16 December 2007 Military News
- Dec. 15 airpower summary: F-15Es deter enemy actions AFPN 16 Dec 2007
- US Military Orders Review of Coalition Strategy in Afghanistan VOA 16 Dec 2007 -- The U.S. military is making an assessment of coalition strategy in Afghanistan in an effort to ensure that a recent increase in violence does not threaten long-term progress.
Defense Policy / Programs
- President Calls on Congress for Action on War Funding AFPS 16 Dec 2007 -- President Bush used his weekly radio address yesterday to call on Congress to pass critical funding for the war on terror before the Defense Department is forced to begin furloughing civilian employees.
- Djibouti Air Force, Camp Lemonier Work to Build Stronger Partnership Navy NewsStand 16 Dec 2007 -- The commanding officer of Camp Lemonier met with the maintenance officer and the chief of the Djiboutian air force Dec. 10 to coordinate several future projects.
- CJTF-HOA Partners with USAID to Distribute Medical Supplies Navy NewsStand 16 Dec 2007 -- Personnel from Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's (CJTF-HOA) surgeon cell and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) visited Peltier Hospital Dec. 13 to deliver medical supplies and equipment in response to a recent cholera outbreak in Djibouti.
- Military Sealift Command to Deliver Largest MRAP Shipment Navy NewsStand 16 Dec 2007 -- In the largest single shipment to date, Military Sealift Command large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ship USNS Pililaau (T-AKR 304) loaded more than 200 mine-resistant, ambush protected, or MRAP vehicles in Charleston, S.C., on Dec. 13.
- Turkey Launches Air, Artillery Attacks on Northern Iraq VOA 16 Dec 2007 -- Turkish jets have launched airstrikes against Kurdish rebels bases in northern Iraq.
- ISRAEL-OPT: Palestinian economy to be dependent on aid "in medium term" - World Bank IRIN 16 Dec 2007 -- The Palestinian economy will be dependent on aid in the near future, regardless of the 17 December donor conference in Paris, a World Bank report released on 13 December said.
- In farewell speech, UN envoy urges Liberians to stick to path of peace UN News Centre 16 Dec 2007 -- The outgoing United Nations envoy to Liberia has used his farewell address today to call on the people of the West African nation to maintain the peace so that they can consolidate the social, economic and political gains they have made since the end of the civil war in 2003.
- Somali PM Dissolves Two-Week-Old Cabinet VOA 16 Dec 2007 -- Somalia's new prime minister has dissolved his cabinet, just two weeks after announcing its formation.
- Darfur Rebels Say They Repulsed Attacks by Sudanese Army VOA 16 Dec 2007 -- Rebels in Sudan's troubled Darfur region say they have beaten back two attacks by the Sudanese army and taken "numerous prisoners", in addition to more than 30 vehicles.
- Former Seoul Mayor Closes In on S. Korean Presidential Win VOA 16 Dec 2007 -- A former Seoul mayor who bills himself as a pro-business conservative is expected to become South Korea's next president by an overwhelming margin when voters go to the polls on Wednesday
- MIDDLE EAST: Rising sea levels could lead to political tensions - report IRIN 16 Dec 2007 -- Rising sea levels predicted as a result of global warming could have severe environmental, economic and political implications for the already water-stressed Middle East, a new study published on 10 December warns.
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