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13 May 2004 Military News

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Current Operations

  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 13 May 2004 [PDF]
  • ONE SOLDIER DIES, ONE WOUNDED IN IED ATTACK
  • MARINE DIES OF WOUNDS
  • MARINE KLLED IN ACTION
  • DoD Identifies Army Casualty
  • DoD Identifies Army Casualty
  • DoD Identifies Marine Casualty

  • Transcript: Town Hall Meeting With U.S. Troops 13 May 2004 -- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Richard Myers
  • IRAQ / WRAP VOA 13 May 2004 -- U-S Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made a surprise visit to Baghdad Thursday, as fighting intensified in southern Iraq between coalition forces and Shi'ite militiamen.
  • MARINES DELIVER SUPPLIES, EMPLOY IRAQIS CENTCOM Release 13 May 2004-- Marines continued their support of communities throughout the Al Anbar province with recent deliveries of supplies and the employment of Iraqis.
  • NORTHERN IRAQ REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER GRADUATES 80 IRAQI SOLDIERS CENTCOM Release 13 May 2004-- Two ceremonies were held May 13 to celebrate the graduation of 60 Iraqi Civil Defense Corps soldiers from basic training and 20 ICDC soldiers from the Primary Leader Development Course at the Northern Iraq Regional Training Center in Qarrayah.
  • MEDICS PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO VILLAGES NEAR BALAD CENTCOM Release 13 May 2004-- Civil Affairs and medical personnel from Logistics Support Area Anaconda provided medical assistance to Bakra Village residents Wednesday.
  • CIVIL AFFAIRS SOLDIERS IMPROVE LOCAL QUALITY OF LIFE CENTCOM Release 13 May 2004-- Army civil affairs soldiers assessed the progress of five local school projects here Saturday.
  • 1ST ARMORED DIVISION CLEARS MOSQUE OF MILITIA CENTCOM Release 13 May 2004-- Soldiers from Task Force 1st Armored Division cleared a building complex used by Muqtada's Militia during a cordon and search operation that began last night and continued into this morning.
  • Troops treat villagers near Iraqi post Army News Service 13 May 2004-- Civil affairs and medical personnel from Logistics Support Area Anaconda provided medical assistance to more than 130 residents of a nearby village May 12.
  • HMLA-775 Coyotes Prowl Iraqi skies Marine Corps News 13 May 2004-- "I can't tell the difference between an active-duty and a Reserve unit out here which speaks highly of the Reserve units we have operating in our different areas of responsibility," said Commandant of the Marine Corps General Michael W. Hagee during a visit here in April.
  • Marines return to Fallujah, no shots fired Marine Corps News 13 May 2004-- Marines returned to the center of Fallujah May 10 only to find a peaceful reception. It was a stark contrast to the gunfire and rocket attacks they experienced a month ago.

  • Afghanistan: UN reports new voter registration sites expected to increase quickly UN News Centre 13 May 2004 -- Only 340 of the 4,000 anticipated sites for the second stage of registration for Afghanistan's general elections in September are now operating "but they are expanding geometrically," the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said today.
  • RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Vol 3, Number 17 13 May 2004 -- AS KABUL APPEALS TO OPPONENTS, RADICAL FACTION MAKES PEACE GESTURE / AFGHAN LEADER PAYS RARE VISIT TO HERAT PROVINCE AND DISCUSSES DISARMAMENT / AFGHAN DISARMAMENT IN 'SERIOUS JEOPARDY,' SAYS UN... / ...AS JAPAN LOOKS TO NATO FOR AFGHAN DISARMAMENT ASSISTANCE / AFGHAN DEFENSE MINISTRY SAYS U.S. SOUGHT 'AFGHAN GUARD FORCE' TO FIGHT TERRORISM / SEVEN PEOPLE KILLED IN SUSPECTED ROBBERY IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN / SIX PEOPLE KILLED IN CONTINUING UNREST IN NORTHERN AFGHANISTAN / FOUR KILLED IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN... / THREE UN ELECTION WORKERS KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN / TWO FOREIGNERS KILLED IN AFGHAN CAPITAL / U.S. MARINE KILLED IN FIGHTING IN CENTRAL AFGHANISTAN / UN VEHICLE EXPLOSION INJURES ONE / TANKER EXPLOSION IN AFGHANISTAN KILLS 39, INJURES SCORES / KARZAI URGES AFGHAN RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO DENOUNCE TERRORISTS / SENIOR LEADERS OF AFGHAN OPPOSITION GROUP MEET KARZAI / IS THERE A RIFT WITHIN THE HIZB-E ISLAMI? / NEO-TALIBAN REJECT AFGHAN LEADER'S CLAIM OF CONTACTS... / ...AND HIS ESTIMATION OF NEO-TALIBAN NUMBERS / AFGHAN LEADERS DENY COOPERATING WITH NEO-TALIBAN / 10 AFGHAN SOLDIERS FOUND DEAD IN SUSPECTED NEO-TALIBAN ATTACKS... / ...WHO ARE BLAMED FOR KILLING AID WORKERS IN AFGHANISTAN... / ...AND FOR KILLING OF MILITARY COMMANDERS AND BODYGUARDS... / ...AS WELL AS FOR DEATH OF CLERIC IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN / POLICE ARREST NEO-TALIBAN COMMANDER NEAR KABUL... / ...AS U.S. CAPTURES LARGE NUMBER OF NEO-TALIBAN SUSPECTS IN SOUTHEASTERN AFGHAN PROVINCE / NEO-TALIBAN REPORTEDLY IN CONTROL OF PARTS OF SOUTHERN AFGHAN PROVINCE / NEO-TALIBAN DENIES POISONING GIRLS / U.S. GENERAL IN AFGHANISTAN QUESTIONS PAKISTAN AMNESTY DEAL... / ...AND IS JOINED BY AFGHAN GOVERNMENT... / KARZAI'S SPOKESMAN: FUTURE OF NEW PROVINCES TO BE DECIDED BY PARLIAMENT... / ...WHILE AFGHAN INTERIOR MINISTER DEFENDS DECISION TO FORM TWO NEW PROVINCES... / ...AS SHINWARI TRIBESMEN DEMAND NEW PROVINCE... / ...AND PRESENT PETITION TO PROMOTE THEIR DISTRICT TO PROVINCIAL STATUS / NEW AFGHAN PROVINCE INAUGURATED / HUNGER STRIKE ENDS AFTER AFGHAN WARLORD AGREES TO PRISONER TRANSFER / U.S. MARINES OPEN NEW BASE IN CENTRAL AFGHANISTAN / U.S. MILITARY CONTINUES PROBING DEATHS OF TWO AFGHAN PRISONERS / RUSSIA PLANS ASSISTANCE TO AFGHAN ARMY, WANTS SOVIET-ERA DEBT REPAID / AID AGENCY LAUNCHES BIRTH-CONTROL CAMPAIGN IN AFGHANISTAN / SPECIAL POLICE FORCE FORMED TO PROTECT HISTORICAL SITES / THIS WEEK IN AFGHANISTAN'S HISTORY

  • Airmen haul Operation Secure Tomorrow cargo AFPN 13 May 2004-- The instant a C-141 Starlifter stops taxiing at its designated spot on the runway here, 84th Aerial Port Squadron reservists rapidly unload its cargo and immediately load material for the return flight. In a matter of minutes, without ever shutting down its engines, the cargo plane is airborne again.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Transcript: Defense Department Briefing on Task Force Report on Care of Victims of Sexual Assault 13 May 2004 -- Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness David S. C. Chu and Director, DoD Task Force on Care of Victims of Sexual Assaults, Ellen P. Embrey
  • DoD Sexual Assault Task Force Completes Review 13 May 2004 -- The Department of Defense announced today that its Task Force on Care for Victims of Sexual Assaults has completed its review of the Department's policy, programs and effectiveness to provide the best possible care to victims of sexual assault. The report was completed on April 30, 2004, and delivered to the Secretary of Defense for review and consideration.

  • U.S. 'Part of the Battleground' In Terror War, General Says AFPS 13 May 2004 -- While American forces are fighting overseas, it's likely that terrorists are planning another attack on the United States, a senior military officer noted here today.
  • Bush Requests $25 Billion Reserve Fund for Iraq, Afghanistan Washington File 13 May 2004 -- President Bush has asked the U.S. Congress to consider an additional $25 billion contingent emergency reserve fund to ensure uninterrupted support for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Request for $25 Billion to Cover Near-Term Expenses, Wolfowitz Says AFPS 13 May 2004 -- President Bush's request for a $25 billion emergency fund is not to be confused with a full fiscal 2005 supplemental funding request planned for early next year, the DoD's second-ranking civilian leader said on Capitol Hill today.
  • Deployed Marines return home Marine Corps News 13 May 2004-- A homecoming ceremony was held here at Hangar 4 May 5 to celebrate the return of more than 80 Marines who were recently deployed to Iraq in support of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing operations.
  • New body armor finding its way to Marines Marine Corps News 13 May 2004-- Coinciding with President George W. Bush's proposal for a larger U.S. military and expanded force protection measures, military suppliers and Congress are rushing to get new body armor to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan

  • Iran`s Navy submarine manoeuvre starts IRNA 13 May 2004 -- The first phase of submarine manoeuvre titled "Unity 83 " started on Wednesday by Islamic Republic of Iran Navy in the third marine zone of the armed forces in Chahbahar port.

  • Tanks Moving Exercise Announced in S. Korea KCNA 13 May 2004 -- The Metropolitan Defence Command of the south Korean army announced Monday that it would conduct tanks moving exercise in West Gate and Unphyong Districts, Seoul, and in Kwachon, Kyonggi Province on May 11, 14 and 15, according to the south Korean MBC.

  • White House Daily Briefing, May 13 Washington File 13 May 2004 -- President's schedule, Rumsfeld trip to Iraq/UN role, prisoner abuse/criminal investigations/Pentagon to make decision to release more photos, Iraq/prison situation
  • State Department Noon Briefing, May 13 Washington File 13 May 2004 -- Bolton/Libya ending military trade with WMD states, Libya, Red Cross/Guantanamo Report, China, Kuwait, Department/Nicholas Berg, Iraq, India/Pakistan, European Union, North Korea, Venezuela, human rights, Jordan, Israel/Palestinians, Syria

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

  • DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 13 May 2004
  • Annan writes Sudanese President urging disarmament of militias UN News Centre 13 May 2004 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan to disarm the militia whose attacks on civilians in the western region of Darfur have led to a grave humanitarian crisis, and to improve the access of humanitarian workers to those uprooted from their homes, Mr. Annan's spokesman said today.
  • SOMALIA: Death toll mounts as fighting in Mogadishu continues IRIN 13 May 2004 -- At least 60 people have died in the latest fighting in the capital, Mogadishu, which has continued to rage for a fourth day, with hundreds wounded, and thousands displaced, local sources told IRIN on Thursday.
  • IVORY COAST / U-N VOA 13 May 2004 -- Supporters of Ivory Coast's president, Laurent Gbagbo, staged the first in a planned series of protests against the United Nations over a report linking the government to recent atrocities committed by government security forces.
  • NON-ALIGNED MIDEAST VOA 13 May 2004 -- Malaysia's prime minister is calling for the United Nations to intervene in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement in Kuala Lumpur Thursday.
  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 13 May 2004 -- Israeli helicopter gun ships fired missiles into a crowded refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip Thursday, killing at least ten Palestinians and injuring a number of others. The attacks follow two days of fierce fighting between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants during which 11 Israeli soldiers were killed.
  • INDONESIA ACEH VOA 13 May 2004 -- The Indonesian government is downgrading the status of its restive northern province of Aceh (Ah-chay) from martial law to civil emergency.

News Reports

  • SHAPE News Morning Update SHAPE 13 May 2004 -- Middle East violence fuels Iraq bloodshed, UN needs to intervene / Major powers still at odds over Mideast initiative / U.S. hopes for early NATO role in Iraq fading / Spain to impose border controls for royal wedding
  • SHAPE News Summary & Analysis SHAPE 13 May 2004 -- U.S. to present revised program for democracy in Mideast; skepticism is widespread / U.S. looks to Sahara as front in terror war / New Macedonian (sic) president takes office, vows EU and NATO push / Eurocorps to take over ISAF command in August

  • GUATEMALA-MONTT VOA 13 May 2004 -- In what is being called an unprecedented ruling, an appeals court judge ordered house arrest Thursday for former military dictator, retired General Efrain Rios Montt.
  • S-A-F/ARISTIDE VOA 13 May 2004 -- The South African government has agreed to give temporary asylum to former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The decision comes several days after South Africa received a formal request from the ousted Haitian leader, and has sparked criticism from South African opposition parties.



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