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06 January 2006 Military News

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  • Coalition Commanders Come Together to Build a Strong Force Navy NewsStand 06 Jan 2006 -- Royal Netherlands Navy Commodore Hank Ort, Commander Task Force (CTF) 150 and a few key members of his staff met with Capt. Martin Allard, Commander, Nassau Strike Group aboard the USS Nassau (LHA 4) Jan. 5 to become better acquainted and familiarize one another with their capabilities.
  • USS Nassau, Royal Netherlands Marines Seize Training Opportunity Navy NewsStand 06 Jan 2006 -- The Royal Netherlands Marines and USS Nassau (LHA 4) joined forces Jan. 5 for a Visit, Boarding, Search and Seizure (VBSS) training opportunity aboard Nassau.
  • Joint Forces Command Provides Global Force Sourcing AFPS 06 Jan 2006 -- As the Defense Department continues to transform to meet the threats and challenges of the 21st century, U.S. Joint Forces Command has the pivotal role of determining which forces will do which jobs, whether it's disaster relief, homeland defense or the global war on terrorism.
  • Army Decides Where Soldiers Will Test Future Combat Equipment Army News Release 06 Jan 2006 -- The Army continues to move forward in its Future Combat Systems (FCS) program by selecting Fort Bliss, Texas, as the location for the Evaluation Brigade Combat Team, where Soldiers will test and evaluate future combat equipment.
  • IBM gets contract for commissary system Army News 06 Jan 2006 -- The new year began with a bang for military commissaries with the announcement by the Defense Information Systems Agency that the point-of-sale technology contract for the Defense Commissary Agency was awarded to IBM.

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  • DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 06 Jan 2006
  • NEPAL: A week of violence as cease-fire fades IRIN 06 Jan 2006 -- With the end of the Maoist unilateral cease-fire on Monday, Nepal has witnessed days of violence.
  • DRC: Tens of thousands of IDPs flee fighting in Katanga IRIN 06 Jan 2006 -- Some 49,000 civilians who have fled fighting between the Congolese army and Mayi-Mayi militia in the northern province of Katanga are living under very difficult conditions, according to an official of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
  • CHAD: Minister denies forced recruitment into army IRIN 06 Jan 2006 -- A senior Chadian government official has denied accusations that a recent spate of arrests was carried out to force people into the military as tensions mount in the country.
  • Border tension between Ethiopia and Eritrea continues, UN says UN News Centre 06 Jan 2006 -- The United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) has reported that the military situation in the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) separating the two countries continues to be "tense and potentially volatile," about a month after Eritrea demanded the pullout of UN personnel of certain nationalities.
  • Haiti Struggles to Organize Presidential Election VOA 06 Jan 2006 -- The Caribbean nation of Haiti is struggling to organize presidential elections, which were postponed for the fourth time last week. Some Haitian officials are saying the international community is responsible for the delays.
  • Prominent Analyst says Global Peace Is On The Increase VOA 06 Jan 2006 -- A prominent analyst on international relations says despite popular thinking, peace around the world is on the increase. The number of genocides and violent conflicts has dropped rapidly since the end of colonialism and the Cold War. Wars today are less frequent and less deadly.
  • Congo Conflict Called Deadliest in the World VOA 06 Jan 2006 -- According to a new study, nearly four million people have died in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 1998, making it the deadliest humanitarian crisis in the world. The authors of the report say most of the deaths were from easily preventable and treatable causes stemming from war.
  • Chad Blames Sudanese Militiamen for Cross-Border Raid VOA 06 Jan 2006 -- Chad's government is blaming Sudanese militiamen for a raid on three border villages that killed nine civilians. Chad's government has repeatedly accused Sudan of supporting the attack and rebel activity along the border. Sudan has denied any involvement with the rebels.
  • China Again Warns Taiwan Against Apparent Moves Towards Independence VOA 06 Jan 2006 -- China is warning Taiwan it will face harsh consequences if it continues to move towards independence. The latest threat came after Taiwan's President Chen Shui-bian this week said he would pursue plans for a new constitution for the self-governed island, which China claims as part of its territory.

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