09 October 2001 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
Government Statements and Transcripts
US Domestic Responses
|October 9, 2001 Airstrikes|
- ATTACKS / DURATION VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- No one in the U-S administration is saying how long U-S and British attacks against the Taleban and al Qaida, the Osama bin Laden terrorist organization, will last.
- PENTAGON/ASPIRATIONS VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- Defense officials say the United States is also making clear it has no desire to occupy the country militarily once the Taleban is out of power.
- PENTAGON/STRIKES VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- The Pentagon claims U-S forces have established air supremacy over Afghanistan, enabling fighters and bombers to strike military and suspected terrorist targets at will
- PENTAGON/OPPOSITION VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- The Pentagon says it is "reaching out" to all anti-Taleban opposition groups not just the Northern Alliance - as part of its campaign to destroy the al-Qaida terrorist network and its Taleban supporters in Afghanistan
- Rumsfeld, Myers Say Allies Control Afghan Skies USIA 09 Oct. 2001-- U.S. defense leaders brief on targets struck, food delivered
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Defense Policy / Programs
- HEADQUARTERS PRESS BRIEFING BY EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR, MINE-ACTION SERVICE HEAD United Nations 09 Oct 2001
Government Statements and Transcripts
- Transcript: Rumsfeld, Myers Briefing on Afghan Military Campaign 09 Oct. 2001-- Rumsfeld: Well, for one thing, we're finding that some of the targets we hit need to be re-hit. Second, we're not running out of targets, Afghanistan is.
- Text: Anti-Terror Cooperation a New Foreign Policy Standard, Jones Says 09 Oct. 2001-- The United States and Europe "cannot forget the friends who contribute at this time. Those who stand with us now can count on us standing with them in the future," she said.
- Transcript: White House Daily Briefing, October 9, 2001 09 Oct. 2001--Fleischer discusses the ban on sharing classified information with full Senate or House
- Fact Sheet: Humanitarian Aid to the Afghan People, October 9, 2001 09 Oct. 2001-- During the military strikes, the United States has been dropping interim food relief, in the form of humanitarian daily rations (HDR) packets. 37,500 were dropped on October 7, and another 37,500 on October 8
- Text: Robertson Reaffirms NATO's Full Support for U.S., UK Operations 09 Oct. 2001-- NATO Ambassadors welcomed France's intention to provide increased support by French AWACS aircraft in Bosnia-Herzegovina as backfill in order to facilitate this NATO deployment
- Text: Bush Informs Congress on Combat Operations in Afghanistan 09 Oct. 2001-- At approximately 12:30 p.m. (EDT) [1630 GMT] on October 7, 2001, on my orders, U.S. Armed Forces began combat action in Afghanistan against Al Qaida terrorists and their Taliban supporters. This military action is a part of our campaign against terrorism and is designed to disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a terrorist base of operations.
- Fact Sheet: Chronology of Events in Campaign Against Terror 09 Oct. 2001-- List of chronology concerning US policy towards terrorism
- U.S. Food Airdrops Will Continue As Long As Needed USIA 09 Oct. 2001-- Rations meet cultural, nutritional needs of Afghan people
- Text: U.N. Secretary-General Affirms U.S. Right to Self-Defense 09 Oct. 2001-- To defeat terrorism, we need a sustained effort and a broad strategy to unite all nations, and address all aspects of the scourge we face
- Text: CDC Reports Second Anthrax Case Found in Florida 09 Oct. 2001-- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that investigators have detected evidence that the deadly anthrax bacterium is present in the building where a Florida man who died of anthrax on October 5 had worked.
US Domestic Responses
- Bush Limits Secret War Information to Eight Members of Congress USIA 09 Oct. 2001-- Done to save lives, Fleischer says at October 9 briefing
- BUSH / TERRORISM WRAP VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- President Bush has opened an office of homeland security to fight terrorism. The move came on the second day of U-S and British air strikes against targets linked to the Taleban and suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida network in Afghanistan
- U-N-U-S LETTER VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- : United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says one sentence in a United States letter to the U-N Security Council did cause some anxiety among members but indicates the U-S explanation is reasonable
- U-N-AFGHAN RELIEF VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- A top United Nations official says speed is essential if starvation is to be avoided in Afghanistan this winter
- SAF / ATTACKS REACT VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- The South African government has come out in support of the U-S-led attacks against Taleban military installations in Afghanistan. As V-O-A's Challiss McDonough reports
- ISLAMIC MEETING VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- Leaders of Arab and Islamic nations are meeting today and tomorrow (Tuesday and Wednesday) in Qatar for discussions that are likely to focus on Afghanistan, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the fight against terrorism
- RUSSIA/ATTACKS/REACT VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- While many Russians feel sympathy, they have reservations about the U-S response
- U-N-AFGHAN DEATHS VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- U-N Secretary-General Kofi Annan says the world organization has suffered a "hard blow" with the deaths of four observers in Georgia and four humanitarian workers in Afghanistan
- UN Security Council Is Still United in the Fight Against Terrorism USIA 09 Oct. 2001-- U.S., UK brief Council on military attacks in Afghanistan
- BRITAIN / ATTACKS VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- British Prime Minister Tony Blair says the U-S and British air strikes in Afghanistan are not intended for revenge, but to prevent more terrorist attacks in the future
- AFGHAN ATTACKS VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- The United Nations says four Afghan employees of a U-N affiliated mine-clearing organization were killed in air strikes that took place late Monday and early Tuesday in Afghanistan
- U-N / AFGHANISTAN VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- The U-N Children's Fund is sending a convoy of relief supplies from Iran to Herat, Afghanistan. UNICEF says it has stopped sending supplies from Pakistan into Afghanistan until the security situation improves
- RUSSIA / ATTACKS VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- Russian President Vladimir Putin has again expressed his firm support for U-S-led military action in Afghanistan.
- INDONESIA / PROTESTS VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- Indonesian police beat back protesters and fired warning shots to break up an anti-American rally outside the U-S Embassy in Jakarta. It is the second straight day of protests by Indonesian Muslim groups since the American-led air strikes on suspected terrorist targets in Afghanistan
- Lockheed Martin Team Proposes Innovative Low-Risk Design for NASA's Next Generation Space Telescope Lockheed Martin 10 Oct 2001 -- A team led by Lockheed Martin Space Systems has submitted a proposal to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) for the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST), a key mission in NASA's Origins Program.
- ILS And Atlas Successfully Launch Another Payload For NRO Lockheed Martin 10 Oct 2001 -- An Atlas IIAS rocket lifted off late last night, successfully carrying a national security payload into orbit.
- Boeing Dedicates New Delta IV Launch Complex at Cape Canaveral Boeing 09 Oct 2001 -- Unveiled to the theme from the motion picture "The Right Stuff©," Boeing [NYSE: BA] today dedicated its new Space Launch Complex (SLC) 37 facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 09 Oct 2001
- BUSH - CONGRESS - TERROR VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- President Bush is defending his decision to limit the number of lawmakers who receive classified briefings about his efforts to combat terrorism. Reaction from Congress has been mixed
- BUSH / TERRORISM VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- President Bush says the U-S-led strikes against terrorist and Taleban military installations in Afghanistan are going well. But he says the operation could come to a halt if the Taleban would surrender suspected terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden
- WALL STREET WRAP VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- U-S stock prices drifted lower Tuesday, as investors confronted more economic uncertainty and the prospect of a long battle against terrorism in the wake of last month's attacks on New York and Washington
- U-S TERROR DIPLOMACY VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- With Arab foreign ministers meeting in (the Gulf emirate of) Qatar, the Bush administration says it is pleased with the support it is getting from Arab and Muslim countries following the military strikes in Afghanistan.
- TERRORISM / IMMIGRANTS VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- Scores of legal and undocumented immigrants, were among the victims of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. But many of their identities remain unknown
- TERRORISM / MEDIA VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- Since September 11th, U-S media have devoted much of their coverage to the battle against terrorism
- UNHCR / AFGHAN REFUGEES VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- The U-N Refugee Agency says there has been no significant movement of Afghan refugees toward Pakistan and other neighboring countries since the United States began military attacks against terrorist targets in Afghanistan
- UNSC Committee Adds Names to List of bin Laden Associates USIA 09 Oct. 2001-- States must freeze assets of terrorist associates
- Attack Against Terrorism VOA 09 Oct. 2001-- Dateline show on coalition efforts
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