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30 January 2002 Military News

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  • Transcript: SecDef Rumsfeld/JCS Chair Myers Briefed at Pentagon Jan. 30 30 Jan. 2002-- Myers: If one is concerned about terrorist networks and the violence they can impose on the world and have imposed on the world, and then walk towards that nexus between that willingness to impose great violence and connect it with weapons of mass destruction, all three of those countries being weapons of mass destruction nations, one has to be concerned about that connection.
  • AFGHAN / PENTAGON VOA 30 Jan. 2002-- The Pentagon has announced it is investigating claims that U-S Special Forces in Afghanistan might have made a mistake in a bloody raid carried out last week north of Kandahar
  • AFGHAN BOMBING / AID VOA 30 Jan. 2002-- Four Americans who lost family members in the September 11th terrorist attacks are appealing to U-S lawmakers to create a fund for Afghans who lost relatives in the U-S-led bombing campaign in Afghanistan. The four recently returned from a 10-day trip to Kabul.
  • BALKAN STABILITY VOA 30 Jan. 2002-- The newly-appointed head of the Balkan Stability Pact, Erhard Busek, says the prevention of conflict in the region is linked to the fate of an estimated one million people who remain uprooted as a result of war. The Balkan Stability Pact was formed in 1999 to promote economic development and democracy
  • AFGHAN CURRENCY VOA 30 Jan. 2002-- As Afghanistan's neighbor and top trading partner, Pakistan has been affected in many ways by the war in Afghanistan
  • PAK/TALEBAN VOA 30 Jan. 2002-- Authorities in Pakistan have captured two senior leaders of Afghanistan's ousted extremist Taleban movement
  • U-N RIGHTS / AFGHANISTAN VOA 30 Jan. 2002-- The U-N human-rights investigator for Afghanistan says aid must arrive quickly if law and order is to be restored to the country

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  • DEFENSE BUDGET VOA 30 Jan. 2002-- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says President Bush's proposal for a massive increase in defense spending is well-justified and will ultimately save both money and lives

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  • BAE SYSTEMS to support air-portable ptarmigan area communication system BAE Systems 30 Jan 2002 -- BAE Systems has been tasked by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence to develop and install improved generators and air-conditioning units for the Ptarmigan Secondary Access Node-Air Portable system, SAN(AP), to enhance power and climatic control performance following in-service experience with the deployed system.
  • Northrop Grumman Awarded $41.5 Million Global Hawk Contract Northrop Grumman 30 Jan 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was recently awarded a $41.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for engineering and manufacturing development efforts for the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle system.

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  • BUSH STRATEGY VOA 30 Jan. 2002-- In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Bush outlined his plans to fight a two-front war on terrorism abroad and economic recession at home. Opposition Democrats are signaling they are likely to be allies on the first objective, but more often adversaries on the second
  • S-O-U / U-S MUSLIM REACT VOA 30 Jan. 2002-- With the United States at war, many Americans took more than passing interest in President Bush's State of the Union Address - including American Muslims. At a mosque just outside Miami, some 50 Muslims watched Mr. Bush's speech on a big-screen television
  • U-S / Iraq VOA 30 Jan. 2002-- The Iraqi opposition coalition, the Iraqi National Congress, is welcoming the sharp criticism by President Bush in his State-of-the-Union address, of the Saddam Hussein government in Baghdad. The administration meanwhile agreed to continue aiding the opposition group after an agreement over a dispute over the I-N-C's accounting practices.
  • U-S / North Korea VOA 30 Jan. 2002-- The State Department says the United States remains open to dialogue with North Korea despite President Bush's sharp criticism of the Pyongyang government Tuesday night in his State-of-the-Union address. Mr. Bush said countries like North Korea, Iran and Iraq form what he termed an "axis of evil" because of their efforts to acquire weapons of mass destruction.
  • RUMSFELD / TERROR VOA 30 Jan. 2002-- The Pentagon is playing down suggestions that the U-S war on terrorism may soon be expanded, following President Bush's State of the Union condemnation of Iran, Iraq and North Korea as part of an "axis of evil."
  • BUSH / FOREIGN REACT VOA 30 Jan. 2002-- President George Bush's State of the Union address has evoked a strong reaction from officials and commentators in the Middle East
  • MILOSEVIC / WAR CRIMES VOA 30 Jan. 2002-- Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has aksed judges at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal to set him free. Appeals judges are hearing prosecutor's arguments that there should be only one trial for Slobodan Milosevic
  • Transcript: White House Press Gaggle Aboard Air Force One, Jan. 30 30 Jan. 2002-- FLEISCHER: Those nations will just have to guess what the President's next step will be. The President is not going to indicate to them what he is going to do. But the President has made it plain to the American people that time is not on our side, but he will be deliberative in anything he does.
  • Text: UN Security Council Highlights Urgent Issues for Afghanistan 30 Jan. 2002-- The council also assured Karzai of its "unqualified and unreserved" support for peace, justice and stability in Afghanistan and its readiness "to extend the necessary assistance to the people of Afghanistan who have suffered virtually every privation known to mankind...."
  • Text: Senator Says U.S. Should Question al-Qaida and Taliban Captives 30 Jan. 2002-- Spector: As a matter of international law, there is a mistaken notion you can only ask a prisoner of war his name, rank, date of birth, and serial number. The international law experts, and I have cited them in my letter to President Bush, are in agreement that other questions may be asked. Certainly there cannot be torture. Certainly there cannot be coercion--physical coercion or mental coercion. But there is no reason why those captives cannot be questioned.
  • Text: Secretary of State Addresses Inter-American Committee Against Terrorism 30 Jan. 2002-- Powell: The Plan of Action that you will adopt tomorrow is an ambitious program of concrete steps that we must all take multilaterally, bilaterally, and domestically. It is a tangible proof of our collective commitment to prevent, combat and eliminate terrorism.
  • SINGAPORE / TERROR VOA 30 Jan. 2002-- Singapore Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong is urging citizens of the city-state to remain tolerant of Singapore's Muslim minority in face of terrorism

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