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01 March 2002 Military News

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Defense Policy / Programs
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Current Operations

  • NATO / BOSNIA VOA 01 Mar. 2002-- NATO-led peacekeepers in Bosnia have again failed to find top war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic after conducting a second straight day of searches for him in a remote part of the country near the border with Montenegro
  • RUSSIA / U-S / GEORGIA VOA 01 Mar. 2002-- Russian President Vladimir Putin says the presence of U-S military advisers in neighboring Georgia is no cause for alarm. His remarks today (Friday) were more low key than the alarm expressed by other senior Russian officials that followed the reports that American troops will be training anti-terrorism force in Georgia
  • Philippine public opinion is mixed on presence of U.S. troops Stars & Stripes 01 Mar. 2002-- The U.S. troops are deployed hundreds of miles to the south, but to Gloria Estrada they might as well be encamped in the middle of Rizal Park.

Other Conflicts

Defense Policy / Programs

  • DoD News Briefing - ASD PA Clarke and Brig. Gen. Rosa 01 Mar. 2002-- Clarke: Well, the continuity of government always -- the plan has been in place, has worked, has been very effective. September 11th was a great example of that. Since September 11th, across the spectrum, everyone looks at every practice, at every policy, and says, "Okay, do we have everything buttoned up absolutely the way it should be? Are we accurately reflecting the changes, those sorts of things?" So absolutely, but we're looking -- every aspect of government and particularly when you talk about the national security apparatus, we're looking at things in new and different ways in the wake of September 11th.
  • Franks: U.S. military looking at long-term options in Central Asia Stars & Stripes 01 Mar. 2002-- U.S. forces could be setting up more of a permanent shop in Central Asia as countries there are talking with U.S. leaders about taking on terrorist groups, Army Gen. Tommy R. Franks, chief of the U.S. Central Command, told a congressional committee Wednesday.

Defense Industry

  • BAE SYSTEMS ramps up manufacturing facility for lightweight Howitzer BAE Systems 01 Mar 2002 -- BAE Systems has leased a manufacturing facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to build its XM777 Lightweight 155mm Howitzer. The 54,000 square foot facility will serve as the final assembly point for howitzers that will be delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army beginning in 2004 and continuing through 2010.
  • U.S. Army Awards General Dynamics $72.9 Million Tank Ammunition Contract General Dynamics 01 Mar 2002 -- General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today that the U.S Army Operations Support Command at Rock Island, Ill., has funded the fourth year of an existing multi-year ammunition contract for the production of approximately 152,000 rounds of 120mm M831A1 and M865 Tank Training Ammunition valued at $72.9 million.
  • General Dynamics Awarded $72.5 Million Contract for Abrams Integrated Management Tanks General Dynamics 01 Mar 2002 -- The United States Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $72.5 million contract for the assembly of 135 Abrams Integrated Management (AIM) tanks and the procurement of long-lead materials for the next production year.
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Moves Ahead On F-22 Raptor Production Lot 3 Long-Lead Items Lockheed Martin 01 Mar 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., a business area of Lockheed Martin Corp. [NYSE: LMT]-led F-22 Raptor industry team has received a $215.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to purchase long-lead items necessary for the fabrication and assembly of 23 additional air dominance fighters during production Lot 3.
  • Lockheed Martin Receives Multi-Year F-16 Support Contract Lockheed Martin 01 Mar 2002 -- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., a business area of Lockheed Marin Corp. [NYSE: LMT], was awarded an approximately $69M post-production support contract effective March 1 to support the worldwide F-16 fleet.
  • Northrop Grumman Awarded $25 Million To Upgrade BQM-74 Aerial Target Northrop Grumman 01 Mar 2002 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Integrated Systems sector has been awarded a $24.9 million contract by the U.S. Navy to develop and test the BQM-74F, a significant upgrade of the BQM-74 aerial target that will provide more realistic fleet training against antiship cruise missiles or enemy fighter aircraft.

News Reports

  • Terror Pockets Remain U.S. Concern; Yemen, U.S. Talk Cooperation AFPS 01 Mar. 2002-- The primary mission in Afghanistan remains to eliminate the pockets of Al Qaeda and Taliban that are trying to regroup, Pentagon officials said Mar. 1.
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 01 Mar. 2002-- Report: Gen. Ralston recommends sharp reduction in U.S. troops in Bosnia
  • BRITAIN / IRAQ VOA 01 Mar. 2002-- Britain says it will support U-S military action against Iraq if the right conditions were met
  • EDITORIAL: AFGHAN PEACEKEEPERS VOA 01 Mar. 2002-- The Afghan people have suffered through more than two decades of conflict. Afghanistan faced the bloody consequences of a Communist coup and reign of terror, was invaded by the Soviet Union, descended into civil war and anarchy, and was then oppressed by the Taleban regime.
  • GENOCIDE AND INTERVENTION VOA 01 Mar. 2002-- It has been nearly eight years since genocide in Rwanda left an estimated 800-thousand ethnic Tutsi civilians dead. United Nations officials continue their tribunal to bring those responsible to justice, and a debate continues over whether the massacre could have been prevented. Several human right scholars and international aid officials recently met at a small college in the Midwestern United States to discuss the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, and whether international intervention would have made a difference
  • DOES COLOMBIAN CRISIS RATE U.S. 'INTERVENTION' OR 'INDIFFERENCE'? 01 Mar. 2002-- Latin American and European editorials approve of Colombian President Pastrana's decision to break off peace talks with the FARC and revoke the DMZ, but criticize it as long overdue.

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