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  • Press Conference by the President The White House 14 Feb 2007
  • U.S.: Bush Addresses Urgent Foreign-Policy Issues RFE/RL 14 Feb 2007 -- In his first news conference of the year, U.S. President George W. Bush today talked about the operation to secure Baghdad, the alleged Iranian involvement in Iraq, as well as the new agreement reached with North Korea on its nuclear program.
  • Bush Cautions Against Cutting Funds for Iraq Troops VOA 14 Feb 2007 -- President Bush is cautioning members of Congress against taking any legislative action that could harm U.S. troops in Iraq
  • Bush Says Baghdad Security Plan on Track AFPS 14 Feb 2007 -- The Baghdad security plan is on track, and the Iraqi government is meeting benchmarks necessary for continued coalition cooperation, President Bush said today.
  • Bush Says He Will Protect U.S. Troops, But Not Provoke War With Iran AFPS 14 Feb 2007 -- President Bush said today he will do whatever it takes to protect U.S. troops in Iraq, and that he is not provoking war with Iran in doing so.
  • Horn of Africa task force welcomes new commander AFPN 14 Feb 2007 -- Formations of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa Airmen, Sailors, Soldiers and Marines provided the backdrop Feb. 14 as Rear Admiral James M. Hart accepted command from Rear Adm. Richard W. Hunt in a ceremony on the flightline of Camp Lemonier, Djibouti.
  • Refueling maintainers run largest 'gas station' in Atlantic AFPN 14 Feb 2007 -- Imagine pushing your vehicle down the road to a service station to refuel. Now imagine pulling a more than 30,000 pound F-16 Fighting Falcon to an island in the middle of the ocean to get gas.
  • Planning critical to Red Flag - Alaska success AFPN 14 Feb 2007 -- Coalition and American pilots, aircrews and support members need a realistic training environment, and Red Flag - Alaska provides some of the most realistic training on earth.
  • Navy, Marines Request Funding to Repair, Replace Equipment AFPS 14 Feb 2007 -- The Navy and Marine Corps are requesting $4.4 billion to fix or replace worn out or damaged military equipment that has seen hard use in the war against global terrorism, senior military leaders testified before a joint U.S. House committee on Capitol Hill yesterday.
  • Analysis: A Cold War Redux? cfr.org 14 Feb 2007 -- Warmer-than-usual weather in Russia this winter has had little effect on the Kremlin's chilly view of America
  • USS Anzio Provides Assistance to Pakistani Dhow Navy NewsStand 14 Feb 2007 -- USS Anzio (CG 68) came to the rescue of a Pakistan-flagged dhow in distress in the Arabian Sea on Feb. 13 while conducting maritime security operations (MSO) in the 5th Fleet area of operations.
  • USS Oak Hill Conducts Joint VBSS Training with Djiboutian Coast Guard Navy NewsStand 14 Feb 2007 -- USS Oak Hill's (LSD-51) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team trained two Djiboutian coast guard officers Feb. 5-9 to support maritime security operations (MSO).
  • Nassau Creates VBSS Team Navy NewsStand 14 Feb 2007 -- USS Nassau (LHA 4) Sailors have been training vigorously since January for one of 21 spots on the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team being formed in preparation for Nassau's next deployment.
  • INLS Big Success in Exercise Navy NewsStand 14 Feb 2007 -- The first operational use of the Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) during the ongoing Humanitarian Support Over the Shore (HSOTS) exercises has fulfilled expectations.
  • Revisions made to operational doctrine AFPN 14 Feb 2007 -- The doctrine publication that describes the Air Force's role in countering the threat or use of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons at the operational level of war was revised recently.
  • First F-22 bound for Pacific unveiled AFPN 14 Feb 2007 -- Representatives from the Air Force and Lockheed Martin gathered to accept Pacific Air Forces' first F-22 Raptor Feb. 12 at Marietta, Ga.
  • F-22 deployment to Kadena delayed AFPN 14 Feb 2007 -- While en route to Kadena Air Base, Japan, Feb. 10, a software issue affecting the F-22 Raptor's navigation system was discovered.
  • 36th OG reactivates to meet Pacific theater mission AFPN 14 Feb 2007 -- The 36th Operations Group was reactivated after more than a decade to serve as the focal point for the Air Force's expeditionary operations taking place here.
  • Reserve wing closes chapter in history AFPN 14 Feb 2007 -- Reservists from the 944th Fighter Wing here bid farewell to the last three F-16 Fighting Falcons after almost 20 years.

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