18 February 2002 Military News
- AFGHANISTAN / RUSSIA VOA 18 Feb. 2002-- Afghanistan's defense minister concluded a visit to Russia last week to discuss possible Russian assistance in rebuilding an Afghan national army. And interim Afghan leader Hamid Karzai is scheduled to visit Moscow next month
- PHILIPPINES / U-S TROOPS VOA 18 Feb. 2002-- U-S Special Forces spent their first full day Monday on Basilan Island, where they are to train Philippine troops pursuing guerrillas allegedly linked to the al-Qaida terrorist group
- E-U / ZIMBABWE VOA 18 Feb. 2002-- European Union foreign ministers have imposed sanctions against the government of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe
- ZIMBABWE / ATTACK VOA 18 Feb. 2002-- On the day the European Union imposed sanctions against Zimbabwe, the national headquarters of the country's main opposition party was attacked by several-hundred supporters of President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-P-F party
- SOMALIA / FIGHTING VOA 18 Feb. 2002-- Heavy fighting has left at least 15 people dead in a disputed town in southern Somalia, prompting the United Nations to withdraw international staff from its regional headquarters
- TIMOR/INDICTMENTS VOA 18 Feb. 2002-- United Nations officials in East Timor have indicted seventeen people suspected of committing crimes against humanity in the days surrounding the territory's vote for independence in 1999.
- NEPAL/ATTACKS VOA 18 Feb. 2002-- Authorities in Nepal are vowing to strike back at Maoist guerrillas who killed at least 130 people in two attacks Saturday and Sunday. At least 48 army soldiers and 76 police officers, as well as several civilians, were killed when rebels attacked a district headquarters about 600 kilometers west of Kathmandu. Another 27 police officers died when the rebels attacked a nearby airfield
Defense Policy / Programs
- INDIA/U-S/MILITARY TIES VOA 18 Feb. 2002-- The chairman of the U-S Joint Chiefs of Staff says there is broadening military cooperation between India and the United States
- PAK/TERRORISM VOA 18 Feb. 2002-- Pakistan's military government is under fire for changes in the country's anti-terrorism law that would allow army officers as judges in special anti-terrorist courts.
- ADELMAN/BUSH CHINA VOA 18 Feb. 2002-- Tom Crosby spoke with Jonathan Adelman, the author of "Symbolic War: The Chinese Use of Face," and asked him what he thinks this president hopes to accomplish in China.
- IRAN / US VOA 18 Feb. 2002-- Iranian reformers are still reeling from U-S President George Bush's description of Iran, along with Iraq and North Korea as an axis of evil. Reformers complain U-S threats have weakened their voice and undermined their efforts
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 18 Feb. 2002-- Coalition forces launch weekend air-strikes in Afghanistan
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 18 Feb. 2002-- Report: Germany to be requested to continue leadership of Amber Fox
- NATO and Russia put past suspicions aside to fight a common enemy Stars & Stripes 18 Feb. 2002-- If the war on terrorism has done anything to NATO, it has created the makings of a strategic odd couple between the alliance and its former Cold War foe, Russia.
- Transcript: Bush, Koizumi on Terrorism, Japan's Economy at Tokyo Briefing 18 Feb. 2002-- "The peace of the world is now threatened by global terror. And we have had no better friend, and nobody provides such steadfast support" as the Japanese government, Bush said at the briefing following talks between the two leaders.
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