29 November 2010 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 29 Nov 2010 [PDF]
- Airpower Summary for November 25 AFNS 29 Nov 2010
- Airpower Summary for November 24 AFNS 29 Nov 2010
- Airpower Summary for November 23 AFNS 29 Nov 2010
- Airpower Summary for November 22 AFNS 29 Nov 2010
- Florida National Guard 53rd IBCT's first flight arrives home to start demobilization Army News 29 Nov 2010 -- The 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team's first flight home was greeted at Hunter Army Airfield by the commanding general of First Army Division East as well as Florida's adjutant general and assistant adjutant general with words of encouragement and job well done.
- Afghan leaders talk rule of law in Kunar Army News 29 Nov 2010 -- What began as a routine key leader engagement and road project quality check in the Nurgal district, Kunar province Nov. 22, quickly took on more significance as Afghan and American leaders paused to acknowledge a pioneering achievement in rule of law.
- Marines seek and destroy Taliban hold on Afghan locals USMC News 29 Nov 2010 -- Marines know that one of the most important things to Afghan locals is the security of their village, and sometimes providing them with that security means putting the mission of the Marine Corps rifle squad to use: “Locate, close with and destroy the enemy.”
- Marines work hand-in-hand with Afghan police USMC News 29 Nov 2010 -- Newer police forces can benefit from training and discipline, but a good example is one of the best ways to learn.
- Officials Investigate Afghanistan Shooting Incident AFPS 29 Nov 2010 -- A gunman in an Afghan Border Police uniform turned his weapon against coalition forces during a training mission in eastern Afghanistan today, killing six International Security Assistance Force servicemembers, military officials reported.
- AFGHANISTAN: How much development aid will leave with the troops? IRIN 29 Nov 2010 -- The planned withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan over the next four years will also reduce development aid, particularly for so-called “hearts and minds” projects aimed at social upliftment, experts say.
- Afghan Policeman Kills 6 NATO Troops VOA 29 Nov 2010 -- Six NATO troops were killed on Monday by a man dressed as an Afghan policeman at a training facility in eastern Afghanistan.
Defense Policy / Programs
- 412th TW tests Global Hawk with alternative fuel AFNS 29 Nov 2010 -- A remotely-piloted aircraft completed a 32-hour flight test using an alternative fuel mixture here Nov. 23.
- Communications and information service consolidation eases MAJCOM workloads AFNS 29 Nov 2010 -- The transition of common communication and information workloads from major commands to the Air Force Network Integration Center is complete, enabling MAJCOM communications and information staffs to further focus on core warfighting missions and information needs.
- Flournoy: NATO Action Must Follow Lisbon Vision AFPS 29 Nov 2010 -- Agreements reached at the Nov. 19-20 NATO summit in Lisbon, Portugal, represent a blueprint the alliance must follow with “long-term construction projects,” a top Defense Department policy official said today.
- Obama Proposes Federal Pay Freeze AFPS 29 Nov 2010 -- President Barack Obama today proposed a two-year federal pay freeze to aid in reducing the federal deficit.
- Question and answer period provides insight on contracting with the government Army News 29 Nov 2010 -- The Army Contracting Command gathered more than 250 years of contracting experience to answer questions from attendees at the National Defense Industrial Association's 14th Annual Small Business Conference Nov. 17 in McLean, Va.
- Army recognizes its top inventions Army News 29 Nov 2010 -- The Army named 10 winners to its greatest inventions competition as scientists and researchers gathered for the start of the Army Science Conference here Nov. 29.
- Soldiers train on new mine-clearing equipment at Fort McCoy Army News 29 Nov 2010 -- Soldiers training to walk across the fields of Afghanistan today and tomorrow, are training in much the same way they trained to walk across the fields of Europe during World War II.
- Ordnance unit introduces new Ammunition Specialist training at Fort McCoy Army News 29 Nov 2010 -- About 25 Soldiers from throughout the country attended a two-week Ammunition Specialist Phase II training course at Fort McCoy.
- Secretary of the Navy Concludes Trip to Southeast Asia Navy NewsStand 30 Nov 2010 -- The secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) concluded a seven-day trip to Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam Nov. 28.
- 'Orient Shield' pairs National Guard with Japanese troops Army News 29 Nov 2010 -- 1-138th Infantry teamed with the 26th Infantry Regiment, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force as part of a training exercise in northern Japan in early November.
- US and Chile Hold Army-to-Army Staff Talks Army News 29 Nov 2010 -- Leaders from U.S. Army South began bilateral staff talks with Chilean army leaders here today to promote the professional partnership and interaction between the two armies.
- HSV 2 Swift Teams with Chile During Southern Partnership Station 2011 Navy NewsStand 30 Nov 2010 -- High Speed Vessel Swift (HSV 2) arrived in Valaparaiso, Chile, Nov. 27 to participate in Expo Naval, Nov. 29–Dec. 2.
- Marine Corps Training and Advisory Group Partners with Chilean Marines Navy NewsStand 30 Nov 2010 -- Marines teamed up with 33 members of the Chilean marines to conduct a week-long operational tactic exchange in support of Southern Partnership Station 2011.
- 31st MEU returns to Okinawa USMC News 29 Nov 2010 -- The 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit returned to Okinawa Nov. 23 after a nearly three-month deployment of the Asia-Pacific region.
- Guard Leaders Hope Efficiencies Will Extend Border Role AFPS 29 Nov 2010 -- National Guard soldiers and airmen are making a big difference to civilian law enforcement officers working along the U.S. southwest border, and officials hope smart fiscal oversight will allow them to stay through the spring, a National Guard Bureau official said.
- South Korea Announces, Then Cancels New Military Drill VOA 29 Nov 2010 -- South Korea's military has postponed a live fire exercise planned for Tuesday on an island shelled by North Korea last week.
- Iraqi air force officials open new facilities at Ali Air Base AFNS 29 Nov 2010 -- Iraqi air force officials opened new facilities and transferred Squadron 70 to Ali Air Base, Iraq, during a ceremony Nov. 23 here.
- Secretary-General urges more action on eliminating anti-personnel mines UN News Centre 29 Nov 2010 -- Despite “undeniable” progress much more needs to be done to eliminate the horrors posed by anti-personnel mines, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a meeting of States parties to an international treaty banning their use and production.
- November 29, 2010 - U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 29 Nov 2010
- Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, 11/29/2010 The White House 29 Nov 2010
- DoD News: Contracts for November 29, 2010
- BAE Systems receives $60 million U.S. Navy contract to support standard missile program BAE Systems 29 Nov 2010 -- BAE Systems has received a $60 million readiness and sustainment contract to support the U.S. Navy’s Standard Missile (SM) program. The company will provide a range of services to establish and maintain the ship interfaces for the Standard Missile family and ensure the proper launching and communications for the missiles, which are fired from ships. These services include systems and software engineering, systems integration, testing, and computer-aided design.
- L-3 Link Simulation & Training Awarded $24.1 Million Contract to Build F/A-18 Trainers for Kuwait Air Force L-3 Communications 29 Nov 2010 -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Link Simulation & Training division has been awarded a $24.1 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide the Kuwait Air Force (KAF) with two F/A-18C Tactical Operational Flight Trainers (TOFTs) and associated training equipment.
- U.S. Army Awards Raytheon Nearly $43 Million Delivery Order for Common Sensor Payload Raytheon 29 Nov 2010 -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $42.9 million delivery order for 57 Common Sensor Payload electro-optical and infrared sensor systems. The order is part of a contract awarded by the U.S. Army in November 2007, with options worth up to $1.2 billion.
- BAE Systems expands global cyber security capability with acquisition of stratsec.net Pty Ltd BAE Systems 29 Nov 2010 -- BAE Systems has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire stratsec.net Pty Ltd, an information security company in the Australian and South East Asian region.
- CASSIDIAN and EADS Innovation Works promote security research EADS 29 Nov 2010 -- Aerospace and defence enterprise EADS is pressing ahead with its research into security technologies for the early detection of terrorist attacks. Cassidian, the recently renamed defence and security Division of EADS, and EADS Innovation Works, the corporation’s central research establishment, are together funding an endowed chair of detection technology at Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.
- 29 November 2010 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 29 Nov 2010
- US-S. Korea Wholly to Blame for Escalated Tension KCNA 29 Nov 2010 -- The US and the south Korean authorities are disturbing peace and security on the Korean Peninsula.
- US-S. Korean Combined Naval Maneuvers KCNA 29 Nov 2010 -- The south Koreans kicked off large-scale combined naval maneuvers together with the United States in waters of the West Sea.
- Somalia: Security Council maintains exemption of aid delivery from embargo monitoring UN News Centre 29 Nov 2010 -- The Security Council today maintained the exemption of activities related to the delivery of humanitarian aid to Somalia from restrictions imposed under the Council’s existing arms embargo relating to the Horn of Africa.
- Sudan to Reject Decisions from AU-EU Summit VOA 29 Nov 2010 -- A leading member of Sudan’s governing National Congress Party (NCP) told VOA President Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s government will not recognize any resolution or proclamation agreed upon at the two-day African Union-European Union summit in Libya scheduled to end Tuesday.
- Ban calls on Israelis and Palestinians to show courage needed to make peace UN News Centre 29 Nov 2010 -- The United Nations today marked the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People with a challenge from Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to both Israelis and Palestinians to show the statesmanship and political courage needed to reach peace.
- Security Council renews DR Congo sanctions and monitoring group UN News Centre 29 Nov 2010 -- The Security Council today renewed for another year the arms embargo and other sanctions it imposed on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as well as the mandate of the group of experts tasked with monitoring the measures.
- Ivorian poll passes off in democratic atmosphere despite tension – UN envoy UN News Centre 29 Nov 2010 -- The run-off presidential elections in Côte d'Ivoire yesterday proceeded “in a democratic atmosphere” despite tension and violent incidents that left three people dead, the United Nations envoy to the West African country said today, calling for calm as the provisional results are awaited.
- MYANMAR: Border guard plan could fuel ethnic conflict IRIN 29 Nov 2010 -- Efforts by Myanmar’s military government to incorporate that country’s numerous armed ethnic groups into a single border guard force will probably lead to further conflict and spawn an influx of refugees into neighbouring countries, analysts and aid workers warn.
- Clinton: WikiLeaks’ Release Attacks International Community AFPS 29 Nov 2010 -- The WikiLeaks release of classified State Department documents over the weekend constitutes an attack not only on America, but also on the international community, as diplomats around the globe try to solve the world’s most complex problems, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said today.
- U.S. Calls WikiLeaks Releases 'Attack On International Community' RFE/RL 29 Nov 2010 -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called the WikiLeaks website's latest release of hundreds of thousands of documents an 'attack on the international community.'
- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton - Remarks to the Press on the Release of Confidential Documents US Dept. of State 29 Nov 2010
- Clinton Condemns WikiLeaks Releases of 'Alleged' US Diplomatic Cables VOA 29 Nov 2010 -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday condemned the release of more than 250,000 confidential U.S. diplomatic documents by the Internet website WikiLeaks. The leaks come ahead of Clinton's trip to Central Asia and the Middle East.
- US Investigates WikiLeaks Release of Classified Documents VOA 29 Nov 2010 -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the United States is carrying out a criminal investigation into the release of hundreds of thousands of classified documents by WikiLeaks and will prosecute anyone found to have violated U.S. laws.
- Pentagon, State Department Tighten Information Controls following WikiLeaks Disclosure VOA 29 Nov 2010 -- Officials at the Pentagon and the State Department have ordered a tightening of procedures to prevent future leaks of secret and sensitive information, like the one that resulted in a series of revelations by the activist website WikiLeaks.
- Germany 'regrets' release of classified US documents IRNA 29 Nov 2010 -- Germany on Monday voiced 'regret' over the release of secret American diplomatic documents by the whistleblower WikiLeaks website which included derisive remarks about German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.
- UK press see US Wikileaks as bombshell in international relations IRNA 29 Nov 2010 -- The contents of thousands of secret US diplomatic memos uploaded to whistleblowers' website Wikileaks were splashed all over the front pages of British newspapers Monday as a ‘bombshell’ in international relations.
- US leaks include ‘devastating’ criticism of UK IRNA 29 Nov 2010 -- The biggest leak of secret diplomatic missives in the history of international relations contains stringent criticism of the UK, according to extracts published by the Guardian newspaper Monday.
- WikiLeaks Releases Flood Of Secret U.S. Cables RFE/RL 29 Nov 2010 -- WikiLeaks' release of a quarter of a million confidential diplomatic cables will embarrass Washington -- but in all probability will not have more serious policy consequences for the United States.
- Russia to be guided by actions, not leaked secrets - Russian FM RIA Novosti 29 Nov 2010 -- Russia will base its policies on the concrete actions of its partners rather than the documents leaked on Sunday by the WikiLeaks whistleblowing website, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.
- WikiLeaks revelations not worth comment - Kremlin RIA Novosti 29 Nov 2010 -- The documents relating to Russia released on Monday by the WikiLeaks whistle blowing website do not merit comment, the Russian president's press secretary Natalia Timakova said on Monday.
- India not concerned over Wikileaks revelations RIA Novosti 29 Nov 2010 -- India is not concerned over the recent secret documents released by the whistleblower website Wikileaks, the Indian foreign minister said on Monday.
- U.S. officials spy on UN diplomats - WikiLeaks RIA Novosti 29 Nov 2010 -- United States officials have been instructed to spy on top UN diplomats, The Guardian reported on Sunday citing whistleblower website WikiLeaks.
- World Leaders, Officials Watch WikiLeaks with Curiosity, Concern VOA 29 Nov 2010 -- Senior officials from Washington to Australia to Pakistan are responding with alarm to the latest release of thousands of classified U.S. documents by the online whistleblowing group WikiLeaks. But some officials are looking at the uncensored view of America's diplomatic corps as a window into how the U.S. State Department sees the world.
- Pakistan Condemns WikiLeaks Disclosure of US Diplomatic Communications VOA 29 Nov 2010 -- Pakistan has condemned the release of classified U.S diplomatic communications as an irresponsible act. Excerpts from the documents made public by WikiLeaks have reportedly raised concerns that highly enriched uranium could be diverted from one of Pakistan's nuclear facilities to make illicit weapons.
- Georgia denies Russia asked for second meeting with alleged spies RIA Novosti 29 Nov 2010 -- Russia has not asked Georgia for an additional meeting with the Russian nationals awaiting trial on espionage charges in Tbilisi, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze said on Monday.
- WikiLeaks Cables Suggest Arab Fears Over Iran Mirror Israel's RFE/RL 29 Nov 2010 -- In urging the United States to "cut off the head of the snake" and "put an end to [Iran's] nuclear program," the Middle Eastern head of state was not telling Washington policymakers anything they had not heard before from a staunch but threatened ally in one of the world's most volatile regions.
- Navy Force unveils aerial radar IRNA 29 Nov 2010 -- Iran's Navy unveiled an aerial radar titled 'Project of the Era' in a ceremony attended by the commanders of the force.
- Iranian university scholar assassinated IRNA 29 Nov 2010 -- An Iranian university professor was assassinated Monday morning with another one injured in a separate bomb attack.
- Ahmadinejad Admits Centrifuges Hit By Software Problem RFE/RL 29 Nov 2010 -- President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has said that "several" of Iran's uranium-enrichment centrifuges were damaged by "software installed in electronic equipment."
- Iran Blames Israel, US in Death of Nuclear Scientist VOA 29 Nov 2010 -- Iranian officials are blaming Israeli and U.S. spy agencies for two separate bomb attacks in Tehran Monday that killed a prominent nuclear scientist and wounded another.
- Drive for Pushing Back Frontiers of Science and Technology Called for KCNA 29 Nov 2010 -- The DPRK is sure to emerge a victor in the drive for building a thriving nation by pushing back the frontiers of the latest science and technology.
- Military Attaches Corps Visits Ryongjong Fish Breeding Ground KCNA 29 Nov 2010 -- The military attaches corps here visited the Ryongjong Fish Breeding Ground Monday.
- Haiti: Ban warns electoral unrest could impede efforts to fight cholera epidemic UN News Centre 29 Nov 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a speedy solution to the political crisis in Haiti after yesterday’s first round of elections, warning that worsening security would hamper efforts to fight the cholera epidemic in a country already devastated by January’s earthquake.
- Kyrgyz Interior Minister Says 'Terrorist Attacks' By Group Prevented RFE/RL 29 Nov 2010 -- Kyrgyz Interior Minister Zarylbek Rysaliev says a series of terrorist acts was thwarted last week, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
- Taiwan Elections Put Pro-China Party in Lead for Presidency VOA 29 Nov 2010 -- Local election victories appear to have given Taiwan's pro-China Nationalist Party a head start in holding onto the presidency in 2012.
- Preliminary Vote Results In Moldova Indicate Continued Political Deadlock RFE/RL 29 Nov 2010 -- For the third time in two years, Moldovan voters have failed to give a clear signal as to how they view the country’s political future.
- Chaos Erupts in Haiti After Election VOA 29 Nov 2010 -- Haitians voted Sunday in the most important elections in years in the earthquake and cholera-ravaged country.
- Voting Irregularities Mar Egypt Vote VOA 29 Nov 2010 -- Egypt's main opposition group says the ruling party of President Hosni Mubarak has heavily defeated its candidates in a parliamentary election it says was rigged.
- US Envoy Calls for Ouster of Top Kenyan Officials VOA 29 Nov 2010 -- The U.S. Envoy in Kenya has called for the removal of the nation's chief justice and attorney general as the country steps up its fight against corruption.
- SAIC Awarded $321 Million NASA Enterprise Applications Service Technologies Contract SAIC 29 Nov 2010 -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) announced today it was awarded the Enterprise Applications Service Technologies (EAST) contract by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide a broad range of information technology (IT) services in support of the NASA Enterprise Applications Competency Center. The single-award contract begins Feb. 1, 2011, and has a two-year base period of performance, one two-year option and a single one-year option. The contract also has an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) component.
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