26 July 2008 Military News
- July 25 airpower summary: C-130s provide heavy airlift AFPN 26 Jul 2008
- ACB-2 Seabees Return from Iraq Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2008 -- Friends and family welcomed home 55 active-duty and Reserve Sailors from Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2 after a six-month deployment in southern Iraq July 24.
- Berlin to drag out decision on sending AWACS planes to Afghanistan until September: report IRNA 26 Jul 2008 -- The German government is deliberately delaying a decision on a NATO request until September to send German- based AWACS planes to war-stricken Afghanistan, the weekly Der Spiegel news magazine said in a report to be published on Sunday.
Defense Policy / Programs
- 'Surge' Architect Says U.S. Doesn't Need To Lose In Iraq To Win In Afghanistan RFE/RL 26 Jul 2008 -- While the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee, Senator Barack Obama, says the United States should shift its military efforts from Iraq to Afghanistan, the man who came up with the idea for a U.S. military surge in Iraq says that is just plain wrong.
- NSWC Crane Scanning Process to Save Millions Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2008 -- Engineers and scientists from NAVSEA's Surface Warfare Center Crane (NSWC Crane), recently developed a non-invasive scanning process that is expected to save millions of dollars for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA).
- Pacific Partnership Treats Nearly 10,000, Departs Timor-Leste Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2008 -- The Pacific Partnership 2008 team said farewell to the people of Timor-Leste as the hospital ship, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departed the new nation July 25..
- Combined Medical Team Cares for Indonesians Aboard Mercy Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2008 -- Indonesian patients boarded USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) "Band-Aid boats" July 22 for the naval hospital ship where they would be treated by members of a combined Pacific Partnership medical team.
- International RIMPAC Observers Embark Bonhomme Richard Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2008 -- Naval officers from Russia, Mexico and Colombia visited the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) (BHR) July 25 as part of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008 Foreign Observer Program.
- U.S., Australian Divers Train Together During RIMPAC Navy NewsStand 26 Jul 2008 -- U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy (RAN) divers are training together as part of the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2008 exercise.
- Pakistan, US to discuss defence, intelligence cooperation: PM IRNA 26 Jul 2008 -- Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said Saturday he would have an exchange of views with President Bush and other US leaders on forging cooperation in defence, education, health, science and technology, agriculture and intelligence sharing.
- Obama Discusses Iraq, Afghanistan With Brown At End Of Foreign Tour RFE/RL 26 Jul 2008 -- On the final stop in his foreign tour, U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama said he had a "terrific conversation" with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown in London.
- Hamas Arrests Fatah Supporters After Deadly Gaza Bombing VOA 26 Jul 2008 -- The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules the Gaza Strip has launched a crackdown on its rivals after a deadly bomb attack
- Karadzic Supporters Stage Protests in Bosnia-Herzegovina VOA 26 Jul 2008 -- Bosnian Serbs have staged rallies in cities throughout Bosnia-Herzegovina's Serb entity in support of arrested war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic.
- Capture of Bosnian Serb Wartime Leader Brings Little Closure for Srebrenica Survivors VOA 26 Jul 2008 -- In the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, where thousands of Muslim men and boys were massacred by Serb forces 13 years ago, the capture of the Bosnian Serb wartime leader, Radovan Karadzic, has brought renewed grief over the loss of loved ones
- Nigeria's Top Lawmaker Fears Niger Delta Crisis May Escalate VOA 26 Jul 2008 -- The head of Nigeria's House of Representatives has warned that spiraling violence in the oil-rich Niger Delta is now a major national security threat
- Lebanese Army Deployed to Halt Sectarian Violence VOA 26 Jul 2008 -- The Lebanese army has been deployed in an attempt to stop sectarian violence in the north of the country that has killed at least nine people and wounded more than 50.
- Pakistani PM Visits US During Tension in Counter-Terror Alliance VOA 26 Jul 2008 -- Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is expected to meet with top U.S. officials in Washington this week, including President George Bush
- Gadhafi Seeks Revenge Following Son's Arrest in Switzerland VOA 26 Jul 2008 -- Tensions between Switzerland and Libya are continuing to escalate as Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi enacts a number of retaliatory measures to protest the recent arrest of his son and wife in Geneva
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