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16 May 2005 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Transcript: Media Availability Following Testimony at a Hearing of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC 17 May 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard Myers
  • BRAC 2005: Rumsfeld, Myers State Their Case to Commission AFPS 16 May 2005 -- As the military confronts the "new demands of the war against extremism and other evolving challenges in the world," the Defense Department's recommendations for base realignments and closures are necessary, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today told the commission considering DoD's proposals.
  • Rumsfeld: Base-Closing Concept Incorporates Strategic Thinking Washington File 16 May 2005 -- Myers says BRAC accounts for post-9/11 security environment

  • General Moseley nominated for CSAF AFPN 16 May 2005 -- The president announced May 16 his nomination of Gen. T. Michael Moseley as chief of staff of the Air Force to succeed Gen. John P. Jumper who has served in the position since September 2001.
  • 15-month enlistment option available Army News 16 May 2005 -- 15-month-plus Army enlistment option is now available nationwide for 59 occupational specialties, allowing recruits a choice of following military duty with service in a program such as AmeriCorps or the Peace Corps.
  • USS Paul Hamilton Deploys Navy NewsStand 16 May 2005 -- Family and friends said goodbye to more than 300 officers and crew members of the Pearl Harbor-based guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) May 9 at pier Bravo 24.
  • Ready for War- MALS-14 praised by Lt. Gen. Amos USMC News 16 May 2005 -- Lt. Gen. James Amos, commanding general, II MEF, spoke these words May 10, in a hangar on Cherry Point's flight line, as he awarded the Marines of MALS-14 the Chesty Puller Award.
  • Marines show off guns during Cobra Gold USMC News 16 May 2005 -- More than 100 Marines with 3rd Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, Combined Marine Forces, Cobra Gold, participated in a live-fire training exercise held here May 5 as part of Exercise Cobra Gold 2005.

  • White House Briefing, May 16 Washington File 16 May 2005 -- Newsweek report on alleged Quran desecration
  • State Department Briefing, May 16 Washington File 16 May 2005 -- Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Syria/Lebanon, Cuba, Uzbekistan, Russia, North Korea, Mexico, Ethiopia, Additional Information for Bolton Confirmation Process, Secretary's Travel to Iraq/On-going Dialogue, United Nations, China, Cyprus

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  • GUINEA: Gunfire linked to jailbreak, not mutiny - Governor IRIN 16 May 2005 -- Heavy gunfire erupted in the centre of the Guinean capital Conakry on Sunday, but a senior government official said it was linked to a breakout of prisoners from the city's main jail. He denied suggestions that it was connected to an army mutiny.

  • KYRGYZSTAN-UZBEKISTAN: Camp established as refugees flee Uzbek violence IRIN 16 May 2005 -- The United Nations in Kyrgyzstan has launched an assessment mission to the south of the country and the goverment has opened a refugee camp, after more than 1,000 Uzbeks crossed into the country following three days of violence in eastern Uzbekistan. Human rights groups in Uzbekistan estimate the clashes left 600 people dead.
  • Uzbekistan: Where Does Crisis Go From Here? RFE/RL 16 May 2005 -- Dozens of questions surround the recent events in Uzbekistan, from who was behind the violent 13 May protest in Andijon, to why security forces opened fire, to how many people were killed.
  • Uzbekistan: Regional, Western Reaction To Crackdown Varies From Support To Condemnation RFE/RL 16 May 2005 -- World reaction to the weekend's bloody events in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijon has varied widely. Uzbek President Islam Karimov has accused a faction of Hizb ut-Tahrir -- a banned movement seeking to create an Islamic state in Central Asia -- of orchestrating the uprising.
  • Uzbek Interior Ministry Says 70 Detained Over Clashes RFE/RL 16 May 2005 -- Tensions remain high in eastern Uzbekistan following deadly clashes between government troops and protesters.

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