31 July 2004 Military News
- Night curfew in Pak tribal areas IRNA 31 Jul 2004 -- A night curfew has been imposed in vast areas of the South Waziristan Agency in Pakistan`s tribal areas close to the Afghan border over the last three days.
- RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Vol 3, Number 26 31 Jul 2004 -- KABUL AFTER A QUARTER OF A CENTURY: A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE / THIS WEEK ON RADIO FREE AFGHANISTAN / KARZAI SAYS MILITIAS POSE BIGGEST THREAT TO AFGHAN ELECTIONS... / ...AND ISSUES DECREE AGAINST MILITIAS... / ...AS MILITIA LEADER DOSTUM ANNOUNCES PRESIDENTIAL BID / AFGHAN ELECTION BODY URGES COMPLIANCE WITH CANDIDACY DEADLINE... / ...LEADING TO REPORTED PROBLEMS WITH CURRENT LEADER'S POTENTIAL RUNNING MATE... / AFGHAN LEADER SNUBS WARLORD... / ...IN WHAT APPEARS TO BE A BOLD POLITICAL MOVE / NEW CANDIDATE COULD EMERGE AS KARZAI'S MAIN CHALLENGER FOR PRESIDENCY / U.S. ENVOY TO AFGHANISTAN MEETS WITH DEFENSE MINISTER TO ENSURE SECURITY / AFGHAN GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN DENIES RESIGNATION RUMORS / AFGHAN LEADER CHOOSES CAMPAIGN MANAGER / AFGHAN ELECTION BODY PRESENTS LIST OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES / ELECTION WORKER AND DISTRICT OFFICIAL KILLED IN CENTRAL AFGHANISTAN... / ...AS ATTACKERS REPORTEDLY TARGET FEMALE AFGHAN POLITICAL FIGURE / U.S. FORCES LAUNCH OFFENSIVE AIMED AT SAFEGUARDING AFGHAN ELECTIONS... / ...WHILE U.S. GENERAL SAYS U.S. FORCES STRETCHED THIN IN AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ / MORE VOTERS REGISTERED IN PANJSHER PROVINCE / WESTERN AFGHAN BOMBING KILLS FIVE, INJURES 29 AMID DISARMAMENT... / AS AUTHORITIES COLLECT HUNDREDS OF WEAPONS / AFGHAN MILITIA COMMANDER REPORTED SHOT / ROCKET ATTACK KILLS WOMAN IN DOWNTOWN KABUL / AFGHAN TROOPS KILL TWO IN SHOOT-OUT / ATTACKERS KILL LOCAL AFGHAN POLICE CHIEF AND HIS DRIVER / TALIBAN KILL POLICE CHIEF, TORCH GOVERNMENT OFFICE NEAR KANDAHAR / BOMB MISHAP KILLS TWO SUSPECTED AFGHAN INSURGENTS / TALIBAN COMMANDER ARRESTED IN KANDAHAR PROVINCE / FUEL-LADEN TRUCKS EXPLODE ON AFGHAN BORDER / THREE AMERICANS ARRESTED IN AFGHANISTAN FOR SUSPECTED VIGILANTISM... / ...WHO FOOLED PEACEKEEPERS / REPORT ON AFGHAN PRISONERS COMPLETED / AFGHAN LEADER STRESSES NEED FOR TRANSPARENCY IN AID DISTRIBUTION / THIS WEEK IN AFGHANISTAN'S HISTORY
Defense Policy / Programs
- NATO to Deploy Security Trainers to Iraq in Early August Washington File 31 Jul 2004 -- NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said July 30 that the alliance will send about 40 people to Iraq in early August to begin a security training mission in Iraq.
- Laura Bush Christens Texas Submarine at Northrop Grumman Northrop Grumman 31 Jul 2004 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Newport News sector celebrated today its first submarine christening in nearly a decade when Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States and the ship's sponsor, broke a bottle of American-made sparkling wine across the hull of the Virginia-class submarine Texas (SSN 775). As she performed this time-tested toast, she said, "I christen thee United States Ship Texas. May God bless all who sail her."
- Powell-Sudan VOA 31 Jul 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell ended four-nation Middle East mission Saturday with talks on Iraq with Kuwaiti leaders. He appealed to the Sudanese government to heed Friday's U.N. Security Council resolution to rein-in Arab Janjaweed militias accused of ethnic-cleansing that country's western Darfur region.
- IVORY COAST VOA 31 Jul 2004 -- All of the political factions from Ivory Coast have signed a new peace accord in Accra at the close of a two-day summit headed by 13 African heads of state and U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan.
- Powell-Bosnia VOA 31 Jul 2004 -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, visiting Sarajevo Saturday, reaffirmed U.S. support for Bosnia-Herzegovina. However he said progress toward that country's integration into Euro-Atlantic institutions is being slowed because Balkans war crimes figures remain at large.
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