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22 April 2008 Military News

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  • Man Arrested for Disclosing National Defense Information to Israel US Department of Justice 22 Apr 2008 -- Michael J. Garcia, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Mark J. Mershon, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), and Weysan Dun, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the Newark Office of the FBI, in conjunction with the U.S. Army, announced today the arrest of Ben-Ami Kadish on charges that he participated in a conspiracy to disclose to the Government of Israel documents related to the national defense of the United States and, in connection with that unauthorized disclosure, that he participated in a conspiracy to act as an agent of the Government of Israel.
  • Former US Army Engineer Accused of Spying for Israel VOA 22 Apr 2008 -- A former U.S. Army engineer has been arrested and accused of passing American military secrets to Israel during the 1980s
  • Mugabe Isolated In Southern Africa As Arms Ship Barred From Ports VOA 22 Apr 2008 -- A Chinese ship carrying arms for Zimbabwe has also become freighted in recent days with diplomatic significance as the vessel has sought accommodation and offloading in subsequent Southern African countries, emphasizing Harare's increasing isolation.
  • BANGLADESH: Good harvest not enough to ease food crisis IRIN 22 Apr 2008 -- An expected bumper rice harvest may not be enough to stave off a food crisis as a result of rising prices, experts say.
  • Georgia: In Surprise Move, Burjanadze Says She Won't Seek Reelection RFE/RL 22 Apr 2008 -- Parliament speaker Nino Burjanadze has rocked Georgia's political scene by announcing that she will not seek reelection in May.
  • Russia demands joint probe into Kyrgyz base clash RIA Novosti 22 Apr 2008 -- Russia demanded a joint probe into the shooting of a Russian airbase officer in Kyrgyzstan, the Embassy in the Central Asian state said on Tuesday.
  • China Defends Arms Shipment to Zimbabwe as Normal Trade VOA 22 Apr 2008 -- China says a shipment of weapons headed for Zimbabwe is a product of normal trade. The Chinese Foreign Ministry says the ship was unable to unload and now may be heading back for China
  • Lebanon's Parliament Speaker Postpones Election for 18th Time VOA 22 Apr 2008 -- The eighteenth consecutive session of Lebanon's parliament to elect a new president was postponed, yet again, today, by Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, amid a political vacuum that has persisted since pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud's term ended on November 24



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