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26 May 2005 Military News

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  • FIRST HOUSE VOTE ON EXITING FROM IRAQ WAR Council for a Liveable World 26 May 2005 -- On May 25, 2005, the House of Representatives voted on an amendment that has launched the debate in Congress over the American presence in Iraq.

  • Transcript: DoD News Briefing on Koran Mishandling Allegations 26 May 2005 -- Presenter: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Lawrence Di Rita and Joint Task Force - Guantanamo Commander Brig. Gen. Jay W. Hood
  • Pentagon Says No Evidence Koran Placed in Toilet VOA 26 May 2005 -- Brigadier General Jay Hood, the military commander at Guantanamo Bay, says U.S. officials have substantiated five cases of mishandling of the Koran by the military, but found no credible evidence that a Koran was placed in a toilet and flushed.
  • Defense Department Report, May 26: Quran Treatment Washington File 26 May 2005 -- The U.S. commander of forces in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, says a preliminary investigation has found "no credible evidence" that any military service member there ever flushed a Quran down the toilet.

  • U.S. Suspends Efforts to Recover Remains of Missing Korean War Soldiers in North VOA 26 May 2005 -- The United States military has suspended efforts to recover the remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the Korean War from North Korea.

  • US Eases Curbs on Ties with Indonesian Military VOA 26 May 2005 -- The Bush administration has taken another step toward resuming full military-to-military relations with Indonesia. The decision was announced a day after a White House visit by Indonesian President Suslio Bambang Yudhoyono.

  • Taking second step: BRAC commissioner visits Pope AFB AFPN 26 May 2005 -- A Base Realignment and Closure commissioner met with base leaders here May 24 to discuss the base's inclusion on the 2005 BRAC list, the units that could potentially be affected and the land that comprises the base.
  • HS-8 Detachment Trades Sea for Desert Navy NewsStand 26 May 2005 -- Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HS) 8, "The Eightballers," from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9, currently deployed with USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), have expanded their role in setting the conditions for security and stability by patrolling the skies above Southeastern Iraq and the Northern Persian Gulf.
  • BHR Sailors, Marines Become Golden Shellbacks Navy NewsStand 26 May 2005 -- Sailors and Marines aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (BHR) (LHD 6) joined the ranks of Golden Shellbacks May 21, as the ship crossed the international dateline and equator while sailing back into the Northern and Western hemispheres.
  • Ike, French Carrier Work Together During Multinational Maritime Exercise Navy NewsStand 26 May 2005 -- USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) opened her flight deck to the French navy May 25 during Multi-National Maritime Exercise (MNME) 05-1.
  • Camden's Sunset Cruise Supplies 5th Fleet Navy NewsStand 26 May 2005 -- USS Camden (AOE 2) is currently halfway through its final deployment, supplying U.S. 5th Fleet operations.
  • Lessons learned conference shapes tomorrow's battlefield USMC News 26 May 2005 -- The Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned held a three-day battalion commanders conference Monday through Wednesday at the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory.
  • 2nd Intelligence prepares for deployment USMC News 26 May 2005 -- Less than two months after completing an Iraq combat tour, 2nd Intelligence Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, prepared for deployment to that part of the world.

  • Senate Democrats block confirmation of U.N. ambassador nominee VOA 26 May 2005 -- Senate Democrats have blocked a confirmation vote on the nomination of John Bolton to be US ambassador to the United Nations in a major setback for President Bush.
  • U.S.: Senate Prepares To End Emotional Debate On UN Envoy RFE/RL 26 May 2005 -- The U.S. Senate is expected to vote today to approve the nomination of John Bolton to be the country's ambassador to the United Nations. The move would end nearly three months of stormy debate, mostly pitting majority Republicans against minority Democrats, over Bolton's demeanor and suitability for the post. Bolton's supporters say he is the ideal choice to lead a UN reform initiative, while his detractors say his blunt style would undermine U.S. goals at the world body.

  • State Department Briefing, May 26 Washington File 26 May 2005 -- Department/Islamic Jihad Group designated as terrorist group, Bolton nomination, Sudan, Ethiopia, United Nations, Israel/Palestinian Authority, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran
  • White House Daily Briefing, May 26 Washington File 26 May 2005 -- Economic data, Bush meeting with President Abbas, Israeli security fence, Israeli settlements, aid to Palestinian Authority, U.S.-Syria relations, Afghanistan, Bush/commencement speech at Naval Academy

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