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14 July 2005 Military News

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  • U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND WILL CONDUCT EXERCISE WITH SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN STATES TO PROMOTE REGIONAL COOPERATION CENTCOM 14 Jul 2005 -- REGIONAL COOPERATION 2005 (RC 05), a Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff sponsored, U.S. Central Command executed, and Joint Forces Command supported regional exercise for the South and Central Asian States (SCAS), will be held 14 - 27 August at the Joint Warfighting Center (JWFC), Suffolk, VA.
  • U.S.: Strategists Debate U.S. Military Policy RFE/RL 14 Jul 2005 -- Pentagon planners have begun reviewing one of the pillars of U.S. military strategy: Should the United States maintain its long-standing policy of being prepared to fight two wars concurrently while maintaining a sufficiently effective counterterrorism/homeland defense?
  • Commandant of the Marine Corps Visits Kearsarge ESG, 26th MEU Navy NewsStand 14 Jul 2005 -- The Commandant of the Marine Corps visited the Sailors of the amphibious ships of the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) and the Marines of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) (Special Operations Capable) (SOC) here June 17.
  • CID Corry Station Prepares for Hurricane Dennis Navy NewsStand 14 Jul 2005 -- The Center for Information Dominance (CID) Corry Station hurricane preparedness staff made last minute preparations to secure the base from Hurricane Dennis in July, while receiving the majority of an expected 2,300-plus military and civilian evacuees.
  • Navy Medics Reach Out in Africa Navy NewsStand 14 Jul 2005 -- More than 100 U.S. military medical and support personnel deployed to Garoua, Cameroon and Libreville, Gabon July 11 to kick off this year's West African Training Cruise Medical Outreach Program (WATC 05 MOP), an annual exercise conducted between the United States and various West African nations.
  • Big E Simulates UNREP in Shipyards Navy NewsStand 14 Jul 2005 -- The crew aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) (Big E) simulated an underway replenishment (UNREP) in the Northrop Grumman shipyards in Newport News, Va., July 12, to prepare for at-sea conditions.
  • DESRON 1 Embarks Boxer for CARAT Navy NewsStand 14 Jul 2005 -- Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 1 and 14 staff members embarked USS Boxer (LHD 4) July 5 to prepare for the Malaysian phase of the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise.
  • Defense Department Report, July 14: Middle East, Asia Update Washington File 14 Jul 2005 -- OFFICIALS EXPECT DRAFT OF IRAQI CONSTITUTION IN AUGUST / UNITED STATES HAS NO TERRITORIAL DESIGNS IN ASIA
  • Guard Chief Calls Employer Support Vital to Military Success AFPS 14 Jul 2005 -- Civilian employers are standing solidly behind their National Guard employees as they make a vital contribution to the global war on terror, according to the chief of the National Guard Bureau.

  • Commander: Ukrainian Military Partially Operational RFE/RL 14 Jul 2005 -- Ukraine's top military commander said today that the country's 250,000-strong army is only partially operational due to obsolete equipment and lack of funds.

  • Central Asia: Russia Could Double Troops At Kyrgyz Base; Future Of U.S. Base In Doubt RFE/RL 14 Jul 2005 -- Russia's military originally announced last year it would boost its troop strength at the Kant air base in Kyrgyzstan, and that more warplanes would be added at the base. However, the military set no time frame for the arrival of the new forces.

  • State Department Briefing, July 14 Washington File 14 Jul 2005 -- Iran, Israel/Palestinians, Syria, India, United Kingdom, Public Diplomacy Efforts/Embassy Monitoring of Public Opinion, Kosovo, Russia

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Other Conflicts

  • DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 14 Jul 2005
  • Somalia: UN Security Council calls for immediate ceasefire and stabilization UN News Centre 14 Jul 2005 -- Expressing concern that "recent disagreements and increased tensions" threaten the viability of Transitional Federal Institutions being relocated to Somalia from Kenya, the United Nations Security Council today urged the Somali leadership to reduce tensions and conclude a comprehensive and verifiable ceasefire agreement leading to final disarmament.
  • Security Council welcomes Sudan's new Government, urges settlement for Darfur UN News Centre 15 Jul 2005 -- The United Nations Security Council today encouraged the Presidency of Sudan's newly inaugurated Government of National Unity and other parties to take urgent steps to resolve the crisis in the Darfur region through peaceful means, and to be prepared to make decisive progress when talks between the Government and rebel factions resume next month.
  • Small Arms Threaten Precarious West African Peace VOA 14 Jul 2005 -- War-divided Ivory Coast is preparing to enter a disarmament process, the third country in West Africa to do so, following Liberia and Sierra Leone. But a new study on arms says that, despite these efforts, the problem of weapons proliferation in the region shows no signs of ending, signaling the possibility of new conflicts
  • COTE D IVOIRE-GUINEA: Guinean forces kill Ivorian rebel in border clash IRIN 14 Jul 2005 -- Guinean troops have shot dead at least one rebel fighter from Cote d'Ivoire in a border clash, the second such inicident to be reported this year, a military source said on Thursday.
  • Gaza Settlements to Stay Closed for Now VOA 14 Jul 2005 -- Israel's military chief says Gaza settlements will remain closed to all non-residents, as long as necessary to prevent mass protests against the government's plan to dismantle them next month.
  • KENYA: Thousands displaced after attack, toll reaches 76 IRIN 14 Jul 2005 -- At least 6,000 people have been displaced following brutal attacks by armed raiders that started on Tuesday on villages in the northern Kenyan district of Marsabit, relief workers said.
  • DRC: UN says it needs an extra US $190 million for polls IRIN 14 Jul 2005 -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has issued a two-page report to the Security Council in which he gave details of almost US $190 million in additional costs the UN requires to support upcoming elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

News Reports

  • Press Conference By Nigeria’s Foreign Minister United Nations 14 Jul 2005
  • CLINTON / UN / TSUNAMI VOA 14 Jul 2005 -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton says the tsunami that devastated areas along the Indian Ocean at the end of December has shown clearly that it is time to move forward quickly on a global risk agenda
  • Putin Concerned About Stability In Daghestan RFE/RL 14 Jul 2005 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said today his government will stabilize the situation in Daghestan, where police have come increasingly under attack.
  • Philippine President Challenges Opposition VOA 14 Jul 2005 -- Philippine president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has again promised she will not resign, and challenged the opposition Thursday to reveal its plan for the country if she is forced from office by vote-rigging allegations.



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