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12 July 2004 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

Current Operations

  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update 12 Jul 2004 [PDF]
  • OIF/OEF Casualty Update (2) 12 Jul 2004 [PDF]

  • Kearsarge Offloads 24th MEU in Arabian Gulf Navy NewStand 12 Jul 2004 -- USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) began offloading elements of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) in the Arabian Gulf July 7, reaching the mid-point of its surge mission to the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility (AOR). The process took three days.
  • IRAQ WRAP VOA 12 Jul 2004 -- The Iraqi government has delivered a strong warning to insurgents, threatening to use the same techniques as its opponents to deal with those disrupting the country's security and reconstruction. Correspondent Nick Simeone tells us the tough, new warning came on a day when three more American soldiers were reported killed in insurgent attacks.
  • INSURGENTS ATTACK ABU GHRAIB DETENTION FACILITY CENTCOM 12 Jul 2004 -- ABU GHRAIB, Iraq - Anti-Iraqi insurgents launched a mortar attack Sunday night on the Baghdad Central Corrections Facility at Abu Ghraib, where Multi-National Forces hold over 2,300 Iraqis for participating in or directly supporting activities threatening the security of Iraqi and Multi-National Forces.

  • UN envoy warns Afghanistan still faces major challenges in holding elections UN News Centre 12 Jul 2004 -- The top United Nations envoy for Afghanistan has warned that the country still faces enormous organizational challenges if it is to successfully hold national and local parliamentary elections that have been delayed until next April.

Defense Policy / Programs

  • U.S., NATO and Moroccan Forces Begin European Command 12 Jul 2002 -- Military forces from ten allied countries converged here July 11 to begin MEDSHARK/Majestic Eagle '04 (MS/ME04), a multinational exercise involving more than 20,000 personnel, 30 ships, and nearly 150 aircraft.
  • Navy Introduces LCS to the Fleet Navy Newsstand 12 Jul 2004 -- A group of enlisted Sailors and officers gathered in the Naval Station San Diego base theater recently to listen to a brief about the new littoral combat ship (LCS) and how that platform will contribute to the future of littoral warfare.
  • USS Enterprise Kicks Off Majestic Eagle Navy Newsstand 12 Jul 2004 -- USS Enterprise (CVN 65) teamed up again with allied forces from France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom for MEDSHARK/ Majestic Eagle '04 (MS/ME04) July 11 off the coast of Morocco as part of the carrier's Summer Pulse '04 deployment.
  • U.S. Marines train with Latin American counterparts in UNITAS exercise Marine Corps News 12 Jul 2004 -- With one hand holding a tin of hot coffee and another rubbing his tired eyes, Cpl. Adam Franco, from Marine Forces UNITAS, has been going nonstop for days.
  • Task Group Reaches Malaysia for Next CARAT Phase Navy Newsstand 12 Jul 2004 -- The five-ship Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Task Group arrived here July 12 for the fourth phase of the 2004 edition of the exercise series.
  • Navy, Guam team up to tackle terrorism The Army National Guard 12 Jul 2004 -- A security exercise aimed at enhancing response capabilities of civilian and military personnel recently was completed at Commander, Naval Forces Marianas on Guam, according to the Navy.
  • Hawaii gets approval for Stryker Brigade Army News 12 Jul 2004 -- U.S. Army Pacific has officially approved a Stryker Brigade Combat Team for Hawaii, putting to end three years of speculation, environmental studies and debate.

  • Defense Department Report, July 12: Update on Guantanamo Detainees Washington File 12 Jul 2004 -- Defense Department Report, July 12: Update on Guantanamo Detainees

  • DoD Radar Data Collection Effort Planned for Washington D.C. 12 Jul 2004 -- The Department of Defense will conduct a series of radar data collection flights over the National Capital Region during the week of 12-16 July in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • Exercise RESCUER/MEDCEUR 2004 Set to Begin European Command 12 Jul 2004 -- During the last two weeks of July, soldiers from 14 nations will come together in the Baltic States for exercises designed to provide medical training and assess participating nation's ability in anti-terrorism, search and rescue, and disaster relief scenarios.

  • NATO's Agenda Post-Istanbul NATO 12 Jul 2004 -- Speech by NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
  • "Beyond Istanbul" NATO 12 Jul 2004 -- Speech by NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer at the European Policy Centre

  • State Department Noon Briefing, July 12 Washington File 12 Jul 2004 -- Iraq, Sudan, Israel/Palestinians, Cyprus, Greece, North Korea
  • White House Daily Briefing, July 12 Washington File 12 Jul 2004 -- Bush speech on war on terror at Oak Ridge, questions about new CIA director

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

  • Annan chooses former political prisoner as his first Special Adviser on genocide UN News Centre 12 Jul 2004 -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan informed the United Nations Security Council today that he has chosen a human rights advocate, lawyer and former political prisoner from Argentina as his first Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide.

  • DRC-RWANDA: Congolese army kills 23 Interahamwe militiamen in North Kivu IRIN 12 Jul 2004 -- Congolese army troops have killed 23 Rwandan Hutu militia, known as Interahamwe, in the eastern province of North Kivu, an official told IRIN on Monday.
  • MADAGASCAR: Security beefed up after grenade attacks IRIN 12 Jul 2004 -- Malagasy police have beefed up security in the country's major towns in the wake of a series of grenade attacks against political and business associates of President Marc Ravalomanana.
  • ERITREA-ETHIOPIA BORDER VOA 12 Jul 2004 -- A U.N. official says the dispute over the exact location of the Ethiopia-Eritrea border could lead to renewed war between the two countries.
  • North Caucasus: Is A Chechnya-Style Conflict Brewing In Ingushetia? RFE/RL 12 Jul 2004 -- A group calling itself the Supreme State Council of Ingushetia (Majlis Al-Shura) has issued a statement on the Internet declaring a "jihad" against the Russian government in the republic of Ingushetia. Who speaks for the self-styled Supreme State Council is unclear. But the message has sent a chill through the republic, which neighbors Chechnya and has been subject to growing instability in recent months.
  • Georgia: Saakashvili Travels To London Amid Easing Tensions Over South Ossetia RFE/RL 12 Jul 2004 -- Tensions are easing following last week's confrontation between Tbilisi and Georgia's separatist region of South Ossetia that came after Ossetians detained a group of Georgian officers. The dispute sparked threats between Tbilisi and Moscow, which maintains peacekeepers in South Ossetia. But with the situation cooling today, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was free to travel to London for a three-day visit.
  • ISRAEL-POLITICS VOA 12 Jul 2004 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon met on Monday with the opposition Labor Party leader, Shimon Peres, on forming a national unity government. Mr. Sharon wants Labor to join his shaky coalition in order to ensure the parliament approves his plan to withdraw from Gaza and parts of the West Bank.
  • SRI LANKA REBEL THREAT VOA 12 Jul 2004 -- In Sri Lanka, Tamil Tiger rebels are threatening to resume a civil war halted by a peace process that began two-and-one-half-years ago.

News Reports

  • SHAPE News Morning Update SHAPE 12 Jul 2004 -- Serb general sought on war crimes charges appears on TV / NATO-led peacekeepers release six detained after Kosovo shooting / Srebrenica relatives bury dead and demand justice / Carla Del Ponte still sees Karadzic being caught soon / UN gives NATO force in Bosnia final mandate / Explosion kills five, injures dozens in Herat / Iraq amnesty within "a couple of days" / Iraq and Syria agree to set up special security to prevent border infiltration / Belgian police arrest al Qaeda suspects
  • SHAPE News Summary & Analysis SHAPE 12 Jul 2004 -- Adm. Johnson views Iraq fact-finding mission / NATO's role in Olympics security under scrutiny / Afghans to hold presidential election on Oct. 9

  • Raytheon to Provide Information Security for Homeland Secure Data Network Raytheon 12 Jul 2004 -- Northrop Grumman Information Technology has selected Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) to provide information security systems for its Homeland Secure Data Network (HSDN) program.
  • BAE SYSTEMS' Microprocessors Reach Saturn Aboard Cassini BAE Systems 12 Jul 2004 -- After a nearly seven-year, 2.2 billion-mile journey, BAE Systems radiation-hardened microprocessors reached Saturn June 30 onboard the international Cassini-Huygens spacecraft.

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