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11 January 2003 Military News

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Current Operations

  • U.S. War Against Terrorism Waged From Shipboard in Horn of Africa Washington File 10 Jan 2003 -- On board the USS Mount Whitney off the coast of Djibouti, Marine Corps Major General John Sattler said that the ongoing war against terrorism will be an extended war but one which will be won with the assistance of the coalition partners. "We will press the fight at every turn as long as it takes; and with the help of our coalition partners, we will win this fight," he said
  • Dobriansky Pledges Continuing U.S. Support for Rebuilding Afghanistan Washington File 10 Jan 2003 -- Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky told the media in Kabul that the United States is committed to supporting Afghans, especially women, as they rebuild their country. Dobriansky spoke as she was departing Kabul on January 9

Defense Policy / Programs

  • OPEC/VIENNA VOA 11 Jan 2003 -- The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries holds an emergency meeting in Vienna Sunday to discuss an increase in the production of crude oil. A price surge is the reason for the surprise meeting.
  • U.S. Military Said Prepared Against Biological Weapon Threats Washington File 10 Jan 2003 -- The U.S. military has the means to protect its forces against the use of biological weapons, a key U.S. defense official says

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Other Conflicts

  • ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS VOA 11 Jan 2003 -- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is calling on Palestinian militants to halt attacks on Israeli civilians ahead of elections in Israel, which could change the course of more than two years of conflict

  • W-F-P/IVORY COAST VOA 11 Jan 2003 -- The United Nations World Food Program says it plans to ask participants at Ivory Coast peace negotiations in Paris this week to include humanitarian needs on the agenda. The W-F-P wants guarantees that aid workers will be allowed safe access to thousands of people trapped in combat zones
  • IVORY COAST/REBELS VOA 11 Jan 2003 -- One day after announcing a boycott of peace negotiations in France, a rebel group in Ivory Coast says it will attend the talks after all. The announcement has renewed hopes of finding a peaceful solution to nearly four months of rebellion in the West African country

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