08 March 2008 Military News
- March 7 airpower summary: A-10s provide close-air support AFPN 08 Mar 2008
Defense Policy / Programs
- President Bush Vetoes Waterboarding Ban VOA 08 Mar 2008 -- President Bush has vetoed legislation that would have limited CIA interrogation techniques against suspected terrorists.
- Sea Sparrow Test conducted onboard "America's Big Stick" Navy NewsStand 08 Mar 2008 -- USS Theodore Roosevelt (TR) (CVN 71) tested the NATO Sea Sparrow Missile System March 4.
- NAVFAC Southeast Awards Multi Utility System Privatization Contract Navy NewsStand 08 Mar 2008 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded an estimated $251.4 million contract to the Beaufort-Jasper Water & Sewer Authority (BJWSA) of Okatie, S.C., Feb. 28.
- 'Adaptability' a standout trait for Navy's 2007 top training commands Navy NewsStand 08 Mar 2008 -- Change and how commands adapted to it were key elements in the selection of the 2007 Training Excellence Awards announced Jan. 31 by the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC).
- Russia threatens to aim for US missiles in Poland and Czech Republic with nuke rockets IRNA 08 Mar 2008 -- Russian nuclear rockets will target Poland and the Czech Republic, if those countries allow the deployment of the controversial US missile defense in their land, Russia's Ambassador to NATO Dmitri Rogosin told the weekly Der Spiegel news magazine in a report to be published on Sunday.
- Iraq, Turkey Vow To Boost Ties, Act Against PKK Rebels RFE/RL 08 Mar 2008 -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani says his country wants "strategic and solid" relations with Turkey, reiterating that Kurdish rebels will not be tolerated inside the country.
- Iraqi President Winds Up Visit to Turkey VOA 08 Mar 2008 -- Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has ended his 2-day visit to the Turkish capital Ankara.
- Russia to recognize Kosovo only if Serbia agrees - Putin RIA Novosti 08 Mar 2008 -- President Vladimir Putin said Saturday Russia could recognize Kosovo's independence only in line with international law, and if Serbia agrees to that.
- Palestinian President: Peace Process Must Continue Despite Violence VOA 08 Mar 2008 -- The Palestinian Authority says an eruption of violence must not be allowed to derail the Middle East peace process
- Malaysia Ruling Coalition Remains in Power Amid Opposition Election Gains VOA 08 Mar 2008 -- Officials in Malaysia say the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi has won a majority in Saturday's general election, although opposition parties have scored big gains
- Burmese Military Government Rejects UN Election Observer Plan VOA 08 Mar 2008 -- Burma's military government has rejected a U.N. proposal to allow independent observers at its constitutional referendum planned for May.
- German Chancellor Calls For Critical, Open Dialogue With Russia RFE/RL 08 Mar 2008 -- President Vladimir Putin has warned that relations between Russia and the West will not be any easier under his successor, Dmitry Medvedev, who takes office in May.
- Putin says Medvedev not easier for West to deal with RIA Novosti 08 Mar 2008 -- Russia's outgoing president Vladimir Putin said Saturday his successor, president-elect Dmitry Medvedev will defend Russia's interests as actively as he did.
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