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04 January 2002 Military News

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Operations

  • DOD READIES 'THERMOBARIC,' CAVE-CLEARING BOMB FOR ENDURING FREEDOM by Adam J. Hebert Inside the Air Force January 4, 2002 - The Pentagon is preparing to deploy an initial batch of "thermobaric" warheads designed to destroy targets hidden in caves, according to defense officials. The weapons have "fuel-rich" warheads that can fill tunnels with fireballs.
  • Green Beret Killed in Afghan Fighting AFIS 04 Jan. 2002-- The Department of Defense announced today that Army Special Forces Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Ross Chapman, 31, of San Antonio, Texas, was killed in action in Afghanistan as the result of enemy fire
  • Central Command Chief Pleased With Afghan Progress AFIS 04 Jan. 2002-- "Al Qaeda is on the run," said Army Gen. Tommy Franks, the chief of U.S. Central Command Jan. 4.
  • Second Strike Hits Zawar Kili Compound; 'Aggressive' Search On for Bin Laden, Omar AFIS 04 Jan. 2002-- U.S. B-52 and B-1 bombers, F-18 fighters and AC-130 gunships struck a suspected Al Qaeda regrouping point -- the Zawar Kili compound southwest of Khowst -- for the second time in two days Jan. 4.
  • AFGHAN/PENTAGON VOA 04 Jan. 2002-- A U-S Army Special Forces soldier has been killed in a firefight in eastern Afghanistan
  • PENTAGON/SOMALIA VOA 04 Jan. 2002-- The United States and its allies are stepping up surveillance activities in Somalia where administration officials now suggest al-Qaida terrorists may be trying to regroup
  • DoD News Briefing - General Tommy Franks 04 Jan. 2002-- Franks: What we're interested in doing is looking at all the places where we believe we may see terrorist organizations of the type we're interested in -- that being those with global reach -- being harbored. And so, as we -- as we identify that, we go to work with intelligence, surveillance reconnaissance and so forth. And then, the way we will treat, given terrorist assets in given countries, will depend on the country, their willingness to solve their own problem and so forth. And so I think it would not be correct to say, "Well, okay, now you're working Afghanistan, so probably next, you're going to work Somalia or someplace else" if that's helpful to you.

Government Statements and Transcripts

  • Transcript: Clarke Defense Department Briefing January 4, 2001 04 Jan. 2002-- Clarke: That being said, we will remain in Afghanistan in a very forward-leaning position until we accomplish our mission. And that includes making sure the Taliban is out of power, so it can no longer harbor terrorists. And we have made significant progress towards that goal. There is now an interim government in place in Afghanistan, and they share our views on terrorism.

Defense Industry

  • News Reports

    • Interpol and Terrorism VOA 04 Jan. 2002-- One of the most invaluable agencies in the fight against international terrorism is the global agency, Interpol. Interpol, headquartered in France, acts as a global clearinghouse supplying information and crime prevention techniques to the world's police agencies. Interpol is also taking an active role to fight terrorism as we hear in this Dateline report
    • W-H-O / AFGHANISTAN VOA 04 Jan. 2002-- The Afghan Ministry of Health, the United Nations and private aid agencies are joining forces to immunize about nine-million Afghan children against measles

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