02 February 2002 Military News
- GITMO / DETAINEES VOA 02 Feb. 2002-- Officials at the U-S Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba say flights transporting additional detainees from Afghanistan will likely resume, in their words, "soon."
- VIETNAM-BLAIR-PHILIPPINES VOA 02 Feb. 2002-- The U-S Pacific Forces commander says the United States' new military presence in the Philippines will only last for a matter of months. Admiral Dennis Blair explained the scope of the U-S anti-terrorist mission during a five-stop tour of Asia
- Transcript: Powell, Straw Urge Iran to Be Helpful in Afghanistan 02 Feb. 2002-- At the same time, Powell said, the United States is "watching Iranian actions very closely," particularly with regard to Iranian activities in the western part of Afghanistan.
- Powell Pledges Continued Focus on Terror USIA 02 Feb. 2002-- Affirms U.S. commitment to fighting global poverty
- U.S., Jordanian Militaries Cooperate on Demining in Afghanistan USIA 02 Feb. 2002-- Jordanian army engineers clear Bagram Airfield of mines
Defense Policy / Programs
- Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz Media Availability in Munich 02 Feb. 2002-- Wolfowitz: But we've made no decisions about where we are going specific, but the president has made it very clear what the problem is; what the goal has to be and there are many different possible ways of achieving that goal and that's one of the subjects that we will be discussing not only in conferences like this, but obviously much more importantly in private discussions with various Allied governments and with other affected countries. So we are a long way from decisions about what to do.
- Wolfowitz Says NATO Ties Are 'Essential' AFPS 02 Feb. 2002-- NATO support for the war on terrorism proves the trans-Atlantic alliance is strong, united and ready to face new threats, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz told European allies today in Germany
- Wolfowitz: World Must Act Now to Prevent Evil AFPS 02 Feb. 2002-- The world must act now to prevent terrorist networks from unleashing even more devastating evil than they did on Sept. 11, U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said today in Germany.
- Transcript: Secretary Powell Interview with Univision Television 02 Feb. 2002-- Secretary Powell said that in his State of the Union Address, President Bush identified North Korea, Iraq, and Iran as examples of countries sponsoring terrorist activities who are also attempting to develop weapons of mass destruction. "The President quite clearly pointed out to the world that these are evil regimes -- not evil people living in these countries," Secretary Powell said. "At the same time, there are no war plans on his desk for him to do something tomorrow; but we will continue to have firm policies with respect to these countries."
- Transcript: Bush Promises "Steady and Relentless" War on Terrorism VOA 02 Feb. 2002-- Bush: And then people say, what are the consequences? They'll find out in due course if they can't get their house in order. The mighty United States will do whatever it takes to defend our security. Make no mistake about it, if you threaten us with weapons of mass destruction, if you threaten our allies and friends with weapons of mass destruction, we will do whatever it takes to protect our people.
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