26 October 2001 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
Government Statements and Transcripts
US Domestic Responses
- BRITAIN / TROOPS VOA 26 Oct. 2001 -- Britain is deploying 200 marine commandos for possible ground action against terrorist and military targets in Afghanistan
- AFGHAN ATTACKS VOA 26 Oct. 2001-- U-S jets struck positions around the Afghan capital Friday, hitting Taleban positions just to the north of the city. Red Cross officials say some U-S bombs also hit warehouses housing relief supplies
Defense Policy / Programs
Government Statements and Transcripts
Transcript: State Department Noon Briefing, October 26, 2001 26 Oct. 2001-- Things that are
important to the United States in terms of human rights, in terms of
religious freedom haven't changed. And we have made the argument, and
the Secretary himself has made the argument a number of times that
respect for human rights is essentially part of the tools we use
against terrorism as well.
Enduring Freedom Operational Update - Rear. Adm. Stufflebeem 26 Oct. 2001-- "I'll comment on that this way: I don't, personally, believe that we are being bogged down or are getting bogged down. This is a very complicated operation. This is not traditional force-on-force warfare. And there isn't anyone who is better informed or better prepared to put together a strategy for this than General Franks, the current commander in chief."
- Transcript: Defense Department Briefing, October 26 26 Oct. 2001 -- "The CINC used (...) about 80 strike aircraft. About 70 of those were carrier-based. About four to six were land-based tactical jets, and the remainder were long-range bombers. We also used a small number of Tomahawk missiles yesterday. We dropped leaflets across the northern region, as well as near Kandahar, and flew several Commando Solo broadcast missions."
- Transcript: UK Armed Forces deployments: The British Armed Forces Minister's statement in the House of Commons, October 26 26 Oct. 2001 -- "We must now look ahead to how else we can help in defeating international terrorism. Our current forces are primarily configured to assist in the coalition's air campaign. (...) We have therefore decided to create a large and re-balanced force in the region. (..) The force has therefore been designed to ensure that we are well placed to deal with a wide range of contingencies - and to maintain operational flexibility for as long as necessary. It also allows us to accommodate the inevitable changes in the tempo of our military operations."
- Text: Powell Attacks Terrorists as Threat to Civilization 26 Oct. 2001-- Powell: "And here America's leadership of a global coalition, here in this crisis with the Taliban and with al-Qaida and Usama bin Laden and terrorism, America's leadership of the global campaign against this kind of threat to civilization, this kind of threat to the very essence of what you do, taking care of people, it is terrorism that is directed against people; it represents no faith, no religion. It is evil, it is murderous"
- Excerpts: Senator Says Non-Proliferation Key to Stopping Terrorism 26 Oct. 2001-- Kyl: "The past month has seen longtime foes, at least for now, espouse a common goal in America's efforts against terrorism. Scores of nations have taken the side of America in a battle to eradicate terrorists of global reach--but the most populous nation on the globe must truly back its words with actions. Until it does so, Beijing should not be rewarded by any relaxation of U.S. restrictions aimed at curbing the communist regime's unacceptable behavior. . . ."
- Text: State's Taylor Says Terror Attacks Brought World Together 26 Oct. 2001-- "There can be no excuse, no justification, and no rationalization for these acts of mass murder of innocent people," Taylor said October 26 during a national conference on foreign policy for nongovernmental leaders at the State Department.
- Text: Shays Says U.S. Needs Long-Term Strategy to Fight Terrorism 26 Oct. 2001-- Shays cautioned against overstating the threat of terrorism, as that could invite "overreaction, in which we waste scarce resources and terrorize ourselves with Draconian security restrictions."
- Text: Bush Comments on Signing New Antiterrorism Law 26 Oct. 2001-- The president said the measure "takes account of the new realities and dangers posed by modern terrorists. It will help law enforcement to identify, to dismantle, to disrupt, and to punish terrorists before they strike."
US Domestic Responses
- BUSH / ANTI-TERRORISM VOA 26 Oct. 2001-- President Bush has signed into law a series of measures giving the government new powers to fight terrorism
- TALEBAN/LEADER VOA 26 Oct. 2001-- The leader of Afghanistan's ruling Taleban movement is calling on his supporters worldwide to hold pro-Taleban rallies
- TURKEY / AFGHAN OPPOSITION VOA 26 Oct. 2001-- Leaders of the Afghan opposition are set to meet in Turkey early next week to try to establish the framework of an interim government that would replace the ruling Taleban.
- AFGHAN ARREST VOA 26 Oct. 2001-- Afghanistan's Taleban rulers have captured and executed a key opposition figure, accusing him of being a spy for the United States. The legendary ex-commander had been a key supporter of a U-S backed plan to forge a broad-based post-Taleban government in Afghanistan
- JAPAN/SANCTIONS LIFTED VOA 26 Oct. 2001 -- Japan is suspending economic sanctions against Pakistan and India, which had been imposed three years ago following both countries' nuclear tests
- BAE SYSTEMS to enhance Royal Navy data link capability BAE Systems 26 Oct 2001 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a task by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence to create an enhanced data link capability on a number of Royal Navy platforms.
- BAE SYSTEMS proud to be part of the joint Strike Fighter team BAE Systems 26 Oct 2001 -- BAE Systems is proud to be part of the Lockheed Martin team, which has just been chosen to go forward in the Joint Strike Fighter program.
- JSF-F120 Team Moving Toward Full Engine Design And Development GE Aviation 26 Oct 2001 -- The JSF-F120 Engine Team is fully involved in full-scale engine design and development work in its ongoing program efforts now on contract for the U.S. Joint Strike Fighter Program.
- General Dynamics, Newport News Shipbuilding Terminate Merger Agreement General Dynamics 26 Oct 2001 -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Newport News Shipbuilding (NYSE: NNS) today agreed to terminate their agreement and plan of merger.
- U.S. Navy Awards $60 Million to DD 21 Alliance and Bath Iron Works General Dynamics 26 Oct 2001 -- The U.S. Navy has awarded the DD 21 Alliance a $60,155,724 contract modification for the extension of the DD 21 Phase II Period of Performance.
- Lockheed Martin Team Wins Joint Strike Fighter Competition, Pledges Full Commitment to This Cornerstone of Future Defense Capability Lockheed Martin 26 Oct 2001 -- The Pentagon today announced that an international team led by Lockheed Martin has won the competition to build the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), a stealthy, supersonic, multirole fighter designed for the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as the U.K. Royal Air Force and Royal Navy.
- Northrop Grumman a Principal Member of Winning Joint Strike Fighter Team Northrop Grumman 26 Oct 2001 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that, as result of the selection by the Pentagon of the Lockheed Martin Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) team, it is a principal member in the largest defense procurement in U.S. history.
- Pratt & Whitney Awarded $4 Billion JSF Engine Development Contract Pratt & Whitney 26 Oct 2001 -- Pratt & Whitney was awarded a contract valued at more than $4 billion to develop its F135 engine for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft.
- New reconnaissance aircraft equipped with BAE SYSTEMS Avionics has successful first flight at Lima Airshow BAE Systems 26 Oct 2001 -- A modified single-engine commercial aircraft equipped with avionics from BAE Systems flew publicly for the first time at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Airshow in Malaysia.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 26 Oct 2001
- CHINA AND TERRORISM VOA 26 Oct. 2001-- The terror attacks against the United States on September 11th were a defining moment in the post-Cold War world. Analysts say it was also a test of U.S. relations with other major powers. So it was not surprising that the agenda of the APEC Summit held recently in Shanghai was dominated by antiterrorism
- U-S/AFGHAN REFUGEE AID VOA 26 Oct. 2001-- A U-S official involved in providing humanitarian relief for Afghan refugees says the coming months could see as many as a million more Afghans fleeing to neighboring Pakistan and perhaps as many as 400-thousand more crossing the border into Iran
- ANTHRAX SCARE VOA 26 Oct. 2001-- Traces of anthrax were discovered at a remote postal facility for the U-S Supreme Court Friday, the latest in a series of anthrax-by-mail attacks targeting government agencies and media outlets
- AFGHANISTAN WINTER VOA 26 Oct. 2001-- In Afghanistan, the approach of winter is threatening to deepen the suffering of an estimated one million internally displaced people. Relief organizations are hurrying to deliver humanitarian supplies to camps spread throughout the country
- AFGHAN / ABDUL HAQ VOA 26 Oct. 2001-- The announcement by Afghanistan's ruling Taleban of the capture and execution of a key opposition figure came as a shock to those who follow events in that war torn country. Abdul Haq was a renowned fighter against the Soviet occupation of his homeland
- ZIMBABWE / ANTHRAX VOA 26 Oct. 2001-- Fifteen people have contracted anthrax in Zimbabwe. But infected animals -- not terrorists -- are believed to be responsible
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