04 February 2002 Military News
- Air Force looking into salvaging parts of B-1B bomber that crashed off Diego Garcia Stars & Stripes 03 Feb. 2002-- The Air Force is looking into salvaging portions of a B-1B bomber that crashed in the Indian Ocean in December.
- Officials: Balikatan exercise, anti-Abu Sayyaf effort two separate operations Stars & Stripes 03 Feb. 2002-- The training exercise involving 660 U.S. troops training and advising their Philippine counterparts to fight the Abu Sayyaf is not part of the Balikatan exercise, U.S. military officials say.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Pacific training exercises to take place as scheduled, in spite of war on terror Stars & Stripes 03 Feb. 2002-- The war on terrorism won't stop planned major military exercises in the Pacific this year.
- Barrels of oil sludge uncovered at construction site near Camp Lester Stars & Stripes 03 Feb. 2002-- Okinawa and Japan Defense Agency officials are investigating the discovery Tuesday of 20 barrels of oil sludge at a construction site.
- U-S IRAN VOA 03 Feb. 2002-- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld says some Taleban and al-Qaida members have escaped from Afghanistan into Iran
- TERRORISM-SUPERBOWL VOA 03 Feb. 2002-- Extremely high security is in place for today's (Sunday's) Super bowl game in New Orleans between America's two top professional football teams -- the St. Louis Rams and the New England Patriots
- RICE-MIDEAST VOA 03 Feb. 2002-- Bush administration officials say Yasser Arafat must do more to curb violence and follow through on the statements he makes in public and in print
- NIGERIA/VIOLENCE VOA 03 Feb. 2002-- At least seven-people are dead following an outbreak of ethnic violence in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos
- ZIMBABWE/OPPOSITION VOA 03 Feb. 2002-- Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai says his main aim will be to return the country to the rule of law if he wins the upcoming presidential election.
- AFGHANISTAN HEROIN VOA 03 Feb. 2002-- Throughout its decades of civil war, many Afghan warlords made their fortunes through the heroin trade. At one point the country supplied almost three-quarters of the world's heroin. That largely stopped when the farming of opium poppies and the refining of heroin was banned by the former Taleban regime. Now that Taleban has gone, there's growing concern in the international community that the heroin trade may be making a massive come-back.
- MULLAH MOHAMMED OMAR VOA 03 Feb. 2002-- The city of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan served as a headquarters for leaders of the former Taleban regime. Most of them have fled after the start of US-led bombing in the region more than three months ago
- AFGHANISTAN-KOCHIS VOA 03 Feb. 2002-- The international community has largely applauded the end of the Afghanistan's Taleban regime because of the repression the group inflicted on people across the nation. But there is one group of Afghans whom the Islamic extremists had very little effect a nomad group known as the Kochis
- Rumsfeld Warns of Nexus of Rogue States, Terror Networks AFPS 03 Feb. 2002-- The gravest danger facing the United States is a rogue regime giving weapons of mass destruction to terrorist organizations, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Feb. 3.
- Transcript: Powell Says Arafat Needs to Do "a Lot More" to Stop Violence 03 Feb. 2002-- Powell: If they don't want to be condemned this way as members of this group of nations that the President so identified, they should change their policies. It is a country that people are starving in. We are providing most of the food that keeps these people alive. We are not designating those people as evil; we are saying the regimes are evil. And the North Koreans could turn that around very quickly if they would enter into positive discussions with the South Koreans and with the United States and with the other nations in the region if they would stop developing these kinds of weapons.
- Transcript: Rumsfeld Cites Nexus of Terror and Weapons of Mass Destruction 03 Feb. 2002-- Rumsfeld: It's that nexus between weapons of mass destruction and terrorist networks that the president was citing as being different for today and something that we really have to think very carefully about what we do as a people, and as a world, and as a society, given that nexus.
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