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24 May 2003 Military News

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  • FH-3 Tests Patient Tracking System In Iraq Navy Newsstand 23 May 2003-- Fleet Hospital (FH) 3 is testing a unique patient tracking system developed by Navy researchers. The Tactical Medical Coordination System (TacMedCS) is a wireless communication network designed for field use that captures and displays real-time casualty data.

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  • Excerpt: Powell Says U.S. Not Planning on Making Changes to the Roadmap Washington File 24 May 2003 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell took part in a press conference at the G-8 meetings in Paris May 23. Excerpts from that briefing follow
  • Text: Rice, Powell Acknowledge Israeli Concerns About U.S. Roadmap Washington File 24 May 2003 -- The White House's Office of the Press Secretary released the following joint statement on May 23
  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 24 May 2003 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is expected to win a showdown with right-wingers in his cabinet who oppose a Washington-sponsored peace plan. Cabinet acceptance of the plan could open the way for a peace summit early next month.

  • INDONESIA/ACEH VOA 24 May 2003 -- The Indonesian government says civilians in the embattled province of Aceh will be issued new identity cards to stop separatist rebels from blending in with the population.

News Reports

  • KIRCHNER INAUGURATION VOA 24 May 2003 -- The presidents of several Latin American nations are in Buenos Aires this weekend to participate in the inauguration of Nestor Kirchner as Argentina's newest president. The Sunday ceremony will mark the end of nearly two years of political uncertainty, with many Argentines hoping that the worst of their dire economic crisis is behind them.
  • BEIJING / SARS VOA 24 May 2003 -- Officials in Beijing have expressed hope that Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome is almost beaten. But Chinese authorities are not letting down their guard against a disease that has already killed 160 people in the capital city.
  • ASIA/SARS VOA 24 May 2003 -- Hong Kong is cheering major victories in its fight against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS.
  • ALGERIA / QUAKE VOA 24 May 2003 -- Shock and grief are giving way to outrage in Algeria as the death toll from Wednesday night's powerful earthquake continues to rise. It now approaches 18-hundred with more than 76-hundred injured. The high toll is being blamed in part on corruption in the building industry.



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