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13 July 2005 Military News

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  • Military Confirms 2 FBI Allegations of Detainee Abuse VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- A military investigation into FBI allegations of detainee abuse at the GTMO prison has found two unauthorized cases where prisoners were subjected to abusive interrogation
  • Active-duty, Reserve Seabees Join Forces in Field Exercise Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2005 -- Nearly 600 Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 were joined by another 500 'Bees' from NMCB 25 for the "Operation Bearing Duel" field exercise (FEX), West Coast-style at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., in late April and early May.
  • New Test to Better Assess Language Proficiency Within DoD AFPS 13 Jul 2005 -- A new language test scheduled to roll out beginning in October will better measure language professionals' fluency in real-world situations, the Defense Department's senior language official said today.
  • Myers Stresses Political Progress in Iraq, Afghanistan AFPS 13 Jul 2005 -- Political progress in Iraq and Afghanistan will end the insurgencies in those countries, but American and coalition troops will be needed to provide the security and stability for that progress to take place, said the nation's highest-ranking military official July 12.
  • Multinational Exercise Strengthens Security in Adriatic Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2005 -- Nearly 1,500 Navy and Marine Corps personnel are participating in a multinational exercise with Albania and Macedonia, July 11-30, in the Adriatic Sea.
  • Enterprise Gears up to Return to Sea Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2005 -- The crew of USS Enterprise (CVN 65) (Big E) is making the necessary preparations to ensure they and their families are ready for the separation that accompanies getting underway.
  • Navy's 'Virtual SYSCOM' Transforming Business Processes Navy NewsStand 13 Jul 2005 -- Moving smartly ahead to achieve the Chief of Naval Operations' (CNO) objectives of Sea Enterprise, the Navy's Systems Commands have recently issued joint guidance that provides a collaborative business framework for improving interoperability and providing enhanced support to the fleet.
  • Military Providing Security, Emergency Response for Shuttle Mission AFPS 13 Jul 2005 -- As Discovery gets set to lift off from Kennedy Space Center, Fla., today, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command are on duty, prepared to support the "Return to Flight" mission.
  • Guard Chief Praises New Homeland Defense Strategy AFPS 13 Jul 2005 -- The chief of the National Guard Bureau praised the Defense Department's new Strategy for Homeland Defense and Civil Support today.
  • Rumsfeld Says US Will Continue to Pursue Terrorists Abroad VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says the London terror attacks that killed more than 50 people and wounded 700 will not affect the ongoing U.S. military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Russia To Double Troops At Kyrgyz Base RFE/RL 13 Jul 2005 -- Russia is planning to double the number of troops it has at the Kant airbase in Kyrgyzstan.

  • White House Daily Briefing, July 13 Washington File 13 Jul 2005 -- Cabinet meeting, Karl Rove, India Prime Minister visit, Terrorism, Iraq policy criticism, State of Islam, Social Security, Iran, North Carolina speech on CAFTA, Supreme Court nominee, Space Shuttle launch
  • State Department Briefing, July 13 Washington File 13 Jul 2005 -- Mexico, Uzbekistan, Iran, Israel/Syria, Syria/Lebanon, Greece, Russia, Iraq, Combating Terrorism, Cyprus

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  • UN World Court decides Niger, Benin border dispute UN News Centre 13 Jul 2005 -- The International Court of Justice (ICJ) - the United Nations' principal judicial organ for settling disputes between States - has awarded Niger 15 islands at the centre of a four-decade border dispute with Benin.
  • US, Europe Urge Peaceful Resolution of Ethiopian Election Disputes VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- The United States and European Union appealed jointly Wednesday for the peaceful resolution of disputes stemming from the Ethiopian parliamentary elections in May. The first final results from the voting were issued late last week.
  • US May Cut Uzbekistan Aid Over Andijon Inquiry VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- The Bush administration indicated Wednesday it may again cut U.S. aid to Uzbekistan over that government's refusal to allow an international inquiry into the killing of protesters two months ago in Andijon. The United Nations said earlier this week that grave human rights abuses were committed in the May 13th events.
  • Kyrgyzstan: Will Bakiev-Kulov Alliance Last? RFE/RL 13 Jul 2005 -- Kyrgyzstan's new president, Kurmanbek Bakiev, is a native of the country's south. But he won the support of voters in northern regions by sharing his ticket with a prominent figure from the north -- Feliks Kulov.
  • Dozens Killed In Northern Kenyan Raid VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- Police told reporters in Nairobi that at least 45 people and 10 bandits had been killed during or after the raid, which took place early Tuesday in villages near the trading center of Turbi - about 100-kilometers south of the Ethiopian border.
  • Uzbekistan: UN Urges International Probe Into What May Have Been 'Mass Killing' In Andijon RFE/RL 13 Jul 2005 -- The UN says witness testimony strongly suggests Uzbekistan's security forces committed serious human rights violations by firing on unarmed demonstrators in the eastern town of Andijon two months ago.
  • Philippine Opposition Holds Largest Anti-Arroyo Protest VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- The Philippine capital has witnessed the largest demonstration demanding the resignation of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, over allegations that she cheated in the 2004 elections.
  • Northrop Grumman Supplies Navigational Aids for NASA's Deep Impact Mission Northrop Grumman 13 Jul 2005 -- Key navigation aids from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) supplied the precise spacecraft-orientation information critical to the success of NASA's Deep Impact mission, a seven-month journey to comet Tempel 1 and the first space mission to probe beneath the surface of a comet and reveal the secrets of its interior.

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