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08 December 2005 Military News

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  • Pentagon Addresses Responsibility to Prevent Abuse by Other Forces VOA 08 Dec 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has asked for a review of rules covering the responsibility of U.S. troops to stop abuse by other armed forces, when they see it or hear about it.

  • Rumsfeld Dismisses Resignation Rumors AFPS 08 Dec 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld isn't planning to leave his job anytime soon, he said here today.

  • Air Force releases new mission statement AFPN 08 Dec 2005 -- The realities of the world have changed dramatically since the creation of the Air Force in 1947 and continue to change almost daily.
  • Product center finishes $250 million comm program AFPN 08 Dec 2005 -- The Global Information Grid Systems Group installed an emergency communications system at Minot Air Force Base, N.D, the last of 50 identical systems of a more than $250 million program.
  • Joint enlisted PME becomes reality AFPN 08 Dec 2005 -- The enlisted force will now have the same opportunity as the officer corps to receive joint professional military education throughout their careers.
  • USASOC reorganizes, welcomes new commander Army News 08 Dec 2005 -- The U.S. Army Special Operations Command said farewell to the commander who led its transformation to a 21st Century fighting force, and welcomed his successor in a ceremony at Meadows Memorial Field Dec. 6.
  • Transcript: Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Pace Stakeout at Capitol Hill 08 Dec 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace
  • Transcript: Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Pace Stakeout at Capitol Hill 08 Dec 2005 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Peter Pace
  • HSL-41 Receives Navy's First MH-60R Helicopters Navy NewsStand 08 Dec 2005 -- Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (Light) (HSL) 41 was the first squadron to receive two of the Navy's new MH-60R Seahawk helicopters here Dec. 5.

  • TWO KIDD-CLASS DESTROYERS ARRIVE AT SUAO NAVAL BASE FROM THE U.S. CNA 08 Dec 2005 -- Two of the four Kidd-class destroyers that Taiwan purchased from the United States in 2003 arrived at the northeastern military base of Suao Thursday.

  • Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council Meets During NATO Ministerial Washington File 08 Dec 2005 -- The Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) met in Brussels, Belgium, December 8 during the NATO Ministerial to discuss a range of issues, including developments in Afghanistan and Kosovo, and increased cooperation with countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia.

  • NATO Chief Says Rice Cleared the Air on Detainees Washington File 08 Dec 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, praising NATO's role as a trans-Atlantic forum for political dialogue, said there was a serious discussion on questions concerning the war on terrorism and detainee policy during the NATO foreign ministers' meeting December 8 in Brussels, Belgium.
  • NATO Chief: Rice 'Cleared the Air' on Detainee Charges VOA 08 Dec 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has briefed NATO and European Union colleagues on the Bush administration response to allegations the CIA has abused terrorism suspects and had secret detention sites in Europe.
  • NATO: Ministers Discuss U.S. Terror 'Dilemma' RFE/RL 08 Dec 2005 -- Today's meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Brussels was overshadowed by the controversy that has erupted in Europe over allegations that the United States is using unlawful tactics in the fight against terrorism.
  • Rice Assures NATO US Respects Rule of Law VOA 08 Dec 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says great democracies have an obligation to respect the rule of law.

  • White House Briefing, December 8 Washington File 08 Dec 2005 -- Patriot Act, Bush/Austrian Chancellor's meeting, Bush meeting with congressional leaders, aviation security, Iraq/American hostage, Iraqi elections, Howard Dean comments, McCain amendment, Hurricane Katrina, speeches to soldiers, economic data, Iraq poll numbers
  • State Department Briefing, December 8 Washington File 08 Dec 2005 -- Geneva Convention/new red crescent emblem, Assistant Secretary Welch's visit to Near East, Iraq, Iran, Croatia, ASEAN Summit, China, Libya, Egypt, Europe, Africa, Venezuela, Greece, Belarus, Islamic Summit

Defense Industry

  • EADS: A400M Contract Confirms Asia-Pacific Strategy EADS 08 Dec 2005 -- Malaysia's joining the A400M programme is a further boost for the global industrial development of EADS as well as for the Malaysian Industry. On Thursday, the Malaysian government signed a contract at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition LIMA ’05 for the purchase of four A400M military airlifters. In April 2005, South Africa also joined the European transport aircraft programme.
  • Raytheon APKWS II Team Demonstrates Fuze and Warhead Technology Raytheon 08 Dec 2005 -- A Raytheon Company-led team completed a series of sled and arena and fuse sled tests, successfully demonstrating a low-cost lethality solution for its Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II (APKWS II) design.
  • France awards BOA demonstrator contract to Thales, Giat Industries and Sagem Défense Sécurité Sagem (Safran group) 08 Dec 2005 -- The French defence ministry on 8 December 2005 announced the award by the French defence procurement agency (Délégation Générale de l’Armement) of the concept design and demonstrator contract for the BOA1 cooperative fighting system to Thales, Giat Industries and Sagem Défense Sécurité, the members of a partnership formed for this programme.
  • Northrop Grumman Supports Successful Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense Test Northrop Grumman 08 Dec 2005 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) played a key role in the successful test of the Aegis ballistic missile defense system last month by supporting the technical preparation and launch of the medium-range target missile that provided an interceptor opportunity for this sea-based ballistic missile defense system.

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