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21 January 2002 Military News

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  • JAPAN/AFGHANISTAN CONFERENCE-DAY TWO VOA 21 Jaqn. 2002-- Representatives of more than 50 countries and 20 international organizations are in Tokyo for a second day of a conference on rebuilding Afghanistan, which lies in ruins after nearly a quarter century of civil war
  • BOSNIA / POSTERS VOA 21 Jan. 2002-- The U-S State Department has distributed posters in Bosnia's capital, Sarajevo, offering a reward for information that will lead to the capture of former Bosnian Serb leaders Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic. The development comes at a time when the NATO-led peacekeepers are under pressure to find the two men, who are indicted for war crimes by the United Nations Tribunal in the Hague
  • AFGHANISTAN / U-S SOLDIER VOA 21 Jan. 2002-- In southern Afghanistan, U-S Army troops have officially replaced several hundred Marines who had been based at Kandahar Airport -- which was captured from the Taleban more than a month ago. But even though most of the Marines are returning to their ships for a journey back to the United States, one young Marine is staying behind
  • JAPAN / AFGHANISTAN CONFERENCE VOA 21 Jan. 2002-- International donors have pledged several-billion dollars in reconstruction aid for Afghanistan during a conference in Tokyo
  • U-S TROOPS PHILIPPINES VOA 21 Jan. 2002-- The U-S has dispatched more soldiers and equipment to the Philippines on an anti-terrorism mission. The American troops, whose numbers could eventually reach more than 600, are helping Philippine forces to put down Muslim rebels linked to accused terrorist Osama Bin Laden

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  • DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 21 Jan 2002
  • UNHCR / SIERRA LEONE / LIBERIA VOA 21 Jan. 2002-- The United Nations refugee agency will start to bring over two-thousand Sierra Leonean refugees back home from camps in Liberia next month.
  • SRI LANKA / CEASEFIRE VOA 21 Jan. 2002-- Sri Lanka says it is extending the one-month cease-fire with Tamil rebels by another month (until February 24) -- hours after a similar move by the rebels.
  • EAST TIMOR / RECONCILIATION VOA 21 Jan. 2002-- East Timor's transitional administration has sworn in a commission to investigate decades of abuses
  • "East Turkistan" Terrorist Forces Cannot Get Away With Impunity Information Office of the State Council 21 Jan 2002 -- Terrorism is a big public hazard in the world today, posing an enormous threat to the peace, security and order of the international society.
  • CHINA / XINJIANG VOA 21 Jan. 2002-- A new report from China's government says many terrorists in the country's far western Xinjiang province were trained by Osama bin Laden. While these allegations are not new, the report contains much more detail than Beijing has previously made public
  • U-S ZIMBABWE POLITICS VOA 21 Jaqn. 2002-- International pressure is mounting on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to ensure that the March elections there are free and fair. While some of that pressure is coming from the U-S State Department, democracy and human rights groups are adding their voices to the issue as well

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  • General Dynamics Forms Eagle Enterprise Inc. General Dynamics 21 Jan 2002 -- General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has established Eagle Enterprise Inc. under its Combat Systems group to lead the competition for the U.S Army’s Future Combat Systems contract. Future Combat Systems will be the core of the Army’s next-generation warfighting force.

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