12 March 2006 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- U.S. Troops Find Weapons Caches; Iraqi EOD Team Makes Road Safer AFPS 12 Mar 2006 -- U.S. soldiers discovered four weapons caches in a four-day period in areas outside of Baghdad, officials said.
- Three Car Bombs In Baghdad Leave 35 Dead RFE/RL 12 Mar 2006 -- At least 35 people were killed and over 90 injured in three car bomb attacks in a Shi'ite district of the Iraqi capital Baghdad today.
- Former Afghan President Survives Bomb, Blames Pakistan RFE/RL 12 Mar 2006 -- Officials say the head of an Afghan commission seeking to encourage Taliban defections has survived a suicide bomb attack in the capital, Kabul.
- Four Die in Bomb Attack on Former Afghan President VOA 12 Mar 2006 -- Afghan Interior Ministry Spokesman Yousuf Stanizai says two suicide bombers in a station wagon attacked Sibghatullah Mujaddedi's convoy on a busy Kabul road.
Defense Policy / Programs
- GW Helps Future Aviators with TCQs Navy NewsStand 12 Mar 2006 -- USS George Washington (CVN 73) (GW) lent a helping hand to 45 naval aviation students March 6-10 during the training carrier qualifications (TCQ) process, which would lead them toward their final goal of becoming naval aviators.
- Army Must Change to Remain Relevant, General Says AFPS 12 Mar 2006 -- The U.S. Army is the greatest it's ever been, but to remain effective for the future, it must make changes, a top Army commander said here yesterday.
- Neighbors of US Military Air Station Reject More Aircraft to Iwakuni VOA 12 Mar 2006 -- Voters in the Japanese city of Iwakuni have rejected a plan by the United States and Japan to host aircraft from the USS Kitty Hawk carrier in their community.
- Hamilton Sundstrand NP2000 propeller system completes first C-130 flight test Hamilton Sundstrand 12 Mar 2006 -- Hamilton Sundstrand’s NP2000 propeller system has performed successfully in initial flight tests on the Snow Aviation, Inc. C-130E aircraft at Snow’s facilities in Columbus, Ohio.
- Milosevic's Death Attributed to Heart Attack VOA 12 Mar 2006 -- Citing preliminary findings of an autopsy carried out by Dutch pathologists Sunday, UN war crimes officials say Slobodan Milosevic died of a heart attack.
- Rice Says Milosevic One of Most Malign Forces in Europe VOA 12 Mar 2006 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says history has already given its verdict on Slobodan Milosevic, even though he died before The Hague tribunal could pass judgment
- Israel Briefs US on Unilateral Border Plan VOA 12 Mar 2006 -- Israel is seeking U.S. approval for a controversial plan that could reshape the Mideast conflict. It could be a hard sell, because the plan bypasses the Palestinian Authority.
- African Union Criticized for Extending Darfur Mission VOA 12 Mar 2006 -- The African Union Peace and Security Council decided Friday to extend its peacekeeping mission in Darfur, rather than bow to international pressure to turn the mission over to the United Nations
- Eight Charged With Plotting To Assassinate President Mugabe VOA 12 Mar 2006 -- In Zimbabwe, eight men, including an opposition legislator, have been charged with plotting to assassinate President Robert Mugabe
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