EUCOM Week in Review Ending 20 Oct 09

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Hot Topics

AA: Balkans Press Freedom Report 2009 10/20/09

AA: From Russia with disdain10/16/09

BY: Military enlistment office denies alternative service to believers 10/20/09

GE: The Tagliavini Report: A Road to Peace? 10/20/09

IL: Israeli defense chief rejects probe into Gaza war 10/20/09

KV: Kosovo Press Review – October 20 10/20/09

RS: Russsia’s Medvedev appeals to history to woo Serbs 10/21/09

RU: In Russia, Putin’s democracy looking more like a facade 10/19/09

TR: Turkey Bars Israel from NATO Exercises 10/19/09

TR: Turkey releases all surrendered PKK suspects 10/20/09

UA: AP Interview: Rising star in Ukraine vows reform 10/19/09

Below the Fold: Instability, Special Operations, Security Forces, Foreign Affairs, Crime

Instability

AA: UN: Israeli Spy Devices Caused Lebanon Blasts 10/19/09

AM: Armenian Armed Forces break ceasefire 10/19/09

BY: Belarus opposition protesters dragged to detention10/16/09

IL: Israel worried Fatah may resume suicide attacks10/18/09

IL: Anti-fence protesters clash with security forces in W. Bank; 1 cop hurt 10/16/09

IL: Israel accuses Hizbullah of planning attacks in Turkey 10/21/09

Special Operations

BY: Belarusian dictator signed documents about CSTO punitive forces 10/20/09

IL: IDF, US forces launch major joint air drills 10/21/09

KZ: Military drills are over 10/16/09

Security Forces

AA: India, Russia Military Technical Cooperation agreement to be extended till 2020 10/19/09

AA: NATO Considers Baltic Military Maneuvers to Reassure Region 10/19/09

AA: Serbian, US services seize EUR 120 mln cocaine haul 10/16/09

AA: Iraq set to buy Russian weaponry 10/16/09

AA: Russian Black Sea Fleet Objects To Ukrainian Checks 10/18/09

AA: S Korea mulling cooperation with Germany on military satellites 10/21/09

AA: US officer: If Israel strikes Iran, US will likely join 10/19/09

AA: US to invest in new bases in Bulgaria, Romania 10/20/09

BG: Bulgaria to boost Afghanistan mission: official 10/18/09

DE: FEATURE-Germans thrust into “war” in perilous Afghan north 10/20/09

Foreign Affairs

AA: Turkey needs military rethink over Cyprus – Greece 10/20/09

AA: France courting Turkey for increased trade relations 10/17/09

AA: Iran, Turkey plan to build industrial township 10/17/09

AA: Korea-Bulgaria Summit Planned in Seoul 10/19/09

AA: Kosovo, Macedonia sign border deal 10/16/09

AA: OSCE to monitor contact line between Azerbaijani, Armenian armies 10/19/09

AA: Turkey says Israel must end humanitarian crisis in Gaza for better ties 10/16/09

NO: Norway – Collective defence in today’s security environment 10/16/09

UA: First aspirant for Ukrainian presidency applies for registration 10/20/09

Crime

AA: Sex slaves in Asia 10/19/09

AA: US designates German national as terrorist, freezes assets 10/16/09

BA: Former Serb Military Officer Jailed For Srebrenica Massacre 10/17/09

DE: Rwandan rebel mastermind operating from Germany 10/20/09

ES: Spain arrests two ETA suspects 10/19/09

HR: Croatia arrests seven people for war crimes-media 10/19/09

IL: No Russians among 16 crime families 10/18/09

RS: Resolute confrontation with crime 10/17/09

RU: Russia jails Serb for US military spying: Ifax 10/16/09