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05 October 2003 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

Current Operations

  • Pak Army dismantles `deserted` terrorist camp IRNA 05 Oct 2003 -- Pakistan Army and paramilitary forces Saturday dismantled a `deserted` training facility in the Northern Areas used for `sectarian violence` in parts of the country, local press reported Sunday.
  • AFGHANISTAN U-S AID VOA 05 Oct 2003-- Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage says Washington plans to greatly increase its monetary aid to Afghanistan
  • Cheney Describes Comprehensive Strategy to Combat Terrorism Washington File 05 Oct 2003-- The United States is implementing a comprehensive, new strategy to defeat global terrorism, Vice President Dick Cheney said, one that incorporates homeland defense along with aggressively destroying terrorist networks before they can launch attacks.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • NATO Defense Ministers To Discuss Operations, Structure Washington File 05 Oct 2003-- U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will host defense officials from 19 NATO countries at informal meetings in Colorado Springs October 8 and 9 to discuss current out-of-area peacekeeping operations and how the alliance must transform itself to meet future challenges.
  • Bulgaria: NATO Worried By Possible Appointment Of Former Spy RFE/RL 05 Oct 2003 -- A NATO spokesman says the possible appointment of a former communist intelligence agent to a security post in the Bulgarian government is "a matter of great interest to all the countries in the alliance," Bulgarian newspapers reported.

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

  • U-N / SYRIA / ISRAEL VOA 05 Oct 2003-- Syria is asking the U-N Security Council for urgent passage of a resolution condemning Israel for an air strike on a suspected Palestinian militant training camp near Damascus
  • ISRAEL/ARAB REACT VOA 05 Oct 2003-- Syria says it is complaining to the U-N Security Council about an Israeli air raid near the Syrian capital, Damascus. The attack, which Israel says targeted a training camp for Islamic Jihad, is being condemned by some Arab and European leaders.
  • ISRAEL/SYRIA VOA 05 Oct 2003-- Israeli forces have struck inside Syria against what they claim is a Palestinian training camp for Islamic militants, in response to a suicide bombing Saturday that killed at least 19 people in Haifa

  • 12 Pakistanis killed in Indian firing -- PTV IRNA 05 Oct 2003 -- At least 12 civilians were killed and 15 others wounded when Indian troops fired shells overnight at areas in the Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, the state-run television reported.

  • CHECHNYA-VOTE VOA 05 Oct 2003-- Voters in separatist Chechnya have voted for a new president in a Kremlin-sponsored election billed as the first step toward peace. But critics say the election should not have been held as long as the war in the southern Russian republic continues

News Reports

  • EU: Conference On Constitution Opens In Rome RFE/RL 05 Oct 2003 -- Leaders of 28 countries today opened a conference in Rome to discuss a draft of the first-ever constitution of the European Union.
  • NIGERIA/STRIKE VOA 05 Oct 2003-- A Nigerian trade union is calling for a general strike Thursday to protest higher fuel prices, in the wake of the government's abrupt decision to lift subsidies on fuel products such as gasoline

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