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11 February 2002 Military News

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  • PENTAGON/AFGHAN INVESTIGATION VOA 11 Feb. 2002-- Confusion continues to surround the identity of those killed in a U-S missile strike in Afghanistan last week -- and a separate incident in which Afghans say they were beaten by U-S troops
  • Transcript: Defense Department Press Briefing, February 11, 2002 11 Feb. 2002-- Stufflebeem: Very briefly, as you recall, we had military personnel on the ground in the vicinity of Zhawar Kili recently investigating the site that was targeted at the beginning of last week. That team has now left the area. The intent was to exploit any intelligence that could be gathered as a result of a strike. As of today, I can report that the team has recovered some documents, some clothing, two missile fins, an empty box used for a hand-held radio, some AK-47 ammo pouches and some 300 rounds of 50-caliber ammo, and, yes, some human remains.
  • Afghanistan's Warlords VOA 11 Feb. 2002-- New fighting broke out early this month among factional leaders in Afghanistan -- bringing fresh violence to a nation weary of conflict. Officials from the United Nations and Afghanistan's interim administration have been serving as mediators in an effort to end the fighting
  • RUSSIA/AFGHANISTAN VOA 11 Feb. 2002-- Afghanistan's interim defense minister, Mohammad Fahim, is in Moscow for talks with Russian officials
  • Tightly-packed U.S. camp in Philippines is buzzing with preparation Stars & Stripes 11 Feb. 2002-- It's a tightly packed camp surrounded on one side by urban slums and shantytowns and by the Basilan Straits on the other
  • 101st Airborne Division troops search for convoy wreckage Stars & Stripes 11 Feb. 2002-- More than 50 troops from the 101st Airborne Division are in a mountainous region of Afghanistan searching for the wreckage of a vehicle convoy hit by a U.S. Hellfire missile earlier this week.

Other Conflicts

  • LIBERIA / SITUATION VOA 11 Feb. 2002-- Liberian authorities say their armed forces have gained the upper hand in the fight to repel a rebel attack on the capital, Monrovia. But rebels say they control large areas and are still poised for attack
  • ZIMBABWE / POLITICS VOA 11 Feb. 2002-- A regional office of Zimbabwe's only independent daily newspaper was firebombed (Monday), along with the offices of a printing company that is used by the main opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change (M-D-C).

Defense Policy / Programs

Defense Industry

  • Boeing, Insitu to Cooperatively Develop Unmanned Vehicle Prototype Boeing 11 Feb 2002 -- The Boeing Company and The Insitu Group recently agreed to develop a prototype unmanned aerial vehicle system based on Insitu's Seascan aircraft, a move that could bolster Boeing research of small, long-range unmanned platforms.
  • GE Awarded $126 Million SDD Contract For The C-5 Galaxy Modernization Program GE Aviation 11 Feb 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Aerospace Company has awarded to GE Aircraft Engines (GEAE) a $126 million contract to provide CF6-80C2 propulsion systems for the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase of the U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy Reliability and Enhancement and Re-engining Program (RERP). The propulsion system includes the CF6-80C2 engine, the thrust reverser, and nacelle.
  • GE Aircraft Engines Delivers Industrial Cooperation In The Czech Republic GE Aviation 11 Feb 2002 -- GE Aircraft Engines (GEAE) confirmed today that it has made significant progress in developing an effective Industrial Cooperation Program business plan in support of the Multi-Role Gripen Fighter contract for the Czech Republic.

News Reports

  • Text: FBI Issues New Terror Alert Possible in U.S. or Yemen 11 Feb. 2002-- The FBI issued a new security threat alert February 11 warning of the possibility of an attack as early as February 12 in the United States or Yemen.
  • Sokolsky and McMillan: "Foreign Aid in Our Own Defense" 11 Feb. 2002-- The events of Sept. 11 made it painfully clear that the political, social and economic problems of other countries have a direct impact on American national security. Our country was attacked by a terror organization that had turned a weakened Afghanistan into its training ground and that searches for recruits in nations that offer young men little political voice and limited economic opportunity. To crush this threat, we need a program of tightly focused foreign aid to address the economic, political and social conditions that will otherwise continue breeding new terrorists.
  • Cutting Funds to Terrorists Achieving Success, U.S. Official Says USIA 11 Feb. 2002-- Treasury official discusses U.S. process
  • Fighting Terror Must Be Key Focus for U.S., U.N., Negroponte Says USIA 11 Feb. 2002-- Ambassador cites united world view on the issue
  • U.S. Wants Engagement in Central Asia, Jones Says 11 Feb. 2002-- Asked about Russia's role and reaction to the U.S. presence in Central Asia, Jones said, "Our goal with the Russians is to make sure they understand that we are not trying to compete with them in Central Asia, we're not trying to take over Central Asia from them, but we have common interests -- international common interests -- that we will be transparent about as they play out in Central Asia."
  • Treasury Department Releases Additional Afghan Assets 11 Feb. 2002-- Today the Treasury Department authorized the unblocking of another $25.5 million in Afghan government-owned commercial bank assets. These assets were frozen by the Department of Treasury under a 1999 Presidential Executive Order issued to prevent their use by the Taliban authorities. The authorization, signed today by Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, will allow the new Afghan Interim Authority (AIA) to access assets of Afghan Export Promotion Bank, Bank Millie, and subsidiaries of Bank Millie, Afghan House and Afghan Trading.
  • U.S., Russia Reconfirm Cooperation in War Against Terrorism 11 Feb. 2002-- The United States-Russia Working Group on Afghanistan held its sixth session on February 8, 2002 in Washington. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage and first Deputy Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Trubnikov co-chaired the working group session. The head of the Russian delegation, Deputy Foreign Minister Trubnikov, was also received by U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell.
  • Scholar Calls for "Sustained Re-engagement" in Somalia USIA 11 Feb. 2002-- Menkhaus speaks before Senate Foreign Relations panel
  • SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 11 FEBRUARY 2002 11 Feb. 2002-- Communist leader says NATO forces in Central Asia undermine Russia's security
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 11 FEBRUARY 2002 11 Feb. 2002-- Report: U.S. want to proclaim war against terrorism as NATO's main task
  • US/TERROR ALERT VOA 11 Feb. 2002-- The F-B-I has issued an unusually specific warning about the possibility of another act of terrorism, saying it has received information that a planned attack could be carried out against American interests as early as today.
  • CHILD SOLDIERS VOA 11 Feb. 2002-- Human rights campaigners are heralding a new United Nations treaty that bans the use of children in armed conflicts. The Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers told reporters in Geneva that more that 300-thousand children under 18 are actively engaged in combat worldwide and an even larger number are being recruited
  • U-S-MIDEAST VOA 11 Feb. 2002-- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has sent Secretary of State Colin Powell a letter that U-S officials say pledges an end to arms smuggling attempts by his Palestinian Authority. It also promises a halt to Palestinian military cooperation with Iran
  • U-S-IRAN VOA 11 Feb. 2002-- The Bush administration reiterated Monday it is ready to talk to Iran, provided that government stops sponsoring terrorism and trying to develop weapons of mass destruction. The comments came amid continued Iranian condemnation of President Bush's depiction of Tehran in last month's State-of-the-Union address to Congress -- as part of an "axis of evil."
  • BUSH YEMEN VOA 11 Feb. 2002-- President Bush called Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh Monday to discuss the war on terrorism
  • JORDAN / TERRORISM VOA 11 Feb. 2002-- A Jordanian-American has been sentenced to death in Amman for plotting terrorist attacks against tourists in Jordan
  • Blair: U.S. intelligence helped Japan track alleged drug-running ship Stars & Stripes 11 Feb. 2002-- U.S. intelligence helped Japan track an alleged drug-running ship from North Korea sunk by the Japanese Coast Guard in December, America's top commander in the Pacific said.
  • Senator Feingold on War Powers and the War on Terrorism 11 Feb. 2002-- President Bush used strong rhetoric in his State of the Union address last month to describe our fight against terrorism. But to back that rhetoric with constitutional might, the president must also honor the terms of the War Powers Resolution, which requires the president to do more than outline his global military objectives with tough-talking generalities.

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