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20 March 2007 Military News

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  • Democrats Face Uncertain Vote on War Funding Measure VOA 20 Mar 2007 -- Democrats in the House of Representatives face uncertainty as they proceed with plans to bring legislation to the floor later this week to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and provide billions in domestic and homeland security needs
  • U.S. Military Training Program Benefits African Peacekeepers Washington File 20 Mar 2007 -- Africans make the best peacekeepers for Africa, and the United States has made a strong commitment to helping them hone their peacekeeping skills, says the coordinator for a U.S.-managed military training program.
  • Carney Trains With Jamaican Defense Force Coast Guard Navy NewsStand 20 Mar 2007 -- USS Carney (DDG 64) hosted members of the Jamaican Coast Guard for a one-day training opportunity March 16 in Jamaican coastal waters as the ship patrolled the Caribbean.
  • USS Safeguard Completes TOWEX with JDS Amakusa Navy NewsStand 20 Mar 2007 -- USS Safeguard (ARS 50) conducted a towing exercise March 15 in the Sea of Japan, working with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Ship JS Amakusa (AMS 4303).
  • Navy Takes Legal Steps to Safeguard Classified Information Navy NewsStand 20 Mar 2007 -- In order to prevent disclosure of certain classified and sensitive national security information, the Department of the Navy announced on March 20 that they have asserted the state secrets privilege in Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., et. al v. Donald C. Winter, Secretary of the Navy.
  • Vinson Starts Preps for Leaving Dry Dock Navy NewsStand 20 Mar 2007 -- USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) is scheduled to leave dry dock in May for a pierside location after spending nearly two years in Dry Dock 11 at Northrop Grumman Newport News shipyard.
  • Submarine Force Participates in Ice Exercise 2007 Navy NewsStand 20 Mar 2007 -- Commander, Submarine Force has announced the participation of USS Alexandria (SSN 757), home ported in Groton, Conn., in a joint U.S. Navy/Royal Navy exercise being conducted in the Arctic Ocean in March and April.
  • Senate Confirms Keating, Renuart to Key Commands AFPN 20 Mar 2007 -- The U.S. Senate confirmed the nominees to the top posts at U.S. Northern Command and U.S. Pacific Command during last night's session.
  • Britain to Ban 'Dumb' Cluster Bombs VOA 20 Mar 2007 -- Britain has ordered its military to stop using cluster bombs that lack self-destruct mechanisms - a measure aimed at saving civilians.
  • Kazakh army to adopt high-precision weapons - defense minister RIA Novosti 20 Mar 2007 -- Kazakhstan plans to upgrade its Armed Forces with modern high-precision weapons in the near future, the defense minister said Tuesday.
  • Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 20 Mar 2007
  • Press Gaggle by Tony Snow The White House 20 Mar 2007

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