02 September 2007 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Press Briefing, September 2, 2007 MNF-I 02 Sep 2007
- Sept. 1 airpower summary: Tankers keep missions flying AFPN 02 Sep 2007 -- Coalition airpower supported coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force troops in Afghanistan during operations Sept. 1, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.
- Forces Capture 59 Suspects During Recent Iraq Operations AFPS 02 Sep 2007 -- Coalition and Iraqi forces detained 59 suspected insurgents during operations in Iraq since Aug. 31.
- Afghan, Coalition Forces Provide Medical Aid to Hundreds of Afghans AFPS 02 Sep 2007 -- Afghan national security forces, advised by coalition forces, recently brought medical assistance to Afghan civilians in Shewan, Farah province, Afghanistan.
- Freed South Korean Hostages Apologize RFE/RL 02 Sep 2007 -- Nineteen South Korean Christian aid workers freed in the past week by their Taliban captors have apologized to their countrymen for the trouble they caused.
- Returning Korean Hostages Offer Thanks and Apologies VOA 02 Sep 2007 -- All of the South Korean hostages who endured more than six weeks of Taleban captivity in Afghanistan have arrived back home
Defense Policy / Programs
- USCENTAF commander visits Airmen at Camp Lemonier AFPN 02 Sep 2007 -- The Air Force's role in the stand up of Africa Command and the Airmen's increased presence in support of the humanitarian mission in the Horn of Africa were key topics discussed by the Central Air Forces Commander at Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Aug. 28.
- Guardian Conducts Mine Sweep Simulated Training Navy NewsStand 02 Sep 2007 -- Sailors aboard the mine countermeasures ship USS Guardian (MCM 5) conducted mine sweeper training on the Mine Neutralization Vehicle (MNV) 48 and the SSQ-94 Aug. 24 to increase operational readiness.
- Tortuga Assists Tokyo Residents in Disaster Relief Drill Navy NewsStand 02 Sep 2007 -- USS Tortuga (LSD 46), in conjunction with the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF), assisted in evacuating Japanese citizens as part of Japan's annual earthquake drill Sept. 1.
- Haiti Welcomes Comfort Navy NewsStand 02 Sep 2007 -- A welcoming ceremony commemorating the arrival of hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) was celebrated in Port-au-Prince, Sept. 1.
- Nations Take Wing to Keep a Watchful Eye Above FA PANAMAX 2007 Navy NewsStand 02 Sep 2007 -- Multinational civil and military aircraft have joined forces in the skies to keep a watchful eye above Fuerzas Alidas (FA) PANAMAX 2007 while U.S. Navy and other nations' warships patrol the seas around the Panama Canal.
- AIRSpeed Program Creates Efficient Work Environments Aboard USS Carl Vinson Navy NewsStand 03 Sep 2007 -- USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) began participating in an initiative known as "AIRSpeed" in August. AIRSpeed is a program designed to improve efficiency in the workplace and streamline processes associated with the naval aviation community.
- NEPAL: Government urged to do more to curb small arms IRIN 02 Sep 2007 -- Activists and human rights campaigners in Nepal believe the government and political parties could do more to control small arms, which continue to maim and kill innocent people.
- OPT: Humanitarian aid to the Palestinians - walking the tightrope IRIN 02 Sep 2007 -- Recent concerns that Hamas might profit from revenues of the Gaza power company prompted the European Union (EU) to cut funding to the plant
- Lebanese Army Routs Militants From Refugee Camp VOA 02 Sep 2007 -- Lebanese security forces fought remnants of an al-Qaida inspired extremist group Sunday in northern Lebanon, killing more than 30 militants and capturing at least 15 others
- Bombs Detonate in Kathmandu, Ending Calm in Nepal VOA 02 Sep 2007 -- At least two women died and 23 other people have been injured in a wave of near simultaneous bombings in and around the Nepalese capital
- Dissident Congolese General Warns of War As Troops Move VOA 02 Sep 2007 -- Army troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo are sending in more reinforcements in the troubled east of the country after a week of heavy fighting
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