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02 May 2004 Military News

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  • DoD Identifies Navy Casualties 02 May 2004
  • DoD Identifies Army Casualties 02 May 2004
  • DoD Identifies Army Casualty 02 May 2004

  • Gen. Myers Says U.S. Has Not Withdrawn from Fallujah Washington File 03 May 2004 -- The U.S. Marines have not withdrawn from the beleaguered city of Fallujah in Iraq, nor have U.S. objectives in that city changed, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Richard Myers said in talk show appearances May 2.
  • Captured Contractor Escapes, Found by U.S. Troops AFPS 02 May 2004 -- An American truck driver in Iraq seized by insurgents April 9 apparently escaped his captors and was picked up today by U.S. forces, a senior U.S. official said.
  • 4 US Soldiers Killed in Iraq VOA News 02 May 2004 -- U.S. military officials in Iraq say four American soldiers have been killed in two separate clashes.
  • U.S. Hostage Escapes In Iraq RFE/RL 02 May 2004 -- U.S. contract worker Thomas Hamill was recovered by U.S. forces south of the Iraqi city of Tikrit today, three weeks after he was captured by suspected insurgents.
  • FARP fueling 3rd MAW success Marine Corps News 02 May 2004-- Providing unrelenting support to aviation assets here, the Marines of Forward Arming and Refueling Point, Marine Wing Support Squadron 374, Marine Wing Support Group 37, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, work around-the-clock to make certain 3rd MAW planes and helicopters have the fuel they need to "stay in the fight."
  • Marines make big steps in small town Marine Corps News 02 May 2004-- The Marines walking the streets called the patrol "routine," but hunting terrorists and building relationships in Iraq's small towns is turning out to be the most important mission of all.
  • Controlled burn clears view for MWSS-374 Marine Corps News 02 May 2004-- The scene unfolded in a scripted symphony of fiery devastation. The sharp crackling of dry reed and underbrush blended frantically with the pungent aroma of the thick, dark smoke that filled the sky. Amidst the choreographed inferno stood the two Marines responsible for setting the designated area ablaze- systematically reducing it to a pasture of smoldering ash.
  • 1st FSSG puts equipment on fast track to Fallujah Brigade Marine Corps News 02 May 2004-- Supporting efforts to quickly employ Iraqis in helping coalition forces stabilize Fallujah, Marines of the 1st Force Service Support Group sped weapons and gear to the city to outfit a newly created Iraqi army battalion May 1, 2004.

  • Joint effort neutralizes threat; Together troops defuse situation Marine Corps News 02 May 2004-- A drill designed to better prepare the camp for a bomb threat tested the abilities of the force protection Marines and incorporated nearby French explosive ordnance disposal specialists here April 28. The exercise also gave the U.S. EOD team a chance to see how they could better aid in a situation like this.

  • Reinventing Marine Corps logistics Marine Corps News 02 May 2004-- As an infantry platoon trudges through the streets of Port-au-Prince, the midday sun beats down on them, giving them no respite from the unbearable heat.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • 1/3 C Co. raids the darkness Marine Corps News 02 May 2004-- For some people, the simple state of darkness can make them nervous, even frightened. For others, fear is not an option. For them, darkness creates an image and provides an atmosphere that enables these artists the opportunity to develop a masterpiece -- or die trying.
  • Lava Dogs blast through close quarters battle training Marine Corps News 02 May 2004-- The Deep Reconnaissance Platoon confidently creeps into the enemy establishment, knowing that once inside it is basically on its own. Only a group of Marines formed to provide security and to block any avenue of approach guard the perimeter of the area. Luckily for the Marines inside the building, the outside security platoon is more than prepared to handle this particular job.
  • 1/3 trains on amphibious assaults in AAV's Marine Corps News 02 May 2004-- Amphibious assault vehicles manned by Lava Dogs from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, splashed into the waters here, April 22, as part of a training package in preparation for their deployment with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.

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Other Conflicts

  • ISRAEL / REFERENDUM VOA 02 May 2004 -- Exit polls in Israel show that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's unilateral disengagement plan from some Palestinian areas has been firmly rejected by his Likud Party. While Mr. Sharon has acknowledged defeat in Sunday's referendum, he says he has no intention of resigning.
  • ISRAEL-REFERENDUM VOA 02 May 2004 -- Israel has launched air-strikes at targets linked to the Islamic militant group Hamas in Gaza City, in response to the killing of a pregnant Jewish woman and her four daughters. Witnesses say several people have been injured. Ross Dunn reports from Jerusalem that observers say the violence could influence the outcome of a Likud Party referendum on a plan for an Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and parts of the West Bank.
  • ISRAEL-REFERENDUM VOA 02 May 2004 -- Palestinian gunmen have killed a pregnant Israeli woman and her four children in an attack near a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip. Observers say the killings could influence the outcome of Sunday's referendum of the ruling Likud Party on a plan to have Israel withdraw from the territory and parts of the West Bank.

  • Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Georgia Ministry of Foreign Affairs 02 May 2004 -- Today by the personal order of Aslan Abashidze, Head of Ajara Autonomous Republic, Georgia, three bridges had been demolished at the administrative border of Ajara those connecting the region with the rest of Georgia.
  • Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Georgia Ministry of Foreign Affairs 02 May 2004 -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia expresses it's bewilderment to the statement of A.V. Yakovenko, the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, concerning the "probability of using force against Ajara".
  • Adjar Rebels Destroy Bridge Links To Rest Of Georgia RFE/RL 02 May 2004 -- In Georgia, Adjar forces have blown up a key bridge between their troubled region and the rest of the country.

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