22 February 2002 Military News
- AFGHAN / PENTAGON VOA 22 Feb. 2002-- A U-S military investigation into a controversial raid last month in Afghanistan concludes there were no errors, even though 16 friendly Afghans were killed
- ZIMBABWE / POLITICS VOA 22 Feb. 2002-- There was continuing political violence in Zimbabwe today (Friday). Two South African election observers and at least five Movement for Democratic Change (M-D-C) supporters were injured in an attack on the regional offices of the opposition party. And in a separate incident, the M-D-C says that party leader Morgan Tsvangirai escaped unhurt when police fired with automatic weapons at a car in which he was traveling
- SRI LANKA/CEASEFIRE VOA 22 Feb. 2002-- Sri Lanka and Tamil Tiger rebels have signed a formal indefinite ceasefire agreement today (Friday).
Defense Policy / Programs
- Boeing JSF to Feature Voice-Recognition Technology Boeing 22 Feb 2002 -- Boeing and BAE Systems, supplier on the Joint Strike Fighter One Team, have selected ITT Industries' Voxware voice-recognition system for use in the JSF cockpit.
- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems to Integrate Attack Weapon Control System for Navy’s SSGN Program General Dynamics 22 Feb 2002 -- The U.S. Navy’s Strategic Systems Program (SSP) Office announced it has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), the contract to integrate the attack weapon control system on the SSGN fleet.
- Northrop Grumman Proposes to Acquire TRW Northrop Grumman 22 Feb 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) today announced that it has forwarded a proposal (see attached) to TRW's (NYSE:TRW) board of directors to enter into negotiations to combine the two companies. The proposed transaction would deliver $47 in value of Northrop Grumman common stock for each share of TRW.
- POWELL / MIDEAST VOA 22 Feb. 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell says he intends to engage in a new round of telephone diplomacy with leaders in the Middle East in the face of rising Israeli-Palestinian violence
- SPECIAL ENGLISH IN THE NEWS #521 New US Hostage Policy VOA 22 Feb. 2002-- The United States has made changes in its policy about American hostages. State Department official Richard Boucher announced the changes Wednesday.
- EDITORIAL: SADDAM HUSSEIN VOA 22 Feb. 2002-- U.S. friends and allies in the Persian Gulf and the Middle East have been, as Secretary of State Colin Powell put it, "solid partners in the campaign against terrorism."
- EDITORIAL: ASHCROFT ON TERRORISM WAR VOA 22 Feb. 2002-- The war against the September 11th terrorists and their supporters is unlike any other that the United States has ever fought. And U.S. officials have pledged to use every resource to win that war.
- ITALY / TERRORISM VOA 22 Feb. 2002-- Four Tunisian men with alleged ties to the al-Qaida terror network have been convicted by an Italian court of arms trafficking and criminal association. The men were sentenced to up to five years in prison
- GEORGIA / TERRORISM VOA 22 Feb. 2002-- The former Soviet republic of Georgia is filled with danger zones, but the Pankisi Gorge is considered one of the most hostile regions. Located in the northeastern part of the country, the Pankisi Gorge lies along the Georgian border with Russia's breakaway republic of Chechnya, where Russian troops have been fighting Chechen rebels since 1999. Georgian and Russian officials say a large part of the reason the gorge is so dangerous is that many of the rebels have slipped across the border into Georgia
- ASIA / NORTH KOREA BUSH REAX VOA 22 Feb. 2002-- Many people in South Korea and Japan,two Asian nations with the strongest ties to the United States - say they are relieved by President Bush's assurance that his goal on the divided Korean peninsula is peace, not war
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 22 Feb. 2002-- NATO head says Latvia could miss NATO invitation if language rule not dropped
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 22 Feb. 2002-- COMSFOR dismisses Moslem general
- Bush in Korea: U.S. will stand by allies AFPS 22 Feb. 2002-- The United States will stand by its friends and allies against global terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, President George W. Bush told troops Feb. 21 at the end of his two-day trip to South Korea.
- PENTAGON'S OSI PLANS UNLEASH INDIGNATION IN OVERSEAS MEDIA KEY FINDINGS 22 Feb. 2002-- Overseas media lost no time in registering their indignation over planned operations by the Pentagon's Office of Strategic Influence (OSI), as reported by the New York Times earlier this week. Negative headlines abounded, most particularly in European papers, bannering the Pentagon's "New, Black Propaganda Unit" designed to disseminate "covert news and disinformation."
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