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21 February 2002 Military News

Other Conflicts
Defense Policy / Programs
Defense Industry
News Reports

Current Operations

  • AFGHAN / PENTAGON VOA 21 Feb. 2002-- U-S Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld describes conditions inside Afghanistan as troubling and says a variety of options are under discussion to beef up security
  • AFGHAN/ATTACK VOA 21 Feb. 2002-- British peacekeeping troops in Afghanistan came under fire Thursday for the second time in less than a week
  • PHILIPPINES TERROR / SOCIETY VOA 21 Feb. 2002-- In the southern Philippines island of Basilan, U-S troops are training with Philippine soldiers to combat the Abu Sayyaf rebels. The guerrillas say they are fighting for an Islamic homeland, but they mostly engage in murder and kidnapping for ransom
  • STATEMENT ON HAZAR QADAM RAID 21 Feb. 2002-- Today, the Secretary of Defense provided information during a Pentagon press briefing about the initial results of a commander in chief, U.S. Central Command-directed investigation into the circumstances surrounding the Jan. 23 raid of two compounds near Hazar Qadam

Other Conflicts

  • SRI LANKA/TAMIL REBELS VOA 21 Feb. 2002-- Sri Lankan officials say a sea battle with Tamil rebels will have no impact on the government's plans for an indefinite ceasefire
  • ETHIOPIA / ERITREA VOA 21 Feb. 2002-- A United Nations Security Council mission has left (Wednesday) for Eritrea and Ethiopia. The mission is part of the U-N's effort to show its commitment to peace between the once-warring neighbors on the Horn of Africa.
  • COLOMBIA/CONFLICT VOA 21 Feb. 2002-- In Colombia, the peace process has come to an abrupt end. For three years, the government struggled to make progress toward peace with the country's largest leftist rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC

Defense Policy / Programs

  • DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers 21 Feb. 2002-- Rumsfeld: Just to kind of recap what took place there, we have -- we know there are large numbers of al Qaeda and Taliban that are still loose in the country. We pick up intelligence that they are threatening U.S. forces in various parts of the country.

Defense Industry

  • Major milestone successfully achieved by Lancer BAE Systems 21 Feb 2002 -- The BAE Systems led LANCER Team successfully completed a major milestone on the TRACER/FSCS programme earlier this month when the unmanned turret was integrated onto the vehicle hull. The LANCER team has now built a demonstrator vehicle representing the next generation rapidly deployable Medium Weight armoured vehicle.
  • Northrop Grumman Delivers 16th Aegis Destroyer to U.S. Navy by Setting Testing Precedent Northrop Grumman 21 Feb 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has delivered its 16th Aegis guided missile destroyer, Shoup, to the U.S. Navy, this time using streamlined testing that saved fuel, time and personnel costs.
  • Boeing Restructures Satellite Operations Boeing 21 Feb 2002 -- A restructuring of the satellite operations of Boeing Space and Communications will enable the world's leading satellite provider to position itself to compete more aggressively in a highly competitive market.
  • 'Swords to plough-shares' - from the SS 19 to the commercial launch vehicle Rockot EADS 21 Feb 2002 -- The Space Infrastructure division of Astrium has announced in the German Embassy in Moscow today that the German-Russian Rockot launcher will launch two US-German GRACE research satellites from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia on 16 March 2002.

News Reports

  • U-S-SUDAN VOA 21 Feb. 2002-- The Bush administration is suspending discussions with the Sudanese government on ending the country's long-running civil conflict this, after another attack by a government aircraft on a World Food Program relief site. At least 17 people were reported killed and many others wounded after Wednesday's helicopter strike in the Upper Nile province of southern Sudan
  • EDITORIAL: PAKISTAN, INDIA AND KASHMIR VOA 21 Feb. 2002-- For more than fifty years, relations between the United States and Pakistan have been friendly. The events that followed the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have demonstrated the depths of this friendship. Since the attacks, Pakistan has played a major role in the global war against terrorism, in particular by cooperating with the American-led coalition in Afghanistan.
  • BUSH - KOREA / ASSESSMENT VOA 21 Feb. 2002-- The United States' approach to North Korea was raised in all three stops of President Bush's Asia tour. But it figured most prominently in Seoul, where the president's earlier characterization of North Korea as part of an axis of evil had prompted criticism and fear
  • ASEAN - SECURITY VOA 21 Feb. 2002-- Southeast Asian foreign ministers say they have drafted an agreement for better cooperation in the fight against terrorism
  • Bush: U.S. Will Stand By Friends, Allies AFPS 21 Feb. 2002-- The United States will stand by its friends and allies against global terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, President George W. Bush said today to U.S. troops in the Republic of Korea.
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 21 Feb. 2002-- NATO reportedly planning army of 250,000 to fight "anywhere"

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