07 February 2004 Military News
- Military Operations, Political Track Continue to Move Forward AFPS 07 Feb 2004 -- While political progress moves forward, coalition military operations continue to kill or capture anti-coalition forces. Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, deputy director of operations at Combined Joint Task Force 7, said today in a Baghdad briefing that Iraq has been relatively stable.
- Iran builds border outposts in Afghanistan IRNA 07 Feb 2004 -- The Islamic Republic of Iran has completed the construction of ten border outposts in Harat province of Afghanistan, said an Iranian official Saturday.
- COMBINED FORCES COMMAND-AFGHANISTAN RELEASE CENTCOM Release 07 Feb 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.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: Secretary Rumsfeld Remarks at the Munich Conference on Security Policy 07 Feb 2004
- Speech by NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer at the Munich Security Conference NATO 07 Feb 2004
- Britain`s defense minister warns against isolationism IRNA 07 Feb 2004 -- Britain`s Defense Secretary Geoffrey Hoon Saturday in Munich warned against encouraging `isolationist tendencies` on both sides of the Atlantic as during the Iraq crisis.
- British DM says Iraq experience `bitter`, takes a swipe at EU IRNA 07 Feb 2004 -- Britain`s Defense Secretary Geoffrey Hoon Saturday in Munich said the lessons being learnt in Iraq are `bitter and expensive`, calling on NATO`s European allies to share the burden by shaping up -- technologically.
- Time to put differences behind and get back to business: NATO Chief IRNA 07 Feb 2004 -- NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer Saturday in Munich appealed to the transatlantic community to `put the differences of the past behind`, underlining that it was `time to get back to business`.
- NATO chief demands "multilateralism with teeth" IRNA 07 Feb 2004 -- NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer Saturday in Munich said NATO had "entered a new phase" and called for "multilateralism with teeth."
- NATO Forces Could Be Out of Bosnia by End of 2004 AFPS 07 Feb 2004 -- NATO defense ministers here today discussed the possibility of pulling all NATO peacekeeping troops out of Bosnia by the end of this year.
- India`s MiG-23 crashes, pilot killed in Rajasthan IRNA 07 Feb 2004 -- An Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-23 fighter aircraft Saturday crashed while participating in an exercise over Pokhran Range, 40 km from Jaisalmer in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, killing the pilot, local media reported here on Saturday.
- Private sector participation in Indian defense production on rise IRNA 07 Feb 2004 -- India`s Minister of State for Defense Chaman Lal Gupta on Friday evening said, that with the growth of public sector (PSUs) in Defense Production, a large number of industrial units in the Private Sector also have grown with varied scales of operation, which are involved in outsourcing raw materials, components, sub-systems/assemblies and sub-assemblies to ordnance factories and Defense PSUs.
- India looking for Swedish weapons systems for self propelled guns IRNA 07 Feb 2004 -- India`s Defense Secretary Ajay Prasad Friday evening said that there was requirement for self-propelled and towed guns for the Indian Army and concluded that SWS Sweden are one of the parties whose products are under consideration.
- HAITI UNREST VOA 07 Feb 2004 -- At least three policemen in the Caribbean nation of Haiti have been killed in fighting with armed rebels. The violence is taking place in the northern city of Gonaives (Gone-eye-eve) where rebels opposed to Haiti's President have burned down several government buildings and freed a large number of prisoners.
- RUSSIA / BOMB VOA 07 Feb 2004 -- Police in Moscow are searching for clues in the apparent suicide bombing of a crowded subway train. Thirty-nine people were killed in the blast.
- ISRAEL AIR STRIKE VOA 07 Feb 2004 -- A 12-year-old Palestinian boy was killed and at least eight others were injured in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Saturday.
- RUSSIA/AZERBAIJAN VOA 07 Feb 2004 -- The new president of Azerbaijan says his three-day visit to Moscow has allowed him to strengthen ties and reach trade agreements with Russia. Ilkham Aliyev met with President Vladimir Putin and other senior Russian officials during his stay.
- NIGERIA/HALLIBURTON VOA 07 Feb 2004 -- Nigeria has ordered an investigation into bribery allegations against a subsidiary of the U-S-based Halliburton company.
- RED CROSS/ERITREA VOA 07 Feb 2004 -- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies says aid for nearly two-million Eritreans must come now, if a catastrophic food crisis is to be avoided.
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