07 September 2003 Military News
- Tragedy strikes Rhode Island Army National Guard Unit in Iraq National Guard Bureau News 07 Sept 2003-- On Monday, September 1, 2003, three soldiers from the 115th Military Police Company, Rhode Island Army National Guard, were escorting a convoy along Main Supply Route Tampa south of Baghdad. At 3:15 PM, an explosion from an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) rocked their HMMWV.
- President Bush: 'We Will Do What is Necessary' AFPS 07 Sept 2003-- Saying the United States will "do what is necessary, spend what is necessary," President George W. Bush told the nation Sunday night that the war on terror must continue, and he will ask Congress for $87 billion more to wage it.
- 4TH ID CAPTURES FORMER REGIME LOYALIST CENTCOM 07 Sept 2003-- The 4th Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, also known as "Warhorse Brigade", captured a former regime loyalist suspected of carrying out attacks against Coalition forces at a children's hospital.
- AFGHANISTAN/U-S VOA 07 Sept 2003-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has held talks with President Hamid Karzai in the Afghan capital, Kabul. The two leaders discussed security issues and efforts to rebuild the war-ravaged country
- Afghanistan: Karzai Postpones Constitutional Loya Jirga RFE/RL 07 Sept 2003-- Afghan Transitional Administration Chairman Hamid Karzai has postponed for two months the holding of a grand council, or Loya Jirga, which is to approve a new constitution.
- Rumsfeld, Karzai Discuss Terrorism, Reconstruction AFPS 07 Sept 2003-- Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld here today to discuss the continuing war on terrorism and the way ahead for Afghan reconstruction.
- Afghan National Army Key to Afghan Nationalism AFPS 07 Sept 2003-- The Afghan National Army is one key to extending the interim government's influence throughout Afghanistan. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld met a platoon of that army during a visit to the Provincial Reconstruction Team headquarters here today.
- LIBERIA/PEACEKEEPERS VOA 07 Sept 2003-- Peacekeeping troops have begun moving out of the Liberian capital, Monrovia, and are beginning to bring some measure of security to the immediate countryside
- UNICEF/LIBERIA VOA 07 Sept 2003-- The United Nations is heading a campaign to clean up the filthy streets of Monrovia, the once-tidy capital of Liberia
Defense Policy / Programs
- Pakistan to plead for US conventional weapons IRNA 07 Sep 2003 -- Top Pakistan and American defence officials will meet in Washington next week to discuss defence cooperation and to review Islamabad request for US conventional weapons, sources said Sunday.
- Powell Discusses Palestinian Authority Concerns Washington File 07 Sept 2003-- The United States hopes the Palestinian Legislative Council will give the next prime minister of the Palestinian Authority the political power and resources to stop terrorist organizations such as Hamas, Secretary of State Powell said in remarks to the press September 7 after an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation."
- ISRAEL-HAMAS VOA 07 Sept 2003-- Israeli security forces are in a high state of alert, following a botched assassination attempt of the spiritual leader of Hamas, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin
- U-S / PALESTINIANS VOA 07 Sept 2003-- Secretary of State Colin Powell says the Roadmap for Peace in the Middle East remains viable, despite the resignation of Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas
- Serbia-Montenegro: Foreign Minister Says Kosovo Talks Could Begin This Fall RFE/RL 07 Sept 2003-- The foreign minister of Serbia and Montenegro said today that Western-brokered talks focusing on "everyday problems" could begin this fall between Belgrade officials and Kosovo's ethnic Albanian politicians.
- IVORY COAST/PROTEST VOA 07 Sept 2003-- Rumors of coup plots and recent arrests in France have stirred opposition in Ivory Coast to what is seen as French interference its former colony's faltering peace process
- Bush Says U.S. Will Do What Is Necessary to Win Victory in Iraq Washington File 07 Sept 2003-- President Bush, in a televised speech to the nation September 7 from the White House, said "Iraq is now the central front" in the war on terrorism, and the United States "will do what is necessary, we will spend what is necessary," to win "this essential victory in the war on terror, to promote freedom and to make our own nation more secure."
- Powell, Rice Discuss Iraq, North Korea, Middle East, Terrorism Washington File 07 Sept 2003-- The state of efforts to secure and rebuild Iraq, recent six-party talks with North Korea, and the prospects for peace in the Middle East following the resignation of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas were among the topics Secretary of State Colin Powell and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice discussed during various talk show appearances September 7.
- BURMA / SUU KYI VOA 07 Sept 2003-- The International Committee of the Red Cross says Burma's detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is in good health and not on a hunger strike
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