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01 July 2005 Military News

Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
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Current Operations

Defense Policy / Programs

  • C-130J conducts first-ever combat airdrop AFPN 01 Jul 2005 -- Air Force history was made June 30 when the newest addition to the cargo fleet proved its capabilities during the first-ever C-130J Hercules combat airdrop.
  • Dominguez talks about present course in Iraq, future for Airmen AFPN 01 Jul 2005 -- During the acting secretary of the Air Force's visit here June 29, he said part of the reason he came was to pass on a message.
  • Air Force takes part in joint training transformation AFPN 01 Jul 2005 -- Linking aircraft simulators with live forces and simulators of other services have been the Air Force's most visible contributions to the Department of Defense's joint training transformation effort.
  • Senate confirms Moseley as next CSAF AFPN 01 Jul 2005 -- The Senate has confirmed General T. Michael Moseley as the next chief of staff of the Air Force. He is the current Air Force vice chief of staff.
  • DoD Announces Increase in Death Gratuity and SGLI 01 Jul 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today a significant increase in the death gratuity for the survivors of service members killed in action and the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) coverage for service members deployed to designated combat zones.
  • Japanese Sailors Complete Damage Control Training at NAVSTA San Diego Navy NewsStand 01 Jul 2005 -- Sailors at Naval Base San Diego's Training Support Center helped Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) sailors conduct damage control training, shipboard warfare training, and chemical, biological and radiological defense drills June 20-24.
  • Pearl Harbor Sailors Briefed on Sea Warrior Navy NewsStand 01 Jul 2005 -- Representatives from Task Force Warrior, a command tasked by the Chief of Naval Operations to integrate, communicate and accelerate Sea Warrior, visited Pearl Harbor June 27-28 to brief Sailors on proposed changes aimed at maintaining an agile and responsive Navy.
  • Pentagon, Medical Journal in Dispute over Detainees VOA 01 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. Defense Department is involved in a dispute with a prominent medical journal, which is alleging inappropriate involvement by medical personnel in the interrogation of detainees at the Guantanamo detention center. The issue involves international law, medical ethics and the war on terrorism.

  • State Department Briefing, July 1 Washington File 01 Jul 2005 -- Secretary Rice to deliver opening remarks at OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Ambassador Khalilzad's health, Zimbabwe, North Korea, U.S. efforts to freeze assets of WMD proliferators, Iran
  • Report Sheds Light on U.S. Policy During 1971 South Asia Crisis Washington File 01 Jul 2005 -- Important foreign policy discussions held between former President Richard Nixon and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger regarding the 1971 war between India and Pakistan have been made public for the first time.

Defense Industry

  • BAE SYSTEMS Bids Farewell To 29 Squadron BAE Systems 01 Jul 2005 -- To celebrate the on-schedule achievement of a vital milestone in the Typhoon programme, a Typhoon display and a formation flypast of four Typhoons marked the departure of the second Royal Air Force Typhoon squadron from Warton for their permanent base at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire today.
  • Thales to supply new high frequency tactical communication system for French forces Thales 01 Jul 2005 -- The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has appointed Thales as prime contractor for the Melchior programme, which will provide the French armed forces with a new-generation high-frequency (HF) tactical transit and access communication system. The contract, worth 252 million euros, calls for development and production of the system and subsequent through-life support.
  • Thales and CNN sign innovative support contract with DGA Thales 01 Jul 2005 -- Thales and CNN (Compagnie Nationale de Navigation) have signed a contract with French defence procurement agency DGA making them co-prime contractors for the support of the new Dupuy de Lôme signals intelligence vessel and its electronic systems. Under the contract, Thales and CNN will provide services to the French Navy in support of the Dupuy de Lôme for five years. The aim is to ensure that the ship and its main systems are available 350 days/year. The systems concerned include the propulsion and steering systems and the electronic eavesdropping and intelligence systems.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Congo Opposition Maintains Pressure After Violence VOA 01 Jul 2005 -- Calm returned to Congo's capital Kinshasa Friday, a day after protests calling for the government's resignation turned violent. While the United Nations said there had been some excesses by the security forces there was relief the violence did not spin further out of control.
  • UN Urges Resettlement of Uzbek Asylum Seekers in Safe Countries VOA 01 Jul 2005 -- The U.N. Refugee Agency held an urgent meeting Friday to find countries willing to resettle some 450 Uzbek asylum seekers that are threatened with forcible deportation from Kyrgyzstan. United Nations officials and human rights organizations warn these people could face torture or death, if they are sent back to Uzbekistan.
  • Mauritanian Guilty of Torture VOA 01 Jul 2005 -- A French court has found a Mauritanian military officer guilty of torture in his own country, applying for the first time a doctrine allowing foreigners to be prosecuted for crimes committed anywhere in the world.
  • Shanghai Group Head Blames Terrorists For Andijon Unrest RFE/RL 01 Jul 2005 -- Secretary-General Zhang Deguang of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) says that bloody unrest last month in the Uzbek city of Andijon resulted from a terrorist plot.
  • Akaev Backs Opponents For Kyrgyz Election RFE/RL 01 Jul 2005 -- Ousted Kyrgyz President Askar Akaev says his two main political opponents are best suited to lead the country after the presidential poll this month

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