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07 December 2006 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Comparative Testing Office Announces Projects for Fiscal 2007 07 Dec 2006 -- The Department of Defense announces the selection of new projects being funded in Fiscal 2007 under the Comparative Testing Office's (CTO) Defense Acquisition Challenge (DAC) and Foreign Comparative Testing (FCT) programs.
  • SEA-BASED INTERCEPT TEST Missile Defence Agency 07 Dec 2006 -- The planned sea-based missile intercept test scheduled for today by the Missile Defense Agency and the U.S. Navy was not completed due to an incorrect system setting aboard the Aegis-class cruiser USS Lake Erie prior to the launch of two interceptor missiles from the ship
  • Gates to Take Office Dec. 18 AFPS 07 Dec 2006 -- Robert M. Gates will take over as defense secretary Dec. 18, and the department will wish current Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld farewell at a Pentagon ceremony Dec. 15, a Defense Department spokesman announced today.
  • Spectrum Summit Focuses on Current, Future Warfighter Needs AFPS 07 Dec 2006 -- Servicemembers on patrols and convoy missions in Iraq and Afghanistan sometimes have to decide if they would rather have access to their radios to call in close-air support if they need it or jammers to disable improvised explosive devices they encounter along the route.
  • Army initiates electronic warfare capabilityArmy News 07 Dec 2006 -- The Army is developing a new core competency for career Soldiers and officers interested in becoming electronic warfare specialists.
  • Iwo Jima ESG Returns From Six-Month DeploymentNavy NewsStand 07 Dec 2006 -- After six-months, and approximately 30,000 nautical miles, the USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG), led by the multipurpose, amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima, returned to its homeport of Norfolk, Va., Dec. 6.
  • Bataan ESG, 26th MEU Conduct NEO DrillNavy NewsStand 07 Dec 2006 -- Sailors from the Norfolk-based amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) conducted a noncombatant evacuation operation (NEO) drill with Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Dec. 3 while underway off the Atlantic Coast.
  • Warfare Center to Host Autonomous Unmanned Vehicle Fest 2007Navy NewsStand 07 Dec 2006 -- Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City (NSWC PC) is busy preparing to host the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Performance Demonstration, called AUV Fest, June 4-16, 2007.
  • US Lawmakers Approve Foreign Measures on Way to Adjournment VOA 07 Dec 2006 -- As they move toward adjournment, U.S. House lawmakers have approved several pieces of legislation dealing with the Middle East, Iran and other issues
  • Ukraine's NATO entry will complicate ties with Russia - Ivanov RIA Novosti 07 Dec 2006 -- Russia's defense minister warned Thursday that Ukraine's accession to NATO would strain bilateral relations with Russia.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 07 Dec 2006

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  • Hezbollah Chief Vows Lebanon Protests Will Continue VOA 07 Dec 2006 -- The leader of Hezbollah has vowed that protests in central Beirut will continue until the government changes to give the opposition a greater voice
  • Fiji Faces Long Road Back to Democracy After Army Coup VOA 07 Dec 2006 -- Fiji's new caretaker prime minister has warned that elections following this week's military coup might not take place for another two years
  • LEBANON: Protests threaten an already battered economy IRIN 07 Dec 2006 -- With the fatal shooting of a Shi'ite demonstrator, and thousands of Lebanese still camped out in Beirut demanding the creation of a new national unity government, and the resignation of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora, Lebanon is rapidly spiralling into a new economic crisis, according to economists.

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