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20 September 2005 Military News

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  • Rumsfeld: Civil Relief Efforts Will Not Dilute Warfighting Capability AFPS 20 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. military is fully capable to fulfill all its responsibilities, including homeland defense and relief efforts, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a Pentagon news briefing today.
  • Army Updates Detainee Operations Information Sept. 20 Army News Release 20 Sep 2005 -- The Army continued its effort to keep the public informed concerning detainee operations by releasing documents today pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act litigation with the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • Peacekeeper missile mission ends during ceremony AFPN 20 Sep 2005 -- The Peacekeeper intercontinental ballistic missile mission came to an end Sept. 19 during a ceremony here.
  • Air Force streamlines regional supply system AFPN 20 Sep 2005 -- In a significant reorganization of the Air Force supply system, two logistics support centers will soon replace and assume the responsibilities of five regional supply squadrons.

  • White House Briefing, September 20 Washington File 20 Sep 2005 -- Bush spoke to President Roh/six-party talks agreement, North Korea/abandon nuclear weapons and end nuclear programs, President's trip to South Korea/APEC summit, President's schedule, New Orleans, Hurricane Rita, FEMA/Homeland Security, IAEA, Hurricane Katrina, Social Security, Medicare
  • State Department Briefing, September 20 Washington File 20 Sep 2005 -- Iraq, North Korea

Defense Industry

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  • Factbox: Andijon Timeline RFE/RL 20 Sep 2005
  • EGYPT: Opposition calls for anti-ruling party coalition in November polls IRIN 20 Sep 2005 -- One of Egypt’s most vocal opposition groups, the Kifaya ('Enough') Movement, has called on the country’s political parties to form a coalition against the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) of President Hosni Mubarak in parliamentary elections due in November.
  • Telenor Contracts With Orbital To Build THOR II-R Commercial Communications Satellite Orbital Sciences Corp. 20 Sep 2005 -- Telenor ASA (OBX: Tel //Nasdaq: TELN) and Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that they have signed a contract for the delivery of a new geosynchronous (GEO) communications satellite. The spacecraft, to be called THOR II-R, will be based on Orbital's industry-leading STARTM satellite platform. The new order calls for a 26-month in-orbit delivery schedule. Telenor Satellite Broadcasting, a division of Telenor Broadcast Holding AS, based in Oslo, Norway will own and operate the satellite. Orbital will be responsible for manufacturing and testing the satellite and procuring the dedicated launch service. Telenor has directed Orbital to negotiate with International Launch Services (ILS) for a launch aboard a Proton rocket.



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