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12 April 2004 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • DoD Seeks Technology For Anti-Terrorism Fight AFPS 12 Apr 2004 -- The Defense Department is seeking out technology suitable for use in combating terrorism, a senior DoD official said here April 8.
  • DoD Ready to Assist in Event of Homeland Attack AFPS 12 Apr 2004 -- The Defense Department stands ready to assist authorities at the federal, state and local levels in the event of another terrorist attack on the homeland, a senior DoD official said here April 8.
  • New Command to Integrate Navy's ASW Mission Navy Newsstand 12 Apr 2004-- The establishment of the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Command marks the beginning of a new era in ASW readiness. Based in San Diego, Fleet ASW Command was officially established during an April 8 ceremony at the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center. Rear Adm. John J. Waickwicz was installed as its first commanding officer.

  • Field Mobile Exercise to Be Staged in S. Korea CNA 12 Apr 2004 -- The south Korean army announced that it would start a field mobile exercise between Kimpho and the Han River from 9 p.m. on April 9, according to the south Korean KBS.

  • State Department Noon Briefing, April 12, 2004 Washington File 12 Apr 2004 -- Cyprus/Greece/Turkey, Iraq, Sudan, Israel/Palestinians, China/Taiwan, Australia, Powell's weekend phone calls

Defense Industry

  • BAE SYSTEMS - Raytheon Team Wins Naval Undersea Warfare Center Services Contract BAE Systems 12 Apr 2004 -- BAE Systems today announced that Team Keyport Services, a joint venture between BAE Systems and Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), has been awarded a $54.7 million contract for professional, engineering, and business management services in support of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), Keyport, Wash. The total cumulative value of the contract could reach approximately $301.7 million if all four one-year options are exercised. The contract was awarded by the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center, Puget Sound in Bremerton, Wash.

Other Conflicts

  • U-N / SUDAN APPEAL VOA 12 Apr 2004 -- The United Nations has quintupled the amount of its humanitarian aid appeal for Sudan. As many as a million people have been forced to flee their homes in three war-ravaged regions of western Sudan.
  • U-S / SUDAN PEACE VOA 12 Apr 2004 -- The United States expressed frustration Monday over the continuing impasse in the north-south Sudanese peace talks in Kenya. The State Department warned of possible U-S sanctions if a deal is not concluded soon.
  • BUSH / MUBARAK VOA 12 Apr 2004 -- President Bush and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak met Monday at Mr. Bush's ranch near Crawford, Texas, where they discussed Iraq and the Middle East in general. Both leaders are backing a proposal by Israel to close settlements in the Gaza strip, as long as it is part of an overall move for peace in the Middle East.
  • U-S / CYPRUS VOTE VOA 12 Apr 2004 -- The United States warned Greek and Turkish Cypriot voters Monday of "serious" and "irreversible" consequences if they reject the U-N reunification plan in referendums April 24th. The State Department said Cypriots should not expect a renewal of peace efforts for a long time if the compromise plan is voted down.
  • SUDAN/U-N MISSION VOA 12 Apr 2004 -- The United Nations says a high-level delegation is scheduled to visit the war-torn region of Darfur in western Sudan later this month to further assess what the world body calls the world's greatest humanitarian and human-rights catastrophe.
  • LIBERIA: UN confirms disarmament will restart on 15 April IRIN 12 Apr 2004 -- The United Nations has confirmed that the delayed disarmament programme in Liberia will restart on Thursday after a four-month delay.
  • ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 12 Apr 2004 -- Israeli troops have shot and killed three Palestinian gunmen they say were trying to launch an attack against a Jewish settlement Monday in the Gaza Strip. The attack came as residents celebrated the last day of the Jewish Passover.
  • SRI LANKA REBELS VOA 12 Apr 2004 -- Military officials in Sri Lanka say fighting between two rival Tamil rebel factions appears to have come to an end, after thousands of troops from the renegade eastern division have given up and gone home. The unprecedented rift in the guerrilla group has raised concerns about the country's two year-old cease-fire.
  • THAILAND/MALAYSIa VOA 12 Apr 2004 -- Malaysia has pledged full support to Thailand to help end an upsurge of violence in the Thai south. The leaders of the two countries met Monday to discuss ways to deal with the escalating problem.
  • DRC / RWANDA VOA 12 Apr 2004 -- Following Rwanda's 10th anniversary of its genocide of ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus, a top Hutu rebel commander has surrendered after 10 years in hiding, mostly, in the dense hilly forests of eastern Congo.
  • BUSH/SHARON VOA 12 Apr 2004 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is to visit Washington this week, where he hopes to win the backing of President George Bush for his plan to pull out of Gaza and parts of the West Bank. Observers say the outcome of the White House talks will influence Mr. Sharon's chances of winning a referendum of his Likud Party later this month.

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