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05 July 2004 Military News

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Current Operations

  • 10 Iraqis Reported Killed In US Air Strike VOA News 05 Jul 2004 -- Iraqi witnesses say at least 10 people have been killed in Fallujah in a U.S. air strike on a suspected hideout of alleged al-Qaida-linked militants.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Marines testing new Kevlar shorts in Iraq Marine Corps News 05 Jul 2004 -- Marines here from 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment are currently testing lower body armor developed by the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory in Quantico, Va. The Kevlar shorts were designed to repel razor-sharp shrapnel from improvised explosive devices detonated by anti-Iraqi fighters along transportation routes throughout the country.

  • "NATO after the Istanbul Summit" NATO 05 Jul 2004 -- Speech by NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer At the Netherlands Atlantic Association

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

  • SUDAN/AID VOA 05 Jul 2004 -- The World Food Program is increasing its food shipments to Sudan's troubled Darfur region, and hopes to soon reach almost all of the more than one-million people displaced by fighting. The Sudanese government has promised to ease restrictions on humanitarian aid workers in the region.
  • NEPAL/MAOISTS VOA 05 Jul 20004 -- In Nepal, 12 policemen and a civilian have been killed in an ambush by suspected Maoist rebels in the south of the country. It is the second major attack blamed on the rebels since a new government took power a month ago.
  • MILOSEVIC/TRIAL VOA 05 Jul 20004 -- The war crimes trial of former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic at a U.N. tribunal in The Hague was adjourned Monday because of concerns over his health.
  • SIERRA LEONE/REBELS VOA 05 Jul 20004 -- The war crimes trial of three former rebel leaders from Sierra Leone has opened in Freetown. This is the second trial to open at the United Nations-backed special court.

News Reports

  • SHAPE News Morning Update SHAPE 05 JUl 2004 -- Pentagon's recall of veterans to duty doesn't merit renewed draft, senator says / Greece pulling all stops on Games safety / Mr. Ashdown calls for overhaul of Bosnia police force / Milosevic to open his formal defence at UN war crimes tribunal / Kosovo Serbs oppose handover of generals to UN war crimes court / Serb general threatens revenge over Hague handover / Georgian leader says no plans to launch military operation in South Ossetia / Turkish authorities warned al-Qaida planned glider attack during Istanbul NATO summit / Libyans arrest group planning attacks on Western interests in Africa
  • News Summary & Analysis SHAPE 05 JUl 2004 -- NATO chief sees both Iraq and Afghanistan at risk / NATO fact-finding mission going to Iraq / Belgian daily: NATO to hand over pipeline at port of Antwerp

  • INDONESIA ELECTIONS VOA 05 Jul 2004 -- In Indonesia, an independent monitoring group projects that former Security Minister Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has placed first in Monday's presidential elections, with one-third of the vote. This means that a run-off election will be necessary, but the monitoring group also says that the race for second place, between President Megawati Sukarnoputri and former army chief General Wiranto, is too close to call.



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