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06 July 2004 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

Current Operations

  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 06 Jul 2004 [PDF]
  • DoD Identifies Army Casualty 06 Jul 2004

  • USS George Washington Departs Arabian Gulf Navy Newsstand 06 Jul 2004 -- USS George Washington (GW) (CVN 73) departed the Arabian Gulf July 5, following more than four months on station providing air support for ground troops fighting in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).

  • Iraq: Appeal For Hostage's Release Comes As U.S. Battles Sophisticated Insurgency RFE/RL 06 Jul 2004 -- The family of U.S. soldier Wassef Ali Hassoun -- kidnapped in Iraq -- are publicly appealing to his captors to safely release him. The appeal comes as U.S. forces battle what appears to be an increasingly well-organized insurgency in the country. The insurgents make frequent use of kidnappings and suicide bombings, as well as guerrilla attacks.
  • IRAQ WRAP VOA 06 Jul 2004 -- In Iraq, a shadowy group of gunmen is threatening to kill accused Jordanian terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, saying his alleged involvement in a series of executions and deadly bombings undermines Islam. Another car bomb killed at least eight people Tuesday northeast of Baghdad on a day when five American Marines were also reported killed in combat.

  • AFGHANISTAN ELECTIONS VOA 06 Jul 2004 -- After a series of delays, officials in Afghanistan say they will soon announce a date for the country's first free elections in almost two decades. But as VOA's Michael Kitchen reports from Islamabad, the possibility of holding back on the parliamentary portion is being debated.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • U.S., Canadian Navies Team Up to Fight Mine Warfare at RIMPAC Navy Newsstand 06 Jul 2004 -- The U.S. and Canadian navies' mine warfare ships have combined their might during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004 exercise to better counter hidden, cheap and powerful explosives that could seriously damage or sink high-tech warships.
  • Bush, Prime Minister of Iceland Discuss Iraq, Defense Issues Washington File 06 Jul 2004 -- President Bush reiterated July 6 that former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein harbored terrorists and was a threat to the Middle East and to the people of Iraq.

  • State Department Noon Briefing, July 6 Washington File 06 Jul 2004 -- Iraq, Israel/Palestinians, Russia, British detainees at Guantanamo/ U.S. discussions with British government on detainee issue, Sudan, Korea, Indonesia
  • White House Daily Briefing, July 6 Washington File 06 Jul 2004 -- Iraq/weapons of mass destruction, vice presidential debates, tone of campaign/Edwards, president's trip to North Carolina/judicial nominees, Mexico/burial of Marine Juan Lopez/incident

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

  • MILOSEVIC TRIAL VOA 06 Jul 2004 -- The war crimes trial of former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic will resume July 14th at the U.N. tribunal in the Hague, but judges in the case say he may not be well enough to continue mounting his own defense.
  • POWELL / ISRAEL VOA 06 Jul 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell says the Bush administration is disappointed with Israel's record in dismantling settlement outposts in the West Bank as called for in the international Middle East peace "road map." Mr. Powell held talks Tuesday with Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, who said Israel will comply "in the near future."
  • CONGRESS/SUDAN VOA 06 Jul 2004 -- Two members of Congress just back from Sudan's Western Darfur region have described a humanitarian emergency requiring the strongest possible reaction by the international community.
  • SUDAN: African Union to send protection force to Darfur IRIN 06 Jul 2004 -- The African Union (AU) is set to send a 300-strong armed "protection force" into the troubled Darfur region of western Sudan, officials said on Monday.
  • GREAT LAKES: DRC-based Rwandan militiamen enter Burundi IRIN 06 Jul 2004 -- At least 100 Rwandan Hutu Interahamwe militiamen entered Burundi's northwestern province of Cibitoke on Monday from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to a local official.
  • BURUNDI: UN mission deploys troops to Bujumbura Rural IRIN 06 Jul 2004 -- The newly established UN Mission in Burundi, known by its French acronym ONUB, has deployed some 300 troops in the commune of Kabezi in the troubled western province of Bujumbura Rural, where fighting has displaced thousands of civilians, an ONUB official said on Tuesday.
  • DRC: Civilians displaced in renewed fighting in Ituri IRIN 06 Jul 2004 -- Civilians in Ituri, northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), have been displaced following renewed fighting between armed groups in the district, an official of the UN Mission in the DRC told IRIN on Monday.
  • UN: War Crimes Court To Decide On Future Of Milosevic Trial RFE/RL 06 Jul 2004 -- Judges at the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague are expected to decide as early as today on how to proceed with the trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. The future of the trial was thrown into doubt yesterday when the start of Milosevic's defense case was postponed due to his poor health. The court ordered a "radical review" of the trial process after a doctor's report said Milosevic needs to rest because of high blood pressure and heart concerns. Milosevic has been on trial since February 2002 for genocide and war crimes in connection with the 1990s Balkans wars.
  • ETHIOPIA / ERITREA VOA 06 Jul 2004 -- Ethiopia's prime minister says he is committed to finding a peaceful solution to the border dispute with Eritrea. He is stressing more fighting would endanger development in the Horn of Africa and the rest of the continent. Meles Zenawi also called on international donors to do their part for African development.
  • SUDAN / DARFUR VOA 06 Jul 2004 -- The government of Sudan has lifted restrictions on aid and relief workers headed to the troubled western region of Darfur. The action follows visits to Sudan by U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan. They warned of possible sanctions against the government if nothing was done to ease the crisis.
  • ISRAEL PALESTINIANS VOA 06 Jul 2004 -- One Israeli soldier and four Palestinians were killed in an Israeli military operation in a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank town, Nablus, Tuesday. The latest violence comes as representatives of the so-called Quartet for Middle East Peace meet in Israel.

News Reports

  • SHAPE News Morning Update SHAPE 06 Jul 2004 -- NATO head calls for cost debate on troop missions / Israel's presumed nuclear weapons an issue when IAEA head visits Jewish state / Video shows foreign fighters in major Iraq attacks / France and Iraq to re-establish diplomatic relations / Milosevic ill health throws trial into doubt / Japan defence paper focus on China and missile defence / African Union to send peacekeepers to Sudan's Darfur region
  • SHAPE News Summary & Analysis SHAPE 06 Jul 2004 -- Greek daily interviews Gen. Jones / NATO officials meet with Iraqi defense minister

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