28 February 2004 Military News
- Pentagon denies reports on bin Laden`s seizure in Afghanistan IRNA 28 Feb 2004 -- Pentagon has denied reports on an alleged seizure of the world`s most known terrorist, Osama bin Laden by US forces in Afghanistan
- PAKISTAN/OSAMA VOA 28 Feb 2004 -- A top U-S anti-terrorism official says al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is on the run, amid what officials say is an intensifying hunt for fugitive members of the terror network. The U-S official says he believes Osama bin Laden wil
- Stryker Brigade soldiers collect weapons in northern Iraq CENTCOM Release 28 Feb 2004-- Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), under the operational control of Task Force Olympia, recovered several caches of weapons in northern Iraq Friday.
- Task Force Olympia detains suspects, uncovers explosive device in northern Iraq CENTCOM Release 28 Feb 2004-- Soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) under the operational control of Task Force Olympia in conjunction with Iraqi Police in Mosul detained personnel suspected of anticoalition activities in northern Iraq earlier today.
Defense Policy / Programs
- BRAC Criteria Focus on 'Military Value' AFPS 28 Feb 2004 -- Military value will be the focus for the final selection criteria to be used in the 2005 round of base realignment and closures.
- India, Israel held discussions on defense issues in Delhi IRNA 28 Feb 2004 -- The Israeli air force commander-in-chief, Major-General Dan Halutz, during his four-day visit to India held discussions with Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal S Krishnaswamy on Thursday, local press reported here on Saturday.
- Assistance To Canadians In Haiti Canada Dpertment of National Defence 28 Feb 2004 -- Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham and Minister of National Defence David Pratt today announced that the three CC-130 Hercules aircraft dispatched to Haiti are assisting in facilitating the voluntary departure of Canadian nationals in the absence of commercial flights.
- Haiti's current and aspiring leaders will be held to account for any crimes, Annan warns UN News Centre 28 Feb 2004 -- As Haiti spiraled deeper into violence, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has warned the country's leaders - and those hoping to govern the turbulent nation - that they are not above the law.
- U.S. Calls for Immediate End to Violence in Haiti Washington File 28 Feb 2004 -- The U.S. Ambassador to Haiti James Foley issued a statement February 27 calling for an immediate end to the violence in that nation.
- BUSH / HAITI VOA 29 Feb 2004 -- The White House is blaming Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide for continuing violence in his country. The Bush administration again suggested that Mr. Aristide consider stepping down.
- HAITI / UNREST VOA 28 Feb 2004 -- Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince was tense but relatively calm on Saturday after President Jean Bertrand Aristide called on his supporters to stop the violence that paralyzed the capital on Friday. Rebels who were moving rapidly south toward the capital appear to have suspended their advance for the time being.
- GAZA/STRIKE VOA 28 Feb 2004 -- Israeli military helicopters have fired missiles at a car in the Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinian militants and at least one other person. Some 15 others have been reported wounded in the attack on Saturday night.
- ISRAEL PALESTINIANS VOA 28 Feb 2004 -- Two Israelis have been shot and killed when their car was ambushed on a highway south of the West Bank town of Hebron.
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