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08 January 2005 Military News

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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.

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Other Conflicts

  • 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.

News Reports

  • 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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