21 July 2007 Military News
- Task Force Lightning Soldier attacked
- DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- July 20 airpower summary: F-16s quell insurgent activity AFPN 21 Jul 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in operations July 20, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- US Military: Airstrike North of Baghdad Kills 6 Insurgents VOA 21 Jul 2007 -- The U.S. military says six insurgents were killed and another five were wounded in an overnight airstrike north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
- South Korea Says It Will Remove Troops From Afghanistan RFE/RL 21 Jul 2007 -- South Korean Foreign Minister Song Min-soon said today that his country's troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan at the end of the year.
- Taliban Claims German Hostages Executed RFE/RL 21 Jul 2007 -- A purported Taliban spokesman said today that the group has killed two German hostages it had been holding in Afghanistan since July 18, while an Afghan official said one is still alive.
- Afghan Officials Reject Taleban Claim German Hostages Have Been Killed VOA 21 Jul 2007 -- The Afghan Foreign Ministry is denying claims by Taleban militants that they have killed two German hostages
Defense Policy / Programs
- US Government Ordered to Reveal All Evidence on Guantanamo Detainees VOA 21 Jul 2007 -- A U.S. appeals court has ruled the military must provide nearly all information it has gathered on detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to their attorneys.
- CNO Outlines Navy Operations at Sea and Ashore Navy NewsStand 21 Jul 2007 -- Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen stressed the critical role San Diego and the Pacific Fleet play in sustaining fleet readiness and the Navy's expanded role in the Middle East during a breakfast meeting in San Diego on July 19.
- Rice Sees New Momentum in Quartet's Middle East Peace Efforts Washington File 21 Jul 2007 -- The United States has no higher foreign policy priority than the establishment of an independent and democratic Palestinian state living side by side in peace with Israel, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice declared during her first visit to Portugal and a meeting of the Mideast Quartet comprising the United Nations, European Union, United States and Russia.
- Russia says only UN can decide the future of Kosovo RIA Novosti 21 Jul 2007 -- Russia's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that only a UN Security Council's resolution could determine a legitimate status of Kosovo.
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