15 October 2001 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
Government Statements and Transcripts
US Domestic Responses
|October 15, 2001 Airstrikes|
- U.S.-Led Air Strikes in Afghanistan Show Progress USIA 15 Oct. 2001-- Rumsfeld, Myers brief on weekend operations
- PENTAGON / OPPOSITION VOA 15 Oct. 2001-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is hinting at imminent U-S air-strikes against Taleban positions north of the Afghan capital, Kabul
- PENTAGON/MULLAH VOA 15 Oct. 2001-- U-S Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld declined to comment directly Monday on a published report claiming the U-S military missed an opportunity to kill the leader of Afghanistan's Taleban, Mullah Mohamed Omar
- PENTAGON/RUMSFELD VOA 15 Oct. 2001-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has lashed out at the leadership of the Taleban and the al-Qaida terrorist network in Afghanistan.
- PAKISTAN/STRIKE VOA 15 Oct. 2001-- U-S warplanes continued bombarding sites across Afghanistan in daylight Monday, in a second week of its bid to flush out suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden and his supporters. Pakistan is vital to the effort, but anti-American protests are mounting
Defense Policy / Programs
Government Statements and Transcripts
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers DoD 15 Oct. 2001-- The war is being fought on many fronts, as you know -- military, humanitarian, information, diplomatic, financial, as well as economic. All of these are critical elements in a long, sustained campaign that will continue until we have finished the job of rooting out terrorist networks and putting them out of the business, not just the Taliban and the al Qaeda, but other networks in other nations as well.
- Transcript: Bush, Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi Photo Op Remarks VOA 15 Oct. 2001-- There may be some possible link. We have no hard data yet. But it's clear that Mr. bin Laden is a man who is an evil man. He and his spokesmen are openly bragging about how they hope to inflict more pain on our country
- Transcript: Powell to Hear Indian, Pakistani Views on Afghanistan 15 Oct. 2001-- The issue of Kashmir is always a contentious issue between the two nations and I'm sure I will have a chance to discuss the Kashmir issue with both of them and be able to reaffirm that we believe that dialogue on Kashmir is important
- Text: U.S. Postal Service Warns of Mail Containing Infectious Material 15 Oct. 2001-- The U.S. Postal Service Has Had Only Two Confirmed Incidents Of The U.S. Mail Being Used To Transport Anthrax Bacteria
- Text: Treasury Publishes Names Added to Its Terrorist List 15 Oct. 2001-- OFAC has added the names of 39 terrorists to its list of Specially Designated Global Terrorist
US Domestic Responses
- U-N / AFGHAN / FOOD VOA 15 Oct. 2001-- There is disagreement among United Nations relief agencies about whether the United States military should be dropping humanitarian food aid to the people of Afghanistan, as the bombing campaign also takes place
- EGYPT / ANTHRAX VOA 15 Oct. 2001-- Egypt's Ministry of Health recently convened a high-level conference in Cairo to plan a response to a possible terrorist attack involving anthrax or other biological weapons
- ITALY/FRANCE/AFGHAN KING VOA 15 Oct. 2001-- Afghanistan's exiled former king, Mohammed Zaher Shah, has met with the Italian and French foreign ministers at his home in Rome. Diplomatic efforts to make plans for a transitional post-Taleban government have intensified since the United States began attacking suspected terrorist sites in Afghanistan
- AFGHANISTAN/OPPOSITION VOA 15 Oct. 2001-- Rebels in Northern Afghanistan are rejecting the Taleban's call for opposition fighters to join the Taleban movement and fight against the United States
- MALAYSIA / ANTHRAX VOA 15 Oct. 2001-- Malaysian officials are expressing dismay over reports that a letter containing anthrax discovered in the United States (state of Nevada) was mailed from Malaysia and are asking for more information
- AFGHAN KING VOA 14 Oct. 2001-- Afghanistan's exiled King Zahir Shah -- who turned 87 Sunday -- has sent a delegation of his supporters to Islamabad to meet Pakistani officials. The former king has emerged as a key figure when discussions turn to a post-Taleban future for Afghanistan
- INDONESIA PROTESTS VOA 14 Oct. 2001-- Riot police in Jakarta have clashed with anti-American protesters in what have become almost daily demonstrations
- PAKISTAN-POWELL VOA 14 Oct. 2001-- Some religious groups in Pakistan -- angry over the country's support for U-S strikes against suspected terrorists in neighboring Afghanistan -- are staging a nationwide strike today to protest the visit of U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell
- ATK Awarded $4 Million Contract to Continue Production of Sensor For Air-Delivered Ordnance ATK 15 Oct 2001 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems) (NYSE: ATK) said it has been awarded a $4 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to continue production of the DSU-33B/B proximity sensor for use in the Joint Direct Attack Munition and other air-delivered ordnance.
- BAE SYSTEMS awarded WOOMERA support contract BAE Systems 15 Oct 2001 -- Leading defence and aerospace company BAE Systems has been awarded an approximately A$50 million contract to support Defence operations over 10 years at Woomera in South Australia.
- BAE SYSTEMS awarded contract for AN/ALE-47 countermeasure dispensing system BAE Systems 15 Oct 2001 -- (Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, and Austin, Texas) The U.S. Air Force Warner Robins Air Logistics Center has awarded a $17.5 million contract to BAE Systems Integrated Defense Solutions to provide the AN/ALE-47 Countermeasure Dispensing System.
- BAE SYSTEMS to serve defence researchers with new Virginia facility BAE Systems 15 Oct 2001 -- New Office Highlights BAE Systems' Growing Presence in Northern Virginia and the Greater Washington, DC Area.
- General Dynamics Extends Tender Offer for all Outstanding Shares of Newport News Shipbuilding General Dynamics 15 Oct 2001 -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today extended its pending tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock (including associated rights) of Newport News Shipbuilding Inc. (NYSE: NNS) to midnight EDT on October 19, 2001.
- Lockheed Martin Radar Receives New Designation Lockheed Martin 15 Oct 2001 -- Lockheed Martin announced that the designation of its TPS-117 long-range surveillance radar has been officially changed to the AN/TPS-77 - a U.S. government nomenclature. The change was made because Lockheed Martin has received an order for two of the systems under a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program, which will be managed by the U.S. Air Force.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded $66 Million Contract For U.S. Air Force Infrared Countermeasures System Northrop Grumman 15 Oct 2001 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Electronic Systems sector has been selected by the U.S. Air Force's Materiel Command to develop and produce a laser-based infrared countermeasures system designed to protect large military aircraft from sophisticated heat-seeking missiles.
- Northrop Grumman European Subsidiary Receives New NATO Software Contract Northrop Grumman 15 Oct 2001 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Information Technology (IT) sector today announced that one of its European subsidiaries has entered into a significant new contract with the NATO C3 Agency (NC3A) on behalf of the participating NATO nations.
- Northrop Grumman Software Controls Successful Ground-Based Midcourse Defense Segment Flight Test Northrop Grumman 15 Oct 2001 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) provided the ground command and control software for a recent successful flight test of The Boeing Company's booster for the ground-based Midcourse Defense Segment (GMDS) program, formerly the National Missile Defense program.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 15 Oct 2001
- BUSH / AL-JAZEERA VOA 15 Oct. 2001-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld gives an interview later today (Tuesday) to the Arabic satellite television channel al-Jazeera.
- CONGRESS / ANTHRAX OVERNIGHTER VOA 15 Oct. 2001-- A letter opened Monday by aides to U-S Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle contained a powdery substance that tested positive for the potentially deadly anthrax bacteria
- BUSH / MILITARY VOA 15 Oct. 2001-- President Bush says America's armed forces are performing with skill and precision in the war on terrorism. And he is repeating his vow to provide the military with all the resources it needs
- BUSH BIOTERRORISM VOA 15 Oct. 2001-- President Bush says there is no hard evidence linking suspected terrorist leader Osama bin Laden to a series of anthrax scares in the United States.
- CONGRESS / ANTHRAX VOA 15 Oct. 2001-- U-S Capitol police say a letter received by Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle's office contained a powdery substance that has tested positive for the potentially deadly anthrax bacteria. Senator Daschle says his office, one block from the U-S Capitol, has been quarantined and closed
- POWELL TRIP / PAKISTAN VOA 15 Oct. 2001-- U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell is in Pakistan to bolster support for the U-S war against terrorism. In his talks with Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, Mr. Powell is expected to focus on the military campaign in Afghanistan and on the shape of a future government to replace the Taleban in Kabul
- ANTHRAX / FLORIDA VOA 15 Oct. 2001-- In Florida, hundreds of tabloid newspaper employees are being re-tested for anthrax, as health officials work to contain exposure to the potentially-lethal bacterium. Meanwhile, tantalizing details have emerged in the ongoing anthrax investigation, involving suspects named in the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York and Washington
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