14 November 2001 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
Government Statements and Transcripts
US Domestic Responses
- BUSH AID WORKERS VOA 14 Nov. 2001-- Eight foreign aid workers held by the Taleban have been rescued from Afghanistan by the U-S military
- AFGHAN/PENTAGON VOA 14 Nov. 2001-- U-S defense officials report encouraging progress by opposition forces in Afghanistan but caution that the situation remains fluid and acknowledge top Taleban and al-Qaida leaders remain at large
- AFGHAN ATTACKS VOA 14 Nov. 2001-- Northern Alliance forces continued to consolidate their hold on northern and central Afghanistan on Wednesday. However, Taleban authorities say they still control most areas in the south and east of the country
- BRITAIN/AFGHAN VOA 14 Nov. 2001-- Thousands of British troops are on standby to go to Afghanistan to help establish order in cities that have fallen to anti-Taleban Northern Alliance forces.
Defense Policy / Programs
Government Statements and Transcripts
- RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TERRORIST ATROCITIES IN THE UNITED STATES, 11 SEPTEMBER 2001 - AN UPDATED ACCOUNT 14 Nov. 2001 -- Updated version of the document released by Tony Blair providing the evidence that bin Laden is behind the Sept. 11 attacks
- Transcript: Enduring Freedom Operational Update - Rear Adm. Stufflebeem 14 Nov. 2001 -- "The Northern Alliance has continued to make gains south of Kabul, as well as Herat, and at the outskirts of Jalalabad, but this is just a snapshot, and the situation remains fluid. Anti-Taliban opposition groups in southern Afghanistan are rebelling against Taliban control, especially near Kandahar. Again, though, the situation is very dynamic. (...) We used about 80 strike aircraft yesterday. That included about 60 carrier-based tactical aircraft, approximately 10 land-based tactical jets, and about the same number of long-range bombers".
- Text: Defense Department Announces Rescue of Eight Aid Workers 14 Nov. 2001-- Today, at approximately 4:40 p.m. EST, three U.S. special operations helicopters landed in a field near Ghazni, Afghanistan, about 50 miles southwest of Kabul, and picked up the eight detainees, including two Americans, who had been held by the Taliban.
- Text: State's Haass on Multilateralism, Terrorism 14 Nov. 2001-- Debates over the role of multilateralism have been a recurring element in discussions of our foreign policy since the country's founding in the eighteenth century. At their core, these debates have hinged upon how we answer a basic, enduring question: how should the United States work with others to foster a world conducive to our interests and values.
- Byliner: CIA's Pillar on Counterterrorism 14 Nov. 2001-- Every tool used in the fight against terrorism has something to contribute, but also significant limits to what it can accomplish. Thus, counterterrorism requires using all the tools available, because no one of them can do the job. Just as terrorism itself is multifaceted, so too must be the campaign against it.
- Byliner: Raven-Hansen on Rule of Law and Terrorism 14 Nov. 2001-- Discusses the rule of law in trying terrorists
- Byliner: Rand's Hoffman on Terrorism After September 11 14 Nov. 2001-- He discusses the changing nature of terrorism
- Vice President Hails Progress in Afghanistan, Proposes Tax-Cut Package 14 Nov. 2001-- Also advocates energy program to reduce dependence on foreign oil
- Byliner: Pate on Bioterrorist Threat After September 11 14 Nov. 2001-- He discusses the nature of bioterrorism and anthrax
- Transcript: Press Availability with U.S. Rep to Afghan Opposition 14 Nov. 2001-- We are supporting the efforts of Mr. Brahimi to bring together all of the relevant elements of the Afghan opposition to try to put together such an administration. Based on the meetings that were held in New York over the weekend and on Monday, Mr. Brahimi and Kofi Annan have been told to accelerate those efforts
- Byliner: State's Taylor on Counterterrorism Policies 14 Nov. 2001-- He discusses policies and counterterrorism measures
- Byliner: Powell on September 11th Terrorist Attacks 14 Nov. 2001-- He discusses the nature of coalition building
- Byliner: State's Bigler on U.S. Antiterrorism Assistance Program 14 Nov. 2001-- 25,000 foreign police, security forces trained
- First Barge From Uzbekistan Delivers Afghanistan Aid 14 Nov. 2001-- Second barge being prepared; U.N. to survey safety of road
US Domestic Responses
- Security Council Backs Plan to Form an Interim Afghan Administration USIA 14 Nov. 2001-- Council gives UN plan quick approval
- STATE-AFGHANISTAN VOA 14 Nov. 2001-- With the Taleban in rapid retreat, the United States is appealing to the other political and ethnic factions in Afghanistan to "move quickly" to establish a broad-based interim government
- TERROR TRIBUNALS VOA 14 Nov. 2001-- If Osama bin Laden is captured by U-S forces in Afghanistan, he could face a special military tribunal under an order signed into law by President Bush.
- U-N-Afghanistan Update VOA 14 Nov. 2001-- The United Nations Security Council has given its full support to a plan that will work toward the establishment of an interim transitional government in Afghanistan
- AFGHAN / EX-KING VOA 14 Nov. 2001-- The former King of Afghanistan Mohammed Zaher Shah has called for unity among all Afghan peoples in a message to be broadcast in his country at the start of Ramadan. The message is the first by the ex-king to the Afghan people since the Northern Alliance drove out the Taleban and took the city.
- CQ SPAIN/BIN LADEN VOA 14 Nov. 2001-- Spanish police have arrested 11 people suspected of having links to Osama bin Laden's international terrorist network
- JAPAN/US MILITARY TALKS VOA 14 Nov. 2001-- American and Japanese defense officials held a second round of talks in Tokyo Wednesday on the Japanese military's role in the U-S-led war on terrorism
- U-N-AFGHANISTAN VOA 14 Nov. 2001-- The United Nations Security Council is moving quickly to adopt a resolution encouraging the formation of a transitional government in Afghanistan
- AFGHANISTAN/UNHCR VOA 14 Nov. 2001-- The United Nations refugee agency says its first delivery of humanitarian aid from Uzbekistan arrived on Wednesday in northern Afghanistan. The agency says the route across the Uzbek border, which was closed about four years ago when Taleban forces took control of Mazar-e-Sharif, will be key to getting aid into northern Afghanistan
- BAE SYSTEMS-IFS to enable support advances on jsf and eurofighter BAE Systems 14 Nov 2001 -- BAE Systems-IFS has been selected to supply and support its logistics management system for the Joint Strike Fighter programme. This follows its recent selection for Eurofighter.
- Indictment Against Boeing Subsidiary Dismissed Boeing 14 Nov 2001 -- Boeing confirmed today that the Department of Justice has dropped all criminal charges against its McDonnell Douglas subsidiary regarding the 1994 export of surplus machine tools and other equipment to China.
- Gulfstream Awarded $100 Million Contract by Japan Coast Guard General Dynamics 14 Nov 2001 -- Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), in partnership with its Japanese trading company, Marubeni Aerospace, has been selected to supply two Gulfstream V special mission aircraft to the Japan Coast Guard.
- Litton Systems Canada Receives 52 Million Canadian Dollars Electronics Order for GM Defense Northrop Grumman 14 Nov 2001 -- Litton Systems Canada, a business unit of Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Electronic Systems sector, will supply electronic chassis and turret control systems to GM Defense in contracts valued at 52 million Canadian dollars.
- U.S. Air Force Milstar II Satellite Shipped to Cape Canaveral for Early 2002 Launch Lockheed Martin 14 Nov 2001 -- A U.S. Air Force Milstar II military communications satellite was recently shipped from Lockheed Martin Space Systems facilities in Sunnyvale, Calif. to the launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Station, Fla., where it will be readied for a Jan. 2002 launch aboard a Titan IV/Centaur launch vehicle.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY GENERAL United Nations 14 Nov 2001
- BORDER WATCH VOA 14 Nov. 2001-- The high alert on the U-S borders with Canada and Mexico continues, in an effort to prevent the entry of terrorists. But the delays at border crossings are diminishing.
- NUCLEAR TERRORISM VOA 14 Nov. 2001-- An international medical organization is expressing concern that terrorists could use nuclear material to stage a potentially deadly attack
- BUSH AFGHANISTAN VOA 14 Nov. 2001-- The White House says President Bush is pleased with the latest developments in Afghanistan
- PRESS CONFERENCE BY RIO GROUP United Nations 14 Nov 2001
- Boeing Awarded NASA Contract for Intelligent Vehicle Research Initiative Boeing 14 Nov 2001 -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a $50 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, under the Intelligent Vehicle Research Initiative, by NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC), Edwards, Calif. In support of this new Intelligent Vehicle initiative, Boeing Phantom Works will provide modification direction for the flight test C-17 Globemaster III.
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