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12 July 2005 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • US and Singapore Sign Strategic Agreement VOA 12 Jul 2005 -- The United States and Singapore have signed a new agreement that President Bush says takes their relationship "beyond just economics."
  • Singapore, U.S. Reaffirm, Strengthen Relationship AFPS 12 Jul 2005 -- Singapore and the United States strengthened their bilateral relationship when President Bush and Prime Minister Leong Hsien Lee signed a Strategic Framework Agreement today.
  • Bush, Singapore's Lee To Sign Defense Partnership Agreement Washington File 12 Jul 2005 -- President Bush and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore released a joint statement July 12 announcing that they would sign an agreement to expand bilateral cooperation on defense and security matters.

  • HC-85 Sailors Briefed On Sea Warrior Initiative Navy NewStand 12 Jul 2005 -- Members from Task Force Warrior briefed the Golden Gaters of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron (HC) 85 June 22 about the Sea Warrior initiative at Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, Calif.
  • USS Blue Ridge, 7th Fleet Visit New Caledonia Navy NewStand 12 Jul 2005 -- USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) and the embarked U.S. 7th Fleet staff took a break to enjoy the breathtaking coral, marine life and beaches, French ambiance and Kanak culture of Noumea, New Caledonia
  • Malaysia Phase of 11th Annual CARAT Exercise Begins Navy NewStand 12 Jul 2005 -- third phase of the 2005 Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise series officially began here July 9 when 200 U.S. and Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) exercise participants gathered at a local resort for an opening ceremony that included a taste of the local cuisine and Malaysian hospitality.
  • LCS Crew to be Hybrid Sailors Navy NewStand 12 Jul 2005 -- Four Naval Personnel Development Command Learning Centers have been working since November to build a training program for the first crew members of the Navy's first Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), USS Freedom, who started arriving for duty in January.
  • Sea Warrior: Transforming for Efficiency, Effectiveness, Agility Navy NewStand 12 Jul 2005 -- Sea Warrior took a step closer to delivering the right skills to the right people at the right time July 1 when the leadership functions of the Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPT&E) commands were aligned to more efficiently drive the Sea Warrior programs for which they are responsible.
  • Force Shaping Phase II evolves for fiscal 2006 AFPN 12 Jul 2005 -- The Air Force achieved its congressionally mandated active-duty end strength of 359,700 Airmen for fiscal 2005. The Air Force had exceeded that ceiling until now.
  • Italy Reaffirms Stance with U.S. Against Terror AFPS 12 Jul 2005 -- Terrorists will not terrorize Italy, Italian Defense Minister Antonio Martino said during a press conference with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today.

  • U.S. Has No Comment On Future Of Kyrgyzstan Base RFE/RL 12 Jul 2005 -- The United States has offered no immediate reaction to the comment by Kyrgyzstan's newly elected president urging a review of the presence of U.S. forces at an air base in Kyrgyzstan.

  • White House Daily Briefing, July 12 Washington File 12 Jul 2005 -- Schedule of the President, Supreme Court nominee, Leak investigation/Karl Rove, North Korea, President's speech to Indiana Black Expo, Aid to Palestinian Authority, Israel/bombing in Natanya, Eminent domain/Justice Souter, White House credibility problem, London attack, War in Iraq/terrorism attacks
  • State Department Briefing, July 12 Washington File 12 Jul 2005 -- Israel/Palestinians, Cyprus, UK, Lebanon, Cuba, North Korea, Embassy Security, Uzbekistan, China/Taiwan, Bosnia and Herzogovina

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

  • UN's task is to prevent human suffering, Annan tells Security Council UN News Centre 12 Jul 2005 -- The Security Council's caseload of war-torn countries has spotlighted the need for the United Nations to pre-empt crises and to ensure that its peace-building efforts include long-term engagement and ways to help strengthen institutions that provide security and justice based on the rule of law, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today.

  • Several Killed, Dozens Injured in Israel Suicide Bombing VOA 12 Jul 2005 -- A suicide bomber set off an explosion in the Israeli coastal city of Netanya, killing himself and at least two people and injuring around 30 more. The extremist group Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack.
  • US Condemns Suicide Bombing in Israel, Urges Palestinian Crackdown VOA 12 Jul 2005 -- The United States is strongly condemning Tuesday's suicide bombing in Israel, which State Department officials say appeared aimed at torpedoing the planned Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and parts of the West Bank. Officials also say U.S. and Israeli officials are discussing new U.S. financial support for the disengagement process.
  • Several Killed, Dozens Injured in Israel Suicide Bombing VOA 12 Jul 2005 -- A suicide bomber has killed at least two people and injured about 30 more in the Israeli coastal city of Netanya.
  • Israel Issues Warning to Disengagement Opponents VOA 12 Jul 2005 -- Israeli officials issued stern warnings to those seeking to disrupt the upcoming evacuation from Gaza, saying some are crossing the line between protest and terror.

  • UN mission reports slaying of 39 by unknown assailants in eastern DR of Congo UN News Centre 12 Jul 2005 -- Armed men attacked a village in the eastern South Kivu region of the country last weekend, locking people in their homes before burning them down and killing nearly 40 villagers, mainly women and children, the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) said today.
  • UN Confirms Massacre in Congo VOA 12 Jul 2005 -- United Nations peacekeepers late Monday night confirmed rumors of another massacre in Congo's lawless east over the weekend. They arrived in a remote village to find nothing but ashes and two mass graves that survivors say contain 39 people, mainly women and children who had been burned alive by Rwandan rebels.

  • KENYA: Civilians killed in raid on remote northern villages IRIN 12 Jul 2005 -- Armed raiders attacked two remote villages in Marsabit district of northern Kenya on Tuesday, killing at least 19 people and wounding dozens, including children, a police spokesman said.
  • Hope Seen For Nagorno-Karabakh Settlement RFE/RL 12 Jul 2005 -- International mediators involved in the territorial dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan said today there is hope for a settlement.
  • Ivory Coast UN Head Has Hope For Future, But Little Patience VOA 12 Jul 2005 -- A new timetable for disarmament of rebels, militias and armed forces in Ivory Coast has brought the country one step closer to elections planned for later this year. But with much that can still go wrong and derail the polls, the head of the United Nations mission in the war-divided country says there is no longer time to tolerate stalling.
  • Tamil Tiger Rebels Warn They Could Resume War VOA 12 Jul 2005 -- In Sri Lanka, Tamil Tiger rebels say recent violence in the east of the country poses a threat to the country's fragile truce. The government is also facing protests from the political opposition.
  • 10 Servicemen Killed In Chechnya RFE/RL 12 Jul 2005 -- Reports say 10 pro-Russian police officers were killed and 14 injured in attacks in Chechnya since yesterday.

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