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16 December 2005 Military News

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  • Military Commission Charges Referred 16 Dec 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today that charges were referred to a military commission in the cases of Binyam Ahmed Muhammad and Ghassan Abdullah al Sharbi by the appointing authority, John D. Altenburg Jr. on Dec. 12, 2005.

  • Review of European Security Issues Washington File 16 Dec 2005 -- Rice addresses detainee concerns; European Union forces in Gaza; NATO in Afghanistan; South-Eastern Europe Brigade; Russia helps NATO fleet guarding Mediterranean; U.S.-Romania basing agreement; New administrator for Bosnia; Croatia war-crimes suspect arrested; Kosovo wrap-up

  • Russian Navy Delegation Visits DSU Navy NewsStand 16 Dec 2005 -- A Russian Federation Navy Delegation visited the Deep Submergence Unit (DSU) aboard MV Kellie Chouest Dec. 14 to observe Deep Submergence Recovery Vehicle (DSRV) Mystic conduct recovery training exercises off the coast of California.
  • Special tactics Airmen train on submarine AFPN 16 Dec 2005 -- The Ohio-class Trident ballistic missile submarine is being converted to carry smaller Tomahawk missiles. It has storage and operational equipment to support up to 60 special operations forces.
  • TSA trains bomb dog teams for transit systems AFPN 16 Dec 2005 -- Six mass transit officers partnered with bomb dogs are graduating today at Lackland, marking the Transportation Security Administration's first full-scale expansion into canine protection for people riding trains, light rail and buses in America's major cities.
  • New Rules to Reinforce Guard, Reserve Reemployment Protections AFPS 16 Dec 2005 -- The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is lauding today's Labor Department announcement that it is issuing rules clarifying re-employment rights for citizen-soldiers as a major step forward for Guardsmen, Reservists and their civilian employers.
  • Rumsfeld: Military Always Has Banned Detainee Abuse AFPS 16 Dec 2005 -- President Bush's decision to support a congressional measure that bans "cruel, inhumane or degrading treatment" of terror suspects in U.S. custody or under U.S. control won't change military operations because the military always has upheld those principles, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said during a Dec. 15 television interview.

  • TWO KIDD-CLASS DESTROYERS TO BE COMMISSIONED SATURDAY CNA 16 Dec 2005 -- A pair of Kidd-class destroyers purchased from the United States and delivered to Taiwan near the start of this month are scheduled to be commissioned at the northeastern military base of Keelung Saturday, Republic of China Navy sources said Friday.

  • State Department Briefing, December 16 Washington File 16 Dec 2005 -- Presidential order on National Security, Egypt, Iran, Syria/Lebanon, Palestinian Authority, Turkey/Cyprus, Israel/Palestinians
  • White House Briefing, December 16 Washington File 16 Dec 2005 -- President's schedule, NSA surveillance of Americans report, war on terrorism, Iraq/U.S. troop withdrawal, pre-war intelligence, deficit reduction bill, Federal Reserve, Patriot Act

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