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September 18, 2001 Military News

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  • AFTERMATH OF TERRORIST ATTACKS: MIDEAST, ASIA, LATAM, AFRICA 18 September 2001 -- Foreign media reaction to attacks
  • AFTERMATH OF TERRORIST ATTACKS: NATO, EUROPE/EURASIA 18 September 2001 -- Foreign media reaction to attacks
  • U.N. Security Council to Taliban: Deliver Bin Laden 18 September 2001 -- UN demands to Taliban
  • Transcript: State Department Briefing Sept.18, 2001 18 September 2001 -- State Department Briefing
  • Transcript: White House Daily Briefing, September 18, 2001 18 September 2001 -- White House Briefing
  • Text: Remove Terrorism and Its Safe Havens, U.S. Urges OSCE 18 September 2001 -- Bush's statement to OSCE
  • Bush, Powell Talk with World Leaders on Fight Against Terrorism USIA 18 September 2001 -- President Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell continue to hold discussions with leaders from around the world as they work towards a global coalition against terrorism following the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
  • Transcript: Powell Says Campaign Is Against Terrorism, Not Islam, Arabs 18 September 2001 -- Powell's interview with Al-Jazeerah television
  • Transcript: FBI Detains 75, Arrests 4 in Terror Investigation, Says Ashcroft 18 September 2001 -- Ahcroft Briefing
  • Islamic State of Afghanistan Willing to Hunt Bin Laden USIA 18 September 2001 -- Afghani Ambassador to the UN condemns attacks, offers cooperation in hunt for bin Laden
  • Transcript: Rumsfeld Says U.S. Moving in "Measured Manner" 18 September 2001 -- Rumsfield at DOD briefing
  • Excerpt: Powell "Encouraged" after Talking with Sharon, Peres, Arafat 18 September 2001 -- Powell's comment on Mideast Peace
  • Text: FCC Chairman Statement on Terrorist Attack 18 September 2001 -- FCC's comment on news coverage of attack
  • U-N-AFGHAN AMBASSADOR VOA 18 September 2001 -- Afghanistan's ambassador to the United Nations, Ravan Farhadi, says the United States should be consulting with his government on strategies to deal with terrorism.
  • PENTAGON/EVIDENCE VOA 18 September 2001 --
  • NATO / ATTACKS VOA 18 September 2001 -- NATO's top military commander says casualties will be inevitable as part of a military response to last week's terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
  • U.S. TERRORIST PROBE VOA 18 September 2001 -- The U-S government has begun to assemble local anti-terrorist task forces around the country and has expanded its powers to detain immigrants for questioning. The measures are a response to last week's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington
  • PENTAGON / SECRECY VOA 18 September 2001 -- Tight-lipped U-S defense officials are maintaining strict silence about the Pentagon's plans for retaliation following last week's terrorist attacks.
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS REACT TO TERRORIST ATTACKS VOA 18 September 2001 -- On American college campuses, the terrorist attacks on the United States presented special challenges for international students. Some had difficulty imagining a disaster of such huge proportions. For others, the attacks reawakened fears they thought they'd left behind when they came to the United States.
  • TALEBAN /U-S ATTACKS VOA 18 September 2001 -- : A meeting of Taleban Islamic clerics to decide the fate of "guest" Osama bin Laden has been postponed for at least a day because a large number of participants could not reach Kabul Tuesday. The suspected terrorist is "wanted, dead or alive" in the United States for terrorist attacks on its cities.
  • U-S / SAUDI ARABIA VOA 18 September 2001 -- Saudi Arabia's foreign minister, Prince Saud Faisal, is due in Washington Wednesday to discuss how his country might help fight alleged terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden.
  • SUDAN / ATTACKS VOA 18 September 2001 -- The government of Sudan believes President George Bush will not let last week's attacks on New York and Washington derail his recent efforts to bring peace to Sudan.
  • TERRORISTS/STOCK MARKET VOA 18 September 2001 -- Regulators in a number of European countries are looking into what may be suspicious sales of insurance stocks ahead of last week's terror attacks in the U-S.
  • NEW YORK WRAP VOA 18 September 2001 -- New York and federal government officials are working to get the city, the capital of U-S finance, back on its feet. But the effort is hampered by technological difficulties, businesses destroyed during the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and losses in the tourism industry.
  • U-N-Taleban Warned VOA 18 September 2001 -- The President of the United Nations Security Council is warning Taleban leaders in Afghanistan to hand over suspected terrorist leader Osama bin Laden.
  • ATTACKS / ITALY VOA 18 September 2001 -- Italy says it will provide the United States with all necessary support to combat terrorism, including troops, if requested.
  • TALEBAN /U-S TERROR VOA 18 September 2001 -- A meeting of Taleban Islamic clerics to decide the fate of "guest" Osama bin Laden has been postponed for at least one day because a large number of participants could not reach Kabul Tuesday. The suspected terrorist is "wanted, dead or alive" in the United States for his alleged role in terrorist attacks on U-S cities.
  • Military High Alert at Fort Bragg, North Carolina VOA 18 September 2001 -- Military installations around the country are in a state of high alert...following President Bush's order for them to get ready to strike. Some of the earliest deployment could come from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the country's second largest army base.
  • FRANCE / ATTACKS VOA 18 September 2001 -- Activists are coming forward to make clear that while they oppose some U-S policies, they do not support what happened in New York and Washington.
  • BRITAIN / ATTACKS VOA 18 September 2001 -- : British Prime Minister Tony Blair is preparing a diplomatic tour to help build a global coalition against terrorism. He has the backing of a majority of Britons who favor military strikes against the terrorists responsible for last week's attacks in the United States.
  • NEW YORK RECOVERS VOA 18 September 2001 -- The grim rescue and recovery work continues in New York City, one week after two hijacked commercial jetliners smashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, bringing them down and killing thousands of people.
  • MILITARY OPTIONS VOA 18 September 2001 -- A debate is now underway on what kind of military response the United States should make to the terrorist attack. Some call for intensive bombing of Afghanistan. There is even talk of using nuclear weapons. Others, citing the complexities involved, urge a more measured approach that will not add to the enemies of the United States.
  • BALKANS/BIN LADEN VOA 18 September 2001 -- Security officials in the Balkans are convinced organizations linked to suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden have operated extensively in Southeastern Europe in the past.
  • Wall street wrap VOA 18 September 2001 -- The U-S stock markets attempted to rally Tuesday after Monday's seven percent decline. But the major stock averages closed lower, as economic uncertainty after last week's terrorist attack brought more pressure on Wall Street.
  • BUSH / FRANCE VOA 18 September 2001 -- French President Jacques Chirac says he will consider sending French troops to fight alongside American soldiers in the war against terrorism.
  • PENTAGON/RUMSFELD VOA 18 September 2001 -- : U-S Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says the Bush administration is moving in what he terms a "measured manner" as it gathers information and prepares for action against terrorists.
  • MORE GLOBAL REACT VOA 18 September 2001 -- Newspapers around the world continue to comment on the multi-national coalition the United States is building for an attack on global terrorism. However, after the latest series of comments from this country, fissures are beginning to appear in some quarters.
  • ATTACKS / RUSSIA / CENTRAL ASIA VOA 18 September 2001 -- Russian and Central Asian officials met in Kazakhstan Tuesday to discuss what role they should take in any possible strike against Afghanistan for last week's attacks in the United States.
  • TALEBAN /U-S ATTACKS VOA 18 September 2001 -- A meeting of Taleban Islamic clerics from across Afghanistan to decide the fate of "guest" Osama bin Laden has been postponed for at least one day because a large number of participants could not reach Kabul, Tuesday. President Bush said Monday terrorists are "wanted, dead or alive" by the United States for terror attacks on its cities.
  • TALEBAN /U-S ATTACKS VOA 18 September 2001 --A meeting of Taleban Islamic clerics deciding the fate of "guest" Osama bin Laden has been postponed for at least one day. President Bush said Monday the Saudi dissident is "wanted, dead or alive" by the United States for terror attacks on its cities.
  • TRACKING TERRORIST MONEY VOA 18 September 2001 -- Officials trying to catch accused terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden and his followers have been stymied, at least partly, by the way he has apparently been able to hide his wealth and the financial transactions used to carry out a campaign of violence.
  • Guarding America Army News Service 18 Sept. 2001--- Guard reacts to troop call-up
  • McGuire reservists helping national efforts Army News Service 18 Sept. 2001--- Maguire AFB responds to attacks

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  • Bahrain defence force order for multi-role AVRO RJ85 announced BAE Systems 18 Sep 2001 -- BAE Systems today announced that the Bahrain Defence Force has ordered an Avro RJ85 aircraft in a deal worth $25 million including support.
  • Boeing, U.S. Air Force Amend C-17 Contract Boeing 18 Sep 2001 -- Boeing and the U.S. Air Force signed documents last week to formally convert the current C-17 multi-year contract to a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contract and implement a best-acquisition-practices approach to production of the 35 C-17 aircraft yet to be delivered under the multi-year contract.
  • Boeing Commemorates C-17 First Flight Boeing 18 Sep 2001 -- Boeing officials and employees Friday commemorated the 10th anniversary of the first flight of the U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft with special events at the main assembly building here.
  • CACI Awarded $25 Million Defense Information Operations Contract CACI 18 Sep 2001 -- CACI International Inc (NASDAQ:CACI) announced today that it has been awarded an estimated $25 million contract by the Defense Department's Joint Information Operations Center (JIOC) in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Telemaintenance Concept Lockheed Martin 18 Sep 2001 -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., a business area of Lockheed Martin Corp. [NYSE: LMT], demonstrated a new concept for expediting maintenance by reporting faults while the aircraft is still far from home base.
  • BAE SYSTEMS, Qinetiq and Roke Manor partner to create "Satcoms on the move" BAE Systems 18 Sep 2001 -- BAE Systems, in partnership with Roke Manor Research and QinetiQ, has developed and patented AGILe Information Transfer abilitY - AGILITY - a system to meet the increasing need for affordable, high bandwidth, secure and assured satellite communications (satcom) to-and-from military platforms on the move.

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