28 January 2002 Military News
- PENTAGON/AFGHANISTAN VOA 28 Jan. 2002-- Senior defense officials are dismissing reports that a bloody raid by U-S troops last week may have resulted in the deaths not of Taleban soldiers but supporters of Afghanistan's new interim government
- BUSH/DETAINEES VOA 28 Jan. 2002-- The Bush administration has been criticized by human rights groups, which say detainees transferred to a U-S military base in Cuba are not getting their full rights under the Geneva conventions governing treatment of prisoners-of-war
- BUSH KARZAI VOA 28 Jan. 2002-- President Bush says the United States will help the new Afghan government provide security, and will play a leading role in rebuilding that war-torn country
- AFGHAN VICTIMS / RELATIVES VOA 28 Jan. 2002-- Four people who lost relatives in the September 11th terror attacks in the United States have just returned home from an emotional visit to Afghanistan. During the trip, the four met with Afghans who lost loved ones during U-S air strikes against the Taleban
- AFGHAN DETAINEE SECURITY VOA 28 Jan. 2002-- Security is a major concern at Camp X-Ray, the name of the temporary detention facility for al-Qaida and Taleban captives held at the U-S Navy Base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba
- Transcript: Bush Promises "Lasting Partnership" Between U.S., Afghanistan 28 Jan. 2002-- "I have just made in my remarks here a significant change of policy, and that is that we're going to help Afghanistan develop her own military. That is the most important part of this visit, it seems like to me, besides the fact of welcoming a man who stands for freedom, a man who stood for freedom in the face of tyranny," Bush said.
- Transcript: Defense Department Briefing, January 28, 2002 28 Jan. 2002-- Stufflebeem: Yesterday, Afghan forces, with assistance of U.S. Special Forces, conducted an operation to secure the Kandahar Hospital from the control of a group of al Qaeda members who had seized one of the wings of the hospital. Despite numerous attempts to negotiate their peaceful surrender, six al Qaeda forces had been holed up in the hospital for almost two months. Initial reports indicate that all six of those forces were killed in yesterday's attack. Several of the Afghan forces were wounded in the confrontation; only one would be considered serious. There were no U.S. injuries.
- AFGHAN HOSPITAL VOA 28 Jan. 2002-- Six members of the al Qaida terrorist group have been killed in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, ending a nearly two-month standoff in a city hospital
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 28 Jan 2002
- PRESS BRIEFING BY ACTING SPECIAL ADVISER ON COLOMBIA United Nations 28 Jan 2002
- U-N COLUMBIA VOA 28 Jan. 2002-- The U-N Special Advisor to Colombia says significant progress is being made in that country's search for a peace settlement. A series of accords signed earlier this month may pave the way for an eventual cease-fire between the Colombian military and the armed groups opposing them
- BRITAIN / ZIMBABWE VOA 28 Jan. 2002-- Britain is pushing a major diplomatic offensive this week against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Defense Policy / Programs
- CACI Awarded $9.4 Million Contract to Support Air Force Financial Management System CACI 28 Jan 2002 -- CACI International Inc (NASDAQ:CACI) announced today that it has been awarded a four-year, $9.4 million contract by the Air Force Materiel Systems Group at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to support the Keystone Decision Support System.
- Lockheed Martin Predator Enters Low-Rate Initial Production; U.S. Marine Corps Signs $39 Million Contract Lockheed Martin 28 Jan 2002 -- Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Marine Corps signed a $39 million contract Friday sending the shoulder-fired, short-range PredatorTM anti-armor missile into Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP).
- AFGHAN / EMBASSY OPENS VOA 28 Jan. 2002-- The head of the new interim Afghan government, Hamid Karzai, has officially re-opened the country's embassy in Washington
- PAK / U-S / JOURNALIST VOA 28 Jan. 2002-- Authorities in Pakistan are still seeking information about a missing American journalist who is allegedly being held by Islamic extremists
- INDIA / U-S CENTER ARRESTS VOA 28 Jan. 2002-- India is accusing two men, who it says were Pakistani nationals, of carrying out an attack outside the American cultural center in Calcutta, last week. Both men were shot dead by Indian police
- Byliner: Robert Reilly on Winning the War of Ideas 28 Jan. 2002-- This byliner by Robert Reilly, the Director of the Voice of America, first appeared in The Washington Times on January 28, 2002 and is in the public domain. No republication restrictions
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