27 January 2008 Military News
- MND-B Soldier attacked by IED (Kadamiyah)
- MND-B Soldier killed by IED (Baghdad)
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- DoD Identifies Army Casualty
- PRESS CONFERENCE: Operational Update: Rear Adm. Smith, Jan. 27 , 2008 MNF-I 27 Jan 2008
- Jan. 26 airpower summary: Heavy airlift sustains operations AFPN 27 Jan 2008
- MND Soldiers, Iraqi Police conduct combined operation with CLCs in support of Operation Phantom Phoenix MNF-I 27 Jan 2008 -- Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, conducted a two-day combined operation with the Iraqi 3rd Brigade, 1st National Police Division and Concerned Local Citizens in Zelig, Iraq Jan. 20 and 21.
- Pakistani Forces Retake Control of Key Tunnel in Northwest VOA 27 Jan 2008 -- Pakistani security forces say they have retaken control of a key highway tunnel in the country's Northwest Frontier Province, killing at least 24 militants who had blocked the tunnel since Friday.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Future Role in Iraq, Afghanistan Will Drive Rebalancing Military, Mullen Says AFPS 27 Jan 2008 -- The nation's future roles in Iraq and Afghanistan will drive, to some extent, how long it takes for the U.S. military to become a more balanced and ready force, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday.
- HSV Swift Repairs PIRATA Buoy as Part of Africa Partnership Station Navy NewsStand 27 Jan 2008 -- Sailors aboard High Speed Vessel (HSV) 2 Swift repaired a Pilot Research Moored Array in the Atlantic (PIRATA) buoy, Jan. 25, as part of an ongoing effort of Africa Partnership Station (APS) to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and its programs to collect environmental readings in the Gulf of Guinea.
- ISRAEL-OPT: Relentless rocket attacks take psychological toll on children in Sderot IRIN 27 Jan 2008 -- At least 75 percent of children aged 4-18 in the southern Israeli town of Sderot suffer from post-traumatic stress, including sleeping disorders and severe anxiety, new findings published in January say.
- 7 soldiers, 43 Tamil Tigers killed in Sri Lanka IRNA 27 Jan 2008 -- In stepped-up fighting, Sri Lankan security forces gunned down at least 43 Tamil Tigers and lost seven soldiers in the island's restive north, where the Air Force jets raided an Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) transport base in the rebel-dominated Kilinochchi area on Friday.
- Egypt Begins Restricting Traffic Across Border From Gaza VOA 27 Jan 2008 -- Egyptian border guards have begun restricting traffic across the border from the Gaza Strip, five days after parts of a border security fence was blown up, allowing Palestinians to flood into Egypt to buy food and supplies
- Mortars Rock Mogadishu Airport as African Union Commissioner Visits VOA 27 Jan 2008 -- Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, is off limits to many foreign journalists
- France Denies 'Military Responsibility' for 1994 Rwanda Genocide VOA 27 Jan 2008 -- France's foreign minister says his country made political mistakes in Rwanda but has no military responsibility for the 1994 genocide.
- Sudan Warns US Diplomat Against 'Interfering' in Domestic Affairs VOA 27 Jan 2008 -- Sudan's government has summoned the top U.S. diplomat in Khartoum to warn him against interfering in Sudanese affairs.
- Indonesia's Former President Suharto Dies VOA 27 Jan 2008 -- One of Southeast Asia's longest serving leaders, former president Suharto of Indonesia is dead at the age of 86
- High-Level Audit Panel Lambastes AU Operations, Leadership VOA 27 Jan 2008 -- A high-level panel named last year to study the African Union's operations has concluded that the organization is plagued by waste, corruption, weak leadership and an unhealthy organizational culture
- Russian Election Commission Rejects Opposition Candidate RFE/RL 27 Jan 2008 -- Russian election officials have barred opposition leader Mikhail Kasyanov from running in the upcoming presidential election to replace President Vladimir Putin.
- Kremlin opponent Kasyanov barred from presidential election RIA Novosti 27 Jan 2008 -- Russia's central election commission on Sunday officially barred Kremlin opponent Mikhail Kasyanov from the presidential elections scheduled for March 2.
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