations, military officials reported.
  • Army Beating Estimate on Equipment Drawdown from Iraq AFPS 07 Apr 2010 -- The Army is now 35 percent complete in its effort to move equipment and materiel out of Iraq as part of the U.S. withdrawal from that country.
  • Kirkuk vehicle maintainers keep mission going at Mosul AFNS 07 Apr 2010 -- For two vehicle maintainers attached to Kirkuk Regional Air Base, their job responsibilities extend beyond this base. They work at Forward Operating Base Diamondback in Mosul, Iraq, as maintainers for three aircraft cargo loaders.
  • U.S. transfers facilities to Iraqi control as drawdown continues Army News 07 Apr 2010 -- With the drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq and the movement of Iraqi forces into the role of providing all security for the country, bases that have housed U.S. troops over the past several years - in many cases alongside Iraqi troops - are being returned to full Iraqi control.
  • Michigan Guardsmen escort Iraqi workers at JBB Army News 07 Apr 2010 -- Almost every morning, Soldiers with the 1073rd Maintenance Company out of Greenville, Mich., escort local nationals working with the Department of Public Works from the entry gate at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, onto the base.
  • Afghan, NATO Troops Kill Dozens in Battle AFPS 07 Apr 2010 -- Afghan and NATO troops were involved in a 12-hour battle yesterday with insurgents in western Afghanistan’s Badghis province, killing dozens of enemy fighters, military officials reported.
  • Top Afghan Election Officials Step Down VOA 07 Apr 2010 -- Afghan officials say the head of the country's Independent Election Commission has resigned, along with his deputy.
  • Washington Warns Karzai His U.S. Visit In Jeopardy RFE/RL 07 Apr 2010 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has uttered some astonishingly hostile comments in recent days aimed at his Western allies, mainly the United States.
  • Aide Denies Karzai Threatened To Join Taliban RFE/RL 07 Apr 2010 -- Hamid Karzai's spokesman has denied reports that the Afghan president threatened to join the Taliban insurgency if he were pressured by Western powers.
  • McFaul Crew Captures Suspected Pirates, Rescues Crew AFPS 07 Apr 2010 -- The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul captured 10 suspected pirates and rescued eight crewmembers from the Indian cargo dhow Faize Osamani near Salalah, Oman, April 5 after a dhow and three skiffs attempted to attack the Motor Vessel Rising Sun the same day.
  • Fire Scout Scores First-Ever Drug Bust with McInerney Navy NewsStand 07 Apr 2010 -- During a routine test flight, a MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTUAV) supported its first drug interdiction with USS McInerney (FFG 8) and a U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (USCG LEDET) Apr. 3.
  • F-16s Respond to Denver-bound Aircraft AFPS 07 Apr 2010 -- Two F-16 fighters under the direction of North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted a Denver-bound airliner at about 6:45 p.m. MDT today.

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