17 October 2001 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
Government Statements and Transcripts
US Domestic Responses
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- HEADQUARTERS PRESS BRIEFING BY SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR AFGHANISTAN United Nations 17 Oct 2001
- Pentagon Says U.S. Warplanes Attacking Afghan Targets Unopposed USIA 17 Oct. 2001-- No reports of planes being fired upon, official says
- PENTAGON/AFGHANISTAN VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- The Pentagon is urging Taleban soldiers in Afghanistan to surrender or face death at the hands of U-S forces
- PENTAGON / BROADCASTS VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- U-S military radio broadcasts into Afghanistan are trying to enlist the Afghan people in helping oust the Taleban leadership
- PENTAGON / STRIKES VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- U-S forces appear poised for a new phase in the ongoing campaign against Taleban and al-Qaida terrorist targets inside Afghanistan.
- AUSTRALIA / MILITARY VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- Australia is sending more than 15-hundred troops, including elite special forces, to join the U-S-led campaign against terrorist targets in Afghanistan. Prime Minister John Howard says the force will be ready for action by mid-November, but analysts warn the deployment could overstretch Australia's military
- AFGHAN ATTACKS VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- Thunderous explosions have been shaking Kabul and several other Afghan cities, as the American-led raids aimed at flushing out Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorist network continue.
Defense Policy / Programs
Government Statements and Transcripts
- Transcript: Bush Cites Progress in Afghanistan Military Campaign 17 Oct. 2001-- Bush: "The terrorist camps are being destroyed. The enemy's air force and air defenses are being demolished. We're paving the way for friendly troops on the ground to slowly, but surely, tighten the net to bring them to justice,"
- Transcript: Department of Defense News Briefing, October 17 17 Oct. 2001-- StufflebeeM: I will reiterate what has been said before: that we are continuing to support our campaign objectives, and where those cross with that of the Northern Alliance, then we obviously have a mutual benefit.
- Transcript: Powell Hopes Pressure Will Produce Results Soon in Afghanistan 17 Oct. 2001-- "This isn't the United States going in and nation building with troops," Powell said. "This is helping the international community helping the people of Afghanistan to create hopeful conditions within the country so that they are not vulnerable to this kind of a threat again in the future."
- Text: Bush Waives Anti-Terrorism Act on PLO Another Six Months 17 Oct. 2001-- Waiver and Certification of Statutory Provisions Regarding the Palestine Liberation Organization
- Different Approach on Airline Security Proposed in House Bill 17 Oct. 2001-- A Republican congressional leader on transportation issues has introduced a bill that would transfer oversight of airline security screening from airlines to the federal government but not require that federal employees perform the task.
- Text: Powell, Singh Say U.S., India Are United Against Terrorism 17 Oct. 2001-- Powell: President Bush has made it absolutely clear that transforming a relationship with India and to putting it on a higher plane is one of his highest priorities
- Fact Sheet: The Taliban's Betrayal of the Afghan People 17 Oct. 2001-- Issued by the Office of International Information Programs
- Byliner: Ambassador Richard Haass on U.S. Response to Terrorism 17 Oct. 2001-- Haas: "Al-Qaida is not fighting for Islam. Its victims have included thousands of Muslims-in Afghanistan, Kenya, Tanzania, and the U.S.-as well as Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, and Jews. Islamic scholars and leaders throughout the world have condemned Usama bin Laden's perversion of their faith to justify his crimes"
- Transcript: Armitage October 17 Interview on Metro TV, Indonesia 17 Oct. 2001-- Armitage: "I don't think it's an Islamic value to repress people. I don't think it's an Islamic value to use food as a weapon against your people. I think quite the contrary: the values of Islam are values of generosity and are values of spirituality, not of repression".
- Transcript: Bush Will Discuss Terrorism, Economic Issues at APEC 17 Oct. 2001-- Bush: "If we hear or see there is a threat on Japan or China or South Korea, we will share that information so that each of us can protect our own homeland. It's a different kind of war we're fighting,"
- Text: Greenspan Testimony on U.S. Economy Since Terrorist Attack 17 Oct. 2001-- "Judging from history, human beings have demonstrated a remarkable capacity to adapt to extraordinarily adverse circumstances," Greenspan said. "And I expect the same adaptability to become evident in the present situation."
- Text: Bush Condemns Assassination of Israeli Tourism Minister Zeevi 17 Oct. 2001-- Bush: "It is time for the Palestinian Authority to take vigorous action against terrorists. The PFLP, which operates openly in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority, has claimed responsibility for this heinous act"
US Domestic Responses
- BUSH TERRORISM VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- Mr. Bush talked about America's determination and unity during a stopover in California on his way to the Pacific rim summit in Shanghai, China.
- BUSH APEC TERRORISM VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- President Bush says he will seek greater cooperation in the war on terrorism at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Shanghai, China
- INDIA / POWELL VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- Indian leaders have reiterated a strong commitment to the American-led campaign against terrorism. And -- amid concerns over rising tensions in Kashmir -- U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell has reassured India its concerns on terrorism will be addressed
- APEC TERROR VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- The United States is pressing members of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum to strongly condemn terrorism, but some member nations with Muslim majorities have reservations
- Sept. 11 Attacks Were Crimes Against Humanity, Says UNHCR's Robinson USIA 17 Oct. 2001-- She spoke October 17 at U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington
- Chilean President/Terrorism VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- Chile's president, Ricardo Lagos (LAH-gohs), says his country strongly supports the U-S-led bombing strikes on terrorist targets in Afghanistan
- COLOMBIA / US INTERVENTION VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- Comments by a top U-S official suggesting the United States might use military force against armed Colombian groups that Washington considers as terrorist organizations met with a swift, and largely negative, reaction in Colombia
- TURKEY / AFGHANISTAN VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- Turkey says it is willing to take part in any international peace-keeping force in Afghanistan, once the U-S-led military strikes targeting Taleban forces and suspected terrorists come to an end. Amberin Zaman in Ankara reports the announcement follows calls from exiled Afghan King Zahir Shah for Turkish troops to take part in such a force.
- BRITAIN / BLAIR VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- British Prime Minister Tony Blair says the United States and Britain are giving additional help to Afghanistan's Northern Alliance in its war with the ruling Taleban there
- U-N / TORTURE VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- The United Nations special investigator on torture says he is concerned that governments may deport refugees and asylum seekers who are suspected terrorists to countries where they might face torture
- Taliban Seizes U.N. Grain Warehouses in Kabul and Kandahar USIA 17 Oct. 2001-- World Food Program vows to continue food distribution
- EUROPE / COALITION VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- Western Europe's first reaction to the United States-led military campaign in Afghanistan was one of total support. But as the bombing continues and worries are expressed in European countries about the fate of the Afghanistan's civilian population, some analysts wonder how far Europe is willing to go in backing its major ally
- ISRAEL/ASSASSINATIOn VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- Israel's tourism minister, Rehavam Zeevi, has died in the hospital after being shot by gunmen at a hotel in East Jerusalem
- JAPAN / MILITARY BILL L ONLY VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- The powerful lower house of Japan's Parliament is expected to vote Thursday on legislation that would allow Japanese troops to support U-S led military operations against terrorism
- AFRICA / TERRORISM SUMMIT VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- Some 30 African countries are holding an anti-terrorism summit in Dakar, the capital of Senegal. The African dignitaries plan to discuss a draft anti-terrorist pact proposed by Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade after the September 11th attacks in the United States
- BAE SYSTEMS delivers 100th mid-life upgrade Tornado GR4 BAE Systems 17 Oct 2001 -- BAE Systems has just successfully delivered the 100th Tornado GR4 Mid-Life Update aircraft to the Royal Air Force.
- Boeing Apache Longbow Makes First Appearance at Seoul Air Show Boeing 17 Oct 2001 -- The Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow this week made its first appearance at the Seoul Air Show, which showcases the most advanced military and commercial aircraft being offered for sale in the region.
- Northrop Grumman Awarded $64.8 Million Order For Joint Stars Extended Test Support Northrop Grumman 17 Oct 2001 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector has been awarded a $64.8 million test support delivery order by the U.S. Air Force for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS).
- Boeing Delta IV Program Progresses on West Coast Boeing 17 Oct 2001 -- The launch table for the Boeing (NYSE: BA) Delta IV rocket arrived today at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., to provide a solid foundation for the only West coast launch site able to support the U.S. Air Force Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 17 Oct 2001
- WALL ST. WRAP VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- U-S stock prices drifted lower on Wall Street Wednesday, as word came out of Washington that congressional offices were being screened for the potentially deadly anthrax bacteria
- TERRORISM & SAUDI ARABIA VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- Saudi Arabia is crucial to the world's oil supply and to U-S strategy in the Middle East and beyond. Yet, there is evidence of growing tensions between the two countries over Saudi reluctance to investigate the background of several of the alleged terrorists involved in attacks in the United States. That leads to the larger question of rising Islamic fundamentalism in Saudi Arabia and its challenge to the ruling royal family
- CHICAGO ANTHRAX SCARE VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- The discovery of anthrax apparently sent through the mail in New York, Washington D-C and other locations in the United States has created anxiety throughout the country. Emergency officials in communities nationwide have received thousands of calls from people fearing bioterrorism in a variety of forms
- Russia: Partner, Opponent or Bystander VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- Dateline show on Russia's role in the war on terrorism
- CONGRESS/ANTHRAX UPDATE VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- U-S Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle says the Senate will be in business Thursday, even though at least 31 people have tested positive for anthrax exposure
- TERRORISM-ENERGY SECURITY VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- The September terrorist attacks against the United States have intensified national discussion about energy security
- POWELL / CHINA O-NITER VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell is in Shanghai to attend the annual summit of the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum
- BUSH TERRORISM VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- Mr. Bush left for China Wednesday where he hopes to build more support for the international coalition against suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden and the Taleban leadership in Afghanistan.
- ON THE LINE: THE WAR OF IDEAS VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- On the Line show about the campaign for "hearts and minds"
- TERRORISM / IMMIGRATION VOA 17 Oct. 2001-- U-S immigration officials told Congress Wednesday that they need more information from intelligence agencies to stop suspected terrorists from entering the United States
- Exploring the Future Role of Technology in Airport Security USIA 17 Oct. 2001-- PPI forum hosts a tech demonstration on Capitol Hill
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