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15 August 2005 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • DoD Releases Selected Acquisition Reports 15 Aug 2005 -- The Department of Defense has released details on major defense acquisition program cost and schedule changes since the December 2004 reporting period
  • Statement on Freedom Walk 15 Aug 2005 -- It is unfortunate that the Washington Post has made this decision not to support the "Freedom Walk," but we welcome their donation to the Pentagon Memorial Fund.
  • Multi-million Dollar MWR Center Opens in Sigonella Navy NewsStand 15 Aug 2005 -- The long-awaited Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella Midtown Complex opened June 17.
  • Boxer Takes on Harriers for JASEX Success Navy NewsStand 15 Aug 2005 -- The sound of five AV-8B Harrier IIs shook the sky as jets landed on USS Boxer (LHD 4) Aug. 2 as the 844-foot long amphibious assault ship departed Okinawa, Japan.
  • FTF set to leave lasting impression in Pacific theater AFPN 15 Aug 2005 -- The Air Force broke ground last August for the first Pacific Air Forces C-17 Globemaster III squadron based outside the continental United States.
  • Improvements Visible in Kosovo AFPS 15 Aug 2005 -- In their place are orange roofs covering homes that have been rebuilt. Roughly 1,700 American servicemembers -- almost all National Guardsmen -- are part of the 17,000-man Kosovo Force helping provide the environment the province needs to recover.
  • Kosovo Mission Successful, Important, U.S. Forces Say AFPS 15 Aug 2005 -- While U.S. forces have been defending freedom in Afghanistan and Iraq, another mission to protect local populations from brutality and oppression has been winding down in the Balkans.
  • Latest Stryker variant arrives for duty Army News 15 Aug 2005 -- Soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, have been rotating to Yakima Training Center this summer to train on the first Stryker Mortar Carrier version B, the latest variant of the Stryker to arrive for duty.
  • CNO Makes Delivering Human Capital Strategy a Top Priority Navy NewsStand 15 Aug 2005 -- Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Mullen told manpower and personnel officials Aug. 10 the time is now to deliver a comprehensive 21st Century Human Capital Strategy (HCS) for Sailors.
  • Navy Physician Heading to Iraq with Marine Corps Civil Affairs Group Navy NewsStand 15 Aug 2005 -- Capt. (Dr.) Thomas A. Risser, a cardiologist and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, deployed to Iraq in August with the Marine Corps' 6th Civil Affairs Group (CAG).

  • State Department Briefing, August 15 Washington File 15 Aug 2005 -- Greece/Cyprus, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel/Palestinians, United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, India/Pakistan, Japan, Iran, Mexico, China/Russia, Venezuela, non-proliferation

Defense Industry

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • SOMALIA: Hijackers of food-laden ship make new demands IRIN 15 Aug 2005 -- The hijackers of a vessel laden with food aid off Somalia's northeastern coast in June have demanded that the cargo be distributed to residents of Haradhere and the surrounding areas, where the ship was commandeered, one of the hijackers told IRIN on Monday.
  • Cambodian Prime Minister Warns Khmer Rouge Tribunal Without More Aid VOA 15 Aug 2005 -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has warned that former Khmer Rouge leaders will not go to trial unless international donors give money directly to the Cambodian government to help pay for the tribunals.
  • Asia Commemorates End of World War II VOA 15 Aug 2005 -- Asia has been commemorating the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two
  • Official Says Radicals Plotting Against Azerbaijan Government RFE/RL 15 Aug 2005 -- Azerbaijani Prosecutor-General Zakir Qaralov today accused unspecified political groupings of plotting to forcibly come to power.
  • Kyrgyz President Names Kulov Acting Prime Minister RFE/RL 15 Aug 2005 -- Newly sworn-in Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev today appointed his political ally Feliks Kulov as acting prime minister.
  • ATK Composite Technologies Support Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission ATK 15 Aug 2005 -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) designed and produced the composite structure for the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera, part of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft launched recently aboard an Atlas V 400 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. As the largest-diameter telescopic camera ever sent to another planet, it will photograph hundreds of targeted areas in unprecedented detail, revealing secrets about the geology of Mars and candidate landing sites for future missions.
  • Orbital-Built Galaxy 14 Satellite Successfully Launched For PanAmSat Orbital Sciences Corp. 15 Aug 2005 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that the Galaxy 14 geosynchronous (GEO) communications satellite the company built for PanAmSat Corporation (NYSE: PA) was successfully launched aboard a Starsem Soyuz rocket on Saturday, August 13, 2005. The mission originated from the Baikonour Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at approximately 7:28 p.m. (EDT). The Galaxy 14 satellite was deployed into a transfer orbit about 90 minutes after lift-off. Initial communications with the satellite have been established and it is performing as expected in the early stages of the mission. The Galaxy 14 satellite is the seventh Orbital-built GEO satellite to be completed and launched and the company has another six GEO satellites in various stages of design, development and manufacturing that will be launched over the next several years.

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