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14 March 2004 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

Current Operations

  • Six Soldiers Killed in Roadside Bomb Attacks AFPS 14 Mar 2004 -- Deadly roadside bomb attacks in Iraq this weekend left six U.S. soldiers dead, Combined Joint Task Force 7 officials said in a press release.

  • AFGHANISTAN ATTACKS VOA 14 Mar 2004 -- International peacekeepers in Afghanistan are reporting a series of rocket attacks on the capital Kabul and northeastern city of Jalalabad. Local sources say at least one person was injured in the Jalalabad incident. The attacks follow the launch of a new coalition campaign to flush out militants.
  • First "Mountain Storm" operation reaps security, goodwill Marine Corps News 14 Mar 2004-- Behind closed doors in a building aboard Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Marines, along with a few soldiers and sailors, met to discuss the pending mission March 5.

  • Situation Report for Media: Multinational Interim Force-Haiti SOUTHCOM Release 14 Mar 2004 [PDF]--Following are significant events and activities of the Multinational Interim Force (MIF) and Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) -Haiti and associated agencies during the last 24 hours
  • Myers Praises Interim Force for Haitian Progress AFPS 14 Mar 2004 -- The arrival of the Marines here on the same day that Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigned as Haiti's president prevented many Haitian deaths here, the U.S. ambassador to Haiti said here March 13.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • USS Duluth Receives Coast Guard Commendation Navy Newsstand 14 Mar 2004-- USS Duluth (LPD 6) was presented with the Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation during an awards ceremony on the ship's flight deck Feb. 27.

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

  • ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS VOA 14 Mar 2004 -- Israeli military helicopters have fired missiles at suspected targets of Palestinian militant groups in Gaza City. The strikes came just hours after two suicide bombers killed at least 10 people at Israel's southern port of Ashdod.
  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 14 Mar 2004 -- Palestinian suicide bombers have killed themselves and at least nine people in two separate attacks at the southern Israeli seaport of Ashdod.
  • EQUATORIAL GUINEA/SPAIN VOA 14 Mar 2004 -- The president of Equatorial Guinea has threatened to end diplomatic relations with Spain unless it extradites the opposition leader Severo Moto who is accused of planning a coup to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea.
  • ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS/SUMMIT VOA 14 Mar 2004 -- Israeli and Palestinian officials are meeting today (Sunday) to prepare for the first summit between their prime ministers. Israeli officials say the summit, expected to take place on Tuesday, could determine whether Israel proceeds with peace talks or adopts a unilateral plan to disengage from Palestinian areas.
  • PALESTINIANS / CONVOY VOA 14 Mar 2004 -- A Palestinian judge in Gaza has set free four Palestinians suspected of involvement in a bomb attack that killed three U-S embassy security guards last October.

News Reports

  • U-N / HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION VOA 14 Mar 2004 -- The United Nations Human Rights Commission opens its annual session Monday amid complaints that its work is irrelevant. During the next six weeks, the commission will examine gross violations of human rights around the world and present reports on issues such as torture, arbitrary detention and summary executions.

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