01 June 2008 Military News
- MND-B Soldier attacked by EFP (Baghdad)
- PRESS CONFERENCE: Operational Update: TF-134: Maj. Gen. Stone, June 1, 2008 MNF-I 01 Jun 2008 -- Maj. Gen. Douglas M. Stone, Commander, Task Force - 134 (Detainee Operations), Multi-National Force - Iraq, provides an operational update from Baghdad
- Coalition Forces In Iraq Detain Dozens of Suspects, Seize Weapons Caches AFPS01 Jun 2008 -- Coalition forces in Iraq captured dozens of terrorism suspects and continued to uncover enemy weapons stockpiles in operations over the past few days, military officials reported.
- Marines Launch New Attack in Afghanistan's Helmand Province AFPS01 Jun 2008 -- Marines with the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Lejeune, N.C., and British forces of Task Force Helmand launched a new operation in the southern portion of Afghanistan's Helmand province today.
- AFGHANISTAN: IDPs in Helmand need urgent aid IRIN01 Jun 2008 -- Thousands of Afghans who fled their homes in the Garmser district of southern Helmand province in late April because of fighting between the US military and Taliban insurgents have yet to receive any form of aid, provincial officials said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Mullen Views Interagency Success in Philippines AFPS 01 Jun 2008 -- The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff saw firsthand here today how the U.S. interagency fight is making progress in this island nation.
- Mullen Visits U.S. Forces Helping Philippine Military Defeat Insurgents AFPS01 Jun 2008 -- It takes time, confidence and training to defeat an insurgency, and the U.S. military's Joint Special Operations Task Force is making a difference in helping the Philippine military defeat extremists on the island of Mindanao, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.
- Gates, Mullen Discuss Far-Ranging Defense Issues AFPS01 Jun 2008 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates wrapped up the Asia Security Summit here today expressing confidence in strides being made and sharing insights about topics ranging from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to China's military buildup to the standup of the new U.S. Africa Command.
- Gates: Navy Ships Could Leave Burma Coast 'Within Days' AFPS01 Jun 2008 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates wrapped up the Asia Security Summit here today expressing confidence in strides being made and sharing insights about topics ranging from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to China's military buildup to the standup of the new U.S. Africa Command.
- Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group Rescues Six Mariners from Sinking Vessel Navy NewsStand01 Jun 2008 -- Six local mariners from the Philippines were rescued from a sinking vessel May 30 by U.S. Navy personnel as ships from the Peleliu Expeditionary Strike Group (PELESG) transited the Strait of Balabac.
- Winston Churchill Assists Stranded Vessel Navy NewsStand01 Jun 2008 -- USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) provided assistance to a British sailboat and her crew in the Atlantic Ocean, May 28.
- Hot Times at Full Phase Fire Training Navy NewsStand01 Jun 2008 -- Sailors from Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) George H. W. Bush's (CVN 77) Air Department began another round of its flight deck firefighting training awat from theship at the Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress in Chesapeake, Va., May 1.
- Israel Plans Settlement Expansion in Disputed East Jerusalem VOA01 Jun 2008 -- The Middle East peace process is facing a new obstacle: further Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank
- Israel, Hezbollah Take First Step in Possible Prisoner Swap VOA01 Jun 2008 -- Two Middle East arch-enemies appear to be heading for a prisoner exchange
- US Envoy to Sudan Tries to Defuse North-South Crisis VOA01 Jun 2008 -- A top U.S. diplomat is meeting with north and south Sudanese leaders in an effort to defuse the crisis over the disputed, oil-producing Abyei region.
- UN food chief urges more funding to support aid work after Myanmar cyclone UN News Centre01 Jun 2008 -- The head of the United Nations food agency today called for greater support for its growing relief operations in Myanmar in the wake of last month's devastating cyclone after wrapping up a two-day visit to the country's hardest-hit areas.
- Gates Says Burma Guilty of Criminal Neglect After Cyclone VOA01 Jun 2008 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says more people will die if Burma's military government does not lift restrictions on relief aid soon
- Macedonia Votes Amid Gunfire and Alleged Fraud VOA01 Jun 2008 -- Macedonian officials say they will repeat voting in 22 precincts that were shut down during Sunday's parliamentary election because of a deadly shootout, reports of intimidation, and alleged fraud
- Violence Mars Macedonian General Elections RFE/RL01 Jun 2008 -- One person has been killed and several more wounded as a result of violence that broke out as Macedonians voted in early parliamentary elections seen as a test of the Balkan state's political maturity.
- Nepal's Deposed King Loses Ancestral Home in Gorkha VOA01 Jun 2008 -- Nepalese officials say the country's dethroned monarch has lost his palace in the town of Gorkha, after the leader of former Maoist rebels, Prachanda, declared it a museum.
- Pakistan's ex-PM Nawaz Sharif can contest election: Commission IRNA01 Jun 2008 -- Pakistan's Election Commission on Sunday allowed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to contest a seat in Parliament, the Commission said.
- Pakistan steps ahead to scrap presidential power: minister IRNA01 Jun 2008 -- Pakistani government Sunday stepped ahead to introduce wide-ranging amendments in the Constitution to scrap powers of the president in dissolving the parliament and appointing services chiefs, the law minister said.
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