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13 January 2002 Military News

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News Reports

Operations

  • GUANTANAMO / PRISONERS VOA 13 Jan. 2002-- U-S military officials say Friday's transfer of 20 Taleban and al-Qaida prisoners to the U-S naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba went smoothly and without incident

Government Statements and Transcripts

  • Transcript: Burn Press Conference in Bahrain 13 Jan. 2002-- Burns: And the last point I would make is that we tried very hard from the beginning of this campaign since the 11th of September, to emphasize that what happened in New York and against the Pentagon was an attack not just on the United States, but on civilized people around the world. We've emphasized that that kind of thing cannot be tolerated and that we all have an interest in combating that. It has taken some time for that point to become clear. At the same time we stressed that the campaign that's followed those attacks is not about the United States or the West against Islam or against the people of this region or any region. It really is a struggle between small groups of extremists who practice violent means, whose agenda is essentially a destructive one, and the vast majority of people and leaderships in the world who have a much more positive agenda.

Defense Industry

News Reports

  • AFGHAN / LANDMINES VOA 13 Jan. 2002-- Though the war against the Taleban and al-Qaida is winding down, Afghan citizens still face an unseen, lethal enemy: millions of land mines scattered around their country. Add to these the thousands of U-S cluster bombs that have not exploded, and the danger to life and limb is extreme

US Domestic Responses

  • UZBEK/U-S CONGRESS VOA 13 Jan. 2002-- Congressional representatives visiting central Asia are looking into military and economic needs in the region. The delegation currently is in Uzbekistan, which has played a front-line role in supporting the war against terrorism in neighboring Afghanistan

International Responses

  • AFGHANISTAN / SECURITY VOA 13 Jan. 2002-- Afghanistan's Defense Ministry has announced that it will keep more than a thousand armed soldiers in the capital, Kabul, despite government orders for all armed men to leave the city



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