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11 January 2002 Military News

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

Operations

  • DETAINEES / GUANTANAMO VOA 11 Jan. 2002-- U-S military sources say the first group of suspected Taleban and al-Qaida prisoners from Afghanistan has arrived at the U-S military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where the detainees will be held in a makeshift detention center
  • Joint Task Force Set Up in Cuba to Oversee Al Qaeda Detainees AFIS 11 Jan. 2002-- More than 1,000 U.S. service members are en route to the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to provide security for the Al Qaeda detainees under U.S. control.

Government Statements and Transcripts

  • Transcript: Defense Department Briefing, January 11, 2002 11 Jan. 2002-- Myers: Yesterday our forces struck buildings and caves and tunnels in the Zhawar Kili area. In those strikes, we used 44 precision weapons that were called in by our forces that are still operating in the area. A total of nine bombers and tactical aircraft were used during these strikes, which lasted from about 8:00 yesterday till 15:30 yesterday, Eastern Standard Time.
  • Byliner: "Hemispheric Solidarity in the War on Terrorism," by Colin Powell 11 Jan. 2002-- When terrorists savagely struck the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, they attacked the principles that the nations of the Americas hold most dear: democracy, the rule of law, human rights, and tolerance. Just as the attacks unified the people of the United States, so too have they strengthened the ties that bind the peoples of the Americas. Together, we will devote ourselves to bringing freedom, security and peace to every corner of our Hemisphere and our world.

Defense Industry

  • BAE SYSTEMS awarded $63.3 million contract for C4i engineering and technical support BAE Systems 11 Jan 2002 -- BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Patuxent River in St. Inigoes, Maryland. Under the exterior communications engineering and technical support contract, valued at $63.3 million if all options are exercised, BAE Systems Applied Technologies will provide engineering and technical support services to the Special Communications Requirements Division (SCRD).
  • EADS CASA signs a contract with Mexico for the FITS mission system EADS 11 Jan 2002 -- EADS CASA has recently signed a contract with Mexico's Secretary of the Navy for the acquisition of the CASA FITS (Fully Integrated Tactical System) mission system to be installed in the Mexican fleet of CASA C-212 aircraft.
  • Lithuania, Jordan Agree to Purchase Raytheon-Lockheed Martin Javelin Anti-tank Weapon System Lockheed Martin 11 Jan 2002 -- The U.S. Army has executed two Letters of Agreement (LOA) paving the way for the sale of the Javelin anti-tank weapon system to international customers in Europe and the Middle East, the Raytheon-Lockheed Martin Javelin Joint Venture announced today.

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • AFGHAN/FUNERAL VOA 11 Jan. 2002-- Funeral services have been held in the northwestern U-S state of Washington for the Army Special Forces soldier killed last week in Afghanistan
  • The Problem of Intelligence AFIS 11 Jan. 2002-- If military intelligence is to be good, it has to be secret and it has to be fast.
  • U.S. Using Intel to Foil Terror Attacks AFIS 11 Jan. 2002-- The U.S. intelligence effort in Afghanistan will pay off in thwarting attacks on the United States, its allies and friends, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Jan. 11.
  • AFGHANISTAN VOA 11 Jan. 2002-- U-S Marines in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar are hunting for gunmen who reportedly opened fire on an American military plane transporting al-Qaida and Taleban prisoners to Cuba
  • PENTAGON / KANDAHAR VOA 11 Jan. 2002-- U-S military officials now admit an attack on Kandahar airport by unknown gunmen coincided with the departure of the first batch of al-Qaida and Taleban detainees for Cuba.
  • Terrorism/Job Losses VOA 11 Jan. 2002-- More than one-and-a-half million jobs will be lost in the United States because of September's terrorist attacks, according to a study released Friday
  • BUSH / PLOT VOA 11 Jan. 2002-- Authorities in Florida are investigating an alleged plot to kill President Bush's younger brother -- Florida governor Jeb Bush
  • New Intelligence Report Alters Missile Threat Projections USIA 11 Jan. 2002-- CIA report stresses threats from terrorist groups

US Domestic Responses

  • AFGHAN/PENTAGON VOA 11 Jan. 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is disputing suggestions he is dissatisfied with Afghanistan's interim leaders because some senior Taleban officials have been set free
  • U.S. Prepares Long-Term Afghan Reconstruction Effort USIA 11 Jan. 2002-- USAID chief says assistance must go beyond immediate relief

International Responses



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