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06 March 2002 Military News

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Current Operations

  • AFGHAN/SOMALIA VOA 06 Mar. 2002-- Earlier this week, top defense officials said there were no parallels between what is now happening in Afghanistan and U-S military involvement in the war in Vietnam. Now, they are disputing any suggestions of parallels with America's more recent armed engagement in Somalia
  • Coalition 'Turning up the Pressure,' but Battle not Over AFPS 06 Mar. 2002-- Afghan and coalition forces are turning up the pressure on Al Qaeda and Taliban troops in the mountains south of Gardez, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today.
  • AFGHAN ARMY VOA 06 Mar. 2002-- Afghanistan's interim leader says the al-Qaeda and Taleban fighters battling a U-S-led force in eastern Afghanistan represent the last stronghold of terrorism in his country. Hamid Karzai made the comments on the first day of a national conference on building a national Afghan army
  • MCINERNEY AFGHAN VOA 06 Mar. 2002-- U.S.-led troops continue to meet stiff resistance as they battle al-Qaeda and Taleban forces in Afghanistan's Paktia province. And U-S commanders expect the fighting to continue for at least a week. Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Tom McInerney tells V-O-A News Now's Tom Crosby the fierce nature of this latest battle comes as no surprise.
  • AFGHAN FIGHTING VOA 06 Mar. 2002-- A northern Afghan warlord pledged Wednesday to send his forces anywhere in Afghanistan to assist in the fight against remnants of the Taleban and al-Qaeda. Meanwhile, Afghan's interim leader expressed confidence about the progress of the fight

Other Conflicts

Defense Policy / Programs

  • Rumsfeld, Franks Brief on Operation Anaconda 06 Mar. 2002-- Rumsfeld: The operation, Anaconda, continues. The Afghan coalition forces are turning up the pressure on the al Qaeda and Taliban forces in the mountains south of Gardez. The battle very likely will take some time to play out. I believe that the outcome is reasonably assured, that the people who have been in the battle will either be -- surrender or be killed in the days ahead.
  • First IBCT may be ready in December Army News Service 06 Mar. 2002-- Fort Lewis, the place the Army chief of staff calls the 'Cradle of Transformation' may be watching its first Initial Brigade Combat Team take its first steps sooner than expected.

Defense Industry

  • Partnership creates Royal Navy's integrated communications system BAE Systems 06 Mar 2002 -- The integrated internal and external communications systems currently being installed in the Royal Navy's new Landing Platform Dock (Replacement) - LPD(R) - platforms, HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark, have received the clearances required for use in the naval operational environment following a comprehensive security evaluation.
  • BAE SYSTEMS delivers front fuselage for first German air force Eurofighter BAE Systems 06 Mar 2002 -- BAE Systems has recently delivered the fully equipped front fuselage for the first Eurofighter that will enter service with the German Air Force.
  • Thales wins new contract on French ACCS system Thales 06 Mar 2002 -- The French defence procurement agency has awarded the Thales Group a contract worth '110 million to produce the first version of the C3M mobile command and control centre, which is the deployable component of France's Air Command and Control System (SCCOA).
  • U.S. Air Force Awards $336M Contract to Boeing to Begin Satellite Production Boeing 06 Mar 2002 -- Boeing Space and Communications (S&C), a unit of The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], has received $336.4 million in funding from the U.S. Air Force to build the first two satellites in the Wideband Gapfiller Satellite (WGS) system. The contract also includes long-lead material for a third satellite.
  • U.S. AIR FORCE AWARDS $336M CONTRACT TO BOEING TO BEGIN SATELLITE PRODUCTION Boeing 06 Mar 2002 -- Boeing Space and Communications (S&C), a unit of The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], has received $336.4 million in funding from the U.S. Air Force to build the first two satellites in the Wideband Gapfiller Satellite (WGS) system.

News Reports

  • WALLANDER-GEORGIA VOA 06 Mar. 2002-- A new front in the battle against terrorism opened recently when the United States began supporting the government of Georgia. U.S. military advisory activity in the former Soviet republic to find and fight terrorists has the Russian government concerned about the changing national relationships
  • KEANEY-AFGHANISTAN VOA 06 Mar. 2002-- The recent renewal of military activity in Afghanistan includes a significant presence of U.S. ground troops. This apparent change in tactics is the topic of extensive discussion in Washington and elsewhere
  • EDITORIAL: AMERICAN-LED COALITION VOA 06 Mar. 2002-- Heavy fighting south of the Afghan city of Gardez highlights the fact that the war against terrorism in Afghanistan is far from over. But the fighting against a concentration of al-Qaida and non-Afghan Taleban forces shows the commitment of the U.S.-led coalition.
  • WTC PROGRESS REPORT VOA 06 Mar. 2002-- New York City is bouncing back from the September 11th terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. As the city approaches the six-month anniversary of that event, officials briefed New Yorkers on the status of the recovery
  • ANTHRAX REPORT VOA 06 Mar. 2002-- A panel of U-S scientists has concluded that while the only currently available anthrax vaccine could be improved, it is safe and effective, even against the most deadly form of the disease
  • Congressional Leaders Discuss Foreign Policy with Bush and Rice USIA 06 Mar. 2002-- Colombia, Mideast, Afghanistan are topics of discussion
  • U-S / MEXICO / TERRORISM VOA 06 Mar. 2002-- U-S Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge says increased sharing of information and intelligence will help his country and Mexico build what he is calling a "smart border arrangement." Mr. Ridge has just concluded two days of discussions in Mexico on how to plug loopholes on the nations' two thousand-mile border
  • U-S RADIOACTIVE THREATS VOA 06 Mar. 2002-- A panel of experts warned Congress Wednesday about the potential for a terrorist attack in the United States involving radioactive material. Concern about such a scenario has been on the rise since the September 11th hijacking attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon
  • UN Commander Tells Senate Panel U.S., ROK Ready for North Korea 06 Mar. 2002-- The U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK) alliance is strong and able to resist any North Korean aggression on the Korean peninsula, according to General Thomas Schwartz, the commander in chief of the United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command, and the commander of United States Forces Korea.
  • SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 06 Mar. 2002-- Russia begins reducing the number of peacekeepers in Kosovo



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