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28 December 2005 Military News

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  • Hurricane hunters close out record season AFPN 28 Dec 2005 -- The "Hurricane Hunters" of Air Force Reserve Command's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flew their last mission of the record 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season in December.
  • Wynne: more integrated operations in Air Force's future AFPN 28 Dec 2005 -- The secretary of the Air Force said the service is headed toward more integrated operations.
  • Guard Prepares to Respond to Oklahoma, Texas Wildfires AFPS 28 Dec 2005 -- National Guard helicopter crews are on standby if needed to assist local and county firefighters in Oklahoma and Texas, preparing to help douse dozens of wildfires burning throughout the region, Guard officials in both states told the American Forces Press Service today.

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  • SUDAN: Truce violations, violence continue in Darfur, UNMIS says IRIN 28 Dec 2005 -- The security situation in the strife-torn western Sudanese region remains volatile as government and rebel forces continue to violate a ceasefire deal amid incidents of banditry, looting and possibly rape, the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) said on Tuesday.
  • Rebels Kill 28 Colombian Soldiers VOA 28 Dec 2005 -- Rebel forces in Colombia killed 28 soldiers Tuesday in the deadliest assault on government troops in years. The attack happened near the town of Vista Hermosa, south of the capital city of Bogota, near an area controlled by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
  • Chadians Concerned Over Growing Tensions With Sudan VOA 28 Dec 2005 -- Chad's president has petitioned the African Union to condemn, what he called, Sudan's attempts to destabilize his country. Talk of an impending war with Sudan has raised fears among residents of the Chadian capital, Ndjamena.
  • Ugandan Army Confident of Victory over LRA Within One Year VOA 28 Dec 2005 -- The Ugandan military is in a buoyant mood right now, believing it has the upper hand in the war against the rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army.  Military officials are even predicting the war might end within a year. 
  • Obasanjo Resolute to Defend Lives and Property in Niger Delta VOA 28 Dec 2005 -- As 2005 draws to a close, the major stories in Nigeria include the continuing violence in the oil-rich Niger Delta and the debate over whether President Olusegun Obasanjo should be allowed to seek a third term.

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