17 January 2002 Military News
- RED CROSS / GUANTANAMO VOA 17 Jan. 2002-- Another 30 Taleban and al-Qaida prisoners are due to arrive at the U-S Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba today (Thursday). The new arrivals will raise to 110 the total number of detainees held at the remote military facility on the southeastern part of the island. Meanwhile, representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross are also expected to arrive shortly at Guantanamo Bay
- AFGHANS IN CUBA VOA 17 Jan. 2002-- The United States is beginning to get criticism from some corners of the world for its treatment of Taleban and al-Qaida prisoners. The movement of roughly one-hundred of the most violent fighters to the U-S Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba is drawing complaints in the editorial columns of European and other papers.
- AFGHAN / POWELL VOA 17 Jan. 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell, who is on a five nation trip to Asia, has assured leaders in Afghanistan that the United States will remain committed to their war-shattered country for a long time
- UN / AMBUSH VOA 17 Jan. 2002-- Relief workers for the United Nations World Food Program have come under attack in Afghanistan by armed bandits. A convoy delivering wheat to refugees was stopped at gunpoint, the drivers were beaten and the food stolen. The attackers are believed to have acted on behalf of local warlords.
- BRITAIN / TERRORISM VOA 17 Jan. 2002-- Britain has conducted a wave of arrests of terrorist suspects, including two Algerian men charged with membership in the al-Qaida terrorist network. In all, 13 men have been detained
- AFGHANISTAN AID VOA 17 Jan. 2002-- Representatives from nearly 60 countries are to meet in Tokyo Monday and Tuesday to pledge billions of dollars in aid to help rebuild Afghanistan. That is only a portion of what experts say is needed for Afghanistan following the ouster of the Taleban and decades of fighting
- DANFORTH / SUDAN VOA 17 Jan. 2002-- Sudan's government (Thursday) explained why it is unwilling to halt bombing civilian areas in the south of the country. The government response comes one day after a U-S special envoy to Sudan said the bombing was the biggest obstacle remaining to a plan to set up peace talks to end years of civil war between the government and rebels based in the south
- Experts Discuss Prospects for Afghanistan Reconstruction USIA 17 Jan. 2002-- Dobbins says he is optimistic, Rubin warns about 'aid lords'
- Transcript: Powell Says American People Committed to Afghanistan 17 Jan. 2002-- Powell: "We will be with you in this current crisis and for the future. We are committed to doing everything we can to assist you in this time of transition, to a new Afghanistan, an Afghanistan where people will be able to live in peace and security, raise their children, dream of a better future ... You can take that message to the Afghan people. The American people are committed,"
- Transcript: Powell Confident of Afghan Leader Karzai's Authority 17 Jan. 2002-- Powell: "[Karzai's] authority is in charge. They have been here for three weeks. I think they are off to a pretty good start, and the United States will continue to help them through Operation Enduring Freedom, and so will the international security assistance force,"
- Byliner: "An Indecent Proposal," by Eric Cantor and Frank Lautenberg 17 Jan. 2002-- Terrorism is a very specific type of violence. It is the deliberate killing of innocent civilians in the name of a political cause. George Washington was a revolutionary, but he was no terrorist. Osama bin Laden is both.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 17 Jan 2002
- COLOMBIA/PEACE TALKS VOA 17 Jan. 2002-- In Colombia, government negotiators and representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, continued their meetings on Thursday. They are seeking a timetable for talks aimed at producing a cease fire and humanitarian accords
- ISRAEL / PALESTINIANS VOA 17 Jan. 2002-- Police say at least six Israelis are dead and 30 injured after an attack by a Palestinian gunman
- SIERRA LEONE / WAR VOA 17 Jan. 2002-- In Sierra Leone, United Nations officials, members of the government, and rebel leaders have formally declared an end to the U-N-sponsored disarmament program. They ended a meeting in the capital, Freetown, Thursday calling for international help in re-integrating thousands of former combatants, following the country's 10-year civil war
Defense Policy / Programs
- SPECIAL ENGLISHENVIRONMENT REPORTThe Navy and Whales VOA 17 Jan. 2002-- Scientists claim that Naval excercises are killing whales.
- ATK Awarded Contracts Worth $6 Million to Produce Military Illumination Devices ATK 17 Jan 2002 -- ATK (Alliant Techsystems)(NYSE: ATK) has been awarded two contracts with a combined value of $6 million from the U.S. Air Force's Ogden Air Logistics Center, Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah, to produce LUU-19 near-infrared illumination devices.
- BAE SYSTEMS strengthens market position in military vehicle intercoms BAE Systems 17 Jan 2002 -- BAE Systems has achieved further successes in the programme to develop the ROVIS vehicle intercom as the system of choice throughout the world for the operationally demanding crew communications requirement.
- General Dynamics Leads Team to Compete for Army’s Future Combat Systems General Dynamics 17 Jan 2002 -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) will lead a team that combines the strengths of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), United Defense Industries (NYSE: UDI) and ITT Industries (NYSE: ITT) to compete for the lead systems integration role on the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems. The Future Combat Systems program will be the core of the Army’s next-generation warfighting force.
- Boeing-Led Missile Defense Program has Major Economic Impact on Alabama/Tennessee Region Boeing 17 Jan 2002 -- A recently completed economic impact study shows the Boeing-led Ground-based Missile Defense (GMD) program is a powerful economic force in the Tennessee Valley, having generated significant cash flow and created thousands of jobs for the region.
- New York: Four Months After Attacks VOA 17 Jan. 2002-- Four months after the September 11th terrorist attacks, a sense of normalcy is returning to New York City yet the people who live and work there say that it is a new norm that things will never be quite the same again. In this Dateline report, New Yorkers talk about the changes wrought by September 11th and how their lives today after different
- Terrorism and South Asian Security VOA 17 Jan. 2002-- Tensions between India and Pakistan over the disputed territory of Kashmir and acts of terrorism seem to have eased in the past week. But the two nations still have nearly one million troops massed along their border in the largest military buildup in three decades. During his trip to South Asia this week, Secretary of State Colin Powell said he wants both countries to start a dialogue, although the United States will not serve as a mediator between New Delhi and Islamabad
- TERRORIST VIDEO VOA 17 Jan. 2002-- U-S law enforcement officials have released videotaped excerpts of five suspected al-Qaida terrorists who may be planning suicide missions.
- THAKSIN / MEGAWATI VOA 17 Jan. 2002-- Cooperation against terrorism and sharing intelligence dominated talks Thursday between Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri and Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in Jakarta
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