04 December 2004 Military News
- ONE SOLDIER KILLED, FIVE WOUNDED IN IED ATTACK
- IRAQ / BOMB BLASTS VOA 04 Dec 2004 -- Two bomb blasts rocked central Baghdad Saturday near an entrance to the heavily protected area known as the Green Zone. At least seven people were killed and many others wounded.
- Car Bombs Kill At Least Three, Wounds Scores In Baghdad RFE/RL 04 Dec 2004 -- Apparent twin suicide car bombs blew up outside a police station in the center of the Iraqi capital Baghdad today, killing at least three people and injuring more than 40.
- Operations Continue in Iraq, Afghanistan AFPS 05 Dec 2004 -- Insurgent attacks in Baghdad and Mosul have killed at least 25 Iraqis, according to news reports.
- Two car Bombs Attack Iraqi Police Station MNF-I/MNC-I 04 Dec 2004 -- Two vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices detonated near the Al Karkh Iraqi police station in central Baghdad Nov. 4.
- Iraqi Police, Multi-National Forces Foil Insurgent's Coordinated Attacks MNF-I/MNC-I 04 Dec 2004 -- Iraqi Security forces and Multi-National Forces decisively defeated attacks in western Mosul by anti-Iraqi insurgents Dec. 3 to seize police stations and destabilize the city.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Logistics Moves Military Toward Warfighting Superiority AFPS 05 Dec 2004 -- Before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, strategic resources were allocated based mainly on combatant commanders' concerns, the Joint Staff's logistics director said this week.
- Russia, India set to expand military cooperation IRNA 04 Dec 2004 -- Russia and India intend to expand cooperation in military hardware predominantly in the aircraft and arms systems of the fifth generation.
- Russia, India agree on military interaction in Central Asia IRNA 04 Dec 2004 -- A Russian military delegation source in the Indian capital told Itar-Tass on Saturday that Russia and India had agreed on the possibility of military interaction in Central Asia, including Tajikistan.
- CONGO/DISPLACED VOA 04 Dec 2004 -- United Nations aid workers say thousands of civilians have fled their homes in eastern Congo after clashes in the troubled region. The United Natons humanitarian office says violence makes it difficult to verify the numbers and who is involved in the fighting.
- WFP/SUDAN VOA 04 Dec 2004 -- The World Food Program is appealing for 64-million dollars to clear landmines and repair roads in southern Sudan. Lisa Schlein in Geneva reports, the WFP says this project would greatly facilitate the delivery of food to millions of people in the war-ravaged region.
- IVORY COAST / TALKS VOA 04 Dec 2004 -- Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has decided to submit a key constitutional revision to parliament. The move comes amid mediation efforts by South Africa's leader Thabo Mbeki, who has been trying to end the more than two-years of civil war.
- UKRAINE POL ONITE VOA 05 Dec 2004 -- Ukraine's outgoing President, Leonid Kuchma, has urged international mediators to return to Kiev as soon as possible, after parliament held an all-day special session Saturday that ended in deadlock.
- UKRAINE VOA 04 Dec 2004 -- Ukraine's Prime Minister says he will take part in a new runoff presidential election after the supreme court ruled the results of a previous poll were invalid. Parliament is holding a special Saturday session to discuss what comes next, as electoral officials begin planning for the new vote later this month.
- Ukraine's Parliament Makes No Headway On New Vote RFE/RL 04 Dec 2004 -- The Ukrainian parliament convened today to prepare the legal framework for a repeat of the flawed 21 November presidential vote, but the chamber adjourned after failing to endorse a package of election-reform bills demanded by the opposition.
- Ukrainian Commission Advises Late-December Runoff RFE/RL 04 Dec 2004 -- Ukraine's Central Election Commission today set 26 December as the date for a repeat of the runoff presidential election after the Supreme Court annulled the country's disputed poll and ordered new voting.
- Romanian Court Refuses To Annul Presidential Vote RFE/RL 04 Dec 2004 -- Romania's Constitutional Court today rejected an opposition call for it to annul the first round of the country's presidential election on 28 November.
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