05 April 2008 Military News
- April 3 airpower summary AFPN 05 Apr 2008
Defense Policy / Programs
- Analysis: Who 'Won' The NATO Summit RFE/RL 05 Apr 2008 -- The initial post mortems on this week's NATO's summit in Bucharest are reminiscent of the old fable about a group of blindfolded men trying to identify the elephant in their midst
- Balkans: In Zagreb, Bush Hails NATO Expansion RFE/RL 05 Apr 2008 -- U.S. President George W. Bush has welcomed Croatia's and Albania's "historic" invitations to join NATO and pledged full alliance and U.S. support.
- White House: No Missile Defense Deal Expected This Weekend VOA 05 Apr 2008 -- White House officials say they do not expect U.S. President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin to reach an agreement this weekend on a missile defense system that the U.S. wants to place in Central Europe
- Russia, U.S. may sign strategic arms reduction deal by end of 2009 RIA Novosti 05 Apr 2008 -- Russia and the United States could sign a new nuclear arms reduction treaty before the end of 2009, a Kremlin source said.
- Three German naval warships arrive in India's Kochi IRNA 05 Apr 2008 -- Three German naval warships, including an Air Defence ship, arrived at Kochi, Kerala state on Saturday on a four-day visit to participate in joint exercises with the Indian Navy.
- Press Gaggle by Dana Perino The White House 05 Apr 2008
- 26 killed in Lanka clashes as LTTE captures Mannar church IRNA 05 Apr 2008 -- At least 24 Tamil Tigers and two soldiers were killed in fierce clashes while a rebel training base was destroyed by Air Force jets on Friday in embattled northern Sri Lanka, where the guerrillas have occupied a historic church, the military said.
- Uzbekistan: Shadowy Group Agitates For 'Free Karakalpakstan' RFE/RL 05 Apr 2008 -- They call their group the "Free Karakalpakstan National Revival Party."
- South African President Urges Restraint on Zimbabwe VOA 05 Apr 2008 -- Despite the delay in the release of Zimbabwe's official election results, South African President Thabo Mbeki said Saturday that the international community should wait for first round results to come out before considering any form of intervention
- Morgan Tsvangirai Accuses Zimbabwe Government of Seeking War to Reverse Election Losses VOA 05 Apr 2008 -- In Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai, who led his party to victory in parliamentary elections, said Saturday there is no need for a runoff of the presidential election, because he won that vote as well with a 50 percent majority.
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