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13 March 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • NATO / BOSNIA VOA 13 Mar. 2002-- NATO is urging leaders from Bosnia's three main ethnic groups to work more closely together, begin centralizing institutions, and end the country's dependence on the outside world
  • U.S. Helps Other Nations Root Out Terrorists AFPS 13 Mar. 2002-- Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network found a safe haven in Afghanistan. But there will be no more safe havens for terrorists in Afghanistan or anywhere else if the United States can help it.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING VOA 13 Mar. 2002-- American-led forces claim to have cleared a contested area of eastern Afghanistan of all but a small number of Taleban and al-Qaida fighters

Other Conflicts

  • ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 13 Mar. 2002-- The Israeli military is strengthening its grip on the West Bank city of Ramallah, a day after a massive invasion of the West Bank and Gaza Strip that killed 30 Palestinians
  • ANNAN/ZIMBABWE VOA 13 Mar. 2002-- U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan has called for calm in Zimbabwe in the wake of its much-disputed presidential election
  • ANGOLA/DIAMONDS VOA 13 Mar. 2002-- Angolan authorities have ordered a halt to the offensive by government troops against UNITA rebels. The unilateral move is designed to foster peace contacts with rebel commanders
  • Bush Says Israeli Actions Not Helpful in Peace Effort Washington File 13 Mar. 2002-- PRESIDENT: Well, first of all, it is important to create conditions for peace in the Middle East. It's important for both sides to work hard to create the conditions of a potential settlement. Now, our government has provided a security plan that has been agreed to by both the Israelis and the Palestinians called the Tenet plan
  • U.N. Adopts Resolution Endorsing Vision of Palestinian State Washington File 13 Mar. 2002-- Following a late-night debate on March 12, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution that endorses a "vision of a region where two states, Israel and Palestine, live side by side within secure and recognized borders."

Defense Policy / Programs

  • U.S., Russian Defense Chiefs Discuss Arms Reduction Washington File 13 Mar. 2002-- Rumsfeld: Our cooperation in the global war on terrorism suggests that if we have the wisdom and the courage to work together for the common interests of our people, that there's a great deal that can be accomplished.

Defense Industry

  • Smart Contracting Makes Boeing A Winner at Pentagon Boeing 13 Mar 2002 -- The national Defense Contract Management Agency, or DCMA, has honored its St. Louis division and Boeing with its "Enabling the Warfighter to Win" award.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $7 Million Contract Modification for Navy Nuclear Work General Dynamics 13 Mar 2002 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded a $7 million modification to a previously awarded contract under which Electric Boat will manage and support nuclear-maintenance work for submarines homeported at Submarine Base New London, Conn. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
  • Gulfstream Awarded Contract Worth up to $1.6 Billion by U.S. Air Force General Dynamics 13 Mar 2002 -- Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a 10-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract for the purchase of up to 20 Gulfstream V and Gulfstream V-SP business jet aircraft and associated contractor logistics support.
  • Lockheed Martin Receives $17 Million Contract for Army Tactical Missile Unitary Variant Lockheed Martin 13 Mar 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has received a $17.4 million contract for 24 Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) Block IA Unitary Missiles from the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command, Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting agency. Work on the contract will be performed at the company's Dallas and Horizon City, Texas, locations, and is expected to be completed by December 31, 2004.
  • Boeing Receives GPS IIF Modernization Approval Boeing 13 Mar 2002 -- The Boeing-built S0 (starboard zero) truss segment for the International Space Station is scheduled to fly to the orbital outpost April 4, 2002, aboard space shuttle Atlantis.

News Reports

  • BUSH NEWS CONFERENCE WRAP VOA 13 Mar. 2002-- President Bush says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is a menace, and the United States will not let him threaten the world by developing weapons of mass destruction
  • BUSH TERRORIST VISAS VOA 13 Mar. 2002-- President Bush wants to know how immigration officials approved student visas for two of the men who led the terrorist attacks on September 11th.
  • LUGAR-TERRORISM VOA 13 Mar. 2002-- On Wednesday, VOA-TV's David Borgida spoke with Senator Richard Lugar, a senior member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Senator Lugar has long been an authority on American foreign policy and on the world's significant events
  • U-S / IRAN VOA 13 Mar. 2002-- The Chairman of the U-S Senate Foreign Relations committee has called for better relations between the United States and Iran -- despite President Bush's naming of Iran as one of the three countries that are part of an "axis of evil."
  • U-S TERROR TRIALS VOA 13 Mar. 2002-- The U-S military is battling the Al-Qaida network in Afghanistan, leading to the question of whether the American justice system has a role to play against terrorism?
  • RANSTORP TERRORISM VOA 13 Mar. 2002-- It has been six-months since the terrorist attacks on the United States last September 11th. Subsequently, the United States led an international military coalition in Afghanistan against al-Qaida terrorist forces implicated in the New York attack. The Afghan campaign is drawing to a close, but President Bush says the war against terrorism is far from over. Swedish-born Magnus Ranstorp is the deputy director of the Center for the Study of Terrorism at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland
  • Bush "Deeply Concerned" About Policies of Iraq's Saddam Hussein Washington File 13 Mar. 2002-- Mideast, nuclear policy, war on terror, also topics at news conference
  • State Dept. Officials Point to Drugs-Terrorism Ties in the Americas Washington File 13 Mar. 2002-- Cite "historic link" between terrorist groups and narcotics trafficking
  • Efforts to Curb Drug Traffic Will Nab Terrorists, DEA Head Says Washington File 13 Mar. 2002-- Though the Drug Enforcement Administration does not specifically target terrorists, "the degree to which terrorist organizations utilize drug profits to finance their horrific activities is of paramount concern to the DEA," the agency's head told a Senate panel March 13.
  • Turgut Ozal Lecture 13 Mar. 2002-- Remarks by Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, Washington Institute for Near East Policy St. Regis Hotel, Washington, D.C. , Wednesday, March 13, 2002.
  • Rumsfeld, Ivanov Discuss Nuclear Review, Terrorism AFPS 13 Mar. 2002-- U.S. and Russian defense leaders met reporters today and stressed progress the two countries have made in putting decades of mistrust behind them.
  • Horn of Africa Holds Terrorist Threat AFPS 13 Mar. 2002-- Some terrorists fleeing Afghanistan may be heading for the Horn of Africa, according to a senior U.S. defense official
  • CHENEY, ZINNI TO MIDDLE EAST: WILL OTHERS AGREE WITH U.S. PRIORITIES? Foreign Media Reaction 13 Mar. 2002-- Arab writers predict that, unlike 1990, the U.S. will not get official Arab approval for a strike against Iraq.
  • PITTS/AFGHANISTAN-PAKISTAN VOA 13 Mar. 2002-- The military and political situations in Afghanistan and Pakistan are still evolving since the effort began to remove the Taleban and al-Qaida. One person who has detailed and personal knowledge of the current state of affairs there is U.S. Congressman Joe Pitts, a Republican from the state of Pennsylvania and a member of the House International Relations Committee. He has made several trips to Afghanistan and Pakistan and also had extensive meetings with interim leader Hamid Karzai
  • CHENEY / EGYPT VOA 13 Mar. 2002-- Vice President Dick Cheney, on a tour that will take him to Turkey, Israel, and nine Arab countries has arrived in Egypt for talks with President Mubarak
  • CHENEY / JORDAN VOA 13 Mar. 2002-- Vice President Dick Cheney discussed developments in the Palestinian territories and Iraq with Jordan's King Abdullah in Amman Tuesday night at the start of a tour of eleven countries
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 13 Mar. 2002-- Exercise shows NATO can handle two simultaneous crises; Norway's training facilities praised



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