27 May 2005 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 27 May 2005 [PDF]
- TWO TASK FORCE LIBERTY SOLDIERS KILLED IN HELICOPTER CRASH NEAR BAQUBAH
- DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- MARINE KILLED DURING OPERATION NEW MARKET IN HADITHAH
- Detainee dies at treatment facility MNF-I 27 May 2005 -- A terrorist wounded during fighting died May 27 at approximately 5 a.m. after being transported to a coalition medical treatment facility.
- Coalition air component assists with joint search and recovery effort MNF-I 27 May 2005 -- U.S. Air Force F-16s provided close air support following the crash of an Army helicopter in the vicinity of Baquba, May 26.
- Civil Affairs provides medical aid escorts Iraqis to medical facility USMC News 27 May 2005 -- The siren went off at the medical facility down the road and the Marines from 5th Civil Affairs Group, working with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment quickly put their gear on and headed out into the night knowing one of the citizens needed aid.
- Airmen provide close-air support for patrol in Afghanistan AFPN 27 May 2005 -- Air Force air and ground combat support elements accompanied infantrymen from the 508th Infantry Regiment during a presence patrol in the mountainous region here recently.
- RFE/RL Afghanistan Report, Vol 4, Number 17 27 May 2005 -- AFGHANS CAUTIOUS ON U.S. MILITARY BASES / WAS NEO-TALIBAN INVOLVED IN UZBEK VIOLENCE? / 'STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP' SEEN AS A MOVE TOWARDS DE FACTO RIGHTS FOR U.S. BASES IN AFGHANISTAN / TEXT OF U.S.-AFGHAN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP / KILLINGS RAISE CONCERN FOR AID WORKERS' SAFETY / FORMER TALIBAN OFFICIAL REGISTER TO RUN FOR PARLIAMENTARY SEATS / THIS WEEK IN AFGHANISTAN'S HISTORY
Defense Policy / Programs
- U.S. CONGRESS SUPPORTS SENIOR LEVEL U.S.-TAIWAN MILITARY EXCHANGES CNA 27 May 2005 -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2006, which contains a section requesting that the Defense Department relax restrictions on senior-level military personnel visits to Taiwan.
- Arlington National Cemetery Gains 70 Acres of Land AFPS 27 May 2005 -- In 1998, burial space at the country's most prestigious resting place for servicemembers and their spouses was becoming scarce, and officials worried they would run out of room at Arlington National Cemetery in about 25 years.
- Bush Outlines Sweeping DoD Transformation Efforts AFPS 27 May 2005 -- Revolutionary advances in technology "are transforming war in our favor," President Bush said at the U.S. Naval Academy here today.
- Bush Defends US Military Base Closings VOA 27 May 2005 -- President Bush is defending plans to close some U.S. military bases, saying the savings will help refocus forces on fighting terrorism.
- BRAC 2005 Comes at 'Perfect Time' to Help Army 'Reset' AFPS 27 May 2005 -- The 2005 Base Realignment and Closure recommendations could not have come at a better time as the Army begins realigning units overseas and looks for a clearer picture on where to put them, service leaders said during a media roundtable May 26 in the Pentagon.
- Defense Officials to Make More BRAC Data Available AFPS 27 May 2005 -- Defense officials are preparing to make more data available early next week regarding the Defense Department's base realignment and closure recommendations.
- New Technology Can Help Prevent Civilian Casualties, Bush Says Washington File 27 May 2005 -- Technology is key to the transformation of the U.S. military as it modernizes for the 21st century, President Bush said, adding that "[r]evolutionary advances in technology are transforming war in our favor."
- Airmen provide support during Operation Alaskan Road AFPN 27 May 2005 -- A group of Airmen at Camp Wy-Wuh, Alaska, is supporting the troops of Joint Task Force Alaskan Road by making sure their camp has at least some of the comforts of home.
- COMBAT ACTION BADGE DESIGN APPROVED Army News Release 27 May 2005 -- The Army announced today the design for the Combat Action Badge (CAB).
- Army announces new Combat Action Badge design Army News 27 May 2005 -- The Army announced today the design for the Combat Action Badge.
- Coalition Warships Intercept Drug Smugglers Navy NewsStand 27 May 2005 -- A coalition effort involving ships from Commander, Task Force (CTF) 150, under the Coalition Forces Maritime Component Command, led to the seizure of more than 4,200 pounds of hashish here in international waters May 20.
- Navy, Coast Guard Practice Maritime Security During Combined Exercises Navy NewsStand 27 May 2005 -- Sailors and Coast Guardsmen trained with more than 1,200 policemen, firefighters and other state, local and federal officials during the week-long annual Lead Shield III and Roguex V exercises, which began May 23.
- Kennedy Kicks Off Fleet Week New York Navy NewsStand 27 May 2005 -- The aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy (JFK) (CV 67) pulled into New York City May 25 to participate in Fleet Week 2005.
- ESG 1 Completes COMPTUEX, Ready for JTFEX Navy NewsStand 27 May 2005 -- The six ships, one submarine and more than 5,500 Sailors and Marines of Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 1, completed their Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) May 26 off the coast of Southern California.
- PRESS CONFERENCE ON NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY United Nations 27 May 2005
- U.S.: Probe Finds Five Cases Of Koran Mishandling At Guantanamo RFE/RL 27 May 2005 -- A U.S. military investigation has identified five incidents in which the Koran was mishandled by military guards or interrogators at the U.S. military's detention facility for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay. The commander of the prison has said that no credible evidence has been found that the Muslim holy book had been flushed down a toilet.
- QUR'AN DESECRATION ALLEGATION: ANGRY WRITERS INSIST IT 'DID HAPPEN' US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 27 May 2005
- Rice Urges Congress to Approve Bolton as UN Ambassador VOA 27 May 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says it is time for Congress to approve nominee John Bolton as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Ms. Rice raised the issue in a wide-ranging speech in San Francisco Friday.
- Orbital Announces Investigation Orbital Sciences Corp. 27 May 2005 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE:ORB) today stated that U.S. government agents executed search warrants yesterday at its Dulles, VA and Chandler, AZ facilities. Orbital stated that company officials are fully cooperating with the investigative authorities. At this time, the company believes that the investigation is focused on contracting procedures on certain U.S. government launch vehicle programs.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 27 May 2005
- U.S. Endorses Plan for U.N. Body on Post-Conflict Peacebuilding Washington File 27 May 2005 -- The United States endorses the U.N. secretary-general's proposal to create a post-conflict peacebuilding commission, a U.S. official says.
- UN and Serbian Representatives Clash Over Report on Kosovo VOA 27 May 2005 -- Disagreement surfaced Friday in advance of Kosovo's progress in moving toward a stable, multi-ethnic society as a condition for determining the province's final political status.
- India, Pakistan End Talks about Glacier Standoff VOA 27 May 2005 -- Peace talks between Pakistan and India ended Friday without resolving a two-decade-old military standoff over the Siachen Glacier in the Himalayan Mountains.
- LIBERIA: Former rebel fighters dig for diamonds, small-scale mining on the up IRIN 27 May 2005 -- Boaki spent Liberia's civil war fighting for the rebels. Now it's peacetime, the former gunman spends his days in muddy creek waters, illicitly searching for diamonds, the gems that helped fuel the 14-year conflict.
- Palestinians Welcome Bush Assurances VOA 27 May 2005 -- Palestinian officials welcome signs of confidence from President Bush and renewed pledges for moving toward a viable two-state solution for Palestinians and Israelis.
- TOGO: Cracks appear in opposition coalition over meetings with president IRIN 27 May 2005 -- Cracks began to appear in Togo's opposition alliance on Friday. Four of its six member parties agreed to begin talks with newly elected President Faure Gnassingbe on the formation of a government of national unity.
- Lebanese Muslims Demonstrate Over Desecration of Koran VOA 27 May 2005 -- Hundreds of Muslims marched through the streets in Beirut Friday to deliver a statement to the prime minister asking him to shut down the American Embassy in Lebanon.
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