30 March 2008 Military News
- MND-B Solider attacked by IED
- Marine attacked by IED
- Forces Kill, Capture Terrorists, Seize Weapons Caches AFPS 30 Mar 2008 -- U.S. aircraft killed 14 terrorists during two anti-insurgent operations conducted in Baghdad today, and coalition forces killed or captured dozens of additional terrorists during other operations throughout Iraq over the past two days, military officials reported.
- Bush no longer calls for deploying German troops in Afghanistan IRNA 30 Mar 2008 -- US President George W. Bush is no longer demanding the deployment of German combat troops in war-stricken southern Afghanistan where NATO-led western forces are fighting a fierce battle against a revitalized Taliban and al-Qaeda insurgency, the daily Die Welt said in a report to hit the newsstands Monday.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Command Aims to Partner With African Nations AFPS 30 Mar 2008 -- U.S. Africa Command wants to work in partnership with African nations, and its establishment does not signal the militarization of U.S. foreign policy, said the organization's commander, Army Gen. William E. "Kip" Ward.
- NATO urges Russia to lift moratorium on CFE arms reduction pact RIA Novosti 30 Mar 2008 -- NATO has issued a statement urging Russia to consider United States proposals on the CFE arms reduction treaty, and warning that Moscow's moratorium on the pact could undermine European security.
- Thales Communicates Thales 30 Mar 2008 -- Recent declarations in the media have accused Thales of having sold to China equipment intended for the jamming of radio transmissions.
- NEPAL-BHUTAN:: Bhutan questions identity of 107,000 refugees in Nepal IRIN 30 Mar 2008 -- As one of the world's largest third-country resettlement processes started this week in Nepal, with over 10,000 Bhutanese refugees scheduled to be resettled in various Western countries by the end of 2008, Bhutan has disputed that all the refugees are in fact from Bhutan.
- Violent clashes continue in parts of Nepal ahead of upcoming polls - UN report UN News Centre 30 Mar 2008 -- Campaigning for Nepal's upcoming Constituent Assembly election continues in relative calm across much of the South Asian nation, but a significant number of districts have experienced a surge in clashes between different political party supporters, according to a report released today by the United Nations.
- Israel to Ease Some West Bank Restrictions as Rice Visits Mideast VOA 30 Mar 2008 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice held talks Sunday with Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian leaders during her second trip the Middle East in less than a month
- Fresh Protests Reported in Tibet During Foreign Diplomats' Visit VOA 30 Mar 2008 -- Fresh protests were reported in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa Saturday, as diplomats from the United States, Japan and several European countries wrapped up a closely managed tour of the region organized by Chinese officials.
- No peace agreement before China dismantles missiles: president-elect CNA 29 Mar 2008 -- President-elect Ma Ying-jeou of the Kuomintang (KMT) is insisting that there will be no dialogue on the signing of a peace accord with China unless Beijing dismantles the missiles targeting Taiwan, said Ma's spokesman Luo Chih-chiang Saturday.
- Arab Summit Closes Amid Sharp Divisions VOA 30 Mar 2008 -- A controversial and partly boycotted Arab League summit has ended in the Syrian capital, Damascus, with no progress on the Lebanese political crisis and a summit declaration that Iraq refused to endorse. Despite the obviously sharp divisions among the delegates, Syrian officials have portrayed the meeting as a success
- Mugabe hopes to cling onto power as Zimbabwe votes RIA Novosti 30 Mar 2008 -- Voters began queuing at polling stations across Zimbabwe early on Saturday for a presidential election many hope will bring a change of leadership to the impoverished southern African country.
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