24 March 2007 Military News
- Patrol Struck by Roadside Bomb
- MNF-W Forces Attacked
- March 24 airpower: C-17s transport 3,000 passengers, 430 tons of cargo AFPN 24 Mar 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for March 24.
Defense Policy / Programs
- "Big John" Decommissioned After 38 Years of Service Navy NewsStand 24 Mar 2007 -- The aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) was decommissioned in Mayport, Fla., March 23.
- Force Commander Awards BOXESG with "Green 'H'" UN News Centre 24 Mar 2007 -- Each ship of the USS Boxer (LHD 4) Expeditionary Strike Group (BOXESG) was awarded the Force Commander's Annual Health Promotion Unit Award, also known as the "Green H" on March 12 for excellence in promoting healthy lifestyles.
- Pace Visits Chinese Air Base, Checks Out Su-27 Fighter-Bomber AFPS 24 Mar 2007 -- In a move toward openness, Chinese military officials let the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff examine their top-of-the-line combat aircraft and allowed him to speak with pilots and ground personnel here.
- Chairman Observes Chinese Land Combat Exercise AFPS 24 Mar 2007 -- Artillery and mortar fire poured in on one impact area, while attack helicopters launched strikes that absolutely pulverized another.
- Rice Seeks Common Approach to Mideast Peace on Trip Washignton File 24 Mar 2007 -- The United States is seeking agreement on a common approach to the Arab-Israeli issue that can advance the cause of peace and an eventual two-state solution supported by all the parties in the region, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in a press roundtable on the eve of a trip to the Middle East.
- Rice Begins Middle East Tour RFE/RL 23 Mar 2007 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Egypt today to start a Middle East tour expected to focus on ways to revive efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
- Ban Ki-moon urges immediate cessation of hostilities in Somalia UN News Centre 24 Mar 2007 -- As fighting flared in Somalia, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for an immediate cessation of hostilities and steps towards an inclusive political process that can lead to genuine national reconciliation.
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