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15 January 2005 Military News

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  • Boeing to Recognize Charges for USAF 767 Tanker Costs and Conclusion of 717 Production Boeing 15 Jan 2005 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] announced it plans to recognize pre-tax charges totaling approximately $615 million, or $0.48 per share, related to the U.S. Air Force 767 Tanker program and expenses incurred to end production of the 717. The charges will be incorporated in the company's fourth-quarter and full-year 2004 results, scheduled to be released on Feb. 2, 2005.

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  • PALESTINIAN INAUGURATION VOA 15 Jan 2005 -- The new Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas was sworn in Today (Saturday) in Ramallah. But the new president faces an immediate crisis after Israel cut all ties with the Palestinian Authority following a deadly attack in Gaza Thursday night.
  • Abbas Takes Palestinian Presidential Oath RFE/RL 15 Jan 2005 -- Mahmud Abbas was sworn in as the new president of the Palestinian Authority at a ceremony in the Palestinian parliament in Ramallah today.
  • Middle East: New Palestinian President Extends 'Hand Of Peace' To Israel RFE/RL 15 Jan 2005 -- Mahmud Abbas was sworn in as the Palestinian Authority's new president at a ceremony in the West Bank town of Ramallah today. In his speech, Abbas said he extends his hand to Israel in peace and called for a mutual cease-fire to end what he called the "vicious circle" of Middle East violence. But Abbas's inauguration was overshadowed by fresh violence and Israel's decision yesterday to cut all contacts with the Palestinians after a deadly attack this week in Gaza.

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