21 August 2005 Military News
- 20th Engineer Brigade Soldier killed by IED
- Al Sumaida'ie investigation turned over to NCIS MNF-I 21 Aug 2005 -- After completing a preliminary investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mohammed Al Sumaida'ie, the Commanding General, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), has referred the case to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) for further investigation.
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers prevent two IED attacks MNF-I 21 Aug 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers stopped a pair of improvised explosive device attacks and detained four individuals in north-central Iraq Aug. 20.
- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detain suspected Tikrit IED cell MNF-I 21 Aug 2005 -- Task Force Liberty Soldiers detained eight individuals, including four suspected members of an improvised explosive device cell, during a raid in Tikrit at 4:20 a.m. Aug. 21.
- Seven U.S. Soldiers Killed, Wounded in Afghanistan AFPS 21 Aug 2005 -- Four U.S. soldiers were killed and three wounded today by an improvised explosive device south of Deh Chopan, Afghanistan, military officials in Kabul reported.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Curtis Wilbur Hones Warfighting Skills During JASEX '05 Navy NewsStand 21 Aug 2005 -- In August, USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54), units of the USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Carrier Strike Group and other U.S. Navy forces participated in integrated strike group operations, including Joint Air Sea Exercise 2005 (JASEX '05).
- Israel Aircraft Industries' Lahav Division Manufactures Lockheed Martin Corporation's F-16 Wing Boxes worth Over $100 Million Israel Aerospace Industries 21 Aug 2005 -- 100th F-16 wing box, manufactured by Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI)'s Lahav Division was delivered on August 17, 2005 to Lockheed Martin Corporation (LM), manufacturer of the F-16 Fighter Aircraft. IAI's Lahav Division manufactures F-16 wing boxes worth over $100 million.
- Israel Resumes Gaza Evacuation; Sharon Slams Settler Leaders VOA 21 Aug 2005 -- Israeli troops moved into several more Gaza settlements Sunday to clear out remaining families and protesters who have refused to leave.
- LEBANON: Economic concerns remain following border ease IRIN 21 Aug 2005 -- As Lebanese trucks started to cross the border into Syria last week, following several months of being stranded at checkpoints, fears remain that the crisis is far from over.
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