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12 December 2006 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs

  • Department of Defense and United Kingdom Sign Next Stage Joint Strike Fighter Agreement 12 Dec 2006 -- Today, Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England and United Kingdom Minister for Defence Procurement Lord Drayson signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to begin future cooperation in the production, sustainment, and follow-on development (PSFD) phase of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program.
  • Canada, Australia, U.K. Sign Joint Strike Fighter Agreements AFPS 12 Dec 2006 -- With the first flight of the Joint Strike Fighter set for this week, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia have "re-enlisted" for the program.
  • DoD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for November 2006 11 Dec 2006 -- The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of November.
  • Rumsfeld 'Comfortable' With Decision to Resign AFPS 12 Dec 2006 -- Saying he feels fortunate to have served as defense secretary during this momentous period in history, Donald H. Rumsfeld said he has been inspired by working with the nation's men and women in uniform.
  • Gates Outlines U.S. Strategic Defense Priorities Washington File 12 Dec 2006 -- Questions about Iraq dominated Defense Secretary-designate Robert Gates' recent Senate confirmation hearing, but he also offered insight into his perspective on security issues related to Afghanistan, Iraq and North Korea.
  • VP-5 and CMO Det 5 "Mad Foxes" Shift Colors Navy NewsStand 12 Dec 2006 -- Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 and Consolidated Maintenance Organization (CMO) Detachment (Det) 5, both homeported in Jacksonville, Fla., successfully deployed hundreds Sailors Dec. 3 ready to serve six months in support of counter drug operations and flying combat missions in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.
  • KH Strike Group Finishes Fall deployment Navy NewsStand 12 Dec 2006 -- After traveling more than 15,200 nautical miles and launching and recovering more than 8,000 aircraft, USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) Carrier Strike Group returned to Yokosuka, Japan, Dec. 10, ending a two-month deployment.
  • Air Force plays in pandemic flu exercise AFPN 12 Dec 2006 -- The Air Force is participating in a pandemic flu exercise Dec. 11-13 in Boerne, Texas, linking a variety of major south Texas crisis response agencies and Air Force medical personnel.
  • Destroyer USS Milius Launches Tomahawk IV in West Coast Test Navy NewsStand 12 Dec 2006 -- A U.S. Navy Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile was launched Dec. 6 from USS Milius (DDG-69), an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer underway in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California.
  • Georgia, U.S. to hold joint military exercise in summer 2007 RIA Novosti 12 Dec 2006 -- Georgia has scheduled its first joint military exercise with the United States for the summer of 2007, a high-ranking Georgian defense ministry official said Tuesday.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 12 Dec 2006
  • Press Briefing by Tony Snow The White House 12 Dec 2006

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  • U.S. Will Not Allow Syria To Reassert Authority over Lebanon Washington File 12 Dec 2006 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice expressed support for the Lebanese government and pro-democracy activists in Lebanon who have resisted Syrian control of their country, and said the United States will not compromise the future of Lebanon for its other interests in the Middle East.
  • UN: Annan Urges U.S. To Defend Human Rights, Rule Of Law RFE/RL 12 Dec 2006 -- Kofi Annan, who will step down as the United Nations secretary-general in less than a month, used his last speech in his official capacity to appeal to the United States to uphold high standards of human rights and the rule of law.

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