23 May 2004 Military News
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- 32 Shi'ite Militiamen Killed in Clashes in Iraq VOA News 23 May 2004 -- The U.S. military in Iraq says it killed 32 Shi'ite militiamen loyal to radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in fighting around the cities of Kufa and Najaf.
Defense Policy / Programs
- 1st Stinger Battery takes a road trip down 'Ambush Lane' Marine Corps News 23 May 2004-- "A vehicle moving down the road is your greatest weakness and greatest asset," said 1st Lt. Michal Carlson, training and operations officer, 1st Stinger Battery, Marine Air Control Group-18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. "You're a sitting duck if you're stopped, but when you're rolling, it's pretty hard to hit a moving target."
- IVORY COAST/ DISARMAMENT VOA 23 May 2004 -- The U-N mission in Ivory Coast has issued a statement saying it is not responsible for the long-delayed program to disarm rebel groups. The statement followed a demonstration at the U-N offices Friday calling for the disarmament process to begin.
- INDIA KASHMIR/ATTACK VOA 23 May 2004 -- In Indian Kashmir, at least 26 people have been killed and 10 others injured in an attack blamed on suspected Islamic militants. The violence erupted a day after a new government took office in India.
- NIGERIA / DISARMAMENT VOA 23 May 2004 -- Nigeria has launched a program to encourage people to give up weapons that have been used in the recent fighting between Christians and Muslims in the central state of Plateau. The government declared a state of emergency in the state earlier this week.
- ARAB / SUMMIT VOA 23 May 2004 -- The Arab League concluded its annual summit with calls for increased democracy. The League adopted resolutions calling for greater international participation in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as promises to increase the fight against terrorism.
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