05 February 2005 Military News
- TWO TF DANGER SOLDIERS KILLED, FOUR WOUNDED BY IED
- Small Rewards program to aid in capturing terrorists MNF-I/MNC-I 05 Feb 2005 -- The Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq is using the "Small Rewards" program to collect information or non-lethal assistance that results in the capture of a person, weapon or documents on a wanted list.
- Multi-National Forces detain four MNF-I/MNC-I 05 Feb 2005 -- Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), detained four individuals in northern Iraq Feb. 4.
- 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit set to return home MNF-I/MNC-I 05 Feb 2005 -- After seven months of triumph and heartache in one of the most dangerous regions in Iraq, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit is headed home.
- HMLA-169 Marines look back on experiences in Iraq USMC News 05 Feb 2005 -- Officially arriving in Iraq Aug. 5, 2004, the Marines of Marine Light/Attack Helicopter Squadron are now nearing the end of a successful deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II.
- AFGHAN PLANE VOA 05 Feb 2005 -- Afghan and foreign troops have found the wreckage of a passenger plane missing since Thursday. Authorities say there are no signs of any survivors.
- Wreckage Of Missing Plane Found In Afghanistan RFE/RL 05 Feb 2005 -- The wreckage of an Afghan airliner missing for two days has been found in mountains near Kabul.
Defense Policy / Programs
- U.S. Navy's High-Speed X-Craft Catamaran Christened at Washington Shipyard Features GE Gas Turbines and MTU Diesels GE Marine 05 Feb 2005 -- The Office of Naval Research (ONR) today christened its new X-Craft high-speed catamaran at the Nichols Brothers Boat Builders shipyard in Freeland, Wash. The innovative X-Craft, designed by Nigel Gee & Associates, is powered by an integrated propulsion system that includes GE Transportation's LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbines and MTU diesel engines.
- Northrop Grumman Supplies Integrated Bridge and Navigation System For U.S. Navy X-Craft Northrop Grumman 05 Feb 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has supplied its latest Integrated Bridge and Navigation System (IBNS) for the U.S. Navy's new Littoral Surface Craft -- Experimental, or "X-Craft," -- being christened today.
- Nepal`s former prime ministers under house arrest IRNA 05 Feb 2005 -- Taking the military takeover of the King of Nepal to extreme ends, authorities in Kathmandu today arrested former prime minister and Nepali Congress founder and leader Krishna Prasad Bhattarai and Nepali Democratic Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba.
- WEST AFRICA/DISARMAMENT VOA 05 Feb 2005 -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is calling for a regional agreement to limit small arms in West Africa to prevent new flareups of fighting. The U.N. refugee chief is in Ivory Coast on the last stop of a four-nation tour to assess repatriation programs for people who fled recently ended conflicts in the region.
- NEPAL / CRACKDOWN VOA 05 Feb 2005 -- After seizing power earlier this week, Nepal's King Gyanendra ordered strict media censorship, forbidding newspapers from publishing articles critical of the government. While few are optimistic that the king will ease restrictions, some newspapers have found creative ways to get their messages out.
- TOGO: Military suspend constitution, Eyadema's son takes power IRIN 06 Feb 2005 -- President Gnassingbe Eyadema of Togo, Africa's longest serving head of state, died on Saturday. The armed forces of the small West African country immediately suspended the constitution and named one of his sons, Faure Essozima Gnassingbe as head of state.
- TOGO / EYADEMA VOA 05 Feb 2005 -- Togo's army says it has handed over power to Faure Eyadema, one of the sons of Gnassingbe Eyadema, who died earlier in the day. The main opposition leader says this is a military coup.
- TOGO: President Eyadema dies after 38 years in office, frontiers closed IRIN 05 Feb 2005 -- President Gnassingbe Eyadema of Togo, Africa's longest serving head of state, has died in office after ruling his country continuously for 38 years, Prime Minister Kofi Sama said on Saturday.
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