15 March 2002 Military News
- AFGHAN/PENTAGON VOA 15 Mar. 2002-- Operation Anaconda against al-Qaida and Taleban hold-outs in mountainous eastern Afghanistan is virtually over.
- Anaconda Is Success; Enemy Killed Unknown, Say Officials AFPS 15 Mar. 2002-- Senior DoD leaders today called Operation Anaconda a success, while noting the difficulty to fully ascertain enemy losses as the campaign continues to wind down.
- DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Pace 15 Mar. 2002 -- "Operation Anaconda continues in the area south of Gardez in eastern Afghanistan. The fighting is winding down as you know; although, there has been some in the last 24 hours. Coalition forces are for the most part in an exploitation phase, doing the difficult work of searching caves and clearing areas where the battles and fighting has taken place. Our forces are finding weapons, ammunition, some intelligence information".
- DAILY PRESS BRIEFING BY THE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL United Nations 15 Mar 2002
- PRESS BRIEFING BY CHIEF, HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCY BRANCH, OFFICE FOR COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS United Nations 15 Mar 2002
- ANGOLA-REBELS VOA 15 Mar. 2002-- In a sign of progress toward ending 27 years of civil war in Angola, the army and rebels with the UNITA insurgent group have agreed to end hostilities throughout the country
Defense Policy / Programs
- Lockheed Martin-Built Rocket Supports Successful Missile Defense Test Lockheed Martin 15 Mar 2002 -- The Missile Defense Agency today successfully completed an Integrated Flight Test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), under subcontract to GMD prime contractor Boeing (NYSE: BA), provided the Payload Launch Vehicle that launched the kill vehicle in support of an intercept that completely destroyed the incoming target.
- ORBITAL SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES TARGET VEHICLE FOR U.S. GROUND-BASED MIDCOURSE MISSILE DEFENSE TEST Orbital Sciences Corp. 15 Mar 2002 -- Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) successfully launched a target rocket in support of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency's (MDA's) Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system's flight test program, the company announced.
- U-S / SUDAN VOA 15 Mar. 2002-- Secretary of State Colin Powell met Friday with Sudanese rebel leader John Garang to discuss U-S-led efforts to mediate in the country's long-running civil war. Mr. Garang, head of the Sudan People's Liberation Army or S-P-L-A, says he welcomes U-S peace efforts, but is skeptical of the Khartoum government's intentions
- BUSH / TERRORISM VOA 15 Mar. 2002-- President Bush says the United States is still threatened by terrorists who are trying to regroup for another attack
- Cheney Discusses US-Yemeni Partnership Against Terror Washington File 15 Mar. 2002-- Vice President Dick Cheney met with President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sana'a this afternoon to discuss the developing multi-faceted relationships between the United States and Yemen, as well as the Middle East peace process and Gulf security.
- Bush Outlines Second Phase of Global Terrorism War Washington File 15 Mar. 2002-- Bush: But my attitude is this: The best way to secure the homeland is to unleash the mighty United States military and hunt them down and bring them to justice.
- SHAPE NEWS SUMMARY & ANALYSIS 15 Mar. 2002-- ARRC to be first high-readiness headquarters
- U-N/CIVILIANS IN CONFLICT VOA 15 Mar. 2002-- At an open meeting of the U-N Security Council today (Friday) on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, Syrian Ambassador Mikhail Wehbe accused the council of being all talk and no action
- DNA PROFILE / TERRORISM VOA 15 Mar. 2002-- James Earl Patterson was executed in (the U-S state of) Virginia Thursday night. He is the first person ever in the United States to be killed for a crime because of a "cold hit" DNA match from a U-S database of convicted felons
- EDITORIAL: THE WAR ON TERROR'S NEW PHASE VOA 15 Mar. 2002-- Six months after the attacks on America, the U.S., as President George W. Bush said, is entering "the second stage of the war on terror -- a sustained campaign to deny sanctuary to terrorists who would threaten our citizens from anywhere in the world."
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