29 October 2005 Military News
- TASK FORCE LIBERTY SOLDIER KILLED BY MINE
- TWO TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIERS KILLED
- Husaybah terrorist strongholds destroyed MNF-I 29 Oct 2005 -- Acting on tips from concerned citizens, Coalition Forces conducted a series of raids on suspected terrorist and foreign fighter safe houses in the town of Husaybah Oct. 29, killing an estimated 10 terrorists.
- Foreign-fighter leader targeted MNF-I 29 Oct 2005 -- Coalition Forces, using precision air strike capabilities, targeted a senior al Qaeda in Iraq foreign fighter who was believed to be holding a meeting with other senior members of the terror organization in Husaybah Oct. 28.
- Security forces in the north continue to put down terrorist activities MNF-I 29 Oct 2005 -- Iraqi security forces and Multi-National Forces from Task Force Freedom killed two terrorists, wounded another, detained 78 suspected terrorists, and seized a number of weapons during operations in Iraq Oct. 24-28.
- U.S. Soldiers evacuate victims of mortar attack MNF-I 29 Oct 2005 -- Terrorist-launched mortar rounds fell short of the Abu Ghraib Prison walls at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 29.
- Three Soldiers Killed; Iraqi Civilians Injured in Terrorist Attack AFPS 29 Oct 2005 -- Three U.S. soldiers died in two incidents in Iraq today.
- Suspected Militants, Soldier Killed In Afghanistan RFE/RL 29 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. military says 14 suspected militants and an Afghan soldier were killed in separate attacks in Afghanistan's southern and eastern provinces this week.
- U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND AIR FORCES SUPPORT PAKISTAN AID CENTCOM 29 Oct 2005 -- The United States Air Force continued to support Pakistan-led earthquake recovery operations by airlifting and airdropping much-needed supplies into the devastated region Friday and today.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: News Briefing with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld 29 Oct 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Minister of State for Defense of Japan Yoshinori Ohno and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan Nobutaka Machimura
- U.S., Japanese Leaders Recommend Closer Ties, Troop Shifts AFPS 29 Oct 2005 -- Some 7,000 Marines of the headquarters of the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force will relocate from Okinawa, Japan, to Guam over the next six years as part of recommendations accepted by the United States and Japan today.
- US, Japan Agree on New Defense Relationship VOA 29 Oct 2005 -- The United States and Japan agreed Saturday on the most sweeping change in their military relationship in more than 35 years, including a sharp reduction in the number of U.S. Marines on Okinawa and a greater role for Japan in alliance military operations.
- US Invites UN Rapporteurs to Guantanamo VOA 29 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. government has invited three United Nations special rapporteurs to visit the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where 505 detainees are being held in connection with the war on terrorism.
- Bush Says US Will Win Terror Fight VOA 29 Oct 2005 -- President Bush says the fight against terrorism abroad is making Americans safer at home.
- Sailors Bond, Practice Seamanship at Multinational Exercise Navy NewsStand 29 Oct 2005 -- American, Uruguayan, Brazilian, Argentinean and Spanish sailors are swapping salty tales while practicing seamanship and battle skills during an annual multinational naval exercise now being conducted off the coast of Brazil.
- NATO, European Command Working in Africa AFPS 29 Oct 2005 -- The United States and Europe are paying increasing attention to the problems of Africa, NATO's supreme allied commander for operations, said.
- India, Pakistan Discuss Opening Disputed Kashmir Border For Quake Victims VOA 29 Oct 2005 -- Indian and Pakistani officials have met in Islamabad to discuss opening their disputed Kashmir border to help relief efforts for victims of the massive earthquake that killed some 55,000 people.
- Israel Launches More Air Strikes on Gaza VOA 29 Oct 2005 -- Israel has launched a third day of air strikes on Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.
- Mideast Quartet Urges Syria to Expel Palestinian Radicals VOA 29 Oct 2005 -- The international Quartet on the Middle East Friday called for restraint and decisive action by Israeli and Palestinian authorities to end the latest flare-up of violence in the region.
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