The Largest Security-Cleared Career Network for Defense and Intelligence Jobs - JOIN NOW

Military


01 February 2002 Military News

Operations
Other Conflicts
Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
News Reports

Current Operations

  • AFGHANISTAN VOA 01 Feb. 2002-- Calm has returned to the eastern Afghan town of Gardez, where two days of factional fighting left more than 50 people dead
  • PHILIPPINES/ US VOA 01 Feb. 2002-- Philippine lawyers have gone to the Supreme Court to try to stop joint anti-terrorism exercises between U-S and Philippine forces. The six-month long exercise began this week - opening up the first Southeast Asian theater in the U-S led war against terror
  • AFGHANISTAN VOA 01 Feb. 2002-- Calm has returned to the eastern Afghan town of Gardez, where two days of factional fighting left more than 50 people dead
  • Force protection, logistics key for 101st in Afghanistan Army News Service 01 Feb. 2002-- Force protection, the security of Kandahar International Airfield and logistics are the primary goals for 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Afghanistan.

Other Conflicts

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Background Briefing on the Fiscal 2003 DoD Budget Submission 01 Feb. 2002-- Now in fact the war is costing us approximately 1.8 billion a month, so if you annualize that, that's something slightly in excess of $27 billion. You can see, therefore, that this 10 billion is roughly a third of the level of effort we're doing right now, so it's an exceedingly conservative estimate of continuing the war on terror beyond fiscal year '02.
  • VMA-211, from biplanes to jet planes Marine Corps News 01 Feb 2002-- By today's standards a biplane has little to offer in a combat environment. However, for the Marine Attack Squadron 211 Wake Island Avengers, the biplane was a starting point for a squadron whose name rings with decades of combat engagements.

Defense Industry

  • Mako Cockpit Demonstrator: The new approach for cockpit development and simulation EADS 01 Feb 2002 -- The Mako cockpit demonstrator is one of the prime exhibits of EADS European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company Military Aircraft for the Asian Aerospace Air Show 2002. Built in only five months and displayed at last year's Paris Air Show for the first time, the demonstrator is designed to fulfill two major tasks.
  • Status Eurofighter Typhoon EADS 01 Feb 2002 -- After production go-ahead given by the governments of Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom in 1998, the manufacture and assembly of center fuselages for the first series production Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft are now well under way at EADS European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company Military Aircraft in Germany. The same applies for the production progress at the partner companies Alenia Aerospazio (Italy), BAE Systems (UK) and EADS CASA of Spain, according to the agreed work-share (front and aft fuselages, wings).
  • ORBITAL SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES TARGET VEHICLE FOR MDA'S SEA-BASED MIDCOURSE MISSILE DEFENSE TEST Orbital Sciences Corp. 01 Feb 2002 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) announced today that it successfully launched the suborbital rocket that served as the target vehicle for last Friday's test of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's (MDA) Sea-based Midcourse missile defense program.

News Reports

  • BUSH TERRORISM VOA 01 Feb. 2002-- President Bush met with Jordan's King Abdullah Friday at the White House, where they discussed the threat of terrorists gaining weapons of mass destruction
  • KARZAI / U-S VOA 01 Feb. 2002-- The head of Afghanistan's interim government, Hamid Karzai, was in Washington this past week to both thank the Bush Administration for ridding his country of the Taleban and ask for help in rebuilding his shattered country
  • Bush's State of the Union VOA 01 Feb. 2002-- On Tuesday, President Bush gave his first State of the Union speech. He spoke at the Capitol Building before a joint meeting of Congress. Mister Bush mainly discussed terrorism and security issues. He praised the United States armed forces early in his speech. He said he sent American soldiers to Afghanistan with complete belief in their bravery and skill. He said the United States was winning the war on terror thanks to them. But, Mister Bush said there are still thousands of terrorists around the world. He said they see the world as a battlefield.
  • GERMANY / SECURITY CONFERENCE VOA 01 Feb. 2002-- Defense officials and security experts from 43 countries gather this weekend in Munich for Germany's annual International Security Conference (Feb. 2-3).
  • U-N / AFGHANISTAN VOA 01 Feb. 2002-- United Nations relief agencies say preparations are under way to help hundreds of thousands of Afghans return home
  • Dateline: NATO After 9-11 VOA 01 Feb. 2002-- On the evening of September 11th, 2001, the members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization invoked that treaty's mutual defense guarantee for the first time in the article's five-decade existence. NATO's decision to implement Article Five of the Treaty, pledging that an attack on one ally would be treated as an attack on all, has been viewed by some observers the beginning of the Alliance's transformation. Originally set up to fend off Soviet expansionism during the Cold War, NATO continues to define its role in the 21st century. NATO after 9-11 is the subject of today's Dateline
  • Congressional Report, February 1: Senator Inouye on Camp X-ray 01 Feb. 2002-- "I would say that -- though I'm no expert on the Geneva Convention[s] -- ... if you're looking for humanitarian care and treatment, I can't think of any other country that would provide a much more sensitive and appropriate care of detainees or prisoners," Inouye said.
  • CSAF: NATO is key to homeland defense effort Air Force Print News 01 Feb. 2002-- As U.S. Air Force planes fly combat sorties over Afghanistan, the chief of staff of the Air Force looked homeward conveying his gratitude to NATO forces supporting homeland security with around-the-clock airborne warning and control aircraft missions.
  • Corps to study progress in war Marine Corps Newa 01 Feb. 2002-- About 20 Marines from the northern Virginia area, including several from Headquarters Marine Corps and Marine Corps Base Quantico, have been assigned to the Marine Forces Central Command Combat Assessment Team, or MCAT.



NEWSLETTER
Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list