19 November 2001 Military News
Defense Policy / Programs
Government Statements and Transcripts
US Domestic Responses
|November 19, 2001 Airstrikes|
- AFGHAN / RUMSFELD VOA 19 Nov. 2001-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says there are now several hundred U-S Special Forces commandos operating inside Afghanistan, pursuing Taleban and al-Qaida leaders
Defense Policy / Programs
Government Statements and Transcripts
- Transcript: DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld 19 Nov. 2001 -- The campaign against terrorism continues. As you all know, the opposition forces in Afghanistan, with a good deal of help from the coalition forces, had made good progress last week. (..) But I also want to emphasize that as enemy leaders become fewer and fewer, it does not necessarily mean that the task will become easier. People can hide in caves for long periods, and this will take time. (..) Let me add that just as the U.S. naval and air forces and the Special Forces have thus far done a very good job during the campaign, U.S. Special Operations are now doing the same on the ground. They have gathered information on enemy troop movements. They've found targets for U.S. aircraft. They've blockaded roads in search of fleeing Taliban leaders and al Qaeda leaders".
- Text: Powell Lays Out U.S. Vision for Mideast Peace 19 Nov. 2001-- "Israel must be willing to end its occupation, consistent with the principles embodied in Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338, and accept a viable Palestinian state in which Palestinians can determine their own future on their own land and live in dignity and security," Powell said.
- Transcript: Bush Honors Islam Holy Month 19 Nov. 2001-- Tonight that campaign continues in Afghanistan, so that the people of Afghanistan will soon know peace. The terrorists have no home in any faith. Evil has no holy days," the President said.
- Transcript: Bush Speaks with Reporters Following Cabinet Meeting 19 Nov. 2001-- THE PRESIDENT: Listen, if our military knew where Mr. bin Laden was, he would be brought to justice. We're hunting him down. He runs and he hides. But as we've said repeatedly, the noose is beginning to narrow, the net is getting tighter.
- Transcript: Powell on Fox News Nov. 18 Speaks on Afghanistan's Transition 19 Nov. 2001-- POWELL: I don't think he has a nuclear weapon. I think that's quite unlikely. And the material that we've seen in these safe houses certainly suggests that he was interested in one and they were moving in that direction, but it doesn't seem to me that we've seen anything that would suggest he had one or was close to having one.
- Transcript: Powell Welcomes Moves to Form Broad-Based Afghan Government 19 Nov. 2001-- POWELL: Well, I think his options are being narrowed. As more and more of the country is released from Taliban domination, he has fewer and fewer places in which to hide. We think he's still in Afghanistan. There aren't many countries around Afghanistan which would welcome him at the moment, or for that matter, any country in the world, with one or two exceptions, that would welcome him.
- Transcript: Powell and Dobriansky on Afghan Women's Crucial Role 19 Nov. 2001-- , "The women of Afghanistan have been the backbone of Afghan society. It is in large measure thanks to their endurance, their courage, that their country has survived. The recovery of Afghanistan must entail the restoration of the rights of Afghan women. Indeed, it will not be possible without them. The rights of the women of Afghanistan will not be negotiable."
- Transcript: USAID's Natsios in Uzbekistan on Aid for Afghanistan 19 Nov. 2001-- Natsios: I don't know when the barge will leave. The United Nations has a security office and the international community relies on that security office for determining whether or not the situation is stable for any area not just here.
- Transcript: Dobbins and Abdullah Press Briefing in Tashkent 19 Nov. 2001-- Dobbins: It's my understanding based on the discussions we had today, the issues of venue and of timing of such a meeting are agreed but that there are still discussions on the issue of participation. But that should not be an obstacle in holding the meeting in the near future.
- Text: Joint IMF-World Bank Committee on Post-Sept. 11 Actions 19 Nov. 2001-- The joint International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Development Committee has called for more collaboration between the Bank, IMF, regional development banks and United Nations to address the specific challenges posed to poor countries as a result of the worsening global economy following the terrorist actions of September 11.
- Text: Treasury's O'Neill on Terrorism Financing, IMF Reform 19 Nov. 2001-- O'Neill: Cooperation in this effort is crucial. Many countries have taken on this challenge, and taken steps to freeze terrorist assets. But this is an area where every nation needs to act so there is no safe harbor, anywhere, for terrorist funds. We need to work together to implement United Nations resolutions to block the financing of terrorist networks, freeze terrorist assets, and criminalize the collection of funds for terrorism.
- Transcript: Wolfowitz Says Taliban Forces Finding Few Friends 19 Nov. 2001-- Wolfowitz: "Let's also remember we're going to continue pursuing the entire al-Qaida network, which is 60 countries, not just Afghanistan.... This is a campaign against all the global terrorist networks and the states that support terrorism,"
- Transcript: Admiral Blair Lauds Southeast Asian Anti-Terror Efforts 19 Nov. 2001-- Blair: "Throughout the region we have increased security not only on our bases but the support and defense that we provide to other citizens of the United States,"
US Domestic Responses
- BUSH AVIATION SECURITY VOA 19 Nov. 2001-- President Bush has signed into law a series of new measures to improve aviation security
- Vigilance Also Needed in 'Cyber Domain,' Says DoD Official 19 Nov. 2001 -- The United States today is engaged in a war against global terrorism and the need to safeguard classified -- and even unclassified -- information is especially acute over the World Wide Web, the Defense Department's senior information security official noted Nov. 9.
- U-N-AFGHAN RECONSTRUCTION VOA 19 Nov. 2001-- A top U-N development official says it will take at least five-years to rebuild the infrastructure in Afghanistan
- PAK / AFGHAN / POL VOA 19 Nov. 2001-- Pakistan is urging rival Afghan factions to take advantage of an historic opportunity to bring peace to their country and pursue United Nations efforts to establish a broad-based government in the war-ravaged country
- BRITAIN / AFGHAN WOMEN VOA 19 Nov. 2001-- British officials have met with exiled Afghan women to discuss plans for the world community to help revive education for girls in a post-Taleban Afghanistan
- AFGHAN POL VOA 19 Nov. 2001-- A major political hurdle for Afghanistan was apparently cleared Sunday when the victorious Northern Alliance agreed to attend a U-N-sponsored conference on the country's future. But more hurdles remain, and if not cleared, they could lead to renewed factional fighting in a country that has known little but war over the past 20 years
- New ship contract signed for the Clyde BAE Systems 19 Nov 2001 -- BAE Systems is pleased to announce the signing of a contract for the construction of two Alternative Landing Ships Logistic (ALSL) for the Ministry of Defence. The ships will be built at the BAE Systems Marine yard in Govan.
- New technology for Combat Air Systems of the future BAE Systems 19 Nov 2001 -- BAE Systems welcomes the news that the Ministers of Defence of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the UK have declared their intent to carry out a joint study of approximately one year aimed at providing an initial assessment of their respective future combat air system capability requirements, including C4ISTAR.
- Boeing Awarded Options Worth Nearly $98 Million for AWACS Radar Improvement Kits Boeing 19 Nov 2001 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA] today announced the U.S. Air Force has exercised options for 13 Radar System Improvement Program (RSIP) kits and support services to complete installation of RSIP on the U.S. AWACS fleet.
- Northrop Grumman's Next Generation EA-6B Prowler Makes First Flight Northrop Grumman 19 Nov 2001 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) first Increased Capability III EA-6B Prowler aircraft logged a successful 1-hour, 45-minute first flight on Nov. 16.
- An Inaugural Meeting of the UAVNET Thematic Network for UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)'s Civilian Applications, the First of its Kind in Europe, was held on October at Sweden Israel Aerospace Industries 19 Nov 2001 -- A successful inaugural meeting of the UAVNET thematic network, who's goal is to optimize research efforts of civil UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) applications was held on October 23-24, 2001, in Sweden.
- U.S. Air Force Awards Lockheed Martin, TRW Team $2.698 Billion Contract to Begin Production of Next Generation Military Communications Satellite Lockheed Martin 19 Nov 2001 -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin Space Systems and TRW Space & Electronics a contract for up to $2.698 billion to begin the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase of Advanced Extremely High Frequency (Advanced EHF) Program.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY GENERAL United Nations 19 Nov 2001
- PRESS BRIEFING ON EXPLOITATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES IN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO United Nations 19 Nov 2001
- BUSH / RAMADAN VOA 19 Nov. 2001-- President Bush met with ambassadors from Muslim nations Monday evening to host a dinner breaking the day's fast during the holy month of Ramadan
- REBUILDING AFGHANISTAN VOA 19 Nov. 2001-- U-S and Japanese officials are hosting an international conference Tuesday aimed at planning for reconstruction of post-Taleban Afghanistan. U-S officials are calling it a kick-off meeting to gather support from donors for the tough and expensive task of rebuilding a country ravaged by years of drought and war.
- PREVENTING AGROTERRORISM VOA 19 Nov. 2001-- Whether they turn out to be the work of terrorist conspirators or isolated crimes, the recent spate of anthrax bacteria contaminations have heightened concerns in the United States that the nation is vulnerable to biological attack. Nowhere is that concern felt more deeply than among the nation's livestock ranchers
- POWELL / AFGHAN WOMEN VOA 19 Nov. 2001-- Mr. Powell's message is part of a wider campaign to ensure that women regain their roles in Afghan society after years of oppression under the Taleban.
- AFGHAN KARZAI VOA 19 Nov. 2001-- The rule of the Taleban collapsed swiftly in Afghanistan. In two provinces - Kunduz and the Taleban stronghold of Kandahar - the Taleban elected to stand and fight
- Boeing-Built DIRECTV-4S Satellite Ready for Launch Boeing 19 Nov 2001 -- DIRECTV-4S, a Boeing 601HP satellite built for DIRECTV, Inc., is scheduled for launch on Monday, Nov. 26.
|Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list|