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07 December 2005 Military News

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  • Ronald Reagan Strike Group to Participate in JTFEX 06-2 Navy NewsStand 07 Dec 2005 -- More than 5,000 Sailors assigned to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), the staff of Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CCSG) 7 and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 departed San Diego Dec. 6 to participate in Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 06-2.
  • EWTG Sailors Test Improved Lighterage System Navy NewsStand 07 Dec 2005 -- Sailors from Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific and Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 took part in the first training exercise for the Improved Navy Lighterage System (INLS) on Green Beach here, Dec. 1.
  • Barksdale maintainers keep 'Buffs' flying AFPN 07 Dec 2005 -- Some people have compared the specialists at the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron to gears in a watch. The watch can't tick without the gears -- just as aircraft can't fly without the Airmen.
  • Little Rock gets fifth 'J-Herc' AFPN 07 Dec 2005 -- Airmen fighting and training to fight the global war on terrorism have a new weapon -- a fifth C-130J Hercules.
  • Cops plus copters equal better nuclear security AFPN 07 Dec 2005 -- Take four security forces Airmen, throw them on a UH-1 Huey helicopter and what do you get?
  • IED Center, Task Force to Bridge Gap Between Training Centers, Theater AFPS 07 Dec 2005 -- new improvised-explosive-device center of excellence at Fort Irwin, Calif., and the existing Joint IED Task Force will use lessons learned in Iraq to develop strategies to defeat the significant threat IEDs pose to servicemembers around the world, a senior military official said here Dec. 6.

  • NATO: Foreign Ministers Meet To Discuss New Missions, Possible Expansion RFE/RL 07 Dec 2005 -- Foreign ministers from all 27 NATO countries -- including U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice -- will meet in Brussels tomorrow.
  • CIA secret prisons not on formal agenda of NATO FMs IRNA 07 Dec 2005 -- The row over CIA-run secret prisons and flights in Europe is not on the agenda of the formal annual meeting of foreign ministers from the 26-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels Thursday, a NATO official told reporters Wednesday.

  • U.S.: What Is Strategy For Bases In Former Soviet Bloc? RFE/RL 07 Dec 2005 -- Romania and the United States have signed an agreement that would establish the first U.S. military bases in an Eastern European country from the former Soviet bloc.

  • U.S.: Do Rice's Remarks On Torture Amount To Policy Shift? RFE/RL 07 Dec 2005 -- Amid an uproar over allegations that the United States may have abused detained terrorist suspects, Washington today signaled what appeared to be a shift in its policy.
  • U.S. Ban on Torture Applies Worldwide, Rice Says Washington File 07 Dec 2005 -- The United States bans its personnel from subjecting detainees to cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment no matter where in the world they happen to be, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said during a news conference in Ukraine December 7.

  • India test fires 'Akash Missile' IRNA 07 Dec 2005 -- Akash, India's surface-to-air missile was test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Orissa, Wednesday, defense sources announced.
  • India, Oman sign MoU on Defense Cooperation IRNA 07 Dec 2005 -- A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Defence Cooperation was signed between India and Oman here today.

  • Ivanov: Moscow May Reconsider Arms Control Treaty VOA 07 Dec 2005 -- Russia's defense minister is warning that Moscow may reconsider its commitment to a key arms control treaty because the United States will be redeploying military units closer to Russia's borders.

  • Uzbek, Chinese Defense Ministers Discuss Military Ties RFE/RL 07 Dec 2005 -- The defense ministers of China and Uzbekistan held talks in Beijing today on developing military cooperation.

  • White House Briefing, December 7 Washington File 07 Dec 2005 -- Bush/speech on the war, Iraq, president's meeting with African American leaders, Katrina investigation/status, tax reform, Rice's comments on treatment of detainees, mistakes made in Iraq
  • State Department Briefing, December 7 Washington File 07 Dec 2005 -- China, North Korea, Secretary's Statement on Torture Reflects Existing Policy, Looking for Mutually Agreeable Solution with Congress Regarding Torture, U.S. Attempting to Adapt Past Norms With Current Unprecedented Challenges, U.S. Policy on Torture Consistent with International Laws, Europe, Germany, Russia, Syria, Iraq

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  • Ambassador Bolton Criticizes U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Washington File 07 Dec 2005 -- U.S. Ambassador John Bolton has criticized U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour for speaking out about alleged U.S. mistreatment of imprisoned suspected terrorists instead of focusing attention on major human-rights abusers such as Cuba, Burma and Zimbabwe.
  • Three Dead in Egypt Election Violence VOA 07 Dec 2005 -- At least three people have been killed by police outside Egyptian polling stations on the final day of voting in a parliamentary election that has been marred by widespread violence.
  • NASA Selects ATK to be Prime Contractor for First Stage of Next Generation Crew Launch Vehicle ATK 07 Dec 2005 -- NASA announced that Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) will become the prime contractor to design, develop, test, and evaluate the First Stage propulsion system for its next-generation Crew Launch Vehicle (CLV). The scope of work adds substantially to that performed by ATK on the Space Shuttle program. In its announcement, NASA states "ATK possesses the facilities, manufacturing capability, and engineering and manufacturing workforce to successfully manufacture the CLV First Stage as a single prime contractor."
  • Jason-1 celebrates 4th year in orbit Thales 07 Dec 2005 -- Initially designed for a service life of three years, Jason-1, the French-American ocean observation satellite, today celebrated its fourth year of operation in orbit. Jason-1 was launched on December 7, 2001. It was the first satellite to be built on Proteus, a platform purpose-designed by Alcatel Alenia Space in partnership with French space agency CNES for small satellites in low Earth orbit.

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