09 May 2004 Military News
- One Stryker Brigade Soldier Died, One Task Force Olympia Soldier Wounded During Mortar Attack
- First Court-Martial Set in Abu Ghraib Case, Operations Continue AFPS 09 May 2004 -- The first court-martial to arise from allegations of detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib prison will be held in Baghdad beginning May 19, U.S. officials in Baghdad said today.
- US Announces First Court Martial in Iraqi Prisoner Abuse Scandal VOA News 09 May 2004 -- Senior U.S. military officials have announced the first court martial procedure against one of seven American soldiers who allegedly abused detainees at Iraq's now-infamous Abu Ghraib prison.
- U.S. Military Kills 19 Militants In Baghdad RFE/RL 09 May 2004 -- The U.S. military said that 19 insurgents were killed in four separate clashes with U.S.-led coalition forces in Baghdad today.
- 1st FSSG surgical units primed to aid Fallujah Brigade Marine Corps News 09 May 2004-- With the newly formed Fallujah Brigade operating under the helm of Marines in a renewed hope of stabilizing the city, the nearby surgical units of the 1st Force Service Support Group stand poised to aid their new allies.
- Civil Affairs Marines visit villages near Fallujah Marine Corps News 09 May 2004-- Marines put a new twist on mending fences in a village near Fallujah.
- Marines deliver the goods for Navy Seabees Marine Corps News 09 May 2004-- Staff Sgt. Michael J. Thompson never thought he'd see anyone get so excited to see seabags and boxes until he reunited sailors with their belongings here.
- Bomb Rips Apart Baghdad Market RFE/RL 09 May 2004 -- Several people have been killed in bomb blast that ripped through a crowded Baghdad marketplace.
- Afghan Governor: US Raid Nets Taleban Fighters VOA News 09 May 2004 -- A regional Afghan official says U.S. forces have captured at least 25 militants, including suspected Taleban fighters and foreign allies, in the southeastern province of Zabul.
- No deal on foreign suspects` registration: Pak tribal commander IRNA 09 May 2004 -- Pakistani tribesman who signed a peace deal with the military last month to end fighting in the country`s tribal region, said on Sunday registration of foreign militants, believed to be hiding there, is not part of the deal.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Virginia Class Block 2 Team Wins SECNAV Competition Navy Newsstand 09 May 2004-- The Honorable Gordon R. England, Secretary of the Navy, announced the individual and team winners of the FY 2003 Department of the Navy Competition and Procurement Excellence Awards April 23.
- Marines test 'blooper' against roadside bomb threat Marine Corps News 09 May 2004-- It might just be that the answer to a 21st century problem for Marines has been around for 40 years.
- CACI Emphasizes Facts Presented During Congressional Testimony on Iraq Prison Investigation and Requirements Related to Company’s U.S. Military Contract CACI 09 May 2004 -- CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) today provided an update to ongoing investigations into prison abuse in Iraq in response to Congressional testimony and to clarify information in recent media reporting about its employees. The company continues to support the Army’s mission in Iraq and around the world.
- U.S. Strongly Condemns May 9 Terrorist Attack in Chechnya Washington File 09 May 2004 -- Following is the text of a White House statement regarding the May 9 terrorist attack in the Chechen capital of Grozny
- RUSSIA/CHECHNYA VOA 09 May 2004 -- The pro-Moscow president of Chechnya was killed along with a number of others in a bomb blast during an annual parade in the Chechen capital, Grozny, to mark Moscow's victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two. The explosion appeared to mark a setback for Russian President Vladimir Putin's claim that the long-running conflict in Chechnya is over.
- Chechen President Killed In Grozny Blast RFE/RL 09 May 2004 -- Chechnya's pro-Russian president, Akhmed-hadji Kadyrov, was killed and Russia's top military commander in the North Caucasus was critically injured today by an explosion that ripped through the seats of a crowded Grozny stadium.
- ISRAEL/LEBANON VOA 09 May 2004 -- Israel is warning that it would strike government targets in Syria and Lebanon if these countries do not restrain the militant Islamic group Hezbollah. The warning follows recent violence between Hezbollah and Israeli troops on the border with Lebanon.
- NEPAL / POLITICS VOA 09 May 2004 -- Nepal's prime minister resigned Friday after weeks of protests, but officials in the country's opposition parties are calling on King Gyanendra to make more changes.
- ISRAEL/SHARON VOA 09 May 2004 -- Israel's prime minister, Ariel Sharon, says he will present an alternative plan for unilateral disengagement from Palestinian areas to his cabinet within three weeks. Mr. Sharon also says he is canceling a trip to Washington this month to consider new proposals, after his Likud party voted against the original plan.
- BURMA / OPPOSITION VOA 09 May 2004 -- Although Burma's military government has allowed leaders of the opposition to meet, there still is no sign pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi will be freed.
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