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27 January 2006 Military News

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  • Reagan Carrier Strike Group Completes Brisbane Port Visit Navy NewsStand 27 Jan 2006 -- Sailors assigned to the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 7 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 7 left a lasting impression on the local citizens as the ship departed Brisbane, Australia, Jan. 27 following a five-day port visit.
  • ESG 3 Ready to Deploy Navy NewsStand 27 Jan 2006 -- Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 is now certified to deploy in support of the global war on terrorism in February, after successfully completing its 14-day Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) Jan. 26 off the coast of Southern California.
  • DoD to Build Upon Existing Counter-WMD Capabilities AFPS 27 Jan 2006 -- The Defense Department is taking more steps to address the threat that terrorists are seeking weapons of mass destruction to use against U.S. forces and the homeland, a senior DoD official told reporters here today.
  • Quadrennial Review a 'Snapshot,' Not a Revelation AFPS 27 Jan 2006 -- The Quadrennial Defense Review being released Feb. 6 is not some new revelation.
  • QDR Provides Vectors for Defense Transformation AFPS 27 Jan 2006 -- Plans for transforming the defense structure for the future aren't based on numbers, but rather, capabilities, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told civilian leaders who visited the Pentagon today to hear about the status of the U.S. military and ongoing operations.

  • 'Just another day at work' for the 106th Rescue Wing AFPN 27 Jan 2006 -- The 106th Rescue Wing has been performing rescue missions since 1975, saving mostly fisherman and recreational boaters who found themselves in dangerous situations in the Atlantic Ocean
  • High-speed air vehicles designed for rapid global reach AFPN 27 Jan 2006 -- For an aircraft to achieve hypersonic speeds, ranging from 6,000 to 15,000 mph (Mach 9 to Mach 22), and reach altitudes between 100,000 to 150,000 feet, it needs an airframe structure designed to survive intense heat and pressure.
  • Small office comes up big for armament, munitions Airmen AFPN 27 Jan 2006 -- When it comes to handling munitions no one does a better job than the munitions materiel handling equipment focal point here.
  • U.S. Navy, Coast Guard on Lookout for Piracy AFPS 27 Jan 2006 -- Pirates are not a thing of the past. They are alive and well, and roaming the seas in search of booty. And U.S. Navy and Coast Guard officials are determined to stop them from threatening Americans and American interests.

  • Philippine Judge Withdraws Arrest Warrants for US Marines VOA 27 Jan 2006 -- A judge in the Philippines has withdrawn arrest warrants for four U.S. Marines accused of rape.

  • Russia: Brutal Hazing Incident Rocks Army RFE/RL 27 Jan 2006 -- The brutal hazing of a young army conscript that resulted in several amputations has sparked widespread indignation in Russia

  • State Department Briefing, January 27 Washington File 27 Jan 2006 -- Israel/Palestinians, Guatemala, Iran, Mexico, United Kingdom
  • White House Briefing, January 27 Washington File 27 Jan 2006 -- Economy, Middle East, Abramoff, campaign finance, Judge Alito, Medicare, State of the Union speech, border security, Michael Brown, Hurricane Katrina

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  • Bush Backs Inquiry into Hariri Assassination VOA 27 Jan 2006 -- President Bush says he expects a full investigation into last year's assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Pressure from the United States and France following that killing forced Syria to withdraw troops and intelligence officials from neighboring Lebanon.
  • World: Why Is It So Hard To Try Former Leaders? IRNA 27 Jan 2006 -- The war-crimes trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has gone on for almost four years. The trial of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has gotten off to such a slow start that some fear that it, too, could drag on and on. Indeed, trying former heads of state is no simple task.



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