04 August 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- MNF-W forces attacked
- Aug. 3 airpower summary: Joint ops support coalition forces AFPN 04 Aug 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations Aug. 3 according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- US Military: Coalition Forces in Iraq Kill 4 Suspected Terrorists, Capture 51 VOA 04 Aug 2007 -- The U.S. military in Iraq says coalition forces killed four suspected terrorists and captured 51 others Saturday in two separate operations.
- Afghanistan: Top U.S. Commander Optimistic On Developments In Eastern Region RFE/RL 04 Aug 2007 -- A top U.S. commander in eastern Afghanistan says the country's armed forces are increasingly able to hold their own against insurgents in one of the country's more troubled areas.
- Afghan, Taleban Officials Still Seek Location to Negotiate Hostage Release VOA 04 Aug 2007 -- Afghan and South Korean officials, and the Taleban kidnappers of the 21 remaining South Korean hostages are still seeking a meeting place for negotiations to release the hostages.
- NATO chief urges more German military instructors in Afghanistan IRNA 04 Aug 2007 -- NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer called for the additional sending of German military instructors to Afghanistan, the daily Bild am Sonntag said in a report to be published Sunday.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Admiral Buzby visits Samuel B. Roberts Navy NewsStand 04 Aug 2007 -- Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, commander, Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, visited USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58) (Sammy B) July 30, for lunch with the officers of the wardroom during a brief stop in Guantanamo Bay while supporting Partnership of the Americas (POA) 2007 deployment in the Caribbean.
- VFA-204 Deploys in Support of Valiant Shield Exercise Navy NewsStand 04 Aug 2007 -- Sailors from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA-204) departed Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans Aug. 1 for a two-month deployment in support of Exercise Valiant Shield.
- SECNAV Winter: 'Battle Stations 21 Develops the Right Skills for the Fleet' Navy NewsStand 04 Aug 2007 -- Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Donald C. Winter saw just how the Department of Defense's most cutting-edge trainer, Battle Stations 21, is preparing recruits for life at sea as he toured Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes on Aug. 3.
- Kelso Assumes Command of Submarine Squadron 8 Navy NewsStand 04 Aug 2007 -- Capt. Robert Kelso relieved Capt. Earl Carter as commander, Submarine Squadron 8 Aug. 3, in a ceremony at Pier 3, Naval Station Norfolk, aboard nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine USS Boise (SSN 764).
- German army faces shortage of specialists: report IRNA 04 Aug 2007 -- The German army is like many companies facing a shortage of specialists as a result of the country's flourishing economy, the weekly Der Spiegel news magazine said in a report ahead of its publication on Sunday.
- 20 cadres of Tamil Tigers killed in Sri Lanka IRNA 04 Aug 2007 -- The Sri Lanka Army has claimed that at least 20 cadres of the Tamil Tigers were killed and five others injured in the past 24 hours as the fighting spread to the north.
- UN, AU Meet on Peace Talks For Darfur VOA 04 Aug 2007 -- Representatives of the United Nations, the African Union and Darfur rebel factions are meeting in Tanzania, with the goal of establishing a platform and timeline for peace talks.
- UN Security Council Tells Syria to Protect Border with Lebanon VOA 04 Aug 2007 -- The U.N. Security Council Friday voiced concern about reports of arms smuggling from Syria into Lebanon and also called on the Syrian government to step up security controls along its border with Lebanon
- Anti-Government Forces Intensify Attacks in Pakistan's Northwest VOA 04 Aug 2007 -- A series of deadly attacks rocked Pakistan's volatile tribal region Saturday.
- Turkey Swears in New Parliament VOA 04 Aug 2007 -- Turkey swore in its new Parliament Saturday. In elections last month, the Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party achieved a landslide victory, prompting some analysts to voice concern about Turkey's future as a secular state
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