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29 February 2004 Military News

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Current Operations

  • Department of Defense Statement on Haiti 29 Feb 2004 -- At the request of the new president of Haiti, President Bush has ordered the deployment to Haiti of a contingent of U.S. Marines as the leading element of a multinational interim force.
  • 4th ID and Task Force Ironhorse operations CENTCOM Release 29 Feb 2004-- 4th Infantry Division and Task Force Ironhorse soldiers conducted 172 patrols and two raids and captured 28 individuals Friday and Saturday.
  • Task Force Olympia detains three suspects, collects weapons CENTCOM Release 29 Feb 2004-- Soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) under the operational control of Task Force Olympia detained personnel suspected of anticoalition activities and recovered weapons and other explosives in northern Iraq Saturday.
  • Task Force 1st Armored Division teaches ICDC CENTCOM Release 29 Feb 2004-- Task Force 1st Armored Division soldiers from the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment began the first Iraqi Civil Defense Corps Primary Leadership Development Course for approximately 100 ICDC noncommissioned officers at Camp Muleskinner here Saturday.
  • Marines Ordered to Haiti AFPS 29 Feb 2004 -- President Bush ordered U.S. Marines to Haiti today after the resignation and departure of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
  • Security Council authorizes three-month Multinational Interim Force for Haiti UN News Centre 29 Feb 2004 -- Acting just hours after Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigned as President of Haiti, the United Nations Security Council this evening unanimously authorized the immediate deployment of a Multinational Interim Force to the troubled nation.
  • White House Faults Aristide for Haitian Crisis Washington File 29 Feb 2004 -- The White House condemned the violence in Haiti and faulted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide for the crisis there in a February 28 statement.
  • Haitian President Resigns, Supreme Court President Sworn In Washington File 29 Feb 2004 -- Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigned and departed Port-au-Prince the morning of February 29, resolving the impasse at the root of violence in Haiti in recent weeks, according to the U.S. State Department.
  • HAITI/LOOTING VOA 29 Feb 2004 -- The first of several hundred U.S. Marines ordered to Haiti by President Bush arrived in the chaotic capital Sunday. Much of the city lies in shambles one day after the departure of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
  • U-N/HAITI VOA 29 Feb 2004 -- The U-N Security Council has authorized the immediate dispatch of a multinational force to Haiti. The vote was unanimous.
  • BUSH - HAITI VOA 29 Feb 2004 -- President Bush is sending U-S troops to Haiti as the first contingent of an international security force. Mr. Bush is urging all Haitians to reject violence and give the constitutional process a chance to work, following the resignation of that country's president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
  • HAITI UNREST VOA 29 Feb 2004 -- Haiti's embattled president, Jean Bertrand Aristide, has fled into exile and a new president has been sworn in as thousands of multi-national troops prepared to arrive the Caribbean nation to halt a breakdown of law and order. Haitian officials and foreign diplomats in the capital are calling for rebels to lay down their arms.
  • White House Faults Aristide for Haitian Crisis Washington File 29 Feb 2004 -- The White House condemned the violence in Haiti and faulted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide for the crisis there in a February 28 statement.
  • HAITI REACT VOA 29 Feb 2004 -- Haiti's capital, the departure of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has been met with shooting, looting and many expressions of relief.
  • HAITI UNREST VOA 29 Feb 2004 -- Haiti's embattled president, Jean Bertrand Aristide, has fled into exile and a new president has been sworn in as thousands of multi-national troops prepared to arrive in the Caribbean nation to halt a breakdown of law and order. Haitian officials and foreign diplomats in the capital are calling for rebels who control much of Haiti' north, to lay down

  • Interim Iraqi Constitution Imminent; Military Operations Continue AFPS 29 Feb 2004 -- Although it was apparent the Iraqi General Council would miss the U.S.-suggested deadline to establish an interim constitution, IGC member Mawaffak Rubaie asserted late Feb. 28 that the signing of the document is imminent, noting, "Failure is not an option."

  • Osama, Omar hiding near Pak-Afghan border: Afghan FM IRNA 29 Feb 2004 -- Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah has claimed that Osama Bin Laden and ex-Taliban chief Mullah Omar are still hiding near the Pak-Afghan border.
  • Pak President shocked by tribal killings, orders inquiry IRNA 29 Feb 2004 -- Pakistan`s President General Pervez Musharraf Sunday ordered a probe into the killing of eleven persons by soldiers in the country`s tribal region, bordering Afghanistan.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • ISRAEL/INDIA VOA 29 Feb 2004 -- Israel's Security Cabinet has approved the sale of three spy planes to India for one-point-one-billion dollars.The U-S administration, which originally opposed the sale, has now given its backing to the deal.

Defense Industry

  • RAFAEL, EADS To Offer DIRCM for Helicopters Rafael 29 Feb 2004 -- EADS and RAFAEL join forces to enhance the protection of helicopters against man-portable missiles. As announced on 26 February, EADS Defence Electronics, Ulm, Germany, and RAFAEL Armament Development Authority Ltd., Haifa, Israel, agreed on a co-operation in the area of electronic self-protection systems for civil and military helicopters with consideration of possible other applications. The goal of this co-operation is to jointly market the HeliStar system for protection against missile threats.

Other Conflicts

  • COTE D IVOIRE: UN sends peacekeepers, but disarmament on hold IRIN 29 Feb 2004 -- The UN Security Council has agreed to send a peacekeeping force of more than 6,000 troops to Cote d'Ivoire to supervise the disarmament of rebel forces and presidential elections due in October 2005.
  • ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 29 Feb 2004 -- Israeli security forces have shot and killed an armed Palestinian in the West Bank, and arrested three Palestinian youths they said were on their way to carry out a suicide bombing. The youths reportedly said they planned the attack to protest Israel's building of a West Bank security barrier.

News Reports

  • QATAR/RUSSIA VOA 29 Feb 2004 -- Officials in the Gulf state of Qatar are calling for Russia to explain why two Qatari athletes were arrested in Moscow last week. A dispute is growing between the two countries over Qatar's detention of two Russian men suspected of involvement in the car bombing assassination of a former Chechen leader.



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