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08 January 2002 Military News

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Operations

Video footage of airstrikes, used during DoD news briefing
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The video footage above shows a January 7, 2001, F-14 strike on the Zhawar Kili complex. The footage is from one of two airstrikes conducted the previous day after additional buildings in caves or bunkers had been found in that area. In response, between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. EST that night, two airstrikes occurred. In the first, an F-14 dropped two precision-guided bombs on a building as shown in the video. And about two hours later an F-18 dropped two additional guided bombs on a bunker.
Visble in the footage are vehicles near the compound, as well as an individual outside the targeted building. According to DoD, these were not friendly forces, and there was evidence that the compound was active with al Qaeda.

Government Statements and Transcripts

  • Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with C-SPAN 09 Jan. 2002-- Rumsfeld: It's difficult to know how long it will take to finish the job in Afghanistan, but we're certainly working hard on it, and the men and women in the armed services that are serving there are just doing a fabulous job. We're very fortunate to have them there. It's a dangerous place. There's no question about it. There's a great deal of crime, there's a great many weapons. There's a good deal of ordinance that's been stashed in various places around the country.
  • HOMELAND SECURITY VOA 09 Jan. 2002-- A new report urges the Bush administration to make sweeping changes in homeland security or risk a repeat of the September 11th terrorist attacks
  • Transcript: Defense Department Briefing, January 8, 2002 09 Jan. 2002-- Myers: Let me first say that operations continue. Yesterday our forces in Afghanistan continued efforts to locate remaining pockets of al Qaeda and Taliban fighters and their leadership, and they continued to search for camps and cave complexes which hide these pockets or their equipment.

Defense Industry

  • Boeing and SAIC Team for Future Combat Systems Effort Boeing 08 Jan 2002 -- By combining their skills and efforts, two former competitors for the Army's Future Combat Systems (FCS) program have created a team whose experience in large-scale systems integration, communications, and combat systems can provide the Army with the industry leadership it is seeking as the program transitions into its next phase.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $9.6 Million Contract for Survival Radios and Interrogators General Dynamics 08 Jan 2002 -- General Dynamics Decision Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to upgrade AN/PRC-112 survival radios that are already fielded and procure ancillary equipment for aircrew survival. The contract was awarded on December 27, 2001.
  • Northrop Grumman Awarded $22.9 Million AMSTE Contract Northrop Grumman 08 Jan 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was recently awarded a $22.9 million cost-plus-award-fee contract to demonstrate the next phase of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Affordable Moving Surface Target Engagement (AMSTE) program. The company's Integrated Systems sector was selected in September 2001 for this phase following an earlier demonstration completion.

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