24 January 2002 Military News
- CHINA / KARZAI VOA 24 Jan. 2002-- China has promised Afghanistan's visiting interim leader 150 million dollars to help rebuild the country after decades of war
- PHILIPPINES / U-S TROOPS VOA 24 Jan. 2002-- The Philippine Senate is debating the legality of the growing U-S troops deployment in the country's troubled south. As the hearings opened Thursday, more American soldiers arrived as part of a six-month counter-terrorism training mission with Philippine forces
- AFGHANISTAN / FOREIGN MINISTER VOA 24 Jan. 2002-- Afghanistan's Foreign Minister is in Washington in a bid to consolidate political and financial support for the country's transitional, post-Taleban government. Minister Abdullah Abdullah is scheduled to meet U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell and other U-S officials during his visit today (Friday). He spoke Thursday to members of the Council on Foreign Relations, a leading U-S research institute in Washington
- GUANTANAMO DETAINEES VOA 24 Jan. 2002-- The treatment of Afghan prisoners at the U-S Naval base at Guantanamo Bay Cuba continues to rank high as an editorial topic in the world's major dailies. Many papers are critical of the American treatment, while other papers suggest the Taleban and al-Qaida fighters could be faring much worse with a less principled adversary
- AFGHANISTAN / IRAN VOA 24 Jan. 2002-- A senior U-N official says he has seen no concrete evidence to back up published reports that say Iran is meddling in the affairs of Afghanistan. The official also repeated calls for a larger international security force to be sent to Afghanistan to help create stability in the country
- AFGHAN / PENTAGON VOA 24 Jan. 2002-- U-S forces in Afghanistan have captured 27 suspected al-Qaida and Taleban fighters in a raid north of Kandahar
- Transcript: Defense Department Briefing, January 24, 2002 24 Jan. 2002-- Myers: Operationally, yesterday our time, early today Afghan time, we conducted a raid against Taliban leadership in the mountain region north of Kandahar. Our forces attacked two compounds and detained 27 individuals. There were enemy forces killed in this action, and one U.S. Special Forces soldier was slightly injured. He was wounded in the ankle and has been evacuated. I can't go into any more detail at this time because we still have our eyes on the targets there and there is a potential for further action.
- Transcript: Franks Says No Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Central Asia 24 Jan. 2002-- Franks: Our efforts as we go forward will continue to be aimed at the destruction of remaining pockets or pools of Taliban fighters and Al Qaida located still inside Afghanistan. And of course the terrorist organization in this region with which we remain familiar, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, continues to be on our list to be sought out.
- Transcript: DOD's Quigley on Future of U.S. Military Bases in Central Asia 24 Jan. 2002-- Quigley: "I just can't put a finger on any particular length of time because I'd have no confidence in it. All we know for sure is that there remains much work to be done inside Afghanistan to make sure that Afghanistan is free of terrorist elements, as free as we can make it and it will stand on its own as a viable, stable nation in Central Asia,"
- AFIS/Humanitarian Aid 24 Jan. 2002 -- "DoD was directly responsible for getting aid to hungry Afghans when they were most vulnerable -- when fighting first broke out on Oct. 7. (...)Rumsfeld used two maps of Afghanistan to show the difference. Red on the maps meant people receiving none to half the daily food requirements, green meant people receiving between 76 percent and all the requirements, and gray reflected in-between areas. On the map from December 2001, nearly all the red is gone".
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 24 Jan 2002
- BURMA DIPLOMACY VOA 24 Jan. 2002-- Diplomatic efforts aimed at speeding up the political reconciliation process in Burma are set to resume in coming weeks. Two U-N officials are scheduled to make return visits to Rangoon in February
- SIERRA LEONE / ELECTIONS VOA 24 Jan. 2002-- Voters in Sierra Leone are registering for the country's first presidential elections since the end of a 10-year civil war
- BEIRUT / BLAST VOA 24 Jan. 2002-- A bomb blast in Beirut has killed the former leader of a pro-Israeli Lebanese Christian militia. Elie Hobeika had been accused of involvement in the 1982 massacre of Palestinian refugees during Israel's invasion of Lebanon
Defense Policy / Programs
- PENTAGON/TERROR OVERNIGHTER VOA 24 Jan. 2002-- The Pentagon is shutting down a key crisis group formed in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks against U-S targets
- General Dynamics Encryptor Manager Now Available for Windows NT Platform General Dynamics 24 Jan 2002 -- General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), today announced the release of the latest versions of its General Dynamics Encryptor Manager (GEM) and GEM Lite software for managing FASTLANE and TACLANE encryptors.
- Northrop Grumman Announces Proration Calculation for Newport News Shipbuilding Merger Northrop Grumman 24 Jan 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today the proration calculation for the shares of Newport News Shipbuilding Inc. common stock not previously purchased in its tender offer that was completed on Nov. 29, 2001. Northrop Grumman's acquisition of Newport News was completed through a merger that closed on Jan. 18, 2002.
- WORLD TERRORISM ROUNDUP VOA 24 Jan. 2002-- New information from Singapore on suspected al-Qaida terrorist connections, continuing investigations in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, and developments in Yemen
- PAK/FBI/TERRORISM VOA 24 Jan. 2002-- The director of the U-S Federal Bureau of Investigation says he is unsure if anyone knows whether al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is dead or alive
- INDONESIA / U-S EMBASSY VOA 24 Jan. 2002-- U-S officials say five members of Osama bin Laden's terrorist network arrived in Indonesia last July with plans to blow up the U-S Embassy
- INDONESIA/ABU BAKAR VOA 24 Jan. 2002-- Indonesian police questioned a leading Muslim cleric over allegations from Singapore and Malaysia that he is affiliated with the al-Qaida network of Osama bin Laden.
- Text: India, U.S. to Expand Counter-Terrorism Cooperation 24 Jan. 2002-- The two delegations recalled that India and the United States have been victims of terrible acts of terrorism since their last meeting in June 2001. They welcomed the new international resolve, commitment, and partnership in combating the menace of terrorism. They expressed satisfaction with the progress in the global war against terrorism, but recognized that the campaign will be long drawn and multi-faceted, involving political, diplomatic, military, intelligence, and financial measures. The two sides emphasized that success in the war against terrorism depended heavily on international cooperation as well as national commitment to renounce use of or support to terrorism.
- Transcript: Fight Terrorism Globally, Simultaneously, U.S. Gen. Franks Says 24 Jan. 2002-- Franks: The idea is for us to approach the problem of terrorism globally, simultaneously, all at the same time. And that's what we'll continue to do. And this coalition with which we work obviously includes Kyrgyzstan and has included Kyrgyzstan since the very beginning. So we'll continue to work to handle the problems of terrorism and extremism and drug trafficking not only in this region but in many great regions around the world.
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