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26 January 2004 Military News

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  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 26 Jan 2004 [PDF]

  • Three Missing Following Accidents, One Dead After Combat AFPS 26 Jan 2004 -- One accident appears to have spawned another and three American soldiers are missing near Mosul.
  • Five Killed in Iraq's Sunni Triangle VOA News 26 Jan 2004 -- A roadside bomb has killed an Iraqi man as he stepped off a bus in the town of Ramadi, west of Baghdad, just hours after gunmen killed four Iraqi policemen at a checkpoint in the same area.
  • TASK FORCE 1ST ARMORED DIVISION SOLDIERS SWAP SMILES WITH ORPHANS CENTCOM Release 26 Jan 2004-- Even in a hostile environment where the enemy could be just around the corner, nothing will put a smile on a soldier's face more quickly than little kids.
  • 4TH ID'S 24-HOUR ACTIVITY CENTCOM Release 26 Jan 2004-- Soldiers from 4th Infantry Division and Task Force Ironhorse, over the past 24 hours, conducted 172 patrols, six raids and captured 60 individuals. Seventeen of the patrols were joint operations conducted with the Iraqi Police, the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps and the Border Guard in order to continually improve the safety and standard of living of the Iraqi people.
  • IRAQI IMPROVEMENTS CONTINUE WITH HELP FROM TF "ALL AMERICAN" CENTCOM Release 26 Jan 2004-- The 82nd Airborne Division and its subordinate units continued missions Jan. 25 to bring peace and prosperity to the residents of the Al Anbar province.
  • 4TH INFANTRY DIVISION AND IRAQI POLICE WORK TOGETHER CENTCOM Release 26 Jan 2004-- Soldiers from the 588th Engineer Battalion working with Iraqi Police raided locations in Ba'qubah during the morning of Jan. 25 and captured 46 individuals.
  • WRAP UP OF 4TH ID'S ACTIVITIES CENTCOM Release 26 Jan 2004-- After obtaining information about corruption allegations against the police chief of the town of Tathrib, soldiers from Task Force Ironhorse searched his residence during the afternoon of Jan. 24.
  • 101ST REFURBISHES TEACHING FACILITY CENTCOM Release 26 Jan 2004-- The leaders of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Corps Support Group were among the invited guests at a ribbon cutting ceremony today in the city of Mosul for a teachers' training facility that they helped refurbish.
  • Some Iraqis get hazardous duty pay Army News Service 26 Jan 2004-- Iraqi Civil Defense Corps troops who have been working with Coalition forces are enjoying the benefits of incentive pay.

  • COMBINED FORCES COMMAND AFGHANISTAN RELEASE CENTCOM Release 26 Jan 2004-- In coordination with the Islamic Transitional Government of Afghanistan, Combined Forces Command-Afghanistan continues to train the Afghan National Army, provide civil affairs support, and disrupt, deny, and destroy terrorist and anti-ITGA forces in order to establish a stable and secure Afghanistan.
  • Afghan National Army training combat medics Army News Service 26 Jan 2004-- The Afghan National Army has begun training its own combat medics to provide baseline care for soldiers in the field through a collaborative effort with the U.S. Army.
  • Military Police in Uzbekistan Provide Force Protection AFPS 26 Jan 2004 -- Soldiers can't take peace and quiet for granted.
  • Afghanistan's new Constitution takes effect with UN offering support UN News Centre 26 Jan 2004 -- President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan today signed the country's new Constitution, triggering its formal adoption in the presence of the United Nations Acting Special Representative for Afghanistan, Jean Arnault.
  • AFGHANISTAN CONSTITUTION VOA 26 Jan 2004 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai has signed the country's new constitution into law, paving the way for the first free elections in more than two decades.
  • Karzai Signs New Afghan Constitution Into Law RFE/RL 26 Jan 2004 -- Afghan Transitional Administration Chairman Hamid Karzai signed Afghanistan's new constitution into law today.
  • Possible Eurocorps mission in Afghanistan: FAZ IRNA 26 Jan 2004 -- Paris is considering an engagement of commanding officers of Europe`s joint army, Eurocorps, in the NATO-led operations in Afghanistan, press reports said here Monday.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • LIBERIA: Rebel factions want transitional leader replaced IRIN 26 Jan 2004 -- The leaders of the two rebel factions in Liberia issued a joint statement on Monday calling for the immediate replacement of Gyude Bryant as the head of Liberia's three-month-old transitional government. They did not say who should replace him.
  • NIGERIA: At least five killed in fresh Itsekiri, Ijaw clashes IRIN 26 Jan 2004 -- At least five people were killed at the weekend in a fresh outbreak of fighting between rival ethnic militias near the oil town of Warri in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta, residents and militants said on Monday.
  • Cheney Says Democracies Must Confront Terror Together AFPS 26 Jan 2004 -- Vice President Dick Cheney called on all democratic nations to support the war on terror during a speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 24.
  • Seahawks jam into Iwakuni Marine Corps News 26 Jan 2004-- Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 4 arrived on Station Jan. 20 to take over the void left by Navy Electronic Attack Squadron 128.
  • Fighting Phoenix enjoys 300 miles of deployment Marine Corps News 26 Jan 2004-- The Fighting Phoenix of Electronic Attack Squadron 128 were hard at work on deployment again. Currently, the entire squadron is stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. This has not been the case for most of the three-month deployment. The squadron's travels have taken them to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Naval Air Station Atsugi, Japan and Misawa Air Force Base, Japan.
  • America's Squadron sees action in training exercise Marine Corps News 26 Jan 2004-- Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 executed a variety of training exercises last week throughout the Station.
  • Blue Ridge departs Yokosuka for routine deployment 7th Fleet Release 26 Jan 2004-- The U.S. Navy's Seventh Fleet command-and-control ship, USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19), and the embarked Commander, Seventh Fleet staff departed Yokosuka, Japan, Jan. 26 for a routine deployment.
  • Escorts keep base safe AFPN 26 Jan 2004-- When it comes down to getting the mission done, there are few things more valuable than a reliable force multiplier.

  • Cheney, Berlusconi Discuss Joint Efforts in War on Terror Washington File 26 Jan 2004 -- Vice President Dick Cheney and Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi stressed the close working relationship between the United States and Italy in the war on terror in remarks in Rome January 26.
  • White House Briefing, January 26, 2004 Washington File 26 Jan 2004 -- Bush schedule in Little Rock, medical liability reform, Bush annual dinner with Joint Chiefs of Staff, federal budget, WMD/Iraq, Iraq Survey Group, David Kay, intelligence community, energy bill

  • FRANCE/CHINA VOA 26 Jan 2004 -- France has called for the European Union to agree to lift its arms embargo on China. French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin made the proposal while China's president is in Paris to celebrate the 40th anniversary of French-Chinese relations.
  • DRC: Belgian defence minister launches training of first unified brigade IRIN 26 Jan 2004 -- Belgian Defence Minister Andre Flahaut launched on Sunday the training of the first brigade of the new unified Congolese army.

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  • SHAPE News Morning Update SHAPE 26 Jan 2004 -- Can the U.S. and the EU unite to push Middle East democracy? / U.S. presses case for NATO in Middle East, France is wary / U.S. considers Iraqi elections / France denies report it is sending troops to Iraq / Afghanistan resolves to fight drugs
  • SHAPE News Summary & Analysis SHAPE 26 Jan 2004 -- Vice President Cheney calls for stronger NATO to boost anti-terror fight / Report: Eurocorps officers could join NATO mission in Afghanistan / Russia not to send troops to Afghanistan President Karzai signs Afghan constitution / Vice President Cheney's Davos speech viewed / Turkey asks UN secretary general to restart Cyprus talks

  • SERBIA / DUTCH LAWSUIT VOA 26 Jan 2004 -- Former Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok told a district court in the Hague Monday that his government had no influence over specific targeting during NATO's 1999 bombing campaign in the former Yugoslavia. The former prime minister and some of his former cabinet members are being questioned in a civil lawsuit filed by relatives of several people killed in some of the bombings.
  • HAITI / CARICOM VOA 26 Jan 2004 -- Haiti's President says he has agreed to proposals from the Caribbean Community to end his country's political crisis.
  • AFRICA / HUMAN RIGHTS COURT VOA 26 Jan 2004 -- International human-rights organizations are welcoming the establishment of the African Court on Human and People's Rights, the continent's first judicial institution dedicated to protecting basic human rights.
  • ATK is Two For Two on Mars ATK 26 Jan 2004 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems, NYSE: ATK) has successfully helped guide the second Mars Exploration Rover (MER) named "Opportunity" to its landing site on the Meridiani Planum on Mars. The first MER, named "Spirit" hit its target in the Gusev Crater earlier in the month.
  • Northrop Grumman Aids Successful Landing of NASA Mars Exploration Rovers Northrop Grumman 26 Jan 2004 -- The successful landing of two NASA Mars Exploration Rovers this month was supported by a key navigational component produced by Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Navigation Systems Division.

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