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05 January 2003 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Echo Co. honors past with Easy designation Marine Corps News 05 Jan 2003-- One of the many things that makes the Marine Corps great is the pride Marines take in the Corps' strong tradition and heritage. The Corps has established a standard of excellence based on its history of achievement. A taste for success is continually renewed in individual Marines as their memory of the past drives them to achieve new success.
  • Combat Engineers make it and break it for 24th MEU Marine Corps News 05 Jan 2003-- With the wind beginning to pick up and the hot sun beating down on the dusty desert floor, Marines from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) began arriving at their new home for the next few weeks.

Defense Industry

  • Successful Arrow Test Israel Aerospace Industries 05 Jan 2003 -- Another test of the 'Arrow'; Weapon System was conducted successfully, today, January 5th at 16:37. This was the first of a series of tests intended to evaluate the system's performance against the next generation of incoming threats.

Other Conflicts

  • IVORY COAST VOA 05 Jan 2003-- Rebels and government leaders in Ivory Coast say they are skeptical about whether the other side will observe a cease-fire as promised
  • ALGERIA ATTACK VOA 05 Jan 2003 -- An Algerian newspaper, Le Matin, reports that Islamic militants ambushed a convoy of government troops, killing 43 and seriously wounding 19 others late Saturday. The assault is said to be the deadliest for Algerian soldiers in the past five-years
  • ISRAEL BOMBINGS VOA 05 Jan 2003 -- At least 15-people have been reported killed and dozens injured by two suicide bombers in central Tel Aviv
  • More people in northeastern DR of Congo displaced from homes, UN says VOA 03 Jan 2003 -- More than 70,000 people have recently lost their homes in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), swelling the ranks of the 33,000 who were previously forced from their residences, the United Nations said today

News Reports

  • SOLOMONS/STORM VOA 05 Jan 2003 -- Supplies and medical aid have reached a remote South Pacific island that was battered by a cyclone a week ago
  • SINGAPORE/SHIP VOA 05 Jan 2003 -- Rescuers searched Sunday for three women sailors, still missing after a Singapore navy ship collided with a Dutch-registered merchant vessel. The body of one sailor has been found, and three are missing. Authorities think the body of one of the missing may have washed up at a nearby Indonesia resort
  • UNICEF/ ETHIOPIA VOA 05 Jan 2003 -- The U-N Children's Fund says there is still time for the international community to avert a humanitarian catastrophe in Ethiopia. The Children's Agency says millions of people in drought-stricken Ethiopia are faced with famine and are in need of immediate assistance
  • LITHUANIA: ELECTION VOA 05 Jan 2003 -- Lithuania's president is favored to be re-elected as voters return to the polls for a runoff election



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