18 January 2002 Military News
- AFGHANISTAN / INFORMANT VOA 18 Jan. 2002-- U-S military intelligence officials in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar are still questioning a man who is believed to be volunteering information about Osama bin Ladens al-Qaida and its Taleban supporters
- U-N / TERRORISM VOA 18 Jan. 2002-- The United Nations Security Council is meeting today (Friday) to debate its anti-terrorism initiative
- Land Mine Clearing in Afghanistan VOA 18 Jan. 2002-- Each year, thousands of people are killed or injured by explosions from land mines. This is a serious problem in many developing countries that are experiencing war. Afghanistan is considered the most heavily land-mined country in the world. Soviet forces fighting in Afghanistan placed most of the bombs during the Nineteen-Eighties.
- DoD News Briefing 18 Jan. 2002-- We're in day 104 of Enduring Freedom today, and our focus remains as we speak on the exploitation of sites inside Afghanistan: complexes, caves, houses, bunkers, trenches, compounds. We're continuing the search for and detention of al Qaeda and Taliban targets, and we're continuing the development of intelligence aimed at disrupting terrorist activities. Our current detainee count stands, I think, at 317 as of this morning in Afghanistan, 110 in Guantanamo.
- UN Security Council Continues Work Against Terrorism USIA 18 Jan. 2002-- U.S. says no country can be complacent in anti-terror war
- Text: U.S. Says No Country Can Be Complacent about Terrorism 18 Jan. 2002-- The Counter-Terrorism Committee formed by the UN Security Council to analyze and coordinate each nation's anti-terrorism capabilities is critical to the war on terrorism, U.S. Ambassador James Cunningham said January 18.
- Text: Afghan Drug Ban Hailed by U.N. Agency 18 Jan. 2002-- The United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (UNODCCP) is praising action by Afghanistan's interim administration to ban opium poppy cultivation as a "very important step in international drug control efforts," according to a press release from the U.N. Information Service (UNIS).
- U-N AID/AFGHANISTAN VOA 18 Jan. 2002-- The United Nations refugee agency says (Friday) it has begun moving Afghan refugees from a no-man's land on the Afghan side of the border to camps within Pakistan. Refugees have been pouring into the area for weeks, but the Pakistani authorities had been refusing to allow them to enter the country
- BOSNIA / TERRORISTS VOA 18 Jan. 2002-- Bosnia has turned over to U-S military authorities six Arabs suspected of terrorist links. The move came a day after Bosnia's highest court ruled that they should be freed from detention because of a lack of evidence.
- JAPAN/AFGHAN AID VOA 18 Jan. 2002-- The Japanese cabinet on Friday approved almost 50-million dollars in emergency aid for Afghanistan
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 18 Jan 2002
- PRESS BRIEFING ON NYAIGONGO ERUPTION BY OFFICE FOR COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS United Nations 18 Jan 2002
- COLOMBIA/PEACE PROCESS VOA 18 Jan. 2002-- In Colombia, talks between government negotiators and representatives of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, continue as the hours tick down towards Sunday's deadline. President Andres Pastrana has said that unless the talks produce a timetable for negotiating a cease fire and other accords by Sunday, he will not renew the rebel safe zone and will send the army in to retake it
- SIERRA LEONE / WEAPONS VOA 18 Jan. 2002-- People in Sierra Leone are celebrating following a symbolic burning of weapons marking the end of the country's ten-year civil war. The ceremony came after more than 46-thousand rebels with the Revolutionary United Front R-U-F and pro-government militias handed over their weapons to U-N peacekeepers over the course of eight months
Defense Policy / Programs
- BUSH / SAUDI ARABIA VOA 18 Jan. 2002-- The Bush Administration says it has had no talks with Saudi Arabia about withdrawing U-S troops there
- BAE SYSTEMS prime contract office awards further combat system subcontract for Type 45 destroyer BAE Systems 18 Jan 2002 -- The Type 45 Prime Contract's Office (PCO) has now selected Ultra as the preferred supplier for the Hull Mounted Medium Frequency Sonar (MFS) for the Type 45 Destroyer. Ultra will be supplying the MFS 7000 Sonar in partnership with EDO Corporation.
- Northrop Grumman Announces Completion of Merger with Newport News Shipbuilding Northrop Grumman 18 Jan 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the shares of Newport News Shipbuilding Inc. common stock not previously purchased in its tender offer that expired on Nov. 29, 2001.
- Oshkosh Truck Fields Heavy Defense Truck to U.S. Army Medics Oshkosh 18 Jan 2002 -- Oshkosh Truck Corporation [NASDAQ: OTRKB] recently fielded its latest HEMTT model to the U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) during a ceremony at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. During the ceremony, four M1120 HEMTTs with Load Handling Systems (LHS) and Container Handling Units (CHU) were handed over to the soldiers of the U.S. Army Medical Center and School.
- Text: Sen. Lugar Calls War on Terrorism "Most Critical Issue" Facing NATO 18 Jan. 2002-- U.S. Senator Richard Lugar (Republican, Indiana) says the most critical security challenge facing the United States and the NATO alliance is the intersection of terrorism with weapons of mass destruction.
- U.S. Developing Communication Strategy in Anti-Terrorism Campaign USIA 18 Jan. 2002-- Ross, others, address Brookings Institution forum
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