03 April 2004 Military News
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Regimental reserve force trains for on-call missions Marine Corps News 03 Apr 2004-- Even America's 9-1-1 force needs someone to call in an emergency.
- Regimental reserve force fills gap in western Iraq Marine Corps News 03 Apr 2004-- Regimental Combat Team 7's reserve force added yet another task to its already growing resume in western Iraq.
Defense Policy / Programs
- ARMS SALES TO TAIWAN AIMED AT ENCOURAGING GOOD CROSS-STRAIT TIES CNA 03 Apr 2004 -- A senior U.S. defense official said Friday that the United States' arms sales to Taiwan are conducted in accordance with a longstanding policy.
- PALESTINIANS / POLITICS VOA 03 Apr 2004 -- Palestinian factions, including Hamas, are meeting today (Saturday) to discuss the formation of a united leadership to rule the Gaza Strip, after an Israeli troop withdrawal.
- UN/SUDAN VOA 03 Apr 2004 -- The United Nations says it plans to send a fact-finding mission to Darfur in western Sudan to investigate atrocities allegedly committed against civilians by government-backed militias.
- ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 03 Apr 2004 -- A Palestinian gunman broke into a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Saturday, killing an Israeli man and wounding his teenage daughter. Israeli troops shot and killed the attacker, as soldiers launched raids into other parts of the territory, arresting more than 20 wanted Palestinians.
- U-S-Sudan-Darfur VOA 03 Apr 2004 -- The United States called on the Sudanese authorities Friday to clamp down on pro-government militiamen who are accused of atrocities against civilians in the western region of Darfur. Sudanese forces and Arab militia allies have been trying to put down a rebellion in Darfur for the past year.
- SUDAN/AL-TURABI VOA 03 Apr 2004 -- Sudanese authorities on Saturday charged one of the country's most prominent opposition leaders with offenses against the state. Hassan al-Turabi is to be tried before a state security court.
- SRI LANKA VOA 03 Apr 2004 -- Early results in Sri Lanka's parliamentary election show the party of President Kumaratunga leading over that of her main political rival, the prime minister. But final results may be delayed because of reports of voting irregularities in some parts of the country.
- UN / SUDAN VOA 03 Apr 2004 -- The top United Nations official for humanitarian affairs says Arab militias in Western Sudan's Darfur region are conducting an ethnic cleansing campaign to drive out the black population and U-N officials have witnessed the attacks. The U-N official urged the Security Council to pay greater attention to the crisis.
- BURMA/SUU KYI VOA 03 Apr 2004 -- Burma's foreign minister says the military government will free democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest before next month's constitutional convention and will invite her political party to take part.
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