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07 January 2002 Military News

Operations
Government Statements and Transcripts
Defense Industry
News Reports
US Domestic Responses
International Responses

Operations

  • AFGHAN/PENTAGON VOA 07 Jan. 2002-- U-S warplanes continue to hammer an al-Qaida base near the eastern Afghan border with Pakistan after discovering armored vehicles and artillery pieces there
  • AFGHANISTAN / WRAP VOA 07 Jan. 2002-- In eastern Afghanistan, U-S special forces troops have reportedly been deployed around Khost in Paktia province to pursue Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida fighters
  • Paktia Province Becomes New Center of Concern AFIS 07 Jan. 2002-- U.S. and coalition forces struck again at the Zawar Kili complex in Afghanistan's Paktia Province, DoD officials said Jan. 7.
  • Taking Stock After Three Months of Combat AFIS 07 Jan. 2002-- Pentagon spokeswoman Torie Clarke today -- three months after the start of military action -- detailed the progress against terror in Afghanistan.
  • U.S. Aircraft Hit 4 Afghan Targets; Guantanamo Work Begins AFIS 07 Jan. 2002-- U.S. aircraft struck "approximately" four targets in Afghanistan Jan. 6, DoD spokeswoman Torie Clarke said today.

Pre- and post-strikes aerials and video of Zhawar Kili Cave Complex
used during DoD news briefing

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The video footage above is taken from an AC-130 video camera, and is of an airstrike from January 3rd on the camp and cave complex near Zhawar Kili. The strikes came after members of al Qaeda were observed attempting to regroup there. According to DoD, the complex has been struck on several occasions since Wednesday January 2, 2001, including over the following weekend. The strikes were conducted by B-1 and tactical aircraft from the carriers. [Warning] File Size: 7.5 Mb

Government Statements and Transcripts

  • DoD News Briefing - ASD PA Clarke and Rear Adm. Stufflebeem 07 Jan. 2002-- Clarke: The military operations are focused on achieving the following outcomes: to make clear to the Taliban leaders and their supporters that harboring terrorists is unacceptable and carries a price; to acquire intelligence to facilitate future operations against al Qaeda and the Taliban regime that harbors the terrorists; to develop relationships with groups in Afghanistan that oppose the Taliban regime and the foreign terrorists that they support; to make it increasingly difficult for the terrorists to use Afghanistan freely as a base of operations; to alter the military balance over time by denying to the Taliban the offensive systems that hampers the progress of the various opposition forces; and to provide humanitarian relief to Afghans suffering truly oppressive living conditions under the Taliban regime.
  • Text: State Says Iran Continues to Support Terrorists 07 Jan. 2002-- Iran continues to provide Lebanese Hizballah and the Palestinian rejectionist groups -- notably HAMAS, the Palestine Islamic Jihad, and Ahmad Jibril's PFLP-GC -- with varying amounts of funding, safehaven, training, and weapons.

Defense Industry

  • Lockheed Martin Conducts Successful HIMARS Flight Test Series Lockheed Martin 07 Jan 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control conducted three days of successful flight tests of its High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) as part of the Maturation Test Program. A total of 12 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) M28 Practice Rockets were fired successfully from HIMARS at a range of 34 km. Testing took place at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
  • Lockheed Martin Receives $4 Million Contract for MLRS Reduced-Range Practice Rockets Lockheed Martin 07 Jan 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control has received a contract for $4 million for Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Reduced-Range Practice Rocket Pods (RRPRs).
  • Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract for Work on USS ENTERPRISE Northrop Grumman 07 Jan 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today said that the U.S. Navy has awarded the company a $191 million contract for an Extended Drydock Selected Restricted Availability (EDSRA) on the aircraft carrier USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65). Northrop Grumman's Newport News sector is the prime contractor for this award.
  • Northrop Grumman Renames Charlottesville Operation 'Sperry Marine' Northrop Grumman 07 Jan 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced that its marine systems business unit headquartered here has been renamed Sperry Marine, effective immediately.
  • Air Force Accepts New Missile Warning Control Station from Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin 07 Jan 2002 -- The United States Air Force has declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the new ground control station that operates the nation's network of satellites used to detect and track missile launches around the world.

News Reports

US Domestic Responses

International Responses



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