16 March 2008 Military News
- PRESS CONFERENCE: Operational Update: Rear Adm. Greg Smith, March 16, 2008 MNF-I 16 Mar 2008 -- Rear Adm. Greg Smith, director of Multi-National Force - Iraq's Communication Division, provides an operational update
- PRESS CONFERENCE: Training Update: Lt. Gen. Dohy, Brig. Gen. Torrens-Spence, March 16, 2008 MNF-I 16 Mar 2008 -- Staff Lt. Gen. Hussien Dohy, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Army for training and doctrine, and Brig. Gen. Johnny Torrens-Spence, Deputy Commanding General of MNSTC-I, discuss the readiness and training of the Iraqi Army
- March 15 airpower summary: C-17s support, move warfighters AFPN 16 Mar 2008
- Forces Capture Terrorism Suspects, Seize Weapons Caches in Iraq AFPS 16 Mar 2008 -- Coalition forces captured suspected terrorists and seized weapons caches throughout Iraq over the past two days.
- Captured Foreign Fighters Provide Insight into Enemy Facing Iraq AFPS 16 Mar 2008 -- Information gleaned from 48 foreign fighters detained in Iraq offers insight into al Qaeda's methods, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman told reporters during a briefing today in Baghdad.
- Troops Disrupt Militant Operations in Khowst, Helmand Provinces AFPS 16 Mar 2008 -- Coalition troops killed a number of armed militants and detained five suspects were detained in two separate operations March 14 to degrade militant networks in Afghanistan's Khowst and Helmand provinces.
- Missiles strike kills 16 in Pakistan's tribal region IRNA 16 Mar 2008 -- At least 16 people were killed when missiles hit a residential compound in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, local tribesmen and eye witnesses said.
- Missile Strike in Pakistan Destroys Suspected Militant Hideout VOA 16 Mar 2008 -- A missile strike against a suspected militant hideout in a Pakistan tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Sunday is said to have killed at least 18 people
Defense Policy / Programs
- Africa Partnership Station Journeys to the Island of Principe Navy NewsStand 16 Mar 2008 -- Africa Partnership Station (APS), in partnership with Project Handclasp, delivered three pallets of medical supplies, children's toys and sewing workshops to the Manuel Quaresma Dras de Graca hospital and local secondary schools here, March 12.
- Chinese Security Forces Maintain Calm in Lhasa VOA 16 Mar 2008 -- China says Lhasa is calm, two days after peaceful street protests in the Tibetan capital turned violent
- Dalai Lama Calls for International Investigation Into Violence in Tibet VOA 16 Mar 2008 -- Tibet's exiled spiritual leader says there should be an investigation into the recent violence in Tibet, and he accused China of committing what he called "cultural genocide" in his homeland.
- China's Crackdown in Tibet Prompts Talk of Olympic Boycott VOA 16 Mar 2008 -- The International Olympic Committee says several top athletes are considering a boycott of this year's Beijing Olympics as a protest against China's crackdown on activists in Tibet.
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