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22 January 2002 Military News

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  • Transcript: Defense Department Briefing, January 22, 2002 22 Jan. 2002-- Rumsfeld: And let there be no doubt, the treatment of the detainees in Guantanamo Bay is proper, it's humane, it's appropriate, and it is fully consistent with international conventions. No detainee has been harmed, no detainee has been mistreated in any way. And the numerous articles, statements, questions, allegations, and breathless reports on television are undoubtedly by people who are either uninformed, misinformed or poorly informed.
  • Text: Afghanistan Needs $39 Million in Food Aid, U.N. Reports 22 Jan. 2002-- According to a January 21 FAO press release, $18 million is needed in the short term for seeds and fertilizer, vegetable kits for returning refugees and vaccinations and feed for livestock. It would also be used to prepare against locust attacks and to coordinate emergency agricultural relief operations, the release said.
  • Transcript: Security Is Top Afghan Need, UN official says 22 Jan. 2002-- At a January 21 Tokyo press conference announcing completion of a preliminary needs assessment of the country, Malloch Brown said helping Afghanistan meet the costs of government was the next priority. An interim fund established by the World Bank, the UNDP and Asian Development Bank (ADB) will begin paying the salaries of Afghanistan's civil servants January 22, he said.
  • AFGHAN DETAINEES VOA 22 Jan. 2002-- For more than an hour Tuesday, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld fielded questions about the treatment of Taleban and al-Qaida detainees at the U-S base in Cuba
  • RUMSFELD / GUANTANAMO VOA 22 Jan. 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has defended U-S treatment of 150 Taleban and Al-Qaida prisoners held at the U-S naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Meanwhile, the International Committee of the Red Cross reports its inspection team at Guantanamo Bay is receiving the full cooperation of U-S officials.
  • AFGHAN AID REACT VOA 22 Jan. 2002-- Afghans are welcoming the four-point-five billion dollars in aid pledged by the international community at a two-day donor's conference in Japan. They hope the foreign assistance will help provide stability and rebuild their country, which has been devastated by more than two decades of war.
  • U-N / AID / AFGHANISTAN VOA 22 Jan. 2002-- United Nations relief agencies say they are encouraged by the pledge of over four-billion dollars for reconstruction in Afghanistan. But there are security concerns as tribal warlords fight each other and looting continues
  • JAPAN/AFGHAN AID VOA 22 Jan. 2002-- A conference on aid for Afghanistan closed Tuesday in Tokyo, with approximately four-and-a-half billion dollars in pledges from international donors.

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  • EADS reaffirms its commitment to modernize Bulgaria's MiG-29 fleet EADS 22 Jan 2002 -- EADS European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, Europe's Number One and the second-largest aerospace enterprise in the world, participates in the bid for the modernisation of the Bulgarian Air Force's (BAF) MiG-29 fleet. On January 21, 2002, EADS through its Military Aircraft business unit repeated a formal proposal to restore the operational flying capabilities of the Nation's MiG-29 combat aircraft, including their modernisation. The EADS proposal responds to the requirements issued by the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense.
  • Northrop Grumman Team Wins Contract to Provide Information Technology Services to U.S. Air Force Northrop Grumman 22 Jan 2002 -- A team led by Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Information Technology (IT) sector has received a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) from the U.S. Air Force for the Information Technology Services (ITS) program. A total of nine contractor teams received BPAs, which have a combined value of approximately $650 million over five years.

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  • U-S WAR POLITICS VOA 22 Jan. 2002-- As George W. Bush enters the second year of his presidency, there is little doubt that Republicans are hoping to use his handling of the war on terrorism to their political advantage in the 2002 congressional elections
  • INDIA / ATTACK VOA 22 Jan. 2002-- Gunmen attacked the American Center Library in India's eastern city, Calcutta, Tuesday killing five guards and wounding at least 16 others
  • INDONESIA PHILIPPINES VOA 22 Jan. 2002-- Indonesian police confirm that a man arrested in the Philippines and accused of being linked to the al-Qaida network is an Indonesian citizen



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