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01 December 2005 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Military Commission Charges Referred 01 Dec 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today that charges were referred to a military commission in the case of Omar Ahmed Khadr by the Appointing Authority John D. Altenburg Jr. Altenburg previously approved charges on Khadr on Nov. 4, 2005.

  • Top Military Official Calls White Phosphorous "Legitimate Tool" Washington File 01 Dec 2005 -- The top-ranking U.S. military officer says white phosphorous is an appropriate battlefield weapon and emphasized that American troops take great care to avoid targeting civilians during combat.

  • Guantanamo Tube Feedings Humane, Within Medical Care Standards AFPS 01 Dec 2005 -- The small number of involuntary feedings conducted at the U.S. detention facility here are done humanely and are well within common standards of medical care, officials said in an effort to counter allegations made by attorneys for some detainees here.
  • New technologies tackle landing challenges AFPN 01 Dec 2005 -- The Air Force Research Laboratory is demonstrating technologies that will allow Air Force transport aircraft to land in a range of environmental conditions -- anytime and anywhere.
  • Reclamation center tops DOD for continuous process improvements AFPN 01 Dec 2005 -- By reclaiming nearly 42,000 aircraft parts during fiscal 2004 and 2005, a team here saved the government $1.25 billion, while providing direct and often sole-source parts support to American and allied warfighters.
  • Joint Task Force Bravo Spearheads Central America Security Efforts AFPS 01 Dec 2005 -- U.S. efforts in Central America are helping to improve collective security in the region and cement relations with America's neighbors to the south.
  • Air Assault Expeditionary Force tests technologies Army News 01 Dec 2005 -- The Air Assault Expeditionary Force is testing more than 40 new technologies at Fort Benning, Ga., including the tough-bot, a two-wheel, remote-control vehicle with mounted cameras.
  • USS Chicago Deploys to Western Pacific Navy NewsStand 01 Dec 2005 -- The nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Chicago (SSN 721) departed its homeport of Pearl Harbor Nov. 29 on a western Pacific deployment.
  • GW's Flight Deck Ready to Launch and Recover Aircraft Navy NewsStand 01 Dec 2005 -- During the last week of November, USS George Washington's (CVN 73) flight deck became fully mission capable once again after the ship's launch and recovery equipment was overhauled and revamped during a docked planned incremental availability that began in January.
  • USS Charlotte Achieves Milestone During Under-Ice Transit Navy NewsStand 01 Dec 2005 -- The improved-Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Charlotte (SSN 766) arrived in Norfolk, Va., Nov. 29, following an historic transit that began in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and took the boat under the arctic ice cap.
  • Kitty Hawk Departs Hong Kong After Successful Visit Navy NewsStand 01 Dec 2005 -- USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) departed Hong Kong Nov. 28, bringing an end to a four-day visit which took Kitty Hawk and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 Sailors on city tours, shopping expeditions, community service projects and exciting sporting events.

  • Russia To Join NATO Antiterror Ops In Mediterranean RFE/RL 01 Dec 2005 -- The Russian military today said it will join NATO's counterterrorism efforts in the Mediterranean Sea.

  • Russia Questions Aspects Of Georgia's National Military Doctrine RFE/RL 01 Dec 2005 -- Russia is protesting against some aspects of Georgia's national military strategy, which was made public yesterday.

  • India's LCA PV-II makes successful maiden flight IRNA 01 Dec 2005 -- The Prototype Vehicle-II (PV-II) of the indigenously designed and developed Light Combat Aircraft `Tejas' made a successful maiden flight in Bangalore today.

  • White House Briefing, December 1 Washington File 01 Dec 2005 -- Economic forecast, Iraq/strategy, U.S. military/Iraqi newspapers allegation, AIDS policy, Venezuela/Spain arms sale
  • State Department Briefing, December 1 Washington File 01 Dec 2005 -- North Korea, Rice's upcoming travel to Europe, U.S. response letter to EU Jack Straw/alleged detainee sites, public diplomacy, border security, Venezuela, Iraq, India, Egypt, Iraq/Iran, United Arab Emirates, Uganda

Defense Industry

  • EADS SPACE Acquires Dutch Space EADS 01 Dec 2005 -- Dutch Space BV, the largest space company in the Netherlands and leading international space industry supplier joins EADS SPACE, Europe’s number one in space. In the presence of the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, Mr L.J Brinkhorst, EADS SPACE CEO François Auque and the CEO of Dutch Space Ben Spee signed the acquisition contract integrating Dutch Space into the EADS SPACE group of companies. This transaction confirms EADS' leading role in European space business as EADS now integrates space industry in five European countries.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Egypt's Parliamentary Vote Marred by Violence, Intimidation VOA 01 Dec 2005 -- In Egypt, the final round of legislative elections has been marred by violence and police interference, after Islamist candidates made large gains in the previous two rounds of voting.

  • Burmese Military Government Prepares to Re-Open Constitutional Convention VOA 01 Dec 2005 -- Burma's military leaders are preparing to resume a constitutional convention Monday, December 5, which they say is the first step toward democracy after decades of military rule.

  • UZBEKISTAN: New closed trials for Andijan accused IRIN 01 Dec 2005 -- New trials connected with the May uprising in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijan have started in Uzbekistan, with 58 people charged with terrorism, religious extremism and other serious crimes in four separate closed court hearings, the country's Supreme Court said on Thursday.
  • Uzbekistan Confirms Andijon Trials Closed RFE/RL 01 Dec 2005 -- Uzbekistan's Supreme Court today confirmed that closed trials are taking place of another 58 people over May's mass violence in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijon.

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