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14 January 2005 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports

Current Operations

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Vinson Departs Bremerton for Exercise, Deployment Navy NewsStand 14 Jan 2005 -- USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) departed its homeport of nearly a decade Jan. 13 to participate in a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX), the ship's final step before leaving on its scheduled six-month deployment.
  • Contracting makes it happen AFPN 14 Jan 2005 -- From beans to bullets, cradle to grave, one agency at a forward-deployed location makes it all happen. Whether it is bottled water to get Airmen through the heat of summer or vital supplies to keep the aircraft flying, the 386th Expeditionary Contracting Squadron is there to make sure the mission gets done.
  • Individual Ready Reserve training continues, improves Army News 14 Jan 2005 -- More than 1,100 Reservists have transitioned back to active duty as a part of an Individual Ready Reserve callup that started in August 2004.
  • Marine Corps makes more room for reservists USMC News 14 Jan 2005 -- The Marine Corps is adding three new Individual Mobilization Augmentee detachments in the Pacific which will be operational by this summer.

  • Central and South Asian Security Conference Concludes AFPS 14 Jan 2005 -- Government officials from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan ended three days of meetings Jan. 13 at the George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies at Garmisch, Germany.

  • Russian Defense Minister: Some NATO Activities A Threat RFE/RL 14 Jan 2005 -- Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said during a speech in the United States that some of NATO's activities can represent a threat to his country's security.

  • White House Daily Briefing, January 14 Washington File 14 Jan 2005 -- Personnel, war on terrorism, Iraq, North Korea, U.S. inauguration/cost, President's schedule
  • State Department Briefing, January 14 Washington File 14 Jan 2005 -- North Korea, Iraq, U.S. Inauguration/reported threat letter received, Serbia-Montenegro, Iran, Asian tsunami/update, Venezuela

Defense Industry

  • ATK Will Move Fuze Production Operations from Wisconsin to West Virginia ATK 14 Jan 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) announced today that it will move its fuze production operations from Janesville, Wisconsin to the company’s precision munitions manufacturing center of excellence at the Allegany Ballistics Laboratory in Rocket Center, West Virginia.

Other Conflicts

  • ISRAEL/ PALESTINIAN ATTACK VOA 14 Jan 2005 -- Palestinian militants killed six Israelis and seriously injured five others in an attack on a key border crossing in central Gaza late Thursday night. The assault is seen as a direct challenge to the newly elected Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.
  • Middle East: Militants Defy Abbas With Gaza Attack RFE/RL 14 Jan 2005 -- Palestinian militants have killed six Israelis in an attack at a main crossing into the Gaza Strip. It's the first major attack since the 9 January election of new Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas, who has called for a halt to violence.

  • SUDAN PEACE AGREEMENT: PACT SPURS 'CAUTIOUS' OPTIMISM US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 14 Jan 2005
  • ERITREA: UNMEE reports attack by unknown men on village IRIN 14 Jan 2005 -- The UN peacekeeping mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) said on Thursday that an Eritrean village had come under attack from armed men.
  • INDONESIA/ACEH PEACE OFFER VOA 14 Jan 2005 -- Indonesia's vice president says his government will move beyond ceasefire talks with separatist rebels in Aceh province and work toward a permanent solution to the dispute. The vice-president made the remark during a visit to the tsunami-hit area.
  • IVORY COAST VOA 14 Jan 2005 -- The Ivory Coast national unity Prime Minister Seydou Diarra has asked for President Laurent Gbagbo to declare the end of hostilities with northern rebels, amid stalled peacemaking efforts.

News Reports

  • UNICEF / TSUNAMI RELIEF VOA 14 Jan 2005 -- The director of the United Nations' Children's Fund, Carol Bellamy, says child survivors are beginning to return to school in the nations hit by the December 26th tsunami. The UNICEF chief says reopening schools are a sign of recovery in the hit hard Indian Ocean region.
  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 14 Jan 2005 -- The Israeli government has cut all ties with the new Palestinian president-elect until he curbs attacks against Israel. The move comes a day after an attack by Palestinian militants on a Gaza border crossing.
  • US / TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM VOA 14 Jan 2005 -- Spurred on by last month's tsunami across the Indian Ocean, the United States is expanding its own tsunami warning system to protect all of its own coastlines. The plan would go beyond the existing tsunami detection system now being used to warn of giant waves in the Pacific Ocean.
  • US / TSUNAMI VOA 14 Jan 2005 -- A senior official of the U.S. aid agency who is helping coordinate relief efforts in the tsunami region says his organization has begun to spend some money on economic recovery efforts, even as relief organizations continue to work on the basic issues of food, water and shelter for the survivors.
  • Tsunami Aid Effort Continues As Relief Agencies Get Funds AFPS 14 Jan 2005 -- About $92 million of the $350 million pledged by the United States to aid victims of the Dec. 26 earthquake-tsunami has been provided to international relief organizations, a U.S. Agency for International Development official reported today from Thailand.
  • Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka: Earthquake and Tsunami OCHA Situation Report No. 18 UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs 14 Jan 2005
  • Transcript: Press Briefing on tsunami relief effort by unicef executive director UNICEF 14 Jan 2005
  • Nearly 3 weeks after tsunami, relief effort going 'reasonably well' - UN officials UN News Centre 14 Jan 2005 -- Nearly three weeks after a massive tsunami devastated a dozen Indian Ocean countries, top United Nations officials today said relief operations were going reasonably well, called reports of child exploitation exaggerated, and hammered home the urgent need for an early warning system to save thousands of lives in the future.
  • Fears about Post-Tsunami Disease Abating, U.N. Says Washington File 14 Jan 2005 -- The worst fears about disease raging through already victimized and weakened populations of Indian Ocean nations are dissipating with the delivery of fresh water supplies to the battered region.
  • U.S. Announces Accelerated Plan for Tsunami Warning System Washington File 14 Jan 2005 -- The Bush administration announced a plan January 14 to expand U.S. tsunami detection and warning capabilities in the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans as part of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), the international effort to develop a comprehensive, sustained and integrated Earth observation system.

  • BURUNDI / FAMINE VOA 14 Jan 2005 -- The government in Burundi has approved a so-called national solidarity tax on salaries to help victims of famine in the country's northeast.

  • EADS SPACE contribution to the success of Huygens EADS 14 Jan 2005 -- Perfect operation of the Huygens re-entry system: EADS SPACE Transportation’s contribution, both the aerodynamic calculations made at the Les Mureaux site and the manufacturing of the probe’s thermal protection system (heat shield) in Aquitaine, has proven completely successful.
  • Mission accomplished for Alcatel-built Huygens space probe - a world first! Thales 14 Jan 2005 -- After separating from the Cassini spacecraft on December 25, Huygens made a successful landing on Titan, Saturn's largest moon.

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