27 July 2008 Military News
- PRESS CONFERENCE: Northern Iraq Security Operations: Maj. Gen. Hertling, July 27, 2008 MNF-I 27 Jul 2008 -- Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling, commander, Multi-National Division - North, discusses security operations in northern Iraq
- July 26 Airpower Summary: F-15Es deter enemy forces AFPN 27 Jul 2008
- Coalition, Iraqi Troops Keep Pressure on Terrorists AFPS 27 Jul 2008 -- Coalition and Iraqi forces continue to push terrorists and criminals in operations throughout Iraq.
- General Details Security Improvements in Iraq's Northern Provinces AFPS 27 Jul 2008 -- The security situation in Iraq's northern provinces has improved, but Iraqi and coalition troops will continue to pursue al-Qaida in Iraq and other criminal groups, the U.S. commander in the region said during a briefing in Baghdad today.
- Iraqi, Coalition Troops Kill 4 Al-Qaida Militants, Capture 58 Others VOA 27 Jul 2008 -- The U.S. military says Iraqi and coalition troops have killed four al-Qaida militants and captured 58 others in a battle in northwestern Iraq.
- Forces Engage Militants in Paktia, Kapisa Provinces AFPS 27 Jul 2008 -- Coalition forces killed several militants and detained others during an operation in Kapisa and Paktia provinces over the past two days.
- NATO Counter-Attack Kills Dozens of Insurgents in Afghan Battle VOA 27 Jul 2008 -- Afghan officials say up to 70 militants have been killed in a battle with NATO and government forces in eastern Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border.
- Pakistani tribesmen vow not to shelter Taliban, extremist groups IRNA 27 Jul 2008 -- Eight tribes in a northwestern Pakistani town have decided not to shelter local Taliban and any other extremist and armed group in their areas, a tribal elder has said.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Exercise Helps Partner Nations Overcome Cultural Barriers AFPS 27 Jul 2008 -- A training exercise in the country of Georgia is helping partner nations overcome language and cultural barriers to work together more effectively in combat situations, a U.S. official said.
- STRIKEFORNATO Eyes Future Role in JTFEX Navy NewsStand 27 Jul 2008 -- Rear Adm. Chris A. Snow, U.K. Royal Navy, Deputy Commander, Strike Force NATO (STRIKFORNATO), paid a visit to the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) July 22-24.
- Ramage Holds At-Sea Change of Command Ceremony Navy NewsStand 27 Jul 2008 -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) held a change of command ceremony at sea July 24.
- Benjamin Relieves Harkins as Montpelier CO Navy NewsStand 27 Jul 2008 -- The Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765) held a change-of-command ceremony July 25 on Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 3.
- Small Business Forum Brings DoD, Industry Together Navy NewsStand 27 Jul 2008 -- Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific cohosted a joint small business forum with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Hawaii Small Business Development Center July 24 at the Honolulu Country Club.
- Russia to have 5-6 aircraft carriers in Northern, Pacific Fleets RIA Novosti 27 Jul 2008 -- Russia will create 5-6 aircraft carrier groups in the Northern and Pacific Fleets, the Navy commander said on Sunday.
- Israel Kills Top Hamas Militant, Bulldozes His House in West Bank VOA 27 Jul 2008 -- Israel has settled scores with a Palestinian on its most-wanted list during a raid in the West Bank. Tensions are also running high between rival Palestinian factions
- Turkey Strikes Kurdish Bases in Northern Iraq VOA 27 Jul 2008 -- The Turkish air force launched a series of air strikes Saturday and early Sunday against bases of the Kurdistan Workers Party in northern Iraq
- Tajikistan: Government Concerned By Increasing Growth Of Salafism RFE/RL 27 Jul 2008 -- Muhammadi Rakhmatullo is the head of Salafiyyah, an unregistered religious organization in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe. Educated in a Pakistani madrasah, Rakhmatullo is known as Mullah Muhammadi in Tajikistan and is one of the country's Salafi leaders.
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