19 October 2001 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
Government Statements and Transcripts
US Domestic Responses
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- PRESS BRIEFING ON AFGHANISTAN BY UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES United Nations 19 Oct 2001
- PENTAGON/RUMSFELD VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- U-S Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says victory in Afghanistan means eliminating the al-Qaida terrorist network and its Taleban supporters
- Byliner: History Made as NATO Aids in U.S. Defense AFPN 19 Oct. 2001-- NATO began deploying five of its E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control systems aircraft and a detachment of more than 180 people here from Geilenkirchen, Germany, on Oct. 9.
- U.S. Aircraft Continue to Pound Targets in Afghanistan USIA 19 Oct. 2001-- Defense official declines comment on possible ground forces
- AFGHAN ATTACKS VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- The U-S bombing campaign against terror targets in Afghanistan continues as witnesses report powerful explosions in the centers of Kabul and Kandahar
Defense Policy / Programs
Government Statements and Transcripts
- Transcript: President Bush, China's Jiang Zemin Meet in Shanghai 19 Oct. 2001-- Bush: "We have a common understanding of the magnitude of the threat posed by international terrorism. All civilized nations must join together to defeat this threat. And I believe that the United States and China can accomplish a lot when we work together to fight terrorism."
- Text: Bush Getting Strong Support For Fight Against Terrorism 19 Oct. 2001-- The President has said that the United States wants to do everything that it can to avoid civilian casualties. This is a country, the United States and its allies, that is seeking to save lives. This, against an enemy, by the way, that goes -- that engages in the wanton destruction of innocent lives. After all, the United States has undertaken a major humanitarian effort in this regard.
- Transcript: Bush Confident of Strong APEC Support Against Terrorism 19 Oct. 2001-- Kim: "And also, ladies and gentlemen, after September 11th, the world has tremendously become a completely different place for us. No country, nobody on this earth is safe from terrorism and from these heinous terrorists"
- Transcript: Rumsfeld October 18 Interview on CNN USIA 19 Oct. 2001-- Rumsfeld: Well, first, I think it's important to say that the targeting by the United States and by coalition forces has been very careful. It's been very measured. And it has, for the most part, not been in any populated areas.
- Transcript: Rumsfeld Says Airpower Alone Won't Destroy al-Qaida 19 Oct. 2001-- "You have to simply take the battle to them because everything -- every advantage accrues to the attacker in the case of a terrorist," Rumsfeld said October 18 at a Pentagon briefing
- Text: Threat to Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant Deemed Non-Credible 19 Oct. 2001-- "A potential terrorist threat directed at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has been determined by the intelligence community to be non-credible."
US Domestic Responses
- Senate Resolutions Highlight Concern for Afghans, Iranians, Sikhs USIA 19 Oct. 2001-- S. Res. 172 stresses need for humanitarian aid for Afghans
- RUSSIA / ANTHRAX VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- Several cases of exposure to the potentially deadly disease anthrax in the United States -- and possibly other countries -- have raised fears of a new terrorist threat. That has led to international concern, as well as offers of help. Among the first countries to volunteer its assistance was Russia
- U-N AID / AFGHANISTAN VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- The United Nations refugee agency is reporting the highest influx of Afghan refugees into Pakistan in a single day since U-S-led air strikes against Taleban targets began nearly two weeks ago
- PAK/PROTESTS/U-S ATTACKS VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- In Pakistan, thousands of activists from an Islamic party have peacefully demonstrated against U-S-led air strikes in neighboring Afghanistan
- TALEBAN / ATTACKS VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- The Taleban's ambassador to Pakistan says there is no change in the group's stance on Osama bin Laden, who Washington calls the prime suspect in terrorist attacks against the United States. The latest refusal to hand over the Saudi exile and his al-Qaida network follows reports that a limited number of elite U-S troops are already on the ground in southern Afghanistan
- ARGENTINA ANTHRAX VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- Argentine Health authorities confirmed late Friday that an envelope mailed to Argentina with a Miami, Florida postmark had tested positive for anthrax
- AFGHANISTAN-TALEBAN-DEFECTION VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- In Afghanistan, a Northern Alliance military leader has made a video that confirms recent reports of mass defections by Taleban commanders and their fighters
- GERMANY / TERROR / ECONOMY VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- A new survey shows business confidence has slumped in Germany during the past month, as Europe's largest economy is feeling the effects of the September 11th terror attacks in the United States
- Africa's Role in the Anti-Terrorism Coalition VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- This week, several African heads of state, along with delegates from 28 African countries, met in Senegal. There they discussed anti-terrorism strategies in the wake of the September 11th attacks in the United States.
- INDIA / PAKISTAN VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- India says it will not attack what it says are militant training camps in Pakistani administered areas of Kashmir. Anjana Pasricha reports from New Delhi, there has been a sharp increase in tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals in recent weeks.
- INDONESIA/PROTESTS VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- At least seven-thousand protesters have taken to the streets of the Indonesian capital Jakarta. The rally is the largest anti-American demonstration since U-S-led military action in Afghanistan began nearly two weeks ago
- ASIA WEEK MARKET WRAP VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- Shares of South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor closed sharply higher Friday even though the company revealed a loss of more than one billion dollars in the third quarter of the year
- U.S. Navy Successfully Completes Testing of Boeing Harpoon Block II Missile Boeing 19 Oct 2001 -- The U.S. Navy recently completed developmental testing of the new Harpoon Block II missile at the Naval Air Warfare Center-Weapons Division sea range off Pt. Mugu, Calif.
- General Dynamics’ Electric Boat and Land Systems Units Awarded Contracts Worth up to $90 Million General Dynamics 19 Oct 2001 -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) announced today that its Electric Boat and Land Systems subsidiaries had each been awarded contracts this week with a cumulative potential value of $90 million.
- Lockheed Martin Receives Marine Corps Training Contract for HIMARS Lockheed Martin 19 Oct 2001 -- Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has received a contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to develop training for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) which the Corps is acquiring.
- Lockheed Martin's PAC-3 Missile Intercepts Advanced Cruise Missile Target Lockheed Martin 19 Oct 2001 -- The Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile program completed Developmental Testing today by intercepting and destroying an advanced cruise missile target at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 19 Oct 2001
- Financial Campaign Against Terrorism VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- The United States is attempting to cut the supply of money for terrorist groups. Congress has approved measures expanding the government's power to halt the flow of money to Osama bin Laden and his al Qa'eda organization
- THE MOST WANTED TERRORISTS VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- On the Line show on the most wanted terrorists
- Afghanistan Relief Effort Plagued by Looting, Attacks 19 Oct. 2001-- Swedish relief agency is latest targeted
- ANTHRAX PROBE VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- Bush administration officials say the anthrax strains tested in Florida, New York, and Washington appear to be the same. Federal officials briefed reporters in Washington Friday even as a seventh case of anthrax infection was reported at the New York Post newspaper.
- Ambivalence of Saudi Arabia VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- Saudi Arabia is crucial to U-S strategy in the Middle East and to the worldwide campaign against terrorism. Yet some analysts say there are growing tensions between the two countries. The tensions concern what is perceived by some as Saudi ambivalence over military operations in Afghanistan and a reluctance to investigate the background of several alleged terrorists
- POWELL / INDONESIA VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell has met with his Indonesian counterpart on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Shanghai to talk about the anti-terrorism coalition
- ANTI TERRORISM CAMPAIGN VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell has spent the past week rallying support for the U-S-led coalition against terrorism. In Pakistan and India, that support was clouded by rival interests. Correspondent Laurie Kassman examines the diplomatically sensitive mission
- AFGHANISTAN / WOMEN VOA 19 Oct. 2001-- As U-S-led forces continue their anti-terror campaign in Afghanistan, women in that war-torn country are wondering what their lives would be like if the Taleban government is toppled. For the last five years, the women in Afghanistan have suffered under the most severe restrictions.
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