20 March 2005 Military News
- TASK FORCE LIBERTY SOLDIER KILLED, THREE WOUNDED
- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers unearth IEDs MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Mar 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers, acting on intelligence reports, uncovered 24 sixty millimeter mortar initiators on March 19 in south Baghdad.
- Eight terror suspects detained in central Baghdad MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Mar 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers detained eight suspected terrorists on March 20. Three of the local nationals had Iraqi police badges, but only one badge was verified in the Iraqi Police database.
- Two suspected terrorists in custody MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Mar 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers have two suspected terrorists in custody, after two 120 millimeter rounds struck a vehicle convoy in southern Baghdad.
- Local tip leads to capture of terror suspect MNF-I/MNC-I 20 Mar 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers detained one third-country-national terror suspect in the early hours of March 20.
- Emergency Reaction Team Helps Keep Iraq's Oil Flowing AFPS 20 Mar 2005 -- If there was one day during his deployment that Army Master Sgt. Ray Puckett knew that he was making a contribution here, it was when the lights shone in Baghdad on election day, Jan. 30.
- AFGHANISTAN ELECTION DATE VOA 20 Mar 2005 -- After repeated delays, Afghanistan has set a date for its parliamentary and provincial elections.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Submarine Force Forges Ahead with Electronic Navigation to Enhance Capabilities Navy NewsStand 20 Mar 2005 -- The submarine force is advancing toward its goal of "paperless" navigation with the Voyage Management System (VMS), an electronic navigation tool currently aboard all Navy submarines.
- ISRAEL-TULKAREM PULLOUT VOA 20 Mar 2005 -- Israel plans to pull out of another West Bank town this week. The withdrawal is going ahead, despite a West Bank ambush that shook the Mideast cease-fire.
- Kazakh Opposition Names Challenger To Nazarbaev RFE/RL 20 Mar 2005 -- Kazakhstan's opposition groups today named former parliament speaker Zharmakhan Tuyakbai as their candidate to run for president against longtime leader Nursultan Nazarbaev.
- Kyrgyz Police Battle With Protesters In Southern Cities RFE/RL 20 Mar 2005 -- Antigovernment protesters in the southern Kyrgyzstan town of Jalal-Abad have retaken the provincial administration building and set fire to a police station after overnight raids by security forces. At least 10,000 demonstrators gathered in the streets of Jalal-Abad today after police evicted protesters from the administration building earlier in the day.
- PRESS BRIEFING ON SECRETARY-GENERAL’S REPORT ‘IN LARGER FREEDOM’ United Nations 20 Mar 2005
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