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18 February 2006 Military News

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  • Ike Underway with CVW-7 Navy NewsStand 18 Feb 2006 -- For the first time in five years, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) (CVN 69) is underway with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7. Team “769” is gearing up for Surge Ready status.
  • Iwo Jima ESG Trains At Sea Navy NewsStand 18 Feb 2006 -- Five ships, one submarine and nearly 3,500 Sailors and Marines from the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) successfully completed their ESG Integrated Training (ESGINT) exercises, Feb. 14, while operating in Onslow Bay, N.C.
  • Kyrgyzstan: Russian, U.S. Military Bases On Opposite Tracks RFE/RL 18 Feb 2006 -- The future of the two foreign military bases in Kyrgyzstan became clearer this week. During a visit by a Russian delegation, a military official said the Russian base at Kant will be there "forever."

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  • Maoist Rebels Call For Nationwide Strike In Nepal VOA 18 Feb 2006 -- Nepal's Maoist rebels have called for an indefinite nationwide strike as part of their campaign against the royalist government.
  • Nigerian Militants Launch New Attacks; Foreigners Kidnapped VOA 18 Feb 2006 -- Nigerian militants in the oil-rich Niger Delta have launched a new wave of attacks, including the kidnapping of nine foreign oil workers
  • Hamas Takes Over New Palestinian Parliament VOA 18 Feb 2006 -- A new Palestinian parliament convened on Saturday under the control of the Islamic militant group Hamas which won Palestinian legislative elections on January 25
  • Russia: Stavropol Krai Violence Highlights Nogai Issues RFE/RL 18 Feb 2006 -- Russian police have claimed that the eight to 12 militants killed during an extended battle on 9-10 February in a village in the Neftekum district of Stavropol Krai were all Nogais, members of a djamaat, or militant group, based in the Shelkovsky district of northeastern Chechnya
  • UN troops in Liberia work to prevent cross-border violence from Cte d'Ivoire UN News Centre 18 Feb 2006 -- Aiming to prevent the spread of recent instability in Cte d'Ivoire , the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) is conducting exercises along the border between the two countries, officials with the world body said today.
  • Rice Says No Direct U.S. Funding Now to Hamas Washington File 18 Feb 2006 -- The United States cannot and will not give direct financial assistance to a Hamas-led government so long as it is committed to terror and the destruction of Israel, but at the same time will not abandon Palestinians in desperate need of help, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says.

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