19 May 2007 Military News
- PATROL STRUCK BY IED SOUTH OF BAGHDAD
- SOLDIER KILLED BY SMALL ARMS FIRE SOUTH OF BAGHDAD
- MNF-W FORCES ATTACKED
- MND-B PATROL ATTACKED BY SMALL ARMS FIRE
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- May 18 airpower: JTACs direct aircraft against insurgents AFPN 19 May 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in the following operations May 18, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- US Military Announces Deaths of 5 Americans Troops in Iraq VOA 19 May 2007 -- The U.S. military says five more American troops have been killed in Iraq.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Detainee Transfer Announced 19 May 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of David Matthew Hicks from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Australia.
- Airmen support NORAD exercise AFPN 19 May 2007 -- Airmen from the 201st Airlift Squadron are participating May 21 to 22 in an exercise testing the North American Aerospace Defense Command's intercept and identification capabilities.
- "Ike", Anzio Aid Stranded Vessel Navy NewsStand 19 May 2007 -- The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) aided the small vessel, Elena, a Hylas 46 Sloop, by supplying them with fuel and fresh fruits and vegetables May 19, approximately 500 miles west of the Azores.
- Navy Disappointed With Lawsuit Against Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Navy NewsStand 19 May 2007 -- The Navy is disappointed with EarthJustice's decision to pursue litigation against critical training activities in Hawaiian waters, the deputy commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said.
- USS City of Corpus Christi Wins Awards for Excellence Navy NewsStand 19 May 2007 -- The Navy rewarded the hard work and dedication of the crew of the USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN 705) during a ceremony at Alpha Pier on May 8.
- Palestinian factions strike new cease-fire deal - Hamas spokesman RIA Novosti 19 May 2007 -- Rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah declared a new ceasefire as of 3 p.m. local time (12 p.m. GMT) Saturday, after a week of violence between the factions that resulted in over 50 deaths, a Hamas spokesman said.
- Israel Launches Air Strikes on Gaza as Palestinian Factions Agree to Truce VOA 19 May 2007 -- Israel has launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip for the third straight day, killing two Palestinians
- World Bank: Resigned Wolfowitz Cites Accomplishments RFE/RL 19 May 2007 -- Paul Wolfowitz has praised his performance as the World Bank's president in his first public comments since resigning as head of the global lending body.
- Pakistani Authorities Negotiate with Pro-Taleban Islamists for Captives' Release VOA 19 May 2007 -- Pakistani authorities are trying to secure the release of four police officers taken hostage by pro-Taleban Islamic students in the capital, Islamabad.
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