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01 August 2005 Military News

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  • ARPC supports one-stop service AFPN 01 Aug 2005 -- It is more than 7,000 miles to Baghdad from here, but for an individual mobilization augmentee serving in Iraq, personnel services are only seconds away.
  • Spangdahlem pilots fly missions in Romania AFPN 01 Aug 2005 -- About 160 Airmen from the 81st Fighter Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, recently conducted the first Air Force fighter training mission in Constanta, Romania.
  • Uzbeks Ask U.S. to Leave Karshi-Khanabad AFPS 01 Aug 2005 -- Uzbekistan has exercised its rights under an October 2001 bilateral agreement to end coalition use of Karshi-Khanabad - "K2" - airfield.
  • Army launches new bio warfare identification class Army News 01 Aug 2005 -- The Army Medical Department Center and School's newest multi-service course teaches students the inner workings of a biological warfare identification device.
  • Kearsarge's Deck Department Receives AAV Training Navy NewsStand 01 Aug 2005 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge's (LHD 3) deck department had the opportunity to conduct training with an amphibious vehicle July 23 not normally found aboard.
  • CVW-5 Sailors Lend a Hand to Kitty Hawk Departments Navy NewsStand 01 Aug 2005 -- During USS Kitty Hawk's (CV 63) current summer underway period, 186 Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 Sailors have been sent on temporary assigned duty (TAD) to support the ship's overall mission.
  • CVW-5 Hornet Squadrons Prepare for MCI Navy NewsStand 01 Aug 2005 -- The air squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 embarked on USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) are undergoing intense preparation for a safety inspection at the end of the Hawk/5 team's summer underway period and has kept maintenance personnel working overtime to ensure that their aircraft are up to standards.
  • USS Duluth Makes Last Liberty Port Visit Navy NewsStand 01 Aug 2005 -- Amphibious transport dock USS Duluth (LPD 6) completed a four-day liberty port visit to Esquimalt, British Columbia, July 15.
  • VP-45 Sailors Provide Aerial Support To The Fleet Navy NewsStand 01 Aug 2005 -- The Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 'Pelicans' deployed to Bahrain in July to provide land- and sea-based commanders with intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support as part of its mission to support maritime security operations (MSO).
  • Multinational Force Hones Skills During UNITAS Navy NewsStand 01 Aug 2005 -- UNITAS 46-05 Pacific Phase wrapped up July 24 in Cartagena, Colombia, after two weeks of training and maneuvers in the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean.
  • USS Carl Vinson Arrives in Norfolk Navy NewsStand 01 Aug 2005 -- The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrived at its new homeport of Naval Station Norfolk July 31, after completing a seven-month trip around the world.

  • Congressional Report, August 1: Senate Confirms Nominees Washington File 01 Aug 2005 -- The U.S. Senate confirmed the nominations of 15 ambassadors and senior State Department officials before beginning its annual August recess, Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Richard G. Lugar announced August 1.

  • U.S.: President Bush Names Bolton UN Ambassador RFE/RL 01 Aug 2005 -- U.S. President George W. Bush has named John Bolton to be ambassador to the United Nations, ending an impasse in the U.S. Senate over Bolton's suitability for the post
  • Bolton: The United States Wants a Stronger United Nations Washington File 01 Aug 2005 -- The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations will face an agenda packed with critical issues looming for the international community in the coming months.
  • Chief Expects to Work with New US Ambassador for UN Reform VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan says he looks forward to working with the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the controversial former undersecretary of state for nonproliferation, John Bolton , especially on the issue of UN reform
  • President Appoints Bolton U.S. Ambassador to United Nations Washington File 01 Aug 2005 -- President Bush appointed John R. Bolton to be the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations August 1 without prior Senate confirmation.
  • Bush Appoints Bolton to UN Post Without Senate Vote VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- President Bush is putting John Bolton in the job of United Nations ambassador without a Senate confirmation vote

  • White House Daily Briefing, August 1 Washington File 01 Aug 2005 -- Supreme Court nomination/process, Bolton appointment, abortion, stem cell research, Iran, North Korea, Sudan
  • State Department Briefing, August 1 Washington File 01 Aug 2005 -- Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel/Palestinians, Mexico, Iraq, Turkey, Cyprus, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, John Bolton's Appointment as U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., North Korea, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Pakistan

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  • DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 01 Aug 2005
  • Garang's Death Seen as a Setback to Sudan Peace VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- Calm appears to have returned to the streets of Sudan's capital, following rioting and looting that erupted at the news that one-time rebel leader, and new Sudanese vice president, John Garang died in a helicopter crash
  • Khartoum Explodes in Violence After Garang's Death VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- Southern Sudanese rioted today amid rumors that vice president and former southern rebel leader John Garang's death in a helicopter crash was not accidental. The streets were barricaded and black smoke blanketed the city. Gunfire and explosions were heard throughout the day
  • US Sends Envoys to Sudan in Wake of Garang Death VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- Two senior U.S. envoys have been sent to Sudan with the hope of keeping peace efforts there on track following the death of Sudanese senior vice president and former southern rebel leader John Garang.
  • Annan to Sudan: Honor Garang's Legacy by Keeping the Peace VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- United Nations officials are closely monitoring the situation in Khartoum, where violence has broken out following the death of Vice President John Garang, the long-time leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement
  • Sudan: UN mourns death of Vice-President Garang UN News Centre 01 Aug 2005 -- The United Nations today urged the Sudanese people to remain calm and unite in their sorrow following tragic helicopter crash that killed Vice-President John Garang de Mabior, and has called on all parties to finalize a January peace deal between the Government and southern rebels that was his legacy.
  • Sudan Rebel Turned Vice-President John Garang Dies VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- Sudanese Vice-President John Garang, who had survived assassination attempts and violent splits in his rebel movement during a civil war, has died in peacetime, the victim of a helicopter crash
  • Khartoum reacts to Garangs death VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- Thousands of people are reported to be protesting on the streets of Khartoum at the news of John Garangs death. Garang -- who led the Sudanese Peoples Liberation Movement / Army for more than two decades -- was sworn in as Sudans First Vice President less than a month ago
  • Rioting Intensifies in Sudanese Capital Following Garang's Death VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- Tens of thousands of people are flooding the streets of Khartoum, Sudan's capital, enraged by the death of John Garang, who led the Sudanese Peoples Liberation Army rebels for more than two decades.

  • COTE D IVOIRE: Another disarmament deadline slips IRIN 01 Aug 2005 -- The much-delayed disarmament process in Cote d'Ivoire suffered another set-back on Sunday as the New Forces rebels refused to honour a deadline to send some 40,500 fighters to cantonments sites - a precursor to disarmament.
  • Ivory Coast Peace Deal Hits Another Snag VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- Ivory Coast's national army and rebel military commanders continue to meet, after failing Sunday to reach an agreement on how disarmament should begin in the divided West African state

  • DR of Congo: UN mission plans new operation to improve conditions UN News Centre 01 Aug 2005 -- The Indian Battalion of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) is planning to set up a medical camp in North Kivu as part of its "Operation Dove Flight" to improve the lot of victims of the conflict which resurged early last month.
  • DRC: Arms embargo extended one more year IRIN 01 Aug 2005 -- The UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 1616 (2005) on Friday which extends an existing two-year arms embargo in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for at least one more year.

  • Israeli Settlers Vow To Defy Demonstration Ban VOA 01 Aug 2005 -- Israeli settlers have vowed to defy a government ban on a planned demonstration against the pullout from the Gaza Strip. In another development, Israel says it has reached an agreement with Egypt to secure the Gaza border after the withdrawal
  • LIBERIA: West African leaders call for review of Taylor's asylum deal IRIN 01 Aug 2005 -- The leaders of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have publicly asked Nigeria to review the asylum deal which stands between former Liberian president Charles Taylor and a trial to face charges of crimes against humanity.
  • Russia Arrests Three Terror Suspects RFE/RL 01 Aug 2005 -- Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliev today said three suspects have been arrested in connection with a car-bomb attack that killed 14 people in the Chechen village of Znamenskoye on 19 July.
  • RWANDA: Release of thousands of prisoners begins IRIN 01 Aug 2005 -- Rwandan prison authorities began releasing on Friday what they say will amount to 36,000 detainees, many of whom have confessed to taking part in the country's 1994 genocide.
  • KENYA: Conflict over resources in border areas IRIN 01 Aug 2005 -- The recent killing of 70 people in northern Kenya's Marsabit district demonstrates a frequent pattern of conflict between communities living in arid areas over scarce resources and inter-communal animosity exacerbated by political rivalry, an analyst said.
  • Bosnian Serb President Urges Karadzic To Surrender RFE/RL 01 Aug 2005 -- Bosnian Serb President Dragan Cavic says political problems with the international community will worsen if war-crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic does not surrender or is not captured.
  • NORTHERN IRELAND: 'FRESH HOPE' FROM IRA PLEDGE TO ABANDON VIOLENCE US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 01 Aug 2005

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