28 February 2002 Military News
- BOSNIA / NATO VOA 28 Feb. 2002-- An operation by NATO-led peacekeeping forces in Bosnia aimed at capturing fugitive war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic has been unsuccessful
- IRAN / AFGHANISTAN VOA 28 Feb. 2002-- Afghanistan's interim leader Hamid Karzai has described his talks with Iranian officials in Tehran (earlier this week) as useful and fruitful. The renewal of bilateral ties between the previously hostile neighbors has wide-ranging implications for both sides
- U-S/ZIMBABWE VOA 28 Feb. 2002-- The Bush Administration's top Africa policy official says fraud and violence will likely mar next month's presidential election in Zimbabwe. However, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Walter Kansteiner insists the Administration will not stand by idly if Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe resorts to repression to remain in power
- SAUDI PEACE PROPOSAL VOA 28 Feb. 2002-- News media around the world has been busy analyzing a surprising new peace initiative for the Middle East conflict put forth by the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia.
Defense Policy / Programs
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 28 Feb 2002
- U-S CRUSADER / DEFENSE VOA 28 Feb. 2002-- The U-S Army is trying to transform itself into a lighter, more mobile fighting force for the 21st century. Nonetheless, it is sticking firm to its plans for a new high-tech but heavyweight field artillery piece called the 'Crusader' --- a piece of military equipment that has become a focal point of criticism
- Feith Testifies on NATO Enlargement, Capabilities Gap AFPS 28 Feb. 2002-- Planned NATO enlargement should not be an exercise in how little the alliance can get away with, but "how much we can do to advance the cause of freedom," said Douglas Feith, undersecretary of defense for policy.
- Guard Bureau Chief Speaks at Homeland Security Conference AFPS 28 Feb. 2002-- Air Force Lt. Gen. Russell C. Davis told top industry and government conferees how the National Guard can communicate better with federal, state and local officials and help improve homeland security
- Guard, Reserve War Contributions 'Tremendous,' Says Franks AFPS 28 Feb. 2002-- The commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command praised the support provided by Guardsmen and reservists in the global war on terrorism.
- Administration Witnesses Call for New NATO Capabilities, Members USIA 28 Feb. 2002-- Some senators question wisdom of expanding membership
- Feith Says NATO's Strength Today Was Honed Over 50 Years 28 Feb. 2002-- NATO's response to the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States illustrates how well the North Atlantic Alliance can adapt and respond to unforeseen challenges, says a senior U.S. Defense Department official.
- Spanish Frigate Launched with Lockheed Martin's Aegis Combat System Lockheed Martin 28 Feb 2002 -- The Spanish shipbuilder, Izar, on behalf of the Spanish Navy, today launched the second of four frigates that are part of its F-100 program. All four frigates will be equipped with the Lockheed Martin Aegis Combat System. The ship, Almirante Juan de Borbon (F-102), was launched in ceremonies at the Izar shipyard in Ferrol, Spain.
- Third Army Theater Command to Use Lockheed Martin's Global Command and Control System-Army as C2 "System Of Record" Lockheed Martin 28 Feb 2002 -- Lockheed Martin's Global Command and Control System-Army (GCCS-A) has been implemented as the command and control (C2) system of record for U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR). "GCCS-A Delivery 3 provides the biggest advance and gives the greatest C2 capability enhancement that we have experienced in years.
- Northrop Grumman Marks Milestone In Production of San Antonio Northrop Grumman 28 Feb 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently achieved an integral milestone in the construction of San Antonio when it completed early landing of all four main propulsion engines and three of five power generators on their foundations.
- EADS and THALES AVIONICS sign an MoU in Sourcing Area Thales 28 Feb 2002 -- Singapore, February 27, 2002 - At Asian Aerospace 2002 in Singapore, EADS European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company and THALES AVIONICS have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the sourcing area. This agreement is part of EADS global Sourcing Strategy launched across the company.
- U-S CRUSADER / MUSLIMS VOA 28 Feb. 2002-- Muslims cringed when President Bush used the word 'crusade' to describe the U-S led anti-terrorist campaign. So how will the Islamic world react to a piece of U-S military equipment called the 'Crusader'?
- Nations Unite to Combat Terrorism AFPS 28 Feb. 2002-- From the Arabian Sea to Kyrgyzstan's airfields and the the caves of Afghanistan , the world's military counterparts are supporting U.S. forces in their fight against terrorism.
- Fact Sheet: Background On Terror Assets Designation Process 28 Feb. 2002-- The following text provides background information about the process whereby individuals and entities are designated, and also how they may seek to be removed from the designation list.
- White House Report: U.S. International Response to Terrorism 28 Feb. 2002-- Fleischer: "So the long answer to your question ... is yes; the United States will work directly and closely with nations around the world as they combat terrorism -- properly and proudly so."
- NATO Supreme Commander Emphasizes Stability in Enlargement 28 Feb. 2002-- The overarching objective of opening up the NATO Alliance to new members is to enhance the stability in Europe as a whole, says U.S. Air Force General Joseph Ralston, Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
- U.S., Iraqi Opposition Discuss Broad-based Conference 28 Feb. 2002-- The U.S. government is holding discussions with the Iraqi National Congress about a proposal to build a radio transmitter for broadcasting inside Iraq and about organizing a broad-based conference of Iraqi opposition organizations, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said.
- EDITORIAL: U.S. POLICY AND THE AXIS OF EVIL VOA 28 Feb. 2002-- "Make no mistake about it," President George W. Bush said, "if we need to, we will take necessary action to defend the American people."
- CAMBODIA TERROR VOA 28 Feb. 2002-- Nineteen suspected members of the Cambodian Freedom Fighters rebel group, including one U.S. citizen, were sentenced to prison Thursday. The suspects were convicted of having a role in a bloody November 2000 attack in the capital
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS Morning Update 28 Feb. 2002-- US signals Meciar return could hurt Slovak NATO bid
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 28 Feb. 2002-- Karadzic not found in NATO raid
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