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27 September 2001 Military News

Government Statements and Transcripts
US Domestic Responses
International Responses
Defense Industry
Other Conflicts
News Reports


  • PENTAGON/MILITARY VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- Top U-S defense officials are hinting military strikes against terrorist suspect Osama bin Laden and his supporters in Afghanistan are not imminent.
  • Total Government Effort Will Defeat Terror Networks AFPS 27 September 2001 -- The Bush administration is going to move on terrorist networks in a measured, deliberate way, DoD's top civilian and military leaders said.

Government Statements and Transcripts

US Domestic Responses

  • BUSH - EU- DIPLOMACY VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- European Union leaders met with President Bush and Secretary of State Colin Powell at the White House Thursday to express support for U-S efforts to fight terrorism.
  • AIR/HIGHWAY SECURITY VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- Heightened U-S security restrictions in the air and on the roads have led to the grounding of some private aircraft and delays for U-S truckers.
  • California Governor/National Guard VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- California Governor Gray Davis says he will deploy the California National Guard at airports in his state, in response to a request made by President Bush to the nation's governors
  • ATTACK INVESTIGATION VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- Federal investigators have released the photos of all 19 suspected hijackers involved in the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
  • Justice Department Releases Photographs of 19 Suspected Hijackers USIA 27 Sept. 2001-- Ashcroft, Mueller remarks at September 27 press conference
  • U-S ATTACK PROBE VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- F-B-I faces some serious obstacles in trying to penetrate terrorist cells that may be operating inside the United States

International Responses

  • ARAB/MUSLIM MEDIA WELCOME BUSH GESTURES, STILL DISTRUST COALITION Foreign Media Reaction 27 September 2001 -- Arab and Muslim media pessimistically braced for what was perceived as a war--not against terror--but "against Afghanistan." Many took note of, and even praised, President Bush's actions and words making the distinction between Islam and fanaticism. Nevertheless, they remained convinced that the U.S. is bent on "revenge" for the WTC and Pentagon terrorist attacks and may ultimately propel the world toward "a war between civilizations." Disinformation and denial underpinned an editorial framework in which Usama bin Ladin's culpability was widely dismissed.
  • AFTERMATH OF SEPT. 11: AMID COALITION-BUILDING, CONSPIRACY THEORIES SPROUT Foreign Media Reaction 27 September 2001 -- . General Musharraf's declaration of "Pakistan Solidarity Day" prompted Islamic and "liberation" groups to issue shrill rejoinders that received prominent play. More moderate voices still advocated some kind of Washington-Taliban compromise and sought to minimize overt Pakistani military involvement. Several columnists, noting speculation that the U.S. was preparing to support the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance, were disturbed by the prospect of a reignited Afghan civil war.
  • ARABS/TERRORISM CAMPAIGN VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- The Arab foreign ministers who have come to Washington are offering various degrees of cooperation with a U-S led anti-terrorism coalition, while mindful that any support for an American move against an Islamic government like Afghanistan could fuel extremism in their own countries.
  • HUNGARY / INTERPOL VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- Interpol has announced structural changes in the way it operates, to help America in its war against terror.
  • U-N/TERROR MOVES VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- The United States' ambassador to the United Nations, John Negroponte, hopes the U-N Security Council will approve an anti-terrorism resolution within the next few days.
  • BERLUSCONI/ISLAM VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- A remark by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that Western civilization is superior to Islam has drawn fire in Italy, criticism from the European Union and indignation in the Arab world
  • AFGHAN / PAK / U-S 27 Sept. 2001-- Pakistan's government says it welcomes a trip to Afghanistan by several Pakistani religious leaders, who say they want to try and persuade the ruling Taleban to hold direct, or indirect, talks with the United States
  • AFGHAN OPPOSITION VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- Pakistan objects to coalition with Northern Alliance, cites Indian support for the group
  • AFGHANISTAN VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- the Northern Alliance says it has received information that Mr. bin Laden is in the center of the country, which is under Taleban control.
  • GERMANY / AFGHAN AID VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- Delegates from the United States, international aid organizations, and 14 other nations have met in Berlin to pledge humanitarian aid for Afghanistan
  • U-N-Afghan Disaster VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- The United Nations has announced a six-month plan to prepare for an expected humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan and neighboring countries.
  • AFGHAN / PAK / U-S VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- Pakistan's government says it has no opposition to a planned trip to Afghanistan by several Pakistani religious leaders who say they want to try and persuade the Taleban to hold talks with the United States.
  • IRAN / U-S COALTION VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- Despite condemning the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei says his country would not help the United States attack Afghanistan.
  • ASIA / RECESSION VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- Economists in Asia say the economies there face a deteriorating outlook in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the United States.
  • JAPAN / PARLIAMENT VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has used an address to a new session of Parliament to push for a law that would allow Japan's defense forces to give logistical support for U-S military action against terrorism
  • INDONESIA/U-S WARNING UPDATE VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- : The U-S Embassy in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, has authorized its non-essential staff to leave the country.
  • INDIA/TERRORISM VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- India is also seeking reassurance that its concerns regarding terrorism will not be ignored.
  • AFGHAN / PAK / U.S. VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- A senior Taleban official says alleged terrorist Osama Bin Laden is hiding in Afghanistan and has probably received a message from Taleban authorities requesting him to leave the country, voluntarily.

Defense Industry

  • ATK Awarded $14 Million Contract to Develop Advanced Mortar Fuze ATK 27 Sep 2001 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems) (NYSE: ATK) said it has been awarded a $14 million contract from the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., for the design, development, and production of the Army's Electronic Time Fuze for Mortars (ETFM).
  • Thomson Marconi Sonar renamed Thales Underwater Systems Thales 27 Sep 2001 -- Thales today announced the completion of the acquisition of BAE Systems’ share (49.9%) in Thomson Marconi Sonar (TMS). Thomson Marconi Sonar is renamed Thales Underwater Systems and becomes part of Thales’ Defence business.

Other Conflicts

News Reports

  • Wall Street Wrap VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- U-S stocks rallied in the final hour of trading Thursday, although technology remained under pressure
  • ON THE LINE: HOW TO GET TERRORISTS VOA 27 Sept. 2001--On the Line a discussion of United States policy and contemporary issues.
  • Intifada: Terrorism or Martyrdom VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- A year ago [9/28] the intifada, or uprising against what Palestinians consider Israeli occupation, erupted. More than 800 people, mostly Palestinians, have died over the past year.
  • U-S / CHINA / TERRORISM VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- Analysts expect to see an improvement in Sino-U-S ties in the short term, but they say the U-S anti-terrorism push may produce problems over the longer run.
  • THURSDAY'S EDITORIALS VOA 27 Sept. 2001-- Summary of Thursday's editorials

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