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09 April 2004 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Committee Hears DoD's Plans for Intelligence Transformation AFPS 09 Apr 2004 -- DoD officials testified before the Senate Armed Services Strategic Subcommittee April 7 on plans to transform intelligence programs within the department.
  • U.S. Seeks New Ideas on Reducing Land Mine Threats Washington File 09 Apr 2004 -- The Department of State's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs is issuing its first-ever open Request for Applications for grants to advance humanitarian mine action.
  • U.S. DEPLOYS B-52S IN GUAM TO COPE WITH NORTH KOREAN SITUATION: MOFA CNA 09 Apr 2004 -- A U.S. decision to deploy six B-52 bombers on Guam is mainly aimed at coping with the North Korean situation, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Michael Ying-mao Kau said Friday.
  • VP-26 Aids in Rescue Near Malta Navy Newsstand 09 Apr 2004-- Members of Patrol Squadron (VP) 26 currently deployed to Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella aided in the search and rescue of about 40 people in the Mediterranean April 9.
  • CNO Paints Picture of Future Navy Navy Newsstand 09 Apr 2004-- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Vern Clark described how the Navy will look two decades from now during his address to the Navy League of the United States Sea-Air-Space Exposition here April 8.
  • CNO Supports Ratification of Law of the Sea Treaty Navy Newsstand 09 Apr 2004-- Citing additional guarantees for Sailors operating on the tip of spear, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Vern Clark said he supports ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea during an April 8 Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.
  • USS Cushing Earns "Bloodhound" Award Navy Newsstand 09 Apr 2004-- USS Cushing (DD 985) out-performed ships in its class to earn the "Bloodhound" Award for excellence in anti-submarine warfare (ASW) in March.
  • Crommelin Hosts Friends and Family Cruise Navy Newsstand 09 Apr 2004-- USS Crommelin (FFG 37) hosted a cruise to Maui April 2-5 for family members, the Navy League and teachers from Holomua Elementary School, providing educational demonstrations performed by the crew.
  • ESGEX 2004 makes history Marine Corps News 09 Apr 2004-- If you look up at the superstructure of USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3), you will catch a glimpse of history. History aboard the Belleau Wood flys as a red flag with a single silver star. That flag is an indication of the first Marine Corps officer in charge of a Naval flotilla.

  • Pakistan pilots test Thunder aircraft IRNA 09 Apr 2004 -- Pakistan Air Force pilots on Friday tested the JF-17 Thunder aircraft.

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

  • U-S-SUDAN-DARFUR VOA 09 Apr 2004 -- The United States is welcoming the cease-fire agreement in the Darfur region in western Sudan and urging the parties to the conflict there to implement the truce immediately. A U-S aid team is being sent to the area to assess humanitarian needs.
  • Moscow Says EU's Chechnya Move Helps Terrorism RFE/RL 09 Apr 2004 -- A senior Russian official today said the European Union is encouraging terrorism by asking the United Nations to condemn human rights abuses in Chechnya.
  • CHAD-SUDAN: Government and rebels agree 45-day ceasefire IRIN 09 Apr 2004 -- The Sudanese government and two rebel movements in the country's western Darfur region have agreed to a 45-day ceasefire to allow humanitarian assistance to reach several hundred thousand people affected by the fighting.
  • SUDAN/DARFUR VOA 09 Apr 2004 -- United Nations officials said Friday they hope a cease-fire agreed by the Sudanese government and rebel groups operating in western Sudan will enable aid workers to reach people hit hard by the fighting there.
  • SRI LANKA / REBELS VOA 09 Apr 2004 -- Fighting has broken out between rival factions of Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels, with at least nine deaths reported. It is the first battle in the country since a truce two years ago brought a long-running civil war to a halt.
  • Uzbek Authorities Claim Al-Qaeda Link To Attacks RFE/RL 09 Apr 2004 -- Uzbekistan's prosecutor-general today announced charges against 45 people so far in connection with deadly attacks last week and claimed he has evidence of a link between the Al-Qaeda terrorist network and the violence.

News Reports

  • U-S-Algerian Election VOA 09 Apr 2004 -- The United States said Friday it had no evidence to question the credibility of Thursday's Algerian election, won by an overwhelming margin by incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
  • ALGERIA / ELECTIONS VOA 09 Apr 2004 -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has swept the country's presidential election, capturing nearly 84 percent of the vote, according to results announced by the interior minister today (Friday). The president's landslide victory is a surprise, and supporters of his main rival accused the president of cheating.

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