28 December 2007 Military News
- OIF/OEF Casualty Update 28 Dec 2007 [PDF]
- DoD News: DoD Identifies Army Casualties
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- General David. H. Petraeus, Radio Interview, Dec. 28 MNF-I 28 Dec 2007
- Dec. 27 airpower summary: EC-130J impacts hearts, minds AFPN 28 Dec 2007
- Deployed Airmen find ancient artifacts at Iraqi air base AFPN 28 Dec 2007 -- An Airman and his team discovered fragments of pottery, possibly dating back as far back as 2,000 years during a recent job at Kirkuk Air Base.
- Coalition Forces in Iraq Kill 5 Terrorists, Detain 14 AFPS 28 Dec 2007 -- Coalition forces killed five terrorists and detained 14 suspects today during anti-al Qaeda operations in central and northern Iraq, military officials reported.
- Coalition Troops in Afghanistan Kill Several Militants, Detain 9 AFPS 28 Dec 2007 -- Coalition forces killed several enemy fighters and detained nine others in an operation to disrupt Taliban leadership and weapons-facilitation networks yesterday in Afghanistan's Zabul province.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Press Briefing by Conference Call by Senior Administration Officials on the National Defense Authorization Act for 2008 The White House 28 Dec 2007
- Detainee Transfer Announced 28 Dec 2007 -- The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of ten detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Saudi Arabia
- 'The Professionals' Take Charge in Pacific Area of Operation Navy NewsStand 28 Dec 2008 -- Over 600 U.S. Navy Seabees attached to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 "The Professionals" have deployed to Okinawa, and various other locations within the Pacific Command's (PACOM) area of responsibility (AOR) gearing up for a six-month deployment.
- U.S. Navy, Bahrain Completes Crisis Response Exercise Navy NewsStand 28 Dec 2008 -- More than 1,200 U.S. service members and Department of Defense personnel and the Bahrain Ministries of Interior, Health and Defense participated in a crisis response exercise at The Bahrain School Dec. 27.
- NASA Space Center Infinity Project Phase One Completed Navy NewsStand 28 Dec 2008 -- Crew members and executive staff from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 74, with the members from Infinity at the Johnson C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi attended a ribbon cutting on Dec. 17.
- USS Norfolk Deploys Navy NewsStand 28 Dec 2008 -- The Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Norfolk (SSN 714) departed Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 3 Dec. 28, beginning a regularly scheduled six-month independent deployment.
- Intelligence Cell Defends the Digital Battlefield Army News 28 Dec 2007 -- U.S. military forces in Europe now have a better way to defend against cyber attacks aimed at destroying networks and infiltrating sensitive data.
- Poland, Russia to discuss missile defense in Warsaw, Jan. 10 RIA Novosti 28 Dec 2007 -- A Russian delegation, led by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Kislyak, will visit Warsaw on January 10, 2008 to discuss the U.S. missile shield plans, a Polish official said on Friday.
- Russian army to get new combat vehicles in 2008 - paper RIA Novosti 28 Dec 2007 -- Russia's Defense Ministry has ordered new tank support combat vehicles to boost firepower of the Ground Forces armored units, a Russian newspaper reported.
- Daily Press Briefing US Dept. of State 28 Dec 2007
- DoD News: Contracts for December 28, 2007
- Russia's Development Bank to sell 5% in EADS to aircraft corp. RIA Novosti 28 Dec 2008 -- Russia's state-controlled Development Bank said on Friday it planned to sell its recently purchased 5% stake in Europe's Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) to the Russian aircraft corporation.
- ISRAEL-LEBANON: Israeli military clears itself of cluster bomb misuse in Lebanon IRIN 28 Dec 2008 -- Israel's military advocate-general, Brig-Gen Avihai Mendelblit, has said the military's use of cluster munitions during the conflict in Lebanon in 2006 was in accordance with international humanitarian law. Human rights groups and the UN had previously condemned the use of the bombs.
- Hybrid force for Darfur set to deploy on 31 December - UN UN News Centre 28 Dec 2007 -- The United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), set to become the world body's largest peacekeeping operation with some 26,000 personnel at full strength, is poised to officially take over on Monday from the AU force currently on the ground trying to quell the violence and suffering in the war-wracked region of western Sudan.
- Secretary-General declares Nepal eligible for UN Peacebuilding Fund UN News Centre 28 Dec 2007 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today that Nepal is eligible to receive assistance from the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund, set up a year ago to help countries emerging from conflict consolidate their gains and avoid slipping back into war.
- Sri Lankan rebels, breakaway faction still recruiting child soldiers - Ban Ki-moon UN News Centre 28 Dec 2007 -- The separatist Tamil Tiger rebels and a breakaway group known as the Tamil Makkal Viduthali Pulikal (TMVP)/Karuna faction continue to abduct children to fight as soldiers in the bloody conflict in Sri Lanka, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a new report made public today.
- Mideast Peace Talks Move Ahead Despite Dispute Over Jewish Settlements VOA 28 Dec 2007 -- Peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are moving ahead despite a dispute over Jewish settlements.
- Afghanistan: Khalilzad Hopes Response To Pakistan's 'Huge Loss' Is Renewed Effort To Counter Extremism RFE/RL 28 Dec 2007 -- The assassination of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto prompted quick international condemnation, as well as intense examination of its effect on South Asia and the rest of the world
- Pakistan Should Move Forward with Democratic Process, U.S. Says Washington File 28 Dec 2007 -- The United States is reaching out to political leaders across Pakistan in the wake of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination, urging them to move forward with the democratic process.
- Benazir Bhutto laid to rest IRNA 28 Dec 2007 -- Hundreds of thousands of people attended funeral of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto, who was assassinated on Thursday.
- India to review situation following assassination of Benazir IRNA 28 Dec 2007 -- In the wake of Pakistan's former Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto's assassination, the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will hold a meeting with political leaders Friday to discuss the situation in Pakistan.
- Pakistani Government Blames Al-Qaida for Bhutto Assassination VOA 28 Dec 2007 -- Pakistan's government says al-Qaida terrorists were behind the assassination of opposition leader and former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
- Pakistan Tightens Security to Thwart Violence as Bhutto is Buried VOA 28 Dec 2007 -- Hundreds of thousands of mourners gathered to at the family graveyard where former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was being laid to rest
- Pakistan Plans to Hold General Elections on January 8 VOA 28 Dec 2007 -- Pakistan's caretaker prime minister says the government has no immediate plans to postpone general elections scheduled for January 8
- Asian Leaders Express Concerns About Pakistan's Future VOA 28 Dec 2007 -- Leaders across Asia are voicing condemnation and shock over the killing of Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, and their fears for the future stability of the country
- Remembering Pakistan's Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto VOA 28 Dec 2007 -- Pakistan's former prime minister and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated.
- Venezuela Readies Colombian Hostage Operation VOA 28 Dec 2007 -- Venezuela planned Friday to launch an operation to pick up two women and a child held hostage by leftist rebels in Colombia's jungle region.
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