25 February 2002 Military News
- AFGHAN/PENTAGON VOA 25 Feb. 2002-- The commander of U-S forces in Afghanistan says the victims of a controversial American raid last month made a deadly mistake when they opened fire on U-S troops
- U-N / BOSNIA / YUGO VOA 25 Feb. 2002-- The international community's top official in Bosnia is seeking support from Yugoslav and Serb authorities in hunting down Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic.
- IRAN / AFGHANISTAN VOA 25 Feb. 2002-- The interim leader of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, is in Iran (arrived Sunday) to discuss relations between the two nations
- AFGHAN / ARMS DEALER VOA 25 Feb. 2002-- The worldwide crackdown on the al-Qaida terrorist network and the hunt for its leader, Osama bin Laden, has stirred investigative interest in a shadowy Russian arms dealer known for his sales to rebels in Africa
- INDONESIA U-N TIMOR VOA 25 Feb. 2002-- Indonesian leaders and U-N officials have signed agreements intended to improve relations between the Jakarta government and East Timor. But the negotiators failed to agree on an extradition treaty between East Timor and Jakarta
- Afghanistan Needs National Army to Improve Security 25 Feb. 2002-- The security situation in Afghanistan is "murky and troublesome," but the Afghans themselves are in the best position to fix it, the general in charge of U.S. operations in the region said.
- Two rockets fired toward Kandahar base, but fall outside perimeter Stars & Stripes 25 Feb. 2002-- Kandahar Airfield, the main U.S. operating base in southern Afghanistan, was the target of a rocket attack late Saturday, although the weapons fired fell far off target, according to officials with the U.S.-led coalition.
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 25 Feb 2002
- CONGO TALKS VOA 25 Feb. 2002-- The latest round of Congolese peace talks has officially kicked off in South Africa.
- NEPAL / MAOISTS VOA 25 Feb. 2002-- Maoist rebels in Nepal are stepping up their attacks. Over the past week or so, the Maoists have killed about 170 police and army troops, and shut down the country when they called a two-day strike.
Defense Policy / Programs
- Problems corrected, USS John F. Kennedy ready to go Stars & Stripes 25 Feb. 2002-- The USS John F. Kennedy Battle Group is ready to rumble.
- EADS welcomes resolution by German Parliament on A400M EADS 25 Feb 2002 -- EADS European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company welcomed Thursday's decision by the German Parliament to acquire 73 A400M military transport aircraft for the German forces.
- Northrop Grumman to Supply Laser Enhanced NEMESIS DIRCM Systems for Australian AEW&C Aircraft Northrop Grumman 25 Feb 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Electronic Systems sector has been awarded a $20 million contract to provide AN/AAQ-24(V) NEMESIS directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) systems for the Australian Defence Force Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft being acquired under the Project Wedgetail program.
- Northrop Grumman Receives Contract to Upgrade French AWACS Fleet With Radar System Improvements Northrop Grumman 25 Feb 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a $61 million contract by The Boeing Company to supply four Radar System Improvement Program (RSIP) kits for the French Air Force's E-3F Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fleet.
- Pratt-led team wins Collier Trophy Pratt & Whitney 25 Feb 2002 -- The National Aeronautic Association on Monday selected a Pratt & Whitney-led team to win its Robert J. Collier Trophy, honoring the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's integrated lift fan propulsion system as "the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America."
- Iraqi WMD Threat Grows, Detection Difficult 25 Feb. 2002-- U.N. Security Council weapons inspectors would face a tough job if they return to Saddam Hussein's Iraq, according to U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld.
- SHAPE NEWS MORNING UPDATE 25 Feb. 2002-- NATO chief has no knowledge of U.S. plans to attack Iraq
- U-S-ZIMBABWE VOA 25 Feb. 2002-- The United States has rejected the treason charges brought against Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai. The State Department linked the move to a broader campaign of political intimidation by President Robert Mugabe and his associates in the run-up to next month's elections
- ZIMBABWE / TSVANGERAI VOA 25 Feb. 2002-- Zimbabwe's opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, says he has been charged with treason
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