22 March 2008 Military News
- MND-B Soldiers attacked by IED (Baghdad)
- UPDATE: MND-B Soldiers attacked by IED
- March 21 airpower summary: A-10s deter enemy activities AFPN 22 Mar 2008
- Iraqi Police: US Air Strike Kills 6 at Checkpoint in Iraq VOA 22 Mar 2008 -- Iraqi police and a local tribal leader say six members of a U.S.-backed neighborhood patrol group have been killed in a U.S. air strike on their checkpoint.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Submarine Group 2 Holds Change of Command Navy NewsStand 22 Mar 2008 -- Commander, Submarine Group 2 held a change of command ceremony March 21 at Naval Submarine Base New London.
- Mississippi Business to build New Radiology Clinic at Keesler AFB Navy NewsStand 22 Mar 2008 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $10 million contract on March 4 to Carothers Construction Inc., a large business out of Water Valley, Miss., for a diagnostic imaging center radiology oncology clinic at Keesler Air Force Base (AFB), Biloxi.
- UN mission to Chad and Central African Republic signs status agreement UN News Centre 22 Mar 2008 -- The United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT) has signed a status of mission agreement with Chadian authorities that will establish the legal principles under which the operation will run in the strife-torn African country.
- Russia: Duma Votes To Back Separatist Efforts In Georgia RFE/RL 22 Mar 2008 -- Russia's parliament has urged the government to consider recognizing Georgia's two separatist regions, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
- Cheney: US Will Never Pressure Israel if Security is Threatened VOA 22 Mar 2008 -- U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney says the United States will never pressure Israel to take steps that threaten its security.
- US State Department Urges Uganda and Rebels to Finalize Peace Deal VOA 22 Mar 2008 -- The U.S. State Department is urging Uganda and the rebel Lord's Resistance Army to finalize a peace deal to end 22 years of fighting.
- Pro-China opposition wins Taiwan presidential election RIA Novosti 22 Mar 2008 -- Taiwan's opposition candidate, who favors closer economic ties and eventual reunification with China, won a clear victory in Saturday's presidential election according to a partial vote count.
- Pro-China President Elected in Taiwan VOA 22 Mar 2008 -- Voters in Taiwan have elected as president the man who campaigned for closer economic ties with China
- Both U.N. bid referendums vetoed CNA 22 Mar 2008 -- Two controversial referendums on Taiwan's quest for U.N. membership failed to pass a legal threshold Saturday, marking yet another blow to the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration.
- Decisive election win puts KMT back in power CNA 22 Mar 2008 -- The Kuomintang's presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou scored an impressive victory in Taiwan's presidential election on Saturday, completing a remarkable return to power for a party that was knocked out of the Presidential Office in 2000 and had been consistently dogged by its authoritarian past.
- Biography of President-elect Ma Ying-jeou CNA 22 Mar 2008 -- Following is the biography of Ma Ying-jeou, from the opposition Kuomintang (KMT), who won Saturday's presidential election in Taiwan, defeating the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's candidate Frank Hsieh.
- Protesters Call for Olympic Boycott, Media and UN Access to Tibet VOA 22 Mar 2008 -- Demonstrators sympathetic to Tibet carried out large demonstrations again Saturday in London, Tokyo and India while dissidents called for more international access to the region.
- Pakistan Poised to See Veteran Politician as Next Prime Minister VOA 22 Mar 2008 -- The Pakistan Peoples Party has selected as its candidate for prime minister the veteran politician Yousuf Raza Gilani
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