02 December 2007 Military News
- Press Conference, Deputy Secretary of State, Dec. 2 , 2007 MNF-I 02 Dec 2007
- Dec. 1 airpower summary: F-15s engage enemy combatants AFPN 02 Dec 2007
- Iron Reaper continues pursuit of al-Qaeda MNF-I 02 Dec 2007 -- Task Force Iron - the multinational division responsible for operations north of Baghdad - launched another operation involving four U.S. brigade combat teams and three different Iraqi Army divisions across the northern provinces of Iraq, Nov 27.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Bush Urges Congress to Approve Funds for Troops in Combat AFPS 02 Dec 2007 -- President Bush said Congress must act quickly to approve a bill to fund troops fighting in the war on terrorism.
- Turkey Insists on Right to Act in Northern Iraq VOA 02 Dec 2007 -- Turkish President Abdullah Gul says Turkey has the right and is ready to act in northern Iraq against rebel Kurds.
- Turkey Claims 'Significant' Gains in Attack on Kurdish Rebels in Northern Iraq VOA 02 Dec 2007 -- Turkey says its military has inflicted significant losses in an attack on Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, and it warns that such attacks across the border may continue.
- SUDAN: Darfur relief to cost $825 million in 2008 - UN IRIN 02 Dec 2007 -- The costs of humanitarian operations in Darfur during 2008 are estimated at US$825 million, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes, said in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.
- Israel Lowers Expectations for Peace Deal by End of 2008 VOA 02 Dec 2007 -- There were high hopes for peace in the Middle East after last week's summit in Annapolis, Maryland
- Somali Group Says Violence Killed Nearly 6,000 This Year VOA 02 Dec 2007 -- A Somali human rights group says violence in the capital, Mogadishu, has killed nearly 6,000 people this year.
- Venezuelans Vote in Constitutional Referendum VOA 02 Dec 2007 -- Venezuelans are casting ballots on a controversial reform plan that would allow President Hugo Chavez to seek re-election indefinitely and extend his socialist policies
- Early Results Show Putin Party Leads Parliamentary Poll RFE/RL 02 Dec 2007 -- Early results have shown that Unified Russia, the party of President Vladimir Putin, is on course for victory in the country's parliamentary elections.
- Analysis: Five Myths About Russia's Elections RFE/RL 02 Dec 2007 -- There is an "election" going on in Russia. Not an election, but an "election."
- Turnout in Russia's parliamentary polls up on 2003 RIA Novosti 02 Dec 2007 -- As of 5:00 p.m. Moscow time (2:00 p.m. GMT) on Sunday, 54.8% of Russia's electorate had voted in the parliamentary elections, the Central Election Committee (CEC) announced.
- Russia holds State Duma elections RIA Novosti 02 Dec 2007 -- Russia is holding parliamentary elections on Sunday, the fifth in its post-Soviet history, which are expected to cement the pro-Kremlin party's position for the next four years.
- Partial vote count puts Putin's United Russia at 63.6% RIA Novosti 02 Dec 2007 -- With 30.2% of votes counted, President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party has garnered 63.6% in Sunday's parliamentary election, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said.
- Russian Exit Polls Show Putin's Party in Landslide Win VOA 02 Dec 2007 -- Exit polls conducted by Russian state-controlled companies show President Vladimir Putin's party winning more than 60 percent of the vote in parliamentary elections.
- Big Win Expected for Putin as Russians Vote in Parliamentary Election VOA 02 Dec 2007 -- Russians are voting in a parliamentary election in which President Vladimir Putin leads the list of the ruling United Russia Party, though he is not a candidate
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