22 June 2003 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- ONE U.S. MARINE KILLED EIGHT INJURED AT GODORIA BOMBING RANGE, DJIBOUTI CENTCOM 22 Jun 2003 -- One U.S. Marine was killed and eight other U.S. service members were injured this morning by an explosion that may have been caused by a bomb dropped from a B-52 Stratofortress that landed near forces at Godoria Range, along the northern coast of Djibouti.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Wolfowitz Says Joint National Training Capability Is Coming Washington File 22 Jun 2003 -- Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz told graduating members of the Naval War College June 20 that they can expect to see the U.S. military "take the potential of joint operations to a dramatically new and unprecedented level."
- Argentinean Warship Joins Enterprise Strike Group in Exercise Navy Newsstand 22 Jun 2003-- The Argentinean destroyer ARA Sarandi (D 13) arrived at Naval Station Norfolk June 20 to join the USS Enterprise (CVN 65) Carrier Strike Group and Destroyer Squadron 18 as part of Exercise Solid Step.
- Sacramento Helo Det: 'Hands of the Strike Group' Navy Newsstand 22 Jun 2003-- Relaxing in an encaged workspace adjacent to USS Sacramento's (AOE 1) flight deck, two grease-smudged Sailors pause from conversation to witness the landing of a bulky CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter.
- Middle East diplomatic Quartet hails positive developments on road to peace - Annan UN News Centre 22 Jun 2003 -- Members of the diplomatic Quartet on the Middle East - the United Nations, United States, Russian Federation and European Union - today hailed positive developments in the peace process and urged further efforts by both Israel and the Palestinian authorities to consolidate the gains achieved so far, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a statement issued on behalf of the group.
- Transcript: Secretary Powell Draws Outlines of "New Middle East" Washington File 22 Jun 2003 -- President Bush's vision for a prosperous, peaceful and democratic Middle East is optimistic and forward-looking and has the full commitment of his administration, Secretary of State Colin Powell says.
- Text: Quartet Affirms Support for Pledges Toward Middle East Peace Washington File 22 Jun 2003 -- In a statement released June 22, the group of parties known as the Quartet called on and pledged assistance for Israel and the Palestinian Authority to make good on their pledges to implement the roadmap for Middle East peace set forth by President Bush.
- Quartet Members Stress Need to Stop Palestinian Terrorism Washington File 22 Jun 2003 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell and European Union High Representative Javier Solana say that rather than looking to blame the Israeli government or the Palestinian Authority for failing to implement President Bush's roadmap for peace, the ones who must be blamed are the Palestinian terrorist groups who continue to attack Israelis.
- Mideast Quartet Welcomes Bush's Personal Involvement in Peace Effort Washington File 22 Jun 2003 -- The international coalition involved in promoting peace between Israel and the Palestinians and working for the establishment of a Palestinian state has welcomed the personal involvement of President Bush in the peace effort.
- WEF/QUARTET VOA 22 Jun 2003 -- Representatives of the international community have urged Israel and the Palestinians to break their cycle of violence, and follow the international road map to peace. U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan read a statement on behalf of the so-called Quartet group meeting on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Jordan.
- U-S/MIDEAST VOA 22 Jun 2003 -- Israel's killing of a top Hamas official it said was linked to a series of attacks on Israelis is the latest threat to the Mideast peace process.
- Israel's Killing of Hamas Official Could Slow Peace Process, says Colin Powell VOA News 22 Jun 2003 -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell says he regrets Israel's killing of a top Hamas official, saying it could slow the Mideast peace process.
- Israeli Troops Kill Senior Hamas Official VOA News 22 Jun 2003 -- A senior official of the Palestinian militant group Hamas was killed by Israeli troops in a raid in the West Bank town of Hebron overnight. Abdullah Qawasmeh was on Israel's most wanted list.
- ISRAEL PALESTINIANS VOA 22 Jun 2003 -- A senior official of the Palestinian militant group Hamas was killed by Israeli troops in a raid in the West Bank town of Hebron overnight.
- PHILIPPINE / REBELS VOA 22 Jun 2003 -- The leader of a Muslim rebel group in the Philippines has renounced terrorism, a move that might lead to new peace talks with the government. By late Sunday, the government had said only the statement was a good sign, but had given no detailed response. Despite the statement, the rebels have not extended their unilateral ceasefire.
- Balkan Leaders Welcome EU Pledge to Consider Membership Bid VOA News 22 Jun 2003 -- The European Union at its semi-annual leaders meeting Saturday in Greece expressed a commitment to consider eventual membership for five countries they have designated as the western Balkans: Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia. The Balkan countries got pretty much what they hoped for from the EU.
- BALKAN / E-U SUMMIT REACT VOA 22 Jun 2003 -- The European Union at its semi-annual leaders meeting Saturday in Greece expressed a commitment to consider eventual membership for five countries they have designated as the western Balkans (Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia). The Balkan countries got pretty much what they hoped for from the E-U.
- UNICEF/MOZAMBIQUE VOA 22 Jun 2003 -- The U-N Children's Fund says unsafe water and poor sanitation are killing 55 children every day in Mozambique. UNICEF is urging the Mozambique government to make the health and well-being of children a priority.
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