09 August 2008 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
- Kearsarge Arrives in 4th Fleet Navy NewsSstand 09 Aug 2008 -- USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) entered the U.S. 4th Fleet area of focus Aug. 8 for a humanitarian/civic assistance (HCA) deployment in support of the Caribbean Phase of Continuing Promise (CP) 2008.
- USMC FAST Team Visits Naples Navy NewsSstand 09 Aug 2008 -- The U.S. Marine Corps Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (FAST), based out of Rota, Spain, visited Naval Support Activity (NSA) Aug. 5, to provide a three-day training course for the NSA security force.
- President Bush Concerned by Escalation of Violence in Georgia The White House 09 Aug 2008
- Bush Calls for End of Hostilities in South Ossetia Conflict AFPS 09 Aug 2008 -- President Bush today called for an end to hostilities in South Ossetia that are pitting Georgian forces against Russian troops and regional separatists.
- US President Appeals for End to Bloodshed in S. Ossetia VOA 09 Aug 2008 -- U.S. President George Bush is urging an end to the fighting in Georgia's breakaway province of South Ossetia
- Security Council set to meet again on crisis in South Ossetia, Georgia UN Newws Centre 09 Aug 2008 -- The Security Council is expected to meet again this afternoon to discuss the crisis engulfing South Ossetia, Georgia, where hundreds of people have been reportedly killed and thousands displaced as Georgian forces fight South Ossetian and Russian forces.
- Georgia's President Calls for Cease-Fire in South Ossetia VOA 09 Aug 2008 -- Georgia's leader is calling for an immediate cease-fire in the breakaway region of South Ossetia
- Fighting Between Russian, Georgian Forces Intensifies VOA 09 Aug 2008 -- Fierce fighting is continuing between Russian and Georgian forces in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia, forcing hundreds of civilians to flee their homes
- UN Security Council Fails to Agree on Georgia VOA 09 Aug 2008 -- For the second time in less than 24 hours, the U.N. Security Council has been unable to agree on a course of action to stop the escalating violence in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia
- Georgian, Russian Forces Enter South Ossetia VOA 09 Aug 2008 -- Some 1,400 people are reported dead in fighting involving Georgian and Russian forces in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia.
- South Ossetia At Front Of New East-West Conflict? RFE/RL 09 Aug 2008 -- In an effort to prod the West to Tbilisi's side in its rapidly escalating armed conflict with Russia, President Mikheil Saakashvili is invoking the ghosts of Cold War battles past -- Moscow's suppression of the 1956 Hungarian uprising, the 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, and the Soviet incursion into Afghanistan in 1979.
- South Ossetia Sinks Into The Spin Zone RFE/RL 09 Aug 2008
- Georgia's UN Ambassador Urges International Pressure On Russia RFE/RL 09 Aug 2008 -- At an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council on August 8, envoys from Russia and Georgia traded accusations over who was responsible for escalating the conflict in South Ossetia
- From The Scene: Bombing Of Georgian City Of Gori RFE/RL 09 Aug 2008
- Georgian President Accuses Russia Of Launching 'Full-Scale Invasion' RFE/RL 09 Aug 2008 -- Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has accused Russia of launching "a full-scale military invasion" of the country and appealed to the international community, calling on Georgia's friends and allies around the world to urge Russia to cease hostilities immediately.
- Russian, Georgian Opinion-Makers Comment On South Ossetia Conflict RFE/RL 09 Aug 2008
- Russia launches operation to ensure peace in S.Ossetia RIA Novosti 09 Aug 2008 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday that the country's troops have begun a military operation in Georgia's separatist region of South Ossetia to force Georgian troops to cease violence.
- Russia says 1,500 killed in S.Ossetia RIA Novosti 09 Aug 2008 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday that 1,500 people have been killed in South Ossetia since the start of Georgia's attack on the breakaway republic.
- Russia says Georgian forces expelled from S.Ossetian capital RIA Novosti 09 Aug 2008 -- Russia's peacekeeping command said on Saturday the country's troops have driven Georgian forces from the capital of the separatist republic of South Ossetia.
- Georgia imposes martial law as violence continues RIA Novosti 09 Aug 2008 -- Georgia's parliament accepted President Mikheil Saakashvili's declaration of martial law on Saturday, as the country battled with Russia for control over breakaway South Ossetia.
- Bush voices concern over escalating violence in Georgia RIA Novosti 09 Aug 2008 -- United States President George W. Bush said on Saturday he was deeply concerned by the escalating conflict between Russia and Georgia over the separatist republic of South Ossetia.
- Medvedev tells Bush Russia aims to force Georgia to accept peace RIA Novosti 09 Aug 2008 -- The Russian president told his U.S. counterpart on Saturday that Russia's ongoing military operation in Georgia's breakaway republic of South Ossetia is aimed at forcing Georgia to accept peace.
- Russian PM arrives in N. Ossetia to discuss aid for refugees RIA Novosti 09 Aug 2008 -- Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin arrived in Vladikavkaz, in Russia's republic of North Ossetia, Saturday to discuss assistance for South Ossetia following the outbreak of hostilities in the breakaway region.
- South Ossetia Fighting Rages As Talk Turns To War RFE/RL 09 Aug 2008 -- Georgia's Foreign Ministry has declared the country to be in "a state of war" and approved a state of martial law that saw reservists mobilized and government authorities working around the clock.
- Top UN official in Sudan welcomes step to ease disputed Abyei area UN Newws Centre 09 Aug 2008 -- The senior United Nations official in Sudan today welcomed the appointment of two top administrators to Abyei, a disputed area in the centre of the country whose status was not resolved in the 2005 peace deal ending the long-running north-south civil war.
- African Union: Will Suspend Mauritania's Membership Due to Coup VOA 09 Aug 2008 -- The African Union says it will suspend Mauritania's membership until democracy is restored in the West African country.
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