27 July 2003 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Lt. Gen. Sanchez Interview on CNN's 27 Jul 2003-- Sanchez: Well, Wolf, I think we have to understand that we have a multiple-faceted conflict going on here in Iraq. We've got terrorist activity, we've got former regime leadership, we have criminals, and we have some hired assassins that are attacking our soldiers on a daily basis.
- Hussein on Lam, Myers to Check 'Pulse' of Iraq Coalition AFPS 27 Jul 2003-- Saddam Hussein is on the lam and if he is still in Iraq the United States will get him, said Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. Richard Myers, yesterday.
- IRAQ/Three US soldiers killed in Iraq VOA 27 July 2003--Three U-S soldiers were killed and four wounded in a grenade attack outside of Baghdad Saturday. The attacks overshadow the capture of several men believed to be deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's bodyguards.
- IRAQ/U-S SOLDIERS VOA 27 July 2003--Four U-S soldiers were killed and six wounded in two separate attacks in Iraq Saturday. The attacks overshadow the capture of several men believed to be deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's bodyguards
- IRAQ/SONS VOA 27 July 2003--The Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq says a decision on the burial of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's sons, Uday and Qusay, will be announced within the next 24 hours
- U-S / IRAQ VOA 27 July 2003-- top Pentagon official says he does not believe the ongoing attacks on U-S forces in Iraq will erode public support at home for their mission.
- Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz Interview on NBC Meet the Press 27 Jul 2003-- Wolfowitz: In fact, what the battle to secure the peace in Iraq is now the central battle in the global war on terror, and those sacrifices are going to make not just the Middle East more stable, but our country safer for our children and grandchildren, which is very important, what they're doing. And the spirit of the troops out there is fantastic.
- CLARIFICATION REGARDING DESCRIPTION OF CASUALTY CENTCOM 27 Jul 2003-- Press release 03-07-82 dated July 27, 2003 regarding a soldier killed in a rocket-propelled attack in the northern province of Babil near the village of Al Haswah described the soldier as being attached to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.
- ONE KILLED, ONE WOUNDED IN RPG ATTACK CENTCOM 27 Jul 2003-- One soldier was killed and one was wounded July 27 at approximately 2:30 a.m. when a rocket-propelled grenade hit the patrol they were on in the northern Babil province near the village of Al Haswah.
- IRAQ/U-S SOLDIERS VOA 27 Jul 2003-- Four U-S soldiers were killed and six wounded in two separate attacks in Iraq Saturday. The attacks overshadow the capture of several men believed to be deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's bodyguards
- More attacks in Liberia VOA 27 July 2003--More civilian casualties, including at least three dead, have been reported after further shelling in the embattled Liberian capital, Monrovia. As U-S marines aboard the U-S-S Iwo Jima headed for Liberian waters, the Liberian defense minister said his government has had no official communication with Washington as to whether U-S peacekeepers can be expected on the ground.
- LIBERIA/VIOLENCE VOA 27 July 2003--Liberian President Charles Taylor marked the war-torn country's 156th anniversary of independence Saturday with more promises that he would step down from office, but it hasn't slowed the fighting. Violence continued during the weekend, leaving at least 14 civilians dead as rebel forces kept up their assault on the capital, Monrovia.
- LIBERIA: Rebels advance in Monrovia, attack Buchanan IRIN 27 Jul 2003 -- The beleaguered government of President Charles Taylor came under attack on a second front at the weekend as rebels battling to capture the capital, Monrovia, launched a simultaneous attack on the port city of Buchanan, 120 km to the southeast.
Defense Policy / Programs
- PHILIPPINES PLOT SURRENDER VOA 27 July 2003--Heavily armed renegade soldiers who seized a commercial complex in the Philippines surrendered late Sunday, ending a nearly 19-hour stand-off.
- PHILIPPINES PLOT VOA 27 July 2003--Dozens of armed rebellious soldiers have stormed a commercial complex in the heart of Manila's financial district, briefly holding the Australian ambassador
- PHILIPPINES PLOT UPDATE VOA 27 July 2003--Philippine President Gloria Arroyo has declared a state of rebellion, hours after a group of soldiers took over a commercial center in Manila and laid explosives. She has assumed emergency powers and given the renege soldiers under early evening to surrender.
- ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS VOA 27 July 2003--The Israeli Cabinet is meeting to approve the release of 100 prisoners who are members of Islamic groups that have vowed to destroy the Jewish State. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is preparing to leave for talks in Washington.
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 27 July 2003--The Israeli Cabinet has voted to release some 100 Palestinian prisoners who are members of Islamic groups that oppose Israel's existence. The move is seen as a goodwill gesture to the Palestinians ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's visit to Washington.
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS OVERNIGHTER VOA 27 July 2003--Israel is to press ahead with the construction of a security fence around the West Bank despite pressure from the United States for changes to the plan. The decision comes as Israel's prime minister heads to Washington.
- KOREAN WAR/ANNIVERSARYVOA 27 July 2003--Korean war veterans from more than a dozen countries are in South Korea to remember the armistice that halted the fighting on the peninsula 50-years ago. As V-O-A's Amy Bickers reports from Tokyo, the commemorations are taking place as the world worries about North Korea's nuclear activities.
- CUBA/REVOLUTION VOA 27 July 2003--Cuba's government on Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of the initial attack that began the Cuban revolution.
- BURMA ASEAN VOA 27 July 2003--Malaysia is warning Burma's military government that the United Nations and other countries might interfere in the country's political crisis if democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi continues to be detained.
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