25 November 2005 Military News
- TASK FORCE BAGHDAD SOLDIER KILLED IN TANK ACCIDENT
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- CENTAF releases airpower summary AFPN 25 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials released today's airpower summary.
- Air Force fighters destroy terrorist hideout AFPN 25 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Air Force F-16s successfully bombed a booby-trapped house in the vicinity of Al Mahmudiyah Nov. 23 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
- Balad Airmen have sweeping task AFPN 25 Nov 2005 -- Keeping the busy airfield here free of debris is a lot of work -- and takes a lot of sweeping.
- Accident, Roadside Bomb, Gunfire Claim Six Soldiers in Iraq AFPS 25 Nov 2005 -- Six U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq in recent days, military officials reported.
- Afghanistan: Who Exactly Is The Enemy? RFE/RL 25 Nov 2005 -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai on 12 November repeated calls for the armed opposition to his government to join a national-reconciliation program that he has championed, on and off, since early 2003.
- UZBEKISTAN: NATO ban will not impact on Afghan operations IRIN 25 Nov 2005 -- A decision by Uzbekistan to no longer allow European North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members to use its territory or airspace, would not have an impact on the work of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) - currently led by NATO - in neighbouring Afghanistan, an ISAF official said on Thursday.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Mishap investigation training changes course AFPN 25 Nov 2005 -- Figuring out what causes an airplane to crash is no easy task.
- Two posts to support BOLC II Army News 25 Nov 2005 -- The Army will transition from the pilot phase of the Basic Officer Leader Course to full implementation in June 2006, senior officials said recently.
- Chavez Says Arms Deal With Spain to Go Ahead Despite US Objections VOA 25 Nov 2005 -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says his government will press ahead with the purchase of Spanish military aircraft and naval vessels despite U.S. objections.
- BAE Systems evaluates partnership opportunity for DMD GROUP BAE Systems 25 Nov 2005 -- A team of engineers from BAE Systems, one of the worlds leading producers of land and armaments systems, is evaluating the suitability of a gun turret manufactured by DMD GROUP in Trencin, Slovakia for integration onto a variety of fighting vehicles worldwide.
- Thales Airborne Systems envisions industrial and economic restructuring plan to safeguard competitiveness Thales 25 Nov 2005 -- Thales Airborne Systems senior management has presented an industrial and economic restructuring plan to the company's central works council. This plan is designed to ensure that the company stays competitive.
- Annan calls on conventional weapons meeting to consider cluster munitions UN News Centre 25 Nov 2005 -- With dozens of countries having cluster munitions in their arsenals, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on a Geneva meeting considering excessively injurious conventional weapons to put the issues of cluster munitions on their agenda for next year.
- Situation remains tense on Eritrean-Ethiopian border, UN mission reports UN News Centre 25 Nov 2005 -- day after the Security Council threatened possible sanctions against Eritrea and Ethiopia, the United Nations mission there reported that the military situation remained tense, and Ethiopian troops had earlier briefly violated a separation zone between the two countries, which fought a border war from 1998 to 2000.
- ETHIOPIA-ERITREA: Troops sighted in demilitarised zone IRIN 25 Nov 2005 -- Ethiopian troops illegally entered a demilitarised zone inside Eritrea amidst heightened tensions between the two countries over their disputed common border, the UN said on Thursday.
- ERITREA: Government criticises Security Council resolution IRIN 25 Nov 2005 -- The Eritrean government has sharply criticised the latest UN Security Council resolution on the border dispute between Eritrea and Ethiopia, describing it as "deplorable" and "lopsided".
- Chechnya: Parliamentary Elections Mark Final Stage In 'Normalization Plan' RFE/RL 25 Nov 2005 -- If Russian President Vladimir Putin is to be believed, the 27 November parliamentary elections in Chechnya mark the final stage in the normalization of the rebellious province and proof that the war against the Chechen resistance is truly over
- Sri Lankan President Calls for Revised Truce with Tamil Rebels VOA 25 Nov 2005 -- Sri Lanka's recently-elected President Mahinda Rajapakse, making good on his campaign position, is calling for a revised cease-fire deal with the Tamil Tiger rebels.
- Palestinians Reopen Gaza-Egypt Crossing VOA 25 Nov 2005 -- Palestinians on Friday officially took control of their only international border, opening the Rafah crossing that straddles the Gaza strip border with Egypt.
- UN confirms agreement with Syria on Lebanon murder probe UN News Centre 25 Nov 2005 -- Detlev Mehlis, who heads the investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, has reached an agreement with the Syrian authorities on the United Nations office in Vienna as a venue for the questioning of five Syrian officials in the case, a UN spokesperson confirmed today.
- Syria Agrees to Let UN Interview Officials in Hariri Probe VOA 25 Nov 2005 -- Syria has agreed to allow United Nations investigators to question at U.N. headquarters in Vienna five Syrian officials about the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
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