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17 June 2005 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • African, US Officers Work Together on Terrorism Scenario VOA 17 Jun 2005 -- Military officers from the United States and nine African countries conducted a command post exercise in Dakar Friday, working together to respond to a mock terrorist attack. The exercise came as a real-world terrorist threat forced the closure of U.S. and other diplomatic missions in Nigeria.
  • Flintlock Exercise Trains Africans to Handle Defense AFPS 17 Jun 2005 -- There is more than one way to fight terrorism, as U.S. servicemembers participating in Exercise Flintlock '05 are finding.

  • Air Force releases findings of Wassaw Sound survey AFPN 17 Jun 2005 -- Air Force officials completed their evaluation of radiation levels in the Wassaw Sound where an incomplete nuclear weapon was lost off the coast of Georgia in 1958.
  • DoD Strongly Supports Stabilization Office AFPS 17 Jun 2005 -- In line with the idea that all aspects of national power must be applied against terror, the Defense Department is working closely with the office of the State Department's Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, DoD officials said before a Senate committee June 16.
  • General Cites Influencers as Part of Recruiting Challenge AFPS 17 Jun 2005 -- The greatest challenge facing recruiters is the people who influence young men and women of the "Millennium Generation" not to serve, the commander of the Army Recruiting Command said here today.
  • CTC innovations prep units for Iraq, Afghanistan Army News 17 Jun 2005 -- Hundreds of Arab linguists have been hired at the Army's combat training centers to replicate current conditions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Fort Leonard Wood Provides Blueprint for BRAC Realignments AFPS 17 Jun 2005 -- For a look at what's ahead following the next round of base realignments, you'll find few better examples than the U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center here in the Ozarks.
  • Army streamlines RC-AC transfer process Army News 17 Jun 2005 -- The Army is implementing new policies and procedures for the voluntary enlistment and transfer of mobilized reserve-component Soldiers into the Regular Army.
  • Yokota radar techs keep Pacific aircraft safe AFPN 17 Jun 2005 -- Every day, technicians here ensure air traffic control radars correctly and safely track incoming and outgoing Department of Defense military and contracted civilian aircraft.
  • Army displays latest warfighting innovations Army News 17 Jun 2005 -- The Army showcased its Future Force Warrior system, the latest in war-fighting technology, at Soldier Modernization Day on Capitol Hill June 16.
  • Bataan Breaks Ground With MV-22 Navy NewsStand 17 Jun 2005 -- USS Bataan (LHD 5) took on eight MV-22 Ospreys and two AV-8B Harriers for training and testing while steaming in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina in June.
  • Wasp Air Department Proves Capabilities During AVCERT Navy NewsStand 17 Jun 2005 -- For the first time in several months, the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) has proven its readiness to take on aircraft during an Aviation Certification (AVCERT), completed June 17.
  • NAVFAC Evaluating Innovative Technologies for Converting Seawater to Fresh Water Navy NewsStand 17 Jun 2005 -- For the next six months, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) will work under the sponsorship of the Bureau of Reclamation to test, evaluate and document innovative water desalination technologies in Port Hueneme, Calif.

  • White House Daily Briefing, June 17 Washington File 17 Jun 2005 -- President's schedule, Medicare, Social Security, G8/pre-summit discussions, Iraq, week ahead, U.S.-EU Summit
  • State Department Briefing, June 17 Washington File 17 Jun 2005 -- IAEA/nuclear nonproliferation, North Korea, Nigeria, Israel/Palestinian Authority, Iran, Mexico, Kyrgyzstan

Defense Industry

  • ATK Under Contract for Counter-IED Program ATK 17 Jun 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a $1.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to build and test the Scorpion II Demonstration System, a transportable high-powered microwave system capable of disabling a wide variety of improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
  • Israel Optimistic on Dispute with US Over Arms Sales to China VOA 17 Jun 2005 -- Israel says its dispute with the United States over its sales of military technology China will soon be worked out.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • ICRC Refutes US Republican Policy Committee Allegations VOA 17 Jun 2005 -- The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross is dismissing allegations contained in a policy paper for U.S. Republican senators, that it has lost its impartiality.
  • UN calls on all countries for evidence in probe on Lebanese ex-premier's murder UN News Centre 17 Jun 2005 -- The head of the United Nations probe into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri said today that any country failing to provide relevant information without delay will bear full responsibility "should we fail in our efforts to establish the truth" behind the murder, which led to the withdrawal of Syrian troops from its smaller neighbour.
  • Protesters in Kyrgyzstan Temporarily Seize Government Building in Pre-Election Protest VOA 17 Jun 2005 -- Protesters in Kyrgyzstan temporarily seized control of the main government building in the capital city Bishkek, demanding that their candidate for president be registered in next month's election there. While the incident later ended peacefully, it highlights tensions in the former Soviet republic, with the election less than a month away.

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