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03 November 2005 Military News

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  • Detainee Transfer Announced 03 Nov 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today that it transferred five detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Kuwait. This movement increases the number of detainees who have departed Guantanamo Bay to 252.

  • U.S. Working To Defuse Threat from Improvised Bombs in Iraq Washington File 03 Nov 2005 -- The only remaining effective tool that the Iraqi insurgency has against coalition forces is the improvised bomb, says Pentagon spokesman Lawrence Di Rita.
  • DoD Working to Combat IED Menace AFPS 03 Nov 2005 -- Pentagon officials are looking for ways to combat the improvised-explosive-device menace, a senior military officer said today.

  • Wynne sworn in as 21st secretary AFPN 03 Nov 2005 -- Michael W. Wynne was sworn in today in front of 4,200 U.S. Air Force Academy cadets, during their noontime meal, as the 21st secretary of the Air Force.
  • Training teaches medics how to 'operate' in hostile areas AFPN 03 Nov 2005 -- A Tyndall Airman quickly took a position in the dirt and aimed his M-16 rifle as a group of suspicious-looking men carrying AK-47 assault rifles hid behind a bush.
  • Cutting edge micro-satellite achieves milestones AFPN 03 Nov 2005 -- A 220-pound micro-satellite developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate here recently accomplished significant mission milestones when it rendezvoused with the upper stage of a Minotaur I launch vehicle at distances between 1.5 kilometers and 500 meters.
  • Leaders Highlight Troop Quality, Dedication AFPS 03 Nov 2005 -- The American men and women fighting in Iraq believe in their mission, and the Iraqi people appreciate what the U.S. military has done for them, top military leaders told the House Armed Services Committee here today.
  • Group Studies U.S.-Canada Defense Relationship AFPS 03 Nov 2005 -- In the history of international military cooperation, the North American Aerospace Defense Command Agreement is a notable example.
  • Eisenhower Up and Flying Again Navy NewsStand 03 Nov 2005 -- USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) (CVN 69) returned to sea Oct. 26, and headed out to accomplish another milestone.

  • General Says U.S. Not In Central Asia To Show Power RFE/RL 03 Nov 2005 -- The top U.S. military commander in the Persian Gulf region, General John Abizaid, has said the U.S. military presence in Central Asia should not be viewed as a demonstration of the country's military dominance

  • NATO Chief Seeks OSCE Help In Combating Terror RFE/RL 03 Nov 2005 -- NATO today called on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to play a greater role in combating international terrorism.
  • NATO Plans Summit in Late 2006 on Upgrading Forces Washington File 03 Nov 2005 -- With European troops playing an ever-growing role in regional crises - from Pakistan earthquake relief to supporting the African Union in Darfur - NATO is planning a summit in 2006 to focus on improving the alliance's military abilities.
  • NATO Secretary-General Says Old Security Concepts No Longer Apply Washington File 03 Nov 2005 -- NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer told an audience of future diplomats that the security challenges the world faces today are sweeping, and the old security concepts no longer apply.

  • US Hosts Asian Defense Summit, China Again Absent VOA 03 Nov 2005 -- The United States' Pacific Commander hosted a meeting of senior military officers from throughout Asia in Hawaii last week, an event that the host, Admiral William Fallon, says made progress in addressing several issues that affect security in the region

  • State Department Briefing, November 3 Washington File 03 Nov 2005 -- Secretary's Travel/Possible Meetings During Trip, Secretary Prepared to Discuss Syrian Behavior During Trip, ICRC's Presence at U.S. Detention Facilities/U.S. Treaty Obligations, Carrying Out the War on Terror Without Compromising U.S. Values, Questions from Other Governments Regarding Reported Detention Facilities, Secretary Not Traveling to Japan/Future Meeting with New Japanese FM, Tanzania, Iran, Ethiopia/Eritrea, Israel/Palestinians, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, European Union, North Korea, Kosovo

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