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18 March 2008 Military News

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  • MILCON: Rebuilding U.S. Army Hawaii Army News 18 Mar 2008 -- The Honolulu District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is managing a number of projects at Schofield Barracks, Fort Shafter, Tripler Army Medical Center, and other locations throughout the state of Hawaii.
  • Soldier Input Helps JLENS System Design Army News 18 Mar 2008 -- Early user assessment is akin to kicking the tires on a new vehicle. It's best for the designers to get the user's input before the final product.
  • DoD Releases Sexual Assault Report Army News 18 Mar 2008 -- Defense officials released the "Report on Sexual Assault in the Military" for the 2007 fiscal year March 14, revealing out of 2,688 reported cases, about 2,000 of the victims opted to share information with law enforcement officers .
  • 64 Universities to Receive $200 Million in Research Funding Northrop Gruman 18 Mar 2008 -- The Department of Defense announced today 34 awards to academic institutions to perform multi-disciplinary basic research.
  • CVW 5 Conducts FCLP at Iwo To, Japan Navy NewsStand 18 Mar 2008 -- Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 conducted night field carrier landing practice (FCLP) on the island of Iwo To (formerly Iwo Jima), March 14 to sharpen their landing skills prior to embarking USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).
  • MSC Cargo Ship Loads U.S. Army Equipment Bound for Middle East Navy NewsStand 18 Mar 2008 -- Military Sealift Command's (MSC) large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ship (LMSR) USNS Gilliland (T-AKR 298) loaded more than 150,000 square feet of U.S. Army equipment in Antwerp, Belgium, March 15-18.
  • Nassau Sailors and Marines Tour Ronda, Spain Navy NewsStand 18 Mar 2008 -- The amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) made a port visit to Rota, March 7-10, before transiting the Strait of Gibraltar and entering the Mediterranean Sea while deployed to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
  • Harry S. Truman Conducts RAS with USNS Arctic Navy NewsStand 18 Mar 2008 -- Sailors on board USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducted a replenishment-at-sea (RAS) with the fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE8) March 1.
  • Nassau Sailors Visit Gibraltar before entering Mediterranean Navy NewsStand 18 Mar 2008 -- Sailors from the amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) took the opportunity to visit Gibraltar during a recent port visit to nearby Rota, Spain, March 7-10.
  • Fleet Surgical Team 2 Performs Surgery at Sea aboard USS Nassau Navy NewsStand 18 Mar 2008 -- Fleet Surgical Team 2 has performed several surgical procedures since deploying aboard USS Nassau (LHA 4) to the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation Feb. 20.
  • Navy Expeditionary Forces Help Prevent Wars, Build Global Partnerships Navy NewsStand 18 Mar 2008 -- An exposition in Virginia Beach, March 11-13, highlighted how the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) enables a unified Maritime Strategy, which highlights the fact that "preventing wars is as important as winning wars."
  • 2008 Sea-Air-Space Exposition Kicks Off Navy NewsStand 18 Mar 2008 -- The Navy League's 2008 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, appropriately themed "Global Maritime Security," kicked off March 18, at the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel in Washington.
  • CNO serves as panelist at Sea-Air-Space Exposition Navy NewsStand 18 Mar 2008 -- Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead was a panelist at the Navy League's 2008 Sea-Air-Space (SAS) Exposition for a seminar entitled "Seapower and America's Security" on March 18.
  • U.S., Russian Officials Agree to Create Strategic Framework Document AFPS 18 Mar 2008 -- After two days of intense talks here, U.S. and Russian officials have agreed to a draft of a "strategic framework" document that will hopefully guide the two sides through dealing with tough issues such as a European missile defense plan.
  • U.S./Russia: Rice, Gates Hold Talks With Counterparts, Opposition RFE/RL 18 Mar 2008 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have met with members of the Russian opposition.
  • Russia, U.S. fail to reach breakthrough on missile shield RIA Novosti 18 Mar 2008 -- Top officials from Russia and the United States failed on Tuesday to reach an agreement on Washington's controversial missile defense plans for Central Europe, but agreed to continue talks.
  • Rice: No Deal Yet with Moscow on Missile Defense VOA 18 Mar 2008 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says no agreement has been reached with Russia on U.S. plans to deploy a missile defense system in Central Europe.
  • Press Gaggle by Tony Fratto The White House 18 Mar 2008

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  • International tribunal for Lebanon killings reaches start-up phase - UN report UN News Centre 18 Mar 2008 -- The international tribunal being set up to try those responsible for political killings in Lebanon, particularly the 2005 attack that killed former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, has moved into its start-up phase, according to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
  • Credible referendum and election process in Myanmar's interests, says UN envoy UN News Centre 18 Mar 2008 -- It is in Myanmar's interest to ensure that its upcoming referendum and elections are as credible and inclusive as possible and to engage without delay in dialogue with the detained pro-democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the United Nations envoy to the Asian country told the Security Council today.
  • China blames Dalai Lama for Tibet violence RIA Novosti 18 Mar 2008 -- Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao lashed out at the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Tuesday, accusing him of being behind the recent violent demonstrations in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet.
  • Tibetan Government-in-Exile Says 19 More Shot Dead in New Protests VOA 18 Mar 2008 -- Tibet's India-based government-in-exile says at least 99 people have been killed in unrest over the past week, including 19 Tibetans who were shot dead by security forces Tuesday in new protests in China's western Gansu province.
  • Dalai Lama Says He Will Resign If Violence in Tibet Continues VOA 18 Mar 2008 -- Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, says he will resign as head of the Tibetan exile administration if violence in his homeland worsens
  • China's Premier Denounces Dalai Lama VOA 18 Mar 2008 -- China's premier is calling the Dalai Lama a separatist and blaming him for organizing the violence in Tibet last week that killed at least 13 people
  • Russia: Election-Season 'Hostages' Find Release RFE/RL 18 Mar 2008 -- Like most Russians, Maksim Reznik knew the March 2 presidential election was sure to end in a landslide victory for Dmitry Medvedev, the anointed successor of outgoing President Vladimir Putin

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