08 February 2004 Military News
- Troops Continue Forward Steps in Iraq War AFPS 08 Feb 2004 -- The hands-on work of patrols, raids and picking up targeted individuals continues in Iraq.
- UN announces start of reintegration process for ex-fighters in Afghanistan UN News Centre 08 Feb 2004 -- The reintegration of former fighters in Afghanistan began today in the capital, Kabul, where over 100 ex-soldiers are expected to rejoin society in the coming days, a spokesman for the United Nations Assistance Mission (UNAMA) said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- NAPRA Keeps HMM-163 (Rein) Fighting While Forward Deployed Marine Corps News 08 Feb 2004-- Aircraft maintenance is a major element of a Marine Expeditionary Unit. When Marines and Sailors operating in the Western Pacific or Arabian Gulf cannot repair a damaged aircraft because of structural damaged, a group of civilian aircraft mechanic experts from the Naval Air Pacific Repair Activity are flown in from Okinawa, Japan, to assist in the job.
- Pakistan, Ukrain to enhance cooperation in trade, defence IRNA 08 Feb 2004 -- Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri and his Ukrainian counterpart Kostyantyn Gryshchenko have emphasized the need to enhance cooperation in the fields of trade and defence, Radio Pakistan reported Sunday.
- HAITI / UNREST VOA 08 Feb 2004 -- Unrest is continuing in Haiti after police failed to retake control of a major northern city after several days of rioting and violence. At least 18 people, including several policemen, have died over the past four days in the worst political violence to strike Haiti in years.
- LIBERIA: $520m pledged for reconstruction, but humanitarian needs still unmet IRIN 08 Feb 2004 -- Western donors have pledged US$520 million to finance the reconstruction of Liberia over the next two years - considerably more than the United Nations and World Bank had asked for.
- ISRAEL-SECURITY BARRIER VOA 08 Feb 2004 -- Israel is to shorten its controversial West Bank security barrier in the hope of easing hardships on Palestinians. Observers say that the move is intended to win world support as the project comes before the International Court of Justice, later this month.
- RUSSIA/SUBWAY BLAST VOA 08 Feb 2004 -- Russia's security service says it still has no leads in the Moscow subway bombing on Friday that killed 39 people and wounded more than 100. Security continues to be tightened around the city
- SRI LANKA / ELECTIONS VOA 08 Feb 2004 -- Sri Lanka's president has called for new elections three years early. The move is seen as an attempt to end a political crisis that began late last year.
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