31 March 2007 Military News
- MND-B loses Soldier to non-battle death
- March 31 airpower: Recon aircraft key to mission success AFPN 31 Mar 2007 -- U.S. Central Command Air Forces officials have released the airpower summary for March 31.
- Iraqis, Coalition Working Together to Secure Tal Afar AFPS 31 Mar 2007 -- Coalition and Iraqi forces are working with city leaders to secure the Iraqi city of Tal Afar after a bombing at a market killed more than 80 people earlier this week, a military official said today in a briefing from the city.
- Nondestructive testing keeps Bagram aircraft flying AFPN 31 Mar 2007
- Crisis Escalates Over Iran's Seizure Of British Sailors RFE/RL 31 Mar 2007 -- The standoff continues between Britain and Iran over Tehran's detention of 15 British sailors in the Persian Gulf.
- Britain, Iran Exchange Diplomatic Letters Over Sailor Detention Impasse VOA 31 Mar 2007 -- Britain says it has replied to a statement by Iran regarding the 15 British naval personnel, who are now in their ninth day of Iranian detention
Defense Policy / Programs
- Prosecutor: Hicks Case Good Start for Military Commissions AFPS 31 Mar 2007 -- The military commissions case of Australian detainee David Hicks, which concluded last night with a sentence of nine months imprisonment, was a fair proceeding that established a good basis for future commissions cases, the chief prosecutor for the Defense Department said here yesterday.
- Bush Promises to Veto War Spending Bill VOA 31 Mar 2007 -- President Bush says he will veto an emergency spending bill for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, because opposition Democrats have included timetables for a troop withdrawal
- ROK, U.S. PHIBRONS Collaborate on Foal Eagle Combined Amphibious Landing Navy NewsStand 31 Mar 2007 -- Working side by side, Sailors and Marines from Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 11 and their Republic of Korea (ROK) counterparts of PHIBRON 53 collaborated to plan and execute the March 29 combined amphibious landing on ROK's Manripo Beach as part of Foal Eagle 2007 (FE 07).
- U.S. Navy Seabees, ROK Army Build More than Just Bridges Navy NewsStand 31 Mar 2007 -- U.S. Navy Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3 were yelling the importance of "safety first" with their Republic of Korea (ROK) counterparts as they worked side by side during a bridge building exercise from March 26-29 near Seoul.
- Giambastiani Lauds Slovenia for Deployment Participation AFPS 31 Mar 2007 -- Slovenia's deployments to multiple countries for NATO, the United Nations and the European Union drew praise here yesterday from the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
- CJTF-HOA Keeps a Unique Tab on Personnel Downrange Navy NewsStand 31 Mar 2007 -- While stationed in the Horn of Africa, many military and civilian personnel may travel downrange for their job, which is why Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa installs a unique device on vehicles for accountability measures.
- In South Lebanon, Ban Ki-moon stresses need for eventual permanent ceasefire UN News Centre 31 Mar 2007 -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today visited South Lebanon, where he voiced hope that a cessation of hostilities in place since the end of last year's 34-day war between Israel and Hizbollah could be transformed into a permanent ceasefire.
- US House Speaker Pelosi Begins Middle East Trip in Israel VOA 31 Mar 2007 -- The speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and a delegation of other House Democrats have arrived in Israel, their first stop on a fact-finding mission to the Middle East.
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