25 November 2007 Military News
- Press Conference: Rear Adm. Smith, Iraqi leaders discuss Iraqi Security Forces' Progress, Nov. 25, 2007 MNF-I 25 Nov 2007
- Nov. 24 airpower summary: A-10 Thunderbolts on target AFPN 25 Nov 2007
- Coalition Warship Thwarts Pirate Attack in Arabian Sea Navy NewsStand 25 Nov 2007 -- British Navy warship HMS Campbeltown saved a civilian cruise liner from potential pirate attack while on coalition patrol in the Arabian Sea.
- Kearsarge Assists Bangladesh in Relief Efforts Navy NewsStand 25 Nov 2007 -- Senior members from the Bangladeshi armed services and government, the United States Agency for International Development and U.S. Embassy met Nov. 24 on board the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) to discuss how the ship and its embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) could best support ongoing humanitarian relief efforts in Bangladesh following the devastation caused last week by Tropical Cyclone Sidr.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Enterprise Strike Group Exemplifies CNO's Maritime Strategy Navy NewsStand 25 Nov 2007 -- The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Adm. Gary Roughead, along with the Commandant of the Marine Corps (CMC), Gen. James Conway and Commandant of the Coast Guard, Adm. Thad Allen released the "Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower" on Oct 17.
- UAV First Aboard a Destroyer Navy NewsStand 25 Nov 2007 -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79), completed a robust testing phase of the ScanEagle, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Nov. 17, en route to the Central Command area of operations as part of the ongoing rotation to support Maritime Security Operations.
- SECNAV Visits Bahrain Navy NewsStand 25 Nov 2007 -- The Honorable Donald C. Winter, Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), visited Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) to meet with senior leadership and talk with Sailors and Marines Nov. 25.
- Press Briefing by Teleconference with National Security Advisor Steve Hadley on Annapolis Conference The White House 25 Nov 2007
- ISRAEL-OPT: Palestinian police boost security in Nablus IRIN 25 Nov 2007 -- Palestinian militants in the Nablus area of the West Bank are in the middle of what seems to be a pincer movement - chased not only by the Israeli military but also by the Palestinian Authority (PA), which, under Acting Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, has taken it upon itself to crack down on the fighters.
- Russian foreign minister to attend Mideast peace conference RIA Novosti 25 Nov 2007 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov leaves for the United States on Sunday to attend a Middle East peace forum.
- Bush Meets Israeli, Palestinian Leaders Ahead of Mideast Conference VOA 25 Nov 2007 -- President Bush meets Monday at the White House with Israeli and Palestinian leaders as delegations gather for a U.S.- led Mideast conference in nearby Annapolis, Maryland
- Jerusalem Issue Looms Large at Annapolis Peace Conference VOA 25 Nov 2007 -- Israeli and Palestinian leaders and delegates from around the world are gathering for this week's Middle East peace conference in Annapolis, Maryland
- LRA Defectors Request President Museveni's Pardon VOA 25 Nov 2007 -- About 300 rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and their family members have reportedly defected and are negotiating their return to Uganda with the UN peacekeeping force in Congo, also known as Monuc.
- Former Pakistani PM Receives Boisterous Homecoming Celebration VOA 25 Nov 2007 -- Pakistan's exiled former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has returned to Pakistan, ending seven years in exile in Saudi Arabia
- Russian Police Crush Another Opposition Protest RFE/RL 25 Nov 2007 -- Riot police in St. Petersburg have broken up a demonstration by a loose alliance of opposition groups and detained dozens of opposition activists.
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