23 October 2005 Military News
- TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIER DIES
- Iraq Operations Net Multiple Suspects and Several Bombs AFPS 23 Oct 2005 -- Coalition and Iraqi forces nabbed 31 suspects and discovered several bombs in operations across Iraq conducted between Oct. 21 and today.
- Soldiers destroy four bombs before they go off MNF-I 23 Oct 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers found and destroyed four bombs before they could detonate and harm Iraqi civilians or Iraqi and U.S. military forces during combat operations Oct. 22.
- Iraqi, U.S. forces catch terrorists in the act MNF-I 23 Oct 2005 -- Task Force Baghdad Soldiers and Iraqi security forces detained three terror suspects and found two improvised explosive devices during combat operations Oct. 22-23.
- Coalition raids nab terrorists MNF-I 23 Oct 2005 -- During raids on safe houses, Coalition forces killed two suspected terrorists in Mosul, Oct. 22, and detained 22 others near Ramadi, Oct. 23.
- U.S. Soldiers catch terrorists planting bombs MNF-I 23 Oct 2005 -- As Task Force Baghdad Soldiers continued to conduct aggressive combat patrols in districts in and around Baghdad Oct. 21, several terrorist attacks were halted before they could be carried out.
- Iraq Insurgent Attacks Kill At Least 11 VOA 23 Oct 2005 -- Insurgents have killed at least 11 people in attacks across Iraq
- Four U.S. Servicemembers Injured in Hard Chopper Landing AFPS 23 Oct 2005 -- Four servicemembers were injured when their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter made a hard landing during combat operations in Afghanistan's Oruzgan province on Oct. 22, officials reported today.
- USS CLEVELAND, SEABEES TO TAKE RELIEF EQUIPMENT TO PAKISTAN CENTCOM 23 Oct 2005 -- Amphibious ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7) onloaded 37 pieces of Seabee equipment headed for Pakistan Oct. 22 as part of the international effort to aid survivors of the devastating 7.6 magnitude earthquake that struck the region.
- USS Pearl Harbor Continues Pakistan Relief Effort Navy NewsStand 23 Oct 2005 -- The amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) departed Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 22, bound for Pakistan with 130 tons of essential supplies for the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit the region.
- U.S. Navy Transports Bahraini Relief Aid to Earthquake Victims in Pakistan Navy NewsStand 23 Oct 2005 -- A Navy C-130 transport aircraft took food, blankets, tents, and mattress donated by the Bahrain Red Crescent Society to earthquake victims in Islamabad, Pakistan, Oct. 22.
- USS Cleveland, Seabees to Take Relief Equipment to Pakistan Navy NewsStand 23 Oct 2005 -- Amphibious ship USS Cleveland (LPD 7) loaded 37 pieces of Seabee equipment headed for Pakistan Oct. 22 as part of the international effort to aid survivors of the devastating 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck the region.
- Ships Still on Alert for Hurricane Wilma AFPS 23 Oct 2005 -- The Navy continues preparations for Hurricane Wilma's landfall in Florida, with three ships on a 96-hour alert for possible humanitarian relief, a Navy spokesperson said today.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Rumsfeld Promises U.S. Support for Ukraine's NATO Ambitions AFPS 23 Oct 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld assured Ukraine's defense minister today the United States will continue its efforts to help the former Soviet state make the reforms necessary for it to qualify for NATO membership.
- Southern Sudan Forms Autonomous Government VOA 23 Oct 2005 -- Southern Sudan has announced the formation of its autonomous government.
- Israel Will Not Block Hamas Participation in Palestinian Elections VOA 23 Oct 2005 -- Israel has backed down from an international campaign to keep the Islamic militant group Hamas out of upcoming Palestinian elections.
- Uzbekistan: One Witness's Testimony Forces Courtroom Collision RFE/RL 23 Oct 2005 -- Until 14 October, the Uzbek government had every reason to consider the trial of 15 alleged organizers of the 12-13 May violence in Andijon a ringing domestic success
- US, Britain Urge Action Against Syria over Hariri Killing VOA 23 Oct 2005 -- The United States and Britain have called for international pressure against Syria after a U.N. report implicated Syrian officials in the killing of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
- LEBANON-SYRIA: Mehlis investigation extended as Syrians reject initial findings IRIN 23 Oct 2005 -- Following the release of a long awaited UN report on the February assassination of former Lebanese premiere Rafik Hariri, which strongly suggests Syrian involvement, reactions in Beirut and Damascus were mixed.
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