12 February 2005 Military News
- TWO I MEF SERVICE MEMBERS KILLED IN SEPARATE VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
- Iraq Car Bomb Kills Over 17 RFE/RL 12 Feb 2005 -- A suicide car bomb has killed at least 17 people today in the Iraqi town of Musayyib, south of Baghdad.
- HMM-263 prepare helos for transport home USMC News 12 Feb 2005 -- Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit is packing up for home after eight months of service in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: Remarks by Secretary Rumsfeld at the 41st Munich Conference on European Security Policy 12 Feb 2005 -- Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
- Rumsfeld Stresses Unity, Cooperation at Security Conference AFPS 14 Feb 2005 -- Allies must cooperate, while respecting and understanding one another's points of view in the interest of their collective security, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said here today.
- NATO Chief Calls For Alliance Role In Mideast RFE/RL 12 Feb 2005 -- NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said today the alliance could play an important future role in the Middle East.
- Saipan Completes Offload, Construction Forces Ashore Prepare for New Horizons Haiti Navy NewsStand 12 Feb 2005 -- USS Saipan (LHA 2) completed the offload of 1,200 tons of construction equipment and supplies for U.S. Navy Seabees and U.S. Army Reserve Military Police in Gonaives, Haiti, in February.
- NEPAL/POLITICS VOA 12 Feb 2005 -- Hundreds of soldiers are patrolling the highways outside Nepal's capital of Kathmandu to head off a blockade threatened by communist insurgents. The rebels ordered the blockade to coincide with the ninth anniversary of their movement, which aims to topple Nepal's monarchy.
- Successful launch of the new Ariane 5 ECA EADS 12 Feb 2005 -- The new, more powerful European launcher Ariane 5 ECA has just been successfully launched from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
- TOGO VOA 12 Feb 2005 -- At least two people have been killed in Togo, as security forces moved to quell a protest against the country's new leader, the son of the long ruling Gnassingbe Eyadema. The protest came as the West African regional group ECOWAS tried to convince Togolese authorities that the new president, who was installed by the military, should step down.
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