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13 July 2004 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Army Announces the Eighth Series of Weather Radar Tests July 15 - 18 Army News Service 13 Jul 2004 -- The United States Army, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory, Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will conduct a series of trials, Canadian River 8, to verify the technical readiness of an early warning system (Homeland Defense Chemical Biological Umbrella or HDCBU) for aircraft aerosol release events. This test will be conducted in the vicinity of Oklahoma City on July 15 - 18 from 4 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily.
  • Truman Says "Ciao" to Naples Navy Newsstand 13 Jul 2004 -- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) wrapped up a five-day port visit to Naples, Italy, July 7, after crossing the Atlantic as part of Summer Pulse '04.
  • Liberty Long Time Coming for Wasp Navy Newsstand 13 Jul 2004 -- After 60 days at sea, the crew of amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) moored in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, June 21 for some much needed rest, relaxation and repairs.
  • Navy Tests New Rapid Response Surgical System During RIMPAC 2004 Navy Newsstand 13 Jul 2004 -- A new Navy rapid-response surgical system, which will provide critical medical care for Sailors and Marines who are injured during maritime interdiction operations, made its first appearance on a foreign ship July 10 during the 2004 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises.
  • HST Strike Group Begins Medshark/Majestic Eagle Navy Newsstand 13 Jul 2004 -- USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) (HST) joined forces with nine other allied nations July 11 to begin an exercise known as Medshark/Majestic Eagle.
  • Realignment Planners Working Closely with Allies, Congress AFPS 13 Jul 2004 -- Defense Department officials planning a global force-posture realignment are working closely with U.S. allies overseas and members of Congress to ensure the best possible outcome.
  • U.S. Commander Mulls Bosnia-Herzegovina Troop Cut AFPS 13 Jul 2004 -- It's likely time to reduce the number of American troops in Bosnia-Herzegovina, a senior U.S. military officer told members of Congress here today.
  • U.S. Peacekeeping Operations Continue in Balkans AFPS 13 Jul 2004 -- U.S. forces, in addition to helping to stabilize Iraq and Afghanistan, continue to have a peacekeeping role in the Balkans.

  • White House Daily Briefing, July 13 Washington File 13 Jul 2004 -- AGOA signing, president's campaign remarks, concerns of Red Cross on detainees, Lynne Cheney's remarks on Constitutional amendment, Democratic National Convention, Philippine government's position on status of troops in Iraq, murder of journalist in Russia
  • State Department Noon Briefing: July 13 Washington File 13 Jul 2004 -- Iraq/Saudi Arabia/Philippines, Czech Republic, North Korea, HIV-AIDS, Japan/Indonesia, Cambodia, Cuba, Near East, Sudan

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

  • DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICES OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AND SPOKESWOMAN FOR THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PRESIDENT United Nations 13 Jul 2004
  • PRESS BRIEFING ON SOMALIA United Nations 13 Jul 2004
  • U.S. "Deeply Concerned" over Rising Tensions in South Ossetia Washington File 13 Jul 2004 -- The United States is "deeply concerned by the rising tensions" in South Ossetia and says it is "essential that the sides work closely to avoid any future violence and to ensure Georgia's territorial integrity."
  • Situation in Darfur Must Change Quickly, Powell Says Washington File 13 Jul 2004 -- This column by U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell is in the public domain. There are no republication restrictions
  • U.N./MID EAST VOA 13 Jul 2004 -- The U.N.'s leading Middle East envoy has criticized Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Authority for not doing enough to stabilize law and order in the Palestinian territories. The U.N. envoy also criticized Israel for refusing to dismantle settlements, and said both sides are ignoring international calls to follow the so-called "Road Map" to peace.
  • ETHIOPIA: Food trucks attacked as drought, insecurity hit Somali region IRIN 13 Jul 2004 -- Eleven food trucks have been attacked and burnt in the Somali region of eastern Ethiopia over the past two months, officials told IRIN on Tuesday. Aid workers operating in the area said the latest incident took place 12 days ago.
  • NIGERIA: U.S. offers military help to protect offshore oil IRIN 13 JUl 2004 -- The United States, keen to develop new sources of oil supply outside the Middle East, has offered to help Nigeria protect the flow of oil in the Gulf of Guinea and combat terrorist attacks on the oil industry, officials said.
  • West Africa needs UN help to prevent instability, Security Council says UN News Centre 13 Jul 2004 -- After a fact-finding trip to seven West African countries last month, United Nations Security Council members are recommending strengthening of institutions working for regional stability, such as the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • UN Assembly to meet Friday in emergency session on ICJ ruling UN News Centre 13 Jul 2004 -- The United Nations General Assembly will convene on Friday an emergency special session on the question of Palestine to examine the advisory opinion issued last week by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which found Israel's construction of a separation barrier to be illegal.
  • Liberian police training begins, more ex-combatants disarm, UN says UN News Centre 13 Jul 2004 -- The head of the United Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and the chairman of the West African country's transitional government have launched a training programme for new police and a repair project at the university's law school, the mission said today.
  • CONGRESS / SUDAN VOA 13 Jul 2004 -- U.S. senators have introduced a resolution saying genocide is taking place in Sudan. They hope the measure will spur the international community and the Bush administration to do more to respond to the violence and humanitarian crisis in Sudan's western Darfur region
  • BRITAIN / GEORGIA / RUSSIA VOA 13 Jul 2004 -- Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili has accused some officials in Russia of maintaining imperialistic dreams about taking over his country. The Georgian leader spoke out on the topic during an official visit to Britain.
  • IVORY COAST / POLITICS VOA 13 Jul 2004 -- The International Crisis Group warns political chaos in Ivory Coast could flare up into an armed conflict and spread throughout the region unless the international community helps end the country's political crisis. The report portrays Ivory Coast as a haven for criminal gangs making a fortune running the country for their own benefit.
  • BUSH SUDAN VOA 13 Jul 2004 -- President Bush has again called for the Sudan government to stop raids by Arab militiamen that have displaced more than one-million people.
  • SUDAN: Humanitarian situation in Western Darfur spiralling downhill - aid workers IRIN 13 Jul 2004 -- Four months after the Darfur crisis in Sudan was described by the UN as the "world's worst humanitarian disaster", tens of thousands of people in the state of Western Darfur still live without shelter or sanitation, receive no food aid and have to drink contaminated water.

News Reports

  • SHAPE News Morning Update SHAPE 13 Jul 2004 -- NATO leader says Africa security threat troubling / NATO chief to discuss alliance role with Iraqi foreign minister / Kofi Annan selects Pakistan's ambassador to Washington for top UN post in Iraq / French and Spanish interior ministers call for vigilance as al-Qaida deadline for Europe approaches
  • SHAPE News Summary & Analysis SHAPE 13 Jul 2004 -- SACEUR says Alliance is as useful as ever / Iraq urges NATO to speed up promised training / EU agrees to take over Bosnia peacekeeping force / U.S. considers keeping key air base in Bosnia after NATO pullout

  • HAITI ASSISTANCE VOA 13 Jul 2004 -- The World Bank says it needs pledges of more than 900-million dollars in aid for Haiti. Next week (July 19, 20) the bank is holding a conference on development in the poorest country in the western hemisphere.
  • THAILAND/BURMA VOA 13 Jul 2004 -- U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan wants Thailand to do more to persuade Burma to release detained democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi and push the country toward political reforms.
  • ESA - EADS SPACE Transportation contract signature for: Production of Automated Transfer Vehicles and Initial Exploitation of ISS EADS 13 Jul 2004 -- Jörg Feustel-Büechl, Director Manned Spaceflight, of ESA, and Josef Kind and Hervé Guillou, respectively President and CEO of EADS SPACE Transportation, signed the “Initial Exploitation Contract” for the European contribution to the International Space Station (ISS) including the production of six Automated Transfer Vehicles (ATV). This contract will allow Europe to contribute to utilisation and operation of the ISS.
  • ILS Proton To Launch Another Satellite For DIRECTV Lockheed Martin 13 Jul 2004 -- International Launch Services (ILS) will launch the DIRECTV 8 satellite in the spring of 2005 on a Proton M/Breeze M vehicle, under a new contract with DIRECTV. Financial details were not disclosed.
  • NASA AND LOCKHEED MARTIN SUCCESSFULLY TEST COMPOSITE LIQUID OXYGEN TANK Lockheed Martin 13 Jul 2004 -- A NASA-Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team has successfully performed proof testing and life cycle testing on a one-of-a-kind unlined composite Liquid Oxygen (LO2) tank. Funding from NASA’s Next Generation Launch Technology Program allowed additional testing on the reusable tank, originally designed and built by Lockheed Martin for the X-34 vehicle at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.



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