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20 August 2006 Military News

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  • Makin Island Christened Navy NewsStand 20 Aug 2006 -- The U.S. Navy christened the amphibious assault ship Makin Island (LHD 8) in a ceremony Aug. 19 at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula, Miss.
  • Iran Test-Fires Short-Range Missiles as Part of Military Exercises VOA 20 Aug 2006 -- Iranian state media say Iran's army has test-fired several short-range missiles as part of a major military exercise that began Saturday.
  • Surface-to-surface missiles tested in wargames IRNA 20 Aug 2006 -- The Iranian armed forces tested surface-to-surface missiles on the second stage of the massive wargames code-named `Blow of Zolfaqar' along border areas of this southeastern province Sunday morning.
  • Tehran Tests Short-Range Missiles RFE/RL 20 Aug 2006 -- Iran today said it test-fired new surface-to-surface short-range missiles, following the start of large-scale military exercises throughout the country to introduce a new defensive doctrine.

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  • Congo Election Ends in Run-off VOA 20 Aug 2006 -- Democratic Republic of Congo's President Joseph Kabila and challenger Jean-Pierre Bemba face a second round run-off after neither won a majority in Congo's July presidential election.



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