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25 September 2003 Military News

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  • Iraq: U.S. Troops Raid Homes Of Alleged Rebel Financiers RFE/RL 25 Sep 2003 -- U.S. troops carried out a series of pre-dawn raids in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.
  • Iraq: U.S. Exonerates Soldiers In Shooting Of Iraqi Police RFE/RL 25 Sep 2003 -- The U.S. military today cleared its soldiers of any wrongdoing in an incident two weeks ago that left nine Iraqi security men and a Jordanian guard dead from U.S. fire.
  • U.S. Central Command Unveils R & R Leave Program CENTCOM Release 25 Sept 2003-- In a continuing effort to improve the quality of life and readiness of U.S. service members currently supporting operations in Iraq, the United States Central Command has established a Rest and Recuperation Leave program beginning September 25, 2003. Those service members serving in the Iraqi theater of operations with 12-month orders will be eligible for this program.
  • Winning the Peace in Iraq Vital to Winning War on Terror AFPS 25 Sept 2003-- Brave young Americans who liberated Iraq from the clutches of one of the bloodiest, most sadistic tyrants in modern history created the possibility of a major victory in the war on terrorism, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul D. Wolfowitz told the House Armed Services Committee here today.
  • Troops get free trip home from Iraq Army News Service 25 Sept 2003-- Passengers at BWI Airport in Baltimore will get a bird's eye view of desert battle dress Sept. 25 when the first wave of service members lands for a two-week break from the stress of front-line duty in Iraq.
  • MPs get Iraqi canine unit underway Army News Service 25 Sept 2003-- U.S. Army Military Police soldiers renovated an abandoned torture chamber, and the cells are now air conditioned, clean and filled with dogs.
  • Afghanistan: Foreign Ministers Urge Intensified Support For Reconstruction RFE/RL 25 Sep 2003 -- In contrast to lingering divisions over Iraq, key Security Council members are showing a united front in support of reconstruction and stability efforts in Afghanistan. A high-level meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly has reaffirmed this support with a call for greater international backing for Afghanistan's political reform efforts, including increased security.
  • New Zealand takes reins in Bamian reconstruction Army News Service 25 Sept 2003-- "Old Glory" came down to make room for the New Zealand flag, which will fly over the Bamian Provincial Reconstruction Team compound in Afghanistan.
  • Powell Calls for Increased Aid to Afghanistan Washington File 25 Sept 2003-- Afghanistan has made great strides over the past two years, but it is crucial that international aid be accelerated to ensure that the "hard-won hope of the Afghan people is justified," Secretary of State Colin Powell said September 24.
  • Foreign Ministers Discuss Increasing Aid to Afghanistan Washington File 25 Sept 2003-- Foreign ministers from some of the world's richest countries met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai September 24 to discuss intensifying aid to Afghanistan over the next year.
  • CONGRESS AFGHANISTAN VOA 25 Sept 2003-- U-S lawmakers are considering President Bush's 87 billion dollar emergency funding request for Iraq and Afghanistan. On Thursday, Bush administration officials testified before a Senate panel about the part of the package dealing with Afghanistan
  • RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Vol 2, Number 33 25 Sep 2003 -- AFGHAN AID EN ROUTE TO MOSCOW? / AFGHAN LEADER RESHUFFLES DEFENSE MINISTRY... / ...BUT FAILS TO SATISFY EXPECTATIONS / KARZAI REDUCES THE POWER OF HIS DEPUTIES... / ...LEADING TO DEFENSE MINISTER REPORTEDLY RESCINDING PAST DECREES / KABUL POLICE CHIEF SACKED... / ...WHO SAYS HE WAS UNAWARE OF HIS REMOVAL, WHICH MAY BE TIED TO MORE THAN THE LAND-GRAB SCANDAL... / ...AS HE REJECTS ALLEGATIONS / HUMAN RIGHTS GROUP URGES U.S. TO STOP SUPPORT FOR AFGHAN WARLORDS, EXPAND ISAF... / ...AS NATO LOOKING TO EXPAND ISAF BEYOND KABUL / NEW ZEALAND TAKES COMMAND OF PROVINCIAL RECONSTRUCTION TEAM / 13 KILLED IN FIGHTING IN KAPISA PROVINCE / UP TO 10 CIVILIANS REPORTEDLY KILLED BY U.S. FORCES... / ...WHICH THE U.S. DENIES / BLAST IN LAGHMAN PROVINCE LEAVES MORE THAN 10 FAMILY MEMBERS DEAD / DISTRICT POLICE CHIEF IN KANDAHAR PROVINCE KILLED / NEO-TALIBAN CLAIM TO CONTROL DISTRICT IN PAKTIKA PROVINCE... / ...WHILE THREE NEO-TALIBAN KILLED, TWO COMMANDERS CAPTURED IN KANDAHAR PROVINCE... / ...AND AFGHAN LEADER VOICES CONCERN OVER NEO-TALIBAN IN PAKISTAN... / ...AS FORMER TALIBAN LEADER REPORTEDLY HOLDS MEETING WITH TOP COMMANDERS / OFFICE OF AFGHAN WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION ATTACKED / COUNCIL OF ULAMA TO 'FIGHT ENEMY PROPAGANDA' IN AFGHANISTAN / CABLE TV BANNED IN NANGARHAR PROVINCE / STAFF IN IRAN OF AFGHAN CONSTITUTIONAL COMMISSION SWEPT ASIDE / GOETHE INSTITUTE TO REOPEN IN KABUL / U.S. PRESIDENT TO NOMINATE NEW AMBASSADOR TO AFGHANISTAN / IMF SAYS AFGHANISTAN COULD BECOME A 'NARCO-STATE.' / THIS WEEK IN AFGHANISTAN'S HISTORY

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  • SHAPE News Morning Update SHAPE 25 Sep 2003 -- Hungary announces far-ranging military reform NATO head Lord Robertson pledges help in modernizing Tajikistan's armed forces / U.S. asks for 5,000 more South Korea troops in Iraq / Bush, Schroeder make up, but Iraq troops elusive / Annan calls on donors to help Afghanistan
  • SHAPE News Summary & Analysis SHAPE 25 Sep 2003 -- U.S., Germany put differences aside on Iraq / EU, OSCE, NATO spokesmen discuss new EU mission in FYROM, Aracinovo arson / Uzbekistan Foreign Ministry welcomes NATO Chief's upcoming visit
  • PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA United Nations 25 Sep 2003
  • BURMA/THAILAND VOA 25 Sept 2003-- Thailand's foreign minister has traveled to Rangoon as part of concerted regional efforts to have Burma's pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi released before a summit of Southeast Asian leaders next month
  • U.S.-Albania Sign Open-Skies Agreement Washington File 25 Sept 2003-- U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Albanian Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Luan Hajdaraga signed an Open-Skies aviation agreement September 24 in Washington, the first formal air transport agreement ever between the two countries.
  • U-N / PUTIN SPEECH VOA 25 Sept 2003-- Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for the United Nations to play a larger part in rebuilding post-war Iraq



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