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26 September 2005 Military News

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  • Air Force successfully launches GPS satellite AFPN 26 Sep 2005 -- The Air Force's 45th Space Wing, its mission partners and Boeing successfully launched a Global Positioning System satellite into orbit on a Delta II space launch vehicle at 11:37 p.m. Sept. 25.
  • Kauffman, Normandy Return from Deployment Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2005 -- Family and friends gathered Sept. 25 to greet more than 600 Sailors from the frigate USS Kauffman (FFG 59) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60) as they returned to Naval Station Norfolk after successfully completing a six-month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism.
  • ESG-8 Begins Final Exercise Prior to Deployment Navy NewsStand 26 Sep 2005 -- Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 8, comprised of the Nassau Strike Group and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), got underway Sept. 22 for their final exercise prior to deploying later this year.

  • Russian General Ridicules NATO Over Lithuanian Incident RFE/RL 26 Sep 2005 -- Russian Air Force chief General Vladimir Mikhailov today ridiculed NATO over what he called its slow response to the intrusion of a Russian fighter jet that crashed in the alliance's member state, Lithuania.
  • Lithuanian Air Force Chief Fired RFE/RL 26 Sep 2005 -- Lithuania's air force chief has been fired in connection with the investigation of the crash of a Russian military plane.

  • State Department Briefing, September 26 Washington File 26 Sep 2005 -- Lebanon, North Korea, Israel/Palestinians, Iran, Haiti, Uzbekistan, United Kingdom, Brazil, Secretary's meeting schedule, Update on hurricane aid, Status of donated MREs/Small number in question, Status of foreign nationals in hurricane region/Status of U.S. Passport Agency, China
  • White House Briefing, September 26 Washington File 26 Sep 2005 -- Hurricane updates, energy, terrorism, Iran, Irish Republican Army

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  • Lebanese Interior Minister Warns of Ongoing 'Terrorist Plot' VOA 26 Sep 2005 -- Lebanon's interior minister is warning of an ongoing "terrorist plot" to destabilize the country, and says his government has not made much progress in ending a string of deadly bombings in and near Beirut.
  • World: IMF And World Bank Cancel 18 Countries' Debt RFE/RL 26 Sep 2005 -- The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have agreed to cancel an estimated $40 billion of debt carried by 18 poor countries, most of them in Africa.
  • Sharon Wins Crucial Likud Party Vote VOA 26 Sep 2005 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has fended off a revolt in his own party, winning a key vote of confidence.It was a close call.
  • Uzbek Revolt Trial Continues RFE/RL 26 Sep 2005 -- The trial of several people accused of launching a May antigovernment uprising in Uzbekistan opened its second week in Tashkent today.



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