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30 May 2009 Military News

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  • White House: Obama Speech to Engage Muslim Community VOA 30 May 2009 -- White House officials say U.S. President Barack Obama will emphasize his "personal commitment" to improving U.S. relations with Muslims around the world in a long-awaited speech in Egypt on Thursday.
  • Gates Outlines Administration’s Asia Security Strategy AFPS 30 May 2009 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates opened the “Shangri-La Dialogue” Asia security summit here today outlining a broad set of regional security issues and promising continued support from the U.S. administration.
  • Gates Delivers Keynote Address to Open Asia Security Conference AFPS 30 May 2009 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates delivered the keynote address today to open the “Shangri-La Dialogue,” an annual Asia security conference in Singapore sponsored by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
  • Gates: 'Painful' Sanctions May Be Required Against North Korea VOA 30 May 2009 -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says "painful" sanctions against North Korea may be the only way to peacefully end its nuclear program. Speaking to a summit of Asian defense leaders in Singapore, he also urged Asian support for Afghanistan.
  • Italian Minister Says EU Should Decide Unanimously on Gitmo Inmates VOA 30 May 2009 -- Italy's interior minister said Saturday that European Union members must agree unanimously over accepting ex-detainees from the Guantanamo military base. He also expressed worry that the suspected terrorists might move easily through the union's loose borders.
  • Australia Mulls Taking US Detainees VOA 30 May 2009 -- The Australian government says it is considering resettling some U.S. detainees from the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
  • New Air Traffic Control Tower Improves Warfighting Effectiveness Navy NewsStand 30 May 2009 -- Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field's air traffic controllers, the team that helps direct the traffic for one of the Navy's busiest airfield, got to move into their new air traffic contol tower May 25.
  • Warfare Center's Imagery Software Provides Critical Capability to Fleet Navy NewsStand 30 May 2009 -- System engineers from Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Port Hueneme began installation of software-based, enhanced imagery capability aboard USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during the week of May 18.
  • China's Contribution to UN Peacekeeping Grows VOA 30 May 2009 -- As the United Nations finds its peacekeeping missions stretched around the world, one major power is making a difference. China, a country that once criticized UN peacekeeping operations as interference with national sovereignty, is now a major troop contributor. Close to 2,200 Chinese are now wearing the characteristic blue helmets of U.N. peacekeepers.

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  • UN mission in DR Congo assists military in offensive against Hutu rebels UN News Centre 30 May 2009 -- The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced on Saturday that it is supporting Congolese government forces (FARDC) in an ongoing effort to flush out an ethnic Hutu militia, committing atrocities against civilians in the east of the vast African country.

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