04 February 2006 Military News
- Four Insurgents Killed, Three Detained; Troops Seize Weapons AFPS 04 Feb 2006 -- A combined U.S. and Iraqi patrol killed four insurgents yesterday, and in separate incidents Feb. 2, a U.S. team seized a weapons cache west of Fallujah and Multinational Division Baghdad forces detained three suspected terrorists, Multinational Force Iraq officials reported today.
- Bodies of 14 Sunni Arab Men Found in Baghdad VOA 04 Feb 2006 -- Sunni Arab groups in Iraq are blaming Shi'ite-led security forces for the killing of 14 Sunni Arab men whose bodies were found Friday in Baghdad.
- Eight Detained in Southern Afghanistan Fighting AFPS 04 Feb 2006 -- Eight enemy fighters were detained and a motorcycle was destroyed after Afghan and U.S. forces attacked enemy forces who fired on a government complex in Afghanistan 's Helmand province.
- Afghan Villagers Flee As Fighting Claims 28 Lives RFE/RL 04 Feb 2006 -- Afghan officials say hundreds of southern villagers have fled their homes after the biggest battle in months between Taliban insurgents and U.S. and Afghan government forces.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Transcript: Secretary Rumsfeld's Remarks at the Munich Conference on Security Policy 04 Feb 2006 -- Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld
- CHINA IS POTENTIAL MILITARY COMPETITOR OF U.S.: REPORT CNA 04 Feb 2006 -- China is a potential military competitor likely to counterbalance traditional military advantages enjoyed by the United States, according to the Quadrennial Defense Review Report released Friday by the U.S. Department of Defense.
- Pentagon Calls China Most Likely Country To Challenge US Military Power VOA 04 Feb 2006 -- A major policy document published by the U.S. Defense Department Friday identifies China as the emerging world power most likely to threaten the U.S. status as the world's only superpower, and the document calls for several steps to counter that potential threat.
- Stennis Returns to San Diego Navy NewsStand 04 Feb 2006 -- The crew of USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) is scheduled to briefly return to San Diego Feb. 4 for the first time since Stennis underwent a homeport change to Bremerton, Wash., in January 2005.
- Pentagon Outlines Future Goals and Plans VOA 04 Feb 2006 -- The U.S. Defense Department has called for changes to its structure and capabilities to make the U.S. military more effective at facing the challenges of the 21st century.
- General Says U.S.-Korean Alliance Relevant, Ready AFPS 04 Feb 2006 -- The alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States is relevant and military forces are ready, but people must speak out in support of the pact, outgoing commander Army Gen. Leon J. LaPorte said here yesterday.
- Rumsfeld Envisages NATO With Global Reach RFE/RL 04 Feb 2006 -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said today that he can envisage the NATO alliance acting globally in the fight against terrorism and other international problems.
- UN Security Council Urges Hamas to Recognize Israel VOA 04 Feb 2006 -- The U.N. Security Council says any new Hamas-led Palestinian government must recognize Israel and commit itself to a negotiated settlement of the Mideast conflict.
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