06 July 2003 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Task Force aides in road construction USMC News 06 Jul 2003 -- Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa engineers are working with the Djiboutian military here to improve Hol-Hol road, the only route leading to southwestern Djibouti's transportation hub of Hol-Hol.
- Coalition, U.S forces cement partnership through idea sharing USMC News 06 Jul 2003 -- Officers from six different countries, along with U.S. officers, are currently sharing ideas, providing insight and forging a coalition partnership while serving valuable roles in the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa's mission of detecting, disrupting and defeating transnational terrorism in the region.
- Afghan security commission negotiates ceasefire among rival factions - UN UN News Centre 06 Jul 2003 -- The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today reported that a ceasefire has been negotiated in Quland village following deadly clashes there between the Jamiat and Jumbesh factions.
- UN Brokers Cease-Fire in Northern Afghanistan VOA News 06 Jul 2003 -- The United Nations says it has brokered a ceasefire in a northern Afghanistan district, after nine days of sporadic fighting between two rival warlords left at least six people dead.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Myers Discusses Prospects for Liberia, Outlines Threats to Iraq Washington File 06 Jul 2003 -- Liberian President Charles Taylor "hasn't done Liberia any good and hasn't been helpful to the surrounding countries," Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in an interview with Tony Snow on Fox News Sunday. "I think the U.N. is working right now to consider ways to have him leave office," he added.
- Text: NATO Begins Troop Deployments to Kabul Washington File 06 Jul 2003 -- The first NATO troops that will take over the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission in Kabul have started leaving Germany for Afghanistan, NATO officials announced on July 4.
- RUSSIA/BLASTS VOA 06 Jul 2003 -- City health officials say two more victims of Saturday's double suicide bombing at a Moscow rock festival have died overnight, bringing the death toll to at least 15, including the two female bombers. Russian officials have vowed to increase security in the capital and bring the perpetrators to justice.
- LIBERIA TAYLOR VOA 06 Jul 2003 -- Liberia's embattled President Charles Taylor has accepted an offer for asylum in Nigeria. His announcement follows U-S pressure for him to leave Liberia as part of efforts to end the four-year civil war in the west African nation which was founded by freed American slaves. Mr. Taylor did not say when he would leave.
- NIGERIA/LIBERIA TAYLOR VOA 06 Jul 2003 -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has arrived in Liberia to discuss a possible asylum offer for embattled Liberian President Charles Taylor.
- Liberian President Accepts Nigerian Asylum OfferVOA News 06 Jul 2003 -- Liberia's embattled President Charles Taylor has accepted an offer for asylum in Nigeria. His announcement follows U.S. pressure for him to leave Liberia as part of efforts to end the four-year civil war in the west African nation which was founded by freed American slaves. Mr. Taylor did not say when he would leave.
- NIGERIA/LIBERIA TAYLOR VOA 06 Jul 2003 -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo is heading to Liberia to discuss a possible asylum offer for Liberia's embattled President Charles Taylor. Meanwhile, the United States continues preparing for possible deployment of a peacekeeping force in the west African nation that has been wracked by nearly two decades of civil war.
- BUSH LIBERIA VOA 06 Jul 2003 -- President Bush is still weighing whether to send U-S peacekeepers to Liberia. America's top military officer says if he does send in troops, their mission will be of relatively short duration.
- LIBERIA: Taylor accepts asylum in Nigeria IRIN 06 Jul 2003 -- Liberian President Charles Taylor on Sunday accepted to leave his country and take up asylum in Nigeria. But he repeated earlier demands for an "an orderly exit from power" and called on the US to lead an international peacekeeping force into Liberia.
- ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 06 Jul 2003 -- Israel's Cabinet has approved a plan to release a number of Palestinian prisoners. The release is a key Palestinian demand for keeping to the current cease-fire and for moving ahead with the so-called Roadmap international peace plan.
- Israel Approves Release of Some Palestinian Prisoners VOA News 06 Jul 2003 -- Israel's Cabinet has approved a plan to release a number of Palestinian prisoners. The release is a key Palestinian demand for keeping to the current cease-fire and for moving ahead with the so-called Roadmap international peace plan.
- MEXICO/ELECTION VOA 06 Jul 2003 -- In Mexico, a mid-term election appears to have dealt a blow to the government of President Vicente Fox. Turnout was light in Sunday's election to select all 500 members of the lower house of Congress, as well as governors in six states. No single party gained enough votes to enjoy a congressional majority.
- HONG KONG LAWS VOA 06 Jul 2003 -- In surprise move Hong Kong's leader Tung Chee-Hwa has backed down from insisting controversial anti-subversion laws go to a final vote on Wednesday. The legislation, which critics say are a threat to civil liberties, also prompted one of the leader's closest allies to resign.
- AFRICAN UNION / SUMMIT VOA 06 Jul 2003 -- The second summit of the African Union opens this week in the Mozambican capital, Maputo.
- NIGERIA/STRIKE VOA 06 Jul 2003 -- A strike in Nigeria over a massive fuel price hike is set to enter a second week as the main labor union is standing firm on its rejection of a compromise offer by the government.
- KUWAIT/ELECTIONS VOA 06 Jul 2003 -- Results from Kuwait's parliamentary elections show a victory for Islamists, while the country's westernized liberals suffered a setback.
- CHINA / HONG KONG VOA 06 Jul 2003 -- China's government says Hong Kong should pass the controversial anti-subversion bill later this week, as scheduled. But organizers of last week's massive street protest against the measure say they want to stop or at least stall the legislation.
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