08 January 2005 Military News
- SOLDIER KILLED IN NON-HOSTILE VEHICLE ACCIDENT
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- Violence Escalates as Crackdown on Insurgents Continues in Iraq AFPS 08 Jan 2005 -- Shortly after a U.S. Army general in Iraq predicted a surge in attacks with the approach of the Iraq elections, militants have abducted several senior Iraqi officials, beheaded an Iraqi who worked for the coalition and killed at least four others, according to today's press reports.
- COALITION AIR STRIKE IN MOSUL CENTCOM 08 Jan 2005 -- During a cordon and search operation to capture an anti-Iraqi force cell leader, a Coalition F-16 dropped one GBU-38, 500-lb GPS-guided bomb, in the area south of Mosul on the house intended for search.
- Daily Operations Summary for January 7, 2005 MNF-I/MNC-I 08 Jan 2005 -- Today, Multi-National Force (MNF) discovered and cleared 12 improvised explosive devices (IED) and 11 weapons caches. MNF also conducted six cordon and searches and four raids on suspected anti-Iraqi forces (AIF) facilities detaining 79 suspected AIF.
- Three of Four Key Talha Leaders Captured in Mosul MNF-I/MNC-I 08 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces detained a key leader of the al Qa'ida-linked Abu Musab al-Zarqawi terrorist network in Mosul on Dec. 22.
- Multi-National Forces Detain 17 During Operations in Northern Iraq MNF-I/MNC-I 08 Jan 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), detained 17 suspected of anti-Iraqi activities during several operations in northern Iraq over the past 24 hours.
- Iraqi Man Thwarts IED Emplacement MNF-I/MNC-I 08 Jan 2005 -- An Iraqi man foiled an assault by three armed attackers outside his home in south central Iraq on Jan. 5, shooting one of the attackers and sending the other two fleeing.
- Bush Praises Military Support in South Asia AFPS 08 Jan 2005 -- U.S. military men and women providing disaster relief in the Indian Ocean "are showing the courage and compassion of our nation to the world," just as they do "in some many other places," President Bush said today during his weekly radio address.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Navy Sub Runs Aground in Pacific AFPS 08 Jan 2005 -- About 20 crew members are injured, one critically, after the Los Angeles-class submarine USS San Francisco ran around Jan. 7 about 350 miles southeast of Guam.
- PACIFIC / NUKE SUB ACCIDENT VOA 08 Jan 2005 -- An accident has occurred on one of the U.S. Navy's nuclear powered attack submarines in the Pacific Ocean. The Navy says the sub, for reasons not yet known, hit bottom in one of the deepest parts of the Pacific.
- USS San Francisco Runs Aground off Guam Navy NewsStand 08 Jan 2005 -- The Los Angeles-class submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) ran aground while conducting submerged operations approximately 350 miles south of the island of Guam today.
- Chronology of U.S. Engagement in Sudan Peace Process Recapped Washington File 08 Jan 2005 -- Following is a State Department fact sheet on U.S. engagement in the Sudan peace process from March 2001 to December 2004
- US / SUDAN VOA 08 Jan 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell is in Kenya to witness the signing of a peace deal to end a civil war in Sudan that has gone on for almost 22 years. The fighting pitted forces of the Khartoum-backed government in the north against rebels in the south. Mr. Powell said the peace deal may also prove helpful in ending a separate crisis in the Darfur region of western Sudan.
- COTE D IVOIRE: Slim pickings for Mbeki to report at AU summit IRIN 08 Jan 2005 -- South African President Thabo Mbeki will brief the African Union (AU) on Monday on Cote d'Ivoire's attempts to restore peace, but there is little progress to report, with the stalemate between the President Laurent Gbagbo and the rebels as strong as ever.
- PALESTINIAN ELECTION MONITORS VOA 08 Jan 2005 -- International election monitors toured Israeli military checkpoints and Palestinian voting sites today (Saturday), ahead of Sundays presidential elections in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem.
- U.S. Tsunami Aid Making "Major Visible Progress," Bush Says Washington File 08 Jan 2005 -- President Bush said the United States is taking a leading role in the international response to the crisis and is working with other governments, aid agencies and the United Nations to "coordinate a swift and effective international response."
- RUSSIA / TSUNAMI AID VOA 08 Jan 2005 -- Russia has sent a series of transport planes to countries in the tsunami disaster zone carrying tons of foodstuffs and other equipment to help in relief efforts. And officials say that more flights will leave in the coming days.
- SRI LANKA / DISASTER VOA 08 Jan 2005 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and World Bank President James Wolfensohn continued their tours to parts of Asia devastated by last month's tsunami with a visit to Sri Lanka. Each pledged continued support to Sri Lanka, one of the countries hardest hit by the deadly waves.
- US / TSUNAMI RELIEF VOA 08 Jan 2005 -- top U.S. military officer says aid is flowing more rapidly to Aceh, the Indonesian province that was devasted by the December 26th tsunami.
- BUSH / TSUNAMI VOA 08 Jan 2005 -- President Bush says American relief efforts are making visible progress in the nations hardest hit by the December 26th tsunami, which left at least 150-thousand people dead.
- THAILAND / TSUNAMI RECOVERY VOA 08 Jan 2005 -- One of the first regions to show signs of recovery from southern Asia's devastating earthquake and tsunami is Thailand's southwestern province of Phuket.
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