02 August 2008 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Aug. 1 airpower summary: Falcon takes out weapons cache AFPN 02 Aug 2008
- More Than 10,000 Detainees Released in Iraq this Year VOA 02 Aug 2008 -- The U.S. military in Iraq says it has released more than 10,000 detainees from facilities in the country so far this year - more than were released in all of 2007.
- Taliban, Pakistan Reject Reports of al-Qaida Deputy's Death VOA 02 Aug 2008 -- A spokesman for the Taliban in Pakistan is quoted Saturday as denying a U.S. media report that Osama bin Laden's chief deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has been killed or wounded.
Defense Policy / Programs
- General McNabb confirmed by Senate AFPN 02 Aug 2008 -- Gen. Duncan McNabb soon will assume command of the United States Transportation Command. With the Senate confirmation vote Aug. 1, the 34-year Air Force veteran will become the ninth USTRANSCOM commander.
- USS Juneau Makes Farewell Visit to Namesake City Navy NewsStand 02 Aug 2008 -- USS Juneau (LPD 10) arrived at the Coast Guard Station pier in Juneau July 26, to begin a four day visit to her namesake city. It will be here last visit there before deactivation in San Diego.
- Commander Navy Region Midwest Changes Leadership Navy NewsStand 02 Aug 2008 -- Commander Navy Region Midwest shifted leadership with a traditional change of command ceremony, Aug. 1, at historic Ross Field at Naval Station Great Lakes.
- LOGSU-1 Conducts Change of Command Navy NewsStand 02 Aug 2008 -- Naval Special Warfare Group 1 Logistics Support Unit 1(LOGSU-1), during a ceremony held at Naval Amphibious Base, Aug. 1.
- Italian Submarine Visits Norfolk Navy NewsStand 02 Aug 2008 -- The Italian submarine ITS Salvatore Todaro (S 526) arrived at Naval Station Norfolk's Pier 3 Aug. 1 to begin a 13-day visit following the submarine's participation in a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) with Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group.
- Regional Support Group Changes Commanders Navy NewsStand 02 Aug 2008 -- Regional Support Group (RSG) Groton held a change of command ceremony at the Submarine Force Library and Museum, Groton on Aug. 1.
- Naval Special Warfare Group 4 Changes Hands Navy NewsStand 02 Aug 2008 -- Naval Special Warfare Group (NSWG) 4 transferred to another set of hands during a change of command ceremony July 31 outside NSWG 4 headquarters.
- NAVFAC Midwest Changes Leadership Navy NewsStand 02 Aug 2008 -- The Navy command responsible for facilities engineering, environmental issues and public works support throughout Navy Region Midwest changed hands in a ceremony Aug. 1
- Mercy's Oxygen Plant Breathes Life Into Ship's Mission Navy NewsStand 02 Aug 2008 -- As the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) prepares to arrive in Papua New Guinea Aug. 4 for the latest phase of Pacific Partnership, doctors, nurses and technicians, including volunteers from non-governmental organizations, prepare to evaluate and treat patients.
- Japanese Official Learns of Possible US Nuclear Sub Leak from Television VOA 02 Aug 2008 -- Japan's foreign minister criticized his subordinates Saturday after they failed to notify him for nearly a full day about a potential radioactive leak aboard a nuclear powered U.S. Navy submarine.
- Mirage readiness rate higher than standard: MND CNA 02 Aug 2008 -- The readiness rate of Mirage jet fighters has consistently stood above the standard set by the Ministry of National Defense (MND), the military said Saturday.
- Rival Palestinian Factions Fight Gun Battles in Gaza VOA 02 Aug 2008 -- Rival Palestinian factions have clashed in the Gaza Strip, which is ruled by the Islamic militant group Hamas
- Pakistani Taliban burn two more girls schools, blow up bridges IRNA 2 Aug 2008 -- Pakistani Taliban burnt two more girls schools and blew up two bridges in Swat valley.
- 13 Lankan soldiers killed in clashes with LTTE IRNA 2 Aug 2008 -- At least 13 Sri Lankan soldiers and 18 Tamil Tiger rebels were killed and over 50 wounded in clashes in the northern Wanni region.
- S. Ossetia puts troops on high alert over Georgia attack RIA Novosti 2 Aug 2008 -- South Ossetia has not yet mobilized its population following border incidents allegedly provoked by Georgia.
- Russia urges Georgia, S. Ossetia to stop violence in conflict RIA Novosti 2 Aug 2008
- Police officer killed in militant attack in North Caucasus RIA Novosti 2 Aug 2008 -- One policeman was killed and another one seriously wounded in the north Caucasus republic of Ingushetia.
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