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Friday May 20, 2005

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NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Women's role in combat zones preserved and limited by House bill (NYT | EB)
  • Committee's decision reheats women-in-combat debate (USAT | EB)
  • "Chauvinism at the battlefront" -- Editorial (NYT | EB)
  • Army recruiters to stand down on Friday (SDUT | EB)
  • "Recruiters' dilemma" -- Editorial (USAT | EB)
  • Walter Reed expected to close in five years (WP/EB)
  • Army recognized logistics excellence (ARNEWS)
  • New law to affect SGLI payments, premiums (ARNEWS)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Infrastructure continues to improve in Al-Rasheed (CENTCOM News)
  • U.S. increasing involvement in running Iraq because of intensified insurgency (LAT | EB)
  • Iraqi forces warned against abuse of detainees (WP | EB)
  • Iraqi government urges neighbors to increase border security (WP | EB)
  • $5B more needed to replace combat equipment for U.S. troops (Bb/EB)
  • "Show what 'support our troops' really means" -- Opinion (CSM | EB)
  • "A divided Iraq" -- Editorial (NYT | EB)

OF INTEREST

  • Experts predict that Iran will go nuclear (LAT | EB)
  • U.S. needs more U.N. support to punish Iran (USAT | EB)
  • U.S. meets N. Korea at U.N. to persuade them back to talks (WP | EB)
  • N. Korea food aid from U.S. put on hold (WSJ/EB)
  • Koran report investigation continues (MH | EB)
  • Pentagon and union officials agree to resume talks in June (WP/EB)

WORLD VIEW

  • Israel threatens to resume killing Palestinian activists after mortar attacks (Arab News)
  • Series of killings raise sectarian tensions in Iraq (Middle East Times)
  • U.S. sees Lebanese elections as path to independence (Daily Star, Lebanon)
  • Germany, Japan, Brazil, India present joint proposal for seats on U.N. security council (Frankfurter Allgemeine)

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Events

May 20, 2005
The winners of the first annual Army Chief of Staff's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards (CLEA) will be recognized in a ceremony today. Click here for more information or the list of winners.

May 23, 2005
Army's Eisenhower Series is sponsoring a Terrorism Workshop with the Woodrow Wilson Center and the RAND Corporation. The program, titled "New" vs. "Old" Terrorism, features Dr. Martha Crenshaw, Professor of Government at Wesleyan University. Click here to register or watch the webcast.

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