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20 February 2002 Military News

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  • PHILIPPINES/TERRORISM/MILITARY VOA 20 Feb. 2002-- For more than a decade, the Abu Sayyaf has waged a war of terror in the southern Philippines. The Philippine military has been unable to stop the gang, despite the deaths of scores of soldiers. Many people doubt the army is serious about eradicating the guerrillas. Some even accuse military leaders of colluding with the Abu Sayyaf
  • Army strongly denies charges that troops at Kandahar weren't attacked Stars & Stripes 20 Feb. 2002-- The U.S. Army strongly denounced charges that Americans were not under attack last week when soldiers at Kandahar Airfield fired on people outside the fence who shot first at them.

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Defense Industry

  • Eurofighter escape system success BAE Systems 20 Feb 2002 -- BAE Systems has recently completed the final ejection test to qualify the Eurofighter Typhoon Two Seat Crew Escape System.
  • EADS: Million-Euro Orders for New Radar Systems EADS 20 Feb 2002 -- EADS European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company will develop the new air surveillance network for Lithuania. As reported by the company on Wednesday, the EADS Business Unit Systems & Defence Electronics has received orders worth approx. 30 million euros for its 3D radars.
  • Lockheed Martin Awarded Advanced Radar Contract For Sea-Based Midcourse Missile Defense Segment Lockheed Martin 20 Feb 2002 -- The Naval Sea Systems Command awarded Lockheed Martin Naval Electronic & Surveillance Systems (NE&SS) a $420 million contract modification to develop a prototype tactical radar, called SPY-1E, as a critical component of the nation's sea-based midcourse missile defense segment.

News Reports

  • EUROPEAN MEDIA VENT ON 'AXIS OF EVIL' 20 Feb. 2002-- President Bush's "Axis of Evil" remarks continued to reverberate in European media outlets. Critics of U.S. foreign policy--found in nearly all capitals, but especially vociferous in the UK, France, Germany, Russia and Belgium--echoed recent protests by European officials.
  • BUSH/SOUTH KOREA VOA 20 Feb. 2002-- President Bush says he wants to open talks with North Korea, despite his portrayal of that country as a threat to world peace
  • Bush: U.S.-Japan alliance is 'bedrock of peace and prosperity in the Pacific' Stars & Stripes 20 Feb. 2002-- Japan's struggling economy took a back seat to security issues at President Bush's first news conference in Japan on Monday
  • Bush, Koizumi back talks on U.S. military footprint on Okinawa Stars & Stripes 20 Feb. 2002-- President Bush and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi touched briefly on the U.S. military presence on Okinawa during talks Monday
  • Al Qaeda Still a Threat, but Hurt in Many Ways AFIS 20 Feb. 2002-- Coalition actions in Afghanistan and around the world have hurt the Al Qaeda terrorist network in many ways, but the organization remains a threat to America and its allies.



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