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  • Korea-U.S. Security Meeting Joint Communique Announced 21 Oct 2005 -- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Yoon Kwang Ung issued a joint communiqué today following the 37th Republic of Korea - U.S. Security Consultative Meeting (SCM).
  • The 37th Security Consultative Meeting Joint Communiqué 21 Oct 2005 -- "The 37th Republic of Korea-United States Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) was held in Seoul on October 21, 2005. ROK Minister of National Defense Yoon Kwang Ung and U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld led their respective delegations, which included senior defense and foreign affairs officials."[PDF]
  • US, South Korea Agree to Faster Talks on Command Issue VOA 21 Oct 2005 -- The United States and South Korea agreed on Friday to accelerate talks on allowing South Korea to control its own forces during any future war.
  • Leaders Meet on Future of U.S.-South Korea Alliance AFPS 21 Oct 2005 -- U.S. and South Korean defense leaders today revalidated the alliance that's helped keep peace on the Korean peninsula for more than 50 years and explored ways to improve it to better meet changing world circumstances.
  • Rumsfeld Explains Evolving U.S.-Korean Military Relationship AFPS 21 Oct 2005 -- Just as the entire U.S. military and its basing strategies are undergoing change, so too is the half-century-old relationship between U.S. and Republic of Korean forces that protects the Korean peninsula, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today told troops serving here.

  • Economic, Energy Woes Prompt North Korean Cooperation, General Says AFPS 21 Oct 2005 -- Economic woes and severe fuel shortages are having a significant impact on North Korea's military training, and increased economic and political cooperation between North and South Korea appears to be reducing tensions along the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries, the top U.S. general here told reporters.
  • Kadena takes 'pride' in revamping F-15 fleet AFPN 21 Oct 2005 -- Some of the F-15 Eagle fleet's oldest jets are getting a second chance at life here, thanks to a $5.2 million upgrade program.
  • Islamic Radicalism 'Doomed To Fail,' Bush Says AFPS 21 Oct 2005 -- Evoking President Ronald Reagan's leadership of America's resolve in confronting communism during his two terms in office, President Bush said today that Islamic radicalism is doomed to fail as communism did.
  • Rumsfeld Compares Korea, Iraq Missions at Town Hall Meeting AFPS 21 Oct 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld today told an enthusiastic group of almost 1,000 servicemembers serving in Korea that just as they and the troops who served before them have brought freedom to the South Koreans, U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq are helping to bring freedom to Iraqis.
  • Cope Thunder 06-01 challenges end AFPN 21 Oct 2005 -- The first winter Cope Thunder ended here Oct. 20 and aircrews found the weather was their main adversary.
  • Lakenheath opens dominance center AFPN 21 Oct 2005 -- The Air Force's first Joint and Combined Air Dominance Center of Excellence is now open for business here.
  • Raptor drops first bomb AFPN 21 Oct 2005 -- The squadron commander dropped the first bomb -- a 1000-pound global positioning system-guided joint direct attack munition -- from an F/A-22 Raptor Oct. 18.
  • Homestead prepares for Hurricane Wilma AFPN 21 Oct 2005 -- The 482nd Fighter Wing is preparing for Hurricane Wilma.
  • Eisenhower Completes Sea Trials Navy NewsStand 21 Oct 2005 -- USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) successfully completed Sea Trials Oct. 20, marking another milestone in the warship's long and storied career.

  • NATO to Send Engineers, Medical Teams to Quake-hit Pakistan VOA 21 Oct 2005 -- NATO is considering a plan to send hundreds of military engineers to earthquake hit Pakistan, as well as medical units to set up a field hospital for the injured there.
  • NATO To Consider Huge Pakistan Airlift RFE/RL 21 Oct 2005 -- NATO is due to hold a meeting today to consider pleas to launch a massive airlift to deliver desperately needed aid to hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors in Pakistani Kashmir.

  • Military Moves Aircraft, Prepares Response for Hurricane Wilma AFPS 21 Oct 2005 -- Local, state and federal officials are taking all steps necessary to protect life and property in advance of Hurricane Wilma.
  • Army, local Hazmat teams clean up New Orleans for residents' return Army News 21 Oct 2005 -- The Army Civil Support Teams and the New Orleans Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team have collected more than 5,000 containers of hazardous materials throughout Louisiana since they were scattered by flooding from Hurricanes Rita and Katrina.
  • Norfolk Ships Ready to Provide Hurricane Wilma Relief Navy NewsStand 21 Oct 2005 -- Three Norfolk-based amphibious ships will get underway Oct. 22, headed for the south Florida region in the event assistance is needed if Hurricane Wilma strikes land there.

  • State Department Briefing, October 21 Washington File 21 Oct 2005 -- Syria/Lebanon, Department of State/Secretary Rice, Cyprus, Canada, Afghanistan, India, North Korea, Sudan, Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, As

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